Dec 28, 2008


Well I got my book that I won and am LOVING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I highly recommend it to anyone newbie to advanced it has so much! I have some great inspiration in there and am ready to get cracking!! Thanks Susan for this great book!!

Lets all eat Cupcakes!! I made a little ATC enjoy!! All images PID

Dec 21, 2008

And the winner is.......

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway!!

The winner is .......
Janet from BeadyJan

And I had a runner up because, well because I can LOL!

The runner up is Sally from Imagine This

Please email me your snail mail so I can send out your gift!! Click on the email me on the left with your snail mail!!!

Dec 16, 2008

Would you believe?????

If I told you I won a contest of 174 people....... I am truly inspired by Susan her blog is sensational how she documents the little things in life. I wish I had the strength/agility to do that.....

Well today I did try and my camera went poop with a dead battery so now it sits and charges while I sit and wait for the red light to turn green!!!

Dec 15, 2008

Happy Blogoversary!!!


Well this is it 4 years later!! I Cannot believe I have had a blog for 4 yrs!! Where has the time gone? It seems like a few days ago I was learning how to even type to it and type daily. I then realized there was no need to blog daily. So I decided to blog without obligation.

Now for the reason you are all here... my Blogoversary Giveaway! Like any Blog Anniversary there is always a Giveaway!

What I am giving away is all the sheets needed to make these Valentines ATCs!!

bemine loveCupidThese collage sheets come from Paper Imagery Designs my shop. These are not up for sale yet they are new releases for January 1st so you will get them first before anyone else! You will get: Cupcakes, Hearts, Vignettes, ATC Backgrounds, Rosia, Roses and more.....

So how do you win?? Simple leave me a comment between now and December 20th and tell me which is your favorite ATC. You can enter up to once a day and come back tomorrow and enter again. Celebrate with me!!!! Post on your blog with a link to mine let me know by leaving a comment and I will enter your name again!!! So you can enter daily plus one more with a blog post! Sound Good??

Thanks for stopping by on my BLOGOVERSARY!!

Dec 14, 2008

Lani Kents open house

Stop by and check it out and get yourself some hot cider... YUMMY!!

Beautiful ARTwork she has!!

Susan Tuttles NEW AWESOME BOOK!!

This one is on my wish list!!! Susan Tuttles new book is out Exhibition 36: Mixed-Media Demonstrations + Explorations you must buy this book...


If your feeling the luck then you can enter her drawing.....


Get over there before the giveaway winner is announced on Dec 16

Dec 11, 2008

Christmas ATCs

Nothing gets you in the mood with out making some Christmas ATCs. Last night instead of cleaning my ART area I found some goodies and decided to make ART! I came up with 4 ATCs using some Collage Sheets from PID.

My first Angel ATC uses images from Christmas Vignettes 410 and Christmas Music ATC Backgrounds. I added some stickles all thou it does not show well but if you know me you know I love Glitter! I distressed the background with aged mahogany distress ink by Tim Holtz. Torn paper from K&Company distressed with vintage photo and outlined with a gold krylon pen.


This next Angel ATC is from another collage sheet Christmas Angels and Christmas Vignettes. Some background paper from K&Company more stickles and a silver krylon pen.


My Santa ATC uses images from sheet Christmas Vignettes and Christmas Music ATCs. I also added some gold Dresden trim, stickles and Holiday Shop Rub On's. The background is distressed with Pine Needle distress Ink and a touch of vintage photo.


Last but never least "This Christmas Tide" atc uses the same Christmas Music ATCs as the others Christmas Vignettes more stickles and distress inks and of course blue Dresden Trim.


Thanks for stopping by...

Dec 9, 2008

6 More Days

Untill my BLOGAVERSARY!!!!!!

Dec 6, 2008

Stop by in 8 Days for My anniversary GIVEAWAY!!!

Thats right in 8 Days is my 4th Blog Anniversary!! WooHoo!!! Party time don't forget to stop by!

Nov 10, 2008

Its Here!!!

Well its official here in Western NY all thou I am not WNY I am Southern WNY and we get the MOST ALL the time and now it is here..... These are from my back window so pretty but so messy and sloppy!! So pretty yet so dang cold!! So pretty yet I hate to travel in it... Time to find the boots....

