Friday, May 15, 2009

My Birthday Sale!

Don't miss out on my birthday sale going on now!~
My birthday is May 18th, so I have a $1.80 or less section here

Sale ends May 18th at 10pm EST

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Birthday Dinner

We took our birthday girl out for a special dinner last night...The Rainforest Cafe!

It was our first time eating there and Annika was delighted with the sparkling Volcano dessert!

Monday, May 4, 2009

I was featured!

The Gals @ paper*cakes finds featured my cupcake tags today & my icecream cups yesterday!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Extended Weekend Special: May 1st-May 5th (ends midnight EST)My daughter's birthday is on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)... this sale is in her honor! Happy 9th Birthday Annika!!

Prices already discounted!♥ 40% OFF Mother's Day Cards ♥ BOGO Ice Cream Cups♥ Peek in the 40% off section

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


My daughter's birthday is on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) Look for an upcoming SALE this weekend in her honor!

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Toledo Zoo field trip

I went with my daughter & her 3rd grade class today to the Toledo Zoo in Ohio. We were going on the 7th originally, but weather in the 30's would have been torture! :) What a difference 10 days makes! Clear blue skies today...the sun out....temp rising to 70 degrees...the animals in rare form, it was the perfect day!

The polar bears were great! I've never seen action like that at our Detroit zoo!

They were diving & splashing...even a little kiss kiss hehehe!Contemplation.....Hmmm...what's for dinner tonight? This gorilla was so funny playing peek-a-boo with Carson! (Too bad the glare was there)

Little Louis smiling for the camera! His 6th birthday is April 26th!
Herbie and Emily in the background! Emily is the mom, but Herbie's got her beat by 1000 pounds ,the zoo worker told me!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

We had a great day yesterday! The day started with a wonderful Easter program at church, reflecting on the people lives christ touched while on earth. After church a wonderful lunch with family & friends. On the menu was ham, potato salad, stuffed cabbage, sweet potatoes, triple bean salad, deviled eggs and yummy desserts.
I had to buy Martha Stewart's new craft book...naturally! Inside is a lovely spring cake with crepe paper snowdrops I knew I had to make for Easter! I didn't have time to find the special phyllo dough the nest called for, so I used chocolate shavings to start with. My 5 yr son then suggested the toffee licorice we bought at IKEA. What a smart little guy :)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What a nice surprise to my gloomy day!

I clicked on this article and much to my delight there was a mention of Paper Treats!

My daughter contracted Fifth's disease at school and yesterday broke out in a full body rash! I didn't even know she had it till the school called yesterday afternoon. It dawned on me that's probably why I was feeling so lousy....she gave it to me! 50% of adults will get it and the symptoms are similar to arthritis! Goodie! :) So sure enough today my knees, wrists and fingers are killing me. Motrin takes the edge off, but I still have flu like feelings. So seeing the Storque article brought a smile!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You're invited to Paper Treats Flicker group

I also wanted to let you know I started a new Flicker group for you to share photos of your fabulous scrapbook pages, greeting cards, gifts and any other project you have created using Paper Treats products! Go to /

I can't wait to see YOUR photos!

Take care my friend!

New additions to our family!

I meant to write about these sweet little ones that were born 3 weeks ago!
We had 6 new babies added to our family!
Butterscotch is the mommy (thankfully) :)
Madeleine with Cocoapuffs the daddy! Awww look at those big feet hehehe!

I love this photo of one buried, but you can see the sweet toes!

This is Annika with Parsley (my favorite)
I can't believe this little one stayed sleepng when I laid her on a bed of cabbage!

Look at that precious little face! Awwwww! sleeping! So sweet!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Paper Treats Welcomes Spring with a Sale!!

Don't miss out! Paper Treats is having a 20% off EVERYTHING sale until March 23!Sale ends 3/23/09 midnight EST.20% will be refunded via Pay Pal, after you make your payment.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring can't come soon enough!

I don't know about you....but I'm longing for Spring! It's a balmy 10 degrees at 9pm here in Michigan! So what can the northerners do but make believe for a little while. These sweet tweets are giving me a dose of springtime.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Attn Susan K

Can you e-mail me your name and address, so I can send your prize.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We have 3 winners!

Annika picked the OWL winner..........Monique!
Carson picked the FELT frame winner.........Susan K!
Madeleine picked the Suprise BOX........Judy!

Congratulations to all 3 of you!! And thanks everyone for playing!

I will be doing more giveaways in the near future!
Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don't miss out!

Hope you're all having a great day!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Grand prize giveaway today!

Thanks to all of you who have been hangin' with me today! I have saved the best for last...of course! The grand finale is a surprise prize! Whoever wins this will be the 1st to see what's inside! All I can tell you is good things come in small diamonds I'm afraid! This sweet mini lunch box is packed with lots of Paper Treat goodness! You have my permission to ush & gush....and let everyone else know what they missed out on! teeheehee!

