Tuesday, December 21, 2010

12/21 Weekly Challenge- Snowflakes and Bling

ok ladies... we got some snow today... and we got alot..
so this challenge is perfect for snow, winter, holiday, Christmas pages, almost anything....

For your challenge I want to see:
At least TWO snowflakes on your page
Dress them up with some bling (think glitter, mists, bling, etc)

Here is my example, I used the Bo Bunny Winter Joy line which had LOTS of snowflakes in it:

So head on over to the FORUM to play along... Can't wait to see all those pretty snowflakes!!! Have fun!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mid Week Challenge- Easy Stampin

ok since Christmas is coming, and I know you are all busy and have lots on your plate.. I thought I would post a kinda easy challenge, but something that you could actually use towards the upcoming holidays!!!!!

I don't know if you've seen the REALLLLLY cool and fun stamps in the CP Store from Hampton Studio G??? well guess what, they are only .89!!!!! Some of the packs come with 2 stamps and some even have BLING with them!!!! Check them out HERE:

So for this challenge:
MAKE a CARD and a TAG and STAMP on them!!!!! Easy enough and perfect for a homemade touch to a gift...

Used Stamp J, also used Echo Park's Everbody Loves Christmas:
Tag Set Using Hampton Arts Studio G I- Clear Stamps:
Used Stamp F and Stamp J:
Used Stamp M:

Hope you play along in the FORUM HERE.

Monday, December 13, 2010

sketch challenge 12/13

I'm here in OH and it's cold and snowing and in FL my grandson is catching lizards . . . that's just not right!
I completed a two page layout based on this sketch and used the BG Jovial Collection available in the CP store.  I can't wait to see what you do with it!  Be sure to post your completed layout in the gallery with a link to the challenge forum.

Page one of the two page layout

Page two of the two page layout based on the sketch.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 12

I almost hate to see all this end. I have seen some great project ideas over the last two weeks. So with out further adu...... "On the 12th day of Christmas my scrappy friend gave to me.... a new 2011 calendar!

Go check out the forum to see how to make your own!

Christmas Bazaar Day 11

"On The Eleventh Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . . treat cones.  These treat cones by Mara are so cute and easy to make using the Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas Collection.  Check out her tutorial in the CP forums.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

On the 10th Day of Christmas...

On the 10th day of Christmas my Scrappy Friend gave to me...

A 7Gypsies Reciept Tray!!

These are so much fun to make and super easy...each spot is 3 1/2 x 5 and so easy to fill with all kinds of goodies from paper, to tags, to photos to epherma.

Here are some close ups for you...

We sell several sizes of these in the store: here is the link to the one I used...


And to several of the embellishments from the book cover, to the Crate papers, to the Prima flowers...




Christmas Bazaar Day 9

“On The Ninth Day Of Christmas, My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me” nine teacher gift bags filled with Christmas treats. It was so easy turning these inexpensive gift bags from Jo-Ann’s into adorable treat bags for teachers. I cut out the snowmen using my Cricut and the Winter Woodland cartridge. The Jillibean Christmas Chestnut Soup collection was perfect for this project.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day #8:

"On The Seventh Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . .

Fun Scrappy Ornament for my Tree...

Make sure to check out the FORUM for details on how to create these fun ornaments by Wendi. Most of the ornaments used Jillibean Soup Chestnut line from the CP Store.

Christmas Bazaar Day 7

"On The Seventh Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . . framed art.  Be sure to check out the directions for Trish's super easy shadow box in the forum.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sketch Challenge 12/6


"Do You See What I See?" I have Christmas music on the brain!!

I was listening to Christmas music as I created this week's sketch challenge and it got me to thinking about how I create sketches...and usually, it is the blueprint that I see in another layout...sooo..this week, I want you to look at my layout and create your own blueprint for your layout!

Here's my layout:

Basic Grey Basics paper and journaling sticker:


Basic Grey Jovial Papers:


Jillibean Soup Cardboard Alpha:


Jenni Bowlin mini bingo cards:



Threading Water punch


silver stars

Have fun with it!!
On the 6th day of christmas, my Scrappy Friend gave to me... A Photo holder for my desk or home... Create a cute way to hold your photos and easy to create. I used the fun line from

Basic Grey Marjolaine

For directions to make this fun project check out the forum

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 5

"On The Fifth Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . . a beautiful pencil cup for my desk.  Get the directions from Trish in the CP forums for this clever gift.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Gift Bazaar Day #4

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, my Scrappy Friend gave to me...

