Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mafia Meetup

Today on the Paper Issues blog we're doing a round up of projects featuring the free printables that are available in the Paper Issues shop. Every month a new set is added and they are all super awesome.

I knew this printable made for the crop we had last month would be perfect for a layout about my first time meeting up with an internet friend. I got to hang out with Leah from the design team a few weeks ago and we had so much fun. I'm super excited to have lunch again in a few weeks. I actually based this whole layout around the gold foil scissors die cut that came in the Crate Paper Craft Market ephemera pack

I actually mixed embellishments from Craft Market with papers from Maggie Holmes' Open Book. Their colours go really well together.

Have you made any projects with the Paper Issues' printables? If so, I would love to see them. Please link them up in the comments.

There is so much new product in the Paper Issues shop. If you use code 'petitenoonie' you can save 20% off your entire order!

Monday, April 20, 2015


There is a new issue at Paper Issues, Prints Charming sponsored by Scrapbook Circle which is encouraging us all to cut into those pretty papers that we buy and then hoard and never use. 

I am a huge, huge Crate Paper fan. That wood grain paper and floral paper from the new Craft Market line are some of my most favourite papers ever. For the most part, I never hoard, I always cut into my favourite papers, but only a little bit. :) It took a bit of nerve for me to cut a huge piece of that wood grain paper.

To balance out the strips of patterned paper along the left, I had a little embellishment sneeze all over the right side using Crate Paper Craft Market, My Minds Eye On Trend, Pinfrresh Studio Up in the Clouds, and Elle's Studio Cienna

You have until April 26th to link up your project on the Paper Issues blog for the chance to win the March Scarpbook Circle kit.

If you need some new goodies, use code 'petitenoonie' to get 20% off your entire order. There are lots of new product by Shimelle Laine, 7paper, Pink Paislee, and Dear Lizzy.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

this girl - Paper Issues Product Spotlight: Elle's Studio Cienna

I love the new line from Elle's Studio, Cienna. As soon as I saw the the line, I knew it would be perfect for photos of our sweet Ruby Sky. This is one of my favourite photos of her and I really wanted it to be the star of the layout. that pink brush stroke paper is my also my favourite from the line, so I wanted to use a big piece of it at the top and anchor it with one of the cut off pieces from another paper. I just love when companies add those pieces, it's like you get a third side of paper.

The wood veneers are my favourite part of the entire line. It was so hard for me to limit myself to the few I put on.

I wanted to keep my journaling short and to the point as I used so any pieces around the layout describing Ruby Sky.

My new favourite thing is having a line of paper bits running down the side or beneath a photo. I added a wood veneer heart that I attached with my Tiny Attacher for some added dimension.

There are still lots of items from Cienna in the Paper Issues shop and if you use my code 'petitenoonie' you get 20% off your entire order!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Snow Day - Paper Issues Sketch

There is a new sketch up on the paper issues blog and I just adored this one. I was stumped at first by the circle as I'm just not the best at using them.

I just couldn't get patterned paper to look right for the sketch. Then, once I decided to use a photo from our snow day in February, I knew this silver vellum from Crate Paper would be perfect. 

I didn't have any alphas that were big enough to fit the scale of the sketch. I decided to hand cut my title from an older Crate Paper Christmas line. 

I decided I wanted to keep my layout fairly simple and just tucked a tag and label behind my photo.

I then scattered some snowflakes, silver sequins and enamel dots around the page.

I really wanted the page to feel like snow, so I kept things white with some silver, and a bit of cool blue. I really love the feel of this page!

Head on over to the Paper Issues blog to link up your project for the chance to win a $10 gift card to the Paper Issues shop. There is a card sketch too!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Springtime - Paper Issues with 17turtles

Paper Issues has teamed up with 17turtles for the latest issue, Egg-cellent Add-ventures. I was so excited to play with the Pie Chart Love cut file. I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this layout as soon as I saw it. This layout is all about what a long winter we had last year and all the things Andy loved about spring. 

I used Maggie Holmes' paper almost exclusively for this layout, however the background paper is some older My Mind's Eye. This layout was truly a labour of love as it took me almost an entire afternoon to fill all of the pie chart 'slices'. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out though. This is definitely one of my favourite layouts I have made to date and I'm so happy I was able to use this beautiful cut file for it.

