Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Kit reveal at Paper Popsocles!!

So here is the full reveal, my friends! I got the "Loud Talker" kit this month, full of yummy Sassafras Lass, Pink Paislee, Jenni Bowlin and some bling, Shimmerz, felt flowers and chipboard. I LOVE the Amplify line from Sassafras! This paper speaks for itself, has so much vibrancy that you can add a photo, a few embellies and ta-da! A great layout. Head over to Paper Popsicles to see the full kit details,, and scroll down for the projects I made from it.

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Who likes candy???

Scrapbook "candy" that is! To win this great blog candy from Paper Popsicles, follow these four steps:

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Your name will be included in the drawing on October 10th for THIS!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

They are out!

Paper Popsicles has released pictures of the October kits. This is the kit I have been lucky enough to play with for the last few weeks and let me tell you, I have had a blast with it! The kit is called Loud Talker, which I love too!

Lots of Sassafras goodness in there, with a perfect addition of Pink Paislee, ZVA, BG Bling It, Jenni Bowling and some Creative Cafe. Oh, and don't forget the Shimmerz and the fun Buzz and Bloom chipboard that I used for a very fun altered project as an extra idea.

The other kits are full of scrappy goodness too and I probably would have bought them all to add to my own stash, but after seeing what the fantabulous Design Team made with these kits, there is no doubt I will be purchasing them. Sigh. I really may have to get a part time job to support this habit.

Just for fun, here is one last sneak peek at one of the projects I made with the Loud Talker kit.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

And a card sketch!?!?

Good grief, we are busy over at Paper Popsicles!! A layout sketch yesterday, a card sketch today and the Creepy Crawly Blog Stomp around the corner! Whew!

The uber-talented Amy Duff has posted a new card sketch on the PP blog today. Here it is and my version, using one of the cute Cheeky radish digital stamps from the PP store. Now, go play!

As promised!

Here is my version of this week's Paper Popsicles layout sketch. I HAD to do Halloween!! This LO is a combo actually. The sketch is Lynda's, the idea is from ScrapFit's workout #4, which is to use photos with no people in them and using some Cosmo Cricket. Here it is with one of my Halloween decorations and then without.

Oh! And didn't I promise something else yesterday? What was that again? Ugh, coffee hasn't kicked in yet. RIGHT!! A Paper Popsicles October kit sneak peek! How could I forget?

Head over to the Paper Popsicles blog to see more sneak peeks for the other wonderful kits Melissa has put together for October.

Friday, September 18, 2009

"Plastic" flower how-to

First you will need Shimmerz paint, paper flowers, a watermark pad, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, (known from here on as UTEE) and a heat gun. I also use my craft sheet and a tin roasting pan from the dollar store.

Paint the flowers with the Shimmerz, adding as many coats as desired. Let dry or use your heat gun to speed up the drying time.

Press the face of the flowers into the watermark coating them completely with the ink. Then cover the flower with UTEE.

Heat the flower up until the UTEE is melted. Let cool. For a more plastic look, repeat the watermark, UTEE and heating up process.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You have GOT to be kidding me!!!???!!

(Heavy sigh) Anyone ever clean Woolite off of a ceramic tile floor? Just curious, because stepping into my now very nice smelling kitchen would be risking your life. I started laundry and somehow, even though it was on the shelf at the top and the washer isn't "touching" the shelf, the bottle of Woolite decided to take a nose dive off and break, spilling the contents ALL OVER THE KITCHEN FLOOR! I had Woolite Lake. I mopped up as much as I could with towels, but it is like black ice in there. It looks okay, until you step on it and then you are doing a triple lutz that would make Michelle Kwan jealous.

I had every intention of deep cleaning the house today and tomorrow, but I really didn't need this kind of assistance. Oh, and this is the second time that the Woolite bottle and I have had a run in. The first one was the day I bought it and it slipped out of my hands in the parking lot. When I saw it floating in it's contents in the middle of my floor, I really wanted to throw it. Hard.

I just want to know, does this kind of stuff only happen to me?

Monday, September 7, 2009

So one of my first jobs as part of the Paper Popsicles DT was to create a layout from the sketch done by the talented Lynda Lindley. Here is my interpretation. I used Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup journaling spots and some letters and embellies from the June Paper Popsicle kit and added a mix of other letters (on and Pop) from my stash. The title is a play on "Hop on Pop" of course by the wonderful Dr. Seuss. If you would like to participate in the challenge, head over via the link to the right.

Other than that, it has been a productive weekend. I completed two layouts for next month's kit, the above layout and a card. I plan on heading back into the Hole to create some more. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Great news!! I made the design team at Paper Popsicles, a fantastic online retailer of scrapbooking yummies and a wonderful community of very talented crafters. So for the next few months, I have the chance to work with the team to create beautiful LOs, cards and altered items to hopefully inspire others.

Paper Popsicles runs a weekly card challenge on their blog. Every Wednesday, Amy Duff provides a new card sketch and then you have until the following Tuesday to post your version of it. Of course, you are entered for goodies from the store if your card is selected as that week's winner AND your card if featured on the blog for that week. Above is my interpretation of this week's sketch and I included the cute pumpkin boy from Paper Popsicles digital stamp designs by Cheeky Radish. So what are you waiting for? Get over there and get to entering!