Friday, August 29, 2014

School memories tag mini-album

I have created a tutorial for Graphic 45 and it's in their latest newsletter which you can have access to by subscribing! >>>Check out this link<<<

The tags were decorated/embellished on both sides...
Front of the tags

Back of the tags...
I used the really colorful and playful Mother Goose collection. It had fun planning and creating this project.
Here are some more detailed shots




List of supplies and tools in the newsletter. Hope you check it out >>http://eepurl.com/1j-k9<<
Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Days of the week- documented (a hybrid mini-album)

Two of the digital designers I CT for, Mari Koegelenberg and Sugarplum Paperie, had a wonderful collaboration together, "Days of the week" and you can grab it while ON SALE.

When this collection first came out in a different store, I did digital layouts for most of the kits. Now that both of them transferred to Pixels and Company, I opted to take another approach in using this collection. I created a hybrid mini-album with a video tutorial to boot! :)
The flowers were created using my Big Shot and Sizzix Tattered Floral dies. I combined the printed flowers and flowers from my stash as well. I take chances like this to use up my old stash of embellishments and papers as much as possible.
I hope you like it as I had fun creating and shooting the video tutorial for this hybrid mini-album.
Complete list of supplies and tools and additional photos/images of the completed album in the video.
Enjoy!


Happy crafting,
Donna
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Favor boxes

Hi folks... check out my latest hybrid creations using Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs templates and cutting files and Graphic 45 collections.


"Make this adorable Jewelry Box out of a single sheet of paper! Perfect for wedding favors."


and here is my take on this cute little box...

I used Sweet Sentiments collection by Graphic 45 (mix of 12X12, 8x8 and 6x6 paper sheets)



I also used Kelleigh's Rose in Bloom Template Set and Cutting Files to create the flowers. I had to make it a bit smaller to fit on a 6x6 sheet of paper, lowered the opacity of the cut lines, just enough to see when printed to minimize the dark lines. Then I sprayed a bit of water before forming each layer. Spraying water softens it a tad and makes it easier to curve the petals using a skewer. Finally, embellish with some cutouts, trims and paper twine and you're done. That's it! Super easy to make! 

"This triangle shaped box is perfect party or wedding favor packaging.  Holds three nice sized truffles or other small gifts!  The unique fluttery top creates a pretty little package! "

and this is my take on this cute truffle box template. I made three in a set.





For these boxes, I used Botanical tea collection by Graphic45 and Paper flower pieces template set and cutting files (freebie) by Kelleigh Ratzlaff. To create the flowers, I sprayed water first before crinkling them up to achieve that ragged look. Just be careful not to tear when unfolding them. I inked the edges of the boxes and the cutouts using antique linen distress ink to give it a bit of shabby/vintage-look.

Hope you liked my projects today! Watch out for more in the coming days!

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Beautiful little moments

Here is another layout I made for Pretty Paper Studio's current challenge, Sew Lovely.

My beautiful nieces and introducing the latest addition to our family, baby Chloe!
You can check out the tutorial of this layout and list of supplies I used here.
Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

By the sea mini-album

A couple of firsts in creating this mini...
This is my first Snapguide tutorial! I used Graphic 45's "By the sea" collection.
This is also my first to use real seashells on a project! :D I had fun scouring for this lol!
Check out the tutorial and complete list of supplies in this Snapguide tutorial.

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Monday, August 04, 2014

Sew lovely

We have a new challenge over at Pretty Paper Studio.. it's all about sewing!
Check out my birthday cards with matching envelope created for this challenge...
More photos and complete list of supplies used in this post
Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Graphic 45-Scrapbooks Adhesive blog hop 2014

Hello hoppers! Welcome to the Graphic 45- Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop!

If you came from Annette's, you're on the right track.

My project is a mini-album using "An Eerie Tale" collection and some staples from Graphic 45

and of course, Scrapbook Adhesives products.

Here is my mini-album...
You can view the complete step-by-step and supplies used in this SNAPGUDIE tutorial
Now onto the next stop, Ginger's blog!

Who loves a giveaway? We know we do! This week this beautiful Come Away with Me prize package with someScrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares are up for grabs. All you need to do is follow along with the links of the blog hop and comment on each of the blogs  to be entered to win. We will choose a winner and announce that winner this following Monday, August 4, so that everyone has a chance to follow along with the blog hop. How fun is that?


Thanks for dropping by! 

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Rainbow colors

I've got my projects for the Rainbow colors challenge up on the Pretty Paper Studio blog.

"Me & You"
A page about my pregnancy on the 23rd week.... you can see more details about this page here
Next is this layout which also has a tutorial on the same post
"You Color My World"
and last but not the least is this mini-album "Instachick" ...watch a step-by-step video here which I just finished yesterday lol! :D 
I hope you got inspired by my projects and join Pretty Paper Studio's challenge this month. Details of the challenge at the end of this post as well as the complete supplies list used on all 3 projects.
Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hello love

This is my first page done for Graphic 45 for the Color Challenge using their Signature Series Core'dinations Cardsotck as inspiration.

I used these 3 colors for my project
And this is my page...
I first used a chipboard by Blue Fern Studios as stencil spraying some glimmer mists by Tattered Angels over it. Then I grabbed some gauze (sprayed with glimmer mists as well) and used that as cushion for the photos and the fuzzy cuttings. That and some foam tapes underneath gave the dimension I was aiming for.

More detailed shots....




Supply list can be found here
Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Altered frame using Botanical Tea by Graphic 45

Just a few supplies....

This altered frame came to life...using Botanical Tea collection by Graphic45... awesome awesome collection... love it!
Original color of the frame was gold and black. Painted with several layers of gesso to make it white. I only used a couple of papers for this altered frame.

More detailed shots... after adhering everything in place, I brushed lots of layers of matte Mod Podge for great hold. 


Thanks for dropping by, stay tuned for more projects in the coming days :)
Happy crafting,
Donna
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