Blog Candy - yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!

ETA: The contest is now over and the winnders have been drawn. Please see post from 3/25 for more info! Thanks to all who entered!

Yesterday I blogged my 100th post!!!!!! Whoo hoo!!!!!!! I cannot believe I have been at this for only about 6 months! So, in celebrating this milestone I am offering up some handmade blog candy for you! I am trying to be better at scrapping (I am too impatient - lol!) so I made these to inspire me. The first is a tri-fold coaster frame which features Basic Grey paper from the Lily Kate collection and paisleys - my fave!!!!! I attached the panels together with some silver hinges I found at Joanns. The paisley chipboard pieces are by Deluxe Designs and they are covered with the Basic Grey paper as well. The paisley rubons are by Heidi Swapp and the are fuzzy to the touch! *giddies* I used my UHU Scrapbookers glue pen as the adhesive for this entire project! I just *love* how it doesn't buckle the paper!!!!!

The second item is a squash book, made following a recent tutorial by Beate Johns over at Splitcoaststampers. It features the Loves Me designer series papers by Stampin' UP! The pages are formed from scored pieces of Close to Cocoa cardstock, and decorated with the designer series papers and teal, caribbean, rose, and pink cardstock. Everything is tied together with a strip of lucious teal velvet ribbon - mmmmmm! ;) I left
the cover and pages of the book undecorated so the recipient can adorn it however they choose! But, both items are ready to roll! Just add pictures and journaling and you're golden!!!!!
***Oh yeah - how do you win??? ;) Since this is all in celebration of 100 posts, I am going to run this contest until I have 100 comments on this post. Then I will have my DD, Kaleigh randomly choose two numbers as the winners! But, there's a catch! *wink* In your post, please tell me which patterned paper is your favorite - any manufacturer, but please be specific as to which line you like best!***

75 comments:

Sharon said...

So if I comment 100 times will I win all of your gorgeous goodies? *wink* Love them Teresa! Sooo pretty! As far as my favorite paper goes, it changes but right now it is Elegante' from the winter mini. In fact I love it so much I have only used it twice. I just can't bring myself to cut that pretty paper up! LOL

Amanda Sewell said...

Nice plan Sharon *wink wink*

My fave paper today is Basic Grey Oh Baby Girl and Boy because I am working on baby books for my kids right now.

I also like this making memories paper I got the other day at Target -- It has paisleys and fun colors -- I think it is called the Lauren collection. It is Boho Chic embellishment paper and get this - I got a whole pack of 6x6 (48 sheets) for only $2.48! WOOHOO

Nancy said...

Hello. Congrats on your 100th!
My favorite papers are from Basic Gray and TAC. From BG I love the Sweet Pea series and from TAC I love the Kamalaht set. Thanks for asking.
:-) Nancy Grant

stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous goodies! Hmmmm, favorite paper. . . . . all I buy is SU, and to be honest I am JUST starting to purchase it. I just can never figure out how to use it. I haven't bought the Au Chocolate YET, but I've seen so many gorgeous creations that it just seems you CAN'T go wrong with it! ;)

Rosella said...

Gorgeous! I would love to win them!
My favorite paper is from Stampin Up! Love their papers. Though Basic Gray has some great ones. I just don't have them yet.

~Lana B.~ said...

WOW...great "candy"!!!
My fav would have to be the Recollections collection by SU! But I did just get in on a basic grey paper share so SU! may have some serious competition! LOL
~Lana B.~

kelly said...

My favorite right now is Oh baby boy--Matthew by basic grey. I just picked up some more yesterday!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Now, you know, some contestants will post many comments if there is a better chance of winning.

I don't have any but I have seen a lot of Basic Grey papers on blogs and LOVE what I see. I really don't have any patterned paper so I will have to break down and buy some I guess.

I love that hinged frame and would love to see a close up of that photo!

alison said...

Wow, what great blog candy! My favorite paper right now is Au Chocolate by SU. I just wish I had time to use it. I've seen so many beautiful creations with it. *wink, wink*

Allison said...

Congrats to you! I think my favorite DP right now may be Wild Asparagus but I don't know if there is a specific line that I could point to. They are heavy, double-sided and so pretty!

Peggy said...

Congrats on 100 posts! This is very cool to receive something that you made !! That's the best!

