We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Graphic 45. We are so excited to be featuring them regularly on Paper Crafter’s Library! And this week we have a Time to Celebrate collection prize package give-away. Details will be at the end of this post.
For those of you unfamiliar with Graphic 45, we’d like to take a minute to re-introduce them to you.
Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.
Diane Schultz—Designer and CEO (aka mother)
“I’m passionate about being creative and eager to make it possible for others to find their creative voice. My background includes stints as a designer for, McCalls, Simplicity, Vogue/ Butterick, Mattel Toy Company and a host of other jobs that each, in some way, led me to what I do now. At 45 I went back to school and got my degree in graphic design— I named the company to celebrate that achievement.”
Aimee Filimoehala —Director of Operations
“I wear a lot of hats and love it that way. Business, marketing, operations, etc. have made me a pro at multitasking (aka juggling‑figuratively and literally). When we launched Graphic 45 in 2008 we had no idea what was in store, working together as a family has been an amazing journey that we all feel so grateful to be apart of.”
Charee Filimoehala —Director of Customer Service and Social Media Coordinator
“I joined the team in 2009 and haven’t looked back…what a life-changing experience this has been. I love working with and around creative people and products (not to mention I like my co-workers quite a bit). I spend my days working with our friendly stores and talented design team…the occasional trip somewhere warm is pretty nice too.”
Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920’s and 30’s – with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that’s both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.
Graphic 45 Designer Annette Green
Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Annette Green who is part of the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Annette’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:
Hello, Annette Green here. Formerly a graphic designer by trade, I’ve been a work-at-home mom for the past 16 years. I spend every single day creating something either for design teams or for classes which I teach here in Florida. This is my second year on the Graphic 45 design team and it’s truly a dream job. I’m a mother of a beautiful, artistic teenage daughter and wife of 22 years to my husband Paul, and owner of a sweet shy Sheltie named Suki. We live in Melbourne, not far from the famous Cocoa Beach in sunny Florida. When I’m not creating, I’m enjoying a good workout, cooking and baking, reading a good book, and spending time with friends.
An Eerie Tale Altered Birdhouse
I have a thing for birdhouses. They can be themed and whimsical and show off all kinds of character. I like to change out my home decor according to season, so I decided I would make a Halloween-themed birdhouse this year. With wonderful Graphic 45 products like the new “An Eerie Tale” collection, plus their metal Staples and few other craft store products, I was able to create this fun and slightly spooky birdhouse for my home. Now I can’t wait for Halloween!
You can watch a video on how I created this altered bird house below.
We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Annette Green. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Annette for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Annette’s blog and of course the Graphic 45 blog to check out all their amazing creations! Be sure to leave a comment on this post to enter to win the Graphic 45 collection listed above.