Saturday, May 30, 2009

You are invited...

To summer school! That's right, all summer long Fiskars Crafts is having summer school!

Every Tuesday and Thursday all summer long there will be a new Summer school lesson posted by a special guest designer or a member of the Fiskars Design team. There are already three lessons available for you to check out.

Lots of fun, lots of techniques, and best of is completely free! It is like getting two completely free classes per week!

So head over and check it out! Make sure you bookmark the link and then check out the new lessons every Tuesday and Thursday!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Baby Shower project

So many times when we decide to host a baby shower we run out looking for fancy decorations! Well, here is an idea for a Centerpiece you can do all on your own with a glass dish, a candle and some rubber stamps! You only need a few tools and poof, a cute baby shower centerpiece!

Another Early Bird project!

Ok, today I have another Early Bird project to share with you! This one is a card I created. It is actually a piece where the back folds in together and seals closed.

I totally love this line by Cosmo Cricket! There are such a huge variety of elements in this line that it has so many uses!

Oh and for all of you who listed your favorites from this line in a previous post, I will share mine today! My favorite patterned cardstock is Farmers Market and my favorite chipboard piece is the cute little bird with musical notes!

So what do you think I should create next with this line? Share with me in the comments below and if there seems to be something that keeps popping up I will create it and then post it on the blog for all of you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New article!

I've got a new article up over on Fiskars Crafts! I know the name of my blog is Paper Fashions, right? LOL

Well, once in awhile I throw something else in the mix. This is a sewing and stamping project that I did!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

More Early Bird!

I am so in love with this totally speaks to me. What does it say you might ask? Well it actually screams, "Work with me"! Of course I listen....LOL

Ok,as promised I am going to post another item I created using Early Bird which obviously you see above. this is a little candle tin I had laying around that I decided to alter. These are pretty very easy to do. You measure and wrap the paper, you cut a circle for the lid, or you can place ribbon or paper around the cover rim. On my rim I used one of the border stickers from the sticker sheet in the crafting kit. Then you simply embellish the top.

I love cutting pieces out of patterned paper and cardstock as you can see on the cover. I cut out some leaves and flowers, used a very small circle punch to cut out some mini flowers to scatter, and then a chipboard piece from the Ready-Set-Chip. Of course I am loving glitter on this line so everything is glittered!

I would love to know how many of you either already have Early Bird or plan to get Early Bird. Leave me a comment below and let me know!

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Friday, May 22, 2009


First, a huge thanks to all of you who came to visit my blog. I love that you are here and interested in the projects I am working on. Stay tuned............I will be putting more Cosmo Cricket Early Bird projects up soon on my blog! And for all of you who have Early Bird already or will be getting it I would love for you to send me pictures of what you create with the line. My e-mail address is below so feel free to share with me what you create!

Now for the winners! The winner of the frame is....

Rebecca Lucille who said...
I love love love the "Cherry Pie/Early Bird cardstock. The Cherry Pie design makes me so happy because it reminds me of an apron that my mom used to wear that read "Kiss The Cook" on the bib!
In the chipboard....'s so tough to pick one...but I think the toaster is it! So cute! Can't wait to use this line to work with some old photos of my mom in the kitchen!

Next the winner of the spice jar is....

Margie who said...
Cherry Pie and Apron Strings are my fave! My fave chipboard pieces are the toaster and the Sugar and Spice cans! Love the ol fashion look to it all! Too too cute ;)

Ok Rebecca and Margie send your mailing address to me at

Stay tuned everyone for more Cosmo Cricket projects coming very soon! And a huge thanks for each and every one of you that stopped by to visit!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Made it over 50 posts....

Ok, in the post below I said if we made it over 50 posts that I would make another handmade goodie. Well, you guys did it and I made another item! So on Friday I will be choosing 2 lucky winners!

Pictured above is a little spice jar I got from Ikea. I was introduced to these little jars by Bobbi who is my local Stampin Up consultant! Anyway, I've altered it and you can use it as a spice jar, to hold embellishments, maybe as a travel ground coffee container, or whatever your heart desires.

I know it would be a fast turn around, but if the post below makes it to 125 posts by noon CST tomorrow, I will create a 3rd hand crafted item and we will have 3 winners! So send everyone you know and lets see if we can push it over 125 posts!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Early Bird..............

Catches the frame!

You want this Cosmo Cricket Early Bird altered frame to be yours? Just follow the instructions below and one random winner will receive this!

1. Leave a post in this thread telling me which patterned paper you like from this collection the best. You can see the list with their names by going to the Cosmo Cricket Website and clicking on "product." Select Early Bird and you can view every single paper design! (there is also a graphic you can click on right on the Cosmo Cricket homepage for this line)

2. In addition to telling me your favorite sheet of paper, also tell me what your favorite chipboard piece is from the Early Bird Ready-Set-Chip sheet.

