Once A Gaucho...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Well hello again! Sundays are for scraplifiting at Paper Issues. I love today's choice created by Mary Ann Jenkins for our August Scrap Soup challenge.

I love any chance to use multiple photos on a page. To me it's like fitting puzzle pieces together. That's what made my page so fun to put together. I used the general design of the original page, but I used 4 photos. I had to arrange them differently for balance, and it worked out well.  A design like this calls for simplicity in product. A white background really paired nicely for the modern patterns in Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary . The ephemera die cuts and fabric die cuts both have inspirational sentiments that finished this page off just right. 

I just got home form taking my son to visit some colleges, including my alma mater. Being on the campus, taking a tour really bright back all the memories I have of being there. I was trying to see it through his eyes, wondering what he was thinking. I have no idea where he will wind up, but am happy to have been able to share this experience with him. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. It's been a little hi and miss here this week. Hold on though, I have so much more to share. 

The Paper Issues shop is stocked full of new collections including PinkFresh, Shimelle and Simple Stories. You can get all that and more for 20% off your purchase singly code, DEVRA at checkout. 

Ready to Fly

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

There's a new Product Spotlight at Paper Issues today. I had to join the fun highlighting the WRMK Stitch Happy and all it's accessories! 

I am not even going to pretend that I sew. That's why this machine is perfect for me. Paper is my jam, and now I can machine sew right onto mu layouts.  Today I played with the Metallic gold thread and the Mint Baker's Twine.  I could have stitched a border all the way around and called it done. Instead, I used the twine as the border for my page, letting it drop and twist as I unrolled the spool. I sewed over the twine using the gold thread and the small zig zag stitch in 3 places.  

My choice with the twine and thread compliments the Crate Paper Oasis . It's loose, silly and free, like a California beach day. 

I quite enjoy traveling by myself. It's a quiet few ours to do what I want, uninterrupted. I like being up ion the air, seeing the clouds, the sun, and all the surroundings. It's peaceful to me, not stressful. Especially when I'm traveling home. 

Thanks so much of stopping by my creative view today. I've got some ideas swirling in my head, that will soon be put onto paper. Some back again to see what I made! You can get a StitchHappy and accessories in the Paper Issues shop along with mew PinkFresh! Use code DEVRA for 20% your purchase.

Supplies: PP, die cuts, stickers-Create paper, Stitch Happy& accessories-WRMK, flair-A Flair for Buttons, wood-Studio Calico, chipboard-Pink Paislee, Alphas-Thickers, Crate paper


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Good morning! Tribes and tribal motifs seem to be fairly popular right now.  Did you ever realize you can be a part of more than one tribe? There's your family, but how about your tribe of friends, at work or school as well? Today at Get It Scrapped we are giving you scrapbooking ideas for telling your Tribe's story. Here is one of mine. 

They say you can't go home again, but after 5 years we went back to visit our friends in our old neighborhood. It was as if nothing had changed between any of us.

We are a group of friends who became each other's extended family. We all met as neighbors, but became friends because of our children, who were all about the same age, with some siblings not yet born. We all became closer friends, sharing challenges and experiences with each other, as our children continued to grow up together. Many times, we relied on each other for help, advice and so much more. Although we have since moved away, and the kids are not as close and they once were, we still talk often, by phone, text and email. 

This page is the result of the product choosing me, and not me choosing the product. I had a completely different idea in my head.  As I was flipping through my stack, I saw this paper. I cut it apart, selecting words that describe our tribe. I arranged them as best as I could to form a block that includes my photo. The words also act as embellishments so little else was really required. I even used the largest word, 'friendship' as the title. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Head over to the Get It Scrapped blog for more ideas and inspiration from the rest of the creative team. Stop by again later this week to see more from me.

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers and die cuts- American Crafts Shimelle, pen-Micron, adhesive-Recollections, EK Success

Rock Star Parking

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Well hello there! Its Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues. Today we are lifting this lovely layout by Rachel Lowe

Oh I knew exactly what I was going do do when I saw this! I'd been staring at the Rock Star part of the Freestyle Skate cut file and now I had my chance to use it. I combined it with some Bella Blvd Alex from my stash and all the mobility related embellishments I could find. I finished it off with that cool silver thread that goes with the Stitch Happy sewing machine. 

