It's a GIVE AWAY!!!!

Packing to go on a trip FUN!

Packing to move NOT FUN!

Wednesday night we worked until 1am

got up Thrusday and worked all day

and now today... Friday we are loading the truck! Talk about the longest week ever!

Leave a comment sharing how many times you've packed up and moved in your lifetime and you might be our lucky winner of the


You have until sunday night 12pm PST to leave a comment! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE :)


WOOT! Spot light time!!!

Susan Lui

Hello! My name is Susan Lui and I’m from the sunny island of Singapore. I started scrapping a couple of years ago and fell in love with this meaningful hobby, because it allowed me to record and preserve memories for my family in a manner that appealed to the creative side of me. I’ve loved art and craft for as long as I can remember. I’ve dabbled in pottery and made jointed mohair teddy bears, but now my passion lies in scrapbooking. I have a fondness for shabby-chic designs and love layering my layouts. But I also enjoy a good challenge and experimenting with different scrapbooking styles and trying out new techniques on my layouts and altered art pieces.

I am currently on the design teams for Purple Onion Designs, Graphic 45 and My Scrapbook Nook, and am thrilled to be in the spotlight at GCD Studios.
Heidi's thoughts:
Isn't Susan's shabby-chic style GORGEOUS?! I think so. I love have she thought to cut the pattern paper. She's so smart to turn pattern paper into embellishments. Thanks Susan for sharing your work with us today :)
Come back tomorrow for a weekend GIVE AWAY!!!!!


RWW :)

Congrats Melissac... you are our Random Winner for Wednesday :) WOOHOO!!!!
Please email me your info at hsonboul@gcdstudios.com and place "RWW Aug 26th" in the subject line.

So, yesterday was one of the longest days ever! After talking to my son's school district Dean and me trying to get him out of that school district (released), he told me it wouldn't be a APPROVED and that we just need to "deal with it". I called Jason (my hubby) and he said "It's time to move".

We live in the Hawthorne Ca school district and it is sooo not safe! After crying, a good friend suggested Creigs List. Welp, lucky us... we found a new home (in less then 12 hours). The Crazy part is that we need to be moved out before this coming Sunday! So.... to all our GCD Friends, I ask of you to please be patient with me :) I will still be blogging, but I will be away from my emails.

For those of you that have won things, are Product testers, or Spot light up coming gals... I will be back in good shape soon and will be in contact with you.

For today, here is a BEAUTIFUL and BRIGHT layout by our dear Lynn!

Isn't it just adorable???!!! She used the new Sunny Days collections.
Contracts Melissac and thanks everyone for understanding!


What... fall is almost here?

Can you believe that fall is so close? Can you believe that the year is almost over?! Some how this year has gone by really fast and I find myself posting about Halloween stuff today! CRAZY!

We have something fun for you today. Our very talented Guest Design Artist Nathalia, has once again...made some amazing projects. She also has included a sketch, for you all to try out.

So what do you think? If you try out this set, using GCD Studios supplies, please email me at hsonboul@gcdstudios.com so I can share it on the blog :) I love looking at others work and finding new talent!


Spot light time again ;)

Okay, I promised you two spot lights this week...

Please Welcome...

Andrea Amu


Hello, my name is Andrea Amu and I am very excited to share my scrapbooking designs using GCD Studios products with you all! I come from small town, Pennsylvania and I have been enthusiastic about scrapping and paper crafting for well over 12 years. I am a hoarder of many of my favorite supplies, including patterned paper and vintage lace trims and ribbons! Aside from the crafting, I enjoy hanging at home with my hubby, photography, browsing craft fairs and antique/flea-markets and collecting unique pieces of silver and gemstone jewelry.
Andrea's Blog
Can you believe all this beautiful work?! I love Andrea's close-up photos, to show how she used the textured GCD papers and her beautiful blending of colors.
Thanks Andrea for sharing your lovely work with us and happy Friday everyone!


Spot Light Time :)

Please welcome
Julie Overby

Paper crafting is a passion that I enjoy every day. There is nothing I would love to do more than share what I have created and learn from others as I develop new techniques and styles. It used to be about preserving the past for me...we all know better. It would thrill me to know that I have created a spark of inspiration for someone who's looking for some artistic influence.
My desire and dream to expand my experiences and my opportunities has been at a recent high. I have been scrapbooking for over 13 years and every year I find myself more wrapped up in my crafts than the previous year. I am searching to be a part of design teams, magazine and any manufacturers whose products have been an inspiration to me.

Thanks Julie, for sharing your GORGEOUS WORK WITH US! I just love this girls style and the use of pattern paper! She rocks!


The Blog party winners... get crafty!

During the blog party (2 weeks ago), we had several winners of the new collections and just this past few days... many of them have been sharing their beautiful work with us.

Michelle Roycroft, our winner of the Party it up collection... has created these CUTE projects.

