Thursday, June 28, 2012

Party Take Home Bag with G~45

Heehee... whelp, just when I thought my posts were done for awhile this little project sneaks up on me. LOL These adorable take home bags were created using a standard brown paper bag and Graphic 45's Le Cirque collection. Graphic 45 is doing a weekly newsletter this month on crafts with kids. What a wonderful idea!! This project is perfect to make with kids. It's so easy to make. Just watch the video below for the how to.

Thank you guys for stopping by. I love having you here to share all of my projects with! O.K. now really... I am outta here for awhile. Got lots to do. And the best part is it's all fun stuff!! Heehee

Hey, are any of you going to be at CHA in Chicago next month? Let me know and perhaps we could meet up! I'd love to meet you!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mini Tin

Hi everyone!

I have another update to share with you. (I know I said it might be awhile LOL) just call me crazy!! But I thought you guys might like to see this. It was another project I did for Paper Crafter's Library. The complete instructions, how to, and video can be found in the members area of Paper Crafter's Library.

It's an altoid tin with a pull out mini. Sooooo super cute! Check it out! The whole project is so super tiny. It fits in the palm of my hand.

O.K. so that really is the last project for awhile. LOL I will be knee deep now in CHA projects. Which btw did you know I am going this year?? Yay!! My very first time to CHA. I can hardly contain my excitement. I will be updating my blog with CHA news that whole week. So stay tuned my friends.

Wishes for a great day!

Pinwheel Card

Hello guys!

This super simple sweet pinwheel card is being showcased over at the Paper Crafter's Library tomorrow. Wouldn't this make a great 4th of July card? The pinwheel is very easy to create. Just head on over to the Paper Crafter's Library tomorrow for a full PDF how to, along with supply list, and a video showing how to make this adorable card.

Not familiar with Paper Crafter's Library? Go here for more information.

I hope you all are having a great week!! It's a little hectic around here as I prepare projects for CHA. So hang in there with me guys. I may not update for awhile.

Monday, June 25, 2012

And the winner is...

Hello everyone, Thank you all so very much for all of the sweet compliments on my work. It truly put a smile on my face all week long! I have read each and everyone of them and it makes me so happy to know that I can offer some inspiration to you. I sware I have the best followers in the world!!! Thank you! 

 So, how about we get on with who the winner is? Eeeeeee hehehehe this was so fun for me! I love giving away stuff. O.k. The winner of the Websters flowers is... 

Sherry Gardner!!

Congratulations Sherry! I will shoot you an email soon to get your mailing info. Enjoy!

Be sure to come back often. I am always giving away something! Usually every month I have candy. Thanks again for being the best followers ever! Wishes for a great day!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New Graphic 45 Collections!!

Hey Guys,

I have been reading all of your wonderful comments on my Graphic 45 projects for the Blog Hop. Thank you so very much for all of the kind words. You all are something else! If I'm ever down all I need to do is come to my blog... hehehehe

O.K. are you ready for some more fun and prizes? One thing I have learned so far working for Graphic 45 is that they are so generous with their give a ways! Not too mention an entertaining and inspirational daily blog too! Well tomorrow is no exception. Monday Graphic 45 will begin sneak peeks of their two new collections!! That's 3 weeks of sneak peeks!! They will be giving out 4 prizes a day (M-F). OMG!!! That's 60 prizes of product not even in the stores yet. Wowzers guys. You gotta get in on this.

Here is a little teaser of Graphic 45's new collection Nutcracker Sweet.

Isn't that just scrumptious? Check out the Graphic 45 blog starting Monday on how you can enter to win. Good luck everybody!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Graphic 45 / May Arts Blog Hop

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the May Arts / Graphic 45 Blog Week!! Today is day 3 of the blog hop. If you just stumbled across the hop you might want to go to the Graphic 45 blog and start with day 1. There are prizes to be had! And no one wants to miss these give~a~ways!! Graphic 45 and May Arts have teamed up this week to bring you fabulous inspiration and prizes. Both the Graphic 45 Designers and May Arts Designers have put together some crafty goodness for you to Oooo and Ahhhh over.

Did someone say PRIZES?? You got it!! Graphic 45 is offering up the following prize package. All you have to do is Hop and Comment. Stop by and see all of the Designers on the hop and comment on their projects. Easy peasy!! There are also contests over at May Arts and the Graphic 45 Facebook page as well as Pinterest. Winners will be announced on the Graphic 45 blog on Monday June 25.

Here is what you could win!!

I am also giving away my own blog candy. Be sure to read to the bottom for your chance to win!!


Now .... onto my projects!!

I knew right away that I wanted to make a banner using these two manufactures. I have never worked with May Arts ribbon before and must say it is divine!! That goes without saying the quality of Graphic 45 is second to none!! I can tell you that I LOVE working with both of these manufacturers products. Look at the incredible marriage of art these two companies can help you create!

I am so tickled with how this banner turned out! Now... where to hang it! :)

Graphic 45: Once a Springtime Collection, Buttons, Alpha Stickers.
May Arts: All Ribbon, Bakers Twine, and Vine.
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Punches.
Papertrey Ink: Dies
Accessories: Doilies

My second project is a Christmas Tin. It holds 24 cards all decorated and ready to adhere a picture. The concept is a wonderful family tradition and keepsake as it holds 24 years of that family Christmas photo.

Graphic 45: Christmas Emporium Collection, Brads
May Arts: All Ribbon and Bakers Twine
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Stamps, Punches
Tim Holtz: Clock
Accessories: Jungle Bells, Key and Frames (Craft Store)

*** BLOG CANDY ***

*** BLOG CANDY ***

The following Websters Pages Floral Bouquet's & Florettes are up for grabs! I am giving away these beautiful flowers to one lucky winner. All you have to do is:

1. Become a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this post with a way for me to get a hold of you if you win.

That's it! I will announce the winner Monday June 25. Thanks for hopping along today with us. I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog. Here is a list of the blogs in today's hop. Your next stop is Sharon Ngoo.

Clare Charvill:
Kristin Wilson: <--- YOU'RE HERE
Sharon Ngoo:

If you would like to know more about Graphic 45 and May Arts... read on!

Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

May Arts Ribbon was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers imported from Taiwan, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler.
As a family-owned and operated business, May Arts began a long-standing tradition of quality,affordability and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order. 
May Arts carries a wide selection of quality ribbons to choose from; such as grosgrain, silk, satin, burlap and a variety of prints and patterns. All inventory is held in stock, so we can ship orders out right away—typically the same day.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Graphic 45 Little Darlings

Hello Guys! TGIF!!! I am so glad it's Friday. Although the weather is yucky. Cold and rainy. The school cancelled my sons field day and rescheduled for next week. Bummer! He was so looking forward to just having a day off. School can not end soon enough for both of us! LOL

The sweet project I have to share with you today is a Target Mailbox decorated in Graphic 45's Little Darlings collection. This collection is so dainty and all things baby. It truly is the most perfect baby collection. But don't take my word for it... look at all of the yummy papers and embellies on this mailbox! Simply divine!

Thank you for coming by to see me today. ~:0) I hope you enjoyed my altered Target Mailbox! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

·        Graphic 45: Little Darlings Collection, Metal Brad
·        Stampin Up!: Dimentionals, Ribbon, Punches
·        Accessories: Flower, Pearls: Craft Store; Buttons, Twine: Papertray Ink; Leaf Punch: Martha Stewart; Liquid Pearls: Ranger