Back to our normal posting :)

Hey my scrappy friends!

Over this past few weeks I've been getting all caught up on email/posts/stuff coming off of CHA/ and the DT call going on. If you haven't applied yet and want to, just a reminder that the open call ends MARCH 5th.

Today I have some delightful projects to share with you from Melissa. I hope you enjoy!


Hey, everyone!! It's Melissa here! I'm excited to be able to show the layouts that were made for the CHA Winter show this past January! I was assigned to do three layouts from the "Fun House", "Scandia Jul", and the "Material Girls" collections. Each and every one of them was so much fun to work with :-)

This first layout is using the "Fun House" collection by Tina Higgins. This collection has a lot of fun circus themed papers that can be used in various ways! It is also very easy to create some embellishments directly from the patterned paper! I used the Chip Art tool to emboss the word "BOY"; I used the appropriate letter for each chipboard letter and stamped it all over. A subtle way to add some texture to plain ole' chipboard!

This layout was completed using the "Material Girls" collection by Heather Tozzi. I adored the colors in this line! That blue is one of my favorite shades! And the reds & pinks & blues just compliment each other beautifully! I created the small paper flower by folding a strip of paper accordian style and then embossed a small chipboard circle with a heart and flower design and placed it in the center of the "flower". A nice pop of dimension and color!

I also used my stash of border punches to create the "stacked" look under the photo :-)

This last layout was done using the "Scandia Jul" collection by Rob & Bob! This is a super fun Christmas themed collection with a lot of non-traditional colors! I LOVE the pops of pinks and blues in these papers!

To create this layout, I cut out strips of various papers from the collection and weaved them together and placed them down on the blue card stock. Then, I took three chipboard hearts (there is a 12 x 12 sheet of chipboard embellishments that come with this paper!) and embossed them with my heart stamp using the Chip Art Tool. I layered them down along the bottom of my photo to anchor it.

I can't wait to see what you all create with these fabulous new collections from GCD Studios!!


  1. Your layouts are absolutely gorgeous Melissa!

  2. So fun Melissa, love your sassy style!

  3. I loveeeeeeeeeee Melissa's work!! This is GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Melissa, your work is stunning!!
    Love all the details!!

  5. I missed you! Thanks for coming back with a great design.

  6. the collections all look so amazing, very inspiratoinal layouts, beautiful. I can not wait to see more :)