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August 23, 2016

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 2

  Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

 The week of albums continues with two stunning travel albums from Maggi Harding and Kathy Clement! They share such amazing tips (and Kathy even shares a recipe!) and you will leave so ready to create some albums!

First, Maggi uses Voyage Beneath the Sea to document her time on our Graphic 45 Cruise to the Caribbean! She has a tutorial too!

"The highlight of my year so far, has been going on the Graphic 45 cruise with Diane, Aimee, Charee and so many super G45 crafters.  It was so fun to meet everyone and of course, I had to create a mini to memorialize my trip!  I used Graphic 45's Mixed Media Album and  bits and pieces from all the offerings in the Voyage Beneath the Sea. collection.

I did a Snapguide tutorial of how I did the front cover for you and in the Snapguide, you'll find a list of the products I used for the cover.  I also made a quick video walk through so that you could see how I did all the pages.  Most of the photos were taken  by me or my cabinmate, Kathi, but I did "borrow" a few from Facebook that fellow cruise mates posted.  I'm not sure who I borrowed from, but thank you for your photo!

Tips:  Print your journaling onto transparency paper and then glue to your journaling pieces with just a few dabs of clear drying glue as I did for the cover title. People will wonder how you managed to print something so neatly onto a journal card." ~Maggi

Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Check out How to Make Mini Cover Using G45's Voyage Beneath the Sea by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.  

Maggi's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Maggi's Video Walk-Through


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea collection
12 x 12 Paper Pad
8 x 8 Paper Pad
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Sticker Sheet
Decorative Chipboard
Journaling Chipboard
Ephemera Cards
Mixed Media Album - Ivory
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Collection:
8 x 8 Paper Pad
Ephemera Cards
Journaling Chipboard
Tags and Pockets
Other:
Creative Embellishments Steampunk Mermaid 2
Creative Embellishments Seagrass
Creative Embellishments Seaweed
Creative Embellishments Seaweed 3
Creative Embellishments Gears
Petaloo Botanica Blooms Teal 1102-104
Petaloo Botanica Minis Teal 1101-104
Lindy's Frosty Forest Green, Cajun Carnelian Red, Creme Brulee Cream
Silks - Teal Zircon , Bolivian Blue, African Jade
Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel
Black Acrylic Paint

Seam binding ribbon

We love this summer memory album from Kathy! The photos and pages are amazing - take a look and enjoy her fun tutorial!

 "Summer is a great time to build memories by taking a trip.  When our grandgirls took a trip to a local “you pick ‘em” blueberry farm, I captured the adventure and laughter in a Staples Square Tag Album.

After the blueberry picking, we had a baking day where all 3 girls worked together and made a delicious Blueberry Delight dessert.  Then the family gathered for a fun meal where the girls proudly presented their handiwork.

I broke the album into 3 parts to document the adventure: Pick, Bake, and Eat!   I’ve included the recipe I adapted from my friend and teamie, Maggi Harding.

Blueberry Delight Recipe:

Crust:

1 stick butter
2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
Melt butter and stir in the crumbled vanilla wafers.  Press the crumbs into a 9” square pan.  Set aside.

Filling:

Whipped cream:
2 cups of heavy cream, whipped
3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream cheese:
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1 8 oz cream cheese, softened

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar until it is thick and holds a peak.  Carefully fold half the whipping cream into the prepared cream cheese mixture and spread over the prepared crust.  Refrigerate the remaining whipped cream in an airtight container.  (You can also use an 8 oz. Cool Whip, but we prefer real whipped cream.)

Berries:
¾ cup sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
4 cups blueberries
juice of 1 lemon

Combine ingredients and cook until thickened. Cool completely. Top the cream filling with the cooled blueberries and refrigerate.

Designer Tips:

  • Create photo corners with washi tape!  It’s a quick and easy way to give photos a designer look.
  • To keep alpha letters straight, try lining them up on washi tape, as I did in the album.  Be sure to add a small drop of glue to the back of each letter to help it stick.
  • Washi tape makes fast work of adding borders to your layouts and tags, too.  The wide black tape also helps to anchor the design on the page.
  • Use an assembly line approach to make the album come together quickly. Pre-cut all your papers as follows:
    • For standard pages, cut papers to measure 5.25” square.  You’ll need 22.
    • The pocket page liners measure 4.75”x 4”.  You’ll need 12.
    • Pocket flaps measure 5.25” x 2”.  You’ll need 12.
    • For front and back covers you’ll need 4 squares measuring 5 ⅞” each." ~Kathy

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

Check out How to Create With Graphic 45 Staples Square Tag Album by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.  

Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Kathy's Video Walk-Through

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

 

 

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29



Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29


Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29


Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29


Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29


Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

 




Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

Supply List

Staples Square Tag Kraft Mini Album
Home Sweet Home Collection
12x12 papers
8x8 papers
6x6 Patterns
Tags & Pockets
Chipboard
Ephemera Cards
Staples Square Kraft Tags
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Staples Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Staples Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes

Other Products
Petaloo International
Denim Blue Burlap Butterflies and Blossoms
Blueberry Picks
Teastained Blue Mini Butterflies
Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastained Blue
Teastained Blue Dahlias
Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Arianna Ivory Crocheted Lace
White Seam Binding Ribbon
Ivory Burlap String
American Craft Thickers Alpha Stickers
Black, White Cardstock

We are giving away an awesome prize pack this week. This is a full prize pack of all the goodies from Safari Adventure! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Enjoy entering!

(2%2F1%2F 1 claimed) Safari Adventure Full Collection Prize Pack

This week of albums is amazing! Wow! And the fun is just beginning. Join us tomorrow for more great ideas!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Comments

Beautiful projects for some wonderful memories. Love them both!

Thank you for sharing the albums and all the tips!!!

Beautiful albums!

More beautiful Voyage Beneath the Sea. Thanks for the recipe - I may try that for my birthday in October, even though I'm not supposed to eat cheese! xxx

Absolutely love the Safari collection!

Both of these minis are breathtaking!! I adore everything about Maggie's lovely mini and love how Kathy has divided hers into the three sections! That pie looks delicious! TFS!

I am in the throws of creating a mini tag album and I love to see how the G45 design team mix and matches the pattern papers in their work. so beautiful!

So much beauty in these gorgeous albums, love them both! Maggi's cover is just amazing with all that dimension - wow!

Beautiful albums! Becca took the words right out of my mouth...Maggi's cover...wowza!!

Whoa, this collection is so chock full of inspiration! Love this!

beautiful albums, I love how the front cover were create. Thanks for sharing

These are both sweet as can be! I MUST take the plunge and USE my Under the Sea set instead of just gawking at its loveliness! lol!

Both mini albums are inspiring.
Thank you for sharing them with us.
Sue M

Gorgeous albums!

Beautiful albums
and interesting
pages.
Carla from Utah

The blueberry album reminds me of home in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I loved to pick blueberries.

I love these albums as much as yesterday's albums. And I am sure I will love tomorrow's albums! G45 is amazing. The colors in the 'Voyage Beneath the Sea' papers are so beautiful that I had to buy some of the papers. (and I don't even like Steampunk).

Love the albums, Ladies!! Such beautiful and happy details!

Thanks for the recipe, Kathy. Looks scrumptious! :)

WOW amazing albums this week!! I am in awe of your talented design team:)

Amazing albums!

Wonderful projects and thanks for the recipe.

Albums galore, designers' tips, colorful papers and a recipe to tease your taste buds...and that's just the beginning of this fabulous week. WOW!!!!!!!

Fantastic albums! So much detail. The Safari Adventure collection is so beautiful in itself. Makes for great projects. Great job ladies.

Oh, how beautful these albums are! They give me so many ideas to try in the future. And, truly, this paper is exquisite.

Gorgeous albums and tutorials too. I love Graphic 45, the collections and the design team!!

Beautiful albums and the recipe sounds great.

My new, favorite collection. I have just the right trip planned for using these papers. Love you, G45!

Living in Florida I have a lot of picture of water. ..I need to put in albums

I love all the beautiful albums! I haven't crafted one thing this summer as I have been very busy with my grandson and visiting relatives out of state :) I can't wait to dig through all my Graphic 45 goodies and order some of the new collections as well.

so awesome! those papers are fab and made such fun books!

Very unique projects! I will have to try the blueberry Recipe ♥

I love all of the inspiration!!!

More great album projects! I am so inspired to start working with my G45 Kraft album now. And, I really want to win the Safari Adventure collection, wow!

"Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle... When the sun comes up you better be running!
Brilliant,smashing, ace of a collection!
SAFARI ADVENTURE

Maggi and Kathy both did an amazing job! The tips are a great bonus (as is the recipe.) Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful Safari Adventure collection!!!

I am so loving this week featuring mini albums! I am so inspired by your Design Team members! I'm ready to create my own zoo trip mini using Safari Adventure!

Fantastic albums. I'm a card maker
but I enjoy seeing all of the album ideas.
thanks for sharing.

These are great mini albums.

Oh my!! What lovely creations!!

Love the albums!

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