Nov 4, 2008

Christmas ATCs

I had a chance to make some ART its been a while and feels nice!! So I made some Christmas ATCs yes it is so close to Christmas can you believe it??

All images Paper Imagery Designs

German Scrap from Paper Imagery Designs

ATC Backgrounds Paper Imagery Designs


Nov 3, 2008

Buy One Get One Free

Back by popular demand we are having our BOGO sale. Buy one sheet and get one free of equal or lesser value. This applies to our transparencies also…buy one transparency and get one free!

First time ever offered a Buy One Get one Free on our Kits!

We have holiday card making kits, ornament kits, even kits featuring Stampington Stamps that will be included in your kit!

We have the best Designers in the world and they have been coming up with spectacular ideas!!

There will be more kits available in the next couple of days…Sale is on till Nov. 15th so get your Christmas cards and presents ready for your friends and family!

Remember to put in the comment section your free sheets and make sure that you mark them as matte or cardstock. Also when purchasing your kits put your free kit of equal or lesser value in the comment section. If you have any questions email us at:

Sep 26, 2008

Mother Daughter Gone Crazy Sale!!!

There has been so much going on in the world and to make things a little bit better for our art friends we are having the SALE OF THE CENTURY!!!! The Mother Daughter gone crazy sale!

Until October 3rd 2008 we are offering 3 for the price of one! That's right! You buy one and get TWO free!! That makes our sheets $1.33 each! WOW!!! WE HAVE GONE CRAZY!!!!

This offer is good only on our matte or card stock finish collage sheets. NO TRANSPARENCIES at this price (we are not that crazy!!!!). You MUST place your free sheets in the comment section of your order. Due to the overwhelming demand we will not be able to correct it. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN YOU MARK YOUR FREE SHEETS!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS FOR THIS SALE!

Click here to view our collage sheets!

Sep 22, 2008

Bird House

I made this bird house for a friend!! Thanks for looking!

Sep 15, 2008

Ike's leftovers came to visit me!!

We had a little visit from Ike's leftovers in my area. I live in NY and we are known for Snow storms and blizzards. But when there is a hurricane anywhere we usually get the after storm and its awful. We had a high winds warning in effect with winds up to 80 mph. At the school here they have a weather station and they reported in with 100mph winds. I went outside around 10:30pm and the wind literally took my breathe away. My husband thinks he is invincible and when he heard more trees cracking and a small one fall he said "oh sh**" and ran! LOL! These were taken in my backyard this am. This first picture is the base of a tree ripped out by the roots right from under the fence between my yard and my neighbors. We put the wood there so the fence did not fall over.

Here is a tree ripped in half or snapped in half.

This tree is supposed to be in my yard. The roots are in my yard and they got ripped out completely. Amazing my basketball net is still there. This tree or the roots used to under my kids playhouse my DH built 5 yrs ago. You will see how close in another picture.

Another tree ripped out by roots in my yard.

This first picture is the branch that landed where my truck usually is. DH moved them last nite to avoid damage. Its a good thing it would have been in my windshield. We have moved it out back away from my back door.

The next pic is the tree that is by the fence, its a big tree and it missed my swing set by only a couple feet. That pic coming soon.

Here is the top of the tree and look how close it is to the kids swing set... Missed by about 2 or 3 feet. AMAZING!!

This picture is of the HUGE tree that hit my garage. The roots of this tree are 2 houses down and it still hits the garage. Thats how tall this tree was. I don;t see any damage to my garage but I won't open it to find out. With my luck the whole will come crashing down. This is the tree that fell from my yard and landed in the neighbors yard.

Here is the tree that was under the play house. Lifted right out from under and did not even move the house. I would have been so upset if it ruined that house. DH built that 5 yrs ago in a snow storm. The kids wait for the bus in freezing cold weather so he made them a house to stand in. We now use it as a playhouse outside for them. And here is my little peanut Maria standing by the big tree. She's almost 2 and this root is huge next to her.

A closer look at the roots of this sucker, and really how close and amazing this is.

Last pic is of the swing set and the tree that almost hit it.

