Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Grapevine Designs by Paper Vineyard

Hello all,

This week, Paper Vineyard is having a friendly competition using their new "Grapevine Designs" Custom Albums. I used their "Plain Jane - Man and Woman" album this week. These albums are AWESOME (they have a bunch of them that they keep in stock all the time) AND you can order custom albums cut just for you!! More info about the competition is listed below.

Anyway, here is my album. When I saw the Man and Woman (the universal symbols), I knew I had to do some kind of travel album. All the supplies I used were from my "stash" of papers and embellishments. The pictures are all ones that I have taken during my travels over the years. I printed them out in sepia tone and inked the edges to make them look older. I did the same thing on the other items that I included on the pages. I added a few charms from my stash of jewelry making supplies to finish the cover.

Here is more about the competition Paper Vineyard is having for the Design Team. All the Custom Albums that we have made will be on display starting on Wednesday, August 31st at the store. If you live in the Phoenix metro area, please stop by the store in Chandler (Alma School between Ray Rd and Chandler Blvd) and vote for my book. The voting can only be done in person at the store. Update: Voting will be open for a whole month so you have until September 30th to stop in and vote......for me I hope!!! The Design Team winner will win a goodie bag AND ...... wait for it ...... one of the customer ballots will be randomly be chosen to win a goodie bag too! See, there is something in it for you!!

Thanks for looking and I hope you get a chance to come into the store to vote. Let me know what you think. I look forward to your comments!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This week at Paper Vineyard

Hi All, hope everyone is having a great week so far.

This week, our challenge was "Shimmer and Shake". Make something that had movable parts and that shimmered or was glittered. Here is the card I came up with!

I cut the flowers using my Cricut and the Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge. I used a skewer to curl the edges of the flowers under and then rolled something rounded (I have since bought a tool that is actually used for working with modeling clay) in the center to make the flowers actually stand up. I didn't have any dark colored brads, so I took one of the big green ones that I found in my stash, colored it black with my black sharpie marker, and glittered it with Stickles. All the paper, except for the craft card stock that I used for the card base and the tags, was left over from a class that I attended at Paper Vineyard a while back.

Both of the flowers are attached to tags, that when pulled out, have "friend" related rub-ons that I also had in my stash of goodies!

Hope you like it. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Halloween in August at Paper Vineyard!

Hello Everyone!

Sorry for not posting in a while. I was out of town last weekend ( in the much cooler mountains of Payson, Arizona ) and didn't get to participate with the Design Team at Paper Vineyard. I had a great time in Payson and it really got my design juices flowing again. I think I just had to get out of the heat, recharge, and get back to designing again.

Anyway, here is this weeks project for the team. Our assignment (if we wished to accept it!), was to make anything Halloween using We R Memory Keepers Spookville line of products. The print papers and the spider web brad are from this line. Solid paper is from Bazzill. I cut the entire picture frame from the Cricut cartridge Happy Hauntings. I love that cartridge! The rest of the supplies were from my ever-growing stash of supplies!!

Hope you like it. Let me know what you think. Have a great week!

This is also entered in the following challenge:

Bitten By The Bug - Happy Hauntings - Use any frame on the Happy Hauntings cartridge

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Paper Vineyard Cards, cards cards!!

This week, we were challenged to make cards using any Paper Vineyard products, any theme we wanted. I had gotten a sheet of paper from Scrap within reach (double sided) and decided to utilize both sides of the paper. I had a rub on from Kaisercraft of a camera and gotten the idea to make a card for someone who would be traveling. I was inspired by my Mom, who will be taking a Panama Canal cruise in September. Can you say JEALOUS!!!

Here is the inside.

And can you believe it.......I didn't use the Cricut on this one!!
I know, I can't believe it either!!

Hope you like it. Let me know what you think. Have a great week.