Tuesday, December 1, 2009

hooray for paper



I really enjoy making paper chains.



I made this chain using scrapbooking remnants while my youngest cut knights from construction paper.



File this find under GASP! A Cath Kidston magnetic memo set at T.J. Maxx for just $3.99! It might just be too cute for menu and shopping lists. Cath without international shippng rates!

Hooray for paper!

Hooray for Vintage Lizzie -- She is having a Pink Christmas giveaway!

xo

50 comments:

Julie Harward said...

LOVE THE PAPER CHAINS..I LOVE TO MAKE THEM TOO!! HAVE FUN..THEY ARE SO PRETTY! Come say hi :D

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Elyse, I have that exact same CK list from TJ Maxx! I love your paper chain. Scrapbook paper makes them so pretty! Twyla

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

What a wonderful idea...the paper chains are perfect for using up scrap paper. I'm going to try to make one for my small white feather tree :-) Thanks for sharing.
xo,
Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic

T's Daily Treasures said...

Great idea for the scraps. I hate to throw anything away. And something the kids can help with. I always made them with my kindergarten classes but haven't taught in several years. I'm inspired to make one at home for the holiday season. Blessings, :) Tammy

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

How funny! I will be making the chains with my boys this week too! AND, I had planned to use remnant paper too!
LOVE the Cath Kidston list pads!!!! SO CUTE! And perfect for sweet Elyse :):)
Big Hugs,
Amy

Julie said...

I love your paper chains! You're inspiring me...again!

Oh, that I had a TJ Maxx!!! I love Cath Kitson--gorgeous stuff!

Happy December 1st--looking forward to more wonderful visits with you in December!

The Feathered Nest said...

Your paper chains are so beautiful and cheerful Elyse, I love them!!! And I always love finding wonderful goodies for such a great price :) I hope your week is going wonderful, xxoo, Dawn

Willow said...

Those paper chains have brought back some wonderful memories. My Son made some in grade school one year. I put them up for so many years.

Willow

LiLi M. said...

Whow your choice of paper gives a whole new dimension to the paper chain, I love it! Too bad we haven't TJ Maxx over here (anymore!).

Kamila said...

Beautiful łańcuch.Szkoda, that it is not possible to obtain such papers at we. I salute from poland hot

Lori said...

i still haven't been over to t j maxx, i have been wanting to see what they had for the holidays...your paper chain is adorable Elyse!!!

Theresa said...

Cute paper chains! Triggered childhood memories:) Love those notepads, too cute to actually write on!

Have a blessed day Dear Elyse

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Adorable, Elyse! Love all the colors!

M has a paper chain on her blog today,too and i'm still working on my pink ribbon chain. (Goes a bit slower than paper!)

I didn't know we could get Cath's stuff over here!!! ♥

Jen Kershner said...

I love paper chains too! I have one that I hang in Emma's room every year. Love the Cath! I actually just received it as a surprise from a friend.

Claudia said...

Perhaps a trip to TJ Maxx is in my future. Those are so cute! Paper chains are so much fun and using the scrapbook paper is inspired. Again - I may have to steal your idea. Just being honest.

xoxo
Claudia

Ursula said...

Did you know that you can see your reflection in one of the ornaments??? Pretty nifty!

*Noelle* said...

very pretty paper chain!! i used to make them with my oldest son:) TJ max has some COOL stuff! i have not been there in awhile:(

happy holidays!

Cottage Flair said...

What fun!! I haven't made a paper chain in years. I love the idea of using pretty scrapbooking paper. And wow, what a find! Don't you just love TJMaxx?!
Jennifer

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

So funny, Elyse, I just picked that CK shopping list up at Winners (T.J. Maxx Canadian equivalent). The kids asked how I managed to find it.

And thank you so much for your kind words about the knitted baby hat.

Lisa xo

Zuzu said...

Love the colors & patterns in your paper chains! And Cath @ TJ? Very cool!!!
Have a great day, Elyse!
:)
Zuzu

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

The paper chain is so cute and I have the cath kidson list too !
Hugs~Kelly

tales from an oc cottage said...

You win! I LOVE the colors of yours!!!
So cheerful!!!!

m ^..^

Susie's country cottage said...

