Monday, March 23, 2020

Hey there I'm on the  Paper Issues Blog today with a project for the That's Was Random Challenge!  This, is a challenge I can get behind! I love throwing random bits of stuff onto my pages!

I started with the new PinkFresh Super Cool collection. I started with the Fun Times Paper as the foundation foe the whole page. Those tags down the side make this super cool and super easy! From there I grabbed all of my PinkFresh. Yes, all of it! I rifled through all the paper scraps, stickers, acetate, chipboard and ephemera and just started adding bits here and there onto the page.  It worked!

This was so fun! Now you should try this too! Find this and all of our challenges in the March Challenges album in our Facebook group!  Shop the store for all of your paper crafting needs including new PinkFresh, Shimelle and Amy Tangerine now! Use DEVRA at checkout for 20 % off your purchase. See you next time!

Boss Lady

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hey there. I have a little something to share on A Flair For Buttons blog today.

Sometimes I go in spurts with flair. I use them all the time, then I don't. Well, I'm definitely in a "use them all the time" spurt right now.

I used all kinds of bits & things on this layout for the Paper Issues Danielle Does it Live challenge, including flair from 3 different sets. Marble FlairTwo Tone Hearts, and Sherbert Stars. I love to mix things up in size, shape, color and pattern. These flair did just that for this project. The colors matched this Pink Paislee Lucky Us paper perfectly.

The page is celebrating my recent promotion at work. I used the She Ra Power cut file for the title.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. See you back here again soon!


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Super Awesome Rad Cool Kid

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hey there! I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today with a little project for the Take 5 challenge. This is one of my favorite challenges, and from what I see in our Facebook Group each month, its a fan favorite as well!

Check out this month's board:

Well, let me tell you, I had a blast creating my page! For me it always helps when I have great photos to work with. Boy did I today. My son loves watching all the kids walking through the halls between classes. His excitement is all over his face!

I wanted something bright and bold to highlight these priceless photos.  Shimelle collections always deliver on that wouldn't you say? Today I used what I had left of Field Trip. I started with the Fashionista Frames cut file. They are wonky and wonderful! I love the Genius Thickers so much I bought 2 of them. How perfect are they here not only to describe my kiddo, but probably how he was feeling too! Between the frames and Thickers, this page was about done. I used some bits from the 6x12 sticker sheet, and some shaker slices to tie it all together. Since no page is ever finished without Nuvo, I decorated the striped paper with tonal drops. And there you have it. My Take 5 of Stripes, yellow, green, tabs and triangles. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. This is only one of the many new March Challenges. Head over to the Facebook Group for all the details and toms of fun. Grab some  Shimelle, some new PinkFresh, or Pink Paislee. Whatever inspires you, It's 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout. See you here soon! In the meantime, catch me on  Instagram @thebeachygal

I'm Fondue You

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Hello there!  I've been waiting impatiently to share this project on the Paper Issues Blog. Well, today's the day! Want to take a guess which challenge it's for? Well, I made this for the Sweet Talk challenge.

I'd been thinking about Conversation Heart Candy. I buy a box of them every year for my son. I have no idea if he eats them, but it started when he was little and he still smiles when he sees them.

Anyway, I wanted to have a pile of hearts on the page. Lucky for me, I found just what I was looking for with the  Mason Jar Fresh Picked free cut file. I got to work right away using Pink Paislee Lucky Us. OMG I love this Valentine collection. It's so happy. And colorful. In other words, right up my alley. I used 5 different papers, including Paper 10 for the background.  Then I cut the pile of hearts outline from of Paper 2, and filled them with Paper 12 and Paper 6. The best part was using and all the candy shaped stickers I could find on the  6x12 Stickers and Lucky Charm Phrase Thickers. With all of the colorful hearts, they were all the embellishments I needed to add.

