Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Teacup Favors

It's that time again... yes, my daughter has turned 8 years old this year and this time she asked for a Tea Party.   So Tea Party it is...   I made this teacup favor using the Sizzix Die 3D Teacup Die.  It turned out better than I expected.  I wet embossed the rim part of the teacup and the outline of the saucer in gold.   I filled it with nail polish, nail file, and chapstick.  It was a big hit at the Tea Party.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

August Challenge Winners!


We are so pleased to announce Kristina May (1) and Lisa James (5) as the Layout Challenge Winners for August!  Congratulations to both of you.  Please email your mailing address to me at bevjane_cruz@yahoo.com and I will get your prizes in the mail.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge, your designs were inspiring.  We will announce the August Challenge very soon and hope that you join the fun and play again.

Here are pictures of the winning entries:

Kristina May


 Lisa James
  
Thank you to all those that participated!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Random and Pleasant

It's been quite a while where I actually blogged about anything, but.... here I am again.  It's a peaceful day here in  my Ozzy Wonderland.  The kids a not fighting and I am enjoying my morning coffee at 11am. Hehehe.  I cropped with my wonderful scrappy friends last night from 7pm to 3am!  That's a first for me, 3 am?   WHAT?   I learned and shared some amazing techniques!  I will show you in a later blog or video of my work once it's absolutely finished.  I thought I'd share this with you.  

I saw this photo at  this amazing artist blog, The Kathryn Wheel.  It may be hard to make out what it says on the bottom right corner, but it says from the thief, " Got me home ok  thanks."  Hilarious.  I love to laugh and this is just way too funny.  Enjoy your last weekend of August, because before you know it.... it's Christmas!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Challenge - Make a Trim-endous Layout

We are going old school and taking you back to paper your crafting roots with a good old fashioned scrap booking layout challenge for the month of August.

Here's what we'd like you to do: Create a scrapbook layout of any size, 12x12, 6x6, 8.5x11, you choose.  On your layout, you must use lots of  lace, trim, fabric or ribbon to make your layout standout. The challenge details are listed below, please read them in detail.

If you are in need of supplies to make your layout standout, visit The Piece By Piece Etsy Shop, it's full of amazing laces, trims, ribbons and fabrics that will allow you to make any project shine. 


The details are as follows:
  1. Who can play?: The challenge is open to you, your friends and your mother! Seriously, this challenge is open to everyone!
  2. How often can I play?: You can enter the challenge as many times as you like. Submit one Mr. Linky for each entry.
  3. When is the play time?: You get the entire month of August to play and submit your Layout Challenge entry. September 2nd, 11:59 PDT is the official deadline. Winners will be selected and announced during the first full week of September.  
  4. Where do I play?: Submit your challenge entry by using the Mr. Linky in this post.
Playground rules
  1. Your submission will be judged on its level of uniqueness and creativity, so break out your supplies and go at it!
  2. You must use trim, lace, ribbon or fabric (at least one) in your project, after that you decide the additional ingredients to make your project pop.
  3. The Piece by Piece Design Team will select two winner and the winners will be announced during the first week of September, The winners will receive an awesome prize below from Bev at The Piece by Piece.      
2 Layouts will be chosen to win by The Design Team and this is what the winners will get:

Melody Ross' Designer Collections Mini Album Kit shown below:

This Kit includes: 
Chipboard Designer Pages.
Rhinestone Stickers
Acetate Stickers
Textile Tags
Chipboard Stickers
O Rings
and Trims

Have fun and thank you for participating in the challenge!  






Tuesday, August 9, 2011

July Challenge Winners are....


From the artsy to the scrappy and adorable to beautiful, we were impressed with the way each artist transformed their dress form for the Piece by Piece July Challenge.  With all the creativity you shared, it was difficult for the design team to choose only two winners, but they did.  

We are so pleased to announce Lina (#2) and Kelly Viriyavong (#24) as the challenge winners!  Congratulations to both of you.  Please email your mailing address to me at bevjane_cruz@yahoo.com and I will get your prizes in the mail.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge, your designs were inspiring.  We will announce the August Challenge very soon and hope that you join the fun and play again.

Here are pictures of the winning entries:

Kelly #24

Lina' #2
Thank you all for participating!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Going to the Chapel and were gonna get married.....

Here are the photo's that some of you have been waiting for! Ideas for anyone who is a do it yourself type of gal and wanting to save some crazy money for you or maybe for your daughter!  These bouquets and other pieces are the newest things to happen this wedding season and you will definitely you will definitely see a rise in this trend for years to come!  Be one of the first brides to create and own this elegant and fancy bouquet!  You won't regret it!
This Bouquet I designed with my friend Katie is truely stunning!  I wish I had one for my wedding!  
We added some flowers and trims that you can find at www.thepiecebypiece.etsy.com

Frames

boutonniere



Monday, July 11, 2011

Transform a Dress Form - The Piece By Piece July Challenge

We know that dress forms are all the rage in our crafting community, so we thought they would make the perfect theme for our July Challenge.

