June is Jubilee Month on the Paper Trail

I’m a farm girl…wow, I never thought I’d hear those words roll off my tongue!

Welcome to the Paper Trail for the month of June where we are featuring the Jubilee papers.  If you’ve reached my blog from Amy’s Blog you are on the right path…if you’ve started here that is ok too, just follow the link at the end of the blog and you will sashay over to the next blog.  If you encounter a broken link you can always come back here where I have included a list of all the blogs at the bottom of this post.

 When I spotted the Jubilee papers in the catalog I was thrilled.  I could think of all kinds of things I wanted to use them for including some of my favorite pictures from around the farm (which I’ve ordered from Studio J, but didn’t allow enough time for shipping) which I put in this little chipboard photo album that was cut with the Cricut.

After finishing my Snap Happy mini album a couple of months ago and having the chance to browse through it and relive the special fun I had I decided to make it a priority to capture my memories in little albums.  Believe me I will not stop scrapbooking in my favorite 12 X 12 size – as a matter of fact I have another order of Jubilee paper on it’s way to complete some scrapbook pages of our multiple trips to the county fair.






 The stamp set that I used was an exclusive set that I received when I attended convention in Dallas a few years ago!  It was a fun set to finally get some ink on and fits my farm life perfectly.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop and now you can hop on over to Scrapstories where Connie has some great art waiting for you.

If you get lost along the way you can come back here where you can visit the blogs in order

I’d love to see how you use Jubilee!



Timberline on Paper Trail for May

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop, for the month of May we are featuring the Timberline Paper Packet.   If you’ve hopped her from Karen’s Inky Fingers you are on the right path, but if you’ve started here no worries because we are a circular hop and by following the links you’ll make your way right back where you started.  If you get lost you can always come back here as I’ve added a list at the bottom of our blog hop participants and the order in which we are hopping!

Being a “Princess” I’m not much into the outdoors, but I knew immediately what I would do with the Timberline Papers along with the Crazy Camper My Acrylix stamp set!  For our “honeymoon” my husband took me to his family reunion that was being held in the mountains of Oregon at a campground where we slept in twin beds in a permanently placed trailer!  It was a blast and I even got a t-shirt that said “I Survived the Pierce Family Reunion”.  You’ll recognize that the layout is based loosely on the Timberline WOTG.


Timberline Layout Left


Timberline Layout Right

I wanted to show you a close up of my title…it is from the Crazy Camper Set and of course since I feel it’s all in the details, I added a clear sparkle to the girls left hand!


Another thing I wanted to point out is my hidden journal tag.  I cut it just large enough to fit with the date still able to stick out from under the cute little trailer.  Although I don’t think I’ll ever forget the story of our “honeymoon” it’s important to document the details for the next generation!


Thanks for taking time to stop by, I hope you’ll leave a comment and then follow this link to hop on over to Linda The Paper Taylor


Links to Paper Trail Blog Hop Order

A Return to the Paper Trail with Ariana

After a short break from the Paper Trail to make it through a few busy months, I decided to hop back in with April’s Blog Hop featuring Close to My Heart’s Ariana Paper Packet! If you’ve came from Betsy’s Scrap, Stamp Fever!, you are on the right path, if you’ve started here don’t worry we are a circular hop and if you follow the links you will end up right where you started!

Ariana is a beautiful old fashioned floral that is perfect for so many occasions.  With three exclusive colors, Ariana Gray, Ariana Green and Ariana Coral it was a fun paper to work with.  It was also the first time that I had worked with the Cricut Craft room changing sizes and removing cut outs with the hide contour button.

I have really been concentrating on catching up my scrapbooks and although I’ve done lots of pages of fun activities that Miss H and I have done, I have failed to scrapbook the most exciting day of my life – the day nearly 5 years ago that she made her grand entrance!  So the Ariana Papers inspired me to scrapbook our “Sweet Baby Girl”


I started by picking which photos I wanted from that day and realized I must have been more intent on holding our precious little princess than getting pictures!  I then found a layout pattern from Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2 that I thought would showcase the pictures I had.  I highly recommend both volumes of the Make It From You Heart books, both are full of patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton.



I altered the pattern just a bit by bordering the floral section with one border cut easily with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, cutting the pennant shape and filling in it’s lacy end.  I also chose to add the title area where the pattern indicated an area to journal.


I wanted to give a close up of both a banner and a heart border that were cut in Ariana Green and backed with Ariana Coral.  Although they are different the hearts tie them together and what better way to express the love of a new baby!


The last thing that I’d like to highlight is how important it is to document the details.  I go back and forth between computer and hand-written storytelling.  I finished off the journal card with a pink bow from the Ariana assortment.

I’ll be featuring more artwork with Ariana through out the month, so I hope you’ll come back and visit, but for now please visit Patricia’s Creative Corner – she’s “Down Under” but if you follow the link you can get there in a hop, skip and a jump it will be worth your time as she does some amazing artwork!


Sarita Ends My Time on The Paper Trail

Happy New Year!  This month on the Paper Trail we are featuring the fun geometric patterns of the Sarita Paper Packet.  I love the combination of colors and found the papers easy to coordinate.  If you have reached my blog from Karen’s Inky Fingers welcome…if you are starting here, I hope you’ll continue to follow the links to see how Sarita has been used.

