It's time to try more amazing projects with A Ladies' Diary! You will love these projects and the gorgeous cards that you can make from the scraps of the journal above. How fun! Get the crop group together and create something wonderful!
We are on our last day of introducing the incredible designers in the G45 Family this year. We can't believe it! Today, we celebrate our two Special Project Designers Maria Cole and Robin Shakoor. They both are incredible artists who collaborate to design classes for us. So, we have two incredible printable project sheets to share with you today for FREE made by these incredible artists! Let's let them introduce themselves:
"Hello! I’m Maria and I am super thrilled and excited to be part of the Graphic 45 Design Team as a Special Projects Designer. I’m equally excited to be designing again with some of my teammates from a few years ago, along with the incredible new design team!
By day, I wear many hats: copywriter, homemaker, doggy-sitter, food-maker (yep, that’s me in the kitchen), and my favorite, papercrafter! It was through seeing out-of-this-world creations made with Graphic 45 paper that turned me onto papercrafting in 2011. Since then, I’ve taught many classes using the latest Graphic 45 paper lines and Staples. And in 2013, my ultimate crafty dream came true when I made the 2013-2014 Graphic 45 Design Team!
I love creating a variety of projects from intermediate projects to whimsical CHA creations. Papercrafting and scrapbooking have brought me such joy and it’s my hope to inspire others to discover that same joy by playing with pretty paper!
Maria helps design our monthly classes and today we're sharing her incredible Children's Hour Box and mini project sheet. We also share her card project sheet which is created from the scraps of the main project. How amazing is this? Try it today!
You will recognize Robin from our Design Team last year. Now, she's helping us design classes. She makes incredible projects including the A Ladies' Diary tag project sheet you'll find below.
"My name is Robin Shakoor and I love everything crafty! I live in the beautiful state of Virginia and I have done arts and crafts all of my life. I have over 10 years of experience as a floral designer and 8 years specifically as a scrapbook layout and card artist."
We have an awesome new contest this week with Cityscapes and G45 Staples including our Metal Brads and Square Tag Album! All you have to do to enter this contest is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner tomorrow on Friday - so enter this great giveaway today before this contest is over!
Thanks for joining us for our warm welcomes to all of our Design Team, Ambassadors, and Special Project Designers! We have had a blast sharing these talented artists' work. It's going to be one glorious year!
We are overjoyed to introduce our 2016 Special Project Designers! You may wonder what our team of Special Projects Designers create? They create the project sheets we share with our store owners and here on the blog to create beautiful projects! They help us teach classes all over the world with their collaboration and creation of classes. Today, we introduce two of our Special Project Designers: Annette Green and Gloria Stengel. We love Annette and Gloria! They've been with the G45 family for years in various roles, and we don't know what we'd do with out them! Let's take a look at their awesome project sheets!
"Hello! I’m Annette Green and although my 2 terms on the design team are now over, I am thrilled to be asked to stay on as a Special Projects Designer for Graphic 45! If you’ve attended CHA, or any Graphic 45 events or classes around the globe, chances are I’ve designed that project you made. What an honor it’s been and I’m looking forward to another year of designing for the best paper crafting company in the business.
Formerly a graphic designer by trade, I’ve spent the 15 years as a paper crafting enthusiast. What began as simple scrapbooking of our family memories has turned into a fulfilling career in the best business ever. I spend my days in my home studio creating and sharing art and inspiration through blogging, videos, and as an instructor.
I live in sunny Melbourne, Florida with my husband Paul of 23 years, our talented teenage daughter Jamie and our sweet, shy Sheltie named Suki who sometimes makes an appearance in my videos. I enjoy working out, eating healthy, and thinking positive thoughts daily. I especially enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with friends. Especially having coffee! (I’m a bit of a coffee fanatic, I’m afraid.) Paul recently retired, so life is taking on some fun changes. Who knows where I’ll end up? All I know is as long as I have my crafting hobby, I’ll be a happy, happy girl!"
Annette created this stunning Mon Amour Mixed Media Album project sheet for us. It's so gorgeous and fabulous to use. Try this project sheet today and make this project yourself with a free printable project sheet!
Now, let's let Gloria Stengel introduce herself! We adore this fabulous designer!
"My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in beautiful, southern California, near San Diego. I am a Christian, a wife of 28 years, the mom of three kids, and the owner of two cats. We are a homeschooling family, having homeschooled two kids all the way to college, with the last child now in homeschooled high school.
I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life. I have always loved to color, play with paper dolls, and create "projects"! In 1990, I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996, I stumbled across "modern" scrapbooking. I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It's the cleaning up part that I don't care for!
I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including over six years with Graphic 45. I was on the 2010, 2011, and 2012 G45 Design Teams, and then became a special projects designer for Graphic 45 in the spring of 2013. I currently create projects for G45 retailer workshops and classes. I also work for the following: Canvas Corp Brands, which also owns Tattered Angels and 7 Gypsies; a chipboard company called Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts; a cardstock company called Cut Card Stock; and Really Reasonable Ribbon, an online ribbon store. I participate in the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop each month, as well as managing a monthly blog hop called Craft Hoarders Anonymous.
I have a blog, a Facebook Fan Page, and a YouTube channel in order to share my creative work. Please visit my blog, Scraps of Life (www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com) for more inspiration and for links to my other 'hang outs.'"
Gloria helps create our monthly project sheets and since it's beach season, we would love to share herVoyage Beneath the Sea Square Tag Album project sheet with you today! This is perfect for all those vacation photos! You'll love the video tour of the project as well.
We have an awesome new contest this week with Cityscapes and G45 Staples including our Metal Brads and Square Tag Album! All you have to do to enter this contest is comment here on the blog or on ourFacebook page. We will announce a winner on Friday - so enter this great giveaway this week!
Aren't our Special Project Designers amazing? Join us tomorrow as you see Maria Cole and Robin Shakoor's work with more printable project sheets!
Our monthly project sheet series continues, this time with Enchanted Forest! Get your crafty friends together and make these great projects together! Make sure to share your projects on our social media with #graphic45. Enjoy these great tutorials!