Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More Webster's Pages

I had so much fun and received such lovely compliments (thanks, ladies) for my card that I made using the sketch from SOUS that I decided to play again! I absolutely adore this great original sketch by Liz Qualman. I put it to use by making one layout and two cards! I used the very beautiful Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris collection, Prima Flowers and Bling and BasicGrey rub-ons. Sketches are so much fun!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout (boy time does fly! These are my girls in 2000, 2004 and this past Christmas 2009):

Here are 2 different cards I made using the same sketch!

Notice something? I used the lovely Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris for these designs plus my mom used it for her altered box. You are probably thinking why would Generations Crafting showcase products they don't sell? Well, this is our way of introducing to you a new manufacturer will be carrying very soon! That's right! We are expecting all 4 new collections of Webster's Pages released at CHA Winter as well as the Postcards From Paris collection showcased this week. Watch the Coming Soon category for all the new products!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Altered Box Compliments of Mom

My very talented mother (a.k.a., Grandma) created this beautiful altered paper mache box using the gorgeous Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris papers, Prima Flowers, Leaves and brads, and some Stickles. I cannot believe the amount of work she put into this! Check out all the detail work, fussy-cutting and dimension. Holy cow mom - you're hired for my design team...

Here is the front cover of the box:

Here is another angle. She painted the box a cream color and added some lace and flowers:

Check out the details - fussy-cutting and lots of dimension:

The Prima Flowers work perfectly with this collection:

Stay tuned for more Webster's Pages designs!

The BasicGrey Page-Of-The-Month and Card-Of-The-Month kits and the Graphic 45 will be in this week! The remainder of the BasicGrey, the BoBunny and MORE will be in early March! Be sure you are signed up for product notifications!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fun With Sketches

I love using sketches for making layouts and cards! I usually don't participate in sketch challenges because I'm not really allowed to win anything, but I love to play along anyway!

Check out the current sketch from Stuck On You Sketches. The sketch is designed for a 12x12 layout, but I modified it for a card. This weeks special challenge was to create something with red or pink in it.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:

I used BasicGrey Nook & Pantry Chocolate Mousse, Cookbook, Strawberry Shortcake, Element Stickers and Pops to create this card. The fun doilies are from the Nook & Pantry Favor Boxes and the stamp is Jillibean Soup Sending Thoughts.

If you love designing with sketches, be sure to check them out! They have a new sketch challenge every week and sometimes they offer a blog candy prize (from yours truly) to a random player.

Friday, February 12, 2010

BasicGrey Sugar Rush Projects

Here are a couple of projects I created using the sweet Sugar Rush collection from BasicGrey. I love how versatile the collection is! You can use it for Valentine's Day, spring, feminine projects and more! I used the red and pink papers for some Valentine's Day Home Decor. Check it out:

The little mailbox I got at Target. The papers are from the 6x6 paper pad and are: Big Cherry (back), Gummy Bears, Runts (back). I also used the Element Stickers and the cute Love Notes Cards to go inside the mailbox!

The boxes are cut using the Sizzix Big Shot. I used plain red paper, Airhead (back), Big Cherry and Runts for the box base. I then layered with plain red paper, Big Cherry (back), Runts (back) and Jaw Breakers (back). I used my Slice to cut the alphabet letters out of Jaw Breakers, Runts and Gummy Bears (back). Then I embellished with Element Sticker, Canvas Tags, Pieces, bling, flowers and Stickles! This was fun and too cute!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and President's Day! Be sure to check out our sale - find extra discounts on select products from BasicGrey, BoBunny, Imaginisce and more Saturday, Feb. 13 - Monday, Feb. 15. Sale ends Tuesday, Feb. 16. We will be closed President's Day Monday, Feb. 15. Shipping will resume Tuesday, February 16. Stay warm!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Long time, no posts...

