Saturday, June 25, 2016

Creative Cards - Fan Features

Hi everyone!  Corri here today sharing some of the fabulous cards that were shared in our Facebook group for this month's card sketch challenge.  

Here's the sketch for June.

I am in love with this pretty card from Belinda.  I love the metallic elements mixed with the pink.  

Pam shared this camping themed card.  The wood veneer sentiment is perfect with the background paper. 

Rebecca shared this fun card....the word bubbles are so fun! 

Finally, we have this beautiful card from Jenny.  The teal flowers are so pretty. 

We'd love to see your take on this sketch!  You have until July 4th to share your card in the Paper Issues {Friends and Fans} Facebook Group.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Printable Perfection

Hello PI friends, Danielle here with Printable Perfection. Here's our FREE printable for June and you can grab it overhere in the store. We want to see what you'll create with these printables, so link up your projects overhere in our challenge album.
I used the 'take me to the pool' printable along with the Simple Stories You Are Here collection to document this pool picture. Love how the colors of the printable went so well with these papers.

We've already had some girls playing along, here are their projects.

Amanda made this gorgeous layout using the 'a day in the life' printable. It's perfect with the soft colors of this Pinkfresh Studio collection.

Chelsea went for the 'best day ever' printable. Love that she used the red all over her layout.

Angela shows that our printables are great for cards too! This card is so pretty, love the colors!

Heather also had some great pool pictures to use with the 'take me to the pool' printable. Love this happy Summer layout.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

..::Mix It Up Features::..

..:: the features ::..

I'm back, Orange Gearle here, with just a few of the beautiful layouts posted in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group for our Mix It Up Challenge this month!

A couple of the Design Team Members decided to join us for the challenge this month!

Kelly Feldman started with a piece of kraft card stock and added a bunch of white paint!  Then she used a woodgrain roller stamp to create the awesome texture that you see here. I just love it.

Mary Ann Jenkins used paint to create her own background with text on this fabulous page. Aren't the colors just awesome!?

Now let's see what some of you from the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group created!

Look closely and you will see the bright green screen print that Colleen Collins painted as part of her background and matting for the books on this layout. Great idea!

Cherrie Vrabel painted a background using bubble wrap (and a rolling pin)! I love the texture here!

And finally, Elodie Lusseau used a splash of black acrylic paint to house her bright photos and embellishments. I dig the contrast here!

As usual I am amazed at how everyone has accepted the challenge and created beautiful projects this month. It's not too late to play! Share your page by July 4th in the June Challenge Album on the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group!  

There are a quite a few new items that were added to the store in the last few days.  Grab what you need and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your order!

June Sketch Features

So today is my birthday, and nothing I'd rather do than sharing some serious inspiration with a few of my favorite takes on this month's sketch.  Here is the sketch post which has all the info and how you can win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop. Here's the June sketch.

Here are some of the pages I loved this time around.

This one by Amanda-Jayne is just perfection!  I love the blues and greens and that CUTE picture! 

I love it when people take the sketch and make it work for them, just like Sara did here!

How cute is Christina in her new glasses, and the layout she created about them is just perfect!

Love how Barbara used three pictures instead of two on her fabulous layout!

Brenda did a great job with the sketch, love the birthday page she created using more neutral colors.

If you'd still like to play along, you have plenty of time. Just check out all the inspiration here and link up your project on our Paper Issues Friends and Fans right here. While you're there take a look at all the other June challenges, there are some awesome one's there for you to play along with!

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Product Spotlight: Lawn Fawn

Hey everyone, welcome to a new Product Spotlight!  We decided to do something a little different this time.  Instead of spotlighting a paper collection, we're putting the spotlight on Lawn Fawn stamps and dies!  How fun is that??

Card making is a new adventure for me.  Last month I bought myself some watercolor markers and a whole bunch of stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.  I still have a lot to learn but I had so much fun coloring these cute images!!

Dannielle blew me away with this LO!  There is so much cuteness on this I don't even know where to start!  I bet some of you thought dies and stamps were only for cards right?

Kathy made this sweet graduation card.  I love the little sequins and the stitching!

