Monday, June 28, 2010

Summertime Challenge - Week of 6/28-7/4

This weeks challenge is part of our series of "ME" Challenges we're doing this year. In celebration of Summer FINALLY being here (yeah, yeah, yeah!), this challenge is to scrap what YOU love about summertime, summertime traditions, a summertime memory of your's, etc. Just make sure it's about YOU and SUMMERTIME. :)

You have until Sunday night, July 4, at midnight PST to upload your creations to the gallery (www.paperposies.ning.com) in order to be eligible for a Paper Posies prize packet. Feel free to use ANY Paper Posies kit(s) for this challenge.

We hope you can all join in!

Friday, June 25, 2010

July Add On For Sale



July Add On is just $16.00 and will ship FREE with July's main kit

Contains:
2) Pink Paislee Spark
2) Pink Paislee Glow
2) We R Memory Keepers Frontier
2) We R Memory Keepers Pennant
Pink Paislee Starlight Alphas
Pink Paislee Starlight Element Stickers
We R Memory Keepers Embossed Stickers
We R Memory Keepers Bright Stars Old Glory Stamp

Please email me at info@paperposies.com to reserve your's. Hurry - quantities are limited!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another July Sneak Peek

Thought I'd sneak over here while Michele is still on vacation and show you a couple more sneak peeks of the July Kit. The kit goes live on Friday, July 25th! You're going to love it!! :)

Enjoy!






Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Challenge from our Guest Designer

Hi everyone!
Im here to show you what our Guest Designer, Keshet Shenkar, has for you this week! She's so talented! Check out her blog when you have a few minutes.

Let's Get creative with your border punches!

Border pages are my favorite new tools, and I love finding ways to use them! With this page, I didn't stick to just one punch, but used 3 from my collection to create a series of strips. The strips almost look like ribbon on the page, creating an illusion of layers and texture when it's actually quite simple to create! Layered border strips are also a great way to get small punches of color and pattern on your page without overwhelming the overall design. So break out those punches and let's get our money's worth out of them!



Have fun with your punches! By participating in this challenge you're entered to win a monthly PP prize! Use any Paper Posies kit, upload your creation in the Paper Posies Gallery & link to the Challenge Thread by Sunday, June 27th.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sneak Peeks of July's Kit

Here are a few fabulous sneaks of July's kit - from Sonda and MaryAnn:





So, what do you think this kit might contain??? Share your guesses with us!

Friday, June 18, 2010

What are you doing with your June kit?

Hi everyone! I'm just stopping by with one more page of inspiration for you! I just loved the fun, whimsical papers in the June kit and thought it might be fun to use some Disney photos with them. Here's what I came up with:



It's a little crazy with all the patterns and colors, but it makes me smile every time I look at it. And my favorite part of this month's kit? The Jillibean corrugated alphabet... oh, so wonderful and fun to use. :)

So, what are you all doing with your June kit? Stop on by the Paper Posies forum and gallery and share with us - we have a new challenge at least once a week, so there's always an opportunity to try something new!

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Monday Challenge

Happy Monday morning everyone! :)

Today's challenge is the 6th challenge taken from Elizabeth Kartchner's book, 52 More Scrapbook Challenges. This is a fun section too - It's all about TECHNIQUES. There were a lot of fun options to choose from, but I decided on #43 in the book, p. 131 -

"Sew on Your Page in an Innovative Way"


In this section Elizabeth talks about how sewing on a page can sometimes be a little intimidating. She says the following: "I was at first, too, but now it's one of my go-to techniques. I just love that homespun effect the versatility of adding my own personal touch to my pages. So even if you hand stitch, it's time to play with needle and thread."

You have lots of options with this challenge. Basically I want you to somehow add some kind of sewing technique to you layout. Whether it be with a machine or hand stitched (free-hand or using a template), I just want you to sew! And if sewing on your layout isn't really something new, I challenge you to take it a step further. Try something a little different with your sewing. The idea with this challenge is to push you a little outside of your comfort zone!

Here's the layout I did for this challenge. I used items mostly from the February 2010 kit. I stitched two pieces of paper together on the diagonal and then framed the main photo mat with a stitch to tie it all together. For me, using the red thread (instead of a neutral black, white or brown) was a little different, as was stitching two pieces of paper together!


Good luck and have fun! Remember that by participating in this challenge you're entering yourself in for a chance to win a monthly PP prize! Use a Paper Posies kit (any kit will do!) and have your layouts loaded to the Paper Posies Gallery and linked to the Challenge Thread by Sunday, June 20th.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Inspiration Using Your June Kit

I just wanted to share a few more layouts using the June kit with you. Aren't these just ADORABLE?!!!

From Guest Designer, Keshet:

From Design Team member, Sonda:



I hope you're all enjoying your June kits!