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Paper and Petals

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

up to my eyeballs & a sketch challenge!


These stamps just keep getting better and better I tell ya! I finally decided to do a challenge today on SCS. The newest one was Sketch Challenge 248 and it was perfect for these little stamps in the HSH Halloween Additions set from There She Goes. I seriously can not get enough of the eyeball sentiment! It cracks me up every time I look at it. And I had to hop on over to the EIO store and pick up some more Twilight paper because I didn't have enough left for the scrapbook pages I wanted to use it for. I haven't done that with a paper line for ages, but this is definitley my favorite Halloween paper of ALL time!

This is another one of those cards that took me all day! It totally doesn't look like it should but I apparently have commitment problems. I get the card the way I like it, move things around on it for hours and finally glue it down in the original format after looking at it the WHOLE day! Seriously.

Cardstock ~ Kraft, Pink Paislee Twilight
Stamps ~ There She Goes HSH Halloween Additions

Ink ~ Palette Noir Black

Accessories ~ SU scallop edge punck, PTI twine, Copics, Imaginesce Brads


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

butterfly happiness


I am falling more and more in love with these stamps each time use them! This one is TSG's Butterfly Happiness and I can't wait to scrapbook with it. The butterflies are gorgeous (the whole set is!) and I can see many embellishment possibilities with it.

supplies ~ cardstock ~ kiwi kiss, whisper white
ink ~ palette noir,
ribbon ~ su kiwi/vanilla silk
tools ~ paper piercer, scalloped punch, paper distresser

Thursday, September 24, 2009

HSH Halloween Additions Blog hop!



Hello and welcome to the HSH Halloween Additions Blog Hop. If you are joining me from Jodi's blog then welcome! If not hop on back to the TSG blog and get started. Leave a comment on each Trendsetter's blog and head back to the TSG blog for a chance to win one of these fabulous sets!

Today we are showcasing the new HSH Halloween additions stamp set. I chose to use one of the images as a focal point rather than in a scene. That's the beautiful thing about this set! There are so many options for it I couldn't even begin to list them all!

For my card I had to cut into my brand new Twilight collection by Pink Paislee. It may be my favorite Halloween collection yet! I paired it with some Kraft cardstock (I know BIG surprise), black glitter brads, some twine and the use of several punches.



I hope you enjoyed my card! The next stop on the HSH Halloween Additions hop is Maki!

ps....thanks so, so much for all the nice comments yesterday! Each and every one made me smile!




September EIO Blog Hop~ Tricks and Treats


Welcome to the EIO Blog hop! Hop along to each DT members blog to learn some stamping and scrapping tip and tricks. If you are coming from Dani's blog than you are in the right place. If not start back at Christine's blog and start hopping!


You will have 2 chances to be entered in a random drawing for a super fun prize package! Here's what you do....

1~ Copy and Paste a blurb and our cute blog hop banner about this Trick or Treat Blog Hop on your blog and leave us a direct link to your blog post with your name in Mr. Linky.

2~ Play along with us, create a project and leave your name & direct link with Mr. Linky HERE .




My scrapbooking tip is to keep it simple! I have had these birthday pictures for almost 3 years. I finally decided to get them scrapped! In the past I would pick papers and embellishments for each different layout. Now I grab something that corrdinates and I go with it for the whole event. For this 6 year old boy birthday I cut into my Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend collection and went to town. I made it even more simple by using a Got Sketch scrapbooking sketch for one of the layouts (the Crazy For Legos layout). It took me one night and I was able to scrap the whole birthday. I think the hardest part was thinking up the titles that fast! Cosmo Cricket makes this so easy with the collections they put together. I love that there are stickers and cardstock strips and journaling spots all included in one collection. It really does make it super easy to scrap with.






Thanks for stopping by! Next up is KIM!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Home Sweet Home Blog Hop!



Hello and welcome to the TSG Home Sweet Home blog hop. If you are joining me from Jodi's blog you are in the right place! If not you'll want to hop back to the TSG blog to get started and for a chance to win these fabulous stamps!

Want to know how to win? Just hop along to each Trendsetters blog, leave a comment on the Home Sweet Home blog hop post of each Trendsetter and end at the TSG blog where you'll enter your name in Mr. Linky for a chance to win the Home Sweet Home stamp set.

The next stop on the hop is Maki.




Card Details~ Home Sweet Home Stamp set, basic grey half pearls, Pebbles pattern paper, kraft cardstock, chocolate brown cardstock marvy circle/scalloped circle punches, su scalloped edge punch, copics, glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

There She Goes

Good morning! I have some fun and exciting news to share today. Recently I was asked by Jessica at There She Goes clear stamps to be a part of her Trendsetters design team. To say I was elated is an understatement! I am so excited to be working along some fabulous stampers. You can see the official announcement on the TSG blog.

There is lots happening this week including a fun changing of the seasons sale. These prices are good until Friday the 25th. Here are the details for the sale~










Monday, September 21, 2009

Earth Love

I am so in love with this Cosmo Cricket Earth Love collection, although this is the first time I've used it! I keep looking at it and admiring it though. This cute little snail just makes me smile! If you are going to have this collection, the coordinating chipboard is a must have. I also threw in some American Crafts Thickers to finish it off.

And cause I love a good deal...Barb over at Embellish-Online has some amazing specials going on right now. You can get free shipping on orders over $50 (I seriously love free shipping!) and she has started a Frequent Buyer program. You get 1 point for every $5.00 you purchase. When you receive 30 points you'll get $15 off your next purchase.

Stay tuned this week for some exciting news!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

a little of this and a little of that


I finally started getting Jack's 6 year old birthday pics scrapped (he's 8 1/2). I have this need to "catch up" on all the annual events like the first day of school, birthdays, halloween etc. Not sure where it's coming from but I'll go with it! I completed Jordan's kindergarten year now I'm on to these birthday pics of Jack's. I plan to finish those off and try to get caught up on Jack's school pictures.

These are the rest of Jordan's kindergarten pictures. It does feel good to get them done! I also have almost completely used up my Girl Friday collection by Cosmo Cricket.

that's it for today! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

love to read


Here I go again with the Cosmo Cricket! This one is Lil' Man (I think!), I paired it up with a bunch of different products. Which I am so proud of because I have been just concentrating on "collections" lately and a lot of my goodies are going unused. I've got Prima, Jenni Bowlin, Sassafrass, American Crafts, Basic Grey and Pink Paislee all accounted for here. Sweet!!
I'm off to Archivers tonight again...here's hoping to completing more than 2 stinkin' pages this time!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009




Here a a couple more of J's kindergarten pages I finished up. I try not to have to make too many school pages for each year. I fell like these are probably the books they'll want to take with them when they leave home and I don't want then to be too big! I do, however, have 2 maybe 3 more pages to do for this year. I'll have to cut down on the picture taking this year!

I hope you don't get tired of the Girl Friday collection! I have a bit more to do with it and then I'll pack it away! It's just so cute I can't stop using it! :>