Monday, April 4, 2016

Peaches For Me

I played along with the Online crop at Paper Issues.
I made this layout for one of the challenges.
It is a scraplift of a fantastic layout by Janet D.
I used the She Blooms line from Bella Blvd.
You can find everything I used in the Paper Issues store.
Use the code CASSIE to save 20%

Monday, March 7, 2016

Hello Dallas! {Paper Issues Scraplift}

I am completely in love with this week's Scraplift!
Every Sunday we have a new layout to lift.
This week it was this one by Kelly Feldman:
Harley's face is so darn cute!
I had to lift it!
You can play along with us here.
I hope you do!!
All products are from the Paper Issues store.
You can save 20% off by using the code CASSIE at checkout.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ribbon Tassel Garland

So I wanted to make a ribbon tassel garland thing. You see them everywhere!
I'm crafty. I'm smart. I can do this. This is what I do. I can do this!
So...I gathered some ribbon. For this project, I used 5 ribbons. I didn't want it to be all even and such so I cut them at different lengths. Right around 8".
I added a tiny spot of hot glue to the center of each ribbon and arranged them one on top of the other so that it looks like kitty whiskers.
I gathered the cooled ribbon whiskers and folded them in half then tied them onto another piece of ribbon the length of my sign.
That's it. It's a pretty easy project.
Time consuming? Yes, but worth it!
I used May Arts ribbon for the newest issue at Paper Issues!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Summer Love {Take 5 Challenge}

I'm playing along with the Take 5 Challenge at Paper Issues!
I love playing with these because you just choose what you want from the list.
No manu constraints...just go crazy!
Mix it up!
I hope you play along!
All products came from the Paper Issues store.
You can save 20% there with the code CASSIE

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I love you. I know. {paper issues + free cut file}

I love Star Wars.
This is one of my favorite quotes.
It only seemed fitting that I used it for my Valentine's Day decor.
Although, knowing me, I'll just leave it up year round.
I made a cut file for you. You can find it here.
I cut the bubbles out of black cardstock and then cut the words out of white.
Here is my whole wall:

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Lucky Us

We have a new spotlight up on the Paper Issues blog.
This week it's all about Seven Paper.
I chose Goldie.  I love this line!
There are hearts and dots and big, bold colors.
I scrapped about one of the best concerts I've ever been to.
My daughter and I enjoyed a Girl's Night Out at Arrowhead seeing the Rolling Stones and Ed Sheeran.
It was absolutely amazing.
It also makes my heart happy that she enjoys all kinds of music, even classic rock.
That's super important to me.
Can you imagine not knowing the music of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin?
I'm doing my part, America.

Products used: Goldie from Studio Calico-Seven Paper, American Crafts Thickers, Colorcast Designs wood circle and 2015.
Use the code CASSIE to save 20% in the Paper Issues store.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Fun Story

This week I played along with Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues.
I used the November Swag Bag which was full of Fancy Pants Happy Place.
I love that line!  It's so fun and cheery.
I will make anything into confetti.
This layout, I used buttons.
Here is the lift inspiration from Michelle:
All products used are from the Paper Issues store.
You can save 20% with the code CASSIE

Friday, December 4, 2015

Right Here-Memphis

I played along with Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues.
I used the Elliot line from SC Seven Paper.
I love that blue!
You can play along here.
Visit Paper Issues main website here.
We lifted this amazing layout from Mary-Ann:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Happy Fall, Y'all

I made this layout for the A Flair For Buttons challenge at the Paper Issues online crop.
She made this flair special for the crop and I love it!!
She always has the best flair.
This was one of the pictures I took for our iSpywithPI challenge.
I always take so many more photos when we are playing.
LOL  I hope you can join us for the next round of iSpy!

