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May 23, 2016

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Arlene Cuevas

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Today is a very bittersweet day on the blog. We begin our farewells to our amazing 2015 Design Team! Today, we celebrate the magnificent work of Arlene Cuevas. There are not enough adjectives to describe how talented Arlene is! From her incredible shabby chic style, to her ability to create any type of project, her generosity of video tours and tutorials, and her all-around positive and incredible outlook - we will miss Arlene greatly! We are so excited her career is taking her to new and exciting places and we'll be sure to keep a look out for all her crafty brilliance in the future and share her new work with you on our various social media sites. Stay until the end of this post for a never-before-shared project from Arlene! Also, we asked Arlene some fun farewell questions. Take it away, Arlene:

 

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  1. How do you cre8time for crafting?  

 

Balancing Family, Career and Creative time can be very challenging for me. But I believe that if you truly love something with passion from the heart, you will find time for it. I squeeze much of my creative time in during the weekends, and at night when the kids are fast asleep. This is the perfect “me” time and I love creating when my house is calm and quiet. :-)



  1. What is your favorite G45 Collection?

 

It’s impossible to have just 1 favorite! :-) But if I were to choose a few of my all-time favorite collections, they would be A Ladies’ Diary, Once Upon a Springtime, Botanicabella, French Country and Botanical Tea. I have a special place in my heart for Fashionista… that collection sparked my love of Graphic 45. :-)

 

  1. How has your crafting style evolved in the last year, and where do you see your path heading?


Over this past year, I found myself doing less complex and time intensive crafting and opted for simple and classic. Sometimes it doesn’t take a ton of detail to create a work of art! I see myself sticking to more classic styles, not just for the simplicity, but due to the scarcity of time that I have to create these days. I found when I spent more time pulling a project together and working through the details, I could have probably filled a few pages in my son’s scrapbook with the time I used up! It’s about keeping things a bit more simple so there is no pressure of time.

Keep up with Arlene:

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These are awesome words, Arlene! It's so great to hear how with your busy life you make time to be creative. We know that's so good for the soul!

Now, Arlene shared with us some of her favorite projects from the past year on our Design Team! First, here's her glorious Easter Egg she created with Children's Hour!

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Arlene is a layout master. We love this March page she created with her beautiful family!

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Arlene made the most beautiful home decor piece with our Ivory Window Shadow Box Staples and Mon Amour. Wouldn't this just brighten any room?


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This is a stunning Thanksgiving banner Arlene made with our ATC Tag Staples, Petaloo flowers and Steampunk Debutante!

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Again, Arlene is a layout master! Love this A Ladies' Diary masterpiece with her precious niece!

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This mixed media sign is what dreams are made of! We love Arlene's inky goodness on this imaginative creation using World's Fair!

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Arlene is also a mini-master (she really can do it all!) - what a great World's Fair album! Perfect for so many special memories.




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See the Pages of this Great Project on The Original Blog Post!

Arlene isn't intimidated by dark or light color palettes. We love this Steampunk Debutante layout she created.

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We love this photo perfectly framed by Time to Flourish papers and stunning layers and florals. What a perfect way to wrap up her favorite projects!

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As an extra-special bonus, we have a never-before-shared mini album from Arlene! Don't you love this?  

"I altered Graphic 45’s Square Tag and Pocket album using the classic and gorgeous Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition pack. This album features several pockets and tags and is ready to fill with loads of family photos. The Tag and Pocket album by Graphic 45 makes scrapbooking twice as fun and super simple.

Tip: Once you adhere your photos into your mini album, use some of the journaling cards from the Botanicabella design papers to create captions on each page to commemorate the photos." ~Arlene

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Supply List

Botanicabella DCE
Staples: Square Tag & Pocket Album (Black Butterfly), Metal Clock Key, Metal Door Plates & Knobs, Stamped Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Key
Mini picture frame (Michael’s $1 bin)
String Pearls
Twine
Recollections flowers
Ranger Distress Ink -- Vintage Photo
Label Punch (Stampin’ Up)
Paper Trey Ink Kraft card stock
Metal findings
Sequins

This week we are giving away an awesome prize pack! It's a $60 Communique prize pack with our new Alpha Banner Staples and our Metal Door Plates and Knob Staples.  All you have to do to win is to comment here on the blog or on our Facebook Page! We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Join the fun!

