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December Linky Party with Crafty Secrets

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Good Morning Peeps! It’s the day of our December Linky Party with Crafty Secrets.  The theme for this month was anything goes. So I’m all like…you know maybe I need to make a non-Christmas project..just to see if I remember how. I think I managed okay.  You should be coming to me from the wonderful and lovely Miss Kathy. If you’re just getting started you can click HERE to go to the beginning. I created a Butterfly Card that I think will be perfect for just about any occasion….

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For my tutorial I’m demonstrating adding texture to your projects simply by covering with a small stencil and and filling in with texture paste or whipped spakle. I added a quatrofoil to the left corner of the patterned paper and a live sentiment to the top right.  You want to do this after you’ve trimmed and inked your paper and after the ink is very well dried so it won’t run under the Spackle.

Butterfly Card Crafty Secrets 4Butterfly Card Crafty Secrets 2Butterfly Card Crafty Secrets 1I’m using patterned papers and images from the Creating with Vintage Typography CD from Crafty Secrets. I’m also using the fabulous Chantilly Lace Frame Die from Crafter’s Companion and Chevron Striped Twill in Champagne from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay now click on over to the fabulous Miss Michelle to keep on hopping. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Celebrating Christmas in September with Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol

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Well hello there Peeps. Today we are celebrating Christmas in September with Graphic 45. I’m sharing an album I created for the CHA Summer Show. Christmas is my favorite time of year and we always have loads of pictures and memories to save so I always make quite a few mini albums to preserve our memories and display with our seasonal decor so we can enjoy the holiday even more! I created a fun little snow shaker for one of the pages by using an image+glitter,metal snowflakes and button+the packaging from my adhesive tape then covered the seams with tinsel trim!!! This collection is amazing with it’s combination of traditional vintage images and fabulous colors and patterns. I’ll be using Christmas Carol for just about everything this year from tags and labels to cards and minis. What a great way to celebrate the holidays!!! Trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon~Emerald Green Striped Twill, Ivory Crocheted Lace, Diamond Satin in Scarlet, Double Faced Satin in Red.

Christmas Carol Mini Album 1 Christmas Carol Mini Album 2 Christmas Carol Mini Album 3 Christmas Carol Mini Album 4 Christmas Carol Mini Album 5 Christmas Carol Mini Album 6 Christmas Carol Mini Album 7 Christmas Carol Mini Album 8 Christmas Carol Mini Album 9

A Christmas Carol Mini Album Supplies List

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Graceful Garland

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Figgy Pudding

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Seasonal Sentiments

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Bah Humbug

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Yuletide Greetings

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Christmas Carol

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Graceful Garlands

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Scrooge and Marley

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Good Cheer

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate metal Keys

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Door Pull

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Graphic 45 Staples~Ivory Tag Book

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Tim Holtz Idea-ology~2 Ring Binder

Tim Holtz Tinsel Trim

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Petaloo Flowers

Vintage Hardcover Book

Martha Stewart Glitter

Snowflake Charms

Buttons

Green Cardstock

Assorted dies and punches

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Rare Oddities Home Decor with Graphic 45

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Hey there Peeps! Oh boy do I love Halloween so I was especially excited to see Rare Oddities!  So many fabulous elements to trim and layer and the background patterns are so fun and festive! I’m not sure when purple and green became a traditional Halloween color scheme..but since it did I have been so in love with it…really a nice upgrade from just orange and black. I’m currently working to fill a bookcase by my living room fireplace with all sorts of handcrafted Halloween treasures…I can’t wait to have an all G45 holiday display!

Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor 1I filled this large frame with all sorts of yummy Halloweeny details.  Rare Oddities is so much fun to work with.

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I am a total sucker for gorgeous flowers and I’ve got a combination of Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers layered on painted chipboard, glittery spiderweb and paper rosette.

Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor 2

This spooktacular guy got a glittery diecut frame..more flowers and rosette and a great big glitzy spider!

Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor 4There’s another spider creeping along this tiny dimensional book. I’ve given him some shiny bling on a clip to attack his next meal.

fpThis is a bit of a mad scientist collection of potion bottles, bird cage, more flowers and glittery accents all atop a super grungeified Dusty Attic chipboard dresser.  And as expected..another spider crawling over to spy on the flies in the cloche.  I’m using Satin Swiss Dots on Black Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to attach the keyholes.

I can’t wait to add this to my holiday display..it adds a bit of macabre elegance don’t ya think? But not too spooky : )

Rare Oddities Wall Hanging-Halloween Decor

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Rare Oddities

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Brews and Potions

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Random Relics

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Article of Antiquities

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Cabinet of Curiosities

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~8×8 Pad

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Key Holes

Petaloo Flowers

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Tim Holtz ~Metal Clip

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Glittery Spiderwebs

Cricut Cartridge~Fancy Frames

Black and White Striped Straws

Large Glittery Spiders

Really Reasonable Ribbon Polka Dot Trim

Okay that’s all for me..wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

 

Rare Oddities Mini Album with Graphic 45 & Snapguide

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Hey there Peeps! My turn to post on the Graphic 45 blog today huzzah! I created a mini album with Rare Oddities which is too fabulous! This little Mini Album was so much fun to make with the template provided on  the cover of the 12 x 12 paper pad. I created interactive pages with different closures, and pockets for tags. Mixing and matching the patterned papers with the chipboard, stickers and tags gave each set of pages a unique but coordinated look.  I can’t wait to display this spooktacular mini with our favorite seasonal pictures and journaling! This is a picture heavy post so I won’t jibber jabber about it. But make sure you get to the end because I have a Snapguide tutorial for how I created the base for this mini and a handy supplies list so you can make one for yourself!

Rare Oddities Mini Album 1 Rare Oddities Mini Album 2 Rare Oddities Mini Album 3 Rare Oddities Mini Album 4 Rare Oddities Mini Album 5 Rare Oddities Mini Album 6 Rare Oddities Mini Album 7 Rare Oddities Mini Album 8 Rare Oddities Mini Album 9 Rare Oddities Mini Album 10 Rare Oddities Mini Album 11 Rare Oddities Mini Album 12

 

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Rare Oddities 8×8

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Charmed I’m Sure 8×8

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Brews and Potions 8×8

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Frightfully Sweet 8×8

Graphic 45 Rare oddities~Random Relics 12 x 12

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Articles of Antiquity 8×8

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Cabinet of Curiosities 12 x 12

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ 6×6  Patterns and Solids

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Journaling Chipboard

Graphic 45 Rare oddities~Sticker

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 Rare oddities~ 12 x 12Paper Pad cover

Graphic 45 Staples~ Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

Graphic 45 Staples~ Shabby Ornate Metal Key Hole

Graphic 45 Staples~ Artist Trading Cards

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Door Pull

Graphic 45 Staples~Washi Tape

Petaloo Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon and Twine

Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Tim Holtz Metal Clip

Tim Holtz Type Charms

Black Cardstock

Black Foam Spiderwebs

Orange Bling

Tiny Resin Skull Charms

Dymo Label Maker Labels

Bronze Eyelets

Black Velcro

Okay that’s all for me. I hope Iv’e inspired you to create something spooktacular for your holiday pictures to add to your seasonal decor! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative: ) G

July Linky Party with Crafty Secrets

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Hey their Peeps! It’s time again for another fun linky party with Crafty Secrets. It’s summertime! It’s the time of year kick back, relax and enjoy life. Maybe you pile in the car and take a trip to the beach, you might go for a hike in the mountains, go camping under the stars, play in the pool, or sit in the shade and sip lemonade. Your challenge this month is to celebrate summer in a layout, a mini album, a tag, a card or altered art project.

I created a card and had loads of fun mixing and matching the patterned papers and a few vintage images and digital stamps.