Hello From The Rolling Stones Concert

This layout is for the Colorcast Designs challenge for the online crop at Paper Issues
We took this photo at the Rolling Stones concert at Arrowhead.
It makes me incredibly happy.
Mick can put on a show.
I sang the Adele song the whole time I glued this layout.
How can you not? Hello.
Here is the mood board that Jessica posted for this challenge:

Everything I used is from the Paper Issues store with the exception of the Colorcast wood bits.
You can save 20% in the PI store with the code CASSIE

Love Us Layout

We just had our online crop at Paper Issues.
I hope you were able to join us.  If not, you definitely want to get in there for the next one!
It's so much fun!!
I made this layout for the Swag Bag challenge.
I love those little kits!  Full of yummy bits.
I took this picture at the star wall in Kansas City,  We love going there.
It makes for such a great backdrop.
Everything I used is from the Paper Issues store.
You can save 20% there with the code CASSIE

Monday, October 12, 2015

Remember This {Scraplift Sunday}

Each week in our Paper Issues Facebook group, we choose a layout to lift.
This week's Scraplift Sunday was this gorgeous layout from Alex Gadji:
I love it. It's amazing. It was the perfect inspiration.
I used the new Shine line from Maggie Holmes.
You can grab that line from the Paper Issues store and save 20% with the code CASSIE
Here's a close up of my layout:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Planner Organization:Coil Clips

I love my planner.
This week at Paper Issues, Jen is talking about lists.
I make lists every day.
I find it satisfying and cathartic to write things down and physically cross them off.
My life is super busy. I like it like that.
This is my before picture, when there is so much pretty white space and everything is tidy.
I like blue ink. I don't use any other colors.
I find it difficult to focus when there is more than one ink color.
At the bottom of my planner, in my day column, I have my Instagram posts.
I post at least twice a day for Paper Issues and once a day for my personal account.
Sometimes I am not the one who posts for PI but I like to make sure it gets crossed off either way.
In the body of my day columns, I write my to do lists. Every day.
Every day there is a crazy amount of things to be done.
Blogging, invoicing, shipping, receiving, child dropping off, practice, laundry, groceries.
I am a normal person too.
I am also addicted to these coil clips.
We sell them in packs of 2.
You can see the "naked" one at the very bottom of the picture above.
I have one that I keep full size and one that I cut in half.

I use them to attach my page tabs to so I can easily flip to my current day.
I also attach everything else to it!  Anything you can think of!
They fit right in the coil of your planner.
You can turn them like a page.
I love them!
LOVE them!

The cute little fox card is from Paper Issues. I send them out with orders.
I also used it for stability in this last picture.
I took a small envelope and attached it to the card which is attached to the coil clip.
I can tuck away stickers and bits for my week or when I'm travelling.
We would love to see your planner!
Come link it up to Jen's planner post in our Facebook Group and you could win a GC to the PI store!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Love This {Apple Picking}

We have a new issue at Paper Issues!
How 'bout them apples?
This apple picture was the first photo I took with my new Nifty 50 lens.
I love it.  The lens, the picture...the layout.
I was going for a Snow White vibe.
I went with the "less is more" approach, even though it was truly difficult.
I like to pile it on!
That background paper is from Pebbles DIY.
I love navy. It is truly underrepresented in the scrap world.
We are going to host issues now for a full month.
I'm excited for the change.  I hope that I get to play along more frequently.
I hope that YOU can come play along with us as well.
We have prizes!!!
I'd love for you to win.
Check out the post here.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Feed Me & Tell Me I'm Pretty

Once I saw the inspiration for the September Pinspire me, I knew exactly what I had to scrap.
Kitty Chesney is a diva.
He is a pretty, pretty princess.
I love that cat.
The background paper is Elle's Studio.
The Thickers are from Crate Paper Wonder.
The acetate triangles are from Pinkfresh.
They were in the August Swag Bag.
All of those items were from the Paper Issues store!
The washi, green dot, wood chevron and aqua tie die papers are from August Planner Society kit.
Here is the September Mood board:
It's amazing, right?!?!?!
I hope you come play with us!
Here's a close up of my layout:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Finish On The 50

