Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hey Sweet Girl - Pawsitively Pets at PI

How did your pet join your family? We want to know! Head over to the Paper Issues blog to see how the design team came to know their pets. I don't have a pet so I talked about my daughter's stuffie. We went to the Teddy Bear's Picnic this summer and Pandy got a cast.
I used Crate Paper Cute Girl and a sticker from Bella Blvd and journal words from Simple Stories. The background paper is We R Memory Keepers. I have to admit I struggled to decide on a structure for this layout. The clashing outfit my daughter is wearing didn't help and there were large unnecessary parts to each photo. I like how it turned out. Consider joining the Facebook Fans and Friends group to post your challenge layouts for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store.
Crate Paper Cute Girl
Purple paper - We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic
Simple Stories - Hello Fall (journal words)
Pink sticker - Bella Blvd
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Friends Layout - Take 5 at PI

It's time to Take 5 at Paper Issues. I can't get enough of the Crate Paper Cute Girl collection and it worked perfectly with this month's list. Pick 5 items from the list, include them in a layout and post it in Paper Issues Friends and Fans on Facebook for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store. Here's what I made:
I love using up little bits of collections and Take 5 is perfect for that. I chose these pics of my daughter and her friend. I moved them around all over the page, took a million pictures and finally decided on this design. Here is the list. I chose scallops, stickers (chipboard and thickers) frame, fussy cut (flowers) and woodgrain.
Crate Paper - Cute Girl
Amy Tangerine Thickers
Shimelle - Go Now Go buttons
Heidi Swapp Colorshine Black
Date - Bella Blvd Halloween Magic

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tis The Season Layout - Pinspire Me at PI

We have an amazing mood board at Paper Issues today. Stop by and check out all the cool layouts. I used Carta Bella Christmas Delivery. I LOVE this collection. I see many, many layouts in the future and probably wishing for more paper. I took advantage of the sale happening at the Silhouette Design store to pick-up some cut files including the one in my layout. It was a wreath that I cut out in red and green and then cut apart and layered.

Here is the mood board:

Carta Bella - Christmas Delivery
Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette cut file
Fine tip Sharpie pen

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Snow Layout - Cut It Up at PI

There is a super fun FREE cut file at Paper Issues today. Everyone made really awesome layouts with it. Here is mine:

Here is what the cut file looks like.
Crate Paper - Snow & Cocoa
Snowball cut file from Paper Issues
Fine tip Sharpie Pen
Silhouette Cameo

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Chill In The Air Layout - PI Spotlight

Hello! We are featuring Crate Paper's Snow & Cocoa collection on the Paper Issues blog today. It is such a great collection for winter. Especially if you have kids. Everything is so cute and fun. I scrapped this picture of the girls wearing their matching snuggies. There were so many words and embellies that referenced the cold, it was hard to decide what to use.
This was a great way to use some scraps from previous layouts and use a variety of embellishments.

Crate Paper - Snow & Cocoa
Black paint
Gold embroidery thread
Black cardstock
Fine tip Sharpie pen

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ice Ice Baby - Bella Blvd Spotlight at PI

Hello there! On the Paper Issues blog today we are featuring all the new Bella Blvd lines. I chose to work with their Illustrated Faith: You Are Loved collection. This picture matched the paper so I made it work with the collection. We were so hot in Florida last year that we were ecstatic to see a wall of ice. I had to document it.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to design the grid and downloaded a free font called Ice Caps. It was a little tricky to use so I ended up just tracing around my letters instead of using the white caps that came on top of the letters. I copied some of the icicles from the letters and pasted and welded them to the bottom of the grid. I used some pieces from the November Swag Bag which are part of this collection. I also cheated and used a couple penguins from the Christmas Cheer line. The speech bubble is from the new Addison collection.

Bella Blvd: You Are Loved (I.F.)
Bella Blvd: Christmas Cheer
Bella Blvd: Addison
Black Cardstock
Black Fine Tip Sharpie Pen
Ice Caps Font
Silhouette Cameo

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wanna Build A Snowman? At Paper Issues

I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today and decided to play with the new Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa Collection. I scrapped a picture of my daughter with the snowman she built with Daddy. I was so impressed with the outfit!

I cut the title with my Silhouette Cameo and used the Comic Sans Serif font. I found the lace at a garage sale and the string at Dollarama. I stapled the top corner after folding it over. I used a white pen to write the date. Of course the remainder of the layout I got from the Paper Issues store! The giant snowflake was in the November Swag Bag.

Crate Paper - Snow & Cocoa
Black backing paper - DCWV
Black cardstock
White pen
Pop dots
Silver glitter glue
Giant snowflake - November Swag Bag

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