Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fresh Colors: Nectarine from Joyful Expressions

This week I got to play with a new kit from Joyful Expressions called Fresh Colors: Nectarine.  This is a lovely kit with lots of variety in the papers and fun elements.  I love the colors and found them perfect for some heritage layouts of my mother and grandmother.  I am sure you are going to love them too. You can find this pretty kit in the Joyful Expression store at Scrap-n-Pieces.


 Here are my layouts.  You can see how lovely they are with the old black and white photos.



 And I made you a freebie frame cluster.  You can download it here.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

And the winner is....

The Paper Traders Blog Hop has come to an end.  I hope you all had a great time checking out all the blogs and getting to know each of the participants a little better.  I know I did.  I plan to do it again next year and I hope if you did not have your blog in the hop this time that you will consider doing so next is great fun!  So without further ado let's get on to the winner of my little journal. I used to chose a winner ... And (drum roll please)  the winner is:


Blogger Cathee said...
I have had fun looking through your pages! and I do hope I win the journal!

Congratulations Cathee.  I hope you enjoy the little journal and can make something fun with it.  
Hugs, Connie

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Looking for the Paper Traders Blog Hop?

If you came here looking for the Paper Traders Blog Hop it is just down the page a bit.
Click this image to go directly to it.

Bring Spring!

Queen Wild Scraps is welcoming in spring with a lovely new collection.  Called Bring Spring it is just bursting with freshness.  You can find them all in her Scrap-n-Pieces Store HERE.

 You can get the kit.

Or the Word Art

 Or the whole bundle which is on sale right now for $2 off!

 I made a couple of pages to inspire you. ckh QWS_BrS2


 And of course, a freebie also.
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You can download this quick page HERE  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Paper Traders First Annual Blog Hop!

I am excited to participate the First Paper Traders Blog Hop. I hope it will be a way for you to get to know me and a few of the other group members better, see our art, and get a chance to win some nice prizes that are being offered along the way.  Maybe you'll even be inspired by what you see and want to join the group.  

The Blog Hop will be open the entire weekend of April 19-21, 2013.  Be sure to start at the Paper Traders Art Blog here and follow the blog hop list of participating members below:

Each member will share a little bit about herself and offer either a handmade art piece or other quality prize that will be randomly awarded to blog readers who leave a warm, fuzzy comment.  Just comment below and provide a way for me to contact you and I will pick a randomly drawn name from those who leave a comment.  One entry per person, please.

I am Connie aka Stampgram, and I live in Cody, Wyoming USA with my husband of 45 years.  I have four adult children - three daughters and one son -  and six wonderful grandchildren who are the light of my life.  I dabble in lots of arts and crafts, from sewing to mixed media, from digital to get in there and get your hands really dirty. You will see a lot of Digital Scrapbooking on my blog as I have been into that a lot lately.  However if you scroll back a few months - or check the archives you will see there a good deal of art on here also.

I am giving away this little art journal which I handmade for you.  
The pages are heavy weight watercolor paper so it will hold up to all kinds of media, and some of the pages have fold-outs so you can make larger spreads if you desire.  I have left the label blank so you can name it whatever suits you.  I hope whoever wins it will enjoy filling it up as much as I did making it for you.  

Have fun on your journey and I hope you'll come back to visit soon!

Some more Art -Journal Pages

I thought I would share some journal pages I have done with you.  To see more detail just click for a larger view. Enjoy!

A little art to inspire you.

I thought since this weekend will be our Paper Traders Art Group's first Blog Train that I would post a bit of the art work I have been doing but have not taken time to upload yet. To see any item in more detail just click to open in a larger view.  ENJOY!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

SNP Blog Train - Early Spring

CHOO CHOO the train is leaving the station!  Jump on board for an abundance of fun scrapkits in a lovely soft spring palette.  You will want to visit every site so you don't miss a single one.

Here is my portion.  

Below is the list of all the sites to visit.  I am the last one on the list so if you came here first go to the top of the list to start the journey forward.  

Blog Train Stops:
Scraps N Pieces
CakiePotPie Designs
Marie H designs
Cajun Diva Scraps
Luiza Pires Designs
Shuckclod's Stuff
True North Scraps 
Studio Linda Renee
Lorien´s Workshop
Created by Jill Scraps
Scraps Along The Way
Yez Designs
Karen Diamond Designs
Triple J Designs
Gray Dragonfly
Magical Scraps Galore
Leaving a Legacy Designs
Sheri's Scraps
Janet's Digital Joys
Robin's Ramblings
Busy Crafting Mommy Designs
Joyful Expressions
Stampgram's Studio
Ponytail Designs