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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cocoa Vanilla Spotlight + Discount Code

Hello!  Today we are doing a product spotlight featuring Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Love Always collection on the Paper Issues Blog!  Here's my layout featuring Cocoa Vanilla cut files.  You can find their cut files here:  Cocoa Vanilla Cut Files.  Here are a couple of close-ups...

 Loved this pretty label...

You can see the Cocoa Vanilla line in the store here:  Cocoa Vanilla at Paper Issues.  See all that's new in the store here:  All The New Things!  

Save 20% off of your total purchase when you use code 'Melissa' at check-out!  That's good every time you shop!  

Here are a few of my favorites from their Love Always collection in the store:

See the rest of the line in the link above in the store.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hello Fall by Simple Stories is in!


Just a quick blog post to let you know that Simple Stories Hello Fall is in at Paper Issues!  It's super cute.  Use code Melissa to save 20% off your total purchase.  Here's the link to what's new in the store:  New in the Store

The last image is a new free fall cut file in the store for you as well!  I love it and can't wait to use it.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Layout and New Product!

Hello!  I have a new layout where I played along with Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday!  Our talented Elodielle created our layout we are scraplifting and this is my interpretation.  Come over to the Facebook Group and play along - you have until next Sunday!  

There's lots of new product in the store!  Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa, Simple Stories Posh, Doodlebug Flea Market and Halloween.  See all the new things here:  New Things!

Use code "Melissa" to save 20% off of your total purchase :)  

Until next time!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pawsitively Pets!

Hello!  I'm on the Paper Issues blog today and excited to let you know I'll be hosting a new challenge monthly at Paper Issues called Pawsitively Pets where we will scrap our pets along with a bit of a challenge each month for the chance to win a gift certificate to the store :)  

This first month is easy - scrap your pet or an animal page using something new to you and something you've been hoarding.  See the Paper Issues Blog for info on where to upload your layout and see 10 more pet layouts by our fabulous design team! 

As always, use code "Melissa" to save 20% off your total purchase in the store!  Here's what's new: New in the Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Unbeleafable! New Issue at Paper Issues!

 Hello!  Lisa and the girls have been working to bring you another issue filled with inspiration on the Paper Issues Blog!  Lots of new layouts to see.

Here is mine where I "watercolored" with Dylusions mists and sewed on Silhouette-cut leaves.  As you probably know, Dylusions are bright and vibrant and I just love them!  I like to spray them out onto a plate and use them with my water brush, or with pieces of plastic to do the packaging technique.

I sprayed some mist onto a plate - for this layout, I used orange, red and green on the leaves.  I wet the leaves first with water from the water brush, then dabbed on some mist here and there with one color.  I rinsed the plate and went onto the next color, repeating until I was done using all three colors.

If the line where the colors join looks too harsh, blend it in with a touch of water from the water brush along the line where the colors meet.  

That's it!  Easy.  I sewed them after I attached them all to the layout because I wasn't thinking :)  It would have been easier to sew on them before attaching them to the layout, I think, but no big deal either way.

I used the new Pebbles Warm & Cozy in the store.  It has lots of pretty embellishments and papers. Lots of new things in the store here:  New Stuff.   Use Code 'Melissa' for 20% off your total purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Maggie Holmes Gather & Discount Code

Hello!  I've been out with surgery for a few weeks, but am back at it again!  Today I've got a layout with the brand new Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes' Gather collection new in the Paper Issues Store.  Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase in the store.

Notice the pretty little gold cursive letters spelling out Sara's name in the bottom right?  I love those! The Silhouette cut is from an Etsy shop called Handipaper.  I can't find her on Instagram or anything, and she just has a few files.  Wish she would make more because these are my favorite!

Have a great day!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Wild Heart on PI Blog + Discount Code

Here is a peek of a layout using the new Paige Taylor Evans' Take Me Away collection on the Paper Issues Blog today if you would like to stop by and have a look at the full shot and details.  

Check out all the new collections in the store and save 20% off with code "Melissa" Here.  

Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New Cocoa Vanilla & Discount Code

Hello!  There is a new collection in the store at Paper Issues by Cocoa Vanilla called Love Always.  Check it out here:  Cocoa Vanilla Love Always.  It's so beautiful!  You really should take a look at it - it's got lots of embellishments, alphas, stickers, cardstock and things to go with it. Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase. 

Cocoa Vanilla has these cut files on their blog.  Do a Google search for Cocoa Vanilla cut files and it will be the first link.  It is two dollars and some change in USD, and comes with more cut files than this flower bunch and title - really pretty stuff.  

I joined in the Take Five challenge for this layout, using a diagonal angle for my layout.  Come join in one of the challenges for a chance to win a gift certificate.

Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase of everything in the store.  There are tons of new collections in!  Check them out here:  New @  Have a great day!  


Friday, August 5, 2016

Pinspire Me & Discount Code

Hello! I played along with Paper Issue's Pinspire Me mood board challenge that the talented Mary-Ann Maldonado hosts each month.  I used Paige Taylor Evans Take Me Away collection from Pink Paislee that's new in the Paper Issues Store.  Check out what's new in the store here and use code "Melissa" to save 20% off your total purchase:  Paper Issues Store.

Check out the message board to see more examples of layouts and the pretty board itself on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Board where you can see all of the challenges.

There is too much new in the store to post about!  Head over and check it out and use code "Melissa" to save 20% off your total!  Happy scrapping!


Monday, August 1, 2016

Take Me Away & Discount Code

Good morning!  I love Mondays!  They are a fresh start, new chances!  I got in all the new American Crafts lines from Paper Issues and had to pull out this transparency, frame and Thickers from the Take Me Away collection from Paige Taylor Evans along with my latest picture of Sara!  Use code "Melissa" to order any of the new lines and get 20% off your total!  Click here:  Paper Issues Store.

I hope your Monday is great, too!  Here is a peek of what's coming on August 5th with the Pinspire Me Mood Board:  

See you next time!  Melissa