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February 02, 2012

Happy Birthday to Gloria Stengel From Graphic 45!

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to a very special day here at Graphic 45! Not only do we have tons of gorgeous and inspiring crafts to share with you, but it is also the birthday of one of our beloved design team members, Gloria Stengel. We also have some winners to announce for this week's "Win Your Favorite New Collection" contest and we've got more fun photos from CHA! This blog is action-packed! Lets start by announcing the winners! We want to thank everyone who participated in this week's awesome contest by changing your Facebook profile picture to your new favorite Graphic 45 collection banner. It was a lot of fun and we hope you had fun too! Our winners, chosen at random from Facebook, are...

- Cindy Anderson who won Little Darlings

- Ann Richards who won Olde Curiosity Shoppe

- Steve Mooney who won Kraft Reflections (for his wife! Yay, Steve!)

- Liz Goettsche who won Tropical Travelogue

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize!

Here are some more exciting photos from our CHA adventures. It has been quite a wold ride and we have had an incredible time! Here are some more terrific moments from CHA 2012! Here is Graphic 45 design team member Nancy Wethington giving an amazing demo in our booth!

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Here is Graphic 45 team member Jenay displaying a beautiful Olde Curiosity Shoppe creation by Laura Denison.

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Here are a few of the wonderful items we gave away at one of our daily raffles. Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Little Darlings and Tropical Travelogue altered objects! Oh, so gorgeous!

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The happy team of Graphic 45 all dressed up at CHA! 

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Okay, now it's time to honor the fabulous Gloria Stengel on her birthday! Gloria has been on our design team for two years now and her talent is undeniable. Her work is classic and elegant, perfectly lending itself to the style of Graphic 45. Not only are Gloria's crafts continuously breath-taking but she is also prolific with her creations. There is always lots of new and innovative crafts to discover from Gloria. We adore seeing her latest creations and featuring them on our blog. She has really become a member of the Graphic 45 family and we are thrilled to have her on our design team for the second year in a row. She brings such style and passion to everything she creates. She also loves to share her love for crafting with others and it shows in her fabulous tutorials. All of us here at Graphic 45 want to take this time to wish Gloria a very happy birthday! Happy Birthday, Gloria! You are the best!

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Well G45ers, get ready to be amazed! In honor of Gloria's birthday we are bringing you ten gorgeous crafts that she's created. Each of these projects perfectly captures Gloria's stunning style and technique. There's a wide range of creations from cards, altered art, printers trays and more! Today's crafts are particularly excellent because of the way that Gloria combines the Graphic 45/Hampton Arts cling stamps with lots of different Graphic 45 paper collections. This is quite a treat and we are so happy to be sharing Gloria's stunning work with all of you! These projects also include helpful tips by Gloria herself! So please enjoy today's birthday blog for our dear design team member, Gloria Stengel!

Tropical Travelogue and On the Boardwalk Altered Art Box

Tropical Travelogue Altered Art Box

Tropical Travelogue Altered Art Box

Tropical Travelogue Altered Art Box

Tropical Travelogue Altered Art Box

Tropical Travelogue Altered Art Box

Tropical Travelogue Altered Art Box

Tropical Travelogue Altered Art Box

Tropical Travelogue Altered Art Box

Techniques:

This art box looks simple from the outside, but when you open it, you find a treasure-trove! Not only is the box a receptacle for treasures, but the last panel contains a fold-out journal.

Each little bottle contains treasures from a tropical vacation. I made labels for the larger bottles by stamping images onto paper, then wrapping the stamped labels around the bottles. I also used the stamps to create one-of-a-kind postcards.


