Monday, April 3, 2017

Put the Pedal/Petal to the Metal!

This month's issue is so fun! I love the idea and I used a few of the suggested ideas for my layout!

The obvious, I made a layout about spring! One thing we love to do on a pretty spring day is feed the ducks! I also used a floral pattern to cut out the duck silhouettes. I created a watercolor background to mimic the look of the pond and used a metallic silver to create some movement! This layout is a total hodgepodge of different supplies. The butterflies are from the Hazelwood collection, the butterfly rub-ons are from Moonstruck. The floral ducks are cut from a sweet paper from Cute Girl. And the "enjoy" puffy sticker is from Indigo Hills! I had so much fun with the watercolors and the stitching on this layout, I hope you enjoy it too!
Don't forget, you can always use code Ali when you shop at Paper Issues!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Anything Goes at Paper Issues

The new issue at Paper Issues is "anything goes"! Which is always so much fun!
I created this layout of my silly girl and all of her funny faces. She loves taking selfies, it starts young! Ha Ha!
I used the Bella Blvd Addison collection, the colors are so fun and vibrant! I also created a cut file on my silhouette, just a simple file with the word "silly" in different fonts.
If you are looking to grab some of these vibrant papers and embellishments head on over to the Paper Issues store, don't forget to save your 20%!

Monday, February 20, 2017

February Issue Round 2!

The Paper Issues February issue is so fun! It's 'Let's Play Post Office' and the possibilities are endless! You can check out all of the suggestions and the design team inspiration on the Paper Issues Blog!
My inspiration came from the idea of using a postage stamp. I created a postage stamp background for the photos of my son waiting to see Santa. I also used stamps on my background on a few of the postage stamps! I used the Snow and Cocoa, by Crate Paper, and I still have all of the heart eyes for this collection, isn't it fabulous?
Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll play along with our February issue!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining our February …It’s in the Air Blog Hop. We are so excited to celebrate the Month of February in the scrapbooking world. We would like you to get to know our DT a little better as well as take a peek at their style and techniques. We are excited to have you here. If you are just joining the hop we want to make sure you don’t miss anything so make sure you go back to Picture This and start there. If you have started from the beginning I hope that you enjoyed Maya's Blog. Second I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Ali and I am a DT member of Picture This Challenges. Today I have a challenge for you. The theme of our Blog hop is …It’s In the Air. Well let me tell you what’s in the air on my blog today. Stitching! It's in the air! Create a layout with stitching, it can be machine, hand stitched, a little stitching, or a ton of stitching! 
Here is what I created and I hope to inspire you to get stitching!

I did some machine stitching, but I also tried something new, I stitched on all of those sequins!! Who doesn't love sequins, am I right? ((bonus points if you use sequins too!)). 

I can’t wait to see what you create. I will be voting for my favorite stitched layout that is completed from my blog so get those submissions in.
We have a great prize for the winner from our sponsor below so keep going through the hop and see what our next Design Team member have in store for you.
At the end of the hop you will be able to see what prize is up for grabs from the mentioned sponsor. **Once you complete this challenge you will upload it to the Picture This blog which is your last stop. Tag your layout with the Design Team member’s name as well as their challenge type, for example: Ali Stitching. That way we know which hop challenges you are participating in.
Challenge Rules: Each DT member will vote for their favorite participant’s layout and after that that DT will take each of our favorites and choose as a team who is our final winner of …It’s in the air blog hop. The more challenges you complete the more chances you have to be selected more than once from each DT member and be in the final vote for the prize. No combining challenges on this one we want to inspire you and get you creating layouts and see your creativity. You have until 11:59 pm CST on February 22nd to upload your layouts to the Picture This Blog.
Next you will hop on over to Hannah's blog.
If you got lost while on your blog hop please see the blog hop list below just in case you need to know where you are in between:
Kate -

Monday, January 16, 2017

January Issue Round 2!

Today at the Paper Issues blog we are working on round 2 of our stash busting issue!

I used Maggie Holmes Gather Collection. I have a tendency to hoard anything by Maggie Holmes! But for some reason I could not wrap my head around using the striped paper, so I challenged myself with this issue to use the things I wouldn't normally use! And here is my result!
I had this silly photo of a donkey that I took when we went to the drive through safari. I think what I was caught up on with this paper is it isn't as "girly" as the rest of the collection. So using this photo helped get my creativity flowing. I cut slits in the stripes and tucked in a few "tickets" and embellishments. I ripped a few spaces here and there, backed it with the wood grain paper and used my sewing machine to add a bit more detail. I also tucked some of the mustard color scraps I had leftover from the Indigo Hills collection! Then of course, the snarky title, and bam, a paper I had no intention of using is suddenly a finished layout! Yay!
What are you hoarding, or what has been difficult for you to use? Use it, I wanna see!
Then when you get done busting your stash, come on over to the Paper Issues Store and buy some new goodies!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Roll The Dice!

The Roll the Dice challenge at Paper Issues is always so fun! You never know what is going to happen! And seriously, how cute are Rachel's boys?! My goodness!!!
So the dice fell at 4 and 4, so 4 photos and 4 words in your title!
Here is mine!
I used Photoplay Snowball Fight, I love the non traditional colors and fun elements! I also used a touch of Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa! The cut files are both free in the PI shop, so go grab them, they are awesome! I modified the background "filled with joy" file so I could add in "Christmas" and that super cute snowman sticker :)
If you are at the Paper Issues store why not save a bit on this fun collection?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mix it up!

Hey Paper Issues Friends!!!
I always love the inspiration on Mix It Up Monday! I am not usually a "messy"
 scrapper, but I love how everyone else's projects look. I never can get a background to look quite "right" but I think it is because I overthink it and try to perfectionist is, lol!
I wanted to play along using gesso and acrylic paint, but I wanted it to fit my style! So I made a background -first I applied gesso and let it dry. Then I used blue and white acrylic paint, and let that dry. Then, using a stencil, I applied gesso over the paint. I really loved the way it looked...but I didn't love it as a background!
So I cut my title out of it and used some scraps for layering!
I hope you get messy with us on Mix It Up Monday!!!
I used the fabulous new Hazelwood collection for this layout, if you wanna grab some too check it out in the Paper Issues store!