Sunday, November 29, 2015

Paper Issues: November Printables

Have you seen the November FREE printables from Paper Issues? They are pretty beautiful if you ask me!

I downsized them a little to fit into the frames of this gorgeous Crate MH Shine paper and voilĂ !

Alex Gadji - Beautiful Life

I really like how this one turned out :) The November printables and Shine collection are a match made in heaven.

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These "frame papers" are so easy to work with. You kind of already have a design... just add little details and you are done.

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I knew I had a right photo for this collection. I snapped this one with my phone on the way back home from our daughter's kindergarten. Watching them like this makes my heart feel full. Oh and the colors just happen to be perfect for Shine :D

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Now, head over to the Paper Issues blog for more printable inspiration. The DT is bringing you "Printable Perfection" today :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Free Cut-File

Hi there! Just stopping by to let you know that I have a free cut-file up for grabs over at the October Afternoon blog. You can find it HERE. This is what it looks like:

Have fun with it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Paper Issues: Maggie Holmes Shine Spotlight

Hi there! We are spotlighting Maggie Holmes' awesome Shine collection on the Paper Issues blog. Here is what I came up with.

Alex Gadji - Cool Kid

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Be sure to check out the PI blog to see what other girls have made. They are pretty awesome, you know. You can Maggie Holmes goodies HERE in the Paper Issues store. Use ALEX20 at checkout to get 20% off your order if you'd like some :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This Happened

You may wonder what. Well, something pretty big (if you ask me!). At age of 34, I got my first glasses. Yep. Totally layout-worthy.

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I made this one for my "Kid and pet free challenge" for the Paper Issues fall crop couple of weeks ago. I really hope that you've had a chance to play with us. It was so much fun!

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I played with Amy Tangerine's Finders Keepers collection that you can find HERE in the Paper Issues shop. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am in love with it!!

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If you want to grab something from the Paper Issues store, don't forget to use ALEX20 at checkout to get 20% off your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Paper Issues: Let Me Espresso My Gratitude

Hi there! Feels like ages since the last time I was on an issue for Paper Issues! How is that possible?!? But you know what? The wait is over! Today is my turn! Ha! The issues going live today is called "Let Me Espresso My Gratitude" and the prize is $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop. Here is my take on it:

Alex Gadji - Grateful for you

I have used Dear Lizzy Documentary collection from American Crafts, which you can find HERE in the PI shop.

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I love these gold transparent cut outs, even though they are a hell to photograph :-)

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Be sure to stop by the Paper Issues blog for more inspiration from the DT and to play along for a chance to win a gift card to my favorite store out there. If you decide to shop, feel free to use ALEX20 at checkout to get 20% of your order.

Have fun playing with this issue!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Paper Issues: Sketchy Saturday

Hi there! It's time for another Sketchy Saturday over at Paper Issues. This month's sketch is based on a beautiful layout made by Becki Adams for Bella Blvd.

I have used Pink Paislee Cedar Lane for my take on the sketch. I can't seem to get enough of this collection. 

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When I first saw the sketch, I was ready to pull out my Silhouette Cameo and start cutting the chevron pattern. But then I saw this transparent tag with gold chevron on it in the ephemera pack and I changed my mind. Sometimes, less is more :-)

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I hope you feel inspired to play along. Head over to the PI blog for more interpretations from the team. Have fun!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Paper Issues: (P)inspire me Monday

Ready for another (P)inspire Me Monday from Paper Issues? Here is what Leah got for us this time.

Lovely, isn't it? The colors inspired me to use Crate Paper's Wonder collection and the bottom middle photo inspired me to use this picture of my daughter. Don't ask me how though :-)

Alex Gadji - Be Brave

I love telling a story with my layouts. When I look back at old pages I've made, the story is always what I (and the rest of my family) appreciate the most. In this case, I have used this picture of my daughter climbing the wall to leave her a message. Instead of just writing down something like "Linnea climbing a big wall, Nov 2014" (which is pretty obvious), I used the photo as a metaphor for her braveness. I want her to always stay this brave. I want her to dare to follow her dreams and climb through the life just as easy as she climbs all these walls.

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Now head over to the PI blog and check out how the rest of the DT interpreted Leah's piece of (p)inspiration. Hope you'll play along! Have fun!