Friday, October 24, 2014

Thanks for the memories, Sue C

Hi everyone, it's Sue C here and it's my turn to share some of my projects that I've made for eP during my time with the team.

We have had a fabulous run as members of the eclectic Paperie Design Team and wish to thank you all for your interest and support over the years. With the eP blog coming to a close at the end of the month, we all wanted to do something special to celebrate the fabulous friendships, tons of inspiration from other team members, from Kim, and from all those who participated in our challenges. Each of the current DT members is taking a day to post some of her favorite makes from her time on the eclectic Paperie team. We hope you enjoy the look back.

 It's definitely been a journey for me, stepping out of my comfort zone on more than one occasion but learning from the experience too ! There's a couple of 'firsts' among my collection too !












 This was my first Art Doll, caused me a slight headache at the time but loved making it !




 This was another first, ATB's are very addictive ! 






I think this canvas is my favourite project, the Donna Downey stamp is gorgeous and I can so relate to having my eyes shut while chaos goes on all around ! 

It just leaves me to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the eP team. A huge thank you to Kim for seeking me out and to my team mates who have been a pleasure to 'work' alongside. I've loved seeing all the fabulous projects from everyone who has entered the eP challenges. 

Sue
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thanks for the Memories ~ Sherry

Hello eP Nation!  If you’ve been following along on the blog for the last week and a half, there’s no doubt that you already know eclectic Paperie is closing.  This also means that it’s time for the Design Team to step down and the blog to go quiet; but before that happened, we all wanted a chance to share one more time with you and reflect on the amazing friendships and inspiration that we have shared over the years.
I went back through my blog looking for some of my favorite projects  . . . and wow, there’s a lot of years there devoted to eclectic Paperie.  I’ll never forget the day when I got a phone call from Daisy Sparks asking me to help assemble her very first eP Blog Team (The e-Team).  That was back in March of 2010 and here we are in 2014 with Kim Schofield at the reins.  I’ve been very blessed to be included on this marvelous ride and have watched Kim grow eP into the mixed media home that’s it become today.  To everyone here at eP, I hope you all know how much I admire you and cherish our friendship!  Thank you for one heck of a ride!!

This is probably the most current favorite of mine.  A tag done just this year for the eP Blog . . .  Imagination

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The rest of my favorites are actually from a couple of years ago and maybe even earlier.  To me, they represent some of my best work and still hold prominent places in my home and studio.

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A Halloween Chunky ATC using Graphic 45 Halloween papers.

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A Halloween decor piece made from chipboard and Graphic 45.  I just set both of these projects out at the first of the month!  Happy Haunting  . . .

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My first altered bottle . . .

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My absolute favorite of all time . . . A Chunky Tag and one which I seem to recreate every once in a while!

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My most favorite side . . .

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Another Chunky ATC that was given as a birthday gift to a friend!

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One day I’ll recreate this one for myself.

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My first Configurations . . . Family Memories

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Then finally, one of my favorite Christmas decorations - Believe!

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Thanks for so much for stopping by today and sharing this creative journey with me!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thanks for the Memories ~ Sue Lelli

It's so hard to say Good-Bye, especially after seeing all of the FAB posts by the Design Team in our "Thanks for the Memories" farewell posts.  But all GREAT things must come to an end.
 Kim has made an incredibly important decision to close eP's doors so she can spend more time with her family.  We applaud you, Kim, and we wish you all the BEST!
We all feel honored AND incredibly LUCKY to work along side such talented ladies over the last few years.    I am including the links to the DT member's personal blogs so you can keep in touch with our continuing adventures. 
Sue Lelli ~ ME!!
Kim Schofield (owner)
 
For MY "Thanks for the Memories" post, I took a trip down memory lane and picked out several posts that are MY all time FAV creations posted at eP.
I hope you enjoy MY memories:
 
My First EVER eP post:
You can see it HERE on my blog.  I went from creating my first Prima doll wall hanging to becoming a Prima Ambassador this month!  So Excited!
 
Another FAV:
My Gelli paper art journal cover which was spotlighted on the gelli arts Facebook page.  THRILLING!
 
Then there was this:
Besides renewing our vows for our 25th anniversay, I had a love affair with Tim Holtz Distress paints and made this mini book on grunge board for my husband!  I leave it sitting out on my counter all of the time!
 
Using another photo from our vow renewal:
I created this wall hanging with memorabilia from our big day for our eP Love challenge.
 
And I can't end this post without showing the page I made of our son:
This is where I cut up his jeans for our eP fabric challenge and he freaked out!  LOL!  You do what you have to do when creating!
 
Thank you so MUCH for being so supportive of eclectic Paperie and for allowing me to share some of MY memories.
 
I hope to see you all around in Blogland!
 
xoxo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thanks for the Memories - Micki

Hello eP Nation,   Micki here for my final post for eclectic Paperie!  

We have had a fabulous run as members of the eclectic Paperie Design Team and wish to thank you all for your interest and support over the years. With the eP blog coming to a close at the end of the month, we all wanted to do something special to celebrate the fabulous friendships, tons of inspiration from other team members, from Kim, and from all those who participated in our challenges. Each of the current DT members is taking a day to post some of her favorite makes from her time on the eclectic Paperie team. We hope you enjoy the look back.

