Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Isn't it just crazy at this time of year!!! Just back from helping at the school for the umpteenth time in the last few weeks - I hope you can all take a little time out to sit back and enjoy the feast that Graphic 45 and May arts have for you this week :)

Graphic 45 and May Arts are teaming up for a super fun blog hop December 12-16th! There will be tons of inspiration, fabulous prizes, incredible crafts and so much more! Behold the magic that happens when Graphic 45 vintage-inspired papers and embellishments join forces with gorgeous May Arts ribbons! Our design teams are going all out to bring you the most enchanting crafts! You'll discover lots of fabulous new ideas to inspire your holiday season! Have fun and get inspired every day of this fantastic blog hop with Graphic 45 and May Arts!

Want to learn more about Graphic 45 and May Arts? Here's some fun information about these two fantastic crafting companies!


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.

And finally my project for you all :) Enjoy - and happy scrapping - may you all have a very merry christmas and have the time to spend with those dear to you. Stay safe :)









There are lots of exciting chances to win terrific prizes! Graphic 45 is giving away this wonderful prize pack that contains a Tropical Travelogue 12x12 paper pad, coordinating chipboard die-cuts 1 & 2, and some gorgeous May Arts ribbons! Check it out! It's easy to enter to win this awesome prize.

Each day Graphic 45 will be featuring a sneak peek image from one of our design team member's blogs. Just hop on over to their blog and leave a comment! You'll discover some super inspiring crafts, learn some fun crafting techniques, and maybe even win a great prize!

A random comment will be chosen from one of our design team member's blogs and announced on Monday, December 19th! There's also an exclusive Facebook prize! Check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page and leave a comment for your chance to win!

May Arts is also offering gorgeous prizes on their blog and Facebook page! So you'll definitely want to check it out! Just tell them that Graphic 45 sent you! So much inspiration! So many chances to win prizes! This is going to be a great week!



May Arts Blog: http://www.mayarts.com/blog

May Arts Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/mayarts

This weeks scheduled hops are

Monday, December 12th
Lynette Carroll
Jane Tregenza
JackandCat Curio
Candy Rosenberg
Latrice Murphy

Tuesday, December 13th
Ellen Sosnoski
Laura Denison
Charlene Driggs
Melanie Forbes - ME!!!!
Jen Shears

Wednesday, December 14th
Robin Shakoor
Yuka Hino
Jenifer Cowles
Gloria Stengel
Jingle

Thursday, December 15th
Jinky Kowalski
Sherry Cheever
Britta Swiderski
Hilde Janbroers
Karen Baker

Friday, December 16th
Tara Orr
Kimberly Jones
Nancy Wethington
Peggy Cain
Nicole Eccles
Vera Yates


PS I would love to say a HUGE THANKYOU to May Arts for their wonderful ribbons that have been hiding in every one of my DT kits - so very generous and absolutely LOVE their range :) Check them out :)

Material List
Graphic 45
Botanicabella – Garden Suite
Christmas Emporium – Merry & Bright, Christmas Emporium
Graphic 45 Colourbox Decades Dark Cashmere

May Arts – Organic Cotton Stripes – red (385-58-14) & Green (385-58-46), Double faced faux suede red VX-14, Soft silky DC-66, Sheer SC25 1/4inch, Satin reversible SB06 3/8inch.

Twiddleybitz chipboard tag and numbers
Tim Holtz distress stain peeled paint
Gold embossing enamel
Florist – small berries, pearls, mini leaves
Mica Flakes
Tim Holtz paper rosette Die
Canvas
Helmar 450 glue & Scrap dots

114 comments:

Janet King said...

Thank You...Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas. Merry Christmas

Kim said...

Love it. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautiful Mel!

Tolegranny said...

What great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

busseltonpph said...

Now this is nifty! A wreath on a canvas. I like it - ALOT :)

Angie H. said...

Very nice so much eye candy love
all your designs.

disneylisa said...

Great take on how to use rosettes which I love making. And a good way to use several different ribbons together.

cardstockaholic said...

