Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Steam Punked with Graphic 45!

So I'm a vintage kind of girl...a girl who loves to fill her closet with pretty dresses from the 40's and 50's.  A girl who doesn't blink twice at pin curls and red lipstick.  A girl who is in love with VINTAGE PAPER of course!!!  Graphic 45 does a fanstastic job of capturing a time and combining just enough funki-ness to it to make it absolutely divine. Let's face it...I would love to have the time to search out every book store and find fantastic original old books to tear open and create my projects.  Alas...three jobs and four children do not allow for such things!  So this mini chipboard book was made with the Graphic 45 Steampunk line...love it!  I love the tag 12 x12 with a million little tags and pop outs that you can alter and add to so many things! Here's a list of supplies I used to create this little treasure.
  • Ranger Distress Inks in Broken China, Brick Red and Walnut Ink
  • Grungeboard
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Hardware Findings Die
  • Tim Holtz Cogs and Sprockets (sorry I can't find the packaging...I must have altered it...tee hee!)
  • Prima bulk flowers
  • Glossy Accents
  • Gold Glimmer Mist 
  • Coin envelopes and gang tags
  • Gold tulle and paper doilies
I taught this class in December and will be teaching it again at Memories and More in January as well.  Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

So I'm not one for really making new year's resolutions. For me...it's really a set up to disappoint myself.  I make all these promises and set the bar too high and it never fails...I fail!  So this year this is the only resolution I'm setting for myself.  Blog and blog for myself alone...what ever happens with it will happen or not.  And I'm happy with that!  Our holidays at our house where pretty typical...lots of noise, commotion and fun.  Our youngest boys finally got their Blackberry's that they've asked for...well forever.  Our grandson loved tearing at the paper to see what was inside and Malcolm's turkey was over the top as usual.  Memories and More is packed to the rafters with fabulous product and our team is so full of ideas for 2011!  I love my job!  Speaking of Memories and More...this is my first class for 2011.  Each layout class I do this year will be all about challenges and this one is a perfect starting point.  The Challenge: Create a layout where each item used is altered in some way.  I started with Bazzil's Fig Swirl and Pink Paislee's Anthology line and went from there...I love how it turned out!  Stay tuned for more....and more....and more!!!