Saturday, January 30, 2016

Handmade by YOU

ETA: Kits are sold -- thank you!!

We've got two (2) kits available loaded with everything you'll need to create at least five cards [shown below] plus tons more! These will ship flat-rate U.S. Priority Mail -- and shipping is FREE!

The kit contains Doodlebug Design's Sweet Things 6x6 paper pad, Lawn Fawn's You Turn Me On mini stamp set, Doodlebug Design's 6x12 coordinating cardstock stickers and matte finish enamel dots, buttons, twine, bling and other goodies to dress up your creations! It also contains the cardstock makings (bases, etc.) and envelopes for the five cards -- and of course, color photo-illustrated instructions. All you need to do is let your creativity flow!

Here are the five card samples we've made with the kit:

You'll have plenty of extra products left over in the kit to make lots more cards later. And, they don't have to be Valentine-themed -- this patterned paper is so bright and adorable!

Kits are sold out.

Contact Me with any questions (click on the button in the Menu Bar above)

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Friday, January 29, 2016

In the news...

Well, you may need to get out your magnifying glass, but our own Pat Kato was quoted in CHA's press release this week. Check it out by clicking HERE and read all the way down.

You never know where Paper Made Bakery fans will turn up. And, we're always in the most happening places getting YOU the best crafty finds!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Facing the Facts

Sometimes even I get to TAKE a class and that makes me very happy. Last weekend I had the distinct pleasure of taking a workshop with Dina Wakley...

Here's a group selfie (??) Dina had my camera and this turned out pretty cute, huh? She is funny, talented, and crazy fun! Ooh, don't stop...

Give an artist an iPhone and it's like giving a mouse a cookie! These shots are the perfect lead in to the class...Facing the Facts. Here are a couple super quick (but, my goodness, she's awesome even when she's quick!) faces Dina drew.

And here, my friends, are my renditions. Please remember that this is my very first attempt at faces and my baby steps tiptoeing into mixed media...

Didn't quite get the tilt, just a sort of photo bomb!

Farrah Fawcett's in da' house own worst critic. But, if you can't laugh at yourself... Dina says we should draw 100 faces. I'm on three.

I'm doodling them spontaneously! I think I could like this. Stay tuned!

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hot cha CHA

You've been inundated with photos and updates from CHA, the Craft and Hobby Association's annual trade show and convention...and you've LOVED it, right?

The Paper Made Bakery team made the trek and it was PHEEEEnomenal! Here are some photo highlights to give you an idea of what you can expect from upcoming card making workshops...

Art Impressions had a FUN game...and we WON!!

Just add fairy dust - Lawn Fawn

Who let these guys out?! - Art Impressions

I've got a donut, no worries! - Lawn Fawn

You spin me right round, baby! - Art Impressions

Kristin and I in front of the Convention Center

Tim Hotz and Felicita - he just popped by!

Pat and Tim taking a selfie

Gettin' cheesey with Lori Whitlock at Sizzix

Lunch break - food trucks out front!

We visited loads of booths to check out what's new and awesome -- PLENTY! We didn't stop oohing and aahing for days! Most of the time I was in awe, picking my jaw up off the floor, to take enough photos...sorry.

I placed lots of orders, so look for Echo Park, Simple Stories, Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn, Carta Bella, Pebbles/Jen Hadfield, May Arts Ribbons, Sizzix (galore!), Art Impressions, and more!

You won't want to miss a single upcoming workshop (check the CLASSES tab above for details) so you can play with all this fun stuff, too!

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Fond Farewell

We wrapped up a year-long Graphic 45 Cards & Tags class series at The Making Place in Escondido a couple weeks ago and I thought I'd share some quick photos...

Julie, Sandy, Kathy, Cherie, Billee and Joann
We created some beautiful Christmas cards and tags using the December papers from the Time To Flourish collection.

I've got lots more classes up my sleeve for 2016 -- I hope I'll get to craft with you soon! Be sure to check my CLASSES tab in the menu above for details.

Merry Christmas to you all and thanks for your support and friendship this year...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Scoop

Quick update: if you're in the San Diego area and would like to join the Decorate Your Day planner club, please email me your contact information:

Color of Planner

I will send to you the details: meeting date(s), time, location, access to shared Pinterest board, tools needed, as well as the simple details about this fun new club!

Please click on the CONTACT ME tab above and send me an email.

You can also like our Paper Made Bakery Facebook page.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Planner craze...

...are you in?! Honestly, I was on the fence about this new planner craze. I mean, having an organized planner isn't new, and I do still use a paper calendar to keep track of my days.

Meh, it's utilitarian and does the job. But, it certainly doesn't inspire me.

Now this inspires me!

Carpe Diem line by Simple Stories

Layle Koncar's Planner

Nancy Damiano's Planner

And so, I've jumped on the planner bandwagon! I've been scouring the web for ideas, tips, tricks, hacks, and simply admiring the awesome creativity out there!

I'm in luv with Simple Stories' new planner line called Carpe Diem. Why, you ask? Because the colors and images completely inspire me. The system allows a planner newbie to easily put a simple, but absolutely useful, planner together in no time. The line also allows for as little or as much individual creativity as YOU want to give.

I'm finishing up the details of my new San Diego-based Decorate Your Day planner club. Imagine a super fun book club-type gathering, but our "book" is obviously a whimsical, split-leather A5 planner just waiting to transform into each member's "year in the life of..." At our first meeting we'll introduce and get to know our members, we'll assemble our basic planner, enjoy some delightful treats and spirited conversation -- then embellish and empower the first three months of our planner! We'll meet again quarterly to share tips, ideas and inspiration, as well as continue to build and embellish.

Members will receive the Carpe Diem planner of their choice (platinum, coral, robin's egg blue, aqua, pink or black). Each is lined with black and white polka dotted fabric, with great vertical and secretarial pockets, pen loop, and all the goodies you'll need to get started: A5 tablet, metal charm, foil printed dashboard, 12 monthly dividers, undated monthly spreads, summary pages, and weekly inserts.

At each meeting we'll enjoy all the coordinating Carpe Diem accessories -- creating our own individual planners that will document our lives. This club isn't a paid subscription, but an opportunity to purchase (at a discount) and use the products, receive tips and inspiration, access new products we've found out in "planner world", and enjoy the camaraderie of a group of like-minded planner pals!

If this sounds interesting to you, I welcome your suggestions - leave a comment to share your thoughts on either joining us in person (San Diego area) or...what about a video-chat platform so that our planner pals come from all over?

You'll see more about the Decorate Your Day planner club - I hope you'll join us!

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