Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween from All of US!!

     Are you one of those parents that wake up early just to make sure that your kids are ready for a happy and frightful day on October 31st?  Well, in my household we treat this day like a holiday.  My husband's takes the day off, and we celebrate with our kids by going to their Halloween Parade at school, giving out treats to all their classmates.  Then, we have an early dinner and out the door we go, visiting our neighbors for the annual trick or treating experience.

 Of course, the day doesn't start without some inspiration. We've got wonderful projects to share with you today.  One from a new member in our Design Team and another you've been inspired by many times before. 

Please welcome the beautiful, Joanne Cheng, one of our newest members.   

A little Bio:
I have always been a creative person, whether it'd be through crafting or taking care of my kids. I've found my passion in crafting, (which has turned into more than a hobby) early in my husband and I's relationship. As part of his "monthsarry" gift, he took me to a scrapbook store, gave me a box full of our momentos and pictures together and purchased everything I needed to get started in scrapbooking. That was almost 7 years ago and there were only pinking and other decorative type of scissors. I think now, he probably regrets that "gift" to me. As time gone by, I've created many different projects with different styles in crafting. I've grown to love crafting more now that I have two kids (4 year old girl and 3 month old boy) to inspire me with. From layouts, cards and mini albums to altering boxes, trays, canvasses and such, I say that my experiences in this world of crafting/creating has expanded in many ways.

Check out this beautiful Printer's Tray that Joanne altered.  She used Graphic 45's Designer Papers and beautiful pieces through out the project.  Definitely would make a pretty Halloween display.

Items used from our Shop:
Black Gothic Frame (Temporarily Sold Out), but we do have other colors available)

Antique Alterable Scallop Trim in Cream By Maya Road

Also, check out this Halloween Tussie Mussie that our 

Designer Janet Coulter made.  

This piece that would look amazing displayed as well.
It's Halloween, but elegant with some dainty touches of 
laces and trims... Oh yeah!
To check out Janet's video on this project, Click Here.

Items used at the Shop:

Hope you enjoyed these wonderful Halloween Projects and give it a try... you still have a few hours left!!  Be safe tonight and enjoy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Themed Shadow Box By Van Ha

Happy Monday!  Thank you for coming to visit us today! I wanted to introduce another new member in our design team. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Van Ha. 

A little Crafty Bio about Ms. Van:

 I am 28 years old but I feel younger, except when I get back pain due to my jobs.  I currently hold 2 jobs.  I am a home health nurse and I also work at my LSS!  I really believe in supporting our military to the fullest because I do have a sister in the military.  I am very close to both my brother and sister, I am the eldest of the 3.  I currently live with my boyfriend in our 2BR condo and I need a craft space and storage BAD!!  I store my craft supplies in plastic bags and they are basically in a corner in the guest room.  I'm still thinking about doing a scrap room parody video of it.  I've been crafting since Feb. 2011.  It all started with a layout for Valentine's Day and it snow balled out of control from then on.  I got obsessed and overwhelmed with all the youtube videos I was watching but I feel like I've figured out and developed a style that I love.  I absolutely love vintage/antique anything!! From church hats to spice tins!!  I call it treasure but my honey calls it trash LOL.

Halloween Themed Shadow Box 

Have you ever wondered how a Witch get's ready for Halloween night?  Check out this Shadow Box created by Van, where it shows off a Good Witch getting ready in her room.  You really have to check out all the details on this beautiful scene.  Lots of things too ponder!  It even has a Spider Egg Sack in there!!  
To watch her video click here.  For more photo's go to her blog by clicking here.  

Items Used at the Shop:

Antique Alterable Scallop Trim in Cream By Maya Road

Also, please check out Van's Design Team Call Project that landed her a spot in our Design Team.
Thank you so much Van!!

Linens and Lace Book

For more information on this beautiful Book Click here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Charlene Gibson's Goes Wicked for Shoes and Parties with some Gift Boxes

Happy Friday Everyone!  I am so glad to have you here!  Thank you so much for your support and for coming to check us out!  Please join us in welcoming another one of our beautiful design team members Charlene Gibson.  She is talented beyond measure.

I have been crafting for a long time and I come from generations of crafty women!!!! I think I was born with a hot glue gun in one hand and a needle and thread in the other. I love all kinds of crafts from crocheting to sewing to scrapbooking. I got started in paper crafting about 6 years ago after I married my wonderful hubby. I just wanted to scrapbook our wedding photos, well one thing lead to another and here I am now, deep into it! I love different styles and I really can't categorize or limit myself to any one style...I'm a go with the flow kinda gal! 

Check out these Wicked Shoes she made below.  Talk about attention to detail and what a beautiful non scary display this would make in my... I mean in her home!  LOL
Check out her Blog for details on this project by clicking here.

Items Used from our Shop:

Scary Yet Beautiful Cameo

If you aren't into Halloween, well check out these other projects from Charlene.  Gift Boxes for a Baby Shower, or New Mommy.  Also, for anyone who adores Tea Parties or simply just enjoys drinking Tea.
To check out her video on these projects click here and to view on her blog click here.

Baby Onesies Keepsake Box
Items Used from the Shop:

Baby Onesies Chipboard

 Tea Bag Gift Box
Items Used from the Shop:

French Guipure Lace Grey Style 5722

 And we also wanted to include this project Char created for the Design Team Call.  This configuration altered box and this one of a kind Dress Form!
For more information on Char's Projects and Vidoes, you can follow her on her links:

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and hope to find you back here on Monday to check out another fantastic new design team member!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shabby to Blingalicious By Cynthia Anderson

Happy Hump Day!  We are thrilled that you are all joining us today! We have some gorgeous inspiration to help brighten your day! Today we're bringing you some Shabbiness and some Blinginess . These creations were made by the ever so lovely Cynthia Anderson.

You may know her as Cynthialoowho on Youtube.  
Check out her projects below. 

Shabby Chic Sconce which started off black and plain, to this beautiful shabby chic white wall decor.
Check out this project on her Blog
and her Youtube

Items used from the shop to make this lamp:

Rose Vintage Pink

 This was once a plain iphone cover, which now is a stunner!  You won't go unnoticed talking on your cell with this.  Check all the details and the bling on this baby!  I know I'll be making one for myself! 
Check out this Project on her Blog
and on her Youtube

Items Used from our Shop:

That's not all guys!  Check out her beautiful Design Team Call Project Below that landed her a spot on our Design Team. 

Framed Printers Tray
For more info on this beautiful Frame, Click here for her Blog and Her Youtube for this Project.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Love Story on Halloween by Linda Oleman

     Hi Everyone!  We are getting some good rain on this beautiful Monday morning here in Northern California!  Along with the rain, My kids and I saw a Rainbow on our way to school.  So, that already made our day!
  Here is something else to surely brighten your day!  I wanted to introduce to you one of our newest Design Team members, Linda Oleman. If you haven't seen her projects, please check her out!

A little something about Linda:

I am a woman who enjoys life to the fullest! I'm not perfect and I do it with humor!! I love many things, including God, my husband and our sweetest family member, Marley (our cat)! In my spare time I have a passion for scrapbooking! I'm not talking ordinary paper and stickers! I like home decor items, mini albums, mixed media and everything in between! I like to make it pretty and I like it to have an attitude!! I love all things shabby chic, vintage, distressed, grungy and always with a touch of romantic flair!

Here is her very first Design Team Project for TPBP:

A Romantic Halloween Decorative Wall Hanging.  What is romantic about this project you ask?  Well... you will have to watch her video click here.
For more information and photo's of this project, Click her for the link to her blog.

Items Used from our Shop:

Rose Frame in Black

Also wanted to share with you her Design Team Call Project that landed her a spot in our Design Team.  

Altered Bird Cage

Greeting Card

So beautiful and romantic isn't it?  Click here for the link to her project on her blog.  


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Beautiful 3D Hot Air Balloon By Miranda Edney

Happy Wednesday!  I've had this Hot Air Balloon Die Cut at the shop for a little over a year now.  Never did I ever thought to use this die cut in this beautiful 3D form.  When Miranda showed me this photo, I was so inspired to make something similar, because I had to have one for myself!  Check out all the details and all the beautiful trims that she used below.  


If want to make something similar like this... Check her tutorial by clicking here!

Items Used:

Hot Air Balloon Chipboards

Here's my version of the Hot Air Balloon 3D.  I have Miranda to thank for this!  I love how it turned out!

For Details on my Creation, Check out the video by clicking here!  
I used the Prima Marketing Paper Collection, "Rondelle."  Hope you like these creations and please make sure to share with us your project if you make one of these 3D Hot Air Balloons!  Have a wonderful rest of the week! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Shabby Chic Sign Made By Juliana Montoya

Hope everyone's weekend was wonderful.  I wanted to share with you this beautiful Shabby Chic Sign that Juliana made as a gift to one of scrappy friends.  She uses beautiful items from the shop as well as a a piece of wallpaper that she found at an antique store.  I love all the layering that she did and how she stays true to her style.  Her work always turns out so beautiful.  