Post both answers on this thread and I will draw a random winner next week Friday! So you have a little over a week to post here!

And maybe if we reach 50 posts.....I will choose a second winner for a handmade Cosmo Cricket Early Bird goodie from me!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Can it get any cuter than this?

All of you who follow my blog know that I have a thing for Cosmo Cricket. Their stuff is quirky and fun and sometimes stunningly beautiful. I love it all! But this particular line, their newest release in April, is just so awesome. I love the rich beautiful colors with the florals and berries mixed in and then you see all those cute little old fashioned kitchen items that just remind you of home and fun. I could go on and on.....

Anyway, I just got this collection in my hot little hands and am going to start playing soon! Watch my blog sometime later next week and I will share some peeks of what I have created with the brand new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird collection!

So would any of you be interested in a giveaway of some little handcrafted item that I create with the Early Bird collection? Leave a post and let me know!


Ok, I threw all the names in a hat to draw. If you sent anyone over you got your name thrown in the hat again for each person you sent over!

The winner of this wonderful prize package is.......


Huges congrats and send an e-mail to me at with your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you.

Keep watch on my blog.....some inspiring things coming your way soon!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Who wants to win?

So my former post talks about my work with Wausau Paper Creative collection cardstock. Make sure you go and sign up for the monthly projects.......they are free downloads and with that single step, everyone here is a winner!

Do you see the picture above? How would you like to win this collection? I wanted to make sure that one lucky blog reader gets some cardstock from the Wausau Paper Creative collection to try out and play with! You will get 2 sheets of each color you see in the photo plus all of the other fun coordinating products you see so you can create your own Wausau Paper Creative Collection projects! These are the same colors I used in the May Projects of the Month over on the Wausau paper Creative Collection website. Notice the sheen on the papers on the top! Here is the name of the product packs I used in both of the Project downloads:

Wausau Paper® Creative Collection™ 12x12 Pearlescent cardstock pack.
Wausau Paper® Creative Collection™ 12x12 Textures Cardstock
Wausau Paper® Creative Collection™ 12"x12" Classics Pastel Cardstock

If you want to get a closer look at all the colors and textures of Wausau paper Creative Collection cardstock here is a link. They carry so many colors, textures, and types!

Here is what you need to do to win this prize package!

1. Leave a post telling me what you would create if you were the winner of what is pictured above.
2. Send at least 2 friends, relatives, neighbors or co-workers over to this thread and have them post that YOU are the one that sent them here. (have them use the name you post under) For every 2 you send you get another entry into the drawing. So if you send a total of 6 people you will be entered 3 times which will increase your odds!
3. You have until Tuesday May 12th to enter and then Tuesday afternoon I will draw a winner from those who have completed the instructions above!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Want some free downloadable projects?

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I wanted to share with you that I have started designing Projects of the Month for Wausau paper! Have you tried their awesome cardstock? Man, the colors, the textures and the best part? You need to read about how green they are! Anyway, you can sign up for the monthly newsletter at the link below. After you sign up you will get an immediate response e-mail that will link you to the page to view the projects I created.

These are pages for Mother's Day and one is a beginner level and the other is more advanced. Once you sign up and check it out come on back here to post and let me know what you think! I'd love to hear what you think and answer any questions you may have!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Guest Designer

This month I was asked to be guest designer over at A Kiss on the Chic kit club! Laura puts together some fantastic monthly kits and she has a very talented design team as well!

My designs are all posted on her blog so make sure you head over and see what I came up with using her kit for May!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fiskars and Facebook

Are you on Facebook? Are you a member of the official Fiskars page on Facebook? If you are you can see more detail of this project there along with some instruction how to create your own!

Not a part of the Fiskars page on Facebook? What are you waiting for? Head on over to Facebook and get connected!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Vintage Rick Rack

So today I am in Goodwill browsing around, doing my usual scan the store for fun items to alter shopping trip! I try to get there every couple of weeks to see what treasures I may stumble upon.

Well, I found a bag of these packages of Rick Rack and thought, "Hmmm, I love using Rick Rack in my work so I think I will get these." So I brought them home and threw them on the kitchen counter.

Just a few minutes ago I finally opened the bag and looked at the package. I mean took a good look! Not like just looking at the rick rack like in the store but the label. It looked old. Well, I just did a search and found out that it is like from the 1930's.

So I've got myself some wonderful vintage rick rack. I'm not sure what I am going to do with it yet........I'm just excited to have something vintage and cool and old!