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We want to thank Arlene for all her amazing work on our team. She has served with us 3 terms now, and every time she amazes us with her talent, her great work ethic, and her loveliness! We will miss her so much, but we are so excited to see where her future takes her. Thank you, Arlene! You will be so missed.

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

 

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

 

 

 

Comments

We will miss this talented designer's creative projects!

I have always been a fan of Arlene's work and remember when she first got accepted onto the G45 team! I will miss seeing her amazing projects, but wish her every luck for her future ventures.

Sorry to see you go Arlene!! Beautiful work!

So lovely creations! ❤️

Arlene is amazingly talented and will be missed! I enjoyed seeing so many of her beautiful projects showcased today, and the Botanicabella album is gorgeous!

Beautiful everything. Use your spare time to create for yourself.. No pressure.

Beautiful projects. Best of luck Arlene.

Thanks, Arlene, for all the wonderful projects you brought to us. See you on your blog.

It's not good-bye for this wonderful talent as I am definitely following Arlene's blog.

I pinned most of Arlene's work over the period of time she has been a designer for Graphic 45. Thank you for all the inspiration, Arlene. Wishing you the very best in all your future endeavors!

Beautiful projects from an immensely talented crafter!

Arlene you are amazing!

We'll miss u Arlene and your wonderful projects. Love everything.

Arlene will be missed! I love seeing her gorgeous creations and follow her blog and youtube channel so I can keep up to date with her work!!! Hope she comes back again when she is able to! TFS!

Looking forward to seeing her again . She will be missed. Gorgeous works of art. Very talented gal.

Arlene has certainly given us inspiring projects and I hope she will enjoy her "retirement" !!!!.
Best wishes and many thanks,
Sue Mac

Arlene has showen us real great projects - one by one they are soo beautiful ...
Kind regards from Austria and the best wishes for a creative future - Sandra

Arlene, thank you for sharing your creativity with us! I hope to see more of your projects in the future!

Hi Arlene, Your work has always amazed me, the detail is so exciting and beautiful. Thank you for all your inspiration and I well continue to watch you on You Tube.
Love this prize pack, one of my favorites!

I"ll be keeping up with Arlene on her other sites. Good luck Arlene on your new adventures. This is a fantastic prize this week. wow! Collector's edition. Love this, :)

Stunning Projects Arlene, Best of luck in your future endeavors.

Love the Easter basket.
The projects are always so pretty.
I like the ones where there is a finished product that can be used around the house as a decoration. I would love
to have time to make more of those
types of projects - but my card making seems to intrude (but I'm happy).
thanks aor sharing.
Best wishes for a happy future.

Thank you Arlene and Graphic 45 for bringing so much creativity and inspiration to my life!

I have followed Arlene since before her G45 days, and I don't think any other designer has influenced me or inspired me as much as Arlene! I'm excited to see where the future takes her!

Such a wonderful
designer. Love all
her work.
Carla from Utah

Arlene always has stunning projects. I too follow her on her blog.

Such a talent! Everything Arlene does is beautiful, but my favorite has to be the World's Fair album - every single page is a masterpiece! Good luck, Arlene!

Arlene does such beautiful, creative and inspiring projects. So glad she has shared her talent with us. Thank you!!

Arlene's creations are always beautiful and awe-inspiring! Her lovely artistic talents are sure to be missed. Thank you for sharing some of her gorgeous art work in this super sweet farewell in honor of her. How wonderful!!

Wonderful work and would love to win

Awesome projects! Your talent will be missed!

I have loved Arlene's work. mostly as we share the same name and love of paper crafting

Bravo, belle réussite. Tu as un talent incroyable.
Merci beaucoup!

It's for sure that I'all miss her work. Her work was just fabulous.

Beautiful work Arlene!!! You are an amazing talent. Love G45 and thanks for the chance to win!

You are a very talented lady and I will miss your beautiful and inspiring projects.
Thank you for your years of sharing!

I will miss Arlene's projects on here although I am a faithful follower of her blog, such great talent. I wish her all the best and much love with her family, home and craft time.

Awesomeness!! Also, thanks for the chance to win some awesome stuff! <3

An amazing variety of projects! Good luck for the future Arlene.

Thank you for your inspiration! Your uniqueness will be missed!

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