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August 31, 2015

Monthly Layouts and Layout Tutorial with Graphic 45!

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There is so much scrapbook inspiration today on the blog. Jane Tregenza shares two heartfelt and beautiful Time to Flourish monthly layouts, and Robin Shakoor has a great tutorial using our new World's Fair! What a way to kick off the week.

First, Jane shares two incredible double layouts. We'll let Jane take it from here:

"July was month of reflection and reassessing just what I am going with my life after hearing the sad news of the passing of Heidi Swapp’s beautiful son Corey.

I came to know Heidi after she stayed with me for a few days when she was teaching in Adelaide in 2013. I had 3 very enjoyable days in her company. We talked about all kinds of things including our families and just our special all our children are to us.

So I was very sad to hear about Corey’s passing.  It was very moving to read Heidi’s tribute to her son and to see the photos she posted. Her comments about why we scrap and how important it is record the everyday events in our lives is so true.   

Corey’s passing reminded me just how precious life is and not to take it for granted. You never know when your time here will be over. Each day needs to count and not just be wasted. At the end of my time I want to be able to say that I made my life count rather than just having flitted it away.

During our life events happen that make us reflect on how we are going and gives us the opportunity to change our ending. It is up to each one of us to make our life the best we can, not in a selfish way - only thinking of our wants and needs, but rather how we can affect and can help those who come into contact with us in a positive way.

One of my daughters is expecting our first Grandchild, and with Corey in mind I decided to do a layout for Leah and Stuart – my daughter and son in law who are expecting their first child.

It is a very exciting time for our family as we watch this little “bump” grow and count down the weeks until our bub is here.  Lots of preparation is going into getting everything ready. I have even been doing some knitting.  I am so grateful to Leah and Stuart for giving us the chance to be grandparents and can’t wait to be able to hold and love our grandchild.  So our family story continues and the next stage in our life is nearly commencing." ~Jane

July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Left side of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Left close-up of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right side of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right close-up of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Supply List

3x G4501041 July Cut Aparts
1x G4501042 July Flourish
2x G4500883 Herbal Infusion
6x Black cardstock
Black photo corners, metal filigree corners, brads from Seriously Scrapbooking

"August is going to be a special month for me.

My Eldest daughter and her partner are getting married after being together for a few years now.  We were very delighted to receive a phone calling telling us of their engagement. The wedding is being held in Sydney so we are all flying there to share in their special day. It is at the end of the month, so I have made the layout for them and will add the photos after the wedding.

I am so grateful for my wonderful sons in Law. After this wedding I will have three of them in my life.  I have four daughters and only one son. So having three more beautiful “sons in law” is just amazing.  Each of their mothers has done an amazing job of bringing them up. They are all so different and come from different walks of life. The one thing they all have in common is that they each love, respect and cherish one of my precious daughters.  I cannot tell you how grateful I am for that. To have your daughters married to men that treat them well, love them and respect them is a real blessing.  To be able to share in their lives and watch them grow closer together is a delight.  For some this is not the case and my heart goes out to any woman in a relationship that is harmful to her and her health. Whether it is domestic violence or mental torment no one should have to face that. Easy to say, but so hard to change. I am so grateful that my girls at this stage in their lives are not facing this trial and hopefully never will." ~Jane

August Double Layout by Jane using Time to Flourish #graphic45


Left side of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Left close-up of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right side of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right close-up of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Supply List

 

3x G451043 August Cut Apart
2x G4501044 August Flourish
2x G4500916 Globetrotter
4x Black Cardstock
2x Dark Teal Cardstock
2x Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Corners IDC0002
Black Photo Corners and lace from Seriously Scrapbooking

Now, check out this World's Fair layout and tutorial from the brilliant Robin! Amazing!

"This quick and easy layout is simple to create, yet packs a beautiful punch.  I used a die cutting technique to create a pretty focal point for my page.  Adding a large decorative image really  brings interest to my page design.  Embellishments are easy to create by cutting images directly from the gorgeous designs found on the pages of this collection." ~Robin

Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Check out How to Create a Layout Using Graphic 45's World's Fair by Robin Shakoor on Snapguide.  

Robin's Layout Snapguide Tutorial


Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

 

Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Flower Power – 4501171
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Ticket to Ride – 4501170
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Inspiration Station – 4501173
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Wonder Works - 4501169
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Journaling Chipboard - 4501180
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Envision Expo – 4501172
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair –Balloon Bouquet - 4501174
Other Supplies
Anna Griffin – Lace Cards and Embellishments Cartridge
Cricut Die Cutting Machine

Let's see who won last week's blog hop giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Judy Bock

Congratulations, Judy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for taking part in our awesome blog hop with Clearsnap!

Didn't win? Don't even worry! We have a new giveaway sure to make you smile! Check out this Home Sweet Home prize pack! Enter now:

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Don't forget to head over to the Paper Crafter's Library blog for extra inspiration from Robin Shakoor. You are going to love this project!

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! We hope you have an awesome week. Thanks for kicking it off with us!

Happy Scrapping,

The G45 Family

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

August 22, 2015

Take the Graphic 45 August Challenge!

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You still have time to try out our August Challenge! Share your creations on our Facebook Page! Happy papercrafting!

The G45 Family

 

August 17, 2015

Time Creates Wonderful Memories to Fill Layouts

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Today, we have just wonderful layouts and even a tag from two layout masters. G45 Ambassador Jane Tregenza and DT member Robin Shakoor will wow you with their projects. Robin even has a tutorial with hers! What a fun day this will be!

We always love Jane's thoughtful descriptions of her gorgeous projects. Take it away, Jane:

"This new  'Artisan Style' collection from Graphic 45 is just beautiful. I really love the Art Deco feel to it. The colours are vibrant and strong, with a wide range of colours to work with.

Each time I get a new collection from Graphic 45, I spend time just looking at all the elements on each page. Then I turn them over and check out the backs. It’s the backs of the papers that I really love working with.

 

For this layout I have chosen to keep it simple. The layout doesn’t need a lot of stuff on it as the papers are so beautiful. I wanted them to be the feature, along with a special photo. So I only chose 3 print papers + the back of one of them. I had to use one of my favourite papers from another Graphic 45 collection to give me a plainer background to show off the more vibrant colours of the 'Artisan' Collection. In keeping it simple, I used the back of “Decorative Flourish” for the background. I really love those Art Deco Dragonflies and as soon as I saw them, I knew I had the perfect metal charm to really set the print paper off. Next I used my favourite print paper from this collection.  “Attention to Detail” is stunning and I love both sides of this paper. I love it so much; I used it two times on this layout with the lovely floral side showing, and a third time on the other side with the blue pattern.

 

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard- flower and fern, along with a title and some charms all help to make it a quick layout.

With a perfect photo of three of my girls – this layout is already a favourite. This layout is perfect for anyone wanting a simple but lovely Graphic 45 Artisan Style layout." ~Jane

Time Creates Wonderful Memories layout by Jane using Artisan Style #graphic45

Time Creates Wonderful Memories layout by Jane using Artisan Style #graphic45

Supply List

1x G4501111 Attention to Detail
1x G4501105 Decorative Flourish
1x G4500916 Globetrotter
3x Black Cardstock
1x IDP0126 “Time Creates Wonderful Memories”
1x IDS0026 Flower and Birds
1x IDFL0013 twig
4x Photo corners
Assorted charms, brads and ribbon from Seriously Scrapbooking

Next, we have this brilliant Raining Cats & Dogs set from the amazing Robin. We love this tag tutorial as well!

"I simply adore the “Raining Cats and Dogs” collection.  I decided to create a tag and layout this month to showcase these fabulous designs.  I created a tutorial for the tag to show how to create a fast and easy background using washi tape.   I added a photo of my dog Chance to my tag and created a bow to resemble a bow tie for his photo.  I created a flower for the top of my tag using the “Raining Cats and Dogs” Flowers sheet.  To finish my design I added a chipboard sentiment from the “Raining Cats and Dogs” Decorative Chipboard sheet." ~Robin

Raining Cats and Dogs Tag, Raining Cats and Dogs, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Check out How to Create a Washi Tape Background Tag by Robin Shakoor on Snapguide.  

Robin's Snapguide Tutorial


Raining Cats and Dogs Tag, Raining Cats and Dogs, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Raining Cats and Dogs Tag, Raining Cats and Dogs, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs – 6x6 Patterns and Solids - 4500968
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs – Decorative Chipboard -  4500972
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs – Flowers - 4500977
Graphic 45 – Washi Tape – 4500843
Graphic 45 – Large Tag Album – Black – 4500982
Other Supplies & Tools
Ranger – Distress Ink – Black Soot, Barn Door
We R Memory Keepers – Corner Rounder – ½”
Anna Griffin – Flourish and Bow Dies
Fiskars – Paper Trimmer
Adhesive Foam Circles
Glue Dots – Medium
Scor Tape ½”
Helmar’s – Quick Dry Liquid Adhesive

"To accompany my tag I created this 12x12 layout of Chance using the “Raining Cats and Dogs” collection.  I transformed my paper by using a die cutting machine to create an 11x11 custom die cut for the page.  

