Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Huge Giveaway!

This week we are excited to give away over $200 worth of Making Memories Pitter Patter product! This prize includes 2 Albums, 1 of each of the new papers, and 1 of all of the embellishments! We are also throwing in one of the Creative Options Project Totes! Check out what you can win!

AND MORE!!!! This is our biggest giveaway so far! So how do you win? You can have up to 3 entries!

Get 1 entry simply by telling us your favorite thing about Croppin' Paradise!

Get a 2nd entry by becoming a follower of our blog! Once you are a follower, say "I'm a follower" in a comment. If you are already a follower, let us know!

Get a 3rd entry by signing up for our Newsletter. We send them out about once a week. They are the best way to hear about the latest products and of course any sales! Come back and in a third comment let us know you are signed up!

Good luck!!! :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Don't Put Your Woolies Away Yet!

Hello Croppers!

The weather is warming up, the sun is coming out and the flowers are blooming! Spring has sprung!

While I know you are tempted to put away your "woolies" and bring out your capri pants and tank tops... the Croppin Paradise Design Team is hoping to encourage you to keep them out just a little longer!
This week's projects all include Basic Grey Woolies!




We hope you are inspired to keep those Woolies out just a little longer this season! (you never know when a cold snap will come through!)

This Week's No Faces Challenge

Hello, hello, hello. I hope you are enjoying this miserable, rainy Monday morning. It's the perfect weather here in Virginia to get your scrap on. Now, if only I could find something for my Twinnies to do other than cause trouble, I could truly scrap my cares away. I'm the lucky girly with today's challenge. My challenge for you is to create a layout highlighting a photo without a face. It could be a picture of spring flowers blooming or all your kids' lunchboxes lined up across the counter. Just no faces, get it? Post your layout in our gallery here. Link me in our messageboard here. I'd loove to see what you do with my challenge. Try it, you just may like it!

Friday, March 26, 2010


It was so fun to hear about all of the great, and not so great weather! It sounds like a roller-coaster! Our lucky winner of the Fancy Pants Spiral Book is enjoying weather that is a little cloudy, and little cold, but not so bad! #32 Krystle is our winner! (winners chosen randomly at Krystle, please email Natalie at! Congratulations! More give-away's to come!

-Natalie :)
Croppin' Paradise

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

WINNER!!! :) And a New give-away!

Thank you to all of you! The winner is . . . . (drumroll) . . .

#29 Karen and Ryan who said "I love the family collection- those are some really fun papers!" (winners always chosen randomly using

Karen and Ryan - please email Natalie at with your address! Congratulations!

Now, who wants another giveaway! We are now going to give away the following item:

These new 12 x 12 notebooks are the sophisticated way of taking notes or crafting office style scrapbooks! Perfect for adding photos, creating layouts and projects or for stylish journaling and note taking. Perfect for scrapbookers, artists and crafters alike. 24 creative, double-sided papers in each notebook. Here are some samples of the pages!!! :)

And more!!! These gems retail for $15, and we have them available for only $13.50 in the store! But, we are giving 1 away! You can enter up to 3 times:

Get 1 entry by heading over to check out the NEW Fancy Pants Artist Edition items then come back and tell us which Fancy Pants Artist Edition item is your favorite!

Get a second entry by going to the Forums - there you will find a new post about this giveaway! Make a comment, then in another comment here tell us what you said!

Get a third entry by telling us about your Spring Weather!!! Is it rainy or happy and sunny!!! :) We all have a little Spring fever right!

Good luck to all!!! We will post the winner in the next few days!

Monday, March 22, 2010

sketch challenge 3/22

Hey everyone! This week it is my turn to give the sketch challenge. First I must warn you that I lack sketch making skills, so please don't judge.LOL.
This is the sketch I made.

And this is my layout.

If you haven't noticed by now, I am a keep it simple kinda girl. Now don't forget to post a link to your layout on the message board. I can't wait to see what you ladies make.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fancy Pants Giveaway!

We just received all 4 of the amazing New Fancy Pants Collections - About a Girl, My Family, Road Show, and Rusted Sun! They are really versatile, amazing collections. So, since we are so excited, we wanted to give some away! Right now we are giving 1 lucky winner a collection of all of the new Fancy Pants papers!!! That is 1 of all 40 new double sided papers! Here are some examples of these new papers!

