Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Graphic 45 - Want2Scrap - Art Glitter BLOG HOP!




Graphic 45 has partnered up with two amazing companies for a super FUN blog hop this week - Want2Scrap and Art Glitter! Welcome to blog hop Day 3... we hope you are following along for your chance to win some BLOG PRIZES! Here's a peek at some of the G45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter prize packages being given away...



All you have to do is comment along the hop for your chance to win! Winners will be selected randomly from the blog comments on the designers' blogs.

I'd like to share this special card I created for my friend's daughter who just celebrated her Red Egg and Ginger party. In Chinese tradition, a Red Egg & Ginger party is thrown when a baby is at least 1 month of age. In the olden days, the baby fatality rates were high in China. A baby living past 1 month old was likely to survive. The parents would celebrate this gift of life with a Red Egg & Ginger party. I myself am part Chinese, so the Asian traditions are close to my heart. ❤

The Asian inspired Bird Song papers by Graphic 45 were PERFECT for the card I created for Alyssa.


I added gold Art Glitter to accent the center of my card. I love how it just adds that perfect touch of gold to this Asian themed card. I also used the large Staples Metal Tag and new ornate vintage key. The Asian coin pendant is from my stash... it was silver, but I used my Adirondack Gold Alcohol ink to color it up and distress it.


I distressed some Staples Metal brads with Lindy Stamp Gang two-tone embossing powder and accented my card with the black pearl bling from Want2Scrap.


I fussy cut the birds from the paper collection and perched them on top of my card...


I always finish off the insides of my cards... inside I did a lot of layering and added some of the postage stamps that I fussy cut from the collection... my friend commented on how heavy this card was when I gave it to her. hehe! All the Staples metal and layering made for a VERY sturdy card. ❤


Okay, I "had" to include a little picture I took of Alyssa when we saw her in Las Vegas during our recent vacation. Isn't she the most ADORABLE ever in her little 4th of July outfit?! hehe!


Anywhoooooo, let me get you on your hopping way! Here is the blog hop schedule for this week. We hope you join us and gain some inspiration along the way!


Monday, July 23rd
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 24th
Alberto Juárez : http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel : http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Nicole Eccles: http://www.nicoleeccles.com/

Wednesday, July 25th
Arlene Cuevas: http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/ <-- You're HERE!
Jim, The Gentleman Crafter: http://thegentlemancrafter.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 26th 
Clare Charvill: http://mycreativespirit.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson: http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 27th
Denise Hahn: http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison: http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui: http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/

Here's a little bit of information about Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter:




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.

Be sure to check out the Want2Scrap and Art Glitter blogs for even more craft inspiration and prize opportunities! This has been an AMAZING week of inspiration so far! Enjoy!

hugs! ❤









Products:
Lindy Stamp Gang Two-Tone embossing powder
True Black cardstock by Paper Trey Ink
Kraft cardstock by Paper Trey Ink
Red MFT cardstock
Asian coin pendant from my stash

173 comments:

Margie said...

Gorgeous card!! And yes, Alyssa is adorable!

Lynn W. said...

A lovely card for a lovely little girl!

JEANNIE said...

Love your designs, Arlene. Thanks so much for sharing!

Patti n SLC said...

Lovely card. The gold glitter added to the Bird Song paper is a perfect compliment

Lisette Baker said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. The gold frame is fab.

Cindy said...

Beautiful Card, I can't wait to get my hands on this collection!

toni said...

Gorgeous card so beautifully put together. I am really loving this birdsong paper and i agree with previous commentors that the gold is perfect with these papers . And .. The picture of Alyssa is lovely i bet she loves her little sparkly shoes !

kay(texfolkart) said...

beautiful card!

Trudi said...

I admire your work, it is always so detailed and well balanced! Thanks for sharing your talent :)

The Gentleman Crafter said...

Awesome Arlene! It's just gorgeous! Yahooo! Jimbo

Primitive Seasons said...

Gorgeous card Arlene. Been following you a long time and love your work. G45 papers and that glitter are a match made in heaven.

Mary

KJ said...

Love it. I see how I can easily convert your ideas to a layout. YOu are soooooo talented.

Nanna said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors in this collection.

Maggy_Tronche said...

Hi!! So cute card!! Lovee it!!! Thanks for sharing! Big hugs.. Maggy :)

Tanya said...

Wow, really beautiful!!

Kaatje said...

beautiful card, would be great to receive such a one in the post. Thanks

Danielle Copley said...

I love what you do! The card is fabulous!!

Debb McR said...

I love your card. I too make cards and follow your lovely design inspirations. I will keep following!

Di Naugle said...

Very Pretty Card. Love the colors.Di

Luv 2 Create said...

