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Feb 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Featured Artist: Anne Elisabeth Rostad, Part 2

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Last week, we featured the incredible work of Anne Elisabeth Rostad in a two-part installment. Well, we're here at Part Two! And we are so excited to feature Anne's amazing work in our blog again today. These are projects that she has also shared on her own blog, so feel free to head on over to her original blog posts when you are done drooling over her creativity here. Her blog posts have extra information and templates for each project, so you are in for a treat! We will let Anne take it away again today. So honored to have the amazing Anne featured on our blog in this two-part highlight of her inspiring work!

  Graphic 45 Featured Artist Anne Elisabeth Rostad and her incredible work! #graphic45

"My name is Anne Rostad and I live in Norway and I am a mother of 2 grown up sons who gives me so much pleasure. Creating has been my all time passion . It started when I was a little girl and had fun making animals and houses from things I found in the wood. Later at school we learned how to sew in girls class and I did not like that at all since I had to follow recipe, so i asked to be in the boy`s class where i could make things out of wood, clay and metal. Think it was then i really started love creating. As the only girl in class l i got make whatever I wanted so I had a lot of fun. Later I found out that sewing was a lot f fun when I could make whatever I wanted without any recipe. Started scrapbooking for about 7 years ago and since then I have in love with this hobby. The 1. paper I bought from Graphic 45 was the Fashionista Haute Couture and then I was hooked and tried to find out where I could get more :-) There is so much fun to do with this gorgeous and versatile papers and I love creating 3D projects and mini albums with a lot of detail to bring the projects to life. Many of the techniques i used in quilting I could use with fussy cutting and layering so it is very much the same, but more possibilities with papers. I am so happy and thankful to be a featured artist on the G45 blog again and I also want to thank you all for your support over the years.

                                   Have fun creating :-)
                                             Hugs, Anne"

 

"Hi everyone :-)

Had so fun making this clock lamp with a mixed media photo album/ journal inside and used the new released Deluxe collector`s edition Communique papers from Graphic 45 again.There is also a sort of configuration box inside the book box Below you can find a tutorial with free templates on how to make this 3D chipboard clock lamp.Made it in a grunge style and wanted it to look old and worn.

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Anne's Communique Clock Lamp Video

I used Ground espresso and vintage photo distress ink, Inka gold browngold to make this project a bit grunge and old looking :-)

Inside the book box middle part I made a sort of a configuration box with tiny mini albums and ephemera pieces.

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Made some tiny paper books, decorated bottles and other fun things to put inside the book box. The tiny hat folds out like a little book.

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Close up picture of the lamp shade. Used a Steel Structure base and covered the inside and outside with black cardstock before I added decor paper.

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The box on the side holds some tags and this pencil that folds out for some journaling. The box can also be used to hold a phone.

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There is also a little album in a "secret" room under the book box.

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Here you can see the lighting. Picture taken in the evening.

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See Anne's Original Extended Blog Post with this Project

Supply list:

Communique 12x12 paper pad, claw feet, door knokkers, mixed media album,book box. tags,metal buttons all from Graphic 45. 2mm chipboard and black paper from Bazzill, glue, black paint, electric cord and lamp holder, lamp shade, clock, Ground espresso and vintage photo distress ink, Inka gold browngold and some decor pieces :-)

"Here are some pictures of the mixed media photo album / Journal inside the clock lamp.

I used the new released Deluxe collector`s edition Communique papers from Graphic 45 and these where so fun to work with again :-) I used Ground espresso and vintage photo distress ink, Inka gold browngold to make this project a bit grunge and old looking :-)

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The mixed media album from Graphic 45 is placed on the shelf under the clock and I did not decorate for a snug fit. Used a door knocker also from G45 for the handle.

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Anne's Mixed Media Communique Album Video

There is 13 pages in this album so I did not use all the pages this album comes with. They are great to use for some other projects :-)

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Take a look at the pages of this great album!

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Made this  lamp clock for my eldest son as a gift for his new house :-)

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See Anne's Extended Blog Post on this Mixed Media Album

Supply list:

Communique 12x12 paper pad, claw feet, door knockers, mixed media album,book box. tags, metal buttons all from Graphic 45. 2mm chipboard and black paper from Bazzill, glue, black paint, electric cord and lamp holder, lamp shade, clock, Ground espresso and vintage photo distress ink, Inka gold browngold  8x1mm magnets and some decor pieces :-)

"Here is a tutorial on how to make a Christmas snow globe shaker card with the beautiful A Christmas Carol collection from Graphic 45. This shaker card is made without any dies and I recycled a plastic lid for the shaker box.

