Thursday, February 28, 2008

Layouts done!

I finished up my entries for the contest at Coordinates Collections today -- WHEW that was the hardest round yet!! I am so glad to be done. I can't upload them, but you can stop by and see what I created HERE and HERE. The layouts are not due until the 3rd, so I expect you may have to wait to see what the competition looks like...but I am really pleased with how these turned out, and mostly glad they are finished! I won't be able to check in for a few days, so have a great weekend!

It's Thursday again...

Good Morning! Finally a moment to catch up here. I would say it has been busy, but it really has just been the everyday craziness that is life. Everybody is healthy here (YAY!) and I am delighted to say that we are heading out for a weekend trip tomorrow to play in the snow. We need a brief break from the everyday, and are really looking forward to it! We get to play, visit with friends, get some new material to scrap - all around good times!!

I finished this layout earlier in the week, just did not get a chance to share yet:

I completed this one for a challenge at Create My Keepsake. I love making these cute flowers!

Paper are My Mind's Eye and Making Memories, Felt flowers and ric rac are Creative Cafe, Chipboard letters are Scenic Route, Rub On's are Making Memories, and buttons are fabric store finds.

In other news.... I made it through to the next round in the Scrapping with the Stars contest at Coordinates Collections- I am so excited (and shocked!) - we are down to 6 participants. I am really having fun with this!! I need to finish my entry for this round today, since I will be out of town this weekend. Wish me luck!!

And don't forget to stop by at Scrappin' with Grace to check out the details for our Last Scrapper Standing contest!! Entries are due on the 1st (THIS Saturday) and I promise it will be FUN!!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Last Scrapper Standing contest...

Scrappin with Grace is holding a fun contest - be sure to check it out!! You can find all of the details HERE

I hope you will come and join in the fun!!! I get to enjoy being a judge in this one, how cool is that!!

The LAST SCRAPPER STANDING runs through the month of March - and the PRIZE is a $50 value COSMO CRICKET package!!!

In order to enter, you need to submit a layout that you consider to be your best work by March 1st at 6:00pm CST. GET BUSY, send us your best - the design team and administration at SWG will vote to choose the top 75% of entries to move on to round one by March 3rd. I hope you will come and play - it will be a lot of fun, and who doesn't love COSMO CRICKET!! Check it out! I look forward to seeing your work!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm still here!

Sorry - I know it has been a few days ...time just seems to get away from me some days! It has been a little crazy, but what else is new! Christian is back to human again - thank goodness - he is SOOOO skinny though! We will be stuffing him with junk food for a while so he will be able to hold his pants up again lol. Everything else is status quo...reality television seems to be interrupting life and keeping me from getting much done - I don't know how I became such a junkie!

The voting has ended for this round of the Scrapping with the Stars contest at Coordinates Collections, so I am able to share my layouts with you now.

This layout was inspired by the work of Elsie Flannigan

I love Elsie's use of fun and unique embellishments, and had a ton of fun working with these trims, beads and buttons. She made similar paper flowers that were posted on her blog and I LOVED them - these make me smile! I painted and hand journaled, hand drew and cut the title.

The second layout is based on the work of Mimi Shramm - designer for Coordinates Collections. Her work is soft and often sentimental. I love her use of strip journaling, and single photo layouts.

I won't find out until Monday if I make it to the next round, but either way I sure have had a lot of fun playing! I am just finishing up a couple of projects, and expect to have layouts to share this weekend. Have a great night!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

What a Week!

Wow. So glad to say that this week is almost done! My oldest son has been SOOOOO sick. It is so hard as a mom to watch him be miserable and not be able to do a thing for him! He has been hit really hard by the flu, and has been in bed since Thursday of last week. He has lost weight, and is so very weak! Doctor prescribed antibiotics yesterday as he has developed a sinus infection. I really hope we are almost done with this - I miss my boy and his sense of humor - the house is so quiet!! And he NEEDS to get back to school.

Anyway...I have been scrapping, but can't share what I have done yet, since it is for the contest at Coordinates Collections. I am just finishing up my work for this round (really tough!) and it is due tomorrow. Voting starts again on Monday, don't forget to check it out! Once voting begins on Monday, you can check the two categories HERE and HERE. Only those that are registered members before voting begins will be able to vote, but you can certainly check out what I am babbling on about even if you are not a member.

I hope to get a chance to do some other projects this weekend, if things settle down around here! have a wonderful weekend, and a restful holiday!
Hugs, KP

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Live Out Loud

Here is another layout that I finished for the Design Team for Scrappin with Grace. This layout was done with the "Live Out Loud" line by Reminisce. I LOVE LOVE the bright, vibrant colors and the fun and funky feel of this line - I had so much fun with this layout!!

Monday, February 11, 2008


I can't believe it!! I am so excited right now - smile smile smile!! Picture me jumping excitedly around the living room. If you have not been following, I am in a contest at Coordinates Collections and I made it through to the next round. I know I will really have to step it up this week, because those other 9 are GREAT! I am so nervous my stomache hurts. I find out what the next assignment is tonight - if you don't hear from me this week it is because I am locked up with my scrap stuff trying to be creative!

Since the voting is over, I am able to share my layouts for round one - here are my entries:

This one was based on the style of Mahlin, one of the design team on the site - Love her work! Very inspiring - colorful, fun, a little whimsical and bold.

