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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Typography Postal Station No. 45

I'm so excited about today's post!

Today I'm being featured over at Papercrafter's Library! Can you believe it?! Me! ME!

AND, as if that weren't exciting enough, they are revealing one of my very favourite projects. Postal Station No. 45!
Very often, when little people come to visit my studio, they will discover that imps, elves and faeries have left them miniature mail. I thought that it was about time that they had a proper place to work from, so I created this post office for them.

The base of the piece is a Mini Album Display Case from Ginas Designs. The drawer has been upturned and hinged to the top to create a spot for secret messages (or hiding candy). Graphic 45's Typography line embellishes the piece, it's stickers providing perfect classic advertising posters for the little place. Inside there are stacks of little letters and brown paper parcels waiting for delivery.

Want to see more? Head over to the Papercrafter's Library for more pics of this fun little project.

Want to make your own? Here's the complete supply list:
Small wooden table
Red Thread
Miniature Books and Scrolls
Pen Nibs
Tacky Glue

Monday, March 16, 2015

A little announcement...

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be working with Gina's Designs as a Special Design Educator for the next wee while.

What does this mean? I'll be using some of Gina's products and posting a new project and tutorial on the first Friday of the month.

I'm genuinely excited. Gina has some great products that are perfectly suited to mixed media, altered art, ATC's and all sorts of themes close to my heart. Here are a few of the projects I've created in the past that include Gina's Designs Lasercut elements. Hint: Click on the titles to visit the original posts.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Speaking of looking back

One of the projects that I left off of my new year's eve post (and the one that actually got me thinking about my  favourite projects from 2013) was Typography Postal Station No. 45.

It's featured on today's Graphic 45 blog with a boatload of photos and full supply list.

Also on the Graphic 45 blog are some brand new Graphic 45 Staples sneak peeks. My absolute favourite are these...
They come in two sizes. The standard regular G45 tag size and... wait for it... ATC size! I recieved some in my design team package and they are sooooo stinkin' cute. Adorable even.

And I'm afraid that's all from me today. I'm doing battle with a kidney stone and I've no idea who is going to win.


Sunday, March 02, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

There's a reason I gush every time I talk about Graphic 45 ... they deserve it.

Being a member of their design team this past year has been an incredible experience. I am so appreciative to have had the opportunity to work with their stunning products (seriously, every box is like Christmas!) but even more than that, to have had the privilege to be in such wonderful company. Truly, I have never met a kinder, more supportive group than my fellow design team members, and the entire Graphic 45 family.

How could I pass up the opportunity to audition for this years team? And so, here are a few of my favourite projects from this past year. (Titles link to the original post with additional pictures and supply lists.)

A Spooky Little Steampunk Spells Box   

A small (but mighty!) box altered with Steampunk Spells and embellished with Graphic 45 staples which paired perfectly with those amazing vintage metal feet!

Staycation Adventure Book

Unable to go to far away places this summer, I created an activity book for my kiddo.  Using vibrant G45 papers from a variety of collections and Regular Tag Album, I packed the pages with surprises and prompts for at home adventures.

Botanical Tea Cards

What can I say? Botanical Tea is just a dream to work with. It's stunning and absolutely perfect for making elegant cards... and even igniting a spark of inspiration!

There were 14 layouts featuring Couture in this 8x8 Easel Album. Not being a layout artist, I found it  a huge challenge... but I'm so proud of the results. The vintage black and white photos worked so well with the classic look of the collection.

Using A Secret Garden and A Ladies' Diary I created a little set of ATC's. They aren't big or elaborate, but I think they are terribly sweet and elegant.

Typography is one on my very favourite collections and it was perfect for creating this miniature post office. Again, those Graphic 45 Staples come in handy and are put to good use as windows and doors on this piece.

A pink and frilly, rather sentimental piece I created with bits of stash and papers from Secret Garden. This piece really just makes me dreamy eyed to look at it.

These projects show off a range of skills and styles, but they also represent some of the projects that I had the most fun creating. It really has been the most amazing year and I hope I'll be lucky enough to take part again. Each of my fingers and toes are crossed!

P.S. If you're thinking about auditioning for the design team... show off your awesomeness, be yourself and GO FOR IT! Here's the link to the Design Team call blog post.