Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Layered on Thick with Olivia

Hi Friends and Fans!

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Happy Wednesday! I'm here to join you for the Layered on Thick challenge. It is so fun to pile everything on and create dimension and texture.


To get started, I grabbed the Stay Colorful collection from Dear Lizzy and started trimming a few papers in various sizes. I didn't worry too much about how even or symmetrical they were but kept them smaller than 6x6". Another thing I like to do is slightly crinkle the papers. I hold the sides with my hands and gently squeeze & twist, then rotate and repeat. It gives a little lift without adding weight to the background paper.


Once I had an layered pattern I liked I started adding embellishments.
 easiest way to achieve some volume for this challenge is to use layered stickers. The work is already done for you 😉



I knew I wanted the photos and a few embellies to stand out a bit more so I used packaging cardboard  cut to the size of the object. Several small pieces were cut to make the cardboard fit the shape of the bicycle.


There are so many ways to add dimension without bulk or heaviness such as stamping, painting, sewing/stitching, fabrics, and pop-dots (or cardboard if you're thrifty).

Please play along and share in the PIFF Facebook Group! I'd love to see your creativity and gain some new ideas! And if you need a jumpstart, head to the Paper Issues Store to grab some inspiration and save some $$$ with the code below.  Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

52 Favorites

Hello friends! Today I’m up on the blog showing how I’m documenting my 52 Favorites.  Are you playing along? If you are what’s your approach?
 The awesome thing about this project is you can do as little or as much as you like each week. I tried a travelers notebook, and I liked it, but I wasn’t motivated to keep up. I was having a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to document, I have 5 million kids (just kidding, I have four, and one on the way), and it makes it hard to choose.
 So I decided to focus on my project life album, and really stay on top of it this year.
The awesome thing is I can use my stash, the pile of never ending scraps on my table, or I can get cut apart sheets from the shop. It can be as simple or jam packed as I feel like for the week.

Today I’m showing you my week 14. This is the week of Easter, and the week that my littlest brother left for Navy Bootcamp.  I did save Easter for a separate insert, since we take a million pictures, but it will match my week 14 color scheme. 


I loved using the new Dear Lizzy line Stay Colorful. The two main items I used were the cut aparts and the sticker sheet. I also used some older project life cards, some Simple Stories Emoji Love, random washi, one doodlebug alpha sheet, and some amazing gold thickers. 
Like I said, I didn’t go to crazy, I just really wanted to document everything. 



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Monday, April 23, 2018

Scraplift with layers | Sheryl

Hi guys!

Sheryl here with a new layout for Scraplift Sunday week 4! This week we're using this layout by Courtney Sawyer. I love the fact that this layout has different layers of patterned paper. This is my chance to use all of my scraps :)


I started by cutting small pieces of patterned paper from my scraps (Main Squeeze/Good Vibes by Crate Paper and Pick me Up by Pink Paislee) and placed them on this white striped pattern packaging. When you have a lot of colors and patterns going on on your layout, you need some white space to let it "breathe".

I tried creating the same stitched crepe paper she had on her layout. I didn't have one so I used a thin strip of pattern paper, folded it and placed it on top of the layers. It adds great dimension. On top of it I placed a big title from Dear Lizzy's "Daydream" collection.


I used embellishments from the same collections I used the papers from. I added red stitching on top of the layers.


This was a fun layout and great way to use up all the scraps you put aside!

You still have time to participate in this challenge, don't forget to share in our Facebook group  :)


Thank you for joining me today!

Sheryl

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Layering with Rachel T.

Hey friends!

Today I had the privilege of creating a layout for the "layers" challenge! If someone asked me what my style is, I would definitely say that adding lots of layers, ripped layers to be specific, is my style, so this one was right up my alley! I had so much fun mixing and matching pieces from different Maggie Holmes collections to create this layout. I used ripped papers, scraps, tabs, doilies, stickers, labels, tags... Anything I could get my hands on!



To finish it off, I added black paint splatters and some stamps. This really seemed to complete the page (and plus, I seem to be unable to complete a layout without both of those things these days).