I'll have my 3 kiddos pick the 3 winners tomorrow after school! They LOVE doing that!
Last weeks winner of the paper posies was...........Noah's Mimi! Congratulations!

Maybe you have seen the felt squares in my store. I promised to upload this project several weeks ago......Well that's finally getting done :)
The second prize in today's giveaway is a felt frame kit! I have provided a tutorial below. You'll need an exacto type knife & hot glue gun. You could also use another glue, but I like the quick results with the hot glue! Although I don't have my cutting mat pictured, I did use one!

You can cut the entire inside of the felt square or leave a few of the curly cues behind, like I did with the yellow square. Cut the flowers apart to further embellish. I used the green flower as leaves.

Recycle those cereal boxes and use a 3.5 in square for the backing. I rounded the corners with my scissor. The photo needs to be slightly smaller, so I made it 3.25".

Use your hot glue gun along 3 of the sides. The top is open so you can slide in your photo.

Add a small amount of glue to your flowers. The mauve frame has 1 flower left in 2 corners, that I did not cut out. I used those to build upon with the other flowers. You can use a nice sharp scissor to cut leaves and pieces of the flowers.

Here is your little kit to make the 4 frames pictured. I have included ribbon and a few little flowers. 2 of the frames can be hung and 2 can go on the fridge. Just hot glue a magnet!

I promised not 1 but 3 prizes today! I'm going to do this in instalments. So you'll have to come back later to see the 2nd and 3rd prizes.
For the 1st prize, I have designed a trio of one-of-a-kind owls that are super cute! Here we have Ollie, Molly and Fred! hehehe! They would be adorable on a scrapbook page or a greeting card. They can be used as gift tags too! So the winner can let me know if she'd like string attached! They measure about 4"x5" each!

I'm also giving away this precious felt bag with 4 mini cards! CUTE CUTE!!

Have you been bitten by the OWL bug?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Grand prize will be next Tueday!

Popping in for a really quick update.......Madeleine, my 10 year old....doing much better, Annika, my 8 year old.....doing a little better...still has a deep bronchial cough, and Carson ....the little trouper....had me worried! I have never seen any of my children gasping for air like that! He's on antibiotics , so that's doing it's thing. God is good! Thanks for your notes of encouragement!

Next Tuesday I'll resume with the grand prize! There will actually be 3 prizes !!!!! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! So you have a few days to spread the word and tell your friends to stop by!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Giveaway Day 10 POSTPONED

Oh dear...My poor little Carson has a stomach bug and can hardly breathe. My hubby's taking him to the Dr. My 2 girls are sick too! Annika has bronchial coughing and a fever, and Madeleine came home from school with a fever.

I'm sorry...I'm going to postpone yesterday's winner & today's prize.
Gotta run & take care of my kiddos!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Giveaway Day 9

Today's giveaway is a BIG pile of adorable Paper posies! Very 3 Dimensional and whimsical! Notice the glitter embossing! Use these for your scrapbooks, greeting cards, book marks ,frames & tags! Come back tomorrow for the LAST day of the giveaway......The Grand Prize!!

Carson picked the Citrus tags winner.............Congratulations to Sammye Jo! I know many of you have stopped by my shop...and thank-you for that! I would love to hear what new things you'd like to see me design!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Giveaway Day 8

We went to church and then out to eat with some friends, so getting a late start with this one.
Today's giveaway are these sour citrus tags! I just love this new paper I picked up! Fun and glittery!

Madeleine picked yesterdays winner........Congratulations to So sweet by design!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Giveaway Day 7

It sure feels like SPRING today in southern Michigan! I LOVE it!! Sooooooooo I thought I'd put together another crafty kit with Springy Butterflies! This kit has a chipboard book, yummy glittery papers, pile of colorful buttons, prima flowers and butterflies, fun ribbons to tie on to the ring. Notice the tiny ladybug clothespins and the lovely butterfly charm with swarovski crystal! You can click on the photo for a closer look!
Yes this CAN be yours..........just tell me what you're doing today! Hopefully you're getting out a bit and enjoying the weather!

My daughter Annika picked yesterdays's Claudia! Congratulations!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Giveaway Day 6

OK>>>>finally getting pics of today's GOODIES!!! Yea! Today's giveaway is a set of 3 cards for 3 occasions: Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day and an Any Day card (could be Valentines , Birthday...whatever!

This 1st card is based on my super popular tags "Love Grows"

I added lots of glitter to this Happy St. Patty's Day card!
This is very 3-dimensional, sparkly and LARGE in person! 9 inches tall! For YOUR cutie pie!

My daughter, Madeleine picked yesterdays winner................Congratulations Nicole!! That's her aunt's name too!

When I was younger (7-15 yrs) we lived in Sweden, so of course I wanted to grow up to be the Queen of Sweden! hehehe :) Later I wanted to be an interpreter. I spoke English and Swedish fluently, and I took French and Spanish for several years. My dad speaks Ukrainian (it's like Russian) but taught me just a little. What did you want to be when you were little?