Sunday, March 9, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

I am sure that if you follow my blog or know me at all, you KNOW how much I love any and everything that is Graphic 45!  I love bold contrasting colors and seriously, no one does bold  rich, bright and contrasting better than Graphic 45. So here I am,  with my audition for the Graphic 45 design team.   There are so many wonderful and madly talented designers that work utter magic with Graphic 45 that I am just a little intimidated! However, if you don't work for you dreams, they will never come true, so I've given it my best!

1.  Let's begin with the really bold and bright Bohemian Bazaar collection.  I was immediately reminded of my younger years when flower power and psychedelic colors were the rage  when this collection came out!  I was inspired to go back in time and create this piece showing a much younger me at a very carefree time in my life.


I love making flowers and I made these from the Dazzling Delights paper so that they would perfectly blend with my layout.



2.   Birdsong is definitely one of my favorite Graphic 45 collections.  Lots of fussy cutting on this layout; Graphic 45 is always so perfect for trimming out their beautiful images!  




3.  I love this layout I did of my Mom when she was a teenager using Tropical Travelogue.  I made flowers from glassine paper and added some Perfect Pearls powder to give this some luster.  Then I added fussy cut leaves from the collection to complete my page.



4.  One of my favorite color combinations is red, black and ivory; oooh  these papers from Birdsong sure fit the bill.  This is a paper mache trunk that I altered and it's perfect for storing tags and cards.

5.    I loved using the Ladies' Diary collection to make this tag mini with Graphic 45's tag staples.












6.  This is one of my favorite Christmas projects that I did with the Twelve Days of Christmas collection.  The papers were so perfect for making my little drum gift box.  Click here for a link to a tutorial for this project.




7.  I made this tag to go with a gift of home baked goodies for a very special person in my life, my poodles' veterinarian.   I paired an adorable chipboard poodle with the Twelve Days of Christmas collection to make this tag.




8.  What could be better than the Sweet Sentiments collection for making a Valentine's tag for my special man?  Here's a link to a tutorial for this tag.



9.  My favorite projects of all time are these Steampunk dress forms, trunks and hats.  I used Steampunk Debutante for this first dress along with some ruffled ribbon and netting.



 The trunks are fun to make and are great to use as gift boxes.  Here's a tutorial with a template for making them.


When Steampunk Spells came out I knew I had to make a special witch's dress and hat.




10.  Typography is such a vibrantly colored collection, I really love these papers!  I made this thank you tag so that it could double as a card too! It has a little door on the front that opens so that you can write a personal note.  Tutorial here.





11.  Pictured is a steam operated shovel and what could be more perfect for scrapping these pictures than the Steampunk Debutante collection?



Mother Goose is the perfect collection for scrapping the little ones in your life and here is our grandson.  I fussy cut some of the adorable images from this collection and emphasized the circular design by using the circle punch outs from the cardstock banners.


12.  This is a cigar box I altered as a gift for a friend using the fabulous Couture collection.  Then I made a tag to accompany my gift.

top
top - detail

inside

inside detail

Accompanying tag

13.  And finally a banner to decorate my craft room made with French Country!


The letters are plain chipboard that I altered, here's a tutorial for the letters.








Ok 13 is my lucky number and that's why I have 13 projects!  I wish everyone applying for the DT the best of luck!

Thanks to all my friends and followers that stopped by to see my Graphic 45 projects.  You gave me the courage to submit my work!


54 comments:

  1. Oh Maggi....I just spent quite a bit of time drooling all over your creations! I LOVE Graphic 45's products and what you've done with them. Good Luck on your Audition! I'll definitely be a stalker of your blog and I love your style.

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  2. Maggi - you do wonders with G45!!!! You show case the collections so seamlessly in all your projects! I can't wait to see what you do next!!!!

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  3. Maggi these are all just oh so amazing! They would be lucky to have you on their team!!!!

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  4. Oh, Maggi!!!! All your work is stunning and I adore your style!! I really hope you get a spot on the DT! You are perfect for them!!

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  5. Amazing projects. You and Graphic 45 were meant to be together.

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  6. Maggi, you and G45 are a match made in scrappy heaven. Your projects are amazing. Good Luck

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  7. Oh My! Fabulous projects!!! Love each and every one of them!
    Fingers crossed for you!

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  8. Oh WOW WOW WOW Maggi.... these projects are all over the top GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Gonna cross my fingers for you girl!

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  9. Wow....wow....wow...drooling!!!!! Amazing!!!!

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  10. Holy Cow,Maggi!! These are all so amazing!! You soo deserve to be on their team! Good luck!

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  11. Maggi all your projects are completely gorgeous! The amount of detail and perfect touches is amazing! Good luck to yo!

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  12. Maggi- all of your projects are FABULOUS! So happy you are trying out for the team...would love to see your awesome work on the G45 blog!

    Good luck and keep us posted!

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  13. Stunning Graphic 45 projects. I was amazed with all the details it took me a long time just reviewing your projects. Good luck with application. Your work is gorgeous!!

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  14. Thank you all so much for your kind comments, makes my heart feel good!!

