Tuesday, February 26, 2008

March Guest Designer & More

Thanks to everyone who took the time to send so many AMAZING Guest Designer submissions. The response was overwhelming and I had a very, very tough time choosing the winner. SO, I choose a March Guest Designer plus TEN Honorable Mentions!

The Winner for March Guest Designer is Michelle Clement.....Congrats Michelle! Check back March 15th to see what Michelle creates with the team.

Ten Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):

Wendy Sue Anderson
Charity Hassel
Sarah Rice
Linda Beeson
Danielle Holsapple
Beatriz Jennings
Daniela Dobson
Michelle Pearson
Crystal Brown
Kim Frantz

Honorable Mentions, please send your address for a goodie prize.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit, please watch our newsletter for more contests to come!

Monday, February 25, 2008

1 Product, 3 Ways Workshop

For our first Workshop, Jessica, Lisa and Melissa used the Mini Tinted Purses and did some AMAZING things with them. These designs are perfect for Spring party favors, Birthday gifts or just because you want to give a little sweet gift to a friend.

Spring Purse by Jessica Witty

Step 1: Lay purse flat on table and apply flower spray rub-on to front.

Step 2: Stamp the butterfly on Cardstock, cut out and bend up wings; adhere to flowers on purse.

Step 3: Assemble purse and tie small piece of ribbon to handle.

Miracle Purse by Melissa Phillips

Step 1: Cut floral blue paper to fit inside panels of front and back of bag. Insert and attach along upper edges.

Step 2: Fill with gift and secure snap to close. Wrap pink polka-dot ribbon around bag and tie in bow directly over snap. Trim ends using pinking shears.

Step 3: Attach baby sticker over ribbon near bottom of bag.

Step 4: Tie button leaves and round blue button with thread. Attach flower button to handle and adhere blue button to center. Adhere leaf buttons to sides of flowers.

For You Purse by Lisa Dorsey

"This sweet little purse was so much fun to make. When I create projects, sometimes I like to mimic elements from the pattern paper that I am using. That is what I did here. I loved the simple flowers that were part of this paper so I decided to recreate one of them for my purse."

Step 1: Start by using your red marker to draw in stitching around the outside edges of the purse. Don't worry if you make a mistake. A little nail polish remover will take permanent marker of most surfaces.

Step 2: Using your scallop scissors, cut a strip of pattern paper. In order to cut a straight line, use a ruler to draw a straight line on the back of the paper.
Then use the line as a guide to help you cut a straight line. If you don't have a scalloped scissors use a piece of paper with a scalloped edge as a template and draw the scallops on the back of your pattern paper and cut out. Use the small hole punch to punch a circle in the center of each scallop. Attach two scalloped edge strips to the bottom of the purse, one on the front and one on the bottom.

Step 3: Cut a 1 ¾ inch stem from the green cardstock and one leaf. To cut the stem, simply cut a thin strip with a V at the top. U
se the ¼ inch hole punch and punch two red dots from the red cardstock. Punch three smaller holes from the red also; Assemble to create the flower.

Step 4: Print or stamp a sentiment on cardstock and cut into tag; hang on bag with gingham ribbon.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ideas & Inspiration

Melissa, Lisa & Jessica feel spring in the air so here are some projects to help you get snow and chilly weather out of your mind.

Melissa used the Flower Card by Petaloo and added Felt flowers by Prima, a crochet flower & button by Fancy Pants, Spring Rub-ons by Cosmo Cricket, and used Felt Fushion Scroll by Queen & Co. on the pot. She decorated the matching envelope with paper and another Felt flower. Absolutely Adorable card!

Lisa made a cute jelly bean centerpiece from the Clear Paint Can by Hampton Art, Little Girl Paper by Cosmo Cricket, Scalloped Notecards by Jenni Bowlin, Crush Rub-ons by Fancy Pants, Trims n Things Stamps by Sassafras Lass and Petite Sheer Ribbon. Lisa doodled on her flowers with a white sharpie and printed the title from her computer. What a great Spring or Easter project!

Jessica used the Mini Gable Box to hold her Adorable Barrettes. She covered alligator clips with ribbon and decorated them with Crocheted Flowers by Fancy Pants, Heart Buttons by Doodlebug and Fancy Pants buttons. Jessica made a gift holder from Fancy Pants Paper and decorated the gable box by stamping the small flower stamp from Creative Cafe's Everyday Card set all over the box and embellishing with Fancy Pant's Die-cuts. Sweet gift!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Crafting for Kids

A whole new section has been added to the store - Crafting for Kids........Just in time for Easter gifts! Check out the stamp sets, altered frame and door hanger kits and jumbo kid-safe ink pads. While you're placing an order for yourself, don't forget to include a special surprise for the kids.

The Jolie Chocolat and Ally's Wonderland Collections from SEI are here.....glitter, shimmer and embossed papers in each collection!

Also added Making Memories Noteworthy products.....the '08 Collection will be here soon.

Check the blog on February 21st for plenty of NEW inspiration by Melissa, Jessica and Lisa. You won't want to miss it!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine Special!

