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June 19, 2015

Cards, Minis, Layouts, and All with Lori Williams!

Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 2

Today, we welcome back the wonderful work of Lori Williams! We just love Lori's work. She always makes the most gorgeous projects for our team and we are so excited to welcome her back for her 2nd term! She is so amazing at altered art, cardmaking, and more. Her work is absolutely incredible. You will love her Father's Day project she has for us today. Also, she shares 3 of her favorite projects from her time on our team. There's so many great ideas on the blog today. 

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Lori Williams


"My name is Lori Williams and I’m a happy fun loving southern girl from Western North Carolina, USA.  I am honored to be part of such an amazing company as Graphic 45.  I fell in love with G45 from the first moment I laid eyes on them, having to have each collection as it came out.  I must admit for some time I was a hoarder and didn’t want to cut into my pretty paper.  Once I finally took the plunge and starting cutting and creating the magic really began to happen.  

My background is in Metals/Production Crafts but I’ve always worked with various forms of mediums.   I love all the Staples that Graphic 45 offers as it lets me blend my love for paper and metal…satisfies my soul.  My style is one that is clean yet very detailed and I love to create handmade flowers.  

I have two adorable little boys, Cole and Will, that have stolen my heart, along with our Wheaten Terrier, Finley.  There is never a dull moment in our household, that’s for sure.   I enjoy reading, cooking, spending time with family and believe it or not…. pushing myself in Crossfit.  My goal in life is to be better today than I was yesterday and to make sure I pay it forward." ~Lori

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First, we have this great Father's Day idea for the dads that are just so hard to buy for (and there seem to be a lot, don't there, G45ers!?). We love this great idea using Good ol' Sport!

"My father is one of those people that is impossible to buy a gift for.  He needs nothing and wants nothing, and of course doesn’t want you to spend a dime on him.  I came up with the perfect gift that he will love, doesn’t have and certainly won’t want to give back.  Using the Good Ol’ Sport collection I created this brag book for Father’s Day.  I had lots of pictures of my boys but didn’t want to have my book to thick, so I found using the artist tags was a great way to add a bunch of pictures without to many pages.  I created all the pages from the 12 x 12 paper and many of them have folded pages with pockets to tuck in those tags.  I also used the tags and pockets from the collection to add some little places that my son can write notes to his granddaddy.  I know this will be cherished just as much as the pictures.  I can’t wait for Rocket (yes that is what we call my Dad) to open his Graphic 45 “Rocket’s Boys” brag book."   ~Lori

Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45


Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45


Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45


Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45


Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45


Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45


Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45


Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45


Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45


Father's Day Brag Book, Good Ol' Sport, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Good Ol’ Sport Paper
Game Day
Victory
Teamwork
All Star
Newsworthy
Big Score
# 1 Fan
8 x 8 Good Ol’ Sport Paper
Game Day
Big Score
Good Ol’ Sport Banner
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 1 and 2
Good Ol’ Sport Card Stock Stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Alphabet Stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Staples
Artist Trading Tags/ Black
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Sewing Machine
Foam Tape
Zip Dry Glue
May Arts Ribbon
Files
Foam Fonts
Metal Rings

Next is a favorite of ours and Lori's - her Home Sweet Home homemade soap box and clean and dirty tag. What a great gift or home decor set!

"This is a project I made for a Graphic 45 and Spellbinders hop and it’s one of my favorite projects I created.  I love the colors in the Home Sweet Home Collection and this project pulls in all of those patterns and colors.  It’s something that I use almost everyday ….heck anything that can make a household chore like doing dishes brighter and prettier, I’m all for it.  I really use the dirty/clean tag and it adds some G45 happiness to my kitchen.  This is for sure one of my favorites and I hope you enjoy it too." ~Lori

Soap Box with Tag by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Product 1

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 & Spellbinders Soap Set by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial


Soap Box with Tag by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Product 1


Soap Box with Tag by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Product 1


Soap Box with Tag by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Product 1


Soap Box with Tag by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Product 1

Supply List  

Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 Paper Collection
Apple Pie
Handmade
Granny’s Quilt
Garden Fresh
My Sunshine
Farmer Market
Country Life
Graphic 45 Staples
Alphabet Stickers
Regular Tag Album/Black
Ornate Metal Label Holders
Metal Brads
Spellbinder Dies
Royal Circle Die
Pretty Petals B
Pretty Petals D
Medallion Six
Other Products Used:
Foam Tape
Zip Dries Glue
Dries Clear Glue
X-acto Tool
Seal Healing Mat
Fun Stampers Journey Ink: Lemon Grass, Banana Cream and Kiwi Slice
Sandpaper
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Distress Crackle Paint: Antique Linen
Ribbon: CTMH
Upcycled Cascade Dish Washer Detergent Box
Sponge Dauber
McGill Flower Tools and Matt
White Card Stock

We love Lori's words for this beautiful Once Upon a Springtime card - sometimes the projects you don't plan turn out to be some of your favorites!

