Thursday, November 19, 2009

Catch Up Time!

Sorry I have been neglecting the blog lately! But I am back with a whole bunch of things!

First off I did the My Mind's Eye blog challenge this month, and had so much fun using the fabulous sketch!

Next up is the Paper Popsicles blog card sketch. Another great one by Tricia!
And my card using some of my favorite My Mind's Eye Christmas paper!

Then there is the Paper Popsicles Thursday Layout sketch by Lynda this week.
And here is my take of the sketch using some Sassafrass paper.
{I just LOVE the smile on his face}

And here is my layout from last week's sketch. Some more My Mind's Eye! Are you noticing a trend yet??????

And then here are a couple layouts I did for an online crop Scraptacular had last week! It was a GREAT kick start to get back into scrappy mode!
{Yes you're right that IS more My Mind's Eye! I have pulled out my stash and I am actually using it! I never want to use my favorite paper, but after a couple pieces got bent corners I decided I better start before it gets ruined!}

Well I hope you have enjoyed the eye candy and I hope to see you play along with the Paper Popsicles sketches!



Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Porch Lights are ON for the CREEPY, CRAWLY Blog STOMP!!!

Welcome to Paper Popsicles' second blog hop, our CREEPY, CRAWLY, Blog STOMP! Today, we hope that as you go around to each of our creative team member blogs, you will find inspiration, some tricks, and perhaps some TREATS! If you stumbled upon my blog from Cassie's blog GREAT!!! You are on the right track! If you stumbled upon my blog and wish to play along, please start at the Paper Popsicles' blog.

Our porch lights are now on! As you move from one blog to the next, you will collect a TREAT (a word). Gather all the treats to make a ghoulish saying and email your phrase to Melissa at For your efforts, you will be entered into a RAK to win a fantastic prize—The Loud Talker Kit from October!!!!

Please leave a comment on EVERY blog during our stomp....otherwise you might miss out on some other free treats!!!! OH, I almost forgot! Paper Popsicles is screaming with great deals today. 25% off everything in the store and 50% off all clearance! October 10th only.

And now I want to share with you MY ghoulish surprises!

First up is this cute treat bag! I found this paper mache "box" as it was called on the tag in the Christmas aisle in Hobby Lobby. I used the SUPER fun Fancy Pants Halloween paper from the Paper Popsicles store and some Mod Podge to cover the "box". I then sanded the edges and used a combo of Orange Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Ink to ink the edges. The border across the top is actually the Fancy Pants border sticker also available in the Paper Popsicles store! Next I used this SUPER fun digital ghost image by Cheeky Radish and enlarged him to the size of a piece of 8.5" x 11.5" paper. (With a little turning of the image you can get him this large) I then cut a piece of My Mind's Eye Halloween paper to 8.5" x 12" and printed the ghost directly onto the paper. I cut the ghost out, outlined his mouth and eyes with a black glaze pen, and when the ink was dry lightly sprayed the ghost with Pearl Glimmer Mist to give him a little sparkle. Once the ghost was dried I attached him to the front of the "box" and raised the arms with 2-3 foam squares stacked on top of each other. I added 1 foam square under the tail and curled the end of his tail around a pencil to make it pop off the "box".
Here is a close to see a little of the sparkle
And since Hallowen is one of my favorite holidays I have one more quick and simple project for you today! For this treat bucket I purchased the tin Halloween pail in the dollar section of Target. I used my trusty Zip Dry and added Creative Cafe ric rac to the top and bottom of the pail as well as on the handle. I then used cute digital images from Cheeky Radish for the front embellishments that I colored with Copic markers and attached with pop dots. And there you have it a quick simple pail to fill with some yummy treats and give to your favorite trick or treaters!
I guess you want your other treat too? The treat on my blog is FUN

Not enough treats you say?? Do I hear you begging for some more??? OK I am going to give you ANOTHER FUN treat!! TODAY ONLY you can have this adorable ghost image from Cheeky Radish for FREE!!!! Just right click on him and save the image to your computer, then have FUN creating all kinds of FUN things with the image! edited to add: Guess what??? This little cutie ghost is going remain a freebie!!! YUP! Paper Popsicles and Cheeky Radish have agreed to keep it a FREEBIE!!! BUT you better go check out teh store and go grab up some more of the adorable Cheeky Radish images!! Click here to be taken to the images!

