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Sep 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Riveting Albums & Decor with Rare Oddities!

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Happy September, G45ers! Halloween is around the corner and we are so excited! We have amazing ideas using our collection Rare Oddities from our talented designers Tanya Dudkina and Ginny Nemchak today. You will leave the blog today itching to get to the craft table! 

First, we have this oh-so-amazing Rare Oddities mini album from Tanya. We love the details and layers on each and every page. This is such an awesome creation!

"Hi! Today I’m happy to share with you my not usual and a really rare travel mini album. I love the idea of making an album about a trip to a miracle or to a fairy tale. I made a wardrobe on the cover of my album and as soon as you open the album you appear in a little fairy tale. I’m going to add  my Halloween Disneyland pictures and fill the album with my memories.

Hope you enjoy the idea of making a cardstock wardrobe on the cover. It’s really easy and looks like a little shadow box. Let’s have a look!" ~Tanya

Rare Oddities mini album by Tanya. Amazing details! #graphic45


Rare Oddities mini album by Tanya. Amazing details! #graphic45


Rare Oddities mini album by Tanya. Amazing details! #graphic45


Rare Oddities mini album by Tanya. Amazing details! #graphic45


Rare Oddities mini album by Tanya. Amazing details! #graphic45


Rare Oddities mini album by Tanya. Amazing details! #graphic45


Rare Oddities mini album by Tanya. Amazing details! #graphic45

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Sticker
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags-Black
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
Other supplies
Prima marketing flowers, metal embellishments, resins and crystals, trims, chipboard, acrylic paints, Prima marketing doily die, Magnolia leaves dies, Papersmooches stars die, Silhouette die-cuts, Prima marketing art sugar

Now, Ginny shows off her love for all things spooky with this extra amazing Rare Oddities wall hanging. Wow! So fun!

"Oh boy do I love Halloween so I was especially excited to see Rare Oddities!  So many fabulous elements to trim and layer and the background patterns are so fun and festive! I’m not sure when purple and green became a traditional Halloween color scheme..but since it did I have been so in love with it...really a nice upgrade from just orange and black. I’m currently working to fill a bookcase by my living room fireplace with all sorts of handcrafted Halloween treasures...I can’t wait to have an all G45 holiday display!" ~Ginny

Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor by Ginny #graphic45


Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor by Ginny #graphic45


Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor by Ginny #graphic45


Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor by Ginny #graphic45


Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor by Ginny #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Rare Oddities
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Brews and Potions
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Random Relics
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Article of Antiquities
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Cabinet of Curiosities
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Key Holes
Petaloo Flowers
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Tim Holtz ~Metal Clip
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot
Glittery Spiderwebs
Cricut Cartridge~Fancy Frames
Black and White Striped Straws
Large Glittery Spiders
Really Reasonable Ribbon Polka Dot Trim

Also, did you know $60 of Home Sweet Home and other G45 goodies are up for grabs this week? Enter here:

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We're so glad you joined us for Rare Oddities ideas today, G45ers. Big thanks to Tanya and Ginny for their amazing ideas. Have a wonderful day!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

Aug 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Monthly Layouts and Layout Tutorial with Graphic 45!

July Right Page

There is so much scrapbook inspiration today on the blog. Jane Tregenza shares two heartfelt and beautiful Time to Flourish monthly layouts, and Robin Shakoor has a great tutorial using our new World's Fair! What a way to kick off the week.

First, Jane shares two incredible double layouts. We'll let Jane take it from here:

"July was month of reflection and reassessing just what I am going with my life after hearing the sad news of the passing of Heidi Swapp’s beautiful son Corey.

I came to know Heidi after she stayed with me for a few days when she was teaching in Adelaide in 2013. I had 3 very enjoyable days in her company. We talked about all kinds of things including our families and just our special all our children are to us.

So I was very sad to hear about Corey’s passing.  It was very moving to read Heidi’s tribute to her son and to see the photos she posted. Her comments about why we scrap and how important it is record the everyday events in our lives is so true.   

Corey’s passing reminded me just how precious life is and not to take it for granted. You never know when your time here will be over. Each day needs to count and not just be wasted. At the end of my time I want to be able to say that I made my life count rather than just having flitted it away.

During our life events happen that make us reflect on how we are going and gives us the opportunity to change our ending. It is up to each one of us to make our life the best we can, not in a selfish way - only thinking of our wants and needs, but rather how we can affect and can help those who come into contact with us in a positive way.

One of my daughters is expecting our first Grandchild, and with Corey in mind I decided to do a layout for Leah and Stuart – my daughter and son in law who are expecting their first child.

It is a very exciting time for our family as we watch this little “bump” grow and count down the weeks until our bub is here.  Lots of preparation is going into getting everything ready. I have even been doing some knitting.  I am so grateful to Leah and Stuart for giving us the chance to be grandparents and can’t wait to be able to hold and love our grandchild.  So our family story continues and the next stage in our life is nearly commencing." ~Jane

July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Left side of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Left close-up of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right side of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right close-up of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Supply List

3x G4501041 July Cut Aparts
1x G4501042 July Flourish
2x G4500883 Herbal Infusion
6x Black cardstock
Black photo corners, metal filigree corners, brads from Seriously Scrapbooking

"August is going to be a special month for me.

