Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Creative Cards - Hello Fall

Hi everyone!  It's time for another new challenge.  Here is our sketch for this month's card challenge.

Here's my card.

I used Cedar Lane from Pink Paislee.  I've been dying to break into this collection.  I just love everything about it.  This woodgrain chevron paper is so awesome!

We would love to see your take on this sketch.   Make a card and share it in the Paper Issues {Friends and Fans} Facebook Group for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues Store.

 We have tons of fun challenges to keep your inspired.  The more you play along with the better your chance to win!

Monday, October 5, 2015

We've got some new (P)inspiration for you!

Good morning, friends with issues!  It's the first Monday of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge!  Welcome to the next installment of (P)inspire Me Monday!


I have a brand new mood board to share, with just a couple of quick pieces of inspiration to kick the week off right.  Are you ready?  Here's your October mood board:

Do any of these images, or combinations of images, grab your mojo and scream "MAKE SOMETHING!"?  
Well in case you need a little kick-start, here's what we've got to (P)inspire you today...

Dona (Orange Gearle) created this super cute page about her amazing daughter and another glimpse into her HUGE, shimmering personality.  She loved the blue and yellow combination and played upon the ripple effect with the repeated circles in her page:

And I (Leah l'Orange - the other orange meat!) played with some Amy Tangerine - Finders Keepers - for my October planner page, also bringing in the yellow and blue (with pops of red) and incorporating the stars quote into my design:

Ya got that?  CLICK HERE to go to the album in our Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook Community so you can add your (P)inspired projects, and you'll be entered into the October challenge draw - there's another $20 gift card to spend in the Paper Issues shop up for grabs!

And don't forget, this always works, too, for all of your crafty needs (because I know you need it all!):


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Swag Bag Spotlight Sunday

Hello friends with issues . . . paper issues that is! McJen here today sharing a layout I made with bits of Swag Bag goodness!

My schedule has been so busy lately that I haven't had time to scrap as much as I'd like. This is where my Swag Bag collection comes in handy . . . this layout took less than an hour. I chose this photo of my oldest daughter and me at a home football game where I teach (Go Mustangs!). I started with the patterned paper from Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane collection (get it here).

Next, I layered several 3x4 pieces of paper and embellishments from various Swag Bags, and followed that with the silver Thickers from Cedar Lane.

Last, I used the pink sticker strips and stamped a sentiment on each to complete the project.

Be sure to visit the Paper Issues Store to grab your Swag Bag subscription and use code McJennifer to get 20% off your order.

Have a great day and happy creating!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

..:: sketchy saturday ::..

Hello October!  Hello Paper Issues Friends! Are you ready for some inspiration? October's Sketchy Saturday inspiration comes from the spectacular Jen Chapin for Crate Paper!  Can I get an "mmm hmm"? 

I absolutely love the four triangles and all the little bits that Jen put together to create this perfection! Here is our sketch based on Jen's layout:

The design team members knocked this one outta the park.  Here's what they made to inspire you!

Alex created this masterpiece using Amy Tangerine's Finders Keepers. Seriously, love how it all just pops!

Check out the patterns that Becky used. I love that camo!

I spy Cedar Lane in Jana's fan-tab-u-lous take on the sketch. So lovely, indeed!

Aaarrrrrgh! Kelly Feldman (and her crew) are seriously cute, no? And she rocked this sketch -- those papers are completely fab.

Mary-Ann Maldonado created this super cute layout using Elle's Studio's Thankful collection.  Seriously cute -- that photo!  Love it!

Michelle Gallant -- OMGoodness -- love all this color...and that photo!!

Are you ready? It's your turn to show us what you've got! You've seen Jen's inspiration piece and the sketch.  The design team probably just knocked your socks off, am I right?  Remember, when you play along, you could be featured on the blog, in our instagram feed, or you might just win a little something! Share your project using this sketch as inspiration in our Challenge Album located in our Paper Issues {Friends and Fans} group for the chance to win a Paper Issues Gift Card!  While you're there, check out all the other challenges going on this month for more inspiration and more chances to WIN!! You have until November 8th to enter!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fan Feature Friday: How 'bout Them Apples #3

This week's Fan Feature Friday showcases projects from How 'bout Them Apples, sponsored by Paper Issues. Every Friday, we showcase projects our {Friends & Fans} have 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 were the apple of our eye week...

1. Jessica created this month in review two-pager, complete with die cut leaves, stamped leaves and fall colors galore.

2. Amanda rocked Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane collection, adding in some beautiful watercolor work and a fussy cut title.

3. Karin's card is as cute as can be with its woodland colors and beautiful use of texture.

4. Karen focused on apple red for her pretty page about a farm market. She even included some memorabilia from the visit.

5. Take a look at the cute acorns Mandy used to embellish the tree on her sweet page.

6. Suzy scrapped about an unexpected fall snowstorm. Along with blowing leaves and a fun title, she gave the fox a ribbon scarf to keep him warm.

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.

See you next week with one more set of features from How 'bout Them Apples.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Off the Page Challenge: Halloween!!!

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with the October Off the Page Challenge!  Seeing that it is October, of course I needed to have a Halloween Challenge!  Here's a little something I put together for the occasion...

I have my grandmother's old hutch in my family room, and I like to decorate it for the seasons.. I made a fun Halloween themed subway art frame and a pumpkin to put on it for this month!  Now for you... make something Halloween-themed... it can be home décor, costume related, goodies for the kiddos at school, pumpkin themed, candy boxes, Halloween Party favors...We'd love to see it all!  Add it to the October Challenges Album on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook page under this picture to be entered to win!  Need some Halloween goodies to work with??  Check out the Paper Issues Store here... there are tons of fun items!  Use Code KATHYS and you can get 20% off your whole order!
That's it for me today, I can't wait to see what you link up!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Product Spotlight: Dear Lizzy Documentary

Hey everyone, today we are showing you some projects using the Dear Lizzy Documentary collection.  I am such a big fan of DL products. I must have it all!!

I decided to use just the pinks and the greens on my LO.  The photo has a green hue and I kinda wanted to play on that. And as usual I always feel the need to add a bit of black.  (I stole this photo from my daughter's instagram...hehehe)

Next up we have Lisa with a stunning card. I love how the patterns all go so well together!

Mary-Ann created this gorgeous LO! I love the stitched paper strips!

Kelly make this fun LO. I totally laughed out loud when I saw the photo!  I love how everything pops on the B&W background!

Aleksandra created this oh so sweet LO of her beautiful daughter. It's so feminine.

Orange captured this beautiful photo and made it the focus of her LO with stitching and journaling around it. Perfection!

Corri made the sweetest card. The sunglasses, the twine...so adorable!

Leah made this card using only the 6x6 papers and the stickers!  Isn't it beautiful!

You can buy the Dear Lizzy Documentary collection in the Paper Issues store!  Use the code michelle for 20% off your order!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Birthday Layout

Hi there! Alex here today with a layout featuring the new Dear Lizzy Documentary collection.

Alex Gadji - 7th Bday

I am a big fan of DL collections. This one is  no exception. Love the Heart of Gold transparency. The Happy, happy, happy 4x6 card was perfect for my birthday layout.

Alex Gadji - 7th Bday closeup1

I don't know about you, but I will never get tired of the gold trend! Never!

Alex Gadji - 7th Bday closeup2

How cute is this puffy sticker bird? ♥ Eeeee! Makes me smile :-)

Alex Gadji - 7th Bday closeup3

If you feel like shopping Documentary (or anything else for that matter...), feel free to use my code ALEX20 at checkout to get 20% off your order.

Have a lovely day!