Monday, September 8, 2008

Gypsy Rose Paperie + Giveaway

Finally! I can share my secret (I have been dying to tell you this, I swear.)

I was given the opportunity to make some things for this fabulous new company. Love them. Here is a little about them from their press release on Scrapscene:

"Gypsy Rose Paperie is sharing a unique approach to paper crafting with their brand new “Gypsy Kits”!

Gypsy Kits are built around rare, classic elements delicately complemented by the latest industry releases. Designers spend months collecting bits and baubles that have been tucked away in niches and corners; notions unloved and forgotten by time itself, now destined for new purpose as the cornerstones in their exotic Gypsy Kits. These beautiful bundles of inspiration are overflowing with found objects of all kinds, from heritage laces and vintage German glass glitter to antique fabrics and imported textiles.

Taking inspiration from publications like “Somerset Memories,” “Belle Armoire,” and “Altered Couture,” Gypsy Rose Paperie offers paper crafting collections with an artful combination of bold personality and obvious feminine grace. Their heritage art kits give you the resources to create an unforgettable legacy of unique beauty. If you’ve been looking for a paper crafting kit that begins with vintage supplies (seam binding, ric-rac, antique sheet music, cabinet cards, textiles, collage items and many others) and complements those pieces with modern products, this is it!"

Fabulous, no? It is so feminine and full of romance and texture. I love the concept, and the lady behind it all is the nicest person you could ever hope to email with. :D

Here are some things I made with the little mini kit I was sent. First, a canvas minibook:
I painted the canvas with a mix of white and cream paint to make it a little more sturdy. Then I used my trusty glue stick (and Bella, my sewing machine) to adhere the papers to the canvas.

For the binding, I used my cropodile to punch holes and then set them with eyelets inside and fabric grommets on the outside. I tried to use my cropodile to set the grommets but it didn't work as well as I had hoped (they got a little squished).

And I also made some layouts...

Here I used one of the ruined polaroids as a frame. Love all the vintage paper on this.

On this one I dipped all the edges of the stars into the distress paint. I also painted my letter stickers to match the page. These were so fun to make!
So... Now that you've read all this stuff and looked at the pretty pictures I can tell you the even more awesome part. There is a prize to be given away from Gypsy Rose Paperie--a kit that is just about the same as the one they sent me to play with. Packed with lovelies. Yes!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, by 10:00 PST on Friday September 12th and a winner will be randomly chosen. (See photo at top of post--You don't want to miss out on this one, really)

Happy Monday!




79 comments:

Trace Geworsky said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous album....I love it and YES!!!!! I would LOVE a chance to win a Gypsy kit:)

Jenn said...

I really love the last layout! You're so creative =)

Jenn

BertaiPolete said...

Dear Christina,
I always love your style and creativity, also with this kit, that looks great.
Maica

Jennifer said...

LOVE your album - it's perfect.

Ann-Marie said...

Wow, you did a beautiful job with your kit! Very inspiring...

Rachel said...

Your album is beautiful! Love everything you did with the kit. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Carol Sisk said...

The mini album is adorable, as well as both layouts. I love the kits from Gypsy Rose...would love to win one :)

Jingle said...

Wow! You created such beautiful pieces with that kit! I love that mini! I want to make one!!!

TinaLynn510 said...

Okay, I'm in love!!
That kit rocks!!
Truely fab!

--Christina

Lisa said...

dude. you are a mini book genius!!! seriously, you never cease to amaze.

um and that kit is pretty sweet! good luck picking the winner :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

OMG...your work is amazing...love what you did!!!!

stampinc said...

This album is just beautiful! You are one creative and inspiring chick! I just love your style!! Oh I would love to be the lucky stamper to win this sweet Gypsy kit! My mind is going crazy of all the things I could do with this. Thanks for a chance.

Marcie said...

You rocked this kit, love all the amazing creations you made!

polinka said...

all you did with it is really beautiful!! great job! and the kit is so nice...

smnavarro said...

Christine, so glad to find you from the Gypise Rose Paperie girls. I love your work and I absolutely love mini books! Thanks for the chance to win such a great kit!

Elizabeth said...

so exciting! i'm checking out their site right now!

A.S.K.-P. said...

You + Gypsy Rose! Now THAT is one AWESOME duo! LOVE, LOVE, ABSOLUTELY LOVE your mini album! What I would do for just a drop of your creative genius!

TxScrapAddict said...

You are incredibly talented! Such inspiration!! Wow! Wow!

Ria Maningat-Mojica said...

The album and LOs are gorgeous! I hope to get a chance to play with the Gypsy kit too!

Anonymous said...

that canvas mini is great. u did a fantastic job. love the music paper..all of it

thnx for sharing

lynda in calif
mom2twobiscuitheads@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

LOVE the work you did with this kit!! I have been stalking GRP since I saw them on ScrapScene. Your work is amazing!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!!!

Karen Dodson

Anonymous said...

LOVE the work you did with the GRP kit! I have been stalking them since I saw it on ScrapScene! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Karen Dodson
karendrdh@yahoo.com

Ruby (Mouth) said...

I just love the album. I have about twelve pictures of my little girl's kindegarten photos.

Kelli said...

I really love what you've done with this kit! That canvas album is a great idea and one I'll surely have to try. I'm really jealous how easy you make it look to match your layout with your stunning photos :o)

Heather said...

Your layouts and mini book are gorgeous!!

-Heather

piggybat said...

