Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Graphic 45 Projects And Playing Catch Up

It's been so long since I have had a chance to blog!  I have been missing everyone, and just missing the writing.  Today I will try and catch you up with everything that his been going on here, classes, Florida etc. 
But to kick things off, today is my first Graphic 45 Design Team Project Post for the Month!
I am very excited!
If you came over from Graphic 45 thanks for finding me!  If you haven't made it over there yet please make sure to stop by and check out all the other wonderful creations by the other amazing designers today and see how this card is done.
So let's get things started! 
This card is something that came to me after hours of messing with another card.  One of my favorite techniques to use is paper piecing, and I knew I wanted it to be my first technique to share.  Starting out using a mix of blues and oranges the plan was to create a Father's Day Card.  Stamping out hot air balloons, cutting and taking pictures along the way, I was just having a hard time getting into it. 
So I decided to pull out the Once Upon A Springtime line and work with softer colors instead. 
And boy am I glad I did, this little card came together so smoothly.  I guess sometimes it is just better to start fresh, instead of trying to force things to work.  Sure can't use this one for Father's Day though! 
For step by step instructions on how to create this card make sure to stop by G45 

Supplies Used:
Paper: G45 Once Upon A Springtime Collection
Enchanted Forest, Once Upon A Springtime, Primrose Cottage

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black

Stamp: CC Designs Mushroom

Adhesives: Tombow Mono Glue Stick, Scrapbook Adhesives 3d Foam Squares

As well as completing my projects for Graphic 45 I have been hard at work getting together classes for the summer.  Here is a set of 5 cards that I will be teaching at Simply Scrapbooks in Kettering on June 7th using the adorable Emma's Shop line by Crate Paper. 
For info on signing up please contact Simply Scrapbooks @ 937-299-6288
Kits will be coming very soon to the blog!
Also look forward to lots more Graphic 45 inspired classes and kits to be announced next week!

If you keep up with the blog, you know that I have been buried by flower orders lately, and have only been slowly digging myself out.  Well I am happy to say that my order of 1140 paper flowers is complete!!!  Even took a quick trip to Florida for a little RR before diving back in to finish a few other small orders.  There is light at the end of the tunnel, and I am absolutely looking forward to being creative and not mass producing for a little while!!  WOOHOO!!
Here are some cute pics of  Skyler hanging at the beach. 
Can't wait to scrap these!  Just need to add a dog to the pic and she is the Coppertone kid!

Well that is all that's been going on here! 
Make sure to stop by Friday for another one of my Graphic 45 Projects to be posted, and a chance to win a giveaway in celebration of hitting over 500 sales in my Etsy store!
 Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Scrapping!!!
Nicki Chicky

1 comment:

Mary C. Nasser said...

LOVE your mixed media art!!

So glad I found you through the “All Kinds of Artists” Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Mary C. Nasser