Saturday, August 31, 2013

30 Memories Mini Album

Good Morning!

Last night, we celebrated my dear friend Liz's 31st birthday. I wanted to make her a mini album that highlighted her first year as a 30-something, using a bunch of her Instagram photos and of course, the "Memories" line from Teresa Collins.

I used lots of the matching chipboard pieces along with Teresa's adorable enamel dots. And because I love her elegant, glamorous style, I had to add one of the huge flowers from Teresa's earlier lines along with a big grey bow!

This mini is super chunky with lots of various-shaped pages. Just the way I like them!

Liz's mini album starts with her birthday month and goes through August, with at least 2 photos per month. I also added in some areas for journaling. Here's a few peeks at the inside:

Thanks so much for looking! To all my friends celebrating Labor Day, have a great holiday weekend! (And Sabrina, thanks for catching my goof!! ;) 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Altered Wooden Box

Good Morning, Crafty Friends!

Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we are featuring some back to school projects for some early fall inspiration! My project below is featured, along with an amazing altered crayon box by Denise Johnson ... using G45's new Typography line.

Graphic 45 is also giving away this amazing prize pack that includes some of the new Mother Goose AND Typography papers! You could win - just by leaving a comment on G45's blog or Facebook page. Go check it out!

Note the official watermark - the whole G45 DT is so delighted!
While visiting Oregon a few weekends ago, I found a bunch of amazing wooden crafts by Sierra Pacific. They make the BEST wooden crafts, so I picked up several, including this adorable little box with a hinged lid. When I first saw it, it made me think of a crayon box - and then, I got the idea to make it into a back to school project!

I used Mother Goose for this project, as it is so perfect for a children's project. I also used some of my Spellbinder's dies to create the pretty flowers on top.

I fussy cut some of the red argyle to resemble the pattern you see on Crayola crayon boxes, and added some Stickles to my keyhole for a sparkly touch.

Amazingly, a small box of crayons fit perfectly inside my box!

If you have a first time kindergartener or other little "big" kid going to school, I hope this inspires you to make them a fun gift to capture this special milestone! Thanks so much for looking and be sure to visit the Graphic 45 blog daily for inspiration and a chance to win their latest prize pack!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Graphic 45 Secret Garden New Baby Gift


First of all, I must apologize for my lack of posting and keeping up-to-date on your blogs. I've been in the process of moving for the past few weeks and boy has it been stressful! We're finally moved but now, it's all about unpacking and putting away all those unsightly boxes. 

Yesterday, one of my projects was featured on the Graphic 45 blog! I created the upcycled bag using a paper pad cover and Graphic 45's soft and pretty Secret Garden paper line. I also used Secret Garden for the adorable little matchbook box, which is the perfect fit for a pocket-sized package of kleenex! This was a new baby gift that I made for my dear friend Lauren up in Washington. (Hi, girl! Miss ya!!)

Feel free to visit Graphic 45's blog for a chance to win a fun prize pack that includes the beautiful Secret Garden line! You can win just by leaving a comment on G45's blog or Facebook page. And if you're looking for a fun card tutorial, fellow G45 DT member Clare Charvill made a bright and sunny card using the same paper. Check it out


Graphic 45 Paper:
Secret Garden Seed Fairy
Secret Garden Sun Kissed
Secret Garden Meadow Lark
Secret Garden 6 x 6 patterns & solids

Graphic 45 Embellishments:
Secret Garden Banners
Secret Garden Flowers
Secret Garden Tags & Pockets
Secret Garden Stickers
Secret Garden Alphabet Stickers
Secret Garden Chipboard 1
Secret Garden Chipboard 2
Ornate Metal Keys Staples

Additional Products:
May Arts rope ribbon
Prima mini roses
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Matchbook Box

Good Morning!

Today, Graphic 45 is featuring some whimsical projects made with their Steampunk Spells line. You can see my project below on the G45 blog along with some amazing creations by Arlene and Denise! If you love steampunk or Halloween (or both!) you'll love today's post!

This is one of Graphic 45's 12" x 12" altered matchbook boxes. I decorated the entire thing with Steampunk Spells and turned it into a game, complete with a functional spinner!


Graphic 45 Paper:
Steampunk Spells Steampunk Spells
Steampunk Spells Fanciful Floral
Steampunk Spells Clockworks
Steampunk Spells Vintage Voyage
Steampunk Spells Mechanical Marvels
Steampunk Spells Nevermore
Steampunk Spells Tick-Tock
Steampunk Spells Witching Hour
Steampunk Spells Pumpkin Power
Steampunk Spells Frightful Folly
Steampunk Spells Beware
Steampunk Spells Totally Wicked

Graphic 45 Embellishments:
Steampunk Spells Banners
Steampunk Spells Flowers
Steampunk Spells Stickers
Steampunk Spells Alphabet Stickers
Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1
Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2
12x12 Altered Matchbook Box
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Label Holders
Ornate Button Brads

Additional Products:
2’ burlap, 2’ orange, 6” twine May Arts ribbon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Game Spinners
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket Gears
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Time Pieces
Yellow cardstock
Glass bottles

Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful Wednesday!