Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Graphic 45 Couture Layout

Ah, layouts. Quite honestly, these have always been the hardest type of paper project to create. Yet, I love it when I'm challenged to make one - such as this layout that I made for Graphic 45's booth at CHA Mega Show recently. :)

The photo below is from a little trip (10 miles?) to Graphic 45 headquarters to pick up our new products and meet the rest of the G45 family that I had yet to meet: Aimee and the lady who started it all, Diane Schultz! It was so wonderful to meet these ladies. And, I was in for a real treat, as fellow design team member Denise Johnson also showed up!

For more layout inspiration, feel free to check out today's blog post over at Graphic 45! There's a sweet layout by Romy and a beautifully fussy cut one by Susan; all using different paper lines.

The gorgeous coral and pink flowers below are from Prima. I lovvvvve me some Prima flowers!!

The lace pattern on one of the papers just spoke to me - so I used 4 pieces of paper to get that lace border look!

I used some of Graphic 45's newest staples, the shabby chic keyhole and ornate metal key. They look beautiful with all the new paper lines, not just the really feminine ones!

And one of my favorite details ... this old necklace from my mother-in-law. It said "Couture" all over it.


Graphic 45 Couture Couture
Graphic 45 Couture Fashion
Graphic 45 Couture Gorgeous
Graphic 45 Couture Beautiful
Graphic 45 Couture Chic
Graphic 45 Couture Style
Graphic 45 Couture Accessorize
Graphic 45 Couture Elegant
Graphic 45 Couture Stunning
Graphic 45 Couture Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Keyholes
Prima Le Mia Flowers
Old necklace

Friday, January 17, 2014

Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Easel Album

Good Morning crafty friends!

Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we're featuring two projects made with G45 easel albums and papers. One is made by fellow DT member Nichola with the beautiful Couture paper. The other is one that I made for CHA, using Sweet Sentiments. :)

I love fussycutting, and Sweet Sentiments paper with its Valentine's and Easter theme, is sooo perfect for that! This easel album is so jam packed with fussycutting and layering, thank goodness I oriented it on its side.


Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 12” x 12” paper pad
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 8” x 8” paper pad
Graphic 45 Whitewashed Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Easel Album 8x8
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Doily Hearts
Sizzix Branch w/Leaves die
May Arts pink and purple ribbon
Petaloo Mixed Blossoms – soft lavender
Prima purple and pink roses
Stickles – yellow, cherry ice, diamond

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Altered Couture Hook Rack

Happy Monday!

Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we are featuring some fun home decor projects. There are some lovely projects by fellow DT member Nichola, and one from me! But before I share it, here is the fabulous prize that Graphic 45 is giving away this week: $75 worth of product, including Couture!

All you need to do to enter to win, is leave a comment on Graphic 45's blog or Facebook page! 

And now for my project. I found the following wooden hook rack at one of my favorite craft stores in Oregon. Right away, I knew it would make a wonderful home decor project, and a practical one at that! 

I used Graphic 45's Couture paper and chipboard to decorate the hook rack, along with some fun Kaisercraft flowers I've been hoarding for awhile. I also added quite a bit of bling, starting with a Teresa Collins medallion and a bunch of crystal pendants. :)


That is it for now! Hope your week has started off well, everyone! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Teapot

Hi there!

Over on the Graphic 45 blog, we're showing more sneak peeks of the beautiful new line, Botanical Tea! Today, G45 is featuring the stamps and matching 6" x 6" paper pads. You can enter to win some of these amazing new products simply by leaving a comment on the G45 blog or Facebook page!

And speaking of Botanical Tea, below is a Want 2 Scrap chipboard teapot that I altered using the new collection! You can see it on the blog today, along with a whimsical project from Rhea, and of course more Botanical Tea sneak peeks!


Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Botanical Tea
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Hello Friend
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Sweet Chamomile
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Love Notes
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Just Because
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Spring Duet
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Robin’s Egg
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Birds of a Feather
Want 2 Scrap chipboard teapot
Prima roses
Stickles – yellow, diamond

Thursday, January 2, 2014

G45 Typography Layout and New Product Sneak Peeks

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's. If 2013 was a great year for you, I hope 2014 will be even better!

This will be an exciting year for all kinds of crafters. With winter CHA just a couple weekends away, I have a feeling we're going to have quite a ball with all the new products coming out! I can tell you that if you love Graphic 45, you will LOVE our new paper lines! Earlier this week, G45 shared sneak peeks of Good Ol' Sport, a fantastic new masculine line. And today, Graphic 45 is showcasing their new Staples products and let me tell you, they're amazing!! But before I share some of the new product, here is one of my layouts that was shared on the blog earlier this week. I used Graphic 45's Typography line and a wedding photo from our friends over at Falcusan Photography. :)


Typography Create
Typography Inscribe
Typography Celebrate
Typography Dream
Typography Journey
Black cardstock
Typography Chipboard
Graphic 45 Metal Brads
Petaloo Faux Dried Floral Ephemera
Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch
Imaginarium Designs chipboard

So here is a snapshot of Graphic 45's new Kraft Book Boxes. Aren't they adorable??? You can win one of these! Just visit the Graphic 45 blog or Facebook page, leave a comment, and you're automatically entered to win. :) There are also some new Shabby Chic Staples - so be sure to check those out, too! Have a great day and start to your New Year!