Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Auditon

Hello  to my scrapptastic friends !! I have missed you all the past week or two. I have been busy, busy, busy. Not the "oh my goodness I need a break" kind of busy, but the keep out of trouble good kind of busy. ;) Those of you who know me know that is a good thing. LOL
I have a confession to make to those of you who don't know it yet.... I LOVE GRAPHIC 45 papers!! I know, I know most of you already know this, but there are always new comers and I need to tell them. ;)
As you saw from the blog title today I am pulling up my big girl panties and be a big brave dog!! I am auditioning for the G45 design team. Wait, what's that in the back?? A small faint voice that says you are not familiar with Graphic 45. Please click on THIS. I know it will take a while to come back , but please try to remember to come back and finish looking at my pics.
   The design team call was to make a minimum of 6 projects. I got so caught up that I ended up with 8 projects. I made two mini books, two altered projects, two 12 X 12 layouts, one tag, and one card.  I used mostly G45 papers. I used the Communique 12x12 paper pad and the 12x12  Play Times Past paper pad. I used an 8x8 paper pad - ABC Primer. I used some washi paper I got many years ago while we lived in Japan. I also used two pages from  the Le Fluer paper pad by Paper studio.
All of the projects in this post are brand new. Since there are a lot of pictures and techniques that I used to make these projects I will make a series of more in depth tutorials, supply lists and explanations of the projects over the week. For now sit back and enjoy the photo's and a brief explanation of each photo.
Drum roll please.........

Let's start with the 12x12 Layouts:

 This layout of my husband's grandfather just had to me paired with the Lady of Liberty from the Communique papers.
The chocolate brown Heart is from my Maya Road warehouse sale box this past fall.
  I used  CTMH hinges. They are so cute and they work as you can see.
I used a CTMH stamp set to make the post mark and cancellation marks under the black penny stamps there is also an air mail stamp.
 I just can't help but think of all the letters my husband sent me when he was deployed. I just had to use this post card with the military picture.

Next layout is my husband's grand parents. A relative found some pictures in need of preservation and had them digitally remastered, so while the quality of the photo may not be the best  you sure can feel the wonderful happiness from this photo.
 I made the paper and lace flowers on this page.
 The ribbon folding just popped into my head and I really like the way it came out.
A friend of mine gave me some peacock feathers from some local peacocks.

I have two altered objects:
The clock that I altered has a small, but cute story. While in college a friend of mine felt that our sparsely decorated to small for our family city dwelling needed some styling up, so he bought me a clock. Now I adore my sweet friend, but over the years as my own style developed the clock just did not fit in. I hope he really likes what I did with it. I have pics of it once it had had a few coats of white, but not of the clock the way it was in it's original glory. I was just way to kind to subject you all to that you may thank me later.  :)

 I made the lace, ribbon, and yo-yo flowers on here. Isn't the little old fashioned doll so cute.  I also love the teddy bear with the blocks.
 The buttons on the lace flower to the right are old typwritter keys and they are the letters ABC.
 I love the the little advertizements.

 How cute is this little boy on this stick horse??
 I love my little faire girl giving a gift.
The clock houses a Play Times Past mini album. I love the play on words. ;) The chipboard album was in a Maya Road warehouse box. To cute to resist.

Next altered project was gifted to me by a friend who said that she had held on to it for years and never had a vision for it. She challenged me to do something with it. Now, she wants it back. :) Love it.

I sneaked a black penny stamp from the G 45 papers. The pansies are real dried  pansies that I bought about 12 years ago.

 I used Elmer's gel glue to make this crackle effect. I do not use any heat. I will be making a youtube video of the technique later on this week.
 I recently got some ephemera from K & Co. It looks so good on here.

I wanted ya'll to be able to see that this is a mirror. Look at that gorgeous Texas sky!!  I made the paper flowers, the yo- yo flowers, and the yellow ribbon rose. I love the green felt ribbon at the bottom center. I don't normally do much with birds or nests, but this project just called out for it.
Hang in there with me everyone we are nearing the home stretch. I hope you are enjoying the pictures and descriptions.

Now I have a card and a tag:

 This was my first time using Ranger Alcohol inks.  The postage stamp looking awesomeness is some washi tape my friend Julie got me when she went to the washi  factory store in Japan.
 I masked this using an awesome image from my Cricut.

 stickles, pastel chalks, lace, ink, paper and what do you get?? An awesome card.

Woohooo!! To you for sticking with me. Two more to go. These are the two mini albums I am submitting.
I used the Playtimes Past and the ABC Primer for them.

This photo begins the ABC Primer.

Thank you all so much for taking the time to look at my pictures. I hope you will come back again and again. I will be posting more in depth looks at the projects thru out the week. Be looking for more tutorials and my very first youtube video will so be here for you all to enjoy.
Have a scraptastic day everyone!!


  1. I am so happy to be the first to comment!! They are all beautiful! The pics are amazing also :). I think every project was so well thought out and it suits your personality absolutely. I adore each and every embellishment you added. I love that most are handmade by you. WooHoo! You go girl! Best of luck!

  2. Wow!!!!! What wonderfully crafty projects! :) Thank you sooooo much for sharing here on your blog! Love how they all turned out! Can't wait to see your tutorials, videos and of course, the outcome of the Design Team! YAY!!

  3. Julie Deal Barnett sent me to your page. She is my daughter-in-law's cousin. You do beautiful work, I love every thing!

    1. Thank you so very much. I hope you will stop by often. I have TONS of fun projects and tutorials planned this year. ;)

  4. Omg Haley, if they don't pick you they are crazy....every page is awesome! Love, love them all!

    1. AWWWWWWWWWW shucks, Thank you so very much!! I did not make the cut for the design team. :( I think if I had a better blog following it really would have helped. I am so glad you liked them. I am going make that design team next year.