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Four Seasons Album - Maria Smeshkova 2019-2020 Introduction

Posted by Graphic 45 06/19/2019 18 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,


 

Hello, G45ers!

 We are proud to present a Mini Album that will capture memories for the entire year.  This scrapbook is full of fun flips and interactive details and comes complete with a video tour and a step by step tutorial.  This gorgeous mini has been created by the Master of DIY Albums, Brand Ambassador from Ukraine, Maria Smeshkova.  For Maria's #G45Selfie project she has pulled out a handful of Graphic 45 collections and mixed and matched them to represent all four seasons in one album.  This will be a treasure to flip through for years to come.  So grab your papers and scissors and create your own treasure.  

 

 

Maria Smeshkova - Ukraine

2019-2020 Brand Ambassador
 

 

“Hello! My name is Maria Smeshkova. And I’m so happy to be in G45 team! I live in Kyiv, Ukraine with my husband and two-year-old daughter. I'm a professional photographer. And I have been crafting for the last 12 years.


I find my inspiration in a new city or country. I especially like making family and travel albums and collect memories there. Also, I want to share my experience and I have a popular YouTube channel.   

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSZ93X0eS0qrEeF_7mpEHnQ



 

G45 Selfie "Four Seasons"

by Maria Smeshkova  
 

 

   Hi everyone! I’m in team Graphic 45 and I’m so happy! It was my big dream!

I live in Kyiv (Ukraine) with my husband and little daughter. I am a photographer and I’m taking a lot of photos. I’m making many albums for them and I love to work with beautiful Graphic 45 paper.

 I can’t choose only one favorite collection and I like to mix so I used many different papers in my new project. It’s photo folio for the best photos of the year. And I wanted to do every month unique. I was inspired by the Place in Time collection.

I used flower dyes for decoration cover.

 



 




 

 

I cut this house from a paper sheet and use it as a pocket.
 

Winter

 


 


 


December

I used Christmas Magic 8x8 Collection for this month and I fell in love with these babies! They are so funny!

 

 

 

January

 

 

 

February

 

 

 

Spring

 

 

March

 

 

Tip: I cut frames from ephemera cards and used them as photo frame.

 

 

 


 

April

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

Tip: Use the frame to highlight an item.
 


 

Summer

 

 

 

 

June

 



 



 

 

July

 

 

 

 

August


 


 

 

 

Autumn




 

September










 

October










 

November


 


 



I’ve prepared a video with full project review.

 

Video Tour:

[Tour] Four Seasons Mini Album for Graphic 45 by Maria Smeshkova

 

 

I’ve also made a video tutorial of how I decorated the pages and mixed different paper.

 

Photo Folio Album Base:

[Tutorial] Photo Folio Album Base Maria Smeshkova Featured in her Four Season Album

 

Decorative Tutorial:

[Tutorial] Four Seasons Mini Album for Graphic 45 by Maria Smeshkova

 

 


Graphic 45 Supply List:

Place In Time—Deluxe Collector's Edition

By the Sea - Deluxe Collector's Edition

Christmas Magic 8x8 Paper Pad

Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies

 


 

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Thank you for watching! :)

 

Hugs!”

~Maria



Oh my goodness, so much beauty all in one scrapbook!  Big thanks to Maria for going above and beyond with this album and how-to tutorial.  We hope you have learned a few tricks that you will be trying out in the near future.  Be sure to leave Maria some love in the comments below.  Have a wonderful day, and as always... 


 

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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18 Comment(s)

Brenda:
06/19/2019, 12:19:10 PM
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Congratulations, Maria, on being chosen as a G45 Brand Ambassador! Your album is beautiful and the construction interesting. I look forward to seeing your blog contributions over the next year. Thank you.

Martie Rollin:
06/19/2019, 12:20:27 PM
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Interactive albums always get my creative attention!! Loved seeing the months and seasons roll by. Welcome to G45! Looking forward to seeing more of your projects. Well done!

Nancy Probst:
06/19/2019, 12:30:02 PM
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I just love your album! Using several different paper sets really works well. Thank you for sharing!

Jean Marmo:
06/19/2019, 12:32:02 PM, pagesintime.blogspot.com
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Just gorgeous!

Sue D:
06/19/2019, 01:56:25 PM
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Beautiful. Love all the seasons.

Bev Drake:
06/19/2019, 02:47:11 PM
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Well done Maria on a very clever idea of mixing collections together. I love how you have done this & look forward to further projects.

Barbara G.:
06/19/2019, 03:41:32 PM
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Thank you Maria, for sharing this album with us. Looking forward to more of your projects!!!!

Margaret R:
06/19/2019, 04:27:52 PM
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Welcome, Maria! Such a wonderful album!

Michele:
06/19/2019, 04:34:57 PM
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Maria, congratulations on being added to the G45 Team. I am in love with the way you have mixed papers from so many different paper themes. You merge them all so wonderfully!!! And using Ephemera cards as frames...pure genius. I will be watching your video after dinner tonight and taking many notes. I really look forward to following your work.

Mathilde S.:
06/19/2019, 05:21:04 PM
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Maria your Album is spectacular! I love all the details and the way you combined different collection.Thanks for sharing and the great tips.

Patti Kappel:
06/19/2019, 09:28:19 PM, G45
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What a beautiful album. Thank you so much for the tutorial, also! So creative mixing G45 collections to make this! I can’t wait to tackle this fabulous project!!!!!

Sheila Styre-Briere:
06/19/2019, 11:51:18 PM
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A pleasure to watch you create your album! I love how well it all came together with the different collections. Can’t wait to see more of your creations!

Vivian Warner:
06/20/2019, 07:11:18 AM
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So much creativity in one album. Fantastically beautiful.

Carla Hundley:
06/20/2019, 10:08:46 AM
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What a remarkable creation! Love it. Wonderful way to showcase a year's worth of memories. Carla from Utah

Gloria Stengel:
06/22/2019, 02:17:26 PM, gloriascraps.blogspot.com
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I love making monthly-style projects and always get excited when G45 has a new monthly collection! This project is just fantastic! I love all the details and wonderful things you added to each section! What a amazing project!!!

Susan G:
06/22/2019, 03:45:05 PM
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Where can we find the directions for the album itself? Did you make it yourself or did you purchase it? Really like the monthly style of albums.

Glenda Buster:
06/22/2019, 04:21:36 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous!

Debbie C.:
07/01/2019, 10:45:10 AM
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Beautiful work, Maria. I really like the fact that Graphic 45 brings people together from all over the world.

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