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Friday, October 30, 2009

Feebie Friday for YOU!

Today's Freebie Friday from Paper Popsicles is the Breast Cancer Ribbon, CARD STYLE. Yes, this is correct! You can get the FREE template by going to the store HERE but it is only available until midnight, CST, Friday October 30th~
I just love this! It was perfect with the digital stamp I had to purchase from Whimsie Doodles.
I made this for my special friend, Lisa, who has a fight ahead of her. I even used my Cuttlebug here on the smaller Pink ribbon.
Thanks for looking and grab that freebie NOW!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Another Die Cuts R Us Design Team Challenge Card!

Those of you that know me, know that I can't resist a good challenge and when the mojo is get the idea! I am continuing the male card challenge from the Die Cuts R Us Design Team.
I had so much fun with the first one that I had to make another, this time for a boy birthday! The picture didn't turn out as well as I would have liked unfortunately. It wouldn't scan because of the ribbon knot and it is too dark for photos outside when I get home from work. So this is the best it gets! I love the paper and the little stickers! These are Cosmo Cricket's Monstrosity line. You get purchase this paper at Paper Popsicles at an amazing DISCOUNT! The Monster Truck image is from Dustin Pike. I used my Copics and Bic Mark-its again to color this. The letters are October Afternoon mini alphas. Thanks for looking! Happy Scrapping!

Stained Glass Butterfly!

This has got to be one of my most favorite stamps by Thats Jazzy Stamp Dreams! The Stained Glass Butterfly. And if you like the butterfly, Sheila has a terrific deal to purchase the butterfly stamp and 2 copic markers....see the deal in her etsy shop here.

I used the Stained Glass Butterfly with black Staz On Ink on Transparency film. I stickled all of the colors. Using my Slice, I cut a window out of the card using the Noteworthy SD Card. The letters are from Adorn It.
And there is a new challenge up at Let's Get Jazzy! Use this sketch as inspiration to scrap a layout or card, use a stamp (doesn't have to be TJSD's stamps) and link it here! You have until midnight November 15 to link your project HERE! A random drawing will decide the winner! He he! Like the sketch???? It's mine! I am getting my sketchy groove on these days! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Die Cuts R Us Challenge!

The task at hand from the talented Die Cuts R Us Design Team was to create a male themed/masculine card. I don't do masculine cards often enough but the end of Soccer season spurred the need for a thank you card:
This soccer paper is only 18 cents at the Paper Popsicles Store! It is in the clearance section with oodles of other bargains. And the digital image is exclusive to Paper Popsicles' as well!!!! I used my copics and Bic Mark-It pens to color in the image in some spots (thanks Melissa!)

Wacky Wednesday Hump Day Sketch #5

What can YOU do? We would love to see some magic! Link up your cards by midnight CST November 3rd to be entered into a random RAK:
Your choice of 3 card templates from the Paper Popsicles store! These are great to print and cut out or cut out with your Cricut using SCAL and Inkscape! And they are reusable too! Hours and days and multiple uses for these great cards that are unique to Paper Popsicles!
Link your cards here.

With this card I had fun with my embossing folder, paint, and glitter. Lots of layers with a Heidi Swapp flower I had hanging around, a Cosmo Cricket tag from Early Bird, Making Memories stick pins and plastic flower piece, and miscellaneous ribbon. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Paper Popsicles' Show and Share Monday!

Were you able to get the freebie pumpkin card template last friday from Paper Popsicles? You did? Terrific! Now head over to the blog and post what you did with it! This is what I did. I used the paper from the October kit. The spider is a BG bling from the Paper Popsicles' store. The twine and leaves were from my stash. I even used a digi from Cheeky Radish, also found at the Paper Popsicle's store.
Thanks for looking at Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Die Cuts R Us Design Team Blog Challenge!

I found a new blog that I have been lurking on for awhile now. The design team there is very enthusiastic. They use stamps, diecuts, paper peicing and a whole lot more! Right up my alley! This week's challenge was to create an ECO FRIENDLY project. They are promoting the Cosmo Cricket "Earth Love" line. I didn't have any eco friendly paper so I decided to go the RECYCLED route. Here i used bits of kleenex and twine from a package of cards I received in the mail. The colors are kinda earthy (right?!?!). I used my cricut expression to cut out the peices for the fence. It is hard to see but I did emboss them with my cuttlebug.
I used Patty Pig from Paper Popsicles' digitals. The entire sentiment reads: I HOPE YOU SQUEAL BETTER SOON! I made this for one of my staff who have come down with the dreaded H1N1 virus...hope it lifts her spirits! Thanks for peeking and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Sketch at Paper Popsicles!

