Sunday, February 21, 2010

Croppin' Paradise Conversation Heart Layouts . . .

Okay this layout of Em isn't from the crop . . .it's actually based on a Sketchy Thursdays sketch!
This one is from the Crop though!! You had to create a layout using a sketch . . . here's my layout! I love it!!

This layout was inspired by an actual conversation heart! Hence the title!! I love this collage of my girls in their dance uniforms!!

Enjoy and happy Sunday!!

CW Final Project

So with a touch of sadness I started and completed my final project for Craft Warehouse! I had such a wonderful time creating projects and I LOVED all of the awesome products that I got to work with! I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart! I hope to try out for the team again in 2 years!!
Okay for the details . . .
We got to use the K & Co Cara Marie Handmade collection! Let me tell you this . . . theses products ROCK!! They are so bright and cheerful plus they are matched with KRAFT paper which is one of my favorite things to scrap with!! We had to create 2 tags . . . the one above is my fav!!
A 12 x 12 layout that was colorful!! I love those giant flowers!!
And one that was vintage! I loved working with the background!!

Here's another picture of my completed tags!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Giveaway at Croppin' Paradise . . .

2 G I V E - A W A Y S ! ! !

Have you been waiting for a give-away?
We have stacks of free items ready to send your way! But before you see the 2 great give-aways we have for you today, we want to give you the opportunity to save 15% on any order at!!! Our blog following is rising, and we want to hit 250 followers by the end of the month! How does that happen? When you spread the word! If we hit 250 or more followers by March 1st, we will post a coupon code to save 15% at the store! That is 15% off any order! You could save 15% on that item you really wanted to win, but didn't, or maybe you have had your eye on a certain collection from Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, My Mind's Eye, Anna Griffin, Making Memories, American Crafts or any of the other amazing lines we carry. AND, if you help spread the word this week, you will get an extra entry to win!!! (See details below) Now on to the Give-aways!!!

Have you seen What is New in Paradise? We have hundreds of new items! One of the newest lines of products we have received in Paradise is from Creative Options - the creator of amazing scrapbook storage products! This week we are giving away the following item in BLUE . . .

Creative Options Scrapbooking Storage pieces are versatile, durable, and attractive. These great storage options have drawers and extra bulk storage on top! It comes with the four utility boxes that are the perfect size for tools, embellishments, adhesive and more! And the top compartment has plenty of room for larger items. This item usually retails for $29.99!!! We have the amazing Purple and Avocado Grab and Go available for only $27.99 in the store.
Size - 11”L x 7.25”W x 10”H

So how do you win? You get up to 3 entries by doing the following:

1. Get one entry by becoming a follower on the blog, then say you are a follower. If you are already a follower, say "hi" again!

2. Get a second entry by spreading the word! Each time someone mentions your name in their entry, you get a second entry, and so do they!

3. Get a third entry by going to the store to find your favorite Creative Options product. Come back and tell us!

How about a second give-away! The newest collections from Cosmo Cricket are absolutely, amazingly cute - and now you can own all of the papers from Material Girl and Garden Variety in a paper pad for free! We are giving away 2 paper pads worth $20 each! Here it is!

The double sided papers in these two collections are versatile and fun. The pack contains 48 papers. You can see each individual paper in the Material Girl and Garden Variety collection in the store. So how do you win one of these? You can get up to 3 entries.

1. For 1 entry spread the word! Bring a friend over to follow the blog and have them post your name - you will both get 1 entry.

2. Get a second entry by heading over to then come back and tell us which embellishment from Material Girl or Garden Variety you just have to have!

3. Get a third entry in the drawing by posting about our give-aways on your blog or facebook, and give us the link!

The 3 winners for the giveaways will be announced on Friday, so check back! And, we might just want to have another giveaway within the next few days!!! Spread the word, and Good Luck!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Studio 101 Feb. 14th Challenge . . .

Make a page about the love of your life (person, chocolate bar, whatever!) without using pink or red.

The love of my life is my family! I'd do anything for them!! It was pretty hard not using red or pink . . . mostly because I have 2 girls and that's what tends to be included on their pages!! It was fun though! I loved cutting apart the prima bling and putting a little bit here and a little bit there. Come on over and join us . . .
Studio 101

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

10 Things I Love Challenge . . .

Welcome to my blog . . . so glad you could join on this awesome CROPPIN' PARADISE Conversation Heart Blog Hop Crop . . . say that 10 times fast!!

The DT has put together some great challenges for everyone and we have been playing some really fun games! Complete the challenge, upload your creation to our GALLERY (or other photo sharing site) and then link it to the corresponding Challenge #6 thread
in the CP forum. All entries need to be uploaded by 11:59 PM EST on February 20th to be eligible. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a drawing to win a gift certificate to the Croppin Paradise Store. Good Luck!! Are you ready?

My challenge to you is entitled:

Ten Things I Love . . .

1. using a list as a journaling block
2. the colors red, black, and white
3. 1 photo collage (or make a grid of pictures)

Catch up with me later for a fun GUESSING game!!

Stop at
blog for the next challenge on Friday!!