Sunday, March 29, 2015


Well hello there friends and a Happy Palm Sunday to those who celebrate it! I know some of you are experiencing old man winter but here in sunny so cal it's summer-like!Today I bring you a cute little project called Spoolies. Huh? What in the world is a Spoolie? Well, let me tell you. They are the things that hold your thread or ribbon, better known as a spool :) If you've noticed a lot of craft stores sell these little wooden diddies for altering. I discovered this awesome papercrafter channel called Paperkitz run by Kit Bauer and she has these adorable ones made from paper. I did this for the Swirlygirl March Challenge for an off the page project. You can check the challenge out *HERE*  

These are really easy, you can make them from your scraps and have cute little home-decor pieces for each season. I used Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams line for mine, cut the butterfly with my cricut and the flowers are I Am Roses and Mike's Recollections from my stash -

They make a very cute addition to my Easter Table. Very spring and cheery!  Here is Kit's tut pay her channel a visit you won't be disappointed -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015

Guess What?  It's that time of year again, lol! I wait all year for this call.  I'm gonna level with you, I considered letting it ride this year for all of about 5 seconds, and then a niggling little voice inside of me said "Oh no Paula, you will not let this pass you by." I'm glad I didn't I know I'd have been beating myself up all year long if I had let it go. It takes a lot to put yourself out there again and again and not make it. So many try and the admissions are so amazing, quite frankly I wouldn't want to have to make that decision of who makes it or doesn't myself. But here I am just the same, fourth year in a row trying and whatever happens, I will still be me and ok :)  Without further adieu here are the seven projects I have chosen that I feel show who I am as a papercrafter. Four were made specifically for this call, the other three were the past several months.I hope you like them as much as I do -

This is a layout I made using the awesome Good Ol' Sport line for a family friend. Their son plays ball and these papers were perfect.

This cute little mini was inspired totally by Kit Bauer of Paperkits. All it took was one envelope and four tags along with paper and cutouts from the lovely Typography line. You can either put a gift card in it or keep a little treasure of you own.

I love gussying up gift bags! Plain white bags are made into beautiful pieces and the bright bold line of Bohemian Bazaar is just perfect for this little bag and card!

What is Graphic 45 totally aces for? ALTERING!!!! Yes indeedy friends their paper lends itself beautifully to re-making something that was so-so into something wonderful. This was a blah 99 cent store picture frame that I altered with the fun On The Boardwalk line. I love changing my home decor with the seasons and this will be out during the summer.A bit of nostalgic news, the Coney Island cut apart with the parachute jump in the pic, my dad jumped off it as a kid.

I love Target's dollar bins. I picked up a bunch of little mailboxes and pails for altering. I did this one with A Place In Time's February papers. Tucked inside, a cute little mini :)

I love the French Country line! And I love this little bag SO much it sits on my buffet in my dining room :) I don't think I'll ever use it for a gift, some things I just can't part with. Flower making is a fave of mine and I did these.

This layout is of my beautiful daughter Sophia. Her friend had a Great Gatsby themed birthday party and Curtain Call fit this pic to a tee!!! I made the little stick pin with all my beads and baubles. Do you think I hoard and treasure my G45? lol

I wanted to include a small slide show of my favorite Graphic 45 projects through the years. Some were gifts for teachers, friends and family.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Swirlydoos Round Robin

Happy Monday friends! I come to you with a layout I did for the Swirlydoos Round Robin Challenge. Give a quick click to check it out :) I used the beautiful Enchanted Evening Kit along with stash items to create this piece. The challenge was flowers and so I had a blast since I love them on my layouts.  The papers were gorgeous from Bo Bunny's Rose Cafe line. The beautiful pic is of my gorgeous Sophia and her friend Valerie at Valerie's Great Gatsby themed birthday party!

I made these pretty asters on the left with Heartfelt Creations aster stamp and die set. I really H.C's things!  The rest of the flowers were from I Am Roses. A great selection for a really reasonable price. Homemade texture paste with a word stencil over some distress ink in Victorian Rose along with a bit of Lindy's splats.  The chippie in the top right was from my stash from Creative Embellishments.  The flat backs I made myself with beads that I melted. I love making flowers, I wish I made time to do it more often.

Thanks for the visit!


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