December 10, 2017

Scraplift Sunday - Paper Issues

It's Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues, and today they're lifting me! Of course I had to play along too. Here's my original layout...



And here's my scraplift, using bits and pieces of Snow and Cocoa by Crate Paper, and Sweater Weather by American Crafts. I also kinda scraplifted the photo too, it's the same event, 1 year later!




In our tiny little town of less than a thousand people, we have the coolest museum that is all about the history of the town. Every December they have a Christmas Open House, with old fashioned decorations, music and yummy treats to eat. We love to go, and I love taking picture while we are there!

Head on over to the Paper Issues blog for more scraplift inspiration. Play along too for your chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!

December 7, 2017

Scrap Soup - December!

It's time for the December Scrap Soup Challenge at Paper Issues!! This is such a fun challenge, just follow along with the recipe!  You can add more "ingredients" to make it your own, but you must use everything in the original recipe.

Here's my layout using the fabulous Welcome Home collection by Carta Bella. I'm counting the 2 chipboard pieces as my circles, but the enamel dots would work as circles too! The date is easy to add using a rolling date stamp.





And, here's the Scrap Soup recipe...



I'd love for you to play along with the challenge, you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!
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December 5, 2017

December Take 5 Tuesday Challenge - Scrapping the School Photos!

The December Take 5 Tuesday Challenge is up over at Paper Issues!  This month has a "winter" feel with silver, gold, white and snowflakes on the inspiration and idea list.




I went a completely different route though, and scrapped my girlie's 3rd grade school photo. I'm a little behind on her school album for this year, so here's to getting it caught up, starting with this layout!



I used bits and pieces of Dear Lizzy's Stargazer collection, and a little bit of Take Note by Fancy Pants Designs too, along with the School & Sports cut file that is available for FREE here in the Paper Issues store.

The Take 5 Challenge is open through December 31st, I'd love for you join in on the fun, and you might win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!


December 4, 2017

Christmas at the Museum! - Paper Issues

The new December Issue is up on the Paper Issues blog today! This month's theme is Holiday Happenings, and some of the suggested themes are December holidays, pictures of holiday decor, favorite gift, winter activities, so many ideas to choose from!

I went with the winter activities idea, and came up with this layout of my girl at the museum in our little town using the Pines and Needles FREE cut file from the Paper Issues store.




I love the "falala" for a title!!! I also cut the pine branch and used pieces behind my journaling tag.



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November 9, 2017

Scrap Soup - November!

The November Scrap Soup Challenge is up over at Paper Issues!  
As soon as I saw this web cut file, (that is available for FREE here in the Paper Issues store!) I knew I would be using for a Spiderman layout! Yes, I'm sure I'll be using it for a Halloween page too, but it was perfect for my Spiderman loving boy. Oh how I remember those days when he was 3 and was so excited to wear that little shirt!







This layout came together so quick and easy too. I splattered some mist on my cardstock, and while that was drying, cut out the web. Then I layered on the photo and some bits and pieces from my stash.


Have you played along with the Scrap Soup challenge?? Just follow along with the “recipe”. You can make the recipe your own by adding more "ingredients", but you must use everything listed in the original recipe. Here is this month recipe:



Upload your project here in the Paper Issues {friends & fans} facebook group, and you could win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.


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November 7, 2017

Moments - Take 5 Tuesday Challenge

The new Take 5 Tuesday challenge is up over on the Paper Issues blog!  Here is this month's idea list:



And here's my layout, using the Carousel collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper along with the color yellow, patterned paper, cardstock, title and these sweet little drawings as memorabilia.




My daughter is always drawing little pictures for me and what better way to preserve them than adding them to a layout!

Hop on over to the Paper Issues blog for even more Take 5 Tuesday inspiration! We'd love for you to play along with the challenge too, you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!

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November 6, 2017

Home Sweet Home- Paper Issues!

The November Issues is up over on the Paper Issues blog!  This month's theme is Home Is Where the Heart Is, and some of the suggested ideas are to create a project about your home (favorite room, neighborhood, home renovations etc.) family gatherings or Thanksgiving traditions and recipes.
I went with the home theme, and used this recent photo of our front porch decorated with white pumpkins for fall and the Welcome Home collection by Carta Bella. 

I *loved* this collection from the moment I saw it! It's not very often that my love for home decor and scrapbooking come together. How could I pass it up when there are things like farmhouse, barn doors and shiplap on papers and stickers!










I think I bought two of almost everything, and will be using as I continue to document all the fun (ok, not always fun) things we are working on here at home, most recently it's been the task of painting our kitchen. There will be layout coming soon all about that!

Head on over to the PI blog for even more inspiration from some of the team.
And, as always, thanks for stopping by!


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