Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Steampunk Spells Altered Cigar Box

Our last gathering for ART @ the FARM was SO MUCH FUN!!!
We crafted an altered wooden cigar box using Steampunk Spells and other spooky embellishments. 

Please check out this photo montage of the day's festivities....

Fantastic huh!!??
More Steampunk Spells projects are on the way...please continue to check the schedule for our next ART @ the FARM day. 

We hope to see you out at the farm soon!!

Back To School In Style With G45....

I know!! 
Can it really be!? 
Back to School ALREADY!! 

{sadly} yes.
Well I am here today to help ease the back to school blues with these fun projects from the Graphic 45 blog.
Both feature the classic and iconic color crayon.
First, Maria created a sweet crayola gift box using the NEW Mother Goose collection. Just the thing for that cute little first time Kindergartner!!

The next project, created by yours truly, is an altered 64 Crayola box. 
Remember these boxes. I coveted this box, complete with the sharpener in the back!! ;o
I emptied the box, (yay! crayons to donate to Ms. Kellie's classroom!) then covered it, decorated it, added a handle and tag inserts to document each school year. 

Please visit the G45 blog for full project views....
G45blog link:

August has been a bit of a quiet month here on the blog...I've been hunkered in creating away
for Fall projects!! 
SO much good stuff is coming your way! 
Blog hops, decor inspirations and FINALLY....kits!! (see, I really do listen to your requests!! :) 

Thanks for stopping by today....and don't forget...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Paper Crafter's Library Feature

Yes, yes, I know, I'm a little obsessed with this new collection. 
Can you blame me!?
The images, the words and sentiments, the color! 
I do believe they made this collection just for ME!! :)

 I'm lucky enough to live close to the Graphic 45 offices so I was able to drop off my CHA projects in person last month. And when I say LUCKY...I do mean LUCKY!! 
Whilst there...they just so happen to have a few extra pieces of this coveted collection.
Didn't have to ask me twice if I wanted them!!

 I was only able to get my crafty little hands on 3 of the papers and a sheet of these fabulous stickers. (after cleaning off the drool)...I had just enough to craft this artsy fun
Altered Art Tag Banner 

This project is featured on todays Paper Crafter's Library Blog....please check it out for more pics, information and a video tutorial!!  

Supplies List:
Graphic 45- Typography 12 x 12 Papercrafting Paper
Graphic 45- Typography Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45- French Country 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45- French Country, Bird Song & Steampunk Spells Cardstock Flowers
Graphic 45- French Country Cardstock Banners
Graphic 45- Staples Large Tag Album (use 3 tags from album)
Graphic 45- Staples Metal Keys, Tags, Escutcheon, Ornate Book Label
May Arts Ribbon
Misc: sprocket gears, chain, key tag, opticians glass, mini brads, bingo game piece, domino game piece, clock hand, metal flowers, vintage “this way” stamp image
Distress Ink and Tool (Vintage Photo)
StayzOn Ink (Black)
3D Foam Adhesive Tape
Lineco PVA Adhesive
Large Die Cut Chipboard Letters (mine are about 4"-5" tall)

Here's a peek (if you haven't had a chance to see it yet) of all the
pieces in this fantastic collection. 
12x12 double-sided papers

3 sets of cling stamps

 pockets and tags
 chipboard accents
cardstock stickers

yummo huh!!?? 
I'm so super excited to get my hands on the full line of this collection. 
My brain runneth over with ideas and possibilities!! 
Thank you G45 for continuing to impress & inspire!

...and thank YOU for stopping by the blog today!
Stay Crafty My Friends!!