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New Samples from our Design Team

Hi Everyone This week we are tooting lots of horns for our New Design Team!!! You are going to be amazed at the things these talented ladies made and are going to make in the coming months ahead. Please enjoy and be inspired to create beautiful things out of paper with us!!! Debbie Fitzgerald Alicia Barry Jing-Jing Nickel Julie Walton Stop back tomorrow for 5 more designers..... and Thanks for stopping by!

Congratulations New Design Team!!

We couldn't wait till Friday We had to announce our New Design Team today!! But first... We want to give a HUGE Thank you for all of you who submitted projects for our Design Team Call. We had so many wonderful and very talented people send us amazing pages and projects so it was very, very, very hard to chose But we made our decision And.. Without any more hesitation.. We have 14 New Designers!!! WOW!! There are 6 from the US. and 8 from around the world... CONGRATULATIONS!! to all of you in no particular order U.S. Team Rita Barakat- Colorado Kim Holmes- Washington State Debbie Fitzgerald- Connecticut Julie Walton- California Jing-Jing Nickel- Minnesota Natalie Dever- Wisconsin International Team Alicia Barry- Brisbane Australia Tracey Taylor- Canada Karen Thind- British Columbia Jona Saavedra- Phillipines Tina Guigui- Canada Katarina Damm-Blomberg- Finland Ann-Katrin Toresen- Norway Petra Offrell- Sweden

New Samples for Fall

Fall is a Wonderful season of changing colors and the smell of freshly picked baked apples, raspberries, fresh roasted corn on the cob and the chance to go find the biggest pumpkins at the pumpkin patch to decorate. It's a time for falling leaves, cool breezes and long walks in the Autumn Sun. Let us inspire you with our projects today to capture that wonderful feeling of fall and create something fun! Don't forget to grab your camera and get a picture of your kids when all the leaves are piled up high and ready for jumping in! Supplies: GP 409, 410, 407, 414 Autumn Splendor chipboard and element stickers This is a quick project to keep memories of a fun trip to the pumpkin patch or an amazing family outing or hiking trip! To make it we cut a piece of chipboard up tied it together with jute and covered it with cardstock. We sanded it and inked it and we added strips of our fall paper. We also added jute , buttons, ribbons

More New Card Ideas

Todays cards are made with Lili of the Valley Stamps and design cut sheets from the UK. Don't you just love all the sparkles and glitter dots! We sure do!! This card was made with our glitter dot papers and GP 242 and BGP 216 & 205. We used a Spellbinder die for the backround and just a little chalk ink to antique it a bit. Stamp is colored with Copic markers and colored pencils. We love this card with the most adorable little girl getting all dressed up with her moms accessories! We used purchased roses, and punched out the flowers and leaves and added just a little bit more glitter on them to go with the glittery backround paper!! We love lots of glitter can you tell... supplies: GP 128, BGP 218, GCS 045 This card was made with one of LOTV's design cut sheets. They are already colored and ready to put on a card. We love that! ! We used a Spellbinders die to mat the picture, added flowers and ribbons, chalk ink, pearls and a cute stick pin. Isn't it just so

New Cards for Fall, Halloween & Christmas

It's our 2nd day of fun cards using the new Stampendous Stamps and our beautiful glittery and embossed papers! For this card we stamped on a matted spellbinders scallop shape, popped it on an embossed flower print and glued that on a piece of our princess paper. We added a little extra glitter and ribbon for a cute Thank you card for just about anyone. This is just an easy double matted stamp on our fall paper that is already full of lots of leaves, glitter and embossing. Just add a piece of ribbon and glitter dots. There are lots of fun colors in our New Fall Collection to match perfect with a cute cat jumping in the leaves. We added one of our stick on borders, some buttons and jute and just a bit of pretend sewing to make it pop. s Supplies: GP 328, 334, 027 buttons, glitter, white cardstock supplies: GP095, 444 black & white cardstock, ribbon & sparkle dots Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop back tomorrow for some new cards with Lily of the Va
Hi Everyone, Today we are sharing some fun cards for all you card makers out there. Stampendous was very gracious to let us use their new Summer CHA Release for our cards and we think it turned out great! It was the perfect match! Our glitter & embossed papers made it super easy to create these adorable cards for the upcoming holidays. You only have to add a little ultra fine glitter and some sparkle dots and it's matches perfectly . It is so, so cute! supplies: GP 332, 334, 328 It is so much fun baking cookies for the holidays and this would be the perfect card to tuck in a basket of homemade goodies for someone. supplies: GP 437, 441 ribbon, glitter and white cardstock This penguin is so, so cute!! It looks perfect on our snow flurry and snowflake papers with a little ribbon, glitter and punched snowflakes from some plain white cardstock. Maybe even add your own glitter to make it shine even more! supplies: GP 438, 439 Adding pop or foam dots makes the card have l

It's our 1st Best Creation Blog Challenge

Hi Everyone, Our 1st Challenge is today and we are asking that you create your very own Designer Cardbag . We had lots of fun with all the ladies at CHA and now it is your turn to try one! Here are the rules: *You can make your purse any size you want with whatever hardware you can find but please use a majority of any Best Creation products. (You can get products from our online stores listed on our blog if you would like) *Please leave a comment with a link to your blog and the posting or if you don't have one you can email a picture to by August 26th . The winner will recieve a big box of Best Creation Goodies !! And your design will be posted on our Blog. We can't wait to see what you come up with!! Spread the word and have fun :)
It's the second day of our Back 2 School projects and we wanted to make something fun to keep all your child's report cards in! (this idea was given to me along time ago) but it took me until now to make a really cute one! For this project we just used a purchased file folder and covered the outside and the separate files inside. We punched out cute tags with the grades on them & added some cute black letters too. Now it's ready to fill with lots of amazing treasures from each school year! supplies: The outside was GP 374 and then we used scraps from each of the papers for the inside pieces. This would be a great gift idea for a special teacher made from little wooden frames. Each one is covered in all the different school papers, fastened together with ribbon and sanded for a weathered look. Isn't it so cute!! Keeping the memory of your child's first day of school is a must so here is an idea using one of Becky Fleck'
Back 2 School project ideas: For some of us parents the new school year is right around the corner and it's time again for lunches, being a taxi mom and helping with homework... So make it fun for your kids and customize their usual supplies as something unique and extra special just for them!! Decorate their usual vocab. cards with cute papers and ribbons... supplies: BGP 213, 205 & GP 383 small file cards And maybe even a cute teacher gift so that he/she can reward the kids with a little something special... Supplies: GP374, 379 & BGP 212 EC001 and GS 002 red glitter star purchased plastic box This is a fun teacher project out of a bit of cardboard and some school papers and stickers so that a teacher can post their special student of the week or just someone who did something really special! Supplies: GP 373, 383, 377, 374, 379, and BGP 211, 213, 215, 205 & ESG 001 Add a small calendar that can be torn or changed for each month And... Cute cards can b

Make & Take Purses

The week has slipped by but we wanted to post the purses from the show and promise to get the directions and patterns for the ones we did loaded by next week! I think that the black and pink swirl bag was the favorite at the show but my favorite was the peach bag with the tiny flowers and rhinestones. Actually it is the same paper used on both- only 2 different styles and it would be great for a bridal shower hostess gift for each gal too! AND... This was so much fun we are going to do a challenge with it next week so watch for it on the blog.... Next Week- We will also be giving you some ideas for back to school pages and other fun things with our Back 2 School line just in time to personalize all of their school stuff and maybe even a teacher gift. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment :)