Thursday, December 14, 2017

Last Christmas...


... as we prepared to put out our new ornaments, I noticed Giovanni playing nicely with Daizy (rare), and he had on a new outfit (mom's idea), and was sitting right under the barely lit tree..  I saw this as an opportunity to pull out my phone and snap some random pix... one of which became our "funny" Christmas card.  He rubbed his face with his middle finger, in the middle of me asking him to look at the camera, and as I scrolled through a dozen photos this was the best and clearest shot.  It's nothing new that he rubs his face with his middle finger, it's something he's done before... but in this instance, it was the perfect shot (combined with a famous Christmas movie line), to send to family and friends across the globe.  I love happy accidents.

That accident because the reason for today's layout.

I'm playing long with the Paper Issues DT girls for another "Working Title" challenge.  This month, we're incorporating a MERRY WORKING TITLE, to include a holiday song.  My song  title is "Last Christmas", by none other than Wham.  Love that band!  And I love how the new American Crafts "Sweater Weather" pairs nicely with the colors of my son's mischievous photo.  I used gold and white thicker stickers a some hand-stitching, with fussy-cut pieces from the same collection.


This was fun, quick and easy to make.

I hope you decide to join our challenge this month.  To make it easier, I've included my TOP 10 favorite Christmas songs, that would make great layout titles below.  I hope you choose one, and let me know that you did.






As always, I've provided quick links to the shop, facebook group and DT blog below. 

And remember that using the code "Damaris" at checkout of the paper issues show will save you 20% off of your entire purchase, and any purchase.  Also, you will quality for free US priority shipping if you spend more than $60 after the coupon is applied.


TOP 10 CHRISTMAS SONGS
1 - Silver Bells
2 - Oh Christmas Tree
3 - Christmas Time Is Here
4 - Jingle Bells
5 - Silent Night
6 - White Christmas
7 - Santa Baby
8 - Winter Wonderland
9 - Sleigh Ride
10 - This Christmas

LINKS
Paper Issues Shop
Paper Issues Blog
PI Family & Friends FB Group

-AtStudioD

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

FaLaLa.

Hello and Happy Hump Day! 

Today the Paper Issues DT are on the blog sharing Christmas & Holiday inspiration.

I decided to use Crate Paper's newest collection called "Fa La La".  This line is so pretty and fun.  There's plenty of patterns and colors to play with.  My favorite are the gold glitter pieces and chipboard stickers.  There's even fun shaped ephemera and cardstock stickers.  I had fun with this page.  Creating faux trees by cutting pattern paper into triangles and placing them in different heights at the bottom of the page.  I also did faux stitching to separate the backgroung from the trees, using a Uniball white gel pen.  The photo is from Christmas 2014.  Giovanni helping my parents decorate the tree.  And I did a ton of fussy cutting for this.  I even added a white snow mount/drift at the bottom of the treescape, but I covered that up with the photo and fussy cut elements.  Either way, the page is very lively with all the pieces and I absolutely love how busy it is, without really clashing.



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I hope you all dig into your Christmas photo stash and pull our your favorites.  Let's showcase and document those fantastic holiday memories.  And dont' forget to share those creations with us in the Paper Issues Facebook Group.  The challenges you enter this month, the more likely you will win a gift card to the shop. 

As always, I've provided quick links to the blog, facebook group and shop below.  And remember that using the code "Damaris" at checkout of the paper issues show will save you 20% off of your entire purchase, and any purchase.  Also, you will quality for free US priority shipping if you spend more than $60 after the coupon is applied.

Have a great rest of your week and I hope by this time you are done with holiday shopping!


LINKS
Paper Issues Shop
Paper Issues Blog
PI Family & Friends FB Group


-AtStudioD

Monday, December 11, 2017

Let It Snow

If you're an avid Pinner, you may have come across non-traditional Christmas pins.  This is right in my wheelhouse.  I love the pastels and light airy colors for Christmas, as much as I love the rich reds and glowing greens.  Today the PI Girls are sharing our take on this PINSPIRE Board created by Mary-Ann, on today's blog.  Seeing as these are my favorite colors, I just had to play along.

I pulled out my "Snow And Cocoa" collection by Crate Paper, and just got to cutting.  I already had pre-cut the swirly circles on my Silhouette called "Bubbles".  But I did purposefully cut out "Circles & Snowflakes" inside the Bubbles circles, to create a snowflake stencil and backed it up with pattern paper.  I built my page in a vertical center format.  I wanted to showcase my adorable malti-poo Daizy, who sat still as I took a photo of her amidst the Christmas lights we were testing.  I cropped out the lights from the photo to fit the frame, but she still looks cute!


I built the page with stickers, ephemera and fussy cut pieces from the collection.  Then finished it off with white Nuvo drops, also available in the Paper Issues shop.





If you visit the PI Facebook group, you'll surely find something to inspire your next paper project, and hopefully play along with us.  The more projects you share, the more chances you'll have to win a monthly gift card to the shop!

Don't forget!  Use my 20% off TOTAL PURCHASE coupon code.  Enter "Damaris" at the Paper Issues Shop checkout.
Anything over $60 qualifies you for free US shipping.





-AtStudioD