Wednesday, November 24, 2010

December Kits Available Now!

Our December Kits are now up! Take a look at the full reveal and head on over to the kit page to order yourself one! They are going to go fast! So hurry up!

There are also some paper add-ons available for those who want extra papers. Since every piece of pattern paper in the kit is double-sided its only right that you get yourself the other side too! Don't forget to order your paper add-on!

Now for our SNEAK PEEK comment winner! Congratulations to Elisabeth. Please email your mailing info to info@paperposies.com and put DEC PEEK BLOG WINNER in the subject line. Enjoy your prize and thank you to all of you for leaving comments! We'll be having more fun like this in the coming months! :)

~Sonda T

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Sale at Paper Posies!!!

Since it was received with so much enthusiasm last year, Paper Posies is having its second annual Black Friday sale!!!!! You can shop from the convenience of your own home and skip all the long, busy lines in town! Think Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!!! This is a great time to purchase gifts for the creative, scrappy people on your list or splurge a little on yourself!!!

Here’s the deal:

Our Black Friday sale includes all available kits (September -December 2010 kits excluded) for the following GREAT DEALS:

1 kit: $28
2 Kits: $50
3 Kits: $70
4 Kits: $85

Available past Add-Ons are also for sale: take 40% off the listed price.

Shipping is $7.50 for 1 kit or $10 for up to 4 kits. (International shipping may be slightly higher.) Sale kits will ship the week of the 6th of December, so you’ll receive them well before Christmas.

Sale starts NOW and ends Sunday, November 28, 11:59pm PST.

Please email Michele at info@paperposies.com 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!

Monday, November 22, 2010

December Sneak Peek #3

Hi again! It's me here to bring you the last peek before the December kits go live on Wednesday, November 24th. Yes, a whole day earlier than usual since Thanksgiving is on the 25th and no doubt we will all be spending time with family and friends. Make sure you stalk the home page for the latest update. I cant wait for you all to see it in FULL VIEW! Get yourself ready for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of my favorites to use at Christmas time is silver. Silver glitter, silver anything. It adds just the right amount of sparkle!

I'm also going to leave you with this awesome peek from Michele partly because of the most gorgeous cranberry trim I have ever seen and partly because she used those favorite alphas of mine. :)  (see that little snowflake...oh ya, that's felt!! oh la la) 

Ok, I've given you all enough peeks for now. Hopefully you can all wait until Wednesday to see the WHOLE thing. I'll be back soon to post a photo of the kit along with our prize winner so make sure to leave a comment!!!!!!!!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!
~Sonda

Sunday, November 21, 2010

December Sneak Peek #2

Yesterday I left you with some pretty fun sneaks...and today is no different! I'm back and have even more to share with you. Remember the presents paper? How about cutting them out and using them in layers with some pop dots.....I can't wait to show you the full reveal of this!

This second peek is from Michele. She did such a great job with the snowflake sticker placement and those cute little buttons below. Her son is such a cutie patootie too! ;) I have this sudden urge to bake some Christmas sugar cookies!

So what are you looking forward to the most in this kit?? Be sure leave a comment below. I'll be drawing one random person for a special prize! And guess what....yep, another peek coming at you tomorrow! WOOOOHOOOO!!

~Sonda

Saturday, November 20, 2010

December Sneak Peek

It's almost time for the December kit reveal so I thought I'd post some sneak peeks over the next few days to hold you all over. Yep, Im sneaking on here so these sneaks are exclusive. Tee hee ;)  And I think I will even giveaway a special little prize to one random person who leaves a comment here today, tomorrow and Monday. The December kit will be LIVE on Wednesday, November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving, so get ready to do some shopping! Ok, here we go.....

I absolutely love this present paper! So many ways to use it, even by cutting out the little presents and using them as accents or embellies on the page. I will show you a little more of that tomorrow so stay tuned! :) 

And, here's a little peek from Michele. I love how she placed several blocks of the different papers on her page. What a great way to add a border underneath her photo. And how about that little peek of the alphas? Oh my...they have to be my most favorite alphas EVER!!

Are you as excited about this kit as I am???

~Sonda

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

**NEW** Paper Posies Designers Announced!!!

Wow - what an overwhelming and awesome task to decide which two ladies out of the many talented ones who applied were going to become the newest members of the Paper Posies Design Team!!! After hours and hours of sorting through applications and much deliberation, I am excited to announce that these two talented scrappers will be joining our current team:

MELANIE JAROCKI
(See what FUN scrappy stuff she's been doing lately here!)

and

PATRICIA (Patty) KUMFER
(See what CREATIVE scrappy stuff she's been up to here!)

Welcome to the Paper Posies Design Team, ladies!!!!

Please join us for our live chat THIS Friday, November 19th, at 10am PST as we get to know these girls better! If you haven't already, sign up on our *new* message board in order to join in the chat and all the fun we have here at Paper Posies!

A special thank-you to all of you amazing, talented ladies who sent in applications. I was impressed with the amount of talent I saw! It was truly a difficult decision to just pick two new DT members. Thank-you for being willing to share your talent and passion for scrapbooking with us!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Creative Title Challenge (by GDT Cari Fennell) Week of 11/15

This week's challenge is brought to you by our November Guest Designer, Cari. She is challenging us to do something creative with our TITLES.

Don't you just LOVE how she cleverly used the Basic Grey apple woolies as part of her title in this LO - "Apples of My Eye"?!!! It's darling!



I can't wait to see your take on this challenge!

Please feel free to use any Paper Posies kit. Share your creation with us (at www.paperposies.ning.com) by Sunday 11/21 in order to be eligible for November's Paper Posies prize packet!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More monthly inspiration for your Nov Kit

Hi everyone! I'm back with another Thankful post. I hope you all enjoyed the Thankful challenge I posted here. If you didnt get a chance to participate you can still do the challenge on your own. Just have fun with it. This month we are all thinking about being thankful!

Today I want to show you something so easy you can make with your kit leftovers. I am all about recycling and reusing. Take an empty PopTarts box (or cookie or cracker box) and cover it with 2 cardstock pieces. The seams are on the sides. Embellish the front, punch 2 holes in the front and back, tie on some ribbon and you have a great gift box. (The thankful for tag I used can be found here as a free download.) Now you can fill your box with whatever you choose...cookies, homemade breads, store bought treats, gifts, etc.



Come on over to our message board and show us what you are creating with your November Kit! And a reminder: we have a new challenge every Monday here on the blog and live chat every Friday @10am PST.

Have a great day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Scraplift Challenge - week of Nov. 8-14

Happy Monday everyone. It's my turn to present you all with a weekly challenge for the month of November. I know it sounds like it's illegal or at least morally wrong, but really - I've read up on the subject and have received multiple confirmations that SCRAPLIFTING is an okay thing to do. Granted, credit should always be given to those that we scraplift, but you should never ever feel guilty about lifting.

Phew... now that I got that out of the way, here's the layout I want to you all to scraplift. It's in the November PP DT gallery by our wonderful guest designer, Cari Fennell. I chose this layout because I loved all the layering and use of patterned paper. I thought it would be fun to see how each of you lift it and pick different elements of it to use on your own layout.



Here's my layout I created, using Cari's as inspiration. I used my favorite PP kit from 2010 - the September kit. As you can tell, I lifted the basic design, using all the different layers and photo placement. I also liked the distressed edges in Cari's layout so I roughed up mine also and added a little ink.



Now it's your turn. Put any hesitations aside that scraplifting isn't allowed and lift away! I can't wait to see what you create!


Da rulz:

*Use a Paper Posies kit. Any kit is fine, it doesn't have to be the current kit

*Post the layout or a link to your layout in the challenge thread by midnight, Sunday, Nov. 14.

*Have fun!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today is the last day to apply!

Just a quick note....

All the Design Team Call information can be found in this post below. Today is the last day to apply. Good luck to you all....Michele has a very difficult decision to make but I'm sure she will make the right one. :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thankful Challenge

Good Monday Morning Everyone!

Im here to bring you another weekly challenge. I know the November kits are not in your hands yet but they will be soon!! You can start thinking now about how you want to use it. :)  This week I want you to think about what you are thankful for. Think beyond the family and friends...try to think about things that wouldn't come to mind right away.

For my layout here I chose to use a photo I shot over my shoulder. See my sleeve there in the corner? I just thought it would be cool to take a shot of what was behind me. We were leaving the canyon at the time and it was my way of saying goodbye to the awesomeness before me. I can't even begin to tell you how far down it was. Way too far!!


I kept thinking I am so very thankful for colored vision. Can you even imagine looking at this in black and white? No? Well take a look at what it would look like without color! The blue sky & canyon is now grey and dreary. What a difference huh?


This week I want you to create a layout about what you are thankful for and include some things you might not normally think of. Use any Paper Posies Kit you have and place your image in the gallery before next Sunday, November 7th to be entered in the Paper Posies prize pack drawing. Michele always has great prizes to giveaway each month!

I'll be back with another thankful post mid-month. I think you'll like it. :) For now.... be Thankful!

~Sonda