Here's what we'd like you to do: Take a dress form, any dress form and alter the heck out of it. We would like you to use lace, trim, fabric or ribbon to make your dress form unique.  You can use it on a project to make it pop, or have it stand alone if that suits you. The challenge details are listed below.

If you are in need of supplies to make your dress form come alive, visit our Etsy Shop, it's full of amazing laces, trims, ribbons and fabrics that will allow you to deck out your dress form just the way you like. And, speaking of dress forms, we have a dress form that is exclusive to The Piece By Piece, also available at our Etsy Shop.



The details are as follows:
  1. Who can play?: The challenge is open to you, your friends and your mother! Seriously, this challenge is open to everyone!
  2. How often can I play?: You can enter the challenge as many times as you like. Submit one Mr. Linky for each entry.
  3. When is the play time?: You get the entire month of July to play and submit your July Dress Form Challenge entry. July 31, 11:59 PDT is the official deadline. Winners will be selected and announced during the first week of August.
  4. Where do I play?: Submit your challenge entry by using the Mr. Linky in this post.
Playground rules

  1. Your submission will be judged on its level of uniqueness and creativity, so break out your supplies and go at it!
  2. You must use trim, lace, ribbon or fabric (at least one) in your dress form, after that you decide the additional ingredients to make your dress form pop.
  3. You can use the dress form in any type of project, or just submit the dress form on its own.
  4. The Piece by Piece Design Team will select two winner and the winners will be announced during the first week of August, The winners will receive an awesome prize below from Bev at The Piece by Piece.
 Prize You will Receive:
9 Pieces of  Curio Collection Papers cut into Envelope Pockets 
9 Pieces Curio Collection 6.5x3.5 Tags
Chipboard Pieces
1 Wooden Kaiser Kraft BIrd Cage
1 Bird Cage Charm Pendant
Prima Flowers
Prima  Bling
TPBP Exclusive Trims and Lace
TPBP Fabric Flowers
Binding Wires
Oh.... let's not forget 2 packages of Handmade
Stick Pins (shown below) that have been sponsored by
ScrapHappySupplies.Etsy.Com.  



Have fun playing. We look forward to seeing how you use your creativity on this challenge.

Mr. Linky

Friday, July 8, 2011

June Challenge Winners

June Challenge Winners

Ladies, you rocked the challenge!  Each of your flower submissions were amazing and we thank you very much for taking the time play in The Piece by Piece June Flower Challenge.  

The Design Team votes have been tallied and the clear winners are Charlene Gibson and Katt.  Their flowers look like this:

 




If you have not seen all of the challenge entries, we encourage you to view the June Challenge Post - they are all beauties!  

Challenge winners, please send your mailing address to bevjane_cruz@yahoo.com so that I may send you your prize.

Our July challenge will be announced in the coming days.  We think you will enjoy what we have in store for July and hope that you play in that challenge as well.

Thanks again for making our first challenge a great success!

Beverly

Thursday, July 7, 2011

DT Member Tammy Ozuna on her take with the Burlap Bags... "Sachet" Style

Here are some photo's of the burlap bags transformed into beautiful Sachets. Click on the Trims #'s right below the photo to take you directly to the location on Etsy.  Enjoy and get inspired!
Click below to take you to the item in the shop:
5.  Fabric Flower (sold out)
For more info on this project please go to http://tammyozuna.blogspot.com/  or you can watch her video at http://www.youtube.com/user/tammyozuna#p/a/u/1/z7AEyWW60u4

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Last, but not least... Please Welcome Mrs. Tiffany Morgan on to the Piece Corps (Design Team)

I am a big fan of Tiffany's Shabby Chic Style.  I met her through my Etsy shop and have been tuned in to her videos and blog since!  She is truly an amazing artist and best of all a devoted mother!  Thank you Tiffany for joining the Piece Corps and I know you will continue to amaze us with every project you create!
A little about Tiffany:  I am a SAHM of a 4 1/2 year old boy and a 1 month old girl. I am very blessed to live in San Diego and have a wonderful husband that supports my addiction! :) Beside from crafting I love to go to the beach, park and just be with my family. anything we do we have a blast together. 
I have been scrpbooking/papercrafting for almost 3 years. I love to be inspired and to insipre. I enjoy cardmaking the most since you can create a one of a kind handmade card just for the recipient. It is just so special. I also love making 12x12 layouts. I feel you can create something that can tell a hundred different stories for the one memory.

Here's a project that Tiffany created using TPBP Prodcuts.  Just click on the Trim numbers below to take you directly to the items at the shop.








To check out Tiffany's Project in her blog just click here
Great Project Tiffany!  I love that paper line too!








Monday, June 27, 2011

"Dream Big," By Design Team Member Bona Rivera-Tran

This beautiful layout has been been numbered so you can find the items at TPBP Shop.  
Just click on the Trim numbers below to take you directly to the items at the shop.  
For more details and info regarding this project, you can find it by clicking on the link below to take you directly to Bona's Blog.  

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ms. Yolanda Pasillas Designing for TPBP

The Bean  is so wonderful and gracious to let me have her design for TPBP! I don't know how else to describe this lady other than inspirational!  Thank you Yolanda for allowing me to work with you and share in your spectacular journey!  

