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Friday, February 26, 2010

Call for Designers!

Paper Popsicles is looking for creative, fun, and enthusiastic paper crafters to work with our digital stamp images and our shaped card templates. Your digital creations will be used on the What's the Scoop? a division of Paper Popsicles blog, as well as in the Paper Popsicles store and gallery, plus SNR Card Universe.

Design Team Requirements
*Create 2 cards weekly incorporating our digital products
*Be very active on our blog and at our group at SNR Card Universe by leaving comments, participating in blog events, participating in swaps...
*Visit our followers blogs at least weekly, commenting and encouraging them to “play” with us
*Post events, projects and information weekly on your blog supporting our themes and other events

To apply, please send the following items to
*Full contact information (name, address, phone number, and email)
*Link to your blog and online galleries (Please include any user IDs necessary)
*Attach 4 stamped (does not need to be a digital stamp) and/or shaped card projects that you like the most out of your work
*A short paragraph on your paper crafting experience, including any current or prior design teams However, you do not need any previous experience to apply
*A short bio about yourself – just introduce yourself to us and tell us a little about your life

Submission deadline is Friday March 12th at midnight.Term starts on Monday March 15, 2010 and goes until July 15, 2010.Designers will receive free digital stamp images and shaped card templates with the possibility of other items when available.


Did you get your Shamrock shaped card template this week to play with?! Well I sure did! LUCKY indeed!

Let's see what you can do!

The Scoop on my card: Shamrock shaped card template from paper popsicles (Grab it now while it is FREE! See the post HERE), Basic Grey printed paper (Nook and Pantry), Glitter chipboard Letters from Brenda Walton K & Company, Stamp from Michaels, ink: CTMH, flowers from my stash, Rhinestone from Zva.

Don't forget to load a St. Patty's day project HERE for an entry into our monthly drawing for the RAK at Paper Popsicles!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Digi Shack is Coming Back--TOOOOOOOOT!

I am excited to share with you all that Toni has asked me to be part of The Digi Shack design team! She will be reopening her store full of digi goodies at AMAZING prices in March and we will also be on hand with a hop and some prizes! Digi Day will be March 6th at SNR. Can't wait? Then check out a few of my sneaky peekies here:

Have I peaked your interest? Toni has things on sale at the "old" site that you might want to get your hands on before the "new" site is launched. If you use promo code 0U5LJ150 at checkout, you will save an additional 10%~ Check it out here.

Can't wait to see you at the HOP and launch March 6th!

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sewing, Stamping, and Embossing--- OH MY!

Cuttlebug Challenge blog encourages us to to sew on our projects this week for the Be Inspired #71 challenge. I have tried to methods this weekend. The first one with the sewing machine and the second one hand sewn with my Bazzill In Stitches template. I love the dimension sewing adds to projects!
Not only was I able to stitch on this one, but I was following a color challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio challenge blog.
I tried several times to incorporate all 4 colors in my card but just couldn't do it this week. The butterfly is from her Etsy shop here. I used my copics and some stickles on the butterfly then embellished with Zva rhinestones.
The teacup card template was from What's the Scoop/Paper Popsicles and is ONLY 99 cents! I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on both cards. That is my favorite folder!
Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Let's Get Jazzy!

That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams that is! Sheila creates the most versatile Acryllic stamps! Not only are they versatile, but they are very inexpensive! She will even take requests for stamps! How cool is that?

Cupcake Card: Printed papers by Basic Grey (Nook and Pantry), BG ribbon from stash, Celebrate Stamp from That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams (75 Cents!), Cupcake card template from What's the Scoop/Paper Popsicles (99 cents!), Stickles (Platinum and Xmas Red), Liquid Applique heat embossed for the frosting, ink on edges (Colorbox), Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Purse Card: Printed paper by October Afternoon (Very Merry), Thinking of You stamp by That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams ($2.50!), Stickles (Platinum), Purse card template by What's the Scoop/Paper Popiscles (99 cents!), miscellaneous flowers from stash, rhinestones by Zva. Copic markers for edges of card.

Rose Card: Cardstock by Bazzill, Cuttlebug embossing folders (two of them inked on the second run), Rose stamp by That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams , ribbon from stash, Copics (also found at That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams for $4.87 each!, liquid glass accents, Stickles (platinum), dew drops.
Thank you for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Freebie for you and you and you!

At What's the Scoop, Today's FREEBIE is a shaped car card template! Today's challenge...create something using it. It can be a layout, a card, something altered..... just show us what you can do with this template!

Right click on the car image and click save picture as to save it to your computer. Then you can open it into your program of choice. Very Easy!!

Share your template creations with us HERE at What's the Scoop.Remember all entries you do for our challenges this month get you another chance to win our monthly RAK! Need an idea for what to do with a card template of car....look at my post HERE.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Oh The Places We Go!

Oh the Places We Go! It's all about cars this week at What's the Scoop/Paper Popsicles so I thought that I would challenge you to do a layout with a CAR on it. This week I used one of our card templates of a car, found HERE. They are inexpensive (99 cents!) and easy to use over and over again. They are not just for cards either!

The Scoop: Printed papers and Alpha Stickers by October Afternoon, REport Card line. Misc. buttons and jute from stash. Copic markers on edges of letters. Car card template from store here.

Create a project about CARS and load it HERE using Mr. Linky! For each entry this month at What's the Scoop/Paper Popsicles, you will be entered into the hat for a terrific RAK!

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I've Been Missing You!

I have been bitten by the digi craze. I just love how versatile digital images are. Digital Delights by Louby Loo are wonderful and fun to use. They have a blog and are also located on SNR Card Universe and Papercraft Planet. Monthly, they have digi days at SNR Card Universe. Recently, they had a digi day and they gave us this cute little image, Love Sick Nesbitt. Isn't he sweet? They have a challenge to use this image for a chance to win their new releases. I would just LOVE LOVE LOVE to get my hands on the new releases.

My scoop: Wild Card Cartridge by Cricut, old old old Basic Grey printed paper, brown cardstock, image by Digital Delights by Louby Loo, Copic markers, jute, misc. buttons, recycled materials, flower from stash.

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

If Friends were Flowers....I'd Pick You!

Digital images are really blooming EVERYWHERE. I have really enjoyed trying out different images and practicing my Coloring skills with my copics. I am finding that you really can't have too many of those pens in every shade imaginable, especially for skin and hair. Lol. I just wish they weren't so expensive! Sheeshk!
Michelle Perkett Studio has been one of my new digi loves. She has beautifully detailed images, gives away alot of freebies, and has some great challenges that really take you out of the box. This week's challenge was to create a card with blues and greens. I thought that this October Afternoon paper would be perfect! I used a bunny card template found at What's the Scoop/Paper Popsicles for 99 cents. It worked perfect with one of Michelle's newest images, Happy Easter Bunny

I made a flower out of a doily and misted it with my Olive Glimmer mist. I accented parts of the image with my sparlkley Sakura pen.
Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

It's All About Love Love Love!

I have been following a couple blogs and challenge spots for a couple of months, trying to find a new home and a niche for myself. I have enjoyed the challenges found HERE at Die Cuts R Us Design Team blog. Claudia and her crew are just fantabulously talented! This week was to create a project "all about love". I decided that using my Heart Shaped Card template found at What's the Scoop?/Paper Popsicles would be perfect for this card and for 99 cents you can't go wrong for a custom shaped card!
I found some metallic tissue paper that was begging to be squished and turned into a flower for this card. Used up some miscellaneous Maya Road ribbon, tickets and an old old rubon with some old old buttons and junk from my stash. The pp is from Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry line. Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Fabric FLowers: Be Inspired #70

This week's challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is to use fabric on your project. I love making lollipop flowers with little pieces of fabric so this was fun! I was able to use a little felt flower that i had in my stash from Heidi Swapp too and my Tartan Plaid 5 x 7 CB folder.
This site has had alot of goodies to give away too including limited edition Cricut Cartridges, full sized cartridges, Glimmer Mist and more! You have to check it out here! Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Photos on Printed Paper CAN be fun!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Owl Always Love You...

It is time for another edition of Wednesday's Dippin' Dot Digitals at What's the Scoop. Ok, so my project isn't "exactly" a digital this week...but kind of! Did you see all of the shaped card templates for sale in the store HERE? All I did for the owl was print out the owl on cardstock and cut it out. VOILA! Instant shaped card with my scissors. No electronics necessary and the cost was minimal. 99 cents for the template! There are so many fun shaped cards to choose from.

Because our theme this week is Animals, I decided to use the Owl shaped card template to create this fun card.

The Scoop: What's the Scoop card template that can be found here, Cosmo Cricket paper (Nutmeg), cardstock, really old rubon from Cosmo Cricket, ink (colorbox), rhinestones from Zva, miscellaneous flowers from my stash, miscellaneous buttons from that same stash, CM heart punch.

Let's see what you can do with our theme animals. Link your creations HERE using Mr. Linky TODAY for a chance to win February's RAK.

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

From Coffee cozee to Gift Card holder...

This is like the oldest trick in the book, but still the best way to hold a gift card IMO! And because it is so small, it is really easy to use up little bobbles and bits that you have accumulated for some unknown reason without using.

Monday, February 8, 2010


This was a little something I did for a cyber crop a couple of weekends ago. It was really fun! A "blind" layout challenge where all of the directions to make the page were typed out, no pictures. You had to interpret the directions and go from there using old stuff in your stash.
I couldn't get much older than this MM line from 2007. My favorite line though!
The picture is DH and I before his highschool reunion (20 years!). Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!

Wowee! Did you see this?

Featured embellishments: Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards and tickets as well as Shimmerz are 25% off the already reduced price at What's the Scoop?! Can you believe it!?
Here is an example of what YOU can buy for pennies, people! Pennies!!!!!

Simmerz Blingz! only $2.81!!

Jenni Bowlin girl bingo cards only $1.49!!!

What are you waiting for!? Get your wallet quick before all of this stuff is gone gone gone!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Blog Hop with Michelle Perket Studio!

Michelle Perket Studio has the daintiest digital images. Just stunning really! Today there is a blog hop...a hop along so to speak where she starts and we all join with her image. I decided to make a book mark using a tutorial that I found at Scrapbook Challenges.

This was super easy and fun. I am sure I can find someone who reads who would love this!
It looks like I am the last stop:
Michelle's Blog: START HERE
Mary D.
Michelle Perkett Studio challenge blog
Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!