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June 15, 2015

We Welcome Back the Dynamic Mini Albums & Altered Art of Donna Espiritu!

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We are so happy to welcome Donna Espiritu back to our Design Team! I'm sure you fell in love with her projects last year. She was such a glowing asset to our team with amazing mini albums, layouts, and more! Donna can truly do it all. She became a mom last year and her projects today show her joy over her gorgeous baby. She shares a new project with us today, and 3 projects to share with us that show her flexibility between styles of crafting. You will fall in love with her projects today.  Take it away, Donna!

 

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Donna Espiritu

"My name is Donna Espiritu. I'm from the Philippines currently living in Saudi Arabia with my husband. We were finally blessed with a beautiful daughter late last year and she’s everything I prayed for.  I have been scrapbooking since 2004 when I got married. I think of myself as a crafty person so when I came across scrapbooking I got really interested and as the saying goes, I got hooked from then on.


I love learning new things so I also dabble into digital scrapbooking, card-making, altering/recycling/upcycling stuff, and mixed media. I think I am addicted to the smell of new papers! I also collect pens -journaling pens, glitter, calligraphy pens, etc.

My style has evolved over the years. I don't really know how to describe my style, but I can do a simple (but not clean) or super embellished layout/page or project.  I love layers, clusters and textures in my creations." ~Donna

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First, we have this gorgeous Baby 2 Bride mini album from Donna. She even has a great video tutorial below! How amazing!

"Besides scrapbook pages, creating mini-albums is one of my favorite thing to do and I could say my second forte. I used the Baby 2 bride collection because it is one of my all-time fave from Graphic 45. I love the soft color palette, the designs, and the versatility whether you want to use it for a baby girl/boy or a grown-up woman about to marry. Perfect token.

TIP: In my video tutorial, you will notice that I used a template to cut the papers I used on the tags. It's one way to make tracing easier." ~Donna

Baby 2 Bride tag mini album by Donna Espiritu - click to see tutorial! #graphic45

 

Donna's YouTube Tutorial


Baby 2 Bride tag mini album by Donna Espiritu - click to see tutorial! #graphic45


Baby 2 Bride tag mini album by Donna Espiritu - click to see tutorial! #graphic45


Baby 2 Bride tag mini album by Donna Espiritu - click to see tutorial! #graphic45


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DonnaEspiritu-BeautifulbabyTagmini-Baby2bride-Graphic45-1

 


Supply List:

Graphic 45 Baby 2 bride deluxe collection
Graphic 45 staples (keys)
Graphic 45 staples, ivory tags
Others: Distress ink (tea dye), Prima marketing flowers, Flowers/leaves from my stash, lace/trims/ribbon bow/seam binding, smooth white cardstock (A4), white and pink threads, Cheery Lynn Designs flourish die

Next, Donna shares this gorgeous mixed media clock that Donna mainly used her scraps to create. Isn't this fabulous? We love the colors!

Mixed media altered clock by Donna made with scraps #graphic45

 

Shabby Chic Clock Tutorial


Mixed media altered clock by Donna made with scraps #graphic45


Mixed media altered clock by Donna made with scraps #graphic45


Mixed media altered clock by Donna made with scraps #graphic45


Mixed media altered clock by Donna made with scraps #graphic45

Supply list:

*Graphic 45 Time to flourish papers
*Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments papers
*Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers
*Graphic 45 Botanical Tea banners
Gesso
Acrylic paints - white, pink, blue, blue green
Tattered angels glimmermist
Mod Podge matte
Stickles
Spellbinder flower die
Sizzix flower die (used leaves only)
Sizzix Prima butterfly dies
Cheerylynn fancy flouriish die
Cherrylynn butterfly dies
Flat back pearl centers
Pearl string
Lace trim
White cardstock
Beacon 3 in 1 glue
UHU adhesive
*mostly scraps from previous projects

Next, is another gorgeous mini album. Donna used Come Away with Me to create this perfect album for her travel memories.

 "The album is 4 x 6 in size. The spine will depend on how thick your pages will be inside, it can be adjusted according to your preference. But for this particular album I created, the finished project is 4 x 6 x 2 3/4 (spine). Started off by cutting 2 pcs of chipboard for the front and back cover. I covered with brown cardstock and later on adhered patterned paper on each sides. I decorated the inside pages first before adhering it one by one to the spine. Having ample space in between made it easier so have a bit of bulky embellishments placed on each page. But try to alternate for even distribution of "bulk space". I decorated the front cover last, adhering the ribbon first to serve as album closure then adhered the embellishments using foam tape to add dimension to the handmade flowers." ~Donna

Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Travel-Themed Mini-Album by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Travel Album Tutorial


Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45


Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45


Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45


Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45


Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45


Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45

Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45


Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45

 


