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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Top 16 Layouts of 2016!

Happy New Year's Eve!  Paper Issues is having all the design team gather up their 16 favorite layouts from 2016, and these are mine.  I love yellow, pink and white for sure!  I did this in in their collage section if you want to try one, too - super simple.  Just drag your favorite photos into the pre-made collage and save.  

Use code "Melissa" in the shop for 20% off your total purchase!  Here is what is New in the Shop!

Stop by our Facebook Community Here to check out the other design team members' collages and post your own!  

See you next year!  


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Life is Lovely + Discount Code

Hello!  I have a layout today featuring the lovely Hazelwood collection by American Crafts and One Canoe Two from  Use code "Melissa" to save 20% off of your total purchase!  I love this photo of Sara when she was little up in a tree with the sun rays shining through!

You can check out the new collection here:  Hazelwood Collection

Check out everything new in the shop here -  New in the Shop - including new free cut files for you!

The blog with more from the Design Team:  Hazelwood Design Team Ideas

A few close-ups...

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great rest of your week!  Don't forget to use code Melissa to receive 20% off your total purchase!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pawsitively Pets + Discount Code!

Hello!  I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today with a new Pawsitively Pets challenge!  I hope you can stop by to check out the challenge, see more detail shots and see what the other design team members have done!  Hope to see you there! 



Monday, December 5, 2016

New Issue + Discount Code

Hello!  There is a new issue out at Paper Issues full of inspiration for you!  See the blog for the Design Team's layouts and more on the challenges of how you can win a gift certificate to the store by posting your own layout using your December Daily pages, winter activities, any December holiday, snowflakes as an embellishment, etc.  Here is a link to the blog for details:  Paper Issues New Issue

I used that pretty cut file from an Etsy shop called CuttingCoutureSVG.  She has some pretty ones.  Here's the link:  Joyful Cut File

Check out the shop for the beautiful new Simple Stories Winter Wonderland!  It's so pretty I ordered all of it.  New in the Store  Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total.

Well, that's it for now!  Stop by the Facebook group for chat and lots of different challenges for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store.  And as always, use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase in the store!

Have a great day!


Friday, November 18, 2016

New Crate Paper Heart Day + Discount Code!

Hello!  Crate Paper's cute line Heart Day is in at Paper Issues!  Use code Melissa to save 20% off your total.  Here is a link to what is new in the store:  WHAT'S NEW!  Check out Carta Bella's Space Academy that's new while you're there.  It's super cute, too.

Here's a bit of Heart Day...

Have a great day!  


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pawsitively Pets + Discount Code

Hi!  We have a new challenge on the Paper Issues blog for Pawsitively Pets with lots of design team inspiration layouts!  Please do stop by at Paper Issues Blog for details of this month's challenge to scrap the animal in your life for a chance for a gift certificate to the store and close-ups of this layout.

Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase - check out What's New in the Store Here.

Hope to see you there!


Monday, November 7, 2016

New Issue at Paper Issues!

Hello!  Paper Issues has a new issue out today for your inspiration and to challenge you to join in with your own layout!  It's called Going Cold Turkey in Snow-vember.  Here are some suggested layouts you can make to join in the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store:

Thanksgiving, family time, winter, use snowflakes or snow photos, create a white on white layout, use the new Snow and Cocoa collection (or any fall/winter collection available in the store), men's facial hair (celebrating Movember).

I chose to use Snow & Cocoa by Crate Paper. Here are a few close-ups.

Check out the blog here:  Paper Issues Blog.  There are lots of layouts by the design team for inspiration!  I hope you join in!  You have until December 5th to get your layout in on the Paper Issues Facebook group for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store!  

If you like the Snow & Cocoa collection above or want to see what's new in the shop, here is a link to What's New in the Store.  Use code Melissa for 20% off your total purchase.

Hope you have a terrific day!


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Maggie Holmes Gather Product Spotlight + Discount Code

Hi!  Today at Paper Issues we are spotlighting Maggie Holmes Gather collection.  Check out the blog for inspiration from the design team here:  Link to Paper Issues blog 

Here's a close-up of this pretty line:

Use code "Melissa" to save 20% off your total order in the store!  Here is a link to what's new in the shop:  New in the Store

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pebble's Warm & Cozy + Discount Code

Hello!  Paper Issues is spotlighting Pebbles' Jen Hadfield's Warm & Cozy collection on the blog and their Facebook group today.  I have a layout from from that collection, using a cut file made by our design team member Alex.  I used the Warm and Cozy gold rub-ons (I love rub-ons!) along with the ephemera leaves along the lines of the cut file, and added a rub-on at the top and the bottom.  I love those papers, too, and sewed three of them together.  

Download the free Silhouette file HERE.

Check out what's new in the shop!  Use code Melissa to save 20% off your total purchase.  New in the Shop

Here are some highlights from the Warm & Cozy collection:

These chipboard leaves in wood finishes are amazing!

gold/copper rub-ons

Stop by the Blog to check out more inspiration by the Design Team.  Check out our private group, the Friends and Fans Facebook Community where you will be able to chat, participate in the challenges, see the Design Team work and get updates on the shop from Cassie and be able to share your work as well!  See you there!


Monday, October 17, 2016

New Issue at Paper Issues!

Hi!  We have a new issue that's live on the blog today with lots of inspiration for you!  Here is a link for you:  New Issue.

I used Pebble's Woodland Forest collection.  I used my Silhouette to cut all the fall leaves in the different patterns and leaf shapes.  Love the pattern mix!  Here is a link to it in the store:  Pebble's Woodland Forest.  Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase.

Here is a link to the new things in the store!  New at Paper Issues!  Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase.

Hope you enjoy the new issue and join in to show us what you do!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New Collection-Cocoa Vanilla Make A Wish! + Discount Code

They have all the beautiful papers and ephemera you can see up above.  There is a package of little doo-dads with tassels, bows, tiny hearts, sequins and more that coordinate.  The letter stickers are so pretty!

Hello!  There is a new collection in at Paper Issues' Store by Cocoa Vanilla called Make a Wish!  It's part birthday, part just beautiful!  I ordered a bunch of it because it's versatile to use for every day.  I love the colors.  I don't have a lot of birthday pictures, but you can use it for non-birthday pictures as well, and that's mostly what I will be using it for!

Use code "Melissa" and save 20% off your total purchase!  

Have a great day!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Pawsitively Pets!

Hello!  I'm on Paper Issues' Blog today with tons of inspiration from lots of design team members showing off their pet layouts and using different fonts in their titles!  Please stop by and check it out!  Hope you can join in the challenge!

Use code Melissa to save 20% off your total purchase as well!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hey Lovely!

Hello!  At today, we are featuring layouts using Paige Taylor Evans' collection, Take Me Away.  I used the collection with a picture of Sara and her dog she rescued recently, Morty :)  I'm so glad she picked him.  He's a sweetie!  I die cut a few leaf branches on the Silhouette and added some glitter to the edges since the transparency I used has gold trim on it.  Love this collection!

See all the design members contributions for inspiration here on the blog:  PTE Take Me Away Inspiration.

Carta Bella's new collection Christmas Delivery is in the store.  Use code Melissa for 20% off your total purchase!  Here is a link to what's New in the Store.

Our design team member Alex designed this fall cut file that is free for download in the store.  It's lovely!  

Well, that's it for now!  Head over to the blog for more inspiration using the Take Me Away collection!  Don't forget your 20% discount code using code "Melissa"!