Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Smooch Glitz - Plum Spice
Clearsnap Ink: ColorBox Plum Berry Pigment Ink; Mix'd Media Chox: Pomegranate, Sparrow, Sage
Want2Scrap Pearls
American Crafts Thickers Alphabet Stickers
Xyron- Mega Runner; Creatopia
Stamp the Butterfly in the upper left corner of the background page, using the Plum Berry Ink. Ink the edges with the brown chalk ink. Fussy cut the leaves from the hydrangeas on the right of the paper and set aside. Take a second piece of the hydrangea print paper, and fussy cut the hydrangeas.  Add three strips of sheer ribbon down the center of the page. Cut a large decorative circle from the Spellbinders set.  Use foam adhesives to attach to the background paper, so that part of the circle goes over the flowers on the right side.  Use foam adhesives to put the cut out hydrangeas over the  base image (this will sandwich the circle between the two layers of flowers).  Stamp, cut and shape the smallest Posy Patch flowers, and randomly glue over the flowers.  Add Smooch Glitz to the centers.  Take the leaves that you had set aside, shape them and add them over the top layer of leaves.   Stamp and cut the Decorative Leafy Frame with the corresponding die. Color with the chalk inks.  Create flowers with the Vintage Floret stamps and dies to go on the frame.  Add pearls to the centers.Place on the large decorative circle, so that a little bit of the frame goes under the circle and a little bit goes under the hydrangeas.  Cut a smaller decorative circle.  Stamp and fussy cut the flower flourish  and create a dimensional flower with the vintage florets.  Place this in the lower left corner.  Add journaling to the circle.  Finish with a chipboard title and fluffy bow.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Graphic 45 2013 Design Team Audition

Let me just warn you - this is one long post! I've been waiting all year for the Graphic 45 design team auditions- and now that they are here, I've chosen some of my favorite projects to share with you; some are old, some are new, but I hope you will enjoy them all.  

French Country Handmade Recipe Album  - This paper bag album has plenty of pockets for tucking in favorite recipes.

The altered wooden spoon on the front cover hints to the contents of the album.

(Waterfall feature)

A Ladies' Diary/ Hampton Art Stamps - Handmade Box tutorial here.

Le Cirque - Circus Tent box published in Score, Fold, Create  (Annie's Attic 2012)

Bird Song Layout

Bird Song Canvas


 A Ladies' Diary and Hampton Art/ Graphic 45 stamp. Tutorial for fancy fold card can be found here.


 Little Darlings and Hampton Art Stamps - Fancy Fold Card Tutorial is here.

Little Darlings

Tropical Travelogue Collection


 Graphic 45/Hampton Art Stamp - A Ladies Diary #2 Featured in the March 2013 Issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine

Bird Song - Tutorial for the handmade Alstroemeria Lily can be found here.

  A Ladies' Diary - Tutorial for handmade Buttercup flower can be found here.

Christmas Emporium and Hampton Art Stamps

An ABC Primer

 Thanks for sticking with me through this post! I hope I've inspired you to cut into those gorgeous Graphic 45 papers!

Hello Spring

 .  I am so ready for spring to really be here, I was happy to create this cheerful card. 

Graphic 45 Patterned Paper - Little Darlings
Core'Dinations Cardstock
JustRite Stampers lace Medallion Labels