Wednesday, February 17, 2016

:: bea mine ::

Design Team members at Paper Issues are featuring the We R Memory Keepers Crush collection today, and I got to play along.

I absolutely love the kraft, red, pink, and aqua combo of these papers (not to mention a few pops of black)! I started with white card stock, added a few splashes of pink and aqua water color, and then splattered a bit of black -- all in a diagonal across the page. 

I love going BIG with the title by cutting it freehand out of patterned paper. Then I sewed it all down with dark aqua (teal-ish) thread. 

I just had to add this perfectly matching PaperPOPs arrow by Parker On the Porch and available here in the Paper Issues Store!

You can get, PaperPops, WRMK Crush and oh so much more at the Paper Issues Store. Use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off you order!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

:: hey, snow day ::

So, we had this "big snow" predicted.  As always, the meteorologists were saying, "It's too early to tell" and then (not so usual)  "It could be as much as 16-17 inches."  We haven't had a snow day this year so we were all rooting for the big snow to happen (except the people who have to shovel it).  Instead we got our snow day with just a bit of snow.  But it was enough for a snowman!

She was pretty proud of her work.

I used the February sketch at Paper Issues, some Crate Paper Hello Love, a few items from the January SWAG bag, and some flair from my stash to put this one together.  Here's my take on the sketch.

The sketch and details can be found here. Check it out and play along!

There are a bunch of new items in the Paper Issues store.  Check 'em out, and when you check out, use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase! 

Monday, February 8, 2016

..:: mix it up monday ::.. press pause

Hi! Happy Mix it Up Monday!  I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today with a new layout and process video.

I machine stitched throughout the layout, because it's what I do, yo.


I got messy with spray mists, gelatos, and a mask. Here's how it looks all put together.

I also put together a process video if that something that suits your fancy.

Play with us this month and share your page in the February Challenge Album on the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group!  You have until March 6 to play and there are prizes to be had! 

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that there are all kinds of new goodies in the Paper Issues Store right now!  Check them out, grab a few (or more) and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

..:: what's in my planner : crate paper hello love ::..

This month I used Crate Paper's latest collection, Hello Love, to prep my planner.  I used some of the stickers, die cuts, and patterned paper. Simple. Pretty. Ready for February.

I also used these Elle's Studio stamps to keep my One Little Word visible. 

I am totally still digging my Get to Work Book, and this month I am housing it in my Simple Stories Carpe Diem planner.

You can get the stamps, planner supplies, the Crate Paper collection, and many other fantastic (and new!) items in the Paper Issues Store, and you get 20% off with the code 'orangegearle'.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

:: hello february, hello one little word® ::

Doesn't Ali Edward's One Little Word® start in January?

Why, yes, yes, it does, why do you ask?

Well, the title of this blogpost....I'm confused.

Yep, it's already February and it took that long for my word to find me. If you've hung out at my blog at all you know that I have participated in One Little Word® for several years now.  I have never had a difficult time deciding on my word for the year.  Never.  In fact, most of the time it finds me before December. Yet, here I was, a few days before February was to begin, and I had not found a word. In fact, I was just about to settle on a word that I thought would "work", but I knew it just wasn't it.

Then, it popped in my head.

I'd seen the word a zillion times and many people have chosen this word as theirs for the year, but still it didn't click for me until this past weekend. Then BAM!

Hello February.  Hello Choose.  Hello One Little Word®.

More information on Ali's One Little Word® can be found here.