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.




This Weeks' Challenge: Recycle!

For all of you sitting on pins and needles waiting for the reveal of this weeks' challenge, here it is:

Use something recycled in your creation!

Can you spot the recycled items in my layout? I used packaging from July's kit to create the mat behind my photos and the striped, scalloped edge to the left of the photos. I also used a rootbeer bottle cap to create a place to place the date.

I can't wait to see what you come up with! Please use Paper Posies kit(s) for this challenge and make sure to post your creation to the Summer Fun gallery by midnight on Sunday 8/30. Come join us on the Message Board to participate in this challenge!

HAVE FUN! BE CREATIVE!

(P.S. I apologize for the lack of quality in my photo - we lost the charger to the "new" camera and the replacement has not arrived yet, so I had to use the "old" camera.)






Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another sneak for you!!

Hi there! Shemaine stopping by to bring you a couple more sneak peeks of September's awesome kit!!! I was thrilled when the kit arrived in my mailbox since I had lots of great un~scrapped photos to use for this month's theme. First since I'm the official altered project gal, I'm showing you a sneak of this month's project.

Ohhh...Ahhh... looks like fun huh! This is one of the benefits of signing up for your Paper Posies kit, each monthly kit comes with a fantastic special project!!

Ok just one more peek for today. Are you getting excited??? I'm excited for you!
Keep and an eye out for the reveal of this fabulous kit and maybe some more peeks this week!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sneaks anyone?

Hi again everyone! It's MaryAnn stopping by to give you a little September sneak! Reveal date is coming up (it's always the 25th of every month), and I'm just warning you now. Prepare to pick up your jaw off the floor after you see this kit! All sorts of scrapping goodies that you'll want to get your hands on!

Until then, these little peaks of what I've been doing with the kit will have to do. Enjoy!


Monday, August 17, 2009

It's Monday and time for a new challenge!

Hi friends, it's me Shemaine bringing you a new Paper Posies Monday challenge. This week's challenge is brought to you by this month's Guest Designer Sharyn Carlson.

This week's challenge is an "All About Me" challenge! If your albums are anything like mine, the one subject that tends to be me missing is me. The Paper Posies gallery is filled with amazing layouts about the people and events that matter the most to us, but how about doing a layout about the person who matters to your friends and family - YOU!

There are lots of ways to do "All About Me" layouts! Here are a few ideas: a day in your life, goals, favorites, lessons you've learned, your roles at work and/or at home, memories from childhood, your hobbies and interests, observations about yourself and your life right now... Just make sure the star of the layout is you! Trust me, the people you love will appreciate that you've documented yourself, plus we'll all have a blast getting to know each other through our layouts in the gallery!
* Don't forget that every LO you complete for this challenge enters you into the monthly drawing for a fabulous Paper Posies prize! Check out Michele's post for more details.

* Please use a Paper Posies kit. The new August kit is GORGEOUS if you haven't played with it yet, but definitely any Paper Posies kit will work for this challenge.

* Please load your layout into the Summer Fun challenge gallery and then link to it on this thread.
Here's Sharyn's take on the challenge

Fabulous layout Sharyn!
Designs for this challenge are due Sunday, August 23, at midnight PST. Please feel free to use any Paper Posies kit(s) for this challenge and HAVE FUN!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday everybody! It's MaryAnn here with a few more designs to show using the August Paper Posies kit and a reminder about our new weekly challenge.

This was my week to post a challenge, and I enlisted the help of my good friend, Allison Cope. Ally is a sketch artist and agreed to let us use one of her awesome 12x12 sketches for a challenge this week!

Here is the sketch:


Here is the details of the challenge: 8/10/09 weekly challenge

And here is my take on the challenge. I just had to use my scraps from the August PP kit - loved this kit!


I hope you'll all play along - each entry into each weekly challenge will give you a chance to win a Paper Posies Prize package. And you know Michele doesn't skimp on these prizes! ;)

Here are a couple more items I put together using this month's kit.

First, a couple of cards I made for some friends. Super simple - I just used a few punches and some Stickles for a little sparkle. :)


And finally, a layout. I think I almost used a piece of every patterned paper in this kit on this layout! Using strips is a great way to make a fun background AND use up those scraps!


That's it for me. We'd love to have you come by and join in on our weekly challenges and show us what you're doing with your kit!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Meet August's Guest Designer Sharyn Carlson

Hi there! Shemaine here popping by to introduce Paper Posie's August Guest Designer, Sharyn Carlson!

You might remember seeing Sharyn's designs in April when she won a spot as the April Guest Designer. We are thrilled to have her back and asked her to tell us a little bit about her. Here's what she had to say:

Hi, my name is Sharyn Carlson and I live near Milwaukee with my amazing
husband and our dog and two cats. I started scrapbooking 10 years ago, but
really fell in love with it in 2005 when I discovered scrapbooking magazines
and all the great new trends.
Scrapbooking has become a huge part of my life and means so much to me because it gives me the chance to document our memories in a meaningful and creative way. I am a huge fan of Paper Posies and have been subscribing since 2005, so being a guest designer with the awesome Design Team gals is a real honor! Besides scrapbooking, I also love photography, reading novels, trying new restaurants, and working on my new blog: sharyncarlson.typepad.com I hope you enjoy my designs!

Sharyn created this adorable layout with August's kit about her new puppy.



You can see more of Sharyn's designs in our Design Team gallery

Monday, August 10, 2009

*NEW*NEW*NEW WEEKLY CHALLENGES!!!

Hi Everyone!

Here at Paper Posies, MONDAY is the big day for the new challenge reveals - and we're going to have a new challenge EVERY week for you! We have LOTS of fun and exciting stuff coming your way!!!!! We hope that this will be a TON of FUN for everyone as we do what we love best: scrap, scrap, scrappin'!

Each challenge will be due the Sunday night (12 PST) before the next challenge is posted. So eveyone will have a week to complete each one. At the end of the month, we'll put all names in for a HUGE PAPER POSIES PRIZE. You will receive one entry for each layout/card/ect you post for the challenges. So, if you go wild and crazy and enter more than one submission for a challenge, you'll increase your chances of winning.

Please use your Paper Posies kits for the challenges. It doesn't have to be the current month's kit - it just needs to be a Paper Posies kit! If you don't have one yet, we still have a few beautiful August kits for sale, as well as a few June and July kits. Come on over to www.paperposies.com and click on the Join! link to purchase your's.

If you haven't already signed up on our message board, go to our website and click on the message board link. It may take a day to get approved, but then you're ready to play along! Come join us for the fun!