Sunday, December 23, 2012

Featuring Guest Designer Sara McDowall

Hi Everyone!  Thank you so much for joining us today!! 
 I wanted to introduce our Guest Design Team Member
Sara McDowall, from Sunny Australia.  
She originally started with handmade cards, 
but is creating more than just cards these days.  
She's a very hardworking and talented young lady.  
She has been featured on a number of Sites and loves what she does!  She has been so supportive with my shop and am 
so grateful to have her as a friend.  

 Check out what she has deisgned for TPBP.  
A keepsake box loaded with TPBP Items and techniques.

Bird's eye view of the Box

Greeting Card

For information on these projects, go to the video by clicking here.

For more information on Sara, you can find her links below:

Youtube Channel: JustCardsBy Sara
Blog: Blog:

Monday, December 17, 2012

My Lace Banner and Trunk Show Photo's

Good morning everyone.  Today I would like to share with you some projects that I made for one of my best friend's bridal shower/ bachelorette.  
The other photo's below of the Crafter's Trunk Show that I've been hosting locally in my area. 

First off, take a look at the Banner I made.  I used Fabric squares from a Fabric Swatch Book.  I used by Cricut Machine to cut out the letters, which I then inked and embossed with white embossing powder.  

I attached the lace to the fabric squares to give it more length and interest to the banner.  
The flowers are from IAMROSES.

The next project below are pins that I made for the girls to wear on our Napa Wind Tasting.  The Bride to Be got to chose which names each of us girls were to be called for the day.  It was a hit!!

I used the pleated black trim that we carry at our Shop.

On the Tin Container below, I used vintage lace that I hot glued around at the top and bottom.  I then, used a die from Spellbinders and cut out the papers and layered them.  The letter "S" was a font that I printed out on my Word Document.  Flower from IAMROSES.

Now... here are some photo's I would like to share of our Crafter's Trunk Show that was held in November and December 2012.  It was a lot of work, but so much fun at the same time.  I met some awesome crafters locally in my area.  I can't wait to do it again soon.  

The Piece By Piece Booth

Isela's Baby Diaper Cakes 

Christine's Table from

Local photographer selling her prints-- Tina Hopkins


 Zion Naturals

Jennifer showing us how she makes these 
beautiful Egg Ornaments.

Eggenius Booth

Unfortunately, I will not be hosting for January because I will be out of town for that 2nd Saturday.  I do plan on continuing this event every 2nd Saturday of every month though, make sure to be a FAN of our FACEBOOK page to get more updates!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Handmade Christmas Stockings

Hi Everyone!  Hope your Friday is off on the RIGHT FOOT!! 
Get it?  Foot... coz I'm sharing some Stockings... Hehehehe.  
OK, enough about my corny joke.  These Stockings are no laughing matter.
Check out 2 of our Designers who share 2 very different styles of Stockings.  
They were both handmade with love,  for their beautiful grand daughters. 

First Stocking is by Designer Cynthia Anderson.  
Shabby chic and bling for the baby's name.  Definitely won't go unnoticed at the fire place.

For more information, click here for video.
Items Used from the Shop:

Next Stocking is by Designer Janet Coulter, also for her grand daughter.  I love the layers 
of lace and how Janet made the stocking look more Elfy (wait... is that a word?), with pointed toes.  
Another beautiful stocking, that will surely be noticed at the fire place. 

For more information, click here for her video.

Items Used from the Shop:

Send us photo's of your stocking on our facebook page!  We'd love to see!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What does a Gumball Machine and a Printers Tray have in Common?

Happy Wednesday Everyone!  Thank you so much for joining us today.  I just wanted to also thank you for all your support and appreciate you coming to check us out today.  Well, as a reminder, please be sure to "LIKE" us on Facebook, so you can get the latest feed on what's happening on line and locally here at our shop!  

We've got some yummy projects to share today.  Well, what does a Gumball Machine and a Printers Tray have in common? The answer is INSPIRATION of course.  Another thing they have in common is that they were created by our talented Designer Miranda Edney.  When she is finished with a project, I am always starring at it for quite a while because there are so many hidden treasures and details that go into them.  This is a Gumball first for me.  I don't think I'll ever look at a Gumball Machine the same anymore.  Instead of Candy for our taste buds... it's cany for our eyes!!!

Altered Gumball Machine

Miranda's Blog for this Project, click here.
For the Video, click here.

Check out this Project below!  It's another one of Miranda's creations.  Again, here she does not shy from adding treasures and details.  So many beautiful elements and techniques.  Can you believe that this is a gift for a friend?  What a happy and lucky friend indeed!!

Altered Printers Tray

Miranda's Blog for this Project click here
For the Video click here.

