Monday, May 2, 2016

Mothere's Day card with Graphic 45 Time to Flourish


It's time to make Mother's Day cards so today I have an card idea for you.  I've combined March and April papers from the Time to Flourish collection along with a little pink paper from Gilded Lily.  Some fussy cutting, a couple of layers, and voilà, you have a pretty card for Mom.


Are you wondering how I got the sentiment on the cut apart so nice and straight?   I printed it on a transparency and then glued it to the cut apart.  Works fabulously!  Be sure to use just a few dabs of clear drying glue to attach it and don't put glue on any of the printed words because the glue will cause the print to smear.





Supplies: Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection 12 x 12:
  • May Cut Apart 4501037
  • March Flourish 4501034
Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Golden Age 12 x 12 4501129

Other:
French Vanilla Cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Creative Embellishments now has stencils!

Did you know that Creative Embellishments now carries stencils?  Nope Tisha didn't walk across my layout .  That's the new Muddy Paws mask stenciled onto  Petaloo burlap.  I love how it looks on the burlap and goes so well with my title of Paw Prints that are Creative Embellishments words heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Rose embossing enamel.

I used papers from two different Lemoncraft collections, House of roses and Never Ending Summer from the Flying Unicorn Store.  Their papers are so pretty and such a nice weight.  Keep an eye on the Flying Unicorn Store for their new collections.



  I stained a pretty flourish and used it underneath my Petaloo cluster.  I tucked in a couple of Conversation Hearts, aren't they so cute?


Supplies:

Creative Embellishments




Other Supplies from the Flying Unicorn Store:
Lemoncraft Never Ending Summer-Srawberry Mousse
Lemoncraft House of Roses - Music of the Soul
Petaloo Dogwood x 24 pink 1211-211
Petalo Blooms x 4 - Soft Pink 1102-101
Petaloo Burlap Trims Pink 1483-130

Creative Embellishments runs a great challenge every month and a random winner is chosen each month to win a $50 gift certificate.  That's sweet!  Check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by!









Saturday, April 30, 2016

Flying Unicorn May Kit Reveal


http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1587.htm


The Flying Unicorn monthly, Your Passion Your Art kit is now bigger than ever - overflowing with all the goodies you desire with all our previous kits rolled into one GRAND collection...

ONE month, ONE kit.

The Flying Unicorn now includes papers, an "Off the Page" project, a mixed media collection, and all the coordinated embellishments in one kit, and at one crazy magical Price of 59.99!!

From layouts, cards, tags, mixed art and so much more...



Get excited and enjoy what the creative team has done with the Flying Unicorn May 2016 Your Passion. Your Art Kit.


Layouts
“Close your eyes and turn your face into the wind.

Feel it sweep along your skin in an invisible ocean of exultation.

Suddenly, you know you are alive.”





Cards
“In a daily life, reach out to others with sacred act of saying ‘hello, a smile, word of encouragement….”






Tags
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.”



Off the Page
“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”


Mixed Art
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
Émile Zola





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Friday, April 29, 2016

Graphic 45's City Scapes Collection

I am so over the moon excited that I get to spend another year on the Graphic 45 design team!  It is definitely a dream come true to work with all their wonderful products.

Today I want to share a layout done with Graphic 45's new City Scapes collection.  This is a photo of my parents taken shortly after my Dad returned from Paris and WW II  so I chose  to use the Eiffel Tower cut-apart for that reason.  The city names all around the border represent many of the places that my family traveled with Dad and the stamp paper represents the many letters he wrote to my Mom when he was posted to places where she could not accompany him.  I love it when I can include symbolism in my layouts that have special meaning to me.

The City Scapes collection is currently available at the Flying Unicorn Store



I used two different Creative Embellishments flourishes with my Petaloo flowers.  I misted them with Lindy's mist for an antique look.  The title is heat embossed with Stampendous aged embossing enamel in aged spice.





Supplies:

Cityscapes
Grand Tour
Passport to the World
Well Travelled
Global Odyssey
Staples Key

Other:
Colorbox Graphic 45 Ink Photogenic
Stampendous Aged Spice Embossing Enamel
Lindy's Mission Bells Brown Mist
13 Arts Ayeeda Mist Chalk Black
Crate Paper DIY Shop letter stickers


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Petaloo flowers and Mother's Day cards.

Hi Petaloo friends!  Maggi here with a couple of Mother's Day cards for you.   Whenever I make something for my Mother I am reminded of being a small child and how she always proudly displayed my things.  Now, I am really amused that it makes me so happy  that she still displays the things I make her all around the house, just as she did when I was a child.  My Mom is the best and I'm so lucky that she is still going strong at 94!

I made this first card with flowers from our burlap collection and  Authentique's Utopia collection.   Love how these bright pink blooms go so well with the papers.

I nestled a cord bow from our Fancy Trims line underneath my flowers.  I think it adds a
 nice festive touch!

Here you can see the "step" in the card.  These are my favorite cards to make 'cause I love how the stand up so nicely.  Here's a link to a template for this card, if you'd like to make one yourself.   




Petaloo Supplies:

Bundle 6 x 6 paper pad
Rejuvenate 12 x 12 paper

Other supplies:
Ivory cardstock
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I made this card from Graphic 45's Children's Hour collection and dressed it up with Petaloo burlap and velvet blooms..  The Mom is this image sure has a lap full of kids!  Reminds me of both my grandmothers as they had 7 and 8 children.  I can't imagine, LOL!!


I like to nestle hydrangeas underneath larger blooms. They are great for filling in tiny spaces.

Petaloo Supplies:

Ephemera Card 4501259
May Collective 4501230
Patterns and Solids Paper Pad 6 x 6

Here's a pretty tag to put on that special present for Mom.  I combined Botanica blooms, dogwoods and some fussy cut elements from Graphic 45's Time to Flourish collection to make this tag.  The wide strip of pink burlap is from Petaloo's Fancy Trims that come in oh so many fun colors.  Be sure to see all the colors.




Petaloo Supplies:

Other Supplies:
March Flourish 
May Cut Apart 
Stickers

Prima Tag
RRR pink ribbon
Beaded trim from Hobby Lobby


Thanks so much for visiting today and a very special thanks to all the Moms in the world.  Your job is so often a thankless task.

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