This week's Scraplift Sunday featured an amazing layout from Alex Gadji.
I love the original.
I especially love the large photo front and center.
Mine was originally 8x10 but I cut it down a bit.
I ran this 5K where we finished on the 50 yard line at Arrowhead.
It was pretty magical.
You came down through the tunnel just like a player. SO cool.
I can't wait to do it again!
I hope you come play with us in the PIFF group!
Here is the original:

Friday, August 28, 2015

On A Journey Called Life

The new Finders Keepers line from Amy Tangerine is in the Paper Issues store right now!
I loved the oranges and thought that I would bust out this picture of Miss B.
She had an orange hair phase.
I love this photo. We were at a stop light and it was really windy.
She didn't even know I took the picture.
Those are usually the best, right?
Leah made the inspiration layout for Scraplift Sunday in our Facebook Group.
It's an amazing layout
I flipped it on its side.
If you'd like to join us, we'd love for you to play along!
Join our group here.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Chewie Is My Spirit Animal

I loved the Pinspire Me board at Paper Issues this month!
The bright colors spoke to me!
I pulled out my pictures and this one caught my eye.
We go to Star Wars day at the zoo.
We go to Star Wars day at Kauffman Stadium.
We'll pretty much go to Star Wars anything for any reason at any time.
Here's the board:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Neil Freaking Peart {Paper Issues Scraplift}

Scraplift Sunday is my favorite day of the week!
We post a layout in our Paper Issues{Friends+Fans} Group and lift it!
This Sunday we lifted a super fab layout from the talented Jen Boumis.
Here is the original:
I used a little bit of everything(like I do) on my layout.
Don't you love that arrow?!
It's one of the new PaperPOPs! I love it!!!
Everything but the pink stars came from the Paper Issues store!
You can use the code CASSIE to save 20% off your order every day!
The pink stars are from Colorcast Designs.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Have Planner Will Travel

I love my planner.
I have had one since Junior High. I've always been a write-it-down sort of girl.
I like the idea of something written and crossed off.
It makes me feel like I'm actually getting something accomplished.
I am loving the new planner craze!
There are so many really great products out there for planners now.
Not to mention the planner options are getting better!
This was my third planner this year. I felt like Goldilocks.
The first one was too small.
The second one was horizontal. Horizontal is not for me.
My third and final is this vertical Plum Paper Planner.
I love it.
I want to marry it.
There are so many configurations when you order. It's fully customizable to your needs.
This one fits me perfectly. That makes me happy.
I'm a busy girl.
I wouldn't have it any other way.
This is my travel set up.
I love my Coach Poppy laptop sleeve. I fried my laptop and had to get another one.
My new one is too big and I didn't want to give up all that pink goodness so BAM!
It became my planner cozy. Everything fits perfectly in there. Then it slide in my purse.
Yay! I love it when a plan comes together.
That pencil and glue are new in the Paper Issues shop!
They are completely adorable and so well made.
The embellishments and stamp are also from Paper Issues.
Both bags are from Coach.
The aqua acrylic alphas are from Colorcast Designs.
My planner is from Plum Paper.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Beignet Love

Have you joined us in the Paper Issues {Friends+Fans} group yet?
Every Sunday is Scraplift Sunday!
This week we are lifting this amazing layout from Dona.
It's awesome, right?!?!?!
She did an amazing job!
I love the fun colors and that giant title...Swoon.
My lift is all about my love for beignets.
Specifically from Cafe du Monde in New Orleans.
My only objective when we took vacation there was to eat beignets at Cafe du Monde.
Mission Accomplished.
They were amazing. Just like I thought they'd be.
I hope you join us!  We will be lifting a brand new layout this Sunday!
Can't wait to see who it is!
Products used: UmWow Cloud chip. Everything else is from the Paper Issues store. Heidi Swapp My Favorite Things 6x6 paper pad. Webster's Pages Drifting-background paper, Amy Tangerine Thickers, Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss glitter words, October Afternoon Summertime Puffy Stickers, Shimelle True Stories Enamel Dots and Hearts, Pink Paislee Atlas puffy stickers and stars, Chickaniddy XOXO paper, Doodlebug vellum.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Yummy Laugh Layout

