Friday, August 28, 2015

Fan Feature Friday: Pocket-Book #2

This week's Fan Feature Friday showcases projects from the second week of Pocket-Book, sponsored by Paper Issues. Every Friday, we showcase projects linked to our current issue, so be sure to share your projects for a chance to be featured.

Let's take a look at the projects that caught our eye this week...

1. Karen created this beautiful birthday card with Crate Paper Confetti from the Paper Issues store. She added in a glassine bag to hold a gift card.

2. Allison created this sweet pocket page using Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy ephemera die cuts. The colors are so festive and perfect for a birthday page.

3. Sierra added a canvas pocket to this pretty anniversary card for her cousin, pairing it with Crate Paper Craft Market. The canvas pocket holds a gift for the couple.

4. Sarah shared this funny page in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group. It's about her cat getting in the way of the book she was reading. LOL!

5. Another Sarah, also a member of our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group shared this fresh and pretty pocket page during our Show Me Saturday feature.

6. Lucy recently became a fan of pocket pages after taking a class at an expo. She still plans to make plenty of layouts, but will create pocket pages to "fill the gaps".

Thank you all so much for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "my project was featured" button from the sidebar to showcase on your blog.

We'll have a new issue for you on Monday so be sure to check back to see what it is.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Off the Page Feature

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm featuring a mini album that was linked up by Kelly Feldman to my August Off The Page Challenge.  She created this adorable album for her niece showcasing pictures from a recent vacation... take a peek...



I love the Simple Stories Summer Vibes goodies Kelly used throughout her album!  It's the perfect collection to scrap your summer and vacation photos! You still have time to play along with the challenge!  Create a mini album featuring pictures you took from the #ISpyWithPI challenge, or your favorite summer, or vacation pictures and post a picture in the comments here to be entered to win a $20 gift card to the Paper Issues Store!  You have until September 13th to play along!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Beach Babies

It's been awhile since I've had a chance to play with a Swag Bag, and the The July Swag Bag reminded me of how totally awesome they are.
This photo of my youngest two popped up in my Timehop feed a couple weeks ago, and it brought back so many warm and fuzzy memories of when my babies were babies, that I was compelled to scrap it again.  I can remember this day at the waterpark as clear as day.  It was so terribly hot, and we just had to get out and find some relief.  The girls were so busy having fun in the water that they were a little grumpy about having to stop and pose for me.

The July Swag bag is a glassine bag full of summer awesomeness.  This page came together in about 20 minutes.
The whale and the fishie flair were a perfect way to ground the layout, since the water theme is what the photo was all about.  The outdoors acrylic piece is from Color Cast Designs, a great little shop owned by a Paper Issues friend of ours.

Everything on this layout from the patterned paper pieces to the journaling card, to the chipboard frame, to the teeny tiny enamel dots, to the gorgeous gold glitter bow are all from the July Swag Bag.  My favourite little piece is the felt anchor PaperPop by Parker On The Porch.  If you have yet to try out a Swag Bag this is a great month to give it a go, and there are still a few left in the shop.

Here is is what's in store for you.
You can get your hands on one right here in the Paper Issues store.  Use code:SHERRI to save 20% off, in fact you can save 20% off of everything in your cart with my code.

Happy crafting friends!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Plan On It :: Washi Challenge Spotlight

Hi there! Jen here today with a new weekly planner spread for this feature. Though summer is winding down here in New York, August has brought some of our hottest days. I focused on color this week with the gem-toned Lora Bailora triangle washi tape, the mason jar and butterfly Pebbles stickers and the big, scripty Summer from Simple Stories. And, no planner is complete now without a PI PaperPOP as a page marker! I attached the gold planner PaperPOP (how cute is she???) to a magnetic page clip I had on hand using a couple of glue dots.

I hope you've been following along with us in our new monthly challenges in the Paper Issues {Friends and Fans} Facebook group! The planner challenge this month is to use washi tape in your planner. Upload your entry to the challenge thread by September 13th and you'll be in the running to win a Paper Issues gift certificate! Here are just a few of the entries that caught my eye since the challenge began:

Elaine Davis shared this lovely blue and purple spread using washi three different ways!

