Rainbows and Unicorns

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Good morning! There are many ways to create eye catching titles. Creating tension with type is what we are talking about at Get It Scrapped today. 

The title of my page, 'life isn't always rainbows and unicorns' is my way of mixing real life with a little bit of trendy humor.  The lowercase, white letters are eye-catching,  and draw the viewer in when set against the black paper. They appear to have a serious feel.  Using the colorful letters over the trendy motifs is equally as impactful, but in a less serious way. I chose a black background for two reasons. First, the colors really popped against it. Second, It's a nod to the story of the page. 

There was a day last summer when everything went wrong. Instead of the fun, outdoor day I had planned, one thing happened after another, and the day spiraled out of control. 

Supples: Cardstock-Paper Accent, Bazzill. Patterned Paper-Lawn Fawn, Doodlebug Design, Stickers-Doodlebug Design, Alphas-Bella Blvd, American Crafts, paint-dylusions, pen-Souffle, chipboard-Freckled Fawn, Die cut-Paper Issues, Silhouette

My Mom & Me

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hey there! I'm back today with a layout for the new Free File Friday challenge at Paper Issues.  We are using the new Mom Life cut file. It's so awesome!

I decided to use one of my baby photos of my Mom and I. Pink Paislee Oh My Heart had the right colors and feel for how I wanted this to look.  I put together the 'my mom' by using both the outline and the inner portion of the letters with  I also used the scallop above and below the main band of the page. From there I filled in around the title with embellishment, including the puffy stickers, die cuts  and chipboard pieces. I wanted a light whimsical feel on the page and that it what I got!

I was 3 weeks old in this photo. I should look to see if I have a similar photo of my children about the same age, That would be a nice comparison. Do any of look alike? Do we have the same pose? I might have to do this!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I appreciate you being here with me. I also appreciate new goodies. i know you do too. Head over to the Paper Issues shop to get some Oh My Heart or any other new collections that have arrived. Use my code DEVRA at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase.

Supplies; PP, puffy stickers, die cuts  and chipboard pieces-Pink Paislee Oh My Heart, doily-Freckled Fawn, Mist-Heidi Swapp, silhouette, Mom Life cut file

King of the Lawn

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Good morning! We changed things up a bit this month with the way we do Product Spotlights at Paper Issues.  Our first Product Spotlight this month focuses on the Great Outdoors. Yes! We want you to use product featuring things you can find outside.  Easy right?

So what did I do? I cheated. Just a little. Well, more like I didn't follow directions very well. My photos are of my husband mowing the lawn, so outsides tuff. My product, not so much. So, here's how I'm made this work. I grabbed Fancy Pants Family & Co because it had that cool Our House paper. Houses are outside right? Then I cut the Here With You paper into grass. Grass is outside too! All those funny sentiments that are in the ephemera die cuts and chip board that I could use also. So see, It's outdoorsy after all!

My husband likes to make a big deal out of mowing the lawn. I like to make fun of him for it. Oh if you could hear him. "I mowed the lawn". Good for you honey!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I love playing with this collection an you can play with out too. Get it in the Paper Issues shop now for 20% off when you use my code DEVRA at checkout. Be suer to share what you create with us in our Facebook group.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts,  PP, die cuts, chipboard and alphas, Fancy Pants Family & Co

If the Wine Fits...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hello again!  We have another new challenge for you today at Paper Issues called  Scrap Soup. This is going to be a fun one! We are giving you some 'ingredients' to use for your project. You can add more to it. The rest is up to you! You can find more information on the blog or in our Facebook group. 

So I layered the 3 4x6 papers behind my photos, setting them on a 'shelf' made up of the 9" and 11" papers.  There are 4 words in the title, or another way to look at it is, there are words in 4 places on the page. I have my 7 embellishments, more than that actually. See its to so hard!

I used a mix of things on my page, but the papers are all Amy Tangerine On a Whim. I knew This is what I would use for these photos. The colors na patterns are bold bright and wonky, but somehow, they seem to work well together! The background didnt look good plain white. Fortunately, there is this Paradise paper. I love small patterns as backgrounds. I love the silliness of the stickers and die cuts.

Again, thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Head over to the store to get some On a Whim or some other new goodies! Save 20% when you use my code DEVRA at checkout! See you again soon!