I have to say I will live with Blizzards and freezing cold temperatures ANY DAY!! I could not sleep last nite. DH was worried about another tree that could fall down and it is right next to my house. No thanks to living in Hurricane areas. I could not even imagine possibly loosing everything and having to rebuild all the time. I hate the cold but definitely prefer it.

I am positive we had a tornado here. We get them quite frequently when there is a hurricane somewhere else. There is a path in my yard that started the next block over and its open where all the trees came down or twisted. It ended in my yard, so it must have lost its force. Out of all my neighbors mine is the only one with 5 trees down. The rest have NONE!! The other trees are behind my house....

Sep 6, 2008

New Halloween ATCs

I had lots of time to play today!! I made some Halloween ATCs. Boo ATC uses the new background paper and image from Paper Imagery Designs
All other elements are from PIDs Halloween Goody Bag.

Ghoul Friends ATC is made from PIDs New Halloween Collection and Goody Bag.

Spooktacular ATC is also made from Paper Imagery Designs Halloween Collection. I love the way the background pops out so nice and bright.


Sep 1, 2008

Bogo Sale for the Month of September!!!

Bogo Sale for the Month of September!!!

It's time to get ready for a spooky Halloween and to help you create your Halloween art we are having a BOGO sale on our very popular Halloween sheets! We have 16 to choose from! So buy one get one free~ Buy 5 get 5 free of your choice! Click here to see them all and the other Halloween goodies we have to offer!

Just add your BOGO sheets in the comment section of your order. Letting us know which ones you would like. This offer applies to all matte sheets that we sell. Offer does not include transparencies or any other products on our site.

Have a spooky Halloween!

Aug 4, 2008

PID Weekly Challenge!

This week at PID Yahoo the theme is to use your Favorite Image so I chose Sarah

This was to be my Somerset BW piece but I never got it on time!! :( O well TFL!!

Jul 27, 2008

Sad Story Ebay Auction

I have had to list some items on ebay please take a look!!!

Jun 23, 2008

Floral Challenge @ PID and a CONTEST!!!

Paper Imagery Designs challenges are great!! For these challenegs you need to use a PID image and post your art using the theme given. There is usually a freebie image posted for some to use but you must be a part of the yahoo group to play. SO many people are playing now I can't get over it!!
Here is my Floral Challenge piece. I used Nia from PID along with the bird and German stickers. TFL!!

To Play along you need to join the Yahoo group and start creating!!!

July 1, 2008 will begin our Official Grand Opening MONTH!

We have many many prizes that will be given away. These prizes are not only collage sheets but other products that we have received. The drawings of these prizes will be randomly drawn from our membership through out the month of JULY. These prizes are only for the members of the PAPER IMAGERY DESIGNS YAHOO GROUP. Estimated value of the prizes is over $300.00 (could grow even more)!!! The prize packages will be a minimum of $30 (maybe more)
each to spread to many members of our group and you can only win once!

BUT>>>>>>FIRST>>>>> You need to join the group to find out how YOU can win!! Once you join refer someone to the group your name then gets placed in another drawing for referring the most people!!

Jun 16, 2008

Polka Dot Challenge @ PID

This weeks challenge was to use some sort of Polka Dot Halo in your art work. I used Sweet Elizabeth from Paper Imagery Designs along with German scrap flowers and gold decor from Paper Imagery Designs. My halos were made using paint and dabbing around her head. TFL!!

Jun 9, 2008

Girl Challenge @ Paper Imagery Designs

Last weeks challenge was girls! Here is my contribution to this challenge! Image is from Paper Imagery Designs using Juanita!

Jun 8, 2008

Digital Downloads

Somerset Studio has a call for art and the theme is “Black and White”
for the January 09 issue which is due to them by August 15th, 2008.

You can digitally download our “Digital Stamps” for $2.00 each so you
can submit for this call. If your art work is published in this issue
we will send you a $25 gift certificate to use as you please at our
site. Paper Imagery Designs MUST be noted in the magazine. What are you waiting for now is the time to submit!!!

May 28, 2008

New Art!!

