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Up on the Graphic 45 blog today . . .

are some of my Christmas creations using Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium, alterable box and my own version of a Graphic 45 Christmas tree.  You can see it all here:

Graphic 45 blog

and I'll show you more (right here) tomorrow

or you may visit

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook

St. Louis, MO

where you can see all these projects in person.

 

Perhaps you saw this Graphic 45 star on my blog previous to this post:

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I taught this class last Sunday at For Keeps Sake.  Here's what I ended up doing with my finished star.

Christmas Star 2

I have had this wreath for years.  It hangs on our front door each winter.  This year, I needed a new Christmas wreath, so decided to hang the Graphic 45 star in the middle.  I did spray the star with Super Seal to protect it from the St. Louis winters so it should be good to go all season.

After Christmas, I'll remove the star (which is just hanging from one of the branches and snuggled in) and still use the wreath for the rest of the winter.


Simon Says . . .

Stamp & Show some tickets.

With holiday decorating happening this week, I chose to create an ornamental star that will be added to our Christmas tree.  

I began with a clear acrylic star that was embossed using the Allegro embossing folder on a Vagabond. It was then painted with Ranger's Gold Dabber. The paint was gently wiped off so that it stayed only within the deep grooves of the embossed music. Using Graphic 45's 8x8 Christmas Emporium paper, fussy cuts were made and adhered to the front of the embossed star along with Hero Arts Olive Green Gemstones.

SSSS Stars

 

Hope you can join us for this challenge!  Create your own star and post it on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog.  You may be the person who is randomly chosen to win a $50 gift certificate from our generous sponsor  

 

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or you may be chosen as one of the

top 3 designers for the week!

Stop by

&

see inspiring entries for this week's challenge

on

Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog.

 

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A simple project with An ABC Primer . . .

Our neighborhood/subdivision has a pretty big garage sale each year.  While perusing the neighbors goods (!), we ran across this school desk.  I've always wanted one of these and with a price tag of $15, I couldn't pass it up.  Of course, the perfect paper for this is Graphic 45's An ABC Primer.

ABC Desk 1

Not wanting to cover all the wood, I decided to cut and paste some 

ABC Primer

to showcase those designs.

I got lazy and didn't even sand the desk before adhering all the papers with

Claudine Hellmuth Matte Medium.

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I also used Matte Medium on top of the papers to seal them.

(Love that stuff!)

ABC Desk 3

Little drawing books were added to the mix

ABC Desk 4

along with a cigar box that will hold markers and crayons.

You should see what my Team Mate Tara did with a found rocking horse!

Jump over to the

Graphic 45 blog and read all about it! 

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Hope you can join me . . .

The day after Turkey Day is bustling with activity at

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook

You can find me at one of the make-and-take tables

Friday, November 25

10:30 - 12:30

making these

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combining two of my favorite products: Graphic 45 and Unibind!

 

and from

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm with these


FKS 2
 

Tim Holtz dies and stamps.

 

While supplies last.  A nominal fee for each make-and-take.

You can find all the details

+

other make-and-takes by the For Keeps Sake Instructors

here:

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook - St. Louis MO



Get your tickets here . . .

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show is all about tickets.  

I turned to Tim Holtz Journaling Tickets to create a mini-banner. After inking the edges with Ranger Archival Sepia ink, I used the same ink and stamped background images from Tim's Mini-Holiday set. The stamp set was also used on the tops of miscellaneous chipboard letters. A Marvy Snow Pen was used on the trees and Santa's hat before bits of ephemera were added to each.

Ssss tickets

Why not join us for this challenge!  All you have to do is come up with something that shows *tickets*.

Head over to Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog and enter your own project. You may be the person who is randomly chosen to win a $50 gift certificate from our generous sponsor  

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or you may be chosen as one of the

top 3 designers for the week!

Stop by

&

see inspiring entries for this week's challenge

on

Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog.

Follow Me on Pinterest

Star Light, Star Bright . . .

Graphic 45 is showcasing my Christmas star today along with a beautiful calendar Tara made out of the Graphic 45 altered box.

Here's the star with a base from an old rusty tin star I found for only $1.50.  This star measures almost 15" wide x 15" tall.

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This turned into a class I will be teaching at For Keeps Sake for a nominal fee.  The tin base will be substituted for something sturdy and the design remains the same.

Reservations required.

Sunday, November 27

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

(314) 487-8131