Farmhouse Rotating Recipe Center #G45BACall2021

Super excited to be back! Thank you so much for staying with me!

I am so happy to bring to you my Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Call 2021 project submission!

For this project, I chose the “Farmhouse” paper collection from Graphic 45. I used the 8″ X 8″ paper pad and chipboard elements from the collection.

I am calling this design project a “Rotating Recipe Center”.

There are so many cute and whimsical elements incorporated in the design. A mini spoon and actual vintage recipes from my own recipe collection. I also used Graphic 45 ATC Tag & Pocket Album as well as the ATC Matchbook Box, both in black.

I like the idea of using products and staples in different creative ways. You can see that I used the ATC Tag & Pocket Album in a non-traditional way, or a way you would not ordinarily use this product. I like thinking outside the box when designing, and Graphic 45 provides great staples in their collections that lend to this type of creative style.

So, what if you don’t have any recipe cards, all of your recipes are online? Not to worry, this Rotating Recipe Center is strong and sturdy enough to hold a mini iPad or tablet! which makes it a convenient holder for your device.

Below is a slideshow of photos and the tutorial for this project. You can also find it on my YouTube channel!

I will be posting more design projects and ideas soon.

Thank you for following me on my blog and other social media!


Life and Lemons

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all are doing well and staying COVID safe!

Just a brief update…

As my “About” page states, life can give you lemons from time-to-time and that is when you need to make some lemonade. 😉 That is where I am at right now. It doesn’t mean I’m not creating and designing, I am. Just need to take a break from posting for a short while.

I hope you continue to following me and this blog, as well as my Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram accounts. If you are just joining me on my blog, “THANK YOU” and “WELCOME”, and in the meantime, take a look at my posts and videos.


Graphic 45 “Lost in Paradise” Boxed Mini Album

Happy New Year! Everyone.

So happy to bring you my first design project for 2021!

For this project, I used the gorgeous paper collection and sticker set “Lost in Paradise” from Graphic 45.

Some design elements include an inlay center piece in the front of the box, unique box opening, hinge closure, large photo display for photos, and metal “rivot” heads on hinges.

This uniquely designed boxed album set makes an attractive display for your album collection or photo library.

You can see a list of some of the primary products I used for this project design in the YouTube description box and below.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to created your own boxed mini album.

List of some of the products I used in this project.

Kraftex Sample Pack

Graphix Medium Weight Chipboard

Weldbond Glue

Glossy Accents

Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape

Silhouette Hinge Design File

Lorie Whitlock “3 Hinges” – Design #24826



Halloween Decor – Potion Bottles

Today I am sharing two more pieces of Halloween decor. I previously shared a poison potion bottle I made for my “Reinventing A Project Series”.

I decided to design these new bottles to complete the set. Below are photos and a list of supplies I used to create them.

The tall bottle was created by using Graphix Medium Weight Chipboard, Art Stones (listed below), and a large bead from my jewelry making supplies. The smaller container based was created by using a treat cup (see list below), a small box lid, and a small wood spoon from a dollar store. I used the same process for prepping the chipboard that I shared on my YouTube channel earlier this month. An additional design element for the new bottles included the use of hot glue drips to create a dripping/dripped potion oozing from the bottles. I created the “eye” for the short bottle by cutting chipboard pieces for the outer part of the eye, then I added a small bead from my jewelry making supplies. I colored the inner eye with Indian Pink Wax Cire Cera and the eyeball with Sparks Fairy Wings, a dot of red and black acrylic paint.

NOTE: I did weight the tall bottle down by adding some small plant stones and glue before sealing up the bottle. Because the bottle design was tall and thin, I wanted to make sure that it would not tip over.

The color effects from the Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy products and the Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink, brought out the texture details in the design. I simply love the Firebird and Mint Sparkle Wax Cire Cera colors!

I hope you like these Halloween decor designs, and I hope they inspire you.

Thanks so much for following this post and blog.

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Metallique Wax Cire Cera: Bronze Age and Rich Copper

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Wax Cire Cera: Firebird, Indian Pink, Mint Sparkle

Craftsmart Satin Acrylic Paint: White

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint: Emerald Green and Deep Waters

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint: Iris Potion, Ginger Magic, and Fairy Wings

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Mini Art Stones: White

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Mega Art Stones: White

Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Black Soot

Michael’s Stores Celebrate It Treat Cup

My Minds Eye: ” Wicked Mechant Malvado” Chipboard Stickers

Liquitex Gesso

Liquitex Blended Fibers

Liquitex Mars Black Acrylic Paint