October Sketch Winner!

Posted on October 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hi! Happy Halloween! Ria on the blog today with the winner of our October Sketch challenge. Congrats TATAKO! Thank you all for joining us in the challenge and look for the November sketch coming next week.

Posted in Monthly Sketch, October 2014 Kits, Scrapbook Layouts, Sketch Challenge

Home Decor with Jen

Posted on October 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Hi everyone, Jen here! When I opened the october everyday life kit I have to say that gold "shine" transparency jumped out at me. Shine has been my chosen One Little Word for the past 2 years... although I have never really done much with the word in terms of the OLW projects I like to keep it in mind to help inspire and motivate me. So I just knew I had to do something special with that transparency. I had these fun floating frames I had ordered from West Elm years ago that I loved but just wasn't sure what to put in them...how fun are they together! It's now in a place that I see everyday and can remind me to keep shinning. 
That inspired me to play with this idea a bit more. Using the gold paper from the kit I cut out this great quote I found in the shilouete shop about family stories. I am in the process of gathering black and white photos of my family to create a family history wall and so I thought this would be the perfect quote to go on the wall with them. After cutting it out, I stuck the negative down on the glass to use as a template to make sure that everything was stuck down straight. 
Once you peel away the negative space your left with a fun floating quote. 
I apologize for the photos. Here in Hong Kong we have cement walls and so hammer drills and a lot of dust are needed to hang anything around here.. something I wasn't keen on doing this weekend.. hence I am holding the frames up ha ha. Once I have gathered more frames and photos operation noisy hammer drill will do its thing.

Posted in Home Decor, Jen Ritchie, scrapbooking

Paper Camellia 2015 Design Team Call

Posted on October 28, 2014 by | 5 Comments

We are thrilled to announce our 2015 Paper Camellia design team call! Paper Camellia is a monthly scrapbook kit club that brings together the latest products in well coordinated kits along with creative inspiration to memory keepers everywhere. We are looking for talented and committed designers who are passionate about scrapbooking, and sharing their creations.  

Design Team Call
  • Term: 12 months (January 2015 - December 2015)
  • Application deadline: November 23, 2014
We are looking for designers who:
  • Do either scrapbook pages or pocket page scrapbooking
  • Maintain an active blog
  • Actively use social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest) and who will use these outlets to share your DT projects and promote Paper Camellia
  • Ability to create step by step pictorial tutorials outlining projects or project videos
  • Excellent project photography
What we ask from our designers:
  • Create 3 layouts/projects each month. Two of these projects to include blog posts to be featured on our blog during the month. On months when you receive the Add-on kit, we ask for one additional project and blog post. Projects to be completed by assigned due dates.
  • Actively promote Paper Camellia and share your monthly projects on your social media outlets.
  • Post your design team work on your blog, and online galleries crediting Paper Camellia. 
  • We do a sketch challenge monthly, you will be asked to work with the sketch a few times during your term. (this will not be an extra project, but one of your monthly layouts; scrapbook DT only) 
  • Participate in Blog Hops or Team Ups.
What you will receive:
  • You will receive the Main Scrapbook kit or Everyday Life pocket page kit every month (depending on what team you are on) Every other month you will also receive an Add-on kit in addition to the monthly kit. 
  • Recognition on our site, social media, and blog. 
  • A 30% discount on any purchases from our shop. We pay the shipping.
  • Being part of a creative and supportive team. 
To Apply, please include:
  • Your name, address, and email.  Links to your blog, social media outlets, and online galleries.
  •  3-4 of your layouts that best represent your style. In addition, if you also do cards or mini albums, we would love to see an example.
  • Please tell us about yourself with a short bio. What sparked your passion for scrapbooking? What do you enjoy most about sharing your projects on social media? Let us know why you would like to join the Paper Camellia design team.
  • List current design team commitments. If you have a scrapbook resume, please include.
Please submit application to: info@papercamellia.com with either Scrapbook DT Call or  Everyday Life (pocket page) DT Call in the subject line to specify what team you are applying for.
International applicants welcome.