I really wanted the cut file to shine, so I did all my journaling on a tag and tucked it behind my photo. I also tucked some tags from this cut apart paper that had '2' on it as he was two last year. I added a camera paperclip from Open Book and an acrylic flower from We R Memory Keepers. I layered some old book pages behind my photo and love how it complements the patterned papers I used.

These turquoise glitter thickers just screamed springtime to me and I placed them on a banner I made from paper from Styleboard.

Now, on to the cut file itself. It is just beautiful. I knew I wanted to fill all of the 'slices' with different patterned papers. I chose the papers from Maggie Holmes' Flea Market line. They looked so springlike and they were soft enough that it wasn't too overpowering to have so many different patterns together. 

To finish off the layout, I cut some strips of paper from Flea Market, folded them over and then stapled them. I layered them all beneath my photo and I just love the dimension it adds to the page. I have no idea how I'm going to fit this into a page protector though. :)

Head on over to the Paper Issues blog to link up your project for the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the 17turtles shop. There are a ton of ideas there to use for project ideas. You have until April 12th to link up on the Paper Issues blog and you can link up as many times as you would like.

There is a also discount code good through April 12th: PI17TURTLES25. Good for 25% off any order in the 17turtles shop.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

self timer shenanigans - Paper Issues Printables

Did you know that Paper Issues has free printables each month? They are so fun and perfect for layouts, Project Life, or even cards. Today on the Paper Issues blog, there is a round up of swag bag and printable layouts. Hope on over to check out all the amazing inspiration.

For my layout, I used the 'self-timer shenanigans' card from the April printables. I thought it would be perfect for this photo of my son and I from when he was a baby. It is technically a selfie, but I think it still works here. I thought I would get a cute photo of us laying on the floor together and at the last minute, he grabbed a huge chunk of my hair and this is what we ended up with.

I used bits and pieces from Maggie Holmes Open Book collection that I have laying around still. I absolutely loved this collection, but her new collection, Confetti is on its way to me and I adore it too. I wanted to make one more layout with some of my favourite bits from Open Book.

I cut some words from a cut apart paper and layered them along the printable. I then used some banner pieces from the ephemera pack beneath my photo and a die cut from the same pack tucked under my photo. I layered some of the amazing gold vellum over the wood grain paper. The title is from Dear Lizzy's Serendipity line. I just love that Thickers are coming in words now. I need so many packages of all of them!

While you're downloading all of the free printables from Paper Issues, you should check out all of the new CHA products in the shop! You can use my code 'petitenoonie' to get 20% off your entire order 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Crop it like it's hot

Paper Issues had their first online crop this weekend. It was an epic two days of 24 challenges. While the actual crop is over, you still have until March 29th to submit your projects to the challenges. There is a prize for every challenge, including a four month spot on the Paper Issues design team.  

I'm hoping to get a few more layouts done, but I was able to complete 7 of the challenges. One layout was for my challenge and a few more I was able to get completed before the crop. I'm definitely not fast enough of a scrapper to get 7 layouts done in a weekend!

This is the layout I did for my challenge, which was to scraplift a layout. I chose this amazing layout by design team member Leah L'Orange.

This was for Becky's free file challenge. I used the November cut files, which I have been dying to try for months now.

I made this for Devra's tic tac toe challenge. You were supposed to make a layout using one line of her board, but I loved all the items, so I just decided to use them all. 

I loved Jen's no card stock challenge. I struggle with always wanting to use white card stock, so it was nice getting a push to break outside my comfort zone.

I absolutely adore Jen's sketches. They are always so amazing and this one might be my favourite yet. I used Pinkfresh Studio's new line, Up in the Clouds. I love this line and can't wait to use it a lot more.

Sherri's challenge to make it sparkle with gold, silver, glitter or sequins was right up my alley. I used new My Mind's Eye On Trend, with Crate Paper Craft Market and and Pinkfresh Studio Up in the Clouds.

Danielle's Pattern Play challenge was a lot of fun. I feel like I almost cheated since the pink paper I backed my title with was plain pink, but the A side was a full patterned paper, so I think it counts. :)

There are so many more amazing challenges and I'm hoping to get as many done as I can. You have until March 29th to link up your projects, so you should definitely play along!