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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Giveaway, In Honor of CHA.....

I will be hosting a giveaway! Yup! A giveaway!
I will be giving away a complete 8x8 scrapbook kit
for one lucky person!
This giveaway contest won't last long!
It starts NOW through Sunday, August 8, 2010!

The kit includes:
(Making Memories - Sabrina)
8x8 black post-bound album with 10 top loading page protectors
8x8 designer papers, 20 sheets (4 die-cut, 16 printed)
6x6 paper pad, 36 sheets (18 patterns)
Spiral Journaling book, 30 pages (6 patterns)
Printed blossoms, paper flowers, 18 total
Ribbon slides, 6 unique pieces
Looking glass stickers, 20 unique stickers
As if that's not enough.....I will also include a black 8x8 window post-bound album,
which makes this a COMPLETE scrapbooking kit!
"What do I need to do to get a chance to win this fabulous prize?" Well, I'm glad you asked.

It's simple, really. Since I am planning on opening a store very soon, I need to know what you would like to see. What products would you consider purchasing? If I have sale/clearance items, what cost would you like to see them at? What kind of shipping costs would you like to see? What kind of deals would you like to see (monthly, weekly, daily)? Basically, I need your help in getting my store put together. I want you to have a reason to go and shop!

There's just ONE catch! I can only offer this great giveaway under two conditions: 1-leave a comment/suggestion and 2-I need 100+ followers. So, be sure to spread the word and let your friends know! I have a SHARE button on the right side of my blog so you can share my blog with your FaceBook and Twitter friends/followers.

If you want more chances to win,
it's easy too!
**leave a comment/suggestion (1 chance)
**become a follower (1 chance)
 - if you're already a follower you will automatically have this second chance
**for every new follower you bring over (1 chance each)
 - be sure the new follower states YOU sent them here, otherwise, I won't know
**purchase one of the Memory Works kits showcased here (2 chances)
**tell others about this giveaway on your blog being sure to include a link (2 chances)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

August 2010 Kit - FULL REVEAL

Dont' miss out on this amazing kit!!!
SWEET SUMMER
You'll love this kit packed with lazy summertime embellishments and cool patterned paper. So take it all in, unwind and enjoy your Sweet Summer!

Send me an EMail to pre-order this kit!
Please use "August2010" as your subject line.
$47 (includes shipping and tax)
-OR-
Subscribe to the monthly Kits and pay only $39 every month!!
-AND-
You will be placed on the pre-order list  as one of the FIRST to receive the next kit!!

INCLUDES:
Patterned Paper

{1} 12x12 Strawberry Jam - Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Ice Cream - Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Front Porch - Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Fireflies - Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Hope Street - Garden Grove (Scenic Route)
{1} 12x12 Sunday - Girls Friday (Cosmo Cricket)

Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Frosted Teal (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Intense Kiwi (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Suede Brown Dark (Bazzill)

Embellishments
{1} 12x12 Sheet Fly a Kite Sticker Shapes (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Sheet Fly a Kite Journaling Cards (October Afternoon)
{1} 5.5x10 Sheet Fly a Kite Word Stickers (October Afternoon)
{1} 2 ½ x 3 Mini Alphas Clear Stamp with Gems (Prima)
{1} 3" Yellow Frosted Lollipops Flower - Assorted Colors (Prima)
{6} 6 ¼ x 3 1/8 Manila shipping Tags (MemoryWorks)
{1} 1 ½" Metal Book Ring (MemoryWorks)
{3} Jumbo Paper Clips (MemoryWorks)
{3} 1 ¼" Metal Rim Tags (MemoryWorks)
{5} Creative Café Orange Buttons - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Creative Imaginations)
{5} Creative Café Lime Buttons - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Creative Imaginations)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Red Grosgrain Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Yellow Sheer Dot Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Green Apple & Cream Gingham Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
{1} ½ Yard ½" Brown & Cream Dot Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
{1} ½ Yard Orange Cotton Rick Rack (Creative Impressions)

Bonus Cards
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Frosted Teal (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Intense Kiwi (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Suede Brown Dark (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Sunflower Medium (Bazzill)
{5} 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas in July

I caved in! I decided to scrap a couple layouts from last Christmas! It was actually kinda fun to be part of the whole "Christmas in July" thing!

For this first layout, Christmas 2009, I used my own Sketch #67:
I used my Winter Wonderland Cricut Cartridge to cut the holly leaves up top. For the holly leaves on the bottom, I used the same cartridge, but used Design Studio to stretch it out. Really, though, all the papers used here were scraps. I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out until I was done, but I absolutely LOVE how this came out.

For my second layout, Reindeer Food Bucket, I just kinda threw it together.
I used my punch to make the journaling paper look like notebook paper. I then inked it up and crinkled the left side up a bit. For the trees, I used my Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge. I used brown cardstock and cut the treest at 8" each. Then, I used four different shades of green inks (Color Box Cat's Eyes: olive, olive pastel, dark moss, forest green). I started with the darkest green and then lightly added the lighter shades. I was thrilled with the outcome! Then, I just outlined each tree with a thick black marker.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Singing In Love"

The Scrapbook Speedway July 2010 Kit

Here's a quick kit for you!
 EMAIL me and I will ship it out to you asap!
$15 INCLUDES shipping in the US only.
No international shipping at this time.
7 double sided cardstock papers (K&Co, Brenda Walton - Brookfield)
3 ribbons
several buttons
Rhinestones
journaling tags (same K&Co)
1 file folder (same K&Co)
several page tabs (same K&Co)
Quotes (same K&Co)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bad News/Good News

My .ning site, which I created nearly a year ag, ,will no longer be around as of July 20, 2010. Seems that .ning will no longer offer a FREE site. Unfortunately, I can't afford to keep this site running. So, what does this mean? Well, this means that I will be able to focus my full attention right here!

As you have probably noticed, there are changes afoot! I will be posting more often. I will also have challenges, products, contests and much more! I am also working on an online store! Be sure to check back often.

As always, please, feel free to email me with any questions, suggestions or anything at all!

August 2010 Kit - Sweet Summer - SNEEK PEEK

Here's a sneek peek of the upcoming August Kit!
This is such a great kit!
SWEET SUMMER
Stay tuned for more details and sneek peeks on this awesome kit!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 2010 Kit - Bon Voyage

~There's still a handful of the July 2010 Kit~
Don't miss out!
BON VOYAGE
 
EMAIL me to place your order today!
Please put "July2010" in the subject line.
Quantities are low!
I can't promise I will have one for everyone, so email me asap!
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Patterned Paper
1 12x12 Stamp Die Cut - Panorama (Making Memories)
1 12x12 Ledger Palm Tree - Panorama (Making Memories)
1 12x12 Exploration Words - Panorama (Making Memories)
1 12x12 Seaside Chic – On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)
1 12x12 She Sells Seashells – On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45
1 12x12 High Style Holiday – On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)

Solid Cardstock
12x12 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)
1 12x 12 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
1 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
1 12x12 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)

Bonus Cards
1 5.5 x 8.5 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)
1 5.5 x 8.5 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
5.5 x 8.5 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
1 5.5 x 8.5 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)
1 5.5 x 8.5 Intense Teal (Bazzill)
1 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

Embellishments
3 6x9 Sheets Black Happy Valley Letter Stickers (Scenic Route)
8 Tootsie Orange flower Pot Flowers- Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Bazzill)
6 2 ½ x 3 ½ Panorama Die Cut Artist Trading Cards (Making Memories)
5 Panorama Journaling Tickets – Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Making Memories)
1 Panorama Treasure Box (Making Memories) • 6-Large Luggage Tags with Twine Ties • 6-Pearl Pennant Pins • 5-Stamps with Glassine Envelope • 62” Bakers Twine • 50-Coordinating Buttons
1 ½ Yard 3/8” Aquamarine Double Dot Ribbon (Bo Bunny)
1 ½ Yard 3/8” Black & Cream Gingham Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
1½ Yard Rust Jumbo Cotton Rick Rack (Creative Impressions)
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$47 (includes shipping & tax)

Wanna save some money??
Get a Monthly Subscription and pay only $39 (includes shipping & tax)

If you don't want to miss a monthly kit, subscribe as soon as possible so that you can put your name on the waiting list to receive the next available month. You don't need to wait to sign up for the next kit – sign up right away so your name is on the waiting list. Again, subscriptions are selling out fast and all available subscriptions will go first to those on our waiting list. I will place the order for the monthly subscription as soon as the kit becomes available for purchase.

