The longest post ever!

Hey everyone :)
Starting Dec 1st... tomorrow... we will be celebrating the 25 days of Christmas and we will have a few Hanukkah and Kwanzaa ideas as well :)

This post has got to be the loooooooooooooooongest post ever! It's filled with 3 spot light gals and "projects" created by past winners, of give aways. So, get ready... paper ideas are coming your way!

1st up... SPOT LIGHT GAL...
Kim Dellow
Hi, my name is Kim and I am a UK based crafter living in London. I love all things crafty from sewing to papercrafts. The cardmaking bug hit me in 2007 and I just love trying out all the different techniques and playing with paper and colour. Papercrafts is such a wonderful hobby and you get to 'e-meet' so many wonderful and talented crafters. I'm really lucky and have been publishing some of my makes after winning Papercrafter of the Year 2008 with the UK Magazine Papercraft Essentials.


Gudrun Loennecken

My name is Gudrun Loennecken
I live in Oslo, the capital of Norway.
Married to the kindest husband. We have 4 kids, age 6 - 13
I have always been passionate about beautiful paper, art, photography, colors, painting ... and I have been scrapbooking since my first son was born 13 year ago.
Or, well.. I have actually made cute little albums ever since my early school-days. I love to create, to make stuff, and beautiful paper have always been one of my hangups.
3rd and last SPOT LIGHT GAL :)
Michele Brooks
My name is Michele Brooks and I enjoy designing graphics, scrapbooking, and playing softball.
and now... all the blog winner that used their goodies
Lydia Siegel

Heidi Mansion

Kim Holmes

Jill Cornell
Stacey Legg
Deana Boston

Michelle Roycroft
Lucy Edson
Julie Ranae

Andrea Amu


Lisa Foust
I'll see you all back here bright and early :)
Good bye November and hello December!

Winners & News

I received so many entries for the Pam's Challenge. It was fun looking at all the work and seeing how "you all" used her templates. However... there can only be one winner and that person is:

Tracey send me your info and I'll get your $50 in prizes sent to you :)

Also, there were so many great comments "to be grateful for" on our give away! It was really touching and I was so happy to read everyones thoughts.

our winner is....

Liz Chidester said...
I am so grateful that even though DH has been out of work for a while, he has picked up so much side work that we've been able to stay afloat. So thankful for little blessings like these.
November 25, 2009 2:16 PM

Liz, send me your info at hsonboul@gcdstudios.com and place Thanks Giving Give Away.
Now... can you believe December starts tomorrow?!
Starting tomorrow we are going to celebrate the 25 day of Christmas. It's going to be 25 days of fun crafts, recipes, and much more!

Get ready to party!

A little later today... I'm going to post more Product tester and Spot light gal. Oh plus... girls that won in the past... who shared their work with me. It's going to be a great day :)
I have a lot of fun plan and I hope to see you all back here later today.


It's here...


(Layout by Brenda)
Fast reminders:
1) The Pam Challenge Layouts are due tomorrow :) I can't wait to see everyone work!
2) don't forget to leave a comment on our give away (yesterdays post)



That's right IT'S A GIVE AWAY!!!!

Isn't this turkey soooo CUTE?!
This adorable layout was created by Renee (dt gal) and the stamp is from Unity Stamps
1st give away)
I've talked to their fun stuff and they were willing to sponsor this set as a give away...
Thanks Unity ;)
2nd give away)
Renee used our CUTE Vintage Boy paper as well

Leave a comment letting us know "what you are grateful for" and one winner will win "the stamp set" and the other will win "the Vintage boy collection"!

Happy Cooking everyone!



The simple things

The recipe box is out and we are all gearing up for the feast! Here is a layout that speaks the simple truth about Thanks Giving. lol I thought this was very clever of Sherri (DT gal).

You can find out more about this layout here LINK

Our Guest Robyn, made this beautiful, but simple wall hanging. I'm a big fan of holiday decor and this is warm and inviting.

Robyn also made this cute card. I love these owls... which you can find at Unity Stamps. Wouldn't this be cute to send, as an invite for dinner?!!
This layout was created by Brenda (DT gal)
I love the cloud and bird placement, and I love her title. It's the simple joys I'm most grateful for.
Simple Challenge:
This week before you get to busy, take a moment to write down what you are grateful for this coming Holiday. Then give back!
If you are grateful for your family... do something kind for them.
If you are grateful for a home... give to a homeless shelter.
I promise this will get you in the spirit of the holiday's


Please welcome....

Product Tester
My name is Naureen O’Neale, and I live in Orlando, Florida with my husband, and our son. I work full time as an Elementary School Teacher and I spend much of my free time scrapbooking. My husband supports my addiction 100%. I have been scrapping for about 7 years. I started seriously scrapping right after I got married and right when I found out I was pregnant with my son. I also teach classes at my local scrapping store each month, along with designing projects for retail displays.

Heidi's thoughts:
I love Naureen uses of pattern paper and how she mixes them together. I also love how much colors is used! Great work girl.
Diana Fisher said...
The samples today are amazing!! I love those cards!

*charygirl said...
I just love Melody Ross' style!Those tags are wonderful!

KateB said...
gorgeous! and for those of ya'll who are looking for it at Michaels, it is only being carried at those Michaels that are SUPER stores (the huge ones) which sucks...I know this since I went to Michaels 5 times before I was told this.

CONGRATS GIRLS... send me your info at hsonboul@gcdstudio.com
please place "Artsy Urban tag winner" in the subject line.


She Sprouted wings....

I love these tags and I love the vintage quality of them!
This fun pack of tags is from our new Artsy Urban collection

Here are 3 beautiful projects made using them:

This layout was created by Laura (over at a Kiss on the Chic) and if you remember... She is the first kit club to carry Artsy Urban for the month of November.

Kit link

For Laura's layout, she cut out the butterfly and used pop dots to create an embellishment, among flowers.

About two weeks ago, I received these two beautiful cards... using the same tag from our DT gals :) Isn't it to die for?! I just love this "She Sprouted Wings"!

Card by: Beatriz
Card by: Jenyfur
Leave a comments and tomorrow I will pick 3 lucky gals at random...who will win these gorgeous tags.
If you are waiting for me to respond to your emails... I'll be getting to my emails later today. Our car battery die yesterday and lol it put me behind... a lot! oh life... isn't it fun?!


The winner is....

At random our Christmas Sleigh winner is....

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...
Love this collection!!

CONGRATS! Stephanie, send me your info at Hsonboul@gcdstudios.com and please Christmas Sleigh winner in the subject line :)

Don't forget about the Pam challenge. To find out more... click on the link to the left :)

today's fun creations are

Layout and card by: Robyn... our Nov Guest Design artist :)
Layout by Estee


Leave a comment :)

Okay I'm done for today... ya know... posting about our spot light gals :) Fun day!
Anyways, Leave a comment and I'll pick a winner on Monday. Oh... remember to leave some love for our spot light gals :)
Have a great night

Elle Sosnoski

"When I got the Chianti papers, I instantly knew I wanted to make something altered with it and that is when I made the Fortune Cookies and Take Out Container. It was right around Valentines Day and it was perfect timing. I also did a tutorial on how to make them and posted it on the blog."

hi, i'm ellen. i love to have fun & am a passionate person, especially when it comes to what i love; family, friends, dogs, and paper ;)

Heidi's thoughts:
YOU have to go and visit this girls blog!!!! She makes the BEST altered items and has inspired me in fun new ways! She... for sure.... has fun skills!