Friday, January 31, 2014

2 Day • A Winner

Case Study has a fun new inspiration challenge, I decided to play and to come out of my comfort zone a bit and make a CAS card. Clean and simple doesn't come easy for me but I love the look of it a lot. Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

Thank you to everyone who played with my 1st Poppy Sketch Challenge, all of the entries were amazing making it very hard to pick a single winner. After much deliberation I have chosen...

Amy C 

Amy's card is so stinking cute,
 her attention to detail is awesome from amazing coloring to stitching, ribbons, and twine.
Beautiful work Amy! 
Please email me at 
contact information so I can mail your goodies to you.

Tomorrow is February 1st which means a brand new sketch and prize first thing in the morning! Thank you again for playing with my Poppy Sketches

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Love You More

I came across this fun color challenge blog yesterday called Color Throwdown. I love this color trio and thought it was perfect for a Valentine. I certainly am having fun creating again.  Although I have an empty nest right now, I feel like I have a house full of toddlers. Having 4 cats, two of which are kittens. (I know, I could easily qualify for the crazy cat lady) I have to wait till nap time to sit in my office and create! If I don't wait, the whole process becomes playtime and before you know it the whole room is in shambles and I have four very excited kitties running room to room top speed with ribbon and embellishments in their mouths! 

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You Are My Favorite

I'm really into white these days it's so refreshing to work with. At the moment my office looks like a hurricane hit it but, I can look at my clean project and simply walk out of my messy office feeling satisfied and refreshed...that is until the next time I walk back in.  I just had to play at Cure For Monday Blues when I saw the inspiration photo, it is so soft, dreamy, and reminds me that spring is right around the corner.

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Best Smile • A Layout

When I first started scrapbooking 18 years ago, (eak, did I just age myself?) I started with layouts documenting my sweet daughter's life, who will be 19 in February. I love the art form of scrapbooking it's basically journaling kicked up a couple notches. These three pictures are of my beautiful daughters senior high school pictures last year. My daughter is currently a freshman in college and I miss her terribly, but incredibly proud of her.

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Monday, January 27, 2014

January Poppy Sketch • A Little Hello

January Poppy Sketch

A lot of you are familiar with the late challenge blog that I use to co own called 2 Sketches 4 You, where we would provide a hand drawn sketch for scrappy inspiration. I have decided to bring my sketches back to blog land through my personal creative blog A Day in the Life of the Paper Poppy

A Poppy Sketch will be provided by me on the 1st of each month here at A Day in the Life of the Paper Poppy. (with exception of this month)

I ask that you create any scrappy project based off of the sketch provided, upload it to your blog, and link back to A Day in the Life of the Paper Poppy along with linking your creation to Mr. Linky below. I will pick one winner January 31st and that winner will receive this ribbon bundle shown below. A brand new Poppy Sketch will pop up February 1st. Good Luck and have fun! 

Thanks for all your sweet comments! 

January Poppy Prize 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Super Star

Constellations: Trendy Star Power Challenge is going down at Moxie Fab World! I was a bit starstruck with all the talent that played along. Be a Super Star and head on over and give this dreamy challenge a try.

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Saturday, January 25, 2014


I am so out of the scrappy loop that I didn't even know one of my scrappy friends, the talented Chupa ran her very own challenge blog! When I discovered Case Study yesterday I was so inspired I sat right down and made this card. Thanks for the great inspiration ladies!

Thanks for all the sweet comments!

Friday, January 24, 2014

I Love You Because...

I came across a cute challenge site called Fusion where you can make a card based off either an image or a sketch or both. I'd thought I would give them a try. Being creative again is great, I love it!!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

You All Are... Fantastic Amazing Wonderful

Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome back into scrappy land, you all are truly fantastic, amazing, and wonderful! I made this card with the mindset of inspiration and determination for my cute little boxing rhino from Starving Artistamps, to never give up on your goals and dreams as we all start this new year.

Thank you for the sweet comments!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Staging a Comeback

Due to an illness I have been absent from creating, I have missed it immencily and I am ready to stage my comeback into the scrap world. I feel a bit out of the loop, but I am ready to jump in with both feet and maybe even start designing once again. Here is a card I made using Starving Artististamps. I use to design for this great company and their stamps are top notch. This cute little hippo is from their Doodle Factory II line.

Thanks for all your sweet comments!