Terrific!!! Love the use of all the elements!

Kris Turner said...

Terrific artwork, Melanie, as usual! Thanks for the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so cute! Love the wreath of wreaths! So festive and you did a great job!

LynzCraftz said...

Gorge! love this one!

Kathy said...

What beautiful cards....I especially love that rosette wreath with the red berries!

KellyCreates said...

Wonderful projects, Melanie! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What fun, Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing

Chris D. said...

Oh my, this is truly stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Jeyatha said...

Like it so much.. beautiful..

Loren said...

Super cute!! I just love the design of it!

Renee said...

Rosette Christmas Wreaths. BRILLIANT! TFS

csparky61 said...

I love the rosette wreath...maybe a quiet afternoon project for me today.

Emily said...

Very cool! I'm adding this to my project list for next year!

Laura said...

Very Nice, love the details.

Vicki Marlin said...

Gorgeous!

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is a lovely Christmas wall hanging.

Velvet said...

Rosette wreaths! How great is that? I'm going to make some right now!!!

Neppie said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Gorgeous! I love the design!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Marina said...

Beautiful project. Nicely done and I liked the usage of rosettas.
Merry Christmas to you too!

nanatam said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing!

Jack and Cat Curio said...

All those tiny bows...adorable! And a gorgeous canvas, you are amazing!

Kathy said...

Beautiful creations - I love the little Christmas wreaths. Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe how much detail you put in your projects and it shows.
Mo Rogers

Anonymous said...

Fun to see the rosettes left open in the middle! Thanks for the hop, Mary Werner

Charmaine said...

Lovely wall hanging, thank you for sharing with us

Betty Anne said...

What a fantastic wall hanging, great job.

Debbie said...

I like this idea thanks for sharing

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

I'm blog hopping and it's all stupendous!! Great project!

stamping sue said...

wonderful projects. thanks for sharing.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sandra Beaver said...

Beautiful project!!! You did a wonderful job.

Cindy J said...

Very cute idea, love those paper wreaths!!!

Colleen O said...

Very pretty version of a holiday wreath. Thanks

Charlene said...

Beautiful! Love all the detail.

Gloria L. said...

So super cute!

Wanda H. said...

Your blog and projects are so pretty, I am loving that wreath canvas. I am having a lot of fun with the blog hop. Thanks

sleigh said...

Very festive! Liking anything made of paper rosettes these days...TFS your creativity with us all today :-)

NanaConnie said...

Love, love, love the rosettes and the bows! Fantastic project!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work . Merry Christmas to you as well. France

Mohawk Crafter said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful wreath! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Barb said...

great ideas

Rea' said...

Those colors are so rich and pretty for your wall especiaslly liked the small hanging frame idea.

Carolyn McCravy said...

Love the tags!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the medallions, I have that die, I can make one of those!
Barb
kingb52@comcast.net

Jamie said...

great project thanks for sharing
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

fairkat said...

Sweet Christmas decoration. thank you

lindajoy116 said...

Wow! Your work is awesome!

Debc06 said...

Beautiful wall hanging love love love it. TFs
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Rhonda said...

Love the wreath on the front. Nice work!

pinkladynz said...

Love the open rosettes. Very effective

Auntie Em said...

Your project is so pretty from the little bow tied rosettes down to the awesome 25 hanging under it.
I am so excited that a dealer close to me is going to be carrying MayArt ribbons after Christmas! They are sooo pretty.
Thanks for sharing! :)

eyes2theocean said...

Absolutely wonderful! Ty for sharing!!!

Sara T

Scossie Jane said...

Beautiful project Mel. Perfect use of G45 and May Arts ribbons. Merry Christmas to you and yours also.... Hugs x

Nanna said...

Love this. Such a beautiful idea. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

beautiful!!! thanks for sharing!

vellender123 said...

Just to say thanks for the inspiration..LOVE IT

marilyn said...

What a beautiful wreath. Thank you for sharing.

