Sunday, March 11, 2018

Scraplift Sunday!

Good morning and happy Sunday friends! I'm so honored that my layout is up for today's Scraplift Sunday challenge at Paper Issues! To see my original layout click here! So of course, I lifted myself!

I love the new collections from My Minds Eye! For my lift I used Wander. I started with the Bags 12x12 patterned paper and then took the 6x6 pad to cut out my circles with my Cricut. I took my circles and just randomly placed them on the white cardstock. Sometimes I choose to used the whole circle and other times I trimmed them up and placed them on the edge of the cardstock. In the middle I added my photo and that giant chipboard title is the best part!

I hope you love it and will be along with me. Remember - your lift doesn't have to be circles. You can interpret it any way you like. I'll be looking for your layout in our Friends and Facebook group! XOXO

Friday, March 9, 2018

PI Partners Up

Hey friends!!! After a super busy week, I couldn't be happier about the weekend ahead. I think I'll be able to relax and play with paper! Woo hoo! But first, I want to share with you our fun new challenge called PI Partners Up. This month we are partnering with Stuck?! Sketches. You can play along too for a chance to win one of three different prizes. (Sounds great, right?!) Check out their blog post to get all the details!

Here's the sketch:

I took a literal interpretation of the sketch and used My Mind's Eye Blast Off! Find it in the Paper Issues store - here! My favorite pieces are the Take Off 12x12 patterned paper and the chipboard pieces! If you have a boy in your life this line is perfect!

Hope your weekend is awesome and restful and filled with lots of paper! XOXO

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pinspire Me

It's hump day! Can I get a hooray?! I'm here with my first My Mind's Eye Blast Off layout! I'm pretty much a sucker for any boy collection and this one is a great one. Today, I'm playing along with Paper Issues' Pinspire Me challenge. Check out this month's board:

It's so fantastic! To play along with our challenge simply create a layout inspired by this board. I took inspiration from the space theme. I started with the Explore 12x12 patterned paper and then cut out the Stitching Starburst cut file from white cardstock. I used three different colors of We R Memory Keepers twine and hand stitched the sunburst. I added my photo with some of layers and stars

For my title, I used another great cut file - Good Vibes and finished the layout with journaling. Want more inspiration?! Check out the challenge thread here and then share your layout there when you've played along! XOXO

Monday, March 5, 2018

Free File Free-For-All

Happy Monday friends! Today is an awesome day because I get to talk about one of my very favorite parts about scrapbooking - cut files!!! I've had a Cricut cutting machine for over 10 years and I love what I can do with it. And the fact that Paper Issues has free cut files for any and every occasion is just amazing! Check them all out here! If you have a Cricut like me, check out this tutorial to see how you can convert them for easy use with a Cricut.

So I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream and the Spread Your Wings cut file for the Free File Free-For-All challenge at Paper Issues. I started with the Kaliedoscope 12x12" patterned paper which has a pretty white washed wood-grain pattern. Then, I cut out the butterfly wreath in white card stock. Next, I cut out individual butterflies in patterned paper and hand stitched them in place. This way they were secure and able to be folded upward to add dimension to the layout. I also had an abundance of phrase stickers from this collection so I added one to the outside of each butterfly.

To play along with this challenge just use one (or more!) PI cut files on a project. It's really that simple. Share it here for a chance to win a PI gift card! Good luck! XOXO

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Tell Me A Story

I had so much fun creating this layout for the Tell Me A Story challenge at Paper Issues. I asked my son to tell me 10 things about himself that he would want someone to know about him. I love being able to document memories like these that I know I will be so happy to look back on and read again year after year!

I used Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings - one of my favorite Valentine collection from last year. That bright yellow patterned paper is just the best! Find the collection here in the Paper Issues store.

Do you have a story to tell?! I think we all do. Join us by creating a layout that focuses on journaling. Then share here in our Paper Issues Facebook group. Can't wait to see it! XOXO

Friday, March 2, 2018

Feel the Beat!

Happy Friday friends! I'm loving this month's new challenges at Paper Issues. Today I'm playing along with Feel the Beat challenge! Check out the album cover below and create a layout inspired by it. Not inspired by the cover? Google the songs on the album and be inspired by one of the tracks! Here it is:

I was inspired by circles and so I cut my photo in a circle and placed it in the middle of the layout! I also used a lot of black and white elements. This was my first layout with My Mind's Eye Good Vibes collection. I love the colors and cool vibe in the embellishments and ephemera. Love the green and white patterned paper?! Check it out here

I surrounded my photo with ephemera, chipboard stickers, and enamel dots! I also fussy cut those cute Polaroid "pictures" from the Pink Polaroid patterned paper! I can't wait to create more layouts with this collection!

Have you checked out all of March's challenges yet? See them here! I hope you can find some scrappy time this weekend! Can't wait to see what you create! XOXO

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Put It On An Angle

Happy March 1st!!! I can't believe how fast this last month flew by. Of course, February is a few days shorter than the rest so that might have helped a bit. So a new month means a new crop of challenges at Paper Issues! Check them all out here

The first one I'm playing with is called Put It On An Angle! We want you to ditch those straight and perfect layouts and try something new!! Create a project that is on a discernible angle. I created my layout with Crate Paper Good Vibes! My background is made from all my favorite patterned papers from that collection. I put some of them vertical/horizontal and several of them at an angle to make a patchwork style background. 

I added my photo, lots of ephemera and then placed my title on an angle as well. I typed up a couple sentences and cut them into journaling strips. I try to always have a little story behind every layout I create!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are playing along with us this month. Also, check out the Paper Issues store! So many new collections. Save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO