Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

I have.. giant butterflies in my stomach just writing this post out. I'm always astounded by G45 papers and embellishments.. like draw drop astonishment.. they're just gorgeous. But it's the Design Team that really makes their work seem so beautiful. And at this time, Graphic45 is having the 2012 dt audition -- so I'm throwing my name in the hat, signing up on the roster, and tap dancing across the stage! 

No Lies --- most of these G45 based projects I've been working on since the call went up! I'll show my Graphic 45 specific projects first.. and then show a few that are other companies but that I think really show what sort of a paper craft I am. 

Graphic 45 based:

Oz Scene : 
made with The Magic Of Oz, black wire, metallic pumpkins, moss, a recycled fence wall hanging, diamond glaze, orange glitter glue, black acrylic paint and adhesive.

Altered Spool : 
made with Tropical Travelogue, moss, a vintage button, baker's twine, a recycled wooden spool, vintage photo distress stain, a Unity Stamp co stamp, black Memento ink and adhesive.

Floral Tag : 
Made with Tropical Travelogue, snug hug, vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks, tattered florals die, spellbinders die, burlap string, baker's twine, half pearls, inkadinkadoo stamps, memento tuxedo black ink, a heartfelt creations die, and adhesive

Exploding Box : 
a mini album made with A Proper Gentleman, grungeboard letters, pink paislee wooden letters, a dymo label maker, AMP resin, bakers twine, gold paint, walnut stain distress ink, photo corners, vintage buttons, tattered florals die, a heartfelt creations die, snug hug, a starburst punch, a crop o dile, a corner rounder, zig glue, hot glue, miracle tape, bazzill cardstock, a black pen, TH ideology

Special Memories :
a 12x12 layout made with a piece from Christmas Emporium and a piece from Magic of Oz, Imaginariun Designs chipboard, glitter snowflakes, KnCo round epoxy words, vintage buttons, Petaloo flower, handmade lace flower, beads, vintage ribbon roses, water droplet epoxy stickers, rhinestones, christmas spray from a pick, a feather, chiffon, half pearls, white cardstock, an inkadinkadoo stamp, quilting pins, a border punch, adhesive and white acrylic paint

A Christmas wish to YOU :
a tag made with Christmas Emporium paper, stamps and chipboard, may arts ribbon, vintage buttons, corrugated cardboard, vintage photo distress ink, hampton arts glitter glue, Ultra thick embossing powder by VLVS!, and adhesive

now I'll show some previous projects utilizing non graphic 45 papers (I won't include a supply list) 




Dream Come True

Altered Pieces:
A sectioned tray 

A stocking and banner wall hanging (mounted to a frame with chicken wire)


and finally..

 Some Cards:

I know there's a lot to look at.. but it's mostly pictures!! How was that dance?? 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Day Maker!!

I got a shout out this morning on the Graphic 45 blog for a project I updated my G45NING profile with!!

Check it out HERE

wahoo!! :D

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Photos from the Winter Western

My last craft show was a half success -- not a complete failure but I think online is where I'll keep my stuff..

it did however give me the opportunity to branch out and create LOTS of fun new stuff for the shop.. while I'm photographing all my goodies to put up.. take a look at the pictures of the booth :D

Keep in mind that I shared half the booth with a good friend -- so not everything you see is mine!

The banners, garlands, white frames with chicken wire, tags, vintage pillows and wreaths are mine :) 
there are also a couple of bracelets floating around.. some keychains.. a few hair barrettes thought not many!

Everything on this shelf is mine, pillows, blocks, wreaths, garland, chicken wire frame.. all stuff that will be coming to the shop soon!

@CropChocolate today!

Check out THE CROP for a piece I made about layering embellishments super easy peasy!

and after you've visited the blog -- head on over to itself as today is the beginning of a new challenge based on my project! Lovely inspiration by Jamie! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Vday tag

a bit late??? I think not! I love love -- and it should be celebrated on more than one day a year :D

Here is the tag I made for.. (get this...) THREE different requirements! (and a 4th random linkup)

products used: Manila folder, old book words, graphic's fairy cupid, heart punch, snug hug, vintage lace, acrylic paint, spun sugar distress stain, brushed corduroy distress ink, festive berries distress ink, silver liquid pearls, old sewing pattern, hot glue, zig glue, ranger crackle paint in rock candy VLVS! stamps

Here is a close up of the background where you can see the VLVS! stamps

and here is a better shot of my 3D heart :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I'm not sure why, but my VLVS! Tryout post was refusing to schedule for the future.. please ignore those.. I've now deleted them :D Continue on down for my latest creation!

G45 - altered spool

blogs are funny aren't they? I think they get pushed to the back burner SO easily.. I did a big show.. tried to concentrate on making product for it.. the blog sacrificed.. then I swore once it was over.. I would post tons of goodies to the blog.. however.. Graphic45 put up a design team call.. as well as couple of other places..

But.. I'm posting a Graphic45 pieces right now :) which will go into the larger application post towards the middle of the week!

The spool is decorated with Tropical Travelogue (8x8) papers.. did some fussy cutting (the foliage) as well as paper rolling (the eggs). I stamped a Unity stamp onto some white cardstock as sort of a focal point. The paper unrolls from the wooden spool to reveal a treasure map.. and when it's rolled up a vintage metal button pairs with some bakers twine to keep it closed. Other than that I used some moss, distress ink and glue :)

I've sent this in to UNITY to be pinned on a pinterest board for a competition! Keep an eye out there to vote for me :)
as the week at SimonSaysStampandShow is anything goes, I'll also be linking up there :) 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today is the day

Happy Valentines everyone!!

created a quick card for the cropchocolate contest this week:

Used: EP's This n That charming - vintage photo distress ink - VLVS! Ultra thick embossing powder, VLVS! Miracle tape, corrugated cardboard, hot glue, Studio G stamp

Friday, February 10, 2012

Vintage Valentine

Not sure where the mixup happened.. but tomorrow my Vintage Valentine will be posted on the May Arts blog.

here it is early:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kiss Me ♥ - new challenges @ CropChocolate! has started new challenges! One challenge a week *Every wednesday* where the winner will get $10 in CropCredit.. at the end of the month all entries go into a larger drawing for $50!!


Here's my first challenge submission:

a 3inch by 5inch tag featuring Basic Grey's Kraft 6x6 and MyMindsEye's LnF Market Street 6x6 for paper, and walnut stain distress ink from CC. Other supplies include vintage lace, a half pearl, a brown pen, adhesive, and baker's twine.