Shiny and New!

There’s a shiny and new issue at Paper Issues!  No, I mean… the issue is Shiny and New… Oh, come on!

The issue is called Shiny and New for a new year… we want to see sparkle, shiny, new whatever that means 500to you.  For me, it meant scrapping Lily’s first experience playing in the snow.  It was all new to her but she looked like it was totally no big deal.  And there’s a tiny bit of shiny on this, too, with the drops of silver Color 500Shine.

Oh!  AND this is a fabulous NEW collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  Technically its a valentine collection but I was digging the colors for this and made it work. 

Snow Love Like Yours_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs 
We’ve also got a great sketch for this issue… I clearly used the heck out of it!

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Snow Love Like Yours detail2_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs
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Get your shiny and new projects linked up and you could win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store to get yourself something shiny and new!

And make it even more awesomeR by getting yourself 20% off with code SCRAPGOO *any* time you want!

PaperHaus: Winter 2013


Have you seen the newest issue of PaperHaus magazine yet?  Just when I think these magazines can’t get any more gorgeous the next one comes out and blows me away all over again.  You can see projects from me on pages 39, 75, and 104. 

This week we are celebrating the winter release with our Winter Frolic blog hop event.  Head over to the PaperHaus blog to start today’s small hop or to participate in the rest of the days. 

One of the most common holiday gifts every year is a calendar for the new year.  Those pop up calendar kiosks at the mall are proof of that!  But I prefer to make my own.  This small pocket calendar for 2014 was created from the gorgeous Timbergrove collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  I love that the 4x6 brag pad from this line has all the month pages in it!  Super convenient! I kept the page embellishment to a minimum so it lays flat enough to keep in a purse. 

 2014 Pocket Calendar_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

2014 Pocket Calendar Pages_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

Thanks for joining us today for the Winter Frolic blog hop!  Your next stop is the fabulous Paper Issues blog!

Paper Pinecones

Did you know that Pink Paislee has a brand new exclusive paper collection pad at Michael’s stores right now called Noel?  Yep.  Pretty awesome.  It also happens to coordinate pretty well with a lot of the gorgeous Snow Village line. 

I crafted up these simple paper pinecones using paper from the Noel collection, a styrofoam egg, and a whole heck of a lot of tiny pins. 

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Noel Pine Cones detail small_Jess Mutty_Pink Paislee

You can see more Noel paper inspiration at the Pink Paislee blog!

I’m linking these up at the Paper Issues It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas issue and you should like up your holiday projects too! Someone’s gonna win a sweet $20 to the Paper Issues store!


Creative Scrappers has Paper Issues!

In case you missed it last week, Paper Issues is sponsoring sketch 256 at Creative Scrappers right now and you could win a $30 GC to the Paper Issues store!

Create a layout based on this sketch to be be entered to win!


Many of the DT members at Paper Issues have created layouts with this sketch and they are all ridiculously inspiring.  I love seeing so many different takes on such a unique sketch!

Here’s mine:

Apple Dumpling_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

I used a combination of the Collecting Moments and Happy Go Lucky collections from Fancy Pants Designs to scrap my little apple dumpling.  :-D

The deadline is November 30th so you still have time to enter to win that kickin’ prize! 

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A Hybrid Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I like any excuse to dress up my little cuties in costumes or other holiday appropriate clothes.  Naturally Lily needed a spooky little shirt this year!

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Spooky Lily2_small 
I mean, really.  There’s no way you can resist that face!

AND I whipped up this hybrid frame from another digi file that I printed directly onto muslin. 

Poison Frame_Jess Mutty_Pink Paislee 
Poison Frame detail_Jess Mutty_Pink Paislee

You can see step by step instructions on how to make both of these projects on the Pink Paislee blog!

Have a Happy Halloween!

Breaking all the Project Life Rules

My latest assignment for Fancy Pants Designs was not only a two –pager (which I struggle with) but a Project Life spread.  Now, I fully appreciate the gorgeous things I see coming out of Project Life.  But it’s just not for me and I had never even attempted it.  It’s tough for a gal who loves layers!

So what was I to do?  I pretty much just found a way to break the “rules” and make it my own.

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Blueberry Pickin left_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

Blueberry Pickin right_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

I didn’t even use divided page protectors on this ::gasp::!

You can read all about how I adapted Project Life to fit my scrapping style and see the details of my page at the Fancy Pants Designs blog!

Fall Treat Tin Set

Last week the gals at Pink Paislee ushered in fall with projects featuring autumn hues.  My contribution was this fun treat tin set that uses a paint can from the hardware store.