Supplies:
Graphic 45: Kraftboard Altered Art Box Staples; On the Boardwalk (She Sells Seashells, Coney Island, High Style Holiday, Bathing Beauties, Tags), Transatlantique (Pack Your Bags, Bon Voyage, Exotic Destinations), An ABC Primer (Grammar School) papers; Metal Tag Staples; Tropical Travelogue stamps
 Clearsnap: Colorbox Decades Antiquing Ink (Photogenic, Dark Cashmere, Venetian Lace, Antique Moss), Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Chestnut Roan, Pumpkin Spice, Tangerine)
 Neenah: Natural White CardstockPrima: Flowers
Kaisercraft: Flowers
7Gypsies: Glass bottlesMay Arts: twine
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine, Nestabilities Labels Twenty-two
Core'dinations: Sand It Gadget
Inkssentials: Glossy Accents Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: My Stik tape runner, foam squares
Scotch 3M: ATG tape runner and foam tape
Other: shells, eyelet, mesh, stones, glitter, sand, hot glue

Tropical Travelogue Cards

Tropical-Travelogue-1a

Tropical-Travelogue-card

Techniques:

1. Stamp the lady with Dark Cashmere dye ink onto cream cardstock. Mask the image, then over-stamp with the postage image in Photogenic dye ink. Remove the mask. (Create a mask by stamping the lady image onto a sticky note, then trimming around the image.)

2. Stamp the word "beach" in Antique Moss dye ink, over-stamping a bit of the postage images. 

3. Using a foam blender, ink around the images with Venetian Lace dye ink.

Supplies:
Hampton Art Stamps: Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue
 Graphic 45 paper: On the Boardwalk Bathing Beauties
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic45 Decades Antiquing dye ink Photogenic, Venetian Lace, Antique Moss, Dark Cashmere; foam blender ink applicator
Other supplies: black, brown and cream cardstock; green twill; black gems; tape runner

Tropical-Travelogue-2a

Tropical-Travelogue-card


Techniques:

1. Stamp the tree image with Espresso pigment ink onto kraft cardstock, and emboss with clear embossing powder. 

2. Ink over image with Aquamarine and Ice Jade chalk ink. Rub excess ink from the embossed image. Allow to dry.

3. Spray paper with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Allow to dry. Wipe spray from the embossed image. 

4. Stamp the words below the main image with Dark Cashmere Decades Antiquing ink.

5. Edge the image with Aquamarine chalk ink.

Supplies:

Hampton Art Stamps: Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue
Graphic 45 paper: Transatlantique: Travelogue, Exotic Destinations
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer; Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder; Colorbox Pigment Ink Espresso; Graphic45 Decades Antiquing dye ink Dark Cashmere; Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink Aquamarine, Ice Jade; foam blender ink applicator; Color Catcher
Other supplies: black and kraft cardstock; twine; scallop edge die template (Spellbinders E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgabilities); tape runner, foam squares

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Canvas

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Canvas

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Canvas

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Canvas

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Canvas

Techniques:

To create this 8x8 canvas, I stamped onto tissue paper using the Curiosity Shoppe stamps and permanent ink. I then used Modge Podge to attach the tissue paper to the canvas. To create depth, I painted on a wash of acrylic paint, then stamped with bubble wrap in darker paint colors. After the canvas was sealed, I added the photo and other embellishments.

Designer note:

The photograph is of my grandparents, great uncle, my mother, and three of my mother's siblings (she had 14 siblings). My mother is the little girl on the far left, standing in front of her uncle.

Supplies:

Graphic 45: Metal Tag Staples; Metal Flower Staples; Envelope Tag Staples; Curiosity Shoppe stamps 
Clearsnap: Colorbox Decades Antiquing Ink (Photogenic), Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Chestnut Roan, Charcoal)
Neenah: Natural White CardstockImaginarium Designs: Chipboard
Maya Road: Bingo numbers
Creative Imaginations: Jewel brad
Making Memories: Shopping Bag, Sky, Meadow acrylic paint
Staz-On: Jet Black permanent ink
Inkssentials: Glossy Accents
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squares
Plaid: Modge Podge
Other: canvas, hot glue, tissue paper, bubble wrap

Olde Curiosity Shoppe & Steampunk Debutante Altered Frame

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Frame

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Frame

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Frame

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Frame

Techniques:

I stamped each bottle, added a stamped label, then colored and shaded the bottles with markers. I cut out each bottle and mounted them onto foam tape at varying heights to create dimension.

