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.

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 ( 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

Make sure to check out the fantastic Design Team creations using the November kit by going to the website, 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 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!