Today is our day to post a featured project for
So welcome everyone to the blog and more.
Here is a recap of what is happening all week long.
Graphic 45 and May Arts are teaming up
for a super fun blog hop December 12-16th!
Design teams from both companies are going all out to
bring you the most enchanting crafts!
Have fun and get inspired every day of
this fantastic blog hop with Graphic 45 and May Arts!
Below is the schedule for the week if you want to follow along.
Also two prize packs will be given away for this hop.
Leave a comment either on the design team members blogs or
on the G45 Facebook Page to be in the drawing for this weeks prizes.
Winners will be randomly chosen and announced
on Monday, December 19th on the G45 blog.
So lets start this hop!
What did we do for this this hop?
We started with this skeleton of a lampshade that we found in a
pile of junk at this estate sale.
Took it home and sanded some old glue off of it.
Spray painted it black.
Then we let the creative games begin.
We decided to wrap the skeleton with May Arts ribbon.
Then we switched to Steampunk Debutante.
Then we eagerly settled on Tropical Travelogue.
All fantastic paper choices for this project.
But the new Tropical Travelogue offers alot of color punch.
Plus we couldn't get the zebra print out of our minds.
Then we created a template for the side panels.
This was the only tricky part.
It took a few attempts before we got the perfect panel.
But once we got it.
Started cutting, sanding, inking and layering.
Quite happy with the end results.
Attached below is also a supply list for those that want to know.
All lit up.
Placed on top of another lampshade.
Perfect mood light!
Thanks everyone for making the hop.
Below is a supply list and a schedule of the other blogs for this weeks hop.
Also some fine information about these two fantastic companies.
All the best,
- Jack & Cat Curio
Tropical Travelogue Lampshade
Lamp shade frame, hanging lamp set
G45 Tropical Travelogue Collection: Tropical Travelogue, Garden Isle,
Jungle Fever, Botanica, Hibiscus Heaven, Paradise Postage,
Tiki voyager, Exotic Destination, Tropical Travelogue sticker collection,
Alphabet sticker collection, die cuts chipboard 1 & 2, Graphic 45 Trim
May Arts ribbon
3L foam mini dots
Ranger ICE Stickles-Crystal Ice,
Ranger Distress Ink-Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey
Small wooden spools, craft flowers, bakers twine,
pearl and crystal chain, chandelier crystals,
Making Memories - Garment Pins
Blog Hop Schedule:
Lynette Carroll - http://www.lynettecarrolldesigns.typepad.com/
Jane Tregenza - www.janetregenza.blogspot.com
JackandCat Curio - jackandcatcurio.blogspot.com
Candy Rosenberg - http://candyscraps.typepad.com/scraps/
Latrice Murphy - http://www.latricemurphy.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, December 13th
Ellen Sosnoski - http://closeyourears.blogspot.com/
Charlene Driggs - http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/
Melaine Forbes - www.melanie-forbes.blogspot.com
Jen Shears - http://jenshearsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, December 14th
Robin Shakoor - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com
Yuka Hino - http://nsnlso.blogspot.com/
Jenifer Cowles - http://scrapbooking-n-more.com/default.aspx
Gloria Stengel - www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jingle - http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/
Thursday, December 15th
Jinky Kowalski - http://jinkyscrafts.blogspot.com/
Sherry Cheever - http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Britta Swiderski - http://brittaswiderski.com/
Hilde Janbroers - http://hildejanbroers.blogspot.com/
Karen Baker - http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/
Friday, December 16th
Tara Orr - http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com
Kimberly Jones - http://serendipityvintagestudio.blogspot.com/
Nancy Wethington - http://art-from-the-heart.typepad.com
Peggy Cain - http://www.createwithbubbe.blogspot.com/
Nicole Eccles - www.NicoleEccles.blogspot.com
Vera Yates - http://www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/
Want to learn more about Graphic 45 and May Arts?
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, altered art project, or home decor DIY project.May Arts is a ribbon wholesaler, based in Riverside, Connecticut, serving over 16,000 customers worldwide. We offer an exceptional selection of ribbons, including sheer, satin, grosgrain, silk and a variety of patterns and prints. We also maintain a steady stock of inventory so that orders can be fulfilled immediately. As one of the country’s leading wholesalers of decorative ribbons, May Arts has been providing superior products and the highest level of customer service for over 25 years.