Today is one of the best days on the blog! We celebrate YOUR work, G45ers! We have 6 highlights today from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Enjoy these awesome creations by you, our incredible papercrafters. We love when you share on our social media sites and today we have a social media party for our awesome G45ers.
First, we have this gorgeous album using Cityscapesfrom Melissa Merritt! She shared this on our Facebook page. We love the tags she uses inside. This is a stunning album. Great work, Melissa!
Thanks for sharing with us on our social media sites. It always makes our day to see your fabulous work! Did you enjoy the projects today? Make sure to share your projects with us on all the sites listed above!
Today is a fabulous day we have here monthly on the blog! We are featuring YOUR projects! We love taking highlights from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and featuring them here on the blog. We are so inspired by our G45ers and today we have some incredible highlights!
First, we have some incredible shares from Facebook. To kick off the day, we have this gorgeous Mon Amourcard from Claire Rhodes-Brandon. We love how she die cut some of the layers to add so much interest and dimension. This is gorgeous!
We are loving the shares happening over on Twitter as well! Today, Twitter user @bobbyparisshares this great Steampunk Spells shadowbox. This is a work of art! Look at all that awesome fussy cutting. Great idea!
We are in awe of all the shares happening over on Instagram! Our G45ers are knocking it out of the park. There is so much inspiration when you look up the #graphic45 hashtag! How about these ATCs from @kusmartseva using Botanical Tea? Totally amazing!
We just got back from our Creative Cruise in the Caribbean with Craftours, and have so many fun pictures from our beachy travels! So, we are loving this great travel album from @zonacraft using Voyage Beneath the Sea! Such a stunning cover!
It's one of our favorite days on the blog when we celebrate YOU, our G45ers! We have chosen 6 highlights from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to inspire you today. We love that people are getting creative this National Craft Month and we celebrate them today! Do you share your projects on these sites? We sure hope you will!
**Don't forget that our Design Team Call first round deadline is this Sunday, March 20, at Midnight, PST! If you are auditioning, make sure to get your audition in by the deadline!
First, let's take a look at some shares from our Facebook page. Our G45ers post to our Timeline to share these beauties. To start, we have this gorgeous mini album from Sara Alcobendas using Mon Amour! What a stunning cover. We are in love!
Next, Barbara Rankin shares two cards that are perfect for March! A St. Patrick's Day card and an Easter card. How perfect are these? She uses Time to Flourishfor the St. Patty's Day card and our retired collection Secret Garden for her Easter card. Amazing!
Now, let's look at the great shares on Twitter. These G45ers shared by tagging us (@graphic45) in their Tweet! The first Gilded Lily layout is by @scrapclasskz. This is so gorgeous and we love the details! We love how the laser cut gate opens to the gorgeous photo.
We love what all our G45ers are sharing on Instagram with #graphic45! We also love when you tag us in your photos (@graphic45). There are two great projects we're sharing today. First, Instagram user @noveleriasmanualidades shares a gorgeous Gilded Lilylayout. Check out those fussy cut flowers! Wow!
Now, @mari.scrap shared the most incredible Spring card by tagging us on Instagram. We love the stunning layers and colors. She uses a mix of collections to create this beautiful card. Spring perfection! Wow!
Tag @graphic45 when you post a project using our products!
Now, who won this week's blog contest? Our randomly chosen winner is...
-Mary Holshouser:Beautiful posts for Irish Day. Happy St. Patrick's go eat some corned beef and cabbage. thanks for sharing
Congratulations, Mary! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who took part in our giveaway this week!
We're so glad you joined us for a day all about YOU on the blog today! Thanks for sharing all your projects with us. We adore them and get so inspired by your talent. Have a great and creative weekend, G45ers!
Today is one of our favorite days here on the blog - the day we share YOUR work, G45ers! We have great social media highlights from three of ours social media sites - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We love when you share and are honored to feature your great work today!
First, we have this gorgeous project from Galina Sazonova withSteampunk Debutante. She shared this project on our Facebook page. We just love the great detail of this beautiful project.
We are always amazed at what you are sharing on Instagram using #graphic45. There are so many we could highlight, but today we chose just two. First, this beautiful Once Upon a Springtimealbum by Instagram user blaukitchen.
Last week, we featured the incredible work of Anne Elisabeth Rostad in a two-part installment. Well, we're here at Part Two! And we are so excited to feature Anne's amazing work in our blog again today. These are projects that she has also shared on her own blog, so feel free to head on over to her original blog posts when you are done drooling over her creativity here. Her blog posts have extra information and templates for each project, so you are in for a treat! We will let Anne take it away again today. So honored to have the amazing Anne featured on our blog in this two-part highlight of her inspiring work!
"My name is Anne Rostad and I live in Norway and I am a mother of 2 grown up sons who gives me so much pleasure. Creating has been my all time passion . It started when I was a little girl and had fun making animals and houses from things I found in the wood. Later at school we learned how to sew in girls class and I did not like that at all since I had to follow recipe, so i asked to be in the boy`s class where i could make things out of wood, clay and metal. Think it was then i really started love creating. As the only girl in class l i got make whatever I wanted so I had a lot of fun. Later I found out that sewing was a lot f fun when I could make whatever I wanted without any recipe. Started scrapbooking for about 7 years ago and since then I have in love with this hobby. The 1. paper I bought from Graphic 45 was the Fashionista Haute Couture and then I was hooked and tried to find out where I could get more :-) There is so much fun to do with this gorgeous and versatile papers and I love creating 3D projects and mini albums with a lot of detail to bring the projects to life. Many of the techniques i used in quilting I could use with fussy cutting and layering so it is very much the same, but more possibilities with papers. I am so happy and thankful to be a featured artist on the G45 blog again and I also want to thank you all for your support over the years.
Have fun creating :-) Hugs, Anne"
"Hi everyone :-)
Had so fun making this clock lamp with a mixed media photo album/ journal inside and used the new released Deluxe collector`s edition Communique papers from Graphic 45 again.There is also a sort of configuration box inside the book box Below you can find a tutorial with free templates on how to make this 3D chipboard clock lamp.Made it in a grunge style and wanted it to look old and worn.
"Here are some pictures of the mixed media photo album / Journal inside the clock lamp.
I used the new released Deluxe collector`s edition Communique papers from Graphic 45 and these where so fun to work with again :-) I used Ground espresso and vintage photo distress ink, Inka gold browngold to make this project a bit grunge and old looking :-)
The mixed media album from Graphic 45 is placed on the shelf under the clock and I did not decorate for a snug fit. Used a door knocker also from G45 for the handle.
"Here is a tutorial on how to make a Christmas snow globe shaker card with the beautiful A Christmas Carol collection from Graphic 45. This shaker card is made without any dies and I recycled a plastic lid for the shaker box.
Hope this tutorial is inspiring and have fun creating :-)
Thank you, Anne, for sharing your incredible work! We have had so much fun featuring her intricate creations.
This week we also have a Valentine-themed giveaway! The rest of this week we will be celebrating Love Day with great creations by our Design Team. So, why don't we have a Mon Amour giveaway? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 Mon Amour prize pack. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 11. Have fun!
Thanks for joining us on this week leading to Valentine's Day! It's going to be a week full of beauty and inspiration and lots of L-O-V-E!