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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Here we are - Day 6 of my Week of Giveaways to celebrate 1000 followers. Today's blog candy is a real doozy, so you're gonna have to do a tiny bit of work for this one. (See details below.)



The blog candy for today is my all-time favorite paper pack with a few embellishments to go with it. This is Stampin' Up's "Parisian Breeze" patterned cardstock, and it is the most gorgeous paper ever! It's a heavy, coverweight cardstock with texture, and there are 6 different double-sided papers, 2 sheets of each. This stunning paper actually retired last year, which was completely tragic. And sadly, I fell in love with it right before it retired, so I wasn't able to buy up very much of it. In fact, I went on ebay to buy a few over-priced packs just because it made me feel all warm and fuzzy and secure inside. Is that strange? I'm also including 1 yard of the matching (also retired) ribbon, 6 matching buttons, 4 brads, and 3 sheets of matching solid cardstock (the Baja Breeze blue is retired). And below, I will show you a picture of the layout I designed with this paper so you can get an idea what to do with it.

















To enter to win this blog candy, here's what you've gotta do...


1. Make sure you're a follower of my blog.
2. Go to the Hallmark Scrapbook blog HERE and leave a comment under my Guest Designer post if you haven't already. (You'll see my Cricut meets Tim Holtz project there.)
3. Come back here and leave a comment under this post.



And here is a picture of the layout I designed with this paper pack. You can click on the picture to see it larger. Provo Craft asked me to preview the "A Child's Year" cartridge before it came out, and this was one of the projects I designed. Favorite paper meets favorite cartridge - they were meant to be together! Feel free to scraplift if you win (or even if you don't win!). Be sure to check back again tomorrow for the final day of my Week of Giveaways!!

136 comments:

sledkitten said...

Soo excited about this give away. I loved your sea layout and wonder what paper you had used. What a sweetie pie you are to give away your favorite paper.

Maria said...

What beautiful paper. Oh, the pressure to make a gorgeous layout!! I'm thinking Monterey... :)

MarilynDH said...

Your favorite paper, what a kind gesture to give it away.

scraphag said...

that could easily be my favorite piece of paper too...and I would take such good care of it!
was I the 1000th subscriber this week? I purchased a Christmas Morning set of instructions from you and signed up for email updates

caseytoney at yahoo

RaiderSoonerMom said...

Wow! Monique! I loved this layout the first time I saw it! I love the papers and would love to add them to my collection. I agree it is a shame they discontinued these! Congratulations on a super fun week.
Hugs, Lisa

yvette said...

I can't believe you wanna give away your warm and cosyness and security blanket!! I am sure it will receive a wonderfull and wanted home somewhere else though :)

Love the Lo you made with it, and as of last week I am a proud owner of ACY so I can make all these cute cuts :)

y.koppens@hetnet.nl

Brens Designs said...

I love this layout! The paper is awesome.

paperscissors said...

i do love that cart and this layout tells a story all by itself! the colours and paper look so perfect!

Susan De Crafter said...

This is your first layout I ever saw and what made me a fan of your work. That paper is beautiful.

jennydecuir said...

These papers are just wonderful. Don't you hate it when you discover something wonderful and it gets discontinued. Thank you for sharing with us.

jennydecuir@hotmail.com

Ohhh Snap said...

It is gorgeous paper! Thanks for the chance to win some : ).

Claudia said...

Thank you for your generosity and for sharing your designs

The Scrapping Seahorse said...

I just love this layout. The colors and theme are so perfect together. Great Job!!

Kim. said...

Wow another beautiful prize for someone. That layout is just fantastic, I love the contrast of the colours and it really does work with these 'childs year' elements. Thanks for the giveaway.
Kim xXx

Sandy Davis said...

Beautiful layout. The paper is a great match for this scene!

Marey said...

What a great layout! I love that paper. i just started using some of Stampin' Up paper and love it!!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love, love, love the layout. The paper is absolutely gorgeous. I think they need to bring it back out of retirement!! TFS.

Creative Char said...

I love the layout, and the paper is gorgeous.
craftychick99@yahoo.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh I really really want to win this one...but I I would take any of your awesome give aways...I am already a follower, I already comment on your fabulous book over at hallmark.. and now I am commenting here. GOOD LUCK to everyone.

Lauren said...

This is an AWESOME giveaway! I love this paper and the layout you've created with it. I just ordered A Child's year because of your blog! I don't have any kids, but I have seen how versatile this cartridge can be!

Lauren
Lemphotography@gmail.com

Bobbi said...

This paper is gorgeous and so is your layout. I will definitely be scraplifting whether I win it or not! Thanks for the chance to win it. By any chance would you be including your cricut cheatsheet for this gorgeous layout with this paper prize? Thanks!

Emily said...

I am so excited about this paper and give away. I love love love this layout. I actually have it saved on my computer and used it to show hubby so he would get me ACY cart. Thank you so much!!!!

Emily C

Beth said...

You are giving away your favorite paper? wow..that is very, very generous! How did you bring yourself to do that..lol. I love this layout! I may have to lift this one..too cute!

Sherry said...

This is such a beautiful layout and
I love the paper too.

Dawn said...

Love this paper. I am so in love with ctmh papers/stamps. thanks. I love the LO.

GMP said...

OOooo that paper is awesome! And i love that layout (ACY is one of my favorites too...). Thanks for the giveaways, i LOVE your blog!

-Cassie

Glue Meets Paper at gmail dot com

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

WOW-Amazing giveaway.... Don't include me. She really is giving away her very favorite.

Nicole said...

Love the LO. I am starting to think that I need this cart. I don't have it, but it always produces such beautiful LO and cards! Off to Hallmark...great job again!

IRW Dana said...

Love this layout. I'm actually working on about 4 years of beach pictures from vacations that haven't been scrapped yet. The paper is wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Barbara said...

This is a very beautiful blue and one of my favorites too! Too bad it's retired... however, I heard there is a chance a few colors might come back... let's hope so! :-) I wasn't interested in this cartridge until I saw your kits... now it's on the top of my list! Thanks for showing me it's potential.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful layout...wonderfully soft and will not compete with the pictures.

Debbie
jmeyer1@woh.rr.com

Travel Bug said...

Great paper....it's probably a good thing it's retired, I tend to "collect" paper!

Christi said...

Hope your Easter was relaxing and fun! Miss you!

Christi

4kids4 said...

How generous to part with your favorite papers!! I SO remember this layout...how could one forget??..it was one of the reasons I bought ACY..and it's become one of my fave carts. TFS!!

netters1 said...

This is such a cute layout. One of my favorites.

Camden said...

I do love this LO! and the pp. But wow the work you put into it paid off!! Great work!

Jamie said...

I love that layout! I remember when you first posted it, it is one of the reasons I bought "A Childs Year" cart.

Traci said...

That layout is fabulous!!!

Grammy GG said...

Oh my goodness, I have loved this LO and looked at it so often. I would love to win this paper. Guess what I would use it for? If I win I promise, because it is so special, to use it well. Thanks for the chance to get some of this wonderful paper--it will have a good home. PS Great job at Hallmark this week.

Judie said...

This is such awesome paper! I love the beach layout with it.

ReadyAim said...

I love the layout! I am going to send it to my ex-SIL who is the artist behind "A Child's Year". She even asked for photos of my then 5 year old son doing different things for her inspiration. I know Sharyn will appreciate your beautiful work!
Lisa
cojlisa16@aol.com

Dawn said...

I am loving your giveaway week. I am getting so much inspiration.
Thanks so much for all the chances.
Hugz to you.

nikki said...

OMG! That layout is gorgeous! I will totally scraplift that one if I win this paper. :) I do have so say - you're awfully generous giving away your fav paper! :p

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to get my kit for this! Love the paper...awesome job as always!
~Susan

Monty said...

