Sunday, February 18, 2018

Scraplift Sunday


We have a perfect choice for today's Scraplift Sunday layout! We are lifting AJ's fabulous design for January's Product Spotlight challenge at Paper Issues. See the original here! I stayed very close to the original and used Crate Paper Good Vibes. I love the scattered ephemera and chipboard everywhere! Join us in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group today to see more of this lift! XOXO


Monday, February 12, 2018

Free File Free-For-All


Cut files are my jam when it comes to scrapbooking! I love using them - especially background files. Stacie really knocked it out of the park when she created this one for the Doodlebug So Punny valentine collection. You can download it for free here!



I created this layout for this month's Free File Free-For-All challenge at Paper Issues. I packed it with solid patterned paper from Pink Paislee's Wild Child collection. I didn't want to use patterned paper because I felt like it would make it too busy and hard to read the small font. Just the background alone is stunning. So I kept my photo and embellishments very minimal and I love the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today! XOXO

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Love Is In the Air


Happy almost Friday! I just couldn't wait any longer to share this layout. I created it for Paper Issues Love Is In the Air challenge. Since February is the month of love that seems rather appropriate, right?! Use a Valentine's themed line, hearts, colors, you name it! Just show us LOVE!! Simple enough! I didn't use a Valentine themed line, but I did use my very favorite Crate Paper Good Vibes to document our very rare date night! And it has a lot of pink in it (which is probably why I like it so much) so I say it fits this challenge. 

I used my hexagon punch and the 6x6 pad to cut out several shapes in all my favorite patterns. I didn't want to cover the whole page so I left some white space. I added my photos with some ephemera and it all came together just as I hoped! 

Now show us your love! Can't wait to see what you make! XOXO


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Keep It Sketchy


Hi scrappy friends! It's a great day here because I get to talk about Paper Issues and their free cut files! I LOVE using cut files in my scrapbooking and so this month's sketch was perfect for me! Check it out:


You can find the Scattered Hearts cut file here. Remember - you don't have to use a cut file for your background. Be inspired in any way - use a busy piece of patterned paper, scatter hearts around the page, etc. I had already used this cut file on a previous project so I decided to use a different background cut file. I had been wanting to use And Another Ampersand for a while and this was my perfect opportunity! 


I cut it out with black cardstock and placed it on top of the So Chill 12x12 patterned paper from Crate Paper's Good Vibes collection. I added my photo and a chipboard title! I love this chipboard set and have already ordered a second one! The ephemera is still available too! I've already started my second pack of this too! When I say I love Good Vibes I really mean it.

You can find the Keep It Sketchy challenge here. There are already lots of layouts from the DT and friends & fans so check them out for more inspiration!

Also, Pink Paislee Turn-The-Page is in the store! Save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO

Monday, February 5, 2018

Take 5


Hello Monday! We're hitting the books running this morning with my Take 5 layout for Paper Issues! This challenge is always a favorite because of it's simplicity. Check out the list:


Just choose 5 things from the list and create a layout with it! I chose 1) red, 2) white, 5) cardstock, 6) heart and 11) patterned paper. I used the Fancy Pants Take Note collection to document my boy's obsession with the Magic Tree House reading series.


I love the colors in this collection. Isn't that alphabet paper just the best?! The library cards and pockets are probably one of my favorite pieces in this collection.


Like what you see?! Get it at Paper Issues and save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Scraplift Sunday


Happy Sunday! Big day here in the O'Neal household! It's Super Bowl Sunday in the US and my boys are fired up and ready to watch. But before the game gets started I'm trying to get some scrapping in. Actually, (who am I kidding) I'll probably try to play with paper during the game too! 


Just wanted to pop in here quickly and share today's Scraplift Sunday layout from Paper Issues! We are lifting Becky today! You can see her adorable Take 5 layout here! I love the divided design. I used Crate Paper Cool Kid - my all time favorite boy collection! I don't have much left but it was perfect for this layout. 


Now it's your turn to do some heavy lifting! Then share it in our Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group in the February challenge album! Happy Sunday! XOXO!

Friday, February 2, 2018

52 Friday Favorites!

Hi everyone! I'm back again! That's twice in one day which is highly unusual, but I found some time this afternoon to catch up on Paper Issues' 52 Friday Favorites and I wanted to share that with you. If you haven't seen my earlier posts about this new challenge let me give you a quick brief! It's simple and so rewarding. Basically, use a Traveler's Notebook (that's my choice), pocket page, planner, journal, etc to document your Friday Favorite each week - whatever moment, thing, photo, idea that stood out to you that week. By the end of the year, we'll have documented so many great memories! I was thankfully only a week behind so I was able to get this week's and last week's done quickly. In previous weeks I had embellished some with paper and stickers, but I kept these last two weeks simple with just my journaling and some stamping. It doesn't have to be elaborate - just a few minutes of journaling is perfect!

Here's last weeks - Friday Favorites #4



Getting my gym schedule written down was a fun touch and not something I typically document. Even better - our instructor had us take a group photo after class one day. I downloaded it from Facebook and printed it off!



This week's - Friday Favorites #5


Do you have stamps you hardly ever use?! This is a great project to use them on! It gives interest to your page without adding bulk. I have my eye on this one from Fancy Pants. I think I'm going to have to get it with my next Paper Issues order!



Thanks for stopping by! We have so many new challenges in our Friends and Fans Facebook group including this one. Check them all out here! XOXO