Living The Good Life

I always forget to update my blog with work I’ve posted on other blogs!  So today you’re getting something I posted last month but ANYtime is a good time to see a bit from The Good Life from Fancy Pants.  This is pretty much the most versatile line ever. 
JessMutty_The Good Life(on a side note, can anyone tell me why my photos post SO much more dull looking on my blog than they seem anywhere else??)
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Thanks for taking a peek today!

Still Need a Last Minute Gift?

Everyone needs a cute 2013 desk calendar, right??  I have instructions up at Fancy Pants on how to make this little bad boy! Make it assembly line style and badabing… DONE! 

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I used The Good Life and each page is tailored a bit to the month represented. 
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To see more pages and the full instructions head on over to Fancy Pants!

Counting Down!

We’ve been counting down to Christmas all month at Pink Paislee and we still have a few more days to go so keep checking back for inspiration and more prizes to be won!  Check out a couple of my projects while you’re in the neighborhood...

Cocoa Gift Trio
Cocoa Gift Trio

Mini Gifts Wreath
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Click the photos to see more detail shots of each project on the Pink Paislee blog. 


Join Jodi, Kim, and me today for a FREE class from Fancy Pants Designs!


Look What’s Cookin’!

I have been waiting for a while now to tell you all about what I’ve been doing for The Scrappy Gourmet and today’s the day!  I am super excited about working with this great shop to bring you papercrafting kits of all kinds.  The “chefs” at The Scrappy Gourmet are constantly putting together fabulous complete kits for everything from card sets to home décor to scrapbook pages. My first kit is the featured one for December… an ornament “mini” album! 

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This album is not really that mini so it would be perfect for capturing an entire season’s worth of holiday memories.  Each kit comes with all the paper and embellishments you’ll need to complete it for yourself or as a fabulous gift. 

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You can see photos of every page and order details here.  AND each kit comes with a CD of all the photos and FULL instructions for every page! Run run run to The Scrappy Gourmet and get ‘em while they’re hot!

The PaperHaus Winter Issue is Here!

The second installment of PaperHaus is FINALLY here!  The winter issue is packed with holiday inspiration for everything from Christmas to Valentine’s Day and everything in between.  If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the second issue like I have been you will NOT be disappointed.  The eye candy is overwhelming and you’re going to need a few go-throughs before you see all the details the magazine has to offer. 


And to kick off the issue don’t forget about the 12 Days of Christmas starting today!  This magazine is HOT. 

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Please help us spread the word about PaperHaus to all your crafty friends! We contributors have loved helping with this amazing project and all of us behind the scenes just want to get the word out.  And let us know if you like it too!

The Curtsey Boutique!

I am really excited to announce that I am joining some fabulous ladies on the very first design team for The Curtsey Boutique!  The store is celebrating its one year anniversary of offering fabulous unique crafting embellishments.  There are gorgeous hand crafted flowers, dyed doilies, packaging supplies, die cuts, paper bows and more!

Check out the blog to see who else is joining me on the team and to see some eye candy from the shop!

Annnnnnnd to celebrate the one year anniversary The Curtsey Boutique is offering a BOGO sale! From November 29th to December 3rd all of the Fabric Flowers are Buy 1 Get 1 Free!!  The second flower must be of equal or lesser value, but can be in any size or color you like. Just leave a comment when checking out as to what flower you would like for free. Don't add them to your cart - just leave a note :)

Scor-Pal + Pink Paislee = Awesome

This week the Pink Paislee gals are swapping and hopping with Scor-Pal to bring you projects that show off creative scoring.  Today I am showing off these four Portfolio and Artisan cards that go beyond standard card folds.  I used the Scor-Pal score board, 1/4” tape, and a tape sheet.
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I also decorated the insides of these cards for extra punch! 

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                       Portfolio Library Pocket Portfolio XCross Card

You can see more photos and instructions for these cards on the Pink Paislee blog and make sure to check out the rest of this week’s Scor-Pal fun!

A Spooky Month

In case you missed it last week on the Fancy Pants blog, here’s a fun little Halloween project for you.  Did you know Fancy Pants has free downloadable goodies every Friday?  And each month one of those is a calendar.  I took the October calendar and turned it into both a functional and decorative piece for my desk.  Yes, I still like a good old fashioned written schedule!