This layout is based on the style of Ali Edwards - Simple and graphic style, lots of photos, minimal "clutter" which was a tough one for me!!

Anyway - I am excited...thanks for stopping by to share my giddiness.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New projects!

I got some scrapping in yesterday! I completed this layout using the new February kit for Scrapping with Grace (available in the store soon!). This is my first layout for the design team. This kit includes the FLIRT line by Reminisce. All papers and Die Cuts/ Stickers are from the kit, and are Reminisce. I added Prima and Bazzill flowers, Cosmo Cricket Rub ons, SU pearls, Lace and Buttons from my fabric store stash!

I also completed this altered mailbox with products from the Reminisce FLIRT line from Scrappin with Grace. I love making these little mailboxes! I got the tin from the Target $1 spot. Papers and stickers are Reminisce, and I added SU ribbon. I think these make such cute little gift boxes - filled with candy, gift cards, or other small treats...

I hope to get more time to play today, so hopefully I can share more soon!! Have a great day!

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Oh, I can't tell you how sad I am! My poor Lauren broke her tooth on Thursday!! Of course, she was rough housing with the boys, and they were all being a bit too wild and wound up, and she ended up with this!

I could really just cry!! Of course, it is just a baby tooth, and it is not THAT horrible, but her beautiful smile will never be the same! I took her to the dentist this morning, and they did a little repair. It looks better, but still not great. They are going to recheck it in a couple of weeks to see if the tooth is going to stay healthy, and if it still looks okay, then they will do a little better fix - of course, no one else can even notice it now that they repaired it, but mommy can. Sigh...

On a brighter note - I am scrapping this weekend!! I got my very first kit from Scrappin with Grace to design with. This month we are designing with products from Reminisce. I got a ton of stuff to keep me busy, and will definitely have a few things to share by Monday! (as long as the kids are not killing each other while I try to work!)

Off to get a very tired Lauren to bed and get to work! Hope your weekend is restful and productive!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Happy Tuesday!

Today was a very very very tired day. Did I mention I am a little tired? Hoping hoping that I am not getting sick - since it seems like everyone I talk to is sick...but I definitely feel ...well, tired. Okay, enough of that. No whining KP!

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival (due any minute now) of my very first kit as design team member for Scrappin' with Grace!! I really hope that it makes it here by tomorrow so that I can spend time on my day off playing! (of course, I have to do my taxes that day, so who knows if I will get time to play...I am hoping I get through it quickly and get a little fun time in! But either way I am super excited for this first assignment! We have a new contest that just started over there -- if you are up for a fun challenge, go check it out HERE.

Voting is underway at Coordinates collections! I am trying hard not to stalk the board to see how it is going -- maybe there is a reason I never entered any contests or challenges in the past - I don't like grey hair much. But I know that I did my best, and I know that there are some WAY WAY talented ladies in this competition.

If you want to see the entries, the links are HERE for the "Mahlin" inspired layouts, and HERE for the Ali Edwards inspired layouts. Good stuff!

I hope to have a few new things to share by the weekend...many projects in the works, not enough hours in the day. I am off now to get some sleep. I am happy to say that I get to go get my hair cut tomorrow -- yippee!! That always makes for SUCH a nice day. Have a great night!

Monday, February 4, 2008


And if you want to be able to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE you need to register TODAY!! Yeah, I know, thanks for the notice...but I did not realize that voters had to be members before voting began. SO go register NOW so you can be part of the fun!
You can link HERE at Coordinates Collections, and click on "register" - the rest is easy - and I promise they won't spam you! Once you are registered, you can log in tomorrow until the 8th to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE! I hope that you well register and at least check it out. There are some really amazing entries - I hope that mine is in the running! You can check out all of the entries HERE - mine is under username kpaisley1.

The goal of this contest was to submit work based on the scrapping style of 2 stars - in this case, Ali Edwards and one of the design team members on the Coordinates Collections board, Mahlin. This was such a challenge, but I had so much fun and really learned a lot.

Thanks for stopping by - now go register :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Layout to share...

I have been working on layouts for the contest that I am participating in over at for the last week. I can't share those yet, but this one is one that I created for the contest and then decided was not quite right. I really love the layout, but I am supposed to be creating a layout based on the style of other artists, and this one was a little too "ME" and not quite right to submit for the contest. Anyway - this photo cracks me up, and I had a lot of fun scrapping it!

I used Bazzill and Stampin Up! cardstock, Autumn Leaves and Stampin' Up! Patterned Papers, Rusty Pickle Chipboard, Stampin' Up stamp, ink and embossing powder, KI Lace cardstock, Petaloo flower, Dymo label maker, Heidi Swapp bling, and LOTS of buttons and ribbon from my stash.

I keep trying to scrap today, but I am feeling very lazy and doing a lot of procrastinating. Sure hope to have more to share soon! Thanks for visiting... Have a great night!

And the WINNER IS....

Kathy Lang! Congratulations Kathy, you are the winner of the BLOG CANDY offered!! WOO HOO! I hope you enjoy your goodies - I will get these out to you on Monday!

I had Lauren draw a name from the hat, so you can thank her too!

Thanks again to everyone for continuing to visit me here -- I really enjoy sharing my thoughts and my work with you. Please come by again soon :)

I will be sharing the links from the contest I am participating in tomorrow, so that you can go and VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE, so check back in then to get the scoop!

Have a Great Day!!!