Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Janet's "Little Girl"

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of sharing a two page layout by Audrey using the Echo Park Little Girl line. Now today we will be sharing a layout and a card by Janet, using the same paper line, with a completely different look! 
While Audrey went with a solid background and used the patterned paper in bits and pieces, Janet went with an all over patterned paper effect. 
Both stunning choices and shows you how versatile this paper line is and how you can use it for so many different occassions! 
Check out Janet's blog, if you scroll down a bit you will see that she handmade the amazing flowers on her layout!  

Janet's card also uses Echo Park Little Girl, along with this beautiful trim by Maya Road, which is available in 3 different colors at Paper Wings!
If you are an Echo Park fan, don't forget, in addition to Little Girl, we also have Springtime, Playground and a limited supply of Wintertime, Everybody Loves Christmas and Happy Halloween Echo Park papers in stock now at Paper Wings!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Clowning Around With Audrey

I just love what Audrey did with the Echo Park Little Girl line! She always has such incredible details in her layouts and this one is no exception!
Echo Park Little Girl is in stock now at Paper Wings, along with Echo Park's Springtime and Playground.  We are open Saturday and Sunday right now~stop in and see us!
Check out more details of Audrey's layout HERE on her blog! and come by the blog tomorrow to see the fabulous layout and card Janet made using this same paper line. We are so lucky to have such sweet and talented women on our Design Team!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Challenge For Ya!

So this week, we would like to see you use a "ruffled or pleated ribbon" technique on your layout, card or other papercraft project.
Here is a sample for you!
On the right hand side, you'll see a bit of ribbon that is "ruffled". I accomplished this by using a strip of red line tape and ruffling the ribbon a bit as I stuck it down. A fun technique to add a bit of texture to your project! Let's see what you can do!
Colleen is off at a crop today and I'm not sure how to set up the Mr. Linky (I'm so NOT the technical one in the family!) so just leave a comment here with a link to your project!
Thanks for playing along!
And if you're looking for something to do today, remember the store is closed but Colleen is vending at the Toys for Tots crop at the Ocean Acres Community Center, stop by and say HI if you are out and about!
Enjoy your weekend!
Nora Anne

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Whats going on....

So I have been a busy bee the last few days.  The calendar for the store is set and it is chock full of new classes for the month of April.  We have so many cool things coming up so hop over to the website at http://www.paperwingsnj.com/ and take a look at the classes and calendar sections.  I think you will be excited with what you see.  Also, our design team has been busy as well.  We have a beautiful layout by Kim Bent featuring the Little Girl collection.  You will love this multidimensional layout that is a feast for the eyes. We are also expecting projects from Audrey and Janet who are getting their crafty on.  If you have a sec, stop by Audrey's blog and send her some well wishes.  She just getting over a yucky flu and could use the love!  Expect some beautiful things from Miss Sandi Smith in the near future.  She is just waiting for the arrival of our new Websters Pages Ladies and Gents collection to get started.  We can't wait to see what she has for us.  Just reminding everyone that we will be closed Saturday March 26th for the Toys for Tots crop in Manahawkin.  Come say hi if your going to be at the crop, we love seeing you.  Sunday the store will be brimming with new products.  Echo Parks Playground and Springtime Collections will be arriving along with some beautiful new spring Bazzill colors.  Do you love Basic Grey?  Then stop by and pick up some of our new 6x6 paper pads from the Life of the Party and Hello Luscious collections.  They are great for card-making, mating your photos, or making embellishments for your layouts.  I can't wait to see you all and we are looking forward to a sunny, productive, and crafty spring!  ~Colleen

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Speaking of the Big Shot......

Since my lovely sister opened the door to discuss her love of the Big Shot, I thought what better time to let everyone know the great special I have going on.  I was able to get my hands on the new Tim Holtz inspired Vagabond Machine.  For those of you who are not familiar with this machine, it is the replacement for the Electric Big Shot.  It's powerful and versitile.  It can cut cardstock, chipboard, grungeboard, and so much more.  Here is a little description from the company:
"Resembling a well-traveled suitcase on the outside, the Vagabond Machine easily opens up to reveal a portable yet powerful machine that takes you to imaginative new places. Upon closer examination, the Vagabond impresses for its uncanny ability to effortlessly cut and emboss many different materials and thicknesses. Can you think of anything better to bring on your creative journey?"
So here is the really exciting part, the listing price for this item is normally $249.99.
I'm running a tax day special until April 15th for
Call or email today if you are interested.  Shipping is available!
Be Well- Colleen


