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Go-to Gal Designer Challenge #1

April Papertrey!

Late, late, late, late, LATE!  I know!  April is coming to an end and let's just say it's been a blur.  Teaching at the CKC in St. Louis, a little family side trip to Minnesota, and the Paper Crafts ed board meeting, where I got to meet up with five of the sweetest gals ever, along with the best editors on the planet.  Now I am ready to stay put, settle in, and get back to creating. 

So, I'm finally getting around to blogging my April Papertrey projects.  What a fun release this was once again.  I say that every month...because, well....every month is fun and better than the last! 

So let's do it.




Fly Away....



Year of Flowers: Sweet Peas...



Masculine Motifs and Background Basics: Woodgrain...



Have a Ball....



 For complete supply lists, visit my April Papertrey gallery here.
 And now for a little news and some Q&A.  I've been horribly bad at responding to e-mail questions and my apologies to you for that.  I usually try to respond to everyone, it's just been so crazy that I've been doing the necessities and some other things have started to slide.  So, I'll answer the main questions I've been getting most recently.  If I don't answer your question here, just drop me another e-mail and I'll try to get back to you! 

So....the most asked questions of late....

Q:  Where did I get the paper doll cut outs in this post?  
A:  They are actually vintage paper dolls that I purchased at an estate sale.  Wish I could be of more help, but that's where I got them....cute, aren't they?? 

Q:  Where did I get the wooden CD rack in my storage photos from this post?
A:  Sorry, I'm going to be some what unhelpful once again.  My husband made it.  And no, you can't have him.  And I asked, he's not taking orders.  :-)

Q:  How did I make the vellum flower on the card in this post?
A:  I cut it from Papertrey's Vellum Cardstock using my Cricut and the Sweethearts cartridge.  I just cut lots of different sizes and stacked them all, fluffed up the petals a bit and secured everything with a brad.

Q:  How did I cut the windows on this card?
A:  Again, I used my Cricut along with my Gypsy to design the windows.  I just used squares from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and nested them to form windows.

And now for just a bit of news, I have stepped down from the Provo Craft design team.  I have loved working with their products over the past three years, but I just felt it was time to let it go.  Life has gotten a bit crazy and I was feeling the need to scale back just a bit and get back to really enjoying creating and playing.  I'm sure you'll still see lots of Cricut projects from me, 'cuz you all know how much I love my bug! 

Whew.  Guess I had a lot of words all pent up from not blogging for a few weeks.  Stay tuned later this week for a fun challenge, a Go-to Gal group post, and last but not least, Papertrey Ink's Senior DT challenge!  Things should be a little chattier here on the blog this week!