I waited until the last minute to draft up this post.  I’ve never been good at writing, much less writing about my feelings.  And then there is that daunting task to highlight some of my favorite eP projects.  How can I choose, when each and every project taught me something new, made me step out of my comfort zone and stretch my artistic capabilities?  But I think I’ve narrowed it down to half a dozen (insert cheesy grin).

First up is Sassy Attitude:
Although I love to throw everything but the kitchen sink into my art making, when it comes to creating cards , I truly tend to create in a clean and simple style.  I tend to use white card base and colored card stock for a pop of color.  Using designer paper and colored card stock as a base is hard for me.  And then to try and add a lot of embellishments such flowers, buttons, ribbons and lace – ha, now we’re talking a project time frame of, ummm, several hours.  I truly surprised myself when I created my  Sassy Attitude card.  Not only did I use a non-white card base, I incorporated stencil, distress paint, lots of layers, punched edge panels AND a bit of embellishments.

This is the project I really fell in love with my Faber-Castell Gelatos.  
This little canvas took no time at all to create.

Then there was Be True To You:
Made out of recycled cardboard.  This was totally inspired by Sherry.  Although no where near as gorgeous as Sherry’s creations,  I was proud of my flowers and the ruffled ribbon edging all mixed in with a bit of mixed media.

And then there was Hello Distress Paints:
What’s not to love about the splats!  
This card came about by just playing with the (then new) Distress Paints.

Ah yes, not being a “scrapbooker”, 
I was totally inspired by Mary-Ann to create Say Cheese:
Mixed media meets scrapbooking and 
I absolutely loved it so much that I created several more!!

My first video tutorial showing how I created 
a face from start to finish with Keep Calm and Do:
All I can say about this project is that I once again amazed myself.  And in fast forward, I look like I knew exactly what I was doing.

And finally, another one of those projects that had me second guessing why I decided to start on this project but finishing it anyway. 

These are just a few of my favorite projects.  Each project created for eP made me stretch outside of my comfort zone and on quite a few occasions would end up totally different then what it had started out.  Oh and then there were those “hiccups” or “creative opportunities”…..but I can truthfully say that I've found inspiration from every team member and these inspirations can be found in all of my projects.

Words can not express how thankful and grateful I am to eclectic Paperie.   To Daisy for asking me to be on the design team when the original E-Team was created.  To Kim for asking me to continue on the team.  To the design team and to YOU, eP fans!  I could go on and on and still not convey my feelings.  To each of you……..For believing in me and cheering me on.  For unconditional support…… Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. 

With lots of love and inky fingers.......






Monday, October 20, 2014

Thanks for the Memories - Mary-Ann

I think that by now, you have the understanding that eP is coming to an end.  We, as design team members at eclectic Paperie, have our hearts filled with sadness and understanding.  We all also feel honored to work along side such talented ladies over the last few years.  There is a time to move on for all of us.  Kim has made an incredibly important decision for her family that everyone can completely understand.  I will miss the daily activity on this blog, but each of the talented designers have other avenues to display their work.  If you have continually been inspired by one or all of the girls on the team, head to their blogs and follow them on their next adventure.

Kim Schofield (owner)

Here are a couple of my favorite projects I created over my time here at eP.  As a well known, "clean" girl, I did attempt getting dirty a couple of times.  But very lightly!





Thank you for all the encouraging messages you have left for me over the years.  I will miss eP, the DT girls and the eP friends.  May God bless you all and may you continue to create.





Friday, October 17, 2014

Thanks for the Memories - Karen

Hello, eP fans.  By now you know that eclectic Paperie is closing it's doors.  That also means the end of the blog and the design team.

We have had a fabulous run as members of the eclectic Paperie Design Team and wish to thank you all for your interest and support over the years. With the eP blog coming to a close at the end of the month, we all wanted to do something special to celebrate the fabulous friendships, tons of inspiration from other team members, from Kim, and from all those who participated in our challenges. Each of the current DT members is taking a day to post some of her favorite makes from her time on the eclectic Paperie team. We hope you enjoy the look back.

Karen here today and I seriously can't believe this is my last post here at eP.  It seems like this month has flown by and today came so fast that I really am not ready for this to end.  I have SO enjoyed this DTteam.  These amazing women are nothing but supportive, kind and amazingly creative.  The opportunity to work with them and be inspired by their work has been wonderful. Kim, I don't think I have enough time or space here on the blog to thank her enough for believing in me and trusting me to work with her team.  Being a part of this community has led me to stretch my creativity.  Here are a couple of my favorite creative stretches ...










So I hope you enjoyed my favorite projects, I know I enjoyed creating them for you all!!  Thank you all so much for reading along with us and supporting the eP.  Make sure to keep in touch!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thanks for the Memories - Julia's Final eP Post

We have had a fabulous run as members of the eclectic Paperie Design Team and wish to thank you all for your interest and support over the years. With the eP blog coming to a close at the end of the month, we all wanted to do something special to celebrate the fabulous friendships, tons of inspiration from other team members, from Kim, and from all those who participated in our challenges. Each of the current DT members is taking a day to post some of her favourite makes from her time on the eclectic Paperie team. We hope you enjoy the look back.

Julia here today-  with my final post here on the eclectic Paperie Blog (sob!)  Thank you Kim, for the wonderful opportunity you gave me to work with the other talented members of your Design Team!
Here are some of my projects created with products from the eclectic Paperie shop. 
 (you can click on the titles to connect to my posts for more details on each project)

 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by the eclectic Paperie blog today!