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You're Sew Cute, You Keep Me In Stitches

It's time for a brand new issue at Paper Issues and this time we're joining up with one of my favorites: May Arts! You really can never have enough ribbon, am I right??

May Arts generously sent me some trims to work with and I created this fall banner to decorate my fireplace:


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The paper is Crate Paper DIY Shop and it has that neutral rustic look that coordinates perfectly with the lace and other trims I chose and gives the project that autumnal look.


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I cut the pennants with my Silhouette, stitched the lace around the tops of them, and strung the handmade tassels between them. 
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Now it's your turn to get in on this issue! You could be the super lucky winner of four entire rolls of May Arts ribbon... are you drooling yet?

Link up projects with sewing/stitching of all kinds, floss, thread, twine, ribbon, fabric, anything that says cute to you, use buttons, sewing machine, babies, jokes, anything that makes you laugh, funny things kids say, or anything using May Arts.



Link up and link back to Paper Issues between now and October 12th to be eligible to win. Feel free to link up as many times as you'd like. If you're inspired to create something new, that's great, but feel free to share your older creations as well. Oldies are goodies too!

Say Cheese!

It's the start of a brand spankin' new issue at Paper Issues and this time we're partnered up with Maya Road to "Say Cheese!" for a full two weeks of fun.

Several of us got to play with Maya Road goodies... acrylics, chipboard, fun clips, tags... to create projects that feature cameras, favorite photos, Polaroids, etc.


I used some Crate Paper for this, plus lots of mist, paint, and Maya Road swag.  


Mmmm, layers of goodness!!


Head on over to Paper Issues to link up a project for your chance to win some Maya Road goodies of your very own.  Use a favorite photo, camera embellishments, "say cheese" as a title, cheesy smiles, Polaroid frames, Instagram/Polaroid/vintage photos, silly things kids say, or use Maya Road products.

***Please link your project(s) back to Paper Issues in some way to be eligible for the prize.***

Your project may even be featured on the Paper Issues Facebook pageInstagramPinterest and/or on the Paper Issues blog.

Buckets of Fun

Last week on the Fancy Pants blog we had a ton of fun swapping with the crew at Tombow using their cool pencils and the Fancy Pants chalk products in perfect harmony. 

I wrapped up the week with these super fun buckets of treats that are all set for our vacation in a few weeks.  I wanted a cute way to both welcome the kids to the vacation house and to offer activities and treats to occupy them while their parents unpacked.

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The buckets and everything in them were inexpensive but packed!  Each one includes a beach ball, bubbles, two pieces of sidewalk chalk, a juice pouch, applesauce, raisins, a dried fruit strip and Goldfish crackers.

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Each bucket had a sweet little chalk tag with their name on it… it makes me want to eat up the whole dang bucket! Check out more photos and details on the Fancy Pants Designs blog!

I’m linking this up to the Paper Issues Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer issue and YOU should be linking up too!  You could win the Summer Squeeze collection from Bella Blvd.!

                                                 CT-Jess