Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"Grateful" Banner for home decor!

Hello friends and happy Tuesday!

My project today is a banner I created for this Thanksgiving featuring Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante DCE and French Country paper collections. Each year, I'm thankful for the love of family, the support of friends and for my health and happiness! I created a "Grateful" banner to represent things I'm thankful for this season and always. :-)

For more pictures, a video tutorial, and full product list, visit the Graphic 45 blog HERE.

See ya over there! ♥

hugs and butterflykisses xoxo,

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Halloween / Fall

Hello friends!

I'm here with another fun Inspiration Wednesday project for La La Land Crafts!

This week's theme is:

Halloween / Fall

I created a 12x12 scrapbook page of my boys, pictures taken at McGee's Pumpkin Farm at Apple Hill a few weekends ago. My project features a wonderful array of DIES from the La La Land Crafts store. Here are more close-up photos:

Play along with the design team and upload your project to our Facebook page

For inspiration visit us on our Pinterest page, and follow us on Twitter!

Have a fabulous crafty day!

hugs and butterflykisses xoxo,


Graphic 45's French Country paper collection
Paper Studio Kraft Card stock
Paper Tray Ink Black Card stock
Metal Embellishments from my stash

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - For a friend!

Hello my friends! I'm here with another project for Inspiration Wednesday with La La Land Crafts!

Their dies are SO fun to play with and I had a great time creating this tag for a friend.

Here are more photos:

Don't forget to join in the La La Land Crafts fun by adding your creations to our Facebook page!

For inspiration visit us on Pinterest and follow us on Twitter!

Have a fabulous day!

Hugs & Butterflykisses xoxo,

Arlene ♥

Graphic 45's Baby 2 Bride paper collection
I Am Roses roses
Recollections Pearls
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Paper Tray Ink White card stock
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Scotch 3G Adhesive
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Graphic 45's World's Fair: Photo Portfolio + Tutorial

Hello friends!

Today I want to share a Photo Portfolio I created featuring one of Graphic 45's newest paper collections, World's Fair. This portfolio is not only fun, but it's functional! It fits over 40 full-sized photos and it's perfect to display on the shelf or in your family room. ♥

Here are some photos of the portfolio I created. It's filled with pictures from our family trip to Florida this past February. Don't go far because I have a video AND a Snapguide tutorial to help you create a photo portfolio of your own!

Here is the video where I walk you through the details of the Photo Portfolio:

And finally, here is the Snapguide tutorial to help you create a photo portfolio of your own!

Be sure to check out the Graphic 45 blog or Facebook page for more inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

hugs and butterflykisses xoxo,

Product List:

World’s Fair 12x12 paper pad
World’s Fair 8x8 paper pad
World’s Fair 6x6 patterns and solids
World’s Fair Decorative Chipboard
World’s Fair Journaling Chipboard
World’s Fair Ephemra cards
Staples: Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Keyholes, Ornate Metal Label Holder, Washi Tape set
Petaloo Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
12x12 Paper Studio Kraft card stock
8 x 11 Paper Studio Kraft card stock
Ranger’s Distress ink - Walnut Stain
Scotch ATG Adhesive
Glossy Accents
Hot glue

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

LLLC October 2015 NEW RELEASE Showcase - Day 3

Hello friends! It's release month over at La La Land Crafts, and what a line-up of stamps and dies we have for you for October! Grab your wallet and holiday mojo and let's get shopping and creating! ♥

First, a peek at the October release products, available NOW at the La La Land Crafts shop HERE.

I made 2 samples for this month's release.

First up is this 8x8 scrapbook page I created of my boys at Disneyland in 2010. I just adore the park during the holidays, the decor and atmosphere are amazing! I wanted to create a keep sake of this photo of my boys, and the new dies were just perfect for this project!


Next up is an acetate Holiday card I created using more of the October release dies. I just love the snowflake banner and Santa's Sleigh dies... so festive and fun!


Join all the La La Land Crafts fun over on our Facebook Page, where you can also post your own La La Land Crafts creations. You can also see all of the Design Team creations on Pinterest!

Have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!

hugs and butterflykisses xoxo,

Other products:
Graphic 45's 12 Days of Christmas
I Am Roses Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Recollections pearls
Paper Tray Ink card stock
White StazOn ink
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Altered Printers Tray & Video Tutorial

Hello friends! 

Today I have an altered printers tray to share with you, featuring Graphic 45's Rare Oddities paper collection. It's the perfect collection for your Fall and Halloween crafting projects this season!

We had an opportunity to play with the Art-C Groove Tool this month, which I used on this project to distress the printer's tray, ink the papers and sand the chipboard pieces. What an amazing little gadget! If you are not familiar with the Groove Tool, be sure to check out my video tutorial linked below. ♥

First let me share some photos with you:

Here is a video tutorial showing you the creation of this project from start to finish!

Be sure to check out the Graphic 45 blog for more project inspiration from the design team!

Happy hump day... grab your coffee and get your crafting on! ♥

hugs and butterflykisses xoxo,

Product List:

Rare Oddities 12x12 papers, 8x8 papers, chipboard, Journaling and Ephemra cards
Staples: Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Keyhole, Door Knocker, Stamped Metal Brads, Metal Clothespin
Art-C Groove Tool (sander, ink sponge)
Ranger Distress ink - Walnut Stain
Petaloo Flowers
Paper Studio metal embellishments
Metal gears from Butterbee Scraps
Block letters from Bottlecap Co. Inc.
Stampin’ Up ribbon
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue