Showers are Over Rated

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Good morning! Time for a new Scrap Soup challenge at Paper Issues. This is such a fun challenge. I like being given some parameters to use, but still am able to design my page however I want. 


Well it was easy to get all the elements together today! For some reason, I keep going back to Shimelle Little by Little for photos of my kiddo and I. Title and journaling are pretty much a no brainer for me. 4x6 I had a choice to layer paper or find another way. I chose a 4x6 cut apart journaling card. The wider yellow strip is the 1x9 and I tore the edges of the star strip as well as the top yellow strip.  The raining clouds are supposed to be the visual image of the title. See. Easy!


I love, love, love that he has discovered snuggling, but sometimes, he would stay that way for hours and I really do need to get up and do stuff. Sometimes I just want to take a shower, so I can get my day going. I shared this photo and that sentiment with a friend of mine who very sarcastically responded with, "showers are overrated'.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I've got more up my sleeve, so come bak again soon.



Pooch Smooch

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Good morning! It's Take 5 Tuesday at Paper Issues today. Here is the November board.


I'll start with the items I used. It was more than 5. Yellow, Die Cuts, Stitching, Stripes, Patterned Paper and animal. First I cut the heart, then I stitched around it. The stripes were created with the Pink Paislee Turn the Page washi tape strips The patterned paper sits behind my photo, the animals are the chipboard and stickers butterflies and birds as well as my dog in the photo. See, easy peasy.  


Yes, I am one of those dog people. But no, I do not kiss my dog on the mouth. It just looks that way. I also love him with all go my heart. 

Oh yes, today is short and sweet. Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I always appreciate you being here. Come back again later this week as I have more to share.



Family Matters

Monday, November 6, 2017

Hey there Hi there! Just a regular old Monday here. Nope. Scratch that. It's New Issue Monday at Paper Issues called Home is Where the Heart Is .  Need some ideas? Well here you go:

Create a project about your home (favorite room, neighborhood, new home, renovations, favorite spot in your town/state); use heart embellishments; share November activities, family gatherings, Thanksgiving traditions and/or favorite recipes.

Me? I went with the Family idea. Ive had this photo sitting our for a very long time. Just couldn't decide what to do with it. Well, now that I have Carta Bella Welcome Home, this made perfect sense. I love this chalkboard framed aper and challenged myself to use it. I came across the Leaves & Laurels cut file and well, this is basically the result. I wanted to hand stitch the title. It seems to gp with the feel of the page.  There really are no embellishment on the page, it didnt seem to need them. I think this needs too go on the wall....


It is getting harder and harder to get family all together. Celebrating Dad's birthday is a good excuse don't you think? Nothing makes him happier than having all his girls around. Glad we could make that happen for him.

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School is cool

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hey hey! Happy Sketchy Saturday at Paper Issues! Check out this awesome grid style sketch!

My very first instinct was to create a 2 page layout from the sketch, so I did. I had these photos that were in a frame that broke and I wanted to keep them together. They also were all 4x6 in size. It was easy enough to cut them down but not all the same size. The result is a grid that also breaks the plane. large and many photos call for simplicity on a page. Fancy Pants Take Note is just that. I chose the Little Things as the only patterned paper. The rest are die cuts , buttons and other little bits from my stash. It was fault easy to put together, and has a nice clean, but interesting look. 



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Picking Apples

Friday, November 3, 2017

Hello there! Ive been neglectful I know. But it's November, so I'll be be posting regularly. There are a whole slew of challenges coming up at Paper Issues. Today is the first  Free File Friday of the month, We are using our FREE cut files to scrap our fall activities. 

Today I used the Apple Wreath cut file for the title of my page. I could have gone very literal with the apple wreath itself, but that would have been overkill. I love the simple patterns in the new Carta Bella Welcome Home collection. I am not into the farm style look for my home, but that papers I can work with! I did add in a paper from HelloFall. I needed a pop of color! I really was feeling the simple thing so I could focus on the photos. Lots of paper, few embellishments!


Picking apples is a family activity we love. We live in an area with many, many apple orchards, and try to find a new one to go to each year. This year we hit the jackpot! There were tons of activities for people of all ages, The apples were just ready to be picked so there were many to grab. Farm animals, corn maze, hay rides and all kinds of food to choose from including apple cider donuts and caramel apples as big as your head. I would go back there again planning ahead to spend more time wandering around. 

Thanks so much for being here at my creative view today. Come back again soon, I will have lots going on this month. You can get Welcome Home as well as many other new collections in the  Paper Issues shop, Use code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!


Supplies: PP, die cuts, chipboard-Carta Bella, enamel dots-Simple Stories, Apple Wreath cut file, Silhouette


Over the Shoulder...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hey hey! Scraplift Sunday is on the Paper Issues blog! Today we are lifting Michelle's layout for the Notable Quotable challenge. 


Yep, Shimelle Glitter Girl again! I cant stop! Pink, and turquoise and happy silliness to my heart's content!  I hardly changed anything from the original design. Different sized photos and some extra embellishments.

More photos from my birthday. One of my friends walked in and threw something around my neck, grabbed my wineglass and all of a sudden I had free hands. She said she was bored the night before and started knitting. Next thing she knew she's made me a wineglass holder! Genius I say!

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I Want Candy

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hey hey we made it to Friday! It's not just Friday though, It's Free File Friday at Paper Issues. Today's theme is to use our cut files on your Fall or Halloween projects.

I used the Trick or Treat Sweets cut file on my page today

While trying to decide what I wanted too do, I came across this photo. Bam! Decision made. The title was pretty much hand picked for me. All I did was make it larger and place it vertically on my page. That's the cool thing about cut files. They don't have to be elaborate to be effective. Fancy Pants Spellbound is my Halloween paper of choice this year. The colors are so different form any Halloween collection I've used before. I love it. 


Every year, since he began Trick or Treating, my son would come home, dump his bag of candy on the floor, sort it, then count each pile. The fun part was, when he was little we could take what we wanted and tell him it was icky.  As he got older he was more aware of what kinds of candy he had.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I appreciate you being here and hope you'll come back again soon. I always have something to share.



 
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