Diamonds are my Best Friend

Thursday, October 8, 2020

 Good morning ! I'm on the Paper Issues blog today. In case you don't know by now, baseball is my favorite sport. I live and breathe baseball season. That's why I had to tackle the World Series challenge!

No, you wont find any baseball themed products today! I got a bunch of new things I wanted to try including Distress Oxides and the PinkFresh Chevron Stamp!  I started with one of the Vicki Boutin water color backgrounds, then used the Faded Jeans over a stencil an several other colors with the stamp. Nope, its not a chevron! I took the smallest piece, stamped it twice to make a diamond shape. 

After I was sone with the background, I grabbed the new StudioTekturek  papers and embellishments. A page about 'diamonds' has to be girly right? Oh right! Baseball. See what I did there?  The background is so much I didn't add very much paper. I felt like it needed something else, so I covered some old wood pieces with Nuvo drops. Now it's done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  You can find this and all of our October Challenges in our Facebook Group.  Head over to the store! There is so much new stuff including Amy Tangerine !  Use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!  See you next time!

Eight Days a Week

Friday, October 2, 2020

Well hello and welcome to October. Yes, that's right. October! Wow. Where did the year go? umm, ok, we don't really need to get into that. Let's talk about the real reason we are here! I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today sharing my project for the Attachment Issues challenge. 

So here's the thing. You see these photos? I have more. This is a small sampling! I almost titled this page Attachment Issues! This boy of mine loves his snuggle time before bed. But let's be real. This boy of mine loves his mama and is pretty much attached to me all the time. Like I said, Eight Days a Week. Enough of that, time to move on. 

I'm a sucker for frames. I love them. Lucky for me the My Favorite paper is all frames. It's part of the PinkFresh Studio Days of Splendor collection. This is a beautiful and unique fall collection. I love it! I cut that page apart so fast. I created a wall of photos with the frames and ephemera, then added some stickers. They are hanging on the perfect backdrop, the Oh So Delightful paper. It kinds made me think of wallpaper. Is it just me?  I attached the photos to the 'wall' with brads and twine. Now, they really look like a gallery of photos!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. You can find me on Instagram @thebeachygal when I'm not here. Head over to Paper Issues to grab yourself some of this beautiful fall PinkFresh Studio Days of Splendor collection. Use DEVRA at check out for 20% off your purchase.   See you again soon, maybe sooner than you think!

Up One, Down Two,

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Hello there! I'm on the Paper Issues blog this finest of Scraplift Sundays! Oh my do we have a LO to lift today! Stacie created a masterpiece. Man, I don't know if I can do it justice, but I sure tried!

I don't know what is more striking, the background stitching or the fact that it's on a chalked black background...It's genius. All of it. I wanted to recreate it, but in my own way. Well duh, that's why it's called scraplifting... anyway. I thought of using paint, creating streaks with ink, even layers of paper. Then I saw these photos and realized I had to stitch, but in a different way. At the same time, my August Paper Issues Kit and Swag Bag arrived giving me my colors. 

I have a whole bunch of old stitch templates. I used several of those to hand stitch the background, as well as the Pretty Little Studio Clear Stitch Stickers. Once I was done stitching, the rest was fairly simple. As in Stacies, the background speaks for itself! I layered several swag bag papers under the photos adding a few select pieces of PinkFresh Let's Stay Home ephemera and Chipboard flair.  Really, deciding on the background was the hardest part! ok, maybe teaching my son to sew as, but we won't tell him that!

Yep. I think the monotony and isolation of this never ending quarantine has finally gotten to him. He's like me and cant sit and do nothing. He asked me to teach him how to sew. He came home a few weeks ago to visit and that's what we did. He found it calming and relaxing. Mission accomplished. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can find KitsPinkFresh Studio and so much more in the Paper Issues shop.  Don't miss out! Use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. Then make all the thinsgs and head over to our Facebook Group for all the fun, games and September Challenges. See you next time!


Stop, Drop & Read

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Well Hello there! Did someone say Books? Oh yeah!  I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today sharing this project for the Book Worm challenge.

There couldn't have been a challenge better suited to me. When he was a little boy, I would find him sitting exactly like this. On the floor, in the grass, in his bed, sitting the exact same way. 

