Monday, November 30, 2015

Hello, Jeally Bean...

I loved this ScrapLift Sunday layout inspiration from Sherri Funk and I HAD to lift it!


I used the Documentary collection from Dear Lizzy for American Crafts. I absolutely loved the patterned papers and the wood veneer stickers from this line!

I also used the cardstock stickers, die cuts from the ephemera pack and the gold foil washi tape! This line was LOADED with great embellishments!

You can play along with all of the November challenges from Paper Issues RIGHT HERE!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Printable Perfection...

 I am up on the Paper Issues blog today featuring this month's printable projects! Come check out all the details!

This month's free printable from Paper Issues is so awesome. I can't even...

This month I did something a little bit different and created two cards using the last month's free printables and the Autumn Day line from Photo Play Paper.

Remember to show off your projects using the Printables in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by adding them as a comment to the Printable Challenge! While you are over there, be sure to check out all the November challenges and play along for a chance to win one ot two Paper Issues gift cards each month!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Today we are putting the spotlight on Maggie Holmes' latest collection for Crate Paper, Shine!

I had this adorable photo of my sister with her girls all pretty and pink and this line was perfect!

I kept this layout fairly simple by adding chipboard shapes and die cuts from them ephemera pack clustered around the photo! I love how it turned out!

OMG! My nieces are so cute -- I just want to squish them! I love these girls so much!

Be sure to link your projects featuring Shine up to the November challenges in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group for a chance to win!

Stop by the Paper Issues blog today to check out what the other Paper Issues girls did with this line!

Thank you for stopping by to take a look. You can use the code BECKY for 20% off Shine (and your entire order) from the Paper Issues shop

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Monkeying Around...

In the spirit of Scrap Lift Sunday I am sharing a layout that I lifted for another scrap lift this month inspired by Mary-Ann Maldonado.

You can play along each week for Scrap Lift Sunday as well as all of the other Paper Issues monthly challenges RIGHT HERE!

These photos of Connor in action on the monkey bars are some of my favorite photos of this kid!

 I scattered the Autumn Day stickers around my photos and my patterned papers -- I love all the little leaves!

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look today. Remember to stop by the Paper Issues shop and use the code BECKY for 20% off your entire order.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Horsing Around...

For October's Product Spotlight over on the Paper Issues blog we put the spotlight on one of my favorite manufacturers and one of my favorite lines to date from them: Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane collection.

I absolutely loved the embellishments for this line including the puffy stickers and the ephemera!

Those wood and gold arrows are also quite possibly one of my favorite embellishments of all time!

This photo of my sister with her boys makes me smile. She is definitely in her element here!

Thank you for stopping by to take a look! Remember to play along with this month's product spotlights in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Those Ears...

I gathered inspiration from Stuck Sketches for this adorable layout of Jaxson when he was a puppy.


All of that papers and embellishments on this layout are from my stash! Oh my god... I have dog papers and embellishments for days (and days and days and days...)!

But seriously...can you even get enough of those ears?

It is fun to go through your stash and pull out things you had forgotten you even had <blushes>.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look today!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Learn Something New Everyday...

I am a little late in the game posting this layout but it's my blog and I'll do as I please! LOL

I designed this layout a few months ago using the Back to School FREE cut file from Paper Issues and the October Afternoon Summertime line.

I also sneaked a few Color Cast Designs bits in here and there including these acrylic and wood veneer words. "Hello" is from the Bloom set, "me today" is from the Embellish Me Neutral set and "my everyday," is from the Here and Now set.

I bunched together some more Color Cast Designs wood veneers from the Currently set with the October Afternoon stickers here.

I love this photo of my sister living life and doing what she loves to do -- and how adorable is that big baby llama?!?

Here is a close up of the file created by the ever talented Danielle de Konink.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look today. Be sure to drop by the Paper Issues shop to download all teh FREE files!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Too cute to spook...

Hello! Today I am sharing a new layout featuring PaperPOPs which are handmade embellishments from Parker on the Porch sold exclusively by Paper Issues!

For this layout I used three different PaperPOP sets sold HERE, HERE & HERE!

Also, wiener dogs in wiener costumes? It seriously doesn't get any more cute!

I think this little ghost PaperPOP may be my favorite. He's definitely too cute to spook!

Thank you so much for dropping by to take a look today. You can use the code BECKY for 20% off all PaperPOPs and your entire order from Paper Issues!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Spoils of Crop...

 November 6th and 7th was the Paper Issues Fall Crop and entries could be submitted through November 14th for a chance to win a $100 Paper Issues gift card!! 

I played along with a lot of the challenges posted by the Design Team and our sponsors and these are all of the layouts I got completed!


Apple Hill | Use Flair | Sponsored by A Flair for Buttons | Using Photo Play Autumn Day

Love | Scrap Lift | Hosted by Becky Monmaney | Using Basic Grey B-Side

Love You | Use 10 Squares | Hosted by Michelle Gallant | Using Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

Love | Big Ass Title | Hosted by Jennifer McMurtrey | Using Crate Paper by Maggie Holmes Shine

Ice House | Pop it Up | Hosted by Sherri Funk | Using Bella Blvd. Campout

Today | Scrap a Pet | Hosted by Kathy Skou | Using Basic Grey B-Side

NYE | Negative Space | Hosted by Leah l'Orange | Using Basic Grey B-Side

Snuggle Up | Swag Bag | Hosted by Mary-Ann Maldonado | Using Paper Issues Swag Bags

Love | No Kids or Pets | Hosted by Aleksandra Gadji | Using Crate Paper by Maggie Holmes Shine

Camping | Use a Handmade Embellishment | Sponsored by Parker on the Porch | Using Bella Blvd. Campout

#Walk | Scrap an iSpy with PI Photo | Hosted by Cassie Box | Using Paper Issues Swag Bags

 Piglet Puppy | Use Orange | Hosted by Dona Howe | Using Paper Issues Swag Bags
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look! The challenges are still posted in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group and you are free to use them for inspiration at any time!