Monday, August 31, 2015

:: on target for kindergarten ::

It's new issue Monday on the Paper Issues Blog! I love me a new issue, and I absolutely loved working with Shimelle's True Stories collection.

The new issue, called You Rule The School, was perfect for this photo of my daughter when we went back to school shopping!

All the primary colors in this collection were perfect.  I used the heart vellum and my Silhouette Cameo to cut out an envelope for behind the photo and card.  See that little piece of yellow? If you pull that out, B.'s school supply list, and the receipt from our adventure are attached and years down the road we should be able to see how much everything cost. Which is cool, yo!

Some other ideas for the You Rule the School issue: School supply shopping, first day of school school portraits; use a ruler, book patterned papers or embellishments; tells us about school related awards or achievements; use the issue title as the title of your project; use a free printable from the Paper Issues store!

Carpe Diem, folks!  See you soon!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

:: be awesome ::

Have I mentioned how much I love Crate Paper?  Have I shared my love for their Wonder collection? Yes, Yes, I have, but I'm sharing again. This time as part of a Product Spotlight over on the Paper Issues Blog.

I also used a Scraplift Sunday Layout by Jen Boumis as design inspiration.  

You can participate in ScrapLift Sunday, Card Sketch challenges, Sketchy Saturday sketches, PinSpire Me Mondays, Lets Plan On It challenges, and oh so much more on FaceBook, in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group.  If you aren't a member - why aren't you????  

Grab some Crate Paper or just about anything else at Paper Issues Store, use the code for 20% off.

Monday, August 10, 2015

:: live in the moment ::

And here is my take on it:

I'm using Shimelle's True Stories collection.

The colors in the collection were perfect for the (P)inspiration. Don't you love those alphas?

I also used a couple of die cuts and the wooden buttons from the collection. I cut one of the patterned papers (english breakfast) -- tons of stripes -- and placed it over the yellow patterned paper.  Then I machine stitched through each strip -- this is inspired by stripes on the quote part of the (p)inspiration piece.

And the story. The story is all about B. singing and dancing and jumping "in the rain" with her umbrella (I chose this story and photo because of the cutie with the umbrella in the (p)inspiration piece).

This was a fun one to make!  Want to play along?  Get the details here.

Pick up Shimelle's latest collection or just about anything else you can think of at the Paper Issues Store.  Use the code orangegearle and get 20% off your entire purchase!

See you soon!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

:: a splash of fun ::

Hi friends! I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today with a layout created with products from October Afternoon!

Check out the Paper Issues blog today to see more inspiration from the design team.

I super loved working with this product!! There's still some in the store, along with a bunch of newer stuff as well!  Don't forget to use the code orangegearle for 20% off your entire purchase!

Monday, August 3, 2015

:: wonderful, brave, & happy spirit :: new issue monday

It's New Issue Monday on the Paper Issues Blog!  This issue is All About that Face! I'm linking up this layout for sure!

I couldn't resist this photo of our sweet B. That face! She was so excited about the first day of swimming lessons!

And what about that Crate Paper??  Holy smokes!  I am in love with the Crate Paper Wonder collection, and it was perfect for these photos. There are tons of new products in the store. Grab some Crate Paper or anything else and don't forget to use the code orangegearle for 20% off your purchase!

More details on the issue: As you can probably guess, this is all about photos. Whether they include faces or not, we want to see macro photos/close ups, portraits, team photos, selfies, funny face photos, "bad" photos, vintage photos, group photos, Instagram photos...You get the idea, right?  Download August's free printable, The Beach is Calling, from the Paper Issues store and use one or more of the cards on your project.

Link up your projects for a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Paper Issues Store!

See you soon!