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  15. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning.... gazing at all these wonderful projects! You are a Rock Star! You're MY hands-down favorite to pick!! :) Best of luck! *fingers are crossed*

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  16. Maggi, these are just beyond fabulous!!!!! Fingers, toes and everything else crossed for my favorite creator of gorgeous G45 projects!!!!
    (And thanks so very much for the tutorials!!!! <3)

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  17. Maggi,These are fabulous!! You were the first person to introduce me to G45 three years ago so you were promoting them even then! I love the Bohemian Bazaar LO. It is bright and colorful, and such a COOL collection. Your tutorials are professional and easy to follow. G45 sparks your creativity into overdrive! Good luck honey, you deserve it. You belong there :-)

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  18. Maggie...all of your creations are fabulous! You would be a great addition to the G45 DT!! Truly Beautiful! I am so happy to see you are trying for the Team!! Yay Maggie!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  19. Maggie all of your projects are so awesome, you should definitely get a position on G45's design team! Keeping my toes and fingers croassed for you!

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  20. Oh, Maggie, your projects are incredible! I follow the Graphic 45 blog, and you would fit right in. Best of luck to you.

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  21. Oh Maggi, your projects are FABULOUS!! Totally amazing!! Best of luck to you!!

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  22. Amazing projects Maggi!! You are perfect for the G45 team! Best of luck to you!

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  23. Oh Maggi!! These are stunning!!!! If they don't pick you, they don't deserve you!!! That's my dream team but I haven't had the time to commit to it. You go girl!!!

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  24. Maggi I don't have to tell you how much I LOVE your work..you know that but I have ALWAYS LOVED your G45 work the most!!! I swear that paper and you were made for each other!!!!!! I am SOOO glad you are doing this and wish you all the luck in the world. They'd be crazy not to grab you up girl!!!

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  25. Wowwww, beautiful projects! G45 is such beautiful paper, but all i do is buying it and leave it to take a look at it here and than :) . I am sure you will make the team, if that is what you want. Good luck!!

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  26. What a way to showcase some amazing work, best of luck Maggi, Graphic 45 is made for you.

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  27. WOW Maggi these are so gorgeous and totally amazing!!! best of luck you deserve to be on the team :)

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  28. Thank you all so much, wow you sure know how to make a gal feel really special!! love you all!

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  29. Each and every project is gorgeous!!! Can't even pick a favorite.

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  30. Each of your projects is outstanding, Maggi, you belong on that team!! I wish you the best of luck :) :) You work magic with G45!!

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  31. These are al outstanding, Maggi! You know how to rock the G45!! Good luck!

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  32. Oh gosh, way to go Maggi ... Amazing projects, each and every one of them ... You rock the G45 ...

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  33. Holy smokes. just holy smokes. You are a perfect fit for these products. What a natural gift you have.

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  34. I had to leave a comment! WOW! Your work is amazing! Those dress form projects....stunning! Best wishes for your submission!

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  35. I love your paper dresses and the details you put into the hats and trunks. Thanks for sharing your creations.

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  36. Had to add my voice to the chorus! I love your layering of colors and textures, and the elegance of your style. There's a refined, sure-handed finish to your projects that stamps them with professional quality. Good luck!

    Danielle

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  37. Maggi, these are ALL stunning creations. I have a good feeling about you. Best of luck!

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  38. Oh Maggi, these creations are just GORGEOUS!!!!! I´ll keep all my fingers and toes crossed for you :) Best of luck <3

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  39. Maggi, you really have an eye for style and design. Thank you for sharing your passions with Graphic 45 for our DT Call. Truly wonderful.

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  40. Gorgeous projects! Good luck!
    Smiles
    Jen

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  41. Hi Maggi! Oh my goodness, you are one talented lady! You do such gorgeous work with Graphic 45 papers and Staples ... I'd say you're a natural fit for the DT team! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you ... and hoping I see your name on the list tomorrow! xoxo

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  42. woo hoo maggi you made it top thirty congratulations

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  43. Beautiful work! Not a wonder at all you made the top 30 :) Congratulations and best of luck to you!

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  44. Lovely work! Congrats on making the top thirty and good luck on the next round!

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  45. Beautiful, just beautiful. Congrats on making the top 30 and best of luck.

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  46. Beautiful work! Congrats on top 30 and best of luck in second round!

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  47. Your work is so special. I am blown away! Congrats on your G45 Top 30!

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  48. Loved your witch dress and hat...very original! Really enjoyed your paper selection to compliment that old steam shovel. Good luck making the G45 team!

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  49. Congrats Maggi ... waving my pom poms for you ...

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  50. Maggi, your projects are stunning!! So many beautiful details. Congratulations and best wishes for round 2

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  51. I'm so enjoying your projects! They are all just outstanding. How exciting to be in the top 30 at Graphic 45.....a well deserved honor : ) Wishing you the best of luck in the next round! Ginny from Polly's Paper

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  52. Wow, Maggi! I am totally blown away! All your creations are totally amazing, and i would be totally shocked if you were not chosen to be on the Graphic 45'team! You totally rock!

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  53. Wow, Maggi! I am totally blown away! All your creations are totally amazing, and i would be totally shocked if you were not chosen to be on the Graphic 45'team! You totally rock!

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