Thursday, April 21, 2011

Graphic45, Part Deux!

Today is my introduction day on the Graphic45 Blog! You so totally need to go and read what they wrote about me! I am so flattered...honestly my head is the size of a hot air balloon! I hope I don't let them down - especially after that introduction! WOW!

I am so pleased and excited to be part of the 2011 Team! I have enjoyed my time on the 2010 Team immensely, and wanted to be asked back more than anything. So, I chained myself to the conference table at G45 headquarters and... No! I did NOT do that! See how rumors get started...

The G45 Blog is showing my final DT projects, but I want to show you something else here. That way you get more bang for your buck! These projects are "left overs" from Winter CHA 2010 and have not been shown on my blog yet. (I do have a bunch of projects that I've been holding onto, so be prepared to see them pop up over the next few weeks or months.) I seem to create a large volume of items, and there is no way that G45 can fit them all on the blog! This group is my Paris-themed batch, using the new Curtain Call line!

This card is very similar to one I made for Hampton Art Stamps, and will soon be seen in Archivers Stores! Sometimes I cheat and use the same basic layout more than once! Oh, hush, a girl only has so much time to create! {grin} Oh, you can check out my cards and tag on the Hampton Art website! I'm blown away by seeing my stuff in the slideshow there!

I love the image of the Eiffel Tower, and the postage image! Those stamps just totally rock! And if you think they rock, keep an eye out for some AMAZING blog candy to appear here soon! {wink}

Here is the inside. It's so much easier to finish off the inside as I work, rather than trying to fix it up when I want to mail the card! Especially since I use mostly black or dark brown cardstock for my card bases.

The Curtain Call paper is so beautiful that I just cannot stop looking at it! It is art, plain and simple!

I created my own background paper by stamping on the designer paper with the matching Hampton Art Stamps. Super fab!

Yep, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Similar look for the inside!

Can you stand one more Paris card?

Did you just gasp?! That paper is unreal, right?! How can you create a bad project?! I am in love with this paper line! I am not sure G45 can top this one!

I added some stamps from Tim Holtz and Papertrey Ink.

Here is a shot of all the layers. My cards weigh a lot. They always cost extra to mail!

My friends know how much I LOVE postage stamp art! I cannot stop buying it! Since I love Paris and I love can understand why I am over the moon with this paper. {Am I gushing??}

Now, can you stand to see a scrapbook page?!

My husband and I went to Europe in 2007 for our 20th wedding anniversary. We spent one week in Paris and one week in London. My husband took some fantastic photos! {And YES, I am still trying to scrapbook all of those photos!}

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities (Lacey Circles, Standard Circles Large, Standard Circles Small) for my journaling spot. I type most of my journaling on the computer. My handwriting is horrible! {And all of you "use your own handwriting" people, just pipe down! My scrapbooks, my rules! HA!}

I love the Imaginarium Designs chipboard, and of course paper flowers and pearls! Perfect combo!

I want to thank Graphic45 Paper for making my 2010 so amazing. And I want to tell them how much I appreciate them keeping me on the team for another year! I love working with the papers and other products, including the NEW stamps! I am blessed beyond words! You have no idea how much I wanted to be asked back to the team. I am so happy that I can't stand it!

Watch this space for new creations and more of my "left overs"!


  1. Girl, you rock!!!
    Those cards are stunning and the lo is outstanding.
    No wonder G45 asked you back for another year.
    I'm so so happy for you! Are you sure you did not chain your self to their table?... LOL

    Happy Easter! Enjoy the holiday with your family.

  2. Congrats! Well earned and deserved! I can "stand" as many cards and layouts as you are willing to post because I always leave your blog wanting more! Your work is incredible and I thank you for sharing it with us!

  3. wowwwww....great stuff!!! When I grow up some more in the crafting realm, I wanna create just like you....thanks for sharing.

  4. These are gorgeous Gloria! I really love this line of papers. So, so pretty! Love what you've done with your cards. The insides look lovely too. Beautiful!

  5. I'm so glad to have seen your profile on the G45 site and the opportunity to visit your blog! I am definitely a new fan....and congratulations on the G45 DT. A great honor indeed!

  6. These are beautiful! Can't wait to see more of your work. Gloria, thanks for the advice you've offered to date. Looking forward to working with you in 2011.

  7. Congratulations on making the G45 design team again. I just became your latest follower. Your work is stunning!

  8. I'm so excited for you! You are amazing! Have a fabulous Easter weekend!

  9. well just got done reading what was posted on the G45 blog and let me tell you what happened..........they got you and another lady mixed up!!!! ROFL :)

  10. Congratulations on another year with G45! Well deserved :)))