Monday, June 27, 2011

Sending Sunshine

Having spent the last week under the weather, I thought it would be nice to share some sunshine with anyone else who might need some. This little card makes me smile, and the Maya Road felt piece is so darling who can resist its charm?

Now that I am on some antibiotics, and did a little online shopping at Ellen Hutson's for some retail therapy, I am feeling much better! Now my days and nights are being spent preparing projects for Graphic 45's CHA booth. I feel so lucky to have seen the coming releases, can I just say WOW!! So while my to-do list seems endless, getting the chance to play with these papers is a big jolt of adrenaline!
And with that being said, I am going to go get back at it!
Happy Monday!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hambly Transparency Art Journal

I have always wanted to create in an art journal, but certain logistics and personal creative quirks have held me back. Being on the Hambly design team with a high caliber artist like Dina Wakley has inspired me to take the plunge, and so I took a hard look at all the parameters that had previously held me back and designed a unique art journal to fit my quirky needs.

I had to have a transparency so that when and if something spilled on it, I wouldn't panic or stress. I would be able to wipe it right off. I also needed pages that I could take out and put back in very easily and that would be able to take a lot of abuse and wet layers, so I made manila pages.

This is what the inside of the album looks like, for a complete tutorial on how to make one visit the Hambly blog.

Now it sits on a shelf waiting for me to have a few minutes here and there to play, and I am excited to use it!

Can't wait to stick little notes, ink washes, inspirational thoughts, and favorite stamps and patterned papers in this little cutie!!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Treat Tutorial

I shared a fun and easy treat container tutorial over on the Hambly blog. We plan on using these this Sunday for placeholders, but there are so many other fun occasions or events that you could use them for, sky is the limit with this cute craft!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Dad You Are A Classic

Father's Day is just around the corner, ack!! That means that June is almost half over already, where did it go? The time is flying by, with a graduate to congratulate, an anniversary to celebrate and a birthday to enjoy, plus a family vacation to visit grand parents, we have been plenty busy. It will be nice to slow down this Sunday to appreciate my husband and what a fantastic father he is, and to do something special for him. He certainly does that for each of the members of our family every day.
The card has a tutorial written up over at the CLASSroom, it is a Tim Holtz die cut that has the Marketplace tissue tape on it. I have to admit that I am a Craft-a-Board addict, it is the greatest weight, color and texture, if you haven't tried it, you should. You will never want to use chipboard again!
Well, I am off to do some more crafting and tackling of the week, my husband and I are celebrating our 24th anniversary today  :o)


Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Once Upon A Springtime Tussy Mussy

Do you love Graphic 45? Do you love tussy mussies? How about the combination of the two?

I had the opportunity to make a few projects for the Graphic 45 booth at this Winter's CHA, and it was a thrill to see how beautifully the Once Upon A Springtime collection tussy mussies turned out. I have been meaning to share these pictures for months, but kinda forgot about them until tonight when I was cleaning out some image files from my poor over-stuffed desktop. There is a Tutorial in the Ellen Hutson E-zine on how to put one of these lovelies together if you are interested.

The dimension on these in real life is extraordinary, and the colors are simply stunning.

I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to play with products like these from the extraordinarily talented minds at Graphic 45, and swoon with each new collection release.

Are you a fan of the Graphic 45 fan page on Facebook? If you aren't consider it, you will see the sneak peeks of all the releases and get updates on when the blog is updated with projects from their amazing design team. Exquisite eye candy that is sure to inspire!