Monday, June 26, 2017

Beach Life

Hello Paper Issues fans, I am so excited to share my latest layout with you today. I am not a big fan of summer (not crazy about the heat), but I do love the beach! The Pink Paislee Summer Light line was perfect for our spring break pictures from this past April. Here's the layout I created.

Here are some closeups of the fun embellishments included in this line.

I have to say, beach layouts do help me begin to like summer a little more. Thanks for visiting the blog today!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Scraplift Sunday

Hey there everyone! Devra here again. I hope you are enjoying the first official weekend of summer. I know I am. Well, it's Sunday and you know what that means right? Scraplift Sunday!  Today I have for you this lovely layout from Amanda originally seen in our Product Spotlight earlier this month. The two photos are fun as is the way the title is spread around the page. Wait 'til you see what the team did with it!

Devra-I pretty much kept to the original. I did move the title around because it made more sense on my page that way. Beach or pool, makes no difference to me. These playful photos called for Echo Park Summer Dreams.    

Who says you have to do a 4th of July page with the PhotoPlay Live Free collection. I love how this collection works on Kelly's page. But really, simplifying the design here is the perfect way to highlight these photos. BOOM!

Anna also played around with the design of the page. Those smaller photos are such a great idea. So is Echo Park Summer Fun. Look at all those sunglasses! This page makes me want to go outside!

Wow, look how stunning Rachel's page is!  She killed this with the Crate Paper Oasis.  It's such a dramatic photo, surrounded it with light hearted sayings and icons! I like that the embellishments are used as the title. 

Cat,  does such amazing things by mixing ups her products.  Her layering of PhotoPlay Rhapsody and Maggie Holmes Shine is truly brilliant, and not something I would think of putting together. Another unique lift for sure!

Stacie went for the tropical side of Echo Park Summer Fun for her page. She too ket to the original design and also changed up the title. Look at those sweet photos! Now I want ice cream....

Amanda lifted herself by flipping the page on its side. Wow, what a difference that makes. She also chose a summer theme using the new Pink Paislee Summer Lights. What a great use of color and neutrals! 

Wow! So much variety from scrap lifting one page! I'm excited to see what you all come up with now! Share your projects with us in our Facebook group. We want to see them! See you all next week! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pink Paislee Summer Lights - Anna Uhras

Happy Saturday lovelies! Anna here today with a page that totally screams SUMMER!

I have used the stunning and absolutely perfect summer line by Pink Paislee — Summer Lights, which, along with a lot of other new products, is in the store now.

I mostly use plain white cardstock for my backgrounds so this time I challenged myself to use patterned paper.
To soften it up a bit I used white gesso under the layers of paper and photo.

I also have used a FREE cut file for the white whimsical circle behind the layers.

I kept the design pretty simple as my lovely background paper is pretty bold,
just a few stickers for embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Remember you NEED to grab some of this gorgeous, summery Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection from the Paper Issues store. Don't forget to use my code ANNA to get 20% off of your entire order!

Take care <3

Loads of hugs, Anna xo

Friday, June 23, 2017

Free File Friday: Summer Vibes

It's the first official weekend of summer here and I have all the summer feels! If you haven't checked out the PI free files in the store lately, you are missing out!  Here are just a few that could work with your summer projects:

I was at the lake working on my layout and went with the whitecaps in the lake background to document last summer's adventures. I used Amy Tangerine's On A Whim paper, watercolor resist tag, and chipboard stickers. A few stickers from Bella Blvd Secrets of the Sea and Pebbles Sunshiny Day. It was fun to use the new We R Stitch Happy sewing machine for my waves scattered in the openings. 
Don't be afraid to mix up collections and companies to find little bits and pieces that help tell your story!  I attached the smile script word from the Magical cut file set to add another wavy layer!

Kelly joined this round up with the NSD free file "Awesome" for her hiking layout.  I love how she used the new Photo Play Paper Campfire collection for this outdoorsy design. The earthy colors are just perfect for a hiking adventure!

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Amanda brings the summer brights with the fun Echo Park Summer Fun and the NSD cut file pineapple and the tropical orchid cut file. Her sweet girl is wearing a matching shirt and the cut files look fantastic layered with this collection!

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Rachel joins us with the geometric palm tree and the sunburst background.  The sweet photo looks perfect with these summery cut files.  Bella Blvd Pandas and Popsicles works so well with all the summer vibes. Layering cut files with lots of white space is such a stunning design idea!

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Lisa rocked the butterfly wreath and all of the Simple Stories Hello Lovely mini collection.  The lovely little bits and stickers that Lisa added to the wreath and her layers around her daughter's photo are perfect.

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Anna created with the lovely florals and #title words I love when she mixes multiple cut files! She used the new Pink Paislee Summer Lights and it is ombre perfection! Simple and beautiful effect!

