Friday, July 27, 2012

Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 5 of the Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter Blog Hop!

Graphic 45 will be giving away 4 prizes during this blog hop. Two on the blog, one on Facebook, and one on Pinterest. All you need to do to enter to win these wonderful prizes is hop on over to the featured blogs from our design team. Just leave a blog comment and you'll be entered into this week's contest! Want2Scrap and Art Glitter are also giving away some fabulous prizes this week. Be sure to hop on over to their blogs to discover even more inspiration and prizes! Here's what Graphic 45 will be giving away:



Here's a little info about the three companies bringing you this blog hop:


Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.  Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.


Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™ line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.

 Spread the Sparkle! Be it cosmetics, scrapbooking, t-shirts, cards, jewelry, quilts, rock star toes, home decor or even cement...everything is better with Art Glitter on it! Barbara Trombley opened Art Institute Glitter, Inc. in 1982 and now supplies artists and artisans, crafters and craftsmen with more than 400 brilliant cosmetic quality glitter colors and industrial-strength adhesives. Art Glitter products have been featured on “The New Martha Stewart Show”, “Carol Duvall Show”, HGTV, Home Shopping Network and several times in “Martha Stewart Living Magazine” including this upcoming December, 2009 issue. Thousands of retail stores throughout the world carry Art Glitter products. Barbara’s first book, “Glitter Artistry: Bags, Tags & Cards,” was warmly received by artists in 2006 and is still a big hit today (Sterling Publishing, Inc.). Art Glitter’s retail showroom is located in Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona.

Here's what I created for the blog hop. I used Graphic 45's new Bird Song collection.


This is one very pretty Asian-inspired collection. I love the colours, especially the combination of teal, red and black. 

And this is my layout, of my daughter when she was much younger in a cheongsam during Chinese New Year many years ago.



I went for a circular layout, edging the borders with lace and border-punched Bird Song patterned paper. I wanted to give the layout a garden feel so I silhouette-cut the photograph and immersed it in a garden of flowers, birds and butterflies.


A beautiful pair of birds. The green pearls dotting the circumference of the layout are from Want2Scrap.


I sprinkled Art Glitter's Penny's Worth Dazzlers on Graphic 45's metal butterflies.


List of Supplies:
Graphic 45 Bird Song papers - Pearls of Wisdom, Cherry Blossom, Tranquility & Endless Spring
Graphic 45 Staples - Metal Butterfles & Stamped Metal Brads
Art Glitter D33 Penny's Worth Dazzlers
Want 2 Scrap Adhesive Pearls in green
May Arts ribbon lace with pearls
Prima flowers and leaves


Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Be sure to check out the blogs of the other designers if you haven't already.


Happy Scrapping! 

159 comments:

Laughing Through Life said...

I like the circular shape of your layout, it makes it seem more organic and natural.

Crafting With Blue said...

very beautiful. the circle makes it look like a photo frame. love it

Dora said...

It's very original, your layout: the circular form gives it a special touch... and the rest speaks for itself!

Gersende said...

it's so cute !! I love !!

vicki follett said...

beautiful and elegant,love your project

Lisa Torres said...

Lovely layout. Love the way you fussy cut and layered everything with the flowers. Papers work so well, and such a cutie. Thanks for inspiring.

Lisa T.

The Cat Lady said...

Great project! Love all the details!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Sue, this is lovely. I really enjoy your circular layouts. I love the way you nestled the photo of your daughter into the scene, so she is a part of it.

Kaatje said...

great to see a circle layout. Always nice to have some examples and this one is georgeous

The Gentleman Crafter said...

WOW Susan! You piece is simply amazing! So love it! Love the round shape! How cool! Your detail is just amazing!

Jim

Tracey Sabella said...

Such an amazing LO!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Margie said...

What a beautiful layout, so perfect for that photo!!

Diana Fernandez said...

Excellent work!!! So inspirational!

TheBiscuitScraps said...

Amazing project from my favorite collection.

Anna said...

I like the feminine style, and the circle shape is great! TFS!

Tarnished Rose said...

Beautiful! Your layout is great and I love that it's a circle - so different.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Cindy said...

This is a beautiful project!!

JEANNIE said...

Elegant layout and beautiful daughter!! Love this paper!

Nanna said...

