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June 04, 2015

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney!

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There are not enough words to celebrate the creativity of Miranda Edney! Her style is distinct and unforgettable, her lovely spirit shines through all she creates, and she's so generous with her tutorials and knowledge. Miranda can break down a project the likes of which never seen before, and make it feel like you could also create it with her captivating process videos and great tutorials. She has been an invaluable asset to the Graphic 45 Design Team, and her talent is already taking her incredible places. We will so miss Miranda being on our team! Today, we will share new and old projects. There could be hundreds of highlights, but we narrowed it down to a few of our favorites and 2 projects never before seen. **Also, stay to the end of the blog for a super exciting Graphic 45 announcement that YOU can take part in!**

First, we have these gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime altered spools by Miranda. Miranda would use a wide variety of items to upcycle. Her stash was created from antique stores, garage sales, craft stores, and more. She could create the most brilliant project out of everyday items.

Once Upon a Springtime altered spools by Miranda #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime altered spools by Miranda #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime altered spools by Miranda #graphic45

Supply List

Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collectors Edition
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Brads
White and Cream Paint
Glue
Pop Dots
Paper Distresser

Miranda has an eye for altered art. She did magnificent work with our Graphic 45 Staples! She could always "Think Outside the Box" with our product. This Book Box also uses Botanical Tea.

"I just LOVE these book boxes! They have always been a fave item to alter! And these are such a great quality! The ATC sized ones with included tag mini are perfect as well! Leave it to G45 to provide EVERYTHING one needs! I chose to keep this box simple! Well simple to me anyways lol. And of course corset lacing up the spine! I always seem to do this! Hope you all like it! " ~Miranda

Botanical Tea Book Box by Miranda Edney #graphic45


Botanical Tea Book Box by Miranda Edney #graphic45


Botanical Tea Book Box by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Supply List

Botanical Tea-Fauna
Botanical Tea-Herbal Infusion
Botanical Tea-Flora
Botanical Tea-Sweet Chamomile
Graphic 45 Staples
Book Box
Shabby Metal Door Pull
May Arts Ribbon
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard

One of Miranda's most beloved projects was her Graphic 45 Dreamcatchers! She even provides a video tutorial so you can make your own. These were such a hit and continue to be!

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Miranda's Dreamcatcher Tutorial


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 Another Miranda favorite was her altered pumpkins. She used old books, plastic pumpkins found aroudn Halloween and simply paper to create this brilliant autumn display. Find out how to make these with her video tutorial below!

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Miranda's Pumpkin Tutorial


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 Miranda made delicious and delectable projects with Graphic 45. This A Ladies' Diary Cupcake stand was a favorite and the technique and attention to detail on this is unrivaled!

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We loved this The Twelve Days of Christmas project for the holidays. Make a tree you can use year after year! We included her video tutorial for this beauty below as well.

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Miranda's Floral Tree Tutorial

Here's another fabulous holiday project from Miranda - The Twelve Days of Christmas snow globes! We love the rosettes she includes on these, the handmade trees, and the 3D dynamics of this gorgeous set of home decoration. Want to try them yourself? She provided a fabulous video for just that!

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Miranda's Snow Globe Tutorial


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 Miranda made this calendar in a box at the beginning of this year using Time to FlourishWe love each of her tags, and her Snapguide tutorial below!

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Check out How to Make a G45 Calendar in a Box With Time to Flourish by Miranda Edney on Snapguide.  

Miranda's Calendar Snapguide


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We love this altered gumball machine by Miranda! She made this from Raining Cats & Dogs and a vintage gumball machine, and we couldn't adore this more.

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A vintage favorite from Miranda is her handmade hot air balloon. This is such a fabulous project!


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This is a stunning mixed media Steampunk Spells printer's tray Miranda created for Halloween. So many details on this, you can't stop looking!


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Again, a majestic altered paper cake from Miranda using a vintage teapot, Graphic 45 Paper, and gorgeous handmade paper flowers. Wow!


