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Apr 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM

An April Layout by the Amazing Jane Tregenza

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G45 Ambassador Jane Tregenza puts so much heart and passion into her layouts. We will let her explain her gorgeous April Time to Flourish layout and the truly incredible story behind it:

"April has proven to be a very special month for me; my only Sister and her family spent a week with us. My sister was born when I was 19 years old so I kind of got to be her second mum rather than a big sister. She lives in Western Australia which is a 3 hour plane trip away so I don’t get to see her as often as I would like. Ten or so years ago Hannah made the courageous decision to marry Tim who has cystic fibrosis. They have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, my two precious nieces.

In 2013 Tim’s health deteriorated to the point that after 8 months of hospitalisation he needed a lung transplant. It was a very stressful time for Tim, Hannah and the extended family as we waited and prayed that Tim would receive a lung transplant in time. When we received the news that lungs were available, my thoughts went to the family, who in their time of loss and grief had had the presence of mind to allow their family member’s organs to be given to eligible recipients. In their death - Tim received a second chance of life.  What a difference it has made to him and his family. From being a husband and father who was unable to kick a football, mow the lawns, ride a bike, chase his kids around the yard or help around the house he now can do all of the above and more. No longer does he gasp for breath or cough his lungs out every morning. Whilst he still has cystic fibrosis at least now he can breathe.  I can’t express just how grateful we all are that Tim, Hannah, and the girls now have a “normal life” after so many years of sickness.  We are especially thankful and grateful for the donor and their family for our second chance for Tim." ~Jane

Jane's incredibly inspiring double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45


The left side of Jane's incredibly inspiring double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45


Incredible fussy cut flowers on Jane's incredibly inspiring double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45


Beautiful family on the right side of Jane's incredibly inspiring April double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45


Love the dimension Jane's incredibly inspiring April double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45

Supply List

2x G4501036 April Flourish
1x G4501035 April Cut Apart
2x G4501043 August Cut Apart
5 ½ -6x Black Cardstock
12x black photo corners
Assorted ribbons, brads, metals and charms from Seriously Scrapbooking.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard IDP0111

Wasn't this so inspiring? We love this incredible double layout and the wonderful story behind it. Thank you, Jane, for sharing your heart and talent with us!

Have a Wonderful Saturday,

The G45 Family

 

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Apr 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Beautiful An ABC Primer Projects!

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Who loves An ABC Primer? We know we do! The vintage imagery and beautiful, rich colors in this collection lend themselves to so many creative and wonderful ideas. Today, Ginny Nemchak and Tati Scrap share two simply terrific ideas that would be perfect for end-of-year teacher gifts! What brilliant projects to give those wonderful teachers in your life.

First, we have this fussy cutting masterpiece from Ginny! We adore this An ABC Primer collage Book Box bursting with adorable dimension and perfect school-time fun. Amazing!

 

ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! What incredible fussy cutting and dimsension #graphic45

Both Ginny and Tati Scrap use our Deluxe Collector's Edition An ABC Primer for these incredible projects! This great paper collection is in stores now!

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ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! What incredible fussy cutting and dimsension #graphic45


ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! Love the way she used G45 staples with the keys and how the whole scene is bursting from a Book Box! #graphic45


ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! This is pure schooltime fun!  #graphic45


ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! Beautiful florals and ribbon that perfectly match this piece #graphic45


Ginny teaches us the ABCs of brilliant design with this An ABC Primer Book Box #graphic45


ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! Sweet imagery, butterflies, and more on this awesome collage! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~The Three R’s
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Building Blocks
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Bedtime Stories
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Calico Kids
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Happy Go Lucky
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Games and Playtime
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~School Days
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~An ABC Primer
Graphic 45 AN ABC Primer~Alphabet  Soup
Graphic 45 Staples~Book Box
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples~Antique Metal Door Pull
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Clip & Film Strip
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Next, we have the perfect teacher gift set from Tati Scrap using our Small Matchbook Box, An ABC Primer, and some post-its and pencils. We adore this gorgeous idea!

"I have made a  School Box with the amazing ABC Primer  Deluxe Collector Edition,it is ideal to keep ordered the pencils, block of notes and post it..In love !!" ~Tati Scrap

Tati Scrap uses her genius color palettes and 3D imagery to create another stunning An ABC Primer altered art piece! #graphic45

Tati Scrap used our Small Matchbook Box and An ABC Primer to make this incredible project!