Love the circular layout. It is almost as beautiful as your daughter. Thanks for sharing.

kay(texfolkart) said...

lovely layout...like the circular shape....and the wonderful layers!

MsMad said...

This is gorgeous !!!!
Barbara Bird
MdStrwbery@aol.com
MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

bbsox55 said...

So Beautiful! Great layout, love all the layers.

Unknown said...

Lovely design. The glitter on the metal butterflies really makes them pop.

Sharon Y said...

So pretty. Looks like she is right there in the garden. The circular shape is unique.

Clare said...

Hi Susan, simply adorable layout with so much detail to draw you in and then a gorgeous little girl in the middle. Love it. Bw Clare

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful project and such a sweet photo. Amazing cut work!

Karen Wedding said...

Very nice layout. Lots of fussy cutting. I'm sure it's always worth the effort.

Jan said...

Love the circle design, compliments the paper well. Adorable little girl!

Primitive Seasons said...

Great job on this beautifiul circular layout. Love all the flowers and embellies. Very talented and your use of color is lovely.

Mary

Debb McR said...

Can you ever use too many flowers on a LO? Of course not. Your work is beautiful and so creative. I enjoy following your blog.

Luv 2 Create said...

Beautiful LO. Love all the intricacy and detail.
Marcie

Debbie said...

This is a Beautiful layout. I really like what you did with the butterflies. So Pretty.

Theresa said...

Great photo of your daughter. She highlights your layout. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Fabulous work, love the details!

Jeni said...

This project it's so gorgeous

Raven said...

Very cute and the circle frame makes your beautiful daughter stand out in the garden embellishments.

Dragonlady said...

What a beautiful layout, love the oriental theme.

Hugs Ali x

Naomi said...

Very cute project! Thanks for sharing!

Camille Short said...

This line of paper is getting to be one of my favorites. All the samples using it are great!

Dorina D said...

Stunning and gorgeous. What a gread idea,love the lace around the circle and the cutout birds. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! And your daughter is beautiful! She compliments the paper perfectly. Thank you for sharing your amazing work and participating in the hop. Have a great weekend and happy creating!

achairnadream said...

Love that you made this in a circle shape - you don't see it that much and it is just great

Cindy Crafty Creations said...

Very cute !!!

Jessica S said...

Stunning photo display. Love the dazzlers on the butterflies and gorgeous fussy cut birds. Amazing job!
:O)
Jessica S
new follower from the hop

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh, how sweet. This is just a perfect project in every single way!!!!!

quiltea56 said...

Adorable beauty.
Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I love the colors, butterflies, everything about it.
Perfect!

Gwen said...

Gorgeous, love the shape and the picture is adorable.

Cheryl Lomax said...

wow this is really beautiful, thanks for sharing

Drifty Wright said...

I am sure your beautiful daughter loves this!! Your attention to detail is wonderful--she is surrounded in beauty and it is lovely!

langeatheart said...

Your layout is breathtaking! I think this might be my favourite new line! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! :)

Rhonda said...

Beautiful project and your daughter as well. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Manhattan Mandie said...

This is ADORABLE! Love it!

Tammy said...

Sue!!
This is such a lovely and ingenuitive project:) You can see the heart and love that exudes from your layout:) You did such a super job that it looked as if your precious daughter was standing in front of a back drop:) Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

mhodges said...

I really love the paper and the circular shape is so wonderful!!!! Thanks for sharing!

sleigh said...

Luv this layout... so fantasy and whimsical! And a great paper collection too. TFS your creation :)

Jackie said...

Your layout is very creative!!

Jan Garber said...

Lots of lovely layers!

Kimbo said...

Great job!!! You have really accented this paper beautifully!!!

Patti Grace said...

I love the layout. I looked at your blog last night and was still amazed at how three products can make such a world of difference with a project. I will be back for more. Being a newbie I am happy to have the inspiration and help.

jennifer berkhahn said...

beatiful, this layout showcases the subject so well it looks like it was made exclusively for it

She'sSewCrafty said...

Beautiful work! Beautiful paper!

Julie S. said...

I like that your LO is a circle. Very nicw work. TFS.

orfanannie said...