Supplies: PP, die cuts-Amy Tangerine, flair-Flair for Buttons, stickers-American Crafts, brads-Simple Stories, Basic Grey, MME, wood & acrylic-ColorCast Designs, alpha-American Crafts

Livin' That Mom Life

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hello and welcome to one of our new challenges at Paper Issues, Add it Up. The idea behind this is we will select products and techniques, then assign them a point value. Each month, there will be a target number to achieve. You will create a project using the products and techniques, until they add up to that target number. Here, I'll show you this months board:

Here is my layout with a 125 ish point value. So lets see:
stamping-10 (on the wood veneer)
Patterned paper- 5x4 = 20
cut file-5
wood veneer-4x3 =12
tags-3other embellies-brads-2x3=6
enamel dots-1x11=11

So do you get the idea?!?!? This month has a high point target. Next month may have a lower one. So for today, pile on what you are comfortable with or try something new! 

I'm all about sarcasm these days so this Emoji Love by Simple Stories really has my number (see what I did there?) I know there are two camps on the poop emoji, love it or hate it. It is a family inside joke, so I am in the LOVE IT camp. i layered up 3 different papers, using 2 Cool behind the cut file, and OMG as the main background. I cut apart the 3x4 page because, well,  poop emoji ;-). I used all kinds of the embellishments, including brads, stickers, die cuts and chipboard to further enhance the sarcasm. Not sure it was really necessary, but whatever (see I did it again). But seriously, this collection makes me smile, and that's what this hobby is all about right?

Now, don't get me wrong, I love my Mom life. I am privileged to be able to have this life. But the truth is, sometimes I feel like I need a SuperHero cape. Instead, my husband got me this shirt. It says I'm the "poop emoji". Ok, I'll take it. Like I said, inside family joke. But really, somedays I have to just laugh too get through it. If you can't laugh at yourself, why bother. 

So, I'll say it again, thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I hope I've given you a good explanation of this new challenge and a reason to go get some Simple Stories Emoji Love.   Remember, it's 20% off when you use my code DEVRA at checkout. 

Supplies: PP,  brads, stickers, die cuts and chipboard Simple Stories Emoji Love, enamel dots-MME, wood-Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico, ink-Stazon, stamp-Snarky Stamp by Paper Issues, Flair- A Flair for Buttons, silhouette, thread-DMC

Hats On to You

Monday, May 8, 2017

Well hello and good Monday to you! This is week 2 of May challenge reveals at Paper Issues. Today we have the new Pinspire Me mood board. I think it's spectacular.

I was clearly inspired by the blues. How could I not be with the Doodlebug Dragon Tails sitting in front of me! I love the playfulness of this collection. The fact that it's birthday themed made it perfect for these silly birthday photos. And dont go thinking its just for little kids. Nuh uh. 

I started with the idea of the hats and remembered there's a free Birthday cut file in the shop too! To keep things simple after that, I cut and layered 4 papers and photos. The dragons in the die cuts and sticker sheet are really the best. I had to use them! A few little icons from the 12x12 sticker sheet and I was about done. I dont always use the cut apart sheets, but I really liked the way the multi patterns look under the white. 

No matter how old he gets, he lets loose a little on his birthday. It probably helps that his grandparents are a great example of "never act your age". I love them for that. It probably also helps there's a ready made theme when your birthday is Cinco de Mayo,  So, another birthday in the books. This was number 15. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today, It's going to be another busy week so stop back in again soon. Before you do, chock out the new Doodlebug or some of the other new collections. Use my code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, stickers, die cuts alphas-Doodlebug Designs, cut file-Paper Issues, Silhouette, enamel dots-Doodlebug, Freckled Fawn, paint-Dylusions, Studio Calico

Epic Fail

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Well hello there! I'm so excited to be bringing you Scraplift Sunday on the Paper Issues blog! This is one of my favorite challenges! Why you ask?  First, it's an excuse to scroll endlessly through social media looking at pretty paper craft projects. But really, I don't have to think very hard about how I want to start my next page! That work has already been done for me, but I can still make it my own! Who's with me on that?

So this week, I am truly inspired by this page that Kelly made for our Fancy Pants Product Spotlight last month. I love it. 3 large photos, a great title, embellishments. What's not to love? 

