Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Favorites Challenge - Week of 10/25

Fall is in full swing here in North Idaho - the leaves are all changing color, it's been freezing at night, we put the teapot on everyday for hot chocolate or my favorite mint tea, it's almost Halloween, I'm wearing long sleeves and sweaters, rain-rain-rain with snow in the forecast - yep, it's autumn time!

Since I'm feeling in a really autumn-ish mood, I thought a Fall Favorites challenge would be in order. Sooooo, scrap your favorite things about Fall! No, I haven't done a sample myself yet (I know, I know - I've been busy scrapping for November's reveal), but I'm thinking some pics of my favorite cup with hot chocolate and piled high with whip cream, the pumpkin/scarecrows on the front porch, a pile of my favorite sweaters... something along those lines with some journaling of course. We'll see how it goes. :) Feel free to put your twist on this challenge however you desire!

Have fun and happy autumn!

**In order to be elibigle for the Paper Posies October Prize Packet, submit your creations to the gallery (www.paperposies.ning.com) by next Sunday night. Feel free to use any Paper Posies kit!**

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sneak Peeks of November's Kit

We gave you some hints at Friday's Chat; now here are some sneakie peekies to go with it! Leave us some comments and let us know what you think this kit might contain!

From MaryAnn:


From Sonda:


From Me:



Sunday, October 17, 2010

Weekly Challenge (10/18) - From October Guest Designer, Mou Saha

This weeks challenge is brought to us by October's guest designer, Mou:

Create free standing accents with kit leftovers.

I used leftover patterened papers and cardstock from the Paper Posies October kit to paper-piece a pumpkin. Added stitching around and a button for a more finished look. I can now use this colorful pumpkin as accent on a layout or a card or even use it in home decor. I mounted mine on cardboard and punched holes to tuck it in a little corner somewhere. Using up your leftovers from each kit saves you the trouble of filing them away, wastage from tossing them and the best part is that it makes it very easy to create themed accents because the colors are just right because Michele has already done all the coordinating for you. Now, you can have handmade accents to use on a future layout.




Have fun, ladies! I can't wait to see what accents you come up with using kit scraps! This will be great inspiration for all of us! Share your creations (on our message board - www.paperposies.ning.com) by next Sunday night to be eligible for October's prize packet!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NEW! Design Team Call!

Paper Posies is looking for new designers! Paper Posies is an online kit club with a desire to bring the latest and greatest products on the market to its customers.
As a designer:
-you will receive one free kit a month
-your photo, short bio & blog link will be on our site and on our blog
-you will design projects for our site & the blog
-you will host a live chat on our community site
-you will host challenges
-you will post images of your designs on your blog & in your online galleries

If you think you would be a good fit, please submit the following to
admin@paperposies.com:
your first & last name
message board user name
email address
phone number
Blog link
online gallery link that features your CURRENT work
other design team obligations, if any
A short description of why we want YOU!
Deadline to submit is Wednesday, November 3rd. Please do not send attachments. New designers will be announced on or around November 17th and will begin designing with the January 2011 Kit. Term is for 6 months.
US & International applicants are welcome to apply.


Monday, October 11, 2010

More Inspiration Using Your October Kit

I hope that you are all enjoying the lovely fall weather! I apologize that I'm late in sharing this post - I had it started and then forgot to post it. Opps!

I hope that you enjoy all the goodies your October kit contains! Of course I absolutely LOVE every last item in the kit (otherwise they wouldn't be in there!), but I have to say that I'm especially fond of the Bo Bunny wraps and the Maya Road posies. They're soooooo beautiful!

Now, without further adieu, here is another beautiful layout created by our talented Shemaine Smith:



Come on over to our message board (www.paperposies.ning.com) and share what YOU'RE doing with YOUR October kit. Don't forget, we have a new challenge every Monday and live chat every Friday (10am PST). We'd love to have you join in!

New weekly challenge 10/11/10

Hello everyone! I'm bringing you this weeks challenge. :)

Last month I challenged you to use cardstock and only one piece of patterned paper.... so can you guess what this months challenge might be? I want you to create a layout using ONLY patterned paper - and NO cardstock! It can be done, I promise. Get creative in putting your patterned papers together. Look for light prints when you need a journaling block or paper to back a photo. It's a lot of fun to do and I think you'll enjoy the chance to use up all the gorgeous patterned paper that's coordinated so well in our Paper Posies kits.

Need an example or two? Look in the DT gallery - you'll see several uses of it. Here are a few from this month:

From me:


From our guest designer, Mou Saha:



From Shemaine:



Now, go have busy with patterned paper and show us what you can do! Use any Paper Posies kit and upload your layout in the Paper Posies gallery and/or link us to it in the challenge forum.

Have fun!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Neighborly Gifts Challenge - Week of Oct 4th

Hi Everyone!!
It's Monday and that means it's time for another weekly challenge! WOOOHOOO! This week I want to challenge you to create something besides a layout. Grab your favorite Paper Posies Kit and let's get started!

Create a gift for someone special in your life! This could be a neighbor who helped you by mowing your lawn, your pastor, your friend, your mom, your sister, a co-worker...whoever it is make it special. These "cookie bags" that I created are for some dear friends of ours in North Carolina.

My husband and I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding last June. We miss them a lot so I thought I would create a special gift to let them know we were thinking of them. You may also be wondering what to do with that WIDE, green, leather ribbon that was included in your October kit. Cut it up! You don't have to leave it plain. Get creative! I traced some circles, stamped on top with a permanent ink (STAZON works best), stitched across and then cut the circle out.





What are you waiting for?? Get your favorite Paper Posies Kit out and get creative! You have until October 10th to upload your creations to the Gallery. Have fun! I'm looking forward to seeing your Neighborly Gifts! Have a great week!