Saturday, December 3, 2016

Snow Layout - Cut It Up at PI

There is a super fun FREE cut file at Paper Issues today. Everyone made really awesome layouts with it. Here is mine:

Here is what the cut file looks like.
Supplies
Crate Paper - Snow & Cocoa
Snowball cut file from Paper Issues
Fine tip Sharpie Pen
Silhouette Cameo


Stop by the store to pick up this free cut file and use the code Carolyn for 20% off your order. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Chill In The Air Layout - PI Spotlight

Hello! We are featuring Crate Paper's Snow & Cocoa collection on the Paper Issues blog today. It is such a great collection for winter. Especially if you have kids. Everything is so cute and fun. I scrapped this picture of the girls wearing their matching snuggies. There were so many words and embellies that referenced the cold, it was hard to decide what to use.
This was a great way to use some scraps from previous layouts and use a variety of embellishments.


Supplies
Crate Paper - Snow & Cocoa
Black paint
Gold embroidery thread
Black cardstock
Fine tip Sharpie pen


Stop by the Paper Issues Store for some Snow & Cocoa! You won't be disappointed!


Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ice Ice Baby - Bella Blvd Spotlight at PI

Hello there! On the Paper Issues blog today we are featuring all the new Bella Blvd lines. I chose to work with their Illustrated Faith: You Are Loved collection. This picture matched the paper so I made it work with the collection. We were so hot in Florida last year that we were ecstatic to see a wall of ice. I had to document it.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to design the grid and downloaded a free font called Ice Caps. It was a little tricky to use so I ended up just tracing around my letters instead of using the white caps that came on top of the letters. I copied some of the icicles from the letters and pasted and welded them to the bottom of the grid. I used some pieces from the November Swag Bag which are part of this collection. I also cheated and used a couple penguins from the Christmas Cheer line. The speech bubble is from the new Addison collection.

Supplies
Bella Blvd: You Are Loved (I.F.)
Bella Blvd: Christmas Cheer
Bella Blvd: Addison
Black Cardstock
Black Fine Tip Sharpie Pen
Ice Caps Font
Silhouette Cameo

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the Paper Issues store to pick-up some Bella. Use the code Carolyn for 20% off your order.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wanna Build A Snowman? At Paper Issues

I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today and decided to play with the new Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa Collection. I scrapped a picture of my daughter with the snowman she built with Daddy. I was so impressed with the outfit!



I cut the title with my Silhouette Cameo and used the Comic Sans Serif font. I found the lace at a garage sale and the string at Dollarama. I stapled the top corner after folding it over. I used a white pen to write the date. Of course the remainder of the layout I got from the Paper Issues store! The giant snowflake was in the November Swag Bag.

Supplies
Crate Paper - Snow & Cocoa
Black backing paper - DCWV
Black cardstock
Lace
White pen
Thread
Pop dots
Silver glitter glue
Giant snowflake - November Swag Bag

Please stop by the Paper Issues Store if you would like to pick-up some scrappy goodness. Use the code Carolyn for 20% off!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Let It Go Layout - New Issue at PI

It's Round 2 of Going Cold Turkey in Snow-vember. I chose to make a layout with the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa Collection. It is sooo much fun. Stop by the blog to see what others have made and then join us in the Facebook Fans and Friends group to post your layout.



I used pop dots behind the middle picture and glued an embroidery thread around the paper. I made the flags from the manufacturer's strips and scraps. Finally, I cut the word "snow" off the title and found the "go" in my stash. I contemplated scratching out 'snow' and putting 'go' but was afraid it would get too messy.

Supplies
Crate Paper: Snow & Cocoa
Gold embroidery thread
Chipboard letters
Fine tip Sharpie pen
Pop dots 


Thanks for stopping by! Do you need some Snow & Cocoa in your life? Stop by the Paper Issues store and get 20% off at checkout with the code Carolyn.


Have a great day!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Halloween Layout - Paper Issues Crop

I was soooo busy with work that I barely got to participate in the Paper Issues crop last weekend. I did however, make this layout to host the "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" challenge. The idea was to use a dark cardstock as a background. I went with the Halloween theme and was happy to get these two older pictures scrapped. The kids are so cute!

I used a cut file from Juliana Michaels and made it repeat. First I cut the outline into the black cardstock. Then I cut the faces into the orange paper. Then I backed it with the negative cuts of black cardstock. I sewed the paper strips on and added a border to my pictures. All the embellishments are from the Crate Paper After Dark collection.

Supplies
Crate Paper After Dark
Basic Grey Eerie
Silhouette Cameo

Don't forget to check out the Paper Issues Store. Use the code Carolyn for 20% off. Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Beautiful Girl Layout - Pinkfresh Studio Spotlight at PI

Today the spotlight is on Pinkfresh Studio over at Paper Issues. I|| used the Indigo Hills collection. It's so unique, it is fun to play with. Especially if you like mixed media but are scared to try. The backgrounds are watercolored for you - just add embellishments!



This is another awesome picture by my friend Danielle Serceau. She captured this moment with our special friend "Grandma Betty" while at the lake. I used a cut file from the Silhouette store called "Flowers". I watercolored them in black but not too dark. Then I backed some with paper.

Supplies
Pinkfresh Studio: Indigo Hills
Pop dots
Silhouette Cameo
Watercolor black

Check out the Paper Issues store for lots of different Pinkfresh Studio collections. Use the code Carolyn to save 20%.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!