I so love this paper. Like you I should of bought more. But just maybe I might win this set.

Cynde said...

I need this paper! I'm so behind on scrapping my baby boy and there is such a lack of cute baby boy paper out there (at least in my area). cyndepeterson at gmail dot com

~HappyScrappinMama~ said...

Love the layout you did with the prize papers. I also loved your layouts combining Tim Holtz and Cricut. Thanks for sharing!!!

simplykim419 said...

That paper is gorgeous and really goes well with that layout. I am definitely scraplifting it as I have the perfect pictures to go with it.

Dena Hunter said...

I love that layout I am for sure going to do this for our next beach trip! thank you for the amazing ideas!
paintadream7@yahoo.com

Cricut Critter said...

You just make me want to go and buy this paper ... oh wait is RETIRED! So I hope I win since now you made me want to HAVE IT!

scrapncathy said...

That layout makes me want to go to the beach! So cute. Thanks for sharing..........

Anonymous said...

Oh I need to win this one. You know me Monique, gotta have all your page kits.....
noradickey@hotmail.com

yougottabekidding said...

Soooooooo cute! Great job Monique! I always have a hard time knowing that I won't be able to use a paper again and that makes it harder to tear, cut, cover, etc. And So I just end up with a bunch of pretty paper to stare at and not use. Pathetic of me

Grammy GG said...

Oh my goodness, I have looked at that LO sooo many times. It is a favorite of mine also --both the cart and the paper--they were meant for each other. You can be sure if I win it I will give it a very good home in Oregon and it will be GREATLY enjoyed. Thanks for being willing to part with it and share with us.

Ticketgoddess said...

This is one of my favorite LO!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Bev B

Irma said...

love it!

castaneda.ii@pg.com

Linda said...

This is an exciting giveaway. The beach layout is so cute. Beach layouts are trouble some for me trying to find just the right paper. This one is beautiful. I can't wait to see who is the lucky winner of this fabulous paper packet.
Thank you, thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Cindy said...

Monique, another great give away. Love your layouts. thank you.

Ryan Ann said...

gorgeous layout made with gorgeous paper :D

Anonymous said...

I do sooooo love your layouts

fergie

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [06 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

L8ybug2 said...

That is one of my favorites too. Love your layouts, beautiful! Rita

Anonymous said...

Thanks Monique for the great giveaways! I love that paper and the layout!!
Peggy

DebJoAl said...

Love layout on the beach. Makes me wish I was on a beach!! The papers are gorgeous. They have a timeless look that would be beatutful for any project. Can't believe it has been discontinued

Shannah said...

gorgeous paper and gorgeous LO! :)

Angela said...

Day 6! Love today's give-away too! You are toooooo sweet! (awillmon39@aol.com)

ScrappingStephanie said...

Your layout is beautiful! I don't think it sounds weird that certain paper leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy and secure. It makes me feel the same exact way! LOL...maybe we are both crazy, but who cares! Love your blog:).

Teresa said...

Love your book you did as a guest designer. Love this paper and you are right, it does go good with A Child's Year. Thanks again for the fabulous week of giveaways.

Elina said...

What great paper. I would love to win this!

TeacherMom said...

I remember seeing this layout somewhere and I bookmarked it. Would love to win the paper to actually make it as is!!! Thanks for the chance!!

sleigh said...

Only one more day left :( I still want to do that LO w/the Parisian Paper. I was able to find a few sheets (not the entire collection)from my SU lady here in canada and it would be sooooo great to get the entire collection, including the cardstock :)

Brandy said...

love the layout. great paper.

Debbie said...

I'm a follower, I've been to Hallmark and I love this LO. It has a great beachy feel. Wonderful color choice. thanks for sharing.

islander15 said...

Wow- this couldn't possibly be any cuter! Very creative!

Debbie said...

