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July 01, 2015

Welcome our 2015 Special Project Designers: Annette Green and Gloria Stengel


Today, we introduce our amazing Special Project Designers! Our Special Project Designers create the Graphic 45 classes that you take around the world. So, they are certainly a key part of our team. You will recognize them as past Design Team members as well! We adore Annette Green and Gloria Stengel and celebrate them today!



Annette Green

"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

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First, Annette shares her Home Sweet Home recipe book and project sheet that we taught at this past year's CHA class for our Crafter's Home stores. This is one amazing project!



Download this Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Photo Steps Project Sheet

Download the Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Written Instructions Project Sheet






Supply List

Ivory Mixed Media Album
Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 Papers:
(1 sheet of each)
Home Sweet Home Signature Page
Garden Fresh
Country Life
Granny’s Quilt
Apple Pie
Farmer’s Market
My Sunshine
Home Sweet Home Ephemera Cards
Home Sweet Home Hybrid Stickers
One Shabby Chic Metal Keyhole
Two Shabby Chic Metal Brads
Core’dinations Signature Series cardstock:
Bon Voyage
32” May Arts ⅝”    385-58-14 - RED

Annette is also an avid workshop teacher and here's another great recipe book she made using Home Sweet Home! Beautiful! Take the tour below:


Annette's YouTube Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Tour

Next, Annette shares some paper maché magic using Home Sweet Home! We love this handmade purse. Check out her video tutorial below!

"I love taking inexpensive alterable items from the craft store and transforming them into something beautiful for my home. I chose a simple papier maché purse that I’ve had stashed away for a while for this fun project. My favorite Graphic 45 Staples right now are the new Antique Brass Claw Feet and while planning the design for this purse, I decided to paint the feet a bright red color to coordinate with the beautiful Garden Fresh paper in the Home Sweet Home Collection. Metal Staples are not difficult to paint following some simple steps, which I share in my video. Enjoy!" ~Annette



Annette's Paper Mache Purse Tutorial




Supply List

Graphic 45:
Home Sweet Home 12 x 12: Garden Fresh and Granny’s Quilt
Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids, blue stripe
Antique Brass Claw Feet Staples, 4
Ornate Metal Key Hole, 1
Shabby Chic Metal Brads, 2
Antique Brass closure/clasp, Hobby Lobby
Papier Maché purse
White Gesso
Acrylic Paints
Mod Podge
Ribbon and trims
Small ivory paper roses
Petaloo Flowers:
1101002 Faux Dried Minis, Ivory/Green/Brown
1101003 Faux Dried Minis, Cranberry/Amber/Green

Now, many of you know Gloria Stengel who's been a part of Graphic 45 for years. We are so glad she's a Special Projects Designer for us!


Gloria Stengel

"My name is Gloria Stengel and I just celebrated my 10 year anniversary of living in beautiful, southern California! I am a wife of almost 28 years, the mom of three mostly grown kids, and the owner of two cats.  We are a Christian homeschooling family, having homeschooled two kids all the way to college, with the last one now in homeschooled high school. The light at the end of the homeschooling tunnel is no longer the train! 

I have been hooked on crafts all of my life, and I have been a papercrafter for 25 years! I have always loved to color, play with paper dolls, and create "stuff"!  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 four years with Graphic 45. I joined the Graphic 45 Design Team in 2010 and continued on the team until my third term ended in 2013. I became a Special Projects Designer in the spring of 2013, taking a short break in 2014 to recover from a back injury. I once told Diane that she would never get rid of me, and so far, I have been like a barnacle stuck to the G45 ship! 

I love my role as a Special Project Designer because I get to use the prettiest paper in the world in my designs! I create projects for tutorial sheets and other special events, which allows me to share my love of Graphic 45 with students all over the world! My current favorite G45 collections are: Raining Cats and Dogs, Rare Oddities, and Home Sweet Home. I have some of every collection that Graphic 45 has ever made, but my ALL TIME FAVORITE is Times Nouveau, which has been "re-booted" as a Deluxe Collector's Edition! I am blessed to be part of such a wonderful company for such a long time! May they never tire of me! " ~Gloria
Keep up with Gloria!