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Devra closes out our summer cut file round up.  I love how she used the geo palm trees and added hand stitching around them. It truly looks like string art perfection!  Isn't Summer Lights by Pink Paislee amazing peeking out of this fun cut file?!  It is absolutely the cutest with the tropical photo.

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Now it's your turn.  Try a PI cut file out and tag us online.  
Show us what you are up to with a summer-themed layout, project, or card!  
We can't wait to see how you use our summer cut files for your projects.

If you haven't shopped in awhile there are sooo many new things that are just calling your scrappy powers to check them out!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mermaid Hair, Don't Care - Pink Paislee Summer Lights - Marcia Dehn-Nix

Hello Paper Issues friends!

Marcia here today with some inspiration from the new Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection. There are so many things I love about this collection ... I love the beach themed papers. They are perfect for scrapping a recent beach vacation my family took. I love the soft jewel tone colors that look like watercolors. Plus there are so many inspiring die cut quotes that make a layout title a breeze .... The Ocean is Calling and I Must Go ... or Mermaid Hair, Don't Care. That last quote was perfect for this photo of my daughter posing with a couple of clam shells. Her unruly curly hair is just something she doesn't fuss about when at the beach.

There are a lot of FREE Paper Issues cut files on this layout! Those gorgeous flowers are from the Summer Days cut file. Do you see the clam shells tucked under the flowers? and that starfish? They are from the Feels Like Summer cut file. There are even a few palm leaves from the Tropical Palms cut file and of course I cannot forget those circles framing the photo are from the Magical cut file. 

I used some Heidi Swapp Color Shine and the plastic smoosh technique to create a blue watercolor like background. Embellishing is easy with the die cut ephemera packs.

Those Coastline Thickers I used for my title are foil covered foam. Their reflective quality makes them a bit difficult to photograph, but they are oh so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed my layout today. Load up on those FREE cut files as well as anything else that caught your eye. You can use my discount code and save 20%.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Swag Bag Spotlight

I'll say it again!  My favorite time of the month is when I receive an email stating that my Swag Bag has shipped.  I have subscribed to this awesome bag of goodness, so it comes to my door each and every month. (Go HERE if you want to check out the details to sign up.)  This month, it is called, "This Kid is a Star."  Fun title, but you can totally create any theme you want.  

Let's take a look at what our fabulous design team has created with Swag Bags.

I played along after a little down time.  This is just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing.  I did use a cloud punch to create a couple more clouds.  Not all SB's are exactly the same but I do believe I received the exact one you see above!!!  Here is what I did.....

Now, on to our other fab designers.....  Our Pocket Page gal, Kristie Van Ham never disappoints with her fabulous design and cute little fam. She used the perfect mix of March and May Bags.

Digging deep into her stash of Swag Bags is Lisa Swift with this well put together card.  

The precut paper pieces can be cut even more and layered into a grid pattern like Amy Coose did on this fab spread.  She used our May SB.

Amanda Baldwin LOVED the mini alphas in the May kit, she created her entire title using them.  

Using the super cool, darker Swag Bag from April is Kelly Feldman.

Our bags can be used for any occasion.  As you can see here, Anna Uhras used the May bag for documenting her daughter getting her license.

Devra Hunt is another one that likes to combine the bits and pieces of different SB's.  She used mostly May with a but from February.  

#awesome is all the pieces that blend together to create a super handsome layout like Cassie Box has here.  This one is made from our June Bag.  

Stacie Dietz chopped up some of the papers that came with the kit.  You can do sooooo much with a Swag Bag, the possibilities are endless.  

So, did these fun designs convince you that you need a Swag Bag?  Go HERE to test drive one or sign up for our monthly kit that ships directly to you.  Use my code: Mary-Ann to get 20% off EVERYTHING you order from the PI store.  Get your total to over $60 and get free shipping.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Domestic Bliss Layout by Rachel Lowe:

Hello my Paper Issue friends!  Well today I have a DT layout using the fun collection Domestic Bliss by Simple Stories. The back ground paper is from the faith collection, how amazing is it and I just had to use it!

I don't often scrap me but this collection is about all us women/mums and what we do everyday, love it or hate it! 

I have used the fab cut file from Paper Issues store, Your Vibe Attracts your Tribe (free).

I have used the feathers by enlarging, duplicating my favourite one and then placing horizontally on my layout. I have sewn on them to add texture. 

If you use a heavily patterned paper when cutting a file such as this (a fine cut file) you will get a great effect such as this.

Then to the fun bit of adding embellishments! I have used the co ordinating die cuts and brads from this collection.

You can personalise your layout by choosing die cuts and quotes that go with your chosen photo!

I have gone for an over sized title from American Crafts to finish off my layout.

Here are some more close up photos for you!

I think for the sake of memory keeping we must scrap our selves and our lives not just others! I also think it can be good therapy.

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember all product and cut file is available in store at Paper Issues and feel free to use my discount code Rachel L for 20% off any product you purchase. See you next time and keep your projects coming, we do love seeing what you all create!