After CHA Winter 2011-Day 1

Hey there everyone! Today starts the first of my After CHA Winter 2011 posts!  all this week I am going to share one NEW thing with you each day that I found atCHA that I LOVED and hopefully it will be NEW to you TOO!! It may be a product, a trend or something creative. Stay tuned because I want to SHARE with all my lovely crafting ladies fun, affordable goodies that YOU WILL LOVE.


So, I'm going to share with you the gloriousness that is Vintage Street Market is a new online store that sells traditional ephemera from the 1950's-TRUE vintage, not shabby chic....YES, there IS A DIFFERENCE, particularly the colors are bolder, brighter and more playful than vintage, not as worn or distressed and usually create a nostalgia in you from your childhood.

They debuted two new lines at CHA! The fabulous part of their new lines, is NOT only can you use it for scrapping, card-making and altered art, but ALSO as WRAPPING PAPER!!!!!! I am going to share with you one line, and you will have join their blog to learn about their other BEAUTIFUL and UTTERLY fantastic line!
As a fan of gift wrap and former Macy's gift wrapper, I was DROOLING over this! 

In the kit comes FUN prints, foil and crepe paper!

 To accomplish the ability of being used as wrapping paper the paper comes in LOOONG strips, so you can use it as wrapping paper!

BEST yet, you can use the labels and included embellies as TAGS for your GIFT WRAPPING, or use it for card-making, scrapping and projects.

The paper, specialty paper and embellies fit PERFECTLY into their ADORABLE and USABLE packaging!

You can buy this totally ADORABLE line when it debuts at Vintage Street Market

See ya tomorrow for another fabulous find from CHA!

Paper Therapy January 31 2011

Hello all!!  Welcome to this week's challenge at  Paper Therapy.  Paper Therapy is an online forum for scrapbookers and card makers to share their work, meet new friends, learn new tips and techniques and have fun!! I hope you can join us every week in our challenges! Thy challenges are REALLY fun! Stop by and join us, we'd love to have you play!

  Here's how it works. Every monday a new challenge will be posted in the forum. You upload your design   and have the chance to win the weekly challenge. A fabulous prize and winner blinkie will be awarded the first challenge winner of every month, and then subsequent challenge winners will win an awesome blinkie to share with the whole world, showing them that you rocked the  Paper Therapy challenge.

  This week's challenge was to make a project using border edge punches in a fun new way! I die cut multiple labels from patterned paper, trimmed then in half, and then I layered them with border punched paper.

Now it's your turn! Make sure to post your card or layout to the message board by midnight on Saturday, February 5th at noon. I hope that you play along with us this week at  Paper Therapy 

POST CHA Week

Hello everyone!!! All, I can say is WoW!!!! CHA was BETTER than I had EVER imagined. It was incredible being soaked in all things creative, and meeting the most TALENTED, SWEETEST, AMAZING People EVER!!! I am so humbled to have been able to go and so grateful to God for his provision, so that I could go. My Lord and my HUBBY made my dream come true, and all I can say is CHA Summer 2011.

Now, I know that many of you follow Paper Crafts Connection or Moxie Fab World via Blogger or Facebook, but all this week I am going to share one NEW thing with you each day that I found at CHA that I LOVED and hopefully it will be NEW to you TOO!! It may be a product, a trend or something creative. Stay tuned because I want to SHARE with all my lovely crafting ladies fun, affordable goodies that YOU WILL LOVE.

Here are some pictures of the LOVELY ladies that I met this year at CHA. I was most saddened that I didn't get pics with my two amazing roomies Kelly and Jamie and my lovely DT Coordinator Teresa :-( SUMMER CHA for sure!

The AMAZING ladies at the Glue Arts Booth

 I squealed when I turned around and saw Susan Opel standing at the  Glue Arts Booth saying my name. She's so awesome she travels with an entourage!!

The most precious surprise was meeting Maile Belles Dear God she was ADORABLE. Not pictured here is the fabulous Kim Wilson from Wilson Design Stamps Kim's company sponsored one of our Etsy Inspired Challenges, and here is what I plan on buying from her store
 Buy Simply

Maile, Me and Ashley!! YAY!!