Tip:  You can create custom embellishments for your pages using a variety of dies.  This saves time when trying to find coordinating accents for your page." ~Robin

Raining Cats and Dogs Layout, Raining Cats and Dogs, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Raining Cats and Dogs Layout, Raining Cats and Dogs, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Raining Cats and Dogs Layout, Raining Cats and Dogs, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Raining Cats and Dogs Layout, Raining Cats and Dogs, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45



Supply List

Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Pitter Patter - 4500966
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Playful Pals - 4500964
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Mr. Whiskers - 4500962
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Cat’s Meow - 4500957
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Mischievous Menagerie - 4500963
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Raining Cats and Dogs - 4500956
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Well Bred - 4500965
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Precious Pets - 4500961
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Decorative Chipboard - 4500972
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Journaling Chipboard - 4500973
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs –  Tags and Pockets – 4500971
Other Supplies & Tools
Ranger – Distress Ink – Black Soot, Barn Door, Peacock Feathers
Anna Griffin – Cricut Cartridge and Bow Die
Cricut Die Cutting Machine
Fiskars – Paper Trimmer
Adhesive Foam Circles
Glue Dots – Medium
Helmar’s – Quick Dry Liquid Adhesive
We R Memory Keepers – Corner Rounder ½”- ¼” Size
Viva Décor – Pearl Pen –Red
Detail Scissors

 
This week we have a $60 prize pack of Home Sweet Home! What a great prize pack. To enter, just click the contest below and follow the instructions. We'll announce our winner here on the blog on Friday!

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! What a fun Monday. Have a great week.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

August 10, 2015

Back to School with G45 Designers!

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A lot of our G45ers have kids returning to school in the coming days, so we wanted to share a blog post just for you! We have 2 great ideas and 2 tutorials from the amazing Arlene Cuevas and Belly Lau for back-to-school. You will love these and get inspired for organization ideas and more! 

First, Arlene has the most awesome idea using An ABC Primer. Take it away, Arlene:

"I created these altered school journals for my 3 kids for this coming school year. It’s perfect for them to track homework assignments and journal, document or plan for various things during the school year such as field trips, school activities, after-school activities and much more. I altered a Starbucks “You are Here” mug box and added some of the Graphic 45 Box Feet to create a holder for the journals. I created a video to show you this project up front and to share a video tutorial on how I altered the journals, which I picked up at the $1 section of my local craft store. Happy creating!

Tip: When adhering the Graphic 45 Metal Feet to a box, use a strong adhesive like E6000 to ensure a tight bond. I typically use E6000 with a small dab of hot glue. The hot glue creates an immediate bond while the E6000 dries and creates a long term bond. :-)" ~Arlene

Back to School journals & stand by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45

 

Arlene's Video Tutorial


Back to School journals & stand by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


Back to School journals & stand by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


Back to School journals & stand by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


Back to School journals & stand by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


"Nursery Rhymes" journal by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


"Nursery Rhymes" journal by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


"Nursery Rhymes" journal by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


"This Book Belongs To" journal by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


"This Book Belongs To" journal by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


"This Book Belongs To" journal by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


"School Days" journal by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


"School Days" journal by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45


"School Days" journal by Arlene using An ABC Primer #graphic45

Supply List

An ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition pack
An ABC Primer 12x12 paper pad
An ABC Primer Chipboard
Staples: Ornate Metal Keyhole, Ornate Metal Keys, Metal Box Feet, Washi Tape
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
$1 bin Journals (3)
Recycled “You are Here” mug box (Starbucks)
Scor Tape
Aleene’s Quick Dry Glue
Hot Glue
Glossy Accents
Recollections Black card stock

Now, we have this super fun planner set from Belly using various G45 collections and we just love it!

"New school year, new plan! What a cool idea to make a planner set to welcome the new school year, together with some note cards, a pen stand and a little storage box. Handmade one and start planning to have a good new year now!" ~Belly

Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections

 

Belly's Planner Video

Check out How to Make a Back to School Planner Set With Graphic 45 by PL Li on Snapguide.  

