Happy Birthday to the Owner and Designer of Graphic 45, Diane Schultz!
Welcome to this very special day at Graphic 45. Today we are so very happy to celebrate the birthday of Diane Schultz, owner and designer of Graphic 45! Diane is a wonderful and inspiring woman and it is such a joy for us to give her this little tribute on her birthday. You all know that Diane is a fantastically creative person. As the chief designer and founder of Graphic 45, her artistic vision is boundless and thoroughly inspiring. But aside from being a gifted designer, Diane is also a warm and kind-hearted person. The moment you meet Diane you are instantly struck by her grace, intelligence and her fabulous sense of style. She is an inspiration to all of us here at Graphic 45, especially her two daughter who also work for G45! So we thought that today would be the perfect opportunity for all of you to get to know Diane a little bit better. We have a fun interview with Diane, as well as some amazing design team projects that were made for Diane for her birthday! So please join us in wishing Diane the happiest of birthdays! Happy birthday, Diane! We love you!
A Q&A with Diane Schultz: Owner and Designer of Graphic 45
Where do you find inspiration? I find inspiration everywhere. My mind is always looking, in stores, magazines, and even ball games. I am constantly looking for color and pattern trends. I love anything vintage with character that tells an enchanting story. I also find a lot of inspiration in the Arts and Crafts Movement, my favorite time period.
What is your favorite Graphic 45 collection? It is too hard to choose, it is like choosing my favorite child. But my current favorite would have to be Le Cirque.
What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate licorice and ratting(backcombing) my hair.
What is your favorite food? I could live on cheese, bread and guacamole.
What you are currently working on? I'm excited to announce that we will be releasing an additional collection to every release. Yes, 4 new collections instead of 3.
What is your greatest Accomplishment? My six children are my greatest works of art. I am also a proud grammy of 5, soon to be 6 of the cutest grandchildren in the world.
Family Reunion 2011: Diane, her six kids, four daughter in-laws, and five beautiful grandchildren
Here we have a beautiful Le Cirque Happy Birthday tag by Tara Orr. This tag was created with Diane's favorite Graphic 45 collection and it is so wonderfully fun! Check out the mini clown banner at the top! This tag is a parade of birthday cheer!
Graphic 45 Papers:
Le Cirque Collection: Greatest Show on Earth, Wizards of Wonder
Staples: Metal Buttons
May Arts: Black Twine
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives: MyStik, Permanent Adhesive Rolle
This is a wonderful piece of wall decor created by Gloria Stengel. This beautiful craft was created for Diane and it has all the classic style and elegance of Graphic 45's leading lady! Gloria combined Curtain Call and Steampunk Debutant to create this pretty work of art. It's as lovely and unique as Diane herself!
This is a gorgeous piece of home decor created by Nicole Eccles. Using Steampunk Debutant, Curtain Call and our gorgeous Ornate Metal Door Plate, Nicole created this vibrant piece as a present for Diane. Nicole really fanned the flames of creativity with this wonderful piece! Check out the amazing dimensions and stunning colors! It really gets to the heart of inspiration!