Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Woodn't You Know... it's a Box!

Hi everyone, Jess here today.  I can never get enough woodgrain, pretty much year round, but especially right now in the fall months.  This little wood veneer box makes me HAPPY and fits perfectly in with the current Woodn't You Know, it's Fall issue. 

My box was from Michael's and the perfect fall collection here is True Friend from Fancy Pants Designs. I covered the ends in paper and removed the knob to add the label ephemera.

I layered lots of little bits on the front of the box and included even more wood embellishments: the Studio Calico "wish" and a couple of Prima flowers/leaves.

You still have time to link up your Woodn't You Know, it's Fall projects here and grab a chance to win a goodie bag full of Pinkfresh Studio product!

Don't you just love this true Friend collection?! You can still get some of your own in the Paper Issues shop AND get 20% off your order with my code, SCRAPGOO:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Time To Break Out The Boots

Hi Everyone!  This is Christine and I’m sharing a layout I made for the current issue “Woodn’t You Know, It’s Fall”.
I used Gossamer Blue’s “Gramercy Road” collection designed by One Little Bird.  I love the fall theme of this collection.  But I really love that it’s not the usual bright orange and yellow fall colors.  I can see myself using this collection on a lot of non-fall layouts too!  Those diecut leaves are to-die-for! 
I created a vertical composition to take advantage of the theme of falling leaves.  I love the variety of embellishments from “Gramercy Road”.  The diecut ephemera pack, tags, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, letter stickers all pull together so nicely to create a cohesive layout.
And really, that first crisp cool fall day where you break out the boots?  Such a great feeling!
Don’t you just love “Gramercy Road”?  You can get it for 20% off with my code LISTGIRL in the Paper Issues store!  Hope you pick up some fall awesomeness and scrap those memories!
Thanks for stopping by!  ♥


Monday, October 20, 2014

Pinspire Me Monday

Hi everyone!  Corri here today with our first Pinspire Me Monday.  I find so much inspiration on Pinterest, either from colors swatches or sketches.  I came across this fabulous color combo while browsing and decided to use it as a jumping off point for my card. 

The September Skies Collection from Heidi Swapp is a perfect match.  To create the swirled effect, I used a paint brush to apply some Color Shine to white paper. 

Some of the PI girls used this pin as inspiration.  Check out their beautiful layouts! 

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Does this pin inspire you?  We'd love to see your projects!  You can share in our Facebook Group or post a link in the comments.  

You can find the September Skies Collection in the Paper Issues Shop....use my code to save 20%. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Swag Bag

When I opened up the fabulous October Swag Bag and saw the tag that was included, I knew just what I wanted to do.

I grabbed some pictures of my littlest in his new big boy undies and created this layout.

Here are some closeups.  I just adored the clips and that light bulb!

The acetate arrow and label stickers were perfect to finish off my project.

The only thing I used that's not included in the bag are the letter stickers, which you can grab right here. Make sure you use my code 20withamy to get 20% off whatever you purchase, but hurry if you want a swag bag, they are going fast!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Die Cutting Saturday - Cut File 001

Hello! Today we are sharing our first monthly installment of Die Cutting Saturday. Each month we will be sharing a free Silhouette cut file with a challenge to use it on a project. This month you could win a November Swag Bag! We will announce the winner in 2 weeks here on the blog.

Here is the cut file! You can download it HERE. This is sized to fit on a 12x12 layout, but you could shrink it down and use it on a card or 8.5x11 page, or even cut it apart as some of our creative team did.

Here is my page - I used the On My Desk collection by Gossamer Blue which was perfect for documenting my recent typewriter purchase. I cut the file with yellow patterned paper, then cut an offset piece in white to mat it on because I wanted the circles to stand out.

I am just loving this collection! The bright colors along with the black and gold is perfection.

The rest of the creative team also created some layouts with the file.

Danielle De Konink created this layout with Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane collection. So creative to cut it apart!

Jen Boumis submitted this fall inspired layout. I am loving her circle shaped pictures, just darling! She used the Home + Made collection from Pebbles along with the September Swag Bag.

Corri Garza created this colorful layout with a darling photo of her daughter in first grade. She shrunk the file down and used it to mat her photo. Super creative!

Stephanie Strader shared this layout using the file cut with kraft paper and paired it with masculine colors to show off this photo of her son. I love how she backed the negative spaces with different papers!

Melissa Elsner created this layout using tone on tone with kraft cardstock. The bright colors really set it off! Fabulous page.

 Chantal Philippe created this stunning layout using the file as a photo mat. I love the use of white space here!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Remember to link up your creation using the cut file by October 31 and you could win a November Swag Bag. Have a great day!

Sketchy Saturday 001 - Winner!