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Fall Treat Tin close_Jess Mutty_Pink Paislee

I used tons of the Hey Kid line on this… see? Not just for kid stuff!  I cut the leaves with my Cameo and used lots of yellow, red, and orange.

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Fall Treat Tin top_Jess Mutty_Pink Paislee

I made a matching card to go with this gift, which would be perfect to send some fall treats or even filled with foliage for people who don’t get to see the leaves change.

Fall Treat Tin card_Jess Mutty_Pink Paislee 

Fall Treat Tin card detail_Jess Mutty_Pink Paislee

Thanks for taking a look today and have an awesome fall… it’s my favorite!

Everything Nice

The ladies over at UmWowStudio have teamed up with 7 Dots Studio this month to bring you some awesome mash-ups of paper collections with chipboard and flair.

Check out my page made with the Messy Head collection!

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I love the soft, romantic look of this paper line and it coordinated perfectly with the Our Princess flair and lots of chip goodness.

Sugar and Spice detail2_Jess Mutty_UmWowStudio

The “Love This” Polaroid is super awesome covered in crackle paint and layered under my photo.  And I misted the floral piece and circle confetti with Blush Heidi Swapp Color Shine… love that color!

Sugar and Spice detail1_Jess Mutty_UmWowStudio

I also added a smattering of red bubbles using the circle confetti mask. And of course a cluster in the upper left corner for balance.

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Check out the UmWowStudio blog for more details on how I created this page and to check out all the fun products I used!

Endless Summer

Did you go on a Family Vacation this summer?
Did you scrap Back to School?
Do you have 500 beach photos you need to get in a PL Album?
This Issue is for you!
It’s time to link up any project that tells your "Endless Summer" story at Paper Issues.

One person who links up will win a $20 GC to the Paper Issues store!


Here’s a bright, sunshine-y page of goodness from the June Gossamer Blue kit, featuring a whole bunch of lovely from Fancy Pants Designs:


Go, run, link!

PaperHaus Fall Splendor Hop Day 9

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Welcome to Day 9 of the PaperHaus Anniversary Fall Splendor blog hop. You should be arriving here from Marilyn Rivera’s blog. If not, please stop over at The PaperHaus blog to get the entire list of hop participants for today.

You can view the latest issue, in all its fall splendor, here:


I’ve obviously been a little obsessed with Fancy Pants Design’s Happy Go Lucky collection lately.  I think it perfectly straddles that line between summer and fall, which is pretty much where the New England weather is right now.  I whipped up this little home d├ęcor piece from a 7Gypsys shadow box insert:

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 Fall Hanging Display detail1_Fancy Pants Designs_Jess Mutty

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Today’s sponsor, AND your next stop, is Amazing Craft Products. Remember, by commenting on each blog hop post (only 5!) you could win today’s awesome prize from them!

Well, It’s About Twine!

Hey hey… it’s new theme day!

Paper Issues has teamed up with The Twinery for this issue.  And I KNOW you’ve got some twine projects to link up! Anything with twine. 

As a bonus this issue coincides with the latest challenge over at The Twinery and if you create something that fits their “X Marks the Spot” challenge you can link up there until the 13th for a pretty awesome prize.

I created a lot of Xs on this layout:

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I used the Collecting Moments line from Fancy Pants Designs on this page. 

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6 Months of Sweet detail1_Fancy Pants Designs_Jess Mutty

I laced the left side of my page, leaving the top part open and folded back to reveal a small envelope to hold journaling. 

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So go link up your twine project on the Paper Issues blog and enter to win this fab prize pack!

twine X Marks the Spot Challenge Badge

PaperHaus Fall Splendor Hop Day 6

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Welcome to Day 6 of the PaperHaus Anniversary Fall Splendor blog hop. You should be arriving here from Eila Sandberg’s blog. If not, please stop over at The PaperHaus blog to get the entire list of hop participants for today.

You can view the latest issue, in all its fall splendor, here:

PH Fall 2013

I don’t know about you but fall always makes me want to bake! It’s absolutely my favorite time of year and here in New England the temps just dropped enough to tease me with a taste of autumn.  That’s all the excuse I needed to bake up some cookies and package them up all pretty-like.

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I used the Happy Go Lucky collection from Fancy Pants Designs on this.  It has so many adorable embellishments! The cute wood berry basket is from The Curtsey Boutique and the ribbon is May Arts. 

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The underside of the cookie bag is closed with one more little hidden embellishment.

Do YOU want a treat? Today’s sponsor is Studio 75 and by commenting on each blog post (only 5!) you could win today’s fantastic prize!

And with that… head on over to my talented friend, Sarah  Andreotti!