The 2015 Paper Camellia Design Team will be notified by December 3rd.

 Please email us with any questions at info@papercamellia.com

Thank you and we can’t wait to see your lovely projects!

Posted in Design Team Call


Posted on October 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hello friends! Jennifer here today to share a layout I created using the fun October kits!  The gorgeous papers and fun, little embellishments are perfect for just about any theme! 


Don't you just love the bicycle print paper from My Mind's Eye's Mint Julep collection?   At the edge of my photo, I also added pieces from the Mint Julep Ephemera pack which is found in the October Add-On kit.  I love the mixture of the colors and gold accent! 


In the Main Kit, you will find these lovely gold letter Thickers from the Jen Hadfield Pebbles line.  They really make your title pop!  I again added some additional Mint Julep Ephemera pieces, as well as a cute enamel heart from the same collection.   


 I pulled more pieces from the Ephemera pack to create this cute banner. I then stitched through with my sewing machine and then added a gold foil heart. 

There is so much gold in October's kits!  In the Add-On kit, you will find the Jen Hadfield's Cream with Gold Dot paper.  It is even more gorgeous in person!  I added a piece as a background, as well as added a cute red/white polka dot tab and gold arrow.   

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out the Paper Camellia shop to see this month's kits!  Also be sure to check out the December Days kit that is FULL of beautiful papers and embellishments!   Have a wonderful day!

Posted in Jennifer Haggerty, My Mind's Eye, October 2014 Kits, October kits, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking

December Days

Posted on October 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hello everyone. I was lucky enough to get a chance to work with the December Days add-on kit recently and let me tell you, it's a good one! This kit is jam packed with all kind of holiday goodness. I want to share just a couple of the pages I made with it today..

I was able to create so many pages with this kit, both traditional layouts and mini album sizes. I'm loving the glitter elements and exclusive flair and wood veneer. I'll be back soon to share more of my projects with you all. Until then, happy scrapping!


Posted in December Days kit, Elizabeth Gardner, Scrapbooking

Family Fun

Posted on October 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hi Paper Camellia fans, Amy here to share another page using the gorgeous October kit.  I had the best time creating this page.  I started by using my Cameo to cut out the background I wanted to use (I used Hip to be Square found here at The Cut Shoppe), misted the die cut, then used some as frames for my pictures, patterned paper and my journaling.  Here's the end result.


Here are some closeups.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, and don't forget to check out our October sketch challenge, which you can find here.

Posted in Amy Coose, October 2014 Kits, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking


Posted on October 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Jen here sharing a pocket page layout I made for a travel album I have been working on. After our trip to Europe in summer 2013 I have struggled with how I wanted to document the trip and so it kept being put off. Since I had randomly done some 8.5x11 layouts throughout the year using my favourite photos from this trip.. I decided that my original plan of a 6x8 album just wouldn't work for me, but 12x12 was just too much space and album... so 9x12 won. I ended up cutting down a 12x12 Project Life page protector and sewing up the open edges. 
Jen Ritchie for Paper Camellia October Kit
I am very guilty of being an extreme ephemera collector and hoarder when it comes to travelling.. however I often forget to use it when actually making my albums. I have made using ephemera one of my goals for this albums and so I have cut down a paper bag from a shop in Germany bringing that traditional Bavarian feeling to the page. The bold colours and graphic font of the the October Everday Life kit went perfect with the photos and the bright blue of the bag. I also love using words or phrases that we learned as titles, so I created a simple card using a phrase we used often "prost" which means "cheers" in German.  
What do you love to use in your travel albums? Are you good at using your ephemera that you collected on your travels or does it sit in a shoebox like mine does? 

Posted in Everyday Life Kit, Jen Ritchie, October 2014 Kits

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