Monday, December 15, 2014

All Boy Layout {Pinspire Me}


We have a new Pinspire Me post up today at Paper Issues!
Shannon chose a fantastic group of images.
I love how this layout came together. So fast and easy.
I pulled everything from my stash that looked like it matched up with her grid pics.
I also used the Sunshine Sorbet paper collection and wood hexies from Some Odd Girl.
The paper is amazing! I love the lines on the hexies.
So pretty, right?!
I love it!
I hope you find some inspiration and play along!
Are you a member of our Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group on Facebook?
Come link up your project there and you could win a prize!
Here is a close up of my layout:


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Road Trip {PageMaps + Paper Issues}

The Paper Issues girls are teaming up with PageMaps!
How exciting is that!?
I used the amazing Get Happy line from Gossamer Blue.
It's so festive and there's plaid involved.
I love plaid.
Every year we choose a different place to road trip and see Christmas lights.
We try to make it within 3-4 hours from Kansas City.
Eat some food, take some pictures, stay the night and come home.
We chose Branson last year.
I was armed with my Blake Shelton, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble CDs.
It was unseasonably warm and there was no snow but we had fun!
This year, we are goin' to Des Moines!
I can't wait for some Zombie Burger!
Nothing says Christmas cheer like Zombies.
That'll be a fun layout!!
Here is the PageMaps sketch I worked with:


A little close up action:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

This Happened {Niagara Falls+Amy Tangerine}


As soon as I saw that Map of My Heart paper from the Stitched line, I knew I had to use it!
It was the perfect background paper for this photo I snapped while on vacation at Niagara Falls.
That rainbow was there the whole time. So cool.
Side note: If you go to Niagara Falls, make sure you ride the Maid of the Mist.
You get super wet but it's an awesome experience.
I am really diggin' the newest line from Amy Tangerine.
This is my first time using her products.
I combined the sketch and cut file from Paper Issues for this as well!

You can download the cut file here and the sketch here.
I hope that you link up a project and play along!
We love to see what you are making!!
Plus we love to give away prizes!
I also used UmWow Chippies. Her hearts are my fave! They are so puffy and cute!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

This Girl Layout


We have a new Issue up at Paper Issues!
It's sponsored by Pinkfresh!
You could win some awesome Pinkfresh goodies!!
I love layering paper and embellishments!
I also love the way Pinkfresh embellies go with everything!
For this layout, I used Heidi Swapp's Favorite Things papers.
I loved the touches of gold that the striped alphas from Pinkfresh provide.
I cut up the letter Z to add some more gold stripey goodness.
I also used resin hearts, wood arrows, wood hearts, puffy heart stickers, puffy chevron stickers and puffy frame stickers all from Pinkfresh.
The gold stripe alphas were an exclusive Pinkfresh-Paper Issues offering.

Other products used: Heidi Swapp Favorite Things 6x6White woodgrain Limba cardstockHeidi Swapp Color ShineAmerican Crafts Pop Dots, Glitz Anchor Roller Stamp, Bumblebee vellum-Doodlebug

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bliss: Happiness Everyday


We started a new sketch challenge over at Paper Issues!
I used lots of Heidi Swapp's September Skies line.
I love the colors! That rainbow stripe paper makes me incredibly happy.
Know what else makes me happy? Flip flops and Coach bags.
We'll be friends forever.
Jen Chapin made this super awesome sketch and I couldn't wait to make something!
We are giving away prizes! I hope you can play along!
You can link up through Instagram now. That's pretty cool.
Heidi Swapp September Skies paper and ephemera, Studio Calico wood punctuation, American Crafts pop dots, alphas and basics colored mini staples, Kanvess.com for photo printing.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cider Hill Orchard+West Bottoms {Photo Heavy}

