February 26, 2011

GOOD DAY Sunshine-My Mind's Eye

 I really like the name of this line and of course the colors and the cuteness.  I used the Sunny Stripes, Up Town, Out and About, Daytime Digits & Cityscape Paper.  I also used the Good Day Sunshine Girls Accessory Sheet.  I did a loose hand stitch down the length of the ribbon then gathered it up and glued it down.  I put some Glossy Accents on the "Love".  I embroidered around a few circles and the letter "A".  I added some buttons and that is about it.  It would have been a fast page with out the embroidery. 
 I just had to use this paper with the bridge.  I cut out a couple clouds and popped them up.  I put some Glossy Accents on some windows and on the circle embellishments and the number 5.  I embroidered around the block.  The buttons came on the accessory sheet. 
Some fast cards.  The accessory sheet had a bunch of cute cut outs like the scooter and the boat. 
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February 24, 2011

"Be Mine" collection by Echo Park Paper Co.

Don't limit yourself to just Valentine's Day for this great double-sided pattern paper by Echo Park Paper Company.  The color's are shades of pink, black and gray...so many possibilities, the sky is the limit!! Pair it with Bazzill cardstock and "voila!!"

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February 18, 2011

TWIG...by Little Yellow Bicycle !

A cornucopia of delectable embellishments and delicious paper! That is how I would describe the "Twig" line by Little Yellow Bicycle. The paper almost feels like fabric it is so flexible and sturdy. The paper designs available cannot be displayed by this one lay-out; Beautiful birds and leaves and flowers and fabrics and designs that are so delightful! I was in heaven playing with all the nifty stuff! Take a look at it and see if you can resist it, I can't!
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February 9, 2011

Basic Grey-- Curio

In addition to the recent layouts I posted, I made 4 simple cards, one with tulle and the Die cuts that match the Curio line.

The cards are fun to make. I like the TIM HOLTZ Rosetta, and the paper that looks like lace. I use tulle alot-- it gives the card great dimension!
Enjoy! Leah C.

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February 1, 2011

Meet DT Member Deb!

And last but certainly not least is Deb! 
Deb Felsted has been on the Paper Pals Design Team in the past, and we are so excited to have her join us again! She has an unmatchable, unique style to her work. Truly incredible!

Deb has lived in Pullman for 16+ years and has been married to her husband Devon for the same. Deb and Devon have 6 children: 3 boys and 3 girls. Ages: 21, 16, 14, 12, 10 and 7. "They are all fabulous! I am a stay-at-home mom and I have been scrap booking for about 8 years, the first 4 being very minimal and the last 4 have been more prolific. I love art, writing, photography, family history and my family- so scrap booking is pretty much a slam dunk for me. Time is the only issue, right ladies?"

Deb's favorite reason to scrap all comes down to creation and inspiration. "I love art and creating. This is an important exercise for me. Creating gives me energy and helps me to tap into my soul. Art provides a way for me to express that. It forces me to take time out and think about what and who I love in my life. I remember little things, slices of life and funny occasions, I take time to write them out, to really think about the meaningfulness of how I live my life and who is in it, and this brings me joy. It is also deeply meaningful to my family members. No moment ever spent carefully evaluating what I love about the people in my life and trying to re- create that in art has ever been wasted!"

She varies on what her favorite paper line is, "but you will usually find me choosing more versatile patterns for myself and less thematic ones.I have a "thing" for nifty embellishments. Right now I really love "My Minds Eye". They are terrific! They keep coming out with lines I love. I like funky designs and often lean towards eclectic stuff. But I also like variety. I really love Alli Edwards, too."

When asked what her favorite thing about Paper Pals is, she responded: "I am so glad we have Paper Pals in Pullman. My favorite thing about it is Shawna and Karen. They are creative geniuses in so many different ways. I love that the store offers such a variety of ways to create and that they hand pick their lines so well. They are not afraid to do something new and clever and they really listen to their customers."

Thanks for sharing with us Deb. Keep designing great stuff!

And thanks, blog readers and customers, for following us on our Design Team introductions! Keep coming back here to see more work by all our lovely ladies. We look forward to creating to inspire YOU!
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