Thursday, December 31, 2009

NEW YEAR'S SALE!!!!

Happy 2010! I'd like to start the NEW YEAR with a HUGE sale! We've got to make room for all the BRAND NEW product coming out the end of January! (PS - Have I mentioned yet that I am attending CHA in Anaheim, California, the end of January? Yep, that's right, I will get to see in person ALL the new stuff that's going to end up in our kits! And YOU will get exclusive sneak peeks because I'm bringing my camera!)

Anyway, not to get side-tracked on that topic, but I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!!! So, on to the sale information:

The sale starts NOW and will continue on through Monday, January 4th at midnight. The sale includes ALL past kits (excluding Oct-Dec 2009) and past add ons. KITS ARE JUST $15.00 EACH! This is a steal-of-a-deal!!! All past add-ons are 60% off.

Shipping is $7.50 for one kit or for $10, I can fit up to 5 kits in a flat rate box. If you are a current subscriber, I am happy to send your sale kits with your January kit for just $3 extra. International customers: shipping will be based on location.

Email me at info@paperposies.com to reserve your kits.

Happy shopping and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that 2010 brings you much happiness!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

January 2010 Kit

Check out this kit of scrappy goodness!!!!!



I am in love with these Lily Bee tulle flowers! They're SOOOO gorgeous! There's so much fun, happy paper to work with this month and some great embellishments to add dimension to your projects. I just love the color combination in this kit. I hope you do too!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Are you ready for the New Year?

January's kit reveal is this afternoon! We can hardly wait to show what the new year has to offer at Paper Posies! Give yourself a gift and sign up for a subscription today at Paper Posies! You don't want to miss this month's fabulous kit!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Challenge Catch Up - Week of November 30th Challenge

Hello ladies!!! Since we just had Thanksgiving and the holiday season is upon us, I'm feeling like I need to get in the spirit of Christmas. So here's my way of spreading a little cheer: instead of posting a new challenge today, I want to give you the opportunity to have another week to upload your creations to the gallery for this month's challenges and thus MORE opportunities to win a fabulous Paper Posies prize! Look back through all of this month's challenges, pick the ones you haven't done yet, and do them this week!!!! That's right, I'm opening ALL the challenges back up until Sunday, December 6th at 11:59pm PST ! If we get more than a dozen entries, I'll pick TWO winners to receive a prize packet!!!!! :D

Upload your creations to the November 09 Challenge section in the gallery on the Paper Posies message board. If you're not signed up, do so via the website www.paperposies.com. Email me at info@paperposies.com and I'll get you approved for the message board as soon as I receive your email.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday Sale Reminder...

This is just a reminder that Paper Posies Black Friday Sale will begin at 12:01am PST on Friday, November 27th and will end Saturday, November 28th at 11:59pm PST.

Scroll down to the November 23rd post for details. Kits will ship in plenty of time to be received before the holiday rush begins.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

December Kit Reveal

Just a quick note to let you know that December's kit has been released. I hope you love all the October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, and KI Memories (to just mention a few) GOODIES!!!!! Check it out for yourself:



Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

BLACK FRIDAY SALE AT PAPER POSIES!!!

Paper Posies is having its first-ever Black Friday sale!!!!! You won’t want to miss out on these deals- just in time for Christmas or splurge on yourself!

Here’s the deal:

YOU GET FREE SHIPPING ON ALL BLACK FRIDAY SALE ORDERS!!!! Our Black Friday sale includes all available kits (December kit excluded) for the following GREAT DEALS:

1 kit: $30
2 Kits: $55
3 Kits: $75
4 Kits: $90

Available past Add-Ons are also for sale: take 40% off the listed price and receive FREE SHIPPING (with purchase of a past kit).

Sale starts at 12:01am PST Friday, November 27th and ends Saturday, November 28, 11:59pm PST.

Please email Michele at info@paperposies.com to place your order. Please put “Black Friday Sale” in the heading. First come, first served. Don’t wait too long - once the kits are gone, they’re gone!!!!

