Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My February Design Team Layouts and Project for Scrapgal!

For the month of February, each Design Team member was given a different line from Graphic 45 to work with. My line was "A Proper Gentleman".
My first layout used patterned papers from Graphic 45, especially this one. The frame you see on my layout is actually hand cut from that particular paper. When I saw that frame on the paper, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I also really loved the die-cut tags and borders. They are featured prominently on this layout and actually inspired the design. In addition, I used an envelope tag by Graphic 45, a sticker as an embellishment from Rusty Pickle, large Thickers alphabet by American Crafts, and tiny alpha stickers by My Little Shoebox. All available in some style and color in the store at Scrapgal

My next layout is also the journaling challenge over at Scrapgal this month. You can see it and all the challenges for the month here under monthly contests. My challenge is to use similar photos from different times to tell a story. Now to be eligible for the contest prizes, which is a cyber gift card to Scrapgal, you must use 50% Graphic 45 product from any of their lines on your project. Except for the sketch and color challenges. Those layouts you can use any product you want this month!!! But if you don't have Graphic 45, there are so many lines available at Scrapgal. And Jenn always has an automatic 10% off anything in her shop.
But even if you don't have Graphic 45, I would love to see your take on my challenge. You can post me a link here or over in the Scrapgal gallery!
Product used: patterned paper and chipboard buttons - Graphic 45, die-cut journal cards - Jenni Bowlin, large thicker alphabet stickers - American Crafts, square alphabet stickers - Rusty Pickle

For my altered project, I used this chipboard mini album from Maya Road and turned it into a banner! I have been wanting to make a "home sweet home" banner for awhile to hang on our bulletin board. I took the album off it's key chain and painted the end pieces white using this paint dabber from Ranger Industries. I covered the middle three pieces with the B side of this paper by Grapic 45. Then just added the white alphabet Thickers by American Crafts. Jenn has a ton of American Crafts Thickers in all fonts, colors and styles in the shop! :) I used green glimmer mist by Tattered Angels to make the hills. I actually made a reverse mask to do the spraying. The chipboard houses are also by Maya Road. And the little trees were cut from a piece of patterned paper by Ki Memories.
If you look closely, you can see that the chipboard houses are covered by another patterned paper by Graphic 45 that worked perfectly for this project. I used this one!

So those are my projects for this month! I hope you will come over to Scrapgal and check out the rest of the Design Teams projects and challenges. And for the chance to win a cyber gift card :)
Thanks for looking!


  1. wow!!!! beautiful projects, Mary Jo!!!

    (I did a layout using dressy photos of my son, too!!! )


  2. Those are soooo great. Love the 1st Communion layout...might steal it for Confirmation.

  3. I love your projects! I especially like the banner with those little houses. You did a great job!

  4. Mary Jo, all of your projects are very beautiful!!
    What a way to rock the G-45!!
    I have that same album that I plan on making a banner too for March!!
    I made one a year ago with MR and it was so fun!
    Two minds think alike!!
    Your banner rocks!!
    Love it!

  5. Terrific work!
    I like G-45 too :)