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Apr 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Grand Friday for Cityscapes!

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We have such fun projects today using Cityscapes. We love the creative ideas our designers come up with. Katie Zoey Ho has a whimsical idea inspired by a beloved book. Then, Maggi Harding shares her family history in a great layout. This will be an incredible wrap-up to this week!

First, see how Katie was inspired by Harry Potter for this great project!

"A fan-fiction derived project inspired from Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾. With my love for coffee and Harry Potter, I fused these 2 together and created this suitcase with wheels - Coffee Express at Platform 9. While it looks rather magical on the outside, as you enter you’ll be welcome into a suite of modernized coffee cafe where mugglers hang out for a cup of good coffee. It’s practically the reverse where witches and wizards travel to have mugglers’ coffee. They still have to board the train at Platform 9 ¾ to head back to Hogwarts, and it’s just ¾ platform away from Platform 9..."~Katie

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Katie's Suitcase Video Tour


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Supply List

Cityscapes Papers (Cityscapes, Global Odyssey, Passport to the World, Crossroads, Street of Dreams)
Graphic 45 Staples (
Stamped Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Label Holder
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts (
2” wheels, miniature bookplates, faux metal number plates)
Petaloo Flowers
Coffee Stuffs (liquor, wine, honey pots, bag of coffee beans, coffee glitters, coffee grinder, bronze coffee cup)
Other Cafe Items (industrial lamps, glass lamp, wooden spec, coffee time signage)
Suitcase Items (top hat, magical books, magical wands, umbrella, pocket watch)

 Now, Maggi uses a meaningful and beautiful photo for this stunning layout using Cityscapes! Take a look:

"How I love Graphic 45's new Cityscapes collection as I have so many photos that are screaming to be scraped with these papers.  This is a photo of my parents taken shortly after my Dad returned from Paris and WW II and  I chose  to use the Eiffel Tower cut-apart for that reason.  The city names all around the border represent many of the places that my family traveled with Dad and the stamp paper represents the many letters he wrote to my Mom when he was posted to places where she could not accompany him.  I love it when I can include symbolism in my layouts that have special meaning to me.


In assembling this layout,  I chose layers of blue and orange papers to contrast against each other.  I inked all of my papers with Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Photogenic ink to further the vintage look of the papers.  Tip:   Use the more subtle small print sides of the papers for some of your layers so that the patterns don't fight with each other." ~Maggi

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Layout, City Scapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Cityscapes 12 x 12 collection:
Cityscapes
Grand Tour
Passport to the World
Well Travelled
Global Odyssey
Staples Key
Other:
Petaloo Burlap Blossoms Apricot
Colorbox Graphic 45 Ink Photogenic
Creative Embellishments Flourish 10
Creative Embellishments Flourish 15
Stampendous Aged Spice Embossing Enamel
Lindy's Mission Bells Brown Mist
13 Arts Ayeeda Mist Chalk Black
Crate Paper DIY Shop letter stickers

We hope you have a wonderful, creative weekend G45ers! Thanks for joining us on this week of announcements - what fun we had!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Sneak Peek Wrap-Up with Graphic 45!

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Thank you so much for joining us the past 3 days for our Spring Sneak Peeks! We are so excited about Safari Adventure and Hallowe'en in Wonderland! Remember, these new collections will be in stores in June. Today, we'll take a look at some amazing projects from Diane Schultz's workshop!

Before we take a look at those, let's announce won won yesterday's Sneak Peek Prize packs. These randomly chosen winners won the Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collector's Edition! Our winners are:

From the Blog:

-Margaret McGlaun: I am WILD about this set. It is fantastic!

-Denise Bryant: Love the rich colors and fabulous designs! This collection is right up my alley... I do love Halloween so much, and love to create for it!

From Facebook:

-Renee Thompson: ooo fantastic! especially the newspaper type page!

-Barbara Ramsey: Never have I loved a paper collection like I loved this one! I saved every scrap! I would be in absolute heaven to win this prize! I LOVE Graphic 45!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Barbara Diane

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Congrats to all the winners this week! We are so honored you joined us for Sneak Peeks.

Now, we have some incredible projects using Safari Adventure from the workshop of Diane Schultz, the creator of these gorgeous papers. Mady made these incredible samples and we love this birdhouse, album, and altered Book Box!

Safari Adventure projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Safari Adventure will be perfect to use for those exciting travel photos!

Safari Adventure projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

We love how if you cover our Alpha banners with the fun patterns in this collection, they take on a new, amazing life!

Safari Adventure projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Safari Adventure projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Safari Adventure projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Gotta love this altered Mixed Media Box using Safari Adventure!

Safari Adventure projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Day 1 of the Safari Adventure Sneak Peeks

Day 2 of the Safari Adventure Sneak Peeks

Now, let's take a look at some incredible projects using Hallowe'en in Wonderland! Look at all this project perfection:

Hallowe'en in Wonderland projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

This is such a great altered frame with great antique details with the iron flourish and knob!