Happy Shopping! Happy Holidays!

*****Pre-order available for all current, subscribing Paper Posies customers: You may email me anytime before the sale officially begins to reserve the kits you'd like to purchase in conjunction with this sale.*****

Monday, November 16, 2009

Creating with the November 09 kit

By now I'm guessing that most of you have received your November Paper Posies kit, right? Have you delved into it yet? We'd love to see your creations over on the PP message board and gallery. Hop on over and share what you've been creating this month with us. Also, there are weekly challenges presented and for every one you participate in, you have a chance to win a fabulous PP monthly prize!

I had plenty of scraps left over after creating four layouts with it and decided I needed to do another one! One of my favorite ways to use scraps is to layer strips of different patterned papers. Michele has a gift of picking out wonderful combinations of different manufacturer's patterned papers that all go together, so I like to celebrate that! I did pull some leftover alpha stickers from my stash for the title, but other than that, everything is from the November kit:
I also had some of the fun BG Woolies left over and wanted to use one on a card. I couldn't figure out what kind of greeting to use on this, so decided to just leave it as-is and then I'd be free to use it for any occasion! It's a simple card, but sometimes simple is the best option. :)


Okay, your turn! Show us what you've been creating!

3-2-1 Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm bringing you all this week's challenge! The holidays are upon us. In fact, I hate to admit this but I was surprised to see turkeys in the grocery store last week until I stopped and thought about - duh. Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! I guess it IS time to buy that turkey and prepare for the Christmas bonanza that follows, huh?!

So, in honor of the upcoming holidays, I'm doing a countdown layout challenge of sorts. A 3-2-1 challenge!

Here's what you need to do:

Use the following on your ONE layout:
THREE - different patterned papers
TWO - different alphabets
ONE - ribbon
(any other items are okay to use too as long as the above items are included)

Also, remember to use a Paper Posies kit. I used the November 09 kit for my sample, but any Paper Posies kit will do. :)

And one more thing - you have until Sunday, November 22nd to load your creation into the PP gallery and link us to it on the challenge thread.

I can't wait to see what you all create! Have fun!

For my layout I used three patterned papers, two alphas and one ribbon - all from the PP Nov. 09 kit:

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Monday challenge hosted by this month's Guest Designer, Amanda Probst!

This week's challenge is brought to us by our fabulous November Guest Designer Amanda Probst!

"My challenge for this week is to create a list of things you're thankful for (this being the month of Thanksgiving and all). I created this layout for my own Lists of Me album that I've been keeping this year. I complete a list each week about random things. This week, it's about things I'm thankful for right now."

Here's Amanda's take on her challenge using the November Paper Posies kit


What an inspiring challenge! I know I can think of alot of things I am really thankful for right now!
We are so pleased to have Amanda designing with us this month! Be sure and check out her amazing artwork in our Design team Gallery and check out her Bio posted here.

For this challenge please use any Paper Posies kits for this week's challenge and upload your creations to the gallery by 11:59PST Sunday, November 15th.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday Challenge November 2nd - Alter it!

Oh Happy Day! It's time for another Monday Challenge! This week's challenge is all about altering something simple into something beautiful. Most craft and hobby stores have fantastic wood pieces for only $1! I got this little bird house for just that. Add a little paint, some patterned paper and bling and VOILA!


You've got an adorable altered project to display in your home or craft space.


Now you don't have to alter a bird house like I did, your project can be a picture frame, box, or one of your past Paper Posies alterable kit projects! Since kits are shipping soon you'll have til November 29th to load your project to the November gallery! Have fun! I can't wait to see your projects.

Monday, October 26, 2009

PAINT Challenge - Week of October 26th

Happy Monday, Ladies! I hope this week finds you all ready to participate in yet another FUN Paper Posies challenge!!! I received my inspiration for this weeks challenge while flipping through October's Creating Keepsakes Magazine. I found a layout using PAINT and thought since I'd never tried that before, I'd give it a whirl.

