Last Friday, Graphic 45 announced their Top 30 Finalists…..and yours truly made the list!  I still can’t believe my lucky stars!  I’m so thrilled and honoured to make it this far….who knows what will happen on March 30 when the Final DT is announced, but for now I’m very very happy 🙂

Here is the post on the G45 Blog announcing the finalists…..all their blogs are linked, and I highly recommend checking out these super talented and creative crafters.  The projects you’ll see will amaze you!

Another blog post worth checking out is on the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine website (Editor Jackie’s blog) where you will find my tutorial on how to use DCWV Fabric Paper to make a card.

This card is made ONLY with DCWV Fabric paper on a white cardstock base. And the vintage button is Tim Holtz.

This self-adhesive Fabric Paper is soooo cool and super easy to design with.

Don’t you just love the blue and brown colour palette?

I also made a similar flower for this heritage page of my mother’s class at school, using Graphic 45’s ABC Primer collection.

“School Days”  published in the Spring 2012 issue

My mom is the girl with the dark pinafore dress standing beside the last girl seated in the front row on the right.  I am so blessed that my mother was a scrapbooker in the days of albums with black pages and photo corners.  Now I have many wonderful heritage photos to design with…..they are very precious to me 🙂

So if you feel like making a simple but pretty flower, head over to my Canadian Scrapbooker blog post tutorial, pick up some DCWV Fabric Paper and and get started!

11 Comments on Exciting Times!!

  1. Charlotte Brochu
    March 7, 2012 at 7:00 am (12 years ago)

    It was no surprise to me that you made the Top 30! I’m rooting for you to get on that team! GO KELLY GO! The fabric paper looks awesome. I’ve never seen it before, but now I’m going to have to check it out! Your card is so cute and I love that little flower you made with it.

  2. Lynn
    March 7, 2012 at 9:18 am (12 years ago)

    I’m with Char…GO KELLY GO!!! If you need a cheer team, I’m there! I love your projects!

  3. Lee-Anne
    March 7, 2012 at 10:08 am (12 years ago)

    I love the fabric paper on your card and layout! It wouldn’t matter what you made Kelly, you can always make it gorgeous! Congrats on the top 30! I think you would be a perfect fit for the G45 team!

  4. Sandra D
    March 7, 2012 at 11:15 am (12 years ago)

    Please let me echo all the justly deserved kudos you have received so far. You are a talented artist and it is great to see those talents recognized by the paper companies like Graphic 45 as well as the scrapbook publishers like Canadian Scrapbooker. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you make the final design team. In the meantime, keep posting all your beautiful work.

  5. Luz Maria Bruna
    March 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm (12 years ago)

    What a beautiful and creative card my friend!!!! And woow big big congrats!!

  6. Miae
    March 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm (12 years ago)

    WOOT WOOT for getting in the top 30! They’d be foolish for not choosing you Kelly! I love how you create your ‘School Days’ heritage page:)

  7. Roxanne
    March 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm (12 years ago)

    Congratulations!!! How awesome to see your name posted as a finalist. wahooo!!! Cheering for you as you enter the next round.

  8. Sharon
    March 10, 2012 at 8:36 am (12 years ago)

    Big congrats for both accomplishments, Kelly!!!!! I didn’t have a doubt in my mind that you would make the top 30!!!! Yay!!!! And I want to tell you how much I love that card and your latest school page. It is absolutely fabulous and full of tender loving care!!!!! That’s what I love most about your work! Thanks for your continued support of mine, too! (Hey, when you make the “big times” in scrapbooking, I hope to see more “big hair” too! LOL!!!)

  9. Izzyb
    March 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm (12 years ago)

    Well, first, a big yahoo on being named among the G45 finalists. No one who frequents your blog is surprised by that. I’m constantly amazed by the G45 projects you feature here. Like this one! LOVE the “school days” layout. So creative. The little girl peeking over the photo is just the cutest touch. As for your card, it’s delightful. I’ve never heard of fabric paper but now I want some! Enabler!

  10. Jody
    March 15, 2012 at 8:36 am (12 years ago)

    Congratulations! That is so exciting for you! I love the LO of your parents farm for the Urban kits! So beautiful – I love that paper and OA line! Great job! And thanks for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog! Good luck!


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