Over the weekend I participated in the Paper Issues Online "Spring Crop". They have several challenges that were very interesting and fun. I absolutely LOVED it because it allowed me to pull out some of my hoarded supplies and use them together with new photos.
The first page I'm sharing below is fully loaded with Dear Lizzy product. I just love the Neapolitan collection she designed and it was the perfect fit for a photo of myself and Giovanni sharing an ice cream. I am not sure if you noticed or care, but at the bottom of the 12x12 pages there is always a strip of paper labelled by the name of the designer and the paper. Most of the time this strip of paper comes with a pattern that is not always introduced in 12x12 version, but does work great with the collection. I like to use those as "fillers". Meaning, pieces that I add, that serves a dual purpose. For the page below I used a end-strip to not only ground my photo on the page, but also to add my journaling; since it was a dark grey striped paper. I love the look of hidden journaling on pages.
The Paper Issues Spring Crop is open until March 26th. I plan to complete each and every challenge, just because I found them to be so fun, it helped me tap into my missing mojo and I am actually using the products I once loved and forgot about.
Paper Issues - Facebook Group
Paper Issues - Spring Crop
Paper Issues - Instagram
Paper Issues - Website (blog & shop)
The best part is, if you use the code "UNICORN" in their shop, you will receive 30% off your purchase!
Thanks for checking in and be sure to return for more 12x12 layouts that I created over the weekend!