In honor of Valentine's Day, all orders over $50.00 will get 10% off! Buy yourself a gift that will last longer than roses today :) Use coupon code LOVE when checking out.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dream Street is Here!

Oh my, oh my, these lines are Gorgeous! 6 of the new CHA Winter 2008 Dream Street lines are loaded in the store.... Birdie Bits by Audrey Neal, Enchanted by Tracy Whitney, Rue by Lara Ellingson, Everyday Celebrations by Dana Miron, {Miss}fit by Alexis Hardy and Hugs -n- Kisses by Natalie B. So many beautiful papers to choose from!!

Also check out the recently added Heidi Grace papers, stickers and embellishments, the Cloud 9 Board Books and Fiskars stamps!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

We have a Winner!

Blogger roree said...

I am looking forward to getting my hands on all the new Pink Paislee goodies!
February 10, 2008 11:23 PM

Congrats Roree, please send me an email with your address. Thanks!

Here's one more lovely project from Lisa just in time for Valentine's Day!

Lisa used a Large White Pillow Box, Chipboard letters from Cosmo Cricket, Paper by Autumn Leaves and Paper Frills by Doodlebug. Quick and easy with beautiful results, but it looks like you spent hours cutting decorative trims and designs!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New products, new projects....

The CHA Winter 2008 Jenni Bowlin is in the store! Gorgeous new Tangerine Dream Collection as well as new stickers, journaling notecards and rub-on transfers. Amazing release!

Make sure to sign up for the Paperie News for updates on all the new CHA products coming in!

Would you like to see YOUR designs at Emma’s Paperie? We are looking for our FIRST Guest Designer for March 2008! Submit three of your very best paper craft projects for a chance to fill that spot. Submissions can include cards, gifts, altered items or paper crafts….no layouts please. Send all three projects in one email to emmaspaperie@gmail.com including your name and email address. Please keep projects under 600 pixels each.

Deadline for submissions is February 22nd at midnight. Winner will be announced on the Paperie Blog on February 26th and will receive a credit to the store as well as a 25% discount and free shipping.

Create elegant baby shower favors with Metal Tins and a mix of pattern papers by Melissa Frances and Autumn Leaves. Coordinate the favors with the paper by covering miniature chocolates. Add beautiful baby stickers from Melissa Frances as the tag with some sheer ribbon and this favor will surely be the hit of the shower!

Lisa created this lovely CD and card set using a Gift Card Tin and paper by Samantha Paper Collection by Crate Paper and Tiny Dots/Blue Paper by My Mind's Eye. Lisa used the beautiful Rub-On saying from Fancy Pant Design's Cherish collection on a Journaling notecard by Jenni Bowlin. By turning the notecard sideways, she made it look like a large die-cut label.

This sweet creation was done by Melissa using a Candy box and the 6 x 6 Homespun Paper Collection by Memory Box Co. Melissa painted the chipboard heart from the Cosmo Cricket Buck Naked Buttons set and added a Cosmo Cricket sentiment Rub-On. Tie it all together with this gorgeous May Arts ribbon and this gift box is to die for!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

CHA products coming in....

Thanks for your comments on the new CHA winter products, keep them coming! I'll draw the winner on Monday during the show.

Good news, the NEW Jenni Bowlin and lots of the NEW Dream Street have shipped! They should be here next week!

Also ordered, the new lines by My Mind's Eye, Melissa Frances (will ship in March), Scenic Route Paper, Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Cosmo Cricket, Queen & Co., 7Gypsies, SEI and the OH SO GORGEOUS NEW Chatterbox!

If you haven't been in the store lately, check out the beautiful Autumn Leaves papers and embellishments. Plus some Queen & Co. felt fusion and embellishments. Don't forget Valentine's Day is only a week away....lots of love themed products in the featured product section 10% off!

Monday, February 4, 2008

New CHA Winter releases

I'd like to hear from you....what is your favorite release coming out this week at CHA Winter 08? What are you just itching to get once it hits the stores? Comment on this thread and I'll make it worth the effort.....every comment goes into the lucky jar for some Maya Road ribbons!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Winner of the stamp set....

is Beatriz Jennings! Congrats Beatriz, email me your address and I'll get these out to you :)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Green Grass Stamp Giveaway!

If you haven't checked out these amazing stamp sets, don't delay! Green Grass Stamps are red rubber stamps with cling to use with acrylic blocks. The designs rock! Comment on this thread for your chance to win this 5" x 4" set! Winner will be announced at noon on Saturday, the 2nd. Good Luck!

Happy Hour!

From 5-7 eastern time today, take 10% off all clear stamps sets in the store!

Here's a couple fun creations to start your weekend off right:

Melissa created this beautiful gift from a Medium White Pillow box, decorated it with paper, button, flower and die cut embellishments from Fancy Pants and completed it with May Arts ribbon.

Lisa created a beautiful card using Crate paper, Sheer Hearts ribbon and a creative card from Fancy Pants.