Thursday, July 26, 2012

Graphic 45/Want2Scrap/Art Glitter Blog Hop

Welcome, welcome, everyone to the Graphic 45/Want2Scrap/Art Glitter Blog Hop! Whooo Hooo that's a mouth full. Graphic 45 has been putting on an awesome blog hop all week long with prizes galore. If you have missed Mon - Wed and are just joining the hop now you may want to head back to the Graphic 45 blog so you don't miss out on some fabulous prizes and awesome inspiration. If you have come here via Clare Charvill's blog then you are in the right place :)

As a designer for Graphic 45 I am fortunate enough to use their products on a daily basis. I can attest that the quality is is THE best out there! Graphic 45 has just recently launched some new collections that are a must have. Happy Hauntings, Bird Song, and A Ladies Diary offer a little something for everyone.

Here is a card made using Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary collection and Want2Scrap's Nestabling butterflies, and Say it With Pearls. Did you know that Want2Scrap has bling that coordinates with Spellbinder dies? How super cool is that? The pearls were a perfect accent to this beautiful card.

Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary Collection, Metal Brad
Want2Scrap: Nestabling Butterfly, Pearls
Stampin Up!: Cardstock
Martha Stewart: Punch
Craft Store: Ribbon

Next up is my project using Art Glitter products. The glitters come in all colors and sizes. Some of the glitter is super fine and some is very chunky. Whatever you need for your glitter needs they sure do have it. The colors that were sent to me were so beautiful and I knew right away that I had to pair them with Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue Collection. They were so fun to play with!

Graphic 45: Tropical Travelogue Collection, Lg. Metal Brad, Sm. Metal Brad, Stamps
Art Glitter: Glitter
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Ink
Craft Store: Chipboard

Your next stop on the blog hop is the very talented Sharon Ngoo. In case you get lost here is the line up of today's blogs:

Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.  Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™  line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.

Spread the Sparkle! Be it cosmetics, scrapbooking, t-shirts, cards, jewelry, quilts, rock star toes, home decor or even cement...everything is better with Art Glitter on it! Barbara Trombley opened Art Institute Glitter, Inc. in 1982 and now supplies artists and artisans, crafters and craftsmen with more than 400 brilliant cosmetic quality glitter colors and industrial-strength adhesives. Art Glitter products have been featured on “The New Martha Stewart Show”, “Carol Duvall Show”, HGTV, Home Shopping Network and several times in “Martha Stewart Living Magazine” including this upcoming December, 2009 issue. Thousands of retail stores throughout the world carry Art Glitter products. Barbara’s first book, “Glitter Artistry: Bags, Tags & Cards,” was warmly received by artists in 2006 and is still a big hit today (Sterling Publishing, Inc.). Art Glitter’s retail showroom is located in Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Craft Studio

Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great day! Today my craft studio is being showcased on the Graphic 45 blog. :) What fun! Graphic 45 is going to showcase all of the design teams craft spaces and a short interview with each one. Isn't that cool? I know I am always on the lookout for a cool storage idea or organization tip. If you have seen my craft space before this video updates the space to today. You know how we are always adding (buying) more stuff! LOL Here is the link to my video if you'd like to take a peek.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy Hauntings Mini

Hey Guys! How's it going? I hope you all are having a great day. The project I have to share with you all today is a mini created with Graphic 45's new collection Happy Hauntings. This collection is so fun and whimsical! Lots of images to create cards with but I decided to do a mini.

The whole mini is based on my sons reluctance to stick his hand in the pumpkin goo. Finally he does it and realizes it's not so bad and kinda fun!

This little mini album was on display for CHA in the Graphic 45 booth. I had so much fun working with this collection.

Graphic 45: Happy Hauntings Collection, Key Staples, Metal Brads, Alphabet Stickers
May Arts: Bakers Twine, Ribbon
Tim Holtz: Chain with clip, Metal Tag
K&Company: Grand Adhesives
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Eyelets, Punches, Ink
Inkadinkado: Stamps
Martha Stewart: Goo Punch

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bird Song

Hello everybody!! How's your day going? Today is the last day of CHA I will be returning home soon. I can't wait to share more pics and hopefully some video with all of you. In the mean time though I have this stunning project to share with all of you. It was created using the brand new Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection. I must say... this collection just takes your breath away. It's so elegant. You'll see many uses of the birds throughout the project.

This altered box and mini are being showcased in the Graphic 45 CHA booth this past week! heehee too cool! I hope you enjoy!

