Thursday, August 9, 2012

i heart photo masks!

Nothing makes digital scrapbooking easier than photo masks. They come in extra handy for times when I have too many photos of one event but can't seem to weed any out. ;) I know I have a problem.... Here are a few layouts I did using a photo mask I made to help me get the job done quickly. Here is the mask...
and here are the layouts...
Quick and easy! They work great for Project Life/Project 365 too. Photo masks allow you to drop in your photos and elements and with a few clicks crop it all down to size. Since I wont be able to explain it in a way you could understand, (I am TERRIBLE at explaing the workings of photoshop) I found you a tutorial on how to use em. Here is one you could check out, but the web it full of them! Have a great day and get some scrapbooking done! :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

It's almost time for the PRAIRIE SISTERS PARTY

YIPPEE KI YAH! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! We are gearing up for our September Prairie Sisters Party. This time the theme is "Boots and Bling"! We have been busy whipping up all kinds of fun and you won't want to miss it! We have a great line up of vendors, including some wonderful newcomers, delicous new cupcakes, and for the first time we are offering a limited number of early bird shopping ticket for some Friday night fun! So mark the date on your calendars and start saving your pennies cause your gonna need them for all the fabulous "JUNK" your going to find! If you are interested in the early bird check out the Prairie Sisters website and hit the facebook link for ticket information. I can't wait to see you all there!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Ahhh Summer...

Hey there! Long time no see huh?! We've been having a great, but busy, summer and I hope you have too! I've been trying to squeak in a little scrapbooking in between trips, projects, and lazy days by the pool. I thought I'd pop in today a share a few layouts.
Aren't they cute! I know I am a bit biased, but I can't help it. Oh, and yes I know my little guy (who is not so little now) will not be happy I scrapbooked him in a tutu. ;) On this layout I used my "Take Note" kit coming soon to my shop. Here is the one I used.
On this 2 page layout I used the "Gypsy Queen" kit from my shop.
Well thats all for today! I hope you are enjoying your summer, spending lazy days with your kiddos, being creative, and scrapbooking!

Friday, May 18, 2012

New Etsy Goods

Well hello there! Happy Friday! Yipee!! I love Fridays, don't you? Things have been pretty crazy around here lately. Lots of fun things like birthdays, The Prairie Sisters Party, spring projects, gardening, and decorating, along with all the usual chores and routine. I'll have more to share on those tidbits later, but for now I wanted to let you know I finally added some more goodies to my Etsy Shop, Pink Owl Paperie. Here are the new kits: Milk Maid
Gypsy Queen
and here's a layout I made the other day using the set...
and Golden Rule Days
I still have 2 or 3 dozen more kits to add to the shop, but I'll keep you updated as I add them. Stop on by my shop and pick one up and get scrapin' this weekend! Have a wonderful Friday everyone. p.s. I can't find the spell checker on bloggers "new format", so please forgive me for any errors! ;)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Scrapin Away

I am NOT a morning person. If I had my way, I really wouldn't get up before 10 am and wouldn't go to bed before midnight... but being a mom to 3 busy kiddos means this is not a possibility. I am always trying to turn myself into a morning person, so I've been motivating myself with some scrapbook time. I get up early have a little coffee and some quiet time then into the craft room. I get a half hour or so to scrapbook before it's time to get the kids up for school. I'm loving it! (not as much as I would love to sleep till 10 but I'm working on it!)

So here the am perks: finished layouts yeah!

I used some of my journaling cards from the Department Store set and the Take Note set (soon to be listed in my shop).

On this layout I used journaling cards from the Pretty as a Princess and the Springtime in Paris sets.

If you are a morning person, I'd love to know how you do it! ;)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pink Owl Paperie is open for business!

Digital and Printable Paper Goods by PinkOwlPaperie on Etsy

Well I reopened my shop this morning so stop on by and take a look! I'll be adding more goodies all week. Let me know whatcha think!

Things are pretty busy around here. I've been working to get the shop open again, my little guy's birthday is this weekend, and I'm getting ready for the Prairie Sisters Party!!! So much fun stuff!

