Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Paper Crafter's Library Spotlight with Graphic 45 and ME!!!!

 Today I'm thrilled to share with you a sneak peek of one of my latest creations using Graphic 45's Time To Flourish.  I can only share a glimpse of this guy, if you want to see the whole piece you'll have to check it out over on Paper Crafter's Library

So what are you waiting on?  Go see my adorable snowman box.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year and many blessings to everyone for 2015!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Simple Elegance with Heartfelt Creations

I love the way Heartfelt Creations collections are just...well....elegant.  You can create a card in no time that just drips of beauty.  The bleeding hearts in the Romantique Garden collection are just stunning.  My bleeding heart flourish at the bottom of the card was created by stamping and paper piecing, and It just gave such a great finish to the card. 

Have you seen Heartfelt Creations tutorials they have starting featuring????  Step by step projects with pictures so you can see how simple making beautiful projects can be.  Hop over to their blog and see some of the past tutorials and also other samples of the design teams wonderful work. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Graphic 45 Elegant Ornament with Tutorial

Hi Crafters, today I've got a great idea for the holidays.  I'll show you how to make this elegant ornament using Graphic 45 papers in a step by step Snapguide tutorial.   

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Christmas Ornament by Lori Williams on Snapguide.

I hope you're following all the tutorials Graphic 45 is presenting this month on their blog...they are so wonderful.  You can also see Tati's Christmas Wish Book on the blog today so hop on over and take a peek.  GRAPHIC 45'S BLOG!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Best Wishes Guest Book with Heartfelt Creations

Today's creation is one from Heartfelt Creations.  I made this guest book using the latest collection " Romantique Garden from HFC.  The bleeding hearts are so easy to work with and I love how different they are from most die cut flowers. 

As always you can go to Heartfelt Creations Blog page and see lots of projects from the rest of the design team members complete with instructions on how to make them yourself. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's that time of the Year with Graphic 45

I thought we would usher in the holiday season with this layout I created for Graphic 45 using the Twas the Night Before Christmas paper collection.  I love all the layering that I created with the fussy cut items from the collection like the clocks and the holly leaves as example.  Everything just goes so well together including the picture of my little man when he was three years old.  Love those old pictures...SIGH.
Please be sure to go to the Graphic 45 blog today and check out Donna's post making a beautiful handmade gift with a tutorial. 
By the Way did you hear that Graphic 45 is doing 26 days of tutorials....OH MY!!! be sure to check them out each day until Christmas. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Heartfelt's Black Friday Release

OH MY WORD!!  I'm sure you are going to love the Black Friday Release from Heartfelt as much as I do, it's just stunning.  Meet the Romantique Collection. 

I created this 5 x7" easel card for the release.  It's been stamped, die cut, fussy cut, colored and you name it to create this beauty.  You can head over to Heartfelt Creations Blog and see the full instructions and supply list, along with lots of other beautiful creations from the rest of the design team. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Raining Cats and Dogs ...but that's a good thing.

I'm so lucky to have my pooch, he's part of the family.  This is a frame that was supposed to house a picture of my dog, but darn I was loving all embellishments that match this line, I used up the whole frame, LOL.  Looks like I'll have to create another one to actually be graced with a picture of " MY DOG". 

Be sure to check out my team mate Keri's adorable photo wallet that show another way to use this collection.  You can check it out on Graphic 45's Blog. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Remember McGuffy Reader???

Today's card is one I created for Hampton Art and it reminds me of the old McGuffy Reader.  Do you remember one of those???  The JillyBean paper was randomly stamped with one of Graphic 45's typography stamps and I love the way the finished background paper turned out. 

The denim banner, sewn with the tickets give a lot of dimension to the card along with the fussy cut stack of books.  It's such a great vintage look and everything I used on this card you can find with Hampton Art. 

