Sunday, January 21, 2018

SLS 2/21

Happy Sunday friends! I've played along with Paper Issues' Scraplift Sunday again! As soon as I saw Elodie's layout for January's Pinspire Me challenge, I knew I wanted to lift it! It's fabulous and so creative. See it here! I used Crate Paper Good Vibes again! It's restocked in the store so if you missed it the first time (or need to replenish your stash like me) here's your chance! Instead of neatly placing tags on the left, I let all my favorite embellishments spill out! Then I added my Thickers title on the right!

Now hop on over to the Paper Issues' blog to see how the rest of the DT rocked today's lift! XOXO

Friday, January 19, 2018

Free File Friday 2

Happy Friday friends! It's time for our second Free File Friday of the month! Today's challenge is all about Winter Wonderland or Winter Woes! So I went with Winter Woes, but in a good way! With all of the cold weather we've had we needed to find new things to do inside. The boys have been begging me to teach them to play Monopoly since December and I finally gave in. And I'm glad I did. We have had a lot of fun and they really picked it up quite well!

I dug deep in my stash and used Amy Tangerine On A Whim! You can find the awesome Thickers that frame my photo here in the Paper Issues shop! For my large title, I used the Paint Outline Alpha cut file and backed each one with different patterned paper.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope your weekend is awesome! If you find some time for paper, play along with one of our many awesome challenges in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group. You can find all the challenges here! XOXO

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Swag Bag Love

Here I am typing up this blog post in the wee hours of the morning and you'll never believe it but it's snowing again!!!! For some of you this may be no big deal, but in Georgia snow is hard to come by. Can't wait to see my kids faces in the morning!

I used the December Swag Bag to document the 3" of snow we got in December. I always love these little bags of paper goodness. Though little is really an inaccurate way to describe them. The bag may be small but it's packed and overflowing every month! In December's bag I was so excited for the wood piece - Cold. I sprayed it black with mist and used it for my title. Another favorite was the rosettes! So cute and dainty, but what a statement they make. I also used the twine in an unusual way - I twisted it around a couple of the cards for added dimension. And who doesn't love sequins.

Every single part of my layout (besides the large paper) came in my swag bag! And there was still plenty for another couple more layouts! If you've never tried one I urge you too. They do not disappoint. Check out January's swag bag and save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Love This Life

Today I'm on the Paper Issues blog sharing more of my love for Crate Paper Good Vibes and free cut files! I hope you will stop by! See it here! XOXO

Monday, January 15, 2018

We're Off To A Fresh Start

We're Off To A Fresh Start with Paper Issues' New Issue challenge. I'm playing in Round 2. See Round 1 here! Here's what it's all about. Create a layout about: 

  • Your plans/intentions/resolutions for the New Year
  • Use "2018" on your project 
  • How did you ring in New Year's Eve?
  • Share any project you'd like — anything goes. 
I went with the "anything goes" category. I knew I wanted to dive into Crate Paper Main Squeeze. This is my Valentine line of choice this year. It's so fun and quirky. I also wanted to go to town with the Tangled Hearts cut file. I cut it out once with white cardstock and then I used the single heart cut and repeatedly cut it out with several patterns. 

If you need some hearts and love in your life check out Main Squeeze and save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Scraplift Sunday

Hello happy Sunday! Saturday was crazy busy here, but I'm hoping for a more relaxed and paper filled day today. I've got another awesome Crate Paper Good Vibes layout to show you! That's 2 days in a row! I'm telling you - I really LOVE  this collection! Today was are lifting Kelly's Free File Friday layout from December. See it here! Two products I used are still in the shop. You can find the Magic 12x12 paper here and the ephemera pack here! I also used one of Paper Issue's cut files for my large title. Download it for free here under the Floral Sweetheart cut file! Now play along with us! XOXO!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dream Big

I hope this blog post finds you having a wonderful Saturday! I love the layout I get to share with you today! Crate Paper's Good Vibes is amazing! It's got all my favorite colors (hello PINK) and so many fun patterns. I just can't get enough of it.

I created this layout for today's Notable Quotable Challenge at Paper Issues. This month's quote is Make Your Dreams Happen! What a great quote to think about as we start the New Year. I don't know about you, but I have a few goals I'm working on and every bit of inspiration helps in the journey.

I used lots of layers and mixed patterns. I took inspiration from the quote and used Dream Big as my title. You can find it in the Crate Paper ephemera - here!

Remember you can take inspiration from this month's quote any way you like! Can't wait to see what you create! XOXO