Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy & So Very Beautiful

Hey everyone, it's time for a new Product Spotlight at Paper Issues! This week we're using the Little by Little collection from Shimelle.  I absolutely the colors in this collection.  It's also so versatile, it can easily be used for boy or girl LO's!

This gorgeous chevron paper was calling my name as soon as I saw it so I created my LO around it. I'm definitely an embellishment girl.  American Crafts always has a lot of embellishments with their collections.  It makes is so easy to create a fast LO.



Check out the Paper Issues blog to see what the rest of the team created.  You can still get this collection in the Paper Issues store.  You can also get 20% off your whole order with the code michelle.


Monday, February 20, 2017

I'm a guest at JustNick!

Hey everyone!  I was so excited to be asked to guest over at JustNick this month.  I adore using cut files!  Whenever I'm struggling to get a LO started I just scroll through my file downloads and I always find inspiration there.

My first project was made using the spirograph cut file.  To make it easier on myself, I also cut all the negative spaces on my cameo with pattern paper.  Then I just had to glue them in place.  This LO really didn't need much after that, just a few embellishments and a title.



I absolutely love the colors in this Pink Paislee/Paige Taylor Evans Take Me Away collection!



For my next LO I wanted to use a fun and bright design to go with these selfies of my daughter.  One of the biggest perks of having a teen girl is stealing all the selfies she takes! lol  I went with the scallop background file.




Seriously though, how fun is this cut file?  It's going to be ones of those cut files I use over and over!




This cut file is free for the month of February.  Just use the code SCALLOPFREE at checkout!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sketch time

Paper Issues has so many challenges every month.  One of my favorite challenges is the sketch challenge.  Look at the great one we have this month!



I decided to flip it.  I had so much fun making this LO.  I love this photo of my son when he was little.  Look at that little face!!  I used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection.  I love adding a lot of bits and pieces to my LO's!



The Paper Issues store has just been filled with so many new collections!  Check it out and get 20% off your whole order with the code michelle.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

February Notable Quotable

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a recent LO I created for Paper Issues.

This one was created for one of our new challenges (hosted by me) called Notable Quotable.  It's really easy to play along.  You just need to create a project using this quote as inspiration.



Here is what I came up with. I was inspired by the quote, the colors and the arrow!  I used a mixture of Amy Tangerine products on this LO.  Cut file is from the Silhouette store.



Make sure to join our FB group (Paper Issues Friends and Fans) to see and play along with all our monthly challenges. 

Also you may want to ckeck out the Paper Issues store.  SO much has been added in the last few weeks including a huge selection of free cut files!

You can get 20% off with the code michelle.




Monday, January 2, 2017

My fave

Hey everyone, Paper Issues has their first Issue of 2017 posted today.  It's called Stash Busters.  Here are some suggested ideas:


  • It's a new year, so make a dent in your stash! What are you hoarding? Is it an old collection? Is there a paper you think is too pretty to cut into? Do you have embellishments you haven't even opened? Get to work creating a project that includes something you haven't used yet or finishes off a collection by using up the scraps.
  • Show us anything about your New Year's celebrations.
  • Scrap a photo of yourself.
I decided to use some Bella Blvd Addison that I was hoarding. I was also hoarding these fun photos of my daughter at Halloween!



You can see what the other team members created on the Paper Issues blog!

Don't forget you can get 20% off your Paper Issues order with the code michelle!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

My top 16 of 2016!

Here we are again.  Another year has already gone by.  I always look forward to posting my favorite LO's of the year.  It's hard to choose because some of my favorite may not be because of the way they look but for the memory of the photos.  Time is so precious, I'm so happy that I decided to start scrapbooking 10 years ago.  These memories are all so important, even just the simple everyday things.  I hope my kids and future grandkids will enjoy looking at my albums one day.

So here they are, my favorite LO's of 2016!



Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Some new LO's!

Hey everyone, I'm back today with a few recent LO's I have made for Paper Issues.  The store is full with so much new stuff right now including the new Fancy Pants and new Valentine's collections!  Yes I said Valentines!!  It will be here before you know it!  Don't forget you can get 20% off your whole order with the code michelle!

Here are a couple LO's I did with Simple Stories Hello Fall.

I had a great time taking fall photos of my daughter this year.  She is always such a good sport!



This photo is from a few years back but still one of my favorites!



Here is a LO I did using a variety of the new Bella Blvd collections.  I just love the colors in these!



Make sure to check out the Paper Issues store often because things tend to sell out fast!