Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Paper and Such Challenge

Time for a quickie challenge over at

I know we all seem to be short on time
around the holidays - so this weeks
challenge is to make a
CAS, real quick like, last minute
Christmas card!!

Remember there is always a prize!!

Have fun with this!

Here is my card -

Card details:
Paper: kraft, aqua mist
Ink: versafine black
Misc: MS snowflake punch, rhinestone

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Snow Angels

Do you remember making snow angels as a kid....
or as an adult????
I used to love making them!

Since there is no snow outside,
I made a snow angel card today!

It feels like forever since I've uploaded
a card over at SCS....so I went and
checked out the latest challenges.
I made a card for yesterdays 
Ways to Use it Challenge
and today's
Free For All Challenge

I love love love this stamp!  It's from one of the
newest sets over at
The set is called Snow Folks

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.....see you soon!

Recipe -
Stamps: Snow Folks from Paper and Such
Paper: White, Ocean Tides
Ink: Memento Black
Misc: chalk, embossing folder, copics, PTI die, buttons

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sale at Paper and Such

If you haven't been over to my store lately - you should check it out.

stamps have been restocked!

dies and paper are now stocked


all other paper is 15% off!!

Go check it out!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Challenge Time

It's time for a new challenge over at

but first - I just wanted to announce the winner
of the entire November release -
random.org chose

"The Other Pattie Sue"


This week, the challenge is to do some
paper piecing

I decided  to use the new
Snow Folks stamp set to do a bit of paper piecing

I love to paper piece!  Such a fun way to dress up an image -
and set has the neatest sentiments with it!!!

Card details:
Paper: Ocean tides, kraft, white, unknown dp
Ink: Memento black
Misc: Nesties, copics

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Last Sneak Peek

It's the last day for sneak peeks for November!
All sets are now available over at

Today's set is called

Kids Speak

Perfect for the kids to work with!!
Whether they are making birthday cards, thank you cards,
or just playing around - this set has you covered!

Christmas always puts me in the mood to make tags - 
how about you?

Tag details:
Paper: Kraft, white
Ink: black, cherry cobbler
Misc: lace, scallop punch, flower, MS punch, ribbon, snowflake brad

Have fun shopping!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Another Sneak Peek!

Todays set is one of my absolute favorites
of all the Paper and Such stamps so far!
Thats right....out of all of them, I think I love this one most!!!

It's called Snow Folks...you get a guy snowman,
a girl snowman with angel wings, some awesome snowflakes, and
a nice variety of sentiments.  The set is 4x6 and will retail for
only $12!

Of course, I couldn't just make 1 thing....

Thanks for stopping by today, see you back here tomorrow!
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Sneak Peek Chicken Wire Background

It's time for the very first sneak peek for the
month of November at

This stamp is -
Chicken Wire Background Stamp

I wanted to show you that you don't have to like
chickens to NEED a chicken wire stamp!

In this card, I used the chicken wire stamp as a guide for
where to place my snowflakes!  Those snowflakes....you may just
see them in a new set being previewed tomorrow!

I sure hope you've enjoyed checking out my
card today.

I'll see you back here tomorrow for another peek!

Stamps: Chicken Wire b/g,  Snow Folks - both from Paper and Such
Paper: kraft, white
Ink: baja breeze, cherry cobbler
Misc: twine, nesties
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Friday, October 21, 2011

CPS Sketch

Hey hey, here I am with my take on the
way cool sketch this week over at 

I decided to use my favorite masculine stamp set from 
which was designed by the - incredibly talented

It is based on this sketch....

Isn't it a great sketch?  Come play along with us!

Card details:
Paper: white, choc chip, rustic white, kraft
Ink: Soft Suede
Misc: burlap, silver bling

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Raise the Bar

It's Friday, which means it's time for
another challenge over at

This weeks challenge is a color challenge -
orange and black are the colors of the week.

