Thursday, December 18, 2014

Calendar in a Box Graphic 45 Time to Flourish

Hello everyone! I know it has been awhile! LIfe has been rough lately for me, I so appreciate all of you 
that have sent me messages and sweet comments of encouragement. Thank you!
Now back to crafting ! Yay! I created this calendar in a box, and it was so fun!
I usually don't do mini albums or stuff like this, but it really was a great project for me. This 
paper line is AMAZING! So versatile ! Each month has a tag. The front shows the calendar portion the back has a pocket for tucking tags with dates, birthdays, memories, etc . I also used the coordinating ephemera cards for each month. They rest behind each month. I used an entire 8 x 8 pad. The first sheet used for fussy cutting, the second page of the month used for covering my tag. I used tons of Staples. And coordinating embellishments from the paper line. I also have a Snapguide Tutorial for anyone that wants to follow along :)There are a LOT of photos lol! Wanted to show all the details! Hugs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Graphic 45 and Core'dinations Blog Hop Day 3 - Mini Canvases

Hey everyone! Have you been following the blog hop going on? If not YOU SHOULD! 
I have never used much "cardstock" , however to me Core'dinations is so versatile, making it my go to for cardstock! I love love love the sandable colored core effects! And when it matches the G45 papers already.... perfection! I wanted my cardstock to look as if it was the canvas itself. How did
I do? LOL. I embossed them, colored with gesso and went to town coloring . After it was all done, I just sanded on top :) So easy! 

Supply List
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Tag
Cling Stamp A Ladies Diary
Alcohol Inks
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Ingvild Bolme Zippers
Prima flowers
Crackle Medium

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

When Pigs Can Fly- Altered Piggy :)

When I saw this little guy in the store I knew  I wanted to alter  it! But I thought to myself  'altered pig?'  Yep! Had to do it! Who says there are rules when creating? Graphic 45’s washi tape is perfect for altering awkward shapes surfaces! I just added a coat of clear gesso on top afterwards to seal and prime it for my inks. I did some metal foil techniques to give it a more industrial look. So fun. Hope you all like it! Hugs.

Supply List

Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Steampunk Debutante Paper (butterflies)
Graphic 45 Staples
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Antique Metal Drawer Pulls
Antique Metal Label Holder
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings
Tim Holtz Ideaology Metals
Metal Foil Tape

Alcohol Inks-Caramel, Latte, Denim, Sailboat Blue, Copper, Gold

Hardware Findings Die

Art i cake charms
C lear Gesso

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mixed Media Baby 2 Bride Gift Bag and Card Tutorial

Hello lovelies! The Graphic 45 DT had the wonderful job of creating a gift bag and matching card accompanied with a tutorial! This is my contribution. It's awesome to see how differently 
we all interpreted this assignment. I wanted a soft mixed media feel. 
It was so fun creating this using Graphic 45’s Tag Album Staples and the Deluxe Collectors Collection Baby 2 Bride! So easy to do, follow along with my tutorial and I hope you will give it a try! These are going to hold special gifts and sentiments for my loved ones. Hugs!

Supply List
Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collectors Edition
Matching Chipboards
Graphic 45 Staples
Regular Tag Album Ivory
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Antique Metal Door Pull
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Spellbinders Dies
Wax Sealing Kits

Friday, October 31, 2014

Mixed Media Box Prima October PPP

Hello creative geniuses :)
Here today with another "just because" project. It's  been a long time since I have been able to 
participate in challenges, so the last 2 months I have created something for the monthly
PPP over at the Prima blog. The colors this month were super fun! I was scared at first of the orange. But I just added a few touches of it, and it worked :) 
Hope you all like my box! I"ve been heavy into boxes again lately! Seems like it's all that I want 
to alter Lol. I used a TON of Prima products, Some of my cherished Ingvild
Bolme resins and junkyard findings as well. Being a part of her DT is amazing! I can't imagine
creating without using her pieces. 
Wellllll I hope you all like my little box! Thanks for looking :)

 I had a big wooden piece that i placed on top and cut it to continue on all sides of the box. Time consuming
but worth it , I think so anyways.
 I recently got a wax sealing kit and have been super obsessed with using it. Lol
you will see this on LOTS of my projects!

 Instead of adding actual lace I used a Prima lace stamp to go around the edges with Stazon i really really REALLy like this effect!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

An Eerie Tale Masquerade Mask for Graphic 45

hello lovely creative peeps! here today with a share for Graphic 45 using An Eerie Tale!
I am so in LOVE with this paper collection! So many enchanting ideas come to mind when I see this imagery! I had to create a little masquerade mask for home decor :) To get the paper to fit any curved surface just run it through an embossing folder and it makes it super easy to adhere, and adds amazing texture. I've been dying to share this project, sometimes it is so HARD to not show projects when they are done. I've had pieces that i have waited nearly a year to share before due to DT commitments, and its a test of patience and strength Lol. But it keeps me constantly creating :)  Hugs!

Supply List
An Eerie Tale-Enchantment
An Eerie Tale-Fanciful Fable
An Eerie Tale-You Bewitch Me
An Eerie Tale Chipboards
Paper Mache Mask
Petaloo Botanica Flowers
May Arts Ribbon
Ingvild Bolme Tassel
Alcohol Ink