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Sep 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM

A Layout-Filled Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day to our G45ers celebrating today! We are sharing wonderful layouts today. Andrew Roberts and Annette Green have created some amazing layouts that will make your Monday.

There's also a new blog contest this week! Want to win a Good ol' Sport $35 prize pack? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page and you could be our randomly chosen winner. We will announce that winner on Friday, September 5 here on the blog. Have fun!

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Andrew shows us how much character, fun, and amazing layering a pocket scrapbooking layout can be! His kids are the cutest, and we love this layout.

"The inspiration for this pocket scrapping was the masculine nature of the good ol sport collection. It works so well with any masculine project and the wonderful coordinated elements in every collection lend themselves perfectly to the pocket scrapping style.

TIP: Graphic 45 chipboard elements make great pockets and use the sticker tags and cut apart papers to create photo mounts and journalling spots." ~Andrew

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Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Pocket Page by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 8 x 8 patterned paper pad
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport  Banners
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Alphabet Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 12 x 12 patterned papers
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: Champion
Burnt Orange Cardstock
Navy Blue Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress ink
Becky higgins Pocket page Design H

Annette has the most beautiful dog that we all love here at Graphic 45 - the beautiful Suki! Annette shares her fur baby on this awesome Raining Cats & Dogs layout.

"I was beyond thrilled when I saw the Raining Cats & Dogs collection! A big dog-lover, it made me so happy and I couldn’t wait to get started on some projects. I often create layouts of our sweet Sheltie, Suki, so that’s exactly what I did first. I think of Suki as a member of the family, and I also happen to think she’s the most beautiful dog on the planet, so I love taking photos of her and sharing them. I also send thank-you cards to the staff where Suki stays when we go out of town with a photo of her included. They seem to enjoy getting the cards, so you can imagine how they’re going to LOVE future cards made with Raining Cats & Dogs!" ~Annette

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs 12 x 12 papers:
“Raining Cats & Dogs” signature page
“Cats Meow”
“Well Bred”
“Playful Pals”
“Puppy Love"
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Banners
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Brads (3)
May Arts black-checked ribbon
Petaloo lace
Core-dinations Signature Series cardstock for Graphic 45:
Photogenic
Venetian Lace

Thanks for joining us this Labor Day filled with layouts. We hope you've had some time to get into the craft room this past weekend. Enjoy your day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Aug 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Inspiration with Good ol' Sport

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There has been a lot of sadness in the news lately, so we wanted to share an inpiring blog filled with wonderful projects with incredible messages. Today, we will be sharing a project by Solange Marques and Romy Veul using Good ol' Sport. We love what they say and are encouraged by these wonderful creations. 

First, we have this "Never Give Up" board by Solange. What a great sentiment. We also love her tip below.

"I Love to use a lot of mediums on my projects, then my tip is apply with a panpastel using a mask on the chalkboard to decorate it."~Solange

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Good ol' Sport "Never Give Up" Solange Marques Graphic 45


Good ol' Sport "Never Give Up" Solange Marques Graphic 45


Good ol' Sport "Never Give Up" Solange Marques Graphic 45


Good ol' Sport "Never Give Up" Solange Marques Graphic 45


Good ol' Sport "Never Give Up" Solange Marques Graphic 45

Supply List

Good Ol’ Sport 8x8 Pad
Good Ol’ Sport Banners
Cling Stamp Good Ol’ Sport 1
Cling Stamp Good Ol’ Sport 3
White Panpastel
Mask
Liquitex Ceramic Stucco
Liquitex Crackle Paste
Spray ink

Next, we have a gorgeous card with Good ol' Sport by Romy. We love how she made this great quote the center of her card. What a great sentiment to send to someone who is discouraged!

"I always love to use inspirational and beautiful quotes on my projects and as soon as I saw this beautiful die-cut with quote, I knew I wanted to use it on a card. I had lots of fun doing a lot of fussy cutting and layering to give the quote a prominent place on my card." ~Romy

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Good Ol Sport Card Romy Veul Graphic 45

 

Supply List:

 Good Ol’ Sport papers:
Newsworthy
Champion
Number 1 Fan
Good Ol’ Sport
Game Day
Good Ol’ Sport Banners
Good Ol’ Sport Tags & Pockets

Many thanks to Solange and Romy for giving these inspiring messages through their art. We love how art can not only feed the creator's soul, but the souls of those who enjoy them. Art is healing, and we love that!

Have a great Saturday,

Graphic 45

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

Aug 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights!

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We love our talented designers who share on our Ning page. There are pages of inspiration on this great site. Today, we will be sharing five projects from our Ning gallery. It's a day to celebrate the wonderful work of our G45ers!

Who won this week's contest? Our randomly chosen winner from our Facebook comments is....

-Linda Lechnir Chidster: Would LOVE to WIN the "Time to Celebrate" ! ! !
Beautiful Collection as ALWAYS!

Congratulations, Linda! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part, we look forward to another fun giveaway next week!

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Share on our Ning Page!

Elena Astafeva made this beautiful Little Darlings album. The layering and distressed edges are just perfect. And those embellishments are just the perfect addition! Amazing creation.

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Natticha Anderson made this fun Steampunk Spells Halloween album for 2014. We love the glitter and the spiderwebs she created. How perfect for those Halloween pictures!


