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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 30, 2015

Back-to-School with Graphic 45

Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Many of our G45ers have friends and family heading back-to-school in the past month or next month, so we wanted to share more great ideas from our amazing designers. Danielle Copley and Ginny Nemchak have thoughtful ideas for around the house and for gifts this time of year.

Danielle shares a gorgeous An ABC Primer altered frame to remember her sweet daughter's first day of school.

"My baby girl is starting kindergarten this fall! She attended pre-K last year, but this year is super special because she will be going to school with her three older brothers! I altered this frame to be the perfect spot for the memorable first day when they all attend the same school for the first time! I can’t get enough of this classic ABC Primer Collection!" ~Danielle

Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Back to School Altered Frame, ABC Primer, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

ABC Primer Deluxe Edition:
An ABC Primer
Grammar School
Games and PlaytimeThe Three R’s
Building Blocks
Cardstock Stickers
Chipboard Pieces
Graphic 45 Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder
ColorBox Decades Ink in Photogenic
Spellbinders Rose Creations Die
Black Gesso
Plain wood frame
Adhesive

Ginny has such a thoughtful gift idea below. We love this treat bag idea!

"I have to say without a doubt my favorite person to see in the morning at my Son’s high school is Karin AKA Cool Safety Mom. She has the most important  job of directing traffic so all the kids stay safe. Unfortunately for her..she has to see me with no makeup,my hair pulled up and driving glasses on. She always greets us with a smile on her face even when it’s 30 below and her hair is frozen to her head. I try to bring her cups of coffee to warm her up when I can get my kiddo out the door early. This essentials treat bag created with layers of patterned papers and  vintagy images from An ABC Primer. So great for back to school. I filled it up with things she will need like sunblock, lip balm, hand sanitizer and tissues. I hope she will see how much I appreciate all she does for our kids!" ~Ginny

Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1


Back To School Essentials Bag 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Grammar School
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Happy Go Lucky
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Alphabet Soup
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~School Days
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Bedtime Stories
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Building Blocks
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Stickers
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Chipboard
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot
Tim Holtz ~Metal Clip
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims
Wooden Clothespins
Paper Doily
Black Cardstock

Don't forget we still have our contest live from this past week's blog hop with Clearsnap! So, enter today to win, win, win! We'll announce the winner here tomorrow in the blog. 

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Thanks for joining us this Sunday, G45ers! We hope you've gotten to use this time to create a bit. Have a great one!

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 29, 2015

The Clearsnap & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 6

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We cannot believe it's the last day of our Blog Hop with Clearsnap! We have had the best time hopping with them and all of Clearsnap and the G45 designers have created the most incredible projects. Have you been pinning the ideas? We certainly have! Today, Tanya Dudkina and Tati Scrap close out the week with a bang!

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Tanya has the most beautiful cards today using Clearsnap and Precious Memories. We love these cards to send all your loved ones with new babies - boy or girl!

"Hi! Today I want to share with you two sweet baby cards. I just love to add stamped details to my projects, that’s why I decided to make these little circle labels with the help of ClearSnap Colorbox G45 Decaded inks and amazing G45 stamps from Precious memories collection. Hope you like my idea and I’m happy to share a Snapguide how to make this card. Thanks for watching!" ~Tanya

  Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Graphic45 Baby Card by Tanya Dudkina on Snapguide.  

Tanya's Snapguide Card Tutorial


Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45

 Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories 8x8 paper pad
Graphic 45 Precious Memories Ephemera Cards
Cling Stamp Graphic 45 Precious Memories 3
ClearSnap Colorbox G45 Decades inks (bon voyage blue and dark cashmere)
Other supplies
Prima marketing doily die
Papersmooches stars die
Magnolia little tag die
Magnolia summer leaves die
Prima Marketing flowers
Glue
Enamel dots

Next, the incredible Tati Scrap shares a gorgeous idea for a notebook using Clearsnap inks. In love!