This is a recurring Product. You will be billed every 1 month

ele.men.tary - SNEAK PEEKS

Wanna see the newest upcoming Simple Stories kit?
Here's a few sneak peeks for you!
Keep your eyes open! I will do a FULL REVEAL when this kit is available to all!
You can pre-order this kit today! Just EMAIL me!
I will order your kit as soon as they become available for purchase!
$28 (includes shipping & tax)

Divided Page Protectors

These page protectors are PERFECT for your Simple Stories album! Pre-divided page protectors combined with ready-to-cut papers provide a simple, easy and quick way to scrap your memories!
Each Multi Pack includes 10 sheet of Page Protectors:
 1 sheet - 12X12 pocket
2 sheets - 6-4X6 Horizontal
1 sheet - 6-6X4 Vertical
1 sheet - 3-4X6, 2-6X4, 1-12X2
1 sheet - 4-4X6, 1-8X6
1 sheet - 3-4X6, 1-12X6
1 sheet - 4-4X6, 1-4X12
1 sheet - 3-6X4, 1-6X12
1 sheet - 9-4X4

More than a simple office product. Memory Keepers Page Protectors and Photo Sleeves and designed specifically for your lasting scrapbook projects. Made of ultra-clear, super heavyweight polypropylene with durable, reinforced edges, these sheet protectors are in a class of their very own.

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EMAIL me to place your order today!
$5.50 + shipping

Life Documented

Want an easy and quick way to scrap an album?
I have the answer you're looking for!
SIMPLE STORIES
This kit comes ready to cut and insert into pre-divided page protectors
(for an additional $5.50 for 10 pages)

There's just a few of these kits left!
Don't miss this great opportunity!
Email me to get your own!
Life Documented 180 Piece Kit:
~(30) Cut-Apart Double-Sided Cardstock Elements
12 4x6 Monthly Title & Journaling Cards
6 4x6 Journaling & Quote Cards
2 6x8 Photo & Journaling Mats
3 4x4 Quote Cards
2 6x12 Page Elements
1 4x12 Title Strip
4 2x12 Border Strips
~(4) 12x12 Double-Sided Cardstock Patterned Paper
~(6) 4x6 Printed Transparancy Photo Overlays
~(1) 12x12 Alphas & Elements Cardstock Sticker Sheet:
105 Characters
32 Elements
3 Borders (Acid-Free/Non-Repositional/Arhival-Quality)
~Free 12x12 Instruction Sheet/Idea Guide
~Free Downloadable Elements
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Don't really want to use this kit for your Simple Story?
No problem! You don't have to!
You can get this great kit for your regular scrapbooking needs!
Best of all, it's all coordinating!
All you need to do is add those special touches
(although, it looks great as is)
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$28 (includes shipping & tax)

May 2010 Kit - Garden Party

May 2010 Kit is almost sold out!!
GARDEN PARTY
This kit includes:

Patterned Paper
{1} 12x12 Stamp Die Cut - Panorama (Making Memories)
{1} 12x12 Ledger Palm Tree -Panorama (Making Memories)
{1} 12x12 Exploration Words - Panorama (Making Memories)
{1} 12x12 Seaside Chic - On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)
{1} 12x12 She Sells Seashells - On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)
{1} 12x12 High Style Holiday - On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)

Embellishments
{3} 6x9Sheets Black Happy Valley Letter Stickers (Scenic Route)
{8} Tootsie Orange flower Pot Flowers- Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Bazzill)
{6} 2 ½ x 3 ½ Panorama Die Cut Artist Trading Cards (Making Memories)
{5} Panorama Journaling Tickets - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Making Memories)
{1} Panorama Treasure Box (Making Memories)
-6-Large Luggage Tags with Twine Ties
-6-Pearl Pennant Pins
-5-Stamps with Glassine Envelope
-62" Bakers Twine
-50-Coordinating Buttons
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Aquamarine Double Dot Ribbon (Bo Bunny)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Black & Cream Gingham Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
{1} ½ Yard Rust Jumbo Cotton Rick Rack (Creative Impressions)

Bonus Cards
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Intense Teal (Bazzill)
{5} 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes
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There's only a few left! Don't let this kit pass you by!
$47 (includes shipping & tax)
Email me if you don't want to miss out!