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We loved this project, because it showed Miranda's fun sense of humor and playfulness. Gotta love this altered Typography flying pig from Miranda! Just too fabulous!


A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

Miranda, we will miss you terribly. From your immense talent, your kind spirit, and your incredible artistry - you are one in a million. Miranda's talent is already taking her so many fabulous places, so you don't want to miss out on her artistic journey. We wish you the best of luck, and thank you so much for all your incredible work with Graphic 45 over the years! We are tremendously grateful.

Keep up with Miranda Edney!

Follow Miranda on her Blog

Follow Miranda on YouTube

Follow Miranda on Facebook

Follow Miranda on Instagram

Follow Miranda on Pinterest

Follow Miranda on Snapguide

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Now, are you ready for some big news? Graphic 45 is hitting the high seas with YOU, our G45ers!! Take a creative cruise with us full of classes, fun in the sun, and incredible stops along the way. We couldn't imagine a better way to spend our Spring of 2016 than with YOU! Register today! This will be such an incredible trip of a lifetime where you get to combine a love of adventure with your love for crafting. What could be better?

Check out our Creative Cruise in the Caribbean Facebook Event

Check out the Craftours Website

There's one more day to enter our Time to Celebrate giveaway! Enter below to win, win, win:

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

We will miss Miranda so much and we're so grateful that you joined us today. We hope you have a fantastic Thursday!

Your Pals in Paper (AND cruises!),

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

April 30, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Four: Rare Oddities AND Announcing our 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team!

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Today, we get to see the papers from our new collection Rare Oddities! And definitely stay until the end of the blog where we announce our 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team! It's a HUGE day on the blog! Filled with so much excitement!

Before we get into all the fun, let's announce the 4 winners from yesterday's Rare Oddities Sneak Peek giveaway! Our randomly chosen winners are...

From the Blog:

-Dottie in CT: I do love the colors of "Rare Oddities". I always look forward to the sneak peaks during the year.

-Belinda Aker: Crazy delicious! Both new lines are wonderful. I am full of ideas for each.

From Facebook:

-Lysa Collins: Love love this collection! !!

-Katie Sterry: Keep these oddities coming! They're fantastic!!

Congratulations to our winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize.

Do you want to win Rare Oddities before you can buy it? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter to win! We will choose four winners and announce them on the blog tomorrow! Our winners will win an 8x8 paper pad, a 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, journaling and decorative chipboard, and the Journaling & Ephemera cards that come with this gorgeous new Graphic 45 collection! That's a $36 value. So, enter today!

Now, it's Sneak Peek time! Enter the inquisitive and elegant world of Rare Oddities by Graphic 45! There is magic and wonder waiting on every exquisite page of this brilliant new paper collection! Picture your favorite antique shop, filled with clever oddities and fascinating knickknacks. There’s always something rare and enthralling to discover. You'll be mesmerized by the saturated color palette of golden oranges, garden greens, dreamy purples, charcoal blacks and delicate creams.  The collection will include 8 gorgeous new paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, cling stamps and sticker sets. It’s the perfect collection to bring an authentic vintage look to any craft creation!

Rare Oddities Signature Page

The Rare Oddities Signature page! This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Charmed, I'm Sure

"Charmed, I'm Sure" from Rare Oddities - This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Brews and Potions

"Brews and Potions" from Rare Oddities - This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Frightfully Sweet

"Frightfully Sweet" from Rare Oddities - This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Random Relics

"Random Relics" from Rare Oddities - This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Articles of Antiquity

"Articles of Antiquity" from Rare Oddities - This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Ghostly Greetings

"Ghostly Greetings" from Rare Oddities - This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Cabinet of Curiosities

"Cabinet of Curiosities" from Rare Oddities - This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Rare Oddities 12x12 Paper Pad

Rare Oddities 12x12 Paper Pad! This new Graphic 45 collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Rare Oddities 8x8 Paper Pad

Rare Oddities 8x8 Paper Pad! This new Graphic 45 collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Rare Oddities 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

Rare Oddities 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad! This new Graphic 45 collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Now, how about some original Rare Oddities projects from Diane's Workshop? We're in love!

