I hope this space provides inspiration and enjoyment. If you see something you like, let me know. I'd love to hear from you. I also take orders for customized cards, scrapbook page layouts, invitations, and favors.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Get Well Card

Today I have a simple Get Well card I'd like to share.  The white card stock base is a standard A2 size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  I then used a piece of Typhoon blue Bazzill card stock cut to 4" x 5 1/4".  Then the floral layer is from the DCWV Tradewinds stack and is cut at 3 3/4" x 5".  For the sentiment I used the blue again cut at 2 3/4" x 1 1/4" and a white layer cut at 2 1/2" x 1".  The sentiment stamp was an old one I had in my stash.  For the inside I used a blue layer at 4" x 5 1/4" and a white layer at  3 3/4" x 5" and wrote a personal note inside.  Thanks for taking a look, let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I've Received the Butterfly Award!!

Butterfly Award:
I've been given the Butterfly Award from Sonia at archiving-angel.blogspot.com.  Thank you so much Sonia.  Be sure to visit Sonia's blog to see her fabulous creations!

After receiving this special award, I have to pass it along to 10 other bloggers, contact the 10 bloggers to let them know they have been given this award, and show a link to the person who gave me the Butterfly Award.  I'm also supposed to answer the following questions:
1) Name your favorite color?
    My favorite color is Blue.
2) Name your favorite song?
    I don't really have a favorite song.  I love oldies 50s, 60s and 70s.  (I can't believe 70s
    music is now considered oldies!)

3) Name your favorite dessert?
    This one is easy -- Cheesecake!

4) What wizzes you off at the moment?
     People who can't put down their cellphones.  Do they really think everyone
     wants to hear their conversation while waiting on line in the grocery store, riding the
     train, or at the movie theatre.  Really people put it down!!!  Sorry, can you tell it
     really annoys me.

5) Your favorite pet?
     How can a Pet Mom pick?  My present pet is my beautiful boy Jackson.  He is a 9
     year old yellow lab and a total sweetheart.  My other favorite was my little furgirl
     Erin.  Erin was a gorgeous yellow lab mix whom I adored.  She's gone 10 years,
     but I still miss her every day.

6) Black or White?
    Black - it is slenderizing!

7) Your biggest fear?
     That I didn't try hard enough at something or with someone.

8) Best Feature?
    I've received compliments about my eyes, so I'll say my eyes.

9) Everyday attitude?
    Just do your best.

10) What is perfection?
       A brand new day.

11) Guilty Pleasure?
      S H O E S
12) When you're upset you?
       Shop, eat, shop!
Here are the 10 recipients I've chosen:

1-Mary @ cardztv.blogspot.com
2-Sheryl @ sherylscraftingcorner.blogspot.com
3-Lori @ craftinblind.blogspot.com
4-Janis @ pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com
5-Carrie @ paperglitterstamps.blogspot.com
6-Charlotte @ alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com
7-Kristie @ kreativekristie.blogspot.com
8-Diane @ dianescrafting.blogspot.com
9-Lisa @ indymermaid.blogspot.com
10-Julie @ readysetstamp.blogspot.com

Please be sure to visit all of these very, very talented ladies, you'll find inspiration at each of their blogs.  And, of course, thank you again Sonia for this lovely award.

Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm back!!

I apologize for not posting for so long.  Sometimes life just gets in the way!  I have been working on a few projects, and I'd like to share one today.  I made this for a friend's birthday.  She just got back from a trip to Paris and I thought she might like a place to put some of the photos she took on her trip. My project was inspired by a number of very, very talented people -- Kathy Files, Laura Denison and Tim Holtz.  It is a vintage suitcase with a mini album inside.  Kathy and Laura both did versions modeled after Tim's Vagabond machine.  Most of my paper is from the DCWV Tradewinds stack. Here is my version.  I hope she likes it and I hope you do too.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wedding Shadow Box Frame

My niece recently got married and I put together a shadow box frame with items pertaining to her wedding.  Her Mom sent me a bit of the ribbon she used as the sash on her gown and one of the boutonnieres. The bride gave me the flower she wore in her hair.  I also kept what I could from the event and added a few extra items to make it a little more interesting.  The picture isn't very good because of the background glare.  I think you can still get a pretty good idea of how it came out.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Birthday Boy!

On Easter Sunday my furbaby Jackson turned 9 years old.  To celebrate his big day I made him a party hat.  (My husband is a NASCAR fan so I decided to make Jackson a checkered flag hat and use my husband's favorite driver's colors for the pom poms.)  I couldn't find any checkered flag paper in my local craft stores, so I cut strips of black and white card stock and did a basket weave pattern like they taught us in grade school!  It worked and my Jackson had a custom party hat, which he couldn't wait to take off! LOL!

What an Honor!!!

I am so honored to have received yet another blog award.  Thank you so much to Lori at http://www.craftinblind.blogspot.com/ for passing this award along to me.  Lori is a great talent and if you haven't checked out her work, rush on over to her blog now.

The rules for the Stylish Blogger Award are:
1.  Thank the person who gave the award, and link back to their blog.
2.  Share 8 things about myself.
3.  Pass this award to 8 individuals who I have recently discovered. 
4.  Leave a comment so they can pass on the recognition

So thank you again Lori for being so kind.