My youngest son Connor is having a Safari Party. We do big bday's around here. I love throwing a party! Here is a little sample of the goodies I've been making for the party.
The invite:

Treat bag toppers:

I'm gonna fill the bags with "fancied up" animal crackers.

.... and it's almost time for Prairie Sisters! If you are in the Missoula, Montana area you have to be sure and come! It's going to be the best junk loving, selvage diggin, antique huntin, party around! Check out the link on the right for details!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Scrapbooking Freebie!

Woohoo! I'm so excited to finally be reopening my Etsy shop. So... I thought I'd give away a freebie to anyone who wants one!

This journaling card is from my set "Noted". Just click on the card, then right click and save as, and it's all yours!

Here's what the full set looks like:

and here is a layout I made with the set:

I also used the "By the Numbers" set in the cream and aqua.

There will be several sets like these in coordinating colors in my shop on Monday. Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pink Owl Paperie Preview

I thought I'd share a little smattering of what I'm going to be listing in my Etsy shop when it reopens on Monday.

This is a random selection from different kits that are going in the shop. Lots of vintage inspired goodies, cute kits for baby, calendar cards, school themes, sets perfect for Project Life / Project 365, and more! I've been having so much fun designing! I hope you will enjoy the final products as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Be sure to come by my shop,, on Monday the 16th for the reopening!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pink Owl Paperie is ReOpening!

Finally! I'm reopening my Etsy shop, Pink Owl Paperie, next Monday the 16th! My new shop is going to be filled with digital/printable scrapbooking and paper crafting goods. So if your a digital scrapbooker, scrapbooker, or crafter be sure to stop on by and check it out! I'll be sharing some shop previews and giving away few freebies between now and then so stay tuned! ;)

Have a great evening!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easy Bunny Pops

I have to admit I have a new addiction. Recently some friends and I got together to make some goodies to pass out to the kids at church on Easter Sunday. We made cake pops. Then my pal Jami and I got together to make a few more... then we started experimenting and well now I'm putting anything I can find on a lollipop stick and dipping it into pretty candy melts. ;) Anyway...

I saw some marshmallow bunny pops somewhere and decided to make my own version. These turned out pretty cute and were so easy to make.

What you need:
a bag of the big white marshmallows
a bag or two of pretty colored candy melts
some lollipop sticks
heart shaped sprinkles
powdered sugar
little treat bags
a kitchen scissors

Then away you go! Heat up your candy melts according to the directions on package. In a small bowl stir together a little cornstarch and powdered sugar. Now to make the ears. Take a marshmallow and cut ears using the kitchen scissors. I held the marshmallow upright and made vertical cuts. Some parts of the ears will be sticky so toss them in the cornstarch mixture.

Next take another marshmallow and insert a lollipop stick. Dip the end of the marshmallow (about 1/3 of the way down) in the candy melts. Add a sprinkle nose. Let the candy coat set up for just a minute, but not all the way, then dip the ends of the ears and attach em to his head. When the candy melt has hardened, bag up your pop and tie it with a cute ribbon. That's it!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Photo Mask Freebie

Hi! Here is that photo mask freebie I mentioned a week or two ago! You can just click to enlarge, then right click save as, then collage away!

Here is a little example of a scrapbook layout I did using this mask. I wanted something that would work like the 6-up page protectors I sometimes use in paper scrapbooking.

So quick and easy! If your doing Project Life these masks really come in handy! You can also add your photos, and print out the collage to use on you paper scrapbook layouts or use it as a photo collage for your blog. I'd love to see what you come up with!!

Just a quickie post for me today, all my kiddos are sick with a nasty bug. It's been going since Saturday, so I'll have to share some of the fun from my scrapbook getaway later. Have a great day!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pink Owl Paperie Preview!

Here are a few more goodies I've been working on for my shop. I'm getting close to reopening! I have a few sweet friends helping me with some "test runs" to make sure the downloading process goes smoothly and then I'll be ready for business! Yeah!

Have a great week/weekend! I'm off on a girls long weekend to the Scrapbook Expo in Utah. Hooray!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More Easy Wall Art

I made a few more things to hang on the wall the other day. I messed around with a few vintage images I got online, printed them out, and glued em to canvases. So quick, so cheap, so easy!

