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Monday, March 28, 2016

Into The Woods with PI

It's New Issue Monday at Paper Issues. This month's issue is "Into The Woods", which encompasses many fun themes: wood veneer, camping, outdoors, woodland creatures, etc. I chose some photos from my daughter's week at camp last year. I started with the new, fabulous Cocoa Vanilla Totally Rad collection. The embellishment pack has wood veneer, acetate stars, and a blue and white twine that I love. The patterned paper (Say What) is the perfect neutral for the colorful elements on the layout.

I colored some of the wood veneer with Distress markers so that the wood-grain would still show. To adhere the acetate elements, I used Ranger's Multi Medium Matte. The colored tags are from Fancy Pants Attwell collection. I love the blue and green color combination; it reminds me of summer days! To see more lovely inspiration for this issue, be sure to check out the Paper Issues blog here. There's still quite a bit of Cocoa Vanilla in the shop - grab it while you can! For 20% off your entire purchase, use discount code, "sherry20".

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sugar & Spice

Today is Product Spotlight at Paper Issues blog and we are working with the gorgeous Pink Paislee C'est La Vie collection. I was inspired by the soft pink, black, and white color combination and found the perfect photo to use with it.

I love the dotted circles on the paper but wanted to add some dimension, so I used a circle punch and popped them up on foam. Lately, I can't complete a layout with hearts, so I punched some small hearts and scattered them over the layout. The puffy stickers from the collection are beautiful and added a touch of hot pink and softness to the layout.

Be sure to check out Pink Paislee in the Paper Issure store... Use discount code, sherry20, to save 20% on your entire purchase. Thank you for stopping by my blog; have a lovely day!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Peeps Love

It's time for Round 2 of Em-brace World Peeps at Paper Issues. I couldn't resist doing a layout about Peeps Easter candy. Peeps are an Easter tradition in my kids' baskets and I created a collage of photos from various years.

The yellow polka dot paper (Amy Tangerine Sun & Moon) was the starting point because I knew it would bring out the color of the Peeps in the photos. I created a Peeps cut file for my Silhouette and used Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to add sparkle to the die cuts. For the top/bottom borders, I used Dear Lizzy (Beachy Betsy) patterned paper because of the soft, pastel colors. The Crate Paper wood veneer was painted with Distress Inks and a watercolor brush to keep the colors soft. Distress Ink was also used to color the May Arts scalloped ribbon.

To see more fabulous inspiration, click here. Be sure to share your projects in the Paper Issues (Friends & Fans) Facebook group.