Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Don't forget!

You have until the end of today to upload the links to your scraplifts of Emilie's work found in THIS POST!! There's a delicious RAK just waiting to be addressed to you so don't delay...upload!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Challenge 104

Christmas is over already? All that preparation for a month and it flies by in a day. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

We have lots of stuff going on right now. The Blogaversery was a couple of days ago, pick your favourite Lotus Paperie challenge and link it up here for a chance to win a RAK.

Are you ready for another challenge? Join us and load your layout to the flickr group. You just might be the lucky one to win a RAK!

Don't forget to get your scraplifts of Emilie's layouts done for another chance at a RAK! Link your layouts to this post.

And from our Design Team...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Blogoversary!!!

It's the 2nd birthday for the Lotus Paperie Blog! YAY!! I'm getting to this post fairly late but I wanted to put a challenge to you...Go back in the posts and choose your favorite challenge, create a page and upload the link to your page in the comments section. I'll have special Christmas products for the winners...not sure how we'll pick the winners just yet. I'll probably just ask Ray to pick a number at random. Very scientific, I know.

Design team, if you can pry yourselves away from your holiday baking and gift wrapping, we'd love to see your favorites too!

edited: oh ya, you have 2 weeks to link up to your pages...

Thank you so very much to every single one of you for being a part of this fun creative environment. We'd have nothing without all of you!!! Merry almost Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Well, isn't this more post today. I'm on a roll! Okay, there's a winner for the November Scraplift challenge of Jenny's work. The lucky winner is Shanks! See her work here and this is the winning layout! Shanks, email me at with your mailing info and I'll get your package out to you after the crazy post office lineups subside!

and because I know how much you all LOVE a good contest, here's a slightly late look at the three finalists for November's Flickr Challenge. There's a poll on the sidebar which will be up for the next two weeks for you to cast your vote!

Allison Curry
"Talk Birdy to me"

Patricia Rodriguez
"Shhh... He's sleeping"

"I heart dirt"

update (and excuses)

Okay, I'm way behind on things
I'm finally back from a road trip that was way too long
Everyone in my house is sick
There's mountains of packages to ship
I am behind on posting some really important stuff
I'm not even done Xmas shopping *sigh*

Funny how in December everything seems to be bigger and badder than in any other month. I have a mammoth cold and so does Ray. We never get sick at the same time. I got home on Friday night and on the last leg of the trip, I got to thinking about all the stuff I hadn't been able to work on while I was away. I got sick and tired of fighting with hotel wireless (or lack thereof) to even dream of staying caught up.

So if you are waiting for a parcel from me, it'll get to you after the holidays. If I tried to ship it while this sick, I'm sure your package would wind up in Cuba or something...actually Cuba sounds like a great place to be given that it's -40 or so here but I digress...I promise I'll get the November Favorite Flickr pages posted and the poll up as soon as I can so we can celebrate our monthly favorites and then we'll be ready for another round of faves in January.

Update on Emilie, she's sicker than sick with "the Mother of all colds" as she told me in her last email. Not to mention that she's been having allergic reactions to most cold meds so needless to say, the hives accompanying her nasty cold aren't exactly conducive to scrapping. Poor girl. Go over to her blog and give her some love to help her with her holiday spirit...if anyone is near to her location, perhaps you could lend her a hand so she could get her tree up!

I want to send out an industrial sized Thank You to my trusty pal and co-blogger, Tania. Dude, you are an effin' kept the blog cookin' along while I was gone and it was as smooth as a baby's bottom! Nicely done, flawlessly executed. Giant sigh of relief for me. Good help is hard to find and Tania, you are as good as they come!! THANK YOU !!!

Okay, I'm off to try and catch up on the teetering mountains of mail, return emails, round up parcels for mailing (after the holidays...those lines scare me!) scratch a few items off the to-do list and maybe even have a shower. I know I'm aiming high...maybe I'll actually get it all done.

PS. Tomorrow's our 2nd Blogoversary! Check back for the fun :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Challenge 103

Bet you are all busy getting the last minute Christmas shopping and preparations together. I know I am. The next challenge is up and ready, great excuse to take some time for yourself, escape the chaos, and scrap!