Come Away with Me Travel album by Donna #graphic45


Supply List

Graphic 45 Come Away with me 12x12 collection
Graphic 45 Come away with me 8x8 collection
Graphic 45 Come away with me ephemera pack
Graphic 45 Come away with me chipboard
Graphic 45 Come away with me stickers
Graphic 45 Come away with me pockets
Graphic 45 Come Away with me banners
Graphic 45 Orante Metal label holder
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal brads
Graphic 45 washi tapes
Sizzix Tim Holtz tattered floral die
Big shot machine
Ribbon
Brown cardstock
Chipboard
Distress Ink Antique Linen
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart scoring board
Kaisercraft rhinestones
Embossing tool and foam, water spray
Adhesives (glue, foam tape, double-sided tape)

To close is this fabulous mixed media layout using Time to Flourish and Sweet Sentiments. Look at her gorgeous daughter on a brilliant canvas!

"One of my favorites to date, is this layout of my daughter and I. I love the mixture of colors, flowers and butterflies in here. I had fun in creating this page!" ~Donna

Time to Flourish & Sweet Sentiments mixed media layout by Donna #graphic45


Time to Flourish & Sweet Sentiments mixed media layout by Donna #graphic45


Time to Flourish & Sweet Sentiments mixed media layout by Donna #graphic45


Time to Flourish & Sweet Sentiments mixed media layout by Donna #graphic45


Time to Flourish & Sweet Sentiments mixed media layout by Donna #graphic45

Supply List

G45 Time to flourish (May cut apart)
G45 Sweet Sentiments 12x12, 8x8 papers
Petaloo flowers, berries,  lace
Blue Fern Studio chipboard
The Crafter’s workshop stencil
Tattered Angels glimmer mists
Gesso
Mod podge
Liquitex textured paste
Kaisercraft rhinestones
Sizzix Prima butterfly dies
White thread

We're so happy to have Donna back on the team for another year. Isn't her work glorious? Thanks for sharing with us, Donna!

We have a great giveaway this week in honor of Father's Day coming up on June 21, 2015. To win this A Proper Gentleman prize pack, just enter below:

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! We hope this gave you a great start to your week.

Happy Monday,

The G45 Family

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

Comments

Love this line of father's papers

I love these amazing projects! What a great use for these collections!

I love the work of all your designers. I really appreciate their talent, and they give me so much inspiration.

Such beautiful projects. I don't know that I could pick a favorite, but I think it would be between the Come Away with me album and the clock. So talented.

Beautiful projects and welcome to the 2015 design team.

All of your work is Beautiful! Thanks for sharing all and welcome back. :)

Gorgeous projects!

Ooh, love the tag albums! Great prize pack for the contest!

Congrats to the new 2015 Design Team!! And thanks G45 for another great contest!

Congrats!

beautiful projects! thanks for sharing
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Congratulations, Donna, on a beautiful little girl. I'm sure she will inspire you to make awesome ways to showcase her :-)

Super lovely projects!

Great projects! I love the mini album, so many details!

Wow, so thankful that Donna is on the team!! Gorgeous projects and I am looking forward to seeing more of her designs this coming year! Congrats on being a new Mom and we can see your love for your daughter in your projects- thanks for sharing your talent with all if us :-)

Beautiful layout with your daughter!

Wow... these projects are awesome! Donna is a great addition to the design team! Congrats!

Oh please, please please release these papers soon. They are a must have.

Lovely projects!

Having my first Grandchild soon. I want to make the baby to bride album.

A happy start to all you!

Beautiful Sunshine layout!

G45 products and projects are always amazing!

Congrats on being on this amazing design team. Your projects are beautiful!

These projects are just wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your creative and inspirational talent!

No father now but lots of men and boys in the family this would be great for so thank you for the chance to win. xxx

Love it!

Love the mini albums and dripping of ink on the layout. Beautiful projects!

Love all the projects!

What a wonderful and creative design! Thank you so much for sharing and welcome welcome welcome!!!

Welcome to the
new DT members!
Looking forward
to seeing your
creations!
Carla from Utah

the new designers are awesome. Such creative genius!! wish I could half as much as they do.

maureen

Cada vez cosas más bellas!!!!

Hermosos proyectos te han quedado bellos y delicados. Te felicito el LO se ve tierno y especial con esa linda foto. Saludos.

Beautiful projects, Donna, you are amazing and you do wonderful things with this stunning papers G45!!!
Thank you G45 for another great contest!!!

I Love the mini albums

love this new masculine paper!

Donna, you make amazing pieces of "art'. I can only wish to be half as talented as you :)

Congratulations on your new little daughter. Amazingly creative and inspirational projects!!

Looking forward to all the projects from the new team, and thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize

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