Thursday, December 23, 2010

~Happy Holidays~




I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a 
HAPPY HOLIDAY 
and a fabulous 
NEW YEAR!
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for following my little blog:) It means so much to me and I am proud to call you all my friends! 

LOVE

Paige

Friday, December 17, 2010

~WINNERS~


I couldn't resist it. I had to choose TWO winners ... 


DRUM ROLL PLEASE ......






Congratulations! 

Please email me at 
Paige (at) Wherewomencreate (dot) com
by Monday December 20th at Midnight (MST) 
with your address and I will get your prize right out. 


Thanks so much to everyone who entered. I truly wish I had 142 copies of the magazine to send out so I could give each and every one of you one. You really need to have your own copy! It's AMAZING! (Did I just say that again?) So I was thinking ... What would you think if I were to giveaway 2 copies of each of the Magazines (Where Women Create and Where Women Cook) quarterly? Right when they hit the newsstand. How does that sound? 

PLUS ...

Stay tuned!


 I've got another GREAT giveaway coming up with one of my ALL TIME favorite artists, 

AMY BARICKMAN! 




I will be giving away a copy of Vintage Notions, quite possibly one of my favorite crafty books (next to the WWC books of course!) of all time! If you love sewing, quilting, crafting or anything vintage,  


YOU MUST HAVE THIS BOOK! 

More details to come:)


~HAVE A GREAT NIGHT and THANKS AGAIN~


*HUGS*

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

~Announcing Where Women Cook~

It's finally here and it's AMAZING!


Where Women Create's sister publication ...



I browsed through it in November, but finally had a chance to read it cover-to-cover yesterday. Now first I must confess ... I am NOT a foodie nor am I a great (or even mediocre) cook, but I


LOVE ~ LOVE ~ LOVE

this magazine!

The pictures are amazing, the featured women ... Amazing,

the whole concept ... AMAZING!!!!!

So I probably can't say AMAZING again in this post, but my friend

Koralee Teichroeb of

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Has a feature in this issue that you don't want to miss!

Here's a sneak peek.....




AMAZING!

(Whoops ... Couldn't help it!)


So in honor of the official launch on Friday, I'm going to giveaway a copy of the premier issue!

(click for a bigger image)



What do you think?

Now for those who love Where Women Create, you know that our premier issue sold out very quickly and will not be reprinted. If you want a copy of this issue of Where Women Cook you better act quickly. It's sure to sell out. What better way to get it than to win it! Heck, I'll even throw in the official tote bag from The Creative Connection!

So what do you need to do to be entered?

Just leave me a comment. For an additional entry, follow me ... Thats it!

I'll close the comments on December 16th at Midnight (MST) and announce the winner the following day.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the giveaways over on


the big celebration ends on Friday the 17th, so HURRY!!!!!

For more information on Where Women Cook, please visit:




Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Crafty Holiday ....


I am participating in




Started by the lovely Anglea Flicker, A Crafty Holiday is a way for all of us to come together and support the handmade movement. Read all about here inspiration here.


I am buying handmade this holiday season because:

"I have a FABULOUS job that I love. Part of this job is finding and helping promote fellow creative women. When you read their inspiring stories in the pages of Where Women Create, you can help but want to support these artists and the work that they do.

From A Woman's Soul.
Through A Woman's Eyes.
By A Woman's Hands.


That is our motto at WWC.


It's a great feeling to purchase something knowing that it has truly come from an artists inspiration ... their soul.
I am buying handmade to keep that feeling alive."


~Paige Hill


Part of our assignment is to write our handmade shopping list. Being in the position I am, I couldn't possibly add each artist that I support. There are HUNDREDS!!!!

So what I would ask you to do is to visit


Typepad


Each day 3 different artists that we have featured on our blog are sharing their holiday traditions. Plus, they're giving away some GREAT prizes!

~You don't want to miss a single day~

Also, please take a moment to click through my blog roll and buttons. I adore each and every one of these ladies and purchase from them whenever I can. For more creative women, visit the blog roll of Where Women Create, but be warned ... You may spend all day visiting these creative women, so make sure you have time:)

I do have to share one very special handmade item that is on her way to a certain 4 year old in the Hill household ....





I can't wait to see what she looks like!
I am so grateful to Christina and her team for making a holiday wish come true.


~THANK YOU~


And while you are out shopping this holiday season, please remember ...

We need to support each other and the handmade movement!


Next up in A Crafty Holiday blog hop is:


Make sure you visit her tomorrow for another great post!

For the entire A Crafty Holiday schedule, click HERE.



~HAPPY SHOPPING~


Monday, November 15, 2010

My Snowman needs some vintage style ...


You know how much I love vintage images right? Finding them was a big part of my original job at Where Women Create (Chapelle publishing). I'd scour Ebay for fabulous old magazines and children's books and I LOVED it! How fun is that job? As a result of my sleuthing and Jo's scouring antique stores and shows, we have a library of vintage images that looks like this ....