An adorable holiday magnet set that come in a matching tin with a coordinating tag... all products are made with the SUPER cute Jillibean Soup Chestnut Soup found in the CP Store. You can also check out more information on how to make these fun and easy magnets by Wendi in the FORUM...

Coordinating Tag:
Altered Magnets:
Altered Tin to match the magnets:

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 3

"On The Third Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . .  an altered 7 Gypsies tray. This altered tray by Jenny is beyond CUTE! Be sure to check out the forums for more details.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 2

"On The Second Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . . Gift Tags.
Be sure to check out Mara's tutorial in the forums to see how she made these adorable gift tags.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 1

“On The First Day Of Christmas, My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me” one altered acrylic paint can complete with a winter banner for hanging up. I used the BoBunny Midnight Frost Collection to complete this project. The cardstock stickers made embellishing the paint can super easy. To add dimension to the banner I used the adhesive chipboard and added buttons.

Monday, November 29, 2010

11/29 Weekly Sketch Time!!!!

ok ladies... up and at em with a new sketch!!!!!

Here is my sketch:

and here is my example page with it:

I used the Bo Bunny Midnight Frost line from the CP store!!!! It's such a yummy line and LOVE the rich colors of it!!!!
Can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!!!!! have fun!!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas Bazaar

Join us at Croppin Paradise for a Twelve Days Of Christmas Bazaar from December 1st through the 12th.

Each day a CP Design Team Member will feature a unique and clever gift idea for you to make using your scrapping supplies.
This will be an amazing way to source new ideas for unique and exclusive hand made Christmas gifts. Be sure to check out the forums for a variety of gifts that are sure to inspire you.
Here's a  sneak peek of what's coming on the first day.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The CP Design Team is Thankful for.......

The Croppin Paradise Design Team has a lot to be thankful for this year.... The CP store has been bountiful - filled with beautiful pattern papers, sparkling embellishments and alphabets galore! The CP forum has been blessed with the friendly and caring members; a place where true friendships have formed ..... and the CP blog has been filled with inspiration!

In honor of Thanksgiving, the CP Design Team has created layouts showcasing the many things they are thankful for - We hope it will inspire you to create a layout (or two) remembering what you are thankful for!

Created by Wendi - using Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 collection


Mara created this layout using Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli


Jenny - Crate Paper Restoration

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Weekly Challenge 11/22

The challenge for this week is a simple one! Alter your alphabet to match your layout better!

For my layout, I used the Jillibean Soup cooregated alpha in white and I used two colors of Glimmer Mist to give them some color and some shine..a little yellow and a little truffle made them pop and really gave a sweet tone to the layout, I think!

Here's a close up:


Pink Paislee Queen Bee papers


Basic grey Basics Manila Paper


Jillibean Soup alphas (the white are sold out but there are other colors!)


Basic grey Paper Ribbon


Prima Sugar Plum flowers


Prima Vine


Maya Road Pins

Tim Holtz Tissue Tape

Little Yellow Bicycle Doilies

Glimmer Mist in Gold and Truffle


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekly Challenge and Sketch 11/15

Are you in need of a scrappy inspired challenge? Need a new sketch to whip out a page with? Well it's that time of week to get the new challenge and sketch to give you your inspiration to play along with in the CP Forum.

Weekly challenge for 11/15 comes from Wendi:
for this challenge I want you to think about the STORE NAMES and use a STORE NAME in your title... There are lots of fun ones: Gap, Target, Bath and Body Works, Buckle,etc... Think about where you like to shop and use that for your title inspiration....

Here is the example using some of the adorable and SUPER cute new MME Fine and Dandy line that can be found in the CP store HERE... check out all the fun papers and embellies!!!!!
Close ups:
Also make sure to check out Nubia's cool sketch that she posted to play along with.. you can find it HERE.