Monday, November 24, 2014

Paper Issues: Birds of a Feather Flock Together with Ruby Rock-It

Happy Thanksgiving week! To start it off, we have a new linky party at Paper Issues called Birds of a Feather Flock Together, sponsored by Ruby Rock-It.

Come take a look at what the design team created with Ruby Rock-It's What's Cookin' collection, link up your projects for a chance to win. This theme isn't only about Thanksgiving. You'll find all of the details on the Paper Issues blog.

Hope to see some of my blogging friends linking up (and hopefully winning and being featured too). :)

I'll be taking the rest of this week off. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and make special memories with friends and family. See you next week!
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Card Share: December 25 (Echo Park Christmas Cheer)

Did you know that Echo Park offers free PDF files? Each file includes a project photo, step-by-step instructions and a complete supply list, making it easy for you to recreate a project as is or put your own spin on it. You'll find project ideas available for every Echo Park collection.

I created this simple Christmas card using Christmas Cheer. It was recently uploaded as a free PDF file. This design is easy to duplicate, so be sure to check it out, especially if you have a bunch of holiday cards to make. Christmas will be here before you know it. :)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Away Whee Go (Crate Paper Bundled Up)

We had a super windy, frigid winter last year. The weather didn't cooperate much in terms of being able to go sledding at the park like we usually do. Alexa had had enough of not being able to play outside, so she bundled up, convinced her dad to do the same, and headed outside to build a snowman on the patio. Later on, Tom pulled her all around the yard on her sled. As you can see by the look on her face in this photo (a photo I snapped from INSIDE the house where it was nice and warm), she had a good time . :)

I pulled out Crate Paper's Bundled Up from my stash and got to work. It's one of my favorite winter collections ever and I was down to pretty much just scraps. I also added in a bit of Bella Blvd., Simple Stories and pieces from various Paper Issues Swag Bags. I even broke out Heidi Swapp's silver mist to color the "S" monogram. Whoa! Me? Adding a bit of sparkle to a page? What will be next? LOL!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Free eBook: Simple Stories DIY Christmas Collection

Looking for a little holiday inspiration? Simple Stories recently released a new eBook featuring projects made with their DIY Christmas collection.

This is a free download (PDF) chock full of creative ideas, so be sure to check it out (plus you'll find two holiday cards I made in there). :)

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Card Share: Happy Happy Happy (Paper Issues Swag Bag)

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a card that's happy, happy, happy (and I'm happy because it was so easy to pull together with the November Swag Bag from Paper Issues).

I think by now you've guessed that I tend to use a lot of embellishments on my projects. That's why I love the Paper Issues Swag Bags. You get a little bit of this and a little bit of that in every bag. If you really, really love something, you can order the whole pack or whole sheet of paper. If you try it, and like it, you can always order more. I sound like the Life cereal commercial from years ago, don't I? Try it, you'll like it! LOL!

The December Swag Bag, as well as a replenishment of the special edition Merry Memories Swag Bag (shown below), should be in the shop soon.

Paper Issues has also introduced a new 6-month Swag Bag subscription option. It's a great item to add to your holiday wish list.

As always, you can use the code LISA20 any time you shop to get 20% off of everything you buy, including Swag Bags.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Card Share (and a Sketch): Peace & Joy (Simple Stories DIY Christmas)

Hi everyone! I have some great news! A couple of new linky parties have joined the Paper Issues family. There's now a bi-weekly layout and card sketch link up and free cut file link up. You'll find links to both of these new additions right at the top of the Paper Issues blog.

I made this card for the debut of the card sketch link up. It's based on a card and sketch by my super talented fellow Paper Issues design team member, Corri Garza.

Here's a look at the sketch:

I hope you'll play along. Link up a project based on the layout sketch OR the card sketch (or both if you're feeling crafty) for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop. That $10 could get you a Swag Bag embellishment kit (or anything else of your choosing), and you can make that money go even further if you use the code LISA20 to get 20% off your order.

You have until November 21st to link up.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Paper Issues: Get Your Game On

A new linky party has started at Paper Issues. It's called Get Your Game On. Link your projects for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop. Who doesn't love a gift certificate and shopping for free scrapbooking supplies? :)

As always, there's a list of project ideas to link up right on the Paper Issues blog.

So go ahead, "get your game on, (and) go play."

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