New Layout Ideas For The New Year & CHA Highlights!
Welcome to another beautiful week here on the Graphic 45 blog. We have so many treats planned for you this week. We've got incredible new crafts from our design team that feature our brand new collections French Country, Secret Garden and new Tag Album Staples! Plus we've got highlights from our adventures at CHA in Anaheim, California! There is so much inspiration to behold this week. You are guaranteed to get a daily dose of happy when you stop by the Graphic 45 blog! Today we are celebrating the wondrous art of layouts! You will see three incredible creations from our design team! There's a fabulous Place in Time layout by Denise Hahn, a French Country layout by Sharon Ngoo and a Secret Garden layout by Gloria Stengel! This is your first glimpse of the fantastic crafting possibilities with some of our brand new collections! But first we have some winners to announce from Friday's Secret Garden blog contest! These winners were chosen at random from comments left on our blog and Facebook page on Friday. And the winners are...
-Laura Karaba: "Happy Birthday to Joanna! As I scrolled down on this post and came to the first pic of her, I had a feeling she might be from a theatre and acting background and sure enough, she is! LOVELY photo. LOVE Secret Garden! Thank you for your peeks at CHA. I would LOVE to go there someday! It would be heaven!"
-Brooke John: "would love to win this line! It is so pretty! I love the flowers and banner pieces!!!!!"
-Jean Warren Cavalier: "fantabulous!!!!"
-Tammy Dee Perko Marchant: "Would love to win Secret Garden! I have sooooo many creative ideas and I can't wait!"
Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at email@example.com to claim your prize. We will be mailing all of our prize packs out in early to mid February. We want to thank everyone who left us comments during our sneak peeks! We had such a great time reading your feedback. We appreciate all of your kind and inspiring words!
And now it's time to share some of our grand adventures from CHA in Anaheim, California! We have had such an incredible time at the show! It is always such a joy!
The team is in full swing! Aimee and Meggan Howell are making the magic happen in our booth at CHA!
Here is Graphic 45 Design Team member Laura Denison teaching a Graphic 45 class with 101 students!
This is Kay Churchill who was a star student who finished her place in time mini album created by Laura Denison for our class.
This is Susan who won our grand prize from the g45 class! New collections are now in her possession!
Now it's time for some layouts! Get ready to be wowed, G45ers! Here we have a gorgeous Place in Time layout by Denise Hahn. This sweet winter-inspired LO has so many pretty embellishments! Just look at those beautiful flowers, chipboards, Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder and more! This is a great example of how you can create fun and gorgeous seasonal layouts with Place in Time! How adorable!
Chipboard Imaginarium Designs
Ink Colorbox Pigment Ink
Glitter: Stephanie Barnard Chunky Glitter, Clearsnap Winter Frost
Flowers: Fancy Accessories
Adhesive: Tombow Crafters Collection, Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer, Xyron
Next we have this magnificent French Country layout by Sharon Ngoo. Just look at all of that fantastic fussy cutting! It creates such breathtaking dimension and detail in this sweet LO! Sharon also had fun with Graphic 45 Staples to add even more vintage charm to this wonderful work of art. Plus that central photo is just too cute! Here is what she had to say about this lovely creation.
"The beautiful foliage and warm colours of the French Country collection make me think of home and garden - especially since my hubby is an avid gardener, we are always surrounded by plants. This layout showcases a precious moment of my son 'helping daddy out' in the garden when he was a very little boy. I used the papers to try to make it feel like he is in a lush garden." -Sharon Ngoo
Graphic 45 papers:
Graphic 45 Stamps: Secret Garden
Colorbox Chalk Lavender
Colorbox Pigment Antique Pewter, Sky Gray
Colorbox Archival Seattle Sky
Clear embossing powder
Cardstock: American Crafts
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima, The Paper Studio
Crystal flourishes Zva Creative
Crystal tear drop: Connie Crystal
Die Cuts: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Weathered Clock
Chipboard Alphas: Maya Road
Tools: Bow Easy; Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue
Other: Doilies, Gesso, Brads
We hope you all enjoyed today's fabulous crafts! We want to thank Denise Hahn, Sharon Ngoo and Gloria Stengel for their gorgeous work today. We will have more fun photos from CHA as well as more brilliant new creations from our design team on tomorrow's blog! We hope you'll stop by and see us. It's going to be amazing! Have a great day, G45ers! Thank you again for stopping by our blog today.
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45