The Wacky Wednesday Hump Day Sketch is up again on the Paper Popsicles' blog. This week there is a twist. Invite a friend to participate and link a card up to the blog using MR. LINKY here, and you will get TWO chances to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Paper Popsicles' store!!!! You have until midnight, Tuesday, October 27th, cst to get entered!
I used some new Digital Designs coming soon to the Paper Popsicles' store:
I hope you give this a try!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Heart Felt Thanks!!!

I received this today from my great friend, Lisa, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She requested some thank you cards and several of my wonderfully talented and phenomenol cyber friends sent me some cards. From Canada, Arizona, Washington, Alabama, California....and beyond. Just amazing.

Here is what she has written to share with you:

So many things have happened to me since I was diagnosed with cancer. Some of the best things that have happened are the most generous folks who have provided me with such loving and thoughtful gifts. As I sat to write thank you notes to my family and friends, I wished there was some way I could show them how much I appreciated their thoughts/words/prayers/gifts. Store bought thank you notes seemed so impersonal and so little in comparison to the generosity shared with me. So my special friend agreed (without a moment's hesitation) to help make personal thank you notes and asked her creative friends to help too. I was delighted and overwhelmed by the beautiful thank you notes that I received...even from people I have never had the honor of thank you for helping to make thank you notes....they are absolutely delightful and so appreciated. When someone gets such bad news as cancer, it is truly a blessing when friends brighten our days....

With my sincere thanks, Lisa
Lisa L. Connolly, M.Ed., LMHC, RBC
Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology
University of Indianapolis

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wacky Wednesday Hump Day Sketch #3

I can't believe it is the 3rd week already! This week's sketch has so many possibilities. Melissa was even thinking windows! You have until Tuesday, October 20th, midnight CST to get your groove on, get over the HUMP and post a card or layout with this sketch!!! You'll want to head over to THIS POST and use MR. LINKY.

Who knows, maybe YOU will be chosen to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Paper Popsicles' store!!! The store has so many goodies like the ghosty paper I used on my card here, the digital stamps (Happy Haunting) and the bling from Basic Grey!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More of the Jolly Pumpkin...

I just love this pumpkin! He is so versatile and CUTE CUTE CUTE! Have you snagged some of these acrylic stamps yet? They are perfect for our economy these days...AFFORDABLE! Right now this cutie is on sale at That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams for $1.42, a 25% savings!

And you have a chance to win him FREE! Just show us what you made for World Card Making day and load it here in the comments.
You have until 10/15 to get your projects loaded.

And because October is Sheila's 2nd year anniversary of making and selling stamps, we are offering for the whole month of October, 20% off all our stamps! Purchase at the ETSY Store or at That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams TODAY.
I used this design for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog this week too. The challenge was to create a Halloween card and use an embossing folder. Mission accomplished!

Creepy Crawly Blog Stomp Winners!

A big THANK YOU to all the wonderful ladies who joined our blog stomp. We had a great time having you play with us and I personally invite you to join us on our blog and community board for additional fun and friendship!

Grand Prize
Gini Cagle

Blog RAKS -
Tricia's blog = gramjak
Cassie' blog = Silvia
Lora's blog = cheri
Amy's blog = Beadz
Robyn's blog = JoanneK
You need to email Melissa your snail mail address in order to receive your prize!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Welcome to Paper Popsicles' Creepy Crawly Blog Stomp!

Welcome to Paper Popsicles' second blog hop, our CREEPY, CRAWLY, Blog STOMP! Today, we hope that as you go around to each of our creative team member blogs, you will find inspiration, some tricks, and perhaps some TREATS! If you stumbled upon my blog from the main Paper Popsicles' blog GREAT!!! you are on the right track! This is your first stop!

Our porch lights are now on! As you move from one blog to the next, you will collect a TREAT (a word).

Gather all the treats to make a ghoulish saying and email your phrase to Melissa at

For your efforts, you will be entered into a RAK to win a fantastic prize—The Loud Talker Kit from October!!!! Please leave a comment on EVERY blog during our stomp....otherwise you might miss out on some other free treats!!!!

OH, I almost forgot! Paper Popsicles is screaming with great deals today. 25% off everything in the store and 50% off all clearance! October 10th only.

And now I want to share with you MY ghoulish surprise: Fun Pumpkin Decorations and the tutorial!!!!!
These were very fun and SUPER DUPER EASY! They would be great to do with kids too and hand out for fun little gifts to friends and coworkers!

Materials: 8- 6 x 1 inch strips of paper (try different kinds of paper--there are two more pumpkins towards the end of this post)
2 Brads
embellishments to suit

1. Gather your strips
2. Punch holes in each end of your strips. I used my Crop A Dile so that I could punch all of the holes at once.

3. Put your brads in each hole. I used bigger brads, not the mini ones. It doesn't matter what color because you won't be able to see them anyway!

