Friday, April 18, 2014

My Perfect Escape!

Today I want to share a layout using my interpretation of our current issue - Pitch Perfect.
I love to read! And there is no better escape for me than curling up in a quiet place with a good book. I love coming home from a library or book store with a pile of books to be read. So I decided to document my love of reading and my favorite childhood memories about books. 

How about you? What would your perfect escape be?
Would you like to have a chance to win this adorable stamp set from Lawn Fawn

Make sure to link up your projects using your interpretation of our "Pitch Perfect" issue by April 27th and you will have a chance to win it.
You can see the Pitch Perfect post *Here*.

And there is cute new Pink Paislee in the shop right now!
I love these 3x4 pocket cards from the Switchboard line, and...
these darling label stickers from the Hello, Sunshine collection.
Use code MARYJO today and get 20% off your entire purchase from the store!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pitch Perfect: Our Playlist

Hi everyone!  Jen stopping by today to share my project I created for our current issue.  My daughter is totally obsessed with DB's (DVD's) and music.  So I used Lawn Fawns stamp set to create a playlist of sorts along with the Hello Sunshine line.

Bonus, I made a card!  It took me several tries to get the cassette right!! I had no clue how long its been since I've seen one ;)

You can find more Lawn Fawn in the store HERE 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pitch Perfect: Chanty Choir

Goodmorning, Danielle here with you today and sharing my layout for the Pitch Perfect issue. Lawn Fawn is sponsoring this issue and we got to work with the awesome 'Stay Tuned' stamp set.

I chose this picture of the Chanty choir my Dad and some of my uncles and aunties are singing in. I think it was perfect to go with the stamp set. The papers and embellishments are from the Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer collection and I added some things from the March Swag Bag.

We can't wait to see what you'll create for our Pitch Perfect issue. Be sure to link it up here for your chance to win this Lawn Fawn stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pitch Perfect Feature: Dream Big

Hi everyone! Lisa here with you today to share a card I linked up to our new issue, Pitch Perfect. Be sure to check it out! Lawn Fawn is our fabulous sponsor and they're giving away an adorable stamp set.

Have you visited the Paper Issues store lately? There are so many new goodies to choose from, including Webster's Pages (with clips in all sorts of colors and shapes), Prima, Heidi Swapp (talk about colorful!), Pink Paislee (how cute is the Switchboard collection?), Simple Stories (totally fun and colorful) and so much more.

Speaking of Simple Stories, the new captioned photo overlays are a definite must have. Each package has a mix of 4x6 and 3x4 transparencies, each with white text and/or graphics. Use them on top of a photo or stitch them to a project to make a pocket for a journaling tag or to fill with confetti and other little bits.
When you shop, you can use my code LISA20 to get 20% off everything you order. Spring is coming, so it's definitely a good time to think about freshening up your stash. :)

Winner: Pocket Full of Sunshine

Our Pocket Full of Sunshine link up has ended, so it's time to find out who the winner of the five sets (of the winner's choosing) of Panda Eight flair is...

Congratulations to Janice Daquila-Pardo! Janice shared this super fun project with us. Aren't all of those envelopes a great part of the design?

Janice, please send an email to with your email address so Martha from Panda Eight can get in touch with you.

A new link up started yesterday so be sure to check it out. It's called Pitch Perfect. Come find out what it's all about. Be sure to link up your projects, and link back to Paper Issues in some way, for another chance to win. This time around we're sponsored by Lawn Fawn and they're giving away one of their sweet stamp sets.

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Issue: Pitch Perfect

Row 1: KathyJen ChesnickBecki
Row 2: DanielleMandy KayLeah

Raise your hand if you're a fan of the movie Pitch Perfect. The title of this movie was the inspiration for our new link up, also called Pitch Perfect. Lawn Fawn, the fabulous stamp (and so much more) company is sponsoring this issue. They sent their adorable Stay Tuned stamp set for the design team to work with AND a set for us to give away as a prize (more on that later)!

As always, six of the girls on the Paper Issues team created fabulous projects (above) to inspire you. Just in case you need more ideas, here are some other ways you can "pitch" this theme:
  • Share projects with a music theme — maybe it's about singing, choral or a capella groups or an instrument you play.
  • Tell us about your favorite baseball team (as in pitching a baseball).
  • What's your favorite movie, song or musical?
  • What is your idea of perfection? Are you a perfectionist (as in pitching your expectations)?
  • Use song lyrics or music notes.
  • Show us a project about camping (as in pitching a tent)
  • How about a page about a toddler's temper tantrum (as in pitching a fit)?
  • Have you ever done a project based on your favorite commercial (as in a sales pitch)?
  • Let's see some trash-to-treasure/upcycling projects (versus pitching something in the trash).
  • Use Lawn Fawn products.
Link your projects (new or old, we're not picky) and link back to Paper Issues between now and April 27th for a chance to win Lawn Fawn's Stay Tuned stamp set.

***Please link your project(s) back to Paper Issues in some way to be eligible for the prize.***

Your project may even be featured on the Paper Issues Facebook pageInstagramPinterest and/or right here on the Paper Issues blog.

Here are the links to Lawn Fawn's shop and social media sites. Please be sure to visit and tell them Paper Issues sent you.

Product Spotlight - My Mind's Eye Record It

I am glad so many manufacturers have decided jump on the Pocket Style scrapping train.  We now have several more options for pre-made pocket filler cards to choose from.  The new My Mind's Eye Record It Collections are so great. There are 6 collections in total, and we have each of them available in the Paper Issues store.  I used the Here Is Happy Collection to complete a week of my Moments In Between album.

I especially love the transparent cards in the collection.  I used my sewing machine to define the star on the "What A Star You Are card"  

Two more transparencies on this page: the "I {heart} this", and the "this picture is worth a thousand words" are both from the collection.  I really like that they make this technically challenged girl look like I've printed them using fancy photo editing software.
A close up shot: You can see that I used my sewing machine once again to stitch my photo and transparency to the 4x6 journal card.

Speaking of Pocket Page style scrapping, have you seen all the new Webster's Pages goodies recently added to the shop?  
These clips are my favourite items in the collections, they add great little touches to this style of scrapping. Of course, they work well in so many other methods of paper crafting also.  You can pick some up for 20% by using code:SHERRI at check out.

Don't forget to pop by later today for a brand spanking new Issue.  It's another good one, filled with fabulous inspo designed to jumpstart your creativity, you won't want to miss it!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Heidi Swapp!

Hi friends and happy Sunday! I got a big box of goodies yesterday and was inspired to create this layout with some of the new Heidi Swapp collection available in the shop.

I used the Memory Files pack, as well as some gold Studio Calico chipboard hearts.

Here's a closer look at the Memory Files. There are file folders, a sticker sheet, and a mini book in this package!

I also used these fab new striped chipboard letters from Pink Paislee.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you'd like to order some goodies of your own, use code JENCHAPIN for 20% off your order.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Christin here today with a layout for the current issue: "Pocket Full of Sunshine"  You have one more day to link up by CLICKING HERE and join the party - you could win 5 packs of flair of your choice from Panda Eight Designs!

I have used Amy Tangerine Plus One and flair from Panda Eight!

There are lots of new cool things in the Paper Issues Store.  Here are some new things from Websters.

Use my code CHRISTIN to get 20 % off you entire order.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sunshiny sweetness with Panda Eight Designs and new Paper Issues goodies!

Hi there, fellow crafters with issues!  :)

Leah l'Orange joining you this morning with a layout I made for our current "Pocket Full of Sunshine" issue.  I am absolutely NOT a scrapbooking kind of gal, but every once in a while I get the mojo.  Well some of the new goodies in the Paper Issues store certainly helped with that!

Here's my page:

Chic Tags paper, Jillibean Soup alphas, Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum and Enamel Dots, Amy Tangerine stickers and FLAIR from our awesome sponsor, Panda Eight Designs!  Link up by CLICKING HERE and join the party - you could win 5 packs of flair of your choice from Panda Eight!

And, ahem, if you want to grab any of the cute stuff I used on my page... can grab it HERE and use this!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

★❤*{SWAG BAG + YOU = LUCKY}*❤★

If you're looking for something just a little bit different...something awesome, something perfectly put together for your layouts, cards and projects...then you've come to the right place! Paper Issues features a ★{SWAG BAG}★ each month. It's chalk full of the latest embellishments and even exclusive products! It's delivered right to your if you're looking for a fresh idea and all the awesomeness that comes along with Paper need to CLICK HERE and snag your April Swag Bag!

I used March's Swag to create this layout. The embellishments in the Swag Bag complimented the layout so perfectly. 

Here's a few close ups of just a few of the embellishments you can find in a 

Have a great Thursday! Thanks for letting me share with you! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Circles and Sunshine

Good morning! I hope you're seeing a few rays of sunshine today! We've got lots of sunshine on our latest issue, Pocket Full of Sunshine. Martha, owner of Panda Eight Designs is sponsoring this issue. Martha designs the most adorable flair and has designed a package of flair just for this issue.

Make sure you enter for your chance to win this adorable flair by linking up to this issue HERE

Cathy Harper linked this adorable project to this issue:

Not only is this an adorable design, that photo is adorable too! What a cute little lady!

There are lots of new goodies in the Paper Issues Store. These stencils are on their way to my house. I can't wait for them to get here. 
When you get your stencils make sure to use the code Becki20 to get 20% off your entire order.
Have a great Wednesday!

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