We are getting ready for Mother's Day and we wanted to share some projects that we thought would be fabulous inspiration for gifts and handmade cards for your dear mum. G45 Ambassador Clare Charvill and Keri Sallee share two fantastic projects sure to spark your imagination!
First, we have this great desk tidy organizer from Clare. This project is perfect for those G45ers Moms who love darker colors and beautiful handmade organization ideas. Check out this great project using Times Nouveau!
Next, Keri uses Couture to make a truly stunning card! We love this beautiful idea. And it took less than 15 minutes - can't beat that!
"I have always loved the color combinations and femininity of the 'Couture' collection. I wanted to whip up a quick card by just layering some paper, butterflies and a few fussy cut flowers. The entire process took me less than 15 minutes thanks for the the 4x6 cut apart cards on the 'Elegant' paper in the Couture Collection. "
We love the amazing altered art filling the blog today! We have two stunning projects from the amazing Nichola Battilana and Donna Espiritu. Stay until the end of the blog for this week's awesome giveaway. It's Monday Funday!
First, we have an incredible piece from Nichola using French Country. Amazing!
"When I was a child my father would often take me all sorts of museums. Perhaps that’s where my love of old dusty things was sparked. I still love visiting those places, pressing my nose against the glass of artifact filled cabinets. I’ve created my own display of neatly presented everyday artifacts, appropriately labeled “Miscellaneous” and embellished with some lovely French Country paper that I’ve been hoarding. I’ve kept things simple here and have been reserved in my adornments, which I think compliments the organization of the bits and bobs inside my little curio." ~Nichola
Then, Donna uses our Deluxe Collector's Edition Times Nouveau to make a brilliant altered Mixed Media Box and mini album. This is just smashing!
"Times Nouveau is such a fun and beautiful collection! I love the bold colors and pretty patterns. I created the mini-album with fashionistas in mind. I can picture the mini with some Instagram photos in it. I kept it pretty simple and focused the bulk of embellishments on the box cover. I love how pretty it turned out." ~Donna
It's National Scrapbook Day! We hope you are spending the day creating something beautiful. Today, we have gorgeous layouts from Romy Veul, Yumi Muraeda, and Ginger Ropp that will fill your day with scrappy inspiration. Romy even has a tutorial you can try today with Home Sweet Home! Stay until the end of the blog for a great National Scrapbook Day giveaway!
First, we have this beautiful layout and tutorial from Romy using Home Sweet Home! Take a look:
"This photo of my mother and my grandma is very dear to me. They are the most important women in my life and I found that they deserved a special lay-out together. The Home Sweet Home collection was just perfect for this because of its cheery colours, nostalgic patterns and lovely flowers. Needless to say, I had tons of fun making this lay-out." ~Romy
Home Sweet Home Layout Tutorial by Romy
Take two sheets of paper and punch alongside the edges of one of the sheets. Adhere this sheet onto the other sheet of paper. Take another sheet of paper and cut off some strips of paper from each side. Punch alongside two edges of this sheet and attach it on top of the red gingham paper.
Cut a rectangle from the “Handmade” paper and ink the edges. Attach it onto the basis of the lay-out.
Cut out a smaller rectangle from the “Apple Pie” paper, ink the edges and adhere it on top of the red rectangle. After that, cut out four strips of paper from different sheets and add them in the middle of the lay-out.
Add a doily in the middle of the lay-out. Also cut out two cards from the ‘My Sunshine’ paper and stick these below and on top of the doily.
Mat your photo on the “Granny’s Quilt” paper. Ink the edges of the mat and attach it on your lay-out with foamtape. Also cut out a small strip from the “Country Life” paper and add this to your lay-out below the photo.
Cut out one bouquet of poppies from the “Garden Fresh” paper, a quote from the “Apple Pie” paper and a small frame from the “My sunshine” paper. Also cut out six sunflowers with different sizes from the Time to Flourish “August Flourish” sheet.
Create a cluster with some of the fussy cut elements in the right lower corner. Attach the elements with foamtape to make them stand out more.
Also create a small cluster of fussy cut elements in the left lower corner.
Cut out four doilies from the “Granny’s Quilt” paper and also cut out several small elements from other sheets of paper. Attach these elements on top of the cut out doilies and add them to your lay-out.
Finish off your lay-out with some adhesive pearls, a resin bird and some journaling.
Ginger shares an amazing photo of her husband as a child on this amazing An ABC Primer layout. So fantastic!
"I was super excited when Graphic 45 did a release of their ABC Primer Collection. This is by far one of my favorites! I love the vintage feel of the designs. I found a school picture of my husband when he was in the 4th grade and thought it was the perfect photo for a layout. I matted the photo using solid black cardstock as well as Co’ordinations Gala Gold cardstock. I added some dimensional foam tape to pop up the photo and used one of the Graphic 45 Black ATC tags for a pullout journaling spot. This collection is amazing!" ~Ginger
Now, who wants to win a prize pack in honor of National Scrapbook Day? What about a $55 prize pack of Artisan Style? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win! We will announce the winner on Monday, May 4 right here on the blog. Enter now!
Thanks for joining us today! We hope you spend the day cropping away!
Thank you for joining us yesterday and for all your kind words about the Sneak Peeks and 2015 Design Team! We are so excited. We're also gearing up for another exciting day tomorrow - National Scrapbook Day which is tomorrow, May 2! Do you have exciting cropping plans? We hope so! Today, we are sharing some fabulous projects from Keri Sallee, Katie Zoey Ho, and Romy Veul.
Before we jump in, let's see who won the last four Sneak Peek prize packs of Rare Oddities! Our randomly chosen winners are....
From the Blog:
-Jill Michaels: I'm loving Rare Oddities! I missed out on steampunk spells...I must get this to make an apothecary for my DIL!!!
-Heather Isaacs: great new collection!
-Winona Summitt: THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION YOU MAKE SUCH GREAT PRODUCTS!!
-Trish Tokar: love rare oddities!!
Congratulations, winners! Please email email@example.com to claim your prize. Thanks for joining us for the Sneak Peek fun, G45ers!
First, we have this amazing Home Sweet Home layout by Keri. We love the sweet inspiration behind it:
"I love my home. To me...it is definitely, “Home Sweet Home” and when I started reading all of the sweet phrases on the “Home Sweet Home” collection, I knew I wanted to do a layout about the person that make my house truly a home...by husband.
Since I only had paper to work with, I created my embellishments by fussy cutting flowers, phrases and parts of the “quilt” patterns. I layered them over my photo so much that you can no longer tell that it is just a 4x6 picture. I wanted to picture to blend in to the layout and become one with the collection." ~Keri
Romy has a stunning layout to close out today's amazing day full of layouts. What a perfect LO using An ABC Primer!
"An ABC Primer is one of my all time favourite collections from Graphic 45. I just love the traditional vintage colours and the beautiful patterns with adorable school girls and boys. I decided to use this collection to scrap my favourite photo of my nieces Elise and Naomi. " ~Romy