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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dear Paper Blog. . I missed you

So I am not a consultant for any company, nor do I have plans to be but I just can't deny how much I like doing projects with paper.  I was a consultant for a while with a fabulous papery-stampy company that I still love, but it turns out that I am super frugal and now I am in the process of using  up my stuff before I acquire more. Crazy idea, huh?

But I missed my paper blog. Maybe it fills a need to create, maybe the process is therapeutic for me, maybe I just really like doing it for no good reason!  So after a little hiatus (ahem, it looks like my last post was 2 years ago) I AM BACK!  I will be posting my paperish and other projects on this blog.  

So while this blog is called "Paper Crafting Princess" don't be surprised if I put up pictures of the tile back splash I DID MYSELF or the new and improved banister my dad and husband installed.  Let's focus on the "Crafting" part of the title.  There may be paper involved. . .but there might not, I'm just warning you ahead of time so you won't feel disappointed.

No projects to post today.  I am working on something, but. . . . 

In the meantime, you can gaze upon the home of my childhood for fun.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A little heart in your love

Yes, it's been a while since I've posted, thanks to Alida for the encouragement!

Here is the big project. . .. .

I saw something like this from BH&Gs: It's on the page with the Valentine banner - but it wasn't the banner that caught my eye, it was the sign that said "LOVE"

and I REALLY wanted to have some Valentine cheer at our house so I decided to make this sign:

It was REALLY easy!  You could use a canvas if you wanted to but this is just and old fashioned piece of board 1x8 or 1x10 or something.  I spray painted the board white, then cut letters with my Wishblade.  The font for the "L, V, and E" is called "Cooper Black" and the heart is a "Y" in the "Webdings" font.

The shape of the letters are so simple you could print them out and cut around them with scissors on colored cardstock (patterned paper would be really cute, too) You wouldn't have to use a electronic cutter if you don't have one or don't want to.

I hope you like my sign.  I was fun to do and the best part was the reaction from my kids when the saw it.  You would have thought my 3 year old little boy had never seen a heart before "Oh a HEART!" he said very enthusiastically.

Happy Valentines!

p.s. while I was writing this post I totally lost track of how many almond valentine kisses I ate. . . blast!
p.p.s. Maybe my next post should be a healthy valentine recipe. .. is there such a thing?  ;-)
p.p.p.s. special thanks to Ryan for providing the beautiful flowers, and special thanks to the 3 year for being naughty so Ryan would bring me flowers.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Autumn Blessings Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Autumn Blessings Blog Hop. It goes along with the Autumn Blessings Crop at CardSwaps. The crop is from November 16-19, 2011 and you have until November 22, 2011 to get your projects posted to the challenge threads and in the drawings for prizes.  Hop the blogs first THEN go see what the challenges and games are, you won't regret it.  At the end of the Blog Hop, you'll find a link to the CardSwaps board. We hope to see you there!

You should have arived here from Ana's blog. If not, you should consider starting starting the hop from the beginning, which is Lora's blog

Lately I've been thinking about how blessed I am.  Especially the blessing to be married to my husband.  It is pretty remarkable that someone would choose to spend their life with another person and I am so grateful that my husband has made this choice.  Not to say that is has always been bliss, we have had our ups and our downs.  We've struggled through college together, been super, SUPER broke together, and lost loved ones together.  On the up side, we've had 3 beautiful children together and thankfully, we are not broke anymore.  My husband has a good job and I have the privilege of staying home with our children.  My biggest blessings have come in large part because of my husband and a very loving Father in Heaven. I am truly blessed!  And I am reminded of that every year during the holidays.  I LOVE this time of year, my whole being is just filled with the spirit of gratitude and I see my life in a new and better light.

This is why I chose my project, I wanted to remember to "Count my Blessings."  It's a board about 6x15 inches.  I painted it red, then yellow, then red again (I didn't know what I wanted when I started), then smeared some brown over the top to make it looked a little distressed -and the red was too bright on its own.  I chose colors and papers that were fall-ish yet still generic enough I can leave my sign up all year if I choose.  If you know me, you know I love red, and it's never out of season at my house.

You could take the same idea and cut your words out smaller and put them on a card.  I think it would make a nice card.

