Sunday, March 22, 2015

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015

It's that time of the year again for Graphic 45 Design team audition!!!
I still remember the terrifying feeling when I finally decided to try it out last year. So imagine how I felt when I heard the news I got IN. I couldn't believe it.. someone believed in ME. And I will forever be grateful to Graphic 45 for taking me in to become part of their fabulous design team.
My DT experience with Graphic 45 is a dream come true. G45 is my first EVER manufacturer DT stint. I love how friendly and family-like everyone is in the team. It doesn't feel like work at all! Truly one of the sweetest, kindest people I encountered via this wonderful hobby called scrapbooking. I am really, really honored and lucky to know everyone in the Graphic 45 family and my fellow design team members were so inspirational, I get my mojo moving just by looking at their wonderful projects!
I am crossing all fingers again like before as I try out for a second term! I know there are a lot of wonderful and talented crafters out there but one thing I learned from this experience is I will never know what will happen if I don't give it a try! :)

So without further ado, here are the projects I created for the audition...

An ABC Primer collection and  Mixed media box

Mixed media album and Precious Memories collection

Baby 2 bride layout

Time to flourish (June cut apart) card

And here is a slideshow of some of my favorite Graphic 45 design team projects that I've created the past year.

That's it! I hope you all wish me luck that I get to be in the team for a second year! :)

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Phenomenal woman

Phenomenal woman...

this quote is by Maya Angelou and it's one of my favorite of hers.
You can check out more of this in the Pretty Paper Studio blog.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Why do I love to craft?

March is National Craft Month and Graphic 45 is celebrating it by featuring one design team member at a time. Today my interview and short tutorial is up on the Graphic 45 blog.
Hope you check it out!
Thanks for dropping by.

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Sunday, March 01, 2015

For love is the beauty of the soul

Altered notebook cover for Pretty Paper studio. Check out a short tutorial here. TFL!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For the love of: memory making

Check out my latest post for Pretty Paper Studio! I used Pink Paislee​'s Hello Sunshine collection and some older stuff.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February Pep Rally

Hello pretty folks! Welcome!

If you came from Kat's blog, you're on the right track!
For this month's challenge:
February is the month of love, which of course means gifts of sweet treats all around! Don't forget that in addition to Valentine's Day on February 14th, there is also Galantine's Day on February 13th! This new holiday was founded by none other than Amy Pohler (Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope) one of my all time favorite non-scrapbooking related celebrities! The February kit contains so many fun sweet treat elements like ice cream cones and my personal favorite...donuts! So, this month's challenge is to use something SWEET in a project! Bonus points if you too celebrate Galentine's Day with your BFF's!

Well, I literally made sweet gifts for a couple of my friends...

I used templates by Kelleigh Ratzlaff which you can get in her store.
I just love that polka dot (kinda) paper and pink stripe ombre from the kit! Perfect for this sweet treats I gave to my friends for Galantine's day! :D I made the heart tags by coloring them in with my Sakura Aqualip pens and wrote the words "For you" with a Sakura micron pen. Totally love how these two looked with the sheer red ribbon.

Hope you liked my project share!
Your next stop is Charity's blog.
Thank you for hopping along!

Here is the February Line-Up for your reference:
Donna <<<---me--->>>

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Best story ever

Hey all! How are you doin?
I got a fun layout to share with you today... I made this for Clique Kits using their February Kit "Punxsutawney".
Check out more about it here.
Thanks for dropping by!

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

My cutie pie, today

Another page done and a mini-album using the February kit "Punxsutawney" by Clique kits featuring Dear Lizzy "Serendipity" papers.

I added some textures by embossing some of the elements

the background is a mixture of watercolor, glimmer mists and acrylic paint watered down

I inked the edges with gold Tsukineko ink

I am not that patient before adhering sequins, I just brush a bit of Mod Podge to the surface and scatter the sequins letting them dry by itself for a while. But I end up with a not so great looking scatter, it's just a mess in my eyes lol.. but for this layout, I patiently adhered them one by one lol...

I did a short tutorial how I used the cut files as overlays on my photo. You can check it out HERE.

and then I made this cutie pie mini-album... i kept it really simple...

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you have a great day!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Altered heart box

Lovely day folks... tomorrow is Valentine's day... do you celebrate? I keep on hinting the hubs what I'd love.. I wonder if he will remember everything or even just one thing I told him lol!

Today, I'll share this beautiful (if I may say so) altered/mixed media heart box I created for Graphic 45
I used the February papers in the Time to flourish collection

Love layering and clustering flowers and die cuts

Would you believe I used scraps of papers here? Well except the cover, I traced the heart to a 6x6 sheet of paper. 

I cut up the scraps of paper to squares, rectangles... I distressed the edges of each piece before adhering to the box. I used Mod Podge.

I dry brushed some liquid acrylic and gesso on the flowers, die cuts and bias seam binding

Hope you liked my project today! Thanks for dropping by and see you soon! List of supplies in the G45 blog. 
Special thanks to my friend Janine Smith for the wonderful littleflowers and seam binding, got them from a swap with her.

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