Paper and Petals

Monday, August 25, 2008

lego mania

Finally I've had a chance to sit down and upload some of the layouts I've completed lately. This is a fun sketch from the Sketch This blog. She has some really great sketches! I've used mostly American Crafts stuff on this layout. I picked up some of the new travel line at Archivers and it was perfect for this picture of my lego man! He seriously has thousands of Lego's. Thankfully he keeps them pretty much picked up so I don't have to step on them all day.
That's pretty much it for today...I'll check in in a day or two with another layout.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

is there anything better than....

A leaf pile??? I don't think so! These photos are from last years leaf raking adventures. Does anyone else like to rake leaves just so your kids can play in them...and be honest it's really all for the photo op isn't it?? Last years photos are the best yet. They were having so much fun. I've had a great time this summer but I love Fall. The crisp air and beautiful colors really appeal to me. As did this yummy American Crafts paper!

I've been on an AC kick lately. Archivers had a special where if you spent $50 you got a free pack of paper. It's gorgeous paper, so I had to try and get some. I picked up some of their textured cardstock which I am so glad I did because the other cardstock I have doesn't quite match the AC paper. The letters are AC thickers...I know I need to step away from the thickers but I love them! I'm also on a distressing kick. It seems I distress everything these day. I even try not to and the next thing I know I've picked up the paper and distressed it and I didn't even realize I was doing it. Have a great night!

Saturday, August 9, 2008


This was one of the make and takes at convention last week. I added the journaling bloc, the jumbo eyelet and ribbon, and the strips of paper at the bottom. It was too cute not to use right away. It uses the new Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze along with Rose Red and More Mustard. It also uses the new butterfly set from SU! which I am in love with. I was so happy when I opened my convention bag and saw the wonderful sets that the gave us. I will get a lot of use out of that butterfly set, I've been looking for a good one to cut out and use on pages.

I guess that' it today... I must find something for these kids to do today!

Friday, August 8, 2008


It's time for another Friday challenge at EIS. This week it's all about paper piecing. Come on over and check it out. The thread is here.

This is my card for the challenge using the cute stuff from the Imaginisce Baby Powder line. That giraffe couldn't be any cuter!

My cousin's wife is having a baby and this is the card I made for her. Wait till you see the rest of the gift. I made one of my totes to put some diapers and other baby goods in, and I still have some note cards to make. Once I have it all together I show you the whole gift. I hope it comes out as cute as it is in my mind.

have a great day!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vail, Co

I am so in love with the new SU! In Colors!!! I never thought I would like Kiwi Kiss, but I do I want to use it on everything. I was able to pick up this 3rd level hostess kit and I just love the paper in it. It's almost gone though and I want more!!LOL The rub on and blue flower button are also SU! The journaling is done with one of the newer Basic Grey journaling stamps, Journal Blocks and the flowers are felt flowers from both American Crafts and SU! I love felt flowers and pretty much use them on everything I can. I was so excited to see that there are new colors of the SU! Flower Fusion. Those will be on my first order for sure.

My daughter isn't feeling well today so we've had a lot of down time and I've actually gotten some new things done. I'll be back tomorrow with my card for the Friday DT challenge over at EIS. Make sure to stop by!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

dance like....

I'm loving all these shaped pages right now. They are so much fun to work with! This one is sort of a hodgepodge of stuff I've been wanting to use. I sort of just through it all together...I was trying for the collage look. Not sure I obtained it but it's collage enough for me. I love this sweet picture I got as the girls were waiting ot be told it was OK to go out onto the dance floor with their tap shoes on. Jordan was waiting so patiently but with lots of anticipation. I imagine it's so hard to wait to get out there with those noisy shoes on!

I've got some projects that need my attention so thats it for now!

Hope today was a great one.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I am seriously in love with American Crafts right now! The Thickers, the paper, the embellishments...the list goes on and on for me. I popped into Archivers the other day and picked up a few pieces from the new lines, noticed they had cardstock now and proceeded to the counter to check out. Much to my delight I received 60 sheets of American Crafts Play line. Love it! The flower paper here is from the line. I could not believe I got it for free!!!

I haven't gotten a chance to play with it yet. I just got back from the SU! convention. But i did have this page lying around that I haven't uploaded yet. It also features my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I love that thing it's so pretty with a few rhinestones up the middle and you've got yourself a sweet little butterfly. I used some basic grey buttons, die cuts from a crate paper pack and of course some Thickers. I tell ya, I just can not get enough of them. maybe tomorrow I take a picture of the stack of those things. It takes up 2 drawers now. i'll be back tomorrow with a new layout and I hope to get back in the scrappin groove this week.

catch ya later!