Not So Happy Holiday

It took my son three years of screaming at Santa before he wasn't scared of the big guy in the red suit. Then Lily came along and we had to start all over! Here's the evidence of this year's Santa freak-out... we're holding out for a tear-free 2015 visit!

I created this for the brand new issue over at Paper Issues, Making it Merry, with the awesome Get Happy collection from our sponsor, Gossamer Blue.

This holiday line from Gossamer Blue is pure fun! A lot more fun than Lily was having with Santa!

We want to see you Making it Merry: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, handmade gifts, gift ideas, ornaments, holiday decor, how you celebrate the holidays, holiday traditions, holiday menu, traditional foods, decorating the tree, lighting the menorah/kinara, cookie baking, gingerbread houses, things that make you happy, or use Gossamer Blue products.

Link up and LINK BACK to Paper Issues  by January 4th to be eligible to win Gossamer Blue's main December kit!.  Link up as much as you like, both old and new! You could even be featured on the Paper Issues blog or social media.


Hey everyone... Jess here today with a card/gift card holder that fits right in with the latest issue at Paper Issues: What the #@!$%&. Hashtags are huge right now and I thought it would be fun to hit my Christmas card with one... just for kicks and giggles.

I used Gossamer Blue's Get Happy line and, yep, it made me happy! I love the super cute blocky #Happy wood pieces combined with the scripty Always from Crate Paper.

And the coolest part of this card is the little envelope on the front that can hold a gift card. I love giving gift cards when I can make it more personal and special by wrapping it up with my own special touches. And, come on... a Target gift card makes anyone #HappyAlways.

You still have time to link up by December 21st for a chance to win three packs of flair from our sponsor, Feed Your Craft! We want to your stuff!

And while you're shopping this month don't forget to spoil yourself in the Paper Issues shop with 20% off everything using code "scrapgoo".

December PageMaps!

Happy December, everyone!

You know what the first of every month brings, right?  New PageMaps sketches! And this month I am proud to be among my fellow Paper Issues designers with example layouts that coordinate with the monthly sketches. 

Here was my PageMap:

And here's my layout, featuring Pink Paislee's Merry & Bright collection:

I could not have asked for a better sketch to work with! I always love how fast my layouts come together when I use a sketch.

Make sure you check out the December PageMaps and all of the Paper Issues designers' examples this month!