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July 25, 2012

It's the Graphic 45, Want2Scrap & Art Glitter Blog Hop Day 3!

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome once again to the amazing Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter blog hop! Thank you all for joining us for more fun and inspiration! We're teaming up with the fine folks at Want2Scrap and Art Glitter all this week to bring you tons of beautiful crafts and prizes! Today you'll see some fabulous sneak peeks of gorgeous projects from Arlene Cuevas, Jim the Gentleman Crafter and Betto Cesare! All you need to do is hop on over to their blogs to see the projects in their entirety! While you're there be sure to leave a blog comment! That's the only way to enter to win this week's fabulous prizes! Just look at these amazing prize packs of Graphic 45, Want 2 Scrap and Art Glitter goodies! We will be announcing 2 randomly chosen winners on Monday, July 30th! So be sure to hop, hop, hop and leave your blog comments for your chance to win! Also today we're going to taking you on a special tour of Kristin Wilson's craft room! You're going to love her amazing creative space! So get ready for another wonderful day here at Graphic 45!



Before we get to the hop we wanted to share this amazing video of Kristin Wilson's craft room! Kristin is one of our super-talented design team members and her crafting room is out of this world! Take a look inside this amazing creative space! You're going to love her clever ideas for decorating and organization! Kristin even gives some fun tips in the short interview below. Enjoy! 


What do you love most about your crafting space?

I adore that my studio is a space that has nothing boy related in it! I am the only girl in my family so my studio is my safe haven... Calgon take me away kinda space.

What tips do you have for keeping your crafting space organized?

The best tip I can give is to clean up your space after each project before starting something new. This philosophy really helps me keep things nice and tidy. Storage is another huge detail in keeping your space organized. Before buying up all the storage you can find on sale, come up with a plan for how you work first. Your storage needs will reveal themselves as you take a look at your creative process.

Did you have a particular plan when you created your crafting space or did it just come together over time?

Total plan! I purchased several books on craft spaces and took what I liked from each one. I also spent numerous hours online looking at all of the craft spaces I could find.

Do you have a fun or nostalgic piece of decorating in your crafting space that inspires you while you craft?

I do. My ATC (artist trading card) wall is especially precious to me. I have collected ATC's since I began crafting from crafters world wide. I made a wall dedicated to my favorite ones right in front of my desk. I look at them all the time. It reminds me just how far I have come in my crafting.

Wow, thanks Kristin for that amazing look at your gorgeous crafting room! And now it's time to get hopping! Remember G45ers, in addition to this week's fabulous blog prizes, we're also giving away two more Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter prize packs on our Facebook and Pinterest pages this week! So be sure to check that out! The great folks at Want2Scrap and Art Glitter are also offering wonderful prizes and crafts on their blogs this week. Check out the Want2Scrap and Art Glitter blogs to see their featured design team member projects and blogs today! There is so much to discover during this incredible blog hop! Want to know more about Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter! Read all about these wonderful companies here!

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About Graphic 45:

Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.  Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

About Want2Scrap:

Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™  line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.

About Art Glitter:

Spread the Sparkle! Be it cosmetics, scrapbooking, t-shirts, cards, jewelry, quilts, rock star toes, home decor or even cement...everything is better with Art Glitter on it! Barbara Trombley opened Art Institute Glitter, Inc. in 1982 and now supplies artists and artisans, crafters and craftsmen with more than 400 brilliant cosmetic quality glitter colors and industrial-strength adhesives. Art Glitter products have been featured on “The New Martha Stewart Show”, “Carol Duvall Show”, HGTV, Home Shopping Network and several times in “Martha Stewart Living Magazine” including this upcoming December, 2009 issue. Thousands of retail stores throughout the world carry Art Glitter products. Barbara’s first book, “Glitter Artistry: Bags, Tags & Cards,” was warmly received by artists in 2006 and is still a big hit today (Sterling Publishing, Inc.). Art Glitter’s retail showroom is located in Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona.

The first sneak peek project for today's blog hop was created by Arlene Cuevas. This gorgeous Bird Song creation is out of this world! Hop on over to Arlene's beautiful blog to see the full project. Be sure to leave a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win!

Arlene's blog:


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Next we have this marvelous Happy Haunting creation from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter. This spooktacular creation is a must-see! Hop on over to Jim's blog to see the full project and be sure to leave him a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win!

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Next up is this exquisite creation by Betto Cesare featuring Hallowe'en in Wonderland! Get ready to be wowed by this amazing work of art! Hop on over to Betto's blog to see the full project. Leave a blog comment for your chance to win! Bask in the creative inspiration!

Betto's blog:


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In case you missed a day during this week's blog hop you can still catch up on all the fun and also leave you blog comments. Here is this week's blog hop schedule!

