Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Composition Book

I know how common it is for people to alter a composition book but believe it or not this was my first! I had a blast completing this project for Crop Chocolate. This month our challenge was to create a mini album or book. I also wanted to include something unexpected so a couple of slider cards can be found inside each cover.

Now head on over to the Crop Chocolate Blog for details on this project as well as a video on the construction of a slider card.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Metal Frame Creation

Here is my latest creation for the Crop Chocolate Focus Group Challenge. We had to use some kind of stitching in our project. I went with faux stitching after getting poked by my needle far too many times! I think it still turned out better than what I had envisioned! And next time I will definitely pull out my sewing machine instead of trying to hand stitch.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Based on a Sketch

This month Crop Chocolate Designer Dee Dee has provided us with a sketch. Based on her sketch I decided to create a 12 x12 single page layout. I chose heat embossing as the technique of main focus. Please head on over to the Crop Chocolate Blog to see what ingredients were used to make this project. Also, don't forget to watch the video for some instructions on heat embossing.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Halloween Tag

Crop Chocolate posed a challenge for the Confectioners this week. We were to make our own embellies for a project of our choosing. This is my first attempt at quilling! I really LOVE the results. And glitter always makes everything look even better in my opinion.

A neat trick when you don't have bling or pearls in the color you desire = use an ink pen to add color!

Any guesses on the wonderful paper used?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Official Crop Chocolate Blog Hop

I am so excited to WELCOME all of you to my blog. As you may notice this is my very first post and I can't wait for many more to come!

If you are here it is probably because you are following the Official Crop Chocolate Design Team Blog Hop! So let's get started....

The project I would like to share with you is my "Nana Shadow Box". It is constructed mainly using the beautiful Echo Park Victoria Gardens paper. This project was quick an easy to do once I figured out all of the elements I wanted to use. My latest addiction is punches and they made this project a snap!

This flower was made using EP Victoria Gardens papers in Garden Gate and Rose Garden as well as EP For the Record. The bling is cut from Making Memories Paper Reverie Tape. You can catch a peek of the fabulous Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky twine here as well.

These lovely butterflies are from Making Memories Eclectic Brads Bug Collection with the EP For the Record Paper to make them stand out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now please head on over to DeeDee's blog and continue the hop! Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower in order to qualify for a Slice machine, two design cards and other sweets! You have until Sunday to complete the hop.

Please make sure to visit all the Crop Chocolate Design Team Blogs and end at the Crop!
Paula- cricutica