While checking out Vintage Street Scrapbooking for the second time I met Annabelle and one of my all-time favorite Go-to Gal's Jessica Witty BEAUTIFUL women inside and out!

Vintage Street Scrapbooking and one of their Design Team members. Someday I would LOVE to design for them! 
 The first thing dear Teri says to me is that she went to the  Glue Arts Booth  to say hello to me, but I wasn't there. 
Can't even express how much that meant to me, as I think she is JUST INCREDIBLE and sooo VERY NICE! So happy we met up!
Best story EVER! I went to Cosmo Cricket to do a Make N Take and who else but, Maren Benedict is leading it!! When I finally realized who it was, I was like "Heck YEAH!"

These ladies are amazing! Even at CHA they're downloading to   Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World  

What a privilege to meet my inspiration, Betsy Veldman

The sweetest and oh soooo stylish (were wearing the same cardigan!) P. Kelly Smith!

SEE YA THIS WEEK!!!

Avocado Arts + More Sweet Treats Sweetie

    Hey there everyone! I'm back to share with you another idea for Avocado Arts January release of Sweet Treats Sweetie. There are so many great images in this month's release and I really loved the adorable cupcake, candles and sentiment. Make sure to add this set to your collection-you'll use it a lot!



 I stamped the candles on the background patterned paper, then stamped the cupcakes, cut it apart and paper pieced them to the card.

Make sure to check out the following Pit Crew blogs for more inspiration!

materials:

Etsy Inspired #124--1.28.11


  Hey All!! I am CHA right NOW! I am working in the glorious Glue Arts booth, so this will be a short post today!

  
  
       
Today's shop is Ka-Ka-Kawaii a shop that sells precious polymer clay barrettes, hair ties, jewelry and gifts. They're offering one of our winner's these adorable cupcake earrings.
       

Our sponsor today is Meljen's Design Studio Digital Stamps which is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!
They're offering our second winner four digis!

I was inspired by the butterfly in this barrette.

 to make this fun card

So, now it's your turn to play along. Make sure to visit the design team's blogs to see their BEAUTIFUL projects  so that you  can get inspired to create a fabulous project of your own! Make sure to post your design to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, February 4th at noon!

and our guest designer for January, Rachel

Materials
"Happy Summer" Card:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI.
Patterned Paper: Best Creations.
Fibers: (Green satin ribbon) Michael's.
Accents: (Pearls) Michael's.

Paper Therapy WIINER!!

I wanted to thank everyone who participated in this fabulous blog hop! It was soooo much fun, and I truly loved reading all your wonderful comments, they were so sweet!

We have a winner!!! True Random Generator picked the winner of my blog candy, and that winner is #11



 Melissa said...


OMGoodness! Your card is stunning!!!


I love papercrafting because it is my outlet and stress reliever!

I am in awe over the amazing projects and blogs I am finding to follow during this hop!
 Congratulations Melissa!!  Send an email to queenerh@yahoo.com with your mailing address so that I can ship your goodies to you.

Paper Therapy-January 24 2011

Hello all!!  Welcome to our sixteenth challenge at  Paper Therapy.  Paper Therapy is an online forum for scrapbookers and card makers to share their work, meet new friends, learn new tips and techniques and have fun!! I hope you can join us every week in our challenges! The previous fifteen have been SUPER fun and we'd love to have you join us!

  Here's how it works. Every monday a new challenge will be posted in the forum. You upload your design   and have the chance to win the weekly challenge. A fabulous prize and winner blinkie will be awarded the first challenge winner of every month, and then subsequent challenge winners will win an awesome blinkie to share with the whole world, showing them that you rocked the  Paper Therapy challenge.

  This week's challenge was to make a project based on the following colors.

"Hello" Card


Now it's your turn! Make sure to post your card or layout to the message board by midnight on Saturday, January 29th at noon. I hope that you play along with us this week at  Paper Therapy 

Materials:
Cardstock: (Red, pink) Bazzill Paper.
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Dye Ink: (Cantaloupe
Accents: (Chipboard frame) Tattered Angels. (Rhinestone flourish) Zva Creative. (Rhinestone bird) GCD Studios. (Letter stickers) Pink Paislee. (Clear doily) Maya Road. (Pink, yellow & white flowers) Prima.
Fibers: (Pink stitched ribbon) Prairie Bird Boutique.
Other: Cream paint.

