8.03.2015

you're cute times two :: new issue monday!

It's new Issue Monday on the Paper Issues blog and this time It's All About The Face! I loved these captures of our boys on July 4th as they experienced sparklers for the very first time. Their reactions and expressions were fantastic and I could not wait to document the memory.


Fancy Pants Designs Making Waves collection played so well with the photo colors without using a specifically patriotic line. This collection is definitely a new favorite! I used a few of the patterned papers along with some of the tag pack and ephemera die cuts.


How would you like a chance at a $20 Gift Card to PaperIssues.com to treat yourself to some new supplies? That's the prize at stake for linking up to It's All About The Face! Here's how to play:

1: Crate a project involving: macro photos, portraits, school pictures, team photos, selfies, funny faces, close ups, bad photos, vintage photos, IG photos, etc., and/or use the Paper Issues FREE August printables
2. Link up your new or existing project(s) to the New Issue blog post HERE by August 16th.

I hope you'll play along and can't wait to see new inspiration! Need to shop while waiting to find out if you are a winner? Use code JENBOOM for 20% off any order! 


7.22.2015

planning with paper issues...

Today the Paper Issues blog has a post that makes me heart beat faster...a Planner Spotlight! I'm sharing my Plum Paper planner pages for this week and there is plenty of other inspiration as well. Hop on over to check it out!


The weekly spread here is how my week takes shape. During the weekend, I add my thin washi lines and write in events and to-do items that are unlikely to change. Things that are not set in stone get added on a post it note and then written in pen once I know (more or less) for sure they will happen.


This week I decided to work with aqua, yellow and bright green for my main colors. I marked off my sections as such:
  1. Top: daily schedule, events, school/work, play dates, etc.
  2. Middle (under the yellow line): daily tasks
  3. Third (under striped washi): dinner plans
  4. Bottom: FitBit step count, Listers Gotta List daily prompt
My left side bar checklist is for tasks that need to be accomplished but, not necessarily on a specific day of the week.


Decorating with themes/fun stickers comes in after I have a basic plan for the week outlined and I prefer my decor to be minimal. Keeping it simple allows me to see what is happening or what needs to be done with just a quick scan. Pretty is nice but, this is a working planner!


Most of my stickers this week came from the Paper Issues shop and include: Crate Paper Poolside, Simple Stories Summer Vibes and Life Documented, Me and My Big Idea Happy Planner and bits from the Swag Bags. Need a supply stock up? Take 20% off any order in the Paper Issues shop with code: JENBOOM

Thanks for planning along with me this week!

7.13.2015

planning and pinspired...

Good morning! Today, I'm playing along with the July Pinspire Me feature at Paper Issues. I'm using the color palette this month to inspire my planner decoration for this week.  The stickers are from Me and My Big Ideas Happy Planner line as well as some that I designed and printed myself.


Here is the beautiful inspiration board put together by Leah. Play along with us, won't you! All you need to do is create a project based on this board and post/link up to the Pinspire Me thread in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook Group!




6.28.2015

color my world

I'm sharing a fun card today on the Paper Issues blog for the Paper Issues FREE Printable feature. Every month Paper Issues offers a page of printable cards that are completely free to download and they are always awesome! June's designs are all black and white and offer so many possibilities.


For this card, I opened the "You Color My World" card in Photoshop Elements and filled the letters in one word with bright colors. The crayon stamp is new from Lawn Fawn and I colored each with alcohol markers. I used the striped patterned paper from October Afternoon's Treasure Map collection to pull it all together.


I'm also linking this up to the new Issue: Seas the Day! Play along with and LINK UP your own project and you will have a chance to win this October Afternoon Treasure Map collection pack for yourself. This is a prize you don't want to miss! How to get in the running?

1. Create a new project (or find and existing one in your albums) that fits into one of these categories: summer/vacation, anything that can be enjoyed on or by the water (boating, fishing, etc.), use anchors as an embellishment, use October Afternoon products, use Paper Issues FREE June or July printables

2. LINK UP HERE to the Seas The Day blog post from the web or Instagram. You have until Sunday, July 5th.  It's that easy!


