Sunday, January 14, 2018

Snow Day.

What I love about the Paper Issues Design Team is that they encourage crafters to extract inspiration and ideas from each other.  There's always a layout to lift each week, and this time we're taking a close look at Kelly's FaLaLa page. I love the cut file she used, how she backed it up with pattern paper, and how she created space between her photo and the title.  This page drew me in and I wanted to create a mixed media version of it using American Crafts' "Sweater Weather".





The photo itself is of Gio at the mall; it's the closest he's every been to snow.  I have promised him that this year we will take a trip up north to visit family, but also play with real snow.  Hopefully I can make good on that offer.  You can see the enjoyment in his eyes as he threw up the faux flakes.  I loved this memory so much, that even though I scrapped it in my December Daily, I had to highlight it again on a layout.





I used two stencils and modeling paste to create the "snowy" background effect.  Used the negative snowflake piece from the "Stitching Snowflake" and "Lowercase Open Alpha" free cut files that are available in the Paper Issues Shop, and work great with the Silhouette and the Cricut!  I finished the page with some fussy cut pieces and stickers, from the same line.


I had a blast scrap lifting this page from Kelly Feldman.  Are you a member of the Paper Issues FB group?  Kelly creates a lot of the group threads, but what I love most are her live random crops.  She has such a grace when it comes to hosting live scrapping events.  Her layouts are always done in an hour or less, and she keeps a flow of conversation going throughout.  If you don't want to miss out, you should become a part of the group.  Each month the DT brings inspiration to the challenges posted, and each month they choose two winners!  The more you play along the more chances you have at winning!



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!


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


-AtStudioD

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hip Hip Hooray!

I've been a crafty slacker... I have spent so much time throughout the years collecting scrapbook supplies, and not enough time actually scrapping.  Now that I am making time to scrap, I'm able to use my favorite new collections (happily so), to document those old memories.  I think the more dedicated I am to my hobby, the more I use my supplies.. and I'm all about using up all of the crafty goodies, while it still makes me giddy!

Today the PI Girls are on the PI Blog, sharing our take on the "Scrap Soup" challenge.  The concept is pretty simple.  Use everything on the list to make a page.  I decided to dig into my vault for a 3 year old photo of Gio on his 4th birthday party.  The new Pebbles "Happy Hooray" collection matched perfectly with the "Curious George" theme party he had at church.  I love the bright colors and the fun patterns... and if you make your way to the Paper Issues Shop, you will still find a lot of the product left from this line.  Even the adorable stickers and puffy icons!


If you do visit the shop, be sure to use my coupon code, "Damaris", when checking out to save 20% off of your entire purchase.



Also, don't forget to take join the facebook group and share you challenges with us.  You may win one of two $10 gift cards! 

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

-AtStudioD

Sunday, January 07, 2018

This Is Me.

It's Scrap Lift Sunday, and the PI Girls are on the blog to share our version of Rachel O'Neal's gorgeous holiday page.

I love this layout, and it was pretty simple to lift.  Using some silly snapchat photos, I created a fun girly page.  The toughest part was fussy-cutting the butterfly border and adding white stitch lines.  Besides that, all of Pink Paislee's "Turn The Page" collection helped me build my replica.  I also incorporated gold glitter thickers by American Crafts, and White Nuvo Drops by Tonic Studios.



Feel free to check out the links below, and don't forget to take advantage of my 20% off discount "Damaris" at the PI Shop. Where, spending $60 earns you free priority US shipping. 

Also, the more challenges you enter in the FB group, the more chances you have to win a gift card to the shop... Awesome!

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


-AtStudioD