Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Graphic 45 - A Place in Time CHA Projects

When Graphic 45 introduced The Place in Time collection in November, I jumped for joy! My favorite papers in the collection are the Cut-Aparts! They are "right up my card making alley"! The Place in Time Collection contains wonderful images that are perfect for card making!

I have decided to make one card for each month, using the Cut-Aparts. I really wanted to have the whole set completed for CHA, but I did not have time. Plus, there is not enough room in the booth for me to cram so many projects in there!

What I plan to do is share the first three cards today (January, February, March), which I made for the CHA booth.  I used the same layout for all three cards, but each card is unique. I used this sketch, which I previously created for the Crafts 'n things Blog, for my layout.

I used the papers and images from each monthly cut apart sheets and added a few embellishments and a sentiment.

In February I will share the next five cards in the set (April, May, June, July, August), with a different sketch. In March I will share the last four cards (September, October, November, December), and a third sketch. Plus, in March I will share a card holder or box of some kind!

Here is the January card. If this card looks familiar, I sort of copied one of my other cards using all Graphic 45 paper this time. Sometimes, you don't have to re-invent the wheel! I loved the sketch and the image so much, that I used it for this CHA idea!

The January card is all about the cold weather. Doesn't it look frosty?!

The inside of each card is decorated to match the month.

February is all about Valentine's Day.

March is beautiful in green and purple. I mimicked the bird's nest by creating a flower "nest" on top of my bow.

What do you think? Are they worth coming back to see the rest? I hope you think so!

I want to share this next project with you again, since it was at CHA also. This was a group DT project from December when we each designed a Place in Time calendar page! We were all supposed to send them to G45 for use in the booth. Here is the original post with a tutorial.

I had to leave CHA before the show got started, but I snagged a few photos from the G45 FB page. These shots have some of my projects displayed!

I spy my calendar page on the back wall, behind the fence!

I spy both my January and February cards here!

And here I spy my March card, and on the left hand wall, my Secret Garden page layout! (Not sure why the layout it is hiding in the Place in Time display, but whatever!)

Thanks for looking! I hope you go away inspired!

Graphic 45 papers:
Place in Time: Cut-Aparts (January, February, March)

Graphic 45 Staples: Trims

Cardstock: Bazzill Heather, Butter Cream; American Crafts Black, Pomegranate; Neenah Natural White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Christmas Tags, Little Labels); Waltzing Mouse (Spring Baskets)
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls: Creative Charms
Buttons: Buttons Galore and More; Craft Store
Markers: Copic
Die Cuts: My Favorite Things Die-namics Mini Tabs Quartet
Tools: Bow Easy; Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Beacon Fabri-tac, 3-in-1 glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scor-tape


  1. These are positively gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Oh, yes!! I'll be back to see the rest for sure! I think March is my favorite and it just happens to be my birthday month! Gorgeous and inspirational work, Gloria!...Nancy :o)

  3. Anonymous8:29 AM

    These are all just lovely Gloria... I think the March card is my favorite... thanks for giving me the feel of spring when it is so cold here in Boston!

  4. The 3 cards so so beautiful!!!

  5. Hi Gloria, I'm definitely inspired and certainly will be back to see the rest. Your work is gorgeous. Love these the cards and the layout too. Stunning! ox Marg

  6. Hi, Gloria...I recognized your gorgeous handiwork on the G45 blog this morning even before I had time to read down to your byline. Such a wonderful sketch, and your signature "just enough" embellishment. I love how I can really "see" everything on your cards. Each part serves the whole, and nothing clashes or jangles the nerves. I appreciate that kind of timeless style! Thanks for sharing the sketch!! I don't generally use card sketches, but this one is so lovely, I'm going to have to give it a go.

  7. Gorgeous cards, especially love the bird one, the looked terrific in the booths

  8. Love all your cards, they are so beautiful and they make us stretch so that we might be able to be a little bit good.

  9. Gloria your projects are wonderful.
    I am so blessed that you love to share with us.
    Many thanks