Simple Stories Bro & Co couldn't have been more suited for this photo. I'd been waiting to use the So Rad paper for just the right photo. You should know by now I like to put paper to work for me. It makes putting a page together so easy!  Well, that is after I pushed the photo, ephemera and stickers around for an hour 😁 Those stripes! Could there have been a better place to house a title?!?!?  Every time I looked at the Level Up paper, all I saw were banners, so I cut it up! It ties in all the colors and adds some whimsy. Easy Peasy. It's simple, but detailed. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I have all my projects on Instagram @thebeachygal as well. There is still plenty of time to join the September Challenges. You can find them and join all the fun and games in our Facebook Group . I think I have enough Simple Stories Bro & Co for one more project. It's still available in the Paper Issues Shop. Grab some for yourself and use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. 

Emmy Watch

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Hey there, I'm on the Paper Issues blog today and we are saying hello to September! A new month means a whole new group of challenges! September also means the return of my favorite TV shows and the arrival of new ones! 

It's Season Premiere time! Yep. That's the name of this challenge. My page is all about TV! I love the Emmy Awards. With so much time at home, I decided I was going to watch as many nominated shows as possible!  With a little help from PinkFresh Studio Let's Stay Home and the Binge Watch FREE cut file, I was able to show off some of my favorite shows so far. 

Speaking of favorites, I also love frames. LOVE. They are such a fun way to feature a photo. I like to embellish them with stickers and ephemera also fill them with embellishments. My last favorite thing today? PinkFresh has the best sentiments on their stickers. I found a sticker to match something about each show!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Join the fun in our Facebook group where you can find this and all the new September challenges. Every challenge you play along with earns you a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues shop! Grab some PinkFresh new Fancy Pants and so much more using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase! You'll be glad you did! See you next time. 

Be the Color

Monday, August 24, 2020

Hey there and welcome to the last week in August. Say what? Anyway, I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today with a project for the Let's Get Strip Faced challenge.   

Oh I had ideas for this challenge. Ok, one idea really and it involved rainbows, patterned paper and Swag Bags. Who doest love that? Let's talk about the Swag Bag for a sec. These papers are already cut into 3x4 pieces of paper. All I did was grab a handful of paper, 2 of each color in the rainbow, then cut them into strips. That's when the fun happened! I wove the 2 pieces together! Oh yeah, that was totally relaxing. Then I wove all the colors together. So cool! I didnt want to cover it up! But I did. I only added a few embellishments, some glittery Amy Tangerine hearts, some Shimelle Never Grow Up stickers and a variety of enamel dots and shapes. It really didn't need much else.  I really like manipulating paper to fit my needs. Try it sometime! its fun to do something different!

I'm so happy you stopped by my creative view today! You can find this and all of our challenges in the  August Challenges album in our Facebook Group.  You have until Sept 6 to play along for a chance to win a gift Card to the Paper Issues store!  Remember to use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!  See you next time!

Everyday Adventures

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Well hello there! I'm on the Paper Issues blog again today bringing you another of our awesome sketches! Check this baby out! So many possibilities!

So let me tell you a little secret. I actually started this layout a while ago. If I remember, I got stuck, so I never finished it. I started again determined to finish. 

There was only one choice of paper for this photo. Vicki Boutin Let's Wander and watercolor foundations paper. Need anything else? Not really.  Want to know another secret? I wasn't feeling the big background circle. Nope. What I did have though were some scraps of the Beach Vibe paper that I have cut some circles out of. Wow. What an awesome background! I cut another paper, layering strips. Then I covered them with a bunch of ephemera, stickers and chipboard. That's all I did. Really. I see the sketch don't you? 

I do not take for granted that he will spend time with me. Not only that, he makes the time to spend with me. We went to one of our favorite spots, Snoqualmie Falls for a morning of fresh air. It's nice to get lost in our own backyard.

Thanks for stopping by today. Find this and the rest of my stuff on Instagram, @thebeachygal. You can find  Vicki Boutin and so much more in the Paper Issues shop. Use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. Head over to our Facebook group to join this and all of our August challenges.  Even better, this weekend is our Summer Crop, you totally want to be there for fun & games and more than 20 new challenges.  Hope to see you there!