I made some ATCs today!! Just having fun playing around!! The first is an ATC using images from Paper Imagery Designs
Some paints and more paints and inks in the background!!

This next ATC is also using images from Paper Imagery Designs Again more paints and inks for the background.
Join our Yahoo for contests and challenges ALL the time!!!

Created By Hand Challenge - Tags

This weeks Created By Hand Challenge in to create Tag Art! I used a hand made tag and splattered some paint, gesso and more paints and inks on the background! All images are from Paper Imagery Designs! TFL!!!

May 27, 2008

PID Now has Yahoo

We have created a new Yahoo group to share your art work using Paper Imagery Designs images. We will be having contests, swaps, freebies and so much more!

Click here to join Paper Imagery Designs Yahoo Group~

May 15, 2008

New things at PID

So many new things happening at PID ... we have a ton more sheets from birds to houses to inches to transparencies!!! Come on over and check them out!! Our DT has created some awesome work for you to drool over. Dont miss the BOGO sale!!

May 2, 2008

PID Announcements

Well its official we have finally chosen the new design team... check them out Design Team

While you are there you may want to pick up the latest copy of Altered Arts Magazine our very own Lori is on the cover and would be more then happy to sign your copy for you!!

Apr 23, 2008

Paper Imagery Designs Design Team Search

Paper Imagery Design was created from the heart. We are the combination of a dynamic mother-daughter team and have created images for use in your art work. Whether it is for ATC’s, altered books, collage, creating keepsake cards, or mixed media you certainly will be delighted to use our images.

Paper Imagery Designs is looking for a couple of Designers.

We are looking for dedicated designers that love to make keepsake cards, ATC's altered books, 4x4's and enjoy doing altered projects. If you would like to be considered for our design team please send us an e-mail to with the requested information below:

2 ATC's

2 cards

and 2 current altered projects

*Please no larger then 500kb. If so then please do send 2 emails otherwise we may not get them.*

Full name and contact information.
Links to any current online galleries, resumes and or blog galleries
List of current design teams that you may be on.
Short bio of yourself and why you would like to be a part of our team.

Please send submissions to us by May 1st and designers will be notified no later then May 3rd.

Paper Imagery Design design team members will be expected to:
Create projects with our current and future product lines.
Write up directions for your art work.
Commit 6 months of your time to PID.
Submit projects for publication and to our online site gallery.
Promote Paper Imagery Designs and company products by posting your projects on online galleries and blogs.

In return for your time and work:
You will receive monthly packages of products from us
Your photo and bio on our website

Please visit our blog for more info and a sneak peak

We can’t wait to see you submissions. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail us at:

Applications will only be accepted by the above email addy.

Paper Imagery Designs
Melissa & Lori

Mar 29, 2008

New Collage Images

I made some ATC today from a new set of collage images coming out soon... They are from a new company called Paper Imagery Designs...

The first image is from a collage sheet called Lila she is such a doll...

This next image is from a sheet called Bella I love the way this image itself has that aged look to it.

Thanks for looking!!!

Mar 1, 2008

St Patricks Day ATCs

Well I had time to play today!! I decided to make some St Patty's Day ATCs. I don't normally do holiday stuff esp Leprechaun day ... so this is a first for me. Any who this first one has an image from Altered Pages. O and the crown is also an AP image. Just because it doesn't say Happy St Pats day doesn't mean it cant be used. :p

These next too are from Inka I have noticed I don't do a lot of boy art so I did too for Green Day.

Something I have to share! I had a really nice email today something I really wasn't expecting at all. An artist friend of mine said she is inspired by my design. She loves the fact that I have a mixture of vintage and bright colors. She said I'm not afraid to use those colors together and work out of the color palette. Every time she goes to my blog she has no idea what to expect and is inspired each time.

I almost died laughing. Considering I have no clue what the color palette is supposed to do. I am AFRAID to use the colors together that are "supposed" to go together. In fact I have no clue as to which color goes with what. Anyway just thought I would share this with you all!

Is there anyone else out there that has no clue what that color palette is for? In the artists world do we really use the color palette? Isn't it just supposed to be let it flow or go where your muse takes you. I don't know I just make what I make and never really thought about color. Thanks for your email my friend!