Monday, March 18, 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

You've caught me, I have decided to try out for the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team and as part of my audition I am posting some of my favorite projects for their review.  Your encouraging comments are most welcome.  Links to prior blog posts or YouTube videos that go into more design detail will be under each project.  Thanks everyone for stopping by!  Patti

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This was such a fun project using the Halloween in Wonderland.
It's one of the few projects that I got to fill the book with
photos after I was done, a real treat.


I need a place to stash a RAK and this little lunchbox provided
just the right space.  You can use up so many little bits
and pieces on a project like this.

Graphic 45 Pinterest Board
YouTube (be kind, lol, this was one of my first videos)

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Little Darlings, such a fantastic baby line I've used it often.
This was for a baby shower and was sure a hit.
Having the box that houses the mini is such a fabulous idea.
The biggest problem is holding back on bling and baubles due to
size restraints with the box and the growth the photos will add.

Loved making this mini for a friends wedding gift.
I cut the front gated scrollwork on my Cricut
and then tucked the gorgeous bride behind.
So much room for the wedding memories.
I find it amazing sometimes how many
photos can be placed in a 'mini'.

Blog Post

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I'm not a big fan of 3 ring binders but this had been sitting in my stash for so long
and I must admit I was very happy with the end result.
I was making this for a baby gift for someone that doesn't work
with all the flips, flaps, pages and tuck in's that we addicted crafters
tend to include.  So I kept it a little more manageable and I think
the construction lends itself to that.
There is no better paper line than Graphic 45 for creating cards,
Those images just scream, "Add Me" 
when I'm searching for supplies to use.
It's a great way to use up all the end pieces left over from larger projects.

Blog Post - Strut Your Stuff
                   Putting on the Ritz

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I have made many projects with
supplies other than
Graphic 45 and
have showcased just
a couple for review here.

This was hard, I made this mini for my Great Nephew and his new bride.
The hard part, I hadn't seen him in years and have never met her.
After a few emails back and forth I got a feel for what
she was like and would like.
The email I got after this stopped on her doorstep
had me smiling ear to ear.
She liked it!

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Another wedding album.
Sometimes I think my projects take on a life of their own.
I started with just some black cardstock and then the pages began
to roll forward.  I loved how this had so much room for so many large
photos.  Using some of the papers I made matching flowers for inside and out.
 I seem to stall when I get to the covers, I think and overthink
what I want to do and how it will look.  This was the first time I'd used a
chain closure which made a very dramatic front cover.

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Thank you Graphic 45 for producing a fabulous line of products
that so inspires me to create and stretch my 
crafting soul.


Clare said...

I'm so glad you took the plunge and submitted your entry. I've got all my fingers and toes crossed for you Patti, beautiful projects X Clare

Vicky said...

Fingers crossed Patti!!! Love your projects!!! Hugs all the way from Greece :)

Sandie Edwards said...

Best of luck Patti, what a gorgeous lot of projects you have there.... each is amazing!

leah Salter said...

Gorgeous projects. Each & every one of them.
Hope you make it on the the design team. With these creations you deserve it.x

Just Me and My Shadow said...

So glad I saw this Patti and I wish you the VERY best of luck with your entry. You would make a wonderful design team member. LOVE your work and who wouldn't. You are a very talented lady.
Chrissie x

Sabrina said...

Amazing work! Not surprised you made it. Congrats on making the first 30!

Nichola said...

Such pretty things! Congrats :)

britgirl58 said...

What fabulous work, Patti - I'm emailing you right away! Hugs Julie

Clare said...

Congratulations on making the top 30 Patti. I'm was so thrilled to see your name on the list. Huge hugs from across the pond. xoxoxo Clare

Gloria Stengel said...

I love your mini albums! Stunning work!

Martie Rollin said...

Your mini albums are entertaining and fun! I hope you get selected for the G45 Design Team! Good Luck!

Maria said...

Patti, I've seen your beautiful work on the Ning site and have always admired you! So I'm not surprised you made the top 30!! Congrats and the very best of luck to you!!!

Benwah said...

Hi love the G45 baby book. Where did you get your album from? Thanks

Patti Senter said...

Benwah the album was a RAK from someone but I was told it might be Maya Road, HTH. Patti

Karen Shady said...

hi Patti.... congrats on making the top 30... ( me too ) love you work, and I am a new follower x

Arumdati Wardhani said...

Congratulations on making the top 30, Patti. Best of luck on the 2nd round. Your works are so lovely.

Anonymous said...

Wahooooooooooooooooooooo Patti...How EXCITING that you are a finalist!! SO DESERVING!!! Your pieces are STUNNING!!!!