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August 03, 2012

Ultimate Inspiration With Olde Curiosity Shoppe!


Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to our cheerful blog on this fine day! What a fantastic week it's been! We have even more fun and fabulous crafts to share with you today! We'll be highlighting some of the gorgeous crafts that have been posted to our Ning site! Plus we've got a gorgeous Olde Curiosity Shoppe sketchbook and tutorial by Sharon Ngoo! And as if that weren't enough, we have a winner to announce for this week's blog contest as well as a new craft challenge for the month of August! This blog is action-packed! You are sure to get inspired for some fun weekend crafting! First we'd like to announce our winner for this week's blog prize! We want to thank each and every one of you who left us a blog or Facebook comment this week. We cherish all of your feedback! This week's winner was chosen at random from Thursday's Facebook comments. And the winner is...

Lois Fulgham: "Cute! I like both tutorials but really like the key box the most."

Congratulations, Lois! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com so that we can send you out your fabulous prize! This is the great prize that Lois won this week! We will have another incredible blog contest on Monday so we hope you will all come back and check it out!

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And now it's time for some craft highlights from our Ning site! Periodically we like to feature some of the amazing crafts that have been uploaded to our Ning site by crafters just like you! We love to see what's being created with our papers. It is such a thrill to see the degree of incredible talent that you all possess. These are a few fabulous crafts from Ning, beginning with this amazing Olde Curiosity Shoppe file organiser by Lyn Bernatovich. What a whimsical and imaginative way to stay organized! This piece is absolutely delightful!


Here we have another gorgeous creation, A Ladies' Diary Afternoon Tea card by Helen Philips. Look at all of those beautiful layers and fun fussy cutting! This card really captures the feminine charm of A Ladies' Diary!


This next craft is just amazing! It's a Happy Haunting altered cigar box and mini album by Lindsey Amschler. This is such a clever way to use Happy Haunting! Lindsey has created a fabulous Halloween scene with this adorable work of art!


Next we have this precious Little Darlings layout by Gerry van Gent. This LO is so adorable! Beautiful borders, delicate fussy cutting and artful dimension make this LO an absolute treasure. This amazing creation is sure to plant a smile on your face!


And now we take a lavish journey with this "Waiting for Paris" layout featuring A Ladies' Diary by Karen Zueger. This LO is not only completely stunning, but it is also exquisitely made with lots of fabulous embellishments and paper layering. Every little detail in this LO is just remarkable! It has such wonderful movement. The heart-warming central photo only adds to the allure of this remarkable craft creation. Wow!


We encourage all of you to upload your Graphic 45 crafts to our Ning site! Share your talents and connect with a great crafting community!


And now it's time to get crafty with Sharon Ngoo of the Graphic 45 design team! This is a great sketchbook that Sharon made using only Graphic 45 Staples and Olde Curiosity Shoppe Cling Stamps. No Graphic 45 patterned papers were used to create this little treasure. And yet it still has all the vintage charm and beauty that Graphic 45 is known for! Sharon even made a fun tutorial to show you how to create a sketch book of your very own! Take it away, Sharon!

Hi everybody!!! I am a big big fan of kraft paper and all things brown coloured, so I thought it might be fun to challenge myself to make something using only Graphic45 staples and NO patterned paper at all.  I found it really tough having none of the lovely Graphic45 images to work with so I "cheated" a bit and used some stamps from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Cling 2 set to help me along.  And here's what I made.
Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo envelope sketch book Staples & Stamps

Its a little sketchbook made from the Graphic45 kraft envelope album.  On the inside I left lots of space for doodling and only did a little stamping and decoration.

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo envelope sketch book Staples & Stamps (inside)

And here's how I made my little sketch book with no pattern paper!! This would be fun to do on the cover of any sketch book and I must say I quite like the final look.
Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo envelope sketch book Staples & Stamps (Tutorial)

1.  Kraft envelope album
10. envelope tags
1. kraft cardstock - American Craft
2. cardboard box
3. word sticker - Cosmo Cricket
4. string - my own

Wasn't that great?! Now it's time to get you even more inspired for weekend crafting! We are excited to announce our brand new craft challenge for August! It's the Graphic 45 Summer Scrapbook Layout Challenge! Read the details below to find out more about this great new craft challenge in which you could win a $50 Graphic 45 prize pack of goodies!


We can't wait to see what you'll create, G45ers! You can upload your summer layouts to the Graphic 45 Facebook page! We want to thank you all so much for joining us today! Big thanks to our Ning contributors as well as the amazing Sharon Ngoo for today's incredible crafts! We hope you all have a great day and a happy weekend! We'll see you right back here on Monday for another week of craft inspiration and prizes!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Congrats to the FB winner Lois!! I love love love what the fans have created!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! And loving Sharon's sketch book!!!! Just amazing!!! Loving the new challenge!!! Have you announced the winner from the last one? I didn't see it in here??? Hoping to participate with the new challenge!!! :)

Congrats Lois! Thank You for sharing the Ning site creations -they are fantastic. Sharon's sketchbook turned out great. Thanks for all the inspiration. Have a great weekend all!

Wow!!! Beautiful works!!

Congratulations Lois, you lucky person you. I had not been to the gallery part of your site yet, Graphic 45. Beautiful work there--I'm sure I will be visiting often.

Love it ! Thanks for the step by step instructions. Great projects, I expecially love the file orginizer !

I just love the Olde Curiosity Mini Sketchbook. I wish I would have gotten those stamps now, lol, isn't that the way. You see someone's really awesome project and wish you would have got the stamp set before it was gone. Idaho Amy

It's always nice to see what other people are doing <3

Congrats to Lois! All the projects are amazing.

I am pleased to find my card here,thank you!The works are really beautiful!

Amazing projects from the ning site. TFS them with us, Loved Sharons mini. She did a wonderful job ( hard not to incorporate g45 papers, but it looks fantastic). Congrats to Lois.

Such talent! I am continually amazed by the art that comes out using your products, perfect for each other!

Gorgeous, gorgeous goodies! Wow so inspiring!

great ideas

Congrats Everyone! I'm gearing up to August Challenge! Yeah

What wonderful talent!!! Thank you all for sharing your creations! I love Graphic45 papers and all the wonderful things that can be made from this line of paper and embellishments. Great thanks to Graphic45 designs! :)

There is so much talent and inspiration from one place is unbelievable..thank you so much!!!

Such wonderful t hings from the Ning site. With such wonderful materials from G45 to work with, you can't help but make great projects! The sketch book from Sharon was a wonder and something I think I can do (but not totally without G45 paper)!

Oh Boy! More great projects and I love the kraft album. What a great way to challenge yourself. Love it.

Better and better every day. Can't pick a favorite today, but I do know I want to do the little kraft album for an upcoming birthday...

You guys have always so much fun things in this blog I drool all the time with this projects and papers :D

Thank you G45 for featuring my layout....what an honour! You totally made my day!
And what a talent indeed ...only in one post! Stunning projects!
Hugs ~Gerry~

I love the instructions for the mini book and the Little darlings scrap page. So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

I am loving every nook & crannie of G45's inspirational works of art!! I will give the card a go!! Love the Ladies Diary and Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers!! Oiye!!

COngratulations LYN for being posted here.. amazing job!!

The G45 "Community" is a very creative community and I think that speaks volumes about G45 product... it brings out the creative ability in all who use it !

Awesome projects, love them all.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe is so awesome, but my local Scrapbook store doesn't carry it yet. I'm dying to get my hands on it. This collection is just so all about me!

I love the use of such awesome papers and how they got that way. Beautiful Ladies Diary. Lanna from Utah

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