Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Banana Split

Ok gang!  Danielle a.k.a. FitterTwit here with ANOTHER AMAZING inspiration post by our wonderful design team here at Paper Vineyard.  While Marijo and Pam are taking a break this week, we are super excited to welcome back MINDY!!!!  And she couldn't have picked a better time to jump back into things than with this week's Banana Split challenge.  So our team was challenged to create a project inspired by the Banana Split pictured below.  Yum-meeee!
Now, I gotta tell you that I didn't intend to design anything the entire month of August as I'm preparing for a trip, but I just couldn't help myself with this particular challenge.... I'll explain in just a second, first, let's see what Mindy turned out!!!

 Mindy created this fun cookbook stand using Kaiser Craft stand kit, So Delish Stripe paper by TPC Studio, acrylic paint and ribbons from her own stash.  I really do love those Kaiser Craft project kits.  Be sure to swing by the store to check out the completed Cupcake Stand that is currently displayed!!!  It's FABULOUS!  So glad to have you back with us Mindy, this is absolutely fabulous!!!

 Julie created this gorgeous layout using American Craft's Hello Sunshine, Stella and Rose label stickers, Ki: inkjet calendar scallop, Heidi Swapp cherries, Love Birds Sending My Love, Pebbles bird and white flower, EK Success edge punch, Zutter Distrezz It All, AC Thickers along with misc. die cuts and cat eye inks.
I would have to say that Julie won this week's challenge simply with the amount of Paper Vineyard products she used!!!  WONDERFUL project Julie!!!

 Next up is our resident artist Gayl.  Gayl NAILED this challenge using Bazzill cardstock in chocolate, strawberry & vanilla, Mini rose trim, Glitter Paper and what looks like the new H2O shimmer colors!  This is STUNNING Gayl.  I'm kind of afraid to follow that!  hahahahahaha!

So here is MY inspiration project.  Now, honestly, I didn't create a THING until just about an hour before this post was set to go live.  You see, BO BUNNY just arrived in the store yesterday afternoon and I went BERSERK!!!  It isn't just ONE line that came in, it was something like FOUR!!!  I used paper from two of those lines in this project:  Et Cetera and Double Dot Designs!  I also used Glitter Ritz in various colors for the Elizabeth Craft cupcake sticker.  I then finished this off with the Bo Bunny Et Cetera button and a rhinestone brad (the ribbon is from my scrap box).  Whew!  This is simple but elegant in it's simplicity because of that Bo Bunny goodness!!!  Not to mention, the colors match this challenge PERFECTLY....wouldn't you say?

Well folks, that does it for me today.  You have GOT to swing by the store and check out all the AWESOME Bo Bunny lines (there's Christmas goodies in there too)!  I just KNOW you'll find your own inspiration!!!

1 comment:

  1. These projects are all so different - and yet all so very gorgeous!
    Lovely work, ladies! You always inspire me!! :o)