For my page, I also used the Fancy Pants Family & Co. All those die cuts puffy stickerschipboard and tags have the perfect sentiments for my page.  I flipped it on its side, then swapped the title and embellishment placements. 

Here's a closer look at the layered embellishments

They all work together so well!

I'm about at the point of accepting that I will never have that 'perfect' family photo. Be it a selfie, or a professional photo, something, (more like someone) goes wrong. Maybe this will work in my favor. you know. Just when you give top, you get what you want. In the meantime. I will accept that these are the best I can get, and yes, they represent my family, in real life.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Im so enjoying all these challenges at paper Issues. They are a great excuse to step away and take some creative time to myself. Now it's your turn. To shop, create and share. Use my code DEVRA at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase. Share with us in our Facebook Group for chances to win great prizes each month.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts ,Fancy Pants Family & Co die cuts puffy stickerschipboard , PP and tags

That's What a Hamburger's All About

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hey there! It's National Scrapbook Day and it's also Sketchy Saturday at Paper Issues! I love a good sketch with lots of layers. That's exactly what we have for you this month!

I didnt do a whole lot of creative extras with this one. It's pretty great as it is. The new Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love landed at my doorstep recently. We haven't seen much sun this spring, so these colors were a welcome sight! I mixed in a few older pieces I had left in my stash. I really like that the colors are pretty consistent in all the collections.  As usual, I have taken the every day sayings, and applied them into some sort or sarcasm, or other meaning. I guess you can call that a signature of mine.

In N Out Burgers has been a favorite of mine since I was a child.  My Mom took me to the original restaurant where she used to eat. So now, every time I go home for a visit, In N Out is a must!

Thanks so much for having out with me for a bit today. There's still some Live Laugh Love in the shop that you can get for 20% off when you use my code DEVRA at checkout.  Join us in our Facebook group to celebrate National Scrapbook Day and share your projects!

Supplies: PP, die cuts, stickers - Elle's Studio, flair-Feed your craft, alpha-October Afternoon

Baby, You Can Drive

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Good morning! I have my first project for Paper Issues May challenges today. We have a new Working Title! This month's idea is to put your title on a curve. 

I really like the real life and positive sentiments in the PinkFresh Live More collection. I found them to be a nice fit for this page.  I didn't want anything overly themed. It was a happy day for my son. I used some scraps of paper, but really put the focus on the Die Cuts, Puffy Stickers, and sentiment stickers. Because of course the title needed to stand out, I used my WRMK Thickers alignment guide to place the oh so awesome Copper Foil Alpha stickers to create the wave. 

Yep. My son got his driver's license. I don't know what else I want to say about that. How did he grow up so quickly? Well, I hope he likes running errands...

As always, thanks for being here with my creative view. Head over to the Paper Issues shop to grab yourself some PinkFresh, or any of the other new goodies that have recently arrives, such as Echo Park, Carta Bella and Simple Stories. Remember to use my code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase

Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts, PP< die cuts, stickers, alphas-PinkFresh, wood and acrylic-ColorCast Designs, chip frame-Pink Paislee

Good News!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hey there! I'm sppleased to be a continuing member of the Paper Issues Design Team. Please join me in congratulating the new members joining us this term. I'm so excited to be staying on and look forward to creating along side them!  I hope to see you joining all of our challenges in our Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook Group over these next few months.

There will be several new collections coming in to the Paper Issues store over the next few weeks. You don't want to miss out on new Echo Park, Carta Bella and Pink Paislee. When you shop, you can get 20% off your purchase when you use mu code DEVRA at checkout. Thanks so much for supporting my and my crazy creative view!

Emoji Love Mini Book

Happy Sunday Morning to you! I went a little but crazy this week and made a mini book! I never make mini books! But the Simple Stories Emoji Love is a little but crazy, and screamed at me to do something different, So I did!

I started with an old 6x6 chipboard album, covering all the pages with several different Emoji Love  papers. I chose some random family photos that I could totally make fun of using all the emojis.

 The 3x4, 4x4 and 4x6 cut apart papers were key to making this project quick and easy. And always, always embellishments! They are my weakness! I used them all!! Because the die cut ephemera,  Cardstock stickerschipboard pieces and decorative brads added all the right silly details!

To finish off the book, I cut some of the emojis from the Feeling all the Feels cut file to use as page turners. They are so cute peeking out the top of the book!

