Thursday, July 31, 2014

Please help us welcome Dona Howe AKA Orange Gearle to the Paper Issues Team!

I'm a mom with a camera and a passion to document our lives using photos and words.  My daytime adventure is as an Instructional Coach in a public school that educates fifth and sixth grade students.  Outside of my professional life, I love wine, books, playing with paper & music.  I've been blessed with an older daughter (who has made me a grandma!), and an almost five year old daughter (who has made me learn about Batman!).  I am unbelievably fortunate to spend the rest of my life with my Soul Mate. Traditional scrapbooking came into my life years ago (think 1990s), but I didn't get the real bug until about 2011.  In 2012 I started Project Life and recently I've dabbled in art journaling. I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Paper Issues team!

Stop by the Orange Gearle Blog to see more awesome projects like this page!  

Swag Bag Spotlight by Kelly

Good Morning!  Kelly here today with some layouts I created using the July Swag Bag!  If you aren't a subscriber already, I highly recommend you sign up.  I LOVE getting my bag of goodies every month like clockwork from Paper Issues.  

This first one I made of my Nephew, Wyatt, at one of our local Cafe's.  It used to be a Denny's but was taken over by "Johnny D's" several years ago.  He had a pancake, which I cut up and he ate almost immediately.  My Niece passed over an additional pancake for him and I asked if he wanted me to cut it for him...He says "Nah, I got it Aunt Kelly" and proceeded to eat it like a slice of pizza <3 

The July Bag was FULL of fun patterned paper!  As you can see from my projects, I had fun using these Pocket Page sized papers in creative ways on my traditional layouts! 

I hope you guys are inspired by my pages to create using your Swag Bag too! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Please help us welcome Toni From to the Paper Issues Team!

Hi! I am Toni From. I am a stay-at-home momma of two great kiddos. Elliot is fourteen and getting ready to start high school and football-yikes! Isabelle is almost eleven and is our youngest. I am married to a great guy named Eric and we all live in gorgeous North Carolina with our two dogs, one hamster, and one turtle. It's kind of a zoo at times, but I love it just the same.

I am obsessed with scrapbooking, Project Life, cards, and anything having to do with paper. I also love camping, organizing, walks, working on home projects, making lists and decorating my planner, reading, and watching movies. I am so excited to be a part of the Paper Issues team and I cannot wait to get to know you all more.

Stop by Toni's Blog to see some of her work and how she made this awesome layout!  

Home is wherever I'm with you

Are you already singing along?
I love that song so much and when I printed out this photo(that I adore) of myself with the hubs, it was the first thing that came to mind for my layout. So, I went with it. I cut out some stuff with my Cameo, combined a couple masks to gussy up my white cardstock, and ran from there with the embellishments.

 Many of the Chic Tags goodies, I used you can get right in the Paper Issues store and lucky for you, you can use the code MAKEROOM (today is the last day, though) to get yourself 40% off!

So, link us up to your projects featuring your favorite photos HERE on our Say Cheese linky party. And have a great day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Happy Layout!

I decided to create a new layout for this issue using a sketch by My Mind's Eye for inspiration.
I used a camera vellum die cut from Crate Paper to fit the "Say Cheese" issue going on right now. There  are so many great camera embellishments that would work great for this theme such as this one by our current sponsor Maya Road...
Black Picture Perfect Camera Transparencies...
and these Gold chipboard cameras by Studio Calico.
In fact if you are looking for camera embellishments, I have made it simple. Just check out *this link here* for a list of camera themed embellishments in the Paper Issues store!

And with the 40% off sale going on until Thursday, you can get a great deal!

Don't forget! You have until this Sunday, August 3rd, to link up your projects for a chance to win a goodie bag from Maya Road.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Get your Selfie on!

Morning, Kristy here! Today I am sharing with you a fun layout linked up to our latest issue, Say Cheese, sponsored by Maya Road!

I thought nothing fit this theme better than a good (and gold blingy!) Selfie layout. By Amy Coose this layout is a lot of fun and really focuses on the fin pics. Check out more about this layout, and more from Amy, on her blog!

Go link up your new and not so new projects that fit our issue! I know you've got a ton to fit and all you have to do is link back to be eligible, SUPER EASY.

