Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Graphic 45! We hope you have a joyous day filled with family, love, and gratitude. We wanted to fill your Thanksgiving with beautiful ideas to keep the spirit of gratitude going! Tati Scrap and Ginger Ropp have great ideas to share with you today.
Also, don't forget to enter this week's giveaway below. The deadline is Sunday, November 30 11:59 PM PST.
Now, Ginger shows us how to use a Botanical Tea stamp and An Eerie Tale to remind those we're thankful for that we are always "Thinking of You!" What a sweet and beautiful tag. Enjoy her video tutorial below!
We are in love with out furry family here at Graphic 45. On this Thanksgiving Eve, we wanted to show our thanks for our furry families with some great Raining Cats & Dogscreations! Keri Sallee and Lori Williams share amazing projects. You will love them!
Also, what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to win some new Time to Flourish? Enter our giveaway today!
Keri shares a genius photo wallet with Raining Cats & Dogs. Love how she uses the floral embellishments on this beauty. Absolutely amazing!
"I found the idea for this wallet while surfing through You Tube and reworked it to suite Graphic 45’s Raining Cats and Dogs paper (my current G45 paper OBSESSION!) I love how the “wallet” flips this way and that and allows for tons of picture and journaling space in a small area." ~Keri
Lori found a great way to use those dollar frames you can usually get in the clearance section of craft stores. And how beautifully did this turn out! Love this.
"Do you ever wonder around the craft stores and see dollar deals but you’re not sure what to do with them. I love to think about how I could alter and add to something to create that one of a kind special project. This was a dollar wooden frame I discovered and I just love the way the Raining Cats and Dogs collection made it stand out. I had intended to add a picture of my dog “ Finley” to the frame but once I was on a roll, I had so much Graphic 45 goodness that I just didn’t have room for Finley. Looks like I’ll be making another one of these and add my dog on the next go around."~Lori
Do you know that we love when you share on our Facebook page? It absolutely amazes us to see your beautiful projects! Today, we will be sharing this amazing set of mini cards by Nataliya Serova. Aren't these adorable?
First, we have this gorgeous Sweet Sentiments layout from the amazing Nadya. How whimsical, stunning, and absolutely breathtaking.
"Vintage photo shoot with my daughter inspired me to create this unusual LayOut. I wanted so much to bring to life a book of paper and it was very easy with the beautiful Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiment collection! As a basis, I took a few sheets that became a book. And then picked up the scissors and got great pleasure from cutting! This is so exciting! I wanted the characters from the book come to life, and it happened!" ~Nadya
Next, we have this gorgeous mixed media layout from Solange using Botanical Tea and a beautiful technique you can read about below.
"This is one of my favorite techniques: melt the photo on the background. I really love to do this. I've worked directly on the canvas and I prolonged my photo using acrylic gesso,modeling paste and paints. Botanical Tea collection is the perfect collection to complete my layout with flowers, birds and butterflies. To finish my page I used G45 stamps and twinklings."~Solange
Welcome to the blog this Monday, G45ers! Many of you prepping for this Thanksgiving week. We hope everything goes wonderfully, and your week is filled with delicious food and family memories. Today, we have beautiful home decor ideas from Ginny Nemchak and Andrew Roberts. You will leave inspired!
We have a new contest this week. Just enter by following the steps in this giveaway. You could win a $35 prize pack of our new Time to Flourish collection! We will announce our winner on Monday, December 1. Deadline is Sunday, November 30 at 11:59 PM EST.
Below is the randomly chosen winner from our $115 Core'dinations Blog Hop giveaway:
Please email email@example.com to claim your prize, Debbi! Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who took part in our hop!
Now, let's enjoy some beautiful home decor from our Design Team! Ginny creates this stunning fall table display using various Graphic 45 collections. What a beauty to update your table! We are in love with this gorgeous project. We love how Ginny shows us how to take a color scheme, and use what papers you have around to create a stunning piece.
Next, we have some incredible frames from Andrew Roberts that he is going to add to his scrap room. They are filled with wonderful embellishments and he uses various Graphic 45 collections to make his altered frames. Love this idea!
"I hope to have enough projects and wall hangings to decorate my craft room. These scrap frames will be great decor items to hang. The three new collections were were great themes and colours to add to my scrap room. Also I have one to put away and bring out each christmas. there were so many great images it was hard to choose which ones to include.
Tip: To create depth in each section of the frame layer different papers and images adhering the with gel glue or foam tape and shape images with shaping tools." ~Andrew
We can't believe it's already the last day of the Core'dinations Blog Hop. As they say, time flies when you're having fun! We are ending the hop with three incredible projects from Annette Green, Keri Sallee, and Romy Veul. Enjoy hopping today, we're so glad you joined us. Stay until the end to hop on over to Core'dinations blog!
You have until Sunday night to take part in our giveaway below! So, hop along, and join in this great $115 giveaway!
"Each year I look forward to adding to my holiday home decor with a new handmade item. This year, I created a simple project using inexpensive paper mache letters from the craft store along with beautiful Twas The Night Before Christmas collection and Core-dinations cardstock. The poinsettia die makes the most realistic flower, I just had to share with you how it was made. Once it’s added to the word JOY, it will make a festive addition to any mantel, shelf or window sill for the holidays. " ~Annette
Next, we have this stunning canvas by Keri. She really creates an amazing piece with Core'dinations and Graphic 45!
"When I heard we were doing a blog hop with Core’dinations, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I loved the idea of mixing as many colors of Core’dinations Signature G45 cardstock with as many patterns as I could to form a background for a mixed media piece. This piece measures 8x10 and features images from G45’s “Typography” collection, along with lots of fun texture, paints and stamped images. I loved the saying “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” because I think it is so true. Life can get hard and busy and sometimes just plain unfun, but when we take time to express ourselves through art, we can...even if just for a short time...be free of all those burdens and pour our hearts onto a page or canvas."~Keri
Now, enjoy these ATCs from Romy. What beautiful little canvases. We adore these!
"I love making cards, but sometimes they take me quite some time to make. That’s why I am a huge fan of the Staples ATC tags. They are smaller than cards, but can still be used as a small gift card to go with a present. I usually don’t decorate the backside of the ATC tags, but thought it might be nice to add a bit of colour to their backsides as well. Therefore, I took out some beautiful Core’dinations cardstock and inked and teared them to create a simple yet nice backside that I can write a short sentiment on."~Romy
Do you want to take some Graphic 45 classes with Charee Filimoehala? Sign up today for a great event at Scrapbook Island in Los Gatos, CA! There are THREE classes you can sign up for December 5 & 6, 2014!