 "I’ll be honest, when I start a project I don’t always have a clear vision of what it’s going to end up looking like when it’s finished and this was one of those projects.  I think the little fairies started whispering to me what they wanted and the final result was really magical.  I loved the way this shaker card turned out and it made it one of my favorites.  The best part about this project is there is a step by step tutorial where you can see how to create a shaker card for yourself.  So grab some Once Upon a Springtime release and get ready to make to create something extra special." ~Lori

Once Upon a Springtime Shaker Card by Lori Williams Product Used Graphic 45 1

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Shaker Card by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Card Snapguide Tutorial


Once Upon a Springtime Shaker Card by Lori Williams Product Used Graphic 45 1


Once Upon a Springtime Shaker Card by Lori Williams Product Used Graphic 45 1


Once Upon a Springtime Shaker Card by Lori Williams Product Used Graphic 45 1

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Once Upon a Springtime   
Woodland Fantasy
Enchanted Forest
Once Upon A Springtime Cut Apart
Flight of Fancy
Fairy Folk
Tiny Treasures
Pixie Post
Coredinations/Graphic 45 :Precious Pink
Other Products Used:
Birds and Blooms Heartfelt Die and Stamp
Dew Drops
Foam Tape
Fairy Glitter
Antique Linen Distress Marker
Spun Sugar Distress Marker
Spellbinders Label 17
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Upcycled Packaging
Ruler
X-acto tool
Distress Ink Applicator

This is a great Typography layout from Lori using the pocket scrapbooking style. We love this to celebrate Lori's amazing Crossfit passion.

"I had never really tried pocket scrapbooking but thanks to Graphic 45 they pushed me outside of my comfort zone and in turn I created one of my favorite layouts.  Granted, Typography is one of those collections that has such a rich color palette and wonderful patterns but it really lent itself to this type of layout.  Every little box was a mini scrapbook design in and of itself but put it all together and it was just breaktaking.  I included a tutorial for you to show you how to create a little mini album to incorporate into your layout." ~Lori

Typography Pocket Page Layout by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 product 8


Typography Pocket Page Layout by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 product 8


Typography Pocket Page Layout by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 product 8


Typography Pocket Page Layout by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 product 8


Typography Pocket Page Layout by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 product 8


Typography Pocket Page Layout by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 product 8


Typography Pocket Page Layout by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 product 8


Typography Pocket Page Layout by Lori Williams using Graphic 45 product 8

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Typography Paper
Inscribe
Inspire
Dream
8 x 8 Typography Paper  
Imagine
Journey
Celebrate
Typography Chipboard
Typography Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples
Washi Tape Set
Alphabet Stickers
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Cream Card Stock
Sewing Machine
Foam Tape
Zip Dry Glue
Chipboard
May Arts Ribbon
Files
Fonts
Metal Brads
Spellbinders
Dymo Label Maker

We are so excited to welcome back Lori to our team! She is an all-star designer and we are so happy to have her back on the team. Welcome her in the comments below!

Now, who won our Father's Day giveaway this week? Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Kathy Francesconi Bumb

Congratulations, Kathy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in this great contest this week! Stay tuned tomorrow for more details on our June Challenge for another chance to win.

Have a great weekend, G45ers!

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Comments

A huge Graphic 45 welcome back, Lori!

I LOVE all your wonderful creations! So great to see you back. :)

Absolutely gorgeous projects Lori. I look forward to working with you this year.

LOVE the Once Upon A Springtime card so much!! Magical and fun!! I also love Lori's top in the picture! Very pretty!

Nice work!

That shaker card is so pretty...love the pearls you've added. Really pretty. Welcome back to G45!

Oh my my my - these are all just FANTASTIC - WOW. My fav is the soap set - it totally makes me smile. Thanks BUNCHES Lori for sharing all this inspiration.... WOW. j.

Mary's Good Old Sport Brag Book is delightful, and I like all the removable tags she used for the photos. I love the delicate fairies card, and the dishwasher clean/dirty sign.

Another wonderful designer! I can't wait to see all the new creations!

I can only hope to become as talented. Beautiful work!
Congrats to Kathy also.

So many wonderful and inspiring touches. You Rock!

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