Paper and Petals

Friday, December 26, 2008


I really hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We have a house full of toys but the hit here was Guitar Hero. That thing is so much fun! We packed up the play station and took it to my mom's house yesterday. Everyone wanted a chance to play so there was a continual rotation of guitars the entire day. I loved that it all kept us together. Instead of the the kids all going off and doing there own thing we were all in the same vicinity the whole day. It was great!

On to the challenge. This weeks challenge it brought to us by Daniela. She challenged us to embellish a jar or container for a last minute gift. I made a quick and easy tin filled with candy for my daughter. The supplies used are by Pink Paislee. It's the Tinsel Town collection and I cannot wait to scrap this years photos with it. It's perfect! My daughter was wearing pink jammies so this paper will go wonderfully. The challenge thread is here. I so hope you'll play along!

I'll be back to scrapping as soon as I get this house cleaned up and the kids rooms organized!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Time for another Friday Challenge over at Embellish-Online. I got to host the challenge today. So fun! My challenge is to create a simple Christmas card. If you haven't had time to do your Christmas cards head on over to the Embellish-Online gallery for some simple inspiration. If you would like to participate, that would be great! The more the merrier. Upload your creation to the gallery or leave me a comment with a link to your card. Have fun and enjoy the weekend.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

family traditions

I am on a roll! First I was able to do a challenge card for Embellish-Online and now I was able to participate in the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast. So fun. The Featured Stamper is Cards By America and her splitcoast gallery is here. The card I chose to case is this one.

I broke out the Pink Paislee Tinsle Town which I loved but love it even more after using it on a few projects. I am loving hte pink and silver combo. I haven't cut into the green yet...I will, I'm saving it for some of this years Christmas photos.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

a challenge card!

I was finally able to participate in one of our DT challenges over at Embellish-Online. If you would like to play along we would love to have you! The challenge thread is here. It's a fun challenge using something clear...vellum, acetate. Stuff like that. I really had fun with this one. I also broke out a few of the Copics I have collected and gave it the old college try. I've only played around thus far, so I'm happy with my first real attempt at coloring with them! Go here to see my full card if you are so inclined.

How are you doing with you Christmas cards? I finally got mine done. I just need to write in them, address the envelope and get my pictures printed. I've got a few more things to make and then I will be done with my gift making too. I'll share my Christmas card next Friday. It's my turn to host a challenge and I made the card for the challenge so I'll have to wait to post it!

I'll check in soon.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

teacher gifts

I finally got had some ideas and time to get some teacher gifts done! I got the idea for the birthday calendar from a thread over at Splitcoast. I will update this with her name as soon as I find it!

I made 3 of these sets with different papers. They were really quick and easy and I had so much fun making them. I'm going to scale it down and give the candy box and ornament to the secretaries and the candy box to all the specials teachers. I think I'll make a whole set for one of the ladies I work with and I'm doing and ornament and candy box for the kids as well. There is a slight possibility I'll get them done today! That really would be such a relief.

I'm doing my daughters set with the pink papers from the Tinsel Town collection from Pink Paislee I'm really excited about that one so I'll post it when I get it done. I won't bore you with the rest of the sets though since they are all the same! That will probably be all I make for gifts this year, so I'll share my Christmas card (as soon as I get it done) LOL and then I'll be back at my scrapbooking.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


I love this Snowy Jo collection from Imaginesce
it's just so cute! These are the only photos I had of J from this year. I'm pretty sure this is the year my camera was broken so I was using my little point and shoot and didn't take very many pictures. The ones I got I love though so it's all good!

I'm working on Christmas gifts this weekend. I haven't had a chance to do anything lately and I got the house clean so this weekend is dedicated to crafting. I'll be back on Monday to start showing what I've been up to.

Hope the weekend is a great one!