A Touch of Creativity said...

This is a great idea! I think I might try it with a little twist. Thanks muah!

Barbara Mason said...

Love the wreaths within a wreath idea! Well done.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful wreath! I love what you did with the rosettes! Thanks for sharing!

JamieH

Bluemoon18 said...

Stunning Mel!!! Great ideas - TFS

Tammy V said...

Very lovely wall hanging :)

B. Poteraj said...

The berries look SOOOO cute!

jen said...

so fun! love all those pretty little wreaths!

rush said...

nice wall hanging! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

Marianne Louise said...

love the rosettes and the berries. I've never crafted on a canvas before. Will have to try it. Love the way yours came out.

love Marianne

Farley said...

Oh my goodness, this is a real treasure. I am batty over those rosettes and now I have more inspiration.

Karen L said...

Lovely hanging...and those rosette wreaths are fabulous!

DB said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Michele said...

Wow your projects are stunningly beautiful and creative!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow what an amazing creation! I love your blog.

Ann Walsh said...

very pretty!

Barbara said...

This is adorable! Thanks for the close up pics too.

Margie said...

Your wall hanging is gorgeous!!

craftylyn said...

Love your project,thankyou for showing us all your lovely work.Merry Christmas to you and your family from here in Australia

Marianne said...

What a clever use of the paper rosette, thanks!!!

Babeboicali said...

TFS Your Awesome work with you. Love the work you did. Rj

Primitive Seasons said...

I love this! I love making those pinwheels. So cool....

Mary

JEANNIE said...

Very festive..Love the colors!!

Vail said...

Your project is beautiful, love the rosette wreath.

Karen Bahit said...

Oh My!!! your project is amazing!!! I would like to try and make one of these for this Christmas..

Thank you for sharing your talent!!

Karen
armymommy05.yahoo.com@gmail.com

Jaime Gildemeister (gildemonster@ameritech.net) said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing.

jordanbev5 said...

So wonderful! Great inspiration! Just beautiful to decorate with and inspire all who see it!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful wreath that will be treasured for year to come. so enjoyed visiting your blog.
sdenimandlace1@aol.com

DWD said...

Love it!!!

Queen Mary said...

This is a gorgeous project and this hop is perfect, I'm deciding what to make for my sister!

Deb said...

Absolutely charming! Such beautiful work!

Teen2Step said...

Absolutley beautiful, love the break down of the smaller elements. Thanks for sharing Mel. Happy Holidays!

gypsy rose said...

Great projects. tfs

Pendra said...

Wow, this is amazing, very creative and wonderful details! Love it!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Beautiful wreath/wall hanging. Oh my goodness, it is so pretty. Love all the sparkly snow and the berries and everything. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

What a great home decor project for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Sas said...

WOW! I am so glad I did this hop if for one reason; finding your blog!

Cindy Lou said...

This is a beautiful Multi-media canvas work. Love the wreath of flowerettes, so bright and pretty, then set off so nicely with all those lovely ribbons. Great holiday wall hanging. Happy holiday blessings to you and your family!

susie said...

So festive...I have yet to master the little rosettes...just lovely!

Theresa Merkling said...

Great project - would look wonderful on the wall at my house if you get bored with it

Melinda said...

Everything looks like it is dipped in sugar, YUM.

JaniceA said...

Beautiful wall hanging, the rosettes are a great addition.
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

reatelier said...

REALLY NICE PROJECT.
NOW I GOT SOME INSPIRATION!!
THANKS

Lynette Carroll said...

Melaine, this is absolutely beautiful

Nancy D. said...

Lovely project!

Kathy Ethington said...

Beautiful!!

Scrapalajen aka Jennyfer said...

Lovely projects! Love the wreath on the canvas.

Sharon L-S said...

Can't pick a fav - they all are just fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

Coralie said...

This is just too cute!!!

Scrappin Abby said...

Love this wall hanging you created..the layers are so rich looking with the papers & ribbon..thx for sharing with us : )

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