"A top hat decorated in Rare Oddities. Brews and Potions paper is used as the band around the hat. This cut apart page has so many different graphics to choose from. Butterflies and flowers are made using Charmed, I'm Sure, Brews and Potions and Articles of Antiquity. There are so many owls on the Ghostly Greetings page to fussy cut and birdcages with crows. It's hard to decide which graphic to use. Ribbons and a leather flower along with a G45 key finished it off nicely!

A potion bottle is covered with a cut part from Articles of Antiquity and tied with ribbon and a clock face. Enjoy!"

 

Rare Oddities Top Hat a Altered Bottle from Diane's workshop! This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

"The picture frame is covered with Charmed, I'm Sure. The Rare Oddities Signature page was framed and flowers from Brews and Potions, Articles of Antiquity and Ghostly Greetings were
added along with a G45 metal butterfly."


Rare Oddities Altered Frame from Diane's workshop! This new collection will be in stores in late May #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

*DRUMROLL!* Now, let's announce our 2015 Design Team!

 

This was our hardest decision to date! Our finalists were absolutely incredible. We are so excited about this dream team. Congratulations to our 2015 Design Team!  To everyone who applied for this year's team, we are beyond grateful to have had the chance view your work and get to know each one of you. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and talents.

Arlene Cuevas - USA
Belly Lau - China
Brit Sviggum - Norway
Danielle Copley - USA
Donna Espiritu - Saudi Arabia
Ginny Nemchak - USA
Joanne Bain - Australia
Katie Zoey Ho - Singapore
Lori Williams - USA
Maggi Harding - USA
Mariusz Gierszewski - Poland
Robin Shakoor - USA
Solange Marques - Brazil
Tanya Dudkina - Russia
Tati Scrap - Spain

Graphic 45 Ambassadors

(This is an invitation-only program for educators. What amazing artists and teachers on this list!)

Alberto Juarez Diaz - Spain
Clare Charvill - UK
Jane Tregenza - Australia
Jim Hankins - USA
Laura Denison - USA

Wow! So much has happened today. Thanks so much for joining us today. We are so excited about our new collections and our 2015 Design Team! We hope you have a fantastic day, G45ers!

Excited for the Future,

Graphic 45

April 29, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Three: Rare Oddities

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Welcome to the first day of Sneak Peeks of Rare Oddities, a fanciful and ghostly new collection from Graphic 45! This frightfully sweet collection will bring some fun to your day.

First, let's see who won Gilded Lily from yesterday's Sneak Peeks! Our four randomly chosen winners are....

From the Blog:

-Nancy Hennessey: This is just so beautiful. I believe this will be my first Grapic 45 paper!!

-Sharon Henson: I was so excited to see the papers! I wasn't sure if I "had to buy it", but seeing the papers changed my mind. I can't wait to decorate a cigar box or mini album with this!

From Facebook:

-Nona Mullendore Smith: Love it

-Erica Hofstetter Darling: This collection is GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to buy it.

Congratulations winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Enter today for 4 more chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It!

Do you want to win Rare Oddities before you can buy it? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter to win! We will choose four winners and announce them on the blog tomorrow! Our winners will win an 8x8 paper pad, a 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, journaling and decorative chipboard, and the Journaling & Ephemera cards that come with this gorgeous new Graphic 45 collection! That's a $36 value. So, enter today!

Now, it's Sneak Peek time! Enter the inquisitive and elegant world of Rare Oddities by Graphic 45! There is magic and wonder waiting on every exquisite page of this brilliant new paper collection! Picture your favorite antique shop, filled with clever oddities and fascinating knickknacks. There’s always something rare and enthralling to discover. You'll be mesmerized by the saturated color palette of golden oranges, garden greens, dreamy purples, charcoal blacks and delicate creams.  The collection will include 8 gorgeous new paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, cling stamps and sticker sets. It’s the perfect collection to bring an authentic vintage look to any craft creation!