Paper Therapy Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

Hey All!! Welcome to The Made with Heart Blog Hop I am so happy that you're here to join us! We have a fabulous line up for you, so make sure to check out the blogs and get inspired to make some projects of your own. Here is my card.





Now, take a look at all the other GORGEOUS projects along our little hop! Have fun!


Your next stop on the blog hop is Patricia

Don't forget!! I am offering some  blog candy!! To be eligible please do the following easy steps.
1. Follow this blog
2. Leave a comment after following this blog telling me why you like making paper crafts!

On Monday, I will choose one winner to win some goodies for playing along. Check back again to see if it's you!!

Shabby Tea Room Challenge


Hello Everyone! I was honored to be asked to be a guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room this week. I love their challenges, and shabby chic vintage is my favorite style, so I was thrilled to be invited to participate!

  This week's challenge was to create a winter wonderland project based on the following inspiration photo. I'm not going to lie. I sat on this photo for a while until I finally got my idea for a project!
I decided to pull the white and cream of the snow in the tree and incorporate some gray and light blues from the sky and shadows in the snow. I always get so sad after Christmas is over and we take down the tree, winter villages and decor. So, I decided to create a home decor piece that would be suitable to put up as soon as I take down the Christmas decorations. 

I heat embossed a tree stamp as the focal point. Adding a silver doily, vintage
buttons and some silver tinsel gives this winter wonderland home decor a shabby feel
I had to add some snowflake embellies, and added pearls to the tree. 
P.S. My hubby is living in D.C. for  a new job, and I am sending this project in a care package for him!
I hope he enjoys looking at it in his room and thinking of how much I miss him.

That's it for me!  I hope you play along at  The Shabby Tea Room and link your card by Sunday, January 30th!

Etsy Inspired #123--1.22.11


Happy Saturday everyone! Today's shop is Nanny's Room which specializes in original art work and handmade items. They are offering 10% off any purchase through January 31st if you mention the coupon code "etsy10" and they are also offering one of this week's winners a necklace of their choice from the selection of necklaces in the picture below.

Here is a sampling of some of their items


and here's the piece that I was inspired by

 I rolled the ribbon to give it some dimension and then "draped" it to bring focus to the rub on 
which is where I drew the inspiration from



This week we are lucky to have The Twinery as our sponsor. They have a fabulous selection in twine in EVERY color, and they are offering our second winner  a Trio pack of twine of their choice(valued at $42)!! Oh, if I could be so lucky to win! Well, I LOVE twine, and decided to make a tag showcasing some baker's twine.


  So, now it's your turn to play along. Make sure to visit the design team's blogs to see their BEAUTIFUL projects  so that you  can get inspired to create a fabulous project of your own! Make sure to post your design to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, January 28th at noon!

and our guest designer for January, Rachel

Materials
"Mr & Mrs" Card:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI.
Patterned Paper: (Stripe, Polka and Block from Love Nest collection) Glitz Designs.
Clear Stamps: (Setntiment from 2010 Love Tags set) PTI.
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko.
Fibers: (Red Ribbon) Creative Impressions.
Accents: (Pearls) Michael's.

"Birthday Tag":
Cardstock: (White) PTI.
Patterned Paper: (Sentiment, Turtle with cake and patterned paper from Let's Party collection) Best Creations.
Fibers: (Yellow and white and blue and white Baker's Twine) May Arts. (Yellow ribbon) American Crafts.
Accents: (Blue and green glitter)

CREATE Challenge: Butterflies!

Hey Everyone!! I wanted to share a card that I made for the Cards Challenge which asked participants to create a card incorporating butterflies.  I made a butterfly "shaker" card with little teeny butterflies in it that you can shake around!

I used some foam tape strips and a transparency to create the window which was die cut.

I then stamped a label around the window!

 
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