Etsy Inspired #137--4.30.11

  Hey Everyone!! Happy Saturday! This week's shop is Imagine Studio which designs photomontages and painted photographs. They'll be giving one of this week's winners any 5" x 7" print of their choice!

I was inspired by this silhouette print from the shop. 

I just love silhouettes, and wanted
to use my brand new Portrait Gallery Overlay

I've been working in a new little style that I like to call, "Shabby Fresh," where I mix a lot of embellies, paper and trims (the shabby part) in a fun, interesting design (the fresh part)


Our sponsor this week is, EAD Designs which creates some really terrific vinyl lettering, wall art and more! Some of their design team will be playing along so make sure to check out Jenn Coker's blog to see what she's created.  EAD Designs will be giving our second winner a $25 gift certificate.


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, May 6th at noon!

Winner winner WINNER

The fabulous random number generator thing has done it's magic and selected a winner from yesterday, and that winner is 
NICOLE
who said 
"Super nice card! I love the butterflies! :)
My favorite way to use punches are to make multiple borders on my layouts or cards. I like to line up borders from different punches one over the other to make a wider fancier border."

Nicole, please email me at queenerh@yahoo.com your addy, 
so that I can send you your fabby prize!
Thanks for playing along everyone!

Best Creations Border Punch Blog Hop!


   Happy Monday!!  It is Hip Hop time again at Best Creation ladies so grab your Bunny Ears and come on a fun hop with us to learn lots of incredible techniques to use all those fun border punches that you have. Our first stop on the Hop is our talented Jodi Wilton and as your are being inspired be sure and pick up the mystery letters on each ladies blog as you go to spell our mystery word. Send this to teresa@bestcreation.us for a chance to win our grand prize and leave comments on our facebook and all of the design team for 2 more chances to win your choice of a pack of glittery goodness. Plus, add yourself as a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me what's your favorite way to use a punch, and you could win a PRIZE from my personal stash of brand new goodies!!!


   

   I used two butterfly punches from Martha Stewart; Classic Butterfly and Monarch Butterfly  and two scalloped border punches from Martha Stewart as well; Doily Lace Edge Punch and Scallop Dot Edge Punch

   With the punches I decided to make a card using

To make the butterflies, all you need to do is first punch a 
Classic Butterfly from patterned paper, and line it with
contrasting paper. Then punch a Monarch Butterfly and place it in 
negative cut out of the Classic Butterfly
   
 Make sure to record the letter, S for a chance to win goodies from Best Creation. Plus, make sure to follow me and leave a comment telling me what's your favorite way to use a border punch to win 
a prize from my blog!
I hope you enjoyed this Butterfly card, you're next stop is the lovely Nicole Wise

Easter Blessings!

 "...and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name." 
Romans 1:4-5 (NLT)

Have A Blessed Easter!

Best Creations Blog Hop!


    Hey all!! Stop by this Monday, April 25 for another FUN Best Creation Blog hop where we show you a fun technique and how to use it with Best Creation Paper!!! There will be a giveaway of Best Creation products when you play along and collect all the secret letters to spell the FABULOUS word at the Best Creation blog!!!
  ALSO, what's even better is that I will be hosting my own little giveway of brand new yummy goodies!!! All you need to do is leave a comment and become a follower of Branch Out Designs! Hope to see you all on Monday

Etsy Inspired #136--4.23.11

 Hey there everyone!! Happy Saturday before EASTER!! I hope you all have a blessed holiday with family and friends, as we remember our Lord's resurrection!! 

  We have a fun a shop this week that makes the cutest hand-painted wall clocks! There is something for every taste! Pop on over to BearlyArt to check out your favorite clock. And, if you play along this week and are one of our winners, you could actually win you favorite clock! Here's a clock from the shop that inspired me.


I was inspired to pull out my fabulous new Emma's Shoppe
from Crate Paper.

I took the dress motif and colors from the clock



   
  Our sponsor this week is Sassy Cheryl's which offers exciting children's illustrations, art and digital stamps that are whimsical, fun and sassy! They'll be providing our second winner with a $5 gift certificate to their online store!
   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, April 29th at noon!

Easter goodies with Best Creation!

Hey ya guys!! Best Creation has a wonderful line out for Easter called Bunny Love which is full of cute chickies, Easter Eggs and Springtime fun! I have a couple projects to share with you showcasing their paper and embellies!

Easter Candy Box


 Easter Treat Bag


Hey there everyone!! You can find this Baby Love album on the Best Creation Blog as well, but I wanted to post the directions on how to make it here for you all! Enjoy!

"Baby Love" Album


"Sweet" Page

"Princess" Page


"Pretty" Page


COVER:
1.      1.Trim patterned paper, distress and paint edges.
2.     2. Trim strips of patterned paper, border punch edges, stitch and adhere to patterned paper. NOTE: Adhere scalloped patterned paper edge to cover with foam tape.
3.     3. Tie seam binding around patterned paper. Adhere to album cover.
4.     4. Trim eyelet and adhere to album cover. Trim pearl trim and adhere to cover in swags. Tie bows of baker’s twine and adhere to pearl trim.
5.     5. Punch butterflies from various patterned paper and glittered cardstock. Fold in half and adhere to cover.
6.     6. Trim ticket in half, adhere to cover. Affix letter stickers to spell, “baby” and “love.” Stick pin through bow and affix tape to cover.