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Anne's Shaker Globe Card Tutorial

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See Anne's Extended Card and Tutorial Blog Post

Supply list:

A Christmas carol paper pads, Chipboard cut outs and coordinate stamp set all from Graphic 45, Recycle plastic lid, sequins,plastic snow,pop dots, flowers, ribbon,and whatever embellishments you like to use :-)

Here is the link to the Snow globe tutorial where you can se how I made a layered bow. Start at 8 minutes in the video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTnPvlq-z8

Here is the link to the Christmas ornament tutorial,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z19Fnjel8Q

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgsJnzDCHkA

For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.

Here is the link,

http://www.annespapercreations.com/p/frequently-asked-questions.html

Hope this tutorial is inspiring and have fun creating :-)

Hugs, Anne

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Thank you, Anne, for sharing your incredible work! We have had so much fun featuring her intricate creations.

This week we also have a Valentine-themed giveaway! The rest of this week we will be celebrating Love Day with great creations by our Design Team. So, why don't we have a Mon Amour giveaway? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 Mon Amour prize pack. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 11. Have fun!

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Thanks for joining us on this week leading to Valentine's Day! It's going to be a week full of beauty and inspiration and lots of L-O-V-E!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Feb 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents Two Mon Amour Project Sheets!

Mon Amour Box & Mini

Try this Mon Amour Box & Mini with a Free Project Sheet #graphic45

Mon Amour Box & Mini Project Sheet Sneak Peek #graphic45

Download the Mon Amour Box & Mini Project Sheet

Try these Mon Amour cards with a free project sheet. Just in time for Valentine's Day #graphic45

Mon Amour Cards Project Sheet Sneak Peek #graphic45

Download the Mon Amour Cards Project Sheet

Big Announcement! We have created the most exciting 2016 Project Sheet program. These are going to be released in the newsletter the fourth Thursday of each month (make sure you're signed up here: http://eepurl.com/d7J8L) and then will share it on the blog usually the first Saturday of the month. Many stores are teaching these great classes, so check with your local scrapbook store to take these classes before they're shared in the newsletter! But, if you don't have a store near you, know that we are sending these out monthly. Get a group of crafting friends together and start your own Graphic 45 Monthly Club! These project sheets are free, and the first project sheet will be for the intermediate crafter (our Mon Amour Box & Mini takes about 3 hours and is so much fun!). The card project sheet uses the scraps of the original project and is perfect for beginner crafters. Please enjoy these great free project sheets, and if you form Graphic 45 crafting groups, make sure to let us know by sharing your photos of your groups and projects on our Facebook page! We look forward to seeing your photos and hope you try these out!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Feb 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Enjoy the Moment with Children's Hour

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It's Friday and a beautiful day to remember to "Enjoy the Moment!" Robin Shakoor and Annette Green share brilliant projects with Children's Hour, our newest calendar collection. This collection is so versatile and perfect for so many projects! Let's take a look.

Robin made this stunning layout that is so stunning, but only took a few techniques to complete. Beautiful!

"I created a quick and easy layout using just a few techniques.  I matted my  photo and placed it in the center of the page.  I created banners using stickers from the Decorative Sticker and November Collective sheets.  To finish the deisgn, I added flowers, die cut leaves and chipboard buttons.

Tip:  Creating  layout pages can be fast and easy just by using a few embellishments and well placed strips of paper." ~Robin

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Enjoy the Moment, Children's Hour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Supply List

4501251 – Children’s Hour – 12x12 Calendar Pad
4501242 – Children’s Hour – November Collective
4501243 – Children’s Hour – November Montage
4501257 – Children’s Hour – Decorative Sticker Sheet
4501256 – Children’s Hour – Journaling Chipboard

Other Supplies:
Martha Stewart Crafts – Leaf Die
Prima – Flowers
Ranger - Distress Inks – Spiced Marmalade
Gina’s Designs – “Enjoy the Moment” Chipboard

Now, Annette will truly wow you with this amazing star calendar. What a perfect way to celebrate the year!

"I absolutely adore every calendar collection Graphic 45 produces because the creative ideas are endless and useful throughout the entire year. I created this tabletop “calendar” with a fun star-shaped base so it can be on display all year long. Perfect for a table centerpiece for all to see and enjoy. I’ve also adorned six ATC tags which can be used during holidays on packages, a bouquet of flowers or attached to greeting cards.

Although I’ve called it a calendar, it’s one of those projects you can decide for yourself how you’ll use it. Each month has a pocket with an ephemera card tucked inside. Here are just a few ideas how you might use this:

A perpetual birthday/event reminder.

Attach a small calendar to each (I’ve provided a free 2016 printable on my blog at this link:  

    http://www.annettescreativejourney.blogspot.com/2016/01/happy-new-year-and-free-mini-calendar.html)

Write your monthly goals or dreams.

A thankful journal; jot down something every day you’re thankful for. Then review at the end of the year.

Children’s accomplishments or good deeds.