"Here my Notepad Holder, love this, because you can create a beautiful cover with your favorites Graphic 45 papers and only must to change the notebook when when it is finished!A holder forever!!!

Tip: Do your own notebooks..in this way always you will have the same notebook measurement for your holder." ~Tati Scrap

Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45

Supply List

Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 2
Botanical Tea 8x8 Pad: Spring Duet
Time to Flourish Ephemera Cards
Fashionista Graphic 45 paper
“Antique Moss” Decades Ink pad by Graphic 45 for ColorBox
“Dark Cashmere” Decades Ink pad by Graphic 45 for ColorBox
A notebook
Cotton Fabric
A Pin Button
Paper Flowers

 

Hop on over to the Clearsnap blog to get more inspiration from their fabulous designers. It's going to be a perfect last day!

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You have all weekend to enter our giveaway! We extended the contest so everyone has a chance to enter. Enter to win these goodies today:

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Thanks so much for joining us for this awesome hop! We adore Clearsnap and were so honored to spend this week with them and their incredible products.

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 28, 2015

The Clearsnap & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 5

  Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products   (8)

It's Day 5 of our awesome blog hop with Clearsnap and the fun keeps going! The inspiration has continued this week and we can't wait to jump in the craft room. How about you, G45ers? Today, Solange Marques and Mariusz Gierszewski have amazing ideas for mixed media altered art. Let's get into it!

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First, we have this amazing printer's tray by mixed media star, Solange! We love this idea using Precious Memories!

"Loved joining Clearsnap products with the Graphic 45. I love mixed media and Clearsnap products are perfect for this. I used the inkpads to shade the papers covered the shadowbox, I used Smooch Spritz to highlight the crackle and the Smooch to do small details in the resins.

Graphic 45 Precious Memories is a  delicate and sweet collection and used it to decorate this shadow box." ~Solange

Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products

Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap products


Shadow Box by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection and Clearsnap product

Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection 12x12 papers:
Precious Memories, Baby’s Breath, Sugar and Spice, Pupp Dog’s Tails
Graphic 45 Precious Memories 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Memories Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Precious Memories Sticker
Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Inkpads
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz
Clearsnap Smooch

Petaloo Flowers
Resins, Crackle paste

Next, how about this By the Sea mixed media box from Mariusz? We love how he used the Clearsnap Smooch spray!

"Today i created mixed-media box for little surprise for my dear friend. I painted wooden box gesso next i decorated the box flowers and compresses and one more time I added gesso for everything. After drying I used Smooch Spritz Splash from Clearsnap around my composition of flowers. This time i was inspireted by sea and marine animals. Used new Botanicabella Deluxe Collection with nice design." ~Mariusz

By the Sea altered box by Mariusz using Clearsnap and G45 #graphic45


By the Sea altered box by Mariusz using Clearsnap and G45 #graphic45


By the Sea altered box by Mariusz using Clearsnap and G45 #graphic45


By the Sea altered box by Mariusz using Clearsnap and G45 #graphic45

Supply List

Botanicabella - DCE 4501166
Clearsnap- Smooch Spritz- SPLASH

 

Hop on over to the Clearsnap blog to get more inspiration from their fabulous designers. It's going to be a fantastic Friday! 

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Hop on Over to the Clearsnap Blog!

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https://www.facebook.com/Clearsnap 
https://twitter.com/clearsnap 
https://instagram.com/clearsnap/ 
https://www.pinterest.com/clearsnap/

Have you entered our giveaway yet? We have extended it two more days so you can enter! We will announce our winner on Monday, August 31! Enter today:

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Thanks for joining us for Day 5! Have fun over on Clearsnap's blog. Many thanks to Solange and Mariusz!

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 27, 2015

The Clearsnap & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 4

  Travel mini, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

 Welcome to Day 4 of the Clearsnap Blog Hop! Have you been having fun hopping along with us this week? We've certainly had a great time. Today, we have awesome album ideas from Maggi Harding and Donna Espiritu. Let's jump in the fun!

