Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Featured Designer

I am the Featured Designer over at theStudio until the 15th! In honor of this - I have put all my word art on sale for $1!! That's 60% off!!

So take a hop, skip & a jump over to my store and pick some up!! Here's a few previews for you - but they're ALL on sale!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

DSA Blog Train

Happy DSD Everybody!! I know you're here for the blog train - so I will get to that first!! You should have come from:

Elise's Pieces - (if you didn't, you're missing stuff, so be sure to go back)

Here's my portion:

You can download my portion HERE

Your next train stop is:

Meghan Mullens -

And be sure to stop by my store at theStudio!! Everything is 50% off!!

I also was able to take part in a BEAUTIFUL collab - here's the preview:

If somebody's portion of the blog train isn't up yet - be sure to check back (It's the time zone thing!!)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy DSD to all of you!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Grand Opening Sale, New Stuff and a Chance to WIN!!

Good morning to all of you! I have some new stuff at theStudio today - and am happy to announce my Grand Opening Sale!!! Everything in my store is 30% off until the 22nd!

Here's what's new today!


Two minis and an alphabet pack:

And new word art for you:

Now for your chance to win!!

Anybody who makes a purchase from my store during my Grand Opening Sale will have a chance to win a coupon to my store for $10!

Also, I will be giving away another $10 coupon to one lucky newsletter subscriber (you can sign up HERE) so be sure to get yourself signed up for a chance to win!! (if you have already signed up, you are already entered into the drawing)

I will pick both winners on October 23rd, so be sure to sign yourself up!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Newsletter Sign up!

I will soon be starting a newsletter - please be sure to sign up via this link so you don't miss any freebies, coupons or special offers from Paper Capers Designs!!

Thanks for your support and for stopping by!!

Stores are OPEN!!

I am happy to announce that I now have TWO stores open! I opened at ScrapInsider last week - and there's still a 30% off sale going on over there...


I was one of the winners in the NDC Contest over at theStudio - and my store officially opened over there this morning!!! I must say I am beyond thrilled!! And it opened kind of quick, so I don't even have an ad ready yet for that!!

But, until I get a newsletter set up done, you can hop over to my Facebook page and see some stuff that's going on - be sure to "like" me as I am sure I will have give-a-ways and coupons going through there soon!!

Here are some of the products that just released....

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Hi ladies -

I am going to be opening a store soon and they don't currently have a site CT, so I need a team! I have recently been participating in a few design contests - so you can see my kits here on my blog - just scroll down!

Take a peek and if you like - please send me
  • your name
  • a link to your best gallery
  • other teams you're on
  • a little about you
  • and why you'd like to be on my team.
  • I would also like you to attached your current favorite/best layout to your email.
  • I'm new and just starting out - so I need people who can "share" on FB, reply to ISO threads, etc to get my name out. I am also in need of a CT lead, so if you have experience - please say so.

You can send the email to me at scrap-a-doodle at hotmail dot com.

I can't wait to see your applications!

Please submit by October 1st.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Next Designer Contest - Round 4

Okay peeps - I made it to Round 4!! I am very excited! But, unfortunately this evening not feeling overly well, so it's going to be a short post.

Here's my contest entry - you can download it HERE **links expired**

Here's the freebie - an extra alphabet to coordinate with Optimistic! You can download the alphabet HERE **links expired**

Thanks for taking the time to stop by - I always appreciate it. Wish me luck! :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Next Designer Contest - Round 3

Okay - I made it to Round 3!!! One more round cut to go and I will be in line for the prize!! Challenge this week was 4 papers and 10 elements (No extras!). No commercial use products were allowed of ANY kind! So I made it nice and papery for you!!

Anyway - here's my entry:

You will need to go HERE to download it...and of course - a freebie for you:

To get the freebie - please download HERE **download links expired**

Thanks for stopping by!! Let me know what you think!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Next Designer Contest - Round 2

Well...I made it to Round 2!! Very excited, I must say! you will see, this is not my normal packaging - but that was part of the challenge. I really like how this kit came out - we were given a theme and title, both of which are SUMMER AFTERNOON. We had to use the packaging provided and they didn't leave us a spot to put the kit name and basically told us to be creative - so I was!

