January 29, 2010

LOVE is in the air...

Are you all done (or maybe not even started) on your valentines projects? Hopefully these ideas will inspire you just a bit. Paper Pals has a great selection of LOVE-ly valentines products this year!

Using the My Minds Eye "Be Loved" paper line, I created two different layouts.

And, the Making Memories "Love Struck" line is super cute too-- it was perfect for the Adornit wood LOVE banner you'll find hanging just inside the door of the store.

I've got more details about these projects that I'm getting ready to post on my blog. I don't want to be a "blog hog" here and post a whole pile of stuff... I know what great projects are being created (and will be posted soon) by the other DT gals!

But if you're really interested in more photos of these projects I've created with "Be Loved" and "Love Struck", visit me here! Over the next couple of weeks I will also share some other projects I've created recently and feature techniques I used. See you there!
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January 25, 2010

Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you for joining us for the blog hop! We're so glad you came to visit-- come back for more creative inspiration in the future!

And now, the long awaited announcement for the winner of the Design Team Kit!

Laura Dunning said...
fun, fun. I needed something to do today and this is it.

Laura, please contact us with your mailing address at the Paper Pals e-mail address (info@paper-pals.com) by Friday, Jan. 29 at 8 pm. If we don't hear from you, we will draw a new winner.

And if you entered to win on the other blogs on the hop, you can find a list of all the winners at noon on the Paper Pals blog.
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January 21, 2010

Someone's in the Kitchen ....

What a fun bunch of papers to play with. When I was first approached to do 'something' with this line I knew exactly who were going to be the stars, but to find the pictures ... let's just say I'd need a treasure hunt line of patterned papers to show that process! Lo, and behold ... I found them!!!

So without further adeiu (sp?) .... here is my Mom aka Honey in the kitchen ~

For Honey's (12x12) layout I used the Joy of Baking line from Moxxie and the journaling on the recipe card is Creative Imaginations. The rub-ons (Tradition, Yum Yum & Seasoned with Love) are also part of the Joy of Baking/Moxxie line. The fun part of the patterned paper is that both sides have designs --- aprons, polka dots, and cookie cutters (which will be on a card below). All cardstock is Bazzil.

The next star is my Missy baking cookies ....

Using the same line of patterned papers from Moxxie, I created this 8x8 layout of my Missy baking cookies. I had recently read that one way to 'use' up empty or white space in a picture is to add rub-ons, journaling or embellishments. I just didn't think the bottle of detergent looked too appealing in a baking layout, so I added the rub-ons (flour & sugar) from Moxxie. If you look closely you'll see Missy spelled out on the front of a few aprons. I like to use ribbon, buttons & staples on my layouts, so when there is an opportunity to get them on a layout I do ... and I did!

After playing around with the paper and trying different approaches I decided I'd want to give a recipe to someone on these scrumptious journaling cards, so I chose one of my favorite recipes Dump Cake aka "Better then S*x" cake, matted it, & framed it. Once it was in the frame (Ikea), I then tied some ribbon around the frame, added a few buttons and ta-daaah .... a wedding present or maybe a housewarming gift that could be tucked into a basket or baking with all the ingredients, a cute apron & pot holders.

This Cookie Swap Invitation went together pretty quick. I used a darker green cardstock, cut to 8 x 5-1/2. Scored it and then folded it in half. Inked the edges (I seem to do that to everything!). Cut two strips of patterned paper, one @ 5-1/2 x 2-3/4" & the second @ 5-1/2 x about 2" or alittle less (just enough to over lap), ink the edges and then using your adhesive, put them onto the cardstock. The rub-ons used are the Cookie Swap, rolling pin & dough, bowl with utensils & pot holder. The ric-rac was used to not only cover up the overlapping line, but to add some depth. The 'Sweet' heart was created using my Cuttlebug & the Sweet Heart embossing folder.

I can't wait to see what you do with these papers. I think they would be a great line to work with when making tags for bake sales, bridal showers, housewarming gifts and so much more.

Happy Scrapping!
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January 14, 2010

It's a Blog Hop!

It's a Blog Hop for YOU full of giveaways! The gals on Design Team here at Paper Pals in Pullman have joined up to host this hop starting today and ending on Monday, January 25th at 8 pm.

So, how can you win these great prizes? Make sure you leave a comment on this and all the blogs listed by 8 pm PST on Monday, January 25. Every stop has a different prize, so visit any or all locations and leave a comment to win! (One entry per person per blog. Winners will be selected at random.)