Housewarming Crop Creations

I just wanted to share some of the amazing work created through our Housewarming Crop this wekeend. I hope you are able to join in the fun and do some fun challenges! Please enjoy the slideshow!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Racing


Here's another layout based on Trisha's fabulous Sketch #105. I've posted this layout over at Dragonflies & Daisies for their contest. You should head over and check it out!

Oh, by the way.....did I mention that Dragonflies & Daisies is giving away a CRICUT CARTRIDGE if you link back to your take on the sketch?! Yup! Go check it out!!!

Merry Christmas 2008

Christmas in July, right?!

Yes, it's a little old, but I had to make sure it was scrapped! My very talented gal pal, Trisha created this amazing sketch, which you will find at Dragonflies & Daisies. It's such an easy sketch to work with and oh so much fun!

As for what I used on this layout? SCRAPS! I love it when I get to use up my scraps, don't you? I guess the only things I can point out is that I used the Threading Water punch and Thickers. For the rest, I just used the sketch to guide me.

Oh, by the way.....did I mention that Dragonflies  & Daisies is giving away a CRICUT CARTRIDGE if you link back to your take on the sketch?! Yup! Go check it out!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Housewarming Online Crop

This weekend (7/15-7/19) at the New and Improved, Have Your Way With Paper!

Head on over to the new board and jump right in! Help us Warm Up our new home! You're not registered? No problem. It's FREE to register and easy peasy! Just a little bit of info, your chosen screen name and *poof* you're done!

Tons of challenges and prizes for you to enjoy! Get to know everyone too throughout the message board while you're there.

I'm looking forward to loads of fun this weekend and I'll be looking for YOU too! Once you register, introduce yourself and let them know I (paula) sent you!

Can't wait to see you there and can't wait to see what you create!

Thoughtless Thursday

Here's one for you!
Yeah! Happy Fathers Day, Dad!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yard of Bricks

Again, I used My Mind's Eye "Complete Boy" paper pack! I also used another one of my sketches for this one. I used my own sketch #57. Check it out HERE and upload your own take on it!

Happy BDay Baby!

My latest layout. I used My Mind's Eye "Complete Boy" paper pack. Let me tell you, this pack has tons and tons of papers and they are all coordinating too! You gotta love that! I used my own sketch #62. Be sure to go HERE and check out the full version of the sketch and upload your take on it!
I used brads to attach the buttons and twine to add a little extra touch to the strips. I also shabbied up the edges and just played around until it all worked out.
Here is a close up of the embellies and paper strips at the bottom. It took a little time to get these strips to work together the way I wanted them, but I did finally get it and I love how it came out!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Have Your Way With Paper is ALL NEW!

Yup! You heard right! Have Your Way With Paper has been re-vamped! It's the NEW and IMPROVED HYWWP site!!!
New Board!
New Challenges!
New Color!
New Logo!
The only thing that isn't new is......YOU! Come over and register for FREE and become our newest family memeber! Because, we are just that----a FAMILY!

There are NO ADS, tons of new functions, lots of fun CHALLENGES, amazing and friendly people and lots of FUN!!

Oh! One more thing! When you join, be sure to come back here and let me know!  I'll put your name in for a nice little giveaway!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

JULY Sketch

It's a little late, but here's your sketch! Enjoy using my Sketch #45. When you are done, be sure to head on over to The Scrapbook Speedway to post your work. You will need to register for FREE to be able to upload your work, but it's as easy as 1-2-3! Have fun and enjoy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Sketch!!!

There's a new sketch over at Sketch Inspiration! It's a great sketch created by the very talented, Trisha! It's a multi photo sketch - if you want it to be..... Head on over. Use the sketch. Become a registered memeber. Post your work. There's a free giveaway every week!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Annual HYWWP Retreat - Chicago

I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I had on this trip! I have been counting down for nearly a whole year and let me tell you, it was sooooo worth it! I would've paid double to be there. Triple!! Everyone brought something different to this retreat. There was tons of laughter and tons of activity and tons of fun! From the spaghetti dinner in the condo to the limo ride (cuz we're so glamorous) to "Livin' On A Prayer" at Bootleggers, the fun never stopped!
I am already looking forward to next year's retreat and I plan on counting down very soon! I miss my girls already!