Saturday, December 31, 2016

Best of 2016 Collage for Paper Issues

First, I would like to say a huge THANK-YOU to Paper Issues for having me on their team. It was so much fun and I learned so much. I'm so sad that my work life is so busy. I had to make the hard decision to not renew my term. But, I will still do some designing on a smaller scale and hopefully come back some day when work calms down.
So let's look at my fave creations from this year. There's a lot of Simple Stories and Crate Paper in there! Didn't hurt that I also acquired a Silhouette Cameo at the beginning of the year.

Head over to the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group and post your fave 16 of 2016!

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Life Is Lovely - Hazelwood Spotlight at PI

Being off work for winter break means time to scrap! I made another layout for the Hazelwood Spotlight at Paper Issues. I posted it in the Facebook Friends and Fans group. This collection has these flowers that are so much fun to fussy cut. I also threw in a couple butterflies and word stickers from the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection.
Thanks for stopping by! You can use the code Carolyn for 20% off your order at Paper Issues before Jan. 1. Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Be Kind Layout - Hazelwood Spotlight at PI

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season! We had a wonderful Christmas. I also have some downtime so I'm playing with the new Hazelwood collection. If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Paper Issues blog for some inspiration and head to the store to pick some up (20% off with the code Carolyn). I have so many ideas for layouts I think I will be busy this week! I love all the butterflies and had this butterfly picture that had matching colors to the paper.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Monday, December 19, 2016

First Time on Skates Layout at PI

It's Round 2 of our Remember December issue at Paper Issues. Stop by the blog to see what the other designers have created and then add your own to the Friends and Fans Facebook group. Your layout could include December Daily album pages, winter activities, any December holiday, memorial pages, December holiday traditions, favorite holiday recipe, use snowflakes as an embellishment or much more! I scrapped about a winter activity - skating. My daughter tried it for the first time last winter and it was way more difficult than she expected but she was a trooper!
I used the new Simple Stories Winter Wonderland collection. Isn't it pretty?! You can pick it up in the Paper Issues store for 20% off with the code Carolyn. I also used the ribbon that comes around your order from the store. The title font is also called Winter Wonderland in the Silhouette store and the ice skate can be found there too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Play Swag Bag Layout at PI

It's Swag Bag Sunday at Paper Issues! Swag bags are only $10 ($8 if you use the code Carolyn at checkout) and they are packed full of little papers and goodies. I made this entire layout from the September and November bags. The background paper is We R Memory Keepers High 5 and the paint is Heidi Swapp Color Shine Black. That's all you need to make a super fun layout!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to add your swag bag layouts to the Facebook Friends and Fans group for a change to win a gift certificate!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Autumn Layout at Paper Issues

I'm on the Paper Issues blog today. Head over to check out some close-ups of my layout and take a look at all the fun challenges happening this month.

I used Simple Stories Hello Fall. It is available in the Paper Issues store and with the code Carolyn it is 20% off. Happy shopping!

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
Thanks for stopping by! If you need any supplies, please consider ordering from Paper Issues. They have super fast shipping and great customer service. If you use the code Carolyn you receive a 20% discount. Have a great day!

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

Stop by the store to pick up this free cut file and use the code Carolyn for 20% off your order. Thanks for stopping by!