Supplies:

Graphic 45: Steampunk Debutante (Mechanical Mind), An ABC Primer (Grammar School) papers; Curiosity Shoppe stamps
Clearsnap: Colorbox Decades Antiquing Ink (Photogenic, Dark Cashmere, Triumphant Red, Bon Voyage, Venetian Lace, Antique Moss), Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Chestnut Roan)Neenah: Natural White CardstockMaking Memories: Shopping Bag acrylic paint
Copic: Alcohol markersPrima: Vines, flowersWild Orchid Crafts: Flowers 7Gypsies: GearsIdea-ology: Clock, spinnersMaya Road: Bingo numbers
Inkssentials: Glossy Accents Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squaresPlaid: Modge Podge
Other: wood frame, hot glue

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Cards

Olde Curiousity-Shoppe-Card

Olde Curiousity-Shoppe-Cards

Techniques:

1.Ink cardstock and paper edges with Chestnut Roan chalk ink.

2. Spray kraft cardstock with Walnut Stain Smooch Spritz in a splotchy pattern, allow to dry.

3. Spray doily with Ginger Ale and Spun Sugar Smooch Spritz and allow to dry. 

4. Stamp the bottle images onto cream cardstock with Creamy Brown and Olive Pastel chalk ink. Cut out images. Ink green bottle with Antique Moss antiquing ink. Ink brown bottle with Creamy Brown chalk ink. 

5. Stamp bottle labels with Chestnut Roan and Lavender chalk ink. 

6. Spray the paper rose with Ginger Ale Smooch Spritz.

Supplies:
Hampton Art Stamps: Graphic 45 Curiosity Shoppe
Graphic 45 paper: Once Upon a Springtime Woodland Fantasy
Clearsnap: Graphic45 Decades Antiquing dye ink Dark Cashmere, Antique Moss; Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown, Olive Pastel, Lavender; Smooch Spritz Walnut Stain, Ginger Ale, Spun Sugar; foam blender ink applicator; Color Catcher
Other supplies: Black, cream, and kraft cardstock; doily; antique white grosgrain ribbon; trinket pins; paper rose; tape runner; white glue; foam squares

Curiousity-Shoppe-2a

Curiousity-Shoppe-card

 

Techniques:

1. Use edge tool to distress all patterned paper edges, ink edges with Chestnut Roan chalk ink.

2. Stamp the lady image onto kraft cardstock with Photogenic antiquing dye ink. Color with alcohol-based markers. Trim and ink edges with Chestnut Roan chalk ink. 

3. Stamp the eye chart image onto kraft cardstock with Photogenic antiquing dye ink. Trim and ink edges with Chestnut Roan chalk ink. 

4. Spray three Graphic 45 flower staples with Splash Smooch Spritz. Allow to dry, then form into a blossom. Attach together with a black mini brad and glue to the card.

Supplies:
Hampton Art Stamps: Graphic 45 Curiosity Shoppe
Graphic 45 paper: Steampunk Debutante Ephemera Extraordinaire, Modern Marvels
Graphic 45 Staples: Trims, Flowers
Clearsnap: Graphic45 Decades Antiquing dye ink Photogenic; Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink Chestnut Roan; Smooch Spritz Splash; foam blender ink applicator; Color Catcher
Other supplies: Black and kraft cardstock; alcohol markers (Copics); brad; tape runner; white glue; edge distressing tool

Little Darlings Altered Printers Tray

Little Darlings Printer Tray

Little Darlings Printer Tray

Little Darlings Printer Tray

Little Darlings Printer Tray

Little Darlings Printer Tray

Techniques:

Each opening of the tray contains items to celebrate a baby girl; all in shades of pink. The stamped images enhance the papers.

Designer note:

These are photos of my daughter, Laura, when she was 3 months, 6 months, and 2 years old. She's now 16 and a young lady.


