Saturday, December 31, 2016

Best 16 of 2016 with Paper Issues


The Paper Issues team is sharing their favorite 16 projects of 2016. I've shared a lot of cards this year, but I chose to feature my layouts. Be sure to stop by the Paper Issues blog today to see the other team members' collages. There's plenty of beautiful inspiration to be found!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Card Share: City Sidewalks (Carta Bella Christmas Delivery)


I love the fresh, clean design of this card. The carol on the tag makes me want to sing (although maybe I'm better off playing Christmas music since my singing voice isn't great, LOL).


Just like with yesterday's card, this one was made with Carta Bella Christmas Delivery and a great acrylic word from Color Cast Designs

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Card Share: All Wrapped Up (Carta Bella Special Delivery)


Today's Christmas card share is brought to you by Carta Bella Christmas Delivery. I can't tell you how many cards I put together with a 6x6 paper pad, chipboard and die cuts. It's really a fun collection!


I'll be back tomorrow to show you one more holiday card...See you then!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Card Share: Wish (Fancy Pants Wish Season)


I dug into last year's stash to make some Christmas cards. This one features Fancy Pants Wish Season. I love the color combo — somewhat traditional but with surprising pops of color.


How are you doing with your Christmas cards? Are you making them this year? Are you sending them this year? :)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Take 5 with Paper Issues: Milk and Cookies (Fancy Pants Wish Season)


It's time for December's Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues. Here's how it works...each month there's a list of items to use as inspiration. Pick 5 of the items from the list and create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off the page, pocket page, etc.) You can add other items and use your own ideas, but you must use at least 5 items from the list.

Here's the list for this month
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Link your finished project to the Take 5 Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by December 31st to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

I love this challenge so much and look forward to it every month. In case you're wondering, I used
 #2 white, #4 snowflake, #6 wood grain, #10 ink, #13 stickers. :)



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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pinspire Me with Paper Issues: Happy Mail (Carta Bella Christmas Delivery)



Hi everyone! I'm playing along with December's Pinspire Me challenge at Paper Issues. Here's a look at the inspiration piece:


My card was inspired by the gifts and greenery.

Create something based on this piece and post it in the Pinspire Me album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by December 31st for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store. If you share your project on Instagram, be sure to use #paperissuespinspireme so we can leave you some love. :)
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Remember December with Paper Issues: Deck the Halls (Carta Bella Special Delivery)


A new issue starts at Paper Issues today. It's called Remember December. Here's what it's all about:
  • Scrap photos about winter activities, holiday traditions, your favorite holiday recipe or any December holiday.
  • Share your December Daily album pages.
  • Let's remember those who are no longer with us. Post your memorial pages.
  • Use snowflakes as an embellishment.
Add your projects (new or old, as many as you'd like) to the Current Issue album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group by January 6th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: Snow City Rental (Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa)


Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on Crate Paper's super adorable Snow and Cocoa collection today.


Be sure to check out the Paper Issues blog to see what my fellow design team members made. If you'd like to add this fun collection to your stash (or anything else that catches your eye), use the code LISA20 when you shop and save 20% on your order.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sophomore 2016 (Simple Stories #Whatever)


A free cut file from the Paper Issues store was the starting point for this layout about Alexa's first day of school.

I used Simple Stories new #Whatever collection which is perfect for pages about teens, especially when they come with a bit of an attitude. LOL!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Card Share: December Favorites (Fancy Pants Wish Season)


Right after Thanksgiving, I start writing out Christmas cards. I aim for getting 3-5 done per day. When do you send out your holiday cards? 


I made this monochromatic card (OK, there's a pop of red, LOL) with Fancy Pants Wish Season and an awesome acrylic embellishment from Color Cast Designs. I added it to my Etsy shop. Hopefully someone will love it as much as I do. :)

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Swag Bag Feature with Paper Issues: Typewriter Thank You Card


Hi everyone and welcome to another Swag Bag Feature from Paper Issues. Today I'm sharing a card I made with the November Swag Bag. I added in the enamel dots, machine stitching and heart sticker.

