Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition"

Hi Graphic 45 and everyone! This is the first time I try out for an audition! Just like we all know, Graphic 45 papers are so awesome and I'm real excited and nervous! I know there are so many wonderful crafters out there but I guess it never hurts to try! ^O^ In this blog post, I'm going to share with you some projects I have created.

1. "French Country" Waterfall Mini Album (Flip Book)
I love to make interactive cards and a waterfall card is one of my favorite one to make. But it's even better in a bigger version! I created this album from scratch and decorated it with gorgeous French Country collection! I really love the deep, rich colors and designs of this collection!










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2."Blue Birds of Happiness" Handmade Easel Drawer Box Card

I love to make things from scratch especially boxes! I made this easel drawer box card with card stock and sweet patterned paper from Secret Garden collection! All the designs are stunning but for this project, I focused on lavender and blue colors! I fussy cut out the flower vine and the little birdies; added glossy accents and lots of diamond stickles on them! I also made some dimensional flowers using flower die cuts from the collection.






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3. "Le Romantique" Altered Vanity Mirror
I altered a plastic vanity mirror into this beautiful vintage shabby chic display using Graphic 45 "Le Romantique" and "A Ladies' Diary" collections. A Ladies's Diary paper is for the backgrounds. All the fussy cut images are from Le Romantique collection! I added a lot textures and layers on this project.








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4. "Bird of Beauty" Hand-Stitched Book
I am in love with this little book of mine. It was the second handbound book I've made. When I saw the beautiful images of Asian ladies from Bird Song collection, they instantly reminded me of my grandma and I felt I wanted to do something with it! I fussy cut images out and created different scenes for each page. I bound each single sheet with coptic stitches.







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5. "A Ladies Diary" Handmade Little Notebook
Another handmade book I made using A Ladies' Diary collection! I had so much fun creating this little notebook! I played around with fussy cut images, punches, stamps, ink, crackle paint, etc. LOVE the femininity of this collection!









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6. "Christmas Emporium" Explosion Box
I made this explosion box for a friend using beautiful Christmas Emporium paper collection. Love the traditional Christmas colors; and vintage images are just perfect! I created a holiday scene with 3D Christmas tree inside!






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7. "Home Is Where the Love Is" Handmade House and Mini Album This was the first time I made a house box from scratch. I also made a matching mini album using Generations collection from Simple Stories. I like the homey, country cottage look of this project.




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And now I am going to share some cards and tags that I've made! They're probably one of my favorite things to create because I love to mail them out to my friends.







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THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY EVERYONE

33 comments:

  1. You do amazing work! Congrats on making the first 30!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sabrina for your lovely comment ^_^

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  2. Such pretty work! It's all so lovely :)

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    1. Thank you very much Nochola. How sweet of you! ;D

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  3. Your work is just gorgeous! Congratulations on making the top 30!

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    1. Thank you very much Marianne for your kind and lovely comment ;D

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  4. Just beautiful. I find your designs are very feminine and pretty. Congratulations on making it to the top 30. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  5. Your work is wonderful! The binding on your albums is stunning.

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  6. Amazing fussy cutting and your innovation is wonderful. Congrats on the top 30!

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    1. Thank you so much Gloria for your kind comment ^_^

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  7. Ann oh my goodness these are amazing and I am so excited for you I wish you all the best of luck your creations are beautiful as always! ~Kelly Walkelmol

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    1. Hi Kelly...thank you so much sweetie for being so sweet to me! I need your good luck wish ^O^ xx

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  8. Hi Ann, WOW girl you were very busy! You work is beautiful as always. Your fussy cutting and embellishments are amazing! CONGRATS on making the Top 30!!! YAY!
    Hugs, Steff

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    1. Yeahh Steff! I'm so super excited and I'm so glad I have you girls support!!! It's gonna be so hard without you all cheering for me...LOL. Missing you sweetie! I'm so nervous about the final round! Wish me luck hun! XOXO ^__^

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  9. congrats on making the top 30 :) Im excited to be up htere with you... good luck x Im a new follower

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    1. Hi Karen, thank you so much for being so sweet and kind to me! I'm very excited and I will try to keep blogging \^o^/ Hugs

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  10. Beautiful work, Ann!! Congrats on making the top 30! Best of luck to you!!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Maria for your sweet support! I appreciate it ^__^ xx

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  11. WOOHOOO !!Congrats on making the top 30 ..Wish you luck..!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Annie!!! It is unreal to me!!! I'm super excited and nervous! I need lots of luck...hehehe ^O^ Missing you sweet mama...XOXO

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  12. Your creations are just stunning! I would love to learn how you bind your books with that beautiful stitching! Do you have a tutorial?

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie for the compliment on my work and my books! I am just a beginner at bookbinding so I don't have a tutorial yet. ^__^

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  13. Congratulations Ann on making it to the final 30, all of your projects are just beautiful. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you so much Patti for your sweet comment! I am thrilled and would try my best! ^___^

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  14. Your work is so AWESOME. You are so creative and everything is gorgeous. Hope you get selected, because I would love to see more of your work.

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    1. Thank you so much Rose for your encouraging words! I truly appreciate it ^___^ Thank you again girl.

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  15. งานสวยจังเลยค่ะ ขอให้ได้คัดเลือกเป็นผู้ชนะ เพี้ยง

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  16. Hi Ann. How are you?
    I love all that projects that you made for Graphic 45 Design Team 2013.
    But I fall in love with "Bird of Beauty", so amazing pictures and paper I love it! I love the cover of the book remind me some cards postals with oriental images and was beatiful pictures.
    And the "A Ladies Diary", I love this picture of the cover and the book are so delicate.
    Congratulation Gorgeous projects!!
    Kisses!

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  17. Hi Ann!
    Amazing work on the mini albums! How can I find out how to do the hand lacing that binds the book pages and cover together?

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