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June 21, 2015

The Magnificent Cards, Layouts, and Altered Art of Maggi Harding!

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We are so excited to have the magnificent work of Maggi Harding on our team! She is such a talent and a joy. We have been fans of Maggi for a long time, so we are so excited to have her on the team! You will love the projects she shares today. A great organizer and tutorial and 3 projects that show the talent and brilliance she brings to the team this year.  Give a warm G45 welcome to Maggi Harding!

Maggi Harding headshot

Maggi Harding

"Hi, I am Maggi Harding, and I am so thrilled to be part of the Graphic 45 family!  I live in eastern North Carolina, but I claim the world as home.  I have spent most of my life wandering, as a child with my parents because my Dad was in the Army, and, as an adult, because I wanted to.  By the time I was 18 I had been to 9 different schools, lived in France, Japan, Germany, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and North Carolina.  Since attaining adulthood, I have lived in North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Alaska and Colorado. I'm really not sure when I became an adult, but that's another story all together!

My husband and I share our home with our two standard poodles, Nika and Tisha.  We love to travel and do so mostly in our RV so that our sweet furbabies can be with us.   We have been from Key West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and from the Pacific shores of California to the Atlantic shores of North Carolina in our well travelled motorhome!

I discovered scrapbooking in 2005 when I decided to make scrapbooks for my two best friends from college.  It quickly became my passion and something that I spend hours doing and never grow tired of my efforts.

My style is eclectic as I do a little bit of everything.  One day it's mixed media and the next day its classic layered papers.  Two things I really love are vintage styling and bright bold colors.  Truly,  Graphic 45 was made for me!  Its rich saturated colors and bold patterns are an artistic adventure for me; I always ask myself, what can I create, how can I make this piece of paper come to life?   I love the challenge of combining those beautiful patterns with my photos to create a cohesive art piece.  Scrapbooking has awakened my “inner artist” and  satisfies the creative side of my brain that was long neglected during my career as a CPA.  These days I am a happy  retired, stay at home, crazy, paper loving scrap artist!"

Keep Up with Maggi Harding!

Follow Maggi's Blog

Follow Maggi on Snapguide

Follow Maggi on YouTube

Follow Maggi On Pinterest

Maggi created an awesome Typography organizer for her Design Team responsibilities. This is such a fun idea for our crafters who want to remember various projects to try!

"I am a self confessed organization freak when it comes to things I have to do! To help me keep track of my design team responsibilities, I've created an organizer in a small 3 ring binder with dividers for different teams and tasks.  The notebook I am using is 7 x 9" and I like the small size so I can easily take it with me where ever I go.   You could use this for so many things,  it would be a perfect gift for a bride to be who is organizing her wedding.  How about for a busy Mom so she could keep track of appointments for the children, shopping lists, social occasions, birthdays, the possibilities are endless.  You could use a standard size notebook and make a school notebook.  Wouldn't that be such a fun project to do with a child?

My video tutorial takes you through creating the cover page for the notebook and creating the subject dividers inside as well as the design for one of the divider pages.  At the end of the video, I've included photos of all the divider pages that I created so that you can copy them if you like." ~Maggi

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Maggi's YouTube Typography Tutorial


Notebook Organizer, Typography, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1) of 4


Notebook Organizer, Typography, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1) of 4


Notebook Organizer, Typography, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1) of 4

Supply List

Graphic 45 Typography Collection (12 x 12):
Inscribe
Typography
Celebrate
Dream
Imagine
Typography Chipboard
Typography Stickers
Other Supplies:
Wilson Jones binder 362-10W
Avery Write-On Plastic Dividers 5.5 x 8.5"
Avery College Ruled Filler Paper
Black cardstock
Tim Holtz Word Sticks
Tim Holtz Key Holes
Tim Holtz Timepieces
Tim Holtz Pen Nibs
Tim Holtz Word Bands
McGill Floriano flower punch
McGill Retro Flower punch

Recollections Glitter Shapes
1/4" Scor-tape
Zip Dry Glue
Uline Foam tape

Next, Maggi shares a gorgoeus layout using By the Sea. We love her great techniques on this!

"I've created a shadow box effect on this layout by fussy cutting the frame and part of the imagery from the title page of the By the Sea collection.  I used foam tape and cardboard to pop this up from the background patterened paper, My Anchor.

