Friday, September 16, 2011

YIPEE! The Paper Issues Blog Hop!

Hello friends!

It's FRIDAY! (cue annoying Youtube video here) Woo HOO!
It's also the Paper Issues Tree Hugger Blog Hop!!!
Onto the show!!!
First one up:
The Call- of the Geese
Materials: Studio Calico Exclusive paper, Thickers and number border sticker, Bazzill kraft paper, Sassafras Lass Seamstress  Bouquet Whimsies, My Mind's Eye Stella Rose brads, Crate Paper buttons,  Maya Road leaf pin, corrugated paper from K & Company
This page was sparked by an environmental dilemma in my neighborhood- Canadian Geese are taking permanent residence in city parks. The York City Department for Environmental Protection started a culling program in 2009 after multiple bird strikes caused the crash of US Airways Flight 1549. Thankfully everyone on board that flight survived due to the valiant efforts of Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, but this very event spelled trouble for the expanding flocks in NYC parks.
And then there were none.
Miss Lola and I visited the East River flock every day this summer. We witnessed the mating rituals and then the goslings at play yet twice this summer, the geese suddenly disappeared. I'm glad I don't have to explain to Lola where they went which,  according to The New York Times, was food banks across Pennsylvania. That is a very sad thing as Geese are one of the few true wildlife species left in New York City. (I never count the rats... or the nightlife... Are those one and the same?)

So I put this quick page together (20 minutes! That's a record!) telling the story of how Miss Lola learned to say HONK!
Rather, how she learned to SCREAM: HOOOONK!
Ahh the hazards of quickly jotting down what comes to mind first-
this journaling could have been funnier...
Being two, Miss Lola has the stealth of a runaway wilder beast when she chases Geese around the park. These animals are LARGE. 6 foot wingspans and 25 pounds on average. I watch America's Home Videos! I know what happens when Geese get fed up. So it's full alert mode to keep her from getting winged.

We miss the birds. Dearly.
We don't miss their poop.
And we're very VERY glad for Captain Sully Sullenberger.
But we still miss the Geese.

Gratuitous card project! My Mom's birthday is coming up in October. Since she never reads my blog I can show you her card (That's a joke Mom- LOVE YOUUUUUU!)
Front- LOOOVE that AC orange woodgrain!

Inside- Bag from Canvas Corp, Stamp from Micheal's 
Onto the next blog in this hop!
Don't forget to leave lots of love everywhere you stop. The more comments you leave, the more likely you'll win one of the many cool Blog Hop Prizes!

Here's mine (perhaps soon, yours?)
Flower destash! 3 Prima flower packs (1 opened-sorry), 1 Recollections pack and 2 Floral Doodles packs
with jewel centers are coming your way if you win my give away.
All you have to do is hit that follow button on the left and leave a comment to let me know. What? You already "follow" this blog? Ok just leave me a comment- LOVE ya!

PS: The Paper Issues Etsy store has a discount code for ya! Now you can snatch up all the lovely new paper goodies you've been dying to get! Click on this link- HOP25... for a 25% discount

And now the beautiful, highly intelligent AND creative genius of:

Or head on over to the Paper Issues Blog Hop to get the full lowdown on the hop.

She's breaking my crayons!!!!!
MuChOs SmOoChEs!


  1. What a great history lesson and 3 over-the-top projects!

  2. Michelle your projects are wonderful! You sure do have a creative eye! Love the details on the layout and your fun cards! Great job! :)

  3. Lovin your layers and what a cute little honk she has going on there! Also I love that Lola has stopped coloring but you are still working hard at it!! I'm guilty of that too.

  4. Yo woman! I love your pages and your card! And have I told you that I *LOVE* coloring too?! Of course, please don't include me in your give away! I just wanted leave you some love, my daaaahliiiing!

  5. wow- three projects!! they are all so fabulous, Mom is lucky to get such great bday cards!!

  6. I'm a new follower and I would love to win those cute goodies!

  7. I'm loving that stitched up flower!

  8. Very cute layout! I love the corrugated paper that you used! I'll be following.

  9. loving your work as always - miss chelle :)
    cute card and i'm glad i just bought some of that AC paper!!
    loves n xox

  10. I LOVE your scrapbook page!!! Love the background paper and the subject :) I am now a new follower of your blog.

  11. Love your page and your card. Thanks. I am now a follower.

  12. OK not only is the page adorable but the pictures of your daughter are precious. She is a cutie pie.

  13. your page is just precious! Love all the layers!Im a new follower

  14. Blown away by this LO - your projects just get better and better!
    Don't enter me into your giveaway - but it looks AMAZING! You know I am already a follower!

  15. LOL - your LO and the story is sad but yet funny! What an adorable LO

  16. Very cute layout.I am a new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  17. Cute story and wonderful projects!

  18. Awesome layou!!! love the little details!!

  19. I'm loving each of those projects. Just so cute!!!

  20. I love your layout!!! Such great colors and embellishments!!
    Just stopping by; don't enter me in the drawing.
    Fellow DT member

  21. Like the layout, wonderful colors. I especially love the card- the woodgrains and color are awesome. And the halloween treat card is too cute. Thank you for sharing. Im also a new follower.

  22. Okay Michelle, I can't believe you created this fabulous layout in only 20 minutes! I am so jealous! I always struggle so hard to do layouts, I think I over think them too much. Your layout is smoking! I wouldn't be surprised to see it featured over at studio calico! :)

    Thanks for organizing this huge hop, I am still going through all the blogs for such fantastic inspiration!

  23. Great LO and story to go with it. I just LOVE your stitched flower! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Love your layout. New follower. Sad story but the layout will keep the fond memories. would love to win your fabulous giveaway - would definitely be items I would use! Peggie

  25. You said poop.
    Love your projects!!! I also love that she is sitting there breaking your crayons. LOL!!
    Sorry...that shouldn't be funny. =) Thank you so much for all your hard work. <3

  26. Very fun layout--I can just imagine her calling out Honk!
    Love the inside of your card too.
    I am a new follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  27. your projects are all gorgeous, you are very talented. I am a new follower

  28. Twenty minutes?!! To create that loveliness, SO unfair lol. LoVe the little story and thanks for your help with my LO. I've added myself as a follower (no need to add me to the giveaway) ps happy birthday to your mum too!

  29. WHat a wonderful page and CARDS! Michelle I had no idea the depth of your talent!! Well I guess I do know that you are WAY talented and this post proves it all! Awesome as usual!

  30. Wow, there's nothing about the page that I don't love... it is scrappy perfection!

  31. love this LO! all the dimension & details is awesome...and the stitched flowers are so cool too! hugs girl!

  32. Awesomesauce!! I love the layout and the card for your mom! That's a sad story about the geese, but I guess they had to do something. Here in Seattle we were totally overrun with them one spring and summer, years ago. I know what you mean about NOT missing the poop...holy crap! (oh, no pun intended, but I liked it!)

    I'm your newest follower, so beware! Haha!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  33. I love "the call". another great MH layout. you totally rock.


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