Monday, July 18, 2016

Current Issue - Gleam Catchers

It's time for a card! The current issue at Paper Issues is something a little different... Gleam Catchers. There are so many interesting ways you can interpret this issue, but here are a few ideas:


  • Use shiny elements like glitter, shimmer mist, sequins, silver, gold, etc.
  • Use stars as an embellishment or the word "star" in your title.
  • Create a project that has a Southwestern design, maybe even use a dream catcher.
  • Use photos that show the catch lights (gleam) in the subject's eye.


I definitely opted for the SHINE factor with this card. I mean, the sentiment is 'hello sunshine'! I also included shimmer, gold paste, and clear accents to her sunglasses.


All of the papers and embellishments are from the fabulous Simple Stories 'Sunshine and Happiness' collection. The bold gold arrows were created using a stencil from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stencil 101 Collection, along with the gorgeous Texture Luxe paste in Gold. I also added a thick coat of Clear Texture Gems to the girl's sunglasses to add some more shine.


You can grab your own Sunshine and Happiness goodies at the Paper Issues store! And use the code RWKRAFTS to get 20% off your entire purchase! BOOM!



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Monday, July 11, 2016

Super Zoo-per Day

There is a new Mix it Up challenge at Paper Issues today! The theme for the month is WATERCOLOR! My mixed media layouts are usually pretty messy, so I wanted to go mixed-media-simple on this one. You'll see...


I kept my watercoloring to a minimum this time. I die cut some beautiful flowers from watercolor paper, then colored them with my Peerless Watercolors to match my papers. They are so simple and delicate but still make an impact on my layout!


These photos are from a recent trip to The National Zoo in D.C. I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to see PANDAS! My favorite animal since birth :) 


My ZOOPER layout uses papers and embellishments from the new "Sunshine and Happiness" collection by Simple Stories. You can get the entire line at the Paper Issues store, and make sure you use the code RWKRAFTS at checkout for 20% off!!



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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sketchy Saturday!

Double Rainbow, oh my god!

Welcome to another challenge favorite over at Paper Issues... Sketchy Saturday! The team had a lot of fun with this sketch and you get to play along, too! Personally, a sketch is always the best inspiration boost for me when scrapping.



I love a good sketch that puts my Silhouette Cameo to good use! My workplace sent its employees on a Baltimore Harbor Cruise as part of an end-of-the-school-year party. Once the thunderstorms stopped it was a beautiful boat ride... and we got a DOUBLE RAINBOW to show for it! 


So here's me, on a boat, with two wonderful teachers I worked with last year. The large stars and the title are cut from my Silhouette. The gorgeous woodgrain paper is from Simple Stories (yes, you need it) and the embellishments are from Pink Paislee "Solstice".



Remember to stock up on all these gorgeous summer collections before they're gone! Make sure to use the code RWKRAFTS for 20% your entire order at PaperIssues.com
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