Gorgeous card both inside and out. Love that. What a little sweet heart Alyssa is all decked out in her red, white & blue.
Marcie

cyndie2010 said...

Hey Arlene, awesome project. But I love all your projects. You are so amazingly talented. I have been a follower of yours on YT for a couple of years and have never been disappointed. Can't wait to see your next one. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs Cyndie

Jessica S said...

Sweet little Alyssa is a doll! Love your layers and your fussy cutting is amazing. Gorgeous layout and design.
:O)
Jessica S
New follower from the Hop

48scrappin said...

Arlene! Your cards are always so beautiful! I love the way you finish all your cards off on the inside!

shari said...

Beautiful card! Shari (cricutrookie)

Janetcraft said...

GREAT EASTERN CARD MADE!
thanks doe the sharing!

Sharon Y said...

Beautiful card! Love all the details. Finishing on the inside is that extra special touch. Alyssa is a cutie.

nicemouse said...

Beautiful Card! Yes, Alyssa is Adorable.

Kimbo said...

Gorgeous love your card!!

Jeni said...

Beautiful card!

Jane Tregenza/Seriously Scrapbooking said...

What a beautiful card, I just love it, isn't the song bird collection just wonderful!

Theresa said...

I know my grand daughter is just going to love the Song Bird collection. She is in love with all things Japanese. Will have to make her a mini book for her photos. Thanks as always for sharing.

Monica Edwards said...

Awesome card I just love these papers and the baby is just too adorable enjoy!

Hugs

Patti Grace said...

I can see why you are designer for G45. I love what you did with your layout. I am new to this art so your blog is wonderful for me.

texasbarb said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for explaining the tradition that inspired your card.

Alyssa is beautiful!

Julie S. said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful little girl ! TFS.

Karen Wedding said...

Such a beautiful card. Looks almost like a mini layout.

AdProf said...

Lovely

Auntie Em said...

Your card is beautiful! It's lovely enough to be framed and hung up on a wall. Sweet pic of the little cutie patootie in the photo. She certainly is stylin' with those red shoes!
Thanks for sharing your project. :)

Trina said...

Lovely! The fussy cut birds and gold glitter are perfect touches!

mhodges said...

Love the project It is just stunning!

Dorina D said...

Gorgeous card. Loved the details, layers and glitter, Great job.

Diana said...

I can't say enough about this paper collecion. I am so wanting this collection. Such beautiful designs. Love your project. TFS

Naomi said...

Very cute projects. Thanks for sharing!

Dora said...

Simply adore this collection and your postcard is fabulous!

Debbie said...

This card is so pretty and I lreally like this paper also.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card, love all the cut outs, and even cuter little one!

sleigh said...

Gorgeous card!... thanks for sharing :)

sharon g said...

So pretty. I tend to do a fair amount of Asian cards, too. I love the birds and the metal coin.

Monica said...

A fascinating tradition and a superb way to honor it.

Raven said...

A beatiful card and she is so adorable in those red glittery shoes.

Sherry said...

Beautiful card, love the layering!

Zena Harty said...

Verrry pretty! Thought it was a layout at first, joy at seeing it was so much more. Well done!

nana156 said...

i just love ,love,love your card. i can't wait to get the new bird song collection

Camille Short said...

Enjoy the Asian theme - thanks for sharing.

new2scrapbooking said...

Love the card....your always such an inspiration..

TheBiscuitScraps said...

Great eye, beautiful card. Can't wait to use Bird Song when I get my scrappy hands on it!

Gwen said...

Arlene, gorgeous project. tfs.

Helen said...

I love your card Arlene and Alyssa's ruby red slippers a the only the beginnings of a fabulous shoe collection for sure!

Cards with a Difference said...

Beautiful card to match the beautiful girl. Such a lot of dimension on the card. I love cards that look like time was spent on them and this is one of them. Well done. I love Graphic 45 papers.

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning card! I am such a huge fan of your cards!!!!

kathleen schantz said...

Love the card!

butterfly said...

Such a beautiful piece of work... and Alyssa is utterly adorable too!
Alison x

Karen said...

Gorgeous!! I love the Birdsong collection and I love how you've used the gold to draw the eye to the focal point at the centre. Gorgeous layout!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Arlene! What a beautiful design and your eye on detail is amazing! Thanks for inspiration!

Anna said...

Thank you for sharing! Lovely card, I like everything about it!

wendyportc1 said...

Love this card!

Kimberly said...

great projects! Your layout is really nice. Thanks for sharing your work with us and being in the hop! Happy creating!!

langeatheart said...

Your card is stunning and what an extraordinary tradition! It''s origins are sad in that the baby mortality was so high but I love how tradition remains and these things are honored! TFS!

Haf2scrap said...

Totally awesome card! So much detail and vibrant colors!

Terre Fry said...

Just beautiful, I love this new G45 line and you really showcased it well.

Rea said...

Beautiful cards, I just love them. Gorgeous with the gold glitter accents.

DebbyW said...

Outstanding Card. Just Breathtaking. I love everything you used. Thank you for sharing. :)

Christina Ketelsen said...

Beautiful card Arlene,inside and out!! TFS

Mindy said...

That Asian-inspired paper is absolutely stunning and your card certainly does it justice as always!

CherryTrigg said...

Absolutely love the card, I also love the tradition... As always Arlene your work is wonderful

nzillingworth said...

Fab detail and lots to look at and take in xxx

Ms Scrapmess said...

Adorable, both the card and the receiver!!! OMG, you are so inspirational - you are my no 1 go to always!!

Peggy said...

Great card both inside and out. Love the fussy cutting, glitter and embellishment.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Bonnie Hinrichsen said...

Beautiful work! What an inspiration.

Pam said...

Beautiful card! Alyssa is adorable.

Sol said...

Lovely card!

Lisa Torres said...

Beautiful card you can see the time that was spent on it. Everyonw is making such wonderful creations with this line. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

nzillingworth said...

I keep going back to see if i missed anything. so many wonderful things to take in. I am so inspired xxxx

tammy said...

Arlene!!
Super lovely card!! I love how you really brought home the Asian theme :) Your heart sings through this creation:) thank you so veyr much for allowing me to glean form you on how to combine Graphic 45 papers, Art Glitter, ANd Want2Scrap bling:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

shanjamorjor said...

I love how you decorate the inside of this beautiful card awwww shes too cuuute

My Studio Voice said...

Thank you so much for sharing the tradition behind the event. So interesting and meaningful. The card you made to honor the little cutie is just stunning. Love her red shoes in the photo. So cute.

Jan said...

Great card, lots of beautiful details and I love the inside of the card. Never thought to do the inside of the card, shows how much you care!

Kristianne Swanson said...

a STUNNING card! so much layering and detail. :)

Elizabeth Barajas said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning card. Your work is so amazing and so inspirational. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait for your next project.

achairnadream said...

I love the new Birdsong paper and what you did with it.

Scottishrose said...

Beautiful card Arlene...TfS!!!

MsMad said...

beautiful card to go along with a great tradition.
Barbara Bird
MdStrwbery@aol.com

teresa said...

Very pretty card !

Caryn S said...

What a gorgeous card! I tend to save cards anyway but this is definitely a keeper!

Helen said...

So many different elements on this card all come together, it's gorgeous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love that beautiful banner running across the lower edge...and your gorgeous frame!

Rea' said...

BirdSong was perfect for your card ! Love all the inspiration for altering the metal pieces!Card was beautifully highlighted weith the gold glitter and the black bling!

Jan Garber said...

Amazing! I love all those wonderful little details and elements!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Amazing project. Mahalo for sharing.

christi said...

wow, this is a gorgeous card. it looks great inside and out. what a cool tradition.

Nat Laney said...

Great detail on the card. Great inspiration

mitz said...

...the time this must of taken... simply amazing.. wtg..mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

longagodreams said...

Great card! Beautifully done. Love the G45, Bird Song papers. Thanks for sharing. :)

Diana Fernandez said...

your card is fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Angie said...

What a stunner!!!! This is an amazing work of art!

bbsox55 said...

Beautiful card. TFS

Sue D said...

Beautiful!!

Shelly Kane said...

Very inspirational! I cannot wait to get this paper!!

Linda R. said...

What an amazingly intricate card! Just beautiful!

bkazoo said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing

Vail said...

Awesome card, and it is always very interesting to learn about different customs.

Cathy L. said...

Wonderful card, love G45.

Paperpretties said...

What a gorgeous card Arlene! thank you for sharing. :)

Sandydee said...

Very, very nice. Love the colors.

linda said...

What a beautiful card! I like that you finish the inside. It's very pretty!

Shannon said...

I really love this Asian styled card you've made, it's so much more than a card, it's artwork for sure. You're very talented! Thanks for sharing your work and for the inspiration I got from looking at it.

The Hare Hutch said...

Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Beautiful work.

Jess said...

beautiful card! sorry if this is after midnight! we are in hawaii and had a trip to the ER this afternoon! dd is ok.

Dee said...

What a cutie!! And what a beautifull card too. ;-) I love the birdsong collection. Thank you for sharing!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Very lovely card. Love the finished inside. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

Lanna said...

I typed a comment, but it did not print. Just stopped by to say I love G45 Bird Song an Art Glitter. Together they make a perfect pair.
Lanna from Utah

luv46kdz said...

