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February 17, 2012

Fun With Kraft Reflections, Prizes & New Craft Challenge!

Hello Fabulous G45ers!

Happy Friday to you all and welcome to another super exciting day here at Graphic 45! This is going to be such an awesome day! There is inspiration galore with fabulous Kraft Reflections creations from Nancy Wethington and Gloria Stengel. We also have another winner to announce for our Random Crafts of Kindness contest! Plus we're announcing a fun new craft challenge for February! We're cramming a ton of fun into today's blog! So get ready for some serious craft bliss with your pals at Graphic 45!

This week has been pretty fantastic. We've given away a lot of prizes for Random Acts of Kindness week. We still have one more winner to announce! We want to thank all of you out there who continue to inspire us with your amazing Graphic 45 creations! Today's random winner was chosen from our Ning site. And the winner is...

-Colette Wibisono

Congratulations! Colette please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Check out this amazing mini album that Colette created called "Impromptu Tea Party." This piece is so dreamy and really captures the essence of our Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection!  


Next we want to announce this month's fun craft challenge! Extra! Extra! Read all about it!


To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week we want you to surprise a friend with a handmade gift made of Graphic 45 product. We call this Random Crafts of Kindness. Let's turn those frowns upside down!

Post a photo of your handmade gift (aka your card, tag, jewelry, altered art project, or layout) onto our Facebook page

Post by Wednesday, Feb 22 at Midnight PST and we will announce the randomly chosen winner in the newsletter and on Facebook on Thurs, Feb 23!

We look forward to seeing what you create. Happy Papercrafting!

And now it's time for some grand inspiration from our design team! Both of today's featured crafts were made using our gorgeous new Kraft Reflections collection. There are so many ways to create stunning works of art with these elegant papers. This first craft was made by Nancy Wethington. It's a beautiful 5x5 Altered Art Box that's all decked out in Kraft Reflections. Behold the timeless beauty the emanates from this wonderful piece. It also contains a marvelous accordion-fold mini album that is just stunning!

Kraft Reflections Altered Art Box

Kraft Reflections Altered Art Box

Kraft Reflections Altered Art Box

Kraft Reflections Altered Art Box

Kraft Reflections Altered Art Box

Kraft Reflections Altered Art Box


Partner Products:  Imaginarium Chipboard; Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares; Colorbox Decades Ink
Other Products Used:  Copic Markers (B000; BG10; BG15; BG72; E15; E47; E99; YR00; YR24: YG63); Spical Clear 00; Sakura White Glaze Pen; Queen & Co Sunflower Yellow pearls; Krylon Gold Leaf Pen

Next up is this awesome layout by Gloria Stengel. This unique and fun LO contains such a positive and fun sentiment. Keep your dreams alive with Graphic 45! Here is what Gloria had to say about the inspiration behind this lovely LO! 

"I love antiques, or "old junk" as my husband calls it. Since he does not like antiques, our house is decorated in a more modern style. If I had my way, I would decorate in "found" items, antiques, faux antiques, and that sort of thing. This layout is my vision for an office/craft room. I found these photos on The Pottery Barn store website and printed them out for use on my layout. This is vintage at its best; a bit masculine, but with feminine touches. My personality is part tomboy part diva. I like dark woods, masculine elements, combined with vintage white and flowers. This is my Dream Office!" -Gloria Stengel




Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 papers:
Graphic 45 Staples: Stickers, Buttons
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Dark Cashmere
Imaginarium Designs: chipboard letters
Copic: markers
American Crafts: kraft, black cardstock
Craft supply: twine, chipboard (for mounting stickers)
Stampin' Up!: vintage brad
Adhesive: hot glue; white glue, Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape

Thank you all so much for joining us today! Big thanks to Nancy Wethington and Gloria Stengel for their fantastic creations today. We will have more fun in store for you all on Monday! We can't wait to share the marvelous new craft inspiration from our design team! Plus we will have a new blog contest! You won't want to miss out. We hope you all have a terrific weekend! Find some time to get creative and let your imagination run wild!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Pals at Graphic 45


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Congrats to colette and her gorgeous art piece! And I loveeeeee the challenge, I all ready have something in mind! And love love love what the DT created! Just beautiful!

Congratulations Colette!! That Album is amazing! "Dream Office" is the perfect title for that layout...swoon! I'm working on a couple of RAK's right now for 2 very special friends that are coming from Mississippi for a week of crafting! All 3 of us are crazy about Graphic45!

Very nice! What a fun challenge. Good luck to all who enter.

gorgeous creations here ! And a very good idea this RAK !

That mini album is the coolest thing ever! Great idea for a challenge... I love making someone's day! How fun.

Love the layout..

Again.. amazing stuff. Love Gloria's dream office layout. The Alice book looks like something to come across in an old attic. Nancy's altered box looks stunning in it's simplicty. I look at it and think, I could go right down to my art room and make that. I sure hope these new papers will be hitting the stores soon. The last 2 days I've been out buying up as much of my favorites before they disappear. Slim pickings already.

such gorgeous creation i love the album so amazing...thanks for the inspiration:)

Very creative project. Very Vintage. Love as always the inspiration from G45.

More and more and more! Thanks for sharing all these great works of art.

Love all the great projects! Love, Love , Love the album! Can't wait till I have all the papers in my hands! Waiting, but not too patiently!!!!

Wonderful projects! I love clocks.

Awesome Kraft projects! So great to see what you can do with this new collection!! And I love the challenge idea -- how fun! :)

Wow! Amazing projects! Thank you for sharing your talent.

What incredible projects. I'm always in awe of what creativity I see coming from people. There are truly some awesome and inspiring people out there.

I love it ... you always get my creativity going ... love your site...

Another day of amazing pojects! , Colette's mini album is "over the top"
creativeness for me... it speaks volumes about the versitility of graphic 45 product... LOVE IT!

Amazing mini..wow...very detailed..love..love all this inspiration. There are really true artists out there.

OMGness! What beautiful projects! I could only wish to do something so creative!

Colette's book is incredible and I love Nancy's accordion-fold mini album is gorgeous as always!

I love all of the inspiration with the posts!! Thank you for sharing.

Beautiful creations!!! I have something in mind for the challenge....yea!!!

thank you graphics 45 and everyone for the sweet commendations. like most ladies i have fallen in love with all graphics 45 products and inspiring creations as well. can't wait for the kraft reflections collection and of course the olde curiosity shoppe and the staples. love..love...love...so much to play with.

I have really loved seeing all of the wonderful projects lately that have been shown on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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