It doesn't have to be a Halloween card either - so have fun!

here is my card -

You can find all the DT's cards here -


Card details:
Paper: orange, black, white
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: PTI dies, silver bling
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Crafty Creations

is sponsoring
Crafty Creations this week!
The challenge is to make a
Christmas Birthday Card

Here is my card -

Card details:
Paper: white, ripe avocado
Ink: Memento black
Misc: silver bling, copics
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Raise the Bar

It's Friday, which means it's time for
another challenge over at

This week, it's all about the "pink"
in honor of breast cancer awareness month

So pull out the pink and share!

This stamp is perfect for this challenge,
anyone who has had cancer, or has known anyone
with cancer, can attest to that!

You can find all the DT's cards here -

Have a great Friday!!!

Card details:
Stamps: Just Sayin from Paper and Such
Paper: white, paper coordinations dp
Ink: versafine black
Misc: Memory Box doily die, nesties, bling, dimensionals
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Color Challenge at Paper and Such

Time for a challenge over at

The challenge this week is a color challenge.  We got our inspiration

doesn't this scream autumn????

Here is my card - make sure to check out
what everyone has done over at the Design Blog

Card Info:
Stamps: Poppies from Paper and Such
Paper: kraft, white, chocolate chip
Ink: Memento black
Misc: nesties, copics, pearls, ribbon, die is from Sweet n Sassy Stamps
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friendship Sentiments

click here for OJS post

Time for the last sneak peek for the October releases at

Todays sneak peek is a set called
Friendship Sentiments

Perfect sayings that can be the main feature
on your card!

Be sure to check things out at the store -
all new stamps for October and now available

Card details:
Stamps: Paper and Such Friendship Sentiments
Paper: Pretty in Pink, MME dp,, White
Ink: Baja Breeze
Misc: Nesties, bling
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Christmas Flowers Sneak

click here for OJS post

Time for the third sneak peek this week
over at 

Todays sneak peek is a set called
Christmas Flowers

I love to color these with my copics...very easy to get
a nicely colored image.  I also love that the sentiments
are large enough to stand out on their own for a very
CAS card.

my card -

See you back here tomorrow with the 4th and
final sneak peek.  After that time, all sets will be 
available for sale over at
We also have some awesome Christmas papers
that will be added to the store along with the stamps.

Card details:
Stamps: Christmas Flowers and Swirly Trees from Paper and Such 
Paper: pure poppy, old olive, w hite
Ink: Memento black
Misc: nesties, copics, rhinestones
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

It's finally time for

Operation Julie's Smile

You should have arrived here from

The beginning of the hop is here
(in case you just stumbled here)

Here is Julie's story - in case you don't already know it -

“The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae.  You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, 
die cuts, rubber stamps and more. 

What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has
 had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child.  It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth  replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. 
The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!  Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done.
It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.
If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click.  Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”

(if you'd like to donate - the Paypal donate
button is over on the right hand side of the blog)

winners will be selected from

 If you totally love this image, and can't live without it -
leave me a comment here that you donated, and I'll send it to ya

Your next stop on the hop is

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Raise the Bar

Time for another challenge at

This week, we are sponsored by

She has some really really cute images over there
you should go check out the store

I used the freebie from the blog and made this card -

Have fun checking out what the other DT members have made!

Card details:
Stamps: digi from Di's Digi Store, and sentiment from Paper and Such
Paper: kraft, white, pumpkin pie
Ink: versafine black
Misc: copics, nesties, crimper, twine

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Another Sneak Peek

Time for another Sneak Peek over at

Today's set is called


I went with an uncolored image today to see how I liked it.
Its definitely CAS, and was WAAAAY quick to make!

Card Details:
Stamps: Johnny from Paper and Such
Paper: White, choc chip, PTI dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: dimensionals, silver bling, twine
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Swirly Trees

(scroll town for my CASE Study card)

Time for the sneak peeks to begin over at

The first set is called
Swirly Trees

Join us tomorrow for another peek!

Card details
Stamps: Swirly Trees from Paper and Such
Paper: kraft, white
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Versafine black
Misc: silver bling, rhinestone, bakers twine
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Sunday, October 2, 2011


I've purged.....BIG TIME!!
These stamps need new homes - I sure hope
you see something that you NEED!!!

