Sunday, October 16, 2011

Party at Shimelle's! Wanna Come?

There are online classes for everything these days, and Shimelle has been teaching online scrapbooking classes for years - but she's decided it's time to kick it up a bit and go from online class to a four-week online party, and you're invited.  Pretty Paper Party ( is the party to attend if you have a collection of paper stacked up for a rainy day, if you have more scraps of paper than you know what to do with (but you know you don't want to throw them away!) and if you've ever put a piece of paper back in your stash because it was just too special for the photos at hand.  Through printable prompts and tutorial videos, Shimelle and dozens of special party guests will share beautiful and innovative techniques you can achieve with the paper you have already collected.

Not only does this party sound like my kind of party, but I also have the honor of being a special party guest!  

My mother taught me never to attend a party empty-handed, so here's a peek at what I'll be bringing: 
If you're curious about what I'll be doing with these, and you would like me to hook you up with an invite, too, then you have come to the right place!  

All you need to do to be entered for a chance to win a class pass to Pretty Paper Party is to leave a comment on this post, answering one simple question:  If you could turn any sheet of patterned paper into a party dress, what paper would it be?  Mention the name of the paper and the manufacturer (and a link, if you wish), and be sure to leave your email address too (if it isn't automatically linked to your name).  

One lucky winner will be chosen by 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time (11:00 p.m. CST) tomorrow, Monday, October 16, and will be announced shortly thereafter in a follow-up post.  

Though Shimelle's class officially begins tomorrow, she has assured me that it is perfectly acceptable to be fashionably late to this particular party.  There are no class deadlines and every member of the class receives permanent access to all materials.   

Just think -- by tomorrow evening, YOU may be that fashionably late guest entering the Pretty Paper Party, turning heads and making quite the impression.  Wuh oh.  That did it.   I'm picturing Molly Ringwald in a pink prom dress and hearing OMD on repeat now.   


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  2. Ooo... I would love to win a spot! Thanks for the chance to win. =)

    There is an LSS who recenty had a launch, where the had dresses made out entirely of PP! My fave is the one of June Bug (Basic Grey)!! How gorgeous are those dresses!!

    Link here:

  3. Oh this sounds like a fabulous party - thanks for the chance. I would totally have a party dress made out of BG Pico De Gallo:

  4. I'd love a dress out of anything from the Sassafras Lass lines! Especially the stitched and painted papers!

  5. I love "fabric" from Crate's Emma's Shoppe. It's such a beautiful floral and would make a beautiful sundress. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Shimelles class.

  6. I love Shimelle.

    The older DCWV Old World stack has some beautiful papers that I'd love to make into a dress!

  7. fun giveaway. you don't have to enter me, i just wanted to pop by from the SC blog to say hi :)

  8. thanks for a chance to win, jill!

    i would make my party dress with two papers:
    the MME lost and found 2 yellow dotted paper and the MME lost and found 2 ledger paper that says SWEET.
    found here:

    the ledger for the top and the dotted for a ruffley bottom. :)

  9. Concrete Small Dot from Echo Park would be so cute, especially with a skinny lime yellow or pink belt. Fun giveaway ... thanks for the chance!

  10. oooh a party, i love parties. i would definitely make something out of crate paper random, i'm loving that collection.

  11. Oh gosh, I think I would be pretty much any paper from Crate's Emma's Shoppe line-love those papers!

  12. I've always loved the Basic Grey Scarlett line and would love a party dress from that!

  13. have to say that I would love to wear a party dress made out of any sheet of paper from Basic Grey "Out of Print" collection. Just love it.