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Imagine Travel Journal: Introducing Beloved Scrap Artist, Maggi Harding

Posted by Graphic 45 07/05/2018 13 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,

Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Friday!  We have an exciting post, first, we announce this week's blog contest winner followed by a spotlight feature on Special Project Designer, Maggi Harding.  Maggi shares one of her signature Travel Journals featuring  Imagine and our Regular Tag & Gears Die.  Be sure to check out the video tour to see all the amazing details.  But first, we have our weekly contest winner to announce.



Weekly Blog Winner


This week’s prize package i a Club G45 - Vol. 6 Kit, including a Sun Kissed 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Die-Cut Banners, Ephemera, Ivory Tag & Pocket Album, Clock Keys, and Bon Voyage Inkpad, a $50 value.  The Winner is... Diana Smit! 

Diana had this to say on Facebook: "Graphic 45 is the reason why i started crafting. I saw it ones i visit a craft fair with my mom. She is a card maker. I was no crafter at all. I saw a graphic 45 project and fell im love. Had bought the kit and went for it. Yes i was hooked. Now 3 years later see how far i am in this crazy crafty world. GRAPHIC 45 will always be in my heart. Xxx scrapqueen"

Big thanks to all who participated and left comments on the blog, Instagram, and Facebook.  Diana, please email info to claim your prize package.  



Special Project Designer 2018-2019

Maggi Harding - USA


“Hi, I'm Maggi Harding and I'm a southern gal, residing in North Carolina. These days I am a happily retired, stay at home, crazy, paper loving, scrap artist, living with my husband and two standard poodles girls.  We love to travel and the girls always go on the road with us in the RV, otherwise known as the Rolling Doghouse. And yes, I have a "mobile" studio in the Doghouse.


When I'm not in my studio crafting something, I'm either in my garden or in the kitchen.  I love to cook and find that cooking is also a very creative process. My favorite thing to cook?  A big pot of soup, no two pots ever taste the same! In the summer, I grow lots of produce so I spend a lot of time canning and freezing vegetables, jams, relishes and pickles.  


I've been on a wonderful journey as a designer for Graphic 45 since 2015 and I've loved every minute of it.   Their color palette and vintage images always stir my creative soul! I'm always looking forward to the next collection because I just know that Diane and her team are going to WOW us with something fantastic!


Imagine Traveler's Notebook


I am loving the new Imagine collection!  The colors, images, and sentiments really do set your imagination to spinning!  I decided to make a really fun Traveler's Notebook that can be used as a mini album. I loaded it with waterfalls and lots of tags and pullouts for photos and journaling. I did a lot of fussy cuts for the cover and popped up the cuts to give the cover lots of dimension.” ~Maggi



Graphic 45 Imagine Mini Album Styled as a Travelers Notebook


Check out How to Make a Travelers Notebook W/ Graphic Imagine by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.

How to Make a Travelers Notebook with Graphic 45's Imagine

Tip:  Fussy cut one or two elements for your cover to make it really special and give it lots of dimension.  Pop up the fussy cuts with dimensional foam tape or cardboard.



Tip:  Graphic 45 keyholes aren't just for looks, check out my tutorial to see how to make a mini album closure with a keyhole, velcroand ribbon.





Staples - Ornate Metal Key Holes

Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Journal Die by Eileen Hull Designs for Sizzix
  • Spellbinders Tab Set 1
  • Little Birdie Flowers - Florita
  • Velcro closure
  • Ribbon


Wow!  Thank you, Maggi, for sharing this stunning mini album and video.   Join us in welcoming Maggi to the family for another year in the comments below.  We thank you as well for stopping by, be sure to share your projects this weekend on Facebook and Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  

Happy Papercrafting!

13 Comment(s)

Glenda Buster:
07/06/2018, 10:38:13 AM

Congratulations Dianna! Love Maggi’s Imagine Travel Journal!

Sue MacFall:
07/06/2018, 10:54:53 AM

Thank you Maggi - I love all your tips, really useful

Michele Lewis:
07/06/2018, 11:20:02 AM

I love these creations; I particularly love the way you did the flowers!!

07/06/2018, 11:37:30 AM

the keyhole closure application is genius

Arianna Barbara:
07/06/2018, 12:10:00 PM

Wow! Stunning Imagine Travel Journal!!! Congrats to Diana!!!

07/06/2018, 01:00:04 PM

This is just beautiful! I just got my first TN and wasn't sure what to do with it - now I know!

07/06/2018, 02:48:16 PM

I loved the beauty of this journal. What a wonderful way to show off the Imagine series. !!!!!!!

Carla Hundley:
07/06/2018, 03:40:57 PM

Fabulous creation! Carla from Utah

Mathilde S.:
07/06/2018, 06:38:43 PM

Maggi your Journal is stunning,your work is so inspiring! Thanks for all the great tips.

07/09/2018, 11:33:51 AM

I love your work and the paper. I guess I will have to get this collection!!

Susie Donaldson:
07/14/2018, 06:05:23 AM

Your pocket journal book is beautiful. I can't wait to copy when I get my new 12x12 collection. I have The dies for the journal. These new papers and ephemeral are out of this world. I am an all round crafter and painter and I have a vast art collection BUT I must say GRAPHIC 45 is my BEST AND EVER FAVOURITE AND MY EXTREMELY VERY FIRST 'GO TO'. Thank you for your wonderful video. You are fabulous.

07/18/2018, 03:46:56 PM

Wow Maggi, this is beautiful! Just got my monthly kit, yeah!

Joan Arnold:
07/19/2018, 02:08:05 PM

Maggi, love your insert signature designs, they are fabulous in these papers!

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