Thursday, December 20, 2012

ORGANIZE ORGANIZE ORGANIZE!

I'm on this new kick, where I'm trying to be super organized. All the way down to my cleaning. And much to my (and my husband's) surprise, it's going quite well! I bought these clip boards from Wally World for $1.66 each or something like that. 

I had plans to make them cute with some Jinger Adams paper and Mod Podge. I wanted them to hang in the butler's pantry area of my house (I think that's what you call it). So I could refer to them when needed. I used the Bella Vida line with those beautiful orange and purple prints! I was a little skeptical at first, but they look SO DARN GOOD together. What was a incredibly simple project, turned out to be so pretty!! I've already gotten compliments on them from guests! 

I love my clipboards! 




You can find the "CLEAN HOUSE" checklist printable for free here. And I made the shopping list using my Cameo.



Monday, December 17, 2012

Quick post from my phone!

Ok so this is the first time I have posed from my phone so hopefully it works!!

I just wanted to show you my super budget friendly wall art I made. Totally proud of myself btw. Anyhow, I found the frames from Michaels for $2 a piece in the clearance section!! Steal!!

So, I took the glass out, wrapped the cardboard backing in burlap, and put the pictures of the flowers on with glue dots of all things. The flower pictures were made simply by using the sketch pen on my Silhouette Cameo! I found some flowers I liked from the Silhouette store and it was that easy! The whole project cost me like $12!!

I have yet to hang them, that is a whole other project!! ^_^






I had to go back and edit it, no more phone posting!! LOL


Friday, December 14, 2012

I want Candi!!!

Something that isn't Christmas related?! This close to the 25th?! Yes my friends, it's true. Today is my Featured Designer day for Craftwork Cards! And I didn't do a Christmas project. LOL I'm almost as shocked as you are. ;)

Anyhoo, today's project was really fun for me. I love chevron pattern (and lets face it, who doesn't?), it's so trendy right now and I just loved the idea of using something round for such a geometric pattern! I used "Newsprint" and "Patchwork" Candi today! 




You can find Craftwork Cards Candi at the following online retailers:





Monday, December 10, 2012

News That Tugs At My Heartstrings!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention please? It is my TOTALLY STOKED pleasure to announce, I am a Design Team member for Heartstrings Designs!!!!

Heartstring Designs

Heartstring Designs is a monthly kit company, where you can become a member, and receive a kit each month filled with awesome crafty goodies!! I'm so excited to have been chosen to show off all that you can do with these kits. 

So, if you are a scrapbooker, card maker, crafter this is something you'll want to seriously look into. Every month getting a surprise of awesome goodies at your door. What could be better? 

Be sure to check out and "like" Heartstring Designs's Facebook page, follow the Blog, check out the Website and follow Challenge Blog!

Oh and there will be a giveaway on Heartstring Designs facebook page!

I'm so stinkin' excited!!! 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Forever Friends!

Ok so this is my absolute favorite picture of my best friends and I. I've been meaning to make a page for it for a while now (a while meaning 3 years... ::blush::) and I figured, better late than never right? This was at my wedding, where I had two maids of honor and no bridesmaids.  They both deserved the coveted spot as the maid of honor, so I was sure to make that happen. 

Well I recently decided, just so you know, that my favorite paper from both of Jinger's lines is this pretty rose paper from Gypsy Queen. I wanted to make it speak for itself by making it the main paper to look at! I decided not to add any other prints or anything. Just lots of Gypsy Queen trims and the sentiment that comes with the paper pack! OH and this fabulous gold metallic thread that has been sitting on my desk for ages. And I just HAD to use finally! I love it. And I love these girls. Hope you like it! 




Look at this fabulous gold thread... Just look at it! Why the heck haven't I used this before? {heart}



Friday, December 7, 2012

Santa Claus is coming to Paper a la Mode!

Thank heaven for Random.org, I would have never been able to choose winners for the blog candy!! 

Thank you ALL so very much for stopping by and showing me so much kindness! I really love what I do and it really validates all of my hard work! 

Ok, so I'm gonna cut to the chase! 

The winner of the $25 Michaels gift card is:












Her comment:
"Oh, I Love your Christmas Ornaments! Would Love to see you make one of these. I'm trying to get Idea's to make some Ornaments for my Daughter and Grand Children. Their Tree and Ornaments were destroyed last year. Thanks for Sharing and I'm already a follower of yours! :0)"

I asked random.org for a number between 1 and 12 then asked for a random number between however many comments there were that day. The day was 1 and the comment number was 37!

And the winner of the Christmas grab bag is.........













Her comment:
"Hi Jillian - your stairway is lovely! -thanks for the hop and for sharing - have a great week! Gail http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/"

Her random numbers were 10 and 1!!

Congratulations ladies! Please email me (paperalamode@yahoo.com) your addresses so I can send out your goodies ASAP! 

Thanks again to everyone, I hope that you all have the happiest of Holidays! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Twelve Drummers Drumming

Is it over?! NOOOOO!!!!! Tee hee, well the Christmas holiday has just begun! Hopefully this hop has inspired you to make some awesome Christmas projects! 

I have to say that I left the best for last. I'm in love with this project. I've wanted one of these for a long time and I finally made it! My advent calender!!! I can't wait until we have kids to get excited over opening a drawer each day. I might fill it with dog treats this year... LOL I still feel as though I'm not quite finished with it yet, I'd like to add some more embellishments and such. But that'll be a project for next year! I hope you love it and I'm so happy to have met all of you!!