Hallowe'en in Wonderland projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

You know we love altered clocks here at Graphic 45! We love this one with the creatively covered Book Boxes!

Hallowe'en in Wonderland projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Love these magical altered books!

Hallowe'en in Wonderland projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

 

Hallowe'en in Wonderland projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A top hat for our Mad Hatter! Fabulous!

Hallowe'en in Wonderland projects from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Sneak Peeks

We love all these projects! Thanks to Diane and Mady for sharing these with us. Are you excited about these new collections? We cannot wait to see what you'll create!

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 27, 2016 2:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 3: Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition!

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We are so, so excited to announce our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition Hallowe'en in Wonderland! This has been one of our most requested re-releases and you get Sneak Peeks today! Best news, we will also be selling these papers separately  and also as the Deluxe Collector's Edition pack for a limited time, so make sure to talk to your local scrapbook store and get this beloved Halloween collection. This means you can get as little or as much of this collection as you desire. **Also, many people have been asking, these new collections will be in store in June! 

Before we jump into the fun, let's take a look at our randomly chosen winners from yesterday's Sneak Peek giveaway:

From the Blog:

-Sally Gilman: The more I look at this paper the more I love it!

-Julie Mcvay: I am totally in love with this Safari Adventure Collection. I love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win. Love ya, Graphic 45!

From Facebook:

-Beth Leftwich Beery:I love that you have twelve different paper designs in this collection, and 12x12 patterns and solids!! Thank you G45, you're the best!!!

-Sally Trebing: LOVE, LOVE LOVE this new collection!

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Now, you have FOUR more chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It if you comment here on the blog and on our Facebook page. You could win the Deluxe Collector's Edition pack of Hallowe'en in Wonderland! We will announce these 4 winners tomorrow.

Now, let's not wait anymore! Take a look at one of our most beloved collections  - Hallowe'en in Wonderland!

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collector's Edition

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collector's Edition Pack #graphic45

Hallowe'en in Wonderland projects from Diane's workshop. Look for this collection in stores in June! #graphic45

 Hallowe'en in Wonderland Signature Page

1- Hallowe'en in Wonderland signature page from this brand new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Jabberwocky

2- Jabberwocky from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, a new Deluxe Collector's Edition from Graphic 45 #sneakpeeks

Alice's Teaparty

3 - Alice's Teaparty from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45

Wonderland Classifieds

4 - Wonderland Classifieds from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45

Through the Looking Glass

5 - Through the Looking Glass from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45

Mad Hatter

6 - Mad Hatter from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45

Square from Hare

7 - Square Hare from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45

Curiouser and Curiouser

8 - Curiouser and Curiouser from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45

You're Late!

9 - You're Late! from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45

Uncommon Sense

10 - Uncommon Sense from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

At Last!

11 - At Last! from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

12 - Tweedledee and Tweedledum from Hallowe'en in Wonderland, our new Deluxe Collector's Edition #graphic45

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Cardstock Stickers

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Hallowe'en in Wonderland Chipboard

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Now, here's some incredible projects from Diane's workshop. These are so amazing! Loving to see these papers in creative action again.

 

  Hallowe'en in Wonderland shadowbox from Diane's Workshop #graphic45

Hallowe'en in Wonderland birdhouse from Diane's workshop #graphic45

 

Are you excited that this collection is back? What do you want to create with this collection? We are so very excited!

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 26, 2016 5:03:07 AM

Sneak Peeks Day 2: Introducing Safari Adventure!

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Today, we have more Sneak Peeks of Safari Adventure! Are you excited about this new collection? Let's see who won our Sneak Peek giveaways yesterday:

From the Blog:

-PeeJee: CONGO-grats on the new Safari theme and the new design team folks will join on the creative trek with trophies to be captured.  We await the bounty.

-Cindy Sutherlin: The new collection is so colorful and fun!!  Congrats to the new members of the team!

From Facebook:

-Mary Frederick Arledge‎: What a fun children's or vacation album this would make!

-Nancy Barrick Gaumer: I love seeing all the different countries represented. What a wonderful world this could be if crafters ran it? We all see what is important. Thank you for the inspiration.

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your Sneak Peek prizes! Now, you have FOUR more chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It if you comment here on the blog and on our Facebook page. You could win an 8x8 Safari Adventure Paper Pad, our Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Journaling & Decorative Chipboard, and our 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad. Enter today!