Gorgeous layout! You really showcased the picture of your daughter nicely. I can't wait for Birdsong to be released. It seems that my favorite "theme" for papercrafting is Asian, so this will be right down my alley! Thanks for sharing

Diana said...

Beautiful layout! Tfs

Gloria Stengel said...

I really love the round shape and all the fussing cutting and layering! This is lovely!

Zena Harty said...

Super creative, love the circular background!

Sol said...

Beautiful! Love how you have decorated the metal butterflies with glitter!

My Studio Voice said...

So pretty. It must be so exciting to have your talent, your history, and this beautiful paper to work with. The circular layout is so different along with the complete design it really places the focus on your beautiful daughter. Gorgeous.

Maggy_Tronche said...

So cute layout!!! Love it!! TFS! Big hugs.. Maggy :)

Marge said...

What a sweet LO of your DD!!! TFS!!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful and creative. Love this along with the products you used.

texasbarb said...

Pretty layout and pretty little girl. Birdsong is perfect for this layout.

wendyportc1 said...

Beautiful!!

luv46kdz said...

What a lovely piece

Paula

Elizabeth Barajas said...

WOW...what a lovely layout, very elegant. Thank you for sharing.

mrsjudys said...

I never do "circles". I should try one. Just beautiful. Thank you for your inspiration.

Lana said...

absolutely stunning layout oh my gosh just lovely !!!

IrishPippi said...

Beautiful layout and your daughter is a cutie!

Christina Ketelsen said...

I'm digging the circle and all the detail you put into this beautiful layout. Lot's of great idea's put into your layout. Thanks for taking the time to share with us all.

quietjournals said...

I love this....I love working dimensionally and this is so good....a beautiful pairing of a gorgeous layout and a beautiful young girl!

Jess said...

beautiful layout!

Holly said...

Beautiful layout, so much depth!!

Debbie said...

A beautiful layout.

Pam said...

Gorgeous layout! I love the circular shape.

Lisette Baker said...

Love all the decoupage - brilliant piece.

Paik117 said...

Thanks for sharing your talent with the world via the internet. Love your layout, very creative.

Lesley said...

You do such a good job with layering! Lovely!

grammypame said...

great layout love the circle! thanks for sharing
Hugz
Pam

cyndie2010 said...

Sue, you are one amazing, talented lady. You have an eye for detail, color and just the right touch to make your projects stunning. Thank you for sharing. Cyndie

nana156 said...

great project, love it

Sandydee said...

This layout is so adorable. Love the butterflies and the glitter.

Lafinsol said...

Love your page layout, the paper certainly compliments your daughters outfit, I cant wait to get my hands on the paper and winning a prize pack would be very sweet. tfs.

Caryn S said...

This is so unique, I love how you cut out the photo so that it looks like part of the paper collection.

mitz said...

...look at the time tht went into this.. wow.... beautiful.. thanks
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Rea said...

Awesome layout. I love the round layout and all the layers.

kim said...

This layout is beautiful and so is your daughter. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Ms Scrapmess said...

Your daughter looks absolutely fabulous in those papers!!! Thank you for sharing!

Benwah said...

So great to see something using a circle. Really love the 3d pop up the little girl. Thank you for sharing.

Arlene said...

I love how you opted to do a circle lay-out instead of the traditional square. All the details are amazing, and those butterflies are gorgeous, Susan!

NitaBugg said...

Very elegant layout. Your daughter is adorable!

Judy Webb said...

Love your imagination and talent.

trisha too said...

Sue, this is adorable, what a fantastic layout!

:)

artjunkie2 said...

Very beautiful! Love the Bird Song collections!!

Karen said...

Such a pretty layout! The circular form is so original and really makes it special. What a lovely picture of your daughter too. Gorgeous!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

I want to reach out and touch it! The layering just makes everything seem so lilvely. Mahalo for sharing.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Beautiful layering and embellishing! Your daughter will love this!!

Linda R. said...

Beautiful daughter and beautiful project! The detail is astounding.

Auntie Em said...

What a beautiful LO for such a sweet photo! I love the round design and all the layers you used.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lynn W. said...

I love your unusual layout - it's so pretty!

Lynn Wild

teresa said...

Very pretty layout!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Beautiful layout.

Scottishrose said...

Beautiful layout, so detailed..TfS!

Angie said...

