Friday, May 27, 2016

Fan Feature Friday: Save the Drama for Your Mama #2

Today's Fan Feature Friday showcases projects from round 2 of our current issue, Save the Drama for Your Mama. It's your turn to be in the spotlight, as we share projects our {Friends & Fans} have posted in our Facebook group. We hope you'll join in too for a chance to be in the spotlight!

1. Dana brought great drama to her page by using bold, bright colors.

2. Shari used a big photo of her adorable son, using all sorts of embellishments to show how much she loves him.

3. Rachel's page is about seeing a Broadway show (a great one, at that). The camera is the perfect touch.

4. Kyla used a big title (and some super cute photos). The ticket paper, feathers and arrow are just perfect on here.

5. Stacie went with the drama of polka dots, embellishing her background with even more circles and other great elements.

6. The colors and design of Julie's page is fabulous. She documented a trip to see a show.

Thank you all for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "super fan" image shown below to showcase on your blog.

I'll be back on June 6th with a brand new issue for you to play along with. Have a great day!

May Off the Page Features

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a couple of the projects that caught my eye
The first project is from Heather Shank. Heather created this fun bouquet of pinwheels, what a fun centerpiece!!

Next up is Susanne Staal.  She shared this beautiful cake box, she made completely from paper I Love the textures and flowers!

Last but not least, Kim Klinkovsky made this beautiful butterfly & floral card, perfect for Mother's day or for a friend! 
There's still time to play along with the May Off the Page Challenge!  Add your project by June 6th and you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cut it Up Features

Hello everyone! It's Danielle here featuring some projects that have been linked up to our Cut it Up challenge. This is our FREE cut file this month and you can grab it overhere in the store
Rachel outdid herself by using this cut file in three different ways! Here's one where she used it with mixed media techniques, you can find the other two overhere. Isn't this picture the cutest?

Dona used the Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection for this beautiful layout. I love the ombre peaking through the cut file and the popping silver letters that she used for the title.

Heather linked up this layout made with the cut file. I love the layering and the soft colors in the background.

You can still play along for your chance to win! Link up any paper project made with this cut file overhere in our challenge album.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Creative Cards - Fan Features

Hi everyone!  Corri here today sharing some the awesome cards that were shared for our May card challenge.  

Here is our May sketch....

Heather shared this pretty card.  I just love the flowers on this pretty card. 

Love the mix of patterned paper on this card that Pam made.

Sandi made this adorable smarty pants card.  How cute is that? 

I'd love to see your take on the sketch!  Share your card in our Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group for a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues shop.

Stop by the shop to see all the new goodies that were added.  Use the code "corri" to save 20%.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Printable Perfection

Hello PI friends, it's Danielle here today with Printable Perfection. This is the set of printables we have for you this month and you can grab them for FREE overhere in the store.

My friend and travel buddy is totally addicted to tacos, he wants to make a stop at every Taco Bell we see. That's why I got him the shirt he is wearing in the picture and forced him to wear it during a Taco Bell visit. I used the Simple Stories Life in Color collection and of course the taco printable.

Rachel made this gorgeous layout with the ice cream printable. This one doesn't only scream for ice cream, but for Summer too. Love all the little Summer bits and pieces.

Mary-Ann went for the taco printable, but covered the tacos in the image with the taco PaperPOP, it's so fabulous! She used a paper from Carta Bella Beach Day and a Swag Bag.

Chelsea had the perfect picture to use with the ice cream printable. I love all the soft colors of Crate Paper's Little You collection along with the ice cream theme.

It's your turn, go grab the printable overhere and link up your projects overhere in our challenge album. You might be a lucky winner!!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Just Breathe

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO featuring a huge mixture of Crate Paper products.

I think I may have used items from 5-6 different Crate collections on this LO.  As I was digging through my stash trying to find the "perfect" paper for my photo I realized that everything was just too bright for this photo until I opened up my container with my Crate collections.  It seemed like everything I took out matched perfectly so I started pulling random papers and embellishments from different collection.  Here is what I ended up with:

Make sure to check the Paper Issues store so you don't miss out.  It is constantly being updated with new products!!  Use code michelle for 20% off your order!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

..:: mix it up may features ::..

..:: the features ::..

You all did it again!  I completely love the projects that have been uploaded for this challenge so far! Let's take a look at a few of them!

Carolyn Fraser-Johnson used her machine to stitch around and through elements on this layout -- she even used the Paper Issues tissue paper that her haul from the store arrived in!

 Janessa Franco stitched a circle through her layout to hold her photos and journaling.  I love how she got messy with it, too!

I love Stacie Dietz's use of the free cut file! She also did some painting and added a bunch of stitching to highlight the flowers and to frame her photo.

Heather Shank layout is Totally Rad, dontcha think? I love those geers, splatters and the stitching!

Thank you for sharing your projects with us! You still have time to play with us this month and share your page in the May Challenge Album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group! You have until midnight, June 5th to upload your project and be eligible for a gift card to the Paper Issues Store

There are so many new items available in the Paper Issues Store. Grab what you need and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

This Guy!

Good morning all! Tegan here.Who, like me, loves a great GUY collection?!?!? Don't get me wrong... I LOVE all those girlie lines out there. But Photo Play's This Guy collection is so different, yet so manly and hip all at the same time! Can you tell that I am in awe of this new collection? I was thrilled when my dad asked me to photograph him with his old car. I couldn't wait to use the This Guy collection with the photos! And, of course, This Guy is available in the Paper Issues store!! And use code Tegan to get 20% off your entire store purchase!!

I used one of the fun 4x6 cards as a layering piece. I love the "rust" color of the card. It matches the actual rust from the car perfectly, wouldn't you say? The light bulb banner is my favorite element from the coordinating sticker sheet! The black tag that I adhered my journaling to is a small tag from the Fancy Pants Atwell collection.

The patterned papers in this collection are great- fun and fabulous, but still manly! I even added a navy blue mini paper clip bow from Bella Blvd.

I actually really like the addition of the gold that I added to this collection. I think it adds just a little pizzazz without getting too feminine. 

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document the man in your life using the fabulous new This Guy collection from Photo Play! And, remember, it is available in the Paper Issues store and you can get 20% off your entire purchase with the code Tegan! How fun is that!!?!? 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Love You

Happy Friday!!  Dani here today to share my most recent layout.  I hope by sharing this, it will free up moms from feeling that every boy creation has to be so masculine.  I think its important to show equally our personality and feelings, as well as our boys.  Here are a few close ups of my layout..featuring me & my oldest son, Anthony:

I do realize some boys might wonder why there are flowers & pink on their pages???  I promise you with time, they will grow to love them.  At least, in my case, they did!  As my boys got older, they encouraged me to make layouts that made me happy...even if it meant adding butterflies & hearts!! :)

I used several different lines on this layout.  Here are just a few...Simple Stories, Carpe Diem, Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith, She Blooms, & Maggie Holmes, Bloom.  I used my computer to type up the journaling and then cut it into strips.  Here's a look at my completed page:

I'm hoping you enjoyed my layout & will give it a try yourself!  If you would like to purchase any of these products, you can find them here at Paper Issues Store today...don't forget to use my code!