My Eldest daughter and her partner are getting married after being together for a few years now.  We were very delighted to receive a phone calling telling us of their engagement. The wedding is being held in Sydney so we are all flying there to share in their special day. It is at the end of the month, so I have made the layout for them and will add the photos after the wedding.

I am so grateful for my wonderful sons in Law. After this wedding I will have three of them in my life.  I have four daughters and only one son. So having three more beautiful “sons in law” is just amazing.  Each of their mothers has done an amazing job of bringing them up. They are all so different and come from different walks of life. The one thing they all have in common is that they each love, respect and cherish one of my precious daughters.  I cannot tell you how grateful I am for that. To have your daughters married to men that treat them well, love them and respect them is a real blessing.  To be able to share in their lives and watch them grow closer together is a delight.  For some this is not the case and my heart goes out to any woman in a relationship that is harmful to her and her health. Whether it is domestic violence or mental torment no one should have to face that. Easy to say, but so hard to change. I am so grateful that my girls at this stage in their lives are not facing this trial and hopefully never will." ~Jane

August Double Layout by Jane using Time to Flourish #graphic45


Left side of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Left close-up of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right side of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right close-up of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Supply List

 

3x G451043 August Cut Apart
2x G4501044 August Flourish
2x G4500916 Globetrotter
4x Black Cardstock
2x Dark Teal Cardstock
2x Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Corners IDC0002
Black Photo Corners and lace from Seriously Scrapbooking

Now, check out this World's Fair layout and tutorial from the brilliant Robin! Amazing!

"This quick and easy layout is simple to create, yet packs a beautiful punch.  I used a die cutting technique to create a pretty focal point for my page.  Adding a large decorative image really  brings interest to my page design.  Embellishments are easy to create by cutting images directly from the gorgeous designs found on the pages of this collection." ~Robin

Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Check out How to Create a Layout Using Graphic 45's World's Fair by Robin Shakoor on Snapguide.  

Robin's Layout Snapguide Tutorial


Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

 

Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Flower Power – 4501171
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Ticket to Ride – 4501170
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Inspiration Station – 4501173
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Wonder Works - 4501169
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Journaling Chipboard - 4501180
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Envision Expo – 4501172
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair –Balloon Bouquet - 4501174
Other Supplies
Anna Griffin – Lace Cards and Embellishments Cartridge
Cricut Die Cutting Machine

Let's see who won last week's blog hop giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Judy Bock

Congratulations, Judy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for taking part in our awesome blog hop with Clearsnap!

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Don't forget to head over to the Paper Crafter's Library blog for extra inspiration from Robin Shakoor. You are going to love this project!

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! We hope you have an awesome week. Thanks for kicking it off with us!

Happy Scrapping,

The G45 Family

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

Aug 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Back-to-School with Graphic 45

Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Many of our G45ers have friends and family heading back-to-school in the past month or next month, so we wanted to share more great ideas from our amazing designers. Danielle Copley and Ginny Nemchak have thoughtful ideas for around the house and for gifts this time of year.

Danielle shares a gorgeous An ABC Primer altered frame to remember her sweet daughter's first day of school.

"My baby girl is starting kindergarten this fall! She attended pre-K last year, but this year is super special because she will be going to school with her three older brothers! I altered this frame to be the perfect spot for the memorable first day when they all attend the same school for the first time! I can’t get enough of this classic ABC Primer Collection!" ~Danielle

Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

ABC Primer Deluxe Edition:
An ABC Primer
Grammar School
Games and PlaytimeThe Three R’s
Building Blocks
Cardstock Stickers
Chipboard Pieces
Graphic 45 Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder
ColorBox Decades Ink in Photogenic
Spellbinders Rose Creations Die
Black Gesso
Plain wood frame
Adhesive

Ginny has such a thoughtful gift idea below. We love this treat bag idea!

"I have to say without a doubt my favorite person to see in the morning at my Son’s high school is Karin AKA Cool Safety Mom. She has the most important  job of directing traffic so all the kids stay safe. Unfortunately for her..she has to see me with no makeup,my hair pulled up and driving glasses on. She always greets us with a smile on her face even when it’s 30 below and her hair is frozen to her head. I try to bring her cups of coffee to warm her up when I can get my kiddo out the door early. This essentials treat bag created with layers of patterned papers and  vintagy images from An ABC Primer. So great for back to school. I filled it up with things she will need like sunblock, lip balm, hand sanitizer and tissues. I hope she will see how much I appreciate all she does for our kids!" ~Ginny

Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Grammar School
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Happy Go Lucky
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Alphabet Soup
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~School Days
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Bedtime Stories
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Building Blocks
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Stickers
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Chipboard
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot
Tim Holtz ~Metal Clip
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims
Wooden Clothespins
Paper Doily
Black Cardstock

Don't forget we still have our contest live from this past week's blog hop with Clearsnap! So, enter today to win, win, win! We'll announce the winner here tomorrow in the blog. 

