Friday, May 26, 2017

Fan Feature Friday: Mom-o-grams #2


Hi everyone! Today's the day we take a look at projects that were posted for our current issue, Mom-o-grams. If you'd like to have your project featured, be sure to share them in the New Issue album in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group.

1. Lucy says the colors on this beautiful floral birthday card "remind me of my mom. She loved warm, bright colors!"



2. Andrea's subway style Mother's Day cards are pure fun and oh-so-colorful!


3. Krystle created this soft and pretty page about her mother-in-law becoming a grandmother.



4. Another gorgeous Mother's Day card, this time from Wendy. So soft and feminine.


5. Danielle chose flowers and jewel tones for the Mother's Day cards she made.


6. Last, but not least, Barbara used a pretty pink and green color scheme on this Mother's Day card for her mother-in-law.


Thank you all for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "featured by" button below to showcase on your blog.


Stay tuned for our June issue...coming soon to a blog post near you. :)


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Use it Up

I used Shimelle's Little by Little line for a couple other layouts, but I was hoarding the Bear Hug striped paper. I knew it was time to use it, because I knew it'd look awesome behind one of the free cut files in the Paper Issues shop.  Here's the layout I created using up the rest of the collection.


Here are some closeups. I had plenty of goodies left from the ephemera pack that were perfect accents.



I'll admit, I have not used up a whole collection in a long time. This made me so happy, and I love the  layout I created. Thanks for visiting the blog today.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Letterboard Love

As most of you know, I am completely obsessed with my Letterboard!
Obsessed.
I love it. I mostly post about tacos but I try to sprinkle in other things as well.

These boards are so versatile 
You can post anything!

I like to paint with all the colors of the wind so I decided to make my own colors!
Here's my disclaimer:
I have never spray painted anything. 
No one was harmed.
First I broke down a giant cardboard box so it would lay flat.
Next I dumped a box of white alphas on. 
Then I spray painted them.  Don't do that.
Pro tip: Wear gloves.
Super Pro Tip: Take the time to turn them all over and lay them flat.
Whatever.
Learn from my mistakes. LOL

I really love the yellow!!!!!
I have also moved on to other colors.
I am pretty sure that unicorn needs a glitter paint makeover!!!!!!!
(I used this paint because it was on Prime. I am not endorsing it, I didn't receive compensation, I just love Amazon Prime and not leaving my house.)
You can grab a Letterboard for yourself in our store and save 20% with the code CASSIE

Make Your Mark with Pocket Pages

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to see lots of you participating in our new challenges over on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group.  It's particularly awesome to see lots of pocket pages, because you know that's my jam!

Today I am sharing a layout using tons of gorgeous goodies from Bella Blvd. including their collection Make Your Mark.  This collection has it all!  I love the bright bold patterns and the inclusion of ALL the colors!



One of my newest favorite products from Bella Blvd. would have to be their puffy hearts!  It's such an easy embellishment to add to any project.  For this pocket page I sprinkled a few black hearts around because I believe every layout needs to have just a hint of black.


The gold in the Make Your Mark collection is awesome!  Lots of the papers have gold foiling and the collection pack comes with a bold gold alpha set.  I used the alphas on my date card, a photo of my daughter at the park and a filler card proclaiming my daughter's love for everything TROLLS!


In addition to the Make Your Mark collection and it's fun florals and abundance of puffy stickers, I brought in some glittery phrase stickers and black and white alphas.  This layout was all about color!


Thank you for looking!  Please remember to use the code KRISTIE to save 20% off at the store and to visit my YouTube channel where I have pocket page process videos and haul videos from the best online store around!  


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Layout by Rachel Lowe - Amy Tangerine On a Whim Oh Yeah!

Hello PI friends, I am so excited to be here for my first DT share!

I have used the stunning and super fun collection by Amy Tangerine On a Whim which is in store now!




I have used two cut files to add texture and interest to my layout.
The pineapple cut file is available in store for FREE!
I have paper pieced the pineapple using the many gorgeous papers from this collection.
I then cut several palm leaves and backed the centres with a green paper piece and used foam tape to attach, I love height on my layouts by the way!



Then for the really fun part layering and using the die cuts (ephemera) and stickers from the collection.

Not only did I layers papers behind my photos I also added some die cuts. I also added a layer of foam tape to create even more height.



I have then done some random sewing to add even more texture.

How fun is this layout to show case a beach photo! This is my baby, no pants and loving the freedom of the beach and ocean, beautiful memory created here!




Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I would love to see you you create using the free pineapple cut file and AT On a Whim collection.

And remember use the code Rachel L and get 20% off today.







Monday, May 22, 2017

Swag Bag Spotlight Challenge


It is one of my favorite times again!!!  Swag Bag Spotlight!  A Swag Bag is full of current collections, bits and pieces for you to get a sampling.  I however, use it as a way of creating a layout with the items.  Kinda like a challenge!  You should try.  If you play along, you will be entered to win a prize.  Submit your Swag Bag projects HERE.  In our PIFF album on Facebook.  Go HERE to grab one!