Thank you so much for sharing some of your time with me. I hope you are inspired to go create! This collection is just beautiful. I'll see you all real soon.

Wishes for a great day!

Graphic 45: Bird Song Collection, Metal Door Pull, Metal Brads, Metal Door Plate, Metal Key Hole, Metal Butterflies, Envelope Tag, Metal Clothes Pin, Flowers, Chipboard Button

May Arts: Bakers Twine, Ribbon
Tim Holtz: Metal Corners
Stampin Up!: Stamp, Ink
Prima: Flower Centers, Flower Bunch, Circle Flower
Melissa Frances: Pearls
Papertrey Ink: Buttons, Twine
Craft Store: Doily, Bling Flowers

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Graphic 45 Booth

Guys, the Graphic 45 booth at CHA is amazing. I had heard that they go all out and wowza no kidding. I am having a blast with my new friends Jim Hankins and Laura Denison both on the Graphic 45 Design Team. They are good people :) Enjoy some pics from the G45 booth.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CHA Pictures

Wow guys what an amazing day this has been and its only day 1! I got to create a make n take with the lovely Heidi Swapp! She even graciously took a picture with me and autographed my project! What a sweetheart! I will post some booth pics in a second.

Live from summer CHA!

Hey guys! I am in Chicago for CHA! I was able to stop by the Graphic 45 booth last night and meet the team and watch some of the set up. It truly is a crafting wonderland! They have worked so hard and it shows. Seeing my work in the booth made me catch my breath for a few. I was also able to meet fellow G45 teamie Jim Hankins so much fun!! I will blog live over the next few days hopefully with pics. Wish you were here.

Christmas in July!

Hey Guys! I am scheduling this post because I will be at CHA when you read this. Hopefully having a blast! Have you seen Graphic 45's new Nutcracker Sweet Collection? It's every bit a fairy tale! The colors are so vivid and rich. Very regal. This is the collection I used to make the following card. This card is being showcased in the Graphic 45 CHA booth! Yippee!

This is the inside of the card. Can you believe I actually had that stamp? LOL Perfection!

I sure wish I was meeting up with you all at CHA. What a blast that would be! I plan to post pics and keep you updated all week long. It'll be like your right there with me! I hope you have a super duper day!

Graphic 45: Nutcracker Sweet CollectionMay Arts: Ribbon

Ranger: Liquid Pearls

Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Ink, Punch
Papertrey Ink: Stamp

Thursday, July 12, 2012

10 Minute Card

Hey Guys!! How's it going? I hope you all are having a wonderful day. Today I want to tell you about a new thing we are doing over at Graphic 45. 10 Minute Cards! The wonderful design team and myself have created cards that only took 10 minutes! Seriously.... 10 minutes. That's the beauty of Graphic 45 products. They all match and go together seamlessly. To see the other fabulous 10 minute cards just visit the Graphic 45 blog.

Here is my take on a 10 minute card.

This card is really about throwing a few things together and whola' it is done! Can you see the metal key on the ribbon? It's a new Graphic 45 staple!! Yes!! They have new staples and you have to see them. They are to die for.

Here is the sketch of my 10 minute card. I think you should give it a go. :)

Supply List:
Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary Collection, Metal Key, Metal Brad
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Stamp, Ink
Papertrey Ink: Twine
Craft Store: Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by. Wishes for a great day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CHA Sneak Peek

Hey everyone!! The Graphic 45 blog today has so much fun packed into it. They are showcasing some of their new Staples which are a must see and... showing you some of the designers work. My project is one being featured today. It's a layout made using the incredible Graphic 45's Happy Hauntings Collection. And it's for summer CHA! So you are seeing it before everyone else!

This layout is of my son when he was little. Layouts are something that I don't do very often. But these pictures were so very darling and reminded me of a wonderful Halloween we had several years ago. That they screamed to be in a layout. The papers in this collection are so fun to work with and the embellishments are spookalicious! This collection is a must have for anyone who loves this super fun holiday.This layout was made for the Graphic 45 summer CHA booth. So you guys are the first to see it. Even before CHA! I hope you enjoy it :)

I will be leaving for CHA next Monday. I can not wait! It will be the first one I have ever been to. Whooo Hooo!! Perhaps some of you are going? If so let me know!~

Wishes for a great day!

Graphic 45: Happy Hauntings Collection

May Arts: Bakers Twine
Want2Scrap: Self Adhesive Bling
Craft Store: Buttons, Ribbon