Left a comment a few moments ago, but forgot to leave my e-mail. debbiebrazzle at ilcp dot org

chriswooten57 said...

so excited to have found your blog. thanks for chance to win this week congrats on your blog growing so fast. wow

please check out my new blog. there are some GIVEAWAYS TOO...my first ever blog i am trying to start up. i am not famous yet, lol

chriswooten57
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway. I particularly love this beach LO.

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Love your layouts!

Deanne

laneyhollo said...

Really great giveaway today, loved your Tim Holtz LO and also this one with the giveaway paper pack. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Carrie's Corner said...

Cute projects over at Hallmark, but I really like this project. I really haven't had much interest in this cartridge but this is making me consider it. You did a great job on this. TFS

Angels Way said...

YES! This is my favorite!! I ahve been looking for this retired paper forever just to do this LO... Oh please let this be the one I win...Thanks Monique

Kreating with KaTy said...

Monique,
Your pages are so cute! You have a great style! Thanks for the giveaways!

KaTy

Denise said...

Would love the giveaway the paper is beautiful....

Denise DuFrene
kricket5@verizon.net

littlen said...

Beautiful papaer. Love your LO. Thanks for sharing.

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

Love this giveaway and loved your layout on HS! You are wonderful, Monique!! Thanks so much for doing this!

Hugs, Joy

flowerdisco said...

Oh, of course I remember that LO. Just beautiful. I never had SU cs. I have to find me a local one...keep forgetting. :(

silly_girl_823 said...

That is very sweet of you to giveaway your favorite pack!! This layout is actually the one that got me hooked on your work, I saw it I believe on the messageboard and have been following you ever since!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Kristie said...

Yep, already had seen the layout on the other blog, great job. Love the little critters! Also love this layout on your blog. The paper looks yummy!

cindyh said...

This looks cute. Are you sure you're willing to give some of it away? :)

Susanstamps said...

GREAT layout. I recently bought A Child Year. I too know the feeling of the security of buying over priced favorite paper on ebay. I have done that 3 times with Rockabilly, my favorite. Looks like yours could be a close second!
Thanks
Susan

Anonymous said...

Cute paper. All great things end. boo woo!
teresab1105 at yahoo dot com

lyingaboutmyage said...

This paper is so gorgeous! Thank you for offering to share with someone! That is so generous of you! I also posted a comment on your Gail gailheinecke @ charter dot net

gabyangel said...

I want to do this one!!!!!! love it!

Laura B said...

I LOVE THIS LAYOUT...OMG the paper is perfect with the theme on this page....I missed out on this paper too somehow so I would love to win this one!!!

justhaveinfun said...

Love the paper and the layout. TFS and the blog candy.

Mick and Em plus 2 boys said...

what cute paper that would be great for many things, thanks for the chance to win it.
Emily
ewenzbauer@msn.com

Judy B. said...

Are you sure you want to give this away? This is one of my favorites off all your layouts. Thanx!

Debbie said...

Great paper set. I would love to have a chance to use it in a design. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

cowbelleru said...

Guess what?? Today's count of followers is 1149. Still growing. That is good news. Love the goodies and the CHA Album posted on Hallmark Scrapbook is awesome.

gailf said...

love the lo thanks for the chance to win.
.gail

**Treefrog** said...

What a BEAUTIFUL layout! Love the colors and I love ACY So glad I have it and now I can't wait to get Nursery Rhymes cart to go with ACY. TFS and it must be very hard to give away your favorite paper!
mccadesmom at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

This LO is GORGEOUS!!! The paper is so pretty! I love the ACY cart, don't have it yet, but I will!!! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent, and look forward to your time over at Hallmark!!!

*hugs* and crafty goodness!

Lisa Sturgill

Lynn Fox said...

Love this layout so much it makes me want to go to the beach and take pictures. So cute.

Mary said...

I love this layout !!!! The paper is absolutely gorgeous and I would love to play with some, lol. Mary M
http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

Shana said...

Wow, glad to find your site. 'everything looks exciting. Thanks for all the info and beautiful layout.

