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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tell Your Story

Hey everyone, Courtney here, and I’m up with my project for the #Tellyourstorychallenge over on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group.

 This is a new challenge this month, and it’s all about telling your story. 

For this layout I used Doodlebug Dragon Tales, as well as the Blast Off! Free cut file.

Since this challenge is all about getting your story down, I decided to go with my own handwriting directly on the page. 

I played around with typing it, but I really think my kids will enjoy seeing my handwriting later in life.

I used my Tim Holtz ruler and penciled in some lines, then when I was finished journaling I earesd them. I did a mock up of what I wanted to say so I knew how much space I needed. 

My handwriting isn’t the best, but I slowed down and really thought about what I was putting on the paper. I love how the black ink looks with the overall color scheme.

I also decided to do some hand stitching to go along with the paper piecing for the cut file. I used the original cut file as inspiration on where to put my stitching. 
Of course,  I had to go back in and add all of my favorites, enamel dots, glitter washi, word stickers, and tabs. 

This layout was pretty different for me, I really reached out of my comfort zone for a lot of it, but it’s probably one of my favorites that I’ve created. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found some inspiration, and I cannot wait to see what you create! 

Dont forget if you stop by the Paper Issues store and use the code Courtney to save 20% on your purchase. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

A Little Pick Me Up with Scraplift Sunday

Hey Paper Issues Friends and Fans! 

It’s Courtney here, sharing for this weeks #ScrapliftSunday. 

For this week, we are taking inspiration from the awesome Rachel O’Neal. 

I totally fell in love with how she used different sized circles all over the page, and the word phrases sprinkled throughout her layout. I wanted to lift something similar, but give it my own touch, and I’m so happy with the way it turned out! 

For this layout I used the new line from 
Pink Paislee line by Paige Evans called Pick Me Up. 

 I love this line! It has a great mixture of papers that I can use for my boys or my daughter.   
I used the 6x6 paper pad to create my circles, to mat my photo, and I used Paper # 16. I also used the ephemera pack, and puffy stickers. 

After I matted the photo with one sheet, I decided to add some acrylic paint, to give it some more dimension without overshadowing this awesome picture of my daughter.
I then added my word veneer phrases, 
and hearts. 
 Lastly, I had to add my usual enamel dots, glitter washi, sequins, and tiny word stickers. 

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to play along with the 
PIFF group on Facebook, and share those projects! I can’t wait to see what you create! 

Don’t forget to stop by the 
Paper Issues store and use the code Courtney to 
receive 20% off your purchase. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Polka Dot Party

Hey Friends, I am up on the Paper Issues blog with my first layout as a design team member. How exciting!

For this layout I played along with the  Polka Dot Party challenge. As soon as I saw this challenge I knew that I had the perfect line to use for my design. I used Doodlebug Dragon Tales , isn’t it the cutest? I just adore the colors in this line and the super cute embellishments. It’s the perfect line to document my little birthdays or just a random day at the house.

Make sure you play along with the Facebook group. Can’t wait to see what you create.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Love Is In the Air

Hey Friends! I am super excited to share the layout that I made for Paper Issues Love Is In the Air challenge. I used lots and lots of  Crate Paper, I just love how anything Crate Paper does can match so perfectly.For this layout I used a little Cute Girl, Little You, and Hello Love. I also used and awesome file that is in the shop called You Are My Sunshine all I did was add an offset to it, and back it with pattern paper.

Make sure you hop on over to the Facebook group or #paperissues on Instagram to show us what you make. We love seeing what you come up with!

Friday, February 9, 2018

52 Friday Favorites

Hey friends! I created these two layouts for the fun 52 Friday Favorites challenge on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans page. I’m still playing catch up, I was a little Intimidated at first, but it was so much fun once I jumped in. I’ve decsided that I’ll be using up my scraps or monthly swag bags from the shop. For week 5 I used the awesome February swag bag, make sure you check them out. You won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget to use the code Courtney to save 20% when you checkout.


My second layout I used a few pieces that I had leftover from Doodlebug Designs At the Zoo collection. I don’t have a ton of it left, so this project was perfect.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Paper Issues Design Team

I have some super awesome news to share! I made the Paper Issues Design Team along with some other amazing ladies.

I am beyond excited about this, and can’t wait to share what I make with them. If you don’t already follow them on Facebook, you should. Each month they offer different fun challenges, and by participating you get the chance to win gift cards to the shop. How awesome is that? Check out the two Facebook groups Paper Issues and Paper Issues Friends and Fans.

 Also make sure you check out the online store here Paper Issues Shop. If you do anything shopping with them use the code Courtney to save 20% off your purchase, plus if you spend $75 after discount, you get free shipping. Yet another amazing perk they offer.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Pocket Pages with Carta Bella paper

Hey all,
   So I designed this pocket page using the Carta Bella 6x6 paper pad called Boy oh Boy. I also used some of the stickers from their matching sticker sheet. I love the way this layout turned out! 
This was week 27 for me and I used the design A layout. I wanted my pictures and paper to be my focus. So I decided to not do any journaling and just use some cute word stickers. 
I love the way my title card tuned out.  He cute boy is from the cut apart sheet that Carta Bella offers in this line. The 27 and the arrow came from the sticker sheet and the word week is actually from the Fall Blessings line that Carta Bella has, and I just layered the title on a yellow piece of paper from the boy oh boy collection. 
I didn't do much to this pocket because this picture is my main focus. I used the Rhonna app on mi iPhone to put the I adore you on it. I also just layered a few of the papers to add some dimensions on this pocket. 
I also inked all of the edges of my pages with Tim Holtz distress ink in vintage photo. 
This adorable banner was on the sticker sheet. I love the elements that they offering the sticker sheet. It makes it super easy to add some cuteness. The word stickers are from Simple Stories. 
I again kept this one pretty simple. I used two studio calico wood veneers and cut out the word love from one of the pocket page style cards in this collection. 
Then on this photo I cut out some of the stars from the collections, added some rhinestones and the alphas are from a doodlebug sticker sheet that I picked up from Hobby Lobby. 

Thanks for checking out my blog!