Monday, July 19, 2010

Almost Time!

Why is it that the weekends fly by and the week days drag? Well here we are again, five more days until the weekend. I am hoping this week is different and flys by. I am all sorts of excited to flying to Chicago next Monday and meeting up with all my Scrapstreet sisters! This will be my first trip to CHA too! I look forward to meeting all my scrappy friends and checking out all the fun new scrapping goodies!

I have been busy playing with the "Sunkissed" and the new "Office Party" kit from Noel Mignon. Here are some of my recent creations.





Until later!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vroom! Vroom! G.C.D Style!


This month’s theme piece revolves around our nation’s big birthday, the 4th of July, with lots of red, white, and blue. I was inspired by the star shaped cookies and thought it would fun to incorporate a large star on my layout. We recently were at a friend’s house for a BBQ and my youngest daughter fell in love with her daughter’s little toy motorcycle. She even made the cutest face while she was playing! She is definatly a little biker chick. Boy am I going to be in trouble when she grows up!


GCD papers used: Homespun Chic by Melody Ross Blue Redwork, Artsy Urban by Melody Ross Red Floral, Artsy Urban by Melody Ross Postcard 2, Artsy Urban by Melody Ross Petit Floral.

Other supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Butterflies: G.C.D. Studios, Paint: Making Memories, Mist: Maya Road, Label Sticker: BasicGrey, Letters: K&Company, Twine: Studio Calico.


Until next time!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Party Time!

Happy Sunday everyone! Right now I am eagerly awaiting the newest kit from Noel Mignon. The August's kit is called Office Party and is filled with goodies from Maya Road, BasicGrey, My Mind's Eye, Jillibean Soup, 7 Gypsies, and much much more. Noel really knows how to jam pack her kits full of all sorts of yummy goodies. It will be up for sale on July 15th and you are not going to want to miss this one! So make sure you stop by Noel Mignon and purchase your kit on the 15th. Then have fun creating and don't forget to post it in the gallery. I'd love to see what you create with this kit.



Until later!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Grunge Time with G.C.D. Studios

July is the month of fireworks, BBQs, family, and much more. When I think of July, one of the first things that comes to my mind are the outdoor concerts that are held for the military at various bases around the country. I have only had the opportunity to attend one such concert but that was a long time ago when I was a teenager. However, I did recently get the chance to attend a concert in the city with some friends. I had a blast and even remembered to take pictures! Camera phones sure do come in handy at times like these!

Today I am going to show you how to grunge up your title a bit. You can actually do this technique with any chipboard that you have previously painted. In this case, the letters I chose were just too bright for my layout. First I placed my letters on a piece of wax paper. This keeps them from sticking while I work on them.


Grab a nail file or a piece of sandpaper and lightly sand off some of the paint.


Chose a corresponding mist color and spray one or two light coats. Once the mist dries, peel off your letters from the wax paper and put it on your layout.



That’s pretty much it. A very quick and simple technique that I am sure you will enjoy.






Here is a closeup of the little flower I made with the Artsy Urban by Melody Ross Red Floral paper and a little bit of charcoal colored ink.


Supplies: Paper: Homespun Chic by Melody Ross Vintage Audrey, Artsy Urban by Melody Ross Red Floral, Artsy Urban by Melody Ross Black Floral, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, brad: G.C.D. Studios, Letters: American Crafts, October Afternoon, Mist: Maya Road, Ink: S.E.I.


Until next time!

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Friday, July 2, 2010

GCD Newsletter


This week, we have one BIG give aways for our FUN News Letter!

Heidi and Heather in house just finished our July issue and it's ready to mail! We are so excited about it, because it's our best issue yet!

Here's how it works:
1)Sign up for the news letter here.... Inthestudio@gcdstudois.com
2)Then Leave a comment here over at GCD Studios Blog. (look for the post that says GIVE AWAY+ HAPPY 4th)

In the News letter you'll see the prize :)
Then on July 12th... Heidi will pick the winner!


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