Good morning and happy weekend! First off, we want to thank you all for your participation in the sketch challenge. We loved every single project that was posted and appreciate everyone's excitement. The winner of Sketchy Saturday 001 is....

Meaghen Calder! You can see the full layout on her blog here. The layering on this layout is just fabulous and the use of tulle along with sequins is genius! Thank you Meaghen for linking up!

We will be contacting you via email with your gift card information. Stay tuned next month for another sketch challenge. Have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fan Feature Friday: Woodn't You Know, It's Fall

Welcome to this week's edition of Fan Feature Friday, showcasing projects from the first week of our Woodn't You Know, It's Fall linky party! Every Friday, we showcase a number of projects linked up to our current issue, so be sure to share your projects for a chance to be featured.

I wish I could feature everyone who's linked up because there's so much wonderful inspiration happening out there, but I have to stick to a half dozen or so or this post would go on and on and on. LOL! Here's what caught our eye this week...

1. Shelly transformed a six-panel photo frame into a wonderful piece of seasonal decor. 

2. Debbie created this adorable scarecrow card. The non-traditional fall colors are so sweet and make me happy!

3. Anita made this wonderful fall banner, complete with twine-wrapped acorns!

4. Melissa's spook-tacular Halloween card pairs stamping,awesome coloring skills and items from the Paper Issues Halloween Swag Bag.

5. The elements on Rachel's tag work so well together and you can't beat the texture from the die cut leaves and burlap. I'm jealous of your coloring skills too, Rachel. Great job!

6. Lynn's layout is full of beautiful techniques and the resulting design is amazing and so perfectly suited for fall!

Thank you all for inspiring us with your creativity! Be sure to grab the "my project was featured" button from the sidebar to showcase on your blog.

That's it for this week's Fan Feature Friday. Be sure to link up and your project may be featured next Friday. See you next week!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CT Introduction: Brenda Smith

Hia all!  
I'm Brenda, a WAHM to 3 kiddos currently in New Mexico.  In a couple months though I will be moving my  little family to Virginia.  
When my son was born in 2004 I discovered paper scrapbooking for the first time.  I made a few books and realized that it was too much work to pull all my stuff out of hiding and try to keep him from eating it so I made the move to digital.  Over the years plus the addition of 2 more children, I
dabbled with the idea of paper scrapping with the discovery of project life.  
I started to fall in love with paper, elements and paint all over again so I decided to give it a try once more about 6-8 months ago.  There is no going back for me now.  The feel of the paper, the stickiness of the glue and the touch of the final project just make me feel too happy.  (plus my husband like my paper pages more as well)
When I was accepted to Paper Issues it was a dream come true.  Literally.  I had made myself
a goal to apply for and make one paper team this year.  In all honesty, I am still pinching
myself everyday to make sure I didn't dream it.  
As a matter of fact, I have finished 3 projects since starting with PI.  2 of which I am going to show 

This one is my favorite.  It is a totally different color combo for me AND I used stitching
(using fancy pants | Nautical paper + Dear Lizzy | Day Dreamer paper + little bits from my stash.)

This second one was one of the fasted pages I have made yet.  The idea came to mind after
my box of goodies came in the mail.  Within an hour it was done.  Sometime inspiration hits
and blows you away.
(using On My Desk | Gramercy Road and some scraps from my stash.)

I hope you have enjoyed this little snippit into my life and a peek into my style of scrapping.

And of course, there is a coupon in it for you.  Take 20% off in the Paper Issues store when you place your order using my code: 3littleks

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Product Spotlight *Pink Paislee*

The Summer Solstice collection by Pink Paislee was a favourite of the Summer CHA releases.  The colour combinations, and the gold, the fun water theme, lots to love.

I am a sucker for patterned papers like this one.
For some reason designs like this one just beg to be cut apart and machine stitched back down with just a little bit of space between each piece.
Like this

I find that when you're able to create so much visual detail with a simple piece of background paper you don't need much more to complete a layout, even when layers and clusters of embellishments are your "go to" design.  These sweet gold foam shapes are a perfect compliment to the colours and design. And how great is it when manufacturers create some cross-over in colour scheme so you are able to mix and match from one collection to another?  The alphas from my title are from the Switchboard collection.  Just another reason why I like to create my layouts using primarily one manufacturer.  I'll do anything I can to reduce my average time of 1.5-3 hours to create one layout. You can see all the latest Pink Paislee collection in the Paper Issues shop right here.  Including the gorgeous Merry & Bright.
This will be my December Daily collection of choice.  

Use code:SHERRI to save yourself 20% off your entire purchase. Don't forget that all orders $60 and over before discount qualify for FREE shipping within the us.

Happy shopping friends!