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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Echo Park & Discount Code

Hello!  Melissa here.  I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today using using a big photo and some embellishments from Echo Park's new summer collection, Summer Party.  See the blog on how this page was created for Mary Ann Jenkin's Take Five Challenge at  Check out that challenge and more for a chance to win gift certificates in our PI Friends and Fans Group.

See the three new Echo Park collections in the Store and use code Melissa for 20% off your total purchase!

Stop by the blog, then try the Take Five challenge or any of the other challenges and show us what you do in the Friends and Fans Group!  We would love to see.  Have a great day!


Saturday, July 9, 2016

New Sketch at Paper Issues & Discount Code!

Hi there!  There is a new sketch up at Paper Issues Blog.  Join us in the Friends & Fans Group.  Amy Coose provided us with a great sketch this month.  Come join in for a chance to win a gift certificate!

Echo Park has three new collections in the store, Disney, birthday (Party Time) and Summer Party.  Use code Melissa for 20% off your total order.  Summer Party and the birthday collections are my favorite. Summer Party feels a touch more grown up than usual beach collections.  Love the journal cards so much.  The letters of "Summer" on the chipboard are so cute!  Their alpha sheet letters are the done the same cute way.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Use code Melissa for 20% off your total order.  Here's a link to what's new in the store:  What's New


Friday, July 8, 2016

Pinspire Me!

Hello!  There is a new Pinspire Me board by Mary-Ann Maldonado released on the blog today, and I was inspired by the colors and summery theme. These crazy guys did a birthday dance for my Emily, who has a July 5th birthday, and donned crazy hats and sparklers for her, dancing and singing away :)  It was awesome!

Come join us at Paper Issues Friends & Fans Group to join in all the different challenges for chances to win gift certificates!

Use code Melissa for 20% off your total order.  Check out what's new in the shop here:  What's New

I have another layout with our Sketch from Amy Coose coming up soon.  See you in a few days!


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Free Cut File :)

Hello!  I felt like making a bright, messy page :)  The birds are a free cut file from Paper Issues.  Here are the other images in the free file this month:

I love the font of "Daydreamer" and want to use that one, too.  

Feel free to go this link for all the free cut files and printables you want to download:  Free Downloads.  

If you would like to show us what you did with them, tag @paperissues on Instagram and/or head over to our Friends and Family Group and look for the Cut It Up Challenge using any cut file.  Would love to see!

Use code Melissa to save 20% off your total purchase!  Here's what's New In The Shop!

Juliana Michaels was so awesome to share the free cut file for "Smile" that I used.  Her blog is

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow with a new layout.


Monday, July 4, 2016

New Issue at Paper Issues

So there is a new issue up at Paper Issues title Gleam Catcher!  Play along for a chance to win a gift certificate and a chance to be showcased on their blog. One of the suggested themes is to use something shiny, so I used gold vellum, glittered title, glittered ribbon, glittered photo mat and + embellies.  Swished some watered down Dylusions mist in green and blue around as well!

Here are the different ways you can enter your layouts:

Suggested theme ideas: Anything shiny (glitter, mist, sequins, silver, gold, metals, etc.), use stars as embellishments or the word “star” in your title, dream catchers, Southwestern design, baseball, photos that show the catch lights (gleam) in the subject’s eye, 4th of July/patriotic

Here is a link to the new issue:  NEW ISSUE

Use code Melissa to receive 20% off your total order. Link to the shop to see WHAT'S NEW!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 27, 2016

New Layouts & Discount Code & New Products

Hello!  I have a couple of new layouts to share!  The first one is for the Mix it Up challenge at the Paper Issues group.  This month it is to use some acrylic paint somehow on your layout.  Please do join us if you can before the end of the month for a chance to win a gift certificate! Link: GROUP

The second layout uses the new collection in the shop, Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness.  Love that line.  

Use code Melissa to receive 20% off your total order!  Link to what's new in the shop:  SHOP

Pink Paislee Outfitters is new in the shop as well.   Love their rose gold/copper alpha Thickers:

WeR has a staple board in the shop that I bought. You can staple anywhere on a page.  It's so awesome! I used it all weekend. It comes with small, medium or large staples. You place your paper on the little board, the plastic mold piece over it and it's magnetized, then the stapler - it's super fast and easy, then staple.  Super easy and looks great.  The staples come in colors too.  Get it for 20% off!  

Use code Melissa for 20% off your total order!

Here's a link to what's new in the shop:  SHOP

I hope you have a great week!  xoxox  Melissa

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunshine & Good Vibes & Discount Code

Hi everybody!  I'm up on the Paper Issues Blog today with a new layout using the Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness Collection - my new favorite!  I had to order doubles of everything because I love it so much :)

Please stop by the BLOG and let them know what you think of the new collection and layout!  That would be awesome and I would appreciate it!

Look for it in the SHOP in the next few days. Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase of everything in the store.  Keep checking that link to the shop because lots of new collections are coming in soon.

Feel free to drop in on our Facebook Fans and Friends group to join in challenges for chances to win gift certificates and chat with fellow scrappers HERE.  Would love to see you there!  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 13, 2016

Discount Code, New Collections and Layout!

Hello!  There's my new layout using free cut file.  I made a border with Imaginisce Sunny collection and filled in the middle with their cute ephemera and journaling card and some Silhouette leaf cuts.  

There are three new collections in the Shop.  Use code "Melissa" use get 20% off your total purchase!  Here are a few highlights of the new collections.  First up is Pink Paislee's Outfitters - so cool!

These are photo overlays!

 These are packages of canvas tags - they are so awesome.

And the other new line in the Shop is Pebbles America the
Beautiful.  Here is some of it here:

Would love to see you use a free cut file and show us what you do with it either tagging Paper Issues on Instagram or in Friends and Fans Facebook Group!  Don't forget your "Melissa" code for 20% off your total order!  I hope you have a great week!

Melissa :)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Let's Get Knot-ical

Hello!  There is a new issue up at PaperIssues.  There are new pages for your inspiration and a new challenge of scrapping anything you can do on the water, beach vacations or Father's Day for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store.  

I used Carta Bella Beach Day collection for this layout and some Dylusions mists with the packaging technique and some waves and little fish cut from my Silhouette :)  

Use code Melissa to get 20% off your order at shop!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sweet Layout and 50% Discount Code

Hello! I played along with Scraplift Sunday at  You have until next Sunday to play along if you would like to join in and lift Michelle's layout!  I used Webster's Pages and a bit of Maggie Holmes with a Silhouette store cut and alpha on this layout.

Cassie is having a 50% off everything in the store through June 8th.  Click here to check out what is new in the store.  Use code ClosedUntilJune8 to get half off :)  After June 8th, use code Melissa for 20% off your total purchase.  

I thought this 6 x 6 Project Life Pad and PL cards were beautiful!  

And I think I definitely will need to get THIS washi: 

Check in at the Friends and Fans Facebook group HERE and say hello and check out the challenges to enter for gift certificates.  Hope to see you there!  Have a great day!