LOVE ALL THE THINGS YOU DID WITH THE KIT!...WHAT GREAT STUFF TO WORK WITH!

NANCY

Anonymous said...

would love to play with this gorgeous stuff thanks!

Pam said...

what a fab kit-and what you've done with it is truly amazing- waht a talent!!

Bekka said...

Gorgeous stuff! I love the mini!

blueviolet said...

You are so talented. I love what you came up with. The products you used were gorgeous so I'm not surprised you were so inspired! My brain is whirring with possibilities too!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

WOW! u r an amazingly talented lady!!! LOVE the way u used the kits.......

Grace

stampgirl123@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Great layout and mini book! I love your style!

pegs

dina_cpa said...

Wow!! Your album and layouts are wonderful!! Love what you did with that kit!

Rosalind Jackson said...

Your album is so pretty! I have to admit that I stalk your blog. Your work is amazing.

Mandi said...

How fabulous for you! If I had a design team, I would pick you to be on it. :)

Sarah said...

Oh wow! I love what you did! The mini is fa*boo!!

kamewh said...

Amazing work!

sylv said...

You so RAWKED that kit!!

Katherine said...

Wow! I love the stamped images on the canvas mini album! I have toyed with the idea of making something like this but have always shied away from it at the last minute. Now, I'm inspired to give it a go! Thanks! I've got my fingers crossed about that giveaway but I'm going to be checking out the rest of your blog!!!

Carrie K said...

beautiful work! i would love to play with all those special goodies!

silverhartgirl said...

i love the mini books

java_jenny said...

Oh wow ~ your work is gorgeous! I especially love the layouts. II'm so glad you got the opportunity to work with Gypsie Rose Paperie ~ your work is inspiring!

aichaku-愛着 said...

i'm putting your blog in my google reader. :D i'm glad i came over to take a look. you are truly inspiring.

stephanie said...

wow what amazing stuff! seriously breathtaking.

Holly said...

Love what you did with that kit! Everything turned out absolutely gorgeous!

Brooke said...

Really nice!

redmom said...

Love the mini, it's simply beautiful!!
Glad to hear you got some good news about your Dad!

Bev said...

Love the album! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Bev

Jennifer Priest said...

Wow--love everything!! So gorgeous!

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Fabulous album, I love your style! I just love flourishes!
Have a fabulous day!
Julie

Alteredego said...

you have some serious talent. That is one amazing album. The kits from Gypsy Rose are amazing

byondbzr said...

YUMMY stuff and you TOTALLY rocked it all!!!

Christine said...

You are so creative. I would love to have even half your talents!

Danielle Holsapple said...

WOah. Just woah. That mini just blew me away! SOOOOOOO inpsiring!

Miss Shawn said...

I am sooo glad I found out about this gypsy rose kit and now that I can see all the cool stuff you can make with it I want one even more! Not so subtle, Pick Me PLease

iowapapergirl said...

Love the mini book!

ms.cheryl said...

GRP may be my new favorite!!! your little book was devine. i'm looking forward to be chosen for the giveaway. pick meeeeeee....

lori said...

wow!! your projects are amazing!! i love the book and the layouts. wonderful job indeed. thanks for sharing all of your creativity!!

Erin H. said...

YOU are UBER talented!!! I have stalked your blog forever and you girl never ceases to amaze me!

The Creative Type said...

Great stuff. I love the things you come up with, always a pleasure to look at and be inspired by!!!

Jamie said...

Stunning work!! Love the kit!!!

Beth Perry said...

THat mini is so wonderfully romantic and whimsical. I also love what you did with dipping the stars.
:D
B

lorena b. said...

Your mini is mighty!!LOL Put me in on that hot Gypsy Rose goodness!

lorena b.= hotpynkchyca@yahoo.com

tallynt said...

DUDE!!! You are on fire lately, I am so completely and totally stoked for you. It's just so exciting to see. Yeah to you!!!!!

Sue said...

love your designs. you have a great style. :)

nicole said...

WOAH! Way to get creative! I just want to touch and feel! Gorgeous job!!

Nichol said...

What a beautiful little mini.

angie worthington said...

WOW!!!...the album is awesome!!!!...great giveaway!...your blog is fabulous!!!...

Genevieve said...

Wow, this stuff is beautiful!! I must admit, it looks a bit "intimidating", but you rocked it and made it look so good and young and fun, but still timeless! Gorgeous work, you never cease to amaze :)
Geneviève

Trish said...

oh my!! what a great giveaway!!!

Pinky said...

Wow that album is amazing, I have issues getting my stuff to look so decadent! Great job.

Char-The Mad Shopper said...

I would love to win this kit. I just hope I can create something fab like yours.

kayla renee macaulay said...

wow that is a gorgeous album.
I would love just a tiny bit of your creativity and i would be satisfied

and that kit is just simply divine.
very beautiful.

Hugs
Kayla Reneé

Fiona Y said...

ur work is seriously beautiful, and thanks for the chance to win this great rak !

goddessjodi said...

WOW
WOW
WOW
Truly gorgeous mini album and a great prize to boot!!!!
Lovely
jxx

krista said...

As usual, it is beautiful!!! Your work is always fantastic! Thanks for offering the give away~sign me up!!!

Renee said...

Wow...what you did with the kit is amazing!!!!

Glenda T. said...

OMG!!! Your album is so gorgeous, what an amazing mix of products!!! Love seeing your work, you have an amazing style and I loved jacking you!

jo_annie said...

beautiful album....LOVE your style!

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