Happy Haunting Projects & Special Projects Designers Announcement!
Happy Friday to you all! We are so glad you are joining us for another day of fun and craft inspiration here at Graphic 45! Today is going to be wonderful. We've got some gorgeous new Happy Haunting creations to share with you from Diane Schultz's workshop. We also have more winners to announce for the "Win it Before You Buy it" Happy Haunting prize packs! Also we're going to share some incredible projects from our new Graphic 45 Special Project Designers, Robin Shakoor and Lynette Carroll. There is so much inspiration to behold on today's blog. Plus, we reached 10,000 Fans on our Facebook page.
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We are happy to announce today's "Win it Before You Buy it" contest winners! All of today's winners were chosen randomly from our blog and Facebook comments. Remember that there is still one more day to get your blog or Facebook comments in for your chance to win Happy Haunting! We will be announcing 4 more winners on Monday! Winners will be receiving the Happy Haunting collection before it even arrives in stores! Wow! And today's winners are...
From the blog:
-Chris Dring: "Loving the moon and the spider paper! Best of luck in all you do Yuka!"
-Jean Marmo: "MORE MUST HAVES!!!! Just amazing! Love the inspiring work!"
Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! Hooray!
Check out these fun and fabulous Happy Haunting creations straight from Diane's workshop! This is a marvelous altered clock so you'll always be on time for your Halloween parties! Check out the gorgeous colors and stunning designs!
We are very excited to have two very special ladies as our new Special Projects Designers this year. What does that mean? Well we spend a lot of time traveling around to various events and trade shows throughout the year, teaching classes and getting to know our amazing crafting community. And we always want to bring fun and beautiful projects for the classes we teach. So we've brought Robin Shakoor and Lynette Carroll on board to work with Diane, Aimee and Charee in creating fabulous projects to teach at these events! Robin will be our go-to gal for layouts and cards. We are going to show you some of Robin's most amazing creations. Both Robin and Lynette were on our 2011 design team and we are very exited to have them on our team again in this special new role!
Here we have one of Robin's glorious Once Upon a Springtime creations! It's a stunning and adorable album. Here is what Robin had to say about this marvelous and cheerful work of art!
"The Once Upon a Springtime collection is my favorite for preserving childhood memories. I used the collection to create this altered mini album with a few select photos of of daughter. My daughter will turn 20 this month and going through old photos of her was wonderful. The cover is adorned with flowers, ribbon and beautiful detail cut images from the collection. I also added a beautiful Graphic 45 door plate and knob that I painted ivory and sprinkled with glitter. Adding this beautiful metal embellishment to your projects will give them a one-of-a-kind look that will last through the years. I hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane with me." -Robin Shakoor
Here we have one of Robin's famous layouts. This one features Little Darlings and it is so incredibly precious. Robin layered lots of beautiful papers here to create a colorful journey of imagery. So sweet!
Here is an amazing Christmas Emporium card that Robin created. It has a super fun 3-D effect to it that is just wonderful! You can see why we are so excited to have Robin's card expertize on our new team!
Scrapbook Adhesives: My Stik Tape Runner Other supplies used: Card Base: The Paper Cut Ranger Industries: Diamond Stickles, Black Soot Distress Ink, Glossy Accents, Foam Squares
Beacon: Zip Dry Adhesive
Here we have another astonishing layout by Robin. This one features Olde Curiosity Shoppe. It is so captivating with its amazing central image and decadent embellishments. The little splashes of color amid the black and cream tones is simply breathtaking! This LO is hypnotically beautiful! Here is what Robin had to say about her inspiration behind this piece.
I absolutely love this photo which features one of the most amazing head pieces I have ever seen! I used a monochromatic color scheme to best showcase my photo.
I used Olde Curiosity Shoppe chipboard die cuts and a beautiful Graphic 45 metal butterfly to adorn the upper right corner of my page.
I used delicate, translucent flowers along with crystals on the left side of my photo. Using my photo as inspiration, I added feathers throughout my floral arrangement. To finish my design, I used the Sew Ribbon system to add brown velvet ribbon to the bottom of my page.
We R Memory Keepers: Sew Ribbon - Zig Zag, Brown Ribbon Set
Helmar USA: Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Glue Arts: Glue Glider Pro
Photo: Fotomolos – Dreamstime
Craft Supply: Feathers
This is another magnificent layout by Robin that features Little Darlings. There is something so classic and charming about this LO. It has incredible movement and texture to it. It absolutely captures the tenderness and love of Little Darlings. Here is what Robin had to say about it.
"The Little Darlings collection is just perfect for this sweet photo of as sleeping baby. I used a large doily, mounted on Little Treasures patterned paper. I used a pearl pen to add green pearls to the border of the doily. The alphabet stickers from the Little Darlings collection are wonderful and I love the way they look on the page. I finished my design with delicate flowers and a sweet chipboard tag from the collection." -Robin Shakoor
Next we have some wonderful creations by Lynette Carroll. Lynette will also be one of our Special Project Designers with a focus on creating mini albums, altered art and home decor. She will be working with Diane, Aimee and Charee to help create fun and fabulous project sheets and classes. One look at Lynette's gorgeous style and you'll see why she's a perfect fit!
This is an exquisite piece of home decor that Lynette created using Christmas Emporium. This creation has such a clean and symmetrical look but it is also full of lavish color and lots of holiday cheer!
Next up is this amazing Steampunk Debutante album that is out of this world! If you want to see more images from this amazing project you can check out Lynette's wonderful blog here:
Ranger Industries - Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Scrapmatts - Mini Gear chipboard die-cuts, clock die-cut and dress form die-cut
Misc: Foam Mounting Tape
Misc: Black Paint Marker
Misc: Liquid Scrap Dots - Helmar
Misc: Foam Mounting Tape
Misc: Seam Bindng
Misc: Black Cardstock
Here is an amazing Olde Curiosity Shoppe tag that Lynette created. You can see how well she combined paper images and embellishments to create a kind of 3-D effect! All of the organic imagery and stunning color make this tag so enchanting! It is a timeless classic!
We hope you all had a great time today. Thank you all for stopping by! We have more big announcements and tons of inspiration in store for you in the days to come. Big thanks to Robin Shakoor and Lynette Carroll for their fabulous creations. We hope you all have a fantastic Friday and a lovely weekend!