Wednesday, May 22, 2013

HUGE, GINORMOUS, FAT-DADDY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GRAPHIC 45


In the paper crafting world there are some companies that are on the bucket lists of many designers. Graphic 45 is one of those "bucket list" companies. They have always been one of my "dream team" companies. When I joined the design team in 2010, I had no idea the wild ride I had ahead of me. It has been an amazing three years!



I knew that after this current term ended, I would have to step down and take a year off. I was sad and wondering what was next for me as far as designing for a paper manufacturer. How can you replace this paper?!

Well.....it turns out that I don't have to go searching for a new company after all! I was asked to stay on with Graphic 45 as a "Special Projects Designer"! {can I get a woohoo?!}

Back in February I was contacted by G45 and asked to join the "behind the scenes" team. I had to think for about a millisecond before I said, "YES!" (Oh, yeah, I have had to sit on this news for three months! I told my family, a few close friends, and a some folks who really needed to know, but I did not spill the beans to you, dear Readers! Are you stunned that I kept my mouth shut?!)

You may wonder just what in the world I will be doing as part of this new job. Well, I will tell you! I will be designing and creating projects and workshops for the Graphic 45 retailers and vendors, including developing the project sheets. I may be asked to create projects and tutorials for the newsletter and other social media. I will also be asked to create samples for trade shows and other venues. In reality, who knows what they will ask of me. {huge grin}



I am currently working on a Retailer card class series using Place in Time. At the end of each month, I am able to share the project sheets with all  of you! Click HERE to see those!

I am happier than a frog at a fly convention! To be blessed to continue working with the BEST in the business...priceless!

I know that today, on the G45 Blog, they are posting their favorites of my work from the past year. I thought I would post some of MY favorites and see if they match!















Well, cards, page layouts, mini albums, altered items. oh my! I sure love making things with Graphic 45 paper, and am super happy that I don't have to move on!!

Thank you Diane, Charee, Aimee, Kelly, and the entire Graphic 45 family for placing your trust in me as a designer. I seriously appreciate it! Here is to an amazing 2013-2014!

29 comments:

  1. That's wonderful Gloria! You do such an amazing job with their products, they would be crazy to let you get away.

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  2. Way to go Gloria!! Congratulations. G45 knew what a treasure they had in you and you certainly do deserve to stay with them. Great news for you and for the rest of us too. We get to see more of your spectacular projects made with G45 papers. So pleased for you. ox Marg

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  3. Congratulations Gloria, I came to pick out one of the projects to send to me but I couldn't decide, so you can feel free to send me one of each, hee, hee, hee....you know I am kidding and I am super thrilled for you my dear new friend...over the moon with excitement for you. You are an amazing talent and designer,,,okay I am sure your head is starting to swell, lol. Congrats Pam

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  4. Congratulations, Gloria! I had a feeling you would be continuing with them in some way, they would be crazy to let you go! Your projects are so amazing, I love every one of them! Blessings! Kathy

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  5. Bravo! Bravo! and more BRAVO!!! I'm glad and so happy for you. You are such a talented designer (not to mention all-around nice person) that I'm not at all surprised they've chosen you for this position. You will do an EXCELLENT job at it. I can't wait to follow your blog and see what you come up with. As they say over here...CHAPEAU!!!

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  6. Congratulations! I really enjoy (and find inspiration in) your work, so selfishly, I'm tickled pink it's worked out this way : D.

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  7. Woohoo!! I think this is what we call a mutually beneficial situation - you still get to create with all the gorgeous G45 product and G45 has access to your amazing creative talent!

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  8. Congrats Gloria!! You talented girl! They are lucky to have you.

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  9. I'm shouting, too! Congrats, my friend! So well deserved. In many ways, I feel as though your work defines Graphic 45. You go together like cream and coffee! Many blessings to you in this new and exciting venture...and I am so happy that we will still be seeing your fabulous creations on the G45 blog! Yay, you!!!!

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  10. Congratulation Gloria. I am so glad that you stay at Graphic45. The things you make are so wonderful. I love it!!! Happy Happy Happy that you still can make wonderful things for Graphic45

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  11. I am thrilled for you. Seeing your projects, I am not surprised. You are a fabulous designer!

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  12. Congratulations Gloria!! Everyone wins on their decision! You, Graphic45 and us! FABULOUS news! Congrats again and God bless.

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  13. Good luck with your future creative life, have fun, lots of laughter and hope to keep in touch.

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  14. Congratulations! That's awesome news! And that Valentine mini is still my favorite of all your projects. So far!

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  15. Woohoo! Congrats on continuing your journey with g45. I am impressed that you kept this news under your hat. Enjoy! Looking forward to what you create next.

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  16. I am so happy that I get the chance to work with you at G45 :) you are one amazingly talented lady, and I am so happy that you have been asked to stay on xx

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  17. Woot! Woot! I am so happy and excited for you (and us)! This is fabulously fantastic news. I cannot believe that you were able to sit on this for so long. See - you were just tooooo talented to let go. We all know that. Can't wait to see what comes next!

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  18. Woohoo! Well deserved Gloria, dear - you are so very talented! Can't wait to see what else you do :)

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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  19. WOOT WOOT! Congratulations!!! Frankly Gloria, I'm not surprised at all with your news as I personally think they would be crazy to let you go :) I LOVE G45 anyway, but the things you do with their products just blow my mind!

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  20. wow congratulations. very well deserved. you are a very talented paper crafter. i always enjoy your products.

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  21. congrats Gloria, well done your work is amazing :)

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  22. Though I have NO IDEA how you accomplish what you accomplish [can I just say books!!!] Fabulous decision by G45 -- they know your talent can not be duplicated -- Congratulations to you and them for you saying YES :)

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  23. Sweet Gloria-I am in no way surprised. You are the best designer they have! I knew they be crazy to let you go.

    I save more of your projects on my computer than anyone-you have your own folder!

    Your work is such an inspiration!

    Congrats!!!!

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  24. Ginormous congratulations. You totally deserve this honor. You are a huge asset to Graphic 45's design team.

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  25. enjoy that journey gloria, you should be happy and bouncing around like bambi in the meadow playing with the butterflies!!!
    ava

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  26. Woohoo, way to go Gloria. Love everything G45. These are some amazing projects. What a dream job. Can we call it a job.....??

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  27. Gloria, I cannot begin to express how happy I am for you. I remember the days when doing something like this was your dream. Congratulations, dear sister and awesome decision Graphic45!
    love you!

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  28. So very thankful and excited for you! Congratulations! Your work is amazing and I'll look forward to see samples in stores near me! :D Hugs and blessings!

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  29. Congratulations Gloria!!! Your designs are so beautiful and inspiring!

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