Sunday, January 25, 2015

Graphic 45 Steampunk Valentine

And the season of love is upon us!  I am not all that much of a card maker, but I am always up for the challenge of designing for Graphic 45.  

I have even made a snapguide outlining how I made this card if you are looking for a little more in depth inspiration.

One of my favorite elements was using my Dymo labeler.  I had forgotten I even had the thing!

Another secret in this card was my use of the Graphic 45 washi tape, see the snapguide for how I put this to use to make the card nice and sturdy to hold all the metal elements.

Cheers to you this Valentine's Day!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mixed Media Tags

Merry Christmas to all!

My little gift you you is a bit of holiday inspiration, starting with a snapguide on how I made these little treasures for Graphic 45!

Check out How to Make Mixed Media Christmas Gift Tags by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.

The vintage tinsel I have gives these the perfect texture for the season.  And the color palate is right on too!

I also like the sweet little Christmas charms that I used.  I have had them on hand forever and my new motto is to use what I have! (even the really good stuff!!!)

Christmas is just not the same without lots of glitter, so I was sure to include a bit of that medium to set my gift tags a sparkling. 

I was excited to choose a different tag for each gift I wrapped up this year!  

I just love how they look all piled up.  P.S. An assembly line made quick work of this project, don't be daunted!

I hope this post and the snapguide leave you inspired to take a mixed media approach to your holiday gift giving this year. 

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Glitter Row Houses

This months themed kit over at Alpha Stamps is Glittered Houses.  When I received my goodies, I used the idea to finally use the Artful Dwelling die from Tim Holtz. 

For a complete supply list you can follow this link.  I incorporated all kinds of fun supplies and added lots of layers with different product.  The base was distress stain which did prove problematic as you can see the stain bled onto my snow.

I decided to just embrace it, and I do think it just makes the sky glow now.  Lots of different Dresden trims were added to edge out roof tops and windows.


I incorporated pieces of metal junk and findings.  I tried to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in my selections.

By layering some of my embellishments I was able to create really cute adornments for my houses.

I hope you all enjoyed my little glitter row houses!