Monday, September 18, 2017

Cute Autumn Memories

Can I be honest and tell you that I struggled deeply with finding a fall photo for this challenge?  I am all about summer and Christmas.  That's pretty much all I scrapbook and/or document.  I've never been one to use brown, orange or vintage colors on my layouts.  And I'm pretty sure many can relate if they're not into bright and vivid colors.

With that said, I had to reach out to my immediate family for photos that would help me create a pumpkin inspired layout.  This little boy Caleb is my 2nd nephew.  I have never met him in person (since they live in NY), but I have seen him grow up through photos and live chats.  When my sister shared these photos with me, I knew it would make the perfect base for my layout.

Using a mix of Amy Tangerine, One Canoe Two, Simple Stories, Doodlebug, Maggie Holmes, Echo Park and a ton of Elle's Studio, I was able to build a 12x12 page that brought out my fall mood.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

All About A Messy Boy.

Hello Saturday blog readers.

I've been feeling a little nostalgic lately.

If you're like me, you may be conflicted between wanting to actually scrapbook using older paper collections (because you refuse to be labeled a hoarder), and keeping the collections you once loved so dearly stored away since the "STYLE" is long gone.  Never fear, this feat is actually possible!  You can use what you have and build your page to a more modern format by just adding splashes of paint, sprinkles of stickers and clusters!  We all love those cute clusters!  Mix the old stash with some new embellishments and make those photos come alive!

I used Echo Park's "All About A Boy", and a couple of Amy Tangerine's & Fancy Pants' puffy stickers, to create an updated layout of my 1st grader - who was 18 months at the time of these photos.  I may be on a journey to documenting his baby photos; for the simple fact that he's about to be 7 and it is really resonating in my heart.

Come visit the PI Shop for more Echo Park and other collections.  Don't forget to take advantage of my coupon code "Damaris" by saving 20% on your total purchase.  And if you have created layouts, make sure to share them with us in our Facebook Group, or search the group for inspiration.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Go Explore...

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... your craft stash, and find as many circles as you can!
Dig through your diecuts bin and pull out everything round!
Or dust off your circle punches and dies, then complete our "Try It Tuesday" challenge, by creating a project centered around circles.
Don't forget to visit the PI Blog for more inspiration and share your creation with us in the Facebook Group.  The more challenges you enter, the more chances you have to win a gift card to the Paper Issues online store!

For my layout I used a BoBunny stamp set, 3 Lawn Fawn inks cubes, Simple Stories "Summer Vibes" diecuts and touches of Pink Paislee, Me & My Big Ideas, and Fancy Pants.

If you are lacking mojo, and maybe need to update your stash, go visit the Paper Issues Shop, then use my 20% off coupon "DAMARIS", when checking out.

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