Sunday, January 29, 2017

Scraplift Sunday

Happy Sunday to you! Today, I've got a fabulous lift for you by one of our Design Team members Pol Prince! This layout is so fun! I used a mix of Bella Blvd Oh My Stars, Alex and Crate Paper Cool Kid! Hope you can play along with us! Once you do, share your layout in our Facebook group under the January challenge album for a chance to win a Paper Issues gift card! Can't wait to see what you make! XOXO

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Shimelle Product Spotlight

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm showing you Shimelle's Go Now Go line in  the Paper Issues' product spotlight! We've got plenty in the store and in case you missed this line when it first came out, now is the perfect time to get your hands on some! I started with the most adorable 12x12 paper called Date. I love the rich burgundy and hearts! Then I layered my photo with lots of scrap papers I had left over. Saving scraps is always useful! 

I finished off the layout with chipboard stickers, puffy hearts and ephemera. The "remember" and "happy" words are cut out from the Arrival 12x12 paper. Like what you see? Find Shimelle's lines here and save 20% with code RACHEL! Click here to hop on over to the Paper Issues blog and see what the rest of the design team has done with Shimelle! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Heart Day Spotlight

Hi friends! I'm back with another product spotlight for Paper Issues. Today we are showing you Crate Paper's Heart Day! It's the perfect Valentine's Day line or as my son calls it - Love Day!

My background paper is actually from Crate Paper's previous Valentine line called Hello Love. There's a little bit left in the store and you can find it here. It coordinates very well with this year's Heart Day. I then used black cardstock to cut out the Geo Globe cut file from The Cut Shoppe. I then backed it with the Lovely 12x12" paper. It's one of my favorites in this collection! Next, I layered the cut file with heart doilies that just barely stick out from underneath the circle.

Then I added my photo and lots of chipboard stickers! The puffy emoji heart stickers are super cute too! Instead of journaling by hand, this time I used my new We R Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter! It's such a fun touch! Hope you like! Thank you for stopping by! To see more Heart Day head over to the Paper Issues Blog to see what our other design team members created! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cut It Up!

Cut It Up Saturday is always one of my favorite challenges! If you follow me on Instagram or visit my blog much you probably know I love to use cut files on my layouts. This month Stacie made a cut file with so many options you can use to customize your layout. Thanks Stacie! Paper Issues cut files are always free and you can find this one along with all our previous ones here!

For my layout, I created a grid pattern using Crate Paper's Hazelwood collection. I love this new line! I used Sweet as Honey and both sides of Hazel Gingham 12x12" papers! Then I embellished like crazy with all the fabulous stickers - puffy, chipboard and more! Find the whole collection here! With the cut file I decided to keep it simple. I removed the snowflake from the 2016, filled it in, and cut it out!

Now head over to the Paper Issues blog to see what the other ladies created! Thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My Funny Valentine Spotlight

Love is in the air at Paper Issues and it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day! Today, we are playing with Pebble's My Funny Valentine line and showing you some great ideas on the blog! For my layout, I started with the Happy Valentine's Day 12x12 paper. I then used one of our free cut files {Love Script Heart} with the Pretty in Pink 12x12 paper. The ephemera pack is full of cute paper pieces. I used a couple on the layout, but they'd also be perfect for making some adorable valentine cards!

Looking for some new paper goodies? The Paper Issues store is always the best place to shop! Use my code RACHEL to save 20% off your entire purchase! XOXO


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Roll the Dice!

Today I'm hosting the Roll the Dice challenge on the Paper Issues blog! Join me over there to get all the details on my layout and see what the rest of the design team has created for this fun challenge!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sketchy Saturday

Hello friends! I'm here today to share with you our first sketch of 2017! Happy New Year to you! Time to get scrapping! You can find the sketch at the bottom of this post!

For my layout, I used Carta Bella's Space Academy. This line is all about stars, planets, and outer space adventures! The bottom half of the layout as well as the red triangles at the top are the Cadet Training 12x12 paper. The Stargazer title is from the sticker sheet and the ephemera and tags finish everything off!

We've got tons (seriously) of new product coming in the shop very soon! Keep and eye out and always use code RACHEL when you are shopping!

Friday, January 6, 2017

January Pinspire Me

It's time for our January Pinspire Me Mood Board! This month is all about the color gold! I immediately went for shimmer & shine and added some color with embellishments from Crate Paper's Hello Love Valentine line!

Now join us on the Paper Issues blog to see the other Design Team members' creations! There are seriously some amazing layouts this month! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Working Title Challenge

Happy New Year! We are starting the year off with a brand new Paper Issues challenge! It's the Working Title Challenge and each month we want you to make a layout with a huge, over-sized title! I'm am so excited about this and think this challenge is going to be my new favorite! As a bonus feature this month make your layout about what 2017 holds for you - New Year's resolutions, a fresh start or big plans, etc.

I used Crate Paper Cool Kid for my layout along with an Ali Edwards cut file! I love how a new year means a new beginning and I thought this quote was perfect for that! Join us on the Paper Issues blog today to see our brand new design team and what they created for this fabulous challenge!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fancy Pants Joy Parade

Hello friends! It's product spotlight time at Paper Issues and today we are using Fancy Pants Joy Parade! I passed over this line until I saw Cassie's amazing layout! I was so inspired, I immediately went and ordered it. As soon as it arrived I created this layout! I'm in love with this collection!

I started with the Love Pretty Garlands 12x12 paper and then used black cardstock with the heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe. Find it here! I backed the heart with my favorite paper from this collection - Wrap It In Color. Then I finished the layout with all of their fabulous embellishments! The ephemera pack is literally jam packed. I was blown away with how much was inside. And the stickers are awesome too! 

Now head to the Paper Issues blog to see the other fabulous layouts using Joy Parade! You are sure to be inspired! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Take 5 Challenge

Time to Take 5!!!! Are you ready?! I love this challenge. It's easy, fun, and gives you the opportunity to be creative in your own style! So play along with us and choose 5 items from the list below and create a layout!

For my layout, I started with the Oreo & Scallops 12x12 paper from the Bella Blvd Oh My Stars line. I used a Silhouette cut file {Circle Star Page Mat} and embellished it with more papers and tabbies from the Oh My Stars line! I love the way it turned out. Hope you do too!

The rest of the Paper Issues design team has created layouts too and you can find there here! Don't miss out!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Notable Quotable Challege

Happy 1st day of January 2017! At Paper Issues we are starting off with a brand look, new design team, and a new challenge. So many exciting things happening here! You are definitely in the right place! Our new challenge is called the Notable Quotable Challenge. Each month we will give you a quote to inspire you in creating a layout. Use can use the whole quote, part of it, or the theme, etc! Here is this month's quote:

I was inspired by the love aspect of the quote and created a layout with a photo of my two boys on a cold winter afternoon! I used our free cut file - Open Heart Circles and Crate Paper's Valentine's Day line from last year called Hello Love. There's a little bit left in the store. You can find it here! Their new Valentine line Heart Day is also perfect! 

If you are shopping in the store for some Valentine goodies don't forget to use the code RACHEL for 20% off your order! XOXO