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#G45Selfie Layout: Introducing Paper Extraordinaire Glenys Vidal

Posted by Graphic 45 06/14/2018 65 Comment(s) Layouts,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to another fun-filled Graphic 45 blog post.  Today, we have an inspiring Self-Portrait to share with you by our new Brand Ambassador from the USA, Glenys Vidal.  Glenys has created a jaw-dropping Floral Shoppe Layout for our #G45Selfie series in celebration of our June Challenge. Some layouts are too beautiful to be in scrapbooks and deserve to be framed and in the spotlight, this is one of those layouts.  But first, we have our Club G45 - Vol. 6 monthly kit to announce. These kits will be up for grabs at 11 am PST to, June 14th, 2018. At this time we will also post two new tutorials on YouTube so you can follow along at home.  Be sure to tune in.


Vol. 6 - Sun Kissed Tag & Pocket Album
and 3 Gift Tags


{Available at 11 am PST} Create a special place for all of your favorite beach memories, just in time for summer! This mini album has plenty of storage for photos and journaling, with the cheerful colors and nostalgic patterns from the Sun Kissed paper line. You’ll learn how to upcycle Graphic 45 packaging into your creation and you’ll get to create a charming gift tag trio.   

Auto-subscribers do not need to order again. Vol. 6 orders will begin to be processed on June 14th and ship the following week. We thank you for your enthusiastic support of this program and look forward to seeing your creations. #ClubG45


Brand Ambassador 2018-2019

Glenys Vidal - USA


“Hello Graphic 45 fans, my name is Glenys Vidal and I am super excited to be part of the Brand Ambassador team for this upcoming year! I have always loved working with Graphic 45 products, and being part of the team is certainly more than a dream come true for me.


I live in Florida, but I am originally from the Dominican Republic. I am a mother of two daughters that are my pride and joy, and I am a dog mom to my baby Brownie.


I can say I have always been a crafter for as long as I can remember. Even as a young child I was always trying to learn something new: sewing, embroidery, or even jewelry making, but my real love was hands-down paper crafting. My love for paper crafting started about 17 years ago when my sister got a scrapbook magazine as a gift for her baby shower. I curiously flipped through and instantly was so amazed by all the awesome paper crafts featured in the magazine. I can say I was hooked from that day on.


Throughout the years, I have crafted anytime and anywhere I could. In the beginning, it started out as a small dining room table craft session, which eventually moved into a small corner of my room, then the whole garage, and just now recently I finally got a formal craft room of my own. I call it my Happy Place.


Fun Facts:

  • Crafting is for me is more than a hobby – it is my passion. After long hours at work, I love to sit in my craft room and create. It helps me relax right away.

  • I work on different projects at the same time: scrapbooks, mini albums, planner, project life, and others.

  • My favorite two projects are travel albums and holiday crafts. I love travel albums because every time I travel somewhere, I always bring back lots of fun mementos that I just can’t wait to include in my albums. While I’m traveling, sometimes I get so excited I even start planning out my designs while on the road. I love holiday crafts because I use them to decorate my house differently each year, making it a special occasion, especially during Christmas.

  • Even though I love seeing mixed media projects and have a blast working with different mediums, I am more of a classic scrapbooker at heart. Simple paper and fuzzy cutting are more of my thing.

  • I have always been a paper planner girl and am super excited to see that it’s becoming more chic to paper plan now!

  • I continuously keep reorganizing my crafting stash, I find it fun

  • I listen to YouTube videos of other crafters while I craft. I find it inspiring to watch others and it helps me get new ideas.


Thank you guys so much for taking out the time to get to know me. I am so looking forward to this upcoming year of crafting, meeting new friends, and working with the amazing products developed by the Graphic 45 team. A big thank you goes out to Graphic 45 for choosing me! Thank you, and see you all very soon!


Self Portrait - Floral Shoppe Layout


I am women. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend.

I am Dominican. Latina. Strong.

I am happy. Curious. Dreamer. Traveler.

I am patient. Dedicated. Delicate. A Flower.

I am a scrapbooker. Crafter. Maker. Documenter. Photographer. Crafter. Maker.

But above all I am just silly me when nobody is looking.



Life is about creating yourself.



Graphic 45 Supplies:


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes a Little Darlings - DCE, Secret Garden - DCE, Floral Shoppe 8x8 and Ephemera Cards, Staples Die-Cut Tags, Door Knockers, and Stamped Metal Brads, a $97 value.  The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, June 15th.


What a beauty!  Thank you Glenys for sharing your passion and love for papercrafting with us, we look forward to seeing what you create this next year.  We want to extend a thank you to you as well, we are so honored to have such a strong and kind community of creators.  Be sure to help us welcome Glenys to the family and pop back in tomorrow to find out who will win this week's blog prize!  


Happy Papercrafting!

