Monday, June 18, 2012

May Arts/Graphic 45 Blog Week

                           

It's time again for the May Arts Design Team to join the Graphic 45 Design Team to bring you a week full of exciting projects and giveaways! 

I'm helping to begin the week with a paperbag book album featuring Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections Designer Papers, Graphic 45 Staples Embellishments and of course, gorgeous May Arts Ribbon.  I tried to keep it simple enough that pictures/journaling cards could be added if desired.


The right page is actually from an old, really old (!), crochet newletter.

Of course, there will be prizes!  How to win?  Just leave a comment on the blogs along the way.

Supplies:
Paper - Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections, Papertrey Ink Kraft/Smokey Shadow
Ink - Versafine Sepia/Black
Other - paper bag book; black hang tag; book rings; feathers; brads; Stampin Up Hodge Podge hardware; flat back pearls, Recollections black adhesive backed bling; Crystal Effects; double sided tape; sewing machine

I've included the full week's blog list so that you can check back in to see each day's projects.   Thanks so much for joining us this week!

Monday, June 18th:
Alberto Juárez : http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel : http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Nicole Eccles: http://www.nicoleeccles.com/
Jingle: http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/
Charlene: that's me

Tuesday, June 19th:
Arlene Cuevas: http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Jim, The Gentleman Crafter: http://thegentlemancrafter.typepad.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com/
Vera: http://www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/
Latrice: http://www.latricemurphy.blogspot.com/
Karen: http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 20th :
Clare Charvill: http://mycreativespirit.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson: http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/
Jenifer: http://stitchcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Tiffin: http://www.linwoodavenue.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 21st:
Denise Hahn: http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison: http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui: http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Jen: http://jenshearsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Candy: http://candyscraps.typepad.com/scraps/
Kimberly: http://serendipityvintagestudio.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 22nd:
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/
Jinky: http://jinkyscrafts.blogspot.com/
Leah: http://1alabasterowl.blogspot.com/

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Dee said...

That is sooooooo beautifull!! I love it!! I'm a big fan of Graphic 45!

Anonymous said...

Lovely album. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lisa T.

Barbara said...

I wasn't a fan of the paper when it came out but I can see the possibilities through your album. Love the ribbon use and especially the feathers!

Linda R. said...

great album. I especially love the cards on the back cover!

Konnie with a K said...

I love this! Very creative yet looks like something I could do.

Lourdes said...

What a loooovely project!!!

It's fantastic!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Wow, this is amazing! Great job!

Christy said...

Beautiful mini album. Loved it. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

Maria said...

I looooooooooooooooveeee this mini!!! It's so vintage, romantic... it's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeee all the G45 Kraft and the feathers!!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful paper bag album - I love paper bag albums and this one is so lovely.

ScrappyRae10 said...

Simply beautiful!

Jingle said...

Charlene, this is stunning! What a fantastic album!

Tarnished Rose said...

Love your slbum! Very very creative.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Cathy L. said...

I love the Pris theme book. What a great use of their papers, thanks for sharing.

tracy said...

I love albums and this one is gorgeous. Thank you so much for inspiring me.

Sara Nell Langland said...

I love your design of this book with the papers, pockets and embellishments. I especially like how you used the rings and enforcements as a detail on the cover! Thanks for such great inspiration.

Monica Edwards said...

You know i wasnt sold on this paper set but now that I see it - I actually love it. TFS...

Monica
scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

Beautiful book! I love Graphics 45 collections and you made a wonderful creation with it!

Tarracoscrap said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww, I love it!!!

Fantastic project!!!


Charo

Lynne said...

Charlene - Love your mini-book. Just bought a piece of this kraft collection to make a graduation card!

lori said...

Love this paper bag album! G45 has the best paper lines. Great job!

KimCreate said...

Very beautiful mini album.
Kim

My Creative Chateau said...

Your album really sparked my artistic juices to use the Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections paper. Your use of the May Arts black trims is a super compliment to this project. Thanks for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

Quite beautiful! Genious!

-tmaxxan

Lonna Shur said...

What a nice book, you did a wonderful job in every details.

Thanks for sharing!

happyscrappy007 said...

I love it! Well done!

CatMyers said...

Nice job on this beautiful mini album with the G45 Kraft Reflections paper and May Arts ribbon.

Jocelyn said...

Stunning book! Mini Books are one of my favorite projects to do. I love this.

Charming Memories said...

I really enjoyed your blog and have subscribed.
Adore your ETSY Shop goodies too, time to save my change again...
Thanks for the inspiration!

Orlie said...

I love Vintage all the way!!!!!! Great job here!!! Can't wait to see more. brians@tds.net

June-Marie said...

Love the mini - great job! - OMG love this paper!

June-Marie said...

Great job - love what you did with this paper.

Miriam Prantner said...

