Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: Under the Sea (Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea Boy)


Starting this month, Paper Issues is changing up how the Product Spotlight challenge works. Instead of featuring a particular collection, we'll showcase projects that fit a certain theme. This month the theme is Get Outdoors. I chose to use Bella Blvd.'s Secrets of the Sea collection. Nothing like a visit to the ocean, right?


Check out the Paper Issues blog today for more inspiration from the design team and see which outdoor collections they chose to work with.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pawsitively Pets with Paper Issues: Pawsome (Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings)


This month's Pawsitively Pets challenge is "3 Things I Love About You". You can journal about it, put it in your title, etc. Incorporate it into your page however you'd like, but tell us three things you love about your pet, the zoo, or even animals in general.

I used Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings for my layout along with other items from my stash. How cute is Butterscotch, lifting his paw? He does that when he wants attention or to be petted. Cute, right?

So now it's your turn! Add your project to the Pawsitively Pets album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group by June 4th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Add It Up with Paper Issues: You're Some Kind of Wonderful (Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart)


Hi everyone! There's a brand new (super fun) challenge at Paper Issues called Add It Up. It's easy math, so don't worry. LOL!


Michelle has created a chart (see below) of items you can use on your project. Each item has its own point value. If you use multiples of an item, then you can add in even more points. For example, if you use two (2) photos, you'd get 10 points. If you used five (5) patterned papers, you'd get 25 points. Every month your completed project has to reach a certain point value. This month, Michelle wants us to get to at least 100 points. Given my style, I had no problem reaching 155 with patterned papers, journaling, a photo, flair, chipboard, a bow, a tag, multiple other embellishments, stickers and enamel dots.

Here's the chart and point values:



Now it's your turn to give it a try! Link your finished project to the Add It Up album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by June 4th to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sketchy Saturday with Paper Issues: Chic Fille (Dear Lizzy Lovely Day)


This month I'm playing along with the Sketchy Saturday challenge at Paper Issues. Each month Amy designs a fabulous sketch for us to work with.


Here's a look at this month's awesome sketch. I chose to turn it on its side, adding in a doily for the large circle and using plenty of little circle embellishments around the page.



You can play along too! Link your finished project to the Sketchy Saturday album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by June 4th to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Pinspire Me with Paper Issues: Cute-tea Pie (Doodlebug Cream and Sugar)



It's time for the May Pinspire Me challenge at Paper Issues. I created this whimsical layout with Doodlebug's Cream and Sugar collection.

Here's a look at this month's mood board — so fun and eclectic! I was inspired by the blues, the brown on the eggs and the brighter colors on the giraffes' manes.


Create something based on this piece and post it in the Pinspire Me album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by June 4th 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, May 3, 2017

Notable Quotable with Paper Issues: Bedhead (Fancy Pants Family & Co.)


May's Notable Quotable challenge is now live at Paper Issues. Each month we work with a different quote and make a project based on it, whether it's inspired by the whole quote, just a word, the design, the colors, etc.


Here is May's inspiration
piece:



You can play along too! Link your finished project to the Notable Quotable Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by June 4th to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

In case you're wondering how I was inspired, I went with the mix of colors, adding in a FREE cut file, Cloudy Circle, from the Paper Issues store. :)


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Take 5 with Paper Issues: Maybe (Fancy Pants Family & Co.)


It's time for the May Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues. This is such a fun challenge! You can play along too for a chance to win a gift certificate to the
Paper Issues store.

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 project (card, layout, off the page, pocket page, etc.) You can add other items, but you must use at least 5 items from the list.


Link your finished project to the Take 5 Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by June 4th.

I love this challenge so much! In case you're wondering,
I went a little overboard and used way more than five this month: green, blue, cardstock, label, frame, diamonds (free cut file), sticker, something shiny, enamel dots, patterned paper and thread.



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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: All You Need Is (Simple Stories Emoji Love)


Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on Simple Stories Emoji Love today. This is a fun collection, full of color, cute sayings and...you guessed it — emojis!


