It's the time of year when Graphic 45 has their Design Team Call! And I'm getting this in just under the wire!!! Many of you know that I've been away teaching classes as a guest instructor with the focus being on Graphic 45 product. I just got back a week ago, and have been busy since. I've been going through my last year's work, and started creating this post a little at a time about a week ago. But I ran into things that slowed the process down. First I had to stock up after being away and coming home to empty cupboards and fridge, do the laundry, etc., then I couldn't sit for a couple of days which kept things slowed down, and lastly something that just about had me panic! My power cord to my laptop broke off at the elbow joint! I thought, "Oh, oh! Will I not be able to get my application off?" You see this has happened to me before with a different laptop and it took me a long time to find a cord! But thanks to a good dear friend, I was rescued.
Many of you know how much I love Graphic 45 products and what a big fan I am. Some of you encouraged me last year and were with me as I auditioned and made top 30! I thank you for your encouragement and incredible support. I'm here auditioning again for 2014's DT! Applicants have been asked to share projects on our blogs. Since I've increased my Graphic 45 project production considerably since last year, I decided to showcase then in categories; layouts, cards, albums, & projects. For the more detail involved projects I decided to include a video too.
For my faithful followers, this will be like a year in review (which I didn't do this last January). I tried to get a new project ready to include in this audition posting so you wouldn't be bored with the same stuff you've already seen. But since it is so close to the deadline and I'm not close enough to completing it, I might just include it as a separate new project a few days from now.
I've basically just posted the images for you, but you can click on the dates to review the details on the original posts. So here I go.
"Iris Celebration" using "A Lady's Diary" posted May 31, 2013.
(This one is photo ready - no pics on it)
I did have other favorite layouts to show, but opted not to as they were not Graphic 45 paper.
"Square Cards" made using "French Country" posted September 5, 2013.
"Square Christmas Cards" posted November 4, 2013, using "The Twelve days of Christmas".
"Anniversary Card & Box Envelope" posted December 12, 2013, using "Couture".
And also from the "Couture" collection this "Happy Birthday Card & Box" posted December 16, 2013.
Then this "Multi-Purpose Card" posted January 14, 2014, made using "Couture" again.
For the final card, this "French Country" birthday card posted February 9, 2014.
For a better look at the albums, I'll post YouTube links for a more detailed look at the projects via videos.
First I'll show you one that I just taught to make in Edmonton, Alberta at the request of Ivy & Cori-Lyn, owners of Scrap Addicts. This 10" x 10" album was made using Graphic 45's "Couture".
This next project is a combination home decor project (Christmas) and a mini-album made with Graphic 45's "Twelve Days of Christmas" and is posted here. Not quite sure which category to list this one under as it falls under two categories.
And here is the video showcasing the entire project with the mini-album. It needed so much more room I had to record it on my kitchen table. There wasn't enough space to showcase it in my workspace.
I have more mini-albums, but they aren't made with Graphic 45 paper, and there are a lot of creations to view as it is.
This is a project I created for my Mom for Christmas. I called it a Multi-Purpose Tray Organizer and posted it December 25, 2013. It was created using Graphic 45's "Sweet Sentiments".
This French Country Card Keeper Organizer I created to include an address book and perpetual calendar. It was posted October 24, 2013.
I'm going to keep it down to three projects, so here is the third and final.
I posted this November 12, 2013, and it was created using "The Twelve Days of Christmas" paper of Graphic 45. It is my take on a large version of an explosion box.
Well, I think I should stop here. Seeing a few others that posted quite a few projects too, I don't feel so badly. I thought it might be over kill until I saw other entrants do the same. Now I have to wait and see if first I make the top 30, and then hopefully the DT!! I so want to create with all the future gorgeous Graphic 45 collections!! I can hardly wait to see what they come up with next! Always a wonderful surprise! I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for the next collections to come. I would love to represent Graphic 45 for as long as I can.
Thank you everyone, whether you be Graphic 45, blog followers, good friends, or 'newbies' to this blog; thank you for stopping by to have a look at some of my Graphic 45 projects over the past year.
Happy papercrafting everyone!