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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

the new June kit at TPP

I was very lucky to be able to play with the new June kit from the Paper Passion. It featured October Afternoon Cherry Hill papers and all sorts of yummy embellishments.

I hear the kit will be released very soon. I can't wait to see the extra add ons that there are for the kit too.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I am finally a happy girl

what a busy few weeks it's been. between work and.... well, work, I have had the stuffing knocked out of me. I have realized that the answer to me feeling bad (besides about 14 hours of uninterupted sleep)is to create some scrapbook pages. I was lucky enough to be sent the June Paper Passion kit (oh yeah baby, can you say cherry hill by October Afternoon?) That kit was what I needed to snap me right out of my funk. I think the kit is going to be released on Saturday. I can't show you anything I did with the kit yet.... but I will very soon. for now, how about this simple LO that I did of my FIL. even though the photo isn't focused, it makes me laugh everytime I see it. I love that photo. I think we would all be a little bit better off if we could really laugh more don't you?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

where is the month going?

it seems all I am doing these days is working and recovering from work. my goodness! it doesn't help that we are having a baby boom where I work either. holy cow, you just wouldn't believe it if I told you.

I am determined to get some work done with the new June kit from The Paper Passion. Rosa sent it to me this week and it is so yummy. I was lucky enough to get a little work done with some Jillibean soup. it is really a fun line and much easier to work with than I thought at first. See all the white space? that was for a fun challenge at The Paper Passion... come check it out and play with us.
well, I am off.... hopefully it won't be so long until the next installment here......

Thursday, May 14, 2009

hi ho, hi ho....

I am in the middle of my schedule of shifts so it limits my creativity..... darn. I did come up with a tip though. I just received a Bazzill in stitchz template from the paper passion.... what great rhinestone and pearl flourishes you can make with it. here is a link to the flourish template that I am talking about.... check it out

Saturday, May 9, 2009

just a few more days

just a another day or 2 to get all your creations into The Paper Passion's very first crop. wow there were so many challenges. There was something there to appeal to everyone.

last night I went to an annual plant sale. I went with my brother and sister in law and my niece Cassidy. Although we got more last year, this year was good and I stocked up on alliums and another fern leaf peony and I even got a nice gift for my mother in law for when we go to visit next weekend. It's a date for next year's sale!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


OMG I won!!!

remember I posted about the guest designer at the Paper Passion??? I am so thrilled and honoured to have been picked. I am SO excited to work with these ladies. It is pretty exciting to be at such a nice site working with such talented people. oh, did I mention the store??? I swear on a pile of smarties that this store has the cheapest prices I have ever seen either brick and mortar or on line..... this might be a bad thing too :)

come on over and check out The Paper Passion and tell Rosa that Jenn sent ya!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

and the winner is......

it's May 1st. that date makes me very excited. I love May!! My garden comes back to life and that is one of my big passions. I wander about looking for life and I am amazed every year that the plants have returned. We have lots of maples on our little property and I love watching them come back to life too. Hubby planted an oak last fall and I am really excited to see that come back to life. I am not familiar with how oaks start in the spring so I go out and check the oak tree all the time for signs of life. The photo is of hubby and my brother planting the oak last fall. it was a really big tree to plant.... probably the biggest we have planted so far..... man, we love a challenge don't we! I am such a country girl at heart!!

May 1st has me excited for another reason..... the guest designer contest closed last night at the Paper Passion and is being announced today. I applied..... wish me luck!! they are a great group of girls and whoever gets to be their guest designer for the next 2 months is increadibly fortunate. The first ever crop is also starting today at the Paper Passion..... you gotta check it out.... it is going to be soooooo much fun.