Friday, March 21, 2008

Paperthreads Forums 2nd Year Birthday Celebration

It's Paperthreads Forums 2nd Birthday!

Wow just two years ago Michelle started the forum. Isn't that amazing! Where would we be with out the forum? I know for me it became a regular place for me to go. I remember how excited I was when I welded my first file! Oh, yes it was a whole new concept that I struggled with but by following the tutorial I soon had my very first title. Then moving on to the next tutorial it wasn't long before I knew how to weld clipart to the title. My excitment grew as I continued to learn more.

When I came across
Susibi tutorial "Drawing Images Using Basic Shapes In Inkscape I found that it really set me free and began designing by using shapes instead of clip art. I just love this place and so happy to be apart of a wonderful growing community.

But the best part of all is the friendships I have made and yet to make!

You can enjoy 21 % off most of the files in Celebration of the forums Birthday.

Shelly continues to create and share some very unique and inspiring things! Look at the
credit card holder that she created. I just love how she took just one flower and placed it on th folded paper inking the edges. Notice the technique of folded strips of paper below the ribbon? I just love it!
Credit Card Holder


Shelly used several of my files from the Baby Accessories which she enlarged the die-cuts, All about the Arrow, Playful tags and my Playful Banners: Frills. She did an excellent job using a variety of files and I love her choice in papers, color and pictures. Thank you Shelly for another great layout!

Are you having trouble spotting some of my new Creative Design Team members? Let me ask you did you look in the gallery?

HaPpY ScRaPpInG!


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Have you spotted any of my new CDT members?

Just wondering if anyone has spotted any of my new Creative Design Team members?
Remember you will get your choice of a free file just for spotting one. You can leave your answer on my blog in the comment area.

Children's ATC challenge: We had a wonderful time with the first official Children's challenge!

Julie, Jesse & Lorelei went through many pictures to look for one to fit their theme. I think they did an excellent job and all I had to do was cut the file that they wanted. You can go to the forum and vote for the best category for each ATC card that was submitted in the gallery the categories are:

Best Embellishment

Here is the link to vote

Julie loved my Princess Carriage file and she is our little Princess. I love the way she cut out here picture and placed it in the carriage.
Lorelei enjoyed this picture of easter hunting and going through several of my files pulling a different die-cut to complete.
Jesse really wanted to use my joyful bunny on his card... I like the way he colored everything!


Shelly is sharing so much of her wonderful ideas and work with me I just had to share...

Here is a great idea for a last minute Easter card. Shelly used the egg from my Easter: Joyful Bunny, Egg w/ Joy Title (CS00192) and she used my Playful Banners: Frills ( CS00167) for the inside of the card to hold the gift card. How clever!

Organizing? It seems like we can never have enough ideas to organize our scraprooms. Shelly used my RIBBON STORAGE CARDS (CS00088). She cut four ribbon cards and glued them together. She wrapped her many spools of ribbon on several cards and saved so much room!
Look at the great idea she is using to put these cards of ribbon it.

so kewl!
Have you seen this cool dude? Using my sunglasses from Beach: sun glasses and flip flops (CS00183)...Just love this little guy he is so cool looking in his shades.

OK so who can spot my new designers?

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fabulous LO's...What a weekend...New CDT members

Post-Part um Depression

How precious is this! Shelly presented me with this layout almost quicker than I finished my Princess line...I think it is wonderful she journaled about an emotional time dealing with her post-par tum depression...I think most of us have gone through it...but she wraps up her journaling with one of the most powerful tools we have...I'm not going to blow the story you just have to read it...but beware it will bring tears to your go get your Kleenex.


Let's go Sledding a fun layout created by Rosalie

I just love this layout! Rosalie told me that she wanted to do a layout with my sled, which I am always happy to give her anything she ask for knowing that she can produce such awesome LO's. Then I offered to create some titles for her and well her they are and the layout turned out amazing.

Rosalie has great pictures of her children enjoying... speeding down the hill in their sleds! She used several of my die-cuts. Like the snowflakes and snowflake clippies and she used the wooden slates of the sled to record the date and journal how fun that day was. What a GREAT IDEA to write on the sled!

Friday Evening

Friday...we'll it was a surprise to me! I sent out a list to my CDT members with ideas on looking for newbies to join my team...they started throwing blogs to me of very creative talented scrappers. Before I knew it we signed on three new members and I have to say they do FaNtAsTiC work! But I'm not going to spoil the fun for you...I'm going to play a little game... the first one to spot a layout from one of my newest CDT members will get their choice in any non mega file in the store that I have created. That will include any of my new files coming out, you won't have to choose right away.

Saturday Evening

How did I spend my Saturday evening? Well I told you... as soon as Julie found out about the Children's ATC Challenge she had to get planning. Oh yes she has her theme and of course Jesse and Lorelei have chosen their's too!

We spend Saturday evening going through hundreds of pictures. You know how it is... you have to find the perfect one to match the theme. They did really good, Julie was able to find a picture that went with her theme. Lorelei wanted to use some of my new Wedding die-cuts, she says that she is crazy over them! But we couldn't find a picture so we changed her theme. It didn't take to long to know what Jesse was going to do, he switched his idea from a cowboy theme to... well you will have to see! It will be posted by the deadline...March 18th.

You can all be thinking about me tomorrow since I promised we will start on the projects. OOPS they will start on their projects (this is for children, I must learn to step aside!) I don't know how I'm going to survive...three of them! And I'm thinking once Kristen finds out she'll be jumping in too. Kristen was busy with her friends this weekend so she has no idea...but I'm beating she will get involved. As I'm thinking here I might just let her do all of the supervising...then I can sit back and enjoy watching...hmm that might work.


The morning flew bye...we had Mass then a birthday party for my great niece who turned three! Thank goodness we bought her gift yesterday a soft velvet vanilla colored princess jogging suit but we forgot to get a card. So not having any time to go to another store Julie, Lorelei and I sat down and put together the perfect card for her.

Unfortunately, I didn't have time to scan it... so I will tell you what we did... I took the word "Princess" from the front of the Princess album and cut that in mustard yellow then placed it on a folded 8.50 X 11 pink card stock. Then we added my princess wand and tiara to the front of the card and stamped "lil'" in the middle of the wand.

Julie said that Isabella loves to look at mirrors so we placed the mirror-mirror on the inside of the card. I had a stamp for the "Happy Birthday" and we drew a big three in between then signed all of our names in white.

I tried to mock the card in photoshop...just the colors aren't the same.

Let me tell you that little card was passed around to everyone!

And Who loved it most Isabella! Her mother told me that she just loves mirrors... so Julie was right! That little card was the hit of the party and just to think we put it together with in a few minutes...whew! Thank goodness for our cutters!

Have a great day...I've got more stuff to share with you tomorrow...see you then!

HaPpY ScRaPpInG!