Saturday, February 4, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition!!

I'm guessing none of my friends will be surprised to see that I'm applying for the Graphic 45 DT. I think I've made it abundantly clear that G45 paper speaks to me, inspires me, and brings out the best in me. It's vintage, futuristic, edgy, and daring, and I can think of nothing better than getting to play with it for a whole year as a DT member. So here goes....word of warning, this will be LONG! Also, all the way at the bottom, I'm including all the YouTube videos I've made about my G45 projects.

These are in no particular order, so I will start with a LO of me :)

A birthday card for my husband:

A card using the gorgeous poppy paper and "Lulu Loves Poppies" stamp...they were begging to to be paired!

Another layout about me as a little girl, and one of my favorite layouts from about a year ago:

A Christmas card, using a stamped image that I colored with Copics and used some of the paper to paper piece her outfit:

A page about my daughter on the first day of school:

I altered a little wooden wagon and a chipboard mini to fit in it. For pics of the mini itself, you can check out the Blog Post where I shared lots of pics.

A fun layout about my daughter and I:

A little wooden frame I altered, incorporating a stamped image that I colored with Copics:

I just had to throw in this layout about my grandmother:

A 2012 Desk Calendar...I'll share a couple pictures here, but to see all the months and close-ups, please check out my Blog Post HERE.

A card where I used various embossing powders and techniques, and my very last sheet of "A Proper Gentleman":

My good friends know I like nothing better than G45, so Carrie was sweet enough to send a "Magic of Oz" paper pad to me for my's a thank you card I made for her:

A truly mixed media project for home decor:

A Flamenco Halloween, about my daughter this past October:

A 2012 hanging wall calendar using Maya Road bottle caps, lace, and the pretty "Once Upon A Springtime" (for more close-ups, see my blog post HERE):

And here are some videos from my YouTube channels about my G45 projects (in no particualr order):
2012 Desk Calendar using "Magic of Oz":

"A Flamenco Halloween" layout and "Hi Firend" card:

"No Place Like Home" mixed media home decor:

Mini Album in Wooden Wagon:

Le Cirque altered frame:

2012 Hanging wall calendar using "Once Upon A Springtime":


  1. Nice projects, Ilene! My favorite G-45 line EVER is the Once Upon A Springtime (fairies)!

  2. They are all so pretty and amazing!!!
    I hope you ae chosen because, you so deserve to be on that team!!
    You have always rocked the G-45!!

  3. You're a winner for sure! Love the layout of your grandmother and the school daze layout the best!

  4. wow!!! these are gorgeous! you're amazing :)

  5. Love the new look of your blog..I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.. They need your TALENT on their team..This post is like a Walk Down Memory Lane, love all of your projects.. Good Luck Ilene...KathyR.

  6. Good luck Ilene!! These are all GORGEOUS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. Wonderful projects! I'll cross my fingers for you! Good Luck!!! :-D

  8. Good luck! I used to leave G-45 on the shelf because I never knew what to do with it. Then I happened onto one of your videos - and it totally inspired me! Now G-45 gets a big chunk of my SBR $!

  9. oh well done on all these creations using graphic 45 papers.. i find these papers hard to use as they are so full of arty designs.. but you have used them superbly.. all the best with your dt application!


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