I was feeling a little crafty last night and made this layout for a challenge. Journaling reads "Lucky 2 Have A Sister Like U". And how true this statement is! I am one lucky girl to have such an awesome family and scrapbooking is a great way to document these relationships. I love this picture of me and Colleen with the sunset in the background and had lots of fun creating this layout.
See the two hearts in the bottom left hand corner that are part of the little embellishment cluster? Guess what I used to make them? If you guessed Wawa coffee sleeves, then you were right! I die cut them with my Sizzix Big Shot and Sizzix Primitive Hearts die. Painted on a little Tim Holtz Embossing Crackle Paint and added a dash of Diamond Dust for a little sparkle.
That's one of the MANY things I love about my Big Shot,  you can use it to die cut so many different things from paper to fabric to metal! Love it! Don't have a Big Shot? Just let us know and we can order one for you! It's one of those "must have" tools that I can't create without!
Thanks for stopping by today.
See you at Paper Wings!
Nora Anne

Monday, March 21, 2011

Challenge Winner

Congrats to JANET! You are this week's challenge winner with this two page winter layout using Echo Park's Wintertime, in stock at Paper Wings.

 Thank you to Janet and Jen for participating in our challenge this week!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Winter Challenge

Hello Bloggers!  So after a brief hiatus, the Saturday Night Challenge is back!  I'm so excited that tomorrow is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time! It always makes me feel like it is the official end of winter. This was the inspiration for this weeks SNC. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to say goodbye to winter. Please create a winter themed layout as one last goodbye to the winter of 2011!  So break out the last of the snowy goodness and get to work. This weeks winner will be receiving a packet of our beautiful Prima Flowers as a hello to spring.   Deadline for the project is midnight Friday March 18th.  Please use the mister linky below to link your blog posting with your entry.  If you don't have a blog, never fear, I'll post for you.  Just email me a photo of your project with your name and project description and I'll post for you. Thanks for playing along and we can't wait to see you all at the store!
xx- Colleen

Friday, March 11, 2011

Echo Park Little Girl

I just LOVE the Little Girl line from Echo Park, BUT since I have a little boy in my life :) I decided to make a card rather than a scrapbook page to share today! Although, these papers can be used for Easter pictures including boys and since I am a sucker for all things girlie in the scrapbooking world, I have found ways to incorporate lots of this kind of stuff into my boy layouts over the past few years! I think when they are little you can still get away with it *wink*!
Stop by Paper Wings to check out the full line along with lots of other new products that arrived this week! Remember, for the month of March we are open on Saturday and Sunday only (shop closed on March 26th, but you can find us at the Ocean Acres Community Center for the Toy Drive Fundraiser Crop).
Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New arrivals

Hi all. It has been a busy week for us. Our new stock has finally arrived and I can't wait to get it on the shelves. Below is a taste of what we have. Also, just arrived is Echo Park Little Girl line. So very cute. Go to echopark.com to check it out. We also have a large selection of new Prima Flowers and 10 more styles on Pre Order! Over the next few weeks our CHA pre orders will be arriving so the stock will change often. We hope to see you all at the store to sample the new goodies. Just a reminder, store hours are Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-3 for the month of March. Also, we will be closed on March 26 th for an off site event. Have a great day!

Above trim available in brown, pink, and aqua

Pretty new flowers from Maya Road.

Gingham trim in 3 new colors.

Bloomers available in grey, peacock, lilac, green, and many more.

New liquid pearls in rouge, peacock, cantaloupe, and more!

All new perfect pearls mists! This is an awesome new product.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

They're alive......

Hi all. I am happy to report that my sister and I are are back among the living. It was a long haul and I can't remember a time when I or Nora Anne have ever been that sick : /. I want to send a special thanks to Cherie and Kim who totally bailed us out down at the Flanders and mad the weekend a success for us. We don't know what we would do without them. We hope all that attended SAGA had a wonderful time. As usual, Lila and Charise hosted an amazing event. If you have never attended, think about doing so next year. Well along with feeling better I had some other wonderful news. Well, not me but a very close friend. Although I can cannot share the details, let's just say that a few prayers and good old fashioned faith have brought happiness once again! It was because of this, I was inspired to make this card for her. Her faith amazes me and I count myself lucky to have her in my life. So I made her a little something:

This was made using Websters Pages Waiting for Santa. A little reminder that many Christmas lines can be used in other ways. I used various colors of Distress Inks and a Martha Stewart edge punch on the front. The stamps featured are from the Unity Stamp Company and also Ippity by Unity. I just love their images and sentiments. We carry many Unity stamps at the store so stop on by and pick one up! Hope you all are having a wonderful week and we hope you stop by the store for our opening on Saturday. Be well!

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