Friday, October 24, 2014

Fan Feature Friday: Woodn't You Know, It's Fall #2


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

This has definitely been a popular issue! You guys made it hard to choose only six projects this week so I have a confession...I'm featuring eight! I loved seeing how everyone interpreted the theme. There's so much inspiration, creativity and talent out there in Paper Issues land. Thank you all for participating!

Here's what caught our eye this week...

1. Marcia created this gorgeous piece of fall decor from washi tape-wrapped mason jar lids. Look at the cinnamon stick stem (I'll bet that smells good) and burlap leaves!



2. Connie created a banner with beautiful fall colors. I love the layered leaves on the panel between the words.



3. Lee-Anne created this wonderful layout with Simple Stories Sweater Weather. The white-washed woodgrain paper is the perfect backdrop for all of the other elements on the page.



4. Elise shared this beautiful fall layout. I love the grid design, with the mixed photo sizes and layered leaves standing in for some of the blocks.



5. Tarrah shared this fun and colorful layout featuring a rainbow of embellishments, including products from our sponsor, Pinkfresh Studio.



6. Mary Ann repurposed a pasta sauce jar (!) to create this beautiful tea light holder. Amazing transformation, Mary Ann!



7. Sherrie linked up this adorable scarecrow treat topper. I don't know which I love more, the topper or the treats. :) Now I have a craving for candy corn.



8. Gina shared this pretty card full of goodies from the Paper Issues Swag Bag and a chevron from our sponsor, Pinkfresh Studio!



Thank you all for sharing your creativity with us! 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. We'll be revealing a brand new issue on Monday, 10/27. Be sure to check back to see whether we have tricks or treats in store for you. After all, it is Halloween week. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Santa Monica Pier

Hey everyone, it's Danielle here today with my layout for the current issue 'Woodn't you know, it's Fall'. Let me start by saying that I'm completely in denial when it comes to Fall and I'm pretending it's not happening ;-) I'm a Summer girl, so while the weather is getting horrible overhere I'm scrapping the pictures taken during my recent California road trip.

For my layout I used the gorgeous Webster's Pages Ocean Melody collection, which has such beautiful colors and a perfect Summer feel! To stick to the issue I used the Driftwood paper for my title, which is a cut file from The Cut Shoppe.




Be sure to link up your projects to our issue for your chance to win an awesome Pinkfresh Studio goodie bag!!

If you're anything like me and want to ignore Fall, grab this beautiful Webster's Pages Ocean Melody collection from the store, use code DANIELLE20 and get 20% off your entire purchase!



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”.
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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! 
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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.
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And really, that first crisp cool fall day where you break out the boots?  Such a great feeling!
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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!
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Thanks for stopping by!  ♥

Christine

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. 
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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!