Thank You - Thank You - Thank You!!! WOW! What a total and complete honor! Everyone's incredibly kind comments, encouragement, inspiration and love are completely amazing! Is it ok for a guy to get a little welled up? Don't tell anyone because, folks I'm there! From the bottom of my heart I humbly thank you all! Ok, enough of the mushy stuff! :)
Graphic 45 will be choosing 30 finalists from all their applicants. These 30 finalists will be announced on Friday, March 2, 2012 on the G45 blog. Can you imagine how many people will audition? A TON! So many, many super incredibly talented people from what I've had the courage to go look at! Ok, I don't want to think about that! LOL! I just have to keep hoping, praying and keep going...right?
For the final round, those lucky 30 must prepare 3 projects and submit them by March 23, 2012. Once Graphic 45 receives all the projects, they will review them and make the announcement of the 2012 Graphic 45 Design Team on Friday, March 30 on the G45 blog.
Either way, I have been so honored by all of you, who could ask for more!
I want to wish everyone that is trying out for this incredible opportunity... good luck! Graphic 45 deserves to have the best folks out there!
I've been working in the studio night and day...well...mainly night! Late nights! LOL! If I'm not working on my projects physically, I'm up in bed thinking about them. Case in point, I finally fell asleep at 4:30 this morning just to wake up two and a half hours later to go to work!
I'm not the best sleeper in the world; however, I can usually get to sleep at some point! Here’s the deal folks, how many of you have done this? I lay down with the intention of really wanting to fall asleep. I mean I'm on the edge of dreamland. The kind of dreamland where I'm starting to dance like Fred Astaire and look like Ricky Martin while giving a speech to Danish farmhands on why Rick Perry was running for President of the United States! That's pretty asleep... and then all the sudden...Ginger Roger's hand me a stack of scrapbook paper...Then it's over! Immediately my mind starts working, then thoughts like, " I wonder how I can make the tag album better. I don’t like how the papers buckle when you fold it to the front." By, 3:30 a.m. I had completely reworked the current album I had finished the night before in my mind.
Ok, long story longer, I made the album for a tutorial I wanted to share with you all today. I will show you pictures of it however; the tutorial will have to come tomorrow. Like I said above, I completely redesigned the way the pages and spine were made. Either way I hope you like it! There will be two versions. One for people who have access to policy envelopes and one for our incredible European friends who cannot get them.
Here we go...Keep in mind, this is not embellished yet. Rough stuff...
A few shots of the, Where Policy Meets a Tag Album!
New version of the pages....
Once Again Everyone, Thank You All So Much! Your support is so AMAZINGLY COOL!
Thanks for looking! I will post the tutorial on the album tomorrow in pdf format for whoever may be interested.
Good Night and Sweet Dreams!
The Gentleman Crafter