So my challenge to you is to use PAINT on your LO, card, project... Sound like fun?!!!!! I found my paint at Walmart in the crafting section for just 47 cents. So, if you don't have any lying around, there's a good place to try.



Come join us on the message board to participate in the challenge!
Feel free to use ANY Paper Posies kit(s) for this challenge.
Please have your creation(s) posted by 11:59PST Sunday, November 1st.
HAVE FUN!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

November's Kit and Add On Reveal

It's the day you've all been waiting for - November Kit Reveal Day!!!! I hope that you love it as much as I do! This kit is PERFECT for Fall - with browns, pinks, oranges, a little blue... it's been so fun to work with! I've had my eye (okay, so maybe both eyes - LOL) on this BoBunny line since I first started getting sneaks of it this summer. Mix in a little My Little Yellow Bicycle, Prima, Basic Grey, and wa-lah, here's what we've got:



**We are currently SOLD OUT of our November kits, so if you'd like me to add you to the wait list for December's kit (if you're not a current member), PLEASE email me ASAP (info@paperposies.com). From past experience, December kits go fast!

For this month's add on, I decided a little more Prima and BoBunny just HAD to be had. There's just a few add ons left, so let me know if you want one right away (email me at info@paperposies.com).



Make sure to check out the fantastic Design Team creations using the November kit by going to the website www.paperposies.com, then clicking on the "Idea Gallery" tab. You'll also see work from our talented Guest Designer, Amanda Probst!





Thursday, October 22, 2009

November sneak

Hi everyone! I've been creating with the November kit and thought I'd throw a little sneak peak out to you. It's absolutely perfect for fall. . . but since I live in Arizona and don't experience too many fall days, I've been using it for vacation and other misc. photos, so don't count those out too!

Here's just a peak of what I finished up last night:

Any guesses as to what you have to look forward to in this kit? It's absolutely gorgeous. If you aren't a subber, be sure and snatch one up when they go on sale, as it's a MUST HAVE!






Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

October kit!


I hope you all have had a chance to dig into your October Paper Posies kits and do a little creating! This kit is perfect for fall layouts and cards, but also works for everyday pictures too! And don't forget about the possibilities with altered projects!

I got a chance to play with the kit a little bit this week and put together this layout. What you may not realize is this picture was taken at Christmas, with the kids standing next to the tree! I was able to crop most of it out and make the photo b&w so it wouldn't be so obvious. :)



Stop on by the message board and gallery and show us what you've been working on! We'd love to see it!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

10/12/09 Challenge - all about me!

This weeks challenge is all about a few of MY favorite things! Here's what they are:

1. Journaling Strips. I use journaling strips on A LOT of my pages. It just seems to be a little more interesting than just a big block of paper with writing on it, yet it gives you ample amount of space to journal. AND it doesn't cover up page as much as a journaling block, letting the eye see the flow of the page design better. Also, it's a nice way to use up those small scraps!

2. Border Punches. I am totally in love with border punches right now. I just love the little extra something they give! There are lots of different one to choose from - zig zags, scallops, stamped edge, waves, etc. Fiskars, EK Success and Martha Stewart all make border punches, and I have collected a handful of my favorite ones!

3. Pop Dots. I love a little dimension in my pages, whether that be a few chunkier embellies or pop-dotting a picture or a few embellishments. I mostly use Glue Dot pop dots a lot or the white squares/circles by EK Success.



So, as you may have guessed, the challenge this week is to include my three favorite things on a layout. If you don't have a border punch, just get creative with a border. Do something to it to make it more interesting! Don't forget to use any Paper Posies kit and load your creation to the gallery (and link us here) by next Sunday, October 18th - midnight PST.

Here's a layout with all three of my favorite things to give you a little inspiration. I used the October '09 kit, but added a few items from the September kit. :)



















Good luck everyone - and have fun!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Preorder NOW for the 2010 Mini Calendar class (makes great Christmas gifts!)

I am soooo excited to let you in on something that our very own altered project gal, Shemaine, and I have been working on! We are going to do a 2010 Mini Calendar class to help you get your Christmas "shopping" done early!!!