sfj  "SWEET" PAGE:
1.       1.Trim patterned paper piece and adhere to album page.
2.     2. Trim strips of patterned paper, notch edge of one and border punch edge of other. Tie jute twine around pieces and into a bow. Adhere cameo over bow. Stitch together and adhere with foam tape. NOTE: Paint edges of all strips.
3.     3. Paint edges of chipboard journaling piece, affix letter stickers to spell sentiment and adhere to album.
4.     4. Trim pom pom trim and adhere to album page. Punch butterflies from glittered cardstock. Adhered rhinestone stickers to butterflies. Adhere flower.
 5. Paint sticker and adhere with foam tape


          
        "PRINCESS" PAGE:
        1. Trim patterned paper piece and adhere to album page.
2.     2. Trim strips of patterned paper, border punch both edges, tie jute twine around it and adhere to page. Make a bow of seam binding and adhere to panel. Affix resin flower to panel. Stick pin through buttons and wing and stick through bow.
3.     3. Trim eyelet and adhere to album page. Punch butterfly from glittered cardstock and adhere to page.
4.     4.  Paint edges of cardstock crown and “princess” stickers and adhere to page with foam tape.
5.     5.  Adhere cardstock borders to page and affix tape.

        "PRETTY" PAGE:


1.       1. Trim patterned paper piece, punch butterflies out of paper to expose the negative. Adhere a coordinating patterned paper piece behind the butterfly negative. Punch two more butterflies from patterned paper, fold in half and stitch to  
        patterned paper page. Adhere to album page.
2.     2. Trim strips of cardstock, punch edges and adhere to bottom of page.
3.     3. Paint edges of envelope. Paint edges of chipboard pieces and tuck them in envelope. Tie jute twine around envelope and into a bow. Paint edges of cardstock sticker and adhere to envelope. Adhere star and stick pin to envelope. Trim pearl trim and adhere to page in swags. Tie bows of baker’s twine and adhere to pearl trim.
4.     4. Adhere cardstock borders to page, notch one and affix tape.


         
       SUPPLIES:

Patterned Paper: (Love to Dance, On Your Toes, Dancing Queen, Ballet Princess, Tutu Cute, Ballet Slippers, Love to Twirl,  Glitter Element Stickers, Combo stickers and Expressions Chipboard form Ballet Princess collection) Best Creation.
Glittered Cardstock: GCS022, GCS002, GCS029, GCS045, GCS048
Acrylic Album: (Purse) Clearscraps.
Fibers: (Pink & Lavender seam binding) Prairie Bird Boutique. (Pink & white baker’s twine, pink jute twine) May Art’s. (Pink beaded trim) Mon Ami Gabby. (White eyelet trim) Joann’s Fabrics. (Pink pom pom trim) Michael’s.
Accents: (Glitter letter stickers) American Crafts. (Pink Lady Cameo, flag pin) The Girl’s Paperie.(Pink flower). (Pink resin flower, white pearl stick pin, crystal stick pin) Maya Road. (Pink vintage buttons) (Vintage ticket, german glass glitter star and angel wings) www.emmaspaperie.com. (Tape) Prima. (Rhinestone stickers) Queen & Co.
Other: (Border edge punches) Fiskars & Martha Stewart. (Butterfly punches) Martha Stewart. (Vellum envelope) Peterson-Arne. (White paint)

Etsy Inspired #134--4.9.11

  Happy Saturday everyone!! Today we have a special treat of a shop for you!!! Today's shop is Paper Craft's Go-to Gal Kim Kesti's Think Fast Designs. Her shop is a collaboration between her daughter and herself and sells funky aprons, blankets, bags and trendy jewelry pieces!! Were so excited to be featuring her today, and even better,  Kim will be guest designing with us today!  Think Fast Designs will be offering one of our winner's their choice of one of the vintage pendant necklaces. But, everyone's a winner with a 10% discount code: THINKFASTPLEASE

I enjoyed the colorful fabrics and designs and 
I was inspired this week by this piece.

So, here's what I created

 I cannot tell you how in love I am with the Button Boutique set and Doily dies
from PTI
And, let's not forget to mention the adorable vintage settings 
from Epiphany Crafts

  
  This week's sponsor is Nikki Sivils! Nikki Sivils is making quite a name for herself and her company in the scrapbooking company! She began scrapbooking as a hobby, and soon she fell in love with all kinds of paper! So, she decided to design her own! And, boy has it been a hit. Nikki Sivils sells patterned paper, clear stamps, journaling tags, buttons, pennants, brads, chipboard albums and more! They'll be giving our second winner a collection pack filled with paper and goodies!
  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, April 15th at noon!

Angi


PLUS, our special guest designer, 
 Kim Kesti

Etsy Inspired #132--4.211

    Happy Saturday!! Today's shop is XS Baggage & Co which makes super trendy and fabulous laptop sleeves, e-readers, wristlets and gadget keepers. They're giving one lucky winner a cute gadget keeper of the winner's choice. Even better--they're offering all visitors 10% off if you type in the code  "inspired."
     This week's sponsor is Wax Fruit Company, a digital stamp company. They're offering our second winner a gift certificate.

Here's the piece that I was inspired by 

I was inspired by the green polka dots and that adorable ruffled trim! 

I used my MS fringe scissors to give some
depth to the card like the fun ruffled trim!

Gotta love the Soiree line from Pink Paislee

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 
 by Friday, April 8th at noon!

Angi
 
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