Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Album

Happy Tuesday!

I'm sharing another project I made for Graphic 45's booth this summer - a rectangle tags & pocket album decked out with Winter Wonderland!


Friends, I think this may be one of my favorite Christmas collections. I love the Scandinavian designs   and woodland animals throughout. And you can't beat the traditional red and green color scheme! 


For the cover, I used some beautiful Petaloo flowers that I got for Christmas last year. My hubby did well. ;) 



I couldn't resist making a shaker window emphasizing a snowy scene.


Even though I kept the album fairly simple, I pretty much used nearly all of the sample paper that Graphic 45 gave me. Whenever we make special projects for the trade shows, we usually only get a limited number of the new designs - hot off the press - so it's crucial to get the most out of the papers we receive! And to try and limit re-dos. ;)


I added some fun Graphic 45 Staples that coordinated quite well with Winter Wonderland, such as the red policy envelopes and alpha tag banner.





Well there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by. This project will be on the Graphic 45 blog today, so be sure to head over there for more inspiration! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Graphic 45 Baby Banner and Tag

Happy Solar Eclipse Day, crafty friends!

Where were you today when it happened? Did you travel far for it, or was it rather close? We happen to live in the path of totality, so all it took was a few steps outside to see it! Too bad our iPhones didn't pick up how amazing and perfectly intense that ring of light was surrounding the moon ...

That's why this blog post is happening later in the day than planned. (Well, and I also had another fun G45 monthly class project to wrap up!) I have some fun projects on the Graphic 45 blog today - you should stop by and leave a comment to be entered in a fabulous Midnight Masquerade prize package!

Here are the projects we shared today - a baby shower banner and a new baby gift tag, both made with G45's new Penny's Paper Doll Family collection!


What I love about this new paper line is that it can work for all age groups, including the littlest of little ones! 












And, a gift tag: 







Be sure to leave a comment on Graphic 45's blog to be entered for a fun Midnight Masquerade prize pack! Thanks for looking! 



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Card

Happy Sunday!

Today I am sharing a wedding shaker card I made using one of Graphic 45's newest paper lines, Vintage Hollywood!

This beautiful collection is all about glamour and stardom with some tributes made to early film stars like Mary Pickford. But did you know, Vintage Hollywood also makes for a wonderful wedding card?

I have this special friend I made through Instagram. We share a love for Parson Russell Terriers, so naturally that's how we met! Anyhoo, she got married recently so I wanted to make sure she had a special card from my PRT Archie (@archie_prt on IG) and me.

My friend loves Disney. And I remember that she loves cheetah print. So I was in a bind because 99.99% of my paper is Graphic 45 (actually - who's calling that a bind? That's more like the world's best blessing, right? ;) and with Disney being licensed, we don't have such paper.

But I got to thinking and remembered there is a beautiful cheetah print design from Safari Adventure. And then there were those fabulous star and couple designs from Vintage Hollywood ... oh, and some beautiful red Petaloo flowers I got for Christmas.

Here's where I landed:



What a fun collection to honor the next "it couple." :) So I made a shaker and added some sequins and gold glitter for an extra celebratory touch. The "congratulations" die is from Avery Elle


The coordinating "you two" stamp is also Avery Elle. I have my lovely friend Lauren to thank for my new obsession with Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn. :)


Any black and white striped ribbon is a winner in my book. May Arts is where this lovely ribbon is from.


Inside the card, I used some of the matching ephemera cards. They are so beautiful. On one side you have a design and the back features an area for you to write on. You'll see that I also added some matching chipboard from Vintage Hollywood.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Layout

Happy Monday!

Tonight I'm sharing a layout I made for Graphic 45's Creativation booth. (You can also see my layout on the G45 blog today - along with a gorgeous project by Pam Bray!)

This photo is from a trip we took to New Orleans back in 2009. My husband and I were definitely feeling the jazzy vibe ... especially him. I can't think of a better paper collection to bring this memory to life than Midnight Masquerade!



No layout is complete without some gorgeous flowers. I'm a bit biased towards anything Petaloo. These beautiful purple blooms were a Christmas present from my air trumpet-playing husband. :) 







I thought it'd be fun to add some piano keys, so I used teal and purple designs to create this musical look. 





Thanks so much for checking out my project! I hope you all have a creative week as we transition from February to March. This year is going by so fast already! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe ATCs

Happy Thursday!

I wanted to share another project I made for Creativation: some artist trading cards with Graphic 45's Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector's Edition! (You can also see these bad boys on the G45 blog today, along with a gorgeous Midnight Masquerade card by Kathy and a stunning Portrait of a Lady layout by Maggi!)













Supplies:

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Mercurial Madness
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Bazaar of Wonders
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Race For Time
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Butterfly Specifics
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Optical Oddities
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Parlor Wall
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags - Black
Graphic 45 Metal Clock Keys
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyholes
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Petaloo - Mini Blooms in White, Sugared Minis in Gold/Sienna, and Velvet Hydrangeas in Rose
May Arts Ribbon - RG-8-10 and 350-58-32