Sunday, January 17, 2016

Oh, that was Fun

Using up a bunch of Seven Paper from the Amelia line. 
I am loving the pops of gold metallic thread. I also busted out several star punches for this Disneyland page.
Happy faces for the fun carousel near the castle.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

We Belong

We Belong is a free cut file from Paper Issues. I watercolored the title words to go with the Amy Tangerine Stitched color palette. 
I made the photo mat with strips of papers. This a a great way to use bits of paper scraps, 6x6 pads, or leftover strips you crop off of other layouts.
I added stitching to hold it in place. I also added Amy Tangerine washi tape to mimic the colors in the upper left corner of the paper.
The autumn colors worked perfectly with this collection and also called for gold mist to complete the page.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I loved the CP Craft Market string art letter paper and used some of the letters on this layout. Our toddler loves the window seat view and this captured him at age 3 during Spring break to Orlando.
I added stitching to the letters to make the title uniform in color and kept the colors to oranges and blues.
October Afternoon stitched banners from their Traveler Girl line, worked in well with this page theme.
I popped up the JET for dimension and called this challenge entry done!

Beach Days Watercolor

Watercolors were a fave medium to work with in 2015. This page was for the Rainbow class at BPC to use a cut file as a stencil for a background.
I used the All Heart file from The Cut Shoppe for the background.
I tried to keep the title and all embellishments tone on tone to keep the busy background from looking messy.
I sewed the rainbow washi tape borders and watercolor design. I added lots of enamel dots because they are little bits of bliss to complete it!

At the Fire Station

Left side:
Inspired by Paper Issues each month to create double page layouts, and I have lost my mojo to do them regularly. However, here I go with one! Also, fun yellow stitching to the layers!

Right side
I used lots of Amy Tangerine Plus One leftovers in my stash for this. I had to play up the shiny fire vehicles we toured. I also added yellow watercolors to add paint splats and to color in designs.
Here's a look at both sides together. I used a newsletter free cut file from The Cut Shoppe. It also mimicked the huge yellow wheel rims. And yay, I squeezed all four kiddos into a layout!

Hello Summer

Paper Issues had a fun summer photo challenge for #ispywithPI and these summer photos worked perfectly with the  free cut file frames. I changed and labeled them to fit my pictures.
I used lots of Simple Stories Summer Bliss for this page. Papers, enamel dots, chipboard, and stickers all from the coordinating collection.
Some bits I handcut from larger pocket cards to use as embellies.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Top 15 in '15

Hello and Happy 2016! I hope you are having a great time hopping through the talented Paper Issues team, fans, and friends blogs!  I am always inspired by the weekly fun at Paper Issues and so many pages here are a reflection of that.  They help me get motivated to get pages done!
Here's a wrap up of some of my favorite projects from 2015. Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out these 15 projects.
Happy 2016 wishes for a year filled with picture-snapping memories! Here's the link back to Paper Issues blog for the blog hop list.

Holiday Cheer

I'm all about the diagonal stripes and this one came in an ABM Messy Box this past year. 
I inked the edge of this pointillism free printable from Paper Issues. It was perfect for holding the title and a place to tuck snowflakes. 
I used several black glitter stickers from Pink Paislee. Everything is always better with a bow added! Especially when it is a winter snowflake bow!
I kept the paper layers in place by double stitching both sides in black thread. 

I Hope You Dance

For a challenge to incorporate several bits of gold into a project during a Paper Issues crop, I picked this sparkly photo of Brooklyn.
Using a Heidi Swapp pocket page transparency and Studio Calico letters, I created a multi-sectioned title with various fonts on the diagonal.
The gold mist and stars added to the diagonal flow in forms of gold rub ons and wood veneer. That wraps up all that glitters...belongs on a page!

Oh, Ryan

Fancy Pants Designs' Wish Season has fabulous papers and colors to work with all winter!
I used the tree garland cut file free from Paper Issues and the older 2015 triangle cut file from PI.
I love the subtle texture that Fancy Pants papers have. This page was all about my three year old dressing himself inside out pockets and all! The tree on his shirt makes for a fun holiday(yet non-traditional) themed layout.

Remember: Believe

I love the weekly inspiration from PI Scraplift Sunday and my page was inspired by Kelly Feldman's project on Paper Issues Fans and Friends Facebook group:
I kept with close to the same color scheme and holiday topic.
I used super old KI memories title words and holiday bits from last year's Pink Paislee collection. I loved Dear Lizzy Documentary green vellum to add to the magical spin on meeting real reindeer!
He adored meeting and petting Santa's helpers!