My favorite papers (right now): I bought from Michael's these Chatterbox papers - w/ greens and pins and blues. SOOO pretty. One of the lines is called "Nook" and also "Beachhouse."

Heather said...

I know, as a SU! demo I should love one of theirs the most, but I love the Basic Grey Blush. It's certainly fun stuff. Fun blog candy. I've been dying to see one of those coaster books in person.

Heather Stevens

Terry Molineux said...

My favorite paper is SU and not just because I sell it...I just love the new Petals & Paisleys Designer Paper that is Double-sided.

Just love your blog candy.....

Cindy Keery said...

My current favorite paper is Blush by Basic Grey (probably because this is my most recent purchase). It's gorgeous!

Cindy

Peggy Maier said...

Thanks for the chance to win such awesome blog candy! My favorites are the Basic Grey Blush Collection. Can't bear to cut them!

doverdi said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I love your coaster frame & squash books. Right now, I love the Basic Grey Lily Kate paper. But then I love all the Basic Grey papers. lol

Nancy said...

I don't honestly have a favourite... I buy the sheets that catch my eye and go with it!

Tracy said...

I have to say I love the memory box paper packs....all of them!
congrats on 100 posts!!!

Cher said...

Thanks for giving away such a great blog candy!
I'm so into the browns right now that my favorite is Au Chocolat double sided paper by SU.
-Cher

Jen said...

They're beautiful Teresa!! I think my favorite paper right now is Recollections from SU. Mainly cause I have yet to find any Basic Grey in Calgary to obsess over! LOL

Jana Weaver said...

Congrats! Love visiting your blog ans seeing your beautiful work!

My current favorite designer paper is the Petals & Paisley's from SU! But my favorite tends to change every few months - usually when SU! comes out with something new!

-Jana

Julie said...

That is such a hard question!!! My favorite changes everytime a new one comes out. Right now I do love the SU Petals & Paisleys papers - I love the different color combos!

Amber H said...

Let's see... my favorite paper.... I would have to say Recollections from SU.

mindy said...

Congrats on reaching 100!!! Way to go!!! I am a paper junky so this is a hard question. I have been buying a lot of baby boy paper lately so my favorite of those is the Basic Grey Oh Baby Boy pack. I absolutely LOVE your blog candy!!

tanis said...

Nice goodies!!
My favourite paper (at the moment!)
is the new Basic Grey stuff - Phoebe is at the top of my list.

Tammy said...

number 26 here! congratulations of 100 posts! as for paper, i'm not a snob, i'll use anything! but, if i were forced to pick, i'm a basic grey, wild asparagus, we r memory keepers kind of gal - right now at least ;)
tammy b

Lilian said...

congratulations on your 100th post!

my favorite paper is basic grey's lily kate line. =)

tyrymom29 said...

SO gorgeous!!!Love these ..COngrats on your 100 posts ....My fav would have to be spring flowers or showers by SU ..LOVE IT!!! thanks for the chance ..

dd2njoy said...

Hi Teresa in Florida!!Favorite paper...wow there's so many but for now i would have to say Petals & Pailey from SU. Congrats on your 100 mark , you go girl! Thanks for the great blog candy!!!

laura j said...

Wild asparagus is my favorite paper. No particular line....it's all fabulous because it's double sided, has great texture and weight and the color combos are to die for!!! Thanks for offering the blog candy!

Leah said...

my favorite paper right now is some Chatterbox paper I purchased a few months ago (I still haven't cut into it.. he he) I don't know which line - I think I have a sampling of a few - but there are paisleys and florals and plads and stripes... I love them! :D

tinlizzy said...

Congrats on your 100th post.
My favorite paper is what ever catches my eye, but really like Recollections(SU). I just love Your works of Art, don't know how You keep on coming up with them.

Lisa said...

Cute stuff! Congrats on your 100th post.
My fave paper line is Basic Grey, I love the new papers scarletts letter is so cool! I also love wild Asparagus papers too!

bethtrue said...

what a fun give-away!! :-)

let's see - my fave paper is typically from SU - i like the one they had in the winter mini (can't remember what it was called now...the Valentine's one?). my problem is i love the paper so much i have a hard time cutting in and actually using it. and then when a particular pattern is gone; i'm sad!! so sad.

thanks again -

Beth (mommy to a busy 3 1/2 year old)

mjb coffee said...

