Friday, August 31, 2012


Please let me start by saying that I had so much fun with my giveaway.  Thank you all for following my blog.  I plan to have a giveaway every month going forward so check back Tuesday to see what September's giveaway will be.  I can't promise they'll all be as big as this one was though.

Now, on to what you've been waiting for...the winners of the three paper giveaway boxes are:

Craftee Chic
I used to select the winners. 

Please email me at with your name and address.  These items will ship out next week.  You have two weeks to respond with your contact information.  Any unclaimed prizes will go in to the next month's giveaway.

I really hope the winners enjoy their prizes and I would love to see what you create!

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!  I pray you and your family have a blessed holiday.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Paper Flowers

I just saw this post at Pink Paislee and think its a great tutorial on making your own paper flowers.  They even include a PDF download.  If you decide to give it a try, let me know how your flowers turn out. 

Pink Paislee Paper Flowers

Paper Giveaway Final Days

It's getting down to the final days of the paper giveaway.  You have until the end of the month to become a blog follower which makes you eligible to win one of three sets of scrapbook papers and embellishments.  See the details at

Example of some of the papers in one of the boxes:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sketchers Design Team Call

You know that I adore sketches.  I think they make a wonderful starting point for creating a layout.  There is a new sketch site, Sketchers, which will have new sketches each week.  They are looking for design team members to interpret the sketches and make examples for others to use as inspiration. 

I've used their sketch and have included my interpretation below.  As I often do, I took the one page layout and turned it into a two page layout.

Please stop by their blog and enjoy my layout!!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Buttons and Pearls

I used another layout from iClassygirl.  I actually follwed this layout pretty close.  Since I was doing a more masculine page, I used buttons and pearls for my embellishments.  I often leave the button holes empty or tie twine through them.  I attended a class at CKC last year when we used brads in the button holes and I like that technique as well.  With this layout, I didn't want much bling and I wanted the focus to be on the pictures so i used the same pearls I was embellishing with in the button holes.  It was something just slightly differenct and quirky which I thought went well with the pictures.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Paper Giveaway Update

The blog is hosting a paper giveaway.  See the details at

I started getting the paper ready for the giveaway and things quickly got out of control :o)  I stopped counting at 75 sheets in each box.  I then decided that for some of the sets, I may as well give the matching embellishments with the papers.  I also decided that there may as well be some card stock to go along with the patterend papers.  Again, things quickly got out of control.  Each set is different, but I tried to spread the pages as evenly as possible.  I also took updated pics of one of the boxes.

There is still plenty of time to enter.  All you need to do is follow my blogby August 30th.  Good luck!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shave to Save Update

In May I donated some albums to a friend to help  her fundraising efforts for Shave to Save, an event to raise funds for Hope House which provides housing for patients and family members undergoing cancer treatment.  She was able to raise the funds needed to get her hair cut on stage.  A few months later and her hair is growing back by leaps and bounds. 

Way to go, Holly!!!

Disney Princesses

My daughter has outgrown Disney princesses, but I still love the happy feelings I get when I see them.  I took a Disney princess paper pad and combined it with a K & Company pastel pad to ceate these fun pages.  I also used my latest and greatest tools, my Lucky 8 punches. 

I went into my tool bin and pulled out an old cutting guide to create the Sleeping Beauty pages.  It's great to use older papers, embellishments, or tools to breath new life into your layouts.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Paper Giveaway

I go through my paper a few times a year and give away the paper I know I am not going to use.  This year is. no exception.  All you have to do is follow my blog by Thursday, August 30th, and you will be eligible to win.

I will randomly pick 3 winners to receive 50 sheets of 12"x12"paper each and I'll cover the postage.  I'm sorry, but I can't take requests.  This will be a random assortment of some of the sheets below.

The winner will be selected and posted Friday, August 31st.  GOOD LUCK!!!!!