Sandi Pressley decorated her planner for the first time, but she sure looks practiced! I love that little banner crafted from washi by first placing the tape on white paper:

Tabbatha Ljungberg added a pop of striped color to her planner with washi. And, it's doing double duty reinforcing those holes!

And our own Cassie Box decorated her planner for this beautiful weekly spread while on a family vacation. She blogged about her travel supply kit, including the awesome teal washis, here.

The Paper Issues shop has oodles of PaperPOPs, washi, stickers and supplies for your planner, with more rolling in! Use code JENBOOM for 20% off of your order. Now that'll get your planning goals met!
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to keep sharing the planner inspiration!

Monday, August 24, 2015

We are (P)inspired by YOU! August features!

Good morning, friends with issues!

Leah l'Orange here, and it's time to show off some of the AMAZING projects shared by crafty folks like YOU in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group on Facebook.  A couple of weeks ago, I shared a (P)inspiration board featuring some snippets I collected on Pinterest that I thought might kick you in the mojo.  It kicked the Creative Team pretty hard, and by the looks of things, it got you, too!

Here's the board:

And here, dear crafty friends, are some of the projects that were (P)inspired by it!

Heather Wilson Shank shared this gorgeous page - even though there are only POPS of red in the mood board, clearly they played a large part in this monochromatic and feminine page...  But the addition of the black to frame all of the elements?  BRILLIANT!  

This page, from the inimitable Cassie Box, made me laugh out loud - THAT PHOTO! :)  This page draws from all the bold colors and especially that hexies pin, and I'm loving the alphas she used.  She kind of rocks the washi in her pages, too - have you noticed that?  (CLICK HERE to see some of the gorgeous new Lora Bailora washi in the Paper Issues shop!)

Diana Poirier has found herself a new hobby and she managed to combine it with her love for scrapbooking - I love it when two crafty worlds can come together like this!  More primary colors FOR THE WIN!  Those chippy frames are fab (and reminiscent of the embroidery hoops, which I'm totally crushing on)...

And a Paper Issues Creative Team alumness, Devra Hunt was CLEARLY inspired by the glammy sunglasses in the mood board...  With a photo like this, one can only imagine what a day in her household might be like!  Just look at these handsome boys, and the blue theme worked well for this page!  (There also happens to be a great selection of pet-themed stuff in the shop - try HERE or HERE!)

You can still link up through the 13th of September!

CLICK HERE to visit the thread in the group, and add your project in a comment to the photo of the board.  You'll be in the running to win one of two gift certificates to the Paper Issues shop!  And, ahem, there are a LOT of new additions, so you won't have ANY trouble spending it!

Remember, using this will always save you 20% off your entire cart when you shop!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Creative Cards - August Features

Hi everyone!  Today I wanted to share some of the fabulous cards that were entered into my Card Sketch Challenge over in the Paper Issues {Friends and Fans} Facebook group.  I was so happy to see so many people play along with us.

Here is the sketch: 

 Check out this fun card that Rhonda made.  I love the bright colors and the mix of patterns.  The pink really pops on this card.

 Sandi's card uses one of my favorite color combos.  How cute is that little balloon animal?!

I'm a sucker for clouds. The cloud paper on Anna's card looks greate with the stripes and pops of red. 

Gloria chose a back to school theme for her card. The image and sentiment are perfect for this fantastic card. 

I love the polka dots and butterfly trio on Laura's card.  

Be sure to join our Facebook group so you can join us for all our challenges.  Each project you submit will earn you one entry into the random drawing to win one of two gift certificate to the Paper Issues Store

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cut it Up Features

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I'm featuring a couple entries of this month's Cut it Up challenge. I love to see all the different takes with this cut file! You can still join in for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to spend in the Paper Issues store

Download the cut file for FREE overhere in the store and upload your project made with it in the challenge album in our Paper Issues Friends & Fans facebook group.

Devra used the cut file along with watercolors and I love the whole color scheme on her page!

Celeste used neutral colors to let her beautiful picture pop off the page and she stitched the cut file.

Stacie used the negatives of the cut file and it turned out amazing, very creative!

We hope to see your projects with this cutfile too! You have until September 13th for your chance to win.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!