Friday, April 17, 2009

Marks Paper Company "Grow a Flower" blog contest and a layout...

Check out Marks Paper Company first blog contest, here are the details!

Our first blog challenge comes to you from Patty Schaffer, our super talented design team member & coordinator.

Grow a flower blog challenge

Spring is Patty's favorite time of the year. She loves the warm days after a long, cold winter. She loves opening the windows and letting the nice breeze blow through the house. But most of all, Patty loves the flowers. So many pretty colors and smells – they make her happy! With that said, you can probably guess why she has chosen ‘Grow a Flower’ as the first challenge for the Marks Paper Company blog!

The Challenge: Using 75% of Marks Paper Company’s products, create a flower(s) on a scrapbook page, altered item, home d├ęcor item, mini album, you name it. How creative can you be? Put on those garden gloves and get growing!

The winner will receive a set of each of the Marks Paper Company paper collections (August and Old Fashioned Courtship), Digital Kits for both lines and a sponsored prize by Short Cuts - SheetLoad of Cards,

Sheetload logo

which includes five (5) each of Clear and Frosted Card Blanks (10 pcs), five (5) each of Clear and Frosted Full Sheets (10 pcs), two (2) each of Gift Card Holder Folders in white, ivory, kraft and black (8 pcs). Total retail value for this prize package is $30.00. In addition, your winning project will be featured on the Marks Paper Company Blog and in our monthly newsletter!

When your project is complete, post a comment on the Marks Paper Company blog post that includes a link to your blog or on-line gallery so we can view your project. Deadline for submissions is midnight (EST) April 29, 2009. Winners will be announced on April 30, 2009 on our blog.

Check out our website and for more information. Please e-mail any questions to

Please visit Patty's blog to see a step-by-step tutorial on how she created the flower shown above.

Good luck and we’re looking forward to seeing your work!

There is also a digital freebie available on our website. Get it now until April 21st.

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What a great opportunity that sure to give it a go!

Life has my time for scrapping down to a minimum so I don't really have much to post. I did do this layout a few weeks ago so I will share it with you in the hopes that next week I will finally get time to play. Check out the journaling spots from Creative Chaos, you just gotta love them.

Here are a few details:

Thanks for stopping by!


Vicki said...

Just love your doggie layout - look at those eyes. So cute.

Melanie said...

Awww, the look on Lucy's face is just adorable.

Gorgeous layout Mimi, you have a beautiful dog in Lucy.

Nicole Carro said...

Beautiful layout, your dog is so adorable! you're right, those journalingn spots look awesome!

Jocelyn said...

Love the flower and where can I purchase the Marks paper? I just adore it!!! Love the LO, what a cutie she is!!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!!

Angel said...

love the LO ! Is life just crazy this time of year ! Enjoy every moment with camera in hand to capture the memories and scrap them later when life slows down ! Hope you had a great ( wonderfully warm) weekend ! Monday... blah ! cold & rainy ! : (

Cheryl Wray said...

I love that flower, and I LOVE your layout!!!

Leslie Ashe said...

GORGEOUS layout girl! I LOVE your sweet puppy!!! :D
Could that flower be any prettier? :D LOVE it too!