Sunday, April 23, 2017

bloom

It's been awhile since I have finished off a collection, and that is just what I did with the AC Hazelwood. I had just a few bits and pieces left after completing this layout about how I feel like I started to bloom once I hit my mid-forties. 

I decided to do a lot of fussy cutting which adds texture and dimension, and is hands down my favorite technique. 



Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase in the Paper Issues Store. I used the gorgeous Hazelwood collection which can be found here

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

do your thing

I decided to step out of my comfort zone and played along with the April Mix It Up Monday at Paper Issues. Due to relocating, I am a little behind on posting this challenge. ;)
The challenge was to add some salt to your paint. I was a fish out of water with this challenge, but the end result was cool! I will definitely try it again, minus too much salt, which I swept up for days afterward. LOL 




I kept it pretty simple so the detail of the paint would stand out. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

you fill up my heart


This month we're being inspired by all the budding blossoms of Spring! Feature florals on your title.
Suggested ideas: 
Decorate your thickers with flower ephemera
Use flower stickers to form the letters in your title
Cut your title from floral pattern paper
Stamp a chipboard title with flower stamps
Use paper blooms to form your words

You get the idea. Use the all.the.floral.things!!!

I decided to cut my title from floral patterned paper using the 
Butterfly Heart Love free cut file. I used the same file for the heart outline which I cut the butterfly portion out. 


 A few fringe details give it some movement and visual interest. 



Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase in the Paper Issues Store. I used the Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings collection which can be found here.



To play along with this challenge, and for your chance to win a gift certificate to spend in the Paper Issues store, link your finished project to the April Working Title challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 3oth, Winners announced May 1st!


Saturday, April 8, 2017

be kind, sweet & loving

Today I am sharing a layout I created for the April Cut It Up challenge using a fabulous free cut file created by the amazing Stacie Ebnet Dietz for Paper Issues. 








Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase in the Paper Issues Store. I used the Pebbles Simple Life collection which can be found here



To play along with this challenge, and for your chance to win a gift certificate to spend in the Paper Issues store, link your finished project to the April Cut It Up album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 3oth, Winners announced May 1st!



Thursday, April 6, 2017

hello dreamer

Today I am playing along with the April Pawsitively Pets challenge and this is the first time I am doing so. The challenge this month is to use 3 different Manufacturer's on your project.

Ken has been alone in KY for a month now and has been feeling lonely so he picked up this little guy from the shelter a couple of weeks ago. Ashlyn is looking forward to seeing this little guy when we arrive tomorrow. :)



I dug into my stash and used pp from Crate Paper, Webster's Pages and Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Embellishments are from A Flair for Buttons, Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy, one Canoe two, Trendy Twine, and unknown (stars)



To play along with this challenge, and for your chance to win a gift certificate to spend in the Paper Issues store, link your finished project to the April Pawsitively Pets challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 3oth, Winners announced May 1st!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

cute moments

It's time for the April Take 5 Tuesday challenge.
To participate you just need to use at least 5 of the following and create a project.


Here is my page:


I used: 3.Color of Choice, 4. Patterned Paper, 5. Polka dots, 7. two or more fonts, 8. bow, 10. layers, 11. wood veneer, 
12. Cardstock, 13. buttons, 14. Washi tape



Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase in the Paper Issues Store. I used the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart collection which can be found here.



To play along with this challenge, and for your chance to win a gift certificate to spend in the Paper Issues store, link your finished project to the April Take 5 Tuesday challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 3oth, Winners announced May 1st!



Sunday, April 2, 2017

you make me happy...

Here is the April Quoteable. The challenge is to draw inspiration from this photo and create a project using it as your inspiration. 


I was drawn to the clouds, rain drops. and quote. 

These photos are of Hally, who is our granddaughter. These are the first photos of her that I am scrapping (it's complicated) and they are perfect for this challenge! 


I used the free Cloudy Circle cut file which you can find here

I cut it in white and then painted it with a grey watercolor paint and misted with white and grey ink. 
There is a vellum overlay on top of the raindrop paper and all the large clouds have hand stitching. 


The fussy cut raindrops have glossy enamel over them to provide some dimension. 




Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase in the Paper Issues Store. I used the Shimelle Little By Little collection which can be found here



To play along with this challenge, and for your chance to win a gift certificate to spend in the Paper Issues store, link your finished project to the April Quotable challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 3oth, Winners announced May 1st!