There are so many challenges to participate in, so come join us on the Facebook page! Also, if you are ordering from the Paper Issues Store, don't forget to use code RACHEL20 for 20% off of your order.

I have also created a process video on my YouTube channel showing how I put it together. You can watch all of the layers come together one by one and I hope you will feel inspired! xo

Happy crafting!

-Rachel Tallman


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Spring Has Sprung


Happy Saturday friends! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! It's a beautiful spring day here in Georgia and I couldn't be more excited for warm weather! Which makes it perfect timing for sharing this layout! I used Crate Paper Good Vibes to create this layout for the Spring Has Sprung challenge at Paper Issues this month! 

This challenge is all about spring - think babies, baby animals, flowers, bunnies, Easter celebrations, strawberry picking, Spring Break etc. I was inspired by the gorgeous colors and flowers in this collection!


I love lots of layers and had so much fun fussy cutting these flowers! I started with a floral 12x12" patterned paper and then added a slightly smaller piece of wood grained cardstock on top of it. I love the texture the wood grain adds. Find it here! I cut a large circle in the middle of the teal grid paper and put it on top of the cardstock. Next, I layered all the fussy cut flowers along with some ephemera and sticker flowers to the edge of the circle. In the middle I added a family photo and lots of chipboard.

I hope I've inspired you to play along. Check out the rest of the entries here for more inspiration! Once you've created a layout don't forget to share it with us for a chance to win a Paper Issues gift card !Can't wait to see what you create! XOXO

Rachel

Friday, April 20, 2018

Bossy Scrapper - XOXO

Hello everyone!

I'm on the blog today, sharing my take on the Bossy Scrapper challenge.

Here is the list of requirements that I had to incorporate on to a layout.


I must say, I was more afraid f the list than I should have been! I don't usually start with a design or even sometimes the foggiest idea of what I want to do when I start making a layout. But having this little list made it so easy! It was such a cool experience. The longest part of the layout was choosing the collection I wanted to work with! 

As you can see I worked with the beautiful and soft Simple Stories, Romance. I have been making most of my baby layouts with this collection! The soft colours, muted tones and floral accents lends itself to a more innocent than a charming subject. 
I created my own 3x4 cards out of the 4x6 cards. It wouldn't be one of my layouts without fussy cutting, so the little flowers and leaves made their way onto the layout as my embellishments as well! I made my own tag out of one of the pattern papers and doodled around the edges to make is stand out a bit better on the white background. I also added some black and white bakers twine to the tag, and used my Tiny Attacher to secure the ends to the page. 

I used a few chipboard pieces as well, the little banner piece saying 'Hello Love', two of the flower clusters and the pre-made title.

Lastly, I added a border around the layout to bring everything nicely together.  

If you are interested in seeing exactly how this layout came together you can pop over to my YouTube channel and watch the process video. 

And that is that!

Have a great day!     
 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Layered on Thick!

My daughter found out that her name, Viola, means purple in Italian, and that's the title on the layout.

I love to layer things up and this time I have layered die cuts, stickers and thickers. If I had some chipboard stickers by my hand, I probably would have used them too. On this layout, I focused on Maggie Holmes collections Carousel and Flourish from Crate Paper.



You can layer smaller things, like here, an embellishment cluster.

Mix and match different types, patterned paper (I used the same paper twice, thats totally ok), vellum pieces, die cuts stickers and puffy stickers. To make the layers pop, use some type of 3d foam.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Scraplift Sunday with Anita

Hi there,
Happy Wednesday I hope you’re all having fun with the April challenges 
I’m sharing my take Rachel ‘s layout for scraplift Sunday and I’m using 
Pop on over to the paper issues Facebook group and check out the scrap lift challenge 


I started with  die cutting a few circles out in different patterned papers 
And arranged them in a grid 


Then layering patterned paper behind my photo 
And adding a tag, paper clip and chipboard stickers 


Then I added a sticker and my title in the center from the ephemera pack and sticker sheet 
Then on the die cut circle beside my title I fussy cut a bunny and added a flower sticker 
To have the main focus be the center of the layout 


I hope you have a enjoyed my inspiration today 
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring!