I'll see you on Wednesday with a Graphic 45 project that you'll fall in love with for sure. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Core'dinations and Graphic 45 Go Hand in Hand

This week Graphic 45 and Core'dinations are teaming up to show you how well they work together.  Did you know that Core'dinations make paper pads that coordinate with Graphic 45's color palettes?  Yeap there is a light and a dark and they are wonderful to use with any of the Graphic 45 Collections. 
Today I've created a card using the Bride 2 Baby Graphic 45 collection.   The Core'dinations Card Stock was embossed and then sanded to create the swirling background.  Have you ever used the sand block from Core'dinations?  It's a must have tool. 
Here is a close up of the front of the card. Of course all of Graphic 45's matching stickers and cardstock making layering and dimension easy peasy 
This is an interior picture of the card.  I always say make it pretty on the inside as well as the out. 
Want to win some goodies???  Be sure to join in the fun below

Please be sure to head over to Graphic 45's Blog and Core'dinations to catch more design team members sharing their creativity.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Heartfelt Where Have You Been?

I have to say I'm sorry for not posting as much lately...Life has just seemed to be crazy, crazy.  This is one of my more recent Heartfelt Creation Cards and I just love it.  I saw this technique on Gabi's blog and had to give it a whirl.  Check out Heartfelt Creations Blog to see the link for the tutorial and also a detailed writing on how I created this whole card along with materials. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Mother Goose Tale ABC Book with Graphic 45

Today I'm sharing an ABC board book I created for G45.  I'm not sure who would love it more, a child or me.  The vintage story book characters are jumping off the pages and make this a fun interactive book.  Check out all the photos below of the interior.

Please be sure to head over to Graphic 45 Blog and see all the supplies used for this project.  You can also see another beautiful mini album by my team mate Nadya...her's even has a tutorial. 
See you next week and thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pillow Box Transformed into a Mini Bag with Graphic 45 #G45GiftHowTos?

Pillow boxes are fun and are great for giving small little trinket gifts.  I thought it would be fun to alter a pillow box into a mini gift bag and it’s super easy to do.  Be sure to watch my Snapguide tutorial to learn how to make your own using a template from the Graphic 45 8 x8  paper pads.  
I created a matching card to go with the gift bag.  I’m one of those people that would like to think friends and family keep the cards I make, but you can never be too sure.  I think making the cards into easel cards makes them more of a miniature work of art and someone is much more likely to display it and keep it out verses the dreaded trash can…lol.  So I make a lot of easel cards. 


The mini bag and easel card really make an adorable pairing and one that I’m sure you’ll want to try out in your favorite Graphic 45 paper collection.   

Now be sure not to a miss a single tutorial this week on Bags with Graphic hop over to their blog and see what else you can create.   #G45GiftHowTos?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sympathy Card with Graphic 45 and Botanical Tea

This collection (Graphic 45 Botancial Garden)  is so beautiful with all the birds, butterflies and flowers. I had to make a sympathy
card for a friend of mine and I couldn’t think of a better collection to use. It’s so soft and uplifting
in and of itself I just knew she would love it. I used one of the Susan’s Garden’s Dies from Sizzix to
create the Yarrow flower on the front and it really makes the card jump to life, along with the fussy
cut butterflies that are ready to flitter off the front.

Be sure to head over to Graphic 45's blog today and see what my teamie Annette has created for you too...her work is always stunning. 

  and here's the interior of the card

Friday, October 24, 2014

Heard Your Gears were Stripped with Heartfelt Creations

My background is in jewelry design so one of the things I love the most about this collection is the die to create chain links...OMWord.  Each of the links we covered with pewter embossing powder.  Where ever there was a cut to link them together I made sure the embossing powder covered it so when heated it welded the cut. 

Please be sure to go to Heartfelt Creations blog and see other creations from the rest of the design team along with supply list and complete directions for each project.  It's a great source of inspiration.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BEWARE...With Graphic 45 and An Eerie Tale

I love Halloween, honestly it's one of my favorite holidays and I'm not sure why.  I love the Eerie side, not the gore and blood and such just the vintage creepy.  Graphic 45's Eerie Tale is just that.  I love all the layers of this card and all the small details, look in any nook or cranky and you'll find another little aspect. 
Be sure to see other projects and complete supply list on the Graphic 45's blog.