Angela's "Mom-e-Memoirs"
Kristy's "Kaydub"
Anita's "The Cory Connection"
Judy's "A Little of This, A Little of That"
Leah's "Confessions of a Scraplifter"
Suzy's "Life at the Big Red Barn"

AND... if you post a link to our blog hop on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or web site, you get a chance to win another prize! Let us know by leaving a comment at the Paper Pals store blog with a link to where you "advertised" us. You'll then get the chance to win a Cropper Hopper Photo Case!

So, on with it! What can you win here???

It's a Design Team kit by Angela Lenssen! She was recently published in Creating Keepsakes Magazine. The layout published was one she created for Design Team here at Paper Pals. (You can find in on page 18 of the February 2010 issue.) Angela has also created layouts with products in the kit you can win here, including Bazzill, American Crafts, Hambly and ribbon. Here's what you'll get:

And here are a couple of layouts that Angela created with the kit:

Comments qualifying to enter for prizes are open until Monday, January 25th at 8 pm PST. All winners will be posted on the Paper Pals Blog by Tuesday the 26th at noon. Giveaways available to persons at addresses within the continental United States.

Comment here and then hop on over to the other blogs! Have fun.
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January 11, 2010

Little Yellow Bicycle...

I had fun today with the new Little Yellow Bicycle valentine line! The papers are double-sided printed cardstock---just beautiful!!! It also comes with an adorable line of accessories (stickers, etc.)
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January 9, 2010

Basic Grey-Sugar Rush

I got to work with the Basic Grey Sugar Rush line. The sticker sheet is packed with stickers. I had a lot of leftover stickers when I was done. The paper made me think of Valentine's day and of course my daughter. Here are the cards.

I very rarely do 12x12 pages with one photo but this was one of my favorite photos and I wanted to show off more of this paper. I used blue,white, green and red card stock. The letters were cut out on the Cricut with the alphalicious cartridge. I used some red brads from Paper Pals and I covered some card stock with clear bubble stickers. The rest of the supplies are from the Basic Grey sugar rush line. I used white card stock and a strip of green card stock. I used a piece of red ribbon and the same brads as the above layout. The rest is from the Basic Grey sugar rush line. I was oohing and ahhing over the paper and stickers. I could have done a sticker sneeze since I really wanted to use every single sticker on the sheet. I had to operate a bit of control there. When you cut the strip off the bottom of the paper, that has the paper name on it, on the back is patterned paper. So I used that strip as one of my strips to look like ribbon.
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January 8, 2010

In the tub

I actually hadn't even thought of a layout when I posted the challenge. This is a scrap lift but now I can't find the magazine I lifted it from. I will post it when I find it. I just got my scrap drawer out, my black pen, my scissors, glue, embroidery floss and of course my pictures. It was hard for me not to get out the old circle cutter to make my circles perfect. In the end I like the way it turned out. I plan on doing the right side but I am working on my Basic Grey project right now. He He.
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More American Crafts-- Blue Skies

Do you ever start a layout and then halfway through it you realize it just isn't working?

That happened to me.

I posted here in December and promised a second layout using the American Crafts Blue Skies line. I just love the paper line, and had a fun idea to use 12 photos on one layout.

But it took a "girly" turn for a "boyish" layout. I had to start over. Hence, the extra time. I'm sure you've been waiting with baited breath... :)

Without further ado, here it is!

It has twelve 2x2 photos on it. For the mathematically challenged (like me)that's the equivalent of only two 4x6 prints!
Paper Pals has just the perfect striped ribbon to match the Blue Skies line. I just used itty bitty cutouts from the line plus the Remarks journaling sticker. Add in some Thickers sticker letters, a little doodling... and WHAMMO! Layout D-U-N.

I got this idea from a Jessica Sprague layout and ran with it. What event do you want to scrap that has a whole bunch of photos? Possibly the holidays? Try this out!

Paper Pals always carries the fabulous American Crafts products. Did you hear their recent news? It's a new collaboration between them (one of my favorite product lines) and Elizabeth Kartchner (one of my favorite designers). Read more about it here.

And the GRAND FINALE of my post... Design Team is getting ready for something BIG. And it means GIVEAWAYS for YOU. Want to learn more? Come back here for the fun on Thursday January 14th. And get more information about it at my blog, Mom-e-Memoirs.

See you next Thursday!
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January 6, 2010

Here is my challenge

I have been thinking of this one for a while. My challenge for the design team is to create a layout, card or other using your leftover scraps of card stock or pattern paper, white card stock, your scissors, glue, pen (your choice of color) and one other embellishment or tool of your choice. Create something using these 5 ingredients. I guess it would be 6 ingredients if you count the pictures. Now I need to get busy creating. Have fun.
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