Hampton Art and Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Cling Stamps

 

The Hampton Art and Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Cling Stamps. Get this collection in stores in late May 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Rare Oddities Cardstock Stickers

The cardstock stickers with Rare Oddities, a new collection from Graphic 45. Find this collection in stores in late May 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Rare Oddities Journaling & Ephemera Cards


The Journaling & Ephemera cards with Rare Oddities, a new collection from Graphic 45. Find this collection in stores in late May 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Rare Oddities Decorative and Journaling Chipboard

The decorative and journaling chipboard with Rare Oddities, a new collection from Graphic 45. Find this collection in stores in late May 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Rare Oddities Cardstock Tags & Pockets


The cardstock tags & pockets with Rare Oddities, a new collection from Graphic 45. Find this collection in stores in late May 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Get a great idea from Diane's workshop with this fantastic new collection! Love how this was created:

"Begin with a G45 12x12" Matchbook Box. Spray inside and out with black spray paint. Decide how you want your Apothecary Project divided inside. I took mine from inspiration from the signature page. Tape your dividers in place with G45 Washi Tape. Then get creative with the background papers in each box. There are so many different pictures to choose from for a fussy cut. The Articles of Antiquity page has a page full of book spines that can be layered on top of any of the other papers. I used little scrap pieces of balsa wood and modpodged them on. The outside of the box was covered with Charmed, I'm Sure paper. Then I started looking for some of my own Rare Oddities around the house to place in each box. The top of the box is a piece that I found at a flea market. Always keep your eyes open for interesting little architecture pieces. They can be a great addition to your art. It is covered with Charmed, I'm Sure and parts of the signature page. Then a few more fussy cuts for layering. Enjoy!"

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Rare Oddities Apothecary Cabinet. Perfect for Halloween home decor, or for any lover of skeletons, books, owls and odds and ends. @Graphic45


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Need more inspiration? Solange Marques has it in spades over on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog! Check it out today.

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Visit the Paper Crafter's Library Blog!

Thanks for joining us for a first look at this fabulous new collection! Join us tomorrow for a first look at the paper with this awesome collection AND to see our 2015 Design Team announced. Have a great Wednesday!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

April 28, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Two: Gilded Lily

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It's an exciting day! Today, you get to see the beautiful new papers in the Gilded Lily collection! Aren't you excited? Are project ideas rolling around inside your head? We are so excited about this beautiful collection.

Now, let's see who won our Sneak Peek prize packs from yesterday! Our four randomly chosen winners are...

From the Blog:

-Amanda Gallagher: This collection couldn't be more perfect! Love the colours and the elegant feel!

-Leslee Andersen: These papers are like a kindred spirit. Beautiful!

From Facebook:

-Victor Martinez: G45 has done it again! Beautiful new collection.

-Glenda Buster: I adore this paper!! I'd have tons of fun creating pages for the little princess in my life.

Congratulations to our winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize.

Do you want to win Gilded Lily before you can buy it? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter to win! We will choose four winners and announce them on the blog tomorrow! Our winners will win an 8x8 paper pad, a 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, journaling and decorative chipboard, and the Journaling & Ephemera cards that come with this gorgeous new Graphic 45 collection! That's a $36 value. So, enter today!

Now, let's get into the Sneak Peeks! Gilded Lily was inspired by Marie Antoinette and the luscious and gorgeous French culture. It's beautiful pastel colors and imagery will take you to a time full of refinement and sophistication. Enjoy a first look at the gorgeous papers in this collection. Je t'aime!

