Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: Forever My Always


Paper Issues is getting stitch happy today. I machine stitch, with my trusty old Singer machine, on the majority of my projects and this card is no exception.


For those of you who have the new We R Memory Keepers sewing machine (so pretty), you'll find thread, twine and other accessories in the Paper Issues store.


Check out the Paper Issues blog today for more inspiration from the design team.

Remember, you can play along too, in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group. :) Post your project by September 3rd for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Pinspire Me with Paper Issues: Sherlocked (Fancy Pants Dream Big)



It's time for the August Pinspire Me challenge at Paper Issues. I created this fun layout about Alexa's obsession with the Sherlock Holmes TV series and movies.

Here's a look at this month's mood board. I was inspired by the movie theme as well as the director's board.



Create something based on this piece and post it in the Pinspire Me album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by September 3rd 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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Friday, August 11, 2017

Free File Friday with Paper Issues: Summer Surg-aversary 2017 (Pebbles Inc. Girl Squad)


Did you know that Paper Issues offers FREE cut files? If you don't have a Silhouette, you'll find directions on the blog to help you convert the files.

This month's challenge is to use any of the free cut files from the store, whether it be one word, a large title, etc.

I used the Summer Days cut file to add the word "summer" to my title.



Share your project(s) using any of Paper Issues' free cut files, then link your finished project to the Free File Friday album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by September 3rd for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.


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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pawsitively Pets with Paper Issues: Your Future's So Bright (Echo Park Summer Dreams)


This month's Pawsitively Pets challenge is to share a layout about your pet's adventures! It could be about a road trip, walks, a trip to the vet or special treats, anything is game.

Butterscotch is an indoor cat so most of his adventures happen in his dreams. Apparently he sleeps better when he covers his eyes with one paw. LOL!

Now it's your turn to share! Add your project to the Pawsitively Pets album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group by September 3rd for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Working Title with Paper Issues: Summer Days (Echo Park Summer Dreams)


It's time for the August Working Title challenge at Paper Issues. This month the challenge is to use a two word title that includes the word "summer". Easy, right?


Link your finished project to the Working Title Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by September 3rd to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Take 5 with Paper Issues: Have a Whale-y Great Birthday (Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea)


It's time for August's 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 September 3rd.
 

In case you're wondering, I used more than five this month (and that's okay): #1 orange, #2 yellow, #3 turquoise, #4 die cut(s), #6 patterned paper, #12 sticker(s).


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Monday, August 7, 2017

Summer In, Summer Out with Paper Issues: Let Them Eat Cake (Fancy Pants Joy Parade)


The August issue, Summer In, Summer Out is now live at Paper Issues. I scrapped about celebrating Alexa's birthday, one of our favorite activities, since she was born on the first day of summer. :)

Here's what it's all about:
  • What are your favorite summer activities (both indoor and out)?
  • Show us your pages about vacations, sightseeing and/or staycations.
  • Use the PI flamingo card.
Add your paper projects (new or old, as many as you'd like) to the New Issue album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group by September 3rd for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Notable Quotable with Paper Issues: Aim High (Fancy Pants Dream Big)


August's Notable Quotable challenge has been revealed 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 this month'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 September 3rd to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

In case you're wondering, the meaning of the quote inspired my title. I also added in clouds and map paper to go with the outdoor theme. How will you be inspired?

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Try It Tuesday with Paper Issues: Almost 16 (Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings)


This month's Try it Tuesday challenge at Paper Issues is called Tape It Up.

This month's task is to use any type of tape (masking, washi, etc.) in a new and inventive way to create interest, texture, shape or form on your project.

I layered a trio of washi strips on a shipping tag and also covered wood veneer hearts with washi (trimming off the excess with an X-acto knife) and placed them around my page.

You can play along too! Add your project to the Try it Tuesday album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group by September 3rd for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: Mermaid Hair Don't Care (Pink Paislee Summer Lights)


Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on Pink Paislee collections today. I used Summer Lights. It's perfect for all of your fun summer photos!


Check out the Paper Issues blog today for more inspiration from the design team and see which Pink Paislee collection they worked with.

Remember, you can play along too, in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group. :) Post your projects by August 1st for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Swag Bag Feature with Paper Issues: Medieval Birthday (Doodlebug Design Dragon Tails)


It's time for Paper Issues July Swag Bag Feature! This month I used the June Swag Bag (see below).

What is a Swag Bag? It's a fun monthly kit that comes with a little of this and a little of that (each one is slightly different). It's filled with 3x4 papers so you can try out various collections along with a selection of awesome embellishments. It's a whole lot of fun for $9.99 (although you can get it for 20% off when you use the code LISA20) plus there's the option to subscribe for six months (always a great gift idea).

The June Swag Bag, That Kid is a Star, is shown below:


The July Swag Bag, Fruit Cup, was just released so be sure to grab one real quick (see below). In the meantime, you can check out what my fellow design team members made for this feature (and see which Swag Bag they worked with), right here. :)

  
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Working Title with Paper Issues: Making Music (Pink Paislee Summer Lights)


It's time for July's Working Title challenge at Paper Issues

This month the challenge is to give your title an "iconic treatment". What does this mean? Use any icon (such as hearts, stars, emojis, etc.) in your title.


Link your finished project to the Working Title Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by August 1st to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Add it Up with Paper Issues: The Daily Grind (Fancy Pants Family & Co.)


Hi everyone! It's time for the July Add It Up challenge at Paper Issues. The math is super easy, so don't worry. LOL!

There's 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, you have to get at least 40 points worth of stickers. I actually managed to get to 44.

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 August 1st to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: Fun & Sun (Echo Park Summer Dreams)


Today's product spotlight at Paper Issues puts the focus on summer collections. I used Echo Park's new Summer Dreams. I'm loving the fresh colors, plus how can you go wrong with a flamingo?


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

Remember, you can play along too, in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group. :) Post your project by August 1st for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Pinspire Me with Paper Issues: Birthday Love (Echo Park Summer Dreams)



It's time for July's Pinspire Me challenge at Paper Issues. I created this adorable birthday card with Echo Park's new Summer Dreams and items from my stash.

Here's a look at this month's mood board. So many possibilities...I was inspired by the kite shape and colors. I also took inspiration from the top left photo, by adding dimension.



Create something based on this piece and post it in the Pinspire Me album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by August 1st 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, July 6, 2017

Pawsitively Pets with Paper Issues: Just One of the Guys


This month's Pawsitively Pets challenge is to share a layout about your pet being naughty. Butterscotch tends to get up on the furniture even though he knows he's not supposed to. Of course he has to act all cute and pretend he did nothing wrong. LOL!

So now it's your turn to share! Add your project to the Pawsitively Pets album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group by August 1st for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Take 5 with Paper Issues: Mermaid Hair (Pink Paislee Summer Lights)


Happy 4th of July! It's time for the July Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues. I love this challenge and look forward to it every month! 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 August 1st.
 

In case you're wondering, I used more than five this month (and that's okay): #1 orange, #2 purple, #3 pink, #4 sticker, #8 layers, #10 patterned paper and #11 enamel dots.


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