See the full instructions on how I made this here.

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Halloween Harvest

October is my favorite month… the crisp leaves, Halloween fun, and the traditions (and eating) that comes along with harvest time!

Paper Issues is kicking off the new Halloween Harvest theme till October 20th and YOU could win your choice of kit from Gossamer Blue!

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Like Gossamer Blue on Facebook and start following their blog, too, and you could win one of their fabulously coordinated kits. 

And if you need to shop before you can create (don’t we all!?) head on over to the Paper Issues store with the coupon code “SCRAPGOO” and save yourself 20% on everything.  Yeah, harvest that!!

In honor of the Halloween Harvest theme I created these haunted butterfly houses:

These are made from small wood birdhouses, wood candlestick holders, and the Fancy Pants Oct. 31 digital collection.  I pulled off a hybrid project by printing the papers and embellishments and fussy cutting them. 

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Check out the inspiration from more of the Paper Issues gals on the hop today:
1. Jess (you are here!) 
2. Mandy 
3. Leah
4. Carrie
5. Lizzie
6. Marlene
Thanks for taking a look today and don’t forget to link up your Halloween/Harvest pages, cards, and projects over at the Paper Issues blog!

This project has been linked up to Made by You Monday at Skip to my Lou!

World Card Making Day

Ohhh, the interwebs is abuzz with World Card Making Day!  It seems like everyone is busting out the paper scraps and sentiment stamps to celebrate and I surely can’t be left behind! 

Fancy Pants has teamed up with a favorite of mine… Operation Write Home.  OWH sends cards overseas to our men and women in uniform for them to send home to their loved ones.  I highly recommend checking out exactly what they do and contributing! Head on over to the Fancy Pants blog to see some inspiring cards, a blog hop, and giveaways!

I created this baby card using the Hopscotch collection and an Artist Edition alphabet card:


Paper Issues is also having a ton of fun today on our Facebook page


We’re giving away four $20 Paper Issues gift certificates to lucky peeps who post a card to our wall.  Easy!
Annnnnnnd… don’t forget that you can use my code “SCRAPGOO” in the Paper Issues store *anytime* for a cool 20% off!

Here are a couple of super simple toddler birthday cards I whipped up last month.  We had a three year old girl’s birthday to attend:


And a four year old boy’s fire truck party too:


Both of these were cut with the Silhouette.  The circus tent card uses Fancy Pants’ Summer Soul collection and the fire truck card is entirely cardstock… which I never do!

Finally, if you need a challenge to get your mojo flowing head on over to Pink Paislee where you can enter to win the entire City Sidewalks collection!

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All you have to do is create a card around any of our 5 challenges:
Make It Masculine
Make A Shadowbox Front
Make It Mini
Stamp, Stack & Stick
Make A Custom Shape

You can link up an image of your card to any blog post from this week or link up your project on the Pink Paislee Facebook page

So have fun carding today and don’t get too lost in all the fantastic inspiration around the web!  Go get gluing!

Fall in Woodland Park

I am so overdue in posting this (and a million other things…) because my family has been on vacation.  Last week I had a bit of inspiration from October Afternoon's Woodland Park up at Right at Home Scrapbooking  I love this line!  I feel like there is a real absence of deep blue in the patterned paper world and Woodland Park totally delivers with rich blues and teals.  And they hit a home run with this season's hot peacock feather motif!

I want at least a dozen sheets of the scalloped taupe background paper I used here.  It is a super neutral.  I really wanted my large cluster to stand out so the more quiet background made sense. 

My cluster starts with a bed of stickers (oval and pennant) and some additional pennants cut from paper.  I topped those with two accordion circles, some buttons, the flower stickers, and the peacock feathers tucked into the top.  I popped up the wings of a couple of butterflies too. 

October Afternoon always makes really bold and intricate patterned paper so I kept my additions pretty simple.  I zig-zag stitched a bit on my paper strips and around the edge, stuck to an unfussy title area, and added a few coordinating adhesive pearls. 

Thanks for visiting!

Fallin’ for Flair!

Over at Paper Issues we are having a love affair with both FALL and FLAIR until October 6th.  Yesiree, that’s a whole fresh theme for you to work on and be inspired by!  There are some amazing design team projects ready for you to drool over and more of our readers’ projects getting linked up every hour. 