I was inspired by the Cricut Artbooking mini album on page 57 of the 2013 Autumn/Winter and decided to make a card with a similar look.  I grabbed a 5 X 7 card and started layering.  The Artbooking cuts are so much fun.  I see myself using it a lot if for nothing than the torn notebook paper 🙂  I used an arrow from the Artiste stamp set to follow the edge and direct the eye to the word LOVE in the little library card holder.  The Love Life (D1482) stamp set has been one of my favorites for a while and I felt the words happiness and cherish go directly with love.  I also grabbed one of the Charming Chevron (A1150) stamps and it’s coordinating Sparkle Chevron Shapes (Z1909) for a little bling!

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Well, in most cases, paths come to an end and I have decided that my time on the Paper Trail has led me to take a different direction.  I hope that you’ll continue to stop by and check out my artwork…I’m hoping there will be more art to see  if I’m creating things in my own order instead of one that is chosen for me!  Now please head on over to Amy the Pineapple Paper Artist where I’m sure she has once again made something amazing!

May your new year find many minutes of crafting!


Pro Player Meets Paper Trail

Welcome to December on the Paper Trail where we are featuring Close to My Heart’s Pro Player Paper.  When I first heard the name my thoughts went straight to a sports themed paper packet.  I was pleasantly surprised seeing the colors Black, Slate, Pacifica and Ruby featured in a “video game theme” not because I have a gamer in my life, but because I love dark colors!

If you’ve reached me from Betsy’s Stamp Scrap Fever you on the right track and I welcome you!  If you started here just keep following the links at the end of posts and you’ll eventually loop your way right back to where you started.

I’ve really been analyzing my paper crafting and what fulfills my happiness meter and it is definitely card making.  There is nothing better than watching someone open a hand-stamped card and them recognizing the love that went into it.  Don’t get me wrong, I like scrapbooking my family memories, but card making comes much easier for me.

This month I decided to play with some new product that’s been patiently waiting to get used while I start on my birthday card list for 2014.



This card is one of the spinner cards, new in the Autumn Winter Catalog I layered the papers  and  created my own background paper on the bottom with the One Way Borders My Acrylix stamp set.    I sealed the seam with the Red Shimmer Tape – I love this little self adhesive trim which I have in every color!  I embellished with a few pieces from the Pro Player Accessories Kit and added  A Heartfelt Happy Birthday and A Little Gift to each side of the spinner.  All I have left to do is wind it up and stick it in the envelope for a little Happy Birthday Fun!

I appreciate you taking the time to look at my art today and would suggest that you follow the rest of the links on the Paper Trail where you’ll see some amazing art so what are you waiting for Santa?  Head on over to Linda’s The Paper Taylor her work is always sure to please.

The Paper Trail is a Little Frosted in November

November seems like perfect timing to showcase Close to My Heart’s Frosted Paper Packet as the weather turns cold and frosty in the great Pacific Northwest!  If you’ve arrived here from Mary’s The Road to Peace of Mind or Escape you are on the right path…if you’re starting here just following the links will give you many beautiful ideas on using this paper.

The Frosted Paper features 2 exclusive colors – Frosted Grey and Frosted Turquoise along with Champagne and Colonial White.  The Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit introduces Blush and the Card Making Kit introduces Kraft, Olive and Ruby all perfect with the elegant muted colors of the Frosted papers.

My first thought was to use this for Miss H’s first sledding trip, but I really wanted to play with some cards that I might easily recreate for Christmas…it is the first of November after all!


I grabbed my Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 Pattern Book and first picked my patterns. I chose Pattern 25 and 28.  Then I decided I would add a twist and use the Die Cut Cards and Envelope packet that I had been saving for a special occasion (this should really read hording, but I wouldn’t want to admit I have a paper addiction.

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You’ll notice that both cards have been simply decorated with Silver Shimmer Trim (I learned a little trick at the CTMH Album Retreat that if you leave a tail on your shimmer trim it makes it much easier to peel away from the backing) and the first card has two Clear Sparkles.

My complete supply list with a link to purchase these items is at the end of this post.  You can scroll down to start shopping or you can roll on over to Amy The Pineapple Paper Artist to see what treat she has in store for you!


D1554 Christmas Village

M1031 Single Snowflake

X7175B Frosted Paper Packet

Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim

9042 Make It From Your Heart Vol 2

Babycakes is not a Lullabye on the Paper Trail

Welcome to my stop on the Paper Trail where we are featuring the not so traditional Babycakes paper!  If you’ve arrived from Karen’s Inky Fingers you are on the right path, if you’ve started here just follow the links and you’ll soon circle around with more ideas of using this great paper.

Babycakes features Chocolate, Slate, Buttercup and Sunset and coordinates well with Lagoon.  Although the paper is themed baby with it’s cute giraffe motif I have used it with birthday and thank you cards along with a cute layout of my “Wild Thing”.  I love the How To Books because I get a perfect layout EVERY time with very little thought!