Very pretty paper chains and a good idea to make them from scrapbooks. I do love paper chains. I remember making them at school.

Rue said...

Hi Elyse :)

You just reminded me to make a paper chain! Yours is so cute!!

xo,
rue

aimee said...

what a neat paper chain. maybe ill make one this year :) i was looking at the yummy pie you made and what a great idea for the second crust. you dd a fantastic job. who doesnt like to fit in a little shopping with sisters when they can :) my mom, sisters and i always have a great time shopping.
blessings,
aimee

Cottage Rose said...

What pretty paper for making chains. I remember making them in school,, have not made any since my kids grew up... shame on me,,, thanks to your post,, I am in the mood to make me some... have a great week...

Hugs;
Alaura

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh.......she is my FAVORITE! I am running down ASAP to see if I can find some!

The paper chains are darling. My sister did them as curtains for her entire house once. It was so cute!
I finally posted something new cos I found my camera cord, come on over and see me when you have time!
Kim

Beach Vintage said...

What a bargain. These paper chains remind me of my first years of school.

koralee said...

Hey I picked up one of those CK lists too...but from a store called Winners...which is just like your TJ Maxx...great deal! I L O V E paper as well!

Sandi said...

Oh Elyse those paper chains bring back fond memories of my childhood. We also used to make one with 25 days on it and hang it up on a doorway on December 1st and take one ring off each day until Christmas. Boy did we get excited when we only had a couple links to go!!
Hugs~

Andrea Singarella said...

i love this classic and so pretty paper chain garland. Thank you for inspiring me to make one with my son. He will love it. Yours turned out beautiful!!
xo a

debi said...

Oh, I LOVE the paper chain! I think I need to start cutting some paper strips! hehe

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Elyse....

I always smile when I come here to visit....love your paper chains...and thanks for the "heads up" on the giveaway. I'm going to TJ Maxx on Friday....to look for the Cath Kidston pads. I sure hope mine has some.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Jeanneoli said...

You paper chains are so cute!!!!! Great colors!

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Hi Elyse,
I just discovered your blog through Simone's blog (Beach Vintage) and I'm absolutely loving what you do!!
I'll be back to read your posts regularly :)
Love
Lou
xx

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Darling I love your PRETTY paper chain! Brings back fond memories of making them! Yours are so dainty!!!! Wishing you a yummy, pink Christmas sweetie pie!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

The imPerfect Housewife said...

OK, I've never said the words "Hooray for Paper" before, but now that I see what you mean, I have to agree - WAYYYY too cute!! That is just so YOU! Have a great day ~ ♥

LillySue said...

Love your paper chains....those are exactly the colors I would choose! Have a nice weekend!
Blessings~LillySue

Kelee Katillac said...

So fun and charming Elyse!

love, kelee

Amy C said...

what an awesome find, I really should go to TJ more often.
The paper chains are adorable and I am really loving the starry green and white paper.

Pearl said...

I heard your having a give away? When? Where? I'm so excited!!!

SherryRoseBella said...

I just found your blog & think it is so beautiful! Love your paper chains! Such a great use of leftover srapbook papers!
Merry Christmas,
Sherry

Vicki said...

Hi, Elyse,
Your paper chains are the cutest. They would look wonderful on the tree or mantle or just about anywhere you want to hang them! Congratulations on finding Cath Kidston. You are very lucky. I love all of her things. Blessings to you! Vicki

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I LOVE paper! The colors and textures available today are outstanding.
Brenda

Angela Harris said...

I'm SO with you! I'm a sucker for pretty papers..This is such a simple idea for my kids! Thanks for the idea~
~Angela Harris

Cathy said...

Elyse, I saw those beautiful notepads at TJ's too. I should have bought it. Dang!

xo Cath

maría cecilia said...

Hello Elyse, it was a flash back to see your beautiful paper chains... I went just to my school time... how nice!!!!
Your magnetics are great. We don´t have kath Kidstone here in Chile and I´ve seen so much references to her store in the blogs.
Muchos cariños
Maria Cecilia

someplace in thyme said...

I think I will do this with my grand daughter, the papers you used are fantasitc and so pretty, not like the ones we used to use in school. Oh what fun we could have had with the patterns available to us today, Char

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, your paper chains are so sweet!

Torie Jayne said...

I love your paper chains!