About the Celebrating Ordinary Moments Blog

Mission Statement
Thank you for checking out my blog. I started this blog to create a place where people are able to find inspiration and share ideas. I find myself surfing the web looking for inspiration that is unique and different. If I find an interesting tutorial I'll share it with you. I will include a "live" link back to the original blog, store or web site so that you may have the option to visit and learn more about the designer and other services, class or kits they may offer. By posting tutorials I am hoping to help inspire people that are interested in creating something fresh and new.

Terms of Use for my Personal Designs or Patterns.
When listing completed projects on eBay, blogs, etsy, facebook, personal websites, forums or online venues, or if using these patterns for a project submitted to magazines or other publications, it is required that credit be given to Corrine Paul in a reasonably visible way. Example; “Pattern used from Corrine Paul"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oilivia Bear Swing Into Spring 12 x 12 Layout w/Tutorial

Design by Corrine Paul

Olivia Bear pattern by Corrine Paul

Hand cut and hand pieced Olivia Bear sitting in her swing

Finished title page with photo mat and journaling box

Finished page with 4 photo mats

I used the Fiskars stencil to help design the tree trunk

Starting page 1 deciding how to sit her on the swing

Coordinating page 2 with page 1

I use ink like most people use chalk

Photo mats are sewn

I used my small oval hole punch and made the rope look more like rope

Placing the photo mat on page 1

Placing the sewn journaling mat

Better picture of the little ovals lined up to look like rope

I added a yellow ribbon and little yellow heart shaped buckles to her shoes

I added few highlights and the layout is finished and ready to

Creative Cuts April Fools Day Blog Hop

Come Hop with Us!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Birthday Bash Blog Hop May 23rd 9am-11:30pm

School Rules 6 x 6 Paper Bag Album

Designed by Corrine Paul

Book worm & apple paper piecing from Anne Lang's 202 Paper Piecing Patterns

The charms and buttons I bought at Hobby Lobby

Colored paper clips I bought at the Dollar Tree

Crayon Paper Piecing were my own design and all hand cut.

Photo Mats are hand sewn by me

I reinforced the holes that the ribbon run through with products bought at Office Depot

1 inch key rings bought at Walmart in office supplies.

Assortment of fabrics and ribbons
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop April 30th


Queen of my Craftroom Ugly Paper Challenge Entry Due March 27

Created by Corrine Paul

Happy Ever After Blog Hop May 1st-4th.

Peachy Cheap Scapbooking Supplies

Hello Everyone, I wanted to share this with you. If you want to know more please visit their blog, store or web site. Enjoy!

Tiffany's Treasures Jeweled Flowers from Petaloo

My Minds Eye Magnolia Rub-ons

Today's Peachy Cheap deal is a giant pack of Tiffany's Treasures from Petaloo. I LOVE these flowers because they have such fantastic jeweled centers. There are 7 colors included: Diamond White, Ruby Red, Mandarin Orange, Blue Sapphire, Emerald Green, Fuschia, and Amethyst. Shipping is $3.99 U.S. and $4.99 Canada.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Luck of the Irish 2 day Blog Hop

March 17th at 9:00 a.m. through March 18th at 11:30 p.m.

(if you lucked upon this blog, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us)

My name is Corrine and I am making projects for BOTH days. I will post one project each day. You'll find my projects at the bottom of this post.

I am offering BLOG CANDY to anyone interested. To be eligible...

1. Become a FOLLOWER of this blog.

2. Leave a COMMENT below.

3. Become a FAN of my Celebrating Ordinary Moments (COM) Facebook Page by CLICKING the LIKE button.

When you complete all 3 requirements above you will be eligible to win one of three 6 x 6 Halloween Paper Bag Album Kits that I am personally giving away. Each kit comes complete with an assembled 12 page 6 x 6 paper bag album, cardstock, paper, binder rings, ribbon and other goodies to design your very own 6 x 6 Halloween Paper Bag Album anyway you like. That’s right, I am giving away 3 kits to 3 lucky WINNERS!! GOOD LUCK!!

We're so excited to bring you this hop and we have a fabulous line up with some very talented folks. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and an AMAZING grand prize for this hop worth $212.00. You'll find more information regarding the Grand Prize on Lisa's blog.

My Project for DAY ONE

Page one of my 12 x 12 two page Kiss Me I'm Irish layout

Bear design for head and arms from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (LSHD). The cloths, hat, legs, balloons, shoes and the gold at the end of the rainbow are of my own design.

My Project for DAY TWO

Page two of my 12 x 12 two page layout

THANK YOU for checking out my blog.


Celebrating Ordinary Moments Web Page

This is still VERY new and "under construction".

"Members" (meaning YOU) are able to sign in and register. Hopefully I will be selling my personal designs very soon~

Check it out

Hey Cupcake from Create Serendipity

Hello Everyone, I wanted to share this tutorial with you. If you want to know more about the designer and other services, page kits or classes they may offer please visit their blog, store or web site. Enjoy!

Emily's Tutorial:

Well, today is a special day for a very special man in my life. My grandpa "papaw" turned 77 years old today! That in itself is an achievement! He's an awesome man and without him I wouldn't be who I am today, so I'm sending out a very special happy birthday to my wonderful papaw today! ♥

In the spirit of Birthday's, I have a very cute Birthday themed album to share with you all today!

To find this cute little cupcake album on ebay, CLICK HERE.

This album is not your typical chipboard album, it is made of MDF board which is more of a wood material and is more sturdy than chipboard. These albums are AWESOME!

Here is the one I used:

It is a Kaiser Craft Beyond The Page Album. Papers used are also by Kaiser Crafts (I ♥ all of their stuff!!!). Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 11, 2011

March Featured Designer, Kristi from My Scrap Chick started years ago with Kristi's
passion for paper crafting. Not long after rave
reviews poured in for her quality designer pages,
her mother in law Val, joined the team. Together
they began turning all those amazing hand cut
paper piecing characters into the quality patterns.

"We are so blessed to work for ourselves doing what
we love, so when we started offering patterns, it was
only natural to allow our customer to use our patterns
to create an income of their own. Our angel policy
allows our customers to create handmade items for sale
allowing them the freedoms we currently enjoy" says Kristi.

Most of Kristi's inspiration comes from her two girls and
amazing supportive husband. When a crafter's block hits
(which happens to the best of us) she turns to her best
friend and mother in law, Val. "Val has been an amazing
artist for over 25 years, and her talent surpasses anything
I can dream up. It is so nice to have such a wonderful
connection with her. She is my mother in law, but most of
all my best friend. This unconditional relationship is perhaps
the backbone of We work well together,
it makes creating new things that much better!

Not only do they offer whimsical patterns, they
send out a free pattern to each of their newsletter
subscribers on a weekly basis.

It is always exciting to see what is next with myscrapchick.
If you haven't checked out their site, you can do that here