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Thanks for joining us this Sunday, G45ers! We hope you've gotten to use this time to create a bit. Have a great one!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

Aug 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM

The Clearsnap & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 6

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We cannot believe it's the last day of our Blog Hop with Clearsnap! We have had the best time hopping with them and all of Clearsnap and the G45 designers have created the most incredible projects. Have you been pinning the ideas? We certainly have! Today, Tanya Dudkina and Tati Scrap close out the week with a bang!

Clearsnap-Graphic45-Hop

Tanya has the most beautiful cards today using Clearsnap and Precious Memories. We love these cards to send all your loved ones with new babies - boy or girl!

"Hi! Today I want to share with you two sweet baby cards. I just love to add stamped details to my projects, that’s why I decided to make these little circle labels with the help of ClearSnap Colorbox G45 Decaded inks and amazing G45 stamps from Precious memories collection. Hope you like my idea and I’m happy to share a Snapguide how to make this card. Thanks for watching!" ~Tanya

  Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Graphic45 Baby Card by Tanya Dudkina on Snapguide.  

Tanya's Snapguide Card Tutorial


Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45

 Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories 8x8 paper pad
Graphic 45 Precious Memories Ephemera Cards
Cling Stamp Graphic 45 Precious Memories 3
ClearSnap Colorbox G45 Decades inks (bon voyage blue and dark cashmere)
Other supplies
Prima marketing doily die
Papersmooches stars die
Magnolia little tag die
Magnolia summer leaves die
Prima Marketing flowers
Glue
Enamel dots

Next, the incredible Tati Scrap shares a gorgeous idea for a notebook using Clearsnap inks. In love!

"Here my Notepad Holder, love this, because you can create a beautiful cover with your favorites Graphic 45 papers and only must to change the notebook when when it is finished!A holder forever!!!

Tip: Do your own notebooks..in this way always you will have the same notebook measurement for your holder." ~Tati Scrap

Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45

Supply List

Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 2
Botanical Tea 8x8 Pad: Spring Duet
Time to Flourish Ephemera Cards
Fashionista Graphic 45 paper
“Antique Moss” Decades Ink pad by Graphic 45 for ColorBox
“Dark Cashmere” Decades Ink pad by Graphic 45 for ColorBox
A notebook
Cotton Fabric
A Pin Button
Paper Flowers

 

Hop on over to the Clearsnap blog to get more inspiration from their fabulous designers. It's going to be a perfect last day!

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You have all weekend to enter our giveaway! We extended the contest so everyone has a chance to enter. Enter to win these goodies today:

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Thanks so much for joining us for this awesome hop! We adore Clearsnap and were so honored to spend this week with them and their incredible products.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Aug 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM

The Clearsnap & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 5

  Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products   (8)

It's Day 5 of our awesome blog hop with Clearsnap and the fun keeps going! The inspiration has continued this week and we can't wait to jump in the craft room. How about you, G45ers? Today, Solange Marques and Mariusz Gierszewski have amazing ideas for mixed media altered art. Let's get into it!

Clearsnap-Graphic45-Hop

First, we have this amazing printer's tray by mixed media star, Solange! We love this idea using Precious Memories!

"Loved joining Clearsnap products with the Graphic 45. I love mixed media and Clearsnap products are perfect for this. I used the inkpads to shade the papers covered the shadowbox, I used Smooch Spritz to highlight the crackle and the Smooch to do small details in the resins.

Graphic 45 Precious Memories is a  delicate and sweet collection and used it to decorate this shadow box." ~Solange

Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products

Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap product

Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection 12x12 papers:
Precious Memories, Baby’s Breath, Sugar and Spice, Pupp Dog’s Tails
Graphic 45 Precious Memories 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Memories Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Precious Memories Sticker
Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Inkpads
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz
Clearsnap Smooch

Petaloo Flowers
Resins, Crackle paste

Next, how about this By the Sea mixed media box from Mariusz? We love how he used the Clearsnap Smooch spray!

"Today i created mixed-media box for little surprise for my dear friend. I painted wooden box gesso next i decorated the box flowers and compresses and one more time I added gesso for everything. After drying I used Smooch Spritz Splash from Clearsnap around my composition of flowers. This time i was inspireted by sea and marine animals. Used new Botanicabella Deluxe Collection with nice design." ~Mariusz

By the Sea altered box by Mariusz using Clearsnap and G45 #graphic45


By the Sea altered box by Mariusz using Clearsnap and G45 #graphic45


By the Sea altered box by Mariusz using Clearsnap and G45 #graphic45


By the Sea altered box by Mariusz using Clearsnap and G45 #graphic45

Supply List

Botanicabella - DCE 4501166
Clearsnap- Smooch Spritz- SPLASH

 

Hop on over to the Clearsnap blog to get more inspiration from their fabulous designers. It's going to be a fantastic Friday! 

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Have you entered our giveaway yet? We have extended it two more days so you can enter! We will announce our winner on Monday, August 31! Enter today:

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Thanks for joining us for Day 5! Have fun over on Clearsnap's blog. Many thanks to Solange and Mariusz!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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