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William Shakespeare

Friday, December 7, 2012

Don't forget that today is the last day for my Guest Designer appearance on Melissa's Blog featuring some of my projects using Graphic 45.  Be sure to stop by and leave me some comments for you chance to win a $50 gift certificate for Melissa's online store!

I want to thank Melissa so very much for allowing me this opportunity.  She is a terrific friend and mentor!  This has been a great week and I have loved reading all the comments people have posted.  It has also been very encouraging and a great boost of confidence.  I am always the worst critic of my own work. . . but then again isn't everyone!

My final posting is an altered box.  I took a plain pine box that you can pick up anywhere and stained it with Walnut Distress Stain.  Out came some more of Graphic 45's  Ladies' Diary Paper and embellishments.  I decided that I needed  a tray for the inside so made my own with chipboard.  I love this little box and am thinking I now need to go make a version of this for my husband. . . hmmmm what will I use??? Perhaps some MORE GRAPHIC 45!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have a major love affair with Graphic 45's products (its a minor addiction. . . but I am really OK with that!) and realized while redoing my room that I have over 4" of their paper alone. . . .I think I need some more!!!!!!

I hope you have enjoyed the week of postings!  I'm off to finish up my Christmas shopping!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Well here is an altered tray I "whipped up" using G45's Nutcracker Sweet.  This project is made with nothing but white paper, stamps, embossing powder, markers, distress inks and stickles.  Of course I added some tutu ribbon (made flowers from it too) and and some bling and roses.  I love the way it turned out.  Sometimes it is so nice to see what can be created using nothing but blank paper, stamps, ink and ribbon!  Don't forget to stop by Melissa's blog and leave those comments for another chance to win the $50 gift certificate!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Well well well. . . where has the time gone.  So much for my once a month blog posts! lol!  This time I really do have some good excuses.  Not only was I teaching classes, but the hubby and I have been renovating (which is an ongoing process)!
One of the projects was to change the flooring in my scrap room from carpet to laminate. . . ."YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!"  Then it happened. . . .the realization that I would have to empty the entire room in order to make this possible. . . . all I can say is OMG! WHO BOUGHT ALL THAT STUFF?????  Obviously some intervention is needed!!!  Who knew?  It honestly took us longer to empty the room than it did to change the flooring!!! I have been putting it back together for over a week!!!!!!

I should also probably tell you about my new cabinet!  I found it in the local classifieds . . and fell in love.  My hubby went to check it out and said we would be back the next day to dismantle it and take it home. . . easier said than done!! This cabinet was 8.5' tall and over 6' wide!! It was located up 2 flights of stairs in a store.  It took 4 trips to get it all down the stairs!!! But after some minor modifications (chopping off the top of it!) it has now made its way down to my room.  Yeah! So that is it in a nutshell. . .the room is almost finished . . I have to admit I got sidetracked and had to have a play day!  I promise to post new pictures in the next few days. 

The other exciting thing that took place was that after gentle prodding from Melissa I finally submitted something to Graphic 45!  Within a few days they put the photo up on their site and by the end of the week they had ran it on their blog!!! I was shocked!  

This is another exciting week!  Please check out Melissa's site!  Not only is she running some of my Graphic 45 creations BUT she is also having a giveaway of $50 for her online store! LOVE IT!!! Be sure to check back daily and leave a comment every day for your chance to win!!!!!