April 4, 2020

Happiness Insta-Parade - Paper Issues

Paper Issues has opened up an Instagram Hop with friends of 
Paper Issues and a few design team members.
This parade is to create a page about something that makes you happy.  
Could be anything from people, to things, to the paper you choose to use on your project.

I chose a photo of me and my favorite little girl.
I used Love Notes by Doodlebug.  Not only does the photo make me happy but the papers do too!
You can grab anything from the Paper Issues store for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann

Head over to Paper Issues Instagram and get started on the Hop.  
There will be prizes.  So be sure to make comments along the way.  

April 3, 2020

Family Game Night - Paper Issues

During this time of crisis, my family has been doing a lot of game playing, cooking (which I hate) and watching series.  
The other night, I bought SkipBo from Target and we have been playing tons.  Merle, our baby franchise, decided he needed to be held because he does not realize he is a dog.  So up he came, to my sons lap.  He played the game with us.  So, I had to document the event with Carta Bella - Family Game Night.  

I actually created this layout on a LIVE FB video in front of a crowd.  I let them select some of the options that I used on the layout.  The collection is a cross between Brady Bunch and the Jetsons.
I used the TV guide page to separate my photos and clumps of embellishments in to the 3 different corners.  Kinda like vignettes.  This collection is available in the Paper Issues Store if you go HERE.  

Let's take a look at the details of the layout.

March 31, 2020

LUCKY - Paper Issues

As crazy as the 'Shake your Shamrock' challenge sounds, it has lots of room for interpretation.
Head over to Paper Issues Blog to see more inspiration or to their PIFF FB Page.  

Here are the rules:  Are you Irish, trick question...EVERYONE is a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day! 
Get out those shaker elements and create a shaker box on your project. 
Grab some shamrocks and throw them on a page/Card. Let's see what you can do! 
P.S. There are a bunch of St. Patrick's Day themed cut files in the shop for FREE!

So, I used one of the FREE cut files that is called Good Luck.  
But there are soooooo many to choose from HERE
I'm just using the 'LUCKY' part of the file for this layout.  Plus, I do have a touch of green!

March 15, 2020

Make Your Magic Together - Paper Issues

I was able to create a layout today.  A day I normally don't touch paper.  
A day that I am usually at church and hanging with the fam.  Since the world is in a weird place right now, I decided to create a rainbow if happiness.  Got crafty to kill time since we will be together as a family EVERYDAY for the ext 2 weeks.  Stay safe all.  

I mixed together 3 different Shimelle collections to get this rainbow of goodness.  
It is a scraplift so under my layout, I'll show you MandaJane's so you can see where the inspiration came from.  
Field Trip, Box of Crayons and Never Grow Up

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