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 Email me at 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


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 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.