Sunday, March 25, 2012

Last post for GCD Studios.....

My year as design team member with GCD Studios is over and this is the last DT work that I will be posting. It's been a really fun adventure working with the products and the fabulous, sweet girls associated with GCD Studios!! We were lucky enough to get the papers from the new 2012 CHA lines the GCD Studios came out with, and may I say that they are the best they've ever designed!! And I love the new thickness of the papers - they are a dream to cut on the Silhouette also! I was chosen to create with the Country Charm line, and I'm so happy that I got to use these designs as they remind me of the fabric that I love to use for quilting!

I saw a fabulous quilt design on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for the paper. The design is called Bullseye and was really quite easy to make. I simply cut several 7 inch circles and 3 inch circles from the paper, divided the circles into 8 pieces of "pie", cut them up and then started piecing them together. I sewed the seams after I attached the pieced circles to my base page. I then made a few folded flowers and the layout came together nicely!!

We also got to choose any other line we wanted to design a layout with and I chose Splendor.

This is one of my most favorite lines as the colors are my favorite to use in scrapping - aquas and yellows with the added bonus of still my heart!!!! I also had another twist for the layout - I had to use something on my layout that was from my home that wasn't scrapbook related! That kind of threw my for a loop, and I was searching the kitchen for something to use, I saw the cellophane tipped toothpicks and thought they would be cool to use to make little flags for my layout!!

I just cut some strips of matching papers, folded them over the ends of the toothpicks, and then cut the notches in the ends. I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the ampersand and the title - like I said - it cuts on the Cameo like a dream! One of the cool features of this line is the page of journal spots that were so fun to cut up and layer all over my layout for my journaling!

Thank you so much GCD Studios and Heidi S for the fun times I had this year on the team!! I know the new team is going to have a blast designing with the new lines!!

Hugs!! Valerie Bishop


  1. These are gorgeous, Valerie. The colors, the patterns...awesome!

  2. GCD will miss you and your talent dearly!! these are amazing.. i especially love the quilt layout.. soooooo pretty! thank you for the love on my blog, V. *hugs*

  3. The quilt inspired layout is amazing! Love the colours and combinations. The toothpicks were an inspired choice for a non scrapbooking item.

  4. These are both fab! Love them!!!! And I've done toothpicks on a LO once as a challenge item then never again -- should remember to keep using that kind of thing!

  5. Oh these are gorgeous - love the flags and that ampersand.