Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pro 31 Designs - Guest Designer!

I have another fantastic announcement today! Yes, I am announcing another design team. I am going to be doing some Guest Designing for Pro 31 Designs! Before you start rolling your eyes and groaning about me being on too many teams, hear me out... {grin}

Smallest GDT Pro 31 Designs, 200 pixels

In early January I got a sweet note from a gal who said she also lived in southern California, was a Christian, and was also a homeschool mom, plus she had an Etsy shop, and would I look at her items and perhaps agree to take some things and design with them. Well, she had me at homeschool mom! I looked at Esmeralda's site and was BLOWN AWAY! All this vintage goodness! Anyway, we met at Winter CHA in Anaheim and talked a bit more about things. Not long after, Esme opened her own online store and I agreed to give Pro 31 Designs some love! So here we go!

You all know how I feel about flowers and pearls, and vintage goodies!

Here is a sample of what was stuffed into my design team box!

Jewels, cameos, flat buttons, and all sorts of molded items!

Oh the flowers! Vintage looking roses galore!

All of these lovely sprays, so beautiful.

Look at this lace trim! Very vintage!

And the ribbons. Things that I have never seen before.

Beaded trims, jewels and pearls.

Bling and mesh, oh my.

Here is my project. I made a 5x5 inch card.

My favorite thing to do is to make these arrangements with flowers and other items. The goodies that were in my DT box were simply perfect! After I made the card base, I attached the ribbon trim, and then used some foam dots to adhere the fan. The foam worked well to elevate the fan a bit to accommodate the thickness of the trim.

To give the little cherub some extra "spice." I coated him with glue (Ranger Glossy Accents) and sprinkled him with ultra fine glitter.

I just got the Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Banners die the other day, and it was perfect for this card. I cut the banners out of white, textured cardstock, then stamped with black ink. I used foam dots to pop the banner up and give it a bend.

I hope you like my project, and I hope you go and visit Pro 31 Designs. The products are amazing and very unique!

Pro 31 Designs Embellishments: Shabby Chic Vintage Style Hand Fan, Shabby Chic Cherub Faces, Mulberry Paper Flowers Curly Roses, Porcelain Flowers with Mulberry Petals, 3-Tone Wheat Sprays, White Round Pearl Sprays, Double Ruffle Satin and Organza Trim

Cardstock: American Crafts
Designer paper: Webster's Pages In Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Hero Arts All Occasion Messages
Die cut banner: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Banners
Glitter: Mark Enterprises Crystal Glitter Ultra Fine Blue Violet
Adhesive: Glue Dots craft dots, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scotch 3M tape runner


  1. Ooh, ahh, cool haul. Love the sprigs! Gorgeous card too! I'm trying to talk myself out of Tim's banner by thinking I can distress the 20 banner dies that I already have! Congrats too. That would be hard to turn down. I will have to visit the store.

  2. i see why you couldn't pass up this DT!!! right up your alley :)
    beautiful card girl!!!
    have a wonderful weekend

  3. How fun Gloria, I can see with all that Vintage 'yummy-ness' I'm going to need to check this site out myself! Pretty card with great embellishments.

  4. omg - those flowers! Neat to see some different things like the fan & cherub!

  5. Looks like a perfect fit for both of you :)

  6. Love the card at the site your designing for is awesome will be shopping there very soon.

  7. I love this cluster of bits and pieces on top of that yummy fan. Fabulous!