Monday, December 21, 2009
We asked each new member to share a little bit about herself and her papercrafting. First is Denise and this is what she said:
I have always been a crafter, but only really began paper crafting in June, 2008, when I purchased my Cricut. Since then my free time has been spent with paper. I love trying new ideas and techniques, but for some unexplainable reason, I love boxes! No box is safe with me-I will take it apart to see how it was made!!! I get my inspiration everywhere-Internet (especially the Cricut MB!), TV, stores... I'm always on the lookout for a new project.
We can't wait to see some of Denise's boxes!! Check out Denise's fabulous work on her blog at: http://paperpastime.blogspot.com/.
Next we have Marie and this is what Marie has to say about herself:
I am a paper craft fanatic who loves to get others excited about the wonderful projects you can make with all the wonderful products out there. I love to teach others and hold regular classes at my local library and at my home. I used to work for the Armed Services YMCA teaching military wives a variety of crafts and loved every minute of it. I also worked at Michaels as a class instructor. I have been paper crafting for about 13 years now. I was a scrapbooker first, then in the last couple of years, I have really been card making more than scrapbooking.
I have had a Cricut Expression for about 2 ½ years now and love the versatility of this machine and the way it has stepped up my crafting. I also love to sew. I have my own seamstress business from my home and I love blending my two loves: sewing and paper.
I find my inspiration from lots of sources, mostly online or just playing with paper and embellishments.
I've seen how Marie blends her sewing and papercrafting talent and it's amazing. Check out her stuff on her blog at: http://mariemakeandmend.blogspot.com/.
Our third new member is Susie. Here is what Susie said:
Hi I am Susie L., Mum to 3 gorgeous kids and wife to a wonderful man with the patience of a saint!! I started papercrafting 3 years ago when my sister bought me a mini kit for my birthday within 2 months and a couple of hundred pounds later I found myself with a new addiction!!!
Primarily I am a cardmaker but have occasionally branched into altering household objects although I am always interested in trying new things. I started my blog, Little Smiles (Previously White Ribbon Cards) 2 years ago which opened up a whole new obsession for me .........Challenges, which is where I find my inspiration.
We are so happy to have Susie joining us all the way from the UK!!! Visit Susie's beautiful blog at: http://www.whiteribboncards.blogspot.com/.
Last, but certainly not least, we have Terry and here is Terry's introduction:
I have been interested in crafts for a long time, starting with crochet, cross stitch, a little knitting, sewing, plastic canvas, embroidery, etc. I started making and selling handmade greeting cards, which is my main focus, in 1999. From there, I started scrap booking in 2000 but concentrated more on cards. Making paper crafts is a way for me to "give" to others and the world of crafts has opened up many wonderful possibilities by which to do this. I get my inspiration from other crafters/bloggers. It is from Ms. Dee's blog that I became a follower of GSP, intrigued by her work.
Well, we're a fan of the talented Terry too so check out her awesome work on her blog at: http://www.terryeo.blogspot.com/.
Stay tuned because we have some wonderful challenges planned for 2010!! We promise you will love these fun challenges that will inspire you and stretch your creativity and imagination further then ever!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Also, we have a winner for the HSN exclusive 6 Cuttlebug folders! Thank you to all of our participants in the November challenges. The lucky crafter is Marti at Pezadoodle! Check out Marti's beautiful Thanksgiving card. Marti, please email us your information.
Finally, we have an exciting challenge for this week. We picked up these $5 mirrors from Ikea and decided to alter them...anything goes! This should be a fun challenge for you crafty bloggers because literally anything goes. It's not a scrapbook page so you can safely use materials that are not necessarily archival safe. So pick up your Ikea mirror or a similar wide frame and set your creative self free with altering it. We can't wait to see what you come up with.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
First, for those of you who celebrate today, we hope you are having a very happy and thankful holiday with your friends and family!
Design Team Call Update
Second, please remember our design team call is still open. We’ve had some wonderful submissions and look forward to announcing our new team members on December 21st. You have until December 13th to apply if you’re interested. See here for more details.
This Week’s Challenge
Finally, really stretch yourself for double the fun and create a layout and card based on the same sketch! Check out what we have done here and give it a try. Remember each participant in our November challenges will be entered into the drawing for the six HSN exclusive holiday/winter Cuttlebug folders!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Well really it's two awards. Each month, the GSP design team members will review all challenge submissions made for the month and select one talented individual to receive our "Top Artist" award. The winner will receive our Top Artist badge to post on their website or blog. This month we're announcing two winners because we're a little behind. So....drumroll please...the winner for the month of September's challenges is Etha! Etha, please email us so we can send you the badge! Etha inspired the team with her beautiful "Boo" word book that you can see here. The Top Artist for the month of October is Terry EO!! She created the most beautiful and moving vintage/heritage layout. Terry EO, please email us so we can send you the badge!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Do you love paper crafting? We are looking for 2 enthusiastic paper crafters who love to create, learn, try new techniques and products, as well as enjoy sharing their work and knowledge with others.
You must have an active blog and the ability to take and post good quality photographs of your work. This call is for a 3 month term, from January 1 through March 31.
What we’d like from you:
- Approximately 4 projects per month to be posted on your blog, the GSP blog and any other message boards or online communities where you are active.
- Participate in and promote special events sponsored by GSP, such as blog hops, contests and weekly challenges.
- Actively promote the GSP blog on your blog and in other places when it is appropriate to do so.
- Provide feedback to participants in GSP’s weekly challenges by leaving comments on the participants’ blogs.
What you can expect from this experience:
- A cute Design Team member badge for your blog
- Encouragement and support from your fellow team members to continue to grow and step up your paper crafting abilities
- New friendships with others who are as passionate as you are about this wonderful hobby
If this sounds like your cup of tea, please send the following information to GSPProject@gmail.com by Sunday, December 13.
- Your Name, Email address and phone number
- Just a little about yourself. What are your favorite techniques or projects or products? Any particular likes or dislikes? Why would you like to be part of the design team? Are you currently on any design teams or have you been on any in the past (although past experience is not necessary)
- A link to your blog and any galleries you maintain
- Please attach pictures of 3 projects. In the three please include:
- One altered item project
- One card, layout or artist trading card project featuring some technique of your choice (piecing, stitching, any special stamping or background technique, etc. ) Use any technique(s) you like. Please describe the technique(s) briefly in your cover E-mail.
- A third project (card, layout, ATC or altered item) of your choice.
We will be announcing the new DT members on December 21.
Please consider joining our fun-filled team – we can’t wait to see your creations!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
We did a random drawing from the names of our October challenge participants. Remember, for each challenge you participated in, you were entered into the drawing. That's up to four chances to win! The winner of this month's prizedrawing is Deborah, please email us your information at GSPProject@gmail.com so we can get your Stampin' Up! goodies out to you asap! Congratulations and thank you to all of our October participants!
This Week's Challenge
This week's challenge will be to create a Thanksgiving greeting card using Nestabilities die cuts, the Stampin' Up Top Note die cut or a similar die cut from a Cricut cartridge (try the top note look-alike on Storybook). For some of us this was the first time using Nestabilities and it was truly a challenge. Nevertheless, the team rose to the challenge and made the following to inspire you. Come on, give it a try! We have so much to be thankful for!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Remember this is your third chance to post your project and be entered into this month's drawing for some Stampin Up goodies!
Also, please keep MsDee in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers from a back injury.
Lisa - Altered Candle and Matching Card
Myra B - Altered Wooden Plaque
Scrapsation - Altered Paper Holders Mini Album
MsDee - Altered Envelopes