Belly's Snapguide Link


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections


Turn It On Back to School Planner Set - Belly Lau- Graphic 45 - Mixed Collections

Supply List

Mixed Media Album-Ivory 4501023
World's Fair Ephemera Cards 4501182
World's Fair Sticker 4501181
Rare Oddities Paper Rare Oddities 4501142
Rare Oddities Paper Articles of Antiquity 4501147
Rare Oddities Sticker 4501156
Rare Oddities Ephemera Cards 4501157
Home Sweet Home Paper Country Life 4501069
Home Sweet Home Paper Granny's Quilt 4501070
Home Sweet Home Paper Apple Pie 4501071
Home Sweet Home Sticker 4501081
Home Sweet Home Journaling Chipboard 4501080
Time to Flourish 12x12 Pad 4501055
Time to Flourish 8x8 Pad 4501054
Time to Flourish Tags & Pockets 4501056
Time to Flourish Banners 4501058
Time to Flourish Decorative Chipboard 4501059
Time to Flourish Journaling Chipboard 4501059
Time to Flourish Decorative Stickers 4501061
Time to Flourish Alphabet Sticker 4501062
Time to Flourish Ephemera Cards 4501063
Mother Goose Paper Sunshine Stripe 4500751
Mother Goose Paper Storytime 4500747
Mother Goose Paper Playful Postage 4500750
Mother Goose Stickers 4500760
Stamped Metal Brads 4500422
Others
Chipboard
Black Wire
Orange Beads
Metal Embellishments
Star Blinkies
Wooden Crystal Buttons
Color Wooden Clothpins
Toilet Tissue Roll
Upcycle Yogurt Bottle
Ribbons

We have a great and simple contest this week. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this awesome Gilded Lily prize! The winner will be announce here on the blog on Friday and will be able to play with this great papercrafting set!

Gilded Lily prize pack $46 - 3
Thanks for joining us, G45ers! What a fun, inspiration-packed Monday. It's going to be another great week!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

 

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

August 03, 2015

Albums, Albums, Albums with Graphic 45!

Rare Oddities Mini Album 12

Happy Monday, G45ers! It's another week of inspiration here on the Graphic 45 Blog! We have 2 amazing album ideas from Ginny Nemchak and Alberto Juarez Diaz. We are so excited to share these fantastic ideas with you. Ginny even has a tutorial! What fun. Stay until the end of the blog to enter our new giveaway this week. 

First, Ginny has this awesome Rare Oddities mini album and tutorial for us today. So many great details on this, we can't wait to share!

"This little Mini Album was so much fun to make with the template provided on  the cover of the 12 x 12 paper pad. I created interactive pages with different closures, and pockets for tags. Mixing and matching the patterned papers with the chipboard, stickers and tags gave each set of pages a unique but coordinated look.  I can’t wait to display this spooktacular mini with our favorite seasonal pictures and journaling!" ~Ginny

Rare Oddities Mini Album 1

Check out How to Create a Book With the Cover of G45 Rare Oddities by Ginny Nemchak on Snapguide.  

Ginny's Snapguide Tutorial


Rare Oddities Mini Album 1


Rare Oddities Mini Album 1


Rare Oddities Mini Album 1


Rare Oddities Mini Album 1


Rare Oddities Mini Album 1


Rare Oddities Mini Album 1


Rare Oddities Mini Album 1


Rare Oddities Mini Album 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Rare Oddities 8x8
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Charmed I’m Sure 8x8
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Brews and Potions 8x8
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Frightfully Sweet 8x8
Graphic 45 Rare oddities~Random Relics 12 x 12
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Articles of Antiquity 8x8
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Cabinet of Curiosities 12 x 12
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ 6x6  Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Rare oddities~Sticker
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Rare oddities~ 12 x 12Paper Pad cover
Graphic 45 Staples~ Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples~ Shabby Ornate Metal Key Hole
Graphic 45 Staples~ Artist Trading Cards
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Staples~Washi Tape
Petaloo Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon and Twine
Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot
Tim Holtz Metal Clip
Tim Holtz Type Charms
Black Cardstock
Black Foam Spiderwebs
Orange Bling
Tiny Resin Skull Charms
Dymo Label Maker Labels
Bronze Eyelets
Black Velcro

Next, we have this fabulous summer journal by the always incredible Alberto. Wow, we are in love with this great travel journal idea!

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Summer Diary, By the Sea, AlbertoJuárez, by Grapchi45 1


Summer Diary, By the Sea, AlbertoJuárez, by Grapchi45 1

Supply list

By the Sea paper collection:
-Beachcomber
-Splash
-Set Sail
-My anchor
-Gathering shells
Ornate metal label holder
Core’dinations paper
Burlap fabric
Fleur Chalk Paint
Prima marketing flowers
Tim Holtz Alteration dies for Sizzix

We got in an autumn mood with that awesome Rare Oddities mini album, so who wants to win a $60 prize pack of An Eerie Tale, another one of our fall-themed collections? Just enter below! We'll announce the winner here on the blog on Friday.

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Thanks so much for joining us today! What awesome albums - many thanks to Ginny and Alberto!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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