Tuesday, February 21, 2017

lovely

Hi all! I am several days behind posting this page, but those who follow me on facebook know why.

This layout was created for the Bossy Bitch challenge, which was part of a one-night scrap and chat event at Paper Issues (which I missed). The challenge for this was to create a layout using 8 items from a list.




Here is the list of items to choose from:


I used: enamel dots, gold, silver (thread), mist, journaling, paper clip, tag and chipboard. 
While the challenge was closed Saturday morning, the pages from the team and participants are able to be viewed on the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} facebook group page. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

best buddies forever

I played along with Scrap Lift Sunday at Paper Issues. This week's life came from the amazing Becky Stidham. 

Here is my take featuring the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection: 



to see Becky's awesome layout, head on over to the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} facebook page. Where you can also enter your take on it to win a great prize! 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

go see do

This week at Paper Issues we are showcasing the rustic and homey Pebbles Jen Hadfield Simple Life collection. Not going to lie, I initially bypassed this collection, but then I went back into the Paper Issues online store and looked with fresh eyes and decided that I had to have it, and I am so glad I did.

I used a free cut file from the PI store to create this page as well as some of the Simple Life 12x12 papers, Woodgrain Thickers, and Ephemera. The coloring is a bit off on my photo, but it's a beautiful collection.




You can find this beautiful collection here. There are a few new arrivals that came in this week, too. Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase 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 February Pebbles Jen Hadfield Simple Life Product Spotlight album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due March 5th Winners announced March 6th


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

sweet & loveable

It's time for the mid-month sketch from Stuck?! Sketches


I stretched this sketch a bit, but in the end the bones are still there. 






I used both the November 2016 and January 2017 kits from Felicity Jane to create this. 
The doily and twine are from my stash. 



For your chance to win some fabulous prizes, be sure to play along with us this month at Stuck?! Sketches

As always, there are two terrific sponsors:
the prize is 2 large pieces of chipboard

and 
prize is a $20.00 gift certificate to the store. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

you & me


There's a new challenge up at The Studio Challenges blog and this time it's a wonderful sketch.


I have been wanting to scrap this photo of Skylar and myself and this kit and sketch were the perfect inspiration to do so. 





I used the January kit from Felicity Jane to create this. 




Saturday, February 11, 2017

hello adventure

Today I am playing along with the Cut it Up February challenge on Paper Issues. For this challenge I used the Heart Tracks Background and the gorgeous Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.




This photo was taken in Mount Rushmore as we moved from WA to TX. Although Ashlyn was exhausted, she had an amazing experience and I am so glad we got this quiet moment captured.



To get your hands on this dreamy collection, you can find it here in the Paper Issues Store. Don't forget to use the code 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 February Cut it Up album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due March 5th Winners announced March 6th


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

live today

This weeks Paper Issues Product Spotlight is the delightful Lovely Day Collection from Dear Lizzy.
I used some papers, die cuts, and some of the Phrase Stickers as well as the wonderful free Circle Collage cut file.

It's Tube Feeding Awareness week, so I decided to create a layout about Ashlyn with "ivy" (her feeding pole and pump) since it was such a huge part of her life for the better part of six years, which she handled with remarkable grace. Thankfully she is doing well enough to not require feeds of any kind now. <3 p="">
I opted to focus on the papers that had blues and sprinkled a few other colors in. Some of the words on the papers were perfect for my overall theme, so those became focal points.


a few chipboard embellishments and stitching finished this page off. 



You can find this beautiful collection here. Some lovely new arrivals came in yesterday as well as several newer collections from the past couple of weeks. Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase 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 February Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Product Spotlight album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due March 5th Winners announced March 6th