Monday, July 13, 2009

Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to everyone that dropped by this weekend for the Paper Popsicles blog hop.

It was a ton of fun...and I hope you enjoyed the eye candy...Now...for the blog candy....congrats to're the winner from my blog.

Please log into the Paper Popsicles message board and send a PM to Melissa and let her know you were the winner from my blog...she'll get your prize out to you!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Paper Popsicles Blog Hop

It's time for the Paper Popsicles Welcome to Summer Blog Hop!!!

Paper Popsicles is having its first ever blog hop, so you'll be asked to hop from blog to blog featuring yummy eye candy with a summer theme...and of course what's eye candy without a little blog just leave a comment before you hop along to the next blog and you just might pick up a prize!!! Each blog will feature a secret word...these words needs to be collected and then put together to form a phrase. This phrase will then need to be emailed to by Sunday night, July 12 at midnight Central time to be eligible for our grand prize.

So......lets get started!!!
If you are joining me from Jen C's blog are hopping right along...if you just stumbled upon my won't want to miss a thing, so hop on over to the Paper Popsicles blog to get you started.

Here's a special project I made for the Blog Hop using a past Paper Popsicles kit. I love PP kits...they are such great deals and I have never been disappointed by them! If your kids don't already have a handy chore chart, summer is the perfect time to get one started since they are at home more than the school year!

I have been wanting to make something like this for awhile and I finally got to it! This is a chore chart for Joshua. It will hang on his door and at the end of each day, if he has completed all of his chores and moved them to the "done" area, he will get a reward. (But I haven't quite figured that part out yet. I am thinking about a quarter a day for his piggy bank. Any suggestions??)

Supplies needed:
Chipboard/cardboard (I just used the packaging from some page protectors.)*
*You will need one piece that is 11"x11" and a few other pieces in any shape for the "chores."
Patterned Paper- 1 - 12"x12" sheet plus some scraps
Letters stickers/ stamps and ink
Optional-thread and needle
Other embellishments

1. Adhere 11x11 chipboard onto the back center of your 12x12 paper.
2. Cut off the corners of the paper to make it easier to wrap around the chipboard.

3. Fold over the edges and adhere the paper to the back of the chipboard.
4. Design your chart and chore pieces as desired.
5. Add velcro to the chart and chores. I actually secured them with a needle and thread because some of my velcro wasn't very sticky.
6. Hang up and watch your child get excited about doing his or her chores! Joshua promptly let me know that he picked up his toys and then went to make his bed. LOL

While you're here...let me tell you a bit about my favorite online store and message board:
~Did you know that the Paper Popsicles blog features a new card challenge every Wednesday? ~Did you know that every month we have weekly theme challenges hosted on our message board?
~Did you know that we have a monthly sketch challenge?
~Did you know that we hold auditions each month for our next guest designer....details can be found on our message board!!!
~Have you seen the kits in the store? Did you see there is one main kit, two mini-kits, and a card kit each month?
~Have you been over to see the design team and guest designer's galleries to see their amazing work done with the fabulous products offered in the Paper Popsicles store?

Now...for my secret is @"AT"

Before you hop on over sure to leave me a comment here so you are entered into the drawing here on my blog.... sure to keep on hopping and collecting words for your secret phrase by checking out Kayla's blog next... don't forget to send an email with the secret phrase to at the end of the blog hop....and good luck!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sketchapalooza-last chance!!

You still have a couple of days to sign up for Feeling Scrappy's Sketchapalooza!! 20 brand new sketches and lots of samples, inspiration, chatting, support and prizes!!! I love these sketch classes and I know you will, too. Check out how to sign up here-

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blog Hop this weekend!

Paper Popsicles is hosting a very cool blog hop this weekend!!! Head on over to their blog for details about participating and PRIZES!!! It'll run Saturday and Sunday only so don't miss it!!

My lovely blog visitors