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%!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

My Own Grass {Paper Issues Sketch}

We have a new sketch today on the Paper Issues blog inspired by the amazing Sasha Farina.
I used the 365 line from Chicakniddy. I love those black month stickers.
You can pop the individual letters off. You don't have to use them as a word.
I took this picture as we left Glace in Kansas City.
It's amazing. I love living here.
Close up:
Other products used: Heidi Swapp acrylic words, Crate Paper resin bows, sequins, Studio Calico mist, Fiskars star punch, EK Success banner punch, Studio Calico gold hearts, Basic Grey acetate, Amy Tangerine Thickers, Jillibean wooden nickels, Instax printer.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Eat Cake {Paper Issues May Mood Board}

Did you get to join us for the May Scrap and Chat?
The mood board was amazing!
So much pink.
...and cake.
I love cake.
Isn't that fun!?!?!
We would love for you to join us!
You can find us in the Paper Issues {Friends+Fans} Facebook group.
Products used: All are from the Paper Issues store.
Dear Lizzy plastic bows are one of my newest obsessions!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Love Life Layout {Paper Issues Sketch}

We love to eat Shaved Ice in the summer.
This kid loves Blue Raspberry.
I will use this pic a thousand more times.
It's just so happy. I love it.
I was inspired by this sketch at Paper Issues:
I also used the Pinspire Me Monday collage from Shannon.
She never fails to get me going.

Here's a close-up:
I used the May Swag Bag from Paper Issues.  I also added some Crate Confetti Gala paper for the background. My title is Today foam Thickers.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dream: Paper Issues Scraplift

I am playing along with the Sunday Scraplift at Paper Issues.
Are you in the Facebook Friends Group?
You should be!
Last Sunday, Becky challenged us with this amazing layout from Christine:
I love every single bit of it!
I used a little bit of everything on my layout!
Fancy Pants Office Suite, Amy Tangerine, Doodlebug doilies, Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss, Crate Paper can find everything I used in the Paper Issues store!
Use the code Cassie to save 20%
I hope you join us and play along!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Blue Heaven

I love the Pinspire Me Monday Challenges!
Love them.
This month, Shannon made an amazing grid of awesomeness to inspire.
Baseball. Yes, please.
My layout is all about my love of the K and the Royals' incredible 2014 season.
It was magic.
There is nothing quite like the taste of  Postseason Helmet Nachos.
I used a free cut file from Paper Issues.
I hope you can play along with us!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Here We Go Paper Issues Sketch Layout

We have a new sketch up at Paper Issues!
I hope you can play along.
It's gridtastic!
We quite frequently grab a camera and go take pictures.
This picture was taken in the West Bottoms here in Kansas City.
I love it here.
That is all.
I love a nice grid.
We also have an online crop coming up this month!
We'd love to see you there.
The crop will take place in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group so be sure to request an invite if you haven't already joined in. In the meantime, you can RSVP right here.
Ooooh, look...a close-up!

Monday, February 23, 2015

My Happy Place

I am playing along with the sketch at Paper Issues.
This truly is my Happy Place.
I love my boys in blue.
Last season was absolutely magic.
I am so fortunate that I got to attend a playoff game.
It was the most amazing game I have ever been to.
When Salvy hit that line drive down the third base line(incidentally, I was sitting down third base line), everyone was screaming and crying...including me.
It was a good thing they gave us towels that night. LOL
Here is the sketch. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Products used: Pink Paislee Bella Rouge alphas, Ki Memories gold stars, flair that I made myself, flair that I received in an order from Charlie Hustle Shop (I love their tshirts, not gonna lie I have them all. so soft),  twine from the twinery, AC pop dots, Bella Blvd pp for confetti dots, Bo Bunny pp for star die cuts, Hambly overlay, Heidi Swapp Color shine, Studio Calico Mr Huey, white woodgrain Limba.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Like Macaroni & Cheese

