Thursday, May 24, 2018

You + Me

Today, I'm on the Paper Issues blog sharing my take on this week's Scraplift Sunday layout! Check it out here! XOXO

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Oh happy day! It's Sunday - Scraplift Sunday of course and Mother's Day as well! Lots of excitement going on here. At Paper Issues we are lifting Kelly and what a treat it is. See her original layout here! I used Elle's Studio Note Worthy and kept my layout very similar. 

I scrapped this sweetest picture of my oldest at Dollywood. We took them just a couple weekends ago as an end of the school year surprise. I even kept the tickets and used them as layers on my layout.

If you haven't seen this collection yet check it out here in the Paper Issues store! It's my favorite go to collection right now! You can save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO

Friday, May 11, 2018

What's Up?

Happy Friday friends!!! Are you ready for a challenge?! I finally convinced myself to play along with the What's Up? challenge at Paper Issues. I usually cover my whole page with cut files or ephemera and chipboard - so leaving 2/3 of the layout blank was a true challenge!

I wanted to use lots of color and create layers with the Bella Blvd Pop Quiz collection. I started with the Goofing Off patterned paper and then fussy cut the Get to Class hexagon paper. I added a few other strips of patterned paper to the very top of the page. Next, I added 3 photos and a few embellishments along with the date and journaling. I wanted to add more to the bottom of course, but I had to step back and let it go!

Need more inspiration for keeping your layout simple? Check out the What's Up? thread in our Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group here! Thank you for stopping by! XOXO

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Hello! I'm playing along with Paper Issues Pinspire Me challenge. To play along just take a look at this month's Mood Board and create a layout inspire by it. Here it is: 

I was inspired by the colors and found all three in the Bella Blvd Bug Explorer collection. It's such a fun collection filled with bugs and bright colors - perfect for any boy mom like myself. My youngest was playing with caterpillars when we went camping last weekend and I had to document it.

I used the Borders and Catchers 12x12 patterned papers for this layout. One of my favorite pieces are the chipboard stickers. The words (look, bugs, and discover) make this page pop! If you haven't seen this collection yet take a look here!

Thanks for stopping by today! We have so many challenges going on this month. Take a look at them all (here) and then start creating! Can't wait to see them! XOXO

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Enjoy Every Moment

Good morning and happy Sunday! Every Sunday we have a Scraplift Sunday challenge where we lift on of the Design Team members layout. Today we are lifting the super talented Anita! I'm always in awe of her gorgeous designs! To see her original layout click here.

I started with Elle's Studio Noteworthy Paper 2. I added my photo and tags which are very similar to Anita's. Then I added my own twist to it with lots of enamel hearts and a huge title. You can find the enamel stickers I used here. For my title, I fussy cut the letters from one of the patterned papers in Note Worthy! One of my favorite parts in the BFF pennant! It's from the Bella Blvd Pop Quiz collection.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday that's relaxing and refreshing and filled with paper and glue! XOXO

Friday, May 4, 2018

Take 5

I'm so glad that the Take 5 challenge is back this month. It's a crowd pleaser for sure! For this challenge just choose five things from the list below and incorporate them in a layout. And yes, you can add more than five or add your own elements as well! My five items were 1) Orange, 3) Blue, 7) Cardstock, 8) Doodling and 14) Stickers.

I started with the Spraying Water Background cut file. I cut it out of white cardstock and then backed the circles with color cardstock - very similar to yesterday's A to Z cut file! I decided to doodle around each circle to give it a little more dimension. I cut my photo in a circle to fit perfectly inside the cut file. Then I added all sorts of school related ephemera from the Bella Blvd Pop Quiz collection! I finished the layout with a few journaling strips I typed up!

Have you played along with any of this month's Paper Issues challenges yet?! If not Take 5 is the perfect one to start with. When you've finished it don't forget to share it with us in our Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group for a  change to with a PI giftcard! XOXO

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A to Z!

I'm on the Paper Issues blog this morning sharing all the details about my layout for the Free File Free-for-all challenge. Click here to see it! XOXO