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First, we have this incredible Raining Cats & Dogs travel album from Maggi. Enjoy her video below!

"It's so fun to partner with other manufacturer's and use their products with ours.  I am totally loving Clearsnap's ColorBox G45 Decades ink.  Not only did I use this ink on this mini, but I've been using it with all my projects.  The colors match so perfectly.  I've never had a good blue to go with my G45 papers, oh but now I have  ColorBox Bon Voyage  Blue and it is perfect as are the other 5 colors in the Decades collection.

We always travel with our dogs as we can't bear to leave them behind.  I thought it would be fun to create a mini album and record some of the fun travel stories told from a "dog's eye view."  I started with a Clear Scraps acrylic and chipboard album and added a couple pocket pages to it along with Ephemera cards.  Tip:  Used Ephemera cards for journaling and make them into pages for your mini  by simply punching them on one side.  No need to mount them on cardstock, by using them this way you've got plenty of room for journaling on one side and a beautiful image on the other.

I put together a video tour of the mini and I think you can read all the journaling in the video but if not, visit my blog where you can peruse each page along with the journaling.  http://scraptravelbark.blogspot.com/" ~Maggi

Travel mini, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45

 

Maggi's Album Video Tour


Travel mini, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45


Travel mini, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45

 


Travel mini, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45

Travel mini, Raining Cats and Dogs, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs collection:
8 x 8 Pad
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Journaling Chipboard
Decorative Chipboard
Banners
Flowers
Alphabet Stickers
Cardstock Stickers
Cling Stamp Set 1, 2, and 3
Clearsnap:
ColorBox Graphic 45 Decades ink - Photogenic, Triumphant Red, Bon Voyage Blue
Other:
Black cardstock
Clear Scraps Fancy Acrylic and Chipboard Mixable Album
Ribbon
Petaloo Botanica minis-teal
Petaloo Darjeeling Dahlias- Seaside
I Am Roses daisies, cherry blossoms
Creative Embellishments Heart Frame
Creative Embellishments Umbrella Set 2
Sizzix Scallop Tag die
Sizzix Banners and Pennants die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Opulant Ovals
Spellbinders Gold Label Four
Spellbinders Scalloped Borders 2
EK Success Fleur de Lis border punch
Martha Stewart Medium Branch punch
Black Stazon ink

Now, Donna shares this awesome back-to- school idea. We love this tag album using Clearsnap!

"ABC Primer is one of my favorites Graphic 45 deluxe collection (I'm saying that to all collection lol!). The more I work with it, the more I am liking everything in it! This tag mini-album is intended for the little kids going back to school photos. I think it will be so cute!" ~Donna

An ABC Primer tag album by Donna using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


An ABC Primer tag album by Donna using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


An ABC Primer tag album by Donna using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


An ABC Primer tag album by Donna using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


An ABC Primer tag album by Donna using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 ABC Primer deluxe collection
Graphic 45 staple - black tags
Graphic 45 staple - keys
Graphic 45 staple - ornate metal brads
Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades ink (Dark Cashmere)
Colorbox blending tool
White or cream cardstock
Distress ink tea dye
Assorted flowers
Ribbons and trims

The fun certainly doesn't stop here! Hop on over to the Clearsnap blog to get more inspiration from their fabulous designers. It's going to be a great Thursday!

 

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Hop on Over to the Clearsnap Blog!

Follow Clearsnap on Social Media!

https://www.facebook.com/Clearsnap 
https://twitter.com/clearsnap 
https://instagram.com/clearsnap/ 
https://www.pinterest.com/clearsnap/

 Have you entered our awesome giveaway this week? Clearsnap and G45 goodies are up for grabs! Enter today:

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for hopping with us! See you tomorrow for Day 5!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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