Sunday, December 10, 2017

Scraplift Sunday 12/10


Happy Sunday friends! This last week flew by! So we're back around to another Scraplift Sunday. Today, we are lifting Mary Ann's New Issue layout. See it here!


I used Pink Paislee's Wild Child for my layout and stuck pretty close to the original. My favorite part is the Thickers I used down the striped paper.


Hope you can play along with us! When you do, share it here in our December Challenge album. Can't wait to see yours! XOXO

Friday, December 8, 2017

Free File Friday


Can we say happy Friday?! Oh yeah! I'm up with my first American Crafts Sweater Weather layout for today's Free File Friday challenge! For today's challenge, use any of the cut files to create a layout about any of your holiday activities! 

I used two Paper Issues cut files. First, I cut out the Polka Dot Wreath. I loved layering the wreath with ephemera, stickers, and lots of enamel dots. In the middle I added a photo and journaling card with more layers. For my title, I used the Thankful for Family cut file. I love that neither of these cut files are specifically holiday themed, but work great for my winter-sweater-loving layout.



If you have a minute, check out all of the challenges in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group. December's challenge album is here! Once you complete a challenge share it with us for a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues store! Can't wait to see what you make! XOXO

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Scrap Soup


Happy Thursday! I'm so excited about today's layout. For the first time, I played along with Paper Issue's Scrap Soup challenge. Here's how the challenge works. Each month, we have a "recipe" for you to follow as you create your layout. It has to include all the things in the list and then you can add to it as you please! Totally doable, right? Here's December's list:


As soon as I saw this month's list I was inspired by the circles. This layout was so fun to create! To start, I used my Cricut to cut out twelve circles from white cardstock. A circle punch would work just as well. Then I cut out twelve more smaller circles from patterned paper in the Pink Paislee Wild Child collection. I layered them together and arranged them in three rows of five along with three photos I printed and then cut into circles. Lots of circles huh?! Finally, I layered the circles with ephemera and stickers and that's it! Super simple! Hope you like!


We have a great sale going on at Paper Issues. Use the code 30ISGOOD right now to save 30% on your order through the 10th! After that, hop on over and join our FB group to get the next code starting on the 13th! XOXO



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Take 5 Tuesday


Happy Tuesday! It's time for Paper Issue's Take 5 Tuesday Challenge! Simply choose 5 things from the list below and include them in your layout! I used 2. Gold, 4. Snowflake, 7. Patterned paper, 9. Journaling, and 10. Cardstock. Check it out:


Now let's talk about my layout! This is my first one with Crate Paper FaLaLa! It's my favorite Christmas/winter collection out this year. I love the color combos, ephemera and especially the chipboard stickers. I made this very cool scarf with one of the free cut files in the store - download it here! The title is also from the same cut file! I backed the scarf with several patterned. Then I added my photo, some snowflakes, and my journaling. To finish, I added the tags and buttons and a few sprinkles of mist! So in love with my first layout of the Christmas season!

Check out more DT inspiration on today's PI blog! Click here! Also, if you aren't a member of the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Group you definitely should join us. We are going to be having a big sale soon and the best place to find out about it is here! XOXO







Sunday, December 3, 2017

Scraplift Sunday 12/3


Happy Sunday! Time for our 1st scraplift of December! Can you believe how fast the holidays are flying by?! I for one cannot. Time slow down please! I'm doing the best I can to find time to scrap in between the craziness of the season. And today's lift is a definite must! We are lifting Elodie. See her original layout here! Her style is awesome and I love how creative she is! I used Pink Paislee Wild Child for my lift! I'm keeping it short and sweet today because Christmas activities are calling my name as I type. Thank you for stopping by! XOXO!



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

To The Moon!


Good morning! Today, I'm chatting it up on the Paper Issue's blog about this galaxy love inspired layout! So hop on over there and get all the details! XOXO!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mega Swag Bag Love


Good morning and happy Monday! I am so excited to show you today's Swag Bag layout! This may be my favorite one of all time! I used October's Bag which had lots of Maggie Holmes' Carousel and Dear Lizzy Star Gazer in it. I absolutely adore both of those lines!


The Swag Bags are awesome because they have so many 3x4 cards (great for layering) and loads of embellishments! I always have plenty for several layouts. My favorite part in last month's kits was the hooray pocket (Interactive cards) and lined tag. I didn't get a set of these when they first came out, so I was so happy to snag one in the Swag Bag. This was my inspiration for my layout! I journaled on the tag (you can pull it out to read the whole story) and then I layered all around it - cards, twine, metal pin, and ticket ephemera. The other big statement piece was the huge (seriously) paper clip from Dear Lizzy! You can find it here!


The rest of the DT is on the Paper Issues blog today showcasing some amazing Swag Bag layouts. The best part is each one is completely different and so inspiring. Also, you can find the newest Bag in the Paper Issues shop! Click here to find it! Save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO