Wednesday, May 18, 2016

:: buggin' out ::

There's a product spotlight post on the Paper Issues Blog today.  This week we are highlighting the Illustrated Faith: She Blooms collection.  I got to play along with these great photos of my daughter, "buggin' out."


I stitched a circle with white thread, and then went around a couple more times with that hot pink color. I added some chipboard flowers from the 12x12 chipboard elements.

Here are a few close-ups.


I added several layers of patterned paper from the collection under my photos -- and as usual some watercolors and thread.


I added enamel hearts from the collection as well as some stickers and words from the cut apart pieces included in the patterned papers. I put them all around the stitched circle to further emphasize the stitched circle. 

This was a fun collection to work with! There are so many different things in the Paper Issues Store right now!  Check them out, buy a few, and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

:: you're my favorite thing ::

Good morning! It's National Scrapbooking Day and Paper Issues is having a day long scrap and chat full of inspiration, challenges, games, and PRIZES! You can play along here.  Here is my challenge: Use a Quote.  Easy enough, right?


I used a quote from a Replacements Song!  To be honest, I've had this photo from a couple of years ago, and when I saw the puffy stickers in the Fancy Free collection -- the "favorite" stood out to me and I immediately started to sing this song! So a layout was born!

I chose a song quote, but for the challenge, you can use any quote -- a child's quote, your favorite quote from an author or favorite person, etc. Join us today (and everyday) in the Paper Issues {Friends and Fans} group!  We have a lot of fun!



Monday, May 2, 2016

:: embrace the glam life ::

Hi! It's time for another Mix It Up Monday challenge at Paper Issues. Let's do this thing:


I took this photo of my daughter in the car on our way to the doctor's office, where she tested positive for Influenza A. Even though she wasn't feeling well, she looked so beautiful, and those glasses made me giggle. 


When I received my Paper Issues order with the Fancy Free collection I was immediately inspired by the papers and flowers and made this cut file of wonky flowers (free to you)! 


This layout started a bit differently than it ended, and I ran into a few bumps along the way -- but I made a process video in case you would like to see how it came to be.


I love how this layout turned out, and I have already made another using the Fancy Free collection! Grab it here, or any of your other paper needs in the Paper Issues Store. Don't forget to use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your entire purchase!