Dive Into Fun Card 1 Dive Into Fun Card 2 Dive Into Fun Card 3 Dive Into Fun Card 4 Dive Into Fun Card 5Quick Crafty Tutorial……make your own embellishment by wrapping a ribbon or buralp trim that coordinates with your project around a paper clip…hot glue to secure and layer on a button tied with string.  These are fairly addictive  to make and you can mix and match your ribbons and button to match your project.

Crafty Secrets Supplies….99 cent papers Blue Paisley Stripe,, CD 3 Typography, Bathing Beauties Digital Art Stamps, CD2 Creating with Digital Illustrations.

Other Supplies…Petaloo flowers, Really Reasonable Ribbon –Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge Sage.

 

Please enjoy the projects created by the teamies…

Kathy Clement, Team Leader:   http://www.kathybydesign.com/vintage-wooden-file-folder-beach-journal/

Darlene Pavlick: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Diane Hover: http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com/

Melody Clement:  https://papermelodys.wordpress.com/

Michele Kovack:  http://chelemom.blogspot.com/2015/07/crafty-secrets-summer-tutorial-michele-kovack.html

SHantaie Fowler: http://www.inkingpink.com/

Sheila Rumney:  http://www.sheilarumney.com/2015/07/crafty-secrets-july-linky-party-and-dt.html

Teresa Horner: http:// victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com/

Okay that’s all for me. Here’s wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Good Ol’ Sport Wallet Fold Mini with Tags for Graphic 45

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Hey there Peeps! Well we’re finally getting some nice warm summery weather and I’ve been spending as much time outdoors as possible. A little too much yesterday as I’ve got myself quite a sunburn from being out on the tractor too long. Gonna spend the day recuperating in my shop working on some projects for a new kit coming out tomoorw…so I’ll be nice and cool..and covered in ink and glue lol.

I have a really fabulous project lined up for you today though…and just in time for a little Father’s Day crafting! And there’s also a Snapguide tutorial so make sure you check that out and you can make a Good Ol’ Sport Wallet Fold Mini with tags for yourself.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 1 You can create this mini with 1 sheet of kraft paper.  I used the kind you get from the home improvement store when you’re covering hardwood floor. Why? It’s much thinner so it gives  perfectly tight crease lines and won’t get as bulky when you fold it up. #2 You can make them any size you want….as long as you can cut a perfectly square shape. I will say that the smaller you go….the more bulky it is so I wouldn’t go less that 10 inches. For this project I used a 12 x 12 square. Make them larger..and you’ll have room for the larger tags.

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You can see now that you’ll get two pockets on the inside…and two pockets on the edges of the book.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 3I’m using the paper patterns from the Good Ol’ Sport line from Graphic 45. The smaller paper pads are awesome to use for projects that need little prints.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 4I used the sticker sheet to create tabs on these tags so they will look nice tucked into the book and will pull out easily.

 

List of Supplies

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8×8 Pad

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~6×6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Stickers

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holders

Kraft Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

You can really make these for just about every occasion….and it would be a great way to present a gift card or gift certificate. Men are so hard to buy for!!!! Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Gift Bag & Tags with Artisan Style From Graphic 45

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Hey there Peeps! Well…seems I have last track of what day it is and I was supposed to post this yesterday : ( I’m going to blame it on the Mother’s Day festivities….that seems legit right? Anyhoo…I created a really sweet little gift bag & tags with Artisan Style from Graphic 45. I really have to tell you how much I love this paper line!!! And I had just the right embellies to really give my project a ton of detail. I know it’s supposed to be a gift bag…but I’m keeping it for myself lol….I’ll just add some pictures to the tags and call it a gift to me : )

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Graphic 45 Artisan Style~This Old House
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Artisan Style
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Decorative Chipboards
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Stickers
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Decorative Flourish
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Keys
Petaloo Flowers~Charcoal Grey Botanica Blooms x 4
Petaloo Flowers Forget me Nots x 16 Black
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot
Metal Charms

Okay that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G