Roll The Dice: Relax

Its the October Roll the Dice Challenge I think Danielle is trying to drive me nuts. Six photos.. like what?? haha but that wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be only two stickers about drove me bonkers as I kept wanting to add stickers! But I think I pulled it off.




I used Jen Hadfield’s Warm & Cozy collection This is such a fun collection I do love the pewter pieces in this collection. I put my six photos together as a single print which I liked I had less to fuss over what to put where. and I used the word “relax” sticker and the small green left on the left corner. I think it came out well. Remember if you need to go shopping use my code to save 20% off your total



Posh in the Spotlight: I’m Possible

Simple Stories Posh is in the product spotlight at Paper Issues and what a fun line this is. I love the colors and that it isn’t limited to one type of craft. If you scrapbook its great, if you do PL its great if you are a planner..hey its great!  I had some fun with this and followed a theme of feathers. Grabbed a cut file from silhouette and showcased my little boy who just rocks my world.




Doesn’t that picture just make you smile!! I thought this 3×4 card was perfect for my little dude because he is possible. This is a great line to have fun with if you haven’t grabbed it already  head to the store. Don’t forget to use my code for 20& off your order.



Mix It UP Monday: Life Documented

Its a whole other challenge for Mix it up.. so that means time to get messy my most favorite thing to do. This challenge called on the use of a stencil in a different way. And I decided to try something I never did before.

The first thing I did was cut a stencil using a blank stencil plastic that I picked up at Michael’s. I used the deep cut blade (set at 20, pressure 33, speed 3 and double cut) to cut out this free cut file at Paper Issues.



I then used a piece of water color paper and outlined the stencil with a pencil and used water color to fill in the squares.


From there I used a black sharpie to outline the squares.



I had something in my head when I started all of this but as I went along things didn’t translate well on paper . I wanted to make a boy LO and thought the colors would go with the Crate Paper line but it did not work out in any way shape or form. I then dug in my stash and ended up in a place I never thought I would go using frames of all things. Yes I had a package of frames from Simple Stories Life in Color that ended up on my page.


I’m not even sure how I got here and one point wanted to just scrap it and start all over again but I must say I do love how it came out. I added more of the stencil as I went along I think that was one of the best things of working with a stencil this way. The frames took on a life of their own and a few embellishments along the way really pulled this LO together. I added a cut out the same as the stencil just a little smaller in white to break up some of those really bold colors in the background.

Yes this is really busy, lots going on and so much movement and that sums up our day at the zoo which I documented here. I really loved working with the stencil like this and I can see it being a great way to add flowers or swirls to any LO that I feel just needs a bit more.


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Product Spot Light: Take Me Away

Its another week and another line to put the spot light on at Paper Issues. This week its all about take me away. Its a great soft line with bits and bobs that are diverse and should get your creative juices flowing. I wanted to pick up on the purple in this line and use some of the flowers I picked up at Hobby Lobby. They have these paperish sort of flowers that I liked so I thought I would give it a go and I believe it worked! And I even got to add a straw!!



I just loved the pieces of gold in the line and look I used the couch! I think this came out perfect and was a great way to showcase me and the man who gave me rabbit ears. :sigh: Love these soft colors?  Well go ahead fill your cart don’t forget to use my code for 20% off your order.



You Knock My Fox Off- Fall

Its a new month and time for a new Issue challenge at Paper Issues. My most favorite season is fall like top of the list. I love the change with cool air, the changes in leaf colors, getting outdoor with my family, and wearing sweaters. As I type this it is 90 degrees outside so fall is long over due. But never the less I did dig in some of my fall pics to scrap some fall in the hopes it will come and soon.




I used Pebbles Woodland Forest line which I have such fun with every time I use. I love the wooden pieces in this line its a great way to tie the theme together. I also love all the little woodland animals SO FUN. If you haven’t grabbed it you should its perfect for all your fall pics. Remember if you need to go shopping use my code



Swag and a Lift

I love the swag bags from Paper Issues they are a cute little helping of goodies that isn’t overwhelming and can be used easily to make wonderful pretty LOs. If you are anything like me you have a stash of swag bags, as one can never have too many, so I dug into my and created this LO very simple yet I love it.



I really wanted this little gold stars to be shown off in this LO and I think it worked. I must mention however I was feeling a bit unispired that day. Yes it happens to all of us so I gave myself a push and went into my pins. I loved this simplicity of this LO but its hard for me to do simple but I think I worked it pretty well. So if your feeling a bit uninspired grab a swag bag and pick a pin to get yourself moving again🙂



Roll the Dice- Go team

Its a brand new challenge at Paper Issues “Roll The Dice” and it is such a fun challenge. Each month the challenge will be determined by the roll of the dice. What can be more fun. This month the challenge is to use 2 pictures and 5 patterned papers and this is what I came up with.




I,m not sure I ever used so much patterned paper in a LO but I sure do like how this turned out. Even though I can’t stand my ugly handwriting, I do love using the big picture and touches of gold. The Color Cast Designs acrylic was a perfect touch to bring this all together. I didn’t use a lot of elements on this page but I had enough patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy collection that it wasn’t really needed here. This was all made easy by using a digital template by Simple Scrapper.

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Mix It Up Monday: Paint and Cut Title

I love the Mix It Up Challenge at Paper Issues because I just love a reason to get messy. This is a great challenge for ladies that haven’t gotten messy or are a bit intimidated by using mixed media on your LOs, because with this challenge it doesn’t have to be the main focus of your page. I decided to make a background using water colors and water color paper. Easy as pie because I do not have to prep the surface of my paper. Yes you can do that🙂 I have a large 12×16 pad and I cut down the papers to 12×12 and work from that.



Keeping with the challenge I cut out a title which I made in my silhouette software. It was very simple and just a great kick start to my LO.


I chose my colors based on the Gather collection which helped it all tie in to the LO. And this is the finished LO which as you can see isn’t all that messy considering that’s what most think  of with a mixed media LO and this is not so intimidating to try. And to help you out a little bit I’ve made this title file available for you DOWNLOAD HERE and give it a try.




So go ahead give mixed media a shot with this not so intimidating challenge.🙂 and if you need to go shopping remember to use my code to get 20% off your total purchase



Cut It Up Stencil Style

I decided that Septembers cut file needed to be cut into a stencil. I used a plastic sheet I had in my stash for some time as well as the deep cut blade in my silhouette to make the stencil. Wondering what that is all about? Check out my PI blog post on the deep cut blade which is meant for the Curio but can be used easily in your silhouette.




I had to make a double cut with the blade set at 20 speed at 3 and thickness at 33 but it came out great and I now will be making plenty of PI stencils to use with my pages.



I had such fun with this page and can I just say how much I love this Crate Paper Cool Kid line!! I made the splatters with acrylic paint and modeling paste I think it works better then the black gesso that I have. If you haven’t grabbed this collection do so now🙂 and remember to use my code at check out to get 20% off your total order




Its another month of challenges over at Paper Issues and this month its all about leafs and fall and crisp cook air. I would seriously love some crisp cool air right now but fall usually means my daily battles with my neighborhood squirrels. These little buggers are so greedy and very little stops them from getting to my birds food. Between the squirrels and my cat going nuts over them its a wonder I get anything done in my scrap room. But I did get this page done for the challenge.




I used the Woodland Forest collection by Pebbles which was perfect for this project. All the leaves and little woodland creatures. I must say I’m absolutely loving the wood pieces in this line. If you need to go shopping remember to use my code and get 20% off your purchase.