Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween with Graphic 45's Old Curiosity Shoppe

Hey Gang! It's officially Halloween time and I can't think of a cooler way to spend it than crafting with Graphic 45! I have a super fun project to share today. It's a Wicked Banner for your home. I used Graphic 45's Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection. My banner is being showcased on the Graphic 45 blog today!

This banner has so much detail and took me awhile to create. I kept putting it to the side when I would get stuck as to what to add. I found doing this helped me come back to it fresh and ready to go. I hope you guys are enjoying this festive time of year! Thank you so much for spending some time with me today!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary

Hello my fellow bloggers!! School is in full swing and kicking my butt... thankfully I am keeping up (barely). Last night I kind of blew a gasket. I am finding it challenging to keep up with the family, house, yard, pets, volunteer work, grocery shop, cook, laundry, and carrying 14 credit hours. Something's gotta give. My poor hubby must of got the message because he came home early and prepared everything for breakfast this morning after shopping for the supplies. Awwww what a sweetie, it made my whole day. I am in awe of the Mom's that work full time and carry much of the load. I don't think my house is ever going to be clean again... ha! Well at least for the next 3 years!!

Between all of my activities I was able to create some stunning projects for you. It was some much needed down time for me. Come take a look!

My 1st project started out as just a plain old cardboard box. This particular one is from Stampin Up! I like the size of their box. It's perfect for altering. So here is what I created, using the lovely Graphic 45 Collection; A Ladies Diary.

I love altering small items, actually it's my favorite kind of crafting.

Supplies:Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary Collection Papers, Chipboard Tags, Stickers, Metal Brad, Metal Keyhole, Metal Key, Ribbon
Stampin Up!: Box, Stamps
Tim Holtz: Foundations, Hat Pin, Metal Gears, Safety Pin, Stamp
Papertrey Ink: Twine

Next up is a lovely project I created for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All month long Craft-e-Corner is celebrating crafting with a cause. They will have special sales and Craft-e-Corner will be donating a portion of their October proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. How cool is that? So be sure to pop on over and get your special deal today!

This card also uses Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary Collection. My project requirement was that it be pink of course. So I turned to the soft palette of this collection. A little black on a project goes a long way. Don't be afraid to use black with lighter colors. It can make for a striking contrast.

Thanks for joining me today guys. I hope you were inspired and got some great deals!! heehee nothing's better than that. Wishes for a great day!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Graphic 45 and Little Darlings Mini

Hello guys! Thanks for stopping by today :) I have an adorable mini album to show you that was made with Graphic 45's Little Darlings Collection. This collection is so soft and oh so baby sweet! Come take a look.

A few tips on the Little Darlings Mini Album:

Don't throw away your Graphic 45 packaging. They make for the best backgrounds on projects or even the entire book. As you can see I have used Graphic 45 packaging as the base for this entire mini album. What fun!

Albums don't have to be filled with pictures on every page. Show off your creativity and decorate a few pages without photos. It allows you to have full spacial reign.

White acrylic paint placed around the edges gives light pastels an even softer look.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Wishes for a great day!

Supplies:Graphic 45: Little Darlings Collection Papers, Stickers, Chipboard, Metal label Holder, Metal Keys, Metal Brad, Ribbon, Stamps, Mini Envelope, Metal Butterflies, Metal Hinges
Stampin Up!: Stamps, Ink, Twine, Punch, Ribbon
Ranger: Liquid Pearls
Tim Holtz:  Safety Pin
Maya Road: Wood Buttons
May Arts: Ribbon, Bakers Twine
Melissa Frances: Crown, Ticket, Heart, Star, Pearls
Papertrey Ink: Banner Die, Buttons
Craft Store: Doily, Jingle Bell, Small Key, Flowers, Stick Pin, Acrylic Paint

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wooden Spools Graphic 45 Style!

Hi Guys!! I hope you all are having a fantastic day! Thanks for spending some time with me today. I have an adorable project to share with you. Wooden Spools!! These sweet spools are quick and fun to create. They make for the cutest little gifts and even home decor. It's also a great way to upcycle your used wooden spools. What could be better? These spools look so elegant due to Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary Collection Papers and a few of their Staples. Next time you come across an empty spool, save it for altering! It's so much fun!!

Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary Collection, Metal Door Pull, Metal Key, Lace
Prima: Flower, Pebble
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Punches, Ink
Ranger: Liquid Pearls
Papertrey Ink: Tag Die, Stamp
Want2Scrap: Bling
Craft Store: Metal Charms, Twine, Stick Pin

Graphic 45 and Paper Crafters Library

Hello gang! How's everyone doing today? I hope October finds you all doing well and ready for fall. Speaking of fall, that means it's time for us all to get our craft on as we have so many holidays coming up. Lot's of us are surfing the web for great ideas on gift giving these days and I think I have a great project idea for all of you. The project itself is being featured over at Paper Crafter's Library today. Be sure to drop by and check it out HERE. The project features Graphic 45's Bird Song Collection.

Being on the Graphic 45 Design Team has been such a fun experience so far! The ladies over at Graphic 45 could not be any sweeter if they tried. Such a hard working team too! Do you ever get over to their blog or Facebook page? If not you really should. They are always having give~a~ways. Lots of times the prizes are before you can even get them in stores!!! Here is a link to the Graphic 45 Blog and their FB page.

Thanks for dropping by to see me today!! Wishes for a wonderful week.