Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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As you know, Google Reader will be shutting down soon. So if you'd like to continue reading my blog, please follow me on Bloglovin. I've migrated my Google Reader list to Bloglovin and it's easy. :)

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Treasured Memories

Here's an altered art I created using Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection and Staples Matchbook Box.

I altered an 8x8 Graphic 45 Staples Matchbook Box and turned it into a garden house complete with a thatched roof and chimney. Lots of fussy-cut details and elements of Prima flowers and resin figurines add to the garden home concept. The layout inside the house is heavily-dimensioned so as to draw the viewer into the house. But the layout looks just as good outside the house as details which were partially hidden inside the shadow box are now clearly visible. The house is designed such that the layouts inside can be changed easily, giving this home decor a new look with each new layout.

The layout that was in the shadow box takes on a different look out of it...

List of Supplies:
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection - Coming Up Roses, Meadow Lark, Leafy Treetops, Posy Patch
Graphic 45 Secret Garden 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Chipboard 1
Prima flowers
Prima resin
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 Graphic 45 Design Team!!!

I'm SO happy! Graphic 45's just announced their new 2013 Design Team and I'm on it!! I've said this many times - Graphic 45's one of the best design team's to be on and I'm so happy to be back on it for another year. We've got such fantastic creative talent on the new team, it's incredible. Congrats to all the returning DTs and to all the new DTs!

1.  Alberto Ju├írez– Spain

2. Anne Elisabeth Rostad - Norway

3. Annette Green– USA

4. Arlene Cuevas - USA

5. Clare Charvill - United Kingdom

6. Denise Hahn - USA

7. Denise Johnson – USA

8. Karen Shady – Australia

9. Maiko Miwa – Japan

10. Maria Cole – USA

11. Miranda Edney – USA

12. Nichola Battilana – Canada

13. Olga Struk – Ukraine

14. Rhea Freitag – USA

15. Romy Veul – Netherlands

16. Susan Lui – Singapore

Here's the link to the official announcement on the Graphic 45 blog: 2013 Graphic 45 DT Announcement

And here's the video I submitted for the final selection:

Thanks to everyone who sent me good luck messages! Happy scrapping!

Monday, April 22, 2013


Here's a layout I created for PaperMarket using Prima's new Sunrise Sunset stencil, Divine and Fairy Rhymes collections. There's lots of texture on this layout, created using texture paste on the stencil, softened by the use of lace, misted muslin and flowers, layered between doilies and swirls of crystal and pearl flourishes.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Little Darlings Layout

I just realized I haven't shared this layout on my blog yet. A few months ago, the Graphic 45 design team decided to surprise Charee with a photo album for her new baby. So we each created a 12x12 layout in our own style and mailed them off to Jim Hankins who coordinated it all and presented it to Charee.

Here's the layout I created using Graphic 45's Little Darlings collection. This is such a pretty collection, especially for the young ones. Love love love the pastel colours and prints.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Graphic 45 2013 Design Team 30 Finalists

Diane's just announced the 30 Finalists in the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team Audition and I'm so happy to see that I'm on the list. Graphic 45 is the best design team to be on and everyone who's trying out is just so creative and talented. All the best to everyone! :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Venetian Mask

I was inspired by my recent holiday to Italy to create this Venetian Mask using Graphic 45 papers. I decided on an older Graphic 45 collection, Renaissance Faire, because the lush colours and designs best suited the Venetian mask I had in mind. I created the top part of the mask entirely from Renaissance Faire patterned papers, twirling them so they hold their curls, for which Venetian masks are known for. At the end of the curls I added some Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Brads and Metal flowers. A fussy-cut flower adorns the left of the mask, together with flowers and more Graphic 45 Staples Metal Flowers and Brads, as well as a die cut flower from the new French Country collection. This mask was a pleasure to experiment with.

List of Supplies:

Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire patterned papers - Awakening, Florentine, Tudor Rose
Graphic 45 French Country Collection Flowers
Graphic 45 Staples - Metal Flower, Ornate Brad, Stamped Metal Brad
Prima Marketing flowers and butterfly