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April 27, 2012

Happy Haunting Projects & Special Projects Designers Announcement!

Graphic45 Facebook Thank You

Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday to you all! We are so glad you are joining us for another day of fun and craft inspiration here at Graphic 45! Today is going to be wonderful. We've got some gorgeous new Happy Haunting creations to share with you from Diane Schultz's workshop. We also have more winners to announce for the "Win it Before You Buy it" Happy Haunting prize packs! Also we're going to share some incredible projects from our new Graphic 45 Special Project Designers, Robin Shakoor and Lynette Carroll. There is so much inspiration to behold on today's blog. Plus, we reached 10,000 Fans on our Facebook page. 

To celebrate we wanted to share this special video we made just for you!


Make sure to join us on our Facebook for the next five days where we will be celebrating with two daily contests, fun photos, inspiration, and PRIZES!!

We are happy to announce today's "Win it Before You Buy it" contest winners! All of today's winners were chosen randomly from our blog and Facebook comments. Remember that there is still one more day to get your blog or Facebook comments in for your chance to win Happy Haunting! We will be announcing 4 more winners on Monday! Winners will be receiving the Happy Haunting collection before it even arrives in stores! Wow! And today's winners are...

From the blog:

-Chris Dring: "Loving the moon and the spider paper! Best of luck in all you do Yuka!"

-Jean Marmo: "MORE MUST HAVES!!!! Just amazing! Love the inspiring work!"

From Facebook:

-Rosemary McReynolds Brooks: "Can't wait to get my hands on this new collection, it's beautiful. G45 does not disappoint, just keeps on getting better and better."

-Sheila Bacon: "I love anything with pumpkins and/or Halloween, so will want to get these papers."

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Hooray!

Check out these fun and fabulous Happy Haunting creations straight from Diane's workshop! This is a marvelous altered clock so you'll always be on time for your Halloween parties! Check out the gorgeous colors and stunning designs!

Happy Haunting Graphic 45 Altered Clock

Happy Haunting Graphic 45 Altered Clock

We are very excited to have two very special ladies as our new Special Projects Designers this year. What does that mean? Well we spend a lot of time traveling around to various events and trade shows throughout the year, teaching classes and getting to know our amazing crafting community. And we always want to bring fun and beautiful projects for the classes we teach. So we've brought Robin Shakoor and Lynette Carroll on board to work with Diane, Aimee and Charee in creating fabulous projects to teach at these events! Robin will be our go-to gal for layouts and cards. We are going to show you some of Robin's most amazing creations. Both Robin and Lynette were on our 2011 design team and we are very exited to have them on our team again in this special new role!



Here we have one of Robin's glorious Once Upon a Springtime creations! It's a stunning and adorable album. Here is what Robin had to say about this marvelous and cheerful work of art!

"The Once Upon a Springtime collection is my favorite for preserving childhood memories.  I  used the collection to create this altered mini album with a few select photos of of daughter.  My daughter will turn 20 this month and going through old photos of her was wonderful.  The cover is adorned with flowers, ribbon and beautiful detail cut images from the collection.  I also added a beautiful Graphic 45 door plate and knob that I painted ivory and sprinkled with glitter.  Adding this beautiful metal embellishment to your projects will give them a one-of-a-kind look that will last through the years.  I hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane with me." -Robin Shakoor

Once Upon a Springtime Mini

Once Upon a Springtime Mini

Once Upon a Springtime Mini

Once Upon a Springtime Mini

Once Upon a Springtime Mini

Here we have one of Robin's famous layouts. This one features Little Darlings and it is so incredibly precious. Robin layered lots of beautiful papers here to create a colorful journey of imagery. So sweet!

Little Darlings layout


Graphic 45 Papers
Graphic 45 Staples:  Metal Buttons, Trim
Fiskars:  Circle Punch, Paper Trimmer
Provocraft:  Cricut Expression, Heritage Cartridge
Viva Décor: Pearl Pen – Ice White
Ranger:  Distress Ink – Old Paper, Tattered Rose; Paint Dabber – Snow Cap; Pop-It Shapes
Craft Supply:  Vellum
Scotch ATG; Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Offray:  Ribbon - Pink

Here is an amazing Christmas Emporium card that Robin created. It has a super fun 3-D effect to it that is just wonderful! You can see why we are so excited to have Robin's card expertize on our new team!