The Bean in her own words:  I've been in love with paper and ink for 17 years now! The happiness it brings me never subsides. I love trying new techniques and mediums in my art and I am always looking for new ways to teach and inspire. Besides having 7 beautiful and healthy children to encourage me to create I've made quite a few artsy friends online that share their talents freely. I hope to do the same.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tammy Ozuna Designing for TPBP!

I am so grateful and happy to introduce Ms. Tammy!!  She not only helps medesign for TPBP, but also, assists me with projects and challenges that we are hosting every month!

Tammy in her own words:
 "I've been a creative being since the time macrame was popular. it's been a while.  Since that time I've expanded my breadth and depth of creative play and find great joy in paper crafting, art journaling, silver smithing, jewelry making, knitting and sewing, to name a few.  When I leave the creative playground I enjoy the lovely outdoors of California with a bike ride, neighborhood walk or a silent gaze at the coast line from a sandy beach. My family and friends are the heart of my world and I can never spend too much time with them."  

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"Determined" Father's Day Layout

Here is a layout I did of my Father.  I titled this layout "Determined," because he has been battling cancer for about 2 years now and he was born a fighter and he isn't going to stop now.  I am so proud of him.  I watch him every day through his struggle and I am his cheerleader on the sidelines.  Please make sure to take a moment to read the quote by Maya Angelou who is such an inspiration to me and her words helps to give me strength from time to time.

"I can be changed by what happens to me,
I refuse to be reduced by it."

I used DCWV paper line and lots of gear chipboard that I painted and distressed.  My new favorite is the Tim Holtz Tissue Tape which I randomly stuck throughout the layout as well as the metal gears from Oriental Trading Company and 7 Gypsies.
Enjoy!





Thursday, June 9, 2011

June Flower Challenge


It's time for a Crafty Challenge Piece by Piece Style!



We know that the time for May flowers has passed, but the sun has just started to shine here in California and we want to see how you can bring life to a trio of flowers made with trim, lace or fabric! Get out your supplies, whip up your unique signature flowers and share them with us to enter the challenge and be eligible to win an awesome prize from The Piece By Piece.


 The details are as follows:
  1. Who can play?: The challenge is open to you, your friends and your mother! Seriously, this challenge is open to everyone!
  2. When is the play time?: You get the entire month of June to play and submit your June Flowers Challenge entry. June 30, 11:59 PDT is the official deadline. Winners will be selected and announced during the first week of July.
  3. Where do I play?: Submit your challenge entry by using the Mr. Linky in this post.
Playground rules:
  1. Your submission will be judged on its level of uniqueness and creativity, so break out your mad flower making skills.
  2. You must use trim, lace or fabric (at least one) in each flower, after that you decide the additional ingredients to make your flowers pop,
  3. You can use the flowers in any type of project, or just submit the flowers on their own.
  4. The Piece by Piece Design Team will select two winner and the winners will be announced during the first week of July, The winners will receive an awesome prize below from Bev at The Piece by Piece.
Have fun playing. We look forward to seeing how you use your creativity on this challenge.

2 Winners will receive the Prizes Below!

Prima Swirls
Prima Flowers
Annalee papers and notecards
6 6x6 chipboards
Burgundy A-2 envelopes
Amazing Trims from Beverly's own private collection
Some Trims found in her shop
Fabric Flowers







Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Restoration Collection Mini Album

Mini Album Kit for this Album available in www.thepiecebypiece.etsy.com.  Thank you for looking!








Sunday, May 15, 2011

Engagement Layout with lots of Trimmings

I made this layout as a Congratulations/Thank You Gift for my daughter's 2nd Grade Teacher.  This is her engagement photo and I wanted to make her something special because my daughter adores her and loves her!   So, I loaded this layout with some of my own private collections of laces from Britex and some new trims that will become available at my shop very soon!  The paper line I used is from DCWV and I picked it because I felt that it matched the photo very well.  I loaded the layout with flowers from Prima as well as IAR's.  Hope Ms. C likes it!  





Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hear yee, heer yee....


What a great month it has been!  It brings me great pleasure to introduce, Ivett Carrillo as a designer for the TPBP.  I  met Ivett for the first time last month and boy did she show me technique after technique!  I have been an admirer of her art for a long time now, and it was crazy to see her make something beautiful LIVE.  I am so impressed with her design style I had to ask if she would be a designer.  Thank you Ivett for joining me in this journey!
 Where you can find Ivett:  http://ivettcarrillo.blogspot.com
           Youtube Channel:  icarrillodesigns

Friday, May 6, 2011

Drum Roll Please......

I'm just a girl in the world.... (Gwen singing to me)

Those are the thoughts that linger around my brain when I think of how lucky and grateful I am to announce that I have this amazing lady supporting and representing TPBP. I have been watching her videos for about 2 years now and you would think the creative juices would run out, but she's like the Energizer Bunny. Her creativity never seems to dissipate.


The wonderful Bona Rivera-Tran:

You can find her at her blog: http://www.keeponscrappin.blogspot.com

YouTube Channel: LiveLoveScrap

I think I’m dreaming….Can someone pinch me?