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Back and Forth

So one day I'm working on a Halloween project and the next day a Christmas project...back and forth and back and forth!  I pulled out a sheet of Bryce and Madeline Halloween stickers that I had purchased a long time ago...thought about giving them to my daughter and then decided 'no way, these are too cute not to put on an album'  But don't feel sorry for Sydnee...she gets plenty of loot! You can find more photos of this 'lil cutie over at my Dot & Whimsy shop at Etsy :) And because I'm so far behind on blogging, I haven't shared my other latest album!  I tell ya, I had a toothache after making this one...it is just drenched in sweet candy goodness ♥ One of my wonderful repeat customers has already picked this up for her collection...along with some of my SWEETHEART (bright red, soft pink and creme) crepe paper fringe...her box looked liked Candy Land itself!  She'll be so happy :)
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So PRIM and Proper

I knew the moment that I saw her...so prim and proper in her black hat and pigtails...that I wanted to turn her into the sweetest 'lil mini album EV-ER!  Of course I adore anything My Mind's Eye and the Mischievous collection was no exception.  I had also purchased the Haunted collection...so I thought, what the heck!  Combine the two looks together and HOCUS POCUS...you have Prim-Goth :) So here she is...kind of a Raggedy Ann of witches Following pages include cute Halloween notions, fun stamped images and places to journal
I have her listed at Dot & Whimsy as we speak.  With the holidays quickly approaching, I'm selling things (especially mini albums) pretty quickly...so if you love her, don't wait long ♥ Now, what to do next?  Ah yes, I have the other new collection from MME...12 Days of Christmas.  It is jolly and bright in cheery colors of turquoise, spring green, bright red and a dusty pink...I love this color combo and buy it up anytime I see it.
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Peppermint Love

♥ Happy Tuesday ♥ It's been a busy, busy past few days...blog hops, getting acquainted over at The Nook, completing a few Design Team projects, several items made for Dot & Whimsy...and phew, I'm whipped...but lovin' it! I got my Fall/Halloween goodies out this past week.  One of DH's friends brought me three bundles of corn stalks a couple of months ago...just need to get a scarecrow, some colorful mums and a few pumpkins and I'll be set to decorate the front porch and back patio.  Thank you, God for FALL ♥ Okay, so I'm diverting a bit from my raves of Fall.  As promised yesterday, I have a couple of next things to show you;  all from the Peppermint collection by Crate Paper.  What a load of retro and nostalgic F-U-N. You can pick up your own Peppermint loot from Your Scrapbook Stash;  Erica always has the best deals and coupon codes for any of your purchases. Here we go...first up is a card that I created for the Gallery at YSS Every single thing was from the P…

Paper Issues Hop WINNER

Time to announce my winner from the Paper Issues Blog Hop! And the winner is..... Ann from anniescraftycreations Congratulations, Ann!  Just email me at shellye819@aol.com to claim your prize.  In the meantime, you can jump on over to my Etsy shop and pick the three --On The Fringe-- packs of your choice. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by and left some 'love'...I truly appreciate it! I hope everyone enjoys making the little owl guy sometime soon :) I'll be back later today or tomorrow to update with some new project pics. See ya'll soon!

Time to HOP with Paper Issues

♥ Welcome to the Papered Cottage ♥ Today is the big day. Glad to be in on this wonderful Blog Hop presented by the talented ladies of Paper Issues Creative Team. **GIVE-A-WAY GIVE-A-WAY** My prize donation will be THREE skeins of my very popular --On The Fringe-- Handmade Crepe Paper Fringe from Dot & Whimsy I have a huge assortment of colors schemes to choose from...as the winner, you will get to pick your favorite three I love scrapbooking and card-making, but my true passion is altering stuff :)  So, I will be bringing you a cute, fast and fun little project, Owl Straw Topper just in time for Halloween, Fall or Thanksgiving...this guy is very versatile. Supply list to complete one piece: •Scrapbook paper; 2 patterns •Label punch (2.25"H x 1.5"wide) •1" round punch •Two 1/2" round corduroy brads (or any design) •Two 1/8" round black pom-pom balls •One piece of candy corn; trimmed to 1/2" long •Mini tag  •Jute or twine Other: scissors, permanent pen, plastic or p…

Rain or Shine?

It's cloudy and a glorious 64 degrees...ahhhhhh!  But, that's not necessarily the entire reason for the title of my post :) I try to keep up with all of the 'trends' and 'hot colors' of the season.  Seems like yellow and gray are amongst the hottest color trends this year; if you follow the newest releases in scrapbooking, then you're probably familiar with Authentique's Blissful I found that the color combination soon began to grow on me so why not make some crepe fringe to match? You can now find --Rain or Shine-- Handmade Crepe Paper Fringe at my Dot & Whimsy Etsy shop!  Colors of marigold, gray and white have been machine-stitched, doubled, machine-stitched again and then carefully handcut to create a fun and festive fringe. On a BETTER note, tomorrow we are hosting a fantastically fun BLOG HOP at Paper Issues.   ** PRIZE GIVE-A-WAY** PRIZE GIVE-A-WAY** Tons and tons of prizes to be given away!   My prize give-a-way? One winner will receive THREE ske…

So many thinks to think...

...just thought I'd quote Dr. Suess this morning.  But that's how my mind feels right now...think, think, think!  Remember to do this and don't forget to do that.  I thrive on busyness and multi-tasking; maybe it's because I can actually feel my blood pumping, which is a good thing, right? :)  Some people work better under pressure...not saying that I don't look like a crazy woman while I'm at it, but I actually get a kick out of working on a layout while putting on make-up and folding clothes LOL  I keep reminding myself to enjoy these days when our kids are young, healthy and very active...couple that with my own priorities and yes, I have a gloriously full plate ♥ A Senior mom has always taken on the responsibility of coordinating the pre-game feeding of the Varsity football boys; of course I volunteered.  After-all, I've been helping out for the past two years and know the ropes...what foods weigh them down and if you put 200 cupcakes out, 35 boys will …

Ain't School Cool?

My kids have been back in full swing for three weeks now;  hard to believe that the first six weeks is half-way over...whew!  They're all the "big man (or girl) on campus" this year...a Senior, 8th-grader and 4th-grader.  Big.  One afternoon after picking Syd up, she comments on a girl walking along the sidewalk..."look at that cute little 1st grader"  She talks so big, as though she isn't cute or little herself anymore :) Okay, ya'll know that I got some fabulous loot from Your Scrapbook Stash last week!  I finished my first project with the Fancy Pants' OFF TO SCHOOL line today.  It went together pretty quickly and was a lot of fun to make.  In my stash, was an acrylic sheet that has the alphabet in brown flocking from top to bottom.  I thought "how cool to use this in between pages...like the acrylic albums of old."  So, I went to cutting!  I actually machine stitched the "School is Cool" sticker on the front Then, I grabbed a …

My Stash!

Got a little visit from Your Scrapbook Stash today via the USPS! The box was sooo heavy and I couldn't wait to tear into it...who doesn't love a surprise?!?  Oh the goodies, ya'll.  I was agape as I sifted through all of the wonderful papers and accents;  the ideas forming left and right.  I'll be working with Peppermint from Crate Paper and Off to School from Fancy Pants for the month of September.  Head on over to YSS and get your stash today!








Both of the collections are right-up-my-alley!  Crate Paper captured a unique vintage feel with Peppermint and I love the throw-back style of argyle and sneakers  brought to us by Fancy Pants' Off to School!  I'll be sharing my creations really soon I hope.  And please check-out the YSS Blog, where inspiration and store deals are shared almost daily :) Thanks for stopping by!