Here's a sneak peek sample of what we've got coming up (samples from Maya Road):





Isn't it gorgeous?????

So here are the details: Each kit is $12 and you will receive a kit containing a 4x4 Maya Road clear acrylic calendar stand with chipboad pages and a package of Maya Road 2010 calendar rubs. Here's the fun part: When you order your kit(s), you will receive step by step instructions, pictures, and ideas in order to quickly and easily complete your calendar(s). Here's the best part: You get to choose whatever paper, embellishments, etc you want to use, specifically picked out for whoever you're planning on giving it to (may I suggest parents, grandparents, grown children, best friends, and of course one for yourself!). I can ship these with your November kits to save on shipping. Depending on how many you order, I will just charge the shipping difference to put everything in a flatrate box ($3).

Doesn't this sound like FUN???!!!!!! I've already got my list started - I know what ALL the grandparents are getting for Christmas this year. hehehe!

I am going to try to place an order by the beginning of next week so that we can have this class the beginning of November. So PLEASE send me an email at info@paperposies.com and give me your preorder by Sunday, October 11th. You don't need to pay for these now, I will charge you when I send them, but I'd like to get a count so I know how many I should order.

Thanks and I'll look forward to hearing from you!

Autumn Decor Challenge by October Guest Designer, Lisa Dickinson

It has been a pleasure having Lisa Dickinson guest design with Paper Posies for the month of October! If you haven't already, check out her absolutely amazing creations in the DT gallery. Lisa brings us this week's challenge:

Hey Everyone! In celebration of the cool fall weather we've been having lately, I'm challenging you to make some sort of fall decor! I used the pumpkin chipboard mini from the kit, along with some paper scraps, ribbon, and flowers to create a little autumn banner:



Hope you'll join in and share your creations with us! Lisa


Ladies, you have until the end of October to participate in this challenge! Join us over on the message board (access via the website) to join in the great FUN!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Winners, winners, winners!!!

Congratulations to Vicki Tunnell, who won the Paper Posies prize packet for the September challenges! Thank-you to all who participated - it's always fun to see what wonderful creations you come up with. If you haven't participated with us yet, come on over and sign up on the message board (access via our website). We post a new challenge every Monday for lots of creative FUN!

Congratulations to Sharyn Carlson who won the "We've Begun Blogging" competition! Thanks to all of you who signed up to receive blog updates - I'm glad you won't miss anything!

Have a great Tuesday!


Monday, September 28, 2009

October kit is up! Plus, check out the Halloween Add On!

Can you believe it's just a few days until October already? Check out Paper Posies' October kit - full of lots of fun goodies!



In celebration of Halloween, I've created an add on all about this holiday! It's just $20 and will ship for free with your main kit (for US customers; international customers, shipping may be slightly higher). Email me at info@paperposies.com to reserve your's. I just have a few left, and when they're gone, they're gone!



Happy Autumn!



Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday challenge posted at Paper Posies

Hi friends! I'm stopping by to tell you about this week's challenge at Paper Posies! We know you've got some scraps left over from all your fabulous layouts so grab that scrap bin and create a card for this week's challenge and find a card making technique that you've never tried before and apply it to the challenge.
I thought it would be fun to try stamping on cork board and created this card with my image.



For my second card I chose a larger stamp from the new Cling line at Hero Arts and added scraps from the September kit I had left over.

I stamped the image on the cork board and sprinkled embossing powder over the image and then heat embossed it. I was also able to color in my image on the cork board easily with regular ink pens. Then I cut out the design. On the large flower I also used glossy accents to add texture. This card took me 20 minutes to create and then about 30 minutes for the glossy accents to dry.


We hope you'll join us for this week's challenge. You can use any Paper Posies kit for the challenges. Upload your cards to the Sept challenges gallery here. Every challenge you complete earns you a ticket that's entered in our monthly challenges drawing. You could win a fun prize from Paper Posies!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September kit ideas

Hi everyone! It's MaryAnn again. Have you all received your September kit? I hope so! Do you love it?

I played with the September kit a little more this last week and have a couple more projects to share with you. I really liked the combination of papers this month and wanted to see if I could use most all of them on this layout. I found a sketch I liked from Ally Cope's So Sketchy blog and knew they'd be perfect for what I was hoping to do!

For this first layout, I used an old picture of my son - he was just barely 4 in this picture and is now 13! The picture had been sitting out since he used it for a school project last May and I kept looking at it, remembering how cute he was! Of course he's a teenager now and although he's still cute, it's just not the same. :) Here it is:


Everything on it is from the September 09 kit except the string, the button and the little heart embellie. I was thrilled I was able to use scraps of all the papers I had left from this kit!

When I made this layout I cut lots and lots of squares to have plenty of options. I hated to see them go to waste. . . I knew a card was in order! I found another sketch I liked from Ally, used my left over squares, added some ink and stitching and wa-laa! I came up with this fun little card!


Thanks for taking a peak at my projects. We'd love to see what you've been doing with this month's kit, so stop on by and share them with us in the gallery. Also, remember that there is ALWAYS a challenge going on, so come on over and play too!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekly challenges -come play along!

So, do you all know that over on the Paper Posies Forum, we're posting a new challenge each and every Monday? Yeah, we are! And for every challenge you participate in, you get your name thrown into a hat for a chance to win a monthly prize. Michele's very generous with the monthly challenge prizes, so it's definitely worth playing along! Last month we had a fun variety of challenges: A customized sketch, an "all about me" challenge, a thank you card challenge, a recycling challenge and a fun pillow box tutorial. I thought you all might like to see some of the fun entries from August!

From Kandlelady (pillowbox tutorial):


From Barb(recycling challenge):


From Benita (all about me challenge):


From Sharyn (all about me):



From Marion (sketch challenge):


From Guiguilou (sketch challenge):


From Melanie (thank you card):


From Vicki (multi-photo challenge):


It's never too late to play along. You have until Sunday, Sept. 13th midnight, PST to finish up this challenge, and then check in Monday to see what we have in store for you!

Come see us and play along! We'd love to have you!

MaryAnn

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Winner of August's Challenges Announced!

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for: the winner of the August challenges will shortly be announced.

I have put the names of everyone who participated in August's challenges in a bowl. You have an entry for each submission you entered. I have mixed them up thoroughly. I have asked Andrew to assist in picking a winner. He is now mixing up the names in the bowl. He is having way too much fun mixing the names up. (He really enjoys helping.) Ohhh, ohh, ohhh, now he is drawing a name.

The

winner

of

August's

Challenges

is

...

...

...

MELANIE J!!!!!

Congratulations, Melanie!

Thanks everyone for participating! I love to see all your beautiful work in the gallery.

I hope you will all join us for September's challenges!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Week of 9/7 Challenge: Use a Quote!

Hi ladies! Sorry for the delay in bringing you this week's challenge. I hope you find it's been worth waiting for!

This week, the challenge is to...

da-

da-

da-

DA!!!!!

... use a quote on your project (layout, card, etc).


Please feel free to use any Paper Posies kit(s) for this challenge and post your project in the gallery (under September 09 Challenges) no later than midnight PST on Sunday, September 13th.

If you haven't already signed up on our message board, go to our webite www.paperposies.com and sign up under the Message Board link. I will approve you within a day.

Check back on the message board later today to see my take on this week's challenge!

Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

September Kit

September's kit is here! Isn't it FUN?! I love these papers together - perfect for scrapping your summer photos, travel memories, and more! Come on over here http://www.paperposies.com/ideas.htm to see what amazing creations the Design Team girls, including guest designer Jennifer Buck, have come up with!



This month we also have a PERECT Add On to go along with this kit: an 8x8 Making Memories Great Escape album for scrapping your summer vacation. I LOVE this album! Email me at info@paperposies.com to reserve your's now. Limited quantities available.