Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Graphic 45, Want 2 Scrap & Art Glitter Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome on this wonderful Tuesday!! 
All week long we have joined forces with not one, but two amazing scrapbook companies to bring you TONS of inspiration!!! 
And of course, can't forget the prizes that could be won!!!

Graphic 45 will be giving away a total of 4 prizes this week!!!
2 Prizes could be won by just hopping along and being inspired. 
 Leave your comments along the way to be entered.


Drop by Graphic 45's Facebook and Pinterest this week and see what other prizes you could win!!!

Here is what you could win from leaving comments along the Hop...

Definitely don't want to miss out on these wonderful goodies!!!

Here is a little info about all the amazing companies involved!

Graphic 45 Bio:

Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters. Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

Want 2 Scrap Bio:

Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™ line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.

ART Glitter Bio:

Spread the Sparkle! Be it cosmetics, scrapbooking, t-shirts, cards, jewelry, quilts, rock star toes, home decor or even cement...everything is better with Art Glitter on it! Barbara Trombley opened Art Institute Glitter, Inc. in 1982 and now supplies artists and artisans, crafters and craftsmen with more than 400 brilliant cosmetic quality glitter colors and industrial-strength adhesives. Art Glitter products have been featured on “The New Martha Stewart Show”, “Carol Duvall Show”, HGTV, Home Shopping Network and several times in “Martha Stewart Living Magazine” including this upcoming December, 2009 issue. Thousands of retail stores throughout the world carry Art Glitter products. Barbara’s first book, “Glitter Artistry: Bags, Tags & Cards,” was warmly received by artists in 2006 and is still a big hit today (Sterling Publishing, Inc.). Art Glitter’s retail showroom is located in Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona.

Now for a little inspiration!

For my project, I decided to play with Graphic 45's fun and wonderful Happy Haunting line with a mix of An ABC Primer to create a little Handmade Halloween Decor.

Lately I have been seeing more and more of these.  This is an Art Block measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". 
Just a nice 1/2" thick piece of wood decorated for the wall or to set around.

Halloween is my favorite time of the year, so you can imagine how excited I was to see Graphic 45 release the Happy Haunting line!!   With so many tiny little elements that can be cut out and used in so many ways, like this Halloween banner, or the checker boarder!!

The Art Glitter made the perfect accent that tied the entire block together.  Used as a border around the outside edge.  Also, it was great for converting a plain metal star, into a Bright and Shiny orange star. 
But my favorite of all was the purple chunky glitter used around the outside of the rosette.

Even had these little fun chipboard gears created from Imaginarium Designs that were the perfect addiction!!

And don't forget the addition of some amazing Want 2 Scrap Flourishes.  These are great for so many things used as is, or cut them up to make them really stretch far!

And the whole thing finished off with a cute pumpkin center!! 

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by and joining in the HOP!!
Don't forget to join in the fun all week long, and leave your comments along the way for a chance to win some wonderful prizes!!

Here is the schedule for today and the rest of the week!!
Happy Hopping!!

Monday, July 23rd
Denise Hahn: http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison: http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui: http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/




Friday, July 20, 2012

Inspiration with Graphic 45's New Bird Song Line

Hello Happy Scrappers!!
  As some of you may already know CHA just happened, where all the newest products are released into the crafting world!!  Graphic 45 was there with their amazing booth, but sadly I wasn't able to attend this year.  Their booth is always full of wonders and magic, and I feel like I have been stalking the Internet for glimpses of it all!  This year I created 10 different projects for the Graphic 45 booth, including 3 layouts using Bird Song!! 
And today I get to share with you one of those layouts!!!

Every time that Graphic 45 releases a new line, I find myself having a harder and harder time choosing favorites!  I guess you could say I just LOVE them all! 
 But this new line, WOW is truly stunning in person.  The colors are so rich and bold with some really amazing patterns that just take me away to Asia!  Also what makes this line so great is it's mix of colors.  From reds and greens to pink and light blue, this line has it all!

I absolutely LOVE the lanterns!  Once this line was in my hands, the first thing I had to do was sit and fussy cut a little pile of these lanterns.  The best part is there are SOO many different colors and styles of lanterns that they could be used for scrapping any occasion from birthdays to backyard BBQ's!!

Birds, birds and more birds!!!  This one found his place among some flowers and stopped to enjoy the view.  This line is exactly what I have been dreaming of for years!  Graphic 45 never ceases to amaze!

If you are not familiar with this little blocks, they are generally the signature of the artist. 
Though they aren't my signature, I thought they added the perfect touch!!

Absolutely LOVE the new ornate key holes.  They are so dainty and just perfect for any kind of project!

Lots and lots of videos posted from CHA, hoping to share a few things this weekend!
Here is one featuring this layout, and 2 others created by me at CHA!! 
One is green and pink, the other blue and pink..

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and taking a look at my work!
Such an exciting time of year for us all!!
Next week join in the Blog Hopping Spirit with Graphic 45/ Want 2 Scrap/ AND Art Glitter for triple the fun!!

Nicki Chicky

Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Keyholes
Colorbox G45 Decades Inks: Photogenic
Tombow: Glue Stick
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Cutterbee: Detail Scissors
Fiskars: Paper Trimmer
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares