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December 26, 2016

A Year in Review with Graphic 45

  Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 003

Sandy Trefger seriously wows today with her 2016 Year in Review album using Nature Sketchbook! The pages, the colors, the cover - all of it is pure perfection. Take a look at this amazing album:

Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

"In my busy life, I find that right now I just don’t have time to scrapbook all my photos but I still want to have something to look at to remember the special events and occasions.  A Year in Review Album is the perfect way to showcase a few favorite photos from each year and Graphic 45 makes it so easy!  For my 2016 Year in Review Album, I decided to use the Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album.  The book is already made for you and even comes with dividers and pages!  When I received their newest paper collection, Nature Sketchbook, I knew it was perfect for 2016!  My mother loved to garden and when I see the beautiful flowers and butterflies in this collection, it makes me think of her.   If you love this idea and would like to create your own Year in Review Album, I have a tutorial video for this project to show how I set up my pages and added in some pockets and flaps.  I apologize in advance as it is a long video but there were a lot of details that I wanted to share. I found a wonderful quote that perfectly shares the theme of my 2016 Year in Review Album and I wrote it on my first or splash page of the book:

'Gardeners, like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute.  What we see at one particular moment is then and there before use.  But there is a second way of seeing.  Seeing with the eye of memory…calls up days and seasons past…' –Allen Lacy, ' The Gardener’s Eye' 1992

Happy Crafting!" ~ Sandy

Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Tip:

For a Year in Review album, narrow down your photo selections if possible to just one or two for each month. This will help to keep your book from becoming too thick, but if that does happen just add a pretty ribbon tie closure.  Choose photos that best tell your story or the ones that are your favorite. Remember to create some journaling blocks to add to your pages or to tuck into a pocket or envelope of those occasions that you don’t have any photos of or to provide more details.  


Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014





Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014
Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014


Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014



Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014



Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album, Black
Graphic 45 Policy Envelopes, Regular Black
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook or Safari Stickers (Months & Year)
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Flowers
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder
Cardstock, Black 12x12
Lace Ribbon
Green & Black Seam Binding Ribbon
Regular Metal Brads
Assorted Bird, Butterfly, Floral Stamps or Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Stamps
Journaling Block Line Stamp
Staz-On Black Ink Pad
Black Fine Tip Journaling Pen
Gold Seed Beads
Glossy Accents
Metal Leaves, Rhinestone Button or Charms
Double Sided Tape
Wet Glue Adhesive
Black and Brown Distress Ink

This week we have an amazing prize pack full of retired collections, Deluxe Collector's Editions, a Mixed Media Album, gorgeous Staples, and more! All you have to do to enter is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so have fun entering!

$100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Have you created a Year in Review Album before? We'd love to see yours! Share on our Facebook page!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

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Comments

I love Graphic 45 andwould like to win the Gentlemans Collection so I can make books for my4 sons

Gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing Sandy's beautiful album. What a wonderful project. I'm in love with the Natures Sketchbook collection!

I love this idea for remembering the year. You have so many wonderful ideas. Also, I love your gorgeous paper collections.

What a beautiful album, thank you Sandy.

Here are the links for the videos:
Tutorial:
https://youtu.be/h8fj7psDfbA

Showcase:
https://youtu.be/qbVSko7pk4k

Thanks!
Sandy

Beautiful! I just ordered this paper! Can't wait!

Beautiful album!! The paper looks like it's perfect for this theme. Thanks for sharing.

Another fabulous selection of G45 goodies...more I cannot live without! G45 are perfect everytime xx.

Thank you Graphic 45 for giving us a year of beauty and inspiration!

So beautiful ! Thank you for sharing.

I so love ABC Primer. What an opportunity to try and win it.

so, so pretty - thank you for sharing

Beautiful album. Can't wait to get started on my next mini!

Such a beautiful album using beautiful G45 papers!!!

Great idea and beautiful project!! Thanks for sharing!! Love it 😍

I have always liked those 'year in review' shows. Capturing those family events by album is so logical...and so darn pretty!

This album is amazing! May have to attempt a year in review album of my own.

Beautiful. Great giveaway 2 of my favorite papers. Who am I kidding I love all graphic 45 collections.

Great idea for memories, hope to give this a try,

This is AMAZING!! I love this new collection! Thanks for sharing this beautiful, inspiring book. And what an incredible giveaway!!

What a grand idea! TFS!

Love this paper! The colors are beautiful. Would love to win the giveaway because I love the ABC Primer paper.

Wonderful album!

Nature Sketchbook is truly one of your best collections ever! I love how Sandy used it for her album - it is truly beautiful!

Beautiful project. Beautiful collection to win.

Stunning album!! The collection looks so fun!!

Love your style! You have inspired me so much! Would love to win this assortment and add to my growing amount of projects. No one else can compare to this blog!

Oh, how I'd love this. A year in review could be my next project.

Beautiful way to review the year without going overboard on photos!! Just a snapshot is a great idea! TFS!

Beautiful album. Nice paper

Beautiful album!

Wonderful idea & Beautiful album!!

What a gorgeous Album! Great project and I haven't used my Nature Sketchbook papers yet! Love the giveaway. Those are two lines I never had!

I knew I would love whatever Sandy created with the Natures Sketchbook paper collection! This paper is so adaptable to many projects! Would love to ein'

Enjoy Sandys mini, and her tips! I still am loving the A Proper Gentleman. Hope I can win 👍🏼

Just amazing. If only i could have such a creative talent

Super cool projects!

I love all the creative possibilities with Graphic 45! This collection will make someone very happy!

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