Jet said...

It is beautiful paper...like I said in the post on Hallmark..YOU ARE VERY CREATIVE!! FUN to see your ideas. THANKS!!

Beary Crafty said...

I LUV this layout--Down by the Sea is too cute!!! The colors are great and I luv anything beach-related!!

Bearycrafty007@yahoo.com

Two Chics & a Cricut said...

Super cute! I missed the last few days commenting but I am looking forward to your drawings! Great job!

gocanucksgo said...

Another fantastic giveaway =) That line of paper is gorgeous. Great job on the layouts! Thanks!

Rachel said...

Beautiful papers, Monique! I can't believe you're parting with them ;)
I will treat them well if I win, I promise!
I loved what you did with your layouts over on Hallmark and left you messages both days. Great job! I hope you get special recognition from Tim Holtz! I had the pleasure of taking a class from him and he is an awesome guy♥
((((HUGS))))
~Rachel in Sacramento

Karen V. said...

LOVE the paper too (and the layout is FAB as well)! Keep them coming - U R the BEST! Karen V.

Leeanne C said...

Beautiful paper! It just screams, "make me a beach page!" Thanks for the chance to win.

shari said...

Monique, I would love to be in on this giveaway! I loved the layout you did with it. I left a comment on your layouts at Hallmark. Shari (cricutrookie)

Maria said...

How nice of you to share your favorite paper with us.

bernshwag said...

Very nice paper. I love the color combo!!

TFS,
Candi
bernshwag@yahoo.com

miislucky said...

Thanks for showing so much about a child's first year cart. There is so much I didn't know about and now I think I can buy it.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! I love those colors! They are my favorite combo! Thanks for the chance!

miislucky said...

Great paper!! Your layouts are soooo nice.

Leanne said...

Love this paper! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!!

The Cropping Canuck said...

It's such a pretty pack. You are so generous to give it away.

Dannielle said...

love the paper! thanks for sharing what you do!!! dannielle312@charter.net

MickeyMouse64752001 said...

I just love that paper as well. it is so pretty! It is so nice that you want to share with us:)

mary said...

You do Wonderful layouts! I would love to win. I love ACY.
mks

Cheryl said...

I just LOVE this paper too. When I saw it was from Stampin up I thought "I might just have to give Wendy a call and order some---then I saw that it was retired--BUMMER!" Maybe I will be super LUCKY and win some!
HUGS,
Cheryl B.

kquade said...

So sad it is retired. It is very pretty paper and love the layout you did, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Kathleen said...

Love this paper line - don't you hate that just when you discover something you love, they discontinue it, like lipstick and nail polish colors? Thanks for the chance to win - would love to scraplife and make that seaside layout! TFS

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Nessy said...

Love this giveaway. The baby blue patterned paper is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

nessy124 at gmail dot com

Trisha I said...

Oh, I love this paper, gotta have it!
Trisha Isom

MedicScrapper said...

Beautiful LO !!!

Kari D. said...

Great paper! I don't have that paper! Love it!
Kari D.
daverclan@sbcglobal.net

Nana Jo said...

Love the paper and the layout. Would love to win.

Roxanne24 said...

I LOVE it...I don't know if I am in time---but am thankful I have run across your blog! :)

Melissa said...

This is one of the first layouts of yours that I saw. And, I absolutely loved it! The colors are gorgeous. I love all of your work. Thank you so much for sharing!

Marta said...

Your LO is so beautiful! I saw your work on the cricut mb and how to come here to see more! I am going to sl :)

sassyscraps1@yahoo.com

Edie said...

I was mesmerized by what you can do with paper. Keep up the good work.

Lori (THCEO) said...

Hey Monique!
Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE this layout...I did a total "scraplift" of it and posted to my blog:

http://livingorganizedchaos.blogspot.com/2010/07/total-scraplift-beach-babes-layout.html

Hope you're feeling well...best wishes!

Lori (THCEO)

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The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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