Need some retail therapy to get you going? Use code JENBOOM in the Paper Issues shop for 20% off your whole order!

6.22.2015

seas the day :: new issue monday!

Good morning! Today, I'm sharing my layout for the brand-new Issue launching today on the Paper Issues blog: Seas the Day! This Issue was sponsored by October Afternoon and the DT worked with the incredible Treasure Map line.


This paper line has so many possibilities but, I used it literally here for a beachy layout using photos from our last family vacation to Greece in 2013. These are my very favorite photos of each of the boys from that trip. Perfect match! This entire layout was made using the October Afternoon Treasure Map line, save the sticker letter (also OA!) and Silhouette cut title.


Play along with and LINK UP to Seas The Day and you will have a chance to win this October Afternoon Treasure Map collection pack for yourself. This is a prize you don't want to miss! How to get in the running?

1. Create a new project (or find and existing one in your albums) that fits into one of these categories: summer/vacation, anything that can be enjoyed on or by the water (boating, fishing, etc.), use anchors as an embellishment, use October Afternoon products, use Paper Issues FREE June or July printables

2. LINK UP HERE to the Seas The Day blog post from the web or Instagram. You have until Sunday, July 5th.  It's that easy!


Need some retail therapy to get you going? Use code JENBOOM in the Paper Issues shop for 20% off your whole order!

5.26.2015

love you more :: all the gold...

Today, I'm sharing the second home decor piece I created for the current Issue: Hooray for Red, White and Blue! One of the suggested projects is use of nautical elements. I absolutely LOVE October Afternoon's new Treasure Map line and, as it so happens, the colors are a great match for the living room we are currently decorating. I've been looking around Etsy and Insta sales for a "Love You More" sign but these papers inspired me to go ahead and create my own. I'm thrilled with how this project came together and cannot wait to see it displayed in our home!



I started this project with white cardstock and cut words with my Silhouette using the Bebas Neue font, leaving room for my foiled word in the center. Then, using two printed papers, I cut the words a second time and pieced the patterned letters into the negative spaces of my white piece. Super simple with this block font. I mounted the die cut design on two thicknesses of white craft foam to create the dimension.


I cut the Lawn Fawn script love metal die from iCraft Double Sided Adhesive Foam and used gold Deco Foil on the front. The hardest part of this project was getting the super sticky foam piece off my fingers and on the proper spot! I layered everything onto another framed piece of the OA Treasure Map collection, Siren's Point (it matches our living room carpet!) and called this done.

LINK UP your own project(s) - new or existing! - for a chance to win a fantastic Therm O Web Deco Foil and iCraft adhesive pack of your own.

5.25.2015

new issue monday :: hooray for the red, white & blue...

There is a brand new Issue up on the Paper Issues blog today: Hooray for the Red, White and Blue! PI matched up with Therm O Web for this super shiny new challenge. The Creative Team used a selection of Deco Foils and adhesives on our projects. When I saw the color selection included teal and gold metallics, I decided to create home decor pieces, as both are colors in our front hall and living room. Today, I am sharing this framed piece that I made for our entry hall table.
 

I used the beautiful Crate Paper Craft Market line for this project, starting with a grid design cut from the 6x6 paper pad. I created my cluster of embellishments using the Craft Market die cut stickers, puffy stickers and an alphabet I had on hand. My finishing touch and focal point was the foiled house number. I used teal Deco Foil over numbers die cut from iCraft Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive. The foil adhered completely in one application!


LINK UP to the Hooray for Red, White and Blue Issue for a chance to win a set of Therm O Web iCraft Deco Foils and Adhesives for your own projects. Here's how:
  1. Create a project (or find an existing one!) using these themes: patriotic, Memorial Day, military heroes, parades, use red, white and blue, nautical elements, use Therm O Web products, use the May or June free Paper Issues printables
  2. LINK UP HERE! Link as many projects as you'd like to the Issue post link party. 
  3. Check back to see if you are our winner!
I'll be back tomorrow with the second decor project I created for this Issue. Hope to see you again!
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