We have a Fish Market here in Liberty with a pretty awesome shark out front.
One day while driving by, I stopped and made her jump out of the car to take a picture.
This is common practice in my family.
You never know when the mood may strike me.
Stop the car and get out.
The #iSpyWithPI challenge is forcing me to take pictures.
More than I ever have before.
Now I'm scrapping them too? What?
Yep. I am linking this one up to the newest issue at Paper Issues.
I hope you can join us!
Products used: Pretty much everything. I used the July kit from The Planner Society. Everything else is from the Paper Issues store. October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine, Doodlebug, Heidi Swapp, Bella Blvd, Lora Bailora, and Pebbles.

Monday, August 3, 2015

I Spy With PI Pop's Scavenger Hunt Layout

Have you been playing along with #iSpywithPI at Paper Issues?
I have!  It has been so much fun!
Even better...I scrapped my photos!
The background is Heidi Swapp.
The bits are Swag Bag and the inspiration was from the July Mood Board at Paper Issues.
You should play with us!
We will start a Back to School Scavenger Hunt August 9!
School supply season!!!
These photos were taken at Pop's Restaurant in Arcadia, Oklahoma.
We go there quite a bit but we stopped on our way home from New Orleans last month.
The picture on the left is looking up into the giant pop bottle in front of the store.
The rainbow bottles are just 6 we pulled out of the thousands of flavors they have.
So many things to choose from!
You should stop by sometime!  It's right on Route 66!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer in KC {Cocoa Daisy Guest Designer}

My second layout from the Bistro Kit at Cocoa Daisy.
I love it.
I love the kit, I love summer in Kansas City.
I love it all.
I try to make my papers last a little longer by using punches.
My favorite punch is my small circle.
I can punch confetti out of the papers I use in order to keep things cohesive.
I am not a coffee drinker but I used my jar punch to grab the lightbulb out of the coffee cup on the Shimelle paper.
I also cut out specific sayings from the papers to scatter about.
I love layers!
I used my tab punch, star punch and 4 different edge punches to make layers pop.
Photos taken at Worlds of Fun and The Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas City.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Photo Op {Cocoa Daisy Bistro Kit}

I am super excited to be the Guest Designer at Cocoa Daisy this month!
The July kit is bursting with color and possibilities!
My first layout is simple and bright.
The Strawberry Pie exclusive paper is my favorite!
OMG! It's fabulous!
You will see it on every project that I make.
I will also be hoarding every morsel to use as long as I can!
Thank you, Emily for the opportunity, I had an amazing time!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hello Issues {Paper Issues Scraplift}

I played along with the Sunday Scraplift in the Paper Issues Facebook Group.
This week we were lifting the amazing Jana.
Here is her original layout:
So fantastic, right?!?!
That large title at the bottom, the picture! The color!
Love everything about it!
We have a lot of fun in our little community.
I hope you can join us!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pirates at The Lake {Paper Issues+October Afternoon}

We go to the lake a lot.
A Lot.
Every time we go, we play mini gold at Pirate's Cove.
It's a really fun course. There are lots of pirate themed decorations.
My favorite part is the pirate guy with the knife in his teeth coming out of the water.
As soon as I saw the October Afternoon Treasure Map line, I knew I had to scrap this!
It's perfect!
We have teamed up with October Afternoon to give away a kit over at Paper Issues.
I hope you can play along and maybe win!
Everything used on my layout can be found in the Paper Issues store!
Use the code CASSIE to save 20%!