GORGEOUS mini! Love this line, and I love the feathers on the cover!

Annette said...

wow this is amazing...I love how you used the paper bags...so clever and great design..

artjunkie2 said...

Beautiful album!! I love this paper line! Thanks for sharing!

Fabric Works said...

Love this paper!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful mini album!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl Walker

webgranny19 said...

Lovely little journal,thanks for sharing

webgranny19 said...

What a lovely little journal,thanks for sharing

Betty said...

wonderful project - love your colors - i'm lucky to have a local store owner who is in love with graphic45 so i can always find the latest stuff!

Betty said...

wonderful project - love your colors - i'm lucky to have a local store owner who is in love with graphic45 so i can always find the latest stuff!

Martuska said...

Wow! Really inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

eyes2theocean said...

This book is AMAZING!!! Very classy, LOVE IT!

Thank you,
Sar Tann

eyes2theocean said...

This is Amazing,I really love this book.

Thank you for sharing,
Sar Tann

Mohawk Crafter said...

Nice mini. Am a fan of the muted/vintage look of G45. Can't wait to use May Arts ribbon.

Sandi said...

Gorgeous albumn!

Gloria L. said...

Just wonderful!

Naomi said...

Great project!

Aline said...

This album is beautiful, I love the papers, the colors, I love everything

Tracy Heaton said...

Super album - thanks for sharing it.Tracy x

Cait said...

I am in love with anything kraft, and your book uses it beautifully..along with the gorgeous ribbon! Thanks

scrappymo! said...

Oh my gosh...this is so fabulous. Your are so talented!!!!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mayra said...

really nice!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful mini, I love these papers! Great ribbons to match up with that vintagy paper. TFS!

Christina Ketelsen said...

Beautiful mini..I just love doing mini albums... fantastic use of the Graphic papers and die's and wonderful use of the May Arts. Just Beautiful...TFS...Christina

sleigh said...

Love your mini album and... still loving this paper collection by G45. Thanks for sharing :)

achairnadream said...

I love everything Kraft especially this paper and the ribbon & lace is such a great touch.

nicemouse said...

Very nice album. I love the papers and ribbons.
Thanks for sharing.

maryjane said...

Fantastic album... love it!

kim said...

I love love love this album. The Kraft paper is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Kimberly said...

Cute cute mini album .....TFS!

Drifty Wright said...

Lovely Album!! I am still in awe of Graphic 45 and the vintage romance it inspires and what could be more romantic than beautiful May Arts Ribbon? Beautiful use of both!! Thank You for sharing!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Shut the front door! Pinned!

pitje said...

This paper line is starting to grow on me, at first i just loved a few sheets like the quotes and the cards. Seeing project made with this line helpes alot. Thanx

Brenda Savage said...

The mini envelopes add such a fabulous touch! And the ribbon is terrific. I really love the bold stripe - it's a "must find"!

Danielle Copley said...

Love the album and that black and white stripe ribbon is fabulous!

shari said...

What a great mini, I love that paper. Shari (cricutrookie)

Sheri said...

great mini. love the Kraft paper line

SmokieBlueRose said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!

to_csh said...

Really beautiful work. I loved it all - the ribbon, the paper, the clothes pins!

Karen said...

Oooo, oooo, I love this Charlene. FABULOUS!

Nat Laney said...

Wonderful, wonderful. Love this mini album.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous! Kraft Reflections is such a fantastic collection - I covet it greatly! - but what you've done here, combining it with the ribbons is utterly lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kaatje said...

what a great use of the paper, I have it and now certainly will use it really quickly. thanks

Wanda said...

Paris... love it! and always love the classic balack and white!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Oh my gosh Charlene this is incredible!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Linda said...

Love your project and the hop :)

Ruth G said...

I can't say enough about this album! It's just so perfect! I love the look of the craft paper and all the fibers really work so well to make it look authentically vintage! TFS!

Sandydee said...

Love this. Just getting into doing minins and really like seeing they way you used the paper and ribbons.

marylouh said...

I didn't think I would like to use the kraft paper but it looks really nice. All of Graphic 45 papers are great.

marylouh said...

I didn't think I would like using the kraft paper but it works really well in this project.

happybooker said...

I'm very appreciative of the inspiration I received from your paper bag album. I loved the design elements you used from the Graphic 45 Kraft paper; everything blended together so perfectly.

Gayna said...

Wow, this is stunning. So elegant. I love it. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Gayna

Lynn W. said...

What a great album! The ribbon just sets off the kraft papers nicely:)

Lynn Wild

Disco Queen said...

Stunning Album! The papers, embellishments & ribbons blend so well.

Mary G. said...

Wow, I love this! This would be so nice inside a beautifully decorated matching altered cigar box...oh, the ideas that are running through my head! :)

Dorina D said...