Now that you have been scared into the season, don’t forget to leave me a comment, then head over to Lora's blog next!

1. Tricia

2. Lynda

3. Cassie

4. Valerie <---- YOU ARE HERE

5. Lora <--- GO HERE NEXT

6. Carol

7. Amy

8. Jen

9. Robyn



Friday, October 9, 2009

Its FRIDAY!!!!

And that means its time for another Friday FREEBIE at Paper Popsicles!!! Look how cute this little guy is!

Sorry I haven't used him yet, but don't for get to make something with him and then show us on Monday! So head on over to the Paper Popsicles blog and follow the directions for your FREE image!

DON'T FORGET tomorrow is the BIG BLOG HOP!!!! So make sure to go to the Paper Popsicles blog tomorrow and play along! PS I'll give you a hint....SHHHHH DON'T tell on me, but there will be MORE FREE images to collect on your way!

Oh yeah and while we are talking about how cool Paper Popsicles is, they are holding auditions once again for guest designer, and guess what!!?? There are 3 different guest designer spots to try out for! Here's the info:

We are looking for 3 Guest Designers for NOVEMBER!! A digital stamp guest designer, a shaped card template guest designer and a product guest designer. Interested??? Here are the specifics on each. Digital Stamp Designer:You will be given 5 digital stamp images to work with. We would like 1 used in a layout and the others as cards or tags or used on an altered item. You will be supplied with the digital images only. Guest Designer: You will receive goodies from the store to use for creating a minimum of 3 layouts. Materials will be from different manufacturers but will coordinate so you can mix and match. Shaped Card Template Designer: You will be given 5 shaped card templates to work with. We want each template to be made into a card. You will be supplied with the digital file for the shaped card templates only. Your interested?? This is what to do to apply:1. You'll need to send us at least 3 samples of your best work. 3 digitals from our store or elsewhere to apply for the digital stamp guest designer. 3 layouts with supplies from our store or elsewhere for the Guest Designer. 3 cards with supplies from our store or elsewhere for the shaped card template designer. 2. You need to be active in the community….so get chatting…we want to see what you are all about…. 3. You need to be active in the gallery….show us your stuff….leave some love... If you don't have an album let us know and it will be made for you.
4. Send your entries to
You have until the October 31st at midnight to complete these steps if you would like to be considered. So...what are you waiting for....get busy!!! For the digital stamp and shaped card template we welcome ALL TO APPLY! We are accepting applicants from the U.S. & Canada only for the Guest Designer. The winner will be selected from those that satisfy the requirements and will be contacted after November 1st. Questions:

Well off to finish preparing for the blog hop! ; )



Thursday, October 8, 2009

OK Its a BIG one today!!!

Where shall I start first?

OK- so DON'T forget that the Paper Popsicles Creepy Crawly Blog Stomp is this weekend!

There are going to be some FANTASTIC projects, give aways, freebies and the grand prize winner is going to win the "Loud Talker" from this month! So make sure you come and play Saturday!

Yesterday was my day to post on the Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs blog, so make sure go on over and check out my projects! They will help get you ready for Halloween!

So now I bring you the Paper Popsicles card sketch of the week by Tricia!
And here is my fun Halloween card using the sketch!

Next up is the Thursday layout sketch by Lynda!

And I had fun using the Fancy Pants kraft paper line to create this layout of Nicholas enjoying baby food! (YES I STILL have LOTS of baby pictures to be scrapped still!)Next up on my LONG list today...I never posted about my publication this month! I can't believe I did that!! I had a layout published in the October issue of!!!! You can view my article here! I was SOOO very excited to get another layout published!!

So how did you spend World Card Making Day??? I went over to the LSS Craft Fancy and picked up some supplies, and made this adorable card at their free make and take! It was so easy and fun to make!

