Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekly Challenge Jan. 31, 2011 -- MONTH IN REVIEW

Hello! Melanie here--so excited to post for the first time on the Paper Posies blog :)

I get to bring you the weekly challenge today. One of my favorite types of layouts to make is a "review" layout. This particular layout is a review of January 2011. I used some photos that I hadn't scrapped yet this month and then wrote a summary of our month. This is a great way to 1) use extra photos from the month, 2) write down the month's highlights, and 3) see what you need to take more pictures of next month (I discovered I only had photographs of my sons this month--LOL).

Pick out some pictures from January and scrap your month in review. This is your challenge for the week. Be sure to use a Paper Posies kit and upload it to the gallery by Sunday night Feb. 5th.

Sources tell me that Michele will be sending out a goody package to a participant of January's weekly challenges. Be sure to post a comment here to let me know when you posted to the Paper Posies gallery!

Have fun!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Weekly Challenge {Week of January 17th}

This weeks challenge is all about YOU! To be more specific, about becoming a better you. There is always something we can work on to make better about ourselves. So this week I want you to create a layout about becoming a better you! This will be a series of 4 weeks, the final challenge coming in April. (Make a list of things you want to make better and we will be working on those over the next 3 months. You can even incorporate this into your yearly resolutions or goals.)

Here's what I came up with using a photo of me at the favorite place to think and reflect on life.

Use your January Paper Posies Kit or any other Paper Posies Kit you have on hand. Post your challenge image in the gallery before the evening of January 23rd and then link it to this thread over in the forums. I hope you'll take on this challenge with me this year. I'm looking forward to becoming a better me, I hope you are too!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Weekly Challenge! 1/10 - 1/16/2011

Good Monday Morning everyone!

I'm bringing you this week's challenge. And it's an honest to goodness challenge, so prepare yourself, lol! Here's the details - one thing that makes Paper Posies unique is their alterable item included in each kit, right? My confession - I'm not a huge fan of altering things. Don't boo me, I just think that it's a tad out of my comfort zone. But every so often I get the urge to try my hand and altering and see if I can make something pretty. :)

Here's what I did:

I had this hot chocolate tin left over from the holidays that I couldn't quite throw away.

It's cute, right? I thought so too! I thought if I added a little paper and ribbon, that it'd be even cuter!

So I pulled out an old Paper Posies kit. I dug deep (since Valentines is right around the corner) and decided to use the February 2010 kit. What did I find? The cute Maya Road love chipboard keychain, perfect for enhancing this tin!

I cut, glued, misted, mod podged, irocked, ribboned, and braded.... and came up with this fun little tin to fill with some Hershey kisses to give to one of my kids or hubby for Valentines!

I had so much fun putting it together! And yes! I used both the tin I wanted to alter AND the little chipboard album from the Feb '10 kit! I took it apart and used both hearts, and put the "love" on the front. I just have the little arrow left that I may spray or cover and glue to the back. Endless possibilities here!

So, my challenge is this - pull out an alterable item from a past Paper Posies kit and USE it! Use it however you want - add it to a page layout, make a mini-book, or do what I did and add it to another alterable item you have laying around.

Remember, use a Paper Posies kit - and ANY past Paper Posies kit is fine. Also, have your project loaded and linked back to this thread by next Sunday evening, January 16th.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Weekly Challenge (Week of January 3-8)

Happy New Year from everyone at Paper Posies. I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful New Year’s weekend. I’m so excited to be posting the first challenge for 2011!!! As you all know I’m one of the new Design Team Members here at Paper Posies and I cannot express to you enough how fun it is getting to know you all.
For this week’s challenge I wanted to focus on 2011 GOALS/RESOULUTIONS. I try not to make impossible goals, but ones I know with a little effort I can accomplish. Here’s a little File Card Mini Book I made with some 2011 Goals using the January 2011 PP Kit. I’m sure most of you have already received or ordered your amazing January 2011 Paper Posies Kit; here’s an idea of what to do with those left over scraps you might have.

So my challenge to for you ... Make a LAYOUT, MINI BOOK, or ALTERED ITEM with your 2011 GOALS or RESOULUTIONS you might have. If you haven't received your January kit, that's okay - use any Paper Posies kit.
*Post your Project or a Link to your Project in the challenge thread by midnight, Sunday, Jan. 9th.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.