WOW!!!!!! what a gorgeous album!! ALl the papers and ribbons are gorgeous. Very impressive and very well done! I think this is one of my most favorite mini's I've seen this year.

crazyoldsyd said...

such a unique creation. This paper is so versetile and so rich. Can think of great things for this book--recipe book of my grandmother and aunts. Quotes of my Old "vintage" family with their picture on the page, etc.
Cute!

lilabber said...

Your mini album is so sweet, I love the kraft paper and the ribbons you used, they certainly do compliment one another dont they. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Ellen said...

Thud!! Stunning album Charlene!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Very nice! I love the classic kraft, black and cream palette you've chosen. All the little envelopes to tuck journaling in are so sweet. Thank you.

kay(texfolkart) said...

love this! am a big fan of kraft reflections and this is a great showcase of this fabulous paper! thanks for sharing

Rea' said...

OMG, I love paper bag albums...this is AWESOME, you just did the Kraft Reflection Collection PROUD !! Love ALL your elements, the feathers the flowers, the ribbon... LOVE IT !!!

Kate said...

I adore this mini! The papers are fabulous. I love the ribbons.

luv46kdz said...

Super, just beautiful : )

Paula

Scrap4Therapy said...

So very pretty! Love it.
debbie

CandyHaz said...

Love it ... love kraft paper

silvia said...

Fabulous mini!!!

Susan said...

Wow -- that is one of the most beautiful and detailed vintage albums I've ever seen. Well done!!

Ava Gavloski said...

charlene, such a striking paperbag album, so nice

howo34 said...

Beautiful album! Thanks for sharing!

Judy Webb said...

Kraft Reflections and sewing!! Loved, loved your mini!

Nan G said...

Great book! Love the G45 Kraft Reflections paper and that black ribbon! Love May Arts ribbon. Its the best hands down!

Katina said...

What a beautiful book, and I love the way you have accented the vintage look with all the ribbons!

Jeannie said...

Love paper bag minis...Very nice!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous paperbag album, love the classic color scheme!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

DB said...

I love paper bag albums and Graphic 45 paper and you've combined the two into a truly stunning project!

texasbarb said...

I would never have guessed your beautiful mini album started as paperbags. I really like how you've showcased all the papers!

Barb Turpin said...

Love this album, crazy about vintage!

Bethany Becker said...

Adorable mini album! Thanks for sharing!

Emily Keaton said...

Love this vintage album!

shanjamorjor said...

i enjoy making mini albums i bet you enjoyed doing this beautiful one

Angela said...

I really love this album.

Melissa Hurdle said...

Beautiful album! These are my sickness. I love to make mini albums, chipboard albums, etc. Thanks for sharing.

Crafting Teacher said...

Beautiful albulm...I wish mine would turn out this nice.

snowbear said...

Kudos!! Fabulous album!!!

Carol E said...

What a lovely album, thank you so much for sharing it.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Love love love this fabulous book! Mahalo, thank you for sharing.

Emily H said...

Wow! You made this!? Incredible!

Suzanne said...

Dream of going to Paris. Love your mini album.

Karen L said...

I love vintage looks so of course I am over the moon crazy about your mini album!! So beautiful!

Vanessa Hayden said...

I love the style and design of your pages in the book!

Debbie said...

this is so nice love the clean look of this mini thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

keysha said...

This album is amazing!!!

Jackie in Alaska said...

This is such an understated, elegant album. A beautiful use of the paper and ribbon. Thank you so much for sharing.
Jackie in Alaska

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful paper bag album. Thank you for sharing.

love2quilt95 said...

My daughter doesn't usually like the papers I select, but I know she will love these. Especially the face playing card! very lovely project

Pam said...

Fabulous job on your album!

Trish said...

I hate to play favorites, but this has to be my favorite of all the gorgeous projects on all the blogs. I love the papers in this beautifully detailed book,It's just wonderful!

Cristiane Juliani said...

What so beautiful album...... I loved it...... Thanks....

yellowroseofms said...

Love this project! The paper is gorgeous.

elena said...

Lovely album!!!. Thank you for the inspiration.

Peggy said...

Great job on the paper bag album. I like the way you kept it relatively flat. The G45 paper and May Arts ribbon are great. God bless, Peggy Allen

Kathy Ancheta said...

My favorite thing to create mini albums, and yours is one to drool over. I love that paper line.

berlykim37 said...

I love how you mixed the papers to make an vintage looking book....thanks for sharing.

Angie`s Inky Fingers! said...

beautiful album, what great inspiration! xx

Kathy said...

Love this album you have created...it would be so perfect for the family album I want to create with Mom's old photos! Thanks for a great idea!

lynneatw said...

What a beautiful album.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Sooo cool! Very creative.

Christine Slak AKA Aunt Prissy said...

What a beautiful mini album. I wouldn't want to add pics to it, it's so pretty as is!

Danielle Trippeda said...

