Paper and Petals

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

play time

This is just one of the pages I created with the Fairest of Them All Collection from Imaginesce. (You can find the whole collection at Embellish It Scrapbooking.) I know I've said it before but this line is just so sweet and perfect for little girl pictures. This is a photo I've been wanting to scrap for some time. Playing with a dolly was short lived for J. She liked them for a little bit but I'm pretty sure I liked them more than she did! Since this photo we've passed on almost all of the dolls to her cousin. She's moved on to big girls thing like the Littlest Pet Shop, which is equally as cute. I've yet to get a photo of her playing with them though...I'll have to put that on the to do list.

On another note, I've already purchased some Christmas presents for the kids and while we were out shopping today J saw one of the things I have already gotten her and loved it! So I'm good there! Anyway, I hope you have a great day.

Monday, October 27, 2008

a simple Christmas card

This card is a very simple card that was so easy to put together using mostly new SU! supplies. Although I love Mr. Twigster I also love this little tree that came with him so I thought I'd make that the focal point. The brown panel with the DSP was actually going to be a gift card holder. I made this for a swap and decided I should make a card instead so I cut it up and adheared it to a card base.

I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing for cards this year. I think I want to duplicate the one you buy in the stores...you know the 4x8 cards with a greeting and a photo together. I hope to have a sample in the next week. I really want to get them done early so I can work on my calendars. I usually make 10 calendars for people in the family. I'm so excited to see Basic Grey has a calendar kit. I usually start from scratch and make the calendar. This kit however is amazing and I don't think I could do it myself for less. Embellish-It scrapbooking will have them in stock soon and I'll update with a link when I have one.

I have so many projects that I want to do and can't find the time! I spent a week following the Ali Edwards blog and taking pictures for my Week in the life album. I have all the pictures printed and an album ready and still haven't sat down to complete it. Now she has another great idea on her blog today and I want to do that one too! What kinds of projects do you you all want to complete these days?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

more Halloween....

My last Halloween page of 2006! Now I can move on to last year maybe before or right after this years Halloween. I am just loving all the collection and kits you can buy now. I made 3 pages with the Imaginesce Hallowhimsy line. All of the coordinating embellishments make it so easy to put a set of pages together. I picked up the Making Memories Halloween kit today and I think I'll do last years photos with it. Bonus that it was on sale! Not sure what I'm going to use for this years photos, I saw some fun Bo Bunny and Little Yellow Bicycle. I could also use the Vintage Moon line from Pink Paislee. I'll have to see what goes with the costumes. Jordan still hasn't decided what she's going to be!

I just checked and it looks like most of the Halloween goodies at Embellish-It scrapbooking are on sale so if you haven't picked some up check it out!

I got almost 4 pages done last night at Archiver's using the new Imaginesce Fairest of Them All. Such sweet paper. I think my favorite is the little birdie from the chipboard set. So cute. I'll be posting those soon. I also finally took photos of 2 Christmas cards I've made so far. I'll pop those in here too.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I forgot...

To mention that Embellish-Online currently has all the new Basic Grey yumminess in the store as well. Paper, buttons (I absolutely love the Basic Grey buttons), brads, glazed brads. I think Urban Prairie and Offbeat are my 2 favorites for sure. Such fun colors and cool designs!


I'm finally getting my Halloween pictures from 2 years ago scrapped. Just trying to catch up on the older stuff cause I want to start scrappin the new stuff!! LOL This was one for the Embellish-Online Oct. Gallery. Fun Hallowhimsy collection from Imaginesce. Love that stuff! If you haven't checked out the new stuff lately you should! A very nice Winter/Christmas line called Snowy Jo isn't that the cutest name?? :> and the super cute Fairest of Them All for all the girly in your life! Use the code glitter for 20% off your order.

I hope to break out the Fairest of them all this week some time. I have been so busy with kid stuff that I haven't scrapped in weeks! I'm slowly getting my groove back. Guess I needed a break!

I am working on one more Halloween page that I hopeto have to show you tomorrow!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Oct. gallery

Pumpkin Witch was the name of this costume and it was so cute! I shot this picture at work a couple of years ago. We had the idea to set up a fall themed studio setting and shoot kids in their Halloween costumes. It was a real hit! I think this year we are going to do a holiday/christmas scene for those that need a quick family photo taken.

This layout is for the Oct. DT gallery at EIS. It is full of scary Halloween cards/layouts. Please stop by and take a look! all of my projects feature the fun Hallowhimsy collection by Imaginesce. If you don't have it yet run and get it. It is so fun to play with. I also love all of the coordinating embellishments that go along with the collection. While you're there take a look at the Faiest of Them All collection too, it is so cute! I haven't had a chance to play with as I just picked it a couple of days ago but I can't wait!

Gotta run, I've got pick J up[ from a sleep over and get to a photo shoot. After that we are heading to grandmas to make Halloween cookies and haunted houses!

Have a super day.

ps....I promise you will be seeing more of me. I had a super busy couple of weeks, but I think I back on track. I've got a couple of holiday cards to show you just as soon as I get one back (forgot to photograph it before I sent in in) and finish the other one.

Friday, October 3, 2008

another challenge!

Time for another EIS Friday challenge. This week the challenge is mine. It's a sketch challenge with a Fall theme. Come play along! If you do create a layout with my sketch make sure to upload it into the EIS gallery and comment in this thread. I'll pick a random winner to receive some goodies. Upload it by next Friday the 10th.
This layout uses the very fun Vintage Moon collection by Pink Paislee (again) I love this line! I'm almost out and I usually never have a desire to use the same products again but I think I have to have more!