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February 18, 2015

Two Fantastic Artisan Style Creations

Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams Close Up top

Welcome to the blog this Wednesday! It is full of amazing Artisan Style projects by our talented designers. Lori Williams and Ginger Ropp absolutely wow with this gorgeous new collection. They also give great tips to use beautiful items you have in your craft room and taking them to the next level. There is an amazing altered art creation and a beautiful notebook. You're in for a treat!

First, let's announce the winner from our Random Acts of Kindness contest yesterday! Our randomly chosen winner is ....

-Diane Fleming: What an amazing way to celebrate "Random Acts of Kindness" day! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I would certainly brighten a few days with the things I will create if I win this prize.

Congratulations, Diane! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part! Spread some kindness this wonderful week!

Now, let's enjoy this great project from Lori, who gives some great advice about finally using a item she was hesitant to use. The result was stunning and shows you should use your stash!

"I have to admit on this project I was a hoarder for a long time and sometimes hoarding doesn’t pay. I had purchased a working alarm clock several years back from Hobby Lobby and had been waiting for the right time to use it. I thought it would be great with the new Artisans Collection...little did I know what a pain it would be to strip it down to the shell, paint and prime it and get it ready to be used and because I waited so long you can now purchase alarm clock shells ready to adorn without all the work, LOL. I do love the way it came out but it just goes to show hiding back those precious scrapbook items for a rainy day is silly and we should use them when we get them." ~Lori

Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Artisans Style
Attention to Detail
Artisan Style
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ornate Metal Key
Washi Tape
Other Products Used:
Petaloo Flowers
Spray Paint/ Mat Black
Foam Tape
Xyron Glue
Xacto Tool
Self Healing Mat
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo

Next, here is a gorgeous notebook from Ginger. Love this idea that you can create from something probably sitting in your office right now!

"I absolutely love the designs and color palette of the new Artisan Style Paper Collection. I thought it would look great on the front of a journal. I used a simple journal purchased from the office supply store. Of course I had to add one of the amazing Antique Brass Door Knockers to the front. I did add three simple dividers to the journal as well. " ~Ginger

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Ginger's Altered Journal Video Tour

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Supply List

Artisan Style 12x12 Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Antique Brass Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Black Cardstock
Handmade Swarvoski and pearl Charms
College Ruled Journal - Staples Brand
Dimensional Adhesive
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Go hop over to the Paper Crafter's Library Blog for extra inspiration today from the amazing Nichola Battilana! She always creates amazing projects, so you will definitely want to check it out.

Visit the Paper Crafter's Library Blog to see this beauty!

Hop on Over to the Paper Crafter's Library Blog

Don't forget to join our blog contest this week! There's still a couple more days to win this $41 Good ol' Sport prize pack. Woo hoo! Enter here:

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Thanks for joining us this Wednesday! We hope these projects inspired you to use your stash!

Your Pals in Paper,

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Great products and inspiration. Thanks.

The alarm clock is cute but I really LOVE the notebook! Awesome use of this collection!

What a fun clock. The little door is just perfect in there. Thanks for the tip on using our finds instead of holding on to them. The journal is so colorful. Love the added tabs.

Looks great! Very inspiring- I have an old clock case and have some wonderful ideas on how to fill it know! thanks for keeping the creative juices flowing Graphic 45!

Love these projects!

Wow!! Love it all!


Beautiful projects! I know I am guilty of saving my Graphic 45 papers because they are so beautiful! I am inspired by these items to make something today!

Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

I always enjoy seeing Ginger's mini albums...and this is another nice book. I especially like the dividers she added...nice. Thanks for featuring one of her projects!

Love this!!! Where can I get that Lion?

Oh WOW ... love Lori's clock and Ginger's Artisan notebook ... great use of such a pretty collection... The colors in Artisan are bright and beautiful. OMG Nicola rocked it with her four amazing pieces; such creative use of the Graphic 45 Staples !!

Love how the journal was altered.

Love the projects especially the journal.

Loving the journal. Trying to figure out how to add the index pages inside among the lined paper. So creative.

What great projects! I'm off to create some of my own!

These are so incredible! I love the clock and that the door is open just a bit to peek inside. And that notebook is sweet. I would love that.

Fabulous - love the projects. The Artisan Style looks amazing on the journal! xx

What did you affix your black scrapbook paper dividers with? Glue stick, adhesive runner, etc? The edges look so sealed and thick. Beautiful work.


Fabulous little journal. Easy peezy to make and makes a big impact! Thanks for sharing it!! Great idea.

wow the altered composition book is amazing!

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