Love the use of the Kraft paper collection.

Jillisgram said...

Love all the papers and textures!! Beautiful work. Val from IL.

Carol Gibson said...

Beautiful album. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Karen Wedding said...

Such a great album. So pretty, you almost hate to put pictures in it to cover up the great papers.

Tanya said...

Beautifully done!

Chai Dackermann said...

Love this, Great Job!!

kathleen schantz said...

Really enjoyed your project. It is quite elegant.

Marie said...

Love love love this paper and project !!

Sister Brute said...

Beautiful album!

Gvendalen said...

Lovely album! Thank you for the sharing. Helena

Anonymous said...

Your mini is so pretty and I love the way the ribbon fits so perfectly!

NWFlamingo said...

Very cool!

Dawn said...

I wish my projects turned out this lovely, awesome

Brenda said...

I adore your mini album. I love the colors, textures and all the elements....it is a work of art!

Scrappychick said...

Fabulous book!

Jacquie Southas said...

love your album - the striped black/ivory ribbon is gorgeous!!

karens crafty corner said...

Inspirational Charlene x x x

Cindy Lou said...

Very cool album! I need to make one similar to put our Paris pictures in. Thans for inspiring!

Dtuttle said...

I really like this! Its just beautiful!!

Rea said...

Gorgeous! I love the Kraft Collection, and all the ribbons and embellishments are beautiful.

Sunshine said...

I love your book, so vintage!
Renee
gohogwild dot renee at gmail dot com

Wende said...

Tied together so beautifully! Really love the color palette.

Christine said...

Such a beauty! My bag albums are never this lovely.....thanks for the inspiration!

Teena said...

Great blog. I'm one of your new subscribers! TFS! Teena

Tanya said...

Very pretty! I love the papers and colors ~ you did a lovey job!

marilyn said...

LOVE this kraft mini album!

Kaye said...

Simply stunning Thank you for sharing.

Two Crafty Catz said...

What an amazing album!! Love it! Its beautiful!

Luv 2 Create said...

Fabulous album Charlene!!!! Love how wonderfully May Arts ribbon goes so wonderfully with G 45 papers. Your mini is gorgeous, thanks for sharing it with us.
Marcie

artjunkie2 said...

Fabulous album! Love the paper! Graphic 45 paper collections are fantastic!

Sheila said...

Such a tranquil book...love the specific papers used.

Raven said...

I am starting to like this Kraft paper more and more. Wondeful project.

Ratty Hugs said...

This is a breathtaking design. I also adore the Kraft Reflections collection & you have done a lovely project with it. Thanks for sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Becky Dunham said...

I LOVE this album Charlene! I had not really taken much notice of the Kraft Reflections, but after seeing this album, it has moved to the top of my must-have list! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation!

Pink flourish said...

Love the paper you made a beautiful project!!

Diana said...

Awesome, I love what you did. TFS

Marília Lopes said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!

Linda said...

Loved it!! Loved it!!! Gorgeous paper bag album Charlene. Thank so much for sharing your amazing talent with us. And what an awesome give away too!!

Naomi said...

love this!

orfanannie said...

You hit one right down my alley! I love paper bag albums so you have given me some more inspiration for creating!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

very nice- has a 'dreamy' quality about it.

Beth said...

Love you album .....The Kraft Reflections Paper goes great with the May Arts Ribbons.

Pearl said...

Beautiful beautiful album! Love how you have done so much with it with just 2 colours!
Love Pearl x

mtscrapgal said...

Your album is wonderful. You used the G 45 papers and may arts ribbons so beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lydia Madara said...

Wonderful blog hop! So loving Graphic 45 and May Arts! Love your paper bag album. I really would like to try this project. lmadara@ptd.net

Two Crafty Catz said...

Beautiful!!

Scottishrose said...

I love this album! I have the Kraft Reflections paper & this album is very inpirational..TfS!!!

Sue D said...

wonderful album--I like the kraft papers and the gorgeous ribbon.

Angie said...

Gorgeous album!!!!! What fun embellishments!!!

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Love the album. So pretty and a great vintage feel. The feathers are the perfect touch. Thank you so much for sharing this project!

Vail said...

This album is wonderful, love how you used this collection of G45 papers

Ree said...

I have only just discovered Graphic 45 and let me say...I just love them



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Jessie Lee said...

I really love your album - thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Tyler said...

Wow--I love the album you made. I is one of a kind. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Lucy said...

Not only am I huge mini-album fan, but I love May Arts Ribbons and G45 papers. You made me a very happy woman combining all 3 into a wonderfully executed project. VERY nice work!

Ms Scrapmess said...

I adore this album! Beautiful work!!!

Diana Fernandez said...

I love your mini album! I just made one that I'm going to use for smash* ing! Thank you so much for your blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi . Love your mini album. Great job and thanks for sharing. France

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