So - here's my entry:

And of course, I have a freebie for you:

You will need to go to the Studio gallery HERE **download links expired** to get the kit and you can click HERE **download links expired** for the entry.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your support!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Dream Big and a FREEBIE!!

Hi everybody!

As you will see below, I have been doing a bunch of design stuff, but I am still on some Creative Teams as well! One of my newest ones is DREAM BIG DESIGNS and let me tell you, Cheri's designs are AWESOME!!

First, let me show you the layouts I have done with her designs...this first one uses her SUCH A SMARTY PANTS kit, which can be found HERE:

This next one uses the Scrap Matters Mix A Kit items - DANDELION DREAMS. Here are the links for the PAPERS, ELEMENTS, GRAFFITI and ALPHA

And last but not least, here is your FREEBIE!! It uses her Bike & Trike kit, which was also a Mix A Kit at ScrapMatters. Here are the links for her pieces: PATTERNED PAPERS, ELEMENTS, GRAFFITI and SOLID GRUNGY PAPERS.

Click on the image for the download!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Next Designer Contest

Okay - I think I am hooked!! I am loving design contests - I think it's because it gives me a specific focus - takes out some of the thought process so certain decisions are made for me and I can just go and design!

I decided to try the Next Designer Contest over at theStudio! So, for the first challenge, we were given a palette to work with and the theme was Daybreak. I opted for that "get in the caffeine while sitting on the patio overlooking my garden type feel". After all - daybreak is when the sun comes up...everybody needs that coffee first!!

So, here's my contest entry - you need to go over to theStudio forum/gallery to pick it up. AND - there's a freebie add on below my contest entry!!! Click on the image and it will take you over to theStudio!

And here's the freebie....there's 5 additional papers, 4 elements and an alpha!! (the alpha includes uppers, lowers, numbers and some symbols)

To download the freebie, you can click the image or CLICK HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!! ENJOY!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Designer's Apprentice - Challenge #5

This is the last Designer's Apprentice challenge - I am actually sorry to say - I have enjoyed the contest immensely!! I would like to once again thank Sara of DSA for hosting the challenge - she was very organized and had this contest running smoothly!! And I would like to thank my mentor once again - who I believe has requested to remain anonymous, but was tremendous help! So if you read this - THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Onto the goodies!!

Here is this week's entry - we had to make 10 elements, only 5 could use CU and 4 had to be basic, and 6 layered. There were some other details, but that's the basic challenge. (there are over 20 elements here and 2 lowercase alphabets!)

You need to run over to DSA to get the elements. You can get it HERE or click the picture above. Either will send you over to DSA.

And here is your freebie:


Again, you can click HERE or on the picture to download it! I hope you enjoy it, because I had a lot of fun making it!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Designer's Apprentice - Challenge #4

Hi everybody!! Another challenge for the Designer Apprentice contest!! I am having fun and learning SOOOOO much! Win or lose - it was totally worth it for the experience!!

This week's challenge was:
  • Make 10 papers
  • 3 solids
  • 7 patterns
  • 3 patterns can use CU patterns, but had to be modified
  • the other 4 patterns couldn't use any CU patterns - had to be my own patterns
  • it had to be a stand alone paper packet - so I couldn't use the same pallet I had been using so far in the contest (and I was hoping everybody would get a mega kit! LOL)

So - here is my entry:

You must go over to the DigiScrap Addicts gallery to grab it! You can get it HERE.

And yes - I made you a freebie! Not totally sure this alpha will match the "theme" of the kit, but colorwise it does, so I hope you like it anyway!


You can grab the freebie HERE or by clicking on the image above.

And that's it for today - there's ONE more designer's apprentice challenge! Can't wait to find out what it is!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Designer's Apprentice - Challenge 3

Hello everybody! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog!! Challenge 3 for Designer's Apprentice was to make 3, yes I said THREE, alphabets that coordinate with the Mini Kit from Challenge 1. Now, I also made matching papers for Challenge 2, so if you have been collecting all the pieces, you will have a MEGA kit by the time we're done! (I think anyway...LOL)

Here's the preview for the three of them...keep scrolling and you will see the individual previews.

Love this orange one - just a bit of shine and made from one the papers in my matching Paper Pack.