Fiskars Card
Fiskars Card Detail
Partner Products
Fiskars:  Postage Stamp Border and Squeeze Punches
Fiskars:  Paper Trimmer
May Arts: Ribbon and Twine
Scrapbook Adhesives:  My Stik Tape Runner
Other supplies used:
Card Base:  The Paper Cut
Ranger Industries: Diamond Stickles, Black Soot Distress Ink, Glossy Accents, Foam Squares
Beacon:  Zip Dry Adhesive

Here we have another astonishing layout by Robin. This one features Olde Curiosity Shoppe. It is so captivating with its amazing central image and decadent embellishments. The little splashes of color amid the black and cream tones is simply breathtaking! This LO is hypnotically beautiful! Here is what Robin had to say about her inspiration behind this piece.

Head Dress
I absolutely love this photo which features one of the most amazing head pieces I have ever seen!  I used a monochromatic color scheme to best showcase my photo.

Photo 1
I used Olde Curiosity Shoppe chipboard die cuts and a beautiful Graphic 45 metal butterfly to adorn the upper right corner of my page.

Photo 2
I used delicate, translucent flowers along with crystals on the left side of my photo.  Using my photo as inspiration, I added feathers throughout my floral arrangement.  To finish my design, I used the Sew Ribbon system to add brown velvet ribbon to the bottom of my page. 

 Graphic 45 Papers: 
Graphic 45 Staples:  Metal Clothespins, Metal Butterflies
Ranger:  Distress Ink – Black Soot
Recollections:  Floral Embellishments
We R Memory Keepers:  Sew Ribbon - Zig Zag, Brown Ribbon Set
Helmar USA:  Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Glue Arts:  Glue Glider Pro
Photo:  Fotomolos – Dreamstime
Craft Supply:  Feathers

This is another magnificent layout by Robin that features Little Darlings. There is something so classic and charming about this LO. It has incredible movement and texture to it. It absolutely captures the tenderness and love of Little Darlings. Here is what Robin had to say about it.

"The Little Darlings collection is just perfect for this sweet photo of as sleeping baby.  I used a large doily, mounted on Little Treasures patterned paper.  I used a pearl pen to add green pearls to the border of the doily.  The alphabet stickers from the Little Darlings collection are wonderful and I love the way they look on the page.  I finished my design with delicate flowers and a sweet chipboard tag from the collection." -Robin Shakoor

Sweet Baby

Graphic 45 Papers: 
 Craft Supply:  Ribbon
Hero Arts:  Self Adhesive Lace
Viva Décor:  Pearl Pen – Light Green
Prima:  Flowers – Pink
Zva Creative:  Flowers – White
We R Memory Keepers:  Doily
Photo:  Cynthi Kovach - Dreamstime

Next we have some wonderful creations by Lynette Carroll. Lynette will also be one of our Special Project Designers with a focus on creating mini albums, altered art and home decor. She will be working with Diane, Aimee and Charee to help create fun and fabulous project sheets and classes. One look at Lynette's gorgeous style and you'll see why she's a perfect fit!

This is an exquisite piece of home decor that Lynette created using Christmas Emporium. This creation has such a clean and symmetrical look but it is also full of lavish color and lots of holiday cheer!

Christmas Emporium Home Decor
Next up is this amazing Steampunk Debutante album that is out of this world! If you want to see more images from this amazing project you can check out Lynette's wonderful blog here:

Steampunk Album
Steampunk Album Cover Close Up 2
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante, Steampunk Debutante 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante, Ephemera Extraordinaire 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante, Time Flies 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante, Mechanical Mind 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante, Steampunk Debutante Frames
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante, Fantasy Floral 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante, Eclectic Emporium 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante, Time Warp 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante, Steampunk Debutante Tags
Graphic 45 - Fashionista, Haute Couture 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 - Flower Staples
Want 2 Scrap - Chipboard Album
Want 2 Scrap - Self Adhesive Pearls
Prima - Roses
7 Gypsies - Black Binder Rings
Ranger Industries - Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Scrapmatts - Mini Gear chipboard die-cuts, clock die-cut and dress form die-cut
Misc: Foam Mounting Tape
Misc: Black Paint Marker
Misc: Liquid Scrap Dots - Helmar
Misc: Foam Mounting Tape
Misc: Seam Bindng
Misc: Black Cardstock

Here is an amazing Olde Curiosity Shoppe tag that Lynette created. You can see how well she combined paper images and embellishments to create a kind of 3-D effect! All of the organic imagery and stunning color make this tag so enchanting! It is a timeless classic!


Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection Bazaar of Wonders 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection Optical Oddities 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection Butterfly Specifics 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Apothecary 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Counting Down 12 x 12 Paper
Graphic 45 Metal Staples - Flowers
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Packaging
Misc - Black Cardstock
Misc - Gold Chain
Misc - Gold Oval Dome Frame
Misc - Foam Mounting Tape
Misc - Metal Clock Face
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Ranger Ink - Distress Stickles - Frayed Burlap
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Thanks, Lynette
Ranger Ink - Stickles

We hope you all had a great time today. Thank you all for stopping by! We have more big announcements and tons of inspiration in store for you in the days to come. Big thanks to Robin Shakoor and Lynette Carroll for their fabulous creations. We hope you all have a fantastic Friday and a lovely weekend!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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What lovely project -- I especially like the Christmas Emporium. The ideas are running wild in my head!

Let me just pick my jaw up off the floor-AMAZING projects!! I love the new halloween papers,the clock looks so stunning altered with them too!!

Congratulations to the winners today!! Just absolutely loveeeeee all the projects today! So inspiring!!!!!

Absolutely Spooktacular! I can't wait to get this set and create with it. I have so many ideas.

Love the clock....... you always have uch great ideas on your blog.

Amazing projects! LOVE the clock and the Christmas decor piece!

Robin and Lynette are so talented, I can't wait to see what they come up with this year - presumably you'll show us along with the design team stuff - please?!

I absolutely love starting my day looking at the DT projects. They never fail to amaze, and always inspire me to create.

Absolutely amazing work!

Congratulations to all the winners. Very creative projects!! Another wonderful day to inspire G45! :)

Wow, those projects are amazing! Amazing designers, too! Thanks for the chance to win some Happy Haunting!

Beautiful work! Love the altered clock!

I really think you have some of the best designers in the industry . These projects are so amazing. Thank you for all of the inspiration and a chance to win .

All of these projects are awesome! I love the inspiration I get everytime I come to this blog!

Awesome project. I am overwhelmed by the inspiration from Robin's layouts

Wow these projects are all just breathtaking! Then again, how can you NOT make beautiful things with Graphic45?

beautiful projects, lots of inspiration. Cant wait to see what else they come up with!

Beautiful inspiration today. Can't wait to get my first order of Graphic 45 papers and embellishments in the mail--I expect them today! So happy I discovered you!

So many talented designers who truly give us so much inspiration.
I'm often in AWE of the creativity and talent in all of them.
Thank you so much for everything!!!!

Beautiful and inspiring work by all these ladies!

Wonderful projects and the Happy Hauntings Clock is spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

awesome projects from amazing talents!

Wow, wow, wow! Exquisite workmanship and incredible design. So happy that we'll be seeing goodies from these lovely ladies on a regular basis.

fantastic projects, I can't wait to see more from you ladies

Wow, you guys always provide such inspiration everyday. Love the clock! Thanks for the fun look at happy hauntings this week. Congrats to all the winners.

Love the 3-D Christmas card. Santa is my favorite person so featuring him in a card is great.

What fabulous projects: love the Old Curiosity LO by Robin and that Steampunk album is gorgeous. So much inspiration and such fabulous papers! That's G45!!!


Stunningly gorgeous work!

Amazing projects! Would love to participate in any of their classes!


Fantastic projects~!

More great inspiration! The designers are top notch!

Beautiful projects!! Thanks for the week of sneaks peeks of the new halloween line!!

Wow, what beautiful projects. I love them all. I love the new Halloween clock too!

Congratulations Robin!!! You are just too perfect for this new and exciting role with Graphic 45. I'm super happy for you. XO

This Happy Hauntings line has bewitched me with its boo-tiful and spootacular designs! I can't wait to have this treat in scrappy little hands!


Wow, love all the projects as always, especially the clock.

This new paper is must have. I wish you would quit showing it until I can get my hands on some:)

Your Halloween clock id fantastic!!!!!! I want to make one! I can't get over all the beautiful cards that the girls made. This is my goal this year, is to make beautiful things like them.

LOVE the clock! :)

What a bewitching project. In fact this whole release just has me entranced. I can hardly wait till it's out in stores. Everything in it is a must have. :)

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