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Paper Garden Projects Birthday Challenge #1

mamuHappy Friday everyone! 

 Its Birthday month here at Paper Garden Projects and we want to party!  So we will be having challenges every Friday all month long!   

For our first challenge we want you to make a Birthday card!  (How easy is that?!).

Link to your card in a comment on this post and you will be entered in a drawing to win not one but 2 Mo Manning clear stamps!  You have until Midnight EST on Friday, March 12.  So come play with us – you know you’ll need to use that Birthday card some day!

For my sample I used Mo Manning’s Mummu clear stamp (one of the prizes).  I hope I’m that spry and happy when I get older. 

 The paper is from the October Afternoon Farm Fresh Paper Pad with Prism cardstock. 

The sentiment is one I picked up at a Stamp convention years ago – sorry I don’t know the maker.  The inside says “Is there any cake left?”

MarchCupcakeTT1I have some other wonderful samples to share.

Here is Tricia’s beautiful cupcake card.  She used the Cupcake Clear set and more Farm Fresh paper.  Tricia does amazing work and colors images so beautifully.  Check out her blog – you won’t be sorry.








pgpmarch5-ambergoble1And another sample from Amber using the Penny Black set called Allegro.  Amber is a wizard with embellishments and combines them beautifully.  Make sure to check out her blog too.








We can’t wait to see what you make for the challenge! 

10marprizeOh….Here is a picture of the prize.  The stamps are Mummu and Soaking up the Joy

Stay tuned… We will be announcing the winner of the Frosted Winter paper kit tomorrow.

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Hello Hugs!

mmbellabronteHello everyone!  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  2010 – can you believe it?

I know I have not posted in a while – things have been so busy – with you too I’ll bet.  

One thing I want to mention up front – I had a total hard drive failure on my main computer over the holidays and I’ve spent the last 4 days trying to restore everything from back up (yikes! what a mess!).  If you contacted me by e-mail and I have not responded, please send your mail again.  It might have gotten lost in the restore process.

On the plus side – we got to spend time visiting with extended family over the Holidays – which was great (although I have to admit that my pants are all a little tighter after all the partying!). 

chester1We also added a new little member to our family!

Meet Chesterton (Chester for short) – our new puppy.  He is very cute and really quite a gentleman for a puppy. 

(In case you are wondering, he’s named after G.K. Chesterton, the writer.   We are really hoping he has common sense too!)

 He is a mix of golden retriever and poodle.  We have some allergies in our extended family so I wanted a poodle mix to help prevent any problems.

Right now he is a kitchen dog  (till he learns proper bathroom etiquette). 

If you are allergic to dogs, don’t worry.  Chester is not allowed in the store (although I bet he’d love to chew on the paper crafts!  You should see him go to town on newspaper).

Hmmm…  maybe a little about the card…..

mmbellabrontecopicsI used the Bella and Bronte clear stamp by Mo Manning (my oldest DD simply ADORES this dog – just like Bella.  The other girls like him but J is head over heels).

The image is colored with Copics.  Here are the colors I used. 

One thing I wanted to mention – sometimes it can be hard to blend red copics – especially the darker reds.  They are very heavily loaded with pigment and can travel outside the lines more easily when you blend.  It can also be harder to “correct” mistakes with the colorless blender with the reds.  The pigment is so saturated that it tends to travel everywhere instead of nicely going back where it is supposed to. 

One thing to try is to color your red, and then use a lighter shade to remove color where you want highlights, instead of coloring lighter and then blending in the darker.   I did this with Bella’s boots on the card. 

You just need to be careful not to over saturate the red with alcohol and push it outside the lines.  If you do the color removal while the base red is still damp, the highlighted area will have soft edges.  If you want harder edges, wait for the red base to dry.  

mmbellabrontepic1It just a technique to try and see if you like it or not.  I use color removal for highlighting quite often (and not just with red).  Maybe because I don’t plan ahead enough???

