Saturday, March 30, 2013

Secret Garden Mini Album Class

Hello everyone, just wanted to share one of my upcoming mini album classes at The Scrapbooking Studio on May 11th @ 1 PM.

This mini album was created using the new Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection and embellished with some Prima flowers. 

In this class you will learn how to create fold out photo mats, create the stunning roses on the front cover using a punch, and how to add corrugated board as embellishements.  This album binding is done with the cinch machine from We R Memory Keepers.

Inside of this beautiful mini there are several pockets with photo mats, and lots of sweet spots for journaling.  Again this class is being held at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline Illinois on May 11th @ 1 PM.  If you can't make the class but would like a kit with photos and instructions call the store at (309)736-7242. Just a note the store will be closed for inventory March 31- April 2

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Xyron & Imaginisce Team Up

Hey there everyone!  This week the design team for Xyron has been sharing some cute projects created with some goodies that Imaginisce sent us.

I created a few things using the Good Dog Collection.  Up first is a little gift for our neighbor.  We dog sat for them one weekend...isn't Roxie simply to cute!  I thought they would like to have this photo of her that we took so I altered a little photo frame. Running my pattern paper through the Creatopia made this project super quick and easy!

I also created this tag with my Mega Runner.  Won't this be so cute tied onto a bag of treats.

Thanks to Imaginisce for sharing some of your goodies with us.  Hope on over and check out what the Xyron DT has created all week if you have not stopped by already!


Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Banner Week At The Twinery

Good morning everyone.  It's a fun week over at The Twinery blog, yes it's banner challenge week!

For my project today I created a card with banners on it.  I love the soft new line She Said from Teresa Collins and simply knew that the new Neutral Twinery Twine would be a 100% perfect match!  The banners at the top of the card came from the brad set with this paper line.  I added a couple of the die cuts toward the bottom of the card.  I wanted to add a little button at the bottom, but it needed something.....a bow with the new twine is just what it needed!

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Teresa Collins - She Said
Xyron Adhesive

Want a chance to win some cool twine???  Link your banner project that you created with The Twinery Twine HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Taggin' It With Xyron

Good morning everyone.  I'm excited to share today's project with you.  We are working on tags this week for Xyron and I came across this uber cool new Wendy Vecchi Art Parts tag at The Scrapbooking Studio.  As soon as I saw it I could see a fun tag book in the works.  Add some Xyron adhesive and the new Crate Paper line.....well I knew I couldn't go wrong.

Here is what the finished project looks like.  Loving the die cuts from the new DIY line, and those flowers were begging to be cut out of the pattern paper!

A couple more pics for you.

Lots of yummy little tags in this one!

Supplies Used:
Xyron Adhesive (5" & 1.5" create a sticker)
Crate Paper DIY
Wendy Vecchi Art Parts
Ranger Distress Ink (vintage photo)
Bazzill Cardstock (black)

So do you want to see a super easy way to adhere paper to the Wendy Vecchi Art Part tags?????  Here is a link to a little video for you.

Well thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful day!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Upcoming Classes At The Scrapbooking Studio

Hey there everyone, just wanted to sahre a couple of classes I have coming up at The Scrapbooking Studio Moline location through April.

I will be teaching this hidden hinge mini album using Graphic 45 goodies on March 30 @ 10 am.  This is a mini album ready for photos for the entire year.  You will learn how to create a hidden hinge binding system and use grunge paper for the spine.

Coming up next weekend March 24th is this fun envelope mini album using the Authentique line Renew.  This album is also hand made from scratch and yes the pages are made of envelopes.  There are only 2 spots left in this one!

April 6th is this fabulous Prima mini album....loving all the goodies on the cover. 

The last class is April 28th This fun Graphic 45 Place In Time layout/card class is designed by Graphic 45 for all of the stores to teach.  We will make one layout and 3 fabulous cards. 

