Thursday, April 17, 2014

Graphic 45 Final Round Projects

Hey lovely ladies! Wanted to share on here my 4 projects I created for the final round of the G45 DT call. 
Fingers crossed they keep  me on for another year! Cause it has just been AMAZING! 
I got a promotion at work, and with that promotion came lots more hours! So I wasn't prepared to forfeit my days off, which cut into my creating time! So, I had a HUGE project that didn't get realized :( 
That's life for you though! Then to boot, my video lost its audio when i uploaded it Lol! So i had to scramble to fix it, and in turn the music in the beginning was lost! So I apologize ! Hope you all will still watch and like what I created! All these little mishaps sure have me nervous about the announcement on Monday! 

Okay so here is my By the Sea home decor






Next up is my Botanical Tea altered book clutch/purse. I do have a tutorial on this one HERE




And my Steampunk Faux Cake! Inspired by the incredible cakes on Pinterest!
I used STeampunk Spells , Typography, and a bit of Good Ol' Sport






 
And lastly a wee little Typography Canvas, I created a Snapguide for this (LOVE SNAPGUIDE!)





So that's all folks! Hoping and praying I make the cut! The talent this year was bar none the highest level of creativity i have seen yet! IDK how they narrow it down! I mean i seriously was amazed! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 Okay so how many of you have heard of Snapguide? If you haven't you NEED to. I am so in love with this site. Makes doing tutorials so darn easy! Check out the Graphic 45 blog today for tons of tutorials. Including my little candle votives. G45 is also sponsoring an up cycling contest on the site. HUGE prize. Check it out:)
 
 
 Here is the link to the

Friday, April 11, 2014

Graphic 45 Couture Spool Card

Couture brings out the prettier side of me, and makes me want to create clothes! Even makes me think I can sew some together lol! I wanted to do a nontraditional card! So I just traced out a sketch of a sewing spool and used that as my template. Very easy to do, and besides some lace for the spool , I used all Graphic 45 on this card! I always find I use such minimal other embellies when working with my G45! They provide you with everything you need!
 http://g45papers.typepad.com/


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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Prima/Ingvild Bolme Blog Hop

Hello lovely ladies! Here today to share my project for our  monthly hop with the Prima blog.
I decided to go on a Easter kick, mixed media style! I had honey create me this metal basket ( he's always SO HELPFUL! <3 HIM ). The eggs are little Styrofoam ones from my work (Michaels) , and I treated each one differently. I used TONS of chalk edgers. The colors are so amazing! I even did a crackle paint technique using them (tutorial coming soon). Ingvild's junkyard findings line were perfect for the industrial Easter look I wanted. Hope you all like! Make sure to check out the Prima blog to see all the amazing works from my teammies! Wow! That's all I can say!
 



 
 
Chalk Edger Black Coal Item: 655350890995, Chalk Edger Hydrangea Item: 6553508913671, Chalk Edger Raspberry Pie Item: 655350891053 , Chalk Edger Rock Moss Item: 655350891312 , Chalk Edger Rose Bud Item: 655350891046, Ingvild Bolme- Vintage Water Taps Item: 655350891824 , Ingvild Bolme- Faucet Wheels Item: 655350891800, Ingvild Bolme- Heart Gears Item: 655350891794 , Junkyard Findings  Item: 655350891626 , Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Allure Item: 655350891510, Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Ceiling Ornaments Item: 655350890742, Hello Pastel Vines 565435,  Hello Pastel Mini Rose Stems 565398, Giselle - Plum 566401 , Ingvild Bolme- Tassel Cute 655350892135, Industrial Lamps #892203, 

Friday, March 21, 2014

National Crafts Month Spring Pinwheels for Graphic 45

Hey everyone. Have you been following the blog for National Craft Month? TONS of inspiration!
Easter and Spring decor is so fun! These super EASY pinwheels can be made in any size and make great table settings! The colors in Sweet Sentiments and Botanical Tea were perfect for this project! And the new washi tape for the vases? Made life so easy! Hugs!
Check out the video tutorial HERE :)



 
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

 
Bumm Bumm! Bumm Bumm! Do you hear that? Its the sound of my heart jumping out of my chest as I type this! Being a part of the Graphic 45 Team this year has been indescribable!  A honest to goodness DREAM COME TRUE! I'll never ever forget seeing my name on that list last year! And what a whirlwind it has been! I cannot believe a year has passed already! Going through my pix to find the ones to submit was a journey back through the most amazing year in my scrappy life! Thank you so much G45 family for making this such an awe inspiring year for me! And for my fellow DT members, I <3 you all! We've all grown so close! I have to admit I am nervous beyond measure about this new DT call. I'm so excited at the same time, but more nervous than anything. Aren't we all so critical of ourselves? Did I make them proud? Did I do a good job? All these questions whirl through my mind, and that self doubt kicks in! Fingers, toes, eyes, everything crossed that they believe in me enough to keep me on!
So without any more rambling, here are some of my favorite projects I have created this year as part of this inspiring team! And let me tell you how HARD it was to narrow it down! So please excuse the massive amount of projects! I seriously couldn't narrow it down anymore Lol! The first 2 are brand new just for this tryout. There are some ones that haven't been shown yet that I couldn't share either. It was HARD  Lol!
Hugs!
p.s. BEST of luck to all of you applying! I believe in ALL OF YOU!


My 2 new Typography projects. This line is amazing!
The little birdie is covered in the new washi tape. I'm hooked!
This key is HUGE! As in 34 inches long!

Okay so here are my faves of the last year on this amazing team.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 





 



 


 
 
 
 

 
Thank you so much for looking! Final words- we are our own worst critics! Accept that your work is BEAUTIFUL, and if you do not make this team, that doesn't negate the fact that you are AMAZING! Timing is everything, and there are so many things that go into consideration. Believe in yourself and know how truly unique you and your work are! BEST OF LUCK! Hugs!