Saturday, January 15, 2011

Graphic45 Inspired by Love Challenge

Hey all you blogging buddies! Graphic45 is having a fab-oh contest! Read all about it HERE. Tis the season to make Valentines, so G45 is giving away a FANTASTIC prize to some lucky card-maker.

Charee emailed me from "G45 home base" the other day to ask me if I had any love-themed cards for her to use on the G45 Blog today...and wouldn't you know, I had just finished creating this beauty!

I used all Graphic45 Le' Romantique papers (Tender Missives, Sweetheart of Mine, Enamored Embrace, Key to My Heart). There is nothing like some lace and ribbon to "do up a romantic card!

I used some Prima pearls, plus I punched some butterflies out of the paper scraps with a Martha Stewart punch. I added some pearls to the butterflies as well.

The charm is from Making Memories. I took off the jump-ring and tied some hand-dyed wrinkle ribbon through the hole. I got that amazing lace at Paper Tails and the ribbon at Cool Scrapbook Stuff, both local stores. The first thing I do when I visit both of those stores is look for new trims

(Note: I am also entering this card into the punch challenge at Simply Create. The stamp is a greeting on the inside.)

Charee wanted me to send her more love-theme cards, even ones that had been seen before. I sent her a batch, and the ones below are the cards she chose to show on the G45 Blog today. They are repeats, but, give 'em a peek anyway!

This is one I made with G45 Renaissance Faire and Bontanica Bella papers, and Unity stamps.

Here is the inside. Another fabbie Unity stamp.

I created this card with the Le' Romantique line, plus some Tattered Angels chipboard and Prima flowers. I just gave this to my in-laws for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Yum, right?!

I made this card for the summer CHA using the G45 Steampunk Debutante line. This one is perfect for a Valentine card. Don't you love that image?!

I dug into my stash for these embellishments. The love plaque and the "diamond" stick pin are Making Memories items that I've had for a long time. I hoard everything! In multiples! It does feel good when I actually use stuff!

Now, hop on over the the G45 Blog and see how you can enter the contest to win this prize:

Also, make sure you check out the new paper lines: Le Cirque and Curtain Call. I had a chance to play with the new papers, plus the matching Hampton Art stamps because I made some "advance" samples for G45 and HA...and both new lines are AMAZING! You will see my sneak peeks during CHA week! But, here is a teaser....


  1. holy batman are one busy all the G45 goodness...your cards are always so over the top in details....

  2. AWESOME cards!! LOVE that lace on the first one :)

  3. Oh wow! What a stunnig collection of cards! Have you thought about submitting them to a cardmaking mag for publication? Stunning!

  4. Gorgeous cards,love all the elements you have added.Thanks for joining us at simply create.

  5. Now, look at you, queen of vintage! WOW!! so much beauty.
    I love your new card AND the old ones. Each one of them is a master piece.
    Thank you for playing with us again at Simply Create. It's so good to see you with us.