Friday, June 25, 2010

Weekly Challenge 6/21: Old + New + Yellow

I decided to make it easy on everyone this week. I thought we'd have a nice, simple challenge this time around. My challenge is to use something new, something from your stash (I'm a huge supporter of using your stash), and the color yellow. We'd love to see what you come up with. Please link us up and have a chance to win something fun from Croppin Paradise.

My old is Making Memories chipboard stars and Love Elsie stickers. My new is Sassafras's new NERDY BIRD, and lots of yellow including my cardstock.
Check back next week for more fun challenges. And don't forget the Camp Paradise starting up on the 15th. you can't believe ALL the fun stuff we have planned!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Summer is Heating up with Crate Paper!

The Croppin Paradise Design Team is heating up the summer with new products from the CP Store! Check out these sizzling designs using Crate Paper Pink Plum and Brooke!




Thanks for stopping by! We hope these hot designs will inspire you to sit down and scrap!

Weekly Sketch

Hi there! This week's sketch might look a little different to some of you, but it is how I create sketches. Usually, when I am preparing to scrap, I pull my pictures, my products and create a sketch on a sticky note and put everything in a baggie until I am ready to work on that layout. This sketch was one of those stickynote sketches created late at night. :)

And here is the final layout..not too far off from my sketch.

I used the adorable Fancy Pants "About a Girl" line (I'm secretly wishing I had bought more of it!)..available  HERE in the store.  Come play along in our Forum and show us what you create with this week's sketch!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Croppin Paradise Summer Event!

Do you love camp songs, arts and crafts, swimming in the lake, flashlight tag, campfires, roasted marshmallow and smores?

Did you think you were too old for camp?

Well, not this year! The Croppin Paradise Design Counselors have created a summer camp just for you! -

Camp Paradise
where the scrapping never ends!
Make new friends, complete some projects and win some prizes!

Watch for more details here and on the forum in the coming days!

Want a chance at the "pre-registration" prize? - Simply post this banner on your personal blog or any active message board (making sure to obey their TOU) and then post a comment here with a link and you will be entered to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the CP Store! (where new things keep popping up every day!)

*Pre-registration will end on July 1st at midnight!

Cannot wait to see you all at camp!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sketch Challenge 6/14

Hi Everyone!! It's time for another sketch challenge at Croppin' Paradise. I used a sketch from Jana Eubanks, she is one of my favorite scrappers and sketch artists!!

Oh, I love the banner!! Here is my layout, using the Max and Whiskers papers from Basic Grey.

The banner could not have been easier, I cut out triangles with my Cricut, layered them and added some letter stickers. Easy peasy!

Come on over to the Croppin' Paradise message board and try out the sketch. Hope to see you over there!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Weekly Challenge 5/9 Double Bracket Challenge

This week's weekly challenge is here.... if you are like me, you like your brackets.. I LOVE how they frame a title, a photo or just some details on a page..
But for this challenge I want to see some DOUBLE BRACKETS..that's right a set of two... you can either outline them, use two sets, or use pop dots and pop a second one for some dimension on the page, or get creative and come up with your own bracket solution...

Here is my example: (BTW: these brackets from the Pink Paislee Starlight line were perfect to use)
Upclose details:
so BRACKET away!!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Weekly Challenge 6/1

Nothing like a challenge to get your Mojo on! The challenge this week is to create a lo using flowers and butterflies as embellishments. At least one of the flowers has to be handmade. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Post your creation in The CP gallery with a link in the forums.

My take on the challenge: I used the About A Girl line from Fancy Pants available in the store.
. . . and yes I'm going to be a grandma again.