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May 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM

We Will Miss the Brilliant Layouts & More from Brit Sviggum!

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We just love the work of Brit Sviggum! We remember seeing her Design Team submission and loving her fresh perspective on layouts. She makes the most beautiful canvases on her scrapbook pages and they are filled with so much whimsy and beauty! She makes her family the spotlight in these wonderful layouts, and we just adore her work. We are so grateful for this time she shared her talents on our team.  We will miss her amazing work so much on the team! She truly is such a talent. Stay until the end of the blog to see a brand NEW project from Brit! Now, let's see what Brit has to say about her creative life:

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  1. How do you cre8time for crafting?  

Crafting is relaxing. I love to sit down in the evening crafting, when the children are put to bed and the housework is done. Sometimes I can sit in front of the TV with my husband, just cutting out stuff I know I am going to use later. I like doing a little bit crafting each day…. :)

  1. What is your favorite G45 Collection?

Oh… It`s difficult to only say one collection…. but I think it has to be Voyage Beneath the Sea.

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

I still got my special style where I cut out all my motifs(silhouette them), but I think I am heading more and more over to the mixed media world. I love using all the beautiful pattern papers together with different mediums. So I guess you will see a more mix from me in the future.

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Now, let's see Brit's favorite projects for us! This Earth Day layout is a favorite of Brit's and of ours! We love the mixed media touches and the wonderful picture of her precious kids.

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Brit made such a fun handmade gift for Christmas for her daughter! A small matchbook box full of fun paper doll clothes that her daughter could use on her photo! Wow!

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Brit also was amazing at double layouts! We love this spread using Rare Oddities! So many fun photos and fussy cut pieces to make a brilliant and imaginative scene.

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Now, enjoy this BRAND NEW layout from Brit! We are so touched by this brilliant Thank You layout! How kind of the amazing Brit!

"I made this layout as a thank you to Graphic45 for an amazing year at the Design team. It has been a fantastic experience. I am so grateful that you let me join the design team. Thank you so much ! <3"  ~Brit

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Supply list:

Graphic45 - Communique collection - Photogenic
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Graphic45 - Communique collection - Cardstock stickers
Graphic45 - Mon Amour collection - Precious one #4501209
White gesso
Green acrylic paint
Green mist
Cheesecloth
Watercolor pencils (to color the butterflies and roses)

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 on Friday. Join the fun!

  $60 Communique Prize Pack - 1

We are so grateful for the amazing Brit! We will miss her imagination and creativity on our team so much. We also will miss seeing the amazing layouts of her family. We know the future is so bright for Brit! We cannot wait to see what she does next. Thank you for your time with Graphic 45, amazing Brit!

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 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Graphic 45 Goodbye to the Brilliant Belly Lau

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The farewells continue on this bittersweet time on the blog. Today, we big a fond farewell to the amazing Belly Lau! Belly is an altered art master. She would find the most incredible ways to create scenes, hide minis, and create memorable projects. Her work is always just stunning, and we will miss her so much! We are so grateful for your time on the team, Belly. Today, we celebrate her with three of her favorite projects from the past year! Take it away, Belly:

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  1. How do you cre8time for crafting?  

Crafting is some time quite consuming not on the process of making, but on the process of thinking, getting inspirations, creating and problem solving. Me myself is a full time mother of two, I am only free in the moring when they are school, so I would mostly do the making in the morning, and do the planning, thinking or so in the evening when I am sitting on the sofa next to my families, while they are watching TV. I love to have my phone with me so I can scroll through all the FB, IG and Pinterest to get inspirations, and have my notebook next to me writing down the plans, the measurements or some ideas. I found this works good for me.

  1. What is your favorite G45 Collection?

My favorite G45 collection is Mon Amour, I love so much the elegent colors, black with deep pink which suitable for many kinds of project.

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

In the past year, I’ve made a lot dimensional projects, they are super cool to be displayed at home for memory keeping. But other than this, I love home decoration too, and more, I might have more of my time in the coming year decorating my flat, this also includes making boxes using G45 papers and staples, of course.

 Keep up with Belly on Her Blog!

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Thanks for these great answers, Belly! Now, let's take a look at her work. First, we have this incredible village with A Christmas Carol with hidden minis and more. She uses our Window Shadow Box to create this masterpiece. So amazing!

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Now, we have such a fun idea from Belly using Steampunk Debutante. We love this coffee maker and photo display from Belly. What an imaginative creation!

