Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Good morning!  Let's talk trends today. Even better, let's talk about using current trends on our scrapbook pages. Today at  Get It Scrapped we are talking about Pom Poms. They are everywhere. Today, they are on our scrapbook pages.

I think of pom poms as festive, therefore perfect for a party page.  My initial thought was to use them as confetti, and place them into some of the die cut spaces to add dimension as well as color. The pom poms were too dimensional and looked out of place on their own. Using the pom pom frame connects the free floating ones to the photo. After adding other embellishments with dimension, color and texture, the pom poms seemed to blend in better. 

I (reluctantly) agreed to a birthday party thrown by my husband and my sister. I just really wasn't sure how I wanted to celebrate. It wound up being a day to remember. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I've been using Shimelle Glitter Girl for all of my birthday photos, today is no exception. I also used a couple of cut files from the Paper Issues store, Filled With Joy to create the confetti background and Happy Hooray for the banner. I'm adding this project to the This or That challenge. It's one of several new challenges in the Paper Issues Facebook group.  

Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts ephemera, stickers, Thickers, enamel dots-Shimelle for American Crafts, pom poms, acrylic stars-Maggie Holmes for American Crafts, Frame-Crate paper, twine and paper clips-Doodlebug Design


Monday, February 26, 2018

Good morning! I have another project to share today for Paper Issues.  It's our week 3 Scraplift Sunday, when we lifted this lovely page byAmanda-Jayne

I did change the design a bit by creating 3 solid clusters. I played with the awesome Swag Bag to create this. Really. that's all I used. The Feb bag was filled with all these bright colors, inspiring sentiments and springy embellishments. I sorted through everything first, then grouped them by colors and item type. From there I zeroed in on the sentiments and all the butterflies. I cut, placed and layered and was pretty much done. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have more stuff to share so come back again soon. The March Swag Bag should be in the shop soon. The subscription is so worth it! New stuff is arriving in the Paper Issues shop every week. Shop using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Hello! Just a quick little post today sharing a page I made for Scraplift Sunday today at Paper Issues.  We are lifting Mary Ann's LO from the January Issue.  I love it's simplicity, but of course I had to give it my own spin.

 I didnt change the design much, but I did use all photos instead.  As usual, I had to throw down some layers of paper and tags under them too. You see, I had a hunch I would need this Carta Bella Cabin Fever. Even if it didn't snow, I'd have some great plaids to use for some masculine photos! Lucky for me it snowed! I also used a few of the snowflakes that were left over from the Snowflake grid cut file I sued on another page. 

I'll be honest. I'm not a fan of long snowy winters. I dont like it in my driveways, or on the roads.  I much prefer to admire the snow as it sits upon mountain tops. However, I do love to see fresh white snow on the trees, which is always a chance to grab some new photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Check out the Paper Issues Facebook group for more challenges and ideas. Gran some new 2018 releases in the Paper Issues shop while you can. They are always 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout!

Supplies: PP, die cuts-Carta Bella, wood pieces, Crate paper, Nuvo drops, Stickles, Silhouette, Dylusions mist.

Up to No Good!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hey Hey I'm back again! 3rd time in a week! See, I told you I'd be back on track!  I'm up on the Paper Issues Blog today sharing one of our awesome FREE cut files! I don't know about you, but I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. Can you imagine my excitement when I saw the Perfectly Potter cut file arrive in the Paper Issues shop?!?!  I'll take every chance I can get to weave some HP into my daily life.

This saying makes me think of my younger son and all the mischief he tries to create.  So does Wild Child by Pink Paislee. I mean come on, Danger? Wild and Mischief on the embellishments? Yes please!  The funny thing is, I couldn't find the right photos to go with it. Until this night. This wild child of my own was insistent that something was under the couch. I kept telling him nope, nothing is there.  He pushed, pulled and squirmed his way behind it, until he found what he was looking for.  He sure proved me wrong!

I had to decide on how many photos and their size before I could decide how to resize the cut file. Placing the photos in the center of the cut file seemed to be the way to go. I stayed with white behind the words so they would be readable, and stand out behind the green. I filled in the stars because, well, it makes them more wild! I also played off of the stars, using more of them scattered about.

I love how this part of the Perfectly Potter cut file works as a title, the story and design of my page. This just shows you how awesome and versatile our cut files can be!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today! You too can join the Free File Free-for-All challenge this month. Grab a FREE cut file, create something and add it to the February Challenge album in our Facebook Group.  While you are in the Paper Issues shop, take a look at some of the new releases, including PinkFresh and Pink Paislee. Your purchases are always 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout!

Snow Bros

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Good morning! I know it's been a while. I'm off my game. I'll be trying out a new routine over the next few weeks so bear with me. I promise it will be worth it! Anyway, I'm 'Keeping it Sketchy', with a new project for Paper Issues using the Feb sketch. 

You know me, I have to be different, so I said no to the hearts! I traded them in for snowflakes instead. This page is all about the snowflakes. I used the free Snowflake Grid cut file to create the background. What could be easier than that? Umm, maybe backing it with more snowflake paper, then layering more Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa snowflakes onto the page. I love the extra bits of color and sparkle they add. 

We don't usually get enough snow around here to play in, so we definitely took advantage of it. A nice long walk, even letting the dog off the leash to run around. The best part for sure was watching him laugh in the process, and of course getting a few great photos. 

Thanks so much for joining me and my creative view today. I have a few ore things to share coming up so check back again soon. All new releases are arriving in the Paper Issues shop, so you need to check in there frequently. As always use DEVRA at checkout for 20% your purchase!

Supplies: PP-Crate Paper, Carta Bella, American Crafts, Silhouette, Die cuts-Crate Paper, American Crafts, 

Feel the Love

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hey there! Good morning and Happy February. Wow. That happened fast! I'm so happy to be the first to share a project in the new challenge format for on the Paper Issues blog today. What new format you ask? Well, today, we revealed ALL of the February challenges. That gives all you crafty friends the whole month to play along with all of them! Each day here on the blog, we will share a project featuring one of our challenges. Ready?

I have for you, something I made for one of everyone's favorite challenges, Take 5 Tuesday.  Here is the new board:

Let's just start with my items, then how I can tell you how I got to them. It may be more than 5! 
1. Red, 2. Patterned Paper 3. Turquoise, 4. Stitching, 5. Heart,  as well as white, polka dots, flair and something shiny. 

First I had my photo. Look at my sweet boys! I feel the love! No matter the differences between them, they are still brothers who love each other. 

So, I started with the Heart Grid FREE cut file. It said "Stitch me" loud and clear. I pared it down to 8 hearts, enlarging them for my grid. You know what else was yelling at me? Crate Paper Main Squeeze! See where I'm going with this? 

All the pretty patterned paper fills up the hearts. What's your favorite? I can't choose! Maybe Smooch? I used both sides of that one, because turquoise and kisses. Maybe it's that Purrrfect multi colored scallop. Clearly I couldn't decide, so I used several. 

When it comes to embellishments, I'm not any better at decision making, so I used them all. Yep. Chipboard, which is where the shiny comes from.  

The cardstock stickers  are so fun to layer with the puffy stickers and ephemera

I guess you could also say having lots to choose from made this so easy to put together! Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. I hope I've inspired you to create something new. 

The Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Fans Facebook group is where you can find all of the February challenges, as well as daily chit chat, fun and games. Every time you create and share a project, it's a chance for you to win a GC to the Paper Issues shop! Speaking of shopping, Crate Paper Main Squeeze is available NOW in the shop. Get it before its gone for 20% off using DEVRA at checkout. 

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, thread DMC, Crate Paper Main SqueezeHeart Grid cut file, Silhouette, A Flair for buttons