Here is a look at the new May Swag Bag.



Here is my layout.  I used the April Swag Bag.



Cassie Box, used only the new May Swag Bag.  Brighter, fresh and oh so yummy!



Amanda Baldwin was on a roll and created two stunning layout with one bag!!! 




How about Anna Uhras?  She created this stunner with only the May Swag Bag.



Ann Tamimi always rock a Swag Bag with just May.  



Stacie Dietz not only used the April Swag Bag, she used a FREE cut file too. 


Thank you for stopping by today.  
Remember to use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off anything from the store.  Over $60 gets FREE shipping in the US.  




Sunday, May 21, 2017

Scraplift Sunday 5/21

Well hello everyone! It's time for another Scraplift Sunday!  Today we are lifting this darling layout created by Amy Coose for our current Issue Mom-O-Grams. I love the photo at the top, and the use of the frames. They can be any shape or item!  Let's see what the team created.


Rachel used the new Echo Park, Summer Fun. The bright pinks really sow off those stunning black and white photos. I love how Rachel simplified the design on her page. 


Anna's sweet photos sit on lovely layers of Crate Paper Oasis. All the different black and white frames in different shades and sizes look amazing with all the splatters of color. 

Stacie's chose to flip the design on it's side for her layout with beautiful results. That photo is breathtaking, especially surrounded by all the shades of pinkie the frames, flowers and tags. What a great way to do some stash busting!


We love our Paper Issues Friends and Fans and want you to scrap lift too!  Create a layout, then share it with us in our Facebook group!   We hope to see you playing along today or with one of our many other May challenges.  See you next week!







Saturday, May 20, 2017

So Macho

Happy Saturday everyone! Marcia here today with a masculine layout to share.  Recently, while I was putting my layouts into albums, I noticed that I scrap my daughters way, way more (I mean, really, WAY more) more than I do my son, or even my husband. I decided I had better do something about that, so I created this layout using the awesome My Mind's Eye Hey Mister collection.

The Hey Mister collection is so perfect for scrapping all of your guys, no matter the age. I just love the weightlifter guys and knew I had the perfect photo ... My son and his friends showing off their muscles.


I used a variety of the journal cards from the collection to create my background. They aren't just for pocket pages! There are lots of fun die cut ephemera pieces as well. I love the foil accents on some pieces, like the tab I place above my photo.


I added some fun puffy stickers and enamel dots too.



Thanks so much for stopping by today!
With Father's Day coming up, you really need to stock up on a collection that you can use to scrap Dad and a whole lot more! Use my coupon code and save 20%.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Free File Friday


Happy Friday and welcome back to to Free File Friday!  Today we are showing you how to use the new cut file released earlier this week, Mom Life.  It's not just for Moms!  Try any of these on a project about you, your mom, aunt, sister, best friend, create a thank you card, or even use it on a day in the life page!


To start our round up of projects, I documented a Mother's Day photo of my mom and I (it's pretty rare to have a photo without one of the grandkids on it). Next, I added mist and gelatos to the background paper and layered white gesso over all of it to soften the bold Maggie Holmes paper.  I cut the heart file in black and white cardstock to layer it and shadow it against the busy paper. Check out my blog for more details if you're interested.


Take a peek at layers of color over the background and close up of the cut file details.



Let's check out what the awesome design team has created:

Devra created this beautiful layout with documenting this sweetest photo of her mom when Devra was a baby!  I love the scallops cut out of patterned paper and the layers of Oh My Heart Thickers, puffy stickers, and embellishments. See the cut file 'my mom' as part of her title and how cool it looks layered with mini hearts paper.  I am inspired by Devra to get one of my childhood photos on a page soon!
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Anna played along with the same love heart, but I adore how it has a totally different look with the mixed media colors behind it and the stitching is oh, so pretty! The word 'you' is from the Be You cut file. I love the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection for this beautiful color scheme. The butterflies are so playful and add to the beauty of her adorable photo.

Image may contain: 2 people

Here's another by Anna for this month's issue and she used 'mom moments' for it.  How sweet is this lovely pic of Anna and her mom!?  I love the look of the white on white background with the scattered hearts.


Get your cutting machine out this weekend and try out a cut file or ten! 
 I love to cut out lots of cut files at one time. 
 It saves me when I have just a few minutes to work on a page.  
I hope you will post your lovely creations using any of these Mom Life (it's not just for moms!!) cut files or the Slices of Life cut file to show us how "real" life is!

 using any of these cut files now through June 4th.
I can't wait to see how you use these in your creative projects.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Save 20% on all things in stock at Paper Issues and download those fun free files while you are shopping.