What is a Swag Bag you ask? It's a fun monthly kit that comes with a little of this and a little of that. It gives you a chance to try out collections you may be unsure of. It comes with a selection of embellishments too. It's a whole lot of fun for $9.99 (although you can get it for $7.99 if you use the code LISA20 when you place an order). I look forward to this shiny glassine bag full of happiness every month. :)


Check out what my fellow design team members made with the various Swag Bags. You'll find that post right here. :)
 
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Are You Afraid of the Dark Crop Challenge with Paper Issues: Brave Girl


Today I'm sharing a layout based on the Are You Afraid of the Dark challenge at the Paper Issues fall crop. The challenge was to use a dark background on your project.

You have until 11/18 to post your projects (there are a total of 15 challenges in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group) for a chance to win some great prizes.

I hope to see some familiar friends joining in on the fun. :)


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mood Board Crop Challenge with Paper Issues: Blessed (Simple Stories Hello Fall)



I made this fun fall card for the mood board challenge at the Paper Issues crop. I couldn't resist breaking into the brand new Simple Stories Hello Fall collection.

Here's a look at the mood board, full of fabulous fall inspiration:



My card was inspired by the overall theme and colors.

Create something based on this piece and post it in the Mood Board crop album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by November 18th for a chance to win one of many prizes.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Tic Tac Toe Crop Challenge with Paper Issues: Winter (Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa)


Today's layout is brought to you by the fun tic tac toe challenge I'm hosting at the Paper Issues fall online crop. You have until 11/18 to post your projects (there are a total of 15 challenges in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group) for a chance to win some great prizes.

Here's a look at the tic tac toe board. I went with journaling, free spot and flair (diagonal from top left to bottom right).


I hope you'll join in and play along. We're having so much fun!

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pinspire Me with Paper Issues: Resplendent (Paper Issues Swag Bag)



Hi everyone! I'm playing along with the November Pinspire Me challenge at Paper Issues. Here's a look at the inspiration piece, full of beautiful neutrals and plenty of fall items and color.


My card was inspired by the leaves and overall color scheme.

Create something based on this piece and post it in the Pinspire Me album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by December 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store. If you share your project on Instagram, be sure to use #paperissuespinspireme so we can leave you some love. :)
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: Checked & Noted (Simple Stories Hello Fall)


Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on the Hello Fall collection from Simple Stories today.
 
Be sure to check out the Paper Issues blog to see what my fellow design team members created. If you'd like to add this pretty collection to your stash (or anything else that catches your eye), use the code LISA20 when you shop and save 20% on your order.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pawsitively Pets with Paper Issues: You've Got That Loving Feline (We R Memory Keepers High Five)


I'm playing along with the Pawsitively Pets challenge at Paper Issues. This month's challenge is to use three or more patterned papers plus mist, paint or ink. I grabbed this photo from Alexa's phone. She used some kind of filter on it, so it's not the best, but I thought it was adorable.

Add your paper projects having to do with animals — a trip to the zoo or the aquarium, stuffed animals, your pet, etc. to the Pawsitively Pets album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group by December 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Going Cold Turkey in Snow-vember with Paper Issues: Locker Door Decor (Simple Stories Hello Fall)


A new issue starts at Paper Issues today. It's called Going Cold Turkey in Snow- vember. Here's what it's all about:

  • Scrap photos about fall, Thanksgiving, spending time with family and winter.
  • Create a white-on-white layout.
  • Use snowflakes or a turkey as an embellishment.
  • Use Crate Paper's Snow and Cocoa collection (or any fall/winter collection).
  • Show us photos of the men in your life celebrating Movember (growing a mustache/facial hair). 
Add your projects (new or old, as many as you'd like) to the Current Issue album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group by December 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Take 5 with Paper Issues: Wonderland (Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa)


It's time for November's Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues. Here's how it works...each month there's a list of items to use as inspiration. Pick 5 of the items from the list and create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off the page, pocket page, etc.) You can add other items and use your own ideas, but you must use at least 5 items from the list.

Here's the list for this month
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Link your finished project to the Take 5 Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by December 5th to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

I love this challenge so much and look forward to it every month. In case you're wondering, I used
 #2 red, #5 chipboard, #7 plaid/checks, #8 something shiny and #10 sticker(s). You'll find a few extras in there too. :)



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Monday, October 31, 2016

Sophomore


Happy Monday! Alexa's school picture was taken on the second day of school. Crazy, right? Anyway, of course I had to scrap it. I used so many odds and ends and mixed manufacturers like crazy.

What I really can't believe is that my baby is a sophomore in high school! It feels like just yesterday she was starting preschool. Time flies!

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