Every year we choose a different place to go pick apples and pumpkins.
This year, we chose Cider Hill Orchard.
I bought a new 50mm lens in order to force myself to get my camera off auto.
There is plenty of parking at this orchard. Plenty of trees too!
There are hay rides but we didn't take one.
The line was really long. We wandered through the orchard and I snapped this picture above.
My first time messing with the ISO and such.
I love it.
My favorite part of the orchard was the cute fire pit they had set up.
 How can you NOT roast marshmallows on sticks with antler handles?
You must.
My son doesn't stand still long enough for pictures. I had to force him to take this one.
He isn't making a face either, so that is a plus.
10 year old boys like to make faces.
The day was perfect so I wanted to run down to the West Bottoms and snap a few pictures since I was feeling pretty good about my new found skills and button pushing abilities.
No one was around so we stopped in the middle of the 12th Street bridge.
 I saw this door and had to jump out.
I am super lucky that my kid is a) photogenic b) willing to do all the crazy things her mother asks.
I'm a scrapper. I'm gonna scrap that.
Kansas City is my home.  I love it here.
I am linking my photos to the I Heart Faces challenge!  Yay!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Write Your Own Story

That quote fits my kid to a T.
She is so amazing and I love her.
Everything about her.
Her awkwardness, her love of puns, the way she embraces her nerdiness.
It's in your blood, kid. Don't fight it.
I love the playful colors and doodles in the Me-ology line from Fancy Pants.
All product used is from that line except the woodgrain cardstock background and mist.
I used my small circle punch to cut sequin-size bits to scatter about.
I also used my butterfly punches to punch butterflies.
You can see this layout as well as 7 others from the Paper Issues Design Team in this issue of the Fancy Pants newsletter.  It was a thrill to be included!
I am linking this up to the Anything Goes party at Paper Issues!
I hope you can join us. We have a great prize pack to give away!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lake Love


I made this layout using the August Swag Bag from Paper Issues.
I love it so much!
There's so much great paper and so much gold!
I love the whole Ocean Melody line from Webster's Pages.
I used some Heidi Swapp alphas from her Hello Today line.
The gold stickers are from Pink Paislee Solstice, also in the Swag Bag!

I am linking this up at Paper Issues!
Come play along and win some Fancy Pants goodness!!!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Science! Layout + Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my little guy!
Well, he's not SO little.
He is as big as my 15 year old daughter. LOL
This kid is 10 now and he loves all things science!
He could watch Mythbusters all day long.
He loves video games and archery.
I love him to bits.
I used some Bella Blvd Max on this layout.  I love that line!
I am also linking this up to the newest issue at Paper Issues.
Come play along with us and you could win some Bella Blvd goodness for yourself!

Products used: Bella Blvd Max Paper Pieces, Trinket Stickers, Rock Star pp, Sketchbook pp, Bella Blvd Sprinkles Bell Pepper pp, Ice pp, McIntosh pp, Oreo pp, Classic Calendars Text, Pinkfresh resin hearts, White woodgrain Limba cardstock, AC pop dots, 2 point banner flag punch. Mist

Monday, July 7, 2014

Selfie Awareness Day {Paper Issues + Bella Blvd}

My daughter takes a million selfies. Daily.
I steal them.
It's my right as a mother.
I love these Bella calendar pages so much!
As soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to make.
Clearly this is more photos than I normally use. LOL
I have a thing for single photo layouts.  It's a sickness.
Bella Blvd is sponsoring the prize at Paper Issues!
Go link up to the new Issue and you could win!
Yay!!!  Thank you, Bella Blvd!!!
Products used: Bella Ice Calendar, Bella Scattered Sprinkles text, Bella Classic Calendars text, Bella Bell Pepper Sprinkles, Bella Pickle Juice Sprinkles, Bella Ice Sprinkles,  AC Pop Dots, EK 2 Point Banner Punch, My trusty Dymo Label Maker, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Pink, Citron, Mustard and Teal.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

16000 Black Cats 4th of July Layout

blackcats LO.1
It's that time of year again!
Time to blow some stuff up!
I didn't add a whole lot to this layout because I really like that black and white paper from Heidi Swapp.
PLUS I la la la LOVE that picture.
I was literally laying on the ground in the middle of the street to get it.
This was the aftermath of a ginormous wheel of black cats...16,000 to be exact.
After about 10 minutes I couldn't hear a thing.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Eat More Pi


Two layouts in one week!
What the what?!?!
I used the July Swag Bag for this layout.
I love the beachy colors in this kit.
We celebrate Pi day because we are nerdy nerds and because we heart pie.
Want to grab a Swag Bag with a discount?
Use my code: CASSIE for 20% off.

