Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Joy Banner made by Designer Ivett Carrillo and DT Video Update

Happy Hump Day!  I hope your week has been great so far.  This is the last week of September, and after that, it's officially the Holiday Season in my house.  Halloween is around the corner and with a blink of an eye, it's Thanksgiving time.  
I like Ivett's way of thinking... begin the decorations for the Holidays early so we can enjoy our handmade creations longer.  Check out what she created using some fabrics from a swatch book.  
It's so festive and I love her use of laces and trims through out the banner.  
Items used from the Shop:

To watch her video, just click on the play button below.

Also... wanted to include this video I made regarding some updates and information for those that may be interested in the Design Team Call.  Remember that the last day to turn in your projects will be this Friday.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Halloween In Wonderland Clock

Yay!!  It's Friday, so bring on the weekend!
I have so many things to share with  you all and I thought I would start with my latest project.  I created this Clock for my Craft Studio.  I used G45 Halloween In Wonderland Paper Line on this Hanging Clock (Kasiercraft).  I have used embellishments from different companies, and love how it turned out.  

Items I used that are at the shop are listed below:

For more information and details on this Clock, check out the video below:

Thank you so much for watching and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Newest Design Team Member Miranda Edney

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to formally introduce the newest member to our Design Team, Ms Miranda Edney.  Some of you know her as MsLiberty on Youtube.  She also has a Blog at
I had asked her to join the team back in September before I made the Design Team Call.  She will making beautiful projects for the shop beginning October.  I can not wait to see how she incorporates our trims and embellishments into her one of kind projects.
Here is a little something about this talented young lady, Ms. Miranda:
My name is Miranda, and I started scrapbooking about 2
years ago. It started with wanting to make an album to show 
my honey how much it he meant to me, and it blossomed from there! I have spent a lot of time searching for my style and what I like the best. That tends to be more on the grunge side of things, but I never like to stay put in one area of art , I am always pushing myself out of my boundaries! I strive to think outside of the box , and use techniques that allow me to express myself! My fave products are flowers , metal, laces, gesso, sprays , masks, and texture pastes! I hope you enjoy my artwork and that I can give someone some inspiration! That is the most important thing to me.

Here is a photo of one of her Projects that she shared with us:
Stunning isn't it?  Well, if I could read books like this everyday, I really wouldn't put it down!!

Thank you so much Miranda for joining the Team! Super Excited to see what you'll create next! xoxo

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Halloween Mini Album Created By Roxanne Furlong

Hi Everyone!  Don't think that we forgot that Halloween is just next month!  We have a special treat for everyone who is looking for inspiration regarding this fun and not so scary Holiday.  Check out Roxyfur's Halloween Mini Album in the shape of a pumpkin, she made this using Graphic 45's Happy Hauntings Paper Collection.  My favorite part is how she altered and Dressform and made it into a witch.  

For items used from our shop click on the items below:

12 Piece Utensil Set

Monday, September 10, 2012

Some Design Team Call Q&A's and a Beautiful Project from the Lovely Juliana

The response from the Design Team Call has been amazing and thank you so much for all that have responded and are interested in Designing for the Shop.  I wanted to note a few things that some people have asked and maybe it can help answer some of your own questions regarding the Design Team Call.

Question 1:  Do you have to use products from The Piece By Piece when you submit your project?
Answer 1: No, you don't have to use TPBP products.  You can use from your own stash as long as they are similiar with the products that we sell at the Shop.

Question 2:  Do you have to have a Blog?
Answer 2:  No, you don't.  Any other websites that we may be able to see your work is fine (Ning, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, Etc.)

Question 3:  Can I make Accessories or Jewelry?
Answer 3:  Absolutely!

Hope this answers all the questions that you may have, but I'm sure there will be more along the way, so stay tuned.

Now, I wanted to share with you a project from one of my fellow designers, Miss Juliana.  She made this beautiful Recipe Album to match her new Kitchen.  I can't wait to see how her new Kitchen will look like, but I already know, there won't be a shortage of Shabby Chic.  

Items Used from out Shop:

24 Piece Set Table Setting Mini Kit

For more info on this Lovely Recipe Album, check out her video link below. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Design Team Call 2012

TPBP is currently seeking creative, enthusiastic, and fun individuals with a variety of crafty styles to be a part of our 2012 October through December Design Team.

The Piece By Piece Design Team Call is open to all crafters whether you are a scrap booker, mixed media artist, card maker, or sewer.  International entries are welcome ; )
*Those selected will be contacted and announced on the ThePieceByPiece Blog on
October 5th. 
* Previous Design Team experience is not required
*To be considered for submission guidelines must be followed below:
All submissions must be received by September 28th at midnight PST. 
Have a Youtube Channel, Blog, and Facebook (since we use Facebook as our primary source of communication between members).
Subscribed to TPBP Youtube Channel
“Like” The Piece By Piece on Facebook
Follower to TPBP Blog
Must have TPBP Grab Button on their blog, and links to TPBP Shop.

Submission Guidelines: 
1)  Make a Video of your project titled: Design Team Call Entry for TPBP Oct 2012
2. Send your video links to  along with the following information)
a)Name and Mailing address
b) At least 1 photo of your project
c) Who and Why - tell us about yourself, family, hobbies, why you want to part of the TPBP DT.  
d) Current Design Teams if you are in any.
e) A link to your blog or website (if you have one).

Submissions that do not follow the above guidelines may not be considered.

Design Team commitment is from October through December 2012. 

Design Team Requirements:
1) Submit 1 Video Project per month and post to our Design Team Wall on Facebook with photo.  If you do more than 1 video project a month for TPBP, that would be greatly appreciated and will keep it as a consideration for the next term should you want to continue with us.
2) Participate in TPBP Announcements when needed.
3. Keep all TPBP products separate from other trims and embellishments, so as to not mistaken it from other Brands or Businesses.
4.  Enjoy 30% off merchandise when you shop at our store.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your work.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Owl Muslin Bag made by Janet Coulter

This project by Janet Coulter got me smiling.  What a cute fun bag to make.  She used Muslin Fabric to make the actual bag and added loads of our products to make this adorable Owl. You don't have to know how to sew to make one of these.  Just check out her video down below on how she put hers together.
Items Used:

              Wing Appliques

           Aqua 6x6 4 Squares

                French Frange Flochettes Lime Green