Paper and Petals

Thursday, October 29, 2009

TSG Penguin Love Blog Hop

Hello and welcome the There She Goes Penguin Love blog hop! If you are joining me
from Jodi's blog you are in the right place, if not head on over to Dawn's blog to get
started! Make sure you also visit the TSG blog for details on how to win this wonderful
stamp set by leaving a comment on each Trendsetter's Penguin Love post.

ho ho ho penguin

For my card I used only 3 of the 55 stamps in this set. Yes you heard me right! It
is jam packed with so many images you could seriously make cards for months and
never have to make the same card twice. The other beautiful thing... it can be used
as a Christmas set but also for so much more!I'm planning my kids Christmas thank you's
right now...or at least it's on the list of things to do. :> I also have 2 nephews with Dec/Jan birthdays and they are totally getting penguin cards! I have lots of plans for this set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Head on over to Maki's blog to continue the hop!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

TSG Holiday Mini Set

Hello and welcome to the TSG New Mini Sets blog Hop! If you are joining me
from Jodi's blog you are in the right place if not head on over to the TSG blog to get
started and see how you can win one of these sets for yourself!

snowflake mini

I had a fabulous time with my Stick Together set. I had already made my card but
when I got snowed in today with 16 inches (and still snowing) of snow I decided to
bring it back out and scrap a little.

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here's a close up for ya! :>

snowflakes close up

I made the snowflake tag for the page and was about to stick it down when I decided
it was perfect for a card. I grabbed some scraps that were sitting on the desk and
whipped this card out! Then I made another one to put back on the page.

snowflakes 2

Whew! Thanks for stopping by today! Next up on the hop is Maki's blog!

I used the super cute
American Crafts holiday line for the first card and last years October Afternoon Holiday line for the last 2 projects.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

HSH Holiday Additions Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the HSH Holiday Additions Blog Hop!
If you are joining my from Jodi's blog you are in the right place, if not head on
over to Dawn's blog and start eying the beautiful creations there. If you would like to win your very own HSH Holiday Additions set then visit all the Trendetter's blogs, leave a comment at each stop and end at the TSG blog where you will enter your name in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post.

hsh holiday

I have only used a couple of the multitude of images in this set! It is packed full of pieces to add to your Home Sweet Home Set or to use on their own. It's one amazing set! I used some retired SU paper, watercolored the house image with SU inks and added some liquid applique to mimic the snow (which we are supposed to have a ton of by tomorrow!)

Now head to Maki's blog to continue the hop!

Monday, October 26, 2009

TSG Card Bin Blog Hop

Welcome to the Card Bin blog hop. If you have joined me from Jodi's blog you are in the right place, if not head on over to Dawn's blog and start there. Leave a comment on each of the Trendsetter's blog then return to the TSG blog and add you name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post to be entered in a drawing to win your very own card bin!

card bin

Today we are showing the super cute card bin's. They are the perfect storage solution to all those cards hanging around waiting to be organized plus you get to alter it to your liking. They will hold about 40 cards (even bulky ones!) more if the cards have less layers.
This one is going to be a gift for one of my kiddo's teacher's...that is if I can part with it!

I'm so glad you stopped by today! Now head on over to Maki's blog to see what she created!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Stampbook Saturday

Here's a sneak peak at my Stampbook Page featured on the TSG blog.
Hop on over and take a look! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

almost here...

xmas morning

I totally realize that I shouldn't even be speaking the words Christmas yet, but it had to be done! I mean I got a Christmas page done and I wouldn't want to keep anything from you now would I? Plus I'm getting inspired by all the fabulous Christmas lines out there and really need to scrap some of my Christmas photos! I promise I won't show them too early...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009



The little ones in this picture are now 3 and almost 4 and there are 3 more siblings (2 different families :>) for a total of 7 grandchildren for my mom! This Thanksgiving it is my mission to get a photo of all of them. Wish me luck!

~ Supplies ~
Paper ~ Pink Paislee Amber Road, bazzil brown
accessories ~ Paislee cut outs, ac thickers, unknown flower

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

EIO Tuesday + a TSG sketch challenge!


Here is my take on this fun sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.
There She Goes is the sponsor for this week and we would love for you to play along.
Visit the TSG blog for details on how to win a fun TSG stamp set!

I picked up the Basic Grey Eerie Collection from Embellish-Online this weekend
and paired it with the There She Goes HSH Halloween Additions stamp set.
You would think I don't own any other Halloween sets since this is the only one
I use these days! I tried to make this card a spooky one...not sure if I actually
succeeded or not :). I'm still learning how to use these darn Copics! I definitely need some lessons...and a few ( read ALOT!) more colors would be nice as well.

EIO Tuesday

6 and loving it

I am featuring the C
osmo Cricket Boyfriend collection for this weeks post. It's got great colors and patterns for lots of boy themed pages! It's hard to find I tell ya and this collection works fabulously!

I am slowly catching up on the millions of birthday pictures! These are the 6 year old pictures of Jack. Good golly how they change. That's one of the great things about not being caught up on the scrapbooking...you get to revisit special memories every time you pull out a stack of pictures. I can not believe how much this one has changed in just 2 1/2 years. Scary really how fast this growing up thing is. Just the other day I saw a mom get out of her car with her toddler and new baby and while I'm happy (most of the time) to be done with the baby stages...it did make me a little sad! I do miss the constant compainions that you get when your kids are small and the fact that you are their whole world. As they get older school, friends, extra activities take center stage. I know they have to grow up and be independant but it doesn't make it any easier!

