Paper Paradise

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I haven't done anything crafty lately! I've had so much going on lately! We were out of town for a few days and when we came home I realized that the pump on my pool had stopped working!! That was a total bummer!! The pool is already turning green and it's really hard work getting it back clear again!! Not to mention the expense of the chemicals and pump replacement.

Today I had to take my youngest daughter back to the dentist. She has an abcessed tooth. She had to have the tooth pulled. I was a nervous wreck the whole time. Praying that it wouldnt be painful for her!! She did better then mom!! LOL I dont think she even cried!!

Next week I go back to work full time!! I know that will cut my crafting time in half and that totally sucks!! Hopefully next year I can be a full time crafter!! LOL Let's keep our fingers crossed!!

I found this really cute tutorial of how to make a bubble mailer.. Check it out here. I think she used to sell these on etsy but is no longer doing that. Maybe this is something to try in the future!!

Take Care!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


A few new things to share with you. I also need your advice on something! A lady at church wanted me to make a 8 1/2 by 11 card for her MIL for her birthday. This was a huge challenge to me but a fun one!! I kind of feel like its too girly and over embellished for a 80 year

What do you think? I am going to make a couple more to play around with. Please give me your imput on this card. I made it from 2 white card stock papers and binded them with pattern papers. That wasn't hard but I felt like I had so much white space to cover and now I feel like I over done it..

The 2 bags were made by my future stepmom. I think they are just adorable. She started making these for her etsy shop. Please stop by and take a peak. I ordered these 2 from her the other day. I couldnt resist! ;) Have a wonderful week!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

And the award goes tooo......

ME! YAH! Thank you Patti for this special award! :) I love your blog too btw! You're such a sweetie! Check out Patti's blog here....

Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.

As part of this award, I am supposed to pass it on to 7 blogs... but since I really don't have 7 blog friends I choose these...

Friday, July 4, 2008

Crop Til You Drop!

The past 2 days I've been making a lot of cards and tags! It's been so much fun and was so enjoyable! Last night my cousin came over and we made cards ALL NIGHT LONG! Well.... off and on. Our hubbies were up all night cooking bbq for the family for the 4th. So we had to stay up and help them. (We missed you Angela and Travis).
I managed to get a lot of cards and tags completed! That was nice!! It's so much better to have someone to hang out with!! I went on a little shopping spree last weekend to Michael's and that was a lot of fun with my 50% off coupons! lol I wished I lived a lot closer!! My bank account would hurt terribly! ;)
I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!! Stay Safe Tonight! later.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Cuttlebug Storage Idea

Just thought I'd share with you how I've been storing my new cuttlebug and dies. I bought this handy dandy tote from Walmart back before Christmas on sale for about 10 bucks. And it came filled with all kind of scrapbook goodies. And I really didnt have much use for it until I bought my cuttlebug. I've gotta say that I LOVE my cuttlebug and if you don't a diecut machine yet, this would be a great one to have! I bought it at for only $35 and it was well worth the money! I've picked up a few dies along the way. :) Do they make these totes in bigger sizes? I beginning to out grow it a bit.. ;)