Sunday, March 20, 2016

:: queen for the day ::

Have you been playing along with the Paper Issues Spring Crop (click link for details)?  There are all kinds of challenges, and even more fun.  And did I mention that there are Gift Cards to the Paper Issues Store up for grabs?

My challenge -- Bling me up Scotty -- is to put a little bling on that thing!


My bling is lots of gold, some Color Shine, sequins and glitter!  Check out what everyone is talking about by clicking on this link and joining the Paper Issues {Friends and Fans} Facebook group so you can play along!

I used items from Pink Paislee's C'est La Vie collection and some bits from Maggie Holme's (Crate Paper) Bloom collections.  Get either of those and so much more from the Paper Issues Store and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your entire purchase!



Thursday, March 17, 2016

:: remember the moments ::

Hi friends! This weekend is the Paper Issues Spring Crop! Woo hoo!  I thought I would share this layout with out that I made during our last crop. I'm using some Maggie Holmes Shine and Ali Edwards stamps.


I started with white card stock and stamped "little moments' over and over to create my background.  Then I used some papers from the Shine collection to create layers behind my photo and add some circles.  Stitching, of course, journaling, and some fun embellishments. Done!

If you haven't joined the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group yet, do that here! You'll get the most up to date info on new items to the store, the fun challenges that we have every month, and, of course, the Spring Crop!



Join us for the Spring Crop!  There are Gift Cards up for grabs (like $250 bucks worth) and there is a whole bunch of new yummies in the shop!  Check it out and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase!





Wednesday, March 16, 2016

:: joyful breeze ::

Up on the Paper Issues blog today with a C'est La Vie (Pink Paislee) product spotlight!


This one came together rather quickly! It's just a basic grid pattern with little bits of stickers and paper throughout the LO to bring it all together.


I layered these frames, added some puffy stickers, and then some embroidery thread wrapped around the frame for some extra texture.

I really like how this one turned out. Those giant letters are just awesome! Pick up some C'est La Vie in the shop -- and check out the latest, new goodies, too! Use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 7, 2016

:: mix it up monday : explore ::

It's Mix It Up Monday on the Paper Issues blog!  Here's what I made this month:


I also made a process video if you are interested (feel free to subscribe to my youtube channel)!





Play with us and share it in the March Challenge Album on the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group and you just might be featured or win a prize, yo!

Most of the papers I used were from the 6x6 pad in the Dear Lizzy Happy Place collection. I also used stickers from the same collection, items from my stash and, of course, a bunch of Heidi Swapp Color Shine. Grab some from the store (or anything else) and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your entire purchase!

Here is a free link to the explore cut file (and a couple of other words).

Friday, March 4, 2016

:: bring on spring ::

Have I mentioned it's March??!  YAY!!!!  I'm ready for spring! We've got a super fun Pinspire Me mood board happening on the Paper Issues blog today!


Here's what I came up with:


I took the rainbow paint splatters, the hearts, and the green from the board as inspiration and this popped out!

I used watercolor in the back ground.  Then I made a cut file (you can grab that free cut file from here). I splashed a bit of color on the cut file, and then decided to use some of the inside hearts too -- so I added a bit of uneven color to those.


I backed a few of the hearts with paper from Amy Tangerine's Better Together 6x6 pad -- the colors are perfection for this Pinspire mood board!


I also used some of the same paper pad for my layers behind the photo.


I realize it's not officially spring yet, and it was February when these photos were taken, but it also was 50 degrees in February, in Iowa, so it sure felt like spring.  :-) Bring. It.



Don't forget to check out the new stuff in the shop -- and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase!