It's Friday and a beautiful day to remember to "Enjoy the Moment!" Robin Shakoor and Annette Green share brilliant projects with Children's Hour, our newest calendar collection. This collection is so versatile and perfect for so many projects! Let's take a look.
Robin made this stunning layout that is so stunning, but only took a few techniques to complete. Beautiful!
"I created a quick and easy layout using just a few techniques. I matted my photo and placed it in the center of the page. I created banners using stickers from the Decorative Sticker and November Collective sheets. To finish the deisgn, I added flowers, die cut leaves and chipboard buttons.
Tip: Creating layout pages can be fast and easy just by using a few embellishments and well placed strips of paper." ~Robin
Now, Annette will truly wow you with this amazing star calendar. What a perfect way to celebrate the year!
"I absolutely adore every calendar collection Graphic 45 produces because the creative ideas are endless and useful throughout the entire year. I created this tabletop “calendar” with a fun star-shaped base so it can be on display all year long. Perfect for a table centerpiece for all to see and enjoy. I’ve also adorned six ATC tags which can be used during holidays on packages, a bouquet of flowers or attached to greeting cards.
Although I’ve called it a calendar, it’s one of those projects you can decide for yourself how you’ll use it. Each month has a pocket with an ephemera card tucked inside. Here are just a few ideas how you might use this:
A perpetual birthday/event reminder.
Attach a small calendar to each (I’ve provided a free 2016 printable on my blog at this link:
Today we are featuring an artist who does not need much introduction - many of you are fans of her fabulous work and followers of her blog and YouTube channel. She is a prolific creator of some of the most incredible and intricate projects you can find with Graphic 45. The best part of this artist is that she is so generous with her talent with so many tutorials and how-to templates and more. Today, we are sharing just a taste of her great work. We celebrate the amazing work of Anne Elisabeth Rostad today! This is such an exciting day for us, and we are so grateful you joined us. Anne provided so many great projects, that we have made this blog post into a two-part feature. So, join us again on Monday, February 8 for the rest of Anne's amazing feature! Today, we let Anne completely lead us through her projects, so sit back, grab your coffee or tea, and enjoy the fabulous work of Anne Elisabeth Rostad!
*We apologize for the size of the photos, there was a mild issue with corrupt photos, so they had to be saved from a smaller existing format. She has videos for each of these projects, so you can see the projects better in those videos. Thanks so much for understanding!*
"My name is Anne Rostad and I live in Norway and I am a mother of 2 grown up sons who gives me so much pleasure. Creating has been my all time passion . It started when I was a little girl and had fun making animals and houses from things I found in the wood. Later at school we learned how to sew in girls class and I did not like that at all since I had to follow recipe, so i asked to be in the boy`s class where i could make things out of wood, clay and metal. Think it was then i really started love creating. As the only girl in class l i got make whatever I wanted so I had a lot of fun. Later I found out that sewing was a lot f fun when I could make whatever I wanted without any recipe. Started scrapbooking for about 7 years ago and since then I have in love with this hobby. The 1. paper I bought from Graphic 45 was the Fashionista Haute Couture and then I was hooked and tried to find out where I could get more :-) There is so much fun to do with this gorgeous and versatile papers and I love creating 3D projects and mini albums with a lot of detail to bring the projects to life. Many of the techniques i used in quilting I could use with fussy cutting and layering so it is very much the same, but more possibilities with papers. I am so happy and thankful to be a featured artist on the G45 blog again and I also want to thank you all for your support over the years.
"Made a card to go with the hot ear photo album and used the same World's Fair collection from Graphic 45. So much fun to fussy cut out in this paper collection and I also used chipboard cut outs, stickers, coordinate stamp set and pockets and tags. The card closes up with seam binding colored with Tim Holtz broken china distress spray.
The card together with the hot air balloon photo album.
"Have made a Fairytale Princess Castle with 2 lightning towers to hold the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Mini Album. There is a tutorial here on my blog on how to make the base for this castle.It is all made out of chipboard and paper and decorated with pearl trim, die cut outs and flower pots. This castle would be fun to display in a little girls room and to store pictures of the little princess in the album.
12x12 - 8x8- 6x6 , chipboard cut outs, stickers and hinges from Graphic 45. Dies from Spellbinders, Sizzix and Tim Holtz, 1,5mm chipboard,Maya Road pearl string,Martha stewart punches,seam binding and closure from Butterbeescraps.
"As promised here is the tutorial on how to make the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 8X5 pocket mini album with large photo mat tags and flip out tags. There will be a 13 part tutorial from start to finish on how to make the pages with hinge to hinge binding, tags, flip out pages,making the cover and decorate the album. In this blog post I show the finish album. Have tried to make this tutorial easy so new beginners can follow along. I will link all the parts below here.
