Paper and Petals

Monday, January 10, 2011

back on the blog wagon

Hi there! I've been debating whether or not to keep this ol blog up and running and decided why the heck not! So I'm back, hopefully far more regularly than before. I'm trying to keep a layout count for 2011 so I figured if I uploaded them all here I'd have a pretty darn good record. Here are my first 4 layouts of 2011. I'm pretty attached to my Studio Calico kits these days so that is mainly what you'll see from me. I've used the Napa Valley kit and the Back 40 kit in these layouts.

pumpkins and friends

pumpkins and friends pg 2

i adore u

an oct day

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

hello there!

I realize it's been awhile! I toyed with the idea of quitting the blogging thing but I guess I decided to give it another go! I've been scrapping quite a bit and have things to share but it's just one more step to get it on the 'ol blog so I've been skipping it. I got a few things from a fun scrapping weekend to share this week, I'll try and get something new up every day. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010



lots of laughter in this one. gosh these guys are so young in these photos! i actually remember taking these pictures in my mom's backyard. i think i was trying to get them to stand still so i could get a portrait of them. ha! i am so happy with what I got though.
{this is another layout from the Kelly Purkey sketchbook 2 class I took last month. still trying to use all of the sketches!}

Sunday, September 5, 2010



this one started out as a pencil lines sketch, then I messed up the misting and had to pull the main elements off. once I started putting it all back together (with acceptable misting!) i just didn't like it so I changed it up. I used Studio Calico's Documentary line as I not so patiently wait for their new release Elementary.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Thanks so much for all the nice comments over the weekend! It was a fun blog hop and I'm so glad you could join me!

The winner of the Merry Moose set is Lori Subosits. Lori, email me your address to julieokada (at) live (dot) com and we'll get your set sent out.

Thanks so much!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

OCL Blog Hop + Blog Candy

happy holidays

Hi there and welcome to the OCL blog hop. Today I'm sharing a peek for the new set Merry Moose. It's full of very cute holiday Moose and this image which has no moose but is equally cute!!

Want a chance to win a set of your very own?? Well, leave a comment on this post (make sure you sign in so we can find you if you win!) and I'll draw a random winner on Aug. 22nd (1 pm eastern). The blog roll is below so you can check out all the other fabulous sneaks!

Here is where you can find all the fabulous OCL products.

Amber Hillman
Beate Johns
Beth Silaika
Bev Gerard
Broni Holcombe
Cambria Turnbow
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Debbie Corbari
Deborah Anton
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Jeanne Streiff
Joy Kennedy
~Julie Okada you are here~
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lori McAree
Maree Truelove
Michelle Fowler
Pam Hooten
Tammy Hershberger
Terri Thill
Vicki Garrett