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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pretty in Pink

If you came to visit and expected to see a card, a 3D paper craft or an altered item, you were surprised.This is my first beading project. I took a class, while on vacation, and learned all the basic techniques. I was pleased with my first project. What do you think?
 My beads were purchased at the local bead shop.

I am sharing this beaded project with:
anything challenge: Anything Goes
creative craft challenges 2: Anything but a card
make it monday: Anything Goes
one stop craft challenge: Clean and Simple
craft us crazy: Anything But A Card

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Candy

Welcome to a new week at My Grafico Crafts!  Our theme for our current challenge is Easter or Spring. Entries will be accepted until March 30th, midnight.  We have a wonder feature this week – Easter Candy and Cakes set by Cupcake Cutiees Designs. Our design team has come up with some great ideas using this set. Take a look HERE.

I will certainly be using this set many time in the next few weeks! Here is my DT post:


The card front as well as the inside left of this card, are actually note cards that I have had for awhile. I used a Stampin Up stamp for the clear bag and the jelly beans. First, I stamped the acetate with Staz On brown ink, then fancy cut it. I also stamped this bag on white cardstock then randomly stamped jelly beans. The jelly beans and bow were colored with Copic Markers.  I fancy cut the bunnies and pasted them over the jelly beans. To attach this acetate bag, I punched tiny holes on each side of the bow and threaded the pink ribbon then tied in into a bow. The inside sentiment was computer generated.

Materials used:
Note Cards, Ribbons: Michael's
DP: From my used paper treasures!
Images: My Grafico, Stampin Up

This was such a fun card to make and so easy too! I was happy to be able to use materials that I already had. Look into your unused treasures and you will be surprised what you can use!! (I file my larger pieces of DP in a large accordion file folder). I found that using the Four Seasons as titles as well as one section that includes: graduation, wedding and babies works for me. I would love for you to share your organization tips too.
Thanks for visiting. I hope that I inspired you to create an Easter/Spring card. When you have completed your paper craft project, just click HERE to enter the current challenge at My Grafico Challenges.

Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.  Have a wonderful week and enjoy the beautiful spring weather!

I am sharing this card with:
Monday Challenges:
crafty boots challenges: Easter
always crafting: Anything Goes
diekreativenstempelfreunde: Spring
daisy doodles creative challenges: Spring
lexis creations:  Easter
lollipop crafts: Anything Goes
make it monday: Anything Goes
squigglefly: Anything Goes
cute daisy may: Use Our Stash: note cards
Wednesday Challenges:
crafts and me challenges: Spring Colors
little darlings challenges: The Colopan pastel ukpan pastel ukrs of Spring
whimsy inspires: Anything Goes
Tuesday Challenges:
anything challenge: Get ready for Easter
oldie but a goodie challenge: Easter Wishes (Note cards are at least 6 months old!!)
Sunday Challenges:
the crafty pad: Some Bunny Loves You
pan pastel uk: Bright Colors

Monday, March 19, 2012


Ready for a new challenge at  My Grafico Crafts? Our theme for this challenge is Easter or Spring. Enter for a chance to win this Easter Stamp Set by Blackleaf Studios. Entries will be accepted until March 30th, midnight. Our design team came up with some wonderful ideas this week. You can take a look by clicking HERE  .

This is such a cute stamp set. I had so many ideas. I will be posting more projects soon.I chose to alter two pinball games . It was so easy to do. Just pop off the back, of the game, and trace the backing around one of these images. Color the image, cut on the traced line and pop the back on the game. I am anxious to show the grandchildren.  They will be in their Easter baskets:-)


Image: My Grafico
Coloring: Copic Markers
Games: Lisa Frank, from The Dollar Tree

I hope that I have encouraged you to try an altering technique. You will have so much fun! Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog. I do love to read your comments:-) I have some fantastic posting coming in the next few weeks. When you have completed you Easter/Spring paper craft just click  HERE  to enter. 