Gilded Lily 12 x 12 - 8 x 8 and 6 x 6 One of each paper pad, pockets and tags, ephemera cards, stamp set, shabby chick key and key hole all from Graphic 45, Walnut cream cardstock from Bazzill, pop dots, seam binding, glue, score board, cutting tool, Ranger multi media matte,Tyvek envelopes,8x1mm magnets,punches,chipboard, gold ink, a corner die and Pan pastel.
If you are cutting out the flower border strips around the front page, inside and for the backside you need a couple more sheet of the Royal Gardens paper or you can use the Versailles 12 x 12 papers on some of the pages inside the album instead of the Royal Gardens paper.
Remember this supplies are only suggestions.
Use what you have and what you like :-)
Here is the link to the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Mini Album Journal - Tutorial
Thank you Graphic 45 for this opportunity to be a featured artist on your wonderful blog :-)
Wow, Anne's projects are so inspring! We are so grateful she chose to share her genius with us this week and next. She is such an incredible and kind artist, and we are so honored to feature her!
It's also time to announce who won our awesome Petaloo giveaway last week! Our randomly chosen winner is....
-Donna Nuce (Crafty Colonel): Such gorgeous cards and projects! Nothing else out there in the craft world compares to G45! Thanks for the chance to win.
Congratulations, Donna! Please email email@example.com to claim your prize. Thanks to all who joined our blog hop and entered the giveaway. We had the best time!
The fun doesn't end here! We are also giving away a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman this week here on the blog. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter the contest. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 5. Have fun and enter today!
We are so inspired after today's blog! Wow, thanks so much to Anne. Have a wonderful week kick-started with some amazing projects!
We are so excited about our blog hop with Petaloo International this week! Petaloo makes the most brilliant flowers and they match so well with Graphic 45 collections. This week our designers and Petaloo's designers will be showing them off for you! Tati Scrap and Belly Lau kick off the projects this week with their amazing designs.
Also, we love this chocolate bar by Belly using Children's Hour! Need a sweet treat? Just grab it from this beautiful chocolate bar! So fun...
"I love eating chocolate, what a cool idea to have a chocolate bar placed next to your sofa or chair, you can feel sweet and warm everyday. Let's make one now by altering a Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box." ~Belly
This week we have a fabulous $60 prize pack of Children's Hourfor you including a beautiful Ivory Mixed Media Album! A whole project is just waiting to be built. All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner this following Monday after the blog hop fun is complete!
Make sure to hop on over to the Petaloo Blog to take part in this great Blog Hop!
We love turning the tables every once in a while and celebrate YOU! Today, we want to highlight the amazing work our G45ers have been sharing on our social medial. We have highlights from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - who knows! Your project could be featured today - how fun!
First, we have this amazing layout from Anne M. Schilling using Kraft Reflections, an older and retired collection. We love the theme it gives this stunning layout - the mute colors lets the photograph really take center stage!
We are doing a fun blog hop with Petaloo International next week and they shared this incredible layout by Irene Tan on Twitter this past week. We love the mixed media touches and layering on this beautiful Children's Hourlayout.
We are so excited about A Ladies' Diary being sold in stores soon as a Deluxe Collector's Edition. Instagram user katerina_krupets shared this gorgeous card using this amazing collection! When you share with #graphic45 we can find your great projects and see your amazing work!
Now, let's see who won this week's Time to Celebrate giveaway. Our randomly chosen winner is...
-Su Hayes:Loving the posts every day. Amazing new projects and I love, love, LOVE Graphic 45 everything. Please add me to the Prize Package Give-Away.
Congratulations, Su! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part this week!
We love when you share on our Social Media pages, so I hope you enjoyed YOUR feature today, G45ers. Have an awesome weekend and be sure to join us next week for a great blog hop with Petaloo International!
Our brand new calendar collection Children's Houris in stores now! This amazing collection has so much beautiful vintage imagery and can make your 2016 come alive. Arlene Cuevas and Lori Williams share two great ideas on how to use this fun new collection.
"I created this layout of my boys using Graphic 45’s new Children’s Hour paper collection. The Greens and Purples for the March papers are an awesome combination and the imagery and designs on the papers were so fun to work with and the purple Petaloos matched perfectly! I can’t wait to create an annual calendar with this collection. :-)" ~Arlene
It's always a good time to celebrate, so enter to win this $23 prize pack of our amazing collection Time to Celebrate! Great for anniveraries, birthdays, weddings, and more. All you need to do is comment here on our blog or on our Facebook page to enter to win. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Take part today!
Thanks so much for joining us this beautiful Monday. We hope it's the kick off to a creative week!