Are you ready for the next challenge? This week the design team (and you) are challenged to


and there is some amazing inspiration this week. :)

If you've received any parcels in the mail recently, this challenge is perfect reason to recycle some of the packaging!!

If you decide to make some time to join us upload your art in the flickr group. Also, why not join the scraplift challenge and lift one of Emilie's layout found here. Just link up your layouts to that post and get a chance to win a RAK!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Challenge 102

We are rocking out the layouts with these challenges. Our new Design Team is doing a fabulous job! Love seeing the stuff they put out weekly. :)

If you are playing along with us upload your layouts to the flickr group so the DT can help narrow it down and you can vote on the next winner to win a RAK right here on the blog's sidebar. Also there is a scraplift challenge going on with Emilie's work. Just follow this link for all the details.

And up next... the DT's work As you can tell this week was another sketch design. :)








Vanessa edited: Emilie emailed her page to me today so sorry for the late addition. I have had trouble getting my laptop to go online at the hotel we were staying in...I think this page rocks! Love that li'l red-head!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Challenge 101

This is the first week for our new Design Team! YAY!! We'll be showing you work from me (Vanessa) and Tania, as always and our new designers, Christi, Kirsten, Carol & Zoe. Also, we've got Emilie joining us for December, it's a crazy month!We're also modifying the challenges a little too...we'll be bringing you sketches still, don't worry! But on alternating weeks, we'll be using other design prompts that are wide open to interpretation. That means you have carte blanche when it comes to creating your pages. We still want you to upload your pages to our Flickr Group so we (the collective design team) can choose 3 finalists to be voted as the winner on the poll on the sidebar.
So I bet you'd like to know what this week's challenge is...

That's it. That's all you have to do. Rock it out (like I know you can!) and share it with us in Flickr. Can't wait to see how y'all work your creative magic

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Getting to know Zoe Nemburt

Here's Zoe and all you wanted to know about her, more talent ready to inspire you! :)

Also, before we carry on, don't forget about the scraplift challenges that are taking place right here! First the extended scraplift challenge with Jenny (remember that no one lifted Jenny, I believe it's extended until the 12th of Dec., so hurry and lift her stuff for a chance to win a sweet RAK), and the new scraplift challenge with Emilie! Post your scraplifts with a link to the post that applies (Jenny or Emilie).

Name: Zoe Nemburt

Q:Tell us a bit about you and your family.

A: I am 27 years old I have been married for ‘almost’ 7 years to my wonderful husband Ergin, we have 3 beautiful children Yasmin, Aydin & Ceyda.

Q: How long have you been scrapbooking and where did you get your start in this craft?

A: I have always loved crafts and loved making cards, I started to dabble in scrapbooking after I had my first child Yasmin but I never got really into it until I moved from England to Canada then the obsession grew and grew and I still become even more obsessed as every day passes.

Q:What inspires your creativity when you are scrapbooking?

A: There is nothing like having that perfect freshly printed photo in my hands and new scrappy supplies to get me inspired if all else fails!!! I love looking at my favourite challenge blogs for some inspiration.

Q:Describe your creative style

A: I could never pin point it exactly as I like to mix up style up every now and then may shabby chic!!

Q:What are your three favorite products/techniques right now?

A: Well I LOVE my edge distresser I couldn’t live without it now, I have a huge stack of chipboard I love using chipboard whether I paint it or leave it raw I just Love it!! I also love stitching I very rarely create a layout with no stitching on it...YUM

Q:What project(s) are you currently working on?

A: I am finishing off some Christmas presents right now, paper bag albums, wall hangings, making lots of cards and trying to get some of those old photo’s scrapped too ;-)

Q:Describe your perfect day

A: My perfect day would be a day trip to the beach with the family we found a beautiful beach on the bay of fundy and whenever we go we are the only ones there!!! I have taken my very best pictures there, and yes I get very grumpy if I forget my camera!!! lol

Q:What are your three favorite layouts of all time that you’ve created (published or not)?

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