Orange also made a LO!  This is so pink and girly!!  I love it!

Jen made this adorable mermaid card!  I am so going to need to buy that set!

Rachel is such an overachiever she made 3 cards for me this month.  You can see how versatile these stamps and dies are!

Have you seen all the new stuff in the Paper Issues store?  Hurry before it's gone.  Use code michelle to get 20% off your order!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Joining all of the Knot-ical Fun!

Hi there, Chelsea here with you again with another blog post!

This month I decided to do up something new for the June Issue - Let's Get Knot-ical.  I had thrown in a few old layouts in the album at PIFF but I didn't contribute as part of the Design Team on blogging day.  So I thought I'd give it a go with a brand new layout.

Of course when I thought of this issue, I thought of some papers in my stash from a year ago or so, October Afternoons Treasure Map collection.  I loved this line.  I thought I'd be using a beachy themed photo but came across one of my favorite b/w's of my youngest son instead.

Have you submitted for this months issue yet?  Find the guidelines in the link up above for the original blog post and head on over to PIFF to submit, and you might find yourself the lucky winner of a gc!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Issue: Let's Get Knot-ical Round 2

Welcome to Round 2 of Let's Get Knot-ical, which takes place in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group, along with all of our other fun monthly challenges. There's an album for each challenge. June's challenge album is right here. Please post your issue related projects in the Current Issue album.

The deadline for adding your projects is July 4th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

Before we get to the details of this issue, let's take a look at the incredible projects created by the design team.

 Clockwise from top left: Jen Boumis, Amy, Dannielle, Kathy, Ann, Janet  

Note: Clicking on a design team member's name will take you to their blog where you can see their project in more detail.

So what is Let's Get Knot-ical about? Here are a few ideas to get you started (use one or use them all). Feel free to use any product you'd like. Projects can be new or old and you're welcome to share as many as you'd like.
  • Share projects about things you can do on the water (water skiing, boating, tubing, cruises, whale watches, etc.)
  • Use a compass, ship's wheel, boat or ocean creatures as embellishments.
  • Add knots of some sort to your project, whether you use ribbon, twine, embroidery floss or other fibers.
  • Let's see photos from your fabulous beach vacations.
  • Create a page about your dad or Father's Day.
  • Download the free June printable, The Sun is Shining, from the Paper Issues store and use one or more of the images on your project.

We're super chatty and love to make new friends, so please stop by and say hi! You'll find us all over the Web:

Sunday, June 19, 2016


This month I celebrated my 45th birthday.  Even when I type it I can't believe I'm 45.  
Every year for my birthday I tell my family that we have to take pictures. There is no arguing about it! This year was no different. We all went outside and took a ton of selfies.  I love how they turn out. They aren't always perfect but they are so much fun and I love having the memories of my goofy family.  For my post today I wanted to use my favorite picture from this year.  I knew exactly what line I wanted to use to scrap it too! 
This line is so much colorful and fun it really made the picture stand out!
I only used one piece of patterned paper and then just added stickers and the bits and pieces.  I also added the great Color Cast "Birthday" for the title.  It's a simple design but I'm really happy with how it turned out. This line is so much fun! There are a few pieces left in the Paper Issues Store if you want to grab some!
Make sure to use my code to get 20% off your entire order!!  

Thanks for stopping buy!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunshine & Happiness and Discount Code

Hello!  Melissa here with a layout using the new Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection coming to the store in a few days!  I'm so excited!  It's my favorite collection with my favorite colors, cute icons and fun fonts.

Here is a link to the Paper Issues SHOP.  Look for it in the next few days! Use code Melissa for 20% off your total purchase.  Lots of new collections are coming to the store soon, Pink Paislee, Doodlebug, Simple Stories and more!

Take a look at some of the cuteness!

I hope everyone has a great day and is able to grab a few of the new collections coming out! Keep checking the STORE for all the new things.  Don't forget to use the code Melissa for 20% off!

Join in our chats and challenges for a chance to win gift certificates to the Paper Issues store.  Check out all the different challenges you can jump into HERE.

See you next time!