4. Take your piece and bend it slightly. The peices of paper will separate easier for you if you bend it in your hand.

5. While bending slightly, spread the peices apart and into a circle.

6. VOILA! Decorate and you are done!

I experimented with different papers. The next one was made with
my new love, Core'dinations Cardstock. I embossed, sanded, then decorated. And this one was made with double sided cardstock by Best Creations.

I guess you want your other treat too? The treat on my blog is


Now that you have been scared into the season, don’t forget to leave a comment, then head over to Lynda's blog next!

1. Tricia <---- YOU ARE HERE

2. Lynda <--- GO HERE NEXT

3. Cassie

5. Lora

7. Amy

8. Jen

9. Robyn


Friday, October 9, 2009

Lots Going on at Paper Popsicles!

TODAY is FREEBIE FRIDAY!! We will be offering a FREE digital stamp or FREE shaped card template on Friday's ONLY during October. You will be able to see the freebie on the blog each Friday plus get the directions to go into the store and order it. Once Friday is over so is the FREE part. You will then be able to purchase it in the store. (Remember you may request the image in a .jpeg file if you prefer that instead of the .pdf. Note it on the comments section when ordering.)

SHOW OFF YOUR FREEBIE!! Monday Madness Show n Tell is on October 12th. We want to see what you did with your freebie. Link it from your blog to the Monday Madness Show n Tell post on the 12th. Everyone who participates is included in a random RAK drawing. Just think, the more you enter the better your chances of winning!

Creepy Crawly Blog Stomp

Join us on Saturday starting at the Paper Popsicles blog and stomp on through our creative team member blogs where you will find inspiration, some tricks, and perhaps some TREATS! PLUS visit the store because on October 10th the entire store is 25% off, except clearance which is 50% off

Calling all talented crafters!
We are looking for 3 Guest Designers for NOVEMBER!!

A digital stamp guest designer

a shaped card template guest designer

and a product guest designer

Interested??? Here are the specifics on each.

Digital Stamp Designer:You will be given 5 digital stamp images to work with. We would like 1 used in a layout and the others as cards or tags or used on an altered item. You will be supplied with the digital images only.

Guest Designer: You will receive goodies from the store to use for creating a minimum of 3 layouts. Materials will be from different manufacturers but will coordinate so you can mix and match.

Shaped Card Template Designer: You will be given 5 shaped card templates to work with. We want each template to be made into a card. You will be supplied with the digital file for the shaped card templates only.

Are you interested?? This is what to do to apply:

1. You'll need to send us at least 3 samples of your best work.

3 digitals from our store or elsewhere to apply for the digital stamp guest designer.

3 layouts with supplies from our store or elsewhere for the Guest Designer.

3 cards with supplies from our store or elsewhere for the shaped card template designer.

2. You need to be active in the community….so get chatting…we want to see what you are all about….

3. You need to be active in the gallery….show us your stuff….leave some love... If you don't have an album let us know and it will be made for you. You have until the October 31st at midnight to complete these steps if you would like to be considered.

So...what are you waiting for....get busy!!! For the digital stamp and shaped card template we welcome ALL TO APPLY! We are accepting applicants from the U.S. & Canada only for the Guest Designer.

The winner will be selected from those that satisfy the requirements and will be contacted after November 1st.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wacky Wednesday Hump Day Sketch #2

Yay! It is another Wacky Wednesday Hump Day Sketch! Did you like last week's sketch? I sure enjoyed what I saw from our very own Creative Team and from all of YOU!!!!! This week was really inspired by Paper Popsicles' Halloween Digital Images. I so enjoyed the costumed kids that I had to use them on the card and VOILA! A sketch was born! Here you go:
And here are those darling kids:
And here are my darling kids:
You have until Tuesday, midnight CST to load your creation using MR LINKY
There is another $10 Gift Certificate for the Paper Popsicles' store being offered this week to one random winner!!! WAHOO~~~
Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams....

Have you checked out these AMERICAN MADE acryllic stamps? Holy Moly! They are so affordable and easy to use! Sheila is the brainchild of the company and I just love playing with her products. Did I mentionAdd Image they are INEXPENSIVE???? I have worked with a few of the stamps recently:
Sheila is offering a **FREE** Jolly Pumpkin if you post a card you created for the World Card Making Day HERE by OCTOBER 14th. Here's the Jolly little Guy! You can purchase him for $1/42, a 25% savings! This offer ends October 15th. This is what I have done so far with him. He is really a great size too!

Of course I love butterflies and Sheila created this great stained glass butterfly:

And because October is Sheila's 2 year anniversary of making and selling stamps, she is offering 20% off all her stamps for the whole month of October! Purchase at or TODAY!