Thank you so much for visiting us today!  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Guest Designer Olga from Ukraine

Hi everyone and happy Friday!!  
I would like to introduce you to our Guest Designer for today, 
Ms. Olga Ishenko from Ukraine.  
Check her out along with her 2 projects using our Hot Air Balloon Die Cut.  

A little Crafty Bio about this pretty lady:
I'm 27 and i live in common law marriage with a wonderful man. He's a dj.
I'm teacher of English, German languages and literature. But now I'm a housewife. My Grandpa was a painter and photographer and I inherited some of his gifts - I'm also a photographer and painter, web designer, I design my free digi stamps and my scrapbooking paper as well. 

You can find her and subscribe to her channel:  MISSANYONA on Youtube

Check out this Pretty Lady she created using our Hot Air Balloon Die Cut.  This is definitely something, I would have never thought of doing and honestly I'm quite amazed and smitten that she came up with this concept.  It really is wonderful how Olga can interpret and create something such as this and it makes sense and the end result is beautiful.  I love how different and unique her creation is.  

1st Project

2nd Project

What a crafty lady she is!!

For more information on this project,

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lovely Girls on Christmas Cards

Good Morning Everyone!  If you haven't sent out your Christmas cards out yet to family and friends, it isn't too late! 
Today, we are sharing with you two pretty Christmas cards created by Designer Joanne Cheng. 
She used La-la land Crafts Rubber stamps for the girls and some Copic Coloring. 
Aren't they so cute?  

For more information on these projects go to her blog by clicking here or go to her video by clicking here

Items Used from the Shop:

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cute Beanie for Baby Girl

Today I wanted to share with you this cute crochet beanie made by Cindy Anderson.  
She is a super crafter and super Grandma for sure!   
To check out the cute model that was used for 
this Beanie, go to her blog by clicking here.  
For more information, you can also watch the video 

Items at the Shop:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Burlap Wall Hanging

Hello there everyone!  Thank you for visiting us today.  
I wanted to share this beautiful project that design team member Char Gibson made.  Each tag or pennant is removable, so you can rearrange them around or change the photo's and sentiments as often as you like.  
Love all the personalized sayings and numbers through out the tags and pennants.  

For more information go to her Blog (click here) 
and or go to her video (click here).

Burlap Wall Hanging

Items used from the Shop:

Guipure 5726 Mocha

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sugar Chic Remix Album

Hi Everyone!! I know that I have been lagging on posting this project that I created a while back, but I have been sooo behind on a lot!!  I think I'm going to officially have a nervous break down!  Hehe
Well, I hope that you didn't really wait for this to be blogged.  If you did, I am soo super sorry!!  Next, time just message me to get on it, and I will!!  For you!!
Well, here are the photo's that I promised, but honestly if you want to see page per page, you have to watch the video located below these photos.  

Video Below:

For any questions or comments, just message me below.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Guest Designer Lydia Levy's Beautiful Handmade Ornament

Hello there everyone!!  I would like to introduce our Guest Design Team Member Lydia Levy for today.  

A little on Ms. Lydia: 
i love everything about scrapbooking, mixed media, altered art, and making mini albums...i'm even branching out into making cards :)
i love trying new things and new products.

She was so gracious to make us this pretty ornament loaded with items from TPBP. 

For more infornation on this project, go to 
her Blog (Click Here), to go to her Video (Click Here)

Aren't they so cute?

Items Used from the Shop:

Sheer Pleated Ribbon in Beige

Thank you so much Lydia for this Cute and Fun Project to get us in the Holiday Mood!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fairy Belle Dresser

Happy Thursday!!  How are you all doing on this fine day?  Well, I would like to share with you this beautiful dresser that our designer Van Ha created.  There are so many details and fun items to look at!!  
The dresser, she picked up at Hobby Lobby, but I'm sure you can find something similar at your local craft store.  These Drawers would make fun presents this Christmas for sure!!

For more information, go to her Blog (Click Here), and her Video (Click Here)

Items Used from the Shop:

Wing Appliques

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Shabby Chic Christmas Snow Globes

Hi Everyone!  Thank you so much for joining us today!!!   Well, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and let me just say, I wouldn't mind getting away from it all, if I can live in one of these Globe Wonderland the Juliana Montoya created.  They are so beautiful and would look wonderful displayed on my Mantel! (Hint Hint)  Check it out and you really have to see them close up to appreciate all the layers and details this lady added to make a perfect 
Waterless Snow Globe.  
For more information on Juliana's creations, go to her 
Blog (click here) and also check out her Video (click here).

Items Used from the Shop:

Organza Flower Trim Cream and Brown By Maya Road

 Birds on Nest Pink ( white temporarily sold out)

Gothic Frame in Grey Blue (cream temporarily sold out)

I will be making some of these today and hope to finish it in time for Christmas!!!