I am sharing this project with:
Monday Challenges:
crafty boots challenges: Easter
diekreativenstempelfreunde: Spring
house of gilli: Spring Colors
lexis creations:  Easter
love to create challenge: Anything Goes
make it monday:  Anything goes
tsg clear stamps: Easter featuring animals
truly madly crafty challenges: Color Challenge
Wednesday Challenges:
little darlings challenges: The colors of spring
lor iboyd 2: Color Challenge
Friday Challenges:
crafty anns challenge blog:  Spring Easter
joyful stamper: Inspire Me Friday

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mother's Day Gift (Vintage Bundle)

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day? If you have made a card or altered an item for someone special, you may want to enter it into the current challenge at

 This week the feature at My Grafico is the Vintage Bundle by Lil Ellaboudy Design. This bundle includes: a set of black and white full size patterned papers, a set of 12 full size (12.5 inches wide) ornate borders, a set of vintage brushes, and a set of 8x6 floral photo borders. Our design team has come up with some great inspiration using this set. Take a look HERE
Here is the Vintage Bundle set:

I chose to alter a" spa set"

Top of the container:
I love the monochromatic look. It really dressed up this fun set of spa accessories.
I hope that you have enjoyed visiting this blog and that you will stop back often for inspiration for your special projects. Please feel free to leave a comment, I love reading your words, and/or follow this blog.
Images and DP: My Grafico
Ribbon and rhinestones: Michael's
Button: Vintage
I am sharing my altered craft project with:

Monday Challenges:
bunny zoes crafts: Shabby Chic/vintage
karens doodles challenge blog: something special (This is their 100th challenge!!)
lexis creations: Mother's Day
love to create challenge: It's all about the Ladies!
make it monday: Anything Goes
mim challege blog: Mother's Day
simon says stamp and show: Anything Goes
smudgyantics: Alter something-not cute!

Sunday Challenges:
dream valley challenges: Mother's Day
pan paste luk: Girly/ Mother's Day
stampin sisters in christ: white/black
catered crop: Ribbon
sentimental sundays: Recycle: jar
the crafty pad: Mum's the word

Wednesday Challenges: challenge: Sparkle
crafty ribbons challenge: Celebrate MUM


Monday, March 5, 2012

March Calendar

Top o’ the morning to you! (or afternoon or evening depending on what time you read this) It’s time for a new challenge at My Grafico   ! Our theme for this challenge is St. Patrick’s Day. Enter for a chance to win a St. Patrick’s Day stamp set by Stockberry Studio. Entries will be accepted until March 16th, midnight.
I hope that you are enjoying our bi-weekly challenges at My Grafico.  ST. Patrick's Day will soon be here. This week we had the following stamps to use in our challenge. This is also the stamp set that the winner of our cuttent challenge will win:-) 

I crafted a March CD calendar page. This was such an exciting set to use. I chose the rainbow, the pot of gold and one of the darling leprechauns to use in my project.

If you look closely, you will see the the little leprechaun moves!! Clever, right??

Once I decided on the background DP, the rest of the calendar page was so easy to complete. I added Baker's twine and a polka dot ribbon as well as a little bling on the noted: St. Patrick's Day.
Calendar Recipe:
Background DP, polka dot ribbon and bling: Michael's
Baker's Twine
Distressing: Chalk Pad ink pad
Yellow Stickles: on the gold in the pot of gold

Thank you for visiting this blog. I hope that I have inspired you to create a CD calendar. I designed calendar pages for January, February, and March. I made 4 of each month and gave them to 3 of my crafting friends. I have attached the next six month so that you could see them and how different our crafting styles are. This has been such a rewarding venture for me. Just scroll down to see the calendar pages for the next six months.  Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog. I love reading your words of encouragement.  Have a wonderful week and please find some time to do something fun for just you:)

April and May

June and July

August and September
I am sharing this paper craft project with:
paper pretties blog: going green
crafty our passion challenges:
make it monday: anything goes
catered crop: ribbon
paper sundaes: green
pile it on challenge: stripes and/or dots
scrappers delights papercrafts: bling it up
scrappy frogs challenge: seeing spots
crafty calendar challenge: spring cleaning:Everything on this calendar except the image is from my "unused treasures!"
catch the bug blog: anything goes
polkadoodle: polka dots/stripes or both
crafty anns challenge blog: anything but a card
hot shot craft: ribbon