December 31, 2018

Top 9 of 2018 - Paper Issues

It's almost 2019 and over at Paper Issues, we are sharing a Top 9 of 2018.  I chose 9 of my favorite layouts I created for Paper Issues throughout the year.  
The other design team members have played along too, so head over to the Paper Issues Blog and check out what everyone created and grab some inspiration!  

Here is my collage.

December 26, 2018

Smolak Santa - Paper Issues

OMG....On this day, we saw two different Santas!  This was the Smolak Santa.  It's a local farm that provides lots of entertainment for all holidays.  This was after we left the breakfast Santa, went home and changed his clothes after he puked everywhere in the car!!  Great memories!  

I played along with the Paper Issues December challenge, Nobody puts Baby in a corner.  I used a FREE cut file, Holiday Geometric Stag and the December Scrapbooking kit.  

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December 24, 2018

Joy - Paper Issues

Hey there!  
I have been on a mission to create and catch up with as many Christmas photos that I can. 
 I did not reach that goal.  But, I did get a couple more done.  
Today,  I used the December Scrapbooking kit, Hard Candy Christmas from Paper Issues. The kits are super fun, because you have coordinating things right there at your finger tips and don't have to search your stash.  
I did dig out a few circle punches to my banners.   

Head over to PI and grab what you need for 20% off - code: Mary-Ann.

December 20, 2018

Santa Claus - Paper Issues

 Today, I played along with the Take 5 challenge over on the PIFF FB page and I also used the December Swag Bag Kit, Sweet Season.  

Here is the list of choice for the Take 5 Challenge.

For my layout, I chose 6 of the items:
Gold, Snowflakes, Stripes, Cut File, Pattern Paper, Label

For my tree, I used a small snowflake punch, and used the 3x4 papers from the Swag Bag.
Then I added to cut file trees from the String Art Tree FREE file.  

Go grab what you need from the Paper Issues store and use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off.  

December 7, 2018

Santa - Paper Issues

Tell me you have been over to the FREE cut file section of the Paper Issues shop!!
If not, you really need to.  There are so many new files, ALL FREE, that you will absolutely need.  
Go HERE.  

Once you have downloaded all the files you need, you need to head over to the product section of the PI Store and get this new Fancy Pants collection, Cottage Christmas.  

Use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off you entire order.

December 3, 2018

Road Trip - Fancy Pants


Plans of a road trip in your near future?  Not long ago, we went to Philadelphia to see the sights.  There was so much to see, so we took public transportation with a tour to boot! The On Our Way collection was perfect for documenting our journey.  I wanted white space with a corner for journaling.  

You can see that I used a cut file to the right of my photo.  Its a FREE file from Paper Issues.  I used vellum over the clouds and added the title to my layout.  

I love using foam to raise a piece of ephemera for dimension.  I did just that with the suitcase over the 3x4 Brag Card.  I loved the llama.  I had to use him peeking out around the card.  

Hope you will use the On Your Way collection to document your recent road trips.  It has great colors and pieces to help tell your story.

Supplies used:
On Our Way from Fancy Pants

November 24, 2018

Smile - Paper Issues

Morning friends!
Today, I played along with the 'Those Were the Days' Scrapbooking Challenge over at the Paper Issues PIFF page.  What makes you feel nostalgic? Is it vintage photos? Black and white photos? Old friendships? Something from your childhood?  Our PIFF page is where you can find tons of inspiration and challenges from our design team and our friends.  I used the "Blue Ain't Your Color' August Scrapbooking Kit.  I documented an older photo from a few years ago.  It is the last time my boy has seen his cousins from FL.  We have a new kit every month.  You need to check it out.  Anyway, there is so much happening on our PIFF page, you really should play along.  

Head over to the Paper Issues Store and grab a kit or any product you want and get 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  

November 19, 2018

Snow Much Love - Paper Issues

Hey there.  Look how young we were!  On our wedding day, there was a blizzard.  It was beautiful but cold.  This was just a few days after we were married. 

I played along with last weeks Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues PIFF page. We lifted Angie Ponds.  I used Simple Stories Freezin Season and flair from A Flair for Buttons.  It was a great great layout to lift.  

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November 16, 2018

Fox - Paper Issues

Morning friends!
It is my turn on the Paper Issues blog and I was given a choice of creating a #52 Friday Favorites or using a FREE File Free-for-All.  I decided to use 2 FREE cut files.  
Did you know, when you all PI cut files are free?  Also, when you download a cut file, there are often more images to cut than what is shown on the advertised photo?  Its true.  Download one of these to see.  

I used Echo Park Perfect Autumn that I grabbed from the store.  

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November 10, 2018

Halloween Boys - Paper Issues

Hey there! 
Do you love going to crops?  Ever think about joining an online crop?  Everything you need is with you in your craft room, and you can create and chat all at the same time from the comfort of your pjs!  Win win if you ask me.  This weekend, Paper Issues is having an online crop.  Go to......Paper Issues Friends and Fans, Fall Crop to play along.  There are prizes to be won and lots of inspiration.  I am not even sure how many challenges there are but I know there are a ton. 

I am playing along with the "Playing with Patterns" challenge.  You can use a dress pattern, mix up different pattern papers, or anything with a fun pattern that you find.  

I decided to mix a gazillion patterns on one layout.  I used the October Uma Thurman kit.  I really need to get my Halloween photos documented.  

November 9, 2018

The Amazing A Team - Queen & Co.

Good morning!
Today I am on the Queen and Company blog. 
Ever pull something together that seems completely different but really works?  I feel I did that on this football layout.  The stars are an obvious choice but the color palette is the question.  If you look closely at my photos, they were taken in the fall of 2017.  So, I wanted to focus on the colorful background of the photos and not necessarily the bright blue of the uniforms.  Using the Happy Harvest Fall Paper pad from Queen and Company, and it helped me do just that.  I pieced together 2 - 6 inch strips of paper with the seams falling behind my photos.  This allowed me to have longer papers.
I then filled some of the Stars Shaped Shakers with Pearls Neutral Toppings and Wood Toppings.  
I pieced together a title for my layout with the Word Dies and some old Thickers I had from long ago.
To emphasize the word amazing, I cut scrap white cardstock several times and carefully layered them on top of each other.  I then finished it with a yellow layer on top.  Making it thicker and almost like it has a shadow effect.  
Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you are inspired to create with our Shaped Shaker kits and word Dies.  
Supplies Used:
Happy Harvest Fall Paper Pad
Stars Shaped Shaker
Wood ToppingsWord Dies
Pops Topping
Pearls Neutral Toppings

November 2, 2018

Turkey Day - Technique Tuesday

Hey there.
I was really excited to be asked by Technique Tuesday to create a layout with the new Happy Thanksgiving Stamp Set and Turkey and Pie Crafting Dies.  Both items are under the New Product Category.  They are darling.  There are so many fall option, and now Christmas options.  You just go see.  Especially if you are a card maker or like to add stamping to your layouts.  Their dies are pretty cute too.

Here is what I created...  In my mind, I was trying to create a plate.  Not quite what I was thinking but I still like the circle ides.  The papers and ephemera are from Carta Bella and I grabbed those from Paper Issues.  Grab anything from PI for 20% off with my code: Mary-Ann.