I like to fussy cut my images and "insert" them into the scene on the page and I've done that here with my sweet little niece.  Tip:  To further the illusion of a fussy cut image being part of the scene on your paper, layer elements all around the fussy cut photo.    On this layout I have layered diecut sea oats behind my image and the little ones printed on the paper as well as layering flowers and seashells around my image." ~Maggi

Layout, By the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, Photo 1


Layout, By the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, Photo 1


Layout, By the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, Photo 1


Layout, By the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, Photo 1


Layout, By the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 By the Sea collection -
By the Sea 4500899
My Anchor 4500903
Splash 4500902
Beachcomber 4500900
Other:
Spellbinders Cat tails die
Champagne micro beads
Lindy's Winter Jasmine Gold spray mist
Distress Ink Faced Jeans
Flowers -
Petaloo Darjeeling deep blue
Petaloo Mixed Blossoms Robin Egg Blue
Petaloo Botanica minis yellow
Fish netting
Prima  Shabby Chic Treasures - Sea (starfish)
Spare parts - metal star fish

What a sweet dog house! Check out Maggi's template so you can make your own Raining Cats & Dogs paper dog house.

"This sweet little dog house was made with Graphic 45's ATC Box and the Raining Cats and Dogs collection.  I altered the box by adding a roof that I made from scrap cardboard. It's a perfect size to hold a little bag of doggie treats or a fun toy for a wee pup.   You could also use the tags that are included with the ATC box to make a tiny mini album.

I've included a pdf file that provides written instructions for building the doghouse and a template for the roof." ~Maggi

Doghouse gift box, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, photo 1

Download Raining Cats and Dogs bldg instructions and roof template


Doghouse gift box, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, photo 1

 


Doghouse gift box, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, photo 1


Doghouse gift box, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, photo 1


Doghouse gift box, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, photo 1

Supply List

Raining Cats and Dogs collection -
Puppy Love 4500958
Four-legged friend 4500959
Mr. Whiskers 4500962
Well Bred 4500965
Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Solids and Patterns 4500968
Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers 4500974
Raining Cats and Dogs Alphabet Stickers 4500975
Raining Cats and Dogs Flowers 4500977
Raining Cats and Dogs Banners 4500978
Raining Cats and Dogs Tags & Pockets 4500971
Other Supplies:
Black and gray cardstock scraps
Black beads
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Cottage Cutz French Poodle die
Ranger Embossing Antiquities cement
Die-namites large ivy die

We sure do love this birthday card by Maggi using Time to Celebrate! It so beautifully folds and has such great layers!

"Here's a beautiful dimensional birthday card that's sure to please!  Beaded trim and flowers add the perfect feminine touches making this a great card for Moms and girlfriends.  My Snapguide tutorial takes you through the steps for making a step card and I also include a template for cutting the card.  I use popped up layers to give my card dimension and tip of the day:  Use cardboard (free!) rather than foam tape to pop up layers." ~Maggi

Brthday card, Time to Celebrate, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, photo 1

Check out How to Make a Step Card With Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.  

Time to Celebrate Card Snapguide Tutorial


Brthday card, Time to Celebrate, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, photo 1


Brthday card, Time to Celebrate, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, photo 1


Brthday card, Time to Celebrate, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45, photo 1

Supply List

Congratulations 8 x 8
Party Perfect 8 x 8
Special Occasion 12x 12
Let's Get Together 12 x 12
5 3/4" lace or trim
Petaloo Ivory Burlap Blossoms
Seam binding bow
Core'dinations G45 Signature Series Sweet Apricot
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel

We are so excited Maggi Harding is on our team! She is just so talented and a wonderful lady. Welcome her in the comments below. Have a great Sunday, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

Comments

I have to make one of these notebooks! Love the dog house too,

Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful designs...Welcome!

Would love to be able to pin some of these, but typepad.com seems to block pins.

Such great projects!

I love that dog house!!! I think I'm going to have a lot of fun following you :-)

gorgeous work!

love your designs...looking forward to your next creations!

I am SO thrilled Maggi made the team! She is multi-talented and such a sweet lady to boot. Welcome aboard!! xoxo

Your By The Sea layout is really creative! I like that idea to fussy cut the photo to fit it into the page. Well done and welcome to G45!

Maggi, you make me happy. New looks, new style.

Maggi has some really imaginative ideas, and I love her creative ways with flowers!

Welcome Maggi! Looking forward to seeing more of your creative talents.

I am glad that you are part of the Graphic 45 design team! Enjoy!

OK. It's official! I love Maggie's beautiful style. Her designs are seamless, and inviting. The little details she adds are breathtaking! Looking forward to seeing more of her beautiful work!

I'm trying to pick a favorite here, these projects are not only gorgeous but so imaginative!!!
Best of all is the dog house - what a clever way to store doggie treats!!!!

Welcome Maggi!!

Maggi - a true genius with G45. It's all those little touches that make your work magcal

Awesome projects, Maggi! Love them all.

I love all the special touches and the shading of everything is fantastic! I can't wait to see more!

Fantastic projects Maggi!

beautiful work Maggi!

Maggi? its really gorgeous!!!!! Excellent work! We are fascinated

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