Today, we introduce our amazing Special Project Designers! Our Special Project Designers create the Graphic 45 classes that you take around the world. So, they are certainly a key part of our team. You will recognize them as past Design Team members as well! We adore Annette Green and Gloria Stengel and celebrate them today!
"Hello! I’m Annette Green and although my 2 terms on the design team are now over, I am thrilled to be asked to stay on as a Special Projects Designer for Graphic 45! If you’ve attended CHA, or any Graphic 45 events or classes around the globe, chances are I’ve designed that project you made. What an honor it’s been and I’m looking forward to another year of designing for the best paper crafting company in the business.
Formerly a graphic designer by trade, I’ve spent the 15 years as a paper crafting enthusiast. What began as simple scrapbooking of our family memories has turned into a fulfilling career in the best business ever. I spend my days in my home studio creating and sharing art and inspiration through blogging, videos, and as an instructor.
I live in sunny Melbourne, Florida with my husband Paul of 23 years, our talented teenage daughter Jamie and our sweet, shy Sheltie named Suki who sometimes makes an appearance in my videos. I enjoy working out, eating healthy, and thinking positive thoughts daily. I especially enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with friends. Especially having coffee! (I’m a bit of a coffee fanatic, I’m afraid.) Paul recently retired, so life is taking on some fun changes. Who knows where I’ll end up? All I know is as long as I have my crafting hobby, I’ll be a happy, happy girl!" ~Annette
Keep up with Annette!
Ivory Mixed Media Album
Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 Papers:
(1 sheet of each)
Home Sweet Home Signature Page
Home Sweet Home Ephemera Cards
Home Sweet Home Hybrid Stickers
One Shabby Chic Metal Keyhole
Two Shabby Chic Metal Brads
Core’dinations Signature Series cardstock:
32” May Arts ⅝” 385-58-14 - RED
Annette is also an avid workshop teacher and here's another great recipe book she made using Home Sweet Home! Beautiful! Take the tour below:
"I love taking inexpensive alterable items from the craft store and transforming them into something beautiful for my home. I chose a simple papier maché purse that I’ve had stashed away for a while for this fun project. My favorite Graphic 45 Staples right now are the new Antique Brass Claw Feet and while planning the design for this purse, I decided to paint the feet a bright red color to coordinate with the beautiful Garden Fresh paper in the Home Sweet Home Collection. Metal Staples are not difficult to paint following some simple steps, which I share in my video. Enjoy!" ~Annette
Home Sweet Home 12 x 12: Garden Fresh and Granny’s Quilt
Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids, blue stripe
Antique Brass Claw Feet Staples, 4
Ornate Metal Key Hole, 1
Shabby Chic Metal Brads, 2
Antique Brass closure/clasp, Hobby Lobby
Papier Maché purse
Ribbon and trims
Small ivory paper roses
1101002 Faux Dried Minis, Ivory/Green/Brown
1101003 Faux Dried Minis, Cranberry/Amber/Green
Now, many of you know Gloria Stengel who's been a part of Graphic 45 for years. We are so glad she's a Special Projects Designer for us!
"My name is Gloria Stengel and I just celebrated my 10 year anniversary of living in beautiful, southern California! I am a wife of almost 28 years, the mom of three mostly grown kids, and the owner of two cats. We are a Christian homeschooling family, having homeschooled two kids all the way to college, with the last one now in homeschooled high school. The light at the end of the homeschooling tunnel is no longer the train!
Download the May Time to Flourish Card & Tag Project Sheet
Don't forget you can win A Proper Gentleman prize pack this week! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter to win. Have fun!
Also, we have yet to announce the winner of last week's blog contest! The randomly chosen winner is....
Congratulations, Jane! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. Thanks for taking part, G45ers!
Thanks for joining us today, and special thanks to Annette and Gloria for all their incredible work throughout the year!
The G45 Family
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