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Brilliant fussy cutting and 3D imagery on Tati Scrap's An ABC Primer Small Matchbook Box #graphic45


Learn the ABCs of altered art with Tati Scrap, a small Matchbook Box, and An ABC Primer #graphic45


What beautiful embellishments and dimension on Tati Scrap's An ABC Primer small matchbook box #graphic45


Fussy cutting magic on this An ABC Primer small matchbook box by Tati Scrap #graphic45


Love the small post-it notebook in this gorgeous altered matchbook box by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer #graphic45


What a great set for an end-of-the-year teacher's gift by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer! #graphic45

Supply List

ABC Primer 12x12 collection:
"Jumping Joan"
"The Three R's"
"Bedtime Stories"
"Building Blocks"
"School Days"

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Small Matchbook Box

Post-it
A notebook
A piece of ribbon

To close out this fun week, let's see who won our contest! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Wendy Leigh Jones

Congratulations, Wendy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Join us next week for a very special week on the blog and many chances to win! (Did someone say Sneak Peeks??)

Thanks for joining us for this great day here on the blog. What great ideas to gift your teachers before school lets out for the summer.

Have a Crafty Weekend,

The G45 Family

Apr 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Beautiful Projects with Graphic 45

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Today, we have 2 ideas with our pastel baby collections that will inspire you to think outside of the box! Andrew Roberts and Yumi Muraeda share unique ideas that will surely make your Thursday!

First, we have this romantic idea from the amazing Andrew using Baby 2 Bride:

"My inspiration for this project was a little romantic. I have most of the letters my wife has sent me, so I thought I would make a place to store them. I love the colours of baby to bride and this collection was one I had never owned so I was thrilled when graphic 45 decided to release it again so I could have the opportunity to create with it.

Tip: If you are creating a project using a box, try making a base component to stand the box on it will give the project a little height and more impact." ~Andrew

Make a beautiful altered box for your precious letters and keepsakes with Baby 2 Bride! This project is by Andrew Roberts #graphic45

Andrew was inspired by the Baby 2 Bride paper collection to make this romantic keepsake!

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Love this letter holder from Andrew using Baby 2 Bride - keep those special notes safe! #graphic45


Make a beautiful altered box for your precious letters and keepsakes with Baby 2 Bride! This project by Andrew Roberts #graphic45


Beautiful embellishments on this letter's keepsake box by Andrew using Baby 2 Bride #graphic45


Gorgeous keepsake box by Andrew using Baby 2 Bride! #graphic45

 

Supply list

Graphic 45 Baby to bride cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 Baby to Bride Chipboard
Graphic 45 Baby to bride 12 x 12 papers

From this moment
Unforgettable
Rock a bye baby
Love me tender
  Baby Button bingo
   Dream a little Dream

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate metal keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate metal brads
Ribbon Assorted metal findings
Paper daisies / Leaves
Lace
Mulberry roses
Curio knob

Next, enjoy this baby shower creation from Yumi using Precious Memories! What fun colors! Learn how to make it yourself below.

Baby shower party beauties from Yumi using Precious Memories! What fun! #graphic45

Check out How to G45 Precious Memories Baby Shower by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial

Yumi uses Precious Memories to create this amazing baby shower project!

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What a fun mini tea set - lovely decoration for a baby shower from Yumi using Precious Memories #graphic45


Love the mixed media beauty on this Precious Memories baby shower decoration by Yumi using Precious Memories #graphic45


Precious Memories baby shower set from Yumi #graphic45


Love this mixed media cat from Yumi covered in flowers and beauty! #graphic45


Gorgeous paints on this cat by Yumi! #graphic45


Love the paper pieces from Precious Memories on Yumi's baby shower set #graphic45

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories 12’ pad

Small trunk and Cat Papier-mâché

Liquitex  White and Pink Gesso

Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Liquitex Resin Sand

Prima Color Bloom Pink

Inka Gold

Doll House Coffee Set

Prima Paper Flower

Flower Ribbon and Blue ribbon

Line Stone and pearls

Blue Glitter

 

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Thanks for joining us for inspiring and unique ideas with our baby and children collections. We hope it inspires you to get some out in your craft room to create a project!

 

Your Pals in Paper,

 

The G45 Family



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Apr 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Embrace Spring with Once Upon a Springtime!

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The sun is shining for many of our G45ers and springtime has arrived (if you're not experiencing April Showers). We love the projects today full of springtime imagery and beautiful projects made with Once Upon a Springtime. Enjoy these projects by the wonderful Keri Sallee and Donna Espiritu

First, what about this beautiful Once Upon a Springtime tag from Keri?

"You can never have enough beautiful fairies to work with, right?!


I wanted my tag to be a celebration of a joyful group of fairies dancing around an open book about spring.

Since we all know I love fussy cutting, I wanted to fussy cut all of my fairies out and layer them using corrugated cardboard to life them all at different levels. My vintage lace goes a long with the vintage feel of the “Once Upon a Springtime” images, as does my wide vintage ribbon I topped my tag off with." ~Keri

Gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime Tag from Keri Sallee #graphic45

Once Upon a Springtime was one of our all-time most popular collections and we are so excited it's back in stores as our Deluxe Collector's Edition!

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Gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime Tag from Keri Sallee #graphic45


Gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime Tag from Keri Sallee #graphic45


Fairies, fussy cutting, and florals on this gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime Tag from Keri Sallee #graphic45


Love the shabby chic staples on this Once Upon a Springtime tag by Keri #graphic45

Supply List

G45 Large Tag
G45 “Once Upon a Springtime” Collection (12x12)
Once Upon a Springtime
Primrose Cottage
Butterfly Kisses
Once Upon a Springtime Frames
G45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
G45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Other Supplies:
Flowers:
Petaloo International
Prima Marketing
Corrugated Cardboard (used for 3-D effect)
Canvas Corp
Lace and Ribbon: Vintage

Now, enjoy this beautiful spring banner from Donna and her fantastic tutorial below!

"Two first times in this project: my first banner, first project in this color combination of yellows and greens. I am a pink kind of girl but I love how this turned out, so cheery and refreshing." ~Donna

Learn how to make this gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime banner with a tutorial from Donna #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Springtime Banner by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Tutorial


Learn how to make this gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime banner with a tutorial from Donna #graphic45


Learn how to make this gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime banner with a tutorial from Donna #graphic45


Learn how to make this gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime banner with a tutorial from Donna #graphic45

Supply List

G45 Once upon a springtime deluxe collection

G45 Precious memories stamp

Core'dinations colorcore cardstock signature series (lights)

Petaloo flowers - Floral emb Darjeeling med mix, Texture elements burlap blossoms, botanica collection floral ephemera, faux dried blooms

Petaloo fancy trims crochet lace

Therm-o-web 3d foam tape

Stazon, distress ink, ribbon, stapler, Manor house leaves, flowers from stash, glue/glue gun, white doilies, gauze or cheese cloth

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Thanks for joining us today for some springtime creations! We hope it puts some sunshine in your day.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

Apr 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Celebrate the Greatness in Life with Layouts!

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We love layouts. We have two gorgeous layouts to share with you today from the incredible Katie Zoey Ho and Annette Green. They are just stunning!

First, Katie shares a Time to Flourish layout that's just perfect for pictures of blooming spring flowers. Gorgeous!

"I had this very beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid and had witnessed it bloomed very beautifully last spring. It was my very first Phalaenopsis orchid which I photographed its blooming process. Very much wanted to do something about those photos I’ve taken, and Tadaaa Graphic 45 came out with Time to Flourish!!! So excited and here it is, a flourishing layout for this coming spring..." ~Katie

"Flourish" layout from Katie using Time to Flourish #graphic45

Time to Flourish doesn't just have to be used for calendars - with its gorgeous florals and beautiful images, the possibilities are endless!

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Stunning fussy cutting on this "Flourish" layout from Katie using Time to Flourish #graphic45


"Flourish" layout from Katie using Time to Flourish #graphic45

Supply List

Time to Flourish Papers (March Cut Apart, May Flourish)
Time to Flourish 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Time to Flourish Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Staples (Shabby Chic Door Pull)
Core’dinations Signature Series, Graphic 45 Lights (French Lilac)
Spellbinders Nestabilities (Labels Forty, Labels 40 Decorative Elements)
Woodland Scenics Underbrush in Light Green
Vintage Dictionary Papers
Flourish Chipboards
Glass Glitter
Cheese Cloth
Paper Dollies

Next, we have this incredible layout from Annette using Home Sweet Home! We love her inspiration behind it:

"I admit it, I’m a home body. I’m a happy little home maker. I love to bake, cook, sew, and craft. (Notice I didn’t say “clean”.) When I first saw the Home Sweet Home collection I think I might have squealed just a little bit. What an amazing collection for so many purposes. A recipe book would be perfect! I created this 12 x 12 layout to preserve the memory of making holiday cookies with my friends/neighbors. We got together and baked all day and I’ll never forget it, it was so much fun. I added some machine stitching here and there for added texture and interest." ~Annette

"Friends" Home Sweet Home layout by the brilliant Annette #graphic45


"Happiness is Homemade" on this Home Sweet Home layout by the brilliant Annette #graphic45


Love the stitching on this "Friends" Home Sweet Home layout by the brilliant Annette #graphic45


"Friends" Home Sweet Home layout by the brilliant Annette #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 papers
Garden Fresh
Granny’ Quilt
Farmer’s Market
Apple Pie
My Sunshine
Handmade
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Cardstock Stickers
Core’dinations Signature Series Cardstock:
Antique Moss
Venetian Lace

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Thanks for joining us for luscious layouts today! We love seeing your scrapbook layouts. Make sure to share them on our Facebook Page!

Happy Scrapping,

The G45 Family

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