Monday, June 29, 2015

Graphic 45 Introduces their Ambassadors

Hello Everyone
Graphic 45 have been introducing their new design team and ambassadors. Yesterday it was my turn along with the Gentleman Crafter - an amazing and super talented designer. 
I am very proud to again be one of their Ambassadors, what a privilege!
Thank you Graphic 45 for allowing me to work for you again.
Congratulations to the other Ambassadors & the Design Team, Graphic 45 is a wonderful company to work with. I look forwards to another great year of creating with their fantastic products.
To view the Graphic 45 blog follow this link.

They have introduced me with a short life summary, a description of my scrapbooking style and my two latest Gratitude layouts. Every month for this year, using their "Time to Flourish" paper collection, I am making a layout celebrating something I am grateful for that month. Each month has quite a story behind it. They have released my May & June Layouts together, here they are.
"For my gratitude layout this month, I could not go past Mother’s day.  Although my Mother does not like a fuss made of her on this day, I am so grateful for everything she has done for me and my family over the years.  She has always been there for me, whenever I needed a helping hand. Now it is my turn to be there for her. My parents have moved and now live three houses away. My father has had a couple of strokes and needs more help as he gets older. My Mother fills her days in helping my father with his rehabilitation. In April my youngest sister visited from Perth, and we had so much fun catching up. We also took the opportunity to get some family photos taken.  It is not often we can do this and as my parents get older the times we can all be together become more precious. I love the flowers on the May flourish print paper. It was so much fun cutting everything out and working out how they all needed to go on my layout." ~Jane


"June has been a busy month for me. I was again invited to teach at the largest scrapbooking expo in Australia.  I had three classes a day, for three days and a lovely group of Ladies joined me to create their own beautiful layouts, mixed media canvas and off the page projects as well.  All the projects featured Graphic 45 – my favourite company. I had a lovely time meeting new people and catching up with some old friends, all of whom I have met at this event over the past 5 years, that I have been a teacher at this event. Some ladies had travelled 1000’s of Kilometres/Miles and even from New Zealand to attend the event and classes.

My work was on display in the Teachers area for people to look at and I even had some pop up books for people to handle.

Seriously Scrapbooking had 450 Graphic 45 kits of mine to sell, including my layouts, books, shabby patchwork and canvas. (I did a rough count of how many Graphic 45 papers that was and worked out that it was over 2000 sheets. It was pretty amazing to see that many projects in one space. They all looked beautiful hanging there, just waiting for someone to buy them. I didn’t really appreciate how many ladies find it hard to attend classes or live in isolation. The kits were a big hit, with ladies buying one of everything I had there. I have already received emails from grateful ladies delighted with the projects they have made following my instructions.

You just never know what is just around the corner on my journey with Graphic 45. Next year I am teaching on my first cruise and have just been asked to teach in New Zealand as well. I will be teaching Graphic 45 projects off course again sharing the love around.  After that who knows.

I really do love teaching and sharing my passion for all things Graphic 45. It is a real privilege to be Graphic 45’s ambassador for this year and I do take it quite seriously.  I am grateful for the opportunity Graphic 45 has given me, as an ambassador and design team member. It has taken me on quite a wonderful journey. I just love meeting people and hearing their stories, being invited into their lives through their photos or just talking to them.  
Thanks so much Graphic 45 for all you do for me and for giving me the opportunity to work with you again.
Make sure you visit Graphic 45's Blog to see more of my work and the amazing work of the Design team and the other Ambassadors.
I will be sharing some photos of Brisbane over the next few days.
Thank you for reading my blog.