Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Put A Bow On It!

Good morning! I'm on the Paper Issues' blog today sharing all the details about this fun layout! Click here to see! XOXO

Monday, October 16, 2017

New Issue: Which Kraft?

Hello friends! It's Monday and it's time for another week of fabulous projects and challenges from Paper Issues. Today, I'm playing along with Round 2 of this month's new issue - Which Kraft! So here are all the details about this challenge.

Create a layout with any of these options:

  • Anything having to do with Halloween or October outings.
  • Use kraft elements like paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc.
  • Add texture by using burlap or cork.
  • Create a project about the crafts you do.
  • Use a witches' hat, broomstick or cauldron embellishments
I used Fancy Pants Take Note and added bits of kraft items - burlap behind some of the brag cards and cork embellishments. My favorite part of this simple grid design is the Library Cards with Pockets! They are perfect for journaling! On one of them, I had my oldest write about what he's doing in school right now. On the other, I tucked the sweetest little photo of the two of us inside. 

Click here to see more of this awesome Fancy Pants collection. Need some in your lift?! Save 20% with code RACHEL. XOXO

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Scraplift Sunday 10/15

Happy Sunday! I am so excited about today's Scraplift Sunday layout! I'm back with another layout I created with Elle's Studio Family Fun! I love the primary colors in this collection. It's perfect for documenting life with my boys. Today we are lifting Ann's Take 5 Tuesday layout! Click on her name to see the original. 

I started with Paper 4. I love the basic grid background especially when contrasting it with bright colored layers. The 6x6 paper pack is perfect for adding smaller layers and saves you from having to cut up 12x12 papers. Another one of my favorite parts is the puffy hearts and the title - together!

Now play along with us! Check out today's Paper Issues blog to see how the rest of the DT rocked this lift. Shopping? Save 20% with the code RACHEL! XOXO

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Add It Up

Happy hump day! Today's Paper Issues' challenge is truly a challenge! At least it was for me. The Add It Up challenge starts with a list of items that has assigned points for each item. This month, the total points has to be 50 points or less! A bounty of white space on a layout makes me nervous. Ok - well maybe not nervous, but it's just not typically my style. So it felt like I was solving a quadratic equation to keep it under 50 points, but still fill up the space. Check out today's Paper Issues' post to see the list of points!

I started with white cardstock and this fabulous heart cut file from the Color My World cut file. It's free in the Paper Issues store. I cut it out of the Cotton Candy 12x12 paper which is from Maggie Holmes' Carousel collection. I hand stitched around the heart with gold thread from We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy line. 

Next, I added my photo and just a few embellishments which added up to 50 points exactly. Whew! That was close. Think you can make a layout with only 50 points? I bet you can! Can't wait to see it! XOXO

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Try It Tuesday

I'm back with another Try It Tuesday challenge. This one is super easy and anyone can join in. Here's the challenge: paint, spray, or color cardstock then use punches or a die cut machine to cut out shapes and use them on your project! 

I started with a piece of white cardstock and I sprayed it with gold spray. Once it dried, I cut out stars with my Cricut machine and this free cut file in the Paper Issues store!

I broke away from my usually bright and colorful layouts and created a layout with PinkFresh Studio Escape the Ordinary. I started with the Discover 12x12 paper. I added the sprayed stars, embellishments, and the coolest puffy stickers! The fabric pennants are awesome too! 

Want to see more Try It Tuesday?! Click here to see the Design Team's layouts. So much creativity in one place! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO

Monday, October 9, 2017

October Pinspire Me

Hello friends! Are you ready for some awesome Pinspiration?! This month's mood board is everything you would expect for October - spooky objects, ghostly creatures and vivid fall colors. Unfortunately, it still feels like summer here so I've had no fall outings to document yet! So I chose to be inspired by the colors - specifically yellow and black! Take a look at the board:

I started with the Starbight 12x12 paper which is black and white and then added yellow accents - strip of paper, stickers, and ephemera. One of my favorite pieces is the bow! They are super cute and I was happy to get my hands on a set of them.


Now, I hope you will play along with us. You may be inspired by something totally different and that's what's so cool about this challenge! Once you create your layout don't forget to share it with us in our Paper Issues Friends and Facebook group! Can't wait to see what you create! XOXO

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Sketch

Good morning and hello sketchy Saturday! I used this month's Paper Issues sketch to continue documenting our summer vacation with the Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection! Take a look at this month's sketch:

Sketches are great because you can copy them line for line or you can just take inspiration from it and make it your own. This time, I decided to copy it. I love all the different angles and patterns. One of my favorite parts is the lines for journaling. 

I chose Summer Lights to document our vacation because it's got a lot of different pastels - pinks, purples, yellows, and blues. Plus the ephemera and stickers are to die for! Love this collection like I do? You can find it here in the Paper Issues store. And save 20% with my code RACHEL!

Need more sketchy inspiration?! Read today's Paper Issues blog to see what the rest of the DT created! It's fabulous for sure. XOXO