Now go "count your blessings" while you hop through this fabulous blog hop.  Angelina is next.

Traci  <-- You are here.... 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hope for Japan

This is a BRAND NEW Fundraiser.  For $5 you can purchase the "Hope for Japan" stamp set and the ENTIRE $5 will be donated to the RED CROSS to help the earthquake and tsunami survivors in Japan.

I've been thinking a lot about the people whose lives have been affected there - as I am sure you have, too.  This is a great way to  help them - no one is making a profit and ALL OF THE MONEY will go to the RED CROSS.

To SHOP and see an image of the stamps click here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 2011 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop: Valentine Ideas

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop: VALENTINES!!!

Welcome, welcome to the bloghop - this is going to be fun!   
I hope you get a fun idea for Valentines before your through.

You should have come here from Laurie's blog.  I hope you are already having a GREAT TIME!

Here's the perfect gift for your sweet heart:

The adorable candy inside is called "Sundrops"  and you can get it at the health food store.  Aren't they cute?!

I used:
Priceless Love Word Puzzle stamp set  D1348
Cherry O Level 2 Paper Packet

Here's another fun project you could do for Valentines day:
It's my "Snowgirl".

Next on the hop is Luisa.  Go see what great Valentine ideas she has ready for you AND REMEMBER TO LEAVE COMMENTS!!  

Don't we all live for comments? . .. and air and water - I like those things, too.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Menu Planning

I've been working really hard to create healthy menus for my family and to organize them to make the whole planning meals process quick and easy.

So now that I've put all on my menu ideas together I'll need a place to store them. I used a template for library pockets and made one slot to hold menus for each weekday (plus one extra).  I'm almost done making it so you'll have to check back soon to see the pictures of my finished project.

Want a sneak peak? I used this paper packet: Cherry-O 
I thought it was appropriate for a kitchen.

Check back soon! And then let me know what you think of my final project.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 2011 Stamp of the Month

I made this.  Do you like it?

If you would like to get your own January Stamp of the Month, you can SHOP HERE at my website.

If you would like to see MORE IDEAS for the January Stamp of the Month then check out this fun blog hop.  You'll be starting at Helen Onulak's blog.  She has LOTS of great ideas.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! And January 2011 Constant Campaign


Would you like to view the PDF version of the mini Idea Book for January?  See it here.

Below are samples of the projects you can create with the January 2010 Workshop On The Go: WINGS

What is included in the Wings Workshops on the Go™ kit?

  • 1 – Workshop Guide
  • 1 – Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
  • 1 – My Acrylix® Wings Workshop Stamp Set
  • 1 – Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection
  • 1 – Spray Pen (this is also a new product for Spring/Summer but only available early as part of the Workshops on the Go kit!)

cards below:

See this flyer if you want more info on the great deals available in January 2011.

SHOP HERE if you just can't wait another moment to get you own WINGS Workshop On The Go and other beautiful supplies.

Need help? CONTACT ME

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Product Spotlight: SPARKLES and PEARLS Blog hop

Welcome to my blog and to the Product Spotlight: "Sparkles and Pearls" blog hop.  You should be joining me from: Corina's blog.

I am featuring SPARKLES!!  I used the Mistletoe Creative Basics kit, too.

This is a Christmas Wreath and is it REALLY fun to make!! It's Origami.  Even my husband will make them!!! In fact we had a group of teenage boys from church at our home a few weeks ago and I taught them how to make the wreaths - they all finished their wreaths and even through all their teenage coolness, seemed to like it!  Tell everyone to check it out! 

You can print instructions: HERE or watch a video HERE.  Thanks Activity TV for your GREAT instructions!!

If you have had your fill you can head over to Debbie's blog and see what great idea she has to share today!

THANKS FOR VISITING!!  Do come again - and if you like what you see, sign up to follow my blog.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Cardmakers, scrapbookers, and stamping fans!!  You  will love this opportunity to grab a free stamp set and then let your imagination fly when you discover the versatile images you have to work with!

When you shop my MyCTMH website and spend $20 or more on wonderful Close To My Heart products, you'll receive a free D-size stamp set valued at $22.95/$26.95—that more than doubles your value!