Monday, August 31, 2015

Paper Issues - You Rule the School!

Paper Issues has a new issue posted today and its called You Rule the School. :)

For this issue, I wanted to think outside the box and make something for inside the lunchbox. ;) So I busted out my Pinkfresh goodies from the Paper Issues store and made some lunchbox notes for my girls' lunch boxes. 

 Stop by the Paper Issues blog and see what the team made for this issue, along with what is being linked up. If you have any projects that fit the bill, please link us up! We want to see what you've been creating! Oh! and linking us up puts you in a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues Store!

And if you just can't wait to hear if you're a winner and you need something, use the code MANDYKAY to save yourself 20%

And don't forget to check out Paper Issues all over the web...

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Paper Issues - Chip Off the 'Ole Block

Hey there!
It's new issue Monday!
Paper Issues has a new issue posted and this round is titled Chip Off the 'Ole Block!

We are looking for projects using or about the following: chipboard, ways you keep busy, schedules, or daily routines, menu planning, board games, family traits, and many more! 

Check the Paper Issues blog for more information and visit the New Issue Monday FAQs to see how you could win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store!

Here's what I created for the issue...

And don't forget to check out Paper Issues all over the web...

And just incase you want to do a little shopping before you get your scrap on, or replenish what you used... here is a code to save you 20% in the Paper Issues store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday!

Hey folks! 

It's Saturday and I've got some scrappy inspiration for you! 

Steph Buice is an amazing scrapper and this layout she did for Doodlebug has caught our eye at Paper Issues.

Paper Issues created a sketch based on Steph's layout and here it is...

And here's where it took me...

I used the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection. 
You can find it HERE in the Paper Issues store.
AND if you use the code below you can save yourself 20% off your order!

Stop by the Paper Issues blog to see what the other girls did with the sketch and then link us up to what you create!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue--Paper Issues and Therm O Web

Paper Issues and Therm O Web have teamed up this month! This theme is all about the red, white, and blue! We want to see your projects using red, white, and blue, Therm O Web, the May or June PI printables, Memorial Day, military heroes, or even something nautical.

The Therm O Web team got to play with the April Swag Bags and we(Paper Issues) received a lovely box of Deco Foils and adhesives to create with! 

What a fun product to experiment with! I used the Therm O Web liquid glue and spread it over a stencil to create the pink foiled background. **I will list (at the end of this post)a few great tutorials for working with the different adhesives for the foils.** Then I used the same liquid adhesive to apply the blue foil to a chipboard shape. Here's how my card turned out...

I love the contrast between the metallic finish and the grungy look the stenciling gave the background.

Make sure to check out what the other Paper Issues girls did with the foils!

Stop by the Paper Issues blog to link us up to your projects.
Stop by the Paper Issues store to pick up some goodies.
(use the code MANDYKAY to save 20%)

Stop by our sponsor, Therm O Web and say hello!

Last but not least, here is a list of great video tutorials for the Deco Foils:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hey there!

I know its been a while. 
Life is full and very busy so my time and desire to be creative has been missing. But every once in a while I have a moment(or a need) to create. 
With a room full of supplies I find it hard to spend my hard earned money on a card so I typically squeeze in some time to get cards made for upcoming birthdays. Its a win-win. My wallet likes it and I get some time in the studio. :)

For my card, I started with some inspiration from THIS project posted on the Pink Paislee blog.

And I ended up here.

The papers and white alphas are Heidi Swapp, and the "happy" is a cut from the Silhouette store.

Thanks for stopping by! 
I hope to be posting again soon!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Waffle Flower meets Paper Issues--Painting by the Numbers

Paper Issues has a new issue posted and this round we have paired up with Waffle Flower Crafts
I received a set of the Calendar Numbers Stamp Set and I loved them so much that I got to work on a card just as soon as I could get the envelope opened!

I love the two sets of numbers, one solid and one outline. The two sets together give you a ton of options and with the verbiage pieces, it makes it perfect for pocket pages, planners, gift wrap, and cards. I layered them up, using neon inks to create a faux 3D look for my daughter's birthday card.

Don't you just love how that looks?!? I love that technique. :)
Stop by the Paper Issues blog to see what the other Paper Issues girls did with the stamps and check out the blog again on Friday the 20th to see what the Waffle Flower ladies did with the Paper Issues Swag Bag!

You can win set of these calendar stamps from Waffle Flower Crafts for yourself if you link us up to your project(s) at Paper Issues on the Painting By the Numbers link party!
Here are a few link up suggestions...use numbers (embellishments, stickers, rulers, patterned paper, etc.), mixed media (watercolor, gelatos, inks), stamping, St. Patrick's Day, or use Waffle Flower Crafts products.

Here are a few links to our sponsor's websites:

And if you are in the mood for some shopping, stop by the Paper Issues store and use the code MANDYKAY to save 20% on your order.

Monday, January 19, 2015

let me in! *Paper Issues

I know its been quite a while since my last post (*ahem* 4 1/2 months). Life has been busy! But that's not why you're here... on to the layout!

Paper Issues has a new linky party started and it titled "Say it ain't snow cold outside" and I have a layout about my pup that is perfect for this theme! My dog, Chewie does not like the cold so he was a little ticked off at me for keeping him out in the snow for a photo. giggle.

If you've got a snow/winter/cold themed project to share with us, hop on over to the Paper Issues blog and link us up! 
And if you're in need of some craft supplies, hit up the Paper Issues store and use my code: MANDYKAY to save yourself 20%!