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Coffee Maker Photo Display Home Decor - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante - Belly Lau - Spout


Coffee Maker Photo Display Home Decor - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante - Belly Lau - Spout


Coffee Maker Photo Display Home Decor - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante - Belly Lau - Spout


Coffee Maker Photo Display Home Decor - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante - Belly Lau - Spout


Coffee Maker Photo Display Home Decor - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante - Belly Lau - Spout


Coffee Maker Photo Display Home Decor - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante - Belly Lau - Spout


Coffee Maker Photo Display Home Decor - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante - Belly Lau - Spout


Coffee Maker Photo Display Home Decor - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante - Belly Lau - Spout


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Coffee Maker Photo Display Home Decor - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante - Belly Lau - Spout

 Now, you'll fall in love with this oversized, handmade perfume bottle with a mini album inside using Mon Amour! This is so gorgeous! Another beautiful project from the amazing Belly.

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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 on Friday. Join the fun!

  $60 Communique Prize Pack - 1

A big thank you to Belly Lau for her incredible work. Her imagination, handmade projects, and incredible altered art will be sorely missed on our team. We are so grateful for our time together! Thank you for everything, Belly!

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 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Arlene Cuevas

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Today is a very bittersweet day on the blog. We begin our farewells to our amazing 2015 Design Team! Today, we celebrate the magnificent work of Arlene Cuevas. There are not enough adjectives to describe how talented Arlene is! From her incredible shabby chic style, to her ability to create any type of project, her generosity of video tours and tutorials, and her all-around positive and incredible outlook - we will miss Arlene greatly! We are so excited her career is taking her to new and exciting places and we'll be sure to keep a look out for all her crafty brilliance in the future and share her new work with you on our various social media sites. Stay until the end of this post for a never-before-shared project from Arlene! Also, we asked Arlene some fun farewell questions. Take it away, Arlene:

 

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  1. How do you cre8time for crafting?  

 

Balancing Family, Career and Creative time can be very challenging for me. But I believe that if you truly love something with passion from the heart, you will find time for it. I squeeze much of my creative time in during the weekends, and at night when the kids are fast asleep. This is the perfect “me” time and I love creating when my house is calm and quiet. :-)



  1. What is your favorite G45 Collection?

 

It’s impossible to have just 1 favorite! :-) But if I were to choose a few of my all-time favorite collections, they would be A Ladies’ Diary, Once Upon a Springtime, Botanicabella, French Country and Botanical Tea. I have a special place in my heart for Fashionista… that collection sparked my love of Graphic 45. :-)

 

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


Over this past year, I found myself doing less complex and time intensive crafting and opted for simple and classic. Sometimes it doesn’t take a ton of detail to create a work of art! I see myself sticking to more classic styles, not just for the simplicity, but due to the scarcity of time that I have to create these days. I found when I spent more time pulling a project together and working through the details, I could have probably filled a few pages in my son’s scrapbook with the time I used up! It’s about keeping things a bit more simple so there is no pressure of time.

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These are awesome words, Arlene! It's so great to hear how with your busy life you make time to be creative. We know that's so good for the soul!

Now, Arlene shared with us some of her favorite projects from the past year on our Design Team! First, here's her glorious Easter Egg she created with Children's Hour!

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Arlene is a layout master. We love this March page she created with her beautiful family!

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Arlene made the most beautiful home decor piece with our Ivory Window Shadow Box Staples and Mon Amour. Wouldn't this just brighten any room?


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This is a stunning Thanksgiving banner Arlene made with our ATC Tag Staples, Petaloo flowers and Steampunk Debutante!

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Again, Arlene is a layout master! Love this A Ladies' Diary masterpiece with her precious niece!

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This mixed media sign is what dreams are made of! We love Arlene's inky goodness on this imaginative creation using World's Fair!

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Arlene is also a mini-master (she really can do it all!) - what a great World's Fair album! Perfect for so many special memories.




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See the Pages of this Great Project on The Original Blog Post!

Arlene isn't intimidated by dark or light color palettes. We love this Steampunk Debutante layout she created.

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We love this photo perfectly framed by Time to Flourish papers and stunning layers and florals. What a perfect way to wrap up her favorite projects!

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As an extra-special bonus, we have a never-before-shared mini album from Arlene! Don't you love this?  

"I altered Graphic 45’s Square Tag and Pocket album using the classic and gorgeous Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition pack. This album features several pockets and tags and is ready to fill with loads of family photos. The Tag and Pocket album by Graphic 45 makes scrapbooking twice as fun and super simple.

