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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Meet me in the sunshine

We're doing a spotlight on Amy Tangerine's new line, Rise & Shine on the Paper Issues blog today. I've been wanting to use that gold script thicker phrase for awhile now and finally found the perfect photo to pair it with. 

One of my friends from high school died suddenly when we were 25. This photo is from a couple of years ago when we got together on the anniversary of his death with our kids and remembered our dear friend. We had a wonderful day time together and that phrase perfectly captures how that photo makes me feel. 

I grouped a bunch of circle elements (2) (3) from the same line in different mediums. 

I added some thicker 'stitches' near my typed journaling strips to add a cohesiveness to my layout. 

With the title and the sun flair in my photo, I knew I needed to add in some sun bursts. I cut a few strips from a pretty yellow paper with hearts and tucked them under my photo on the left side. I love how the yellow looks against that wood grain paper

While I didn't use any on this layout, I love that Rise & Shine has both gold and silver elements. These are a few of my favourite items from the line that are available in the Paper Issues shop (1), (2), (3), (4) .

You can use my code 'petitenoonie' to get 20% off your entire order in the Paper Issues shop

Saturday, June 6, 2015

You & Me - Sketchy Saturday

It's time for a new monthly sketch at Paper Issues. This month's sketch is based on a layout Sasha Farina made for October Afternoon.

I love the way Sasha combines square and circle elements in the layout and the way they make a 'ladder'down the page. 

I used Crate Paper Craft Market for my take on the sketch. I took inspiration from the ink splatters and sequins and used a polka dot patterned paper for my background.

I pretty much based the entire layout around the two circular die cuts. Once I saw the "you are my happy"and "favourite memories" I knew they would be perfect for this sketch and my two favourite mother's day photos would work really well with them.

I really like the wood veneers that come with this line and that they are either half dippped in paint or gold glitter. I love the Marquee Thickers! They are so fun.

I just adore all the gold foil and glitter in this line. Every once in awhile I think it's too much on one layout and then I come to my senses and remember that you can never have too much gold and glitter. 

I definitely need another pack of the die cut ephemera because I used all the die cut flowers on this layout. They were just too pretty not to use. 

I used the frames that came with the 12x12 chipboard sticker sheet. I love how there are a bunch that are nested inside one another.

You have until July 3rd to link up your project for the chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop.

You can also use my code 'petitenoonie' to get 20% off your entire order in the Paper Issues shop! There is new Teresa Collins, Bella Blvd, and Kelly Purkey stamps in the shop!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

For the love of groceries

While I am making my through my massive pile of Confetti, I realized I have a few layouts I made with Open Book that I haven't shared yet. I figured I would share a layout a week or so over the next few weeks. 

The first layout is all about Andy's deep love of groceries. One day when he was about 20 months old, he was incredibly fussy and we had just come home from shopping. I left him take the groceries in and out of the bag and he happily played for almost an hour. Ever since, Andy has played 'groceries' basically every day of the life. I definitely had to document this obsession, 

These Thickers are actually from Pebbles, but I used them on a bunch of layouts using both Open Book and Notes & Things. They went really well with both lines. Since my title was too big to make all with Thickers, I brough out my trusty Dymo label maker and added the remainder of my title to a jewelry tag and added a wood veneer heart. 

I used a few of my favourite papers from the 6x6 pad to mat my photos with. I really liked using the smaller scale patterns with my smaller photos. I used a big piece of my favourite paper from this line at the top of my layout. I also used a few pieces from the die cut ephemera pack tucked behind my photos and layered on top.

This is a super simple layout but I really like how the photos take center stage, so I can focus on the memory of my sweet boy and his love of groceries. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Blue Steel - Scraplift Sunday

Scraplift Sunday on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook page is quickly becoming my favourite day of the week. When I started scrapbooking, I scraplifted exclusively, so it will always hold a special place in my heart.

This week, our layout to lift was created by Sherri Wesley Funk. I just love the big piece of patterned paper at the top and the die cut title, so I took my inspiration mostly from these two elements. 

I finally broke into Crate Paper Craft Market for this layout and has so much fun using some of my favourite pieces (1), (2), (3), (4). I based my layout around that star paper which just screamed baby boy to me. 

I hand cut my title in the wonky letters style that I just love right now! It's a little time consuming, but I love how they look.

Hand cut titles also work really well when you want a super big font or if your title has too many of the same letter than you have in your alpha collection (hello 3 E's here!) 

You have until June 6th to add your layout to the thread over on Facebook. I just love seeing everyone's take on the lift.