Monday, October 19, 2009

TSG25 Dry Embossing

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Are you ready for a challenge? This weeks TSG challenge is Dry Embossing brought to us by Maki! I used the Branching Out set and a cuttlebug embossing folder. I don't know the name of it but it isn't the swiss dots, it is a small polka dot strip which I love cause it gives just the right amount of embossing....for me any ways! :)

If you want to play along here are the details. Make a card featuring Dry Embossing and link it up on the TSG blog for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to the store.

monkey girl

monkey girl

I am happy to say that with the completion of this page I have officially scrapped all of 2006! While this may not seem a hug feat to some....it certainly is for me! I love finishing something. I can now organize the whole year which also makes me happy. Plus it's a whole year of photos out of the binders that I keep them in, so that also means I can move pictures up and make room for this years pictures. It's the little things, people, that keep me going. :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

hello fun!

hello fun!

Although I purchased this paper for one single use in mind I was so happy that it worked for this set of pictures as well. I've had these on the desk for months now just waiting for the inspiration to scrap them. I wanted something fun and young and I got it! I used a Got Sketch? sketch for this layout and I actually stayed true to the sketch, which I can't seem to accomplish these days for some reason. I try to bust out some pages using sketches just to save on time and it rarely works for me....it doesn't stop me from collection sketches though!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

2 down

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Don't you just love when a paper collection matches your photos perfectly! I totally bought this paper with only this photo in mind. I love, love, love the blues here and it's a perfect match for her shirt. I wanted to make this one fun and sassy just like her...I think I succeeded!

~ supplies~
paper ~ kraft, ac blue skies
accessories ~ AC blue skies felt, remarks and flair AC thickers

Friday, October 16, 2009



I found one more patch layout and since it's one of my favorite pictures, I just had to share it! It's very rare that I can get Jack to sit still for a picture so when this one came out I was so happy because it's also rare that I'm even in a picture at all!

~ supplies ~
paper ~ kraft, pink paislee twilight
accessories ~ basic grey buttons, ac thickers, ac felt flower, imaginisce brads

Thursday, October 15, 2009

patch adventures

In honor of the next pumpkin patch trip we're taking today I thought I share last years trip. We've gone to the same patch since Jordan was like 5 months old. It's a cute little pumpkin farm that has goats, cows, chickens and the brand new kittens that are a major hit with Jordan. There is a fun hay bale maze for the little kids and a corn maze for the big ones. I have to admit that I do have a tiny panic attack entering the corn maze! I totally put on a brave face for the kids but I do not love the corn maze. Of course they do so we trek on through regardless!

~ supplies ~
Paper ~ Kraft, pink paislee twilight
accessories ~ paislee glitter letters, basic grey buttons, su oval punch,
safrass flower, ac felt flower, prima canvas, maya road chipboard tree

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I haven't made a card in a while with all the scrapping I've been doing, so I whipped one out today. I used the oh so fun HSH Halloween Additions set from There She Goes. I seriously can't get enough of this one! This glass of eyeballs makes me chuckle every time I look at it.

I tried to not use any pattern paper and just stamp but the pretty paper won out in the end and of course it's Pink Paislee's Twilight collection. I promise I'll try and make something without it very, very soon!

~ supplies ~
stamps ~ TSG HSH Halloween Additions
Ink ~ Palette Noir Black, PTI fresh snow
Paper ~ Kraft, black, twilight (pink paislee)
Accessories ~ Mary scalloped ovals, su scalloped edge, PTI twine, rhinestones

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

EIO Tuesday

Holy cow! Is it Tuesday again??!! I can't believe I haven't posted anything for a week...and I was doing so well. That won't happen again this week. I spent the entire weekend away with my girl friends and got 9 pages done while I there. I know it doesn't seem like much, but as slow as I work...it was!

This week I've used the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love collection. It's such a fun line to work with and it was perfect for these birthday pictures of my daughter. I used the collection pack along with both sets of chipboard , my scalloped punch (which I apparently use on everything!) and a Kraft background (which I also can't stop using :>)

I hope it's a great day for all of you and I will be back tomorrow (as soon as I can get all these pages photographed) to share what I got done over the weekend!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

EIO Tuesday + Free Thickers!

Good Morning! Today I have 4 Embellish-Online projects to share with you. Every Tuesday I'll feature products from the EIO store. This week it's Twilight from Pink Paislee and of course American Crafts Thickers. If you've been following my blog for any amount of time,you may have realized that I use Thickers on EVERY thing! I love them. There are so many different fonts and textures and they are so easy to use.

In honor of my LOVE for Thickers Barb is having a special~ Buy 3 packs of American Crafts Thickers get 1 pack free. This special is good from Oct. 6th ~ Oct. 13. There are no codes this time. Simply order 3 of your favorite sets of Thickers and in the comments section of the order process put which one you would like for free. For the icing on the cake.....free shipping on orders over $50 before any discounts. There is a code for that one 4SP9HD. Then check out Christine's blog next Wednesday for a new special!

supplies ~
Paper ~ Kraft, Twilight (Pink Paislee)
Stamps ~ There She Goes Spooktacular Silhouttes
Ink ~ Palette Noir Black
Accessories ~ Basic Grey Buttons, American Crafts Thickers, scalloped edge punch, Twilight embellies.