 Blog: Scraps of Life: http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Today, we're sharing the classes Gloria is designing for us this year. Every month she creates card and tag classes using Time to Flourish! We are sharing her May and April project sheets below. Enjoy making these fun projects!





Download the May Time to Flourish Card & Tag Project Sheet











Download the April Time to Flourish Card & Tag Project Sheet

Want to see all of Gloria's great Time to Flourish project sheets? Check out our Pinterest Board with all the links in one handy place!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Time to Flourish Monthly Card & Tag Project Sheets on Pinterest.

Don't forget you can win A Proper Gentleman prize pack this week! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter to win. Have fun!

A Proper Gentleman $40 Prize Pack - 2 (1)

Also, we have yet to announce the winner of last week's blog contest! The randomly chosen winner is....

-Jane Reyling

Congratulations, Jane! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize. Thanks for taking part, G45ers!

Thanks for joining us today, and special thanks to Annette and Gloria for all their incredible work throughout the year!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family


Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here




Beautiful projects today as usual! I love the Home Sweet Homme collection!

Such lovely projects by two very talented artists.

Congrats to last week's winner :)... Loving this blog... the metal elements, anything w/ flowers, birds or bows so happy :) thank you for blog post :) ~

Beautiful projects! Thanks, Annette and Gloria, for sharing your talent. And congrats to Jane for winning last week's contest.

Two of my favorite designers that I follow. Both Annette and Gloria are so willing to share their designing talents with us. Sure wish I lived closer to take a class with either one. Thanks so much for inspiring us ladies.

Gorgeous Projects...just love all the wonderful pieces that are always here for us to enjoy. Big shout out to my friend and mentor Gloria...love that girl and she always, always rocks Graphic 45. Congratulations again Gloria and huge congrats to Annette. Both are so inspiring!!!!

Congrats Gloria and Annette! Your projects are inspiring and so gorgeous! Looking forward to a year filled with new projects from our fave -- Graphic 45.

Wonderful inspiration from some really creative designers!

LOVE these designers and the tutorials today ROCK! So nice getting to know the team better! TFS!

Huge congratulations to two extremely talented ladies!

I am thrilled that Gloria is back as a special projects designer for G45. She is my all time tip top favorite G45 designer. She brings such a fresh perspective to the papers, and has such a great sense of humor. Annette's work is always lovely and she is such an upbeat happy person. You have the best designers in the business!

I have always enjoyed the projects created by both these talented G45 team members...always bringing us something new to experience. Looking forward to seeing what they have to offer for this coming year. Welcome back!


Such talented ladies! Thanks for constant inspiration.

Beautiful creations!

That's just the right paper collection for Annette's fun recipe book! So many lovely projects from Gloria!

Love all of these wonderful projects!!!

Que trabajos tan bellos... y que colección tan bella, (un correcto caballero) yo quiero una por favor,,, :-(

Love seeing all the projects, especially Annette's stunning purse. Picked up some great tips on painting metal and creating templates too. Thanks Annette!

Proper Gentleman is perfect! I always need a masculine card for the men in my life!

Terrific projects today, and excited for a chance to win the Proper Gentleman set!

I have enjoyed both these designers and I am glad they are still apart of Graphic 45 ! Love these projects!

Woo-hoo, awesome ladies! I'm a follower of Gloria but a fan of both! You guys rock!

Such beautiful projects! And such talented artists!

Can't wait to see more projects from these ladies! Would love to win the Gentlemen Paper, TFTC!
Happy crafting, Linda ;0)

You girls are totally awesome. I just love your projects. The colours thanks to G45 are splendid. Any one would treasure them.
A I would if I won the gift above.
Annamieke from the land down under

I love both of these ladies' work! And added thanks for providing tutorials that help us develop our own crafting skills!

Just looking at all the G45 projects makes me happy! Thank you for a wonderful day!!

Lots of fabulous ideas!

Wow! These ladies are so talented! Gorgeous projects and I love seeing how the paper collections look on so many different types of projects.

I loved seeing Annette and Gloria here today and learning a little more about them! Their work has always thrilled me, and the projects shown here are no exception! My personal collection favorite is time to Flourish, and Gloria has showcased it beautifully with her projects!

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