Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hello Friends! New Blog - New Name!

Hi there!  If you are wondering what's going on, I updated my blog and while I was at it, I changed the name too! I needed a change, a BIG one and I decided to go simple. We all have a treasure trove of paper and do so many things with it that I decided to call this little blog of mine just that, My Paper Trove. This way, people aren't actually looking for paper silhouettes, you know the solid black silhouettes of shapes and such?! I will share lots of things on this blog now, not just cards because I actually do so much more with paper than that!

Recently, I have been busy preparing to be a grandma! Yes ma'am, a grandma! I will be called GiGi and I can't wait! My son and his wife are due in early March! Btw, it's a boy and his name is Parker!
I have been making so many things for the new Mom-to-Be! I'll share those in another post and after the baby shower this weekend so I don't spoil any surprises. (p.s. she knows about the shower!)
Enough about all that, I could go on forever talking about this baby!

Let's talk about this sweet card I made. It's been a while since I busted out the Copics, but now I have a ton of time on my hands, I decided to get back to what makes me happy!  I love, love, love Power Poppy stamps and this one especially because I have a deep love for chubby birds (my family just doesn't understand!) I also love patterned paper, so there's three different ones here, but they seem to work pretty good together.

In case you are wondering, this is the Chickadee in Barberry stamp and I added a fave sentiment from the Simply Camellias set. I thought it was appropriate to say Hi to my blog friends and introduce my new blog! I am going to share it over at Power Poppy for their Power and Spark Winter Blooms challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my new blog today! I am planning on keeping it up and getting back to paper crafting on the regular again. Who knows, maybe I'll try to join a DT too! I have plenty of time now and it's a great way to get my groove back.
Cheers to a new year and a new blog!



  1. Pattie this is gorgeous! Your chick looks fabulous with the rich colors. Adore that you cut around the image too... This is fantastic! I like the "new" blog look and name, very cool!
    What a grandma... No way, you look way too young to be a grandma. Congrats! You sound excited and I am sure Parker will be spoiled rotten. :-) Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

  2. Pattie, I added a little note for you over at Splitcoast, but I wanted to tell you that your card just stopped me in my tracks. The color palette, your expert coloring, the layering of pattern and texture, the love (and time!) you put in is just a cardmaking triumph! Yay!!

    1. Thank you so much Marcella! That means so much to me - you have no idea!!!

  3. Pattie this is lovely! That fluffy blue on the little chickadee looks amazing! A beautiful design! Thanks so much for playign along with us at Power Poppy this month! And congrats on your soon to arrive grandson!

  4. Gorgeous, love the coloring


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