The Amazing Art of Annette Green
The 2014 Design Team introductions continue! Isn't it fun to meet this new fabulous team? Today, we will see a familiar face: Annette Green. Annette is an incredible designer who was on our design team last year. She makes incredible art of all mediums: magnificent mini albums, layouts, altered art, tags, cards...the list goes on, there's not much Annette cannot do! She is an avid crafter, and we know she is found creating most every day of the week. On top of being a fantastic designer, she is one hilarious, kind, amazing woman. She is a true joy. We cannot wait for you all to get to know Annette better and see three projects that will leave you reeling with inspiration. It's going to be a great day, so why don't we jump in. What do you say, G45ers? Let's get to know Annette!
"Hello! I’m Annette Green and am thrilled to serve a second year on the Graphic 45 Design Team! I live in sunny Melbourne, Florida with my husband Paul of 22 years, our talented teenage daughter Jamie and our sweet, shy Sheltie named Suki.
Formerly a graphic designer by trade, I’ve spent the past dozen 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, on design teams and as an instructor.
I enjoy working out, eating right, and thinking positive thoughts daily. I especially enjoy cooking and spending time with friends. A few secrets some people don’t know about me: I went to beauty school after high school and worked as a hair stylist for a year before going to college; and about 10 years ago I sent in my audition tape to be on Survivor. I still haven’t gotten the call…" ~Annette
First, Annette shares this absolutely beautiful Botanical Tea layout of her gorgeous daughter, Jamie. It's a stunning layout sharing her love of beautiful composition and most of all, a mother's love!
• Graphic 45 12 x 12 Botanical Tea paper collection:
• Graphic 45 Staples Shabby Chic Key
• Light blue ribbon, May Arts
• Frayed Burlap Distress ink for inking edges
• Border punch
• Scissors for fussy cuts
This is a favorite project by Annette and us here at Graphic 45 as well - this altered French Country chalkboard! What a stunning piece to spruce your office space. It keeps you organized and looking at beauty all day long. There's nothing better than gorgeous organization. Make sure to check out the video with this project.
"With a teenage daughter in the house, home decor items for her room have gotten much more sophisticated. She recently updated her bedroom from the childhood pinks and purples to warm browns and tans with accents of red and black, so French Country was the perfect fit. And since she’s getting ready to go back to school soon, I thought this frame would serve nicely as a decorative yet functional piece to hang on her wall by her desk." ~Annette
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Door Plate & Knob
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Keyhole
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull
French Country Chipboard 1
French Country Chipboard 2
French Country Cardstock Flowers
French Country Cardstock Stickers
French Country 12 x 12 Paper Collection
French Country 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids
Wooden box, spools and letter J
Cork tile, 6 x 6
Annette makes fantastic mini albums. This Steampunk Spells tag mini bursting with G45 Staples is such a standout piece. Every page is a work of art!
"I’ve always been a huge fan of Halloween so I was head over heels when I saw the new Steampunk Spells collection! Every since I was little, Halloween has provided me a delightful opportunity to create, dress up, act like someone or something completely different, and delve into the mysterious, creepy side of my imagination. Creating this fun interactive mini album brought back all the things I love about Halloween, especially while I played “The Nightmare Before Christmas” in the background while I designed this." ~Annette
Graphic 45 Large Tag Album
Graphic 45 keys
Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1
Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2
Steampunk Spells Cardstock Flowers
Steampunk Spells Cardstock Tags & Pockets
Steampunk Spells Cardstock Stickers
Steampunk Spells 12 x 12 Paper Collection
Steampunk Spells 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids
Heat embossing gun
What fun this week will be getting to know our new team! Thank you for joining us to re-introduce Annette Green. What was your favorite project today? Are you inspired to try something above? Welcome our wonderful Annette to her 2nd year on the G45 Design Team! Many thanks to her, and to all of you for joining us today. We'll see you tomorrow for more introductions and more inspiration!
Your Pals in Paper,
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