65 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
06/14/2018, 10:09:47 AM

The dark grey, pink and peach look AMAZING together. I think that is my new favorite color combo. The flowers are gorgeous...

06/14/2018, 10:32:45 AM

Fabulous layout and so good to read about you. Waiting eagerly to see more of yourcreations. ❤️

Kristina Vazques:
06/14/2018, 10:47:00 AM

Amazing layout! A big warm welcome to you!

Regina Harrison:
06/14/2018, 10:52:48 AM

This is a really pretty layout. I was happy to hear that I am not the only one who is always reorganizing my supplies. I can spend a whole day just reorganizing and be content.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Adorable project. Thanks for sharing..

Becca Yahrling:
06/14/2018, 11:04:15 AM

Beautiful layout and I love how you documented it as well.

06/14/2018, 11:16:51 AM

Welcome Glenys! Your layout is beautiful - the colors are especially appealing. And I really love what you wrote about yourself!

Rebecca Rosas:
06/14/2018, 11:33:10 AM

Cool layout, Glenys!

06/14/2018, 11:45:20 AM

Really pretty layout. Love floral shoppe. Hate to ask a silly question, I don’t really scrapbook like this, so what do you do with this layout with all of the 3 d embellishments?

06/17/2018, 01:23:39 PM

I have a 12x12 shadow box on one of the walls of my craft room. I change my layout pages with recent ones or depending on different holidays.

06/14/2018, 11:59:06 AM

BEAUTIFUL layout - gorgeous G45 papers - what’s not to love!! Looking forward to more inspiring makes in the future.

Michele Lewis:
06/14/2018, 12:04:25 PM

Glenys, your selfie is just stunning! I love it!

06/14/2018, 12:09:05 PM

Beautiful layout-such pretty papers to work with. I look forward to seeing other projects you create-welcome to G45.

Donna Leutloff:
06/14/2018, 12:10:52 PM

What a great introduction and layout! I love your selfie "quotes"...too cute! Look forward to seeing what else you create Glenys!

Annette Green:
06/14/2018, 12:14:42 PM,

Welcome Glenys to the Graphic 45 family. So happy to see another Floridian this year. Now I need to find out where in Florida. Your layout is lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing even more gorgeous creations from you this year.

06/14/2018, 12:23:16 PM

Welcome, Glenys, Announcing yourself with the Floral Shoppe collection lets me know you're a gal after my own heart! What a lovely "self-portrait" and looking forward to all the wonderful creations to come. Blessings, Sandy

Diana Dillon:
06/14/2018, 12:31:08 PM

Welcome Glenys, beautifully done and well said. We all are so many things and just one person. Looking forward to your creations all year. Thank you for sharing.

Barbara Daws:
06/14/2018, 12:33:37 PM

Beautiful! Really love the Floral Shoppe collection. Look forward to seeing more beautiful creations in the near future.

06/14/2018, 12:40:51 PM

Welcome!! I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

06/14/2018, 12:42:21 PM

Lovely layout. Nice to learn about you

Carol G.:
06/14/2018, 12:51:19 PM

What a beautiful page! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your ideas!

Carol Sanderson:
06/14/2018, 12:51:39 PM

Just keeps getting better and better....

Patti Henschen:
06/14/2018, 01:01:54 PM

6 out of your 7 fun facts about you sounds EXACTLY like fun facts about me!!!!! Welcome and what a great intro project; I love your "I am" statement

06/14/2018, 01:06:17 PM

Welcome Glenys, Nicely done.

Anne B:
06/14/2018, 01:13:52 PM

Welcome Glenys. I love your bio and the layout is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see more.

Catherine Skrehot:
06/14/2018, 01:23:49 PM

Your layout is beautiful...welcome to G45, you're going to have fun! Can't wait to see your years' worth of projects. Best of luck!

06/14/2018, 01:25:14 PM

Welcome Glenys! Lovely layout - I look forward to seeing more of your ideas.

Sue D:
06/14/2018, 01:30:55 PM

Nicely done self layout.

Ellen Haydon:
06/14/2018, 01:49:05 PM

The layout today is great. Welcome to the G45 group. I am looking forward to see more of your projects. Ellen from Phoenix

Cheryl Wells:
06/14/2018, 01:50:59 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of Graphic 45 - will be looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!!!

Renee Orta:
06/14/2018, 02:08:06 PM

Glenys your layout is so beautiful!! Graphic 45 thank you for such a great prize. I love all your products.

06/14/2018, 02:14:58 PM

Welcome and enjoy the journey

Nancy Young:
06/14/2018, 02:22:22 PM

So very beautiful.

Judith Kaufman:
06/14/2018, 02:25:54 PM

Love the new papers! They are simply yummy!

Vanessa LeClear:
06/14/2018, 02:33:18 PM

What a beautiful layout! Welcome, Glenys—I look forward to more of your creations!

