Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paper Vineyard Design Team "Let's go to the Circus!"

So the theme this week for the Paper Vineyard Design Team is
"Let's go to the Circus!"
And we were challenged to use Graphic 45 products. Well, that part was easy! Graphic 45 has a whole line of paper called Le Cirque Collection. May I say "AWESOME!"
Here is the tag that I made. I used Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge to cut out the tag and then I covered it with the Graphic 45 paper. Then, I used another one of their papers that looks like it has stamps all over it, cut them apart and layered them to give dimension. The Circus Spectacular ticket was cut from another paper from this same line. I added buttons with embroidery floss (from Michaels), and some ribbon. I attached the ribbon with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. Awesome tool by the way. I got it at Paper Vineyard on competitor coupon day. The store honors Michaels, Joanns, and Hobby Lobby coupons on the first and third Friday of the month (April 1st and 15th). Cool, huh?!

Stop in the store sometime. They have some great stuff in there that you don't find at the big, box stores. And remember to take advantage of their competitor coupon day.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

White Sale - Paper Vineyard DT Project

Hello Everyone,

This weeks project was a tough one. I have never made a monochromatic card, let alone a white monochromatic card! How tough is that! Here is what I came up with.Recipe for the card:
White card base - Georgia Pacific (from Walmart)
White Pearlescent paper - Best Occasions (again from Walmart)
Ribbon - Michaels
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots embossing folder
Cricut cuts - Paper Lace cartridge
(Also used the Gypsy to make the image more tall than wide to fit A2 card)

And don't forget to check out the Paper Vineyard blog and website. The class schedule is on the website and classes at the store are awesome!

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

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Worth a Million Bucks!"

Hello All,

Well, this weeks theme for the Paper Vineyard Design Team was "Worth a Million Bucks" using My Minds Eye products. Can I say that I LOVE My Minds Eye....all their collections are awesome. My project this week is definitely worth a million bucks!What a special page this is. These are pictures of my sister and I when we were little (I am the big sister). Unfortunately we lost her in a car accident back in 1980 at the age of 19. This is the reason for the angel in the lower right corner above the small flowers. She is our angel, watching over us.

UPDATE: I framed this page and gave it to my Mom because when she saw it on my blog, she said she wanted a copy to frame. I told her NO and surprised her with the original. She cried and now said she has to find a "prominent" place on her wall for it! I am so happy she liked it.

The recipe for this 12x12 scrapbook page:
Printed cardstock - Stella & Rose by My Mind's Eye
Solid cardstock - Bazzill
Flowers - Prima
Ink - Colorbox Chestnut Roan chalk ink
Cricut cuts:
Lacy Labels - label background
Stone Script - Sisters (welded letters with Gypsy)
When It's Cold Outside - small angel (cut from an Angel snowflake)

I hope you all enjoy this layout. I haven't done too many layouts lately so I hope I did you all proud with my design.

I almost forgot to tell you!!! I went to a class at Paper Vineyard over last weekend and had a blast! We made a 8x8 mini book about "us". It is sooooo cool. Dana is an awesome teacher. I think I am going to love taking more classes at the store. Check out their list of classes on their website HERE. I already have another one scheduled for this coming Saturday!

I hope everyone has a great week! I know I will!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Exciting News!!!

Hello all,

I have such exciting news! I have been asked to join the design team for Paper Vineyard, a local scrapbook store. It is the coolest store! It is in Chandler, AZ on Alma School Rd between Ray Rd and Chandler Blvd. They carry the best papers, tools, embellishments, etc. You can find things here that the big box stores just don't carry. All those things that you have seen from the CHA postings on the web. Well, they are already getting some of those items in. They had a Make and Take last night and I went in and made the cutest tone on tone card. And got to use some new products that I was not familiar with. Be careful though, they are enablers!!!

So, today is my first project for the design team. It was "Tag You're It!". Make a tag using Teresa Collins paper and Blingage. Well, I have never made a tag before so this was quite the challenge for me.The recipe for the card is:
Paper and bling - Teresa Collins (paper from the Posh line)
Die cut (Girls Rock) - Cricut Rock Princess cartridge
Wings - Tim Holtz grungeboard with silver/black inking
Flowers - Prima Essentials
Ribbon - can't remember who makes it!

Hope you like it. Let me know what you think. Don't forget to check out the blog and website for Paper Vineyard. They offer some great classes and have the best supplies in the world! Have a great week!