Wednesday, August 19, 2015

My Wish For You - Wonder Spotlight

There is a spotlight on Crate Paper's new line, Wonder, on the Paper Issues blog today. You check out the projects the other design team members made. They really rocked this line!

One of my favourite things from any Crate Paper line is the die cut ephemera pack. As I was flipping through the Wonder pack, I was struck by all the tags and cards with words like "dream", "stay curious"and "smile". I knew that I wanted to use them to make a layout about things I wish for my son. I ran the die cuts along the page like on a clothes line, wit my photo in the middle. I backed the whole line with the gold triangle vellum.

I tucked a white shipping tag behind another tag with a paper clip, to keep it a little hidden.

I just love those gold corrugated Thickers. I definitely should have bought more than only 1 pack.  

Wonder is definitely up there as one of my favourite Crate lines right now. It is just so whimsical and sweet. These are my four favourite items from the line (1), (2), (3,), and (4).
You can use my code 'petitenoonie' to save 20% off your entire order in the Paper Issues shop.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Monday, August 3, 2015

I Got This Music In My Mind

The new issue at Paper Issues is All About the Face . I chose a photo of Andy looking adorably ridiculous singing his heart out in the car. That boy has a serious love of music, especially pop, and I had to document it in detail. This paper from Maggie Holmes' Confetti line is perfect for the layout's theme and I love the gold glitter triangle.

I wanted to do lots of journaling, so I layered some shipping tags down the page and wrote all about Andy's love "All About the Bass" and Taylor Swift. 

I hand cut some music notes out of patterned paper and scattered them around the page. I used some of my new favourite Thickers to make a bold title quoting the great Taylor Swift. 

You have until August 16th to link up as many projects as you want for the chance to win a $20 gift card to the Paper Issues shop. Check out the Paper Issues blog post for a list of possible themes, but basically it's photos of any kind. 

You can also use my code ''petitenoonie" to save 20% off your entire order from the Paper Issues shop.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Dream Big Little Girl

There is a new issues at Paper Issues today, Hey, Tech This Out! sponsored by Color Cast Designs. I used the silver twinkling stars for this layout about my niece, Ruby sky looking so sweet while sleeping. I wanted the layout to be as light and dreamy as possible, so I mostly stuck with silver and pink for colours. 

I really loved these starts. They are so pretty and the silver glitter is just the right amount. I also got the Happy Trails triangles and expressions and can't wait to scrap some childhood camping photos. 

I applied a light layer of gesso over my patterned paper and then placed my photo which I layered a few tags behind, a silver doily and a few layers of tape. The silver is washi, but the floral is a fabric tape I've been hoarding for years now.

I sewed part of shipping tag over a silver doily and added a pink flower brad. I really love the way the pink and silver go together.

I used these amazing thickers from Amy Tangerine's Rise and Shine line to make a big title. I just love the silver stripes on these and the font is so cute.

You have until July 19th to link up as many projects as you want on the Hey, Tech This Out blog post for the chance to win either the Embellish Me, Neutral OR Embellish Me, Colorful set. There are lots of suggestions on the Paper Issues blog for possible link up ideas. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Smitten - Paper Issues Printables

There is a free printable feature on the Paper Issues blog today. Hop on over to check out the amazing projects the other design team ladies made.

I used one of the June printabltes to make a layout using a photo of my son and I when he was only two days old. I love typing my journaling on shipping tags. I have extremely messy handwriting, so when I want to go for a more 'clean' look, I just use one of my trusty typewriters.

I really adore the Amy Tangerine phrase Thickers from her new line, Rise and Shine. The gold foil is just perfect and I love the font for the cursive. The Thickers also went perfectly with the gold Studio Calico starts from their Essentials line. I completely forgot I had these and don't think I have used them yet at all. That is really surprising since I use any excuse to put stars on any layout.

And lastly, I used by beloved, Limba white woodgrain paper for the background. This paper is so beautiful and thick. The texture is just amazing. It is a little bit more than regular cardstock, but is really worth it do it the quality. I bought 5 pieces a month or two ago and am being really choosy in what layouts I use it on. I also used some of my favourite Maggie Holmes' papers from Confetti (1)(2)(3), and (4) a

All of the printables and cut files in the Paper Issues shop are free! New ones are added each month too and they are really awesome. You can also use my code 'petitenoonie' to get 20% off anything in the store that isn't free. 

Thanks for stopping by today and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ice cream love - Poolside Spotlight

Oh Crate Paper, Poolside, I love you so much. I actually bought every single piece of this line and that is saying a lot considering I barely know how to swim. :) I just love the colours in this line and as always, the embellishments are just amazing. 

I think my favourite thing from the entire line is the pack of wood buttons that also came with some enamel dots a few adhesive paper die cuts. It was so hard not use all the enamel dots on this page! I used one of the gold metal tabs on my photo and tucked a frame behind it. I added a few pieces from the ephemera pack, stand outs, and the 12x12 chipboard stickers

I wanted to use the ice cream paper on my layout, but I didn't want my layout to be ice cream cones everywhere, so I layered a piece of the gold glitter plus sign vellum over top. I love the way vellum over top of patterned paper looks. I also used the Sun-Kissed Thickers for my title and added a hand cut word from ombré paper to complete it.

If there is a black striped paper in a line, I am going to use it along the bottom of my layout. I love how it 'grounds' the page. I layered a camera from the ephemera pack, a tag from the cut apart paper and a wood veneer.

I took a bunch of the banner pieces from the 6x12 sticker sheet and sewed them beneath my photo and added in a diet cut from the ephemera. I layered an ice cream cone from the standouts with one from the 6x12 sticker sheet as well.

There are lots of items from the Poolside collection available in the Paper Issues shop. You can use my code 'petitenoonie' to get 20% off your entire order. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Shaggy haired doodle


Oh October Afternoon, I love you. And I really love Treasure Map. Today is a new issue at Paper Issues, Seas the Day sponsored by October Afternoon. We got to work with the Treasure Map collection kit and I had so much fun creating with this line. 

All the blues in this line are so lovely. As soon as I saw the ombre labels, I knew I wanted to run them down the page with a few photos. I decided to just keep the blue theme going after that. :)

I am really crushing on hand cut titles these days. This layout was also the perfect excuse to use my favourite Sprinklers, two blue from Woodland Park and Tinsel from Holiday Style - my most favourite holiday line ever. 

I love stitching on layouts, however my sewing machine broke a few months ago. My mom fortunately, found me a cute white and pink Janome sewing machine at a garage sale for $20. The stitching through the labels really completed the layout.

Tidbits are one of my favourite products from October Afternoon. I layered a few of the tabs and tucked them under my photo.

You have until July 5th to link up as many projects as you want for the chance to win a Treasure Map collection kit.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The hat

Morning everyone. I am up on the Paper Issues blog today with some of the design team ladies sharing some projects made with the swag bags. Please come over and check it out. 

To tie in the blue in  my son's had, I went with a blue ombre water colour effect on the 'love'card that I cut down to fit into my configuration. 

I cut down a few more cards from some various swag bags and added in a tag from my stash.

I layered the acrylic 'love'over some banner pieces and a doily along the bottom right of my page.

The June swag bag just went up in the Paper Issues shop this week and it won't last long! So hurry!!!

You can also use code 'petitenoonie' to save 20% on your entire order in the Paper Issues shop