Clearly this project was all about the papers and embellishments.  Emoji Love is so wacky and fun I had to go all out creating something just as silly and fun. This collection just puts a smile on my face.  If you can't laugh and have a good time creating, what's the point right?

I am definitely calling out Emoji Love as something you need to have. Really. Treat yourself. When you do shop, use my code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase.  As always, thanks for stopping by my creative view. I appreciate you being here and ant wait to show you more projects!

Supplies: mini book-American Crafts, PP, chipboard, stickers, die cuts, brads-Simple Stories, ribbon-May Arts, flair-A Flair for Buttons

So Very Diploma-Tic

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Well good morning! Yes, you can call me a slacker! It's been more than a week since my last post. Well, I'm here, and I have a new layout! Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on the new Doodlebug Designs Fairy Tales and Dragon Tails collections. 

My favorite thing about Doodlebug is all the bright colors. Also, that they use the colors are consistent in every collection. So no surprise, but I bought Dragon Tails. Yes. It's  birthday themed, but you had me at blue, green and turquoise!  And dragons! They can be used anywhere. 

So, I used the B side of Friendly Fleet paper and the Starring You free cut file for the circle. I wanted to focus on my son. Tucking the photo into the circle helped do that. Then I took the Dragon Dots cut apart strips to create the borders around the page. Mostly because I love the colors! I used a mixture of the Odds & Ends Die Cuts, Dragon Babies Doodlepops, and This & That Cardstock stickers. A few sprinkles and flair and done!  These colors are amazing and look! Its not a birthday page!

Nope, Its a graduation page! 5th grade graduation that is! What an afternoon! It was a disaster for my son. It started late. The ceremony was so, so, long. No body was helping to distract or calm him. I sat on the floor with him, trying to do all that. Finally it was his turn to walk across the stage. Stairs meant no walker, so I helped him walk across the stage.  He smiled and got a huge round of applause so I guess it was worth it. We left immediately afterwards, He was DONE!

Thank you so much for stopping by my creative view today! Ive got more things up my sleeve, so come back again soon. 

You know you should go right now and buy yourself some of this Doodlebug Dragon Tails. I just showed you it doesn't have to be a birthday page. Use my code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, She Cuts, Stickers, Sprinkles-Doodlebug Designs, Cut File-Paper Issues, Silhouette, mist-audio Calico, Alphas-AMerican Crafts, Doodlebug Designs

I Love Us

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hello and good morning!  Oh I'm so happy about today's Product Spotlight at Paper Issues! Fancy Pants Family & Co is what its all about today!

Oh my goodness this collection is loaded with beautiful, saturated colors, and fun everyday family motifs! I love it!  Here is what I di with the first of I'm sure many I will make with it!

I only used 2 papers, Family Matters is the main strip. Altogether is what I sued to with the wreath cut file. Everything else on the page are embellishments. I used the ephemera die cuts, puffy stickers, tags and chipboard alpha, and chipboard pieces.   I tucked and layered around the the photo and that was really it. I got the idea form another DT mate who is a master at this technique. 

I love baseball and take every opportunity to go see a game. Believe me, it's real not that often. my family does not love it as much as I do, but its an excuse to spend a day, or evening together, We've learned our home ballpark has exceptional services for fans with disabilities, That really make the evening even more enjoyable. 

Thanks so much for being here with me today! I love it when you stop by. I really think Fancy Pants Family & Co is a wonderful collection. You should get some. I dont think its going to be around very long. Please use my code DEVRA when you check out for 20% off your purchase 

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP,  ephemera die cuts, puffy stickers, tags and chipboard alpha, and chipboard pieces-Fancy Pants, mist-Studio Calico, Silhouette

Dr. J

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Helo there! Im sharing a really fun page I created for today's Get It Scrapped blog article.  There are so many fantastic ways to use embellishments, But how about combining them to create something new!  I chose to use all kinds of embellishments arranged in the shape of a specific motif.

I die cut an oversized basketball and filled it with all the small orange embellishments I could find. It's filled with buttons, brads, sequins and even random chipboard letters. I chose to fill each segment with one embellishment so the shape of the ball could still be seen. By embelliishing the basketball, I have put emphasis on the ball, reinforcing the effort it takes my son to get the ball into the basket.

My son does not like to do his physical therapy 'exercises'. We disguised his exercises as a game of basketball.  Not only did he work hard, he did it without protesting and we all had fun playing together.
Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I always appreciate you being here. My creative team mates put together some really great pages for this article. Be sure to check them out.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, ephemera-Bella Blvd, Embellishments: making memories, SEI, Michaels Stores, Perler Beads, American Crafts Thickers, Studio Calico, Button Company, BoBunny, Freckled Fawn, My Minds Eye. 

Happy & Content

Friday, April 7, 2017

Hello there! Yes! I'm back again. Today I'm sharing what I created for the new Pinspire Me challenge at Paper Issues. Check out this fantastical board!

There there is so much inspiration here! At first I thought, oooh, yellow. Then hot dogs.! Well, what really got to me was the font in the first column, middle square. So I grabbed the Amy Tangerine  alpha that it brought to mind and went to work!   I created a bright springy page using primarily the Good morning and Rise & Shine papers, tucking several tags and ephemera under and around the page. The alpha really ties it all together. 

There are days I really wonder what he's really thinking. He got off the bus from school, and just sat down on the front step,  He was just so happy sitting, playing with his toys. It's not something he usually does, or has done many times since this day. But it sure was an enjoyable afternoon! 

Thanks so much for being here twith me and my creative. view today! I hope you will continue to come back, I have so much more to share! Speaking of sharing, we want to see how your are Pinspired! Create something and share it on our Facebook group. Remember, when you shop for Oh Happy life or Nything else that Rick,es your fancy, use my code, DEVRA for 20% off your purchase. 


Dog Selfies

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Good morning!  It's Positively Pets day at Paper Issues! Yep, the day where your projects are all about the animals in our lives. This mo this challenge is an east one. We want to see 3 manufacturers on your projects. Yep. That's it! 

So, here is my furry friend. I started with the new Cross Cross cut file ,  cut with the Good Guy paper from the Fancy Pants Good Fellows collection.  I really just layered papers under the photos, but the fun thing I did was clip the photos to the lines, like hanging from a clothes line. A few clusters of embellishments, including Puffy stickers, wood from Freckled Fawn, mini paper clips by Doodlebug and the American Crafts alphas, and there is my 3 (plus) manufacturers!

My my husband was bored, and probably lonely one night I wasn't home. Good thing we have a dog who's a good sport! Dog selfies were his entertainment for the evening. 

This is one of my favorite challenges. I love our dog and want to remember him always. We want to see what you creat too! Pick up some Good Fellows or some of our other new collections in the Paper Issues shop. Please remember to use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!

Thanks for being here with me at my creative view. Come back for more tomorrow!

Supplies: PP, die cuts, puffy stickers-Fancy Pants, wood pieces, Freckled Fawn, clothespins-Darcie, paper clips-Doodlebug, alphas-American Crafts

This is My Perfect

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Good morning! It's time for another Product Spotlight at Paper Issues. Today the spotlight is on the new PinkFresh Live More.  I will be honest, I have not used a lot of PinkFreash in the past, but I LOVE this collection. Maybe its the real life aspect of it, maybe its the colors. But the whole of it appealed to me. So, here is my first attempt!

I cut apart the Focus paper, placing it on white card stock. I went through the phrase stickers, placing relevant ones in between the colored lines. I added a few die cuts, some more phrases and puffy stickers, a title using the copper foil alphas and called it finished, The colors are so light and airy, combined with my photo called for a clean background. As much as I wanted to throw down some splatters, I didn't!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today! I cant wait to create more things with the PinkFresh Live More collection. You should try it too! It's 20% off when you use my code DEVRA at checkout!

Supplies: Cardstock-AMerican Crafts, PP, stickers, die cuts and alpha-Pink Fresh

Wrap & Roll

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Well good morning! Again! Todays is Take 5 Tuesday at Paper Issues. I love this challenge. Picking from a list of things is fun, as well as challenging.  

For my page today I used Yellow, Color of your choice (blue) Wood pieces, Patterned Paper and Stars.  I love circles. And I love this Bubble Ring cut file. Oh it so goes with this photo and story. As I was looking through my stash I found Amy Tangerine Better Together. I didnt realize I had so much of it! I went thru the papers, putting together a blue/green color scheme. I threw in a little yellow and pink for contrast and that's it, Cut files make putting together pages so simple!

Going through old photos has been really fun. I found this of my son have some sensory therapy at school. His teacher was always so creative and trying new things with the kids. I laughed when I saw this because I'd forgotten how much he liked to be wrapped and snuggled when he was a baby. i guess some things don't change.

Thanks for being here today! It's going to be a busy week at my creative view, so come back again soon. I may have been digging in my stash, but guess what? You an still get some Better Together as well as new Simple Stories and Elle's Studio in the Paper Issues shop! You can get 20% off your purchase when you use my code DEVRA

Supplies: CS & alphas-American Crafts, PP, die cuts- Amy Tangerine, wood pieces-Pink Paislee, Freckled Fawn, Enamel pieces-Freckled Fawn, MME, Bella Blvd, Freckled Fawn,  mist-Studio Calico

Pushin' Pedals

Monday, April 3, 2017

Good morning! This month Paper Issues is packed with great challenges! Let's start this fine Monday with our New Issue, Put the Petal/Pedal to the Metal/Medal. There are so many ways to use this theme!  Here are a few ideas for you:

-Use metallics and/or metal embellishments
-Create a project using flowers or about gardening and spring
-Share something about transportation like bicycles, motorcycles, cars (your first car or current ride), toy cars
-Show us a project about awards and/or accomplishments

My page comes from Put the Pedal to the Metal. I've had these photos for a couple year and just hadn't taken the time to get them onto paper until now. I figured I had several bicycle embellishments in my stash, but chose to play with the newest Dear Lizzy collection, Lovely Day.  This line has so many different motifs in it. There is soft & sweet, sarcastic and inspiring. I put a bit of all of that into this page. I had some scraps of More Friday, which I used both sides of, as well as a small piece of the Oh Hello paper. Th rest are pieces of chipboard phrase Thickers and ephemera. As Ive been in a stitching binge. I stitched part of the title, setting it onto a shelf of the scallop background cut file. 

I'm insistent about my son having access to typically learning children while at school. The best way we found to do that is to have him attend a GenEd PE class. Best decision we ever made. He has a bike that he rides almost every day. Twice a year, the PE class has a Bike Safety unit. It was really the first time that he cold do the exact sane thing as everyone else. He may not have been able to go as fast or fluid as them, but he was so happy to be with him it didn't matter. 

Thanks so much for joining me along my creative view. I think this is my 5th LO with the  Lovely Day collection. I guess I really like it. That means that you will too. You can get that and so much more in the Paper Issues shop. Use my code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. We love to see what you create. Please join us and share your work in our Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, chipboard, ephemera- Dear Lizzy, doilies-BoBunny, Doodlebug, enamel dots-Freckled Fawn, MME, puffy stickers-Freckled Fawn, cut file-Paper Issues, Silhouette, mist-Studio Calico, Dylusions.

500 Miles

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Good morning! How is it April already? I think that is the real April fools joke! Anyway, I'm going to start the month off right, beginning with Sketchy Saturday, the first Paper Issues challenge of the month. You can find all the details and rules of participation on the Paper Issues blog. Hen join us in our Facebook group to share your projects! Here is our new sketch. It's a fun one to play with! 

Here is my page using the sketch. I saw a lot of different ways to play. But I was really inspired to take the design and use it as the foundation for the page. Bella Blvd Make Your Mark was still on my desk and I thought it would be a great collection to use for these photos. I cut the Paint Me Pretty and Daily Details, and Make Time papers to use as the base of the design. I placed my photos on top, added several different embellishments and called it finished. It's a bright colorful page, indicative of how I feel about it.

I was recently gifted this FirBit. Sometimes a random act of kindness strikes at a time when you need it most, and therefore truly means a lot. This is one of those times. So the best way I can think of to day thank you is to use it everyday, which I am. My goal it to get to those 500 miles by June and I am well on my way. I'll keep you posted. 

As always, thanks so much for being a part of my creative view. I am really happy I bought the Bella Blvd Make Your Mark collection and I think you  will be too. So please, throw some in your cart and use my code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your order. Cant beat that!  

Supplies: CS-AC, PP, chipboard, stickers, alphas-Bella Blvd, enamel pieces-Bella Blvd,Freckled Fawn, MME, ColorCast Designs, Wood pieces-Pink Paislee, mist-Heidi Swapp