Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More scrappy goodness, coming right up....


The brief summer of last week (oh sunshine and bright colors and swingy skirts, how I miss you!) has turned back into the April special--of rain, rain and more rain.

Which gets me in the mood of cold weather and comfort food, like freshly baked cookies. Hmmm. Just writing about this kind of makes me want cookies.

I created this layout for an Ella Publishing/ Write Click Scrapbook project. The topic was paper piecing, and I have not been a very inventive paper piecer up till now.

Hence: behold, the easier paper piecing ever.


To make the cookie in the bottom left corner, I simply hand-cut a circle from kraft cardstock and then layered punctuation marks from a pack of Thickers. And voila--we have a sweet little cookie, with very little muss or fuss! I don't normally create my own embellishments for layouts, but I love the homespun charm they bring.

And a little closeup on the title (I challenged myself to use those metal banners, and I'm so glad I did!)


And if you want more Ella Publishing fun, check out my post up on the Ella blog today! Here's a little sneaky peek at the layout that's up:

Hope you have a happy Tuesday!

I have two questions for you today:

Have YOU ever paper pieced?

What is YOUR favorite thing to read on this blog?

35 comments:

  1. Yes I have paper pieced and loved it

    I like to see your creations

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  2. Beautiful layout! I love paper piecing! :)

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  3. Love the colors in this layout and thosse cookies look so yummy! I've been paper piecing more recently. I thought it was a bit tedius at first but I always love the look! And as far as your blog, I love visiting to see your inspiring creations!!!

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  4. This is really pretty and I love the colors that you used! :)

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  5. this turned out antastice~love it all!!!

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  6. great work. i've done some paper piercing in the past..

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  7. This is such a beautiful layout :)

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  8. absolutely love the page on the ella blog! just recently tried paper piercing and i am smitten! love seeing your craftiness!

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  9. I have no idea what "paper piecing" is... :/

    I love seeing the things you create, but also reading about your life.

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  10. I love how you used pairs in the first layout... a pair of photos matched by a pair of tags all clustered in the center. And YUM! I want cookies. :D

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  11. I very rarely paper piece.
    I love seeing your layouts--you create with the happiest colors!
    I also came to say that I saw your layout in Scrapbooks, Etc and was so happy to see a familiar face! Congrats! :)

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  12. love the way you did the title too! those cookies look yummy!

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  13. Great looking layout!
    I haven't paper pieced in years and yet I see all these great projects with the technique. I also saw your layout in Scrapbooks, Etc. Congratulations!

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  14. Very nice layout!
    I haven't paper pieced in a very long time.
    I love your honesty and scrap goodness on this blog!! :)

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  15. I like paper piecing flowers for cards.
    I love reading all your posts, keep 'em coming!
    Shalvi

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  16. absolutely adorable. now i want a cookie too. lol!!!

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  17. I really like how you layered a couple of those AC tags behind your title. So cute! I love ready all your post, doesn't matter what its about. :)

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  18. Lovely page! Those pics are yummy!

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  19. Your page is so sweet ;)
    I have paper pieced, but I am not one that enjoys fussy cutting. I am doing it more, oddly enough.

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  20. Great page! I don't think i have paper pieced. I love all your posts whether its your new pages or the everyday real life stuff!

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  21. 1. I have paper pieced, but not for awhile. Must try it again!

    2. Your layouts always make me happy. They seem REAL somehow...done with sincerity I suppose.

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  22. fabulous page!!
    Can you send some cookies our way?? LOL
    I love paper piercing especially when you join the holes with a white gel pen....looks like stiching, they call it faux stitching.
    I love reading your blog because you are honest and you share your culture which fascinates me!
    All cultures fascinate me!!

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  23. I'm not 100% sure what paper piecing is exactly so I don't know if I've done it but I think I might have.
    What's my favourite thing to read on this blog? I love when you share your LOs, but truly I love everything you have to say! Just keep on doing what you're doing.

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  24. Ooh...yummy! Love how you did the title work! :)

    I have tried paper piecing but only on cards (smaller area to cover....lol)

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  25. I'm no good at it either, but you did a great job!! And the pictures are awesome!

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  26. Love the layout Keshet! All of your layouts are so darling. And your newly organized scrap space made me drool! LOVE IT. I especially love how you made reminders for yourself. What a great idea! I forget about stuff I have all the time too. :)

    Oh - and my white kitchen is SO easy to keep clean! My cupboards have a shine to them and everything wipes off so easily! Love that. And I love your blog! Everything you post about.

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