Four Seasons Album – Maria Smeshkova 2019-2020 Introduction


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.   




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.






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


















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















Tip: Use the frame to highlight an item.































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! 🙂




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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