Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Ties That Bind: Zip It!

 Hello friends, Stacie here and I am on the Paper Issues blog today with the challenge The Ties That Bind.  When I thought of the challenge, the zipper cut file seemed to fit the connection of binding together! Check it out:

The zipper  Zip It cut file is free from the store and the pretty plaid paper is new Pretty Little Studio Christmas Cheer paper called Licorice. The cut file snowflakes I cut from several winter or snow-themed cut files free in the Paper Issues shop! I wanted to create the feeling that we could zip out the snow for a bit longer as this was a photo from Thanksgiving last year. 

Next up, Ranger Distress Oxides for a light color wash on each snowflake to have a bit more dimension on the page.  I popped up the top layer of the zipper pull with some foam dots to create dimension. I also placed foam squares under the plaid paper to scatter the snowflakes under the edges.

It was easy to cut away the center piece of the plaid paper to create a bit of space for the zipper and allowed for the Pink Paislee greenish-teal paper to peek through.   I also tucked the zipper into the rolled up distressed edges of the plaid PLS paper.  

I hope you are dreaming up what you might bind together with this zipper cut file! 
Fall leaves, flowers, snowflakes, or a rainbow?! So many fun ideas to explore!

Happy creating with the new November challenges.
 There is also 30 Days of Thankful happening this month at Paper Issues.

  I sure hope to see what creative ideas you have this month!
If you use this cut file tag #picutfile so we can find your pages!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I have not been on here in almost a year...and what a year it's been!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Remember December: SANTA

Merry Christmas, friends!

I am up on the Paper Issues blog with some Remember December inspiration.
A trip to the mall with Ryan to visit Santa was fitting for today's post!
He is always so excited to see Santa and tell him his Christmas list
and to talk about the Gopher football team. 
Santa sure seems to know a lot about MN sports!

I used the December scrapbook kit. The kit is sold out, but many items can be purchased separately in the store or found in the December Swag Bag kit. I love the background of the mall's snowflake cut outs behind Santa, and used the light blue as my first color to bring out in the watercolors. 
(Grab similar flair buttons here from Pretty Little Studio.)
I used glittery snowflakes from an older Pink Paislee collection,
but even a cut file of snowflakes could be used in your design!

The Elle's Studio puffy titles and mini label stickers were the perfect little touches to layer and add the pops of color I needed in the horizontal grouping.  The Pink Paislee Together for Christmas paper number 9 plaid made a beautiful background border!

I love that the Together for Christmas ephemera from Pink Paislee also coordinated with Elle's Studio stickers and Pretty Little Studio Glitter and Ice trees. With little bits of foam adhesive squares, the little bits were easy to layer against the watercolor background. The iridescent acrylic paint added little snowy dots that were scattered over the watercolor layer.

I hope you are inspired to carve out some creative time
 over the next few days to join in the December challenges at Paper Issues!!
Tag us on social media when you complete a challenge.

Post your creative additions to the December challenge album on Facebook
in the Friends and Fans group now through January 5th!

If you missed out on the Pink Paislee Together for Christmas or need a
December Swag Bag (with the Elle's Studio mini labels I used today),
be sure to grab yours today!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Holiday Coffee: Starbs Holiday Cups

 Hello, Stacie here with a fun geometric style Scraplift Sunday
                                                       design from talented Kelly Feldman.
I was inspired by her use of several pattern papers in the background squares.  
The Paper Issues December kit was the perfect pair to the Starbucks holiday coffee cups
 that I used as my background squares.

Here's the beautiful Scraplift Inspiration from Kelly using 
Pretty Little Studio (get it before it is all gone!):

Image may contain: 2 people, including Kelly Feldman, people smiling

The December kit included Pink Paislee sequins and holographic snowflakes which I sprinkled throughout the design in place of the leaves and enamel dots.
Tip for this geometric design:
 to align the squares point to point, 
I lightly drew vertical pencil lines down the page
 for easier placement of the squares. 

 The December kit included these red puffy Rudolph Thickers and they were a fun addition to the scraplift since I had space around my photos for the title.

I can't wait to see how you are inspired to create with Kelly's design.
Post your new lift on the PI Facebook group in December Challenges.

Have a wonderful week ahead and be sure to stop by Paper Issues 
 for their 40% off SALE happening NOW!
Code: TY40
Happy Holidays! 
*(Treat Yo Self!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Sweet Friends

Hi! I am up on the Paper Issues blog today with the new challenge Those Were the Days, My Friend.
I documented my sister and I along with our childhood friends from California. 
I couldn't wait to put this Cocoa Vanilla Studio specialty mosaic heart to use.

I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection and machine stitched with bright pink around the heart and all along the mosaic lines.  It is messy and imperfect, but that is ok!
 I love these die cut title words from CVS for added dimension.

The June Pontoon Scrapbook Kit is sold out, but this CVS heart was included in the kit.  Be sure to check out the kit page in the PI store for kits that are still available (yes, you need them!) and new ones that are for sale each month!

The journaling to this photo story seemed to balance out the dark title words.

Stop by and check out the new November challenges in the Paper Issues Facebook group
 and keep tagging Paper Issues on social media. We love seeing what you create. 
Get inspired to play along at Paper Issues!
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fall is the Best of All

I am up on the Paper Issues blog today with the Take 5 challenge. 
 I used stickers, patterned paper, layers, border, leaves, and orange to create this design.

Here's October's list:

I used the October Tupelo Honey Scrapbook kit for the woodgrain Thickers and the Uma Thurman kit and Family Tradition kit from November for the paper layers. Vellum leaves were in my stash. Another idea would be to use  a PI cut file to cut lots of leaves to mimic the look of  this leaf border.

A few more close ups: 
I love the look of the leaves tucked into the paper stack under the photo. So many scraps from the past few Paper Issues scrapbook kits were perfect colors for this fall design.

 The gold thread stitching to add texture and to create movement similar to leaves floating down. Woodgrain background paper and woodgrain foam Thickers--total bliss!

 Action shots of my children makes me so happy.  Seeing the sheer joy as they playfully mess around is the best. Bring on the unposed real-life pictures!

Keep up the creating and entering the October challenges or the Monster Bash Fall Crop challenges. Find them all on our Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook page.

If you need more fall scrappy supplies, then 20% savings will be pure gold. Use code: Stacie

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fantastic day!