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May 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to the Captivating Altered Art of Katie Zoey Ho!

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Katie Zoey Ho is so creative! She has a wonderful imagination brimming over with ideas and we have been so honored to work with her on our Design Team for the past 2 years.We love the incredible projects she shares today showing off her altered art skills. Everything she creates is memorable and beautiful and filled with so much detail - often hidden away so every piece is a treasure chest of fun and creativity! Let's find out how Katie stays creative:

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1. How do you cre8time for crafting?

Sometimes when you are caught up with a lot of stuffs at the same time, it can be difficult to find time. Before I really get myself started to craft, I’ll always mark the idea and visualize the project at the back of my mind then schedule a time to craft out the project. 

2. What is your favorite G45 Collection?

Too many to list; practically every single collection. However, to name my most favourite, it will be the Botanical Tea paper collection.

3. How has your crafting style evolved in the last year, and where do you see your path heading?

It has certainly shaped the way I think towards creativity. When I just started to craft, it’s really just crafty work with no ideas and concepts behind. As I evolve gradually, I started to see the other aspect of creativity. I became more organized in my thoughts and often want to work within a concept or idea. Creating a project becomes part of a storytelling process for me and I find this works really well for me. I may move out of conventional scrapping and crafting and gear more towards creative works that speak about my story; creating works that will inspire people in almost every aspects, whenever possible and within my very best.

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Now, let's see Katie's favorite projects, starting with her Harry Potter-inspired altered travel case. This is such an awesome creation using Cityscapes!

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One of Katie's favorite projects is also one of her most popular with our G45ers - her stacked Come Away with Me suitcases! Each one has amazing secret mini details inside. What a brilliant idea!

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Now, Katie shows her fun side with her Rare Oddities Dr. Drake Laboratory with so many fun vials and imaginative creations inside. It's just perfection! Wow!

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This week we have an awesome prize pack full of retired goodies! We have 8x8s of Hallowe'en in Wonderland, On the Boardwalk, and Typography! Don't forget the great staples and the 6x6 of French Country! So many great goodies - $60 worth of fun! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this very special prize. This is going to be one fun contest to enter! We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday.

$60 Vintage Variety Pack, 8x8- Halloween in Wonderland, On the Boardwalk, Typography, and a 6x6 French Country pp, Washi, and (new) Staples - 2

We are so grateful we got to experience the genius and imagination of Katie Zoey Ho! We are so honored we got to work with her these past two years. Thank you for all your awesome work, Katie! We will miss you terribly and can't wait to see what you create in the future. Thanks again for everything!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Graphic 45 Goodbye to the Incredible Cards & More of Ginny Nemchak!

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We just adore the amazing cards & more of the wonderful Ginny Nemchak! Ginny is such a joy to work with. Not only is her work incredible, but she is one funny and amazing lady. We are so going to miss her humor and great personality on our team - and of course we'll terribly miss her incredible projects! Ginny is a card master, but can also do every type of project you ask her for. Her layers and use of ribbons and florals are just magical. Now, let's hear from Ginny about her creativity:

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  1. How do you cre8time for crafting?

 It can be a challenge to make time to create. I have one kiddo still in highschool and his schedule keeps us pretty busy with school and sports and scouts.  I thankfully have a great shop where I can leave projects out and work on them a bit at a time. I’m always surprised how much I can get done working 20 minutes here and there.

  1. What is your favorite G45 Collection?

 Well this changes every season when the new collections come out. I really enjoy creating holiday projects so I lean towards the Christmas and Halloween lines.  An Eerie Tale was probably the top pick.

  1. How has your crafting style evolved in the last year, and where do you see your path heading?

In the last terms I have really enjoyed gaining skills with mixed media and adding these to my paper projects.   I see myself fine tuning these techniques so I can arrive at a finished project with intention instead of happy accidents.