My favorite designer paper is Stampin' Up's Au Chocolate.
The paper I buy most of the time is the designer or patterned paper Hobby Lobby has on sale for ten cents a sheet.

Paula said...

Wow...you want us to pick just one favorite paper? Right now I would have to say Au Chocolat by Stampin'Up! It is so darn classy and I love the chocolate and vanilla effect. In fact, I just ordered more as I was getting low. This is the third time I have ordered Au Chocolat. Besides that it reminds me of Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream....LOL...Paula

KindredEsprit said...

I really like what you did with the Lily Kate papers! And those delicious SU! papers! I didn't order them...but they were *very* tempting. Right now I am in love with the 4 new Basic Greys....totally love the "Scarlet's Letter" line...looks modern and hip and sophisticated to me! I just got them last week and I looooOOooOOoooove them!
Thanks for this cool giveaway and congrats on 101 posts!!!!

3trikes said...

I love the line Bohemia "family"
but I am a bit of a paper addict so anything is welcome in my collection!
TJ

Gina Wrona said...

Well, beautiful work!

I would have to say my favorite designer paper is Stampin'Up's 2-sided, and since the Spring Mini came out, it's a toss up between the chocolate and paisley patterns.

Amanda Sewell said...

What????? Still no winner . . . hmmmmm . . .

ApocalipsisR said...

I really hope Kaleigh pics me!!! ;)
paper, paper, paper. What can I say paper is awesome. I couldn't be able to just choose one. Although I have a sligh inclination to Basic grey Gypsy!!

Dorinda said...

Oh Teresa your goodies look awesome!!
My fave line for the moment is DCWV 'Once Upon a Time' second is the Basic Grey Phoebe collection. It is hard to choose a fave with so many wonderful patterned papers out there!

Silvergirl said...

Hi Teresa! Congrats on a wonderful blog! I peruse almost daily.

My favorite papers are anything Basic Grey.. specifically the Blush papers. They are absolutely decadent!

Thanks and talk to you soon,
Lisa / Silvergirl

Jen said...

I just LOVE Basic Grey. I love their Phoebe line, but all of their paper is yummy!

Lauri said...

Right now I am in love with DCWV Pocket Full of Posies stack. Thick patterned paper with built in glitter!
I love your blog! Keep up the good work!

Jennifer said...

Right now I am loving the Petals & Paisleys paper from SU. I really love almost all of the SU paper, but am mainly using this set right now!

Donna B. said...

great projects!!! I like your blog *wink* My favorite that I am waiting patiently for because it's on backorder from http://www.starvingartistamps.com/
(but they have the best prices on the 6x6 pads) is the PHEOBE collection by Basic Grey - all the colors are named after streets, landmarks in San Francisco - it's so cool!!

Susie said...

I have to choose just one?!?!?! YIKES !! You don't ask much do you? LOL

Right now I'd have to say SU's "Petals & Paisley".... I just bought it this week and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I'm going to buy as much as I can so I never run out!

Of course I haven't gotten my hands on "Au Chocolat" ~ YET..........

Wife2TJ said...

How cute!!! I love basic grey as well. My favorite is the oh baby papers. You can make the CUTEST stuff with those!!!

Wendy said...

That blog candy is scrumptious! There are a ton of wonderful paper collections out right now, but I think my favorite, at least for today, is Basic Grey's Stella Ruby. Love your blog!

ronee said...

Pick one paper..no way..I don't know if i can pick one. Well I love 3bugsinarug paper. It has caught my attention..at least for right now. I would LOVE basic grey paper, but I have yet to get some. SO I might change my mind!
xoxo
ronee

ronee said...

Pick one paper..no way..I don't know if i can pick one. Well I love 3bugsinarug paper. It has caught my attention..at least for right now. I would LOVE basic grey paper, but I have yet to get some. SO I might change my mind!
xoxo
ronee

Ostvig said...

I like the magnolia Serene"Dream" Floral/Teal it is patterned card stock , but I am really liking the colors

foodpartyfun said...

Stampin' Up's Au Chocolat and Petals and Paisleys are my favorites right now.

Pat

debbiedee said...