(Only shipping within the US at this time -
I just don't have the extra time to go fill out customs forms)

I also have ribbon, boy do I have ribbon!
I'm selling it in grab bags - $1 each.  You won't be
disappointed in what you get.  Let me know what
colors you like, most of it is grouped together
by color.  Lots of variety from, sheer, grosgrain, thin, wide,
dotted....etc etc.  For a buck, you can't go wrong!

You pay ACTUAL shipping....I'll stuff a flat rate envie
as full as I can get it!!!  

Comment here, or send me an email at
send me your zip when purchasing,
and I'll calculate shipping.

I'll be updating as things sell, and I add more stuff!

First come, first served

This gives you an idea on what a bag of ribbon looks like -

(The bag in the front is a combo of black and white)

I have a Copic Sketch marker C7 - new - $4
Copic Refill R81 barely used - $4

SU Floral b/g - $7

SU Tagger's Dozen - $7

SU One of a Kind - $7

SU Paint Prints - $5

SU Simply Said - $8

SU Lots of Thoughts - $5

SU Riveting - $5

SU Big Blossom - $5

SU Delight in Life - $5

SU Tags for All - $12

Stampendous Shopper Chick - $3

SU Hello Spring - $5

SU Big on Christmas - $7

SU Old Glory - $5

SU Greetings Galore - $8

SU Sketch It - $8

SU Nice & Easy Notes - $8

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Raise the Bar

You can check out whats going on over at

The challenge this week is to make something
with a hat!  Have fun with this one!

Be sure to go over and check out what all
of the Design Team members have done -
I saw some sweet stuff laying around in the break room!

Here is my card -

I decided to use the Bucky stamp from over at
Paper and Such - doesn't he just rock!?

Details -
Stamps: Bucky
Paper: white, more mustard, MME dp
Ink: Memento black
Misc: twine, nesties, dimensionals, copics

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Play Date Cafe

is sponsoring the 
Play Date Cafe
challenge today!

Don't you just love these colors???

You'll want to play along 
here is the prize -

how fun is that?

has tons of stuff in the store, go check
it out!

my card -

Here is my spin on these wonderful colors!
I decided to also use the current challenge over at
Allsorts this week
Their challenge is to keep it clean and simple!
I can do that!!!

Card details:
Paper: kraft, burgundy, more mustard, gray, vanilla
Ink: soft suede
Misc: square punch, embossing folder
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Paper and Such Challenge

Time for another challenge over at 

It's a recipe challenge this week, so head
on over and check out all of the details!

my card -
I used, twine, lace and brads
from the recipe...
Have fun!

There are plenty of sales going on over at the store

Card details -
Stamps: Poppies - Paper and Such
Paper: real red, black, white
Ink: Memento black
Misc: embossing folder, lace, twine, nesties, copics

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Raise the Bar

I'm finally back to bartending on Fridays!
I've missed it!

You can check out whats going on over at

The challenge this week is to make something
with wings!  Have fun with this one!

Be sure to go over and check out what all
of the Design Team members have done

Here is my card -

I decided to use one of my fave bird sets!  It was designed
by Iwona "Chupa" Palamountain...and it is available
in my store at Paper and Such

Card details:
Paper: kraft, soft suede, SU dp
Ink: soft suede
Misc: twine, pearals
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Operation Write Home Challenge

Today -
Paper and Such
is sponsoring the
below is a bit about Operation Write Home

Our Mission:
Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank 
handmade greeting cards to write home on, 
as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans - and citizens of other nations too - who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007...and are on the way to a landmark one MILLION cards!

Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to our contacts, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and are sent in time for the long journey back home to loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and cardmakers from all over the USA, creating "eye candy" for heroes who see only khaki around them. The topper on each box is a plastic bag filled with 20-30 letters from adults and children across the country, letters handed out especially to those in need of a positive word from the homefront.
Boxes are shipped through every week of the year, so join us anytime in sending your beautiful creations to help our heroes keep in touch with home!

(kraft, red, and black or blue) 

My card -

Card details:
Paper: kraft, white, enchanted evening
Ink: cherry cobbler
Misc: silver bling, twine
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