Wednesday, September 21, 2016

:: love you ::

B. lost her first tooth! Luckily Paper Issues is having a product spotlight on Amy Tangerine's Oh Happy Life and it worked just perfectly to tell this story.


I'm not gonna lie, I bought more than one of that striped paper on the left. I completely dig it, and all the colors in this collection. 

Here are a few close ups:




Make sure you check out all the awesome on the Paper Issues Blog today! Then stop in at the store and grab some Amy Tangerine, or anything else you need at the Paper Issues Store (there are tons of new things that just got added this week)! Use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your order!


Monday, September 19, 2016

:: fantastic ::

Hi!  It's Round 2 of the latest issues at Paper Issues and I got to play along. Here is my take on the theme this month.


This month is all about the Unbe-leafable Great Outdoors! I chose this photo of my daughter outside with cattails. She was so excited about them! Here are a few suggestion about how to play along:
  • Share your projects about fall, camping, hiking, back to school, etc.
  • Use leaves or outdoor items as embellishments.
  • Show us those cute back to school photos of your kiddos, grandchildren, even yourself.
Details on how to play along on the Paper Issues Blog today! I can't wait to see what you share with us!



Monday, September 12, 2016

..:: all smile ::..

Hi! It's been a while! Far too long since I've been able to play with paper -- but I'm back today with a layout for Paper Issues' Mix It Up Monday!  This layout features a missing tooth!


I used a bunch of Cocoa Vanilla's recent collection Love Always and I am loving it! The challenge this month is to make something mixed media-ish (I used acrylic paint, water, and water colors) and then CUT IT UP! You can use your die cut machine, your scissors, or punches. I created a 'background' using orange watercolors and pink paint. Then I used several sizes of circle punches to punch out these circles! Here's a process video if that suits your fancy!



And here are a few close ups!






Check out the Paper Issues Blog for more inspiration and details on how to enter your project!