Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Happy Happy Birthday Girl

I am just smitten with Maggie Holmes' new line, Confetti. I have four nieces and I just knew that all the pink, gold glitter and florals in this line would be perfect for layouts about my best girls. While I think this line works great with non-birthday photos, I really wanted to go birthday crazy to start with photos from Ruby Sky's first birthday. 

I am obsessed with the paper I used as the background. It is pink that runs into wood grain and has faded music notes along the top. It's background paper perfection to me. I think I have three more sheets of it and I'm not sure that's going to be enough. :)

My sister made the most beautiful cakes for the party. Yes cakes. There was a smash cake for Ruby Sky and a big cake for the rest of us. The chipboard frame and cake plate die cut were just perfect for the photo and then I tucked a tag under the frame and ran some little bits down the edge.

Those banner pieces are from a cut apart sheet and I layered them beneath my main photo which I placed on top of a card from the ephemera pack that had some gold glitter on it. I cut some of the tickets from this sheet and placed them at the side of my photo with a Thicker 1 on top.

I love the size and font of these wood veneer letters and they're half dipped in gold. So fun.

I just love banners. I hope they never go out of style. I don't usually use so many different alphas (1), (2), (3), (4) for my title, but by sticking with just black and gold, I don't think they compete too much.

I have made two non-birthday themed layouts using photos of my nieces and one 'boy' layout using Confetti that I will be sharing in the coming weeks. This line seems so birthday-ish and pink, but I was surprised at how versatile it has been already. I can't wait to create some more with this line!

There are lots of items from Confetti available in the Paper Issues shop. Use my code 'petitenoonie' to get 20% off your entire order.

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!