Saturday is my youngest daughter's birthday and I've been busy trying to get ready for that! We've gotten the invitations out, the food and presents bought, it's just time for me to finish up the decorations and favors! She couldn't make it easy on me - you know how it goes; her birthday is the day before Valentine's Day, but she did not want a Valentine's-themed birthday. Of course not. Her favorite color is purple, so I had to make all the decorations, invitations, etc. purple - for Valentine's Day. Oh well! Here are the invitations I made:

I used BoBunny Double Dot Paper - Heather and several papers from the We R Memory Keepers Madame Royale collection. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it all matched! The flowers and buttons are also from the Madame Royale collection.

Here is a cupcake favor box I made with the leftover papers:

Shhh... don't tell her I snuck in a heart!

I got my way, though and made some Valentine's Day favors for the candy (she couldn't say no to the Valentine's Day M&Ms!):

I used BoBunny packaging, paper, ribbon from my stash and Stickles. These are super-cute and I know the kids will love them!

Finally, here are a couple (more) cards I made for Valentine's Day using the cute BoBunny Love Bandit collection!

BoBuny Love Bandit: Bee Mine, Nuts 4 U, Stripe, Whoo Loves U, Cut Outs, Flowers

It's getting more and more difficult for me to keep up on making all of these projects. I think I may need some help. Design Team, maybe... Stay tuned!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine's Cards & Our Contest Winner!

Here are some Valentine's Day cards created with the fun Imaginisce Sweet Cheri collection. The first one is my favorite! I made this with my Sizzix Big Shot machine. I love the bonus peek-a-boo card inside!

Imaginisce Sweet Cheri - Choco-La-Ti-Da, Gigi's Sweet Shop, Table For Two, SWAK Chiboard Stickers; BoBunny Love Bandit - Flowers, Sizzix Big Shot Pro

Imaginisce Sweet Cheri - Choco-La-Ti-Da, Heart Strings, Table For Two, Snag 'em Stamps - I love you

Imaginisce Sweet Cheri - Gigi's Sweet Shop, Table For Two, Truffle Shuffle, Lovey Dovey Sticker Stackers; BoBunny Flowers

Imaginsice Sweet Cheri - Gigi's Sweet Shop, Sprinkled With Love, Lovey Dovey Sticker Stackers; BoBunny Flowers

You know me - I have to have some fun Home Decor as well (hard to take pictures of because of the glass- you get the bonus of the reflection of me taking the picture!)

Imaginisce Sweet Cheri - Gigi's Sweet Shop, Heart Strings, Sprinkled With Love, SWAK Chipboard Stickers; Frames from Target

Speaking of Sweet Cheri - did you know that this month's winner of our trivia contest will receive some of this great collection? Be sure to enter by February 19!

Now for our contest winner! We originally said we weren't going to use, however, we only received one name for each person in the contest, so we thought that was the best!

Congrats to Shawn Wenrich! You have won a FREE BasicGrey Sugar Rush Page Kit! We have your address on file and we'll get this out to you today! Thanks everyone for playing!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Finally... A Project!

Here is a Valentine's Home Decor project I created using the top of a heart-shaped box, BoBunny Persuasion papers and Prima and BasicGrey embellishments! This was super-easy to do and lots of fun!

BoBunny Persuasion Blooms, Love Notes, Tutu Double Dot Paper, Chunky Charms - Chiffon Brackets; Prima Say It In Crystals, Flowers; BasicGrey Bling It Rhinestones - Love (Blush)

Check the Project Ideas Category for more fun projects! Don't forget to sign up for our BasicGrey Sugar Rush Contest! You have until midnight tonight and we'll announce the winner tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Coming Soon and more!

We are proud to announce new products coming soon from Graphic 45! We will be carrying 2 of the 3 new collections released at CHA Winter and will continue to add on!

Don't forget to post to the contest below for your chance to win a free Basic Grey Sugar Rush Page Kit. We will continue taking comments until Thursday and announce the winner on Friday! Good luck!

We are also proud to announce our partnership with Stuck On You Sketches and Candy Shoppe Designs! They both have some great challenges and contests with the winner receiving some fun "blog candy" from yours truly! Check them out for some really great ideas!