Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Magic of Oz for Paper Vineyard

Align CenterThis week, our Paper Vineyard Design Team topic was the Magic of Oz with Graphic 45's new paper line of the same name. I must admit that this one scared me a bit. I just wasn't sure what to make. Well, after searching through my ever growing stash, I found a frame that I had bought at Hobby Lobby a while back. It seemed the perfect base for this project. I didn't have a picture to use in the frame, so I cut the Wicked Witch of the West from one of the papers and put her in the frame. I think it turned out pretty good. I guess I need to step out of my comfort zone more often!

And can you believe it?? 2 weeks in a row and NO Cricut! At least for the design team. I have been working on other projects though. I went to an all day crop on Saturday (Thanks Becky), and a mini book class at Paper Vineyard on Sunday (Thanks Dana). It was a great crafting weekend for me!

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think. Have a great week!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sizzix week at Paper Vineyard

Okay, so our topic this week for the Paper Vineyard Design Team was to use ONLY Sizzix die cut/embossing products. THIS WAS VERY HARD FOR ME!! I am a Cricut girl and found it very difficult not to go to my Cricut for shapes/letters etc to do my project.

So, here is what I came up with. I didn't actually use any die cuts on this 12x12 scrapbook page. I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folders of the King/Queen/Jack cards, embossing them on lightweight metal from QuicKuts. I then used my Sharpie markers to highlight the embossed areas. The Keno balls and the dice were hand cut. The pictures were from a trip to Las Vegas that my husband and I made a few years ago.

Here is a close up of the embossed lightweight metal.

Hope you like it! Have a great week!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paper Vineyard - SEI White Elegance

Hello all,

This week we were challenged to use the White Elegance line from SEI for a wedding themed project. I have been having such a good time making the nameplates, that I decided to use one for this project.

I made the nameplate base from white chipboard (thanks to Christina at Creations with Christina for the tutorial) so that you saw only white on the inside. I covered the outside with one of the paper designs from the White Elegance Paper Pad. I also used another design from the pad to cover the edges. The lace with the pearls was from Michaels, the silver flowers are Prima, the glittered flower underneath the silver ones was Color Me Crazy from Petaloo that I sprayed with Tattered Angels Granite Glimmer Mist. The "Love" was cut with the Cricut Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge from a third design from the paper pad and the shadow was from a scrap of silver pearlescent paper I had in my stash. The pearls and the pearl brad are also from SEI.

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