 To make the ribbon slide tag,  I just cut and embossed my ribbon slide die once in white and once in blue.  Then I used a sharp craft knife to cut around the inside on the tag.  Then just layer the white in the blue.

Here are all my card pieces.  All of the supplies came from the Frosted Winter Paper kit.  The kit has patterned paper, cardstock, ribbon and embellishments.  The colors are really great.



Well, that’s my news for today.  Stay tuned for some exciting new happenings in the Paper Garden Projects store.  We are going to be 2 years old in just a couple months!

chester2Say goodbye Chesterton….

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A Sweet New Baby Card

stampaviebabyAnd some sale news!

I made this card using the Stampavie Bundle of Joy clear stamp .  I really do think it is a sweet image.  It reminds me of coming home with my first DD (before I knew what I was in for LOL).  My second and third DDs were twins (the first DD was 3 at the time).  So I don’t actually remember coming home with them – I was in a daze I think!

The paper is from the Basic Grey Porcelain Paper pad.  I love the soft colors of that paper and it seemed perfect for a baby girl card.

The image is colored with Copic markers.

Right now, the Paper Garden Projects store is having a sale on the stamps and markers used in this card – plus a bunch more stuff!

25% off Stampavie – save on all these cute and classy clear stamps

25% off Odd Bird Planet Cling stamp sets – wonderful, whimsical images

20% off all Copic Sketch Markers 

30% off Clearance (new items!)

And… for the rest of July, we still have free shipping for all US orders over $35. 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  I know I have not been a great blog buddy.  We have been so busy – but with mostly good stuff.  Oldest DD (mentioned above) has been at her first away camp all week.  We pick her up tomorrow so we’ll see how she did.  I hope she had a great time, but it was very strange not having her home!

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Ohhh… That Is Sweet.

candyWhat is sweet? 

How about a sale on Embellishments?  Right now the entire embellishment catagory in the Paper Garden Projects is 20% off. 


Copic sketch Markers are all 20% off.

Even sweeter??

If you are a Newsletter subscriber, you just got a coupon code to take and additional 10% off your entire order! 

Not a newsletter subscriber?  Just subscribe by entering your E-mail in the subscription box in the right side bar –>  I’ll send you the Newsletter with the 10% off coupon code.

About the card….

candymarkersI love these cute images from Rachel Anne Miller.  This one is called Candy Time.  It is stamped in Memento Tuxedo ink and colored with Copic Markers.  Here are the marker colors.

The background paper is from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie Paper Padand the cardstock is Prism Intense Kiwi and Classic Red. 

I embossed the teal  Basic Grey paper with the Butterfly Impressibility die and inked it lightly with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and a duster brush. Of course I had to add 3 brads to “embellish” it!.

Well, I just had 7 cubic yards of mulch dumped in my driveway – I guess I’m going to be busy this weekend!

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Its gonna be a BIG party….

Paper Garden Projects has its first Birthday next month!

And… I have a Birthday in March too – lets just say I’m much older than 1…   🙂

So… we have having one big party all month long!  We will be sharing challenges every week complete with some really dandy prizes.  Our first challenge will be posted on March 2 so be sure to check back.

stvsistersOh… and just to liven things up a bit more, we’ll be taking the party over to Paper Craft Planet for the chance at another nifty prize.  But you’ll have to join Paper Craft Planet to enter this one.  So head on over and join if you haven’t yet.   Join by clicking here.

We’d love for you to join our Paper Garden Projects Group over there.  And I’d love it if you asked me to be a friend!  (OK… I just had a painful flashback to the cafateria the first day of Junior High school, ouch!!)

About this card:

I used the Leere’ Aldrich clear stamp “Sisters” and printed the sentiment on my computer.  The image is colored with Copic Markers.  The paper is from the Basic Grey Ambrosia pad.  I didn’t have any gray ribbon – so I just colored white grosgrain with my Copic W-1 marker!  I love these funky gals!

I hope you come the the party next month (I hate eating cake alone…)

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