Diane F:
06/14/2018, 02:45:00 PM

What a beautiful layout! I am looking forward to see more of your work.

Brian Poteraj:
06/14/2018, 02:56:37 PM

I can tell that you have a passion for crafts. Everything is just perfect. Nice job.

Marianne Gonzales:
06/14/2018, 03:31:29 PM

Welcome Glenys! What a lovely layout. Layers and fussy cutting are stupendous.

Pat I Kult:
06/14/2018, 04:07:26 PM

Beautiful layout! Floral Shoppe is my favorite collection and you used it so beautifully. Looking forward to more of your projects.

Debbie Siddle:
06/14/2018, 04:08:30 PM

The fussy cutting is so beautifully done for this self-portrait. Pretty x

06/14/2018, 04:11:12 PM

Amazing fussy cutting. Very pretty.

Suzanne Hilborn:
06/14/2018, 04:28:00 PM

Very interesting layout page. We get to know you a little bit as well as being inspired by how 'down to earth' and pretty it is. So nice to meet you.

Pat Dunajski:
06/14/2018, 04:31:05 PM

Welcome and congratulations. Love your layout, especially the colors. Look forward to seeing your future projects. You’ll be working with some beautiful papers.

Madge van Tassle:
06/14/2018, 04:33:54 PM

Way to knock it out of the park. Well done. Thank you.

06/14/2018, 04:52:08 PM

Amazing pretty! Love that g45 papers!

Kathleen E Capachione:
06/14/2018, 04:53:57 PM

Welcome and enjoy...I know we will enjoy your designs. Thanks for sharing your story. Love your selfie page. I have not done mine yet.....having a hard time on choosing my paper collection. Maybe a collage.

Jean Marmo:
06/14/2018, 04:57:57 PM

Such a lovely layout! Love reading about you!

Jan G.:
06/14/2018, 05:23:29 PM

Welcome to the best place on the web. Really like your self portrait. Beautifully done fussy cutting with the gorgeous Floral Shoppe paper (how can you miss when it's G45?)

Kelly Massman:
06/14/2018, 05:43:17 PM

beautiful layout and love love love sunkissed.

Debbie Baez:
06/14/2018, 06:19:24 PM

Welcome, welcome welcome! Beautiful layout, love the colors! Congrats! Look forward to seeing mire of your creativity!

Kate LeBlanc:
06/14/2018, 07:03:05 PM

Welcome Glenys, what a beautiful layout. I love the fussy cutting and all of your embellishing. It will be wonderful to see what you do with all of the beauty that is Graphic 45!

Susan Ashby:
06/14/2018, 08:25:51 PM

Welcome! Beautiful page.

06/14/2018, 08:39:07 PM

Welcome to Graphic 45! Thanks for telling us all about you! I look forward to seeing more!

Karen L Anderson:
06/14/2018, 08:53:59 PM

I can totally relate to the passion in your bio. Your creative expression shines through your artwork and it will be fun to watch your journey with G45 unfold - looking forward to seeing what you share with all of us!

Teresa Trump:
06/14/2018, 09:33:17 PM

I love the layout, the fussy cut embellishments and the colors, but the poem about yourself even more. This paper is so beautiful. I love flowers and this combines beautiful flowers with gorgeous colors. Clapping a standing ovation.

06/14/2018, 09:41:21 PM

Gorgeous layout Glenys and welcome to G45!I

Holly Hatch:
06/14/2018, 10:33:55 PM

Thank you, G45, for introducing us to the new G45 ambassadors through a project. It would be lovely to win the prize package.

Glenda Buster:
06/14/2018, 10:48:16 PM

Absolutely beautiful layout! Love the Floral Shoppe Collection ❣️

Elaine W.:
06/14/2018, 11:34:08 PM

Beautiful layout and it's on my favorite collection, Floral Shoppe. Love she wrote about herself.

06/15/2018, 04:15:25 AM

I think your project is beautiful and loved the poem , so real and happy, look forward to more inspiration from your projects.

Michelle Chmelar:
06/15/2018, 01:24:25 PM

Very pretty. I love seeing projects with Floral Shoppe.

Peggy Joyce:
06/15/2018, 03:19:37 PM,

Love that layout. Beautiful and so so creative, especially the use of all those paper patterns. Stunning.

06/15/2018, 06:41:05 PM

Congratulations, Glenys! I really like your style of paper crafting. It started out with your planner pages and then to graphic 45 pages, so lovely.

Carol Hughes:
06/16/2018, 10:27:36 AM, FB

Beautiful design style. Welcome to G45 pages.

06/17/2018, 01:27:37 PM, Craftroomsecrets

Thank you all for your beautiful comments. I felt so honored to be part of the Graphic 45 family! Looking forward to start creating and sharing more projects with you all.Glenys

Mary D’Errico:
06/18/2018, 09:29:32 AM

Beautiful layout, Glenys! I look forward to more of your beautiful artwork!

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