Safari Adventure projects from Diane's workshop! So excited about this incredible collection #graphic45

Now, let's take a look at the rest of the papers and awesome product in this brilliant collection! Take a first look now:

 Amazing Africa

7 - Amazing Africa from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Exotic Patterns

8 - Exotic Patterns from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45 #sneakpeeks

Journey of a Lifetime

9 - Journey of a Lifetime from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Great Migration

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Jungle Expedition

11 - Jungle Expedition from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Call of the Wild

12 - Call of the Wild from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

 Safari Adventure Cling Stamps

Hampton Art Cling Stamps with G45 Safari Adventure! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Safari Adventure Journaling & Ephemera Cards - Horizontal

Horizontal Safari Adventure Journaling & Ephemera Cards #graphic45

Safari Adventure Journaling & Ephemera Cards - Vertical

Vertical Safari Adventure Journaling & Ephemera Cards #graphic45

Safari Adventure 12x12 Paper Pad

Safari Adventure 12x12 Paper Pad #graphic45

Safari Adventure 8x8 Paper Pad

Safari Adventure 8x8 Paper Pad #graphic45

Safari Adventure 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

Safari Adventure 12x12 Patterns & Solids #graphic45

The pages in our 12x12 Safari Adventure Patterns & Solids Paper Pad #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Safari Adventure 6x6 Patterns & Solids

Safari Adventure 6x6 Patterns & Solids #graphic45

The papers in the 6x6 Safari Adventure Patterns & Solids Paper Pad! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Aren't you excited about this collection? We cannot wait to see what you create with it! Look for this new collection in stores in June!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Announcing the 2016 Graphic 45 Design Team & Sneak Peeks: Introducing Safari Adventure!

Introducing our new collection Safari Adventure from Graphic 45!

It's a huge day here on the blog! There are so many exciting announcements to be made and Sneak Peeks to be seen - what fun! Let's just get right into it. What an awesome Monday!

 

Announcing the 2016 Graphic 45 Design Team! #graphic45

We are so excited to announce our 2016 Design Team today! We have to say, all 30 finalists were so incredible, it was our toughest decision to date. Our new teamies span the world and created absolutely incredible projects for their final round. We are so excited to work with them for the next year! Get excited to see their work all across our blogs and newsletters this coming year. Now introducing, our new 2016 Design Team! 

2016 GRAPHIC 45 DESIGN TEAM:
Alexandra Morein - Singapore

 

Alexandra's Final Round Video

Aneta Matuszewska - Iceland

 

Aneta's Final Round Video


Einat Kessler - Israel

 

Einat's Final Round Video


Elena Olinevich - Belarus

  

Elena's Final Round Video


Joanne Bain - Australia

 

Joanne's Final Round Video


Katelyn Grosart - Canada

 

Kately's Final Round Video


Kathy Clement - USA

 

Kathy's Final Round Video 1

 

Kathy's Final Round Video 2


Lena Astafeva - Russia

 

Lena's Final Round Video


Magda Cortez - USA

 

Magda's Final Round Video


Maggi Harding - USA

 

Maggi's Final Round Video


Marina BlauKitchen - Spain

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition Final Round from Marina Blaukitchen on Vimeo.

 Nico Favro - Italy

 

Nico's Final Round Video


Olga Heldwein - Germany

 

Olga's Final Round Video


Pam Bray - USA

 

Pam's Final Round Video


Sandy Trefger - USA

 

Sandy's Final Round Video

 

Graphic 45 Ambassadors are invited by Graphic 45 to represent G45 for the next year. Our five ambassadors this year are listed below:

GRAPHIC 45 AMBASSADORS:
Andrew Roberts - Australia
Clare Charvill - UK
Jim Hankins - USA
Tati Scrap - Spain
Yumi Muraeda - Japan

Congratulations to all the new team members and Ambassadors! 2016 is going to be amazing!

Oh, the fun isn't over yet! Now, it's time for a first look at Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45! This is a stunning collection filled with all your favorite wildlife. And guess what? You can WIN IT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT! That's right, we will choose FOUR randomly chosen winners each day of Sneak Peeks. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. We'll announce our first four winners tomorrow here on the blog. You could win an 8x8 Safari Adventure Paper Pad, our Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Journaling & Decorative Chipboard, and our 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad. So much fun!

Enjoy taking a look at the first 6 pages of this brand new collection, plus the fun new stickers, chipboard, and cardstock products that go with this incredible new set!

Introducing Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45!

Safari Adventure Projects from Diane's workshop Graphic 45

 Safari Adventure Signature Page

1 - Safari Adventure, the signature page from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Lush Landscape

2 - Lush Landscape from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Serengeti Outfitters

3 - Serengeti Outfitters from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Creatures Great and Small

4 - Creatures Great and Small from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Natural Habitat

5 - Natural Habitat from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Birds of a Feather

6 - Birds of a Feather, from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

 Safari Adventure Cardstock Stickers

  Cardstock stickers from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Journaling Chipboard

Journaling Chipboard from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Decorative Chipboard

Decorative Chipboard from Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Cardstock Tags & Pockets

Safari Adventure Tags & Pockets #graphic45

Safari Adventure Cardstock Banners

Safari Adventures Banners #graphic45

Are you excited about Safari Adventure? Remember to comment here on the blog and Facebook to Win It Before You Can Buy It! What a great day. We are so excited about our incredibly talented new team. And we are so excited to share this awesome new collection with you. Join us tomorrow for more Sneak Peeks!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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