Want a early Christmas present? Well, Lisa at Honey Bearz Designs will be giving away a stocking stuffed with prizes, from lots of awesome sponsors, each day of the hop!! All you have to do to be eligible to win is comment on each of her hop posts!



In addition to Lisa's giveaway, I too will be giving away little Christmas candy! A $25 Michaels gift card and a special Christmas themed crafty grab bag!! All you have to do to win is:

  • Become a follower of my blog Paper a La Mode (1 entry)
  • Comment on each post for this hop (1 entry)
  • Friend me on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Share this on Facebook (1 entry)
Leave a comment for each entry! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!! 

Thank you all for your awesome comments and encouragement! I'll be choosing two winners, one for the $25 Michaels gift card and another for the Christmas themed grab bag, filled with paper, ribbons and embellishments! I'll use random.org to choose which day (1-12) and which comment will be the winning comment! You still have the rest of the day to comment, share and become a FB friend. Be sure to comment on each day to up your chances!!

Up next is the ever so talented Pam!! 

Thank you so much Lisa for allowing me to be a part of your hop!


12 Days of Christmas: Eleven Pipers Piping

Almost there!! This has been so much fun. I love seeing what my fellow hoppers have created! 

I love going to the tree farms and cutting down our own tree. This is our second year doing it (we just moved back to California from Hawaii, and they don't have many Christmas tree farms in Hawaii ^_^), so I decided to document the first time we did it, with a simple scrapbook page to go in my display! So here is last year's tree getting adventure! Oh and I know that 12-10-12 hasn't happened yet, I was living in the future instead of the past, I have yet to correct it! The holidays are busy!!! 





Want a early Christmas present? Well, Lisa at Honey Bearz Designs will be giving away a stocking stuffed with prizes, from lots of awesome sponsors, each day of the hop!! All you have to do to be eligible to win is comment on each of her hop posts!



In addition to Lisa's giveaway, I too will be giving away little Christmas candy! A $25 Michaels gift card and a special Christmas themed crafty grab bag!! All you have to do to win is:

  • Become a follower of my blog Paper a La Mode (1 entry)
  • Comment on each post for this hop (1 entry)
  • Friend me on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Share this on Facebook (1 entry)
Leave a comment for each entry! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!! 

Up next is Pam!! And here's the lineup in case you get lost:

Sunday, December 2, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Ten Lords a Leaping


Day nine! We're getting close, but I forgot to mention the day before yesterday, it's officially December! Yay!! That means all of the classic Christmas movies and cartoons will be on TV non stop! And of course, I intend to watch as many as I can. ;)

I have another garland for you today. Simple again, but it was so easy to make and so fun too. I used jute upholstery webbing, which can be bought by the yard at your local fabric store, and some twine. Cut them up into bunting and sewed them on! I was planning on adding more to it, but I loved the simplicity of it. It looks so organic! Plus, I was hoping to use it for a lot of occasions, I didn't want it to be too Christmasy, but it still looks Christmasy!






Want a early Christmas present? Well, Lisa at Honey Bearz Designs will be giving away a stocking stuffed with prizes, from lots of awesome sponsors, each day of the hop!! All you have to do to be eligible to win is comment on each of her hop posts!



In addition to Lisa's giveaway, I too will be giving away little Christmas candy! A $25 Michaels gift card and a special Christmas themed crafty grab bag!! All you have to do to win is:

  • Become a follower of my blog Paper a La Mode (1 entry)
  • Comment on each post for this hop (1 entry)
  • Friend me on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Share this on Facebook (1 entry)
Leave a comment for each entry! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!! 


Up next is Pam!! And here's the lineup in case you get lost:

12 Days of Christmas: Nine Ladies Dancing


I'm sitting here writing this with my Christmas tree lit up and the fire going. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it! 



Today's project is my Santa card. I loved this stamp so much that I had to make something out of it and share it with you guys! I hope you like it! 




Want a early Christmas present? Well, Lisa at Honey Bearz Designs will be giving away a stocking stuffed with prizes, from lots of awesome sponsors, each day of the hop!! All you have to do to be eligible to win is comment on each of her hop posts!



In addition to Lisa's giveaway, I too will be giving away little Christmas candy! A $25 Michaels gift card and a special Christmas themed crafty grab bag!! All you have to do to win is:

  • Become a follower of my blog Paper a La Mode (1 entry)
  • Comment on each post for this hop (1 entry)
  • Friend me on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Share this on Facebook (1 entry)
Leave a comment for each entry! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!! 

Up next is Pam!! And here's the lineup in case you get lost:

Saturday, December 1, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Eight Maids a Milking

Christmas time is the best reason to get the family together. This year I'm hosting my 3rd Annual Christmas Eve Dinner! It's my absolute favorite (right behind Christmas day of course). This year I wanted to do up my dining room pretty, so I made these wreaths to go on the backs of my dining chairs. 

They say "Merry Christmas" in six different languages. Hawaiian, Portuguese, Italian, French, German and Spanish!






Want a early Christmas present? Well, Lisa at Honey Bearz Designs will be giving away a stocking stuffed with prizes, from lots of awesome sponsors, each day of the hop!! All you have to do to be eligible to win is comment on each of her hop posts!



In addition to Lisa's giveaway, I too will be giving away little Christmas candy! A $25 Michaels gift card and a special Christmas themed crafty grab bag!! All you have to do to win is:

  • Become a follower of my blog Paper a La Mode (1 entry)
  • Comment on each post for this hop (1 entry)
  • Friend me on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Share this on Facebook (1 entry)
Leave a comment for each entry! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!! 

Up next is Pam!! And here's the lineup in case you get lost:
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