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Let's take a look at one of Ginny's perfect cards! This holiday card is perfection. We love her unexpected color choices to make such a memorable and perfect card! It truly is full of JOY!

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Ginny's altered art was also amazing. Take a look at this great Communique home decor. We love her die cut images with her magical layers and gorgeous florals. Ginny is a master!


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Ginny never ceased to dream big, explore her creative potential, and amaze us with her projects! So, this Steampunk Debutante card is appropriate.


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This week we have an awesome prize pack full of retired goodies! We have 8x8s of Hallowe'en in Wonderland, On the Boardwalk, and Typography! Don't forget the great staples and the 6x6 of French Country! So many great goodies - $60 worth of fun! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this very special prize. This is going to be one fun contest to enter! We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday.

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Thanks for joining us today for a great celebration of the amazing Ginny! She is such a dear designer to our hearts and we will miss her terribly. We cannot wait to see what beautiful projects she'll create in the future! Many thanks for all your incredible work, Ginny!

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  

 

May 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM

The Graphic 45 Social Media Highlights: May Edition

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Today is one of the best days on the blog! We celebrate YOUR work, G45ers! We have 6 highlights today from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Enjoy these awesome creations by you, our incredible papercrafters. We love when you share on our social media sites and today we have a social media party for our awesome G45ers.

First, we have this gorgeous album using Cityscapes from Melissa Merritt! She shared this on our Facebook page. We love the tags she uses inside. This is a stunning album. Great work, Melissa!

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See Melissa's Album on Facebook

Denise Van Deventer shared on Facebook an awesome Home Sweet Home recipe book idea she created for Mother's Day. We love the fussy cut pieces on the front of this great project. Wow - amazing job!

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See Denise's Recipe Book on Facebook

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ReNae Allen, Twitter user @Jewelrybizwiz uses Voyage Beneath the Sea and an old CD to make this great project. Isn't this fabulous?

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See ReNae's altered CD on Twitter

Kathy Jo, Twitter user @kathyjocrafts uses Botanical Tea to make this wonderful layout. Lovely job!

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See Kathy Jo's Layout on Twitter

Follow @Graphic45 on Twitter!

Now, let's take a look at Instagram! Insta user setsu_mikami uses Mother Goose to make this oh-so-beautiful card. We love the circle card and beautiful layers and bow!

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See setsu_mikami's card on Instagram

Now, Instagram user asukamiyamoto shares a brilliant Sweet Sentiments project with so many awesome details, frames, and more! Isn't this so unique and incredible?

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See asukamiyamoto's Layout on Instagram

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Thanks for sharing with us on our social media sites. It always makes our day to see your fabulous work! Did you enjoy the projects today? Make sure to share your projects with us on all the sites listed above!

Happy Papercrafting!

The G45 Family

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May 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM

An Adoring Adieu to the Works of Donna Espiritu!

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We love the incredible Donna Espiritu! She's been with us the past two years and we have adored each and every one of her awesome DT projects. She always provides such incredible ideas and can make whatever you ask her to - layouts, cards, altered art, organization ideas - she can do it all! We love the amazing Donna and the incredible projects she shares with us today. You will fall in love all over again with Donna's beautiful work. We will miss her on our team. Let's see what Donna has to say about her creative life:

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1. How do you cre8time for crafting?  - My crafting time usually starts when everyone is asleep already. So, that would be really late at night until dawn. I do create during the day if it's possible. But since my craft area is also in our bedroom, our daughter tends to suddenly disturb me by getting my papers or worse the scissors. So I try to avoid that lol! I hope when she is a bit older and can understand, we'll be able to play together with mommy's toys :D

2. What is your favorite G45 Collection? - Oh this is difficult! Can I choose at least two? haha! I would say Precious Memories and Baby to bride! I love the colors in these two collections and the theme obviously because of my daughter. But I love florals and these are the best for me! :)

3. How has your crafting style evolved in the last year, and where do you see your path heading? - I believe my style changed a lot. Being on the Graphic 45 Design Team made me conscious of the quality of what I create. I learned how to create projects that are both functional and pretty at the same time. I still see myself creating and creating! I would like to motivate myself to join challenges. I rarely do that anymore. And I guess that would also prep me somehow for the next G45 audition! ha! I would like to keep the positive vibe :D


Thank you so much Graphic 45. From the bottom of my heart.. You are the first ever BIG company that believed in me. I am so grateful for that. I am an avid fan forever!

