Sunday, January 25, 2015

Swag Bag Spotlight: We Three Kings

Today I'm sharing a layout I made featuring bits from the December Swag Bag and the Making It Merry Swag Bag!

I had this photo from our Christmas Pageant and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with I opened the swag bags and found a few different number 3's!  It came together perfectly!!  

I love that a piece of burlap was also included! I am a huge fan of texture on layouts so this was a great addition.  If you haven't had the chance to get yourself a swag bag be sure and stop by the store and do just that! There's even a 6 month subscription so you are automatically guaranteed a bag because they do sell out!!

There are all kinds of new lines and new goodies in the PI Store so while you there take some time to do a little shopping and use code SUNSHINE for 20% off your entire purchase! 

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Die Cutting Saturday Features!

Good morning! Today I am excited to share some layouts that were linked up for the latest cut file challenge.

Jennifer McMurtrey linked up her take on the cut file with this gorgeous layout. She enlarged the heart cut and added lots of layering, machine stitching and mist splatters. It turned out so great!!

Leah Crowe created this layout using the XOXO cut file along with WRMK Love Notes patterned paper and the December Swag Bag. I also see some of those fabulous sequin puffy hearts! I love the way she added subtle color to the background with gelatos.

Jen Haggerty linked this layout up using Crate Paper's Kiss Kiss collection. She used both the heart file and the XOXO. I love the little bits that she added scattered across the page and what a great idea to use patterned vellum to back the XO card!

Finally, DT member Jen Boumis created this layout for our current issue and used the Love Love cut file as well as the hearts. She also used some cute Lawn Fawn coffee cup stamps! Great page and I love the journaling.

If you would like to play along, download the cut file and create a project. Link up to the challenge by January 30th and you could win a February Swag Bag!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fan Feature Friday: Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside #1

This week's Fan Feature Friday showcases projects from our first week of Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside, sponsored by Paper Issues. Every Friday, we showcase projects linked to our current issue, so be sure to share your projects for a chance to be featured.

Let's take a look at the frosty projects that caught our eye this week...

1. Lisa's pretty card features gradient stamping along with sparkly of aqua dots and a silver border.

2. Jessica linked up this wintery pocket page in pretty shades of pink and aqua, showing us winter isn't all gray and dreary.

3. Dawn paired snowflake patterned paper and a snow-covered tree tag to create this pretty card.

4. Ruth created this beautiful shadowbox/3-D card from a cut file, complete with a snowy background and bright red bird.

5. Suzy went with a classic color scheme (one of my favorites) when scrapping these adorable photos. The snowflake border and snowman make this page, just as the title says, snow pretty!

6. Danica's pocket pages showcase snowflake papers and fun-filled, snowy winter photos, perfect for this issue.

7. The snowflakes on Kate's page really pop against the patterned blue background.

8. Tracy linked up some fabulous Fauxbonichi pages. I totally adore the skaters she stamped and colored, to say nothing of the snowflakes falling about. Don't know what Fauxbonichi is? Check out her blog for all of the details, including a process video.

9. I adore this pillow Connie stenciled. Look at the beautiful details, like the buttons in the center of each snowflake and the embellished burlap bow!

Thank you all for sharing your winter projects with us! Be sure to grab the "my project was featured" button from the sidebar to showcase on your blog.

That's it for this week. Check back next Friday for another round of features from Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snow boots

Hi everyone, Danielle here today! Last Monday our new issue went live: Say It Ain't Snow Cold Outside. All I can say is that it is cold outside overhere and that's why I went for a snow layout. We want to see your layouts, mini albums, cards or other projects too so link them up overhere and you might be our lucky winner of a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store!

I used a mix of the Gossamer Blue On My Desk and Gramercy Road collections and snowflake cut files for the Silhouette.

Even though Gramercy Road is a fall collection and On My Desk is not a typical winter collection either, you can use both perfectly for your snow pictures! You can find both of them overhere in the Paper Issues store. Use code DANIELLE20 of 20% off all your purchases!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Product Spotlight *American Crafts - Serendipity*

It seems like forever since I've played with Dear Lizzy, but the Serendipity collection was beckoning to me with it's pastels and soft happy tones.
The colours work so well for these engagement photos of my niece and her now, husband. I can see them working well for birthdays, and other celebrations also, with all the goodies included in the ephemera package.

