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I had a couple hours of free time before going out to eat with my family last night...I didn't want to delve into a large project, so I thought it would be an opportune time to gather up a few kits.  I actually love doing this! My inspiration came from the sweet kit that I compiled for my blog give-a-way.  Here are just a few that I've listed at The Red Robin

And there are lots more where this came from :) --------------------------------------------------------------------- No projects this week for I Heart Ippity or My Scrapbook Nook!  But I will be back to share my "Love Week" mini album for Imaginisce.  Design Team projects will begin in February for Vintage Street Market and EAD Designs...wait until you see the coolest wreath that I made with EAD art! See you soon Shellye

I Like to Brag...

...oh, not really...I am actually the most non-braggart type that I know.  When people find out something about me, they always ask, "why didn't I know that about you?!?!"  Because...I do not like to talk about myself...there.  I don't like anyone looking at me either.  Yes, I have phobias LOL But, man, do I like to digress! As the title of this entry's about liking to grandmothers do. So, here is a cute 'lil tag brag album that I whipped together today I fell in L-O-V-E with the cute motifs by K&Co and I just had to have it!
I picked up the chipboard tag album at my LSS this week...I think it's my favorite material to create albums with.  This gem will be going up in my Etsy shop sometime this evenin'
Congratulations again to Valentine Give-A-Way Winner!
I may get crafty tomorrow...I'm sort of in limbo on what projects I need to start for ne…


We have ourselves a VALENTINE GIVE-A-WAY Winn-ah! (*winner*)
A huge thanks to each of you who was kind enough to stop by and leave some love :) I truly appreciate it! 


Well, I forced myself into going to 'town' today.  You know the trip.  Sam's Club, Wal Mart, local scrapbook store, Wally's party store, gas-up...oh yes...I got some new tires today too!  Ah, there's just something about the way a car drives with brand-spanking-new tread.  I pulled up at the school to get the kids and just knew everyone was staring at their beauty...well maybe not, but I surely do feel that they've brought sexy back to my SUV :) Today was the last of the (almost) 48 hours of rain, drizzle, mist and downpours.  Thank goodness!  I have pictures that I need to take tomorrow.  I'm thinking that I need to spruce up The Red Robin over at is lacking in new things and I have so much to I'll try to get some of that done tomorrow as well. Okay, onto my latest project for I HEART {IPPITY}
A really quick notecard using the HELLO stamp from the HOW YOU DOIN' IPK-143 The notecard is actually from a set that I purchased from Wal-…

To Bake, To Bathe or Both?

Ah ha!  I caught you with that crazy sounding title didn't I? hehehe My last CARDS Challenge for this month over at My Scrapbook Nook is a PINSPO CHALLENGE Just use one or both of these Pinterest inspired photos to create a card or layout Looks yummy, doesn't it?  The colors match the January Nook kit perfectly. Here's my take on this photo:

And the second photo:
Love the colors, love the print and how it's draped across the clawfooted tub. My take on the photo:

The February Nook Kit will include Sasparilla from October Afternoon...come on over and sign up for yours today! -------------------------------------------------------------------- Just two more days before The Papered Cottage's VALENTINE GIVE-A-WAY
Just go HERE to leave a doing that you'll be in the running for the prize :) Thanks to all who have visited...I appreciate it sooo much!
It's rainy here today...perfect crafting weather! Be back tomorrow Shellye

Holiday Style in January

My sweet friend, Danni Reid created this sketch over at October Afternoon.  Having just received the last bit of embellishments from the Holiday Style collection, I just had to use it to scrap a layout based on her sketch!

 I'm in so much W-A-N-T of the upcoming OA paperlines...oye, I can't even tell you how much I want and NEED them in my little hands! Cake Walk and 9 to 5...have you seen them yet?

I know, right?  I was gasping too! ------------------------------------------------------------------ Lots and lots of orders for crepe fringe from Dot & Whimsy. I don't know for sure, but I think the little peek in Simply Handmade magazine may have something to do with this influx of orders...yay!  So I'm out of here a little early this evening before work to pick up some rolls of pink and a few new colors of crepe paper. Don't forget about the VALENTINE GIVE-A-WAY going on here at The Papered Cottage through Friday, January 27th! Just check in here to leave a comment a…


I love and appreciate all of the comments that you, my blog readers send :) So, I'm sharing the love right back with one of you! I will pick a winner NEXT Friday, January 27th To enter yourself into The Papered Cottage's VALENTINE GIVE-A-WAY simply 1- Be a follower of this blog 2- Leave a comment on this posting 3- Be sure to leave your email address so that I may contact you if you're indeed the winner! That's it!

This package of luvvv consists of -4 Handmade Vintage Valentine Embellishments -1 Card of Retro Buttons -1 Jenni Bowlin Sticker Letter Sheet -1 Red/Cream Label Stickers -1 Bunch of Cream Colored Rosies -1 Yard EACH: Red/White Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon (with Satin Edging) and Black/White Baker's Twine
Ideal for any of your upcoming Valentine papercrafting projects! And who doesn't love some turquoise and red? Hmmm? Hmmm?
Thank you again for participating in my first ever Give-A-Way Good Luck! Shellye

EAD and Mittens

Do you know EAD Designs?  Well, WOW! If you love whimsical designs for scrapbooking and beautiful artwork for your walls and home decor, then you will really love EAD Designs. **Shop the site...stickers and rubons SHIP FREE**
So, here's a fun bit of news that I'm excited to share (borrowed from EAD Blog)

It's time to meet the EAD 2012 Design Team The New DT will be starting in February
First off I'm so Excited to say that Amy,Jenn, Liz & Lauren will be staying with us this year. I have really loved getting to know these amazing girls and it's an HONOR to have them stay. Drum Roll Please… •Amy TCandace •Jenn •Jessica •JudithJulie Ranae •Lauren •Liz •Rose •Shellye
WOW! Talk about a FABULOUS team. I can't wait for all these talented ladies to get started and share their creative passion with all of you. Plus don't forget about our DIY Girls Kassidy- Before & After Katie- DIY Thursday Jenn-She's Crafty
Take a minute and check out all the Design Teams blog and give…

Sole Sisters Release Party

Yep, I'm blogging bright and early this morning. It's my turn at the Imaginisce Blog today! Design Team members are sharing their {Sole Sisters} projects throughout the's so interesting to see how each person has designed with this bright, whimsical, purse embellished, shoe diva-licious collection. Just a couple of samples from the paper line:
My first project:  I took an old ( vintage old) puzzle can and covered it with patterned paper and then embellished.  It's In The Bag?  Yes, it's a place to stash my 'extra' change in saving for a new Vera Bradley bag...a girl can never have too many bags, right? :)

The Sole Sisters Collection is chocked full of embossed stickers, chipboard accents, fabric embellishments, cute snag 'em stamps and so much more!
My second project:  a gift card/money holder.  I constructed this from two standard shipping tags that I glued together...perfect size for gift cards.  You could attach this to a gift bag or e…