Tuesday, August 30, 2016

:: mix it up features ::

..:: the features ::..

It's that time again -- check out what I found in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group!

Stephanie Connor played along were splatters of perfection and this great family photo!

Don't you love the pop of that yellow acrylic paint??  I do!  Thank you for sharing with us Grace Tolman!

Jessica Fabiano took the water color and ran with it ( <<<< see what I did there?)

The stitching. I don't want to know how long this took!  I love the splatters, too. Perfection, Laureen Wagner!

Mariana Chavez shared this lovely painted background and that photo cracks me up!

That packaging technique worked perfectly for Rachel Reynolds. And now I want a hedgehog!

Thank you so much for those that played along with us this month. Each month I look forward to checking out and celebrating all you do! 

Look for a new and very fun challenge coming soon!

There are so many new products in the Paper Issues Store right now!  Check them out and use the code 'orangegearle' for 10% off your purchase!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Cut it Up Features

Hello PI friends, Danielle here today featuring projects using our FREE August cut file. You can find the cut file overhere in the store and still play along with the challenge overhere.

Lisa made this stunning layout using some mixed media techniques along with the cut file. I love every single thing about it and the colors are perfect for the outdoor theme.

Bethany linked up this colorful layout. I love how she backed up the cut file with different patterned papers and the faux stitches on the cut file.

Heather made this beautiful layout. I love the diagonal design and her layering skills are amazing!
Christine linked up this pretty layout using the cut file. The soft colors go perfectly with the picture of this beautiful girl.

Ali linked up this pretty and also funny layout. The colors are beautiful and look at that picture, it's priceless!

Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you will create with this cut file!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

August Sketch Features

As always, there are some fabulous projects for me to spotlight today. This month's sketch went back to basics, but your amazing layouts were anything but!  Here's this month's sketch.

And here here are some of the many layouts that I loved this month!

I loved the pretty colors on Melanie's layout along with her fun title!

I really loved everything on Åsa's sweet layout.

Elodie does a great job with the sketch with some awesome hand stitching and fun layers!

I love the striking colors with the black and white photo on Kristie's layout. How cool are those circles??

I love Laura's take on the sketch, such great colors and how cute are those photos??

You still have a little time if you'd like to play along, just head over to our Friends and Fans page on Facebook for all the challenges!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Creative Cards - Fan Featues

Hi everyone!  Corri here today sharing some of the beautiful cards that were shared for our August sketch challenge.  

Alison shared this adorable card that she made with goodies from Fancy Pants.  The little whale is so cute! 

I just love the coloring on this fantastic card that Sandi made.  The sentiment is perfect with that sweet image.

Elodia shared this beautiful card.  This is perfect the perfect card for a baby.  The soft colosr and stitched on sequins look amazing!

Finally, we have this pretty card from Laura.  The classic black and white color scheme looks great for her anniversary card. 

We'd love to see your take on this sketch!  You have until September 5 to share in our Facebook Group to be entered for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop!

Printable Perfection

Hello PI friends, it's Danielle here today with Printable Perfection. You can grab our FREE August printables overhere in the store. To play along with this challenge, you can link up your projects made with these printables overhere in our challenge album.

The quote 'you had me at hello' is our favorite, because it's basically how we both felt when we met. So I had to use this printable to document this picture taken during a sunset at the beach last week. All papers and embellishments are from the Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection.

Amanda-Jayne linked up this layout to our challenge album. The 'you talking to me' printable was perfect to document these pics of her son who didn't want his picture taken.

Heather used the 'to infinity and beyond' printable for her Halloween pictures and created this fun double pager.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fan Feature Friday: Let's Go for the Gold #2

Today's Fan Feature Friday showcases projects from our latest issue, Let's Go for the Gold. Would you like a chance to be in the spotlight? Share your projects in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group and you could be featured in an upcoming post. :)

1. Eva starts us off this week's feature with a layout about the Golden Temple, adding in a gold title and gold label.

2. Kim shared this cute layout, complete with gold stars.

3. Devra posted a fabulous two-pager about a trip her family made from Chicago to Seattle. She used a very clever title too. Did you notice?

4. Cindy documented a day trip to see snow. I love her use of frames and tags.

5. Brandy used Shimmerz and a stencil to create a golden starburst design on her page.

6. Pam scrapped about a day trip to a wildlife park, using plenty of texture and great colors for a nature page.

Thank you all for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "super fan" image shown below to showcase on your blog.

See you soon with features from our September issue. :)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pinspire Me August Fan Features


Did you go crazy and try something different this month for the August Pinspire Me Mood Board?   Were you inspired with the way we touched the center of our Transportation Mood Board with color?  Were you drawn in by the gray, black and white, or the burst in the center? Something drew you in because we had tons of submissions for this months Pinspire Me Mood Board Challenge!

Some of our team joined in on the fun, lets start with Cassie Box!I see the colors from the roller skates here along with a touch of the gray!  Bright, cheerful and what an amazing photo!

Amy Coose used Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness perfectly!  I love the paper peeking out like the sun!

Becky Stidham rocked a Swag Bag with gorgeous photos of her perfect pooch!  I adore the title:o)

Look at this stunning layout by Amanda Baldwin.  I love the b&w photo with the floral clusters.  Stunning. 

Elodie Lusseau's layout couldn't be more perfect.  I really want to  just hang it on my wall!  Every little piece of this is magical.  

Heather Shank never ceases to amaze.  I am impressed by the colors popping off this layout.  Everything is just right. 

Former DT member Meaghen Calder got a little dirty and played along this month.  I "love" it!

Stacie Dietz must have recently bought a new pair of scissors.  How perfect does the bottom of this layout match the gorgeous houses in the photo?  LOVE.

ALL of your work for this challenge was amazing.  We hope that you all will continue to play along.  

You must go to the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook page (PIFF) to see the other gorgeous layouts that were submitted.  You won't be disappointed.  

Now, it is time to head to the PI store to see the new collections that you are missing.  Remember to use code: Mary-Ann to receive 20% off your entire order.