She wrote:

"I was so thrilled when I won during the blog hop. And I was even more thrilled when I got my paper set. I absolutely adore the Party it Up collection. I love that every sheet has texture. It makes it feel like the paper cost much more than it actually does. And the glitter is just perfect. It's not too much, so it doesn't scream "Look at me I have glitter!" and would still work perfectly fine with a boy page. It's got just the right amount of subtlety. And the sheen on some of the papers is just to die for. The acetate is great, too. It's heavy weight, so it's easy to work with.
Because of the texture and glitter, it's sometimes hard to get regular adhesive to stick well. But having to use a stronger adhesive is no big deal considering the beautiful papers you get to work with in return.
Love the collection and love GCD Studios!

Thanks, Michelle Roycroft"

I just love seeing how people use our products. Remember, if you have projects you've made with GCD Studios... please share them with us at hsonboul@gcdstudios.com and you might be featured on our blog.

Now for today's RWW. REMEMBER... there are only 4 more RWW for the summer, so don't forget to sign up for the google follower.

Today's winner is: Eva Congrats Eva! Please send me an email with your info at hsonboul@gcdstudios.com and place "RWW-Aug 19th" in the subject line.

Come back tomorrow and Friday to see two spot light gals back to back ;)



Nathalia Castellon STRIKES AGAIN!!!!

Can you believe this girl???!!! Isn't she amazing?!!!!!


The perfect gift!

Yesterday our very talented Grace T, turned in this darling gift set. I love "pampering" bath stuff and thought I'd share this with you all. This would make the perfect gift.

Pamper Gift Set
I covered some toiletry items plus a small candle with the Morning Glory pack to create this gift set that would be perfect for a friend, a mom that needs a pick me upper or a bride to be. I didn't have a cute basket to match so I grabbed one of my kids' shoe box and covered that with paper as well to make it all pretty. I finished off each toiletry item with rafia and a layered flower.


Spot Light Gal

Please welcome
My bio:
Hi! I'm Windy Robinson, mother of 4 year old Campbell and 2 year old Hadley, and the wife of wonderful Brian. In my spare I enjoy preserving my family memories, blogging and getting to know the wonderful paper crafting community that is on the web, and just unwinding with my craft at the end of a day of blessings that I get by staying home with my children. If I can do something creative everyday, I'm a happy girl!
Heidi's Thoughts:
I love how Wendy used our Provence collection! You can see that Wendy loves to layer and I think she rocks at it. I love the way she framed the layout, with pattern paper and I love the title tag on top of the ticket, on the card.
Thanks Wendy for sharing your work with us.



CONGRATS... Karrie
Please send me your info at hsonboul@gcdstudios.com

DON'T FORGET TODAY IS 12 of 12!!! To learn more about this, read yesterdays post.


PS REMEMBER... for your chance to win on RWW sign up for our blog google follower.


12 of 12 challenge

Do you know??? about the 12 of 12 challenge???

A few months back, I came across a very fun challenge! On the 12th day of the month... you take 12 photos :) and then scrap them the next day.
I love this challenge because... It helps you

1) Doccument one day for each month
2) You have to think out of the box, when taking photos
3) You get to scrap the photos when you are done :)

For more info on 12 of 12, click ---> here

Away from the 12 of 12 challenge, check out this beautiful layout by Heidi Mansion. what a perfect way to use the Provence collection :)


Holy Scraps Nathalia

This girl is AMAZING!!! Can you believe how much she made... again???!!!!
I'll tell ya, Nathalia is knocking my socks off!

Oh and she used the Provence collection :)


Provence Collection

Do you like the Provence collection??? Do you have a project or layout, you'd like to share? If so, I'd love to see it all! Please send all your Provence projects to hsonboul@gcdstudios.com and I'll do a fun Provence collection post next week.

Yesterday, I said I had a Provence layout and here it is. This is a photo of my Mom at the age of 3.

Things I love about this collection:

1) It's sooooo BOLD with patterns... that you don't need a lot to make a great layout.
2) It goes REALLY well with vintage photos.
3) The colors give it a rich/quality look

On Monday, make sure you come back, because our Guest design Artist has made us something really lovely with this same collection.

Happy Friday everyone and have a safe weekend.

If you don't have the collection and have been wanting to find/buy it, you can find it here

A cherry on top


RWW :)

Hey girls,

I went to a taping of So You Think You Can Dance and I was unable to pick our RWW... So here I am...lol on Thursday.

And the winner is....

Michelle Galloway
Congrats friend! Please send me your info at Hsonboul@gcdstudios.com and place "RWW 8/5/09" in the subject line.
Now, onto something crafty.
These two beautiful cards were made by our lovely Jenyfur. I've always loved the Provence collection and Jenyfur went above and beyond with these papers.
Come back tomorrow to see how I use the Provence collection