It has been a while since I last posted, I have had so much going on and have just lost track of time. I haven't been slack or anything. I have done a lot of projects using Graphic 45 along with lots of teaching. But I have been eagerly waiting for Graphic 45 to announce their 2014 design team call. I enjoyed my three years with them so much that I am trying out for the team again. I have had a whole year off from their team and missed it so much. I have a year of Graphic 45 projects that I have been teaching in my store and interstate, also a years worth of projects that have been published in two of Australia's magazines to share.
I love all things Graphic 45, books, cards, layout and off the page projects. I just love making anything with Graphic 45. The colours, images and papers are perfect for my style of scrapbooking.
For my Design Team Audition post I have put together some my favourite Graphic 45 projects from 2013.
This is my French Country Book, it is about 9 1/2 inches wide x 11 inches high. It is also 3 inches thick. It has 7 double pages and two singles.
I love making books from scratch, so in 2013 I made 5 books in total.
This was another favourite collection from Graphic 45, again the colours and words were perfect for this book. I am writing the instructions for this book at the moment.
This book has a fold out part to it at the front, which allows me to have some pop out elements. The lady from "Steampunk Spells" worked so well as a pop up.
Again the colours are so rich and the words, wow I love words. So I fell in love with this collection as soon as I laid my eyes on it.
This was a project I did for Australian Scrapbook Ideas. It is one of our Australian Magazines.
They shared two pages each month along with the box that the finished book goes in.
It was quite a big project with a book 10x10 inches and the box. I designed it for the women in our family. It has pockets and tags, along with a fold out dress form mini book. I know for a fact that over 70 women made this project as I sold kits for it. I used all the beautiful papers from "A Ladies Diary" which was just perfect.
This book is called the Mae West Quote Book. I design it using Graphic 45's Couture Collection. You need a whole 12x12 pad for this project. Again lots of flaps, tags and fold out pages.
Layouts are also a favourite of mine. I teach a Graphic 45 layout every month in my store. I seem to do mainly male layouts, but I do female as well.
One for Kate using French Country. Simple but lovely. Kate helps me with kits and instructions for all my projects. She takes the photos or is my hand model! So the young hands with the beautiful engagement ring is her.
Second love after Graphic 45 - Chipboard and Metals, perfect combination. View from Alcatraz Dinning Room Window. Taken when I visited in 2012.
The Famous Tim Holtz with Josh at CHA 2012.
Lots of lovely bits and pieces on this layout.
Another layout using Steampunk Spells. I loved this collection even though it was Halloween which we don't really do here in Australia.
This was a very special project and I taught it in my store. I also took it to the Brisbane Scrapbooking and papercraft expo and it was a huge hit. I found these extra large glass dome and had Imaginarium Designs make me a chipboard diorama to go inside it. I was inspired by Victorian Domes, that were all the rage during Queen Victoria. People would have all kinds of things under domes, flowers, stuffed animals, minerals and more. I decided to make mine with 8 compartments and do it for my family. Josh designed me a tree, that would "Grow" up the diorama and wrap around it. There are four of them.
This room, is for my children and has photos of them when they were little.
This is the attic and still needs lots more bits and pieces added to it. If you look carefully you may see a flying pig!
All the trees have quotes on them to do with family and memories. There are also charms hanging from the trees as well.
The glass dome is about 9 inches wide and 18 inches high. It also has a box base (covered with G45 Paper) with a little motor in it. This moves the hole dome around slowly. Just like Magic.
This was another project I did in 2013. This one was for Scrapbook Creations, another of our Australian Magazines. Each month they featured one of the tag sets with instructions. So you could make them if you wanted to. The project needed 55 tags, so I had to design 12 different kits.
This was the first kit in the collection and I used papers from Little Darlings, one of my favourite paper collections, so sad to see if go.
A male set, this project was made for Leah and Stewart (Son in Law) and so this set is for Stewart
A set of tags for Leah. The finished project had room for lots of little photos, so I included photos from their wedding but also ones of them growing up. As their life changes I can update photos to suit.
The tags are quite small, about 2 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches high. The are great fun to make and quite addictive.
Flat cards are a bit "flat" for me. So I do mine with pop out elements for at touch of surprise! when you open them.
First up this a pop card from Graphic 45's By The Sea collection. I have fallen in love with this collection. It arrived Thursday and by Saturday I had two pop cards + star mini album and box nearly finished.
I use this pop element in my books, sometimes I use it as an inside front or back surprise, like in the Mae West book. But it works so well for cards. I am writing instructions for two cards using "By the Sea" as you read.
The layout I did on Josh and Tim was so popular that I was asked to adapted it for a card class. It worked so well. I did three cards but have used one for a birthday already.
The Couture collection had so many beautiful elements that just needed some fussy cutting, which to my card ladies disgust I made them cut. I did three cards in this set. I have done instructions for these so keep in touch.
These cards are folded and made so you have two layers to them. This gives them a 3D effect.
Again another card with the pop element, using an older Graphic 45 Collection.
There is lots more to share as I had a very busy year but this will have to do for now.
So here it goes.
Wish me luck.
PS Please leave me a message and I will chose someone to receive one of my kits.