Check out the Paper Issues blog today for more inspiration from the design team. If you pop on over to the Paper Issues store, you'll find plenty of Simple Stories collections, including the new Say Cheese III. If you shop, use the code LISA20 to save 20% on your order. :)


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: Imagination (Fancy Pants Family & Co.)


Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on Fancy Pants collections today. I used the new Family & Co. collection to make a teacher appreciation card for my daughter's chemistry teacher.


Check out the Paper Issues blog today for more inspiration from the design team. If you pop on over to the Paper Issues store, you'll find all of the Fancy Pants collections. If you find something you like, use the code LISA20 to save 20% on your order. :)


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Roll the Dice with Paper Issues: Daily Rou-Teen (Fancy Pants Family & Co.)


I'm playing along with the Roll the Dice challenge at Paper Issues for the first time (and boy was it fun)! This challenge is based on the roll of two dice. The number on the first die defines how many stickers to use on your project (six). The number on the second die came up as a 2 which means we had to use 2 tags on our layout. Each month is different so it's a different challenge every month.



Add your finished project to the Roll the Dice album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by May 2nd to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.





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Friday, April 7, 2017

Pinspire Me with Paper Issues: Unicorn Love (Simple Stories Emoji Love)



The April Pinspire Me challenge has been revealed at Paper Issues. I created this fun card with Simple Stories new Emoji Love collection.

Here's a look at this month's mood board. There's definitely plenty of color to work with!


Create something based on this piece and post it in the Pinspire Me album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by May 2nd 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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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pawsitively Pets with Paper Issues: Boss Man (My Mind's Eye Hey Mister)


This month's Pawsitively Pets challenge is to use product from 3 (or more) manufacturers. Since I'm an overachiever, I used five, including My Mind's Eye Hey Mister, Bazzill cardstock and embellishments from Madi Makes It, Color Cast Designs and Feed Your Craft

I also used one of the free cut files from the Paper Issues store Polka Dot Wreath.

Add your project to the Pawsitively Pets album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group by May 2nd for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Take 5 with Paper Issues: You Are My Everything (Pink Paislee Fancy Free)


Are you ready for April's Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues? This is such a fun challenge and you're playing along to win a gift certificate to the
Paper Issues store.

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 project (card, layout, off the page, pocket page, etc.) You can add other items, but you must use at least 5 items from the list.


Link your finished project to the Take 5 Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by May 2nd .

I love this challenge so much! In case you're wondering,
I used turquoise, a bow, patterned paper, layers, and a button.



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Monday, April 3, 2017

Notable Quotable with Paper Issues: When It Rains (We R Memory Keepers High Five)


April's Notable Quotable challenge is now live at Paper Issues. This challenge is based on quotes. Michelle posts a different quote every month and you make a project based on it, whether it's inspired by the whole quote, just a word, the colors, etc.


Here's April's inspiration
:



Link your finished project to the Notable Quotable Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by May 2nd to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

In case you're wondering how I was inspired by the quote, I liked the chalkboard effect so I used chalkboard paper for my mat, the raindrops inspired the umbrella and the word "gray" inspired me to add the piece of flair. :)


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: (Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea Boy)


Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on new Bella Blvd. collections today. I chose the Secrets of the Sea Boy collection for my project. This is the cutest undersea collection, perfect for beach, fishing, aquarium photos and more! The inside of the card says, "I have an ink-ling it's your birthday!" Yes, I like puns. :)


Check out the Paper Issues blog today for more inspiration from the design team. Pop on over to the Paper Issues store to see the other Bella Blvd. collections. Feel free to use the code LISA20 any time to save 20% on your order.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: A Father's Love (My Mind's Eye Hey Mister)


Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on all of the new My Mind's Eye collections today. I chose the Hey Mister collection for my project. This is a great masculine collection, plus if you love bulldogs, it has those too. :)


Check out the Paper Issues blog today for more inspiration from the design team. Pop on over to the Paper Issues store to see more My Mind's Eye collections and loads of new products. Feel free to use the code LISA20 any time to save 20% on your order.


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