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May 20, 2014

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Alberto Juarez Diaz


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Today is a bittersweet day on the blog. We are celebrating the magnificent work of Alberto Juarez Diaz! You have seen his truly inspiring work the last two years on our Design Team. He is a true mini album artist, and he makes the most detailed, remarkable, and truly exhilirating altered art. We are going to miss Alberto so much and are constantly in awe of his work. Today, we will share never-before-seen projects from Alberto, and then share some of the highlights of his time with us. Since we can't share them all, what were some of your Alberto favorites? We cannot wait to spend a whole day celebrating his incredible work!


"I'm a guy from Spain, and I have been doing scrapbooking for over three years. I discovered scrapbooking by chance. I wanted to make a special gift, a diary for a trip (I love travel) and that's how I discovered the wonderful world of scrapbooking. My style is vintage, totally a classic vintage Victorian European style. I also enjoy working with bright colors, as in the vintage bright colors are perfect. There is no other brand like Graphic 45 that offers all of that." -L. Alberto Juarez Diaz

Alberto Juarez Diaz Blog

Let's begin with a completely new project from Alberto. He created this Wedding Diary using Botanical Tea and A Ladies' Diary and we just fell in love. His incredible layering and composition is absolutely stunning. The mini inside has such great details as well. This is a show stopper.



The spine uses Spring Duet from Botanical Tea and it has the most perfect vintage look. We love it!



Alberto creates the most unique and stunning mini albums, and this wedding diary is no exception. Imagine storing your favorite notes, photos, and special treasures from your big day. What a truly remarkable keepsake!





Supply List

Botanical tea 12x12 Pad
Botanical tea 6x6 Patterns & Solid pad
Botanical tea Stickers
Botanical tea chipboard 1
Botanical tea chipboard 2
Shabby chic ornate metal key holes
Ornate metal label holders
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Say it in crystals
Tim Holtz Ornate Frame Bigz Die
Distress Crackle Paint
Distress Ink

Here's another never-before-seen Alberto original. This is an altered Botanical Tea jam basket. Perfect to gift for a special occasion! What a stunning, heartfelt set to give or receive. The flowers give it such a romantic touch. We are in love with this beautiful set!



Love the framing with the leaves. What a simple yet dynamic detail.



Supply list

Botanical Tea Paper:
Herbal Infusion
Botanical tea 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Prima Marketing Flowers & Embellishments
Baker Twine
Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Ginas Design Die Cut

This project has been shared on the blog before, but it was one of our personal favorites. A true Steampunk masterpiece with clever uses for moustraps and our Ornate Metal Label Holders. And then those gears reaching to the sky! What a genius Steampunk Spells project.



Then, you can't forget the great tag mini inside. Love the folding technique for the tags to make a cascading mini!


And who can forget this whimsical and fun Olde Curiosity Shoppe wall hanging? Love love that deer head with the beautiful clock and fussy cut butterflies filling the space. Who doesn't love the Metal Butterflies with chipboard hanging down? A dynamic detail all using G45!


We always loved Alberto's use of the retired collection, Steampunk Debutante. Here are two of the projects he made using that collection. Alberto not only masters the mini album, but he can also really amaze when he creates 3D projects like the hot air balloon below. Just really magnificent details throughout.




This was a fan and G45 favorite - Alberto's French Country altered radio! With his inspired use of G45 Staples (like the two Antique Metal Door Pulls on both sides of the "radio dial") and the perfect placement of the rich patterned papers, this project is a true standout. Another astounding piece of altered art from Alberto!


Taking this walk down memory lane has truly made us even more sad to say goodbye to Alberto. Thank you for inspiring us and for showing us such true innovation and beauty all through your time here. We will miss you greatly! Thank you for celebrating Alberto with us today. What project inspired you from his time here? Tell us below in the comments, I know Alberto will love to read them too.

Remembering Fondly,

Graphic 45

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Fabulous design and composition of every project he is so inspiring thank you for sharing his wonderful talent


Alberto, you are so so talented. I'm inspired Everytime I see your Art. Come back soon!

Alberto is so creative and so talented. Wonderful projects!!

Love the projects!

Dear Alberto, Your Art is absolutely awesome. Your heart and passion shines through every piece here, what an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Never stop creating :)

Thank you for inspiring us with your amazing projects!

Such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your works with us Alberto!

We'll certainly miss Alberto on the team. His work was so inspiring. It was an honor to serve with him this past year. Best wishes to Alberto in all endeavors!

fabulous, beautiful and full of inspiration!!!!!

Alberto is an amazing artist. He will be missed for sure!

I'll miss his works!!! Amazing artist!!!

Amazing projects, WOW!!!

Alberto, you will be truly missed. Your art is very beautiful and full of inspiration.

Love all the projects!! Simply beautiful!

Absolutely stunning!!!

Thank you, Alberto. Your designs have excited & delighted me while inspiring me to push the envelope, so to speak. I will so miss seeing your projects, but I wish you well in the future!
Ok G45, what's in store for us next?

Let's not forget his Secret Garden tag album with the butterfly wings. His works are truly inspirational. Love everything he creates.

OMG! How to choose? I really love all of them. But specially The wall hanging, how wonderful wasn't the Deer! How did he make it? And the Steampunk Project, what a idea using moustraps! Alberto, you're totally Amazing! Love, love, love that altered radio. How I would love to learn from you! Gracias, gracias, gracias:)

Wow! Alberto has so much talent. I can't wait to see what he makes next.

Love, love, love this work. Congrats!!!

Goodbye to Alberto! His creations are so amazing and beautiful and he will be missed.

LOVE Alberto's work....over the top and out of this world! WOW!!

Best wishes Alberto! Keep traveling and always keep inspiring others with your awesome gift of creating beautiful things from Graphic 45's beautiful products.

Noooooo!!!!Oh Alberto we will miss you!! You are fantastic!!!!Amazing!!!!!!
I love Alberto´s creations!!!!! i hop you come back!!!!

Amazing projects. Could only hope to have a portion of his creativity.

Alberto's work is always inspiring. He truly is a wonderful talent. Pick a fave, how can you, they're all gorgeous!

Alberto, Absolutely fabulous!

Alberto will be missed!! I follow his blog so that will ease the pain a little! I love his work and he is a true magician with your papers and staples! Thank you for sharing these never before seen pieces!!

So many beautiful projects, but my favorite is the Steampunk Spells mini! Thanks, Alberto, for sharing your talent over the last two years!

Wow! Alberto is a genius - his projects are fantastic.

Nooooooo, Alberto can't leave??! Oh gosh, he is such an incredible talent & EVERY piece he creates is beyond beautiful & uniquely innovative!! Can't pick a favourite but adore the Steampunk, hot air balloon & Olde Curiosity hanging. Then who could forget the genius radio?? Alberto, you Will be hugely missed, all the very best for future success. With that gorgeously cute face, who can stop you?! :))))))

WOW. Love this mans work . Stunning!

I will continue to check your blog for your wonderful work. It's just too stunning!
So farewell Alberto and happy crafting :)

Love seeing beautiful artworks from people of different parts of the world!

That Old Curiosity clock is nothing short of pure genius! So creative and original. His work will be missed. Thanks for sharing his work with us!

Brilliant!! I love each and everything you have done, the best to your future success!!

Love your projects and style! We will miss you!

You will be missed. Thank you for sharing with us!

What wonderful projects. You will be missed.

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