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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Freebie Fridays at Paper Popsicles!

Yes....YOU READ THAT RIGHT!!!! Freebie Fridays are going to be so much and you are going to like what it means. Cheeky Radish has graciously offered to give you FREE, ONLY on FRIDAY a new digital stamp design. You love free, right????The new digital stamp image will be posted on the blog and to get it for FREE you need to head to the Paper Popsicles store, go to the Digital Designs category and order it. Here is the really good news...she is going to give us a new stamp image for FREE EVERY Friday during August. Now, just to make this EVEN better if you post our Freebie Friday information on your blog you will be entered to win a nice big surprise package of goodies!!! In order to be included on this drawing you need to post on your blog the information about our FREEBIE FRIDAY and link to our blog. Also you need to become a follower of our blog and put Paper Popsicles or our blinkie in your favorites or places I visit section on your blog.

Monday, July 27, 2009

ICSketch is up!

Onto our lovely sponsor for this week is DIGIMENTS. Michelle from Digiments is offering...
(2) $20 gift certificates to Digiments which means we'll have two lovely winners to chose from. How exciting! Michelle also sponsored the ICS Design Team this week.
Here's your next sketch to work with. I know you see layers on this sketch but you do not have to use layers if you so chose not to. Remember you can rotate, flip or anything your heart desires with the sketch. It's for your inspiration ONLY! And we want to see your creations whether they be cards, layouts or any other kind of paper projects.

Why don't you head over to ICSketches for yourself and give this a whirl? While you are there, check out what the rest of the awesome DT did with the sketch this week!

Paper Popsicles August Reveal Today!!!!

The big reveal for August's Kits at Paper Popsicles is now underway! This month I worked with the main kit! So yummy! I love bold/bright papers with lots going on. In this kit you will get:

August Kit- Lemonade Lane $25
6 12x12 double sided patterned papers by Scenic Route
1 Arboretum Vine set by Buzz and Bloom
1 bottle of paint by Pebbles Inc.
1 pack of Desire Memory cording
1 beaded curtain by Buzz and Bloom
1 package of buttons in assorted colors by Basic Grey
1 package of journaling sprouts by Jillibean soup
1 Rub-On sheet by K & Company
1 Cardstock Sticker sheet by Scenic Route
1 cardstock alpha stickers by Jillibean soup

Here are the projects I made with this kit:

A wall decoration. I will have a tutorial on the Paper Popsicles' message board this week on how to make those little rosettes!!!

Here is the inside of this card: I made this two drawar box with JenC's tutorial on the message board (see what you miss when you aren't on our board???!!!!)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Paper Popsicles Has a Week Sketch Challenge!

Don't you like digital images and contests and challenges that give out goodies? Well then, why haven't you been to the Paper Popsicles Blog to try out our weekly sketches? Not many people have linked up their cards so far and this week's challenge ends on Tuesday, July 28, midnight, cst. Here is the sketch and what I did with it. I used ThatsJazzyStampDreams stamp: Tricia! Tag You're It! on this card (link on the left).
This was a project for the family. As you know, we got a four legged family member about 2 months ago, Louie. He is a nipper and we struggle with getting him to stop. Well we figured out the miracle trick: A Bite Box made from a tin filled with coins. We shake it when it nips. He HATES this and cowers away.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Digi Site and some News!

I found a new digi site this week. Many of you know that I have been practicing my stamping and digi image coloring skills. Someday, DH will be employed again and the Copic Marker fairy will come to my door!!! Lol
Anyways, I found this cute image to work with on a new blog,
Fred, She Said, Digital Designs. They are having a contest this week. Here is what I did:I used my water colors to color in the image. Popped up some of the flower parts and put bling in the centers. I tried using some Shimmerz too.
Now, the drum roll....
My friend Sheila, whom I met on the Paper Popsicle Message board a couple of years ago now, has been creating her own acryllic stamps for her new business, Thats Jazzy Stamp Dreams (link on the left). She has a blog and a facebook page too. She has announced this week that Amy and I will be her "Jazzy Girls" demonstrating stamps for her business! Isn't that cool? She is also going to start selling Copics (see, that fairy magic working??). So, in the future, you will see some of those stamps in action on my blog. Her stamps are affordable and wonderful!!!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Are you ready for another SKETCH????

Here's our lovely sponsor, Bunny Zoe's Crafts owner Nikki is giving away to one lucky winner using ICSketches #26. They are set of 7 Christmas Charms and Ollyfant Winter Skates Clear Stamp Set. What a nice prize to receive and you only have to create some kind of project using the sketch below. So lets see what you can do with it.

Here is the 26th Sketch created by our lovely and talented Dawn:And here is what I did with the sketch. I have to admit, this was my second attempt. The sentiment is from Digiments.
The paper was from my stash and can be found in the clearance section of Paper Popsicles! Melissa already sells her stuff for up to 30% off the regular price. Throw in a clearance sale and you have a BARGAIN! And to boot, she will give you free shipping on your orders over $50!!! You have to head over to Paper Popsicles to see their deals!
Did you know that Paper Popsicles also has a card sketch challenge every week? They offer digital goodies for the winner and there are very few people experiencing that joy! You better head over have until midnight cst TONIGHT to participate in the current sketch challenge on their BLOG.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ICSketches #25 is UP!!!!

Our wonderfully amazing sponsor this week is They are offering three images of the winner's choice from their shop.