Teresa, I would LOVE to win!
I love patterned paper and love to collect it. Picking my favorite is very hard. Also it changes as the new papers come out! LOL!! Right now I would have to say Blush by Basic Grey. I love pink and brown and shabby chic and it has it all in Blush.
Debbie

Debby said...

I love your tri coaster. Very cute and clever! I love Basic Grey papers but I think my favorite right now is SU's Au Chocolate! So versatile. Hope you are having a great day!

Deb AKA "Turtle" said...

Love your color choices!! Great squash book!! Well here's my answer:
I am a big fan of KI Memories. Love all their lines, but eye candy, water, my girl, and earth are my all time faves. Love all the embellishments you can get to go with them. I mostly use them in scrapbooking. Just recently started using them with my cards. It's hard for me to make the first cut into some of them. Did I mention I'm a paper addict? lol
Thanks for sharing your great goodies!!

Monika said...

Hey, congratulations on your 100! That is something special. I just cannot get enough of those nice "blog candy"! Anyways my fav paper is by Stampin Up the Recollections Series. I just love it.
Keep up your good work!

Amy said...

What great candy! And, something from the heart! I like patterened paper but I just pick it up every once in awhile and know very little about brands. From looking at blogs I see really cool basic grey stuff but never have boughten it. I just pick up paper when something catches my eye. Is that lame? I usually just hoard it anyway and it is like pulling teeth for me to use it! Anyway,congrats on all your blogging success!

Cheryl said...

Dawn sent me to see your blog and am I ever glad she did as you do fabulous work. I would love to win one of your goodies. My favorite paper at the moment is Stella Ruby by Basic Grey. It looks so elegant.
Thanks for this blog.
Cheryl

mcbetty said...

SU's Petal Patch from the summer mini. Also bought Wild Asparagus when I was out of town on business and went into a LSS. Saw this Asparagus and thought to myself: "perfect for my recipe swap -- the recipe is roasted asparagus."

Greta said...

My favorite paper is the cosmo cricket line....any of them they are all so fabulous that they have become my favorite

Kristine said...

OH WOW!! You go girl! :0) Congrats on 100th post. Now, I have to say my absolute FAVORITE thing of all is Paisley paper, but especially Basic Grey! Luv, luv, LUV it! Your book and frame are so creative and pretty, I hope I win :0)

Jen said...

I can't believe I forgot to post to this!! *smacks head*

Love ya Teresa!! My fav paper so far is Recollections from SU.

Mainly cause I have yet to find any Basic Grey paper in Calgary:(

Alli said...

Congratulations on the 100th post and both these projects are adorable, but then you are soooo talented, I wouldn't expect anything else!

Alli said...

ps forgot my favorite dp, it changes daily, from SU to chatterbox to basic grey. At them moment, it is the new stuff by Basic Grey, I just ordered Scarlet's Letter.

Michelle said...

Right now, I'm loving Crate's papers and the new Basic Grey Phoeobe line! Who doesn't love paper?

Alex said...

Oooh I love your squash book, would love to win that then I would have my very own template as well!!! Um my favourite papers at the moment would have to be Basic Grey, Phoebe and Blush, the only problem is as per usual I am having serious palpitations at the very thought of cutting into them!!!

myinkyfingers said...

There are lots of pretty papers but
I really like basic gray!

Denise said...

love any and all basic grey papers! Great contest and great blog! Thanks!

Cindy said...

My favorite is the Loves Me Designer Paper from Stampin Up. I love the colors and the pattern. Thanks for your great blog...I have it saved in my favorites!
Cindy

ApocalipsisR said...

Did I win?? Did I win????
whinnnnnnnnniiiiinnnngggg!!! mwhahahahhahahhaha *bratty whine*

olse0231 said...

Hi Teresa!

I just discovered your blog - it is great, and I will now be a daily visitor! My current favorite paper line is Basic Grey's Perhaps. So pretty.

Megan

papersunshine said...

Wow, favorite paper- now that is a tuffy! I love Basic Grey. I think of the one's I have the one I like most is Baby Girl. I have all boys but I bought it for me because I love the colors! Of SU I love Dots and Dashes. Just love those colors too :)

Joyce said...

Just happily stumbled aross your blog. Wow--100 posts! My favorite paper currently is Basic Grey Blush. I love the 6x6 for cards.