I also made a ton of cards on Friday night at the crop at Hannah's! I had fun hanging out with Robin and going crazy with ALL the new products they had to buy! Here are my cards I made!

And speaking of Robin can you please keep her in your prayers, she went into preterm labor on Sunday at 27 weeks. Her little girl needs to relax and stay put for a LONG time yet!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Its World Card Making Day!!!!!

I hope I find you happily creating away!!! Need a little inspiration? Looking for some new ideas? Want to win some scrappy goodness? Then head on over to Paper Popsicles and check out ALL the FUN!!!

And here is a link to my tutorial! Make sure you come and play along!
Happy Card Making!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Friday!!!!

Well everyone's favorite Friday Freebie is back at Paper Popsicles!!! Check out this cute image!!

And of course a fun example!

Now hurry on over to the Paper Popsicles blog to get the info and tell Melissa you would like your FREE image today!

And DON'T FORGET tomorrow is World Card Making Day and on the Paper Popsicles Message Board we will be having a special forum FULL of Fun ideas, inspiring eye candy, and prizes too! Make sure to go and find my fun tutorial!!

Well its about time to go get the little people and then its off to crop at my favorite LSS Hannah's tonight!!! : )


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How About... early release of the October Paper Popsicles kits???? Yes the kits were revealed and are for sale already!!! And you better HURRY these are TOO GOOD to last long!! Just look!!
Main Kit
Mini Kit
Mini Kit

Card Kit

I worked with the SUPER FUN October digital image kit and look at some of the fun things I created with the images!

Be sure to head on over to the store and get yours, as well as check out the FABULOUS creations the Design Team has made with the kits!

And today is Wednesday and you know what that means!!!! A new sketch is up on the Paper Popsicles blog, and this week you can win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Paper Popsicles store!!!! Without further ado here is this week's sketch!

And here is my take on the sketch! Which by the way was Tricia's first card sketch-WOO- HOOO!!!! : )

Well it is a GORGEOUS fall day today and I am going to go and take advantage of the sun and get some more pics taken before we are stuck in the gloom for the next few days!

Don't forget to join us at Paper Popsicles on Saturday for some FUN stuff for World Card making day!!



Saturday, September 26, 2009

HOW Could I forget???!!!

Today was the day that my LO's were being published in Scrapbook News and Review!!!! This is their grand re-opening weekend so this weekend only you can see the e-zine for FREE!!! So head on over and sign up for the FREE issue! Here is a link to my LO's I don't know if it'll work, (I found I have to click on the printer button in the upper left hand corner to make the whole article appear) I could only find three LO's so far.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ready for A New Sketch?

Its that time at Paper Popsicles! And this week you can win a $10.00 gift certificate to the store where Melissa has just added some AWESOME Jenni Bowlin, mini letters, Fancy Pants Halloween paper, Sassafrass Montrosity, Basic Grey Bling, plus MUCH MORE!! So let's see what you do with this cute card sketch!

And here is my card that I made with the sketch!

We are VERY busy at Paper Popsicles cooking up some fun things to do! So make sure to stop by the Message board on World Card Making Day October 3rd for some fun and inspiring ideas!
And on October 10th we are going to be having a Halloween blog hop! It is going to be SOO much fun with all kinds of Halloween eye candy, and of course LOTS of prizes as well! And if you head on over to the Paper Popsicles blog there is some blog candy available for spreading the work about the the blog stomp!

And while we are talking Halloween here is my monster shape card from Paper Popsicles I promised.

I covered the body with flocking and used alcohol ink to dye him the green color, and his legs are distressed Stickles. (One important tip: if you are going to do this either print or trace him onto THICK paper! He was too warped and flimsy to stand on his own when I was done) I stitched his mouth with embroidery floss and added the fun googly eyes! Since he was too flimsy to be a shape card I used some acrylic pieces from Midnight Oil to create a fun acrylic card instead! I used my newly purchased Big Bite to punch my holes and some DoodleBug ric rac to to tie it together! Sorry you can see a reflection in the 2nd pic, but its drizzling again so I can't get a new pic!

Now head on over to the sites, get your supplies and create one of your own!



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