Very cute!!!

tbm214 said...

Love all the details!

lesmitch said...

so detailed. love it

Sue D said...

Lovely layout!

UnicornDiamond said...

Your creation is beautiful! I can imagine your daughter's going to cherish this for the rest of her life. :)

Janetcraft said...

great layerings with the layout! love them all

Nat Laney said...

Wonderful layout. Need to try a circular layout.

Peggy said...

Great layout and cute picture. Love the dimension.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Rea' said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL !!! Love your circular garden, and those fussy cuts, those green pearls...oh my gorgeous touch!Your butterflies are pretty too, love the Bird Song!

jordanbev5 said...

Way cool and loven' all your fussy cutting details!!! Superlative!

Katerina Komissarova said...

So Pretty!

Karenladd said...

How wonderful this is! It reminds me of a commemorative plate! Beautiful colors and darling photo!

fusiafscrapping said...

This is perfect!

calldbyhisname7 said...

I love the glitter on the butterflies! Beautiful layout.

Lanna said...

I think Bird Song is my favorite and all the other g45 are my favorite. Beautiful design. Thank you for sharing. Lanna from Utah

longagodreams said...

This is so sweet. Love the G45, Bird Song papers. Great job Lanna. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Pammlla said...

I really like all of the pop out design of the flowers and butterfly's.

michsmith1973 said...

You did such a lovely job on this, its quite eye catching!

Erin Glee said...

Oh, this photo of your daughter is perfect with the new Bird Song paper! You did a beautiful job sillouette cutting her and the garden she stands in~very pretty!

shanjamorjor said...

super detailed and super gorgeous!

Dee said...

WOW! That picture is perfect for this project! I love the bird song collection and this project shows so much beautifull details. Thank you for sharing.

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

Gorgeous LO...and LOVE the circular instead of the tired 'ole sqaures!! Well done!

Helen said...

Beautiful Layout. Reminds me of pretty antique porcelain plates

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just stunning! Love the shape, design and dimension on this piece! Great job!! And what a cutie your daughter is as the focus of this amazing work of art! Thanks for inspiration!

Darlene
DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Taking Chances said...

Great prize! A great intro to mixed media! I've been wanting to give it a go!

Mokinita said...

WOW! How cute is your LO? LOve, love, love it.
I've surrender to that line by G45.
Love the new releases.
TFS and take care.
Monica

Marilyn RichardsS said...

very nice layout using G45 and glitter. I like the circle instead of the traditional square.

Helen said...

Birdsong works so beautifully with your photo, and there is so much detail with all the flowers.

Lucy said...

love it!

Paperpretties said...

I love the circular layout and the colors just work beautifully together!

Queen Mary said...

OK, this whole thing is a set up right? That's not really your daughter -- OR you had the paper and THEN dressed her, right? This is just too beautiful!

Linda said...

Gorgeous layout, love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

ILuvVintageScrap said...

Gorgeous layout!!!!!!! Very original and creative :)
Hugz
Juliana

buttercup said...

Should be framed. It's so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!

buttercup said...

Love it. It should be framed. THanks for sharing!

Gitte said...

Beautiful work

Suzanne said...

One of my favs. Love the circle idea.

Kristina Anderson said...

It's just lovely. Love the edging and all the great details. The butterflies look so pretty with the glitter. Thank you so much for sharing!

loly borda said...

Sooooo pretty, the beautiful layout complements your daughter's beuaty. Great job!
Loly Borda

happybooker said...

Susan, you created a remarkable LO. The colors you chose are perfect for your beautiful little girl. I greatly admire the effect of fussy cutting, especially when it is done as expertly as you have done on the flowers, birds and the cutout of your daughter. I also like the circular format and the lace and punched designs. Fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

Marilou said...

Beautiful layout ! What's a good idea to make this one with a circle and the bird song collection. Thanks for sharing !!!

Haf2scrap said...

Totally beautiful lo! Love all the fussy cutting!

Holly Moore said...

WOW! Picture perfect Beautiful. I just love the circle layout.

shari said...

Your layout is absolutely Beautiful!!! Shari (cricutrookie)

bkazoo said...

Great!

yellowroseofms said...

Love it!

Sue Lui said...

Thanks for your lovely comments, everyone! They're much appreciated.