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Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015

 Welcome to my blog, The Paper Lover!

I am a self proclaimed paper addict, my favorite paper line being Graphic 45. I love how versatile all their papers are, and how I can use them for anything at all.

I started out scrapbooking at the age of sixteen. I am now twenty-three, and I have since discovered tag making, cards, canvas, and fixing up old things I find at thrift stores. Thanks for stopping by! -Altina
This box was one I found at a local goodwill for $3.00. It begged to be updated with the gorgeous Birdsong paper. I also made a paper fan to go inside.

This card I made using some scraps I had from the Once Upon a Springtime line.
I made this canvas as a going away gift for a friend.  This tag was made using Botanical Tea, and I custom hat pin that I made. This was pinned to Graphic 45's Pinterest board.

This layout was one I did as a featured designer for
This memo board was another thrift store find. I had to completely redo the whole board. The pockets had heart shaped cutouts that needed to be covered, and I also had to redo the corkboard. This was my first item outside of a basic box that I ever altered.

My very first easel card.

I LOVE all things Steampunk, so here are a few of my favorite projects.


  1. Altina, Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us! We love your fun embellishments. Thanks for applying for our Design Team. Happy Papercrafting! ~ Charee & Joanna


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So it's that awesome time of the year when Graphic 45 has their design team auditions!

So my name is Altina Robinson, and I am 24 years old from Springfield, MO.
I was introduced to Graphic 45 when I was I believe 16, and the Steampunk Debutante collection was phasing out (I have both the 12x12 and the 8x8 in my stash.)

I have been into arts and crafts since I was a little kid, and was introduced to paper crafting when I was about 15. It started out with scrapbooking, which turned into card making, which turned into art journaling, and well, you get the point.

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Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my very first shaker card!! I have been watching all kinds of videos on shaker cards and I have just been so inspired to make one myself. So I went to Michaels and Joann and bought everything I would possibly need for fillers (hooray for coupons!!)

I was inspired to do a get well card for the 6th challenge on the Lawn Fawn Fanatics blog.

I used the Baked with Love and the Treat Yourself stamp sets for this card.

I am so happy with the way this card turned out. I love the colors, and I LOVE the shaker element. I will definitely be making more of these cards in the future!!

If you want to see how I made this card please check out the video below:

Thanks for stopping by!