September 19, 2013

eclectic Paperie belated Birthday Bash

Welcome to eclectic Paperie's Belated Birthday Bash!  Today we're celebrating the (belated) one year anniversary of the store's new ownership! It's been an amazing year, full of inspiring projects, wonderful classes, and many, many new products!!  eclectic Paperie wouldn't be where it is today without the ongoing support of our customers and as a BIG thank you you'll have an opportunity to lots of great prizes!  eclectic Paperie will be giving away the following prizes!  You have until midnight tomorrow (9/20) to comment.

A full set of Tim's NEW Distress Paints
6x6 Paper Pad Bundle
Dylusions Stencil Bundle
A set of NEW Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks
Crafter's Workshop Stencil Bundle

To be entered into the prize drawing, please be sure to comment on the eclectic Paperie blog and on each of the eTeam blogs.  Check out all of the thumbnail links below to view the rest of the eTeam projects!  Enjoy the hop!

Here is my creation, made last night at 11pm.  We have just returned from a week of vacation and I have rushed to create this birthday bash project.  Hope you are all rested (at least more than I) and are enjoying the hop:o)


Here is a list of supplies you can purchase over at Eclectic Paperie!

September 13, 2013

Splendor Fall Event

Welcome to the Fall Splendor Blog Hop with PaperHaus! We are celebrating the release of the new FALL edition of PaperHaus Magazine but also celebrating the 1 year anniversary of PaperHaus Magazine! We are excited to be part of this amazing celebration! Click below to check out the latest edition of this amazing magazine!  The Fall Splendor event is filled with inspiration from PaperHaus and the eclectic Paperie team so make sure you click through each blog for inspiration! Enjoy the hop and remember that the Fall Splendor Blog Hop runs from September 1st to the 15th so plenty of time to be inspired!

During the fall, my house consists of many conversations regarding weekend hunting.  My boys are always trying to find time to fit it in.  It's not top on my list of things to do, but, I do love the captured photos of my boys doing something they love together.  

I started with the 6x6 Basic Grey Hipster paper pad and one sheet of Bazzill cardstock.  I wanted a strip of long paper at the bottom of my layout so I pieced two strips of paper together and added another to create an obvious seam.  I chose papers from this non-fall collection that actually went with my fall theme and started layering papers under my photos.  I hand cut leaves, sewed them together with my machine.  I decided that my white space needed color and I remember seeing a technique on pinterest about making your own water colors.  In a vintage metal jello dish, I added one squirt of spray ink and a touch of water, dug out my Tim Holtz Splatters layering stencil and added until I was content!

 I practiced on scrap first since my layout was pretty near complete.  This allowed me to see that the color was too wet and strong at first.  After wiping on paper a few times, it became the color that I was looking for.  I continued this process with three different colors.  Then, I colored my wood veneers from Studio Calico and Basic Grey with the same brown watercolor that I had already made.  Added a few Studio Calico sequins attached with Glue Dots, and tucked in metal FarmHouse Paper Company feather trinkets, a couple appropriate flair from A Flair for Buttons and I was done.  Or so I thought.  It needed more stitching.  Did you know that you can sew through veneer with a really sharp needle?  IT MUST BE SHARP and take it slow!

Thanks so much for stopping in.

Below are the products you can purchase at Eclectic Paperie:

September 9, 2013

Never fails

It never fails, my family goes out of town when there are big events happening locally.  No, I am not talking about the corvette show coming up!  If this were my husbands blog, that would probably the topic!  I am talking about a baby shower welcoming twins, a boy and a girl!  I am bummed that I will not be a part of the festivities.  I have joined forces with a couple of friends for the gift giving and volunteered to make the card if they would do the shopping:o)  Win win!   Here is what I created....

Notice the "S" added to "Welcome Little One" rub-on?? 
I have been hoarding this paper collection for quite some time.  It is an older line by Fancy Pants called Baby Mine.  I have created several cards with this collection.  I backed the balloon and precious hearts with foam tape for some dimension.  A little brown twine from May Arts was just perfect.  Not too much embellishment, just right!
Babies make me happy:o)