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Paper and Petals

Monday, August 31, 2009

a year later....






Here are last years kindergarten pictures finally scrapped! I'm almost done with the res t of the pictures from the year as well. I think I'll try to catch up Jack's school pictures and then go back and get current. We shall see how that all plays out right? :>

I used the super cute Girl Friday collection from Cosmo Cricket. Most of the "back to school" kits are kind boyish for my tastes for this little cutie so I went with this. I'm totally pleased with how it is all coming together. I will be back tomorrow with another school page!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

learning to bake

I have had the most fun scrapping with the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird collection. It has the best color combo and the cutest patterns! I used a sketch from the Basic Grey monthly newsletter for this layout. Cute, cute sketch...sorry I can't remember which month! I also used my trusty AC Thickers. The yellow is almost a perfect match. I busted out my AC small letter stickers too ( I think they are from the AC baby collection) , I'm having fun with the smaller lettering for my titles. I'm always trying to get better at picking/mixing fonts for my titles.

I spent the evening scrapping with friends at Archivers last night so as soon as I get them photographed I'm post 'em! I wasn't terribly productive. For some reason I just couldn't get the pages right. But I did almost use my entire Girl Friday collection all up! I love it when that happens. :)

that's it for tonight catch you later!



Friday, August 21, 2009

Farmers Market Blog hop!

If you are joining me from Michelle's blogs, Welcome! If not hop on over to Cindy's blog and start the fun!!
The Pick of the Crop is at the Farmer's Market

Good Morning Everyone!

Believe it or not, the summer is winding down! It's August and a wonderful time of year to visit the Farmer's Market! To celebrate the this month, Embellish-it On-line is taking you on a Blog Hop! You are invited to...


The Farmer's Market!

Along the way, we will show you some great projects made by the Embellish-Online Design Team using the best papers and embellishments of the season! Yep, just for you we have replaced the healthy stuff with some stampin' stuff (but hey, stampin’ and scrappin’ is GOOD for you too, right? At this Farmer's Market the venders are offering up some dynamite designer papers, spectacular stamps, beautiful bunches of flowers, rockin' ribbons and just about every embellishment you could ever want! Ooh! And don't forget some yummy Lemonade, Basic Grey has a new recipe and its wonderful!! Now that's what you call a Farmer's Market! Whoo Hoo!

A little gift package has been put together by the various vendors which will be awarded to one lucky person! Nope, its not tomatoes, corn or carrots! It's a special prize of American Crafts, May Arts Ribbon and Thickers!

In order to get in the drawing for that special gift package there is just one little twist:

Hey Diddle, Diddle...
You have to Solve a Riddle...

Hop like a Frog.....
To each and every blog....

Then you can Park It...
At the Farmer's Market....

Put your answer in your post....
And the Winner we will toast!

The Riddle:

What is black, sings at night, the latest rage and ends up glued to a page??


Let's get going before the *Lemonade* is all gone!!!



Here is my page for the hop. I used the Early Bird Collection from Cosmo Cricket. I really can't get enough of it! I really hope you'll play along! There is a fabulous prize package for one lucky winner! Make sure you read the riddle and join us in the EI forums! Now hop on over to Christine's blog and continue in the fun!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

1st day of school

Here's a little peak at my layout for tomorrows blog hop! I hope you'll come back and join me!


So now that the first day of school is here I can start scrapping again! Yea! Starting tomorrow with a very fun blog hop. I'm going to keep it short today cause I've already wasted 3 hours doing absolutely nothing. It's a little hard getting used to the house being soooo quiet! I'm going to put on some music and start scrapping with all the new goodies I've picked up the last few weeks. Catch ya later!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

messing around


Since I can't get motivated to do any scrapping I decided I'd take a few photos tonight. I haven't even done much of that lately! I have a new niece that I need to shoot and a wedding coming up so I thought I'd get back in the groove with some pictures on our newly completed deck. It's so nice to have a gorgeous deck to hang out on. I love reading out there in the morning. It's so nice and cool these days first thing.

I just need to start getting up a little (read a lot!) earlier since school starts this Thursday. I'm a little sad the summer break is over! I like spending time leisurely with the kiddos. School brings homework for the kids and lots of volunteering for me. We'll get back in the groove soon enough but for now I'm mourning the end!

What I'm not mourning is all the lovely, new scrapping goodies I've picked up in the last couple of weeks. I told you about the American Craft Merrymint line. The other day I picked up all the new Cosmo Cricket goodies. Gorgeous I tell ya! I really love each and everyone of these kits. I got the 6" and 12" chipboard too. It's going to be fun to work with. I started cleaning up the scrap room today and plan on spending ALL day and night scrapping on Friday. SO I will have some things to show very, very soon. Also the Embellish-Online DT is having a Farmers market blog hop this Friday! I will definitely have something to share for that.

That's it for now I'm getting kicked off the computer by my soon to be 1st grader! Gotta get those kindergarten pictures scrapped!! :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

merrymint

Lookie what I got last night...Merrymint! The new holiday line from American Crafts is so gorgeous! It might be my favorite holiday line ever. Check it out. Seriously you *have* to have it!
Make sure you look at the Thickers too, the blue foil Cinnamon font is beautiful!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

finally something to share!

One of my favorite scrapbookers has been doing sketches! I've been printing them off with the intention of scrapping with them and I finally completed a layout. This is all I have but with the kids getting ready to go back to school I'll have much more time for scrapping. There will also be a fun Embellish-Online blog hop for August (dates to be determined).

I'm just giddy at all the fun new stuff coming out and couldn't be more excited the the store has started receiving it. (Although it hasn't stopped me from asking every day if the new Cosmo Cricket has arrived). She has the Halloween lines from American Crafts (these products are still getting loaded into the store they will be available soon) and Imaginesce and a Christmas/Winter line from Imaginesce. I am in love with it all! She has so much coming as well....Pink Paislee, Basic Grey, cosmo cricket.... so.much.fun.!

And as an added bonus....usethe code glitter at checkout for 20% off your entire order!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

totally toothless



Well it finally came out! It took a little longer that I thought but it's out now and she looks so cute!

I will actually have a page to share tomorrow. It's done I just didn't get a chance to photograph it so I'll do it tonight and share tomorrow. I also have a page in the work using my Early Bird papers. Love them! I hope to have that one to show by Monday.

Have a great weekend!