Okay....that gets me through the month of April.  Grab your spot today for any of these classes at The Scrapbooking Studio (309)736-7242.  If you can't make any of the mini classes but would like a kit with photos and instructions those are available while spots last.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Twinery Challenge } Chevron & Green

Good morning everyone, today is my day over on The Twinery blog for the chevron & green challenge.  You can read more about the challenge and how to enter HERE on The Twinery blog.  I created a fun little tag for this one and love the way it turned out.  Here is the finished tag.

I did a little mixing and matching of paper lines from Graphic45.  You will see some French Country, Place In Time & Secret Garden on this one.

For my chevron piece on this tag I created my own chevron from pattern paper.  I know it's not your "typical" chevron, but I love the way it looks at the top of the tag.

I used the Honeydew Twinery twine and tied it through a chipboard button in the lower right of the tag.

Supplies Used:
Adihesive - Xyron Mega Runner
Embellishments - Graphic 45 Staples (metal hinge, metal clothespin, chipboard button)
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain)
Pattern Paper - Graphic 45 (Place In Time, French Country, Secret Garden)
Ribbon - Graphic 45 trims
Tag - Graphic 45 (small tag)
Twine - The Twinery Twine (Honeydew)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, don't forget to hop on over to The Twinery Blog and share your take on this challenge with could win some yummy twine!!!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

Hey there everyone and thanks for stopping by today.  Welcome to my Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition.  When I first saw this call come out I was super excited and knew that I wanted to give this call a shot for sure.  If you love Graphic 45 products you should can read more about the call HERE on the Graphic 45 blog.

This post is going to be a little on the long side but I don't want to leave anything out.  I hope that my projects inspire you and you have any questions about anything I created or how I did something please send me an email to . Well grab some coffee, sit back and enjoy!

My first project I created using the Place In Time line.  Can I just tell you how much I LOVE this line and that you can do with it.  Once I got my hands on the new fabulous tags....well the project was on!  I created this tag book using a mixture of the regular & large tag albums, along with some of the product packaging.

This tag album is super chunky and I totally love that, here is a side view for you.

There are alot of embllieshments that I used on this tag album and I will put a supply list at the end of the tag photos for you.

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Place In Time Collection
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album & Large Tag Album
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Metal Clothespin
Graphic 45 Stapmed Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Chipboard Button Staples
Graphic 45 Trim Staples
Grpahic 45 Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Metal Hinges
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Petaloo - Red & Blue flowers
Prima - Crystal swirls & Ribbon
Xyron - 1.5 Sticker Maker & Mega Runner

Up next is a fun envelope mini album with the hidden hinge binding system using the new French Country line.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock - Bazzill black
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 French Country Collection (including Chipboard 1 & Country Flowers)
Graphic 45 Antiuque Metal Door Pull
Prima - Antique Metal Clasp
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Xyron Adhesive- Mega Runner

For this next project I altered a 8x8 Matchbook box.

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection (including banners)
Petaloo - Flowers
Prima - Flowers & Crystal Swirls & Butterfly
Xyron Ahesive - Mega Runner & 2.5

Everyone always needs a birthday card, so I created this for my next prjoect!!  That being said I don't want to send it to anyone now!!

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections (Straight To The Point, Bed Of Roses, Before Your Time)
Graphic 45 Trims
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Metal Key
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

You can never have to much Holiday decor so that is my next project.  Something cute and fun to display this year at Christmas.

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Collection
Xyron Adhesive

This next mini album is my idea of project life.  I'm more of a mini album girl rather than layouts so this is what works for me.  For the cover I wanted something neutral so I used the Kraft Reflections Collection, but the inside is done with Place In Time collection.

Supplies Used:
Advantus - Metal Clock, Grunge Paper
Graphic 45 Place In Time Collection
Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections (Bed Of Roses & Straight To The Point)
Graphic 45 Paper Flowers
Graphic 45 Metal Key Hole
Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons
Ranger Distress Stain - Black Soot & Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Ok so if you made it through my super long post I REALLY appreciate it!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks so much for stopping by my Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition!