Welcome Spotlight Gal Victoria Murray!

Victoria is a scrapbook obsessed former jewellery designer who loves to create. She works in traditional, digital and hybrid scrap booking in a style which could be categorized as "funky graphic".She lives in downtown Toronto with her daughter, husband and our their fat guinea pig. Victoria works part time in a high end jewellery boutique and spent way too much time crafting, mostly at the expense of the housework.

I just loved this flower she made and the lace bands

Visit Victoria's blog here at www.thepickyprincess.blogspot.com


Holy Moly these are amazing!

Hi everyone! Today I have six cards to share with you that were done for
the GCD Studios booth at CHA! First up is the card I created using
Animal Crackers for Boys. I filled in the chiparted hearts with a white
pen! Easy as pie, and really helps them stand out!

Next up is my card using Animal Crackers for Girls! These papers are so
cute and sweet...they make such lovely baby cards! I used the same
technique as above to fill in the chiparted flowers on the heart, but then
also glittered the heat and added some jewels!!

Up next is the card I created for the Funhouse collection. This paper
collection is SO much fun to use...I just love the amazing colors and fun
patterns it has! For this one I just chiparted the stars and then
painted over. I didn't feel any need to color them in...they stood out
enough as is!

Up next is a fun little card using the Scandia Jul paper collection. I
just ADORE this Christmas themed collection. The colors are fabulous and
the patterns are awesome!

I used the new Soul Food papers for this card, and they are fabulous! To
get the scalloped border, I just cut off one edge of a chipboard scalloped
frame from the Chip Art collection. They are perfect for the card maker
who loves to use fun borders!

And one more using the Soul Food collection...I love the fact that the
collection includes fun and bright colors, as well as rich and muted tones as
well! Very versatile!

Thanks for checking out my CHA creations! Hope you enjoyed them!


3 beautiful layouts

Another weekend, gone in a flash. What up with that.

I thought today would be a good time to share some of my projects for GCD Studios.

First, using the new line called Fun House, here is a layout of Jenna and my niece at the fair last summer. This line is so much fun to work with!!!


And here is one for my diva using the new line called Material Girls. These two cracked me up when I was taking their picture last summer. They do have fun together, for sure!


And finally, a layout I did using the Christmas Card for the year. It's a new line called Scandia Jul, which makes this Scandanavian really happy! There were these wooden ornaments in the set that I love!


Hope you have a wonderful Monday!


Treats from Teri

Hi everyone!
I'm excited to share some projects I made for GCD Studios for the Winter CHA show.
This one uses the Animal Crackers - Boy collection.
The blue monkey is cut from lace piece of paper included in the collection's paper stack.
This one is was also made with the Animal Crackers - Boy collection. I embellished the design here by cutting out some of pieces of patterned paper to fit in the inside. I also used the ChipArt tool to add some debossing to the foam letter stickers.

I made this one with the Funhouse collection. I just love this collection. It's just so fun!
I made the banner myself by mixing string with a number of different patterned papers.

These next two use the Material Girl collection.

This one uses The Great Outdoors collection. One of the hidden treasures of this collection is several of the papers have graph paper prints on the backsides. It makes them much more useful.

I used the Soul Food collection for this one.

I fussy cut the woman from a piece of paper in the collection and used foam tape to make her pop up off the card. The tile is a piece of chipboard I debossed the letters on with the ChipArt tool.
Finally, here's a mini book I made with the ChipArt tool and Soul Food collection.


Check these out...

Good morning all. Today I have my projects that I made for GCD at CHA. First I want to share this mini album I created that I just adore. I love how it turned out and I used GCD's Funhouse collection and my ChipArt Tool with several Chipart tool stamps.

For the outside of the album, I used an old 7Gypsies album, I've had laying around for a couple years now. I cut off the other flap to the front and just made the album one way to open.

Then what I did was layer on the pieces. I had debossed the butterflies into the large rectangular chipboard piece, and then sprayed it with a bright pink mister. I think debossed the large butterfly with a daisy stamp, and again sprayed with a lime green, then a marshmallow ink mister. I debossed stars on the medium butterfly, sprayed it black and then after it was dry, added a light coat of the marshmallow mister. Lastly I used a tattered angels glitter ink, and colored the smallest bfly the rust brown with lots of glitter.
After I layered all this on, I also tied on some white seam binding to the top, and I foam taped the clown and dog onto the front. I layered the strips of Soulfood paper on.

