Friday, June 23, 2017

Dad and Sparky - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

All this week, in honor of Father's Day, JustNick Studios is showcasing masculine layouts. I thought I would scrap a photo of my Dad and his dog Sparky. These two are never far apart. Sparky was a rescue dog that certainly found his furever home when he caught our eye on a local pet adoption day. Scrapping a photo of my Dad means I can make use of that awesome new DAD digital cut file too.  I used the Hey Mister collection from My Mind's Eye which is still available in the Paper Issues on-line store. (Use my coupon code Marcia20 and save 20%)      Here is my layout ...



Besides the Dad cut file, I add some XOXO dog tags from the In The Doghouse cut file and made use of some triangles left over when cutting the Triangle Geo Background cut file. I love the added interest the triangles give to my background ... and they coordinate really well with the black geometric pattern paper.







Here are the cut files I used today ...







Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mermaid Hair, Don't Care - Paper Issues

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with some inspiration from the new Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection now available in the Paper Issues online store. There are so many things I love about this collection ... I love the beach themed papers. They are perfect for scrapping a recent beach vacation my family took. I love the soft jewel tone colors that look like watercolors. Plus there are so many inspiring die cut quotes that make a layout title a breeze .... The Ocean is Calling and I Must Go ... or Mermaid Hair, Don't Care. That last quote was perfect for this photo of my daughter posing with a couple of clam shells. Her unruly curly hair is just something she doesn't fuss about when at the beach.


There are a lot of FREE Paper Issues cut files on this layout! Those gorgeous flowers are from the Summer Days cut file. Do you see the clam shells tucked under the flowers? and that starfish? They are from the Feels Like Summer cut file. There are even a few palm leaves from the Tropical Palms cut file and of course I cannot forget those circles framing the photo are from the Magical cut file. 


I used some Heidi Swapp Color Shine and the plastic smoosh technique to create a blue watercolor like background. Embellishing is easy with the die cut ephemera packs.


Those Coastline Thickers I used for my title are foil covered foam. Their reflective quality makes them a bit difficult to photograph, but they are oh so pretty!


I hope you enjoyed my layout today. Load up on those FREE cut files as well as anything else that caught your eye. You can use my discount code and save 20%.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Graduation Day - Paper Issues

Hello blogging friends.

Paper Issues has a Project Life challenge going on in June where you are to incorporate memorabilia into your design. Memorabilia could be ticket stubs for example. I thought I would join in and create my first ever PL layout.  I used the Simple Stories Grad collection simple set and Simple Stories PL pages.


I ended up cutting my ticket in half to fit the pockets here. I used a stamp to stamp the graduates on plain white cardstock. I embellished with some cardstock stars.


That long pocket was perfect for holding my daughter's tassel!


I did some pattern paper layering here, added more stars, and used washi tape to balance out the washi tape used to hold the tassel down.


I hope you can join is in some of our June challenges. We play along on the Paper Issues Facebook page and would love to have you join in the fun. Use my coupon code when shopping the Paper Issues on-line store. There is new stock arriving all the time, so check back often.


Have a great weekend.
~Marcia

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cute Bunny? Dog? Cat? - Paper Issues

Hello blogging friends!

I am participating in the Pawsitively Pets challenge over at Paper Issues this month. This month we were to use selfies with our pets, or just photos of pets that appeared to be selfies. My daughter had fun with our cat while we were on vacation, snapchatting photos of her. They were so cute!! I couldn't help but scrap these. I used the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Wild At Heart collection and a digital cut file from JustNick Studios.


The flair is from A Flair For Buttons Etsy shop. With the circle die cut, it worked really well to incorporate some flair. There are a few embellishments added in from the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Make A Wish collection as well, like that puffy arrow sticker.



For my title, I mixed up various stickers, Cute Bunny? ? Dog Cat?


Use my coupon code in the Paper Issues on-line store and save 20%. New product arrives regularly so be sure to check back often.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.
~Marcia

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Chill - Paper Issues

Hello blogging friends.

I have a new layout to share that I created for Paper Issues Scraplift Sundays. I couldn't wait to scrap some vacation layouts from our recent trip to South Carolina. We had the best time and perfect weather. This layout features a selfie of myself!! and the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection. It was perfect for my pina colada selfie with all those pineapples!


Check out this mixed media tag and puffy pineapple ephemera from Amy Tangerine's On a Whim collection, It's hard to see but there is a pineapple on that tag... because it didn't show up very well, I added some pineapple washi tape from my stash.


I mixed in some puffy stickers from the My Mind's Eye Palm Beach collection. They worked so well on here.


I fussy cut some flowers and leaves to create my clusters and added a few palm leaves. Some thread gives it some texture.


You can find my supplies in the Paper Issues on-line store. Use my coupon code and save 20%!


I would love to have you check out my process video.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week.
~Marcia

Friday, June 2, 2017

Made In The USA - JustNick Studios and PageMaps

Hello blogging friends.

All this week JustNick designers have been showcasing layouts using PageMaps sketches created by the wonderful Becky Fleck. Here is the sketch she gave me...


It's awesome, right!

There is a lot going on in the sketch, so I decided to use the left side of the sketch for my background cut file. I recently returned from a vacation in South Carolina and had lots of pictures from Patriots Point, so I opted to do a patriotic layout. It seemed fitting with Memorial Day just this past Monday. My guys really enjoyed visiting the USS Yorktown. I think they could have stayed there for hours.  I stuck pretty close to the PageMaps sketch. I did use a larger focal photo in the middle. Here is my layout...


I used a cut file called Ride the Wave. I resized it to fit on the left half of my layout. It reminds me of the American flag waving in the wind. My intent was to leave it red and white, but then decided to add some blue in the negative space. Some machine stitching reinforces the wave design.



Here is the cut file I used today...


If you are interested in my process video, here it is ...



Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the other sketches from this past week and their coordinating layouts.

~Marcia

Saturday, May 20, 2017

So Macho - Paper Issues

Happy Saturday everyone!

I am back today with a masculine layout to share.  Recently, while I was putting my layouts into albums, I noticed that I scrap my daughters way, way more (I mean, really, WAY more) than I do my son, or even my husband. I decided I had better do something about that, so I created this layout using the awesome My Mind's Eye Hey Mister collection that I purchase from the Paper Issues on-line store.

The Hey Mister collection is so perfect for scrapping all of your guys, no matter the age. I just love the weightlifter guys and knew I had the perfect photo ... My son and his friends showing off their muscles.


I used a variety of the journal cards from the collection to create my background. They aren't just for pocket pages! There are lots of fun die cut ephemera pieces as well. I love the foil accents on some pieces, like the tab I place above my photo.


I added some fun puffy stickers and enamel dots too. The title was made using a digital cut file from JustNick Studios called Handcut Letters.



My layout design was inspired by a sketch over at Creative Scrappers. I did take a lot of liberties with the sketch though.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
With Father's Day coming up, you really need to stock up on a collection that you can use to scrap Dad and a whole lot more! Use my coupon code and save 20%.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

My Science Guy - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with a scrappy confession. I've been very bad about scrapping layouts of my son. He doesn't like having his picture taken. He doesn't post selfies of himself all that often. It was quite evident that his sisters get lots more attention on my scrapbook pages when I was putting my latest layouts in albums. So for a little while I thought I would concentrate on scrapping the photos I do have of him. These were from Christmas a year and a half ago.



I used this awesome JustNick Studio background cut file called Weird Science. When I first saw it, I thought of these pictures I had of my son receiving a bartender chemistry set for Christmas. He loves math and science. He is currently working his way through college as a bartender ... so of course he needed a bartender chemistry set.



I used the Simple Set Alphabet for my title. I like the whimsical feel to this font.



I backed the negative space with pattern papers from the Shimelle Little By Little collection. The circle patterns in the paper drew me in. I knew they would be perfect with all the circles in this background cut file, plus the primary colors are great for scrapping my science guy.



Here are the cut files I used today...




Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your week.
~Marcia

Monday, May 15, 2017

Grandma's House - Paper Issues

Hello blogging friends!

Marcia back today with my first Paper Issues layout for the May Issue Mom-O-Grams.

Suggested ideas: create an altered paper project, use letters in a fun way, add a monogram, anything about Mother’s Day or grandmothers.

I went with the Grandmothers theme. Every year my mother-in-law takes a picture of the grand kids at Thanksgiving for her Christmas card. I thought it would be fun to scrap one of these photos.


I used the gorgeous Wild At Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios which is available in the Paper Issues online store. Use my coupon code MARCIA20 to save 20%.

Here are some detailed shots...



Link up your take on the Mom-O-Gram issue and you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!
~Marcia

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friends Become Our Chosen Family - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends. Happy National Scrapbook Day!

 I am here today with some scrappy JustNick Studios inspiration and a FREE cut file! I love using circle frames around my photos. Floral Ring 2 is a new digital cut file, so I thought I would use it to showcase a photo of my besties. I have been reorganizing my scrapbook room and came across these pretty papers from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans. I didn't have any coordinating embellishments, so I combined it some rub-ons from Chic Tags ( I miss them bunches! ) and some brads from the We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard collection. I love how the black brads help create a visual triangle with the title. I thought the Simple Stories washi tape from the Love & Adore collection went really well with it too. Yeah for using some stash!



To add dimension to my layout, I layered some more flowers on top of the Floral Ring. These are from the Stems For Stephanie digital cut file.





I used one more cut file today. I just love this title, Friends Become Our Chosen Family. These wonderful women really are like family for me. They were neighbors but most have moved away, still we get together at least once a month.



Here the cut files I used today...







If you are interested in watching my process video, here it is ...



Thanks so much for stopping by. You can grab the FLORAL RING 2 cut file for FREE using the code: RINGFREE at checkout until midnight on May 7, 2017 only!

More free cut files are coming later today, so be sure to stop back at JustNick Studios.
~Marcia