Saturday, May 29, 2010

A book review and giveaway!

A few days ago in the mail I received a book that I had been interested in reviewing. This was a free copy I received from Writer's Lair Books so I could reveiw it and then post it on my blog to give away! That is right, one of you lucky blog readers is actually going to win this book!

The name of the book is "When A Woman Takes an Axe to a Wall" by Allegra Bennett.

First of all the title intrigued me. I wanted to know more, wanted to read the stories in this book. It is a collection of short stories from all different women. The stories are filled with women of courage and change. Women who held their heads high even when times were tough! Women who were not afraid to "take and axe to a wall."

I enjoyed so many of the stories and a couple of them even related to what I am going through right now with the process of starting my own business. So this was an excellent read at an excellent point in my life.

I encourage each of you to find your own copy if you do not win this one. The stories inside these pages will inspire you!

So how do you win?  Simply leave a comment below about why you think you would love to have your very own copy of this book!  And remember to spread the words to your friends as well!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sneak Peek Time!

Ok, as promised here are a couple of teaser sneak peeks for my loyal blog readers of both kits I will be releasing on June 1st! Here are photos of the first kit I will be releasing on launch day. Any guesses?

Ok, and look below for a couple of images from the second kit that will be available!  See if you have any guesses about that project kit!

I simply cannot wait for the actual launch date!  Remember, these are limited quantities so if you see something you want, you may need to purchase it quickly in order to get one!  Once they are gone, then instructions will be available for purchase on the site without any supplies.

If you want to sign up to get full information via the newsletter to keep you informed of all Scrapbook projects kits each month just click on the link below.

Paper Fashions Boutique


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sneak Peeks coming tomorrow!

You lucky and loyal Paper Fashions blog followers are going to be the very first to get a sneak peek of what is being released on my new website Paper Fashions Boutique on June 1st!  Why do you guys get the first peek? 

1.  You have been loyal blog followers for quite some time giving me feedback and supporting my craziness through the years.
2.  You all jumped in and helped me out with the survey a couple of months ago that led to this entire venture!  For that I am very grateful and giving you guys the first peek is my way of saying, "thanks so much for all of your valuable feedback."
3.  Well shucks, I just love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So the official sneak peek blog post is going up tomorrow morning at 9:00 am Central Standard time right here on my blog.  I will be sending out a newsletter either later tomorrow or Thursday morning to the entire list so if you are on my list you will get full peeks at that time.  If you are not signed up head over to my website now and be sure to get added to the list.  Paper Fashions Boutique

If anyone has any questions at all for me, post them below or send me an e-mail at info at paperfashionsboutique dot com.


Saturday, May 22, 2010


Where have I been? Oh my, I have been way too quiet! Well those of you who have frequented my blog in the past month can probably answer that question for any of the new followers/readers!

I have been so busy working on getting my new project kit website put together for my launch date on June 1st. In fact, at some point this coming week I will be sending out my very first newsletter with sneak peeks of my first kits that will be launched when the site goes live on June 1st. So.....

If you have not signed up for my newsletter make sure you go to the link below so you don't miss a thing! There will be a limited amount of kits available so you will want to get yours as soon as you can!

Paper Fashions Boutique Newsletter


Monday, May 17, 2010

A new project!

Yes, as busy as I have been getting my ducks in a row to launch my website I have had a tad bit of time for crafting. So to see what creative thing I had time for head to the link below!

Crafts Unleashed


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Winner of the DeLovely Lamp


The winner is.........

Susie said...
what a cool lamp! so talented! I am now a follower! also adding a link to my facebook page

Congrats to Susie! Please send me an e-mail at info at paperfashionsboutique dot com with your mailing address so I can get your new welcome lamp out in the mail to you!


Two Things......

First a Reminder to make sure you enter to win the welcome lamp in the post below. I will be drawing a winner later tonight so stay tuned!

Second, if you have not signed up for my Paper Fashions Boutique paper crafting/scrapbooking kit newsletter make sure you head over to my website and get your name in. Each month I will release a rotating variety of kits including layouts, cards, mini albums, and altered items/home decor. My first kit release is about 2 weeks away and by signing up for the newsletter you will be sure to be the first to get in on the news about the release!  Remember when the kits are gone, they are gone!  Just click on the link below!

Paper Fashions Boutique Newsletter sign up


Sunday, May 9, 2010

New Project, Chance to win it, and Happy Mother's Day to all!

First of all I want to wish each of you a wonderful Mother's Day! I am spending today with my husband and 6 year old daughter, heading to my sister's house to meet up with my parents for a yummy lunch. (fingers crossed my sister is making her delicious homemade ice cream)

Now the photo above is a welcome candle stick light with a shade that I altered using the brand new DeLovely line by Cosmo Cricket. This line is fresh, lively and fun! So many spring and summer colors that I have to say it is just "DeLoveliest" line ever! Plus the bright and fun colors in this line remind me of the bright and fun personalities of the Cosmo Cricket folks! (Julie, Eric, and Lindsay) What do you think? Would you like to win this little lamp? Read on....

1. Leave a comment on this blog post for your random chance to win.
2. If you are not a follower, become a follower and post that you signed up for that which will give you a second chance at winning.
3. Post a link on your blog, Twitter, or Facebook. Post the link here for another entry into the drawing.
4. If you still don't think you have enough entries, then send some friends over to post, have them drop your name in their comment and each friend that does that gives you yet another chance to win!

I will draw a random winner on Wednesday May 12th!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Asking a Favor...

As you all know I am starting up a new business called Paper Fashions Boutique.  My online store will feature paper crafting kits of a wide assortment, appealing to all crafters.  I will be creating mini album kits, card kits, layout kits, and altered item/home decor kits.  Not just any kit, but kits that are distinctive and unique.  I want to make sure I am reaching all crafters with my new venture so if you know of someone who would enjoy being able to purchase exclusive kits please send them to my website to sign up for my newsletter.  That way when I launch kits at the beginning of June they won't miss a thing!
  Here is a link to my site:

Thanks in advance for helping me out!  You guys really are the best!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Ok, so many of you come to visit my blog and see what I am up to. I would love a chance to come to your blog and see what you are up to. So post a comment with your blog link so I can visit! I'd love to see what everyone is up to!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

National Scrapbook Day Giveaway!

Happy National Scrapbook Day everyone! It just wouldn't be NSD without a giveaway! I want to send you to my very crafty friend Jenny's blog and I am doing my giveaway there! She owns a website called Craft Test Dummies and always has some crafty fun going on over there! You can go to the direct post link with my giveaway by clicking Here.

Anyway, follow the instructions on Craft Test Dummies for your chance to win!  Also  post here and let me know what crafty thing you have up your sleeve for NSD!