Thursday, April 30, 2009

Check Out What Our Design Team Has Been Up To!!!!

Our Design Team has been hard at work again!
They have shopped the Croppin Paradise store for the latest and greatest and here is what they created:

Andrea picked up the Pink Paislee Fetching line and created this adorable layout about cooking pancakes! - I love how she cut out the fern patterns from the pattern paper and that picture is so sweet!

Lisa found the Prima My Mommy and Me line in the store and created this fun layout about a Build-a-Bear experience with her daughter. She did a fabulous job with the fussy cutting!

Maegan browsed the store and fell in love with the American Crafts Craft Fair line. She used it along with some fun, bright flowers to document a royal visit!

Carolyn could not resist Bo Bunny Pet Shop collection to scrap these sweet pictures of her dogs!

and Kathy and I both loved the bright, fun, summer colors in the Bo Bunny Love Shack collection! I love how versatile the collection is and can be used for a variety of themes!

What great work ladies!
I hope we have inspired you to go scrap and to check out some of the fabulous new product at Croppin Paradise!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Weekly Inspiration 4/29

I find that blogs are a great inspiration!! So this week, I thought it would be fun to check out the DT's Blogs.
Please share in this thread any inspiration or what you enjoyed about them.

Some fun facts I learned
Lisa is a Lamaze coach
Carolyn's son plays baseball and she is his biggest fan
Andrea is a teacher
Trish recently moved
Maegan is expecting her 5th child in June

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Design Tip from Andrea . . .

So during the AWESOME crop that we had a couple weekends ago, one of the challenges was to incorporate a bird into a card or layout. I was trying to think outside of the box and I stumbled across this awesome video from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer :

I watched the video and then created these 4 cards:

The birds were easy to make, fun to color, and I LOVED adding the wiggle eyes to them . . . definitely gave them much more personality!!
Thank and I hope that you'll give this DESIGN TIP a try!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring Fling Crop Has Begun!

Hello Croppers!

Don't forget to check out the Spring Fling Crop on our FORUM! The crop began today and runs through Sunday (although you have until Tuesday to finish and load your work to our gallery). There will be lots of great prizes and Gift Certificates to the CP store for our top 3 points earners!
So, come join the fun!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our Design Team is Rockin' the New Products at CP!

Hello Croppers!
The Croppin Paradise Design Team has been hard at work making beautiful projects to showcase the many fabulous new products in the Croppin Paradise Store! This reveal includes projects made using new Pink Paislee, Prima, Piggy Tails and Jillibean Soup! (all of which you can find by clicking above or using the clickable links throughout this post! - Happy Shopping!)

This layout by Maegan features the Pink Paislee Enchanting Collection I love how well her color scheme matches those cute baby photos! She also did a fabuolous job covering the chipboard swirls; they add great dimension to the layout!

The next layout is by another talented member of our Design Team, Lisa. She also used the Pink Paislee Enchanting Collection to create a beautiful layout! I love how both Maegan and Lisa used the collection to achieve such dramatically different results! Pink Paislee is very versatile!

Still on a Pink Paislee high? I used the Pink Paislee Fetching Collection to create this layout about my two youngest children. I thought the colors were perfect, although it did give a red cast to their blonde hair! LOL! I used the circle pattern paper to make embellishments by cutting them out and placing them in the background.

I know most of you have not scrapped those adorable photos you took on Easter, so Andrea's layout featuring Jillibean Soup Cream of Mushroom should serve as some great inspiration! I love how she used the simple Kraft background to make her photo really pop!

Next we have a fabulous layout by Kathy, featuring the Piggy Tales Mary Mary Quite Contrary Collection. If this layout doesn't scream "I'm ready for Spring!", then I don't know what does! I love all the bright colors and fun chipboard shapes in the background!

Finally, last but not least, Mother's Day is on the horizon and I know you have a ton of great photos of your sons and daughters (or even grandkids). Carolyn designed this fun layout using the Prima Mommy and Me Collection. I love absolutely everything about this layout from the fun distressed edges to the little Queen and Company felt border detail with that super cute owl!

Are you inspired? I know I was when I saw these beautiful projects! So, now I am headed to my scrap table to create, how about you?

Remember, you can find all these great products in the Croppin Paradise store. They have a huge selection and great prices!

and if you want to see more of our great Design Team; get to know us and hang out... you can visit us in the Croppin Paradise Forum where you can find lots of inspiration, challenges, contests and great friends!



Weekly Inspiration: Spring Color Combo

Well I think Spring is trying to sprout up in most areas, though locally Winter is trying to hang on!

This week's inspiration is a spring color combo inspiration! Here is a great sping combo for you!

Use this combo to create a card or layout, upload it to the gallery & link it back to our Weekly Inspiration thread so we can see your work!

Here is the spring color combo:

Here are two cards I made using the SEI Mimosa Line:

~Thanks for stopping by the Croppin' Paradise Blog & I hope to see you on our boards!

Monday, April 13, 2009

DT tip of the week

My tip is to purchase 6x6 paper pads! I love these things and they're great if you like to mix several pp together like I did below. I even cut the 6x6 paper paper and hide it behind a photo to give the illusion of a larger sheet of paper. The other fab part is that your scraps are already perfectly trimmed to add to a card. The price is usally $5-8 per pad and they stretch really far.

Supplies used:
6x6 Basic Grey Sugared paper pad & chipboard embellishments
Pink Paisley chipboard alphabet

If you take advantage of this tip, I'd love to see what you create. Be sure to upload to our gallery
and post a link in the tip thread here

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Fling Crop - April 17-19th

Attention all Croppers! Here is an event you won't want to miss!

The new Design Team (and of course Jake and Natalie) will be hosting an online crop in our community April 17-19th! There will be lots of challenges, a make n take and games and of course chances to win some great prizes! So mark your calendars and be there for a Spring Fling event you will love!

You can find us by clicking below
Croppin Paradise forum
If you are not already a member sign up and then check in on the "Crops" forum!

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

TIP a quick way to add bling to your Brad

Quick fun and cheap way to add some bling to your brads.
I just add some stickles to the top of my brad and let it dry , if you get to much you can use a little sandpaper to fix it.

Or you can dip the brad in diamond glaze and dip in glitter or embossing powder. I just use my craft pad to put everything on

Thanks for checking out my tip

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Weekly Challenge 4.6.09

Hello fellow Croppers in Paradise . . . Andrea here . . .pull up a beach chair and get ready for some fun. It's my turn for the Weekly Challenge!! I am so excited to bring you a Sketch from Pamela over at Scrapbook Challenges. I am currently serving the last 2 weeks of my term for Pamela's DT and it has been a lot of fun. Her sketches rock and I wanted to share one with you:

I love the little strips of paper . . . I created this layout:


You can find the paper here at the store!! It's by American Crafts from the Craft Fair Collection!! It is so much fun . . . check it out if you have some time . . . you won't regret it!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April "Spring Has Sprung" Montly Challenge!

It is April and Spring has officially sprung!

I love Spring and one of my favorite things to do is to record the signs of Spring I see around me.

I recently found these tulips blooming. I love tulips, they are one of my favorites! It is one of my favorite signs of Spring...

My challenge to you this month is to record the signs of Spring around you!

Here is mine:

You have until 12:00pm Thursday, April 30th to scrap your project and load it to the Croppin Paradise Gallery

Once you have done that link us to your project on this thread for a chance to win a $15.00 GC to the store!

Good Luck!