 

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Let's see this incredible round layout from Donna using Gilded Lily! We love this celebration of Donna's gorgeous daughter. She's perfect!

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Now, Donna shares a Gilded Lily layout of her gorgeous daughter. We love the mixed media aspect of this layout! The layers and details are incredible.

 

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Now, check out this shadowbox from Donna! We love how she used Steampunk Debutante to celebrate those magical moments.

 

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Now, let's see our randomly chosen winner of our contest this week! Our winner is....

-Kathy Grosstueck: Awesome Artist working with an Awesome Company! Thanks Graphic 45 for the chance to win!!

Congratulations, Kathy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who took part this week!

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Do you want more inspiration from our Design Team? Check out the 2015-2016 Design Team Pinterest Board! You can see so many creations they made over the past year. How exciting!

 

  

Have you used our new Staples? Charee has this awesome video from the National Stationery Show last week to show you how easy this album is to use - no embellishments required! Check out this great video below!

 

See Charee's Facebook Video Here

We are so grateful for all of Donna's work these last two years. We will miss her kindness, her beautiful work, the adorable photos of her daughter, and all of her great ideas! Many thanks to Donna and best wishes for the future. She will be missed!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Fond Farewell to the Dynamic Work of Danielle Copley!

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We love the amazing work of Danielle Copley! She would create a project and people would just want to know how to create it. She had that way with her beautiful projects. She had so many inventive ideas and great tutorials for us this year! We are so honored to have enjoyed the talents of this brilliant designer. Her use of layers, her amazing albums, her cards and her incredible altered art projects - she could do it all! We will miss her work terribly on our team and we're so so grateful for our time together. Now, let's hear what Danielle has to say about her creative life:

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  1. How do you cre8time for crafting?  

The best and most rewarding time for me to enjoy crafting is after I put my kiddos and husband to bed. I enjoy putting on my headphones and Pandora radio and just getting in “the zone”. No interruptions, no time limits- just me and favorite crafty things!

  1. What is your favorite G45 Collection?

It’s really hard to pick one all-time favorite Graphic 45 Collection. I think my top Collections are Steampunk Debutante, Once Upon a Springtime and ABC Primer.

  1. How has your crafting style evolved in the last year, and where do you see your path heading?

I think my crafting has evolved by branching out into altered items and tying them into my love of mini albums and memory keeping. I see myself trying more mixed media and seeing where that takes me.

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Now, let's see Danielle's favorite projects. Take a look at Danielle's Cityscapes album! We love the glorious layers and great pages. The charms are amazing! We love all the hidden treasures and pockets in this. Such a great album!

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Now, take a look at Danielle's 3-D work! This piece is so incredible covered with fussy cutting and tells such a fun story with A Christmas Carol inside. What a joyful project!

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Now, take a look at her masterpiece of a planner! She used this for the busy months of November and December (a great idea we want to try!) using a mix of Steampunk Debutante and Time to Flourish! This is one awesome planner.

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This week we are giving away an awesome prize pack! It's a $60 Communique prize pack with our new Alpha Banner Staples and our Metal Door Plates and Knob Staples.  All you have to do to win is to comment here on the blog or on our Facebook Page! We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow, so enter today!

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Such a big thank you to Danielle for all her amazing work! We have so loved her incredible ideas this year. We can't wait to see what she creates in the future. Thanks for your hard work, your awesome videos, and for being so wonderful. We will miss you!

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