Friday, July 11, 2008

a few projects for you featuring HOMETOWN

{warning: don't hate me because i get to play with this paper. i'm going to sound like i'm shamelessly plugging this paper and maybe i am, but you're going to LOVE it when you get your hands on it as well.}

i have to say that working with this new line has really surprised me. i saw the sneaks, i LIKED the paper, but working with it, this paper and i have reached a state of adoration (well, maybe not the paper loving me, i AM slicing it up, you know.).

it has coffee stains on it. not from me. i don't drink coffee. they are printed on it. you know when you spill coffee on your morning newspaper and quickly wipe it up? that's what it looks like. and for some reason, that has stolen my heart. :) i find it very cool.

another thing, it's making me want to distress. not too much, but i don't often want to pull out my heidi swapp little pink distressing disc or my basic grey files. i can't stop thinking about how i can do that on layouts as well!

and i like every side of every piece. and i'm a self professed 'b-side' lover. but not this time. so while i don't have much to share because i've been spending my time looking at the paper instead of really creating, i do have a couple of things to show off:

a card i made for stephanie howell, who's husband was deployed yesterday. she's the sweetest friend.


close up of the beading:


and my first project ever, a pencil holder. it's perfect for my piano side table, and it will keep me organized when i am teaching (were it that easy!). i even used MODGE PODGE. :)





i just got off the phone with kerry lynn yeary, a fellow OA dt member, and can i just tell you, she's delightful. i knew that, we had worked together for a bit at last cha, but today just confirmed my opinion of her. i'm a better person today because of her insight. so thanks kl. you should go check out her blog, i bet she'll be posting some of her OA creations...

now it's off to the pool so i can keep my good mommy status and then back to the scrap table...

19 comments:

kerry lynn said...

ah. you are the sweetest em.
loved our phonecall.
and so happy i get to see you next week. :)
xoxo

Natasja said...

Isn't KL just the sweetest?! I so hope see her irl once, just like you!! I just found out ticket to LA aren't that expensive in Feb...so how knows?!

Natasja said...

woops.....LOVE your project's and can't wait to see more :D

Vivian said...

Look at you go, Ms. Project! That is quite cool, I must say! Love the tag accent.

Rachel Carlson said...

way to go em! my fav is the vintage newspaper one - that is a must have on MY list. see you tomorrow and then again next week. hugs and happy weekend, rach

Kyla said...

EEEEEKKKKK! AKKKKKK! (Pardon me while I wipe the drool off . . .). LOVELY, LOVELY stuff! Do you have a pattern for that pen holder, by the way? Totally FAB! Can't wait to get ahold of some of these papers!

Ann said...

Hey, Wow, I found you! I tried to e-mail you after we got your Christmas card, but it wouldn't work (I tried several times!) Yea, I'm so excited!

ducky said...

nice post. I love the yellow blog. it's a deep yellow, like a sunflower or curry. nice.

Erin said...

good stuff Em, love that card you made for Steph! Oh and who doesn't adore KL?

Heather said...

Yay for Modge Podge! :-) Love these projects, Em. Awesome!!

wendy vecchi said...

GREAT work!!
I have to say that this is THE ONLY paper peek that made me drool. SERIOUSLY!!

This IS PERFECTION!! Love the colors. LOVE the desihns & I LOVE what you did with them!!

Hope to see you @ CHA!
wendy

Kristii said...

Love, love, love your projects girl!!!

Lisa Dickinson said...

look at you, you little project maker! love the OA peeks. and can i admit i'm just a BIT jealous?!? :)

P.S. Just saw VIv's project comment bears a striking resemblance to mine...great minds, ya know.

Candice said...

Okay I only hate you a little then ;). Good stuff!

Kendra said...

You are a funny girl. I think because I read what you write and think to myself, "Is she writing about me?" Except for the distressing stuff. : )

Adore the pencil holder. And the sweet card for a sweet girl!

We are a happy family! said...

Your talent is out! I knew you could make cards. I love the card and the pen holder. Awesome job. Love the paper, going to have to get some for myself. :) Angie M

Nat said...

Those are sooo amazing- love your projects!

scrappermimi said...

Oh my! I don't hate you for getting to use that fab OA paper but I am green with envy! LOL Gorgeous!

Your project are amazing and I just love all that detail.

tara pollard pakosta said...

it was so nice to meet you em! love your creations! can't wait to see more!!!
and i also can't wait until i get the chance to scrap!
tara