Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tim Holtz Inspired project for Paper Vineyard

Hi Everyone,

This weeks project for Paper Vineyard scrapbook store was to make a Tim Holtz inspired project. Since Tim's style and products are all distress/vintage items, I decided to make a printers tray showcasing a few photos of my husband's family. I have never made a totally vintage project before so this was a bit out of my comfort zone. But I do like the way it turned out. And so does my husband. He now says we have to take it with us when we go back to Pennsylvania to visit so the rest of the family can see it too!
This is a close up of where I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to staple the ribbon and paper.
Let me know what you think. I hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Peeps" Easter Project for Paper Vineyard

Hi Everyone,

Our project this week was to make an Easter project using the Peeps paper from We R Memory Keepers. I was at a retreat all weekend and all the supplies I had with me were paper and a few embellishments. So I kind of was forced into making a scrapbook page instead of a home dec project as I had originally planned. What you probably can't see in the picture, is that the little tails on the bunnies that run across the page are flocked. It is sooo cute and add a ton of dimension.
Let me know what you think. The Peeps paper line is available at Paper Vineyard along with tons of others. They have the greatest selection of scrapbook supplies. Check them out. Also check out the store blog here to check out the designs from the rest of the design team. They are awesome!

Thanks. I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Scrapbook Retreat in Flagstaff, Arizona

Hi Everyone,

I spent last weekend at a scrapbook retreat in Flagstaff, Arizona. It is about a 2 hour drive north of Phoenix. We drove up on Friday afternoon and the weather was a bit cloudy, but no rain or snow. We had heard that Flagstaff was supposed to get some snow during the weekend, but imagine our surprise when we woke up and found A LOT of snow had fallen overnight.
We had one lady who had never seen it snow before. Needless to say, she went out and played in it for quite a while! It was beautiful. By the time we were getting ready to go back home on Sunday afternoon, it had already started to melt.

We all had a great time at the retreat. I didn't get a lot done, but I have a great time visiting and checking out everyone's projects. It is always fun to get away with friends and "scrap" the weekend away.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Paper Vinyard DT - Alcohol Inks

Hello everyone,

This weeks "assignment" was to work with Alcohol Inks. To tell you the truth, this is one thing that I have never tried before. It is pretty cool but I have a lot more to learn about using them. We were supposed to make a altered/distressed item using the inks, but I didn't have anything that I could alter/distress. So I went to what I know best, making a card using them.The recipe for this card is:
Cardstock - Joanns
White Gloss Paper - Inkssentials
Alcohol Inks - Tim Holtz Adirondack Inks in Sail Boat Blue and Citrus
Flowers - Prima sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist
Brads - from my stash
"Thank you" stamp - from the $1 bin at Michaels

Remember, this is my first try with the inks so keep checking back, because I KNOW I will be making more projects using them! Thank you for visiting my blog and don't forget to check out the Paper Vineyard blog to see the projects from the rest of the team.

Have a great week!