And that doesn't include the thousands of postcards and paper ephemera that we have as well. I absolutely love to look through our vintage stash for inspiration ...

It really ignites my creative spark!

So remember this Snowman that I was SUPPOSED to finish last year?



I had a conundrum about what I should put in his hands. A garland? A bucket of Snowballs? DANG! So of course some other pressing project came along and he has been sitting on my shelf just waiting for a holiday accessory for 12 months ... Poor guy!

So last night it came to me ...

Check out the old Dennison books!

For those unfamiliar, The Dennison Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1844 making paper boxes, jewelry tags, display cards and the like. Shortly after the turn of the century, the company turned its attention to making their own crepe paper, which then led to the creation of party supplies. As a promotion to their party wares, they created pamphlets about parties, holidays and crafting.

The most popular of these were the Halloween edition called Bogie Books ...



They were published between 1909 and 1934, and are AMAZING! The illustrations are so charming and whimsical. I especially love the crepe paper costumes! Can you imagine the fire hazard? Plus, all that work for one wearing? Surely you couldn't wear it twice!




If you check Ebay you may find a good selection of Bogie books, but they go for quite a bit of money. However if you'd like to purchase a reproduction, Amazon has most of them. I know you're saying ... "Hello Paige! Halloween is over!" Yes. Yes. On to Christmas. In our collection (among other Dennison books) we have a mint condition 1925 Christmas book. Now that I'd like to use it, do you think I can find it? NOPE! No trace ... Isn't that the way it goes?

So tonight I went back to Ebay where I found (and put bids on) ..







PLUS ...



CROSS YOUR FINGERS FOR ME:)

My Snowman needs a stylish something to hold. Maybe a crepe paper rosette? Or a noise maker? Or a bucket of Snowballs? A garland? A staff? UGH! He can't go another year! Plus, I really want to make a few more Mr. Snowmen.


Save Mr. Snowman Dennison Manufacturing Company:)


XOXOXOX

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

And the WINNERS are ....















CONGRATULATIONS!

THANK YOU so much for participating in my very first giveaway, and thanks to


for giving me the opportunity to share this with you!

~HAVE A GREAT DAY~


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

~Scotch Tape Giveaway~






{Thanks to Scotch(R) Double Sided Tape for sponsoring my writing about crafts. Add your comment below to be entered for a chance to win free sample rolls to help with your upcoming holiday needs.}


I created this project using Scotch (R) Double Sided Tape:




Since we're having a small gathering this year, I wanted to make something special for our guests. This image from my book Instant Memories "Family" was perfect for what I had in mind ...

A personalized place card.


First I printed and cut the image out. Then I attached it to a piece of patterned paper using Scotch (R) Double Sided tape. Next, I cut a piece of brown card stock just slightly larger than the image and patterned paper and attached with four brads, each placed on the corners of the patterned paper. To embellish, I added a flower and silk leaves to the top, metal photo corner to the bottom, then used rub-on letters to spell "Thankful". I printed out my sweet Mom's name on a piece of vellum and strategically placed it over a paper pumpkin using my Scotch (R) adhesive dot roller. For the final step, I added little gems to each corner of the name plate.



There you have it ...

An easy personalized place card for your holiday feast!


~Please feel free to take this image and use it however you would like~

If you prefer a Scrapbook page, I have included that as well ....




Or a journaling/picture block ...




Now for some really GREAT news!

How would you like to win some {Scotch (R) Double Sided Tape} for your own holiday crafting? There are DOZENS of uses for this FABULOUS product! All you need to do is comment to this post, and you're entered! Plus, I'll pick 2 winners who will win 5 rolls each! How about an extra entry? Just follow my blog and leave me an additional comment letting me know that you do:) This contest will close on Sunday, November 7th at Midnight (MST) and I will announce the winners on this blog the next day.


~GOOD LUCK~








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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Creating ... Creating ... Creating ....


My poor little blog! How neglected you've been!


So what have I been up to you may ask ....

First of all ....

BIG news on Where Women Create ...

We've been changing the look, so pardon the dust

BUT ...

We featured the most FABULOUS doll maker ...

Christina of




She is so talented and sweet to boot!

I've wanted to feature her forever, so I was OVERJOYED when she said yes.

Thank you so much Christina-You're WONDERFUL!!!!

Please visit her at


but be warned ... You will fall in love with the dolls:)

I am crossing my fingers to get a Bamboletta for Emma (or me!) for Christmas!

Next,

I've been creating some fun projects for


using their brand new cutting machine for fabric!


I don't know how much I can say, but they're on their way to Quilt Market as we speak! I created most of the items for "the girls room" using this fabric from Riley Blake .




Pretty cute huh!

