Monday, August 23, 2010

September Add On

I'm so excited about the add on for this month! It's absolutely PERFECT for all your summer photos or a summer vacation you went on, or ... The possibilities are numerous!

So, here are the details:

Kit Contents: My Little Yellow Bicycle 9X6 Chipboard and Acrylic Album
My Little Yellow Bicycle Boardwalk 9X6 Decorative Edged Tablet with Die-cut stickers**
Bonus: Package of Thickers (my choice, not shown)
Bonus: 1 yard Ribbon (my choice, not shown)

**Tablet contains 8 coordinating papers, 16 decorative edged patterned papers, and 49 die-cut stickers.

The add on is only $10 and will ship for free with the main kit.

What a deal! :)

Please email me at to reserve your's. First come, first served and this add on has limited quantites.

Week of Aug 23 Challenge - FREE FOR ALL

This week, we're going to have a FREE FOR ALL challenge! I KNOW it's been a busy summer for me and I'm sure you can all relate. So, this week, choose a challenge from this summer (June, July, or Aug) that you didn't get a chance to participate in and go ahead and do it now! :) If for some reason, you've done them all, choose one you really liked and give it a twist! Please just make note of what challenge you're submitting.

Have fun!!!! And of course, HAPPY SUMMER! :) I hope you enjoy the last few weeks of it!

Come on over to to submit your projects. Feel free to use any Paper Posies kit. In order to be eligible for the fantabulous Paper Posies prize, submit your work by Sunday, August 29th by midnight.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sneak Peeks of September's Kit!!!!!

It's finally the day you wait for every month - SNEAK PEEK DAY!!!! (Even I get excited about this day - I always look forward to seeing what the DT girls are doing with their kits!) I am so excited to share with you little snipits of beauty from our talented design team members!

From MaryAnn Metcalf:

From Sonda Tadlock:

From Shemaine Smith:

From September Guest Designer, Erin Bassett:

Soooooo, any guesses as to what this kit might contain?!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hi Everyone! Sharing another weekly challenge with you all!! It's time to get crazy with circles! There are so many circles included in the August Kit from paper to buttons to alphas. Create a layout with circles and post it in the gallery for a chance to win a great prize from Paper Posies! And you know they are good prizes!!

Here's my example...circles can be found anywhere....

And a few examples from our design team girls....



And some cute cards by MaryAnn:
MaryAnn Cards

Projects for this challenge are due next Sunday night (8/22/10), 11:59 PST, and linked to us on the PP Challenge thread. Also, please use any Paper Posies kit.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More Inspiration Using Your August Kit...

August's kit is so fun and summery! Just look what August's guest designer, Lisa Day, did with her kit! Don't you just LOVE the "sandy" look of her title!?! Scroll down to the next picture to see how Lisa created that look.

Clever, huh?!

Design Team member, MaryAnn Metcalf created some fun, cute summer cards:

The card with the little tree actually has the tree popped out and the bird has a raised glaze over it - it may be hard to tell in the photo, but I think it turned out really cute!

What a great way to use up those bits and pieces - create some cute cards to have on hand!

Thanks, ladies, for sharing more ideas with us!

August Kit

August's kit is now on sale! Check out all this summery goodness:

Come on over to to begin your membership now! Take advantage of our past kits on sale - I will ship them FREE with your subscription kit(s)! All 2008 kits are just $15 (I have September and October available). All 2009 kits are just $20 (I have September remaining). What a deal!

Monday, August 9, 2010

New weekly challenge!

Hi everyone! For the first seven months of the year I took challenges out of the book by Elizabeth Kartchner, 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges. Last month was the last month in that series, so closing that series of challenges and moving on to my more random, personal challenges. :D

I'm excited to bring you today's challenge. I took your comments from the forum when I asked your opinions about challenges and kinda combined a bunch of them together. This is what I came up with:

Check out this ad from a House Beautiful magazine:

What do you like about it? Does it inspire you in any way? My first impression when looking at it, was the color palette. I loved the gray/tan/dark brown/yellow combination. Liked it A LOT! Then I noticed that you could see a page design in it as well, so I sketched this:

Keep in mind that I am in NO WAY a sketch artist! Whoa, this is a rough looking sketch! But, it gave me a starting point, right? So, then I looked through some of my past Paper Posies kits and didn't have to look far to decide that the July 2010 kit would be perfect for what I had in mind. I honestly didn't have much more than scraps left of that kit, so I added two sheets of cardstock - a grey and a a brown - to the mix and it worked out perfectly. I also decided to scrap some pictures of my dh and his new car from about 8 years ago. It was a big event for him, an this color scheme seemed to fit the bill quite nicely. What do you think?

As a side note, I had a lot of fun making the little accent flower in the bottom right hand corner. I saw on a blog somewhere that somebody had made a flower with the Pink Paislee tape (I apologize for not remembering who or what or how), so I tried my hand at it. I punched out a circle, tore of strips of tape and kinda gathered them around the circle in pleats and layers. I then added a MM silver brad in the middle to finish it off. Here's a close-up:

Soooo, after that long explanation, I come to the challenge! Go back and look at the original ad... look at my sketch... and remind yourself of the tan/grey/dark brown/yellow color scheme. See how those three things inspire you. Then, look through your pictures and your Paper Posies kit and do a layout! If only one of the elements inspire you, use it! If all of them do, go for it! If somehow you're inspired in a way that I didn't mention, let me know what it is and then create a layout based on it! Just let yourself be inspired and create. :)

Remember, layouts for this challenge are due next Sunday night (8/151/10), 11:59 PST, and linked to us in the PP Challenge forum. Also, please use a Paper Posies kit, any kit will do!

Have fun!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Winners, Winners, Winners - (yes, times 3)

Have you ever had that feeling that you're forgetting something but you're not quite sure what it is? Well, I have! I forgot to draw winners for our June challenges, July challenges, and Tombow team up. So, today is the day for 3 winners to be drawn! With a little help from, I'd like to present the names of 3 lucky ladies who have been chosen to receive Paper Posies PRIZES!!!!!!

Winner of June Challenges: ILEANA G.

Winner of July Challenges: AMIE H.

Winner of Tombow Team Up Goodies: CONNIE I. (Okie Mom of Three)

Congratulations, ladies! Thanks for playing along in the past month's challenges and leaving comments on our blog! :) You'll be receiving your PACKET of goodies with your August kit!

Cut It Out! Challenge - Week of August 2nd

Your challenge this week is to: Cut It Out! There are several examples this month in the DT gallery of ways the DT girls cut out patterns in the paper to create unique designs, embellishments, etc. So, I'm challenging you to do the same! Feel free to look at their examples for ideas or to come up with your own!

Please feel free to use any Paper Posies kit and link your project under this weeks' challenge on our message board ( by Sunday night, August 8th, to be eligible to receive a Paper Posies PRIZE.