Monday, February 28, 2011

Graphic 45 - AUDITION TIME!!!

#1 - 45 record card and "album cover" envelope... "Curtain Call" line
I can't belive the time is here again!  One year ago, I tried out for the Graphic 45 Design Team.  I have worked for international teams before... and I've tried out for MANY of my favorite teams over the years.  But Graphic 45 is one of those UTLIMATE teams that you just never think you will make it onto... and let me tell you... when I was selected for the team last year, I seriously COULDN'T BELIEVE that MY NAME was on the list.  And... this team... the company... everything about this "gig" is TOP NOTCH, professional, fun, and will bring the best work out of you!  

#2  "The Kiss" layout... Curtain Call line...
Ever the fashion forward and progressive team, every one of the current team members have to audition for the team every year.  I must admit that the audition process scares me.  I am glad that Diane and her team auditions designers every year, as this will keep the team fresh, creative, and the TOP in the industry!

#3  "Life Is..." Layout.  Sometimes the most basic layouts
make the biggest impact!
So, without further adiau, I have updated my entire blog, and here are my FAVORITE FIFTEEN GRAPHIC 45 projects from the last year.  

#4 - Card using "Curtain Call" line and May Arts Ribbon 

#5 - This is a wall hanging made of old record albums, lots of Graphic 45,
and old family photos!
The whole record project... that baby photo on the top right...
... that's my Dad (so cute!)

#6 - "Communique" lampshade... I used one of our antique
lamps and made a new shade... LOVE IT!
#7 - Wedding mini album.  All the pages in this book flip up and/or down...
using "Le Romantique" and our wedding photos.

Another page from the wedding album.

#8 - "My Favorite Things About Cruising" Punky Sprouts album.  I LOVE this
album... chipboard, acrylic, and fabric pages and ohhhhh so much
Graphic 45!

Some of the inside pages from the "Cruising" album

#9 - "Jeff's Best Man" Layout... using Graphic 45's "Le Romantique" and
the new Core'dinations textured G45 cardstock. 

#10 - One of my FAVORITE projects of the year...
A "Hallowe'en in Wonderland" hanging mobile

More of the mobile... yes, there was a suspended tea pot POURING TEA
into a cup exploding with feathers...

#11 - My "Vacay Log..."  a book I created with lots of empty pages
and tags to add vacation details while you are on a trip.  A cute and
fun keepsake!

#12 - "Strike a Pose" Layout... yes, my dog poses better
than my kids do!  I just love that Graphic 45 products are so versitle
that you can do a pet layout with them... and still look cute and vintage!

#13 - "Hallowe'en in Wonderland" 3-D
Trick or Treat Bag!

More 3-D Trick or Treat fun!

#14 - "Time Flies, so Flirt" layout.  Ohhhh, the fun
I had with the "Steampunk Debutante" line and more of the
Core'dinations G45 textured cardstock!

#15 - "Once Upon A Springtime" Thank You card. 

I have had a BLAST as a design team member for Graphic 45 and would love to stick around for a second term!  Fingers crossed!!!  Make it a GREAT day!!! 


jacque4u2c said...

You rocked this years dt and I know they will pick ya again - you are just so inspiring!!!!

Tracey Locher said...

Thanks so much, Jacque! I seriously don't know if I was more nervous last year, or this year!! I REALLY appreciate your support!! Have a FANTASTIC day!

Eileen said...

LOVE your G45 designs! They're fabulous, Tracy!

Hey, new url for my blog

Gloria Stengel said...

Love the new look! And your projects are great. You create such nice layouts - that are "real people" layouts. They showcase the photos and are not just a product ad, you know? Here is hoping we get to tag-team for one more year! Hugs!

silvia said...

Fabulous projects!!My favorite is the mobile~ I fell in love with it when I first saw it. You have made such amazing projects with Graphic 45 and I love stopping by to see them. I hop that you continue on the DT this year.

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Melanie said...

lol omg I don't have a chance :) Your work has been truly inspiring over the last year and good luck for this call - Cheers Melanie!!

Laurajean said...

WOWSERS Tracey...LOVE all of your Graphic 45 projects..I couldn't pick my favorite, LOVE them all :) Good luck girl, I sure hope you make it ;)

Ms Qadirah said...

Wow and wow, these are all amazing. I maybe a little late but Congratulations on your entries. They are truly gorgeous.