Thursday, July 26, 2012

BLOG HOP! with G45, Art Glitter and Want2scrap

Hi hi! Welcome to day 4 of the blog hop! Just a few more pops before the hop stops eh? (can you tell I'm a rhyming sort of gal?)

Anyways, here's the project I made that marries the lovely new BirdSong collection from Graphic45 with the soft shimmer of Art Glitter and the gentle sheen of want2scrap pearl stickers (do I sound like a catalogue? :)

It's an interchangeable photo frame - I made a space behind the paper strip with Chinese word on it where you can slot your picture in and change it whenever you like.  Or maybe put papers and a pen in so you can leave this by the phone for messages...

This is what I used:
Graphic45 Bird Song papers:
Want2Scrap - green pearls, small cream pearls
Art Glitter - Lichen Ultrafine Transparent.

I hope you've been enjoying the hop! Here are the prizes that are up for grabs:

Don't forget to hop on over to all my fellow G45 DT's awesome blogs and leave them a little hello:
Monday, July 23rd

This blog hop is brought to you by:

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 18, 2012

Graphic45 - Tag Time!

Hey hey!

Just a little idea to share today for making tags.  Here's the tag:
And here's what I made it from:
Tag transformation in progress:
Bet all you Graphic45 fans have some of these lying around at home right? :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012


This week I have had many reasons to be thankful for my friends:
1. friends who are willing to give their time to help me
2. friends who serve together and share the same heartbeat
3. new friends in class who are so generous and kind
4. friends at work to be silly and chat with

And in keeping with the theme, here are two cheery friend layouts:

1. MER - my super-talented, fun, awesome and pink-loving friend at work
2. Cousins who are friends (that's the best kind!)

And thank you, each of you who visits this little blog, for being a friend too! :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Of Staples Sneaks and Halloween Clocks

Hi everybody!

Have you seen the new staples on the Graphic45 blog?  I love love love the keys!!! Can't wait to use them!

Today on the blog, my little halloween grandfather clock is featured.  Here's what it looks like:
This is the pendulum (my favourite part)
and the clock face...(wish I'd managed to get a clock mechanism for this so it would actually work for real)
And here's a little tutorial so you can make one too if you like! :)

Graphic45 Supplies:
8.  Bewitched

Other supplies:

1.  Black acrylic paint
2.  Tim Holtz Ideo-logy pocket watch
3.  Ribbon - May Arts
4. String for tyling
5. book ring - my own

Something to make for when October comes around eh?
Catch you later!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Would You Carry This down Orchard Road?

Someone who attend this class said they would!  :) totally made my day!  In class, we made this little 'handbag' from scratch and covered it with lovely denim paper and other patterns from October Afternoon's Sarsaparilla collection.

And also made a round mini album that fits inside it:

My favourite bit is the little clockwork key in front that turns to show different  places one might be at...
Thank you to everybody who came to class! Hope you had fun!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Scrap for Help 1 year Anniversary Blog Hop(e)!

This past June was Scrap for Help’s 1 year anniversary.

To celebrate, we're having a blog hop! with prizes to be won! So, welcome to my stop on the blog hop.  Here's the card I made for this hop:
And if you've been hopping along to all the other blogs you'll know that all our projects contain one recycled item in common...  Here's where I got mine from :)

Here's a message from scrap for help on how you can join the blog hop!
 "We are so happy for all the support we’ve had from around the world. We are so grateful to everyone who sponsors our blog, to those who participate in our challenges and help us with our humble cause.
What better way for us to show our appreciation than to have a Blog Hop and celebrate with you.
We have some great prizes up for grabs so please follow along.
To qualify and win the prizes you must complete the following:
1.     You must VISIT every blog and leave a comment
2.     You must become a FOLLOWER of Scrap For Help
3.     You must become a FOLLOWER of every designer’s blog.
Blog Hop Starts on July 5th  at 10AM EST and ends on July 8th 11:59pm EST
Our Challenge this month is to use FEATHERS in your project.
The simple rules for this challenge are as follows
**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter

- If you want to participate in this month Challenge with a layout or card,

- * You need to use  Feathers as your recycled material item

Our Blog Hop Features 15 Talented Designers form around the world so please visit each blog to see what each designer has created.
Your next stop is ’s blog Solange Marques
We have 5 Great Prizes up for grabs from our sponsors
-Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
- Arte Ponto 1
- Momento Divertido
Julia Cotrim
Arte facil
Studio Calico

Happy Hopping!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Graphic45 Bird Song and a Layout

Hey ho! Over at the Graphic45 blog today, there are sneak peeks of the new Bird Song collection cling stamps

Seriously cool collection!!!

And there's also a little girl I love...

In a layout featuring everybody's current favourite "A Ladies Diary" collection from Graphic45.  Here's some close ups of the beautiful papers in action:

A Ladies Diary collection:
1.  Ageless Beauty
2.  Picture Perfect
3. Delicate Details
4. Moment in Time
5. A Ladies' Diary Chipboard Die-cuts 1
6. A Ladies' Diary Chipboard Die-cuts 2
7. A Ladies' Diary Alphabet Stickers
8. A Ladies' Diary Stickers
9. Trim Staples
Other supplies:
1.  Cream Cardstock - Bazzill
2.  Crystal butterflies - want2scrap
3.  lace and trim - my own