So, if you are headed to QM, please stop by the Making Memories booth and get a demo ... You'll love it! Then check out the testimonial video for my silly face! Oh, and as soon as I can post pictures I will:)

Finally ...

believe it or not ....

I actually finished Emma Jayne's Halloween costume!

I'll post a picture later, but she's a black kitty ...

Just like our Midnight.

Here he is as a kitten ...



There is no way on this earth he would EVER fit in that sink today ..

He's HUGE!

Have a great night everyone:)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Get Your Craft On ....

Visit my friend Kim over at Today's Creative Blog is hosting ...



Get Your Craft On Tuesday



I added my Stuffed Pumpkins from last year.

There are TONS of fabulous fall crafting ideas ... Check it out!

~HAVE A GREAT DAY~

Get Your Craft On ....

Visit my friend Kim over at Today's Creative Blog is hosting ...



Get Your Craft On Tuesday

I added my Stuffed Pumpkins from last year. There are TONS of ideas ... Check it out!

Monday, September 20, 2010

~WHEW~

Since we returned home from The Creative Connection on Sunday, I've had this post running around in my head. How do you put in to words all of the wonderful things that I experienced? I don't think the English language holds enough adjectives to describe, but I will try ....

FABULOUS ... AMAZING ... WONDERFUL ... CREATIVE ... CAMARADERIE ...
BEAUTIFUL THINGS ... LOVELY PEOPLE ... DREAM COME TRUE
~INSPIRING~


I met many friends,

both old and new







SO MANY THINGS TO SAY ...

Can I break it up into a top ten?

(In no particular order!)

1. Meeting Krys Kirkpatrick. I collect Bunnies by the Bay (which she started with her sister Suzanne back in 1986), and have admired her beautiful style forever! Emma Jayne's very favorite blanket in the world is her "Bunny Ears" blanket, so even she was excited when I told her I met Krys! And Krys? She couldn't be lovelier.

Look at this cute little guy I bought ....


Plus, she was wearing the most gorgeous necklace. When I commented on how much I liked it, she sold it to me! How cool is that? Visit her at http://kryskirkpatrickdesign.blogspot.com.


2. Spending time with my fellow Creative Connection Correspondents

Cindy Hopper (Skip to my Lou) Kim Demmon (Today's Creative Blog) Laurie Turk (TipJunkie)

I *HEART* These gals!


3. Listening to Ree Drummond ~The Pioneer Women~ Speak. She is AMAZING. So funny and down to earth, you wouldn't believe how successful she is. THE REAL DEAL ... I enjoyed every minute of her keynote speech, then meeting her afterward.
I'll always treasure my signed book ....


3. Meeting Joanna Figueroa. We featured her in Where Women Create, so I "met" her by email some time ago. I have always thought she was so talented and nice to boot. When I walked into her class, it was like walking into an old friends house. I was so tired so she offered to give me a kit to do at home and we just sat at the table and talked while the others worked on their projects. The conversation turned to vintage images, so I told her about our huge collection at WWC. She said "Oh I know ... I have your book". DID YOU HEAR THAT?? Joanna has MY book! Not just one. TWO of my books! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Knock me over with a feather~What a great moment. Someone I admire so much owns my book:) Please visit her HERE

Thank you Joanna!

4. Meeting every single fabulous woman in the pictures above. Most I had only met "online", so meeting them in person was so great. I am already counting down until next year when we can meet again! Of course we do have some great Utah gals up there and I hope we can make a lunch date to get together...

And a special thanks to:
Angela Flicker. Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the extra fabric-you are such a sweet heart!
Kim and Kris from The DIYDish plus their sweet Logan friends. You made me smile so many times ... Not to mention the BEAUTIFUL necklace you gave to me. It made my day~Thank you so much!

*HUGS* to all!

5. Jill Schwartz. What can I say about Jill? Jo has been singing her praises for years, but I have never had the privilege of meeting her until TCC. If you will remember this POST , Jo and I had a preview of her jewelry line at Making Memories. On the drive home, Jo called Jill and asked her to clear her calendar to come to TCC. She did. That is just how great she is. Meeting her was an absolute pleasure. She is so nice and down to earth. I gave her a Facebook tutorial, so please go and join her page so you can follow her adventures. You won't believe the beautiful shots of Paris! Oh, and guess what? Did I mention that her jewelry line sells at ANTHROPOLOGIE and NORDSTROM! ~

So nice to meet you Jill~


OK ... I am so tired! I'll add the next five tomorrow ......

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Proud to be a Creative Connection Correspondent!


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The Creative Connection Correspondents Will be reporting on all things "TCC" during the event. Look for them in The Handmade Market where they will be interviewing, blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking and best of all, giving away great prizes! Make sure you're following The Creative Connection on Twitter (use the hashtag #tcce10), Facebook, and this blog for all the latest news.
So ... Who are the CORRESPONDENTS?




Wwc


For all things The Creative Connection, follow these roving reporters!
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