Monday, July 23rd

Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 24th

Alberto Juárez : http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel : http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Nicole Eccles: http://www.nicoleeccles.com/

Wednesday, July 25th

Arlene Cuevas: http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Jim, The Gentleman Crafter: http://thegentlemancrafter.blogspot.com
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 26th

Clare Charvill: http://mycreativespirit.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson: http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 27th

Denise Hahn: http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison: http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui: http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/

Thank you all so much for joining us today! We hope you'll come back and see us tomorrow for more spectacular fun with Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter! Big thanks to Kristin Wilson, Arlene Cuevas, Jim the Gentleman Crafter and Betto Cesare for their brilliant work today! We wish you all a very happy day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Wonderful projects !! That craft room is so orginized, great job. I wish mine looked that good. Thank you, for the great tips !

Love the DT projects! wish Betto's blog is in English.

This week has been fun so far. The DT is doing excellent work. Thanks Kristen for the studio tour.

Love all the stunning projects!

WOW!! Jim's house is fantastic!! I don't know how he thinks up such cool projects!!!

Oh my! So much talent! I love seeing what these talented artists can do with some pretty paper!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Amazing and wonderful projects today. So wonderful and different. Fantastic the DT is fantastic

I LOVE to see the Halloween projects. They are always my favorites.

More amazing projects today! Especially love the fantastic house album complete with gate and courtyard!

I never really bought your paper until I accidentally found Gentleman Jim on his blog. Now I am an absolute fanatic. Just love the new stuff. The Birdsong Paper is really beautiful. LOVE the new design team. You guys did good!

Amazing designs today. I am going to go create something new right away. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristen, I love your room. Very simple and easy to reproduce different aspects without breaking the bank. My favorite is you ATC wall, as well. Gives me an idea for my own, new, scrappy space when we move in a couple of months.

Kristin, thank you so much for the fun tour of your adorable craft studio. Love your wall of ATC's! I like to tidy up after each project too. It helps to start with a clear mind on the next project.
Wonderful job again today on the hop, but I still have to stop by Jim's blog to see his project!
Jessica S

you make such beautiful things come to life keep inspiring us

love the project....gotta say am in love with Jim's house....gonna stop by and visit!!!! Kristins studio is great...how organized!!!!!!!!!!!! wish i were that organized...but i'd rather play than clean...oh well....

Love them all. Jim's projects always blow me away. All the projects today have incredible vibrancy & detail. Thanks to G45.

Another wonderful day of talented designers.

Day 3, and I keep being amazed! Fabulous projects today, and how brilliant to go behind the scenes in Kristin's craftroom. Thank you!
Alison x

Love that craft room so organized motivates me to clean up mine! Just want to say thank-you for a great week full interesting projects, great ideas and some wonderful company!

Having fun on your hop!!

Love that craft room... I can't wait to get my own room :)

Such awesome projects! What talent combined with gorgeous collections!

WOW! More awesome creations by the DT. Loving the hop.

I'm loving all of the DT projects and especially a nosey around Kristin's Craft Studion. Thanks for sharing.

Oh my goodness, really?!?! Your designers are to the moon and back talented:) tahnk you so very much for sharing their work with us:) AND thank you for your generosity:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure

They were all freaking Amazing! I was blown away by the Gentleman crafter well I usaully am blown away by his artwork lol

I hopped day 3 :) Such amazing talent, thank you for sharing!!

Another fun day. Loved the studio tour. I am trying not to be envious of all the "clean."

Beautiful projects...talented designers...thank you for sharing

I am hopping on day three.........looking forward to the new goodies top see.

What great project done with some great paper...I really enjoyed the Halloween in Wonderland project since I am working with that paper collection right now. Thanks for all the great projects.

Amazing projects from an amazing team! Thanks for sharing the craft room, I know I still have a way to go on organizing mine but at least I know I'm not the only one with all of this stuff!

Fabulous projects again - especially Jim's Halloween House - that man is seriously talented!

OK...just have to say it again...G45 has the most amazing design team in the blogosphere! I am gob smacked! Everything is just so gorgeous.

Thanks, Kristin, for the peek inside your craft room. Uh-mazing!!!

Best design team evah working with the best product. Gentleman Jim's haunted house is beyond belief.

G45 DT Designers keep blowing us away...Thanks for peask at Kristin's studio... I'm so excited, so may things I wanna try now!

This hop is just too much fun! Amazing projects!s Mahalo for sharing.

Loving the sneaks and loveeeeeeeee her scrap room!!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

Wow!!! I ran out of adjectives for these amazing projects!!!!!!

Love all these projects!!! The hop is so much fun!

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