I link up everything to Paper Issues.  You should too!
Other product used: Doggie Bag, June Swag Bag, Crate Paper Grapefruit Polish Thickers, AC Pop Dots, Ek Success 2 point Banner punch, Fiskars circle punch, Limba Woograin cardstock

Monday, June 23, 2014

This Girl Layout


I love layering paper and embellishments!
I also love the way Pinkfresh embellies go with everything!
For this layout, I used Heidi Swapp's Favorite Things papers.
I loved the touches of gold that the striped alphas from Pinkfresh provide.
I cut up the letter Z to add some more gold stripey goodness.
I also used resin hearts, wood arrows, wood hearts, puffy heart stickers, puffy chevron stickers and puffy frame stickers all from Pinkfresh.
The gold stripe alphas were an exclusive Pinkfresh-Paper Issues offering.
I am linking this to the newest issue at Paper Issues, In The Navy.
Come link up and win some Echo Park goodies!
Other products used: Heidi Swapp Favorite Things 6x6, White woodgrain Limba cardstock, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, American Crafts Pop Dots, Glitz Anchor Roller Stamp, Bumblebee vellum-Doodlebug

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Food For Thought

Bailey Party LO
Our newest issue is up at Paper Issues!
Food For Thought is right up my alley...I love to eat!
Play along and win some Some Odd Girl stamps!
I used a kit from Paper Issues for this layout.
I added some yummy Limba Cardstock.  I love it!  Woodgrain goodness!
Woot!



Monday, May 19, 2014

You Had Me At Meow

Kitty Layout Cassie Box
My child will randomly text me "meow" from class, from the back seat, from upstairs...
She thinks she's a kitty.
I thought that this line from Simple Stories would be the purrfect pairing.
I added some of the Simple Stories Cat line to my May Swag Bag, which had a lot of fun Simple Stories papers already included.
Instead of sequins on this layout, I used my tiny star punch for confetti.
I am linking this up to the new issue at Paper Issues!
Products used: Simple Stories Cat Insta Squares and Pieces, 3x4 cards, Herringbone/Orange pp, Dots/Pink pp, Green Chevron/Dots pp,  Jenni Bowlin Tab punch, EK Success 2 Point Banner punch, American Crafts Pop Dots, White Limba Woodgrain Cardstock, October Afternoon Buttons, Simple Stories Letters, Crate Paper Oh Darling Chipboard, Fiskars Star punch, Caribbean Twine, Studio Calico Wood bits, Panda 8 Flair, Hug Snug from PI packaging, American Crafts Basics Colored Staples, embossing paste, ink, metal number clips, Cosmo Cricket Black punch stickers.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Orange Is The New Black

Orange is the New Black Cassie Box .

 I love the May Swag Bag so much!
The only thing I added to this layout that wasn't included was
 mist and Limba woodgrain cardstock!
It's so bright and happy!
My daughter is forever changing her hair color.
I love her spirit. <3
You can grab a Swag Bag for yourself right now and get 20% off with my code: CASSIE
Link up your projects at Paper Issues so we can see what you made!
You can also tag us on Facebook and Instagram!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Road Trip!

Road Trip Layout Cassie Box
My daughter's favorite band was playing in St.Louis so we decided to take a road trip!
It was a trip that made for some fantastic photo opportunities.
Our new issue is "Pitch Perfect" over at Paper Issues and this fit the challenge!
We are sponsored by Lawn Fawn!
You could win some awesome swag for linking up a project of your own!
I used Lawn Fawn flair and sequins on this layout. I really love their sequins.
They are very sturdy with great color.
I also used a ton of the new Heidi Swapp line, Favorite Things.
I am also la la la LOVING the new colored mini staples from American Crafts.
They work perfectly in my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher!
Products used: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka flair and sequins, white Woodgrain Limba cardstock, American Crafts Pop Dots, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Colored Basics mini staples, Studio Calico Geotags wood veneer, Dymo label tape, 2 point banner punch, ATG tape, Heidi Swapp Favorite Things 6x6 paper pad, ephemera and puffy alphas. I get my 2x2 Instagram photos processed by Kanvess.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Laughing Together