Ya know how some people sing everything they say?
I'm that mom.
When my daughter was little I used to sing a macaroni and cheese song.
It stuck. I sang it for the next kid too.
When I saw the macaroni and cheese guys in the Pebbles We Go Together line, I knew I had to use it.
I made this layout for the newest issue at Paper Issues.
We are teaming up with A Flair For Buttons.
I love her flair and I love LOVE.
You can win some of her flair if you play along!
Plus we have a free cut file. Yay!!!
I used a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
The February Swag Bag, Webster's Pages Hall Pass, Crate Paper Fourteen, Elle's Studio, Doodlebug washi and vellum, Jillibean stars, Heidi Swap stars, Dymo label tape,Studio Calico Printshop, October Afternoon mist and AC Pop Dots.
I think that about covers every manufacturer ever made.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My Sunshine {UmWow +Paper Issues}

I will add hearts to every layout I make all year.
I just look a little less insane when I add them to my layouts in February.
For this layout, I used a little bit of everything from my February Swag Bag.
All of the flair and chipboard used on this layout are from UmWow Studio.
The heart and love confetti are featured in the Swag Bag this month.
The My Sunshine title is a free cut file you can find here.
Background paper and heart banner paper are from Echo Park Lucky in Love.
Of course I'm linking this up at Paper Issues!  There are prizes!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Elephant Diaper Cake

I love making diaper cakes.
I made this one for my cousin.
They are expecting a baby girl and have decorated the nursery in pink and grey.
You can't go wrong with Chevron!
I wanted to use the "You are my sunshine" cut file SO bad. So bad.
So I did,
It's a free download from the Paper Issues store.
I made the poof out of tulle.
It was a nice topper but it also allowed me to glue the balloons to something so that they would look like they were floating.
I used Grey Chevron/Mini Dot paper for the tiers and Bubblegum Vellum for the pinwheels.
Who's next?
I am ready to make another!!!
I am linking this up to the newest issue at Paper Issues.  You knew that.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Snow Board Layout

This is the last week to link up to the Snow Issue at Paper Issues!
I hope you can come play along with us.
We are giving away a $20 GC to the Paper Issues store.
I used my favorite Crate winter line for this layout.
I misted the background with Tinsel Color Shine.
The star is covered in modeling paste and then glittered.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Enjoy Today Layout

I love this kid.
This was such a fun day. We made snow angels and jumped on the trampoline.
That's dangerous. Don't do it.
As you can see, I love layers!
I love layering my clothes, my paper and my embellishments!
Layer all the things!
UmWow Chipboard is so nice to layer because you can buy packs with varying sizes.
I chose the Layered Raindrops for my base.  I flipped it to look like a Geotag.
Then added a Circle and a Heart.
That kid will always be where my heart is. <3
I use Glossy Accents to adhere my chippies.
It works great!
I am a big fan of adding embellishments on top of my photos as well.
I love Chevrons and the way they look when repeated.
Lastly, on this layout, I added a number tab because numbers are always a good addition!
See what I did there?!
Other products used: Gossamer Blue Get Happy papers, Ki Memories sticker, Lily Bee tag, Bella Blvd die cuts and stickers, Fiskars star punch, Studio Calico gems, Teresa Collins enamel dots, Elle's Studio die cuts, Pebbles houndstooth paper, Studio Calico Atlantic paper, Cloud punch, Pink Paislee die cuts, Teresa Collins Ampersand Punch, Fiskars Triangle punch, Basic Grey Chipboard embellishments. Most supplies purchased from Paper Issues.
I am also linking this to the newest Issue at Paper Issues!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hello Red Layout {Paper Issues Pinspire Me}

It's time for Pinspire Me Monday at Paper Issues!
I am always so inspired by the grid images that Shannon chooses.
It's so easy to make a layout!
I just pull everything that looks like the picture and then start gluing.
No brainer.  I don't worry about manufacturers or matching.
Just go crazy!
It's also nice to have a teenager that takes 108957265974 selfies a day.
I steal her Instagram feed photos and use them for layouts.
Thank you, confident, oversharing child. Thank you.
Here's the inspo for this month:
So much fun, right?!
You can play along too!
There are prizes.  There are always prizes.
Close ups are fun as well:
Supplies used: Flair from Panda8, chipboard stars from UmWow Studio, Heidi Swapp wood veneer, butterfly, chip frame and Amy Tangerine papers and Thickers from Paper Issues. Gossamer Blue enamel dots, K & Co puffy hearts, Dymo, of course.