Supplies:

Graphic 45: Once Upon a Springtime (Fairy Folk, Woodland Fantasy, Spellbound, Flight of Fancy), Le' Romantique (Tender Missives), Baby to Bride (Endless Love) papers; Metal Tag Staples; Little Darlings stamps
Hampton Art Stamps: studio g (baby)
Clearsnap: Colorbox Decades Antiquing Ink (Dark Cashmere), Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown)Bazzill Basics:  Pink Cardstock
Neenah: Natural White CardstockBest Creations: Glitter Cardstock
Copic: Alcohol markers, multiliner pen
7Gypsies: White Artist Printers Tray, Glass bottles
Idea-ology: Glass bottles
Want2Scrap: PearlsButtons Galore: Buttons
DMC: FlossSpellbinders: Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine, Shapeabilities Nested Butterflies TwoReally Reasonable Ribbon: twine
Flowers: Prima, Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts, Stampin' UpRanger: Stickles Star Dust glitter glueInkssentials: Glossy Accents
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: My Stik tape runner, foam squares
Scotch 3M: ATG tape runner and foam tape
Other: Bottle cap, felt, spools, glitter, beads, charms, scrabble tiles, Hole punch, hot glue

Little Darlings Cards

Little-Darlings-card

Little-Darlings-card

Techniques:

1. Stamp the stork image onto cream cardstock with Dark Cashmere antiquing dye ink, and color with alcohol-based markers. 

2. Stamp postage image and sentiment onto patterned paper with Dark Cashmere antiquing dye ink.

Supplies:

Hampton Art Stamps: Graphic 45 Little Darlings Graphic 45 paper: Once Upon a Springtime Fairy Folk, Flight of Fancy Clearsnap: Graphic45 Decades Antiquing dye ink Dark Cashmere
Other supplies: brown, pink, and cream cardstock; alcohol ink markers (Copics); oval and scalloped oval die templates (Spellbinders S4-110 Classic Ovals LG, S4-111 Classic Scalloped Ovals LG); seam binding; twine; tape runner, foam squares; adhesive dots

Little-Darlings-card

Little-Darlings-card

Techniques:

1. Edge all patterned paper with Creamy Brown chalk ink, using a foam ink applicator.

2. Stamp the carriage image onto cream cardstock with Photogenic antiquing dye ink. Stamp "lullaby" above the image with Blue Lagoon chalk ink.

3. Use Creamy Brown chalk ink, using a foam ink applicator to "distress" the cream cardstock.

Supplies:
Hampton Art Stamps: Graphic 45 Little Darlings
Graphic 45 paper: Baby 2 Bride Love is Blue
Clearsnap: Graphic45 Decades Antiquing dye ink Photogenic; Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink Creamy Brown, Blue Lagoon; foam blender ink applicator
Other supplies: Black, teal, and cream cardstock; twine; buttons; floss or baker's twine; tape runner, adhesive dots

We hope you all had a wonderful time today! We sure enjoyed getting to feature so many gorgeous crafts by Gloria in one blog! Once again we want to wish Gloria a very happy birthday! And thank you all for joining us for this exciting day of inspiration! Also, Happy Groundhog Day everyone! Our office mascot Henry, the beloved wire fox terrier, is our honorary groundhog for the day. He did not see his shadow this morning which isn't a surprise since he lives in cloudy Portland, Oregon. But Henry is a tough pup and wouldn't be afraid of his shadow even if he did see it! So lets hope that Spring is coming sooner than later! Please join us tomorrow as we bring you amazing crafts and announce our winner for this week's blog prize! It's going to be a lot of fun! We hope you all have a terrific day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Fantastic projects, happy birthday Gloria!

A happy Birthday to Gloria! Your work is fantastic. It really shows how versatile graphic 45 papers are. Gotta get me some of those olde curiosity stamps. Thank You.

Amazing projects, Happy Birthday Gloria, and congrats to the winners. Waiting for the new products to be delivered to my LSS.

Happy Birthday Gloria! Hope you are having a wonderful time at CHA, I know most of us really envy you ;) Those new products have me drooling all over! Can't wait to get mine. All these projects make me want them even sooner and more.

WOW amazing projects and I'm so glad Gloria is one of your designers since we get to see all these projects using some of the most gorgeous papers ever. Happy Birthday Gloria and Happy 2012 CHA to Graphic 45!

Happy Birthday, Gloria, from one of your secret admirers! Your work is just so polished and beautiful. I hope your day is filled with all the things you love the best, and that the coming year overflows with blessing and creativity!

Happy Birthday Gloria!!!!
Congratulations to all of the Facebook Winners! I'm stalking all of my favorite online stores for the new G45 products while making a Tropical Travelogue Album. Loving my G45 stuff!!!