Now for 8 things about me:
  1. I have worked for the same law firm in New York City 30 years. (I started here when I was 5 years old! LOL!!)
  2. I love crossword puzzles.
  3. I cherish quiet time -- just me and my thoughts.
  4. I enjoy shopping!
  5. I must have my morning coffee (and a cup or two during the day).
  6. I love to write and have been working on a novel for a while now.
  7. I sing in my car.
  8. I'm always happy to make new friends!
Here are the 8 blogs that I've recently discovered


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I have been honored with the Versatile Blogger award by Deborah from http://www.scrappybeads.blogspot.com/.  You absolutely must go visit her blog.  She has some truly amazing projects.  Thank you so much Deborah!  The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are to tell 7 things about yourself and honor 15 bloggers with the award.  Well here are 7 things about me.
  1. Over the years I have tried many different types of craft projects.  I didn't really focus on paper crafting till I started a scrapbook to honor the memory of my sweet little furbaby Erin.  Once I started scrapbooking, I was totally hooked on all forms of paper crafting!
  2. I love to cook and bake. 
  3. I'm addicted to shoes!!! 
  4. I enjoy reading.  I think hardcovered books are treasures. 
  5. I'm not great with all the new technology. 
  6. I prefer music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s to the most of music that is out today.
  7. I'm so happy to have met so many talented, wonderful people through my love of crafting!
Now here are the 15 fabulous blogs that you have to check out.  You will be amazed by all their work.  Enjoy!

Thank you again to Deborah for honoring me with this award. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Baby Shower Centerpiece

We are having a baby shower for one of the women I work with and I was asked to help with the decorations.  So, using different techniques and tips I've learned from visiting so many wonderful blogs and websites, I decided to try to design a baby carriage.  It will be the centerpiece on the table and I'm going to fill it with individually wrapped, decorated cookies that the guests can take after the shower.  (Since it is an office party there won't be that many guests so I'm sure there will be plenty of room for all the cookies.)  The patterned paper I used was from Basic Grey, the white and brown card stock was from my stash, the lace is a promotional item from AC Moore and the ribbon is from Michaels (the kind that is usually 2 or 3 spools for a dollar).  Underneath is a block of styrofoam to keep it from rolling.

I'd love to hear what you think about my project.  Leave me a comment and give me your views.  
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Paula

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Liebster Award

Liebster Blog Award

I received a blog award from Carrie at  http://www.paperglitterstamps.blogspot.com/ Thank you Carrie!!  Please make sure to go check out her blog.

Now I get to award 5 wonderful blogs with the same award!!

Check them out:

As a recipient of this award you must do the following:

1. Thank the giver on your blog

2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog

4. Reveal your 5 blog picks

5. Let them know you chose them by leaving them a comment

Thank you again Carrie, I truly appreciate it.  Please go visit the wonderful, talented people I've mentioned above.  Their work will inspire you and you'll be glad you did!

Hugs, Paula

Friday, March 4, 2011

Stick Pin Mania!!!!!

Hi everyone,

Recently I saw a You Tube video on making stick pins.  They are so easy and fun to make that I'm really having fun putting them together.  The colors, styles of beads, etc. are endless.  Attached is a few that I've made.  The picture is a little blurry, but you get the idea.  I'm thinking about hosting a swap.  I think it would be so much fun to see the types of beads and things others put together.  I love crystal beads, but there are so many others to chose from.  If anyone is interested in participating in a stick pin swap, leave me a comment and hopefully we can have some fun and make new friends. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll join me in a stick pin swap.  Looking forward to hearing from you.


Masculine Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

Today I'd like to share a card that I made for my Brother for his birthday.  This card was inspired by Laura Denison at Following the Paper Trail.  She does the most amazing work.  Laura made a masculine mini album, each page being a different type of Mens clothing.  One was a suit, one was a plaid shirt, one was a golf sweater, etc.  I decided to make the suit page, but with a twist.  I made it into a card and changed it up slightly.  Laura's is a pocket page and the shirt collar is a pull out tag.  Her tie is attached to the front inside of the page.  In my version, I kept the pocket, however I didn't adhere the tie to the inside front.  I plan on putting my birthday sentiment there.  I attached the tie under the collar so when you pull out the collar the tie is connected.  On the back of the tag I've attached a gift card so the pocket worked out great.

This was so much fun to make.  I hope he likes it.  Thanks to Laura for the inspiration.  I'd love to hear what you think.  Leave me a comment and let me hear your views.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More Valentines!

Here are some pictures of the rest of the Valentine's Day cards I made over the weekend. 

Hope you like them. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards

I made a few simple Valentine's Day cards this weekend.  I had a million ideas and could have continued making them all weekend.  Since the cards were made for someone else, I didn't really embellish them the way I would have if they were mine.  I tried to make simple cards that would appeal to anyone.

Here are a few of them.  I'll post the rest tomorrow.  Enjoy!

Hugs, Paula

Monday, February 7, 2011

Piece of Cake!

I haven't posted in so long.  Between the holidays and birthdays and all the snow we've had here, I really have not had too much time to do any crafting.  Well I'm happy to report that I've been reorganizing my craft room and I've begun working on some new projects.  Today I'd like to share a project that I've been wanting to try for a while.  When I purchased my Gypsy I received the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge which I always wanted, but never got around to purchasing -- then it was retired.  There are so many fun things on this cartridge, and one of them is a box that looks like a slice of cake.  For my SIL's birthday, I decided to try to make one of the boxes and decorate it as a little extra something to go along with her gift.  I filled it with her favorite candy, and I hope she likes it.  Below is a picture of the cake slice that I made.  I decorated it to look like a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.  I used a swirl embossing folder on the "frosting" of the cake and then I flocked it.  For the middle layer of frosting I used flocking also.  I decorated it with flowers with brown centers, kind of like sunflowers which happen to be her favorite.  I also made a coordinating card.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Thanks for coming by.