We'd been talking about making a dessert fondue the entire month of December. For one reason or another we never did. We left it to that last possible moment to finally make it; the day we took him back to school. Better late than never right? 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. You can see more of what I've been up to on Instagram @thebeachygal. Head over to the Paper Issues Facebook Group to see all of the February Challenges . You can find more Free Files, Pink Paislee,  new PinkFresh Studio and more in the Paper Issues shop. Use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase.

Winter Wonderland

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Hello there! I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today. You know Sunday is our favorite day of the week right? It's not just Sunday, it's Scraplift Sunday! This week we are lifting A bright and colorful layout by Manda Jane. 

I love a good diagonal design. There are so many ways to make one design look unique. That's exactly what I did. I lifted this design and made it my own. I narrowed it down to two photos, used stars as my primary shape, adding splatter instead of spray mist. It's a cleaner look, which is definitely my style! The best part for me is I don't have to think about a design. All I have to do is decide what paper I want to use!

We got a little unexpected snow a few weeks ago which meant I would have a chance to use Crate Paper Snowflake! I started with the Wonderland paper for my background.  I layered die cut ephemera and stickers all around and under the photos, then created a cascade of stars and snowflakes.  I even used some little bits from Swag Bags as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by tmy creative view today. You can also find me on Instagram @thebeachygal where I post when I'm not here.  The Paper Issues shop is fully stocked on new releases from PinkFresh, Shimelle and Doodlebug. You can get all of that and more for 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout. See you again soon!

All is Bright

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Well hello there! I'm on the Paper Issues blog today with my project for the Split Personality challenge. This is a new challenge for us. Immediately I started thinking of ideas. Black/white, pattern/solid, stripes/polka dots. The possibilities are endless.

I will be honest, this is nothing like the idea I had in my head. I have no idea how I ended up this way. Well, I do, so here goes. I love all the Pink Paislee Together for Christmas plaids papers and wanted to mix them up to create a half and half. Nope. Couldn't make it work the way I wanted it to. on to plan B. 

I lined up the plaids. Hmmm. I like that. Then I stitched them down. No changing it now! I kept going, loading up the right side of the page with paper, stickers, ephemera. Then hit me. My split personality could be most of the design on one side of the page, a little bit on the other side. I added a small cluster on the edge of the left side. And that's the story of how my split personality page came to be. 

I found this light festival was in town over the holidays. We don't usually do Christmas stuff, but I wanted to do something with the family that we could all enjoy. There were over 1 million lights hanging, dangling, in all kinds of shapes. It was a bit cheesy, but also lots of fun. Plus, it's always a bonus if you can get a family photo, let alone a good one!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. You can find this and all of our challenges in the January Challenge album  in our Facebook Group. Join us for fun, daily chit chat and much more. Shop the Paper Issues store using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase.  See you next time. 

Yeti for Snow

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Hey there! I'm sharing my first post of the year on the Paper Issues blog today. The Snow White challenge is one of the many all new challenges this we have this year.

Want to know what my first thought was when I saw this challenge? Disney's Snow White. That meant a Disney page. Well, I did go to Disneyland over the summer. Nah, not feeling it. What's next. Snow? We haven't had any this winter. Crud. I probably just jinxed myself. Oh well.

Hmmm, I do have Doodlebug Winter Wonderland I could play with, and I do live with a child who thinks he's part Yeti so why not?

Alrighty. I started with one of our awesome free cut files,  Drop Down Stitching Snowflakes. After I stitched them, I embellished them with patterned papers and the glittery stickers. Ok great. That part was done. Now what do I do? Well, I kept it pretty simple. I used the Snowflowers paper as a matte for the photos. I need to have a place to put the Yeti sticker!

Well, there you have it. My first blog post in the books. I appreciate you stopping by to see my creative view. When I'm not here, you can always find more of me on Instagram @thebeachygal. Head over to our Facebook group to see this and all of our  January Challenges. Remember to use DEVRA at checkout when you shop the Paper Issues store to receive 20% off your purchase.