For my birthday this year I asked for a membership to the Woodland Park Zoo for Miss H and myself to enjoy.  We were soon on our way to see the baby giraffe that had recently been born.  I will be offering this layout at my October Scrapbook Class and you’ll find the supply list at the bottom of the post, you can visit my business page at www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com to make a purchase.  I hope you’ll be able to join me!

DSCN1727I love an unusual title for my scrapbook pages and usually lean towards a song title!  I cut the title using the Art Philosophy cartridge and used the left over strip for “thing”  I didn’t adjust the letters just cut them and trimmed to size!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my use of Babycakes, now crawl on over to Betsy’s Stamp, Scrap, Fever where I’m sure she has some amazing art to share!

Thanks for stopping by!



  • X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
  • Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
  • Z1753 Brown & Tan Sparkle Assortment
  • Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
  • Z1680 Stars Dimensional Elements *
  • Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
  • C1558 Wild Wonders

* Z1680 Stars DE are included in the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection or as a separate item.

Huntington Welcomes Fall to Paper Trail

What says fall more than the colors of Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Cashmere, Champagne, Cocoa, Desert Sand, Olive and Slate?

Those are the colors that are available in the Huntington papers which are featured this month on the Paper Trail.  Thank you for choosing to take a walk with us if you’ve arrived from Lynn’s blog welcome, if you’re starting here keep following the links and you’ll eventually end up right back where you started with some terrific ideas for this new paper pack in the 2013 Autumn/Winter Close to My Heart Idea Book.

I have been in love with the 5 X 7 hinged display tray since it made it’s appearance in the catalog.  I felt that it was perfect to showcase the Huntington papers with some family photos that we are having our niece take this fall (as soon as the leaves start to turn in western Washington!)


I found the display tray easy to work with and you’ll notice no stamping, but LOTS of embellishments.






I will be hosting a workshop in October to make your own display tray that you could give as a gift or keep for yourself, so be sure to stay tuned for more information.

Please continue your journey to Betsy’s page where you’ll see more fantastic artwork.

Supply List*

Z1838 Hinged Display Tray

X7174B Huntington Paper Packet

Z1881 Huntington Assortment

X7174C Huntington My Stickease

Z1837 Wooden Mini Medley

Z1786 Antiqued Gold Mini Medley

Z1753 Brown and Tan Sparkles

Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim

Z1765 Arbor Wooden Shapes (retired)

*clicking on the products in my supply list will direct you to my online business address where you can purchase the items to make your own display tray.

Laughing Lola Strikes Pose on Paper Trail

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop where Laughing Lola has taken center stage to kick off the release of the new Autumn/Winter Close to My Heart Idea Book & Catalog.  If you are hopping here from Karen’s Inky Fingers, welcome…if you are starting here don’t worry we are a circular hop and if you follow the links you will eventually end up right where you started.

Lola was my maternal grandma’s name and I think I fell in love with the paper as soon as I read the name.  It actually is a paper with all my favorite colors and I found myself admiring it and not wanting to cut the beautiful papers.


I finally decided that I would make smaller cards (4 1/2 X 4 1/2) because that would allow me to play more with the paper.  I chose to use my newest favorite stamp set Paisley Perfect (C1556) and hand color with a blender pen one of the large paisley flairs.  The sentiment seems to fit me perfectly…a touch of class and a lot of sass!


I also wanted to showcase the new “M” size stamps in the catalog.  I love these eight mini stamps and have so many fun ideas for them.  The A True Thank You (M1029) was stamped in black ink and then colored with lagoon ink using the blender pen.  I am having a special on these stamps during the month of August so check out my Facebook Page   to learn more.


My final card is one of a set of monogrammed stationery for a very special lady in my life, my mother in law.  I purchased the “V” stamp – also a mini and priced at just $2.95 I find it to be a fun gift to include with a set of cards.


I hope you’ve enjoyed your walk down the Paper Trail and now you can hop on over to Field’s Finery to see what Lynne has in for you!

I hope you’ll come back in a few weeks and check out my 1,2,3 Craft! page…I’m pretty sure that I’ll still be playing with Lola!

Surf’s Up on the Paper Trail

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop where the hot summer colors of Surf’s Up take center stage.  If you’ve ridden the wave from Connie’s Scraps & Stories thanks for not bailing, if you’ve just put on your board shorts and started here not a problem, just follow the links and you’ll do a 360 and make your way right back where you started seeing some great artwork along the way!

Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Ponderosa Pine and Sorbet and joined with the exclusive colors of Surf’s Up Gold and Surf’s Up Teal for some beautiful papers.  These papers and the fun Surf’s Up Embellishments work perfect for any summertime activity.




 I recently redid my craft area and wanted a fun banner to display what I do best “DREAM” above my stamping/scrapping desk.  I used the recently retired mini banners – (which although the chipboard is retired) the shapes from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge are not.  I added some fun shapes and layered letters cut from Sorbet.  I finished my embellishing by adding Pinwheels from the Surfs Up Collection to each end banner,  Clear Sparkles to each of the letters and a flower flourish from the new Wooden Mini-Medley Assortment.

Now kick on over to The Paper Taylor  where I’m sure Linda has some bitchin’ art for you!