Monday, August 21, 2017

Graphic 45 Baby Banner and Tag

Happy Solar Eclipse Day, crafty friends!

Where were you today when it happened? Did you travel far for it, or was it rather close? We happen to live in the path of totality, so all it took was a few steps outside to see it! Too bad our iPhones didn't pick up how amazing and perfectly intense that ring of light was surrounding the moon ...

That's why this blog post is happening later in the day than planned. (Well, and I also had another fun G45 monthly class project to wrap up!) I have some fun projects on the Graphic 45 blog today - you should stop by and leave a comment to be entered in a fabulous Midnight Masquerade prize package!

Here are the projects we shared today - a baby shower banner and a new baby gift tag, both made with G45's new Penny's Paper Doll Family collection!


What I love about this new paper line is that it can work for all age groups, including the littlest of little ones! 












And, a gift tag: 







Be sure to leave a comment on Graphic 45's blog to be entered for a fun Midnight Masquerade prize pack! Thanks for looking! 



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Card

Happy Sunday!

Today I am sharing a wedding shaker card I made using one of Graphic 45's newest paper lines, Vintage Hollywood!

This beautiful collection is all about glamour and stardom with some tributes made to early film stars like Mary Pickford. But did you know, Vintage Hollywood also makes for a wonderful wedding card?

I have this special friend I made through Instagram. We share a love for Parson Russell Terriers, so naturally that's how we met! Anyhoo, she got married recently so I wanted to make sure she had a special card from my PRT Archie (@archie_prt on IG) and me.

My friend loves Disney. And I remember that she loves cheetah print. So I was in a bind because 99.99% of my paper is Graphic 45 (actually - who's calling that a bind? That's more like the world's best blessing, right? ;) and with Disney being licensed, we don't have such paper.

But I got to thinking and remembered there is a beautiful cheetah print design from Safari Adventure. And then there were those fabulous star and couple designs from Vintage Hollywood ... oh, and some beautiful red Petaloo flowers I got for Christmas.

Here's where I landed:



What a fun collection to honor the next "it couple." :) So I made a shaker and added some sequins and gold glitter for an extra celebratory touch. The "congratulations" die is from Avery Elle


The coordinating "you two" stamp is also Avery Elle. I have my lovely friend Lauren to thank for my new obsession with Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn. :)


Any black and white striped ribbon is a winner in my book. May Arts is where this lovely ribbon is from.


Inside the card, I used some of the matching ephemera cards. They are so beautiful. On one side you have a design and the back features an area for you to write on. You'll see that I also added some matching chipboard from Vintage Hollywood.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Layout

Happy Monday!

Tonight I'm sharing a layout I made for Graphic 45's Creativation booth. (You can also see my layout on the G45 blog today - along with a gorgeous project by Pam Bray!)

This photo is from a trip we took to New Orleans back in 2009. My husband and I were definitely feeling the jazzy vibe ... especially him. I can't think of a better paper collection to bring this memory to life than Midnight Masquerade!



No layout is complete without some gorgeous flowers. I'm a bit biased towards anything Petaloo. These beautiful purple blooms were a Christmas present from my air trumpet-playing husband. :) 







I thought it'd be fun to add some piano keys, so I used teal and purple designs to create this musical look. 





Thanks so much for checking out my project! I hope you all have a creative week as we transition from February to March. This year is going by so fast already! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe ATCs

Happy Thursday!

I wanted to share another project I made for Creativation: some artist trading cards with Graphic 45's Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector's Edition! (You can also see these bad boys on the G45 blog today, along with a gorgeous Midnight Masquerade card by Kathy and a stunning Portrait of a Lady layout by Maggi!)













Supplies:

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Mercurial Madness
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Bazaar of Wonders
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Race For Time
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Butterfly Specifics
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Optical Oddities
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Parlor Wall
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags - Black
Graphic 45 Metal Clock Keys
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyholes
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Petaloo - Mini Blooms in White, Sugared Minis in Gold/Sienna, and Velvet Hydrangeas in Rose
May Arts Ribbon - RG-8-10 and 350-58-32

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Album

Hi!

Have you been watching Graphic 45's sneak peeks? Do you have a favorite yet? I do.

Don't tell anyone, but Portrait of a Lady is my favorite! I just love the color scheme and elegant imagery. It totally makes me think I'm in a Jane Austen book. Hence the inspiration for my mini album on the Graphic 45 blog today.



My husband got me Petaloo flowers for Christmas. Lucky me, the ones he picked worked perfectly for all of my Creativation projects, including this album! 


One thing you'll notice as you dive through the collection, is the lovely homage to a variety of ethnicities.














Want a chance at winning this gorgeous collection?? 

Just leave a comment on Graphic 45's blog, Facebook page and Instagram account (@graphic45). They will randomly choose someone from each social platform every day, so why not leave a comment on all three?

Best of luck to you and thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies

Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Alexandra
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Blanche
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Catherine
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Diana
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Grace
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Isabella
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Josephine
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Maria
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Sophia
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Victoria
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Portrait of a Lady
Graphic 45 Square Tag & Pocket Album - Kraft
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
May Arts Ribbon - Olive Green and Coral
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels 8 and Captivating Squares
Petaloo - Mini Blooms in Coral and White; Velvet Hydrangeas in Rose
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles
Doilies

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