White Denim - universal and should show up nicely against your layouts!! I think you will reach for this one again and again.

My personal favorite!! This is two unicase alphabets. The blue set has the flowers attached already. The khaki set does not, but I have included two matching flowers should you want to make them flowered!!

So head on over to DSA and you can pick these up HERE.

I also made an extra for those of you to take the time to come to my blog. You can get the freebie by clicking on the picture or CLICK HERE.



This one is just lowercase and kind of looks like felt - which I thought was great with the denim.

So be sure to run over to Digiscrap Addicts to get the first three!!

P.S. Just in case you didn't get the kit and paper pack yet, you can find the kit HERE and the paper pack HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!! ENJOY!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Designer's Apprentice

Not sure how many of you know this - but I have been participating in the Designer's Apprentice contest over at DigiScrap Addicts!! I am really enjoying myself and learning a LOT!!!

Here's what has gone on so far...

Challenge 1 was to create a mini kit. I had to extract two items to use as elements. The two items I extracted were the denim pockets. If you go HERE, you can download the kit. Here's the preview:

Challenge 2 was to create a mini pack of papers, without using Commercial Use textures. Here is what I came up with:

You can download the Paper Add On HERE.

Last, I actually created an extra paper - I got a little carried away. You can have the extra paper and you can download this 7th paper HERE.



And that's all for today! I will continue to direct you to my entries as the contest continues!! And please - let me know you've been here! I would love to know what you think of my designs!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

kaBoks CT Call

and in case you can't read/enlarge that....

What we are looking for:
- digital crafters (scrapbooking, art journals....)
- card makers (both traditional, hybrid and digital)
- scrapbookers (both traditional, hybrid and digital)

We are also looking for 1-3 traditional crafters with no or little experience in hybrid/digital craft. These crafters will be documenting their “journey” into a new world using blog posts, tutorials and videos.

We would also like to get applications to a CT manager position.

The team members will be required to:
- create a minimum of 4 projects every month uploaded to the kaBoks blog and private blog (Subject to change depending on number of members)
- host contests/challenges on the kaBoks blog (No. of
challenges depends on number of members)
- create tutorials or videos of projects/techniques (two
projects during the 6 month period, this could be a tutorial on one of the required projects)
- create blog posts featuring techniques /inspiration/
- participate in challenges
- promote kaBoks and the designers on their blog and elsewhere
- upload creations to our public gallery

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Link to your blog
  • List of forums and galleries that you frequent
  • List of current Design/Creative Team positions (Team experience is not required)
  • Tell us why you want to join.

About kaBoks....

kaBoks is a new online store with digital/hybrid products. The Grand Opening is on the 30th of September, and by that time we will be needing quite a few crafters on our creative team.

the kaBoks philosophy:
The whole idea behind kaBoks is that anything is allowed. We want to break down the lines between the different types of scrapbooking. kaBoks will be a store that will create a bridge between traditional and digital scrapbooking. We also want to offer a wide range of products that will target different religions, ethnicities and languages. We ´ll also be adding a special department in our store called "kiddy scrap". I think it will be fun for all of us to be able to play with some less "serious" products aimed at crafting for kids!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Blog Train

If you're here for the blog train, you've come to the right place!! Here's my portion:

You should have come from HERE

And you're headed HERE...


You can click HERE or the image to download!!

Thanks for stopping by!! For the record - you are at Stop #35 out of 100!! CHOO CHOO!!!
If you lose your way - you can stop by at the BlogTrain Blog and get the entire list!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Grab Bag from the Queen

Melissa has an awesome Grab Bag coming out today!! It's a collab between her and Nikki Epperson! I have practically used every template Melissa made for this bag - as you will see below.

This first one uses UP by Studio Rosey Posey - I loved this kit - the beautiful greys with the pops of color!!

Kit by Amanda Heimann & Meghan Mullens
Kit by Melissa Bennett

Kit by Amanda Heimann & Meghan Mullens

Kit by Lauren Grier

Kit by Captivated Visions - It's About Us

As always - thanks for stopping by! Make sure you run by Melissa's Store at The DigiChick and grab this grab bag (no pun intended)! You'll regret it if you don't!