Happy Birthday Gloria! Fantastic work! Have an amazing Birthday. All the best!

Happy Birthday Gloria. Your projects are stunning...thank you for sharing.

Happy Birthday Gloria, your projects are just beautiful. I hope you have an amazing day. Love Graphic 45 collections especially the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection being my favorite

Thanks for all the NEW inspiration!

happy birthday gloria, i think i might have said this before, this is the best post ever..... at least till today...wink wink
i think we need to bottle gloria's mind, eye's and inspiration...... god sprinkled her being with artistic talent and god is pleased with her for sharing beauty on this earth!!!
ava

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,Gloria, You do amazing work. I love everything. thanks for sharing.

Happy Birthday, Gloria! They are all wonderful projects. I think my favorite is the altered art box.

Happy Birthday Gloria! Just gorgeous projects and a great excuse to create!

FABULOUS PROJECTS !! hAPPY bDAY AND A SHOUT OUT TO sTEVE!

Happy Birthday Gloria! Thanks G45 for all the great ideas on the blog today. Fantastic work!

Well, we haven't had any winter here in Atlanta, so I don't know what's in store for us!. In the meantime...OMG, what wonderful things you've shown us this morning. Gloria is a wonderful artist and has given me many items to CASE! Happy Birthday Gloria...keep up the wonderful inspiration for all of us!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gloria.

Beyond beautiful. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday to Gloria! You've been blessed with amazing talent.

Honestly if I had to pick just one project as my favorite I couldn't do it, it would be imposable. Everything is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

Hope you have a most wonderful Birthday and a most wonderful rest of the year! :)

What talent you have, Gloria! A very happy birthday to you!

Happy Birthday Gloria! What inspiration these projects give! I just love this style! I think this is a perfect day to try and make something similar. My wonderful sister has a birthday soon.....Ummmmmm
Have a great birthday, and keep the great ideas coming!

Happy Birthday Gloria! What fantastic projects today. BooHoo, I didn't win anything and I can't buy it all!

Happy Birthday Gloria, Beautiful work,,,Thankyou for inspiring me.....Laurie

All fantastic projects. I love that the embellishments are not overdone. I think the heavy embellish projects are beautiful. But these projects are all projects that I could make and feel that they reflect the majority of paper crafters styles. Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gloria.

Gloria's artistry is an inspiration!

I am actually crying! Thank you Graphic 45 for the lovely words! What a wondeful birthday so far! I am beyond blessed to have been on this team for the past 2 years! I never want to leave...just saying...

I adore Dianne and the staff and all my team members! Just amazing people! The G45 products are just awesome to work with! I get giddy even thinking about it!

Thank you Bloggers for the birthday greetings! You are all so very sweet! I appreciate all of your kind comments so very much!

Congratulations to the winners, Happy Birthday Gloria and great items made and displayed here! So many wonderful ideas and the creations are fabulous!

Happy birthday Gloria! Beautiful projects.

Happy Birthday Ms. Gloria! Wonder projects...LOve, love, love ALL the great inspirastion!!

That was supposed to read Wonderful ( lots of interruptions this a.m. , having trouble completting thoughts ! LOL

Happy Birthday My Friend, You work is just magical, I loved seeing it all!!!! Hugs, Karen

Fantastic! Happy Birthday, Gloria! Thank you for sharing your talents to inspire us!

Hope this is the best birhday ever! Love your projects & blog! Thanks for sharing you wonderful talents! Nelda in TN

Beautiful creations! love it all. Happy Birthday Gloria

Happy Birthday and keep creating. Each new line of paper opens up a brand new world of creating for me.

A wild west line is my birthday wish.

Take care.

First - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Second - I must say, I was not buying any Travelogue paper because I have a zillion travel papers and was just too maxed out on it and I really don't go on "beachy" places like HI. That project of Gloria's just jumped to the head of my must do list!!! LOVE IT! I love all her work, but that is a must! TY G45 and Gloria for once again outdoing yourself!!!
.......now carry on with the birthday celebrations! :)

Congrats to the winners!!

Happy birthday Gloria!!!!

Beautiful work on display today!!

Happy Birthday, Gloria! Your work takes my breath away!

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