Gilded Lily Signature Page

The signature page from Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45! In stores in late May #graphic45

Royal Gardens


"Royal Gardens" page from Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45! In stores in late May #graphic45

Creme de la Creme


"Creme de la Creme" page from Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45! In stores in late May #graphic45

Lavish Lifestyle


"Lavish Lifestyle" page from Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45! In stores in late May #graphic45

Golden Age


"Golden Age" page from Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45! In stores in late May #graphic45

Her Majesty


"Her Majesty" page from Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45! In stores in late May #graphic45

Versailles


"Versailles" page from Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45! In stores in late May #graphic45

Tres Chic


"Tres Chic" page from Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45! In stores in late May #graphic45

Gilded Lily 12x12 Paper Pad

Gilded Lily 12x12 paper pad, in stores in late May 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Gilded Lily 8x8 Paper Pad

Gilded Lily 8x8 paper pad, in stores in late May 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Gilded Lily 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

Gilded Lily 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, in stores in late May 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Now, let's see some beautiful projects with Gilded Lily! All of these come from Diane's workshop and will be sure to get the creativity flowing! First, we have a stunning altered crown using this new collection.

"Make a pattern for your crown ...there are a few on Pinterest...the base paper is from Golden Age. Then glitter was added to the edges. The bottom of the crown was covered with pink tulle that was gathered a glued with a matching ribbon layered on top. Then a few flowers and ladies were fussy cut and layered with flowers from Petaloo. Every girl needs a crown!"



Stunning details on this handmade crown using Gilded Lily! This beauty is from Diane's workshop. Find this collection in stores in late May #graphic45

Take a plain cardstock crown and make a Gilded Lily masterpiece! See this beautiful project on the blog. Find this collection in stores in late May #graphic45

Next, we have these glorious projects - a beautiful album and altered  clock from Diane's workshop. We are in love!

"This is one of G45 new albums. It is covered with Golden Age and the signature page was cut out and placed on the cover with ribbon and flower embellishments. Crime de la Creme was used on the inside covers.

The two example pages for the album used the stripes from the back of the signature page and Her Majesty as base papers. They were then layered with Royal Gardens and Tres Chic. The cut apart pages offer many cute cards and invitation postcards."

Gilded Lily Album and altered clock from Diane's Workshop! Use this new collection yourself in late May #graphic45

Beautiful Gilded Lily Album from Diane's Workshop! Use this new collection yourself in late May #graphic45

Awesome cards and pages in this Gilded Lily Album from Diane's Workshop! Use this new collection yourself in late May #graphic45

Loving the elegance of this altered Gilded Lily clock from Diane's workshop! Find this collection in stores in late May! #graphic45

Loving this altered Gilded Lily clock from Diane's workshop! Find this collection in stores in late May! #graphic45

What an amazing Sneak Peek this has been! Join us tomorrow for a first look at Rare Oddities. We are terribly excited to share this other great new collection with you. See you then!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family
 

April 27, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day One: Gilded Lily

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We are so excited to announce our new collection Gilded Lily! We have gorgeous Sneak Peeks of all the embellishments and beautiful cling stamps from this new collection. There are also FOUR chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It today!

Do you want to win Gilded Lily before you can buy it? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter to win! We will choose four winners and announce them on the blog tomorrow! Our winners will win an 8x8 paper pad, a 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, journaling and decorative chipboard, and the Journaling & Ephemera cards that come with this gorgeous new Graphic 45 collection! That's a $36 value. So, enter today!

Now, let's get into the Sneak Peeks! Gilded Lily was inspired by Marie Antoinette and the luscious and gorgeous French culture. It's beautiful pastel colors and imagery will take you to a time full of refinement and sophistication. Je t'aime!

Hampton Art and Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Cling Stamps

 

Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! These are the Hampton Art cling stamps with this new collection #graphic45

Gilded Lily Cardstock Stickers


Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! What gorgeous stickers to go with this collection #graphic45

Gilded Lily Journaling & Ephemera Cards


Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! Make cards, tags, and more with these Journaling & Ephemera Cards #graphic45

Gilded Lily Decorative & Journaling Chipboard


Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! Use journling and decorative chipboard for all your embellishment needs! #graphic45

Gilded Lily Cardstock Tags & Pockets


Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! These cardstock Tags & Pockets have unlimited possibility! #graphic45

Wow! Don't you love these Sneak Peeks? We are so excited to share them with you today! Look for this new collection in stores in mid to late May.

Thanks for joining us today!

The G45 Family