Saturday, September 04, 2010

Elizabeth Craft Designs and G45

Just a quick posty before I have to get my chores finished. Then Matt and I are heading out to have a lunch date. We are celebrating his 44th birthday (which was Sept. 1) and our 23rd wedding anniversary (which is Sept. 5). For thrills were are going to Staples so I can get some items I "need" for my stamp storage, then to lunch at an undecided location. (We are so boring! But at least our date is not at Costco this time!)

I have another Graphic45 layout for you. (Yes, I said LAYOUT!) The Graphic45 Design Team was sponsored by Elizabeth Craft Designs. We received some of their Shimmer Sheetz to play with. Ok, we got a ton of stuff to play with! This is just the tip of the iceberg! Anyway, I used A Proper Gentleman and Hallowe'en in Wonderland papers to make this layout. The silver border at the bottom is made from one of the Shimmer Sheetz.

I trimmed the sheet to about 2x10 inches or so. Then I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to emboss the design across the strip. The Shimmer Sheetz take the embossing very well. After I had embossed, I rubbed the strip with alcohol inks and Staz-On ink to "grunge it up" a bit, as these are very shimmery and I wanted to tone that down some for this layout. I used a Heidi Swapp date stamp to stamp the date, using Staz-On ink.

I also played with my new Tim Holtz Hanging Sign die. I cut the filigree part out of grungeboard, then inked it with Black Soot. Instead of using the sign that comes with the die, I used a Scenic Route chipboard element for my sign.

I trimmed out one of the Alice images from the G45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland papers, and then accented it with a Tim Holtz pin and some cardstock sticker words. I think these are a combo of Scenic Route, Making Memories, and I forget who else. Some of these have been in my stash for ages. Just shows you that your new stuff can play nicely with your old stuff!

Since I love all the little Tim Holtz metal gizmos, I also used a memo pin to hold one of the sticker words. Very cool.

This photo was from Halloween 2006. I had to search my albums to find years that I had not yet scrapped and this one came up a winner. My oldest son said, "Mom, you have to tell your scrapping people that I am 'The Phantom of the Hop-era' or my costume looks stupid!" So, you've been told! He dressed up to hand out candy that year...I guess he was 14 at the time. He's quite funny! Just like his mom! {giggle}

Go take a peek at the Graphic 45 Blog to see what the other DT members have been up to. And also go check out the fabbie goodies at Elizabeth Craft Design.


  1. This is such a fantastic page...the silver border, the Tim Holtz sign, the papers...they're all fab! And the "Phantom of the Hop-era" is just precious!! TFS!

  2. What a great layout!! I like the silver border and all the great little embellishments! I love the sign diecut.

  3. Phantom of the Hop-era LOL too funny!! hey Matt has my mom's bday :) hope you had a great time!!

    OK i am still working on catching up on my commenting........... off to the next post i go lol