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 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!


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.











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...





... 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 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!