Now if you haven't stopped by the Paper Issues shop to take advantage of the AWESOME sale going on, you have thru Wednesday to do so. Help Cassie make room and get some good stuff in the process.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Instagram Mini Album


Hi everyone Corri here today sharing the Instagram mini album that I linked up to the current "Say Cheese" issue.   This album was made with paper and dies from the Capture Life Collection from Echo Park. You can find some of these products in the store




You  have until August 3 to link up your projects for a chance to win a goodie bag of Maya Road products. 

Don't forget everything in the Paper Issues shop is on sale now.  It's the perfect time to stock up!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

::Say Cheese:: featured project by Michelle and an awesome sale!

Hey there, fellow crafters with issues!  Leah l'Orange here on this happy hump day in the middle of a gorgeous week in South Jersey, and I can't believe how many links we already have for our current "Say Cheese" issue, sponsored by the sensational Maya Road!

Have you linked up yet?  There are SO many ways to work our theme into your new AND old projects!

Take this beauty, for example...  Michelle shared a STUNNING page about her daughter, and she incorporated the fun filmstrip chipboard piece which works perfectly!  Check it out:

I love EVERYTHING about this page, from the light misting to the subtle distressing to the monochromatic color scheme with the pops of turquoise to the repetition of circular elements to that AMAZING photo of a beautiful little lady!

That's how it's done, folks!  Michelle, thank you for linking up!  Those of you who want to play along for your chance to win a goodie bag full of some fabulous Maya Road swag, CLICK HERE!  Don't forget to link back to us in your post, and watch our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest channels because you could be featured there as well!

Lastly, have you been shopping lately at the Paper Issues shop?  Did you happen to notice there's a HUGE SALE going on?  Code MAKEROOM will save you 40% because Cassie is awesome and she knows you want a good deal on THESE new pretties:

Lots of new Me-ology from Fancy Pants, a slew of new releases from Heidi Swapp, plus the July Swag Bag (grab yours before they sell out!)...  ALL. ON. SALE.  Through the 30th.  Yep.  I think that's pretty awesome too.

Friday, July 25, 2014

I thank my Lucky Stars Card by Corri Garza

Corri is sharing this card on her blog today using products from our July Swag Bag!  

The July Swag Bag was chock full of fun papers and embellishments, I've already made 3 layouts using it!!  I'll be sharing those next week but in the mean time I wanted to make sure to tell you to stop by Corri's Blog and check this card out. 

July Swag Bags are all sold out now but keep an eye on our Facebook Page for news of when the August Bag will be available for purchase.  

Have a great weekend!! Don't forget to link up to our Current Issue for the chance to win some awesome Maya Road goodies.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just a Little Something...

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a fun birthday card featuring some chipboard pieces from Maya Road... the sponsor of our latest issue, Say Cheese

I love Maya Road chipboard, you can do so many things with it!  For my card I covered the Maya Chipboard banner pieces with some patterned paper.  I embellished them with some Maya Road hearts that I painted in coordinating colors.  Have you done a project using Maya Road products?  Make sure to link it up to our Say Cheese Issue (and link back to Paper Issues!) and you could win a prize pack from Maya Road!  Also check out all the Maya Road Goodies we have in the store here.  Use Code KATHYS and get 20% off your whole order!
Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mini Maya Road album

Good Morning PI fans.  Jen Chesnick here today with a mini I made for Bella Blvd using the Maya Road acrylic 4x4 scallop album.  I am a big fan of acrylic and with my obsession with instagram prints this album fit perfectly.  I had my photos printed at 3x3 and went to town.  

I used the Family Forever Line here in the shop.  Don't forget everything is ON SALE NOW!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Winner: Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer

Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer has ended so it's time to find out who won the Summer Squeeze collection kit from Bella Blvd. A BIG shout out to Bella Blvd. for sponsoring us!

Congratulations to Debbie Marcinkiewicz! You are the lucky winner! Thank you so much for sharing your sweet, sweet card with us. 

Debbie, please send your full name and mailing address to and we will get your prize right out to you.

A new link up started yesterday, called Say Cheese. Come find out what it's all about. Link up your projects AND link back to Paper Issues in some way, for another chance to win. We're being sponsored by Maya Road. They've given us a goodie bag of their fabulous products to give away. Come take a look and see what it's all about!

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