Paper and Petals

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chemistry Blog Hop!

Hello again and welcome to the Chemistry 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 and start
hopping. You will also get all the deets on how to win your very own Chemistry set.

I have two cards for you today. I know you will totally fall in love with this set! I know
I did. I definitely could have kept playing with this one but I thought I stick with two so
I would have something to show you the rest of the month.


For my first card I used some pretty Pink Paislee papers and paired it with the tube full of hearts. This is probably my favorite image in this set...until I make something with another one of the many images and then that one will be my favorite LOL!

true love

My second card is simple! I played around with the hearts adding additional layers and
colors of stamped borders. Turns out it looked better just like this so I left it. It really didn't matter what I tried to add to this one I just kept taking things away LOL!

Thank you so much for stopping by again today! Every one of your
comments over the last few days has made me smile, so thank you!

Now head over to Maki's blog to keep on hopping!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ROFL Taglines Blog Hop!

Hi there and welcome to the ROFL Taglines blog hop! If you are joining me from
Jodi's blog then welcome! If not head on over to the TSG blog to start the hopping and
to find out how you can win your very on ROFL Taglines stamp set.


I used just a sentiment on this one because by the time I got the card all sorted out I didn't have any room to include the shoes! So I decided to highlight one of the funny sentiments included in this set. There are so many images and sentiments to choose from I actually had a hard time narrowing down which one to use! If I had had more time I probably could have busted out several more cards..but alas never enough time to do all the stamping I want! I actually had to give myself a pep talk today to get the bathrooms cleaned.

Thanks for all the nice comments on my post yesterday and for stopping by again today!
Head on over to Maki's blog to keep hopping!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TSG Aim For The Clouds Blog hop!

Hello and welcome! 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 start hopping and to get details on
how you can win your very own Aim For The Clouds set.

aim for the clouds

Every year at my kiddo's school the kindergarten class hosts the Pony Express. They hop on some stick ponies and deliver happy mail to the students. It's a fun tradition and I usually send my kids more than one love note with a little treat attached. These are the first two that I'll send. I thought these cute hot air balloons would be perfect for both of them!

On a happy note....when I asked my daughter if she wanted to buy her valentines or have me make them, she looked at me like I was crazy and said "I want you to make them, of course...unless you don't want too. Do you want to? I can help." Do I want to make them? HA! like I would have bought them even if she wanted me too. :)

Thanks for stopping by today. Head on over to Maki's blog to keep on hopping!

supplies ~
stamps~ There She Goes Aim For The Clouds
paper~ Basic Grey Sugar Rush, Pink Paislee Cupid
ink ~ palette noir black
accessories~ copic marker

september calendar page {embellish-online}

sept 10

September's page featuring Cosmo Cricket Earth Love from Embellish-Online.
I do have the rest of the calendar done but had to get it up on the wall so I could start using it. So I have not photographed them yet but will as soon as I get a chance!

On another note we have a fun new release week planned for There She Goes clear stamps!
The blog hopping and sneak peaks start tomorrow!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

july's page.

july 10

aug 10

Here are my July and August calendar pages.
July's page features American Crafts Letterbox collection and August features Cosmo Crickets The Boyfriend collection. Both are available at my favorite online scrapbooking shop, Embellish-Online. The current special is free shipping with a $50 order and the code to use at checkout is 4SP9HD .

And since I've been sharing photos I can't post with out one. Here is a shot from Jordan's first time on ice skates.

jordan ice skating

Tuesday, January 19, 2010



I wish I would have gotten my nephew in this shot. I just love the goofy
look Jack is giving Jayden. He totally had him cracking up!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

a new favorite


I might have mentioned a time or two that I'm taking an online photography class. It's been a while since I had any instruction and I just love the way Karen Russell shoots photos of her family. So I'm taking the class and already getting some good results!

This picture was an attempt at a candid shooting assignment. My dear daughter, however apparently like to pose so this is as good as it got for a candid. It is however one of my new all time favorite photos so I had to share. Which has inspired me to share more. So you'll be seeing some more of my photography on here from time to time.

Friday, January 15, 2010

june's page

june 10

here you go with another calendar page! (hope you're not getting sick of them)
The papers are from Scenic Route (the halloween collection I think?). It came in a box of goodies I got for having a layout published a while back. I haven't scrapped any of Jack's baseball pictures so it was fun to do this one...kind of inspired me to do a few more or at least to want to do a few more.

I'm taking Karen Russell's online photography course and it's sucking up all my time (in a good way!) so I haven't done a ton of scrapping lately! And then I took the day off to have coffee and see a movie with a friend. We saw It's complicated and it was a hoot. I also got carded when I bought my tickets...I'm 35 people and they carded me for an R movie! I get carded ALL THE TIME but this one takes the cake!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

march, april and may

march 10

april 10

may 10

here are a few more pages for my lovely calendar... lovely meaning it will soon be lovely but it is not so lovely as I spend all my free time doing it!

products used: Pink Paislee and Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend . Available at Embellish-Online

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

TSG Treemendous Love!

treemendous love

I think that this tree in the Treemendous mini set might be one of my favorite trees ever! It's beautiful and makes a statement and paired with Cosmo's Earth Love papers it makes for a fun card! I had been doing a fair amount of scrapbooking (yes I'm still working on that darn calendar!) and decided to play around with my stamps for a bit. I really need to do it more often because this one cardtook me ALL DAY! Not even joking.

I do have most of the calendar done and will start sharing it tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

garden of friends

garden birthday

I actually had time today to participate in the Splitcoast sketch challenge. Fun stuff I tell ya! I should have been working on my calendar though. Anyways....I used the new TSG set Garden of Friends. It's so beautiful! Perfect for a last minute birthday card if I do say so myself! I promised more Sugar Rush and I delivered! Isn't it pretty? That's all I've got for you today...not to chatty I guess. Must get to the kiddos school for some volunteering. Have a great day.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

feb 2010

Slowly but surely I'm getting these calendar pages done...more slowly than anything though. This is February's page! It does, however feature the oh so lovely Basic Grey Sugar Rush. LOVE IT! Basic Grey was first love....paper love that is LOL and I've sort of been cheating on them for some time now with all the amazing paper companies that are out there! I even hesitated buying this Sugar Rush cause I thought I probably won't use it...I am so glad I did! I have only made this one little page out of it but I was dreaming up valentines cards as I was gluing things down. I seriously {heart} this paper! Maybe I'm going crazy cause my kids haven't gone back to school yet, maybe it's the fact that I haven't scrapped in over a month.

Who knows but I'm glad I bought it and used it! Here is a link if you need to get some for your self. Sugar Rush . There is also a free shipping deal right now with all orders over $50. Don't know about you but I love free shipping. Here's the code too so you don't haveto go looking for it! 4SP9HD

Oh and the name of the store is Embellish-It Scrapbooking.

Friday, January 1, 2010

stampbook saturday

january 10 calendar

This is my January calendar page. Unfortunately, it is the only page
I have done so far for my 2010 calendar! I know...I need to get to work. I'm
back in the groove though and will get it done very soon. For details on this page
please visit the TSG blog for my Stampbook Saturday post.

supplies ~
stamps ~ Stick Together There She Goes
paper ~ su kraft, cosmo cricket jolly by golly
embellishments ~ american crafts Regards Thickers, cosmo chip stickers

Happy New Year!

snowflake thank you

This has to be quick today as I'm headed out the door for some good food and family time! I hope the New Year is off to a fabulous start for all of you out there in blog land.

I used my favorite TSG set for this one...Stick Together. There are just so
many fun things you can do with these snowflakes! Look for them again on
Saturday on my Stampbook Saturday page.