Saturday, February 25, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

I  love this company, so much that I am going to apply again! As part of the design team submission, you have to create a post with a minimum of 6 projects. So here are some of my favorite Graphic 45 projects. I have lots of new projects to show, but they need to be shown on Graphic 45's blog before I can share them here, so I am going to share some old favorites. I am going to put them into three groups.
First - My Favorite Layouts.
Second - My Favorite Off the Page Projects
Third - My Favorite Books.
 So make a cup of coffee and enjoy my trip down memory lane with Graphic 45 and some of my "all time favorites".
Some of My Favorite Layouts.
This is one of my favorite layouts, I did it for a Japan Scrapbooking Site. The photo is one I took at Alcatraz. I love all the metal elements and the way it all came together. The papers are one of Graphic 45's new releases
 " Tropical Travelogue" and were a perfect match for my layout.
This is another favourite. The photo is of my son Josh, taken when he was about 12. The papers from the "Magic of Oz" were perfect for a boy's layout. I love the images that are on Graphic 45 papers, and the fact that they are perfect for cutting and layering on your layouts.
This is another favourite of three of my daughters. For this layout I used the "Magic of OZ" papers. The travel themed paper was perfect, again I cut the images out and layered them onto another print paper.

  I did this one for a magazine. I love the way you can use Graphic 45 in so many ways. This one let me put lots of little photos on one layout.
 Another favorite layout. You can use different papers from each of the Graphic 45 collections and mix them up.

 I love doing boy's layouts using Graphic 45, the colours are perfect for any layout. For this one I used Graphic 45's "Steampunk Collection".

Some of My Favorite Altered Art or Off the Page Projects.
This form of scrapbooking is a favorite of mine. I love mini projects or altered art projects. Anything that is out side the square! Here are some of my favorites.
 A set of altered art tags, which I hinged together to make a mini book. The Graphic 45 8x8 pads are perfect for these kind of projects as the prints are smaller.
 This was another blog hop, this time with May Arts Ribbons. I used the back of a canvas and lots of Graphic 45 print papers - in fact 9 sheets.
This is another favorite project I did for Diane's Birthday. I am doing this project for a Scrapbooking Magazine in Australia. Each month they are putting a section of the Patchwork Piece in the magazine. It will take 10-12 months to do this project as you need to have 100 decorated squares. I am selling kits for this project if anyone wants to have a go.
Another Blog hop, this was a calendar for Petaloo using Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue" papers.
Again another project outside the square. This was a hat I made out of  Papers from "Once upon a Springtime" It was a blog hop with 3L.
I love mini off the page projects and this was one I did on Diane.
Another Mini Project, this one was for Josh.
Some of My Favorite Books.
This is a book I made for Graphic 45, it was published in USA and I still get emails from people who had seen this book and love it.
One of the pages from the book. This is a page using "On the Boardwalk" Collection.
Another page from the book using a selection from Graphic 45 papers.
This was another book, this time I made a box for it to go in. It is a pop up book and was published in the USA.

Once of my pages from my Pop up Book using "Once upon a Springtime".
Another page from my Pop up Book. This one is using "Steampunk".
This is another book, with pop up elements. I used papers from the "Magic of Oz" It is a affirmation Book with quotes and photos.
The first page of my book. For this book I used papers from the  "Magic of Oz" collection.
Another page using one of my favorite papers from "Magic of Oz.
There were so many more projects I would loved to have shared with you, but this post is already long enough.  I love Graphic 45 and use it for nearly every project I make. I love all styles of scrapbooking and Graphic 45 have so many wonderful print papers to choose from, there is alway one to match every project.
Good luck to everyone who has entered the Graphic 45 Design Team Call for 2012.
Wish me luck! 


  1. Wow wow wow! Your work is just stunning! Good luck!

  2. Jane your work is exceptional and stunning, love the book. Good Luck with the selection!!!! :)

  3. Oh my, such beautiful projects...very clever use of those gorgeous papers, T4S & I'm sure you'll be picked for the DT again :)

  4. You don't need "luck" - your work is off the charts awesome! Can't wait to see what's next.

  5. I see my favorites there! Jane, you are perfect for Graphic 45 and they need to keep you forever and ever! Can't wait to see the announcement on the 2nd with your name at the top!!!

  6. You did an amazing job on the DT this year! Your projects are very nice : good luck to you!!!

  7. Jane ...your work is just Amazing !!!!! I would love to see your projects in more detail....especially the "People I love" book...
    Do you have more detailed photos I could see ?????
    Carol Thompson

  8. Congrats on making the top 30!! Wonderful work as always!

  9. Congratulations on top 30. Hope we get one more year together!

  10. Beautiful work and congrats on making the top 30. Wishing you lots of luck as you continue on your artistic journey!

  11. Happy dancing, happy dancing, happy dancing! Congrats on your G45 Top 30! Here is to one more year!

  12. Nice , but how i can get it !!and what price of this each sample.........

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Business Cards
    Scratch Card

  13. Congrats on making the Graphic 45 Design Team!

  14. Yay! A big congratulations to a fellow Aussie who I might add, is the only Australian to make it into the 2012 DT. Woohoo! Your projects are AWESOME!

  15. Stunningly beautiful work! I love the way you layer and combine papers --absolutely brilliant! Congrats on making the design team again. You deserve it.