Monday, February 18, 2013

Graphic45 Star Book Tutorial

Hey ho!

Today is tutorial day!  I have a fun project to share with you today.  Its looks like a simple mini album from the front:
But it opens up into a fun star shape:
This is really fun to make, so I made a tutorial so you can make one of your own too:
And, here are all the individual panels, just in case, for your reference....or in case you like seeing more pictures of the Critters...heh..

Be sure to hop on over to the Graphic45 blog today as well, because there's a fantastic giveaway going on!! Cheerio!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love 365

Happy valentine's day!! :)  All over scrapping blogland,  everything is turning up red, pink, and full of hearts.  So, let's 'heart-it-up' for Valentine's day, Graphic45 style! 

Every year, at midnight, hubby and I always tell each other "I'll love you in...[insert relevant year]" - That inspired this mini envelope book, that will be a place where someone could write love notes to their loved one each month....'cos, after all, love should be all year round right?

I used Graphic45's Place in Time collection for this project (I really like that the February papers are 'vintage' valentine, rather than covered in super cute pink hearts - heh)

Here's what it looks like inside:

I used different papers for each page,  matching the month, (had to combine some months 'cos there weren't enough pages), and used stamps and other embellishments to  say "Love you in March" (etc).  There's also a space for a photo from that month, and best of all, the Graphic45 large tags fit perfectly into the pockets!!

Now to go fill it with some love!


Graphic45 Supplies
1.  Place in Time papers - one each of each month's cut-aparts, one extra sheet of the February cut-aparts

Other Supplies
1. flowers - Petaloo
2. Chipboard Alphabets - American Craft
3. Alphabet Stickers - October Afternoon
4. 'LOVE' stamp - Unity
5. kraft cardstock - American Craft
6.  White gesso

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tag! You're It!

Hey ho!!!  Over at the Graphic45 blog today, we're featuring tags that the design team made for display at the CHA booth!  Maiko, Tara and mine are up.

What I love is seeing how all of us use pretty much the same supplies and colour schemes and all come up with different ideas.

Here's my tag:
It's got a mini 'shadowbox' in the centre made from G45 packaging and metal butterflies with key bodies:

Papers from Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection (8X8)
2.  Tags

Do check out the different tags on the blog today - inspirational!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Secret Garden Card

So many people are in love with the new Secret Garden collection from Graphic45 - me too!
And if you haven't seen it yet, here's a small taste...

front of card....
 opens to reveal...
 and another panel...
 card fully open...

Simple and sweet....Now, who shall I give this too....hmm...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Long Time Since the Last Layout...

Feels like ages since I last made a 'traditional' 12X12"....been making lots of mini books and things lately... but there is still something fun about capturing a small moment / memory in this format:

Here's one for the girls:

I really like this effect: (gesso over patterned paper with blended ink and crackle stamped in grey)
and also the collection of 'junk' hanging from the top:

And here's a layout for the boys:

love this series of photos....and also the faded chipboard embellishments

It's back to mini albums and altered art for February....