I am so excited about spring! As soon as I heard about the Spring has Sprung challenge, I thought of this photo from many moons ago. My son was so excited about the new baby lambs at his grandpa's farm. This little lamb was the runt of the litter, and we spoiled him rotten.

I used the absolutely gorgeous The Good Life collection from Webster's. I don't have adequate vocabulary to describe how much I love this collection. I never knew I needed lemony paper in my life, but now I'm in love! It's just so bright and pretty. 


If you want to snag some of the lemony wonderfulness, ('cause that's totally a thing), don't forget to use my code to save some cash. And don't forget to post your creations in our facebook group. Happy spring!

Monday, April 16, 2018

It's Time to Get Messy!

There's a new challenge this month here at Paper Issues that you're sure to enjoy, it's all about getting messy with paint! Use a mask, water it down, drop it on, or use any paint technique you can think of. 
All is fair in the art room!





For my layout, I added a 10x10 square of white cardstock to my background paper, then splattered and dripped paint to get a bright and messy design.

I also used lots of  pieces from this months Swag Bag, but the Happy Birthday banner from the bag didn't quite go with my photo, so I cut off the "birth" from birthday, and then painted the words with white paint. Perfect for my un-birthday layout!

Have you ever tried a Swag Bag from Paper Issues?? If you haven't, you really must! They're full of so many fun bits and pieces, and make putting a layout together a breeze. I'm currently working on layout number 3 just from pieces in the April bag!!!  The Swag Bag's do sell out quickly, so if you miss out on this month's bag, you can grab one in Paper Issues store in the month of May.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Head In The Clouds.

Image may contain: textHappy Scrap Lift Sunday!

This week we're lifting Mary Ann's fun layout.  I was inspired by the colors, the "rocket" theme of things, and the use of many photos; (5 to be exact).

I decided to dig up some pictures from a children's church outing last year to Lion Country Safari.  I think it was the first enjoying the rides and the animals; and overall being more involved.  Usually I let the kids have their fun.

I pulled out my hoarded stash of "Wild Child" by Pink Paislee, and quickly got to work.  The lift is not exactly like Mary Ann's, but there are a couple of similarities; like the fact that my clouds are placed more towards the ends of the patterned paper, instead of in the center, where I'd normally place them.  There's also rockets and stars involved.  I tried to have fun with it, adding cardstock stickers, fussy cut pieces, chipboard stickers and even rub-ons; all from the same collection.



I hope you will join the Facebook Friends & Fans group (linked below), and share your projects with us.  The more challenges you enter, the more chances you will have to win one of two prizes!


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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sparkle & Shine


Hi everyone! Elodie here today and I'm happy to be back to share a new layout with you. I played along with the Notable Quotable challenge and I was inspired by the flowers and also by the quote for my title. I used the new Be You collection by Pinkfresh Studio and a photo of my little miss sunshine. Here is my page!


And here is this month's quote!


For the background, I picked the Real paper with its pretty floral border. Perfect to go with this spring-inspired quote! I hand stitched two concentric circles on the background paper using dark blue thread. I then backed the photo with a paper from the 6x6 pad and adhered it on the left-hand side of the page with foam squares.


Next, I tucked a doily under the picture, along with some Be You die cuts, a cute tassel bow and a tab on which I stamped the date. For the title, I used shiny puffy alpha stickers from the collection and placed them along the smaller circle.


Then I moved on to the big circle and adorned it with pretty Be You embellies: puffy stickers, wood and epoxy buttons, die cuts and a couple of butterflies that I cut in 6x6 papers. I adhered some embellies and the photo with foam squares for dimension. I finished my layout with puffy diamond stickers and stars from the alpha sticker sheet that I scattered on the page.


Join us in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group to play along and check out all the fun April challenges! You could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store where you can find beautiful Pinkfresh Studio goodies, along with a lot of pretty supplies!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Elodie