#G45offthepage Challenge Project – Redesigned Rotating Guest Towel Holder

For this month’s Graphic 45 Challenge #G45offthepage, I took a guest towel holder (the “off the page element”) and converted it to a scrapbook photo display. I will be posting a tutorial/walk-through soon, so keep checking this blog or my YouTube channel.


This project came to life because of the gorgeous Steampunk Debutante Deluxe Collector’s Edition papers, chipboard and sticker elements from Graphic 45.

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I used a lot of Prima Marketing Inc. pastes and paints, and mini frame. Other elements are from Tim Holtz, 7Gypsies, Craftsmart acrylic chalk paint, and Finnabair Art Stones.

PhotoPlay “Vintage Girl” Lighted Vignette Shop Box

I designed this box vignette using the lovely paper, sticker, and ephemera collection, Vintage Girl from PhotoPlay Paper.


The base of the project is from a Graphic 45 Book Box and Tag set. In the photo below, you can see that I already started to draw the lines for where the window cut out will be.


I wanted this project to be really feminine and girly, so I kept the pink and black them with the added bead charm I crated using some pearls from Tim Holtz’s Baubles and pieces from my jewelry making supplies. I added ribbon from Melissa Frances and black tulle from my sewing supplies.

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For a special and unique touch, I incorporated a small battery-operated light at the top of the box to illuminate the pretty scene inside the box. I used stickers from the paper collection along with acetate strips to give the illusion that the items inside were floating or on display.

The Graphic 45 tags came together by using the Graphic 45 tag die to mat each tag. I then selected papers and cut a parts from the paper collection to create the tag elements.

Mint Tin Redesign – #G45Stamp

I designed this “steampunk” art piece for the #G45Stamp Challenge for the month of January.

I used a mint tin as my base, added some hardware, and used bits of the gorgeous Graphic 45 “Steampunk Debutante” papers. I used a variety of pastes and Art Stones from Finnabair ArtAlchemy to distress the tin.


The embossed stamp is from a collection Hampton Art did with Graphic 45. Not sure where I got it, but the stamp I chose worked great.

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Jewelry Chest Redesign

Just completed a redesign of my jewelry chest. My wonderful husband gifted this chest to me several years ago. I knew I had to give it new life in the home we recently purchased. Teal is an accent color throughout our home, so I chose that as the base color.



I used Prima Marketing Inc products, Fuchsia Sunset Redesign Transfer and ArtAlchemy Metallique and Opal Magic Wax Cire Cera for the distressing. I used Craftsmart Multi-Surface Premium Chalky Acrylic Paint and finished off the chest with Krylon 18 Karat Gold for the hardware and Minwax Polycrylic.

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It’s an amazing transformation that fully met my vision for the chest.

The products I chose truly exceeded my design expectations, and I look forward to working with these products on another project.

Acrylic Pour Earrings

Happy New Year to all!

Just getting back in my craft room and working on projects.

Last fall at the ScrapNCreate Retreat in San Clemente, California, I had the opportunity to meet the wonderfully creative Martha Jackson, who inspired me with her woodworking talents and designs. I was able to purchase a few earring bases from her collection and decided to see what I could come up with.

For this first pair of earrings, I used a variety of FolkArt Acrylic Paints and Liquitex Pouring Medium.


I will be posting more earring and jewelry pieces using my acrylic pour designs soon.

Gift Idea – Birthday Reminder

Christmas is over and I can now share the gift I designed for my siblings.

I designed this birthday reminder because throughout the year inevitably someone calls to confirm or inquiry about a birthday.

The photo is a little grainy. I swiped it from my sister-in-law’s thank you text. I hadn’t quite finished the one for my home.

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I used Silhouette Design #18658 “Swirls” and a rectangle drawn in my Silhouette software to create the base. I used a variety of mixed media pastes from Art Alchemy to create the metal affect on the Silhouette chipboard. I used Silhouette Design #16857 “Circle Tag” and merged the family member’s information onto the tag.

Using jump rings from my jewelry supplies, I attached each tag by family group. The last tag as a bead charm I created to weight the row and stop the tags from flipping around.

I’ll be posting a tutorial on my blog soon.