Chore list for families with several children. Rotate tasks each month to keep it fun and interesting." ~Annette

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Supply List

Children’s Hour 8” x 8” collection (full pad)
Children’s Hour Ephemera Cards (half pack)
Graphic 45 Staples: ATC Ivory Tag Album
12” x 12” Ivory cardstock, six
Hug Snug seam binding ribbon colored with Distress Stains.

Now let's see who won this week's blog contest! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Jeanne Donhiser: Hope I win and can play with all that paper.

Congratulations, Jeanne! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pack pictured below. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

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Thanks so much for joining us today, G45ers! We hope you have a wonderful weekend and remember to Enjoy the Moment!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Paper

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

Feb 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Valentine Treats with Mon Amour

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Today, we are sharing more Valentine's Day goodies with you today! The LOVE fun doesn't end - it's only beginning. Arlene Cuevas has a brilliant project and tutorial for you today. Then, Donna Espiritu shares love with a handmade card. It's going to be a blast!

Who loves chocolate? **Raises Hand** Who loves handmade gifts? **Raises Hand** Then, Arlene has the Valentine's project for you! 

"I created these cute little Giradelli Chocolate square holders for this Valentine’s day. I love how cute and simple they are to make, so I won’t be so intimidated with creating several of them for the kids’ teachers! I share a short tutorial to show you how to create the base of the favor. Just dress them up to your desire! Enjoy!

TIP: The brads are optional but they do hold the candy pocket to the matchbook better." ~Arlene

Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial

 

Arlene's Valentine's matchbook Tutorial Video

Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial

Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial


Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial


Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial


Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial
Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial
Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial

Supply List

Mon Amour: 12x12, 8x8, 6x6 Patterns and Solids, Chipboard, Tags & Pockets
Paper Studio kraft cardstock
Ranger Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
Wild Orchid Crafts flower
Twine
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Recollections Pearls
Metal brads
Dimensionals
Glue

Now, enjoy the most beautiful card with Donna! She uses our Mon Amour Journaling & Ephemera cards to make a quick and easy and stunning card!

"Using one of the ephemera cards as focal point made this a very easy card to make. Just a couple of papers layered over the other and a couple of fussy cut patterns, you have a card for Valentine's day. The inside was decorated with another smaller card and some fussy cut floral patterns." ~Donna

Easy Valentine's Day card from Donna - LOVE! #graphic45


Easy Valentine's Day card from Donna - LOVE! #graphic45


Easy Valentine's Day card from Donna - LOVE! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amor 12x12, 8x8 papers
Black cardstock
rhinestone
thread
Liquid pearls (watermelon)

The fun doesn't end here! We are also giving away a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman this week here on the blog. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter the contest. It's your last day to enter! We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow Friday, February 5. Have fun and enter today!

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Thanks for joining us today! We hope you have a great time getting creative for Valentine's Day. 

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Feb 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Get Ready for Valentine's Day with Graphic 45!

  Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1

It's a day full of LOVE! Valentine's Day is around the corner! We are going to share some love today on the blog with Ginny Nemchak and Robin Shakoor. Oh la la!

First, enjoy a gorgeous Mon Amour Valentine's Day card from Ginny! So much beauty!

"Valentine’s Day is just about the best day ever if you like pink and flowers and hearts!!! Mon Amour is a great line for Valentine’s with it’s lovely vintage images and romantic themed patterns.  This card has loads of layers with die cuts and bling for some oohhh la la detail." ~Ginny

Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1


Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1


Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1


Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1


Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amour~Mon Amour
Graphic 45 Mon Amour~My Beloved
Graphic 45 Mon Amour~Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Mon Amour~Decorative Chipboard
Pink Cardstock
Pink Pearl Bling
Rhinestone Bling Heart
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim
Petaloo Flowers
Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Spellbinders Dies

Now, how about this stunning altered birdhouse by the amazing Robin! What a great piece of Valentine's decor.

"I collect bird houses and this one is by far one of my favorites!  The “Mon Amour” collection is absolutely beautiful and the perfect canvas for this project. 

Tip:  Altering found items is a wonderful way to reimagine and repurpose such finds.  Breathe new life into your next “find” by adding a fresh coat of paint and beautiful patterned papers." ~Robin

Altered Birdhouse, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Altered Birdhouse, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Altered Birdhouse, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Altered Birdhouse, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

4501206 – Mon Amour – True Love
4501204 – Mon Amour - Dearest Darling
4501207 – Mon Amour - Heart’s Desire
4501203 – Mon Amour – Mon Amour
4501209 – Mon Amour – Precious One
Other Supplies:
Bird House
Scrapbook Adhesives – Foam Squares
Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Ranger – Glossy Accents
Zva Creative – Adhesive Pearls

The fun doesn't end here! We are also giving away a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman this week here on the blog. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter the contest. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 5. Have fun and enter today!

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Thanks for helping us spread love today! We hope you have an excellent Wednesday!

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