Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Graphic 45 Design Team Projects

 I am trying out for the Graphic 45 Design Team.  The following projects are created using primarily their papers and are for the first round of consideration.  Enjoy!
Wedding layout featuring the le'romantique line of papers.
Featuring papers from Christmas Past.  I am going to let my daughter do the strips journaling in the bottom right.
2 page layout with removeable mini-book on the first page - it is attatched with velcro!
I used one of the tickets from Curtain Call along with some of my own custom designed tickets.
The post card is from the Once Upon A Springtime line with a stamp from Curtain Call.
I also sprinkled in some buttons from Fashionista.

Graphic 45 is perfect for Home Dec!  The tray is from 7 Gypsies and is decorated with papers from Graphic 45 Botanicabella.  Not bad for a project created from leftover scraps!

I did some fussy cutting, matting and popping!

I love metallic accents. 
Growth Chart
Once Upon a Springtime
These are designed to hold photos of the child as she grows.  The vellum quote is there really as a placeholder for a photo.  This opens up to reveal hidden journaling inside.  It is also mounted on velcro so that eventually it could end up as an element on a scrapbook page.  As much as I love embellishments, this is meant to be functional and safe - little fingers love to touch - so I kept the dimension to a minimum.   There is a place to add a child's name at the top and space along the measuring tape to mark growth and record dates.
You can customize this card for just about any occasion.  (Fashionista papers)

Inside view. You can tell I love to use edge punches - a simple way to add an elegant touch!

Papers from Christmas Past work so well on this tri-shutter card.  The little angel is a dimensional element.  Embossing the cardstock added depth and detail without detracting from the focal images.  I just love this card!

Stickles added some shine to this post card from Christmas Past.  It made a vey nice easel card!

This is the front of a Joy Fold card.

Inside/open view. A personal note can be added in the center section and a wallet sized picture can be added to the right side panel.
I love exploding boxes!  They are my version of a mini-album.  This one incorporates papers from
A Proper Gentleman and Renaissance Faire
There are tags and cut outs from a few other lines on the pocket inserts.
The metal flowers were embossed in a Cuttlebug, and layered with some copper flowers I cut out myself.

This exploding box was made primarily with the 8"x8" paper pad  from Once Upon A Springtime and the tag sheet.

This Shadow Box commemorates my parent's honeymoon and features the On the Boardwalk collection.  I also used one of the new metal brads from Graphic 45. 

There are 2 mini-books inside...
This one is attached with velcro and has simple photos and journaling blocks inside.
The other mini-album slips behind the mini-shadowbox in the bottom right corner. A few pages below...
 I only found out about the DT call about a week ago, so this was all a bit of a rush.  I made a point of using as many different paper lines as I could, and tried to have a variety of projects.  I think it is a good example of my style - using layers, dimension and detail without a lot of frou-frou - maybe tailored is the best word to describe it. Challenging but not too intimidating.
Wish me luck!  We find out in a few days if we are moving on to Round 2.
Good luck to all!


  1. Good luck! I love all of your designs for the design team call

  2. Susie Q,
    Your work is beautiful! They'd be fools not to pick you!!

  3. As always your work is so wonderful!!!
    Good Luck