The pleather bows are so cute, I kind of want to wear them and not use them on paper.  Look for yourself don't you agree?

I used the 6x6 pad for both of my layouts.
I then pulled out my Silhouette Cameo to do most of my work for me.

  This cut was created by Jen Chapin, I used my sewing machine to attach it to my layout and create a little dimension to the cut itself.

This next layout is a simple design using mainly layered two sized circles.

I created a tag trio to use with these layouts, and thought some of you might appreciate having them in your stash also. Here is the link to download this cut file for Free!

This week I've invited fellow DT member Michelle joined me to show off a stunner layout she created for the latest issue using the collection and a few other items from her stash.

I just love how she used the stickers and ephemera from the collection.

Brenda rocks the with space with this beauty.
Is that not the sweetest photo?

If you're interested, you can get the file for FREE in the Paper Issues Shop under free files. And if you fancy a little shopping while you're there you should use my code at checkout, it will save you 20% off everything in your cart.

Hope you've been inspired to create something beautiful.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Design Team Introduction

I have been playing along with Paper Issues, buying from Cassie in the store and getting to know the fabulous DT for a long while now.  I am beyond thrilled to see that I was recently asked to be on the team.
I made a project using Bella Sprinkles which you can find in the store.  It is a wonderful collection of dotted papers with beautiful, stylish colors on each side.  I used the black and grey side for my igloo which goes along with the current Paper Issues challenge Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside.

I love making home decor items that are seasonal.  I took this photo on my window sill while the snow was falling in the background.

Oreo Sprinkles 12x12 Paper Bella Blvd Scattered Sprinkles

Winner: Pop-ping the Cork

Pop-ping the Cork was the perfect way to start off 2015, don't you think? Now it's time to find out who won the goodie bag of products from our wonderful sponsor, Elle's Studio.

Congratulations to Stacie D. for linking up this fabulous layout!

Thank you so much sharing your project with us, Stacie! Please send your full name and mailing address to within the next 48 hours and we will get your prize right out to you. If we don't hear from you, unfortunately we'll have to choose another winner so don't miss out! :)

A new issue started yesterday, called Say it Ain't Snow Cold OutsideLink your projects AND link back to Paper Issues, for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Issue: Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside with Paper Issues

Welcome to our new issue Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside, sponsored by Paper Issues! By linking up and linking back, you're playing along for the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

Before we get to what this issue is all about, let's see what the design team created to share with you.

Row 2: MichelleMelissaChantal

Note: Clicking on each design team members' name will take you to their blog where you can see their project in more detail.
So what is Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside all about?
  • Anything having to do with outside winter activities — sledding, skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, skating, etc.
  • Use snowflakes as an embellishment.
  • Do you want to build a snowman? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
  • Are the children in your life obsessed with the movie Frozen?
  • What's winter weather like where you live? Maybe it's cold and snowy, maybe it's sunny and balmy.
  • How do you make yourself feel better when you're not feeling well or have a cold?
  • Show us your snow storm photos.
  • Do you have photos of polar bears or penguins?
  • Do you have a favorite hot beverage, something that takes away the chill when it's cold outside
  • Use frosty colors like blue, gray, tan, white and silver.
  • Use products from the Paper Issues shop.
Here's what you need to do to be eligible to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop:
1. Link up your projects, as many as you'd like. They can be newly created or something you've already made. Oldies are goodies too.

2. LINK BACK to Paper Issues between now and February 1st.

Easy enough, right?

Your project may even be shared on the Paper Issues Facebook pageInstagramPinterest and/or right here on the Paper Issues blog during one of our Fan Feature Friday posts.

Here are the links to Paper Issue's product and social media sites. Be sure to check out our {Friends & Fans} group on Facebook. It's a fun place to hang out and talk about your paper issues, find out about new products arriving in the store, get advance notice of sales and so much more!