Items Used from the Shop:

Crochet Ribbon in Cream

For details on this Shabby Chic Sign check out her video below:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Greeting Card By Tiffany Morgan

Halloween is 2 weeks away!  Can you believe it?  I am super excited... I mean, my kids are super excited to enjoy the festivities and going to our neighbors houses door to door.  Sometimes, I think to myself.... where did all these kids come from?  They surely don't play outside like the used to when I was growing up.
Enough babbling...
Look at this Beautiful NON-Scary Greeting card that Tiffany made.  She used the Martha Stewart's newest Halloween Paper Collection.  This Greeting Card is a part of a bigger project that Tiffany is working on.  A Halloween Mini Album!  I can't wait to see it.  She gives a sneak peek in her video and I totally wished I could have moved her camera to see the entire Album!

Items Used From the Shop:Volant Pleated Shear French Lace with Crochet Tips in BlackElastic Black Trim - SOLD OUT :o( To watch her Video for Details Cllick Here.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Beautiful "Time for Tea," banner made by Designer Janet Coulter

Happy Columbus Day everyone!  Now that all the DT and Guest DT excitement has simmered a bit, I wanted to share with you this beautiful project from Mrs. Janet Coulter.
My family and I go to this local place called, "Tyme for Tea," at the Niles District in Fremont, Ca.  We go almost every month or sometimes twice a month. We enjoy all the Antique Shops and love to have brunch at the Establishment. 
I felt like Janet read my mind when I decided to carry these Tea Pot and Tea Cup Die Cuts at the shop.  The colors and paper line from Prima Marketing's, Tea Time Collection went together perfectly with the laces and trims that Janet used in this project.  It is so beautiful and I think it would go perfectly with my favorite place for tea at high noon.   
 Items used from the Shop:


To watch her Video for Details  Click Here.

Now, what's your favorite cup of Tea?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Design Team Call Announcement

The votes are in and I am thrilled to announce our next Design Team Friends for TPBP for the terms October through December 2012.  But, first… I want to thank each and every lady who submitted their work and played along with this Design Team Call.  Believe me, when I say that it was not easy to make these decisions.
Please join me in congratulating these wonderful ladies as the newest members in our Design Team:

Leanne Bishop 

Linda Oleman 

Charlene Gibson

Cynthia Anderson

Van Ha

Joanne Cheng

But wait there is more…..

Since this was my very first Design Team Call, I really wanted to make it extra special.  Please keep the applause rolling because the following ladies have also landed a spot to be Guest Designers for the following months:

October: Lydia Levy and Harumy Castillo

November: Olga Ishenko and Natalie/Cydney Sister Duo

December:  Sara McDowell and Violet Foskey

Thank you everyone for all your support! I hope that everyone feels that they are all winners because they truly are.  It takes a lot for someone to make something for everyone else to judge.  I appreciate all of your entries and for allowing myself and the rest of the team the pleasure to watch and view your beautiful projects. 
I will be emailing all the ladies more information regarding their Design Team Packages and all that good stuff sometime today!  Again… Thank you to all and have a wonderful weekend! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hanging Sewing Machine Banner and Our October 2012 New Release

Happy October everyone!  I made this project for my friend Tiffany.  Some of you may know her as Mammatiffy on Youtube.  It was her Birthday a couple months ago and it did take me a while to mail this to her.  Better late than never right?  I have such amazing and wonderful talented people in my Design Team that sometimes I can't help, but feel intimidated when I send them something handmade from me.  
I used one of Bona's sewing machine die cut.  If you are interested in purchasing this die cut, please send her a message on her blog at http://www.keeponscrappin.blogspot.com/p/keep-on-scrappin-creations.html.  
Here are the photo's on my Hanging Sign.

Guipure Fleurs French Venice Lace in Sea Foam

Here is the video on this project:

That's not all everyone!  The wait is over.... YAY!!!  Our Newest Release is now available at our Etsy Shop.  Check out the video below!!

One thing I forgot to include were these adorable Baby Onesies.  
I guess I got to excited!  Well anyway... that's all the announcements for now!  Thank you to all of you who have participated on our Design Team Call!  Announcement will be made on October 05 (PST) for our New Designers!