Saturday, February 26, 2011

My projects for Graphic 45's 2011 Design Team Call

First I want to thank Graphic 45 for giving me the opportunity to be a part of their design team last year and am so grateful that we are able to re-apply to be on the team again. They have asked that those who want to apply, need to post 10-15 projects on their blog. So here are my favorite Graphic 45 layouts and off the page projects in no particular order.

This was a book I made as my final project for the design team last year. It was published in Scrapbooking and beyond and I have received many emails and lovely comments about.

This was a shadow box from Imagainarium Designs and I used papers from Once upon a Springtime to decorate it. The small images on the papers were perfect to make matching embellishments. And as soon as I saw the primrose paper I knew I would need to cut it out to make a matching vine embellishment. I like using the papers in creative ways rather than using embellishments from other companies.

This was a layout for my son Josh using the Steampunk collection and Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

This is a new layout for the May Art ribbons blog swap, using the new Curtain Call collection of papers.

"Life long Memories I want you to remember" was a project I did for Scrapbooking Memories Masters last year. I made the box from scratch and using 7Gypsies book covers for the dividers. My Dad had a stroke over a year ago and he has lost the ability to start a conversation. The box is to help with his speech and give people who visit him something to talk about with him. The box has 52 pockets with questions for My Mum and him to answer about childhood and early married life. They grew up in New Zealand in Christchurch. I was born there and spent the first 11 years of my life in Christchurch before we left for Australia in the seventies. It as been very sad seeing all the images of my birth town in the news of late, my thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones.

The above book is one I did for CHA this year. It is one of Graphic 45's envelope books and I used the new range of Curtain Call papers.
This was another project I did for Diane, I love doing little squares and this one was using their Renasissance Faire range of beautiful papers.

This is another book, I really like making books, I am not sure why. But as a child I didn't have a TV so I read books. In my home I have 2000 children novels, collected from my youth. I also have over 100 picture fiction books as well. This does not count adult novels or my husbands book, or even my children who all collect books as well. They also have grown up without a TV. I love reading and have past it onto my children. I used to read to them every night. Maybe my love for making books has something to do with this! I can't share photos of the pages as I am teaching it at printblocks in March (2011)

This is one of my favorite layouts, this was the first time I made a frame from Graphic 45's stripe papers and it work so well. This layout is using their Playtimes past collection.

This layout was one I did using Graphic 45'sTransatlantique collection. I love the strong colours in this collection.
I love making books in all sizes and this one using Graphic45's Kraft Envelope album and papers from Halloween in Wonderland. I love this collection again the strong colours work so well together.
Again another take on Squares, this time they are bigger and I used a frame from Imagainarium Designs.

This still is my favorite Graphic 45 layout. I have to say it was one of my less favorite collections when I first saw it, BUT I love it now, I think its the greens/blues colour palette which works for me so well.
I have tried to show different projects to give a good view of what I love to do, layouts, mini books, off the page or even big books. I just love working with Graphic 45's amazing Papers and now their embellishments and stamps. I also have been able to teach Graphic 45 classes at Printblock. These classes are for store owners and teaches and I have enjoyed sharing my love of Graphic 45 with them. Special thanks to Printblocks and Graphic 45 for making this happen. I had lots of other projects I wanted to share more, but they asked for 10-15 so I won't over do it.
wish me luck!
Thanks for looking


  1. I hope you make the team again - your work is amazing and inspiring

  2. Lovely stuff Jane. Good luck with your re-application! I have my fingers crossed for you ;)

  3. Every piece is simply stunning! I love every one of them!

  4. Good luck Jane
    I am sure thaey will pick you again. With work like that how could they not.

  5. Gorgeous! I'm sure that they'll keep you on their team!

  6. Oh, and I wanted you to know that I just linked to this blog post from my blog! I hope that's all right. :)

  7. They would be crazy not to have you on their DT again. such beautiful work.

  8. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and thanks to paper pile kitten for linking me on your blog

  9. Jane, you know you are my scrap hero! Your work is beyond wonderful. I just want to pull up a chair and look and look at your work! I also wish you all the best with ID. Your products are FAB-TASTIC! Love and hugs from CA.

  10. I love your books and pretty much all of your projects for g45!
    I saw your "people I love" book at the g45's website and had to follow the link to your blog! I bookmarked it and visit it almost every day! :)

    I wonder if you'd teach in the US (Texas)... I'd love to attend to any of your workshops :)

    I'm sure you'll be in the DT again since your work is amazing!

    Please, keep posting about your books.

  11. Jane, you are so talented. I just LOVE Graphic 45 products and you showcase them so well. Goodluck for this year.

  12. Congrats on making the top 25! Good luck for the next step. See you at Printblocks ;)

  13. Congrats Jane on making the final round again!! It is great to see 2 aussies in it rofl :) Good luck :) Cheers Melanie

  14. Just found you as you were short listed on the G45 DT final round came for a look and...well...NO SURPRIZES WHY! you work is spectacular I most especially love you speedy boy layout here..."no parachute include"LOL ...Inspired!!!

  15. Oh and your memories box is not only amazing and stunning but so touching! your Dads a lucky man to have you as a daughter, You could even make sure you tell him even some random stranger can tell!!! LOL :)