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Monday, September 1, 2014

new Link Party at Paper Issues, sponsored by Jillibean Soup!

hey there, crafty friends!  today kicks off a branch new Link Party at Paper Issues, and we are sponsored by the ever-fab Jillibean Soup!  our theme?  those of you old enough to know it will have it stuck in your heads for days...

"Tell me dies, tell me sweet little dies!"

yep, i know!  enjoy that!  :)

i had the pleasure of working with some awesome pieces from their Spicy Social Soup and Sightseeing Stew collections, and it all came together for a fun little pairing.  here's what i made; all i added were an image, a paper clip and little enamel arrows (plus some mist on the die-cut).  otherwise it's ALL Jillibean Soup (and i'm loving these lines!)...

SO!  a pillow box with little improvised taglets using the papers with which i was working:

and my girlie, Strolling Mae, who is pretty much me:

now if YOU want to get in on this action and win an awesome prize pack from Jillibean Soup, you'll want to CLICK HERE.  then you'll want to link up old or new projects that fit the theme "Tell me dies, tell me sweet little dies" - and really, who doesn't have a die-cut shape?  use a pre-cut shape or die-cut your own...  or use a song title (like the Fleetwood Mac one that's repeating in your brain right now), or incorporate something that's dyed (hair? t-shirts?), or stretch it a little further and go for William Tell with the whole apple thing or archery - really, it goes on and on!  just be sure to link back to the Paper Issues blog in your post and you could be our lucky winner!

go like Jillibean Soup on Facebook and tell them the Paper Issues gals sent you!  

and shop in the Paper Issues store for some cute Jillibean Soup stuff HERE!

use my code ORANGE and take 20% off these and everything else in the shop, ALWAYS! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mix Tape issue at Paper Issues sponsored by Hazel and Ruby!

there are mere HOURS left to get in on "Mix Tape" at Paper Issues, folks, so HURRY!  there's an awesome pack of assorted washi tapes (fat rolls, scalloped and regular) up for grabs, from our awesome sponsor, Hazel and Ruby

i incorporated a bunch of their tapes into my project to show you how fat, scallopy and fabulous they are (and you might even WIN some of these very tapes)...  check it out!

love their tapes!  

and these...  the bits and pieces i used to back my photo?  they're pieces of the COVER PAGE from the Teresa Collins paper pads in the Paper Issues shop.  because, ya know, waste not, hoard not!

you can interpret the "Mix Tape" theme in SO many ways...  mix your product lines, baking mixes, tapes, music, mismatched things in general...  and you can link OLD projects, too, as long as they fit the theme.  just remember to link back to the party if you want to be eligible to win!  CLICK HERE - it all winds down in a few hours, so get in on the action!

this is one of the paper pads i was talking about:

but you can do this with ALL of your paper pads and kits that have cover sheets.they're perfect little mini patterns and they're totally usable on projects like this!  

use this, too, if you wanna save (a sweet deal on EVERYTHING!):

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

the new (Some Odd) Girl in town!

hey chickens!
ya met the new chick yet?  

we introduced a brand new girlie to the Some Odd Girl family last week (here), and today, she's returned to do some work!  that is, some lifting, stretching, and SHOPPING! meet Shopping Piper

LOVING this new character - her curly hair is so much fun to colour and i swear there are no mistakes!  Shopping Piper is available today with our digi release, and there's a new cut file, too!  CLICK HERE to see what's brand spankin' new in the shop.

my card today features a slew of AWESOME GOODIES from the July OHDEERME Kit from Freckled Fawn - there is so much goodness packed into this little kit, you REALLY need a subscription!

the orange vellum alphas (swoon), the cork star stickers, the chipboard arrows, the blue and green polka dot washi, and that ridiculously adorbs little happy face paper clip...  ALL from the kit!  (but there's so much more in there!)

wonder what's in those bags...  is Piper clothes shopping?  shoes?  maybe getting things for her house?  early Christmas shopping?  

and check out this gold foiled kraft PAPER (from SEI)...

lurve.  all of it.  the Shopping Piper digi stamp, the OHDEERME kit, the foiled paper.  now to find a friend to give this to, so we can find an excuse to spend a day shopping...

CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the Odd Girls did to spotlight the sensational SHOPPING PIPER, and our new cut file, from Some Odd Girl!  and if you visit the Freckled Fawn shop, tell 'em i sent you!  the August kit is available NOW, and oh my goomie!  you will be amazed at how much stuff those kids cram into one bag!

Monday, August 4, 2014

playing with TAPES from Hazel and Ruby at Paper Issues!

hey there, friends!  brand new issue up NOW at Paper Issues, and this one's sponsored by the fab Hazel and Ruby...  we got to play with a bazillion different washis in different widths, some with scalloped edges, all quite lovely.

WELL!  Hazel and Ruby are also generously giving away a fun goodie bag of some of their products, and if you haven't played with their extra wide washi yet, JUST YOU WAIT!

our theme?  "MIX TAPE", which i think is just a TON of fun...  mix up your tapes, do a music-themed project, show us a fun mix of themes, mix up some ingredients for a favourite recipe, whatever!  there are TONS of ways to interpret this!

i wanted to mix up my tapes, so i made a page with 'em...

taaaaaaapes.  wide rolls?  scalloped?  yes, please!  i used 4 different tapes on this page, added some "animal" dots (hi, Lenny!) and stars, some floss, a couple of Pinkfresh Studio shapes and some doodly little speech bubbles - that's IT!


i'd never stitched on a page before, so i had a little fun with a stencil and glitzed it up just a smidge.  i love how the tapes replace patterned papers here and all i had to do was add my embellishments! 

wanna link up?  CLICK HERE to check out the rest of the Paper Issues Creative Team's projects using these fun Hazel and Ruby tapes, and you could win a bunch of them for yourself!

just be sure to link back to the Paper Issues blog to be eligible - you can link up new AND old projects!  annnnnd, i'm pleased to say that there are some AWESOME new Heidi Swapp Mixed Media goodies in the shop, so if you're hankerin' for some new crafties, CLICK HERE to check out all the newest arrivals, and use this for a sweet, sweet deal!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pink Paislee's Pen Pals at Paper Issues!

just 'cuz that was fun to type and hear in my head.  go on, say it out loud! 

so this Pen Pals line from Pink Paislee - i kinda super love it, bought EVERYTHING, and am afraid i'm hoarding already.  i've made a couple of cards but i tucked it all away in a safe place for now.  have you seen it?!  it's lovely!

LOVE.  everything you see here is from the line, with a couple of little bits of Swag Bag (our monthly mixed embellishment sampler) dotted in there.  if you're sending mail anyway, why not send a card that has a cute theme like this? 

here's some of the Pink Paislee that's available in the Paper Issues shop right now:

navy blue is SO hot right now, and this line is full of it!  check out the Paper Issues shop and if you're reading this before July 31st, there's an awesome sale going on!  after July 30th (and ANYTIME YOU LIKE!) use my code ORANGE for 20% off your entire order - of EVERYTHING! (yep, that includes SWAG BAGS!)