October 31, 2017

4H and an Adventure! - Paper Issues

This past weekend was the Paper Issues online crop, did you join in on the fun? There were lots of challenges and a live Bingo game too! The challenges are actually still going on, you have until Friday evening if you do want to jump in and play!

Here's my layout for the This or That challenge using a patterned paper background, 1 photo, label, enamel dots, thread, stickers, thickers, hand journaling, gold and a bow, all from the This or That list.

And...here's my layout for the Think Outside the Box challenge, where I challenged you to make a project without using any rectangle or square shapes. Sounds easy until you realize that your photo would be either rectangle or square, lol.  I used an older PI FREE cut file for the circle background, and then the arrows from the Are We There Yet FREE cut file, along with lots of pieces from Dear Lizzy's Stargazer collection

I'm still working on a few more of the challenges, it's such a great way to get some layouts done and into the albums!

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October 16, 2017

At the Pumpkin Patch!

Hey friends! I have a new layout to share using the Halloween Hooplah Kit from Queen and Company. I fell in love with the kit as soon as I opened the package! The dies are so very cute and have such detailed designs, and the fillings for the shaker boxes are the perfect holiday colors. For my layout, I went with a fall theme and I especially like that the kit works for both Halloween and fall projects too!

To start my layout, I made 2 shaker pumpkins using the dies, and filled them with a mix of the orange stars and clear and orange beads, all from the kit. I also used the center foam piece (that I had punched out from the pumpkin shakers) to make another pumpkin and then used the grinning jack o'lantern stamp from the kit to give him his smile! 

To add even more pumpkins, I used the clear acetate piece that covers the shakers boxes as a pattern to trace around, and made three more pumpkins to layer on to have a whole pumpkin patch!
I finished my layout by adding the pretty green gems here and there, and to the hand-cut banner. I love how this turned out, and am happy to have this special day documented.

October 12, 2017

Scrap Soup! - October

The October Scrap Soup challenge is up over at Paper Issues! Each month I give you a recipe to use on your projects, you must use everything in the recipe, but can add more "ingredients" to make it your own.

Here is this month's list:

I started with the FREE Patchwork Pumpkin cut file, and erased all the center pieces leaving only the pumpkin border. I filled it in with my photos, and bits and pieces from the Roctober Kit.
Have you bought your Rocktober kit yet?? It's full of yummy goodness for Halloween and Fall too! It is available here in the PI store.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

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October 3, 2017

Cutest Knight Ever! - Take 5 Tuesday Challenge

The October Take 5 Tuesday Challenge is up over on the Paper Issues blog! I played along too, with a pic of the cutest knight ever.  I can't believe this was 13 years ago!

For my layout, I used the color blue, twine, something gold, enamel dots and stars from the challenge list. I love adding the enamel dots to my layouts, it adds just a little pop of color!

Now head on over to the PI blog for even more inspiration! I'd love for you to play along with Take 5, you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!

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