Tip: Once you adhere your photos into your mini album, use some of the journaling cards from the Botanicabella design papers to create captions on each page to commemorate the photos." ~Arlene

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Tag Album, Botanicabella, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Botanicabella DCE
Staples: Square Tag & Pocket Album (Black Butterfly), Metal Clock Key, Metal Door Plates & Knobs, Stamped Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Key
Mini picture frame (Michael’s $1 bin)
String Pearls
Twine
Recollections flowers
Ranger Distress Ink -- Vintage Photo
Label Punch (Stampin’ Up)
Paper Trey Ink Kraft card stock
Metal findings
Sequins

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 on Friday. Join the fun!

  $60 Communique Prize Pack - 1

We want to thank Arlene for all her amazing work on our team. She has served with us 3 terms now, and every time she amazes us with her talent, her great work ethic, and her loveliness! We will miss her so much, but we are so excited to see where her future takes her. Thank you, Arlene! You will be so missed.

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 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 May Challenge!

Take the Graphic 45 May Challenge! #graphic45

Take the Graphic 45 May Challenge! #NationalScrapbookDay #graphic45

Upload your May Challenge submissions to our Facebook Page!

Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page!

Take the May Challenge and share your layouts to WIN! There will be THREE winners this month, so make sure to take part! Upload with #NationalScrapbookDay!

Happy Scrapping,

The G45 Family

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

 

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Gorgeous Altered Art with Graphic 45!

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What better way to round out the work week than with THREE amazing altered art projects from 3 amazing designers?! We think that is the best Friday idea! Donna Espiritu, Katie Zoey Ho, and Solange Marques will WOW you today!

First, Donna shares the best idea with our Matchbook Box Staples! This creative storage is genius!

"For this month, we were asked to create a project that embodies our experience as a Graphic 45 Design Team member. Being on the team made me think of ideas outside the box. I would always think of ideas that I will use later on, because I also have to consider my creative space :) I only have a small area in our bedroom so everything should have a purpose! hehe For my final project, I used 3 pcs of 8x8 matchbook boxes and turned them to a drawer. Now I have another pretty storage for my laces. Other things that can also be stored here are inks, buttons, ephemera packs, washi tapes, etc. The possibilities are endless." ~Donna

Gilded Lily matchbook box drawers by Donna with a tutorial #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Matchbook Box Drawers by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Tutorial


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Gilded Lily matchbook box drawers by Donna with a tutorial #graphic45


Gilded Lily matchbook box drawers by Donna with a tutorial #graphic45


Gilded Lily matchbook box drawers by Donna with a tutorial #graphic45

 Supply List

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 12x12, 8x8 papers
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull
Graphic 45 8x8 matchbook boxes
Acrylic paint
Gesso
Washi or masking tape
Foam tapes

Next, we have this great project from Katie. We love these incredible details that tell such a fairy tale!

 "I have this small piece of wood stump/slice loitering around waiting to be altered. Faires are certainly enchanting and I just couldn’t help it but to cut them out and place them into this little forestry setting. One small little gardening decor that sits well on my palm and good enough to place in a garden." ~Katie

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 Supply List

Enchanted Forest 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Enchanted Forest Decorative Chipboard
Steampunk Debutante DCE (Time Flies)
Petaloo Flowers
Wood Stump/Slice
Paper Egg Mache
Filigree Decor Piece
Alpha Chipboards
Nature Elements (moss, twigs, leaves, jute straws, golden berries)
Distress Glitter Glue

To close, we have this amazing dressing table from the amazing Solange! Isn't this perfection?

"When I saw this mini dressing table, I just thought on G45 Gilded Lily collection. This is a such classic and beautiful collection, perfect for a feminine piece. I created some texture with crackle paste and acrylic paint. To finish this piece I added some flowers. " ~Solange

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Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01

Supply List

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection 12x12
Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Journaling Chipboard
Acrylic Gesso
Acrylic Paint
Crackle Paste
Petaloo Flowers
BoBunny Flowers

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

-Jennifer Bumb:Love this great giveaway especially the new collection Cityscapes. Of course all your collections including Staples are so fantastic.

Congratulations, Jennifer! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thank you so much for taking part this week, G45ers!

 
$40 Cityscapes Prize Pack

Thanks for joining us for this super fun Friday. What amazing projects! Join us next week as we bid fond farewells to our incredible 2015 Design Team. It will be a week of true inspiration and celebration!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

 

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