Monday, December 21, 2009

Welcome New Design Team Members!!

Hi everyone! We are so happy to announce our new design team members. We actually have FOUR new members joining us from January to March and we can't wait for you to see their stuff. We were so very impressed by their submissions and we know you'll be inspired by them to. Please help me welcome these talented ladies (leave a comment with some love)!!

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

Featured Sponsor -My Mind's Eye- "The Merry Days of Christmas"

Just in time for the Christmas Holidays. The slide is of two altered projects using a kit by GSP's Sponsor "My Mind's Eye" - "The Merry Days of Christmas" Kit. The paper is gorgeous, festive, fun and sooooo many creations could be made with this kit. For a fun-filled Christmas challenge using My Mind's Eye's wonderful Christmas lines.....Check out their site.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Challenge #12 - Mirror, mirror...

Hello everyone! Please note there are a few more days left to submit your application for our design team. The deadline is this Sunday the 13th!

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

Challenge #11 - Double the Fun!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

A Giveaway, an Award and a Prize!!

We have some exciting things to share with you. First, we are conducting our first open design team call. If you're interested in having some fun, pushing your creative development and inspiring other crafters, please click here for more details!

The Giveaway

We are doing another drawing for the participants in our challenges. This time, each participant in our November challenges will be entered into a drawing to win the 6 new Cuttlebug folders that are exclusive to HSN. If you haven't seen these yet, you have to go to HSN and check them out!! They are awesome!! Three are large (5x7) and three are A2 sized. They are the cutest Christmas designs and the lucky winner will get them just in time to finish up those holiday projects! So go ahead and enter our challenges this month. You have up to four chances to be entered to win!

The Award

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!

The Prize!

Okay, if you haven't noticed yet we have a blinkie on our sidebar. We want to share the love and inspiration we have here at GSP and by posting our blinkie on your blog or web site you help us do just that! So, every now and then our design team hops by your blogs and when we spot our blinkie it warms our hearts. We randomly selected one of our followers who posted our blinkie on their blog to receive a small token of our appreciation (a Martha Stewart drippy goo punch, a roll of Cricut vinyl and some Heidi Swapp bling). Who's the lucky winner? It's the wonderful Cathy T at KoalaTKreations. You have to check out her adorable blog here. Cathy, please email us your mailing address so we can get these goodies out to you!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Glue, Scissors, Paper Design Team Call

Glue, Scissors, Paper (GSP) is pleased to announce our first open design team call!

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 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:
  1. One altered item project
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Challenge #10 - Time to Give Thanks (and a Winner!)

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 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!

Myra B.
Lisa Lisa


Friday, October 30, 2009

Featured Sponsor My Mind's Eye - Happy Halloween!

Our first featured sponsor is the wonderful My Mind's Eye. If you haven't checked out their Halloween paper you must get your hands on it quick for your Halloween photos because it is just fabulous! Myra B. created some tags featuring the Spider's Web line and Scrapsation created some party favors featuring the Boo! to You line. Too CUTE! We hope you get inspired by this beautiful paper. Please stay tuned for a fun-filled Christmas challenge using My Mind's Eye's wonderful Christmas lines!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Challenge #9 - Winter Wonderland

Keeping with the theme of seasons, this week's challenge is to create a layout, card or altered item with a Winter Wonderland theme. Think anything snow, snowflakes, sleighs, bundling up and hot chocolate. I know -- we're getting an early start on winter, but who can resist snowflakes? Let's have fun with this challenge!

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

Monday, October 19, 2009

Challenge #8 - Fall into Autumn

This week's challenge is to create a project with a Fall theme. With so many beautiful colors and many different family traditions for this season, the creative possibilities are limitless.

Remember, for those of you participating in this month's challenge, you will be entered into a drawing for some Stampin Up! goodies from our design team diva, Lisa.

So, go get your hot chocolate brewing and let's have some fun with this challenge!

Scrapsation - "Fall" wordbook with window:

Myra B.

Lisa Lisa