For the rest of the album, I cut out images and used papers from the Funhouse collection, and I layered strips of the SoulFood paper as my 'journaling". The photos are my beautiful photogenic daughter Alizabeth- age 12. And even though the words are in past tense, they describe her beautiful spirit and outgoing personality.

I won't give you a breakdown of each page's creation, but I used many layers and lots of Glue Arts UCutIt foam tape.

Next, I have a gorgeous candy tin using the SoulFood collection. I should explain, at this point, embellishments weren't ready for us to use, so the team created our projects with our papers as much as possible. It's to me, the work of the truly talented to come up with such stunning creations when limited with what you can use.

For this tin, I used a clear paint bucket- in the pint size. I added paper around the whole tin, using white cardstock I had punched at the top and bottom of the brown paper.

I cut out white cardstock with my Imagine, and embossed with distressed stripes, then added that and a thin strip of pink around the can.
For the top, I cut and rolled several roses, punched out a couple leaves and hand cut some others, then I added crystal glitter to the edges of the roses.

I fussy cut the girl from paper, and added her on the white medallion with some UCutIt foam tape, then I rolled several more roses and cut leaves and added them at the top and bottom of the medallion.

I also added in several strips of that SoulFood paper.

I glittered the edges of those roses as well. I also tied a dotted ribbon around the top of the can, and added a bow, along with a rose and some twine in a bow.

Finally, I sprayed an oval tag with turquoise spray and stamped the sentiment, tied on wiht a pink button and twine.

Lastly- I made this cabin sign using Great Outdoors, I first layered in the checked red paper, cut out the words and heart on my Expression and layered them on the sign. I cut out a couple embellishments ( my idea for this was that the top ones look like they were bumper stickers stuck on a sign and the fish hooks look like they were little key holders) and I added a oval chipboard piece punched with my ChipArt Tool and letters.

Thanks for taking a look at my stuff today! I am really excited to share all this with you.


getting crafty with Rita's projects

Rita Barakat here with my CHA assignments! I was lucky enough to use Rob & Bob's Animal Crackers for Girls, Scandia Jul and Heather Tozzi's Material Girls. This layout

"Beautiful" was made with Animal Crackers for Girls. This is such a fun line to work with, circus animals with a girly twist! gotta love it! I used the Chip Art tools to make the title in the chipboard scalloped border.

(I used gesso and Shimmerz on the chipboard.)

I also loved making those little flowers with curly pieces of paper! Isn't that elephant sweet?

Here is my Scandia Jul layout! Perfect for those snow papers!

Well...if you have snow!I love the traditional colors!

I had a fun time cutting out shapes, adding glitter and layering them!

This is my Material Girl layout! "Wish" was inspired by my baby girls birthday! She just looks so sweet and innocent, the papers go perfectly with it. I used the Chip Art tool on the all of the chipboard pieces ( also GCD!), they were painted with gesso and Shimmerz.

All of the new lines are so easy to work with! I hope you got some ideas today!


How can you not have fun with a line named FUN HOUSE?!

Woohooo! I finally get to share with you the projects I did for GCD Studios that were displayed at CHA! Their new lines are sososoooo fun and I just LOVED working with them! I mean really...how can you not have fun with a line named FUN
HOUSE?! It just screams FUN! Here is the layout I did with this line:

I love that they have a vintage-y feel...but still have a fun, playful modern feel, too!:

Another line that I was able to work with for CHA was the Christmas line...that
can totally be used for ANYTHING...not just for Christmas:

It even comes with chipboard pieces that are in the paper pack! I just
painted these and used the totally cool GCD Studios chipboard tool on

I also got to play with the Animal Crackers for Girls line:

Aren't the colors just the coolest?! I love the playful feel of the elements!
It comes with die cut lace paper, that I trimmed this fun elephant, butterfly, and flower from...so cute:

I can't wait to share even more layouts with all the fun new GCD lines with
you! I've had such a blast this past year being part of the Facebook
DT! Hugs, Cheryl