Friday, August 31, 2012

Hearts Made of Bubbles!

Yesterday was an adventure in my home, to say the least. I set out to clean and reorganize my craft room. Not a journey for the light hearted. After hours of stepping on sewing needles, filling recycling bags full of TINY pieces of paper I just knew I'd use and never did, chasing my puppy throughout the house fighting to retrieve rubber stamps from his grasp, I succeeded. I reached my destination. Clean. I even vacuumed the tiny pieces off of the floor. I ended the day a hero. 

And on top of ALL of that, I even made a card! I realized that I use my Cricut and Cameo all the time, but I never use my stamps. I have a lot of Close To My Heart stamps that I just forgot I had... I made a two cards, one of which turned out way better than the other and that is the one I'll show you. I also found these tiny little fish that I made a couple of years ago. They were at the bottom of a plastic bag I had shoved in the closet. I have serious organization problems. Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy the card I made in celebration of the fruits of my labor. 

Enjoy!! 





Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I'm very lucky



It's my Featured Designer Day!! Whoop!

It's my day again for The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Court Design Team's Featured Designer Day! Wow that's a lot of capitals!! For today's post I'll be using Royal Friend from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Shoppe!! 

So, I have incredible people in my life. My brother married one of them. She's a phenomenal sister-in-law and friend. She puts up with my complaining and is always on my side. I'm very lucky she was delusional enough to marry my brother. ;o) So I made her a card and let her know just how much she meant to me. 








Monday, August 27, 2012

Holy smokes!! I WON!!!

I never win anything. I always enter to win things, but I never do. I think I won a iPod at a holiday party once. Anyhoo, I won THIS AWESOME GIVE AWAY!!!

I'm thrilled to get all that Mod Podge stuff. Thank you so much Cathie Filian!! 

So what I'm asking you guys, is what should I make first with the Mod Podge?!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Black Thumb

Why can't I keep anything alive?  I mean, everything that's green that I touch almost immediately shrivels up and sinks back into the ground. What's wrong with me? I do everything the articles that I Google tell me to. Meanwhile my husband is traipsing around our back yard like the Troll in Central Park, touching a tree here, a blade of grass there and all of the sudden the garden of eden sprouts from his fingertips. 

It's frustrating. 

  Example, you ask? Sure, I might as well make my organic misfortune public. Behold, the fallen:

My attempt at a herb garden. Thwarted by my recurring "neverremembertowater" syndrome. 


I honestly have no idea what I planted in this one.


This was supposed to be a pumpkin plant that I was going to harvest this fall. Grow some pumpkins I thought. Save some money I thought. Have a super cute decorated porch I thought. Nay. 


This one fared a little better. Sadly, I'm getting lots of vine and no bloom. And that's probably not the last time I'm going to say that. 


Remember the troll I was talking about? Well he has been hard at work, making trees grow. 


Look at all of those cute little sprouts, just trying to live. I don't go near this tree. I don't even water it.

The troll wouldn't let me, even if I wanted to. 


Meanwhile, inside, where I have much more success with my endeavors, I'm making wine bottle vases!

I found this tutorial on Pinetrest (here's the original post and her blog, I totally love it) and decided to try it out. I only did one bottle and it worked PERFECTLY! Now I can confidently say that wherever I go, I'll be trying to rescue empty glass bottles, for my selfish reasons of course. 


All you need is yarn, nail polish remover, a sink full of cold water, a glass bottle and a lighter! Dip the yarn in the nail polish remover, wrap it around the bottle where you'd like it cut. Set the yarn on fire and rotate the bottle (above the sink of course) until the flame extinguishes itself. When the flame goes out put it in the sink of icy water! And it'll pop off! I'm sure it doesn't work every single time, but my first try was a huge success! 

What should I do with the top?

Next up Hoegaarden!! 



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Something sweet to curb the sour.

I went on a candy run (for myself of course) and I saw these sour patch kids. I hadn't seen them in a while, I remember getting them at the movie theatre. Anyhoo, then the idea hit me, along with the quote. Well that was it, I HAD to get the Sour Patch Kids. I whipped up the sentiment on my Silhouette and got to work. 

This was one of those projects that tried everything in it's power to drive me crazy, I had to start completely over... twice... I know, right? I HATE it when that happens. All things considered, it turned out super cute and I'm very happy with it!! I hope you enjoy it!





Monday, August 20, 2012

Jinger Adams Sneak Peek!!

Sneak peek time!! Here is a little teaser of our wonderful Jinger Adams new craft line! 

She has two different sets one is called Bella Vita ("beautiful life" in Italian) and the other is Gypsy Queen! Each line comes with matching embellishments and lots of other fun goodies! Can I just say that I CAN'T WAIT to play?!

I'm going back and forth between my favorites but right now I'm loving the Bella Vita paper collection!

Which one is your favorite? 




Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hoppin to my FD post!

As if last weekend's hop wasn't enough fun it's my turn again for my Featured Designer post for The Scrapbooking Queen! As you know I've been on a Halloween kick for the past few weeks. I'm really excited for fall and I want to get all of my stuff ready! I'm SO OVER this triple digit heat. 107?! How does anything live?! ::giggles:: 

Ok, ok, on to my FT post! I used The Queen's stamp set "Queen's Birthday". You can buy that set here!

Enjoy! 







Tuesday, August 14, 2012

And the winner is...

Today dawns the end to a very momentous occasion for Paper à La Mode; my very first giveaway! 

I just wanted to give a special thanks for The Scrapbooking Queen for making this happen. ::hugs::

Also, thank you SO SO much to all of my followers and everyone who commented on my posts. I'm really trying to expand my readership and this weekend helped out a whole lot. It sure means a lot to me that people enjoy my work as much as I enjoy doing it!

And now the moment we've all been waiting for....






drum roll please....








AND THE WINNER IS...


Thank you so much for stopping by Melissa! Email me (paperalamode@yahoo.coom) with your mailing address and we'll get your goodies sent out to you ASAP!

Now, I must ask that you all stop by her blog. She does ADORABLE work and is super talented. You won't be disappointed!! 

Thanks again everyone! I cherish each and every one of you! 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Scrapbooking Queen's ROYAL Stamp Release Day 2!

Welcome to day 2 of The Scrapbooking Queen's latest stamp release! 

This is a blog hop so if you haven't already, you should start at the beginning! You don't want to miss any of the awesome projects made by The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Court Design Team! If you are coming from Janis's blog Pause Dream Enjoy then you're on the right track!

Ok, I recently got my hands on this set and it's already one of my favorites! It's called Queen Bee and you'll soon see just how CUTE it is!! 


We've all seen ads on bulletin boards with tear off phone numbers. Like at your local grocery store. Need a dog sitter? Electrician? Knitting classes? Take my number! I thought it would be cute to do something similar, but with inspirational and positive words. Sometimes that's all people need is a little help feeling it! 






Needless to say we are so excited about these stampsThe Scrapbooking Queen will be giving one featured stamp set away to one person on each day! Plus at the end of the hop The Queen will be giving away a grand prize to one lucky winner! The grand prize will have both stamp sets as well as some other royal goodies!

Also, all orders received by this weekend will be given a 12 pack of action wobbles!! (One per person). Check them out here!
Here are the rules to win!
  1. Become a follower (if you aren't already) of The Scrapbooking Queen's blog. (we'd love it if you'd follow us too!)
  2. Comment on each Royal Court DT member's blog post for each day of the hop.
Pretty easy right?! Your next stop is Schell!!!

Sherri ~ http://squeakyscrapper.blogspot.com


Also, I'll be throwing in some BLOG CANDY for one lucky follower of my blog Paper à La Mode! All you have to do is:
  •  Become a follower, 
  • Let me know you're a follower by commenting at the bottom of this page or by commenting on tomorrow's post. 

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday so you have a few days to enter! Easy peasy!

The CANDY! Get to the candy already!

The winner will get "The Royal Package" which has Royal Twine, Royal Jewels and Action Wobbles, from The Scrapbooking Queen's Shoppe!!! 

Good luck to everyone!!



Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Scrapbooking Queen Is Keeping Them Coming!

Welcome everyone to The Scrapbooking Queen's Stamp Release Blog Hop! The Queen has been working tirelessly on her adorable stamps and I get the opportunity to share them with you!

This is a blog hop so if you are just stumbling upon this page you'll want to start at the beginning. If you are coming from Janis at Pause Dream Enjoy then you're on the right track! 


Today's new stamp set is Royal Pain! We all know someone every now and then who needs a pick me up if they are feeling down, right? This stamp set has got you covered!


Here's the card I made using Royal Pains!




This is inside the card! 



Needless to say we are so excited about these stampsThe Scrapbooking Queen will be giving one featured stamp set away to one person on each day! Plus at the end of the hop The Queen will be giving away a grand prize to one lucky winner! The grand prize will have both stamp sets as well as some other royal goodies!

Also, all orders received by this weekend will be given a 12 pack of action wobbles!! (One per person). Check them out here!
Here are the rules to win!
  1. Become a follower (if you aren't already) of The Scrapbooking Queen's blog. (we'd love it if you'd follow us too!)
  2. Comment on each Royal Court DT member's blog post for each day of the hop.
Pretty easy right?! Your next stop is Schell!!!




Also, I'll be throwing in some BLOG CANDY for one lucky follower of my blog Paper à La Mode! All you have to do is:

  •  Become a follower, 
  • Let me know you're a follower by commenting at the bottom of this page or by commenting on tomorrow's post. 

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday so you have a few days to enter! Easy peasy!

The CANDY! Get to the candy already!

The winner will get "The Royal Package" which has Royal Twine, Royal Jewels and Action Wobbles, from The Scrapbooking Queen's Shoppe!!! 

Good luck to everyone!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Featured Designer Wednesday!



Hello there! It's that time again for my day as The Scrapbooking Queen's Featured Designer! I've been having a blast on this design team and with The Queen's super cute stamps! 

For my card today I used the Royal Sayings Too set. There are some SUPER cute sentiments on this set!



And here's the stamp set!!


Be sure to stop by The Queen's Royal Castle Shoppe to see ALL of her cute goodies!!

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