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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Good afternoon, everyone.  This is going to be a very special post today, as I am so excited to announce that I am auditioning for the Graphic 45 Design Team for 2014!  It would be such an honor to be chosen for the design team, something that I would absolutely love to be a part of.

The projects that I wish to be viewed for consideration in this first stage of the audition are the following.  They are projects that are my own designs.  They range from a card, to mini albums, to decor pieces.  A brief description and a links to the original blog posts will accompany each project.  Some of them also have videos and/or tutorials that I have done.  OK, here we go!!!

First up is this card that I made for a friend of mine for her 50th birthday.  I wanted it to be classy and elegant, and the "Ladies Diary" collection was perfect for this.
This project was made for a "Save the Date" calendar challenge with the craft group "Just a Few Friends".  It was a small group of my crafty internet friends that just liked to craft together.  I created this perpetual calendar that hangs on my craft room door.  "Kraft Reflections" Graphic 45 paper suited this project perfectly.  The link also includes a tutorial on how to make the calendar "sticks".
This is my "Tall Skinny Mini" album.  This album used the "Old Curiosity Shop" papers  by Graphic 45.  I loved how this came out.  It stands 12" tall by 6" wide and incorporates 10 different pages styles.
The blog post has a lot of pictures of the different pages, and I did an extensive tutorial series on YouTube for this album.  
 This project was so much fun!  It is part decor project, part mini album.  I created it for the "Just a Few Friends" blog hop called "Strut Your Style".  I recycled a box from work and created this fun piece with lots of interaction.
It includes pockets, tags, drawers, and mini album within the project.  The "Old Curiosity Shop" papers were PERFECT for this.  
 I call this piece, "There's No Place Like Home."  The "Magic of Oz" papers were the inspiration for this piece.  I created the house to resemble a birdhouse.  I didn't have a pattern, so I created this myself.
Inside this little house is a  mini album.  This was a fun project to make.
 This is a mini album that I created with the "Domestic Goddess" paper line.  I think this is one of my favorite papers by Graphic 45.  I loved this line.  I designed the pages myself.
The tutorial for how I created the "Three Tags Mini Album Page" can be found in this post.
 This is a file folder album that I created in August of 2011.  I just sat down one day and started piecing things together to create this fantastic interactive piece.
This file folder album can be seen on my blog, with a bunch of pictures that show just how extensive this album is.
 This album is called "Come Fly with Me".  I created a way to use cards and envelopes to make a "pull out page".
The tutorial for how I created this page pull out can be found on my blog here.

And last, but not least…
 This is my "Happy Days Mini Album."    This is another mini album that I designed myself.
There are several videos on this album, including a walk-through and two tutorials.

Thank you, everyone at Graphic 45, not only for your consideration for the design team, but for creating gorgeous papers to inspire my creativity!


Helen said...

Your audition pieces are all so lovely. I often follow your tutorials on how you've made your mini albums, and really like all the different pages you create in them. GOOD LUCK with the audition and hope you get through to the next round!

A Creative Operation said...

Thank you, Helen!

DaileyScrapper said...

Great projects! I love them all. Good luck :-). Yvette

annekescardart said...

You sure have been very creative. So much to see. Love it all. Thanks for showing us your creative journey Anneke.

A Creative Operation said...

Thank you Yvette and Anneke!

Nichola said...

Lovely projects! Good luck to you!

A Creative Operation said...

Thank you, Nichola!

g45papers said...

Michelle, stunning minis and 3D projects. Thank you for sharing your creative passions with Graphic 45 for our DT Call. Happy Papercrafting. Oregonians Rock! -Charee

Jenny Potter said...

Such great projects! Good luck :)

A Creative Operation said...

I just want to say thank you to you all for your encouragement for this audition. Although I didn't get a finalist spot, I was glad that I got to participate, and will try again! And,Charee, Thanks for looking at the blog, I really appreciate it. And, I agree, Oregonians Rock!
Until next year…


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