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February 10, 2014

Layout Ideas For Picture Perfect Memories

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Hello G45ers,

Get ready to start your week off right with today's magnificent Graphic 45 layouts! We've got some stunning ideas for breathtaking handmade layouts that are sure to capture your imagination! We'll be sharing a wide variety of ideas for layouts featuring different Graphic 45 collections and techniques. You'll see a gorgeous By the Sea LO by Denise Hahn. Then we've got a vibrant Couture LO by Maiko Miwa. Then we'll share an adorable Sweet Sentiments LO by Karen Shady. With so many wonderful ideas, you're sure to find the perfect layout to inspire you!

We've also got a new blog contest this week! We're giving away this amazing By the Sea prize pack! You could win a By the Sea 12x12 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cut, Tags & Pockets, Ornate Metal Keys and Antique Metal Door Pulls! That's a $45 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! A random winner will be announced on this Friday's blog so stay tuned!

  By the Sea contest Graphic 45 win giveaway

Layouts are the perfect way to give new life to your treasured photographs. They can help tell the story of your favorite memories, while preserving your photos with beauty and charm. Here is a perfect example of how layouts can help bring our memories to life. Behold, Denise's stunning By the Sea LO! Denise used this fabulous new beach-themed collection to create a heartwarming layout in honor of her friend. It's so much fun to let your favorite Graphic 45 collections inspire you to create one-of-a-kind works of art! Here is what Denise had to say about this lovely LO!

 "This layout is an homage to my very dear friend Andrea Villareal. This girl is a Sea Queen! She has got more seashell/beach themed home decor than anyone I know. She has a lovely little vacation condo in Cayucos, Ca. that her family has owned for years filled with her Sea themed finds. We had so much fun when  group of us went out there for shopping and antique-ing over the weekend- if you ever have a chance to drive down the coast of California, this is a quaint little town you must visit!" -Denise

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Graphic 45 By the Sea:


Set Sail

Sand and Surf

Graphic 45 ATC Tag Small

Flowers: Petaloo Mixed Textured layers Mocha and Tea Stained Dahlias Teal and Aquas

Xyron Mega Runner Adhesive

Xyron Creatopia Permanent Adhesive

Maya Road Kraft Doilies

Paper Clip Prima

Heidi Swapp- Gold Spray, Alpha Letters

Burlap/Pearls- Michael Levine

Ink: Donna Salazar Mixed Media Chox in Bluejay and Schoolhouse


Denise and Maiko find such amazing ways to use our new Washi Tape Set. Such fun ideas!


Next up is this gorgeous Couture layout by Maiko. You can see how she blended lots of different papers from Couture to create a kaleidoscope of color and intricate designs. Each Graphic 45 collection is expertly designed so that all of the papers can blend together perfectly! Maiko also added some pretty Couture Stickers and Chipboard Die-Cuts to add loving sentiments and elegant dimension to this LO. Floral embellishments and Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies also add fabulous 3-D elements. The adorable central photo is brought to life with incredible style!

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Couture 12x12 paper pad

Couture Chipboard 1

Couture Stickers

Ornate Metal Butterflies

Next up is this gorgeous Sweet Sentiments layout by Karen! This is a great example of how you can use open spaces in your layouts to create a pretty focal point. The marvelous fussy cut images and elegant borders help draw the eye to the lovely central photo. Sweet Sentiments is such a precious collection, filled with so many charming vintage-inspired designs and soft pastel colors. It's perfect for creating layouts for children and family! Here is what Karen had to say about this exquisite creation!

"This stunning collection is a fussy cutters dream. There's so many beautiful images to cut out, and layer. I usually purchase 2 of each of these type of papers, as I love to fussy cut 2 of the same image, and layer together, using foam tape in between the layers, giving the image a lovely paper tole effect. Sometimes I will just cut a small portion from the second image, which will give extra focus to just one part of the image (as seen with the flowers on the sweet sentiments banner)." -Karen

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Sweet sentiments collection: Sweet sentiments, Be my valentine, Heart song, 8 x 8 paper  pad

We hope today's blog helped enliven your Monday! It was so much fun getting to share these splendid ideas with all of you! Big thanks to Denise, Maiko and Karen for their beautiful creations today! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win that amazing By the Sea prize pack! There's more fun and inspiration in store on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll come back and see us. Thank you so much for joining us today, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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I lvoe these layouts but the round one is my fav. Love thinking outside of the box!

I like the ruffle on the edge of the round layout. Beautiful fussy cutting too on the other project. I saved the round box from my Laughing Cow cheese - can't wait to make a project out of it.

Todays layouts are really, really nice. By The Sea is awesome paper!

I just love them all expecially the round one. Very nice

LOVE the Sea Queen. I think "By the Sea" is fabulous, and hope I win . . . fingers crossed!

Great layouts. Thanks so much for a chance to win By the Sea. It is a wonderful collection. Cheers.

I would love to win by the sea to scrapbook my photos of our week in Lincoln City, the most beautiful place in the world.

Oh my, such lovely layouts today and a new giveaway! Mondays are perfect!

Such elegant layouts today! The giveaway this week is wonderful!

Lovely projects and especially love Maiko's! Would love to have your Seaside collection too!

The Seaside Collection is my all time favorite from Graphic 45. My heart thrills at the possibility of winning these superlicious set. Please let it be me, the original water baby.

Great projects! By the Sea is awesome paper and I would love to win it!

Thanks for the ideas, found one for an old photo that I have.

Sitting here with a fever of 102.5 and feeling yucky! Then, I see these gorgeous layouts and I feel like the sun has come out and makes me feel just a bit better!! These are so gorgeous and a great way to start the week! Love the prize package for this week!! Thank you for your continued generosity!!

I love By The Sea, and I love the projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Such wonderful ideas...love them!

Gorgeous Layouts! You guys are always my first stop every morning. Always looking forward to such awesome creations!

Love the round layout! I just used Couture to scrap a wonderful photo of my grandmother & her twin sister as teens.
I also love the By the Sea collection - can't wait to find it in stores.

Always stunning! Thank you entering my name in the draw for the By the Sea prize pack.

These layouts are beautiful! I always look forward to the wonderful creations that are featured on the G45 blog daily! Thanks for the opportunity to win these lovely "By The Sea" items!!!


I love how each and every Graphic 45 collection is so perfect for fussy cutting and mix/matching the papers to create such beautiful projects such as these! I would love to win! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Love all the layouts especially the round one!

I so want to win this prize. It's such beautiful paper and would be a lot of fun for someone living near the beach. Thanks for offering such a neat prize.


Very pretty! Thanks for shearing.

truly unbelievable projects - all of them.

Those look amazing. Love them. Thanks for the chance,

Beautiful layouts, can't decide which one I like more.

Beautiful inspiration! I love these layouts. Thanks for the chance to win By the Sea. Another gorgeous collection.

Love today's layouts. Thanks for the change to win the By the Sea goodies...

Just beautiful! Love the ruffled paper, very clever!

Great ideas. What fun it would be to win.

Great layout ideas.

What wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing

I just love all the new papers. They are BEAUTIFUL!
Love the projects everyone has been doing with them.

I love the By The Sea papers - they are great. The Design Team are so talented, I only wish I was so gifted.

I love the By the Sea paper and the projects!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Love the By the Sea project! Can't wait for the new lines to come out!

Karen's layout is perfect for that beautiful face. Breathtaking.

Wow - such beautiful layouts - I especially love the round one! So creative!

Beautiful projects. I'm loving all the new paper lines coming out. Can't wait till they do.

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