I did some sea life images for my kiddos bathroom and some spring themes for the mantle. After I glued the images to the canvases, I inked the edges to make them look a little distressed. Now they are hanging on the walls, sitting in window ledges, or on the mantle. Maybe some day I'll fork out the dough to get them printed onto canvases, but for now this worked like a charm. Bonus: if I get tired of them I just pull the images from the canvas and start over!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome To The Party!!!

Just in case you haven't heard of the wonderful, amazing, vintage paradise that is the Prairie Sister's Party I thought I'd tell ya all about it! In just a little over a month, April 28th to be precise, The Prairie Sister's will be throwing a huge party (aka a spectacular vintage/junk/antique show) at the Missoula Fairgrounds(Montana). The vendors are going to be AMAZING!!! I'm not kidding we met to look over the applications and we were DROOLING over the photos. Your going to have to come on down and check it out.

Here are a few pictures from the February Party in Kallispell just to tide you over...
Mmmmm... cute yummy cupcakes!

Look at that stinkin cute bike! This is the Station 8 booth. Colette is the sweetest gal if you are ever in the Columbia Falls, Montana area you have to go check out her shop!

Cute hankie banner decorating another booth... great idea for a laundry room decoration!

Happy shoppers!

Adorable old boots!

LOVE the spectacles rub-on on that front bottle! So clever!

It is an amazing show and you won't want to miss it!!! Be sure to head on over to The Prairie Sisters website to check out all the details and get updates on the show! See you there!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shop Preview!

So I mentioned I'm going to be reopening my Etsy shop, Pink Owl Paperie, sometime soon and I thought I'd share a little preview of the goods I've been working on for it. The shop is going to be full of digital and printable scrapbook supplies.

I'm not sure exactly when I will reopen, but I'll keep you posted. For now I'm busy working on new journaling packs, converting some of my paper journaling cards to digital files, and finding a good method for the downloads. So... for now here's a little freebie. Just right click on the image below to save it then add it to your digital scrapbook pages or print it out and use it for all kinds of projects!

Have a great day!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Inexpensive Wall Decor

Happy Monday! (I really don't like Mondays that much but I thought I'd try to talk myself into some enthusiasm. ;)) I thought I'd share some easy and inexpensive artwork I made to hang above the landing at the top of my stairs. The wall was in desperate need of something besides the nails left in the wall from Christmas decorations in December. So a couple weeks ago I decided to just start tinkering around in the craft room and see what I could come up with using things I had or could make. Cheap and easy.

This is what I came up with: (please excuse the bad photos... there is just not a lot of great light in my stairway!)

I had some empty white picture frames to work with, so I made some goodies in photoshop with our names and year we were married, added a scripture, printed them out cut em up, and sewed em into a little banner. I strung the banners inside the empty frames.

Then, using some silhouette brushes I made of the kids a Christmas or two ago (I gave a link to the tutorial on this blog somewhere) I made a little piece of artwork. I printed the silhouette art out and mounted it to a canvas, added a little punched sheet music flower, a covered brad, and hung her on the wall.

I also printed a vintage bird cage image onto some old sheet music and hung it up with some lace ribbon and mini clothes pins. I had this cute little bird hook thingy that I had gotten for my birthday and it went up there too. Now I just need 1 more thing to go above the 2nd frame.... maybe something with an oval shape... hmmm... ideas anyone?

So there you have it some cheap and easy wall decor. I've been making some things for the kids bathroom and a few other places around the house so maybe I'll share some of those later.

Have a great Monday!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Is there anybody out there?

Wheeew! It has been a long time since I posted anything on this little ole blog of mine. We finally got the Internet at our new house,and even though we aren't really in the middle of nowhere, I guess we might as well be for the amount of time it took. Anyhoo.... we are in our new house and loving it! Today I thought I'd just say hi and share some digi scrapbooking I've done. I also have plans to reopen my Etsy shop, Pink Owl Paperie, sometime in the near future. This time it will be all digital and printable scrapbook/papercraft supplies. Just think no shipping charges! ;)(more on that to come later)

I've been making some photo masks (they "trim" your photos into a collage) for quick layouts and I'll post one you can use soon. They work great for digital scrapbooking or just print them out as a photo collage. Have a great weekend!