Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Hey there everyone and thanks for stopping by today.  Welcome to my Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition.  Well as you all know I simply adore Graphic 45 products and could not wait for this call to come around again....it's been a long year!!  If you love Graphic 45 products you should submit....you can read more about the call HERE on the Graphic 45 blog.
This post is going to be a little on the long side but I don't want to leave anything out.  I hope that my projects inspire you and you have any questions about anything I created or how I did something please send me an email to srod74@mchsi.com . Well grab some coffee, sit back and enjoy!
Up first we have a fun mini album using one of the Graphic 45 Tag Albums.  I also save all of the packaging from the Graphic 45 Staples so you will see that mixed in this one as well for some fun additional pages.  This album was created using the Sweet Sentiments collection and geared toward Valentine's or Love.  On the cover I added some of the Staples goodies, the binding was done using the Cinch machine, and ribbons, metal embellishments and Graphic 45 chipboard are tied on to the binding. I couldn't resist adding some of the fabulous Petaloo flowers that go oh so well with all of the Graphic 45 lines.


I'm totally loving the new Book Boxes and was able to get my hands on one along with the new By The Sea collection and created this fun altered box.  I love all of the shells that you can cut out of this line!

On of my favorite projects is this altered mailbox I created using The Twelve Days Of Christmas collections.  This project stands 17 inches tall and yes it really even opens!  I embellished this project with some of the amazing die cuts flowers and chipboard pieces from this collection.  You will also see some of the Graphic 45 Staples as well.
Everyone always needs a planner, so when the Typography collection came out that is what I created to keep track of things.  I think I have an addiction to the Graphic 45 Staples....which is not a bad thing I just simply love that vintage feel they add to everything!

Tags....oh yes I love tags!!  Up next are a few tags that I have created.  The fist one is using the collection that Graphic 45 and Echo Park teamed up to create Transatlantique.
A fun little Valentine tag is up next using Sweet Sentiments.

A tag for every month using A Place In Time collection....one of my favorites!!

Someone brought this fabulous wooden cigar box to me at the store and said here I know you can make something really cool out of this!  Steampunk Spells was the perfect collection for this one, I added some fun Art Part gears to the top of this along with a glass bottle with a little 'love potion" inside!

I couldn't let the Christmas Holiday get away without having a fun little mini album to put some of the photos in using a Graphic 45 Envelope Album. The chipboard pieces work so well as embellishments on the binding of mini albums, simply place a jump ring through them and you are good to go! I added some Petaloo flowers and trims to this one.
Ok hang in there.....only a few more photos!!  These next three photos are of a monthly layout and card class that I teach.  The girls had so much fun with the layout and card class designed by Graphic 45 that they wanted to continue it this year along with the mini album class that Graphic 45 is designing every month.
The layouts are using Sweet Sentiments and Mother Goose collections.

Ok so if you made it through my super long post I REALLY appreciate it!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Thanks so much to Graphic 45 for making such amazing collections and products to design with and thanks to everyone for stopping by my Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition!


  1. Stacy, your projects are just fantastic! Lots of luck to you :) You're right, we do wait all year for this.


  2. You are a rock star! I have a good feeling that you will be on the design team this year.

  3. You are a rock star! I have a good feeling that you will be on the design team this year.

  4. Stacy.....your creations are GORGEOUS!! JUST LOVE each and everyone....so unique and BEAUTIFUL!!!

  5. you already know how much I adore your work sweets! hugs and best of luck! you are a creative genius!

  6. I love your projects. YOu know how I love the monthly classes! I am so excited that you decided to keep them going with your own designs for this year. The cards really come in handy! Good luck Stacy--my fingers are crossed for you!

  7. I knew you would rock your submission! Gorgeous projects. Best of luck to you, my friend!

  8. Wonderful creations! Best of luck to you!

  9. beautiful creations so inspiring can't wait to see if you are in the top thirty

  10. Stacy, I am such a big fan of yours! Your work is always beautifully crafted. Thank you for auditioning for the Graphic 45 DT!

  11. Beautiful projects! Good luck!

  12. Hi Stacy! I love all your projects - it's so evident in all that you do, how much you love Graphic 45! You create such beautiful work with G45 papers and Staples. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!! xoxo