About a Girl

My Family

Road Show

Rusted Sun

Aren't they amazing!!! Come see all of the new lines here.

So how do you win? We will give you 2 entries.
1. To get 1 entry, tell us which new Fancy Pants collection is your favorite!
2. To get a second entry, become a follower and in a separate comment, say "hi"! If you are already a follower, say "hi" again!!!

We will post the winner on Tuesday, so make sure you come back and see! Also, check out the Artist Edition items - they are so fun! Good luck, and come see what is happening in Paradise!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Feeling Lucky???

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from the Design Team at Croppin Paradise!

We want to know.. are you feeling lucky today?

The CP Design Team was feeling lucky to get to play with the fabulously green (and blue, gold and yellow) Little Yellow Bicycle Lucky Me! Check out their designs! They are lucky in life and lucky in love!







Now, quick, if you hurry over to the CP store you might be lucky enough to get some of this fun collection for your very own!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 15, 2010

weekly challenge

Hello everyone! This week it is my turn to bring you the weekly challenge. On this challenge it will seem simple enough but it will take some creative thinking. You need to create a layout using a picture that is bigger than 5x7. I had to push myself on this one but yet didn't want to rack my brain to hard either so I kept my layout 8.5x11 to make it easier. You of course don't have to. I can't wait to see what you ladies do! Don't forget to post your layout in the gallery and let us know on the message boards.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chipart Winner!!!

And the winner is . . . (drumroll please)

# 11 Julie Campbell :)
(number chosen randomly at

Julie said:
I really love the pendant kits! But... to be honest, even the pounding block looks like a great tool to have in your craft room! I am always looking for a good surface to stamp on, and I have a feeling that this might be really great for that too! - - Julie, please email Natalie at and we will send this out!!!

And, for all of you fabulous ladies from all over the world, we want to help you get the fabulous Chipart in your hands! Use coupon code "ChipartLove" and save an extra 10% on your order at the store! We are already 10% below retail value - so that is like getting 20% off!!! You can also pick up some extra goodies we just got in from Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Making Memories and more! The coupon code is valid through next Saturday, March 27th, 2010. We also have an amazing design team - come see what is happening in the Forums! Have a scrappy day! :)

-Croppin' Paradise

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Amazing new Product in Paradise! And a giveaway!

We are so excited to offer you the exciting new product from GCD Studios - Chip Art by Melody Ross! This amazing collection lets you take simple chipboard and turn it into a masterpiece! You can add textures, words, designs, and shapes with deep debossing. You can create unique chipboard pieces for your scrapbook, or beautiful chipboard books, even home decor! You simply wet the chipboard, deboss it, paint and you are done! AND - we are going to give some away! Read on for more info!

We also received new items from Ranger Tim Holtz today! Come see What's New in Paradise!

Melody Ross Chipart

(This Video is hard to hear, but it does show some of the amazing projects you can make! Hopefully we will get a new video out to you soon!) GCD Studios is proud to present a complete run through of how to make a beautiful journal with their new Chip Art Tool featuring Melody Ross. See how you can use all the different facets of their set, including: different kits, tools, fonts, and stamps. There are also some great examples at the end!

How about some more ideas? :)This is the front of the Small Bracket Chipboard Kit!!! We watched Melody Ross make this at CHA, and it only took her 5 minutes! Easy and beautiful!

This was a beautiful display at CHA. They used the Big Chipboard Alphabet, then attached it to painted paper over a large canvas.

Here are a couple examples of how you can make fun home decor with the chipboard ChipArt!

We loved this bracket kit quote album at CHA. It shows how amazing and beautiful the finished product can become!

So now to the Giveaway!!! We are going to give 1 lucky person the following 4 items:

1 Small Tool! (See it in the store)1 Bloom Chipboard Stamp Set! (See it in the Store!)
1 Set of the Tags Chipboard! (See it in the Store!)And a 2 Pack of the Ranger Inkssentials Opaque White Pens!

This is such an amazing giveaway, we want to give you up to 2 entries!
For your 1st entry - Say "Hi" in a comment and tell us what country you are writing from!
For a 2nd Entry - Go to the Store, then come back and in another comment tell us your favorite Chipart Item!

With a little Chipart and a little time, the options are endless!!! See what you can create - and make sure you come share it with us in our Gallery!

-Croppin' Paradise