 I choose  to look alternatively. We call this Rock Star Parking. And we say thank you to our son for being our Rock Star.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come back soon, I've always got something to share. Join the challenge and all the fun in the Paper Issues Facebook group

Supplies: CS, Thickers-AMerican Crafts, PP, die cuts, stickers-Bella Blvd, enamel pieces-Simple, Stories, Bella Blvd, mist-Heidi Swapp, WRMK Stitch Happy.

Dude is Chillin'

Friday, August 11, 2017

Wahoo! We made it to Friday! Free File Friday that is! Paper Issues has a library full of FREE cut files. Today we are highlighting any cut file that can be used as a title. 

My title comes from the Freestyle Skate cut file. To be honest, I use 'dude' daily so it was easy for me to choose this. What I didn't expect to choose was Pink Paislee Summer Lights for this page! When I took a closer look at the Thickers, stickers and die cuts, I found icons and sentiments that were perfect! The peace sign hands, the 'chillin' die cut? I had to use them. To tie it all together, I sewed a border with the WRMK Stitch Happy using the grey Twine

I turned around one morning and found him on the couch like this. The funniest thing about it is he never sits on the couch like that! Everything about this is classic, and shows he pays attention to everything we do. That's where his brother usually sits!  

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view this week. Come back again, I have so much more to share!  There's so many new collections in the shop. Treat yourself and get 20% off your purchase when you add DEVRA at checkout.

Supplies: PP-Pebbles, Pink Paislee, stickers, die cuts, chipboard-PinkPaislee, Silhouette, WRMK Stitch Happy, mist-Heidi Swapp


Judges Say...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Yes! Im back again with another Paper Issues challenge, Pawsitively Pets. This month is all about our pets' adventures. Vacations, trips to the park, visits to the vet, just about anything.

The only way to do this page was with bright summer colors. Lucky for me, I have some! Pebbles Sunshiny Days and Echo Park Summer Dreams look great together. I mixed the big and small prints pretty randomly. Since the colors are so bold, I limited the embellishments. I played around with the title, using the WRMK Thickers alignment guide to curve it.  

I love my dog. He loves the water. Only we didn't know it until our first visit to my Dad's house. There was no coaxing him into the water. He got right in. All it took was throwing a ball and he was jumping halfway across the pool. Over and over he jumped in.

Thanks so much for being here again at my creative view. It's a busy month around here so come back again soon! Theres new stuff in the shop this week. Get some for 20% off using DEVRA at checkout.

Supplies: CS, alphas-American Crafts, PP-Pebbles. Echo Park, Stickers-Echo Park, flair-A flair for Buttons, Enamel dots-Freckled Fawn, MME, cork-One Canoe Two, mist-delusions


Monday, August 7, 2017

Hey there and good morning! Welcome to the Paper Issues  new Issue : Summer In, Summer Out

What is Summer in, Summer Out? Well, here are some ideas: Show us your favorite summer activities, indoor and out; vacations/sight seeing/staycations, use the PI flamingo card.

It may be August, but it's never too late to share a 4th of July page! Fireworks are such a major part of  summer activities! So, this page came about because I got this song stuck in my head! It went from there to Pink Paisle Sweet Freedom, which led to the Boom! Fireworks cut file. Which led to this! I laughed at myself the whole time I was working on it. I was having way too much fun!

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. It's a true celebration of history and family. Its warm outside, the sun is usually out and the day is lazy and casual. What's not to love? I love fireworks and always have.  Our city does it's fireworks display a week later, which is ok with me. It's always a big deal to me to go see them. But this year no one wanted to go see them with me. I wanted to go anyway, so I went with my friends. 

Check out the blog for more great ideas of Summer In, Summer Out. Then check out the shop for new releases that you can buy for 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout. Thanks =for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again later this week. I have more to share!

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, stickers, die cuts- Pink Paislee, wood-Studio Calico, mist-Heidi Swapp, transparencies-Bella Blvd, Silhouette, alphas-Bella Blvd, Thickers