And here's our next sketch for you to work with. You can rotate, flip or anything your heart desires with the sketch. Just have fun creating with it. Isn't Dawn amazingly creative with these sketches????? Don't forget to see what the other DT did with it here. You have until Monday July 20th midnight CST to load your projects on the blog.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you to everyone that dropped by this weekend for the Paper Popsicles blog hop. It was a ton of fun...and I hope you enjoyed the eye candy...Now...for the blog candy....congrats to're the winner from my blog. Please log into the Paper Popsicles message board and send a PM to Melissa and let her know you were the winner from my blog...she'll get your prize out to you!!!
Thank you again...and keep you eyes open for detail on our next blog hop....

And don't have until tomorrow night, midnight CST to get your entry in for the card sketch that is on the Paper Popsicles blog...only a few people have submitted cards. GREAT ODDS for you!!!! HURRY HURRY HURRY!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

It's the BLOG HOP!!!!!

Paper Popsicles is having it's first ever blog hop, so you'll be asked to hop from blog to blog featuring yummy eye candy with a summer theme...and of course what's eye candy without a little blog just leave a comment before you hop along to the next blog and you just might pick up a prize!!!

Each blog will feature a secret word...these words needs to be collected and then put together to form a phrase.
This phrase will then need to be emailed to by Sunday night, July 12 at midnight Central time to be eligible for our grand prize.
So......lets get started!!!

If you are joining me from Samantha's blog are hopping right along...if you just stumbled upon my won't want to miss a thing, so hop on over ot the Paper Popsicles blog to get started.

Here is my first project made with July's Cloudy Day kit. I made a mini album with the help of my cricut. This was a mini kit but why it is said to MINI is beyond me! It was full of Crate paper, GSD paper, Little Yellow Bicycle embellishments and WOWEE!!!!
And here is my second project for you all to see. Again, made with the leftovers from the July mini kit (LEFTOVERS FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD!). I altered my Starbucks carrier and thought I could use it for markers and colored pencils.

  • Did you know that the Paper Popsicles blog features a new card challenge every Wednesday?
  • Did you know that every month we have weekly theme challenges hosted on our message board?
  • Did you know that we have a monthly sketch challenge?
  • Did you know that we hold auditions each month for our next guest designer....details can be found on our message board!!!

Have you seen the kits in the store? Did you see there is one main kit, two mini-kits, and a card kit each month? Have you been over to see the design team and guest designer's galleries to see their amazing work done with the fabulous products offered in the Paper Popsicles store? now...for my secret is RUNNING before you hop on over sure to leave me a comment here so you are entered into the drawing here on my blog.... sure to keep on hopping and collecting words for your secret phrase by checking out Kari Ann's blog next... don't forget to send an email with the secret phrase to at the end of the blog hop....and good luck!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Paper Popsicles' Challenges Here!

Every week Paper Popsicles has many challenges on the Message board and on the blog. And the goodies ROCK! This week's blog challenge is this sketch: And this is my take on the challenge:
I used Mr. Campy paper found in the Paper Popsicles' store.Now, you can do this sketch too and link it up on the blog using Mr. Linky. Who knows, maybe you will be this week's winner of some digital stamps created by our very own Cheeky Radish!! You have until Tuesday, July 14th, midnight CST to get it loaded.
So this week, on the MB, the challenge is to do a layout about how your family enjoys water outdoors. Have fun with it and don't forget to post your layouts in the gallery by the end of the month. You just might win a pack of goodies!!! This is what I created using some yummy Lime Rickey papers in the Paper Popsicles store!!!
And don't forget!
This is right! Starting at 8a.m. Saturday July 11th, CST...
check out the blog for details!

Things I have done...

I found this while hopping along blogs today at lunch. KateB has some wonderful creations and eye candy . She is so inspirational. She had these questions to see what you have done. I highlighted the ones I have done in PURPLE (my favorite color):
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world/Disneyland Paris
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning Kate, your's is ham, mine is chicken....
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill Shhhhh, don't tell
24. Made a Snow Angel
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (howz about chunky dunking????? lol)
27. Run a Marathon---does a 5 k count????
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Stood in the rim of the Grand Canyon
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an erupting volcano in person
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing4
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre
55. Gone to a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Cookies for charity
62. Gone whale watching
63. Been given flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favourite childhood toy
70. Visited Buckinham Palace
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt or blanket
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job-- an afterschool babysitting job....
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London on TV, does that count...they were in london!
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Been to the top of the Empire State Building
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
Huh. 48 things. That isn't so bad. I really have not gone overseas and that knocked me out of a bunch . Why don't you copy and paste and try this for yourself on your blog. If you do it, leave me a comment so I can snoop!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Getting Ready: It's a Blog Hop!

The Paper Popsicles creative crew and a few selected alumni are putting on our first ever blog hop this weekend.....July 11-12.

Be sure to mark your calendar and start right here on the Paper Popsicles blog to kick off the fun.....lots of eye candy for you....and what's a little eye candy without a little blog candy right??"????....there will be some of that along the way too...
Hope to see you right back here and hopping all around this weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Come HOP ALONG at our First BLOG HOP!!!

Yup! You read it right! Paper Popsicles is hosting their very first Blog Hop and it is going to be quick and FUN! You don't want to miss out on this one! Check our blog later this week for the details! It will run on July 11 and 12....lots of eye candy...and PRIZES!!!!



ICSketches #24 is UP!

I can't believe we are up to sketch #24!! And look at what one random winner is going to get this week if they use the sketch! HOLY MOLY! Here is the sketch Dawn created for us to use. I have to admit that I struggled with this one this week. YOu have to see what the creative team did with it by going here.
Here is what I did with the sketch. The good thing is that I used up some scraps. I love that! It actually has a place on the front of the card under the flap to put a gift card. Then you can open up the card and write a message in it. I used my cricut to cut the flap part.

Thanks for looking! Maybe you would like to participate in the ICsketch challenges too?!?!? Hint hint...I am talking to you....