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Amy Kluchesky is a talented designer who makes brilliant cards and layouts. We adore this An ABC Primer layout perfect for Back-to-School! Perfect sentiment and photo as well.


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It's the perfect season to start pulling out those Halloween papers. Another great Steampunk Spells album with great pockets by Beatriz Gonzalez Perez.


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Finally, we have a beautiful Come Away with Me album by Alagaina Scrap. Absolutely awesome pages for those travel photos!


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Many thanks to our G45ers who faithfully share their projects on our Ning page. We love seeing how our G45ers make the paper collections and Staples come alive! Have a wonderful weekend and visit our Ning page for fun inspiration.

Happy Ning-sharing,

Graphic 45

 

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

Aug 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Fill your Thursday with Beautiful Cards!

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It's a fantastic day for cardmaking! We have three beauties to share with you. Keri Sallee has a beautiful Time to Celebrate card to share. Ginny Nemchak and Ginger Ropp share great cardmaking tips with their gorgeous cards today. Let's jump into our card-filled Thursday!

First, don't forget to take part in our blog contest this week. All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win! We will announce our winner here on the blog tomorrow: Friday, August 29. Have fun!

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First, we have this gorgeous Time to Celebrate card from Keri. We love the amazing way this opens! What a perfect "Congratulations" card!

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Supply List

Time to Celebrate Papers
Time to Celebrate
Make a Wish
Party Perfect
Kraft Cardstock

Next, we see Ginny's method for making her incredible cards. She is one talented cardmaker, and this one is gorgeous!

 "I’ve created a mask from an old manilla folder with a 6 ½ x 5 inch rectangle cut from the center which is the card size I always make. When I begin to choose paper patterns for my cards I lay them out with the mask on top so I can view what the finished card would look like….then I can move the patterns around until I get it just the way I want before I even begin to cut the paper." ~Ginny

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Love the jingle bells and buttons on this card. So many great embellishments!


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Supply List

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Drummers Drumming
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Holly and Ivy
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Golden Rings
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Swans a Swimming
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Turtle Dove
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Banners
Black Cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink
Chipboard Frame
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Glitter Star
Painted Jingle Bells
Vintage Buttons
Chalkboard Sticker

Now, Ginger shows how foam or dimensional tape can add so much character to a card. Love this using our Times Nouveau Deluxe Collector's Edition!

"Whenever I want to lift up a large section of a card or layout to give my project dimension, I like to use craft fun foam and cut it to size. Just add strong adhesive like scor-tape to the fun  foam and adhere it to your project." ~Ginger

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Times Nouveau Just a Note

Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Classic Collection 12x12 Sitting Pretty
Black Cardstock
Red Cardstock
White Cardstock
Fun Foam Sheet
Maya Road Chuny Twine
May Arts Ivory Jute String
Button (stash)
CardzTv Stamp Set This & That
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

What fantastic cards! Thanks to Keri, Ginny, and Ginger for sharing today. Do you have an event you need a card for in the upcoming days? Perhaps these ideas gave you some inspiration!

Happy Cardmaking,

Graphic 45

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Aug 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Beauty with Botanical Tea!

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It's a perfect day for some Botanical Tea, don't you think? We love this beautiful collection and our Design Team makes it truly shine. Have you used this collection yet? Today, we will share a wonderful idea from Nadya Lifa. Then, Rhea Freitag shares the most gorgeous Botanical Tea wall hanging. Get your Botanical Tea out and create today!

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Find some Botanical Tea Today!

Nadya shares brilliant ways to keep those discs filled with beautiful memories safe and stored in a beautiful way. We love this great storage idea from the talented Nadya!

"In our family we often take pictures, record video about familys story. But after a drive with the family archive fell to the floor and broke, I try to keep all the information not only on the computer screw, but also on the disks. Of course, they can get lost, so I did to the discs a holder. I decorate the sheets, but each of them has a secret pocket in which to store the disc! I am happy that I can so cherish my family`s history. And as always, the Botanical Tea collection perfectly fit for creation in a charming Shabby-chic style!" ~Nadya

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This idea is so glorious. It's a mini that doubles as storage! Genius!


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Botanical tea discs holder2


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Banners
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Flowers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Prima Shic Resin
Prima brads
Tilda Fabric
Melissa Frances ribbons
Shabby ribbon
Acrilyc dots
Flowers
Lace
Glue

Now, Rhea shares a gorgeous idea to brighten your home. Imagine this hanging in your room and the joy it would bring!

"Sometimes it is a challenge to cut your paper into an odd shape. I often find that my edges are just a little bit wonky, so I have to disguise it. In this Botanical Tea Hanging, I did just that. The oval of paper I used to back my hummingbird sticker was not cut perfectly people, but thanks to my clever use of stickels you can hardly tell. I simply covered my errors up with this handy glitter glue. Another trick I used on this project was the use of gilders paste to make my metals with different finishes look cohesive. You would never know that they don’t match with my sneaky cover up. What, no gilders paste in your stash....try acrylic paint, which works too! Cheers!"

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Rhea uses beautiful techniques on our Graphic 45 Staples to make them uniquely her own embellishments.


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Supply List

Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ornate Metal Key
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Metal Butterflies
May Arts Ribbon
White Gilders Paste
White Eyelets
Stickels

We love these beautiful ideas from Nadya and Rhea. Did they spark an idea for you today, G45ers? Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Dreaming of Botanical Tea,

Graphic 45

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