Laughing Together Cassie Box LO

The newest Issue is up at Paper Issues!
Pocket Full of Sunshine immediately made me sing that song and then I got to crackin' on this layout.
This was an outtake of a photo shoot we were doing for Christmas pictures.
It makes me so incredibly happy when these two laugh together.
I wanted to use some of the 8x10 prints from MME and I loved the sentiment on this one:
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts."
Come link up and you could win a prize pack of flair from Panda Eight!

I used LOTS of Dear Lizzy goodness on this layout.
Limba Woodgrain cardstock, Swag Bag, 2 point banner punch, Sequins,  Polka Dot Plates pp, Little Red Hearts vellum, Splendid 8x10 prints,  Ash Grey Cardstock from AC, Penelope Bits and Pieces-Elle's Studio, Wood Alphas-Studio Calico, Pink stripe washi-Teresa Collins, Wet Cement Ink-Hero Arts, Enamel Dots-Teresa Collins Family Stories, Chipboard Stars-Pink Paislee, Honeycomb POW-AC, Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party sticker book

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Car Selfie Layout

Car Selfie Layout
I love this layout.  Am I allowed to say that?
I guess I just did.  I love her face.  That's mah beeeebie.
I worked with UmWow chipboard for this layout.
You will love it.  It feels like wood.  It's so sturdy and the color is gorgeous.
I used the hearts, stars, circles and chevron chippies on my layout.
PLUS she has flair.  Yep.  That awesome heart flair is from UmWow, too!
UmWow is turning 1 and Paper Issues is helping them celebrate!
Go check them out and win a ton of prizes!!
You can also link up to the current Issue at Paper Issues and win!
I used Daily Chevies and Snapshots lines from Bella Blvd.
My background cardstock is white woodgrain Limba.  Is so fabulous.
That woodgrain texture makes me so happy.


Sequins,  Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Neon cord, Amanda Rose stamp

Monday, March 17, 2014

My Peeps

My Peeps Cassie Box
When I saw the Lucky Starz collection from Bella Blvd., I immediately thought of the picture that the girls took in the Peeps store at Mall of America on our vacation to Minnesota.
I used my March Swag Bag from Paper Issues.
There was so much rainbow goodness in there, it worked perfectly!
My small Fiskars star punch was almost made for the stars on the paper.
I punched some stars out and smattered them about.
Today we start a new Issue at Paper Issues, Count Your Lucky Stars.
Come link up and you could win some sweet prizes from Lori Whitlock.

Products used: March Swag Bag, Bella Blvd Lucky Stars papers and Trinket sheet, Exclusive Lucky flair from Panda Eight, Pop Dots from American Crafts, Dymo tape, Number clips K & Co., Heid Swapp Color Shine in Cherry, Citron, Mustard and Teal. White cardstock from American Crafts, Banner punch from EK Success, Small star punch from Fiskars.

Monday, March 10, 2014

From Where I Stand

Happiness #FWIS Layout
I love Instagram!
I'll sing it from the rooftops!
La la la LOVE it! <---I sang that
I use the #FWIS a lot.  I am sure that people are tired of seeing my feet.
I like my feet. I like taking pictures of my feet in action. I like scrapping said pictures.
The newest Issue at Paper Issues is Tiptoe Through the Tulips.
This seems fitting.
I'm linking this up, come play along and you could win a GC to the PI Store!
There's lotsa scrappy goodness over there!
I print my 3x3 Instagram photos with Kanvess.  I used Caribbean twine from The Twinery, AC Pop Dots, Scotch ATG adhesive, Scotch Woodgrain Dymo Tape, Iridescent Heart Sequins, Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic Buzz Words, Heidi Swapp White Color Shine, Studio Calico Thataway By Plane pp, By Boat pp Mountain Pass pp, Points of Interest pp , Flair, wood stars, wood hearts and arrows, wood punctuation,