Paper and Petals

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

fun blog hop coming soon!

Sumthin’ Bout Summertime Blog Hop & Contest
You are cordially invited to the first ever Embellish-It.com Blog Hop! We wanted to kick off summer in a big way so come along and get inspired, play a little game and enter to win an American Crafts Prize Package & a Stampavie Stamp !

How to Play
Hop along from Blog to Blog in the order given below. Each blog stop will provide one letter to a mystery word. At the end of the hop on June 3rd, unscramble all the letters to figure out the mystery word, and post your guess in our forum in the specified post below.

On June 1st start at the Embellish-It.com Blog, then head to the IT-Girls blogs in this order:

June 2nd head to

June 3rd head to

The Hop ends at the EI Forum on this post where you can unscramble the letters and post your guess word!

One winner will receive a prize package consisting of a Stampavie Stamp, American Crafts papers and Thickers, and ribbon. Value of prize is approximately $25. The winner will be announced on June 21st, the first day of Summer!

Rules: You can post your guess anytime between June 3rd and Midnight CST on June 20th, 2009. One entry per person please. We apologize, but due to high shipping costs, you must have a North American address to ship your prize package to.

I hope you will join us starting June 1 for some amazing projects from the Embellish-Online Design Team!


Super simple super quick layout of Jack and Dad. Totally love this picture and am so glad I finally scrapped it! It's only about 3 years old at this point. I tried adding more stuff to this one but nothing worked so I left it as is.

Hope your day is a great one!

Monday, May 25, 2009

skater girl

I finally scrapped! It felt good, I tell ya. I used some Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday on this one. I picked up the coordinating chipboard for this set and loved it! I had to use it straight away. Pretty simple and straight forward layout. I've been on a simple kick lately. I'm sticking with it for now so I can knock out some pages.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day with your families. My kids and I and their Auntie ran/walked the Bolder Boulder today and it was great. They both did such an awesome job. They had absolutely no problem finishing the race and there was not one time that they wanted to quit! In fact Jack jogged the majority of the race. I am so proud of them! Jordan didn't even break a sweat and she did her fair share of jogging as well. All in all a good day! We then had a delicious lunch with G&G and Uncle Tod. I think this race will be a new tradition for us. Who knew my almost 6 year old could do a 10K?! They are so amazing!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


This is one of the reasons I haven't been crafting as much. We are in full swing with baseball for Jack and soccer for Jordan. Both are sadly coming to an end! I love being out in the sun (most of the time. Soccer not so sunny!) and watching these guys get better and better at the sports they like to play. Jack struggled with his hitting at the beginning of the season. I think he lost his confidence but has quickly gained it back recently. He's asking questions and genuinely interested in becoming a better hitter. Recently he asked James why other kids who hit with his bat were hitting it farther the he was. It's interesting to see how he challenges himself to get better. I mean he's only 8 and to be able to recognize that he could do better and then ask the right questions in order to make it happen is pretty cool!

This is what I've got for today. We've got some fun things up our sleeve for the incoming Embellish-Online DT and it will be starting up soon!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


This is what I've been working on that has kept me away from my scrapping! I made these cute purses for my Daisey troop. We used them to put all the end of year badges and pens in and we awarded them to the girls last night at our year end BBQ. I made 28 of these babies!

We had the party at one of the girls houses up on the mountain near our house. It was gorgeous! The house was amazing and the property was beautiful. A perfect place to throw a party for 70+! The owner took us on a property hike and the girls found all kinds of bones and skulls of animals. There are lots of deer and mountain lions in the area. Heck there are mountain lions and deer in our area! It was a great time and the weather held up for us mostly. We had a little rain and we needed our jackets but it was a fun night.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Embellish-Online DT

I'm so sad to say that the DT I've been working with at Embellish-Online is coming to an end. There are a few returning member (myself included :>) but I'll really miss the gals that are leaving! It was fun working with all of you!! Check out the May gallery to see some really great work from everyone!

The new design team starts in June here are the fun gals I get to work with!

Guest Designers:

Monday, May 4, 2009


My favorite picture from last yeas bday shoot. I don't know about you, but I have the hardest time scrapping my favorite pictures. I don't want to screw it up I guess! So all these fabulous pictures sit and don't make it into my albums. I'm trying to get better at it though!

This one uses some cosmo cricket, ac thickers, basic grey buttons and kraft cardstock (my new obsession) right along with drawing lines around the focal point, which now that I see this one on the screen I may just go back and add it!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

one more...

Another challenge done from SCS. This time it was to use a sketch provided by Jennipher.
The sketch can be found here. I used some of my new American Crafts products but this time I paired it with Kraft and I love how it turned out! It totally brought out the colors of the adorable papers.

National scrapbooking day!

I'm playing along with the NSBD challenges aver at Splitcoast. This is challenge 1~ to add a little spring to your layout. We had to use shaped paper, pattern paper strips, ink the edges, add some nature and use some gems. Check, check, check. I got it all and with minimal supplies I might add. There is nothing to this darn layout and it took me 2 hours. Seriously! I'll be back with another challenge as soon as I ge it done!

Friday, May 1, 2009

crazy silly

I am loving my new American Crafts goodies here's another layout I created yesterday. These pictures are from one of our favorite events in the spring/summer. Jordan just loves the sill songs and costumes these guys come up with. She is totally a groupie! This one uses the craft fair collection again. I just love the colors in this collection!