Graphic 45 Bio:
Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters. Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.
Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™ line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.
Art Glitter Bio:
Spread the Sparkle! Be it cosmetics, scrapbooking, t-shirts, cards, jewelry, quilts, rock star toes, home decor or even cement...everything is better with Art Glitter on it! Barbara Trombley opened Art Institute Glitter, Inc. in 1982 and now supplies artists and artisans, crafters and craftsmen with more than 400 brilliant cosmetic quality glitter colors and industrial-strength adhesives. Art Glitter products have been featured on “The New Martha Stewart Show”, “Carol Duvall Show”, HGTV, Home Shopping Network and several times in “Martha Stewart Living Magazine” including this upcoming December, 2009 issue. Thousands of retail stores throughout the world carry Art Glitter products. Barbara’s first book, “Glitter Artistry: Bags, Tags & Cards,” was warmly received by artists in 2006 and is still a big hit today (Sterling Publishing, Inc.). Art Glitter’s retail showroom is located in Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona.
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Now, let's get on with the project! I have used the NEW Summer Release Bird Song Collection for my project.
As soon as I saw the Bird Song Collection, I knew what I wanted to do with it. I only needed to use a small amount for my CHA projects, so I had plenty left to make a page layout of my younger brother and his wife. My sister-in-law is from the Philippines and I have always wanted to scrap this photo using Asian-inspired papers, but have never found the right paper. (They were married in 1999!) Bird Song is the PERFECT paper to use. It has my favorite color, red, plus some really lovely elements.
The tags are from Want2Scrap. They are manila tags and come in three sizes. I covered them with paper and ink, then added some ribbon and twine.
This was a hard page to make, because we lost my brother in 2010. Last Saturday marked the second anniversary of his death, and this is the first time I've been able to scrapbook a photo of him. This is a very special project for me, and I hope that it shows.
Butterflies represent new life, and I pray that my brother is having a new life in heaven. I also pray that all of us left behind will find a new life in Christ, and that we can remember him and celebrate the time we had with him here on earth.
To create these sparkly butterflies, I first die cut cardstock with the Spellbinders Wonderful Wings die templates. I used a sponge brush to apply the Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the cardstock. I then sprinkled each butterfly with Copper Harbor Opaque Ultrafine Glitter. Once the glue was dry and set, I applied the Want2Scrap Nestabling Wonderful Wings adhesive bling over the top of the glitter. It's pretty WOW!
I added some Want2Scrap Say it With Pearls Finesse Swirls Pearls to mimic movement next to the butterfly.
I painted the chipboard phrase with one layer of gesso and allowed it to dry. Then, I covered the chipboard with a thin layer of Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and added the Art Glitter Silver Ultrafine Glitter.
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Graphic 45 Papers: Bird Song
Say it With Pearls: Finesse Swirls Pearls - LeCreme
Nestabling: Wonderful Wings by Donna Salazar
Copper Harbor Opaque Ultrafine Glitter
Silver Ultrafine Glitter
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
American Crafts: Cardstock
Clearsnap Colorbox: Blackbird Fluid Chalk Ink
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard phrase
Really Reasonable Ribbon: ribbon, cord, twine
Spellbinders: Wonderful Wings (LF-006), Lace Doily Accents (S5-062)
We R Memory Keepers: Eyelets, Crop-a-Dile
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L foam squares, Scotch 3M tape runner
Other: Computer journaling