Naturally we have another FAB prize up for grabs…

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We are sponsored this time by an amazing shop, A Flair for Buttons! We will be giving away two sets of 6 Flair Buttons.

All you have to do is Like them on Facebook. {Feel free to tell them we sent ya}
Like Paper probably already do.
Go back to Paper Issues and leave a comment.  That's it.
Bonus entry: Link up a project.  Anything you want!

So what are you waiting for!?

Baby Love

This week is Photo Focus Week on the Pink Paislee blog and we’re going to be showing you projects that feature three or more photos.  A lot of scrapbookers struggle with getting multiple pictures on a page, myself included, so this week should be inspiring and motivating for those of us who need an extra push to get beyond those single-photo layouts.

This is actually the very first page I have scrapped of my new baby girl.  That is intimidating! I knew I wanted to show off more than one of the photos from this little home photo shoot, and I wanted the focus to be on her sweet face more than lots of layers or embellishments.

It can be tricky to design a multi-photo page without it looking cluttered.  I used the soft, subtle patterns of London Market here because they coordinated with my photos perfectly without being distracting… the paper and embellishments let the photos be where your eye is drawn.

I border cut five layers of scalloped grey patterned paper as a base for the twine-strung banner that anchors my photo grouping.  I outlined each photo in fine black pen to frame them and unite the group.  The photos themselves are small ,but as a collection (much like a gallery wall) they have a bigger impact.

The new Artisan Elements were excellent accents for this page. Their white background allowed me to add black details to coordinate with the rest of my page.  I used a Sharpie to outline where I wanted them to pop.

Simple and subtle details like this cluster compliment rather than distract from the photos.  I absolutely love the combination of London Market and the Artisan Elements.  So sweet!

PaperHaus RAK Winner!

WOW!  Thanks for making PaperHaus Magazine an instant hit! Yesterday was a banner day for all the contributors and today we’re thanking you by posting our winners from the blog hop.  Watch the PaperHaus blog and all the contributor blogs today for the winner announcements. 

Annnnnnd drumroll please…

The winner of my Fall PaperHaus giveaway is: Stephanie Rodgers!!!

Stephanie, please use the “contact me” link over on the right to send me your address and I will get your prize out to you ASAP.

Thanks to all of you for hopping along!

The PaperHaus Premier!

We’ve had a week of hype this week at the PaperHaus blog.  Prizes, inspiration, and major praise for this amazzzzzzzing new ezine… and WOW are you going to be blown away!! 

I knew the huge variety of talented contributors would be impressive but seeing is believing and when I got to soak up the gorgeous pages of this premier issue I was just overwhelmed and filled with pride at being a small part of this.  I truly believe in the artists behind this endeavor and hope you’ll find it as inspiring as I have. 

So take a gander at this awesomeness… and come back tomorrow for my RAK winner!

iPad, iPhone and mobile users, click here to download the file.

If the flipbook above does not work for you please try here!

A Haus Warming Party!

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This is it! The first issue of PaperHaus Magazine is about to go live on September 1st and we’re going to be partying all week at the PaperHaus blog and on contributor blogs as well. Join us for peeks at an awesome digital magazine that will knock your socks off, personal and manufacturer giveaways, and inspiring projects.

The blog hop both starts and ends at the PaperHaus blog so please bounce on over there first if you’re just hearing of this hop from me.  The details on the BIG giveaways, a contest, and the new issue will be there.
In honor of the launch of this fabulous new magazine I whipped up a couple of cards.  A “thanks” to all of you for visiting this week and helping to make this magazine a huge success and a balloon to “launch” us up and away into a bright future!
Time for spring cards
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Both cards are made with the Time for Spring collection from Fancy Pants. 

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Balloon and clouds cut with the Silhouette.
And of course I wouldn’t leave you without a RAK giveaway for this momentous event!  Leave a comment and follow my blog to be entered to win this prize pack from me.  All winners will be announced on the PaperHaus blog on September 2nd and I will also announce my winner here. 

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Remember you have ALL week to hit up the blog list!  Many of the blogs have amazing prizes up for grabs and ALL of them are filled with creativity.  Please join us in our enthusiasm for PaperHaus Magazine!