Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Swag Bag Love

Here I am typing up this blog post in the wee hours of the morning and you'll never believe it but it's snowing again!!!! For some of you this may be no big deal, but in Georgia snow is hard to come by. Can't wait to see my kids faces in the morning!

I used the December Swag Bag to document the 3" of snow we got in December. I always love these little bags of paper goodness. Though little is really an inaccurate way to describe them. The bag may be small but it's packed and overflowing every month! In December's bag I was so excited for the wood piece - Cold. I sprayed it black with mist and used it for my title. Another favorite was the rosettes! So cute and dainty, but what a statement they make. I also used the twine in an unusual way - I twisted it around a couple of the cards for added dimension. And who doesn't love sequins.

Every single part of my layout (besides the large paper) came in my swag bag! And there was still plenty for another couple more layouts! If you've never tried one I urge you too. They do not disappoint. Check out January's swag bag and save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Love This Life

Today I'm on the Paper Issues blog sharing more of my love for Crate Paper Good Vibes and free cut files! I hope you will stop by! See it here! XOXO

Monday, January 15, 2018

We're Off To A Fresh Start

We're Off To A Fresh Start with Paper Issues' New Issue challenge. I'm playing in Round 2. See Round 1 here! Here's what it's all about. Create a layout about: 

  • Your plans/intentions/resolutions for the New Year
  • Use "2018" on your project 
  • How did you ring in New Year's Eve?
  • Share any project you'd like — anything goes. 
I went with the "anything goes" category. I knew I wanted to dive into Crate Paper Main Squeeze. This is my Valentine line of choice this year. It's so fun and quirky. I also wanted to go to town with the Tangled Hearts cut file. I cut it out once with white cardstock and then I used the single heart cut and repeatedly cut it out with several patterns. 

If you need some hearts and love in your life check out Main Squeeze and save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Scraplift Sunday

Hello happy Sunday! Saturday was crazy busy here, but I'm hoping for a more relaxed and paper filled day today. I've got another awesome Crate Paper Good Vibes layout to show you! That's 2 days in a row! I'm telling you - I really LOVE  this collection! Today was are lifting Kelly's Free File Friday layout from December. See it here! Two products I used are still in the shop. You can find the Magic 12x12 paper here and the ephemera pack here! I also used one of Paper Issue's cut files for my large title. Download it for free here under the Floral Sweetheart cut file! Now play along with us! XOXO!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dream Big

I hope this blog post finds you having a wonderful Saturday! I love the layout I get to share with you today! Crate Paper's Good Vibes is amazing! It's got all my favorite colors (hello PINK) and so many fun patterns. I just can't get enough of it.

I created this layout for today's Notable Quotable Challenge at Paper Issues. This month's quote is Make Your Dreams Happen! What a great quote to think about as we start the New Year. I don't know about you, but I have a few goals I'm working on and every bit of inspiration helps in the journey.

I used lots of layers and mixed patterns. I took inspiration from the quote and used Dream Big as my title. You can find it in the Crate Paper ephemera - here!

Remember you can take inspiration from this month's quote any way you like! Can't wait to see what you create! XOXO

Friday, January 12, 2018

52 Friday Favorites #2

Happy Friday! I'm back with my Friday Favorites #2. If you didn't see my post from last week look here! I'm head over heels for this new Paper Issues' project. So each week, I'm using a travelers notebook to document my favorite moment/thing from the past week. What I love about it is first it's very informal - just pen and paper and getting my thoughts down. If my stamp doesn't work quite right it's no big deal. I don't feel the need to over stress or seek perfection like I might with a 12x12  layout. Secondly, I've enjoyed adding extra color by using up older stickers or ephemera that have just bit sitting around in my scrappy drawers. Yes to using what's already in my stash! And thirdly, I'm documenting more - little things, stories, tid bits into our life that I've missed before.

So let's talk about this week's entry. My favorite moment this week is a quick heat wave (and no rain for a day) which helped us get all the yard work accomplished!

I used stamps again, some PinkFresh stickers, and 2 photos. Even just taking a screenshot of the current weather was a fun touch.

Wait till you see all the entries in the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group! Click here! So many inspiring and creative takes on this awesome project! I hope you will join us! Have an awesome weekend! XOXO