Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Inspiration Wednesday: "Hearts"

It's Inspiration Wednesday over at the La La Land Crafts blog today! We hope you play along!

This week's theme is:


I created this sweet 8x8 scrapbook page of hubby and I featuring some of the new DIES from La La Land Crafts.

Here are more photos:

We'd love to see your "Hearts" projects! Post your project on our Facebook page, or visit us for inspiration on our Pinterest page.

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazingly crafty day ahead! ♥

hugs & butterflykisses xoxo,


Graphic 45's Mon Amour papers
Petaloo Flower
Paper Trey ink black card stock
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Get Ready for Valentine's Day with Graphic 45: Day 1 - Altered Window Shadowbox

Hello friends!

Today I want to share an altered Window Shadowbox that I created for Graphic 45 featuring Mon Amour. This project commemorates one of my favorite photos of my husband and I. We will be celebrating16 years this April and we're still going strong! ♥

Here are some photos of the shadowbox. I will also be sharing a Snapguide tutorial that will show you how to position your photos into the Graphic 45 Window Shadowbox for a perfect display!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Be sure to pop on over to the Graphic 45 BLOG, where you can find more Valentine's Day inspiration from the Graphic 45 Design Team!

hugs & butterflykisses xoxo,


Staples: Ornate Metal Drawer Pull, Ornate Metal Keyhole, Ornate Metal Key, Claw Feet
Wooden Block letters - Bottlecap Co.
Paper Studio Glass viles
Wooden Spool
Wooden cube
Wooden mini bird house
Momento metal corners
Metal Door pull
Wooden mini flower pot
I Am Roses flowers & rosebuds
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Recollections Pearls
White paint
Rub N' Buff - Antique Gold

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

LLLC January 2016 Release - DT Showcase!

Hello all!

Please join us this week over at the La La Land Crafts Blog, where the design team will be sharing new, inspiring projects featuring products from the January 2016 Release!

And to make things even more fun (and tempting, I'm sure!) La La Land Crafts is having a 10% OFF Sale over at the LLLC Shop. Use discount code "NEW 10". The sale is valid February 1 - 5, 2016. So don't miss out! 

First, let me share some pics of the new release...

Oh my... steel die heaven!!

Aren't these images the most adorable EVER?!

I created 2 samples featuring dies from the new release.

First up is this altered paddle I created, featuring a photo of hubby and I. I love all the new multi-die sets available at La La Land Crafts!

Here are the dies featured on this project:

Next up is a Tea Cup easel card I created. Tea anyone?? ♥

Here are the dies used on the Tea Cup easel card:

I hope you enjoyed my project share as much as I enjoyed creating both of them!

Don't forget to stop on over at the La La Land Crafts SHOP to check out the new release (and use coupon code "NEW 10" for 10% off through February 5th!)

hugs and butterflykisses xoxo,

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Graphic 45 & Petaloo BLOG HOP: Day 3

It's day 3 of the Graphic 45 and Petaloo blog hop!
Have you been following along? We hope you join us! There is a boat load of inspiration from the designers that will be sure to get your creative juices flowing! ♥

For my project, I created this Valentine's day layout of hubby and I featuring Graphic 45's Children's Hour paper collection and beautiful Petaloo flowers!

Here are more photos:

Here is a video walk-through to show you this layout up close:

Click HERE to jump over to the Graphic 45 blog now!

Thanks for stopping by. 

hugs & butterflykisses xoxo,

Product List:

Children’s Hour 12x12, 8x8, Stickers, Chipboard
Staples: Shabby Chic metal key, Shabby Chic metal keyhole
Petaloo flowers & leaves
White Doily
Prima pearl bling
Prima heart resin
Recollections pearls
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
We R Memory Keepers 6” Doily Punch
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue

Inspiration Wednesday: Anything Goes!

Hello, Arlene here again with an Inspiration Wednesday project for La La Land Crafts!

This week's theme is:

Anything Goes!

I created this card featuring some of the new yummy DIES from LLLC's latest release. 

Don't forget to swing on over to the La La Land Crafts BLOG where you'll find more inspiration from the designers using La La Land Crafts DIES.

hugs and butterflykisses xoxo,

Graphic 45's Botanica Tea papers
Paper Trey Ink card stock
Petaloo flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Recollections pearls
Metal key
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Grow Creatively with Graphic 45!

This week on the Graphic 45 blog, the design team will be sharing projects to remind us to grow creatively in 2016. We hope the projects inspire you to be more creative this year as well!

I created a mixed media sign that I have since placed on a shelf in my craft room. I love to work with mixed media, but have found little time to really sit down and enjoy it this past year. I hope this sign will remind me to take the time to be more creative with mixed media and altered art in 2016!

Here are some photos below and a video tutorial showing you how I put this mixed media sign together using Graphic 45's fabulous World's Fair paper collection:

Here is a video tutorial to show you how this mixed media altered sign came together:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Be sure to stop on over at the Graphic 45 blog for more inspiration and to enter your chance to win a Time to Celebrate prize package!

Have a wonderful week!

hugs & butterflykisses xoxo,

Product List:

World’s Fair: 12x12 papers, 8x8 papers, Chipboard
Staples: Ornate Metal Key, Ornate Metal Keyhole, Metal Clothespin
Wooden sign from Target $1 bin
Modeling Paste
Metal Embellishments
I Am Rose flowers
Recollections flowers
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays
Mini puzzle pieces
Michael’s $1 bin frame
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue