Monday, September 18, 2017

Let's Give Them Pumpkin to Talk About


Happy fall ya'll! Well, not exactly. It's mid September and still a humid 85 degrees here! So fall is still far from my mind. But for today's New Issue Round 2 at Paper Issues we are celebrating all things fall. Thankfully on our hike the other day, we were looking for "signs of fall" and my boys helped me collect these beautiful leaves. 


For my layout, I used Carta Bella's Hello Fall! See it here! It was my favorite fall collection out this year! I used Falling Leaves and Great Harvest for my background papers. Under my photo, I made a banner with the tags and ephemera. I added journaling on the side and that was it! Simple and easy!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

SLS 9 17


Happy Sunday friends! Time to scrap and do some heavy lifting! Today at Paper Issues we are scraplifting Damaris and her awesome Try It Tuesday layout! Click here to see her Instagram profile and follow her! I love the sweeping motion of her circles in the background. I copied this with all sorts of fun summer ephemera and stickers. You can find Pink Paislee Summer Lights in the Paper Issues store! 


Now play along with us and then share your creation in our Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Group! XOXO! 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Maggie Holmes Carousel


Happy Wednesday to you! Today I'm on the Paper Issues blog sharing this layout inspired by the newest collection by Maggie Holme's - Carousel. So click here to join me and get all the details! XOXO

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Try It Tuesday


Happy Tuesday to you! I have to be really honest here. Try is Tuesday is always way out of my comfort zone. Playing with inks and paints makes me nervous, and typically I like to stick with what I know - when it comes to scrapbooking and all areas of life. But then part of me does like a challenge even if I have to get a little messy! So I jumped right in to this month's Try It Tuesday.

Here's your challenge: create a layout with circles. Suggested ideas: print circles from jar lids or paper rolls that have been dipped in paint/ink, use a stencil, stamp small circles with pencil eraser tips in your ink pads, spray mists inside circular tubes (or paper rolls), print with bubble wrap - you get the idea! 

Here's what I did: I took the lid of my gold paint and dipped it in the paint to create circles on the background of this fabulous Maggie Holme's paper. How can you not say yes to the explosion of colors?! The paper is called Cotton Candy! Once, the paint dried, I layered it with lots of ticket stubs from the specialty paper in the Carousel collection. I added a few more embellishments and my photo and it really was that simple - and not too messy!


Ready to step out of your comfort zone? I hope so! XOXO

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pinspire Me



Hi friends! I'm back again with my very favorite of all times boy collection - Cool Kid from Crate Paper. I can't even count how many times I've used it. I love love love it! Today I'm using it for September's Pinspire Me challenge. Look at this mood board! 


After seeing this board, I knew right away what collection I was going to use! And documenting my youngest's first day of school would be perfect! I was also inspired by the hexagon cut file in the Paper Issues shop. I cut several of them out and used my favorite patterned papers. I also cut the photos into hexagons too! Then I layered lots of embellishments and added a little journaling. And believe it or not, there is still some Cool Kid in the shop! You can save 20% with code RACHEL.


Now check out today's Paper Issues blog to see how the rest of the Design Team was inspired! XOXO

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Add It Up!


Time to start adding and hopefully you are good at it because this month's Add It Up Challenge is for 175 points! So here's how it works. Create a layout worth 175 points using the items from the list below.


I used Bella Blvd's Secrets of the Sea for my layout - lots of patterned papers, stitching, enamels dots, stickers and more! I have used so much of this collection that I'm kind of down to scraps. So these little strips were left over from the 6x8" pad!  The waves were cut out from the Whitecaps in the Lake cut file


Thank you for stopping by! Do you have a collection with only scraps left over? Try this design and use them up! XOXO

Friday, September 8, 2017

Free File Friday


Free File Friday is here! This week's challenge is so fun! Use ANY of the cut files in the free files section of the Paper Issues store to create a layout about last/first day of school, graduation, back to school shopping, etc. Any school theme will work! The hardest part is deciding which cut file to use! I chose the Slice of Life cut file. I cut it out with white cardstock and then backed it with five patterned papers from the Pinkfresh Boy's Fort collection. I love that there are numbers and pencils in the ephemera and pennants in this collection - perfect for a school theme layout! 


Have a Cricut machine like me? You can still use the Paper Issues files even though they are in Silhouette format. Follow this tutorial to be able to covert the files and make them usable in your Cricut machine. XOXO