Lovely, this line is gorgeous

Paula

artjunkie2 said...

Stunning card! I just love this new collection!

fusiafscrapping said...

How I wish I was Alyssa...
Beautiful card.

YuliaM said...

Beautiful!

Karenladd said...

Oh, the more I see of Bird Song, the more I love it! What a beautiful card..love the fussy cutting you did!

Dragonlady said...

Such a beautiful creation Arlene, love the papers and glitter.

Hugs Ali x

Mokinita said...

Hi Arlene, I've been waiting all week for a sneak peak at your project for this blog hop, lol.
I'm a huge fan of your work, you are such an inspiration. All of the DT for the G45 range are very talented and I'm loving the hop, such an inspiring and creative journey.
Pls keep on sharing.
Take care,
Monica

Rosemary Woodruff said...

Love the card!....little girlie is so cute, too!

Angela said...

Fantastic

Tarnished Rose said...

Beautiful card. Love all the layers.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

So amazing...very talented!

Vicki said...

Beautiful..very talented!

Marge said...

What a FUN & AMAZING work of art!!! TFS!!!

Chris said...

Great card!

Linda said...

Gorgeous card, love this paper collection!!

Anonymous said...

Your card is stunning,and I loved hearing about the tradition behind it. I can't wait to get some of this Bird Song paper so that I can finally scrapbook my trip to China.

JamieH

Terry said...

gorgeous card!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

The card is gorgeous and the little girl is precious!! Nice to see you here, Arlene. Watch your videos all the time (I'm subscribed).

Kristina Anderson said...

Such a pretty card. All the pieces come together so beautifully. Great color. Thank you so much for sharing!

Holly said...

Your card is beautiful! I'm loving this line!

Clare said...

Wow, another amazing and beautiful card Arlene. Just perfect. Hugs Clare G45 teamie :-)

happybooker said...

Arlene, What a beautiful card. I love the way you've layered both the front and the inside of the card--fantastic! The fussy cut birds are just the right added embellishment and the gold glitter does truly accentuate the center of the card. I am grateful for the inspiration! Thank you very much!

Manunamoral said...

Very perfect!!

XOXO

sumemooooooo.

Bjotas sonoras.

Katerina Komissarova said...

So CUTE!

IrishPippi said...

Beautiful card ~ I love all the layers.

miyoshi said...

wow arlene this is awesome..i like everything you did on this card..tks for sharing

Tracy said...

Great card. I love this paper.

lesmitch said...

very pretty, love it

loly borda said...

Awesome card and adorable Alyssa. TFS

jordanbev5 said...

Love your beautiful card!

Crafting With Blue said...

gorgeous card arlene. i always love looking at your creations. beautiful princess in her 4th of july gear.

michsmith1973 said...

Gorgeous card and what a cutie patootie little girl!

vicki follett said...

your work is stunning and the little darling in her ruby red slippers is such a cutie. fussy cutting is not my idea of fun, but those birds perched on top of your work only add to the completed project. thanks for sharing

Pennyl said...

Gorgeous card!

Daisy said...

Wow! Love it! Very oriental!

Drifty Wright said...

What a perfectly beautiful card for such a perfectly beautiful little girl!! I really love that you finish your cards on the inside--I try to do that too. She will treasure this forever!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Wow! This is so beautifuL! TFS!

jennifer berkhahn said...

great card. so beautifully put together

Maggy_Tronche said...

Hi!! So beautiful card!! Love this new paper collection from Graphic 45!! Big hugs.. Maggy :)

Kathy said...

This is beautiful, and I love the products used. The colors are so brilliant.

SmokieBlueRose said...

You made such a beautiful card. The heaviness means it will last until she can appreciate it.

Debbie said...

Wow what a beautiful card

Paik117 said...

Arlene, I love seeing your cards and your creativity. Thanks for your hard work and your love of crafting.

NitaBugg said...

Beautiful card! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to coming back and spending more time!

trisha too said...

Such a charming card, Arlene!

:)

Janetcraft said...

wow, lovely bird that looks real with the element of Chinese of Graphic 45 paper so fine!

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

OH MY!!! I would even make Alyssa a card..she is sooo sweet!!! Great card Arlene!!!!!

Lucy said...

Love the complex simplicity of the use of the products!

ILuvVintageScrap said...

Gorgeous Arlene I love the card the paper is beautiful!!!!!!
Many Hugz
Juliana :)

Gitte said...

Sooo beautiful and elegant, I love the colors and the hints of gold

Marilou said...

It's a beautiful project ! The art gold glitter go great with this paper !!! Thanks for sharing !

Holly Moore said...

Great project, and oh my, baby Alyssa made me smile. What a precious pumpkin.

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