Monday, January 30, 2012


It’s time for a HUGE giveaway at

We’ve had little giveaways here and there,
but this one is HUGE!

The winner of this prize package will receive –

2 Paper and Such sets of your choice
2 paper pads of your choice
1 bundle of every color twine we have in the store
a HUGE assortment of ribbon
(approximate value of $60)

I told you it was HUGE!!!

Here are the rules to enter ~

Go over to the store and look around, then come back here
and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is!
This gets you 1 entry into the drawing.

To receive additional entries, you may ~

 1.  Follow the Paper and Such bloggo back there and
leave a comment telling me you did that

2.  Follow Paper and Such on Facebook, go back there and 
leave a comment telling me you did that.

3.  Share this blog post somewhere else, go back and
 leave a comment telling me you did that.  (places to share
 would be -Facebook, your blog, a forum, etc)

4.  Sign up for our newsletter (over to the right on the main blog), 
go back and leave a comment for this as well. 

You can do 1 of the above, or all of them, it doesn’t matter
 Just make sure you leave a comment for each thing you do,
that is how you will be entered to win.

This contest will run until February 14th, with the winner being announced
everywhere on February 15th!

If we get to 500 followers on either the blog or Facebook, I’ll add to the prize pack,
so spread the word!


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ribbon Carousel Challenge

Time for a cool challenge at 

and to make it even better, it is being sponsored by

the challenge for this week is to use non-traditional colors.

I decided to make a Valentine's Day card - in a non-
traditional blue/green combo....and I LOVE how it
turned out!

Card details:
Paper: Chocolate Chip and Basic Grey Marjolaine
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: cork, PTI dies, buttons and twine
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Raise the Bar

Whew.....been a while since I posted a card for the
Raise the Bar Challenge.
 I'm so happy to be back and joining
them for the weekly challenges.

This week, the challenge is to use circles!
Sometimes we get into a "funk" and everything looks
the same.  Or at least that happens to me! LOL

Have fun using circles this week to help RING in the new year!

my card ~

card info:
Paper: Fine Linen, white, MME dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: twine, PTI impression plate, nesties
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Saturday, January 14, 2012


Huge sale at Paper and Such -
everything is on sale - absolutely no exceptions!
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Map to Your Heart Challenge

I found a way cool challenge over at "Oh My Moxie Fab" -
A Map to Your Heart Challenge

The challenge is to use a map in your creation....
so I put my thinking cap on.

I couldn't find any maps in the house, or in the garage, or anywhere!
We tend to pull things up online to check things out, and
at some point - I must have disposed of all the maps in the house.

Anyways - I pulled up a map of Bedford County, PA -
which is where I am from....printed it out onto cardstock,
and this is what I came up with ~

I can't wait to find a reason to send it to someone!

This sketch is from the
Love My Tapes Sketch Challenge

The sentiment is from the Basketful of Flowers over at 
Paper and Such and it says "just strolling by to say hi"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Challenge at Paper and Such

It's time for another challenge at 

The first challenge of 2012 is a color challenge
be sure to play along - someone always wins a prize
and people always win badges!

My card -

Paper: MME, Rustic White
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: ribbon, nesties, pearls, dimensionals
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Blog Hop

It's blog hop day over at

I've got a couple cards to share with you -
this first one was made with the set
Wild Rose

This second card is made with the set
Bitty Love

The Design Team has some awesome inspiration for you today!
Be sure to check out all of their blogs and leave as many comments as possible~
one random winner will win the entire release!
The more comments you leave - the greater your chances of winning!

Have fun hopping!

Julie Smith  (you are here)
Janice Melton
Kim O'Connell 
Amber Hillman
Pattie Goldman
Kendra Sand
Meredith Winston
Stephanie Mino
Naomi Gong
Mindy Young
Paper and Such Design Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Just a Little Peek!

It's that time of month - time to see some
Paper and Such stamps coming out!

This little set I'm showing you today will be
PERFECT for those little Valentines in your life!

My card is a 3x3 card ~

The set is called Bitty Love -
and will be available on January 9th!!

Keep an eye on the blog for some other sets
we're peeking for ya!
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