Thursday, February 28, 2013

Make a Wish featuring Graphic 45 Place in Time Sentiments

Make a Wish
Featuring Graphic 45 Place in Time Sentiments Line

 Hello Everyone:

Anita here with a fun, oldie but goodie waterfall card.  I had a lot of fun making this and love the vintage feel to the card from the Graphic 45 Place in Time line.  This sheet of paper is so much fun because this color palette is on one side and the other side is full of sentiments and artwork in the beautiful muted colors that Graphic 45 is known for.  Be sure to check out The Hens' Den store to see this line.  You will love it. You can find the tutorial for this card on Splitcoast Stampers.

Project Materials:
Graphic 45 Place in Time Sentiments
Tim Holtz Coredinations cardstock Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
May Arts Crochet Black Ribbon
Ranger Inkssentials Wonder Tape 1/2"
Impression Obsession Cover a Card Stamp Circle Fusion
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Hole Punch

See you soon.  Hugs,

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Near and Far Album using Graphic 45 - Secret Garden Collection

Near and Far Album
Created by Charlie LaBonte
I had so much fun making this album.  A young lady that I work with is getting married this June (actually they got married in Las Vegas in December..hehe) and they are such a sweet couple to know.  Nils is in the Army and is so far away, yet close enough for Elena to fly to see him on long weekends.  We had her bridal shower recently and she is so not comfortable in large groups.  So nice so see such sweetness.  This album will give her something to documents special moments and keep for years to come.

I love this picture.  It has such a statement if you really look at it.  Near and Far...Coming and going... I am very proud of Nils and Elena.  They have  been apart and have never lost their love for each other.  I wish them many blessings for their future. 

 Love playing with paints, embossing powders and bling.  This paper line also fit right in with her colors.
 Different picture sizes make for better attention getters, I think. 
I kept the embellishments light so that they did not over power the importance of the story.  There is a story about the back side of the ribbon on the left page.  I tattle on myself later on.
 Love Corrugated paper. You can do so many things with it but for this I kept it very simple.  But I can tell you I really wanted to ink, paint and mess it up... a lot!
 Journaling cards are so cute in this collection.  I love the softness of this entire collection.
 I used one of Martha Stewarts photo corner cutting tools.  Folded them and then taped them in place. Now all Elena has to do is slip in the photo and if she wants to change it out or move it, she can.

The journaling cards are so sweet in this collection.  I love the soft color that are in this entire collection. 
Elena's bridal invitation made for a perfect subject on the canvas page.  I also used Petaloo's Color me Crazy Corner  piece, coloring it to match her invitation.
Here is where I have to tattle on myself.  I had cut the binder holes on the wrong side and having already put the paper and photo mat in place, I hid my boo boo by placing a nice big bow there.  Now, tell me that you have never had to hide a

I also used Tim Holtz Curio Knobs and Graphic 45 Key Hole and keys.  Small accents to add depth and texture. 

Thank you for stopping by and remember, we have lots of goodies for sale in the store and would love it if you would shop with us.   Have a super day!!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fancy Pants - Country Boutique 100% Sweet card By Lori McClellan

Fancy Pants - Country Boutique 
100% Sweet card 

I was so lucky to get to work with the Fancy Pants - Country Boutique line this month.  Here is a picture of my kit.

As I thought about what kind of project I wanted to do, I was struck by all the flag and pendant shapes that Fancy Pants has with this line.  I love them and use these as elements in my sketches quite often, but rarely use them myself.  I remembered a sketch I did for Teresa Collins blog a few months ago and decided that it was time for me to actually do a project with the flags.  You can find the post and sketch here.

This fancy pants line has so many great pattern papers,  it was easy to put this together.  I love the non-traditional colors, all the cute die cut shapes,  and how the crochet ribbon from May arts looks like it was meant to be part of this collection.

Thanks for stopping by.  Go find all these and other great products at The Hens' Den.

Supplies used:
Fancy Pants Country Boutique - Groom
Fancy Pants Country Boutique - Ivy
Fancy Pants Country Boutique - Loved
Fancy Pants Country Boutique - Lydias
Fancy Pants Country Boutique - Die cuts
May Arts Crochet Black Lace 
Distress Tool

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Graphic 45 The Olde Curiosity Shoppe Puppy Love Layout by Nicolle Kramer

Graphic 45 The Olde Curiosity Shoppe 
Puppy Love Layout
Designed By: Nicolle Kramer

A picture of  fabulous goodies I got to work with in this kit I used for all February's Blog posts.

In keeping up with the theme of the month here being Love, I created a layout of my son Bret hugging our beagle Roscoe. We consider our puppies here our babies. This picture was a total perfect photo opportunity. I was sitting at my scrappy desk turned around and saw that loving pose. I am so glad I caught it. The title I came up with perfectly fits the photo.

To create the background I used a flourish mask and Tim Holtz Black Soot distressed ink around it for that swirly effect. To get use out of my border punches I try to use them on all my layouts. The heart punch is perfect for this theme.  For further embellishments I cut different size hearts out of the graphic 45 papers.  I found a sketch online for even more inspiration.

Here's a close up of the love and all the layers. I added a pretty Petaloo velvet cream rose to the center of a handmade crocheted heart. 

A close up of the right bottom area of the layout. It's filled with more hearts and chipboard elements. Plus a little fussy cut butterfly.


 Don't forget to check out The Hen's Den store for some new products available now from Winter CHA. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart layout by Carolyn Lontin

Original Layout

Designed by Carolyn Lontin

Here are a few detail shots of my layout - featuring lots of goodness! Stamped images, distressing, buttons, gems - oh my! :)

I am really hooked on the My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy Stamps - they are just so tiny that they add the perfect accent to any layout!

As a child I moved around often  ... very often - I went to five elementary schools, two middle schools and three high schools - that's right 10 schools in 12 years!  While I am glad I did because I met so many fantastic people along the way,  I knew that I wanted to be settled down before my children started school.  So far my son has attended ONE elementary school for kindergarden through sixth grade.  Of course, I fell in love with the Coyote Creek Original t-shirts that were given to the sixth graders that have been at the school for all seven years!! 

I left some room to journal under my photos.


My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy buttons

3D Foam Squares
Therm  O Web 3D Zots
Spray Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Giveaway Tuesday - February 19th

Tim Holtz Distress Paints
We finally have them in the store. The colors are so awesome.  It is time to play with them. SO...
Spun SugarPicked RaspberryBarn DoorFired BrickSpiced MarmaladeRusty Hinge

Spun SugarPicked RaspberryBarn DoorFired BrickSpiced MarmaladeRusty Hinge
Wild HoneyMustard SeedBundled SageMowed LawnPeeled PaintForest Moss
Wild HoneyMustard SeedBundled SageMowed LawnPeeled PaintForest Moss
Broken ChinaWeathered WoodSalty OceanChipped SapphireVictorian VelvetSeedless Preserves
Broken ChinaWeathered WoodSalty OceanChipped SapphireVictorian VelvetSeedless Preserves
Antique LinenFrayed BurlapVintage PhotoWalnut StainBlack SootPicket Fence
Antique LinenFrayed BurlapVintage PhotoWalnut StainBlack SootPicket Fence
We thought we would have a Giveaway with these wonderful colors.   Here is how it works:
Purchase 3 and get 1 free
One free item per order
Free item will be adjusted on your invoice before shipping
Purchase over $40.00 and you also get free shipping
Supplies are limited
Sale ends Friday, February 22nd
Click {here} to start shopping
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