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 Flourish” collection prize package give-away valued at $36.Β  Details will be at the end of this post.

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Graphic 45 Designer – Keri Sallee

Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week isΒ Keri Sallee who is part of the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Keri’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

KeriSalleeProfilePic-12172014-250WKeri Sallee is a lover of all things creative, from writing to cooking to art to music. Before shifting her focus to paper crafting and mixed media art, she went to school for music ministry and studied as a classically trained soprano.

She currently designs for Graphic 45, Marion Smith Designs and The Crafter’s Workshop. Previously she has also designed for Susan K Weckesser, The Canvas Corp family of companies and Scrapbook News and Review.

For the last 9 years she has lived in beautiful Northwest Arkansas with her husband of 12 years and her three crazy kiddos, ages 11, 7, & almost 5.

You can find Keri on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Altered Day Planner

Jazzing up your day planner is all the rage, but it can get extremely expensive to invest in some planners, plus all the fun stuff. Graphic 45’s “Time to Flourish” Collection is a calendar inspired collection that works perfectly to add some fun and personalization to your day planner.

I am always looking for ways to keep things inexpensive, so when I saw this day planner at Wal*Mart for only $1, I knew it was perfect for this project.

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By simply covering it with paper from the “Time to Flourish” collection with some matte gel medium and adding a few fussy cut images and stickers, I was able to turn this Plain Jane planner into something luscious that I would be happy to whip out of my purse to write down any and every appointment.

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A bonus for my cheap-o planner was that it came with a plastic cover, so all my pretty images are well protected.

Because of this cover, I had to keep my cover fairly flat in dimension, so I used Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia to add some depth, along with lots of layers. I also added a few bits of paper doilies by Wiltons to add more texture.

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I used Graphic 45 Washi Tape to cover my spine to keep it flexible.

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In the “Time to Flourish” Collection, there is a “cut apart” page for each month of the year. Using the 8×8 and 12×12 pages, I could easily add names, images and quotes to my otherwise boring planner.

Here are few of my favorite months:

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To keep it easy, I used the same “sketch” for each month and gave it a more “finished” look by edging my pages with Graphic 45 Washi Tape.

I was also able to label special days of the year using pieces from the same “cut apart” papers.

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I loved adding quotes to my calendar to keep me inspire all year long!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and I hope it inspired you to think outside the box. And remember: it doesn’t always take a lot of $$ to be creative…you just have to look in the right places.

XOXO,
KERI

Supplies

Graphic 45 “Time to Flourish” 12×12 & 8×8 “Cut Apart” Pages
Graphic 45 “Time to Flourish” 12×12 August and February Flourish Pages
Graphic 45 “Time to Flourish” Decorative Stickers
Graphic 45 “Time to Flourish” Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 “Time to Flourish” 6×6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
Beacon 3-N-1 Adhesive

**NOTE: I only used 1 sticker from the Alphabet set and 2 sheets from the Patterns & Solids…these can be easily substituted to keep costs down! πŸ™‚ **

I would like to extend a warm thank you to Keri for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Keri’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.

47 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. A great gift idea that won’t break the bank & still be filled with lovely embellishments. Great job & thanks for sharing Keri.

  2. WOW! What a gorgeous planner!! Keri did a fabulous job jazzing it up with G45’s incredible Time To Flourish collection!!! This is the only collection of G45 that I don’t own and would love to add it to my stash!! Thank you for the chance to win it!!

  3. W O W !!!
    FANTABULOUS & F U N Planner!!!
    Very Creative Idea !!!
    THANKS for Sharing, Keri ! ! !
    ((( L O V E ))) G45 <3

  4. My comment didn’t seem to post, 2nd time lucky..
    A beautiful creation & such a great idea to embellish the inner pages. Tfs : )

  5. Love all the layers on the cover! Graphic 45 paper collections can turn anyone into a paper artist! Thanks, G45!
    Looking forward to seeing more projects using G45 paper collections!

  6. Wow, what a transformation! Who would ever believe this gorgeous planner started out plain?! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration with all the Graphic 45 papers and embellishments!

  7. I love Keri’s altered day planner! What a great idea! I am in love with the Time to Flourish collection so maybe I’ll win (fingers and toes crossed!) Now I’m off to Walmart to see if they have any more of the cheapie planners available! Thanks so much Keri!

  8. Awesome planner. I did purchase the months stamp set at my local craft shop; but, she doesn’t have the collection in yet. Would love to win this.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. Such a beautiful cover! Love the inside too. Great idea…I would not have thought to do something like this. πŸ™‚ Absolutely love this new collection, would love to put it to use! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  10. What a SUPER-DUPER great idea to freshen up a boring planner. I just bought mine for 2015 and I think I’ll pretty it up, too. Thanks for the tips.

    Oh – G45? The best out there, isn’t it? Thanks for the chance to win some great products

    Merry Christmas!!!!!!

  11. Keri did a beautiful job and I’m glad she shared her designs.
    This would be a beautiful surprise to win for the holidays.
    There is nothing else quite like Graphic 45 in my opinion.

  12. I’ve always wanted to make a calendar with the G45 papers and have never done it.
    Maybe this would get me on the right track to make one.
    thanks for the giveaway.

  13. WOW!!!!!! Talk about MAGICAL!!!!!!! What an incredible transformation that we all can see was a WORK OF HEART. Thank you for making the world a prettier place with your talents and inspiration ….

  14. OMG, this is so gorgeous!!! I love, love how you did the cover — but then, I have never seen any designs from Graphic 45 that I don’t love (I hate to even cut into). You did a beautiful job, Keri — thank you so much for sharing with us!!

  15. I also Like all those Daily/Weekly/Monthly Planners out there, but am always shocked at how much they cost. So I picked up a Blank Planner, this past Summer at my local CVS Store for 75% off, and I decorated it myself, too. What a beautiful Planner Keri! The G45 Time to Flourish Collection is so beautiful. I didn’t know that you have Washi Tape and Monthly Stamps. Oh how I so miss my Local Papercrafting Store (that prominently featured G45 Products) that closed last year! I must go explore the G45 Website. It has been a while.

  16. So beautiful and practical. Love that you have incorporated Time to Flourish into daily life. How cool is that!

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