Layout Ideas For Picture Perfect Memories
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!
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
Graphic 45 By the Sea:
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!
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
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!
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