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March 10, 2015

Get Inspired by Annette Green!


Welcome to Day 2 of our National Craft Month Design Team interviews! Today, we get an in depth look at Annette Green's love for crafting and creating. Annette is such an incredible designer, and we know you will love to get to know her better!

Get to know Annette Green better! #graphic45

An Interview with Annette Green

1. Why do you craft?


Because I LOVE to make things with my hands and I love the sense of productiveness in it. Oftentimes when in need of something, I don’t run to the store. I first think to myself, “Can I make it myself?” There’s so much satisfaction that comes from that, plus it’s just plain fun to make stuff! I get lost in this wonderful world of creativity and think of nothing outside of what I’m doing in that moment. Pure bliss!

2. What do you feel is your crafting forte - cards, minis, altered art, layouts, etc.?


While I LOVE altering items and making mini albums, I guess my forte is cards. I like the small scale and therefore sense of gratification in completing one in a short amount of time. And they make people so happy! (Just ask my mom. She gets all my very best cards and keeps every single one.)

3. What inspires and motivates you to be creative?


I’m constantly inspired by other designers, and projects I see on blogs and Pinterest. If I’m ever feeling “dry” I just scroll through Pinterest for a good hour and then I feel recharged and ready to go!
I don’t need much motivation to be creative, but deadlines usually help. I live in my craft room all day every day but I’m a bit of a procrastinator. In some weird way, I thrive under pressure, so deadlines are great for me.

4. What do you do with your projects once they’re complete?


Because I like to keep things fresh and festive around my home, I change out my decor items around the house according to season, so I use my creations for this oftentimes. Other projects I give away as gifts or blog give-aways, or for fundraisers. And some items are permanent fixtures in my home. My favorite is my vintage kitchen display using French Country. 



5. What is the funniest craft disaster you’ve ever had?

While I’ve never had an actual craft disaster, I’ve had plenty of things go wrong during a class I was teaching. Recently, I demoed a technique with a stencil and blending solution and when I lifted away the stencil for the big reveal, nothing had happened. I tried it two more times and still nothing. I finally starting swearing like a sailor, and got a huge laugh. Another one happened when I was teaching a class and walked over to grab my large craft tote which I had packed with TONS of tools, supplies, pens--you name it--and in my rush, only grabbed one of the two handles and every single item poured out all over the floor in front of everyone. I simply looked down, looked up at everyone and did my best “Ta-da!”

We love it! "Ta-da" is the best response. Thanks for sharing with us your crafting "bliss", Annette!

Now, Annette shares with us one of her crafting forte projects - a gorgeous Time to Celebrate card! She even has a tutorial for this beautiful card. Love this!

Time To Celebrate is my current go-to collection for creating all occasion handmade cards. So when I needed a wedding card, I knew right where to look. Since I like to ink distress the papers’ edges on everything I create, I found a great match of inks for the minty greens and deep peachy pinks in this collection. And with the help of the beautiful cut-aparts and chipboard, there was no need for stamping at all. My Snapguide tutorial shares a stenciling technique over pattern paper that really adds depth and dimension.


Check out How to Create a Layered Wedding Card With Stenciling. by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's Snapguide Tutorial





Supply List

1 Time To Celebrate 12 x 12 Signature Page
1 Time To Celebrate 12 x 12 Congratulations
1 Time To Celebrate 12 x 12 You’re Invited
1 Time To Celebrate 8 x 8 Party Perfect
1 Time To Celebrate 8 x 8 You’re Invited
1 Time To Celebrate 8 x 8 Let’s Get Together
1 Time To Celebrate 8 x 8 Congratulations
Time To Celebrate 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Time To Celebrate Chipboard 1
Seam binding ribbon
Adhesive pearls
Waxed twine
Inks: Ranger’s Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio
Marker: Cracked Pistachio
Stencil: Stampers Anonymous “Flourish”

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We are so glad you joined us to get to know Annette better. She's so fabulous! Join us tomorrow for more interviews, more tutorials, and more fun!

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I love contests and a chance to win some goodies. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fun prizes!!

Hola: me encantan los trabajos de Annete, creo que es una gran artista del papel y me presta su inspiración cuando la mía se va.
Adoro G45 tengo muchas de sus colecciones.
Gracias por crear tanta belleza!!!

Annette's vintage shelf is wonderful!

Gorgeous card!

Annette is ALWAYS inspiring!

I've not been a huge fan of Time to Celebrate, but this card has converted me!
thanks for sharing supply list....I need all the help I can get on card-making

Thank you for sharing such wonderful and beautiful projects. Love it all!!!

Love the Ta-da! We have all had something like that happen and I love her whimsical and fun response to what could have been an embarrassing moment! Kudos!!

Love the vintage kitchen display! And thanks so much for the tut on the card, like the technique you showed with the stencil!

Beautiful work.

Annette's tutorials are always so clear and easy to follow...love learning from her! This card is so pretty... all the elements are just right. Thanks, Annette!

So good to find out more this week! Great creativity. Tfs

Love these projects!

Great projects!

Love the shelf and the interview.

Such a lovely lady and wonderful designer. Her wedding card is beautiful:)

Gorgeous and inspiring! So beautiful!

just love all this things. WOW

Hi Annette - I love following your blog and your posts on G45!

I start each morning checking G45 for today's artistic inspiration. I can't wait to start something new today!

awesome work Annette!

Wonderful interview Annette beautiful projects

This is great! Thanks for the snap guide. I love the idea of stenciling over the paper. It's the perfect addition to this card.

I absolutely love that little cabinet. I don't have big collections of this type of thing. Just the odd bit that belonged to my grandparents on both sides. This would be such a perfect way to display these few things and give them some stature. I've seen plain wooden shelves like these at the thrift stores frequently. This is a "to do" must! The papers are perfect for such a project and they are already in my stash!

Annette Green has amazing work - always inspired by her!

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