Saturday, June 11, 2016


Hey everyone!  There's a new cut file at Paper Issues today!  Did you know that all the cut files at Paper Issues are free!!!  You can find them all here!

I love playing with cut files.  I cut this one out to bring to a crop with me.  I had no plan on what I would do with it.  When I took it out I just started  cutting out some random pieces just to create a different look.  Here's what I ended up with!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Beach fun

Hey everyone, Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on the Beach day collection from Carta Bella today.  I love the bright colors of this collection.  It was such a fun collection to work with!

The photo on this LO is from 2006!!  Seriously, how did my sweet little boy grow up so fast?  He's still sweet but not so little anymore!  lol

I did cut some scallop strips to make a beach wave effect on my LO.  After I added the big title all that was needed was a few embellishments and I was done!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

My crew

Hey everyone, have you seen one of our new challenges at Paper Issues called take 5?  It's so much fun!!!  We give you a list of items and you need to pick at least 5 to add to your LO.  Easy right?  Here is the list for this month:

I always end up with more than 5 on my LO.  This month I used the color yellow, the color white, the color blue, pattern paper, doodling, sticker, cardstock, die cut, ink, and a flower.  I used the gorgeous Fancy Free collection from Pink Paislee.  I so regret only buying one sheet of each of these papers.  This will be one of those collections I use up to the very last bit!

I don't scrap about myself very much but last month I went to a spa weekend with 5 of my high school friends.  We were celebrating because we are all turning 40 this year! I am so blessed to have these girls in my life!!

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Poolside fun

Hey everyone, there's a new issue at Paper Issues and I know you will love it.  It's called Let's Get Knot-ical.  Suggested theme ideas: anything you can do on the water (water skiing, boating, tubing, cruises, whale watch, etc.); use a compass, ship’s wheel, sailboat or ocean creatures as embellishments; add knots to your project, whether you use ribbon, twine or other fibers; beach vacations; Father’s Day... The possibilities are endless.

I have so many beach and pool photos I knew what I wanted to scrap when I saw the tubing suggestion. My son doesn't like to get his photo taken but once in a while he cooperates and I make sure to take a lot. This was taken 2 summers ago at my sister in law's house. He is growing so fast!

Don't forget to post your project in our facebook group for a chance to win a prize!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Where did May go?

It seems like May just started and it's already over.  I thought for sure that once hockey was over I would have so much more free time.  I was very wrong!  lol  These teenagers of mine seem determined to make my life as busy as possible!!

I did get a chance to get a few LO's done for Paper Issues last month.   This first LO was made with the free cut file.  Did you know Paper Issues has a new free cut file every month?  Make sure to check them out in the store.  I really loved the triangles in this one.  I used form Fancy Pants Attwell for my LO.

My next LO was for the sketch challenge.  I used a mixture of Bella Blvd products on this one.

We only had one product spotlight for the month of May.  We used the beautiful She Blooms collection from Illustrated Faith.  I absolutely love this collection!

And my last one is a LO I did using all Crate Paper products.  I have a huge stash of Crate Paper, I really enjoyed making this one.

Have you been in the Paper Issues store lately.  There is so much in there. You can get 20% off your order with the code michelle.