Monday, March 20, 2017

we mermaid for each other

Today is New Issues Monday at Paper Issues and this month it's Anything Goes. I played along using the wonderful Mermaid For Each Other free cut file as the focal point which was perfect with the photo of Skylar and Ashlyn.


I added some hand stitching around the anchor, and some die cuts and stickers from Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea Girl collection added the finishing touches around it. 

Head on over to the Paper Issues Blog to see the beautiful work from several of the design team members. 

Don't forget, if you pick anything up in the store you can use the code below to save on your entire purchase! 



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 New Issue Monday challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 2nd, Winners announced April 3rd.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

bloom & grow

Hi! It's time for another Product Spotlight at Paper Issues and today we are spotlighting the stunning Wild at Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla.

I absolutely love this collection! The colors, the prints, the frames, the wood embellishments- all of it and it was well worth the additional expense.


  I had to add some fringe. It's such a great way to bring texture to a page!





You can find the gorgeous Wild at Heart collection here, and the Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors here

Don't forget to use the code Rae20 to save 20% off your entire purchase in the Paper Issues Store! 

i love today



It's the March 15th challenge reveal at Stuck?! Sketches


My layout came together so quickly and while I kept it pretty simple, the bold vibrant colors make a huge impact. 



This layout is a sister page for the page I shared yesterday. I wanted to incorporate all the photos from this moment and creating two separate layouts using the same collection worked perfectly. 

Make sure you check out what the design team did with this awesome sketch as well as to check out the wonderful sponsors. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

all the feels

I played along with the March Roll the Dice challenge at Paper Issues. This month the dice rolled a 2- use two photos, and 3- use at least 3 different washi tapes on your layout. 


I used the free Scallop Background cut file. I cut the strips and added the washi behind several of the strips. 



The bright and colorful Amy Tangerine On a Whim collection was perfect for this page. Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase of this collection and more in the Paper Issues Store.





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 March Roll the Dice challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 2nd, Winners announced April 3rd.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

chalk joy

The March 12th challenge is up at The Studio Challenges and this time we were challenged with the fun idea of using only half patterned paper - that's right, today we want you to use patterned paper on only half your layout, the rest is up to you!

I immediately had the idea to create some texture and create a lot of contrast by creating the bottom section of my layout with some fun fringe strips. While I love the look of white space, I struggle with it, so this helped me to fill up my page with color and "stuff". 





I used the lovely February kit from Felicity Jane to create this layout. I added some button twine and mist from my stash. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

hello darling

Today I am playing along with Cut It Up March: Inspired by the March Pinspire Me board. Starry background and title words- Count Your Lucky Stars. Use any part of this on a layout or project! 





I used the Starry Background free cut file and the super cute Shimelle Little by Little collection which can be found here in the Paper Issues store.


Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase of this collection and more in the Paper Issues Store.



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 March Cut it Up challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 2nd, Winners announced April 3rd.

Friday, March 10, 2017

sweet

Hello! I had this ready, early last week for the PI March Sketchy Saturday reveal, but things got away from me so I am sharing it now. ;)

Here is a link to the awesome sketch and my take on it:






I used the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection which you can find in the PI store here. Don't forget to use the code Rae20 to save on your purchase. 

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 March  Sketchy Saturday challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 2nd, Winners announced April 3rd.