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Feb 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Layouts for your Lovely Monday

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It' a wonderful day for layouts! Today, G45 Ambassador Jane Tregenza and DT member Romy Veul have gorgeous layouts for you today using Raining Cats & Dogs and An ABC Primer. It will be a wonderful Monday!

Also, we have a new blog contest this week! So, stay until the end of the blog to read all about it and enter today!

Jane Tregenza is a layout master! Enjoy her description of this gorgeous layout:

"I love mixing my Graphic 45 collections up and seeing what I can come up with. This layout is one I designed for a class I was teaching. I wanted to do a monochromatic layout, only using cream and black as a colour palate. I used papers from three different collections to get the right black and cream combination. I love layering all my papers together; I   just add lots of black matts between the different layers of Graphic 45’s print papers to make it all work. Once I have the layout foundation done, it’s just a case of choosing a theme for the page, a photo, the title and embellishments. I never have a photo in mind when I start my layouts. I choose a selection of Graphic 45 papers and just start cutting. It is always a bit of a surprise to see how it looks at the end." ~Jane

"A Dream Is a Wish your Heart Makes" layout by Jane Tregenza. Amazing use of various Graphic 45 collections! #graphic45


"A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes" layout by Jane Tregenza #graphic45

Supply List

1 ½ x Style 4500819
1x Pitter-patter 4500966
1x Playful Pals 4500964
½ x Jabberwocky
2 ½ x Black Cardstock
2x White Cardstock
1x IDP0106 “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
1x IDDD0005 Denise’s Chipboard Flourish
8x Black Photo Corners
Assorted Metals, Flowers, Ribbons and Brads from Seriously Scrapbooking

Next, Romy shows off adorable pictures with An ABC Primer and clever layering. Love this gorgeous layout!

"An ABC Primer is one of my all time favourite collections from Graphic 45. I just love the traditional vintage colours and the beautiful patterns with adorable school girls and boys. I decided to use this collection to scrap my favourite photo of my nieces Elise and Naomi. " ~Romy

Celebrate childhood memories with this An ABC Primer layout by Romy Veul #Graphic45


Layer the smaller imagery of An ABC Primer to make a dynamic layout! By: Romy Veul #graphic45


An ABC Primer layout by the amazing Romy Veul #graphic45

 

Supply List:

An ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition Kit

Now, who wants to win some vintage G45? These two collections are retired collections, we found a few hiding in our office, and we thought our G45ers deserved to win these! So, enter below and we'll announce the winner on Friday here on the blog:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us for beautiful layouts and great inspiration! We hope this kickstarts the week with great ideas!

 

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

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

Feb 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents a Raining Cats & Dogs Card Set Project Sheet

Raining Cats & Dogs Card Set Project Sheet

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Download the Raining Cats & Dogs Photo Project Sheet

Download the Raining Cats & Dogs Written Instructions Project Sheet

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

Feb 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Friday Full of G45 Cards

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Woo hoo, it's Friday! Are you excited for the weekend? We are going to send you off with some gorgeous cards to get you excited for a creative weekend. Miranda Edney and Ginny Nemchak share some absolutely beautiful cards today and you will love them!

Let's announce our winner from this week's Good ol' Sport giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Kathleen Dedrick

Congratulations, Kathleen! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part!

Now, let's get to some beautiful cards! Miranda created this amazing Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox card. It's a magical fairy land. Love this! She even provides a video tutorial so you can make your own.

Check out the video tutorial for this great Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox card by Miranda Edney! #graphic45

 

Miranda's Video Tutorial


This is one stunning shadowbox Once Upon a Springtime card that you can also create with Miranda's video tutorial! #graphic45


The inside of this card is simply stunning. What a precious card to receive in the mail! By: Miranda Edney using G45 Once Upon a Springtime #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collectors Edition
Graphic 45 Staples
Antique Metal Door Pull
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ingvild Bolme Resins
Wooden Chandelier
WOC flowers
Ribbon

Next, Ginny Nemchak shares this amazing card using our new Home Sweet Home. Her flowers and layers are always stunning, and this one is no exception. Wow!

"Where thou art, that is home." Home Sweet Home card by Ginny Nemchak #graphic45


Buttons, florals, and more on this gorgeous Home Sweet Home card by Ginny #graphic45


So much beautiful texture on this Home Sweet Home card by Ginny! #graphic45


Check out the cover of this gorgeous Home Sweet Home card by Ginny! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Granny’s Quilt
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Garden Fresh
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Apple Pie
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Country Life
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Glittery Photo Corners
Vintage Buttons

Do you live in and around Portland, OR? Below you can get details about a great event next week from Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Conventions on February 27-28, 2015. We sponsored this fun event and everyone gets a swag bag worth $50 that includes G45 goodies! There will be shopping, learning, and cropping - so join in the fun!

Check Out More Details Here!

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Thanks for joining us today, we hope you had fun getting card inspiration. Thanks to Miranda and Ginny for sharing their awesome ideas! Have a wonderful, crafty weekend.

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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

Feb 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM

2015 Calendars with Graphic 45

2015 calendar by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection (2)

It's 2015, and still the perfect time to make a calendar. There are so many months ahead and so many memories to be made. Today, we have two gorgeous calendars from Solange Marques and Annette Green. You will run to your craft room after seeing these great ideas!

First, we have this mixed media masterpiece from Solange. Her techniques make this calendar a standout. What a gorgeous easel album to put on display in your home!

"Time to Flourish is very versatile and it is perfect to make calendars. Using the 8x8 Easel Album, Time to Flourish Calendar 8x8 and many paper scraps I prepared this Mixed Media Calendar."   ~Solange

Gorgeous mixed media masterpiece by Solange Marques using Time to Flourish! A perfect handmade calendar #graphic45


2015 calendar by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection. Amazing layers! #graphic45


2015 calendar by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection (1)


What a cover! An amazing calendar easel album with Time to Flourish by Solange Marques #graphic45


What a great way to use G45 cling stamps. Add interest and beauty to any project. Calendar by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Time to Flourish #graphic45


2015 calendar by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection. Amazing techniques!


Wow with florals! This calendar is by Solange Marques using G45 Time to Flourish and an Easel Album #graphic45


2015 calendar by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection (1)


2015 calendar by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection - January page


2015 calendar by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection -February page


2015 calendar by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection - March page


2015 calendar by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection - April page

Supply List

Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Calendar 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Decorative Stickers
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Alphabet Sticker
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Cling Stamp Botanical Tea 1
Acrylic Gesso, Crackle Paste, Spray Inks, BeeWax

Next, Annette amazes with Time to Flourish and our new Kraft Mixed Media Album. Tell us more, Annette:

"The new Mixed Media Album has so many possibilities, and Time To Flourish is the perfect collection to create a mini album for my 2015 memories. With the mixture of tabbed pocket pages, vellum overlays, and two choices of plain pages, there’s plenty of room in the mixed media album for keepsakes, photos and memorabilia. I added the 8 x 8 calendar pages at the beginning of each month section to jot down quick notes of important dates." ~Annette

2015 Time to Flourish Calendar by Annette Green. Amazing way to use our new Mixed Media Album! #graphic45


The beautiful pages of Annette Green's Time to Flourish calendar mixed media album #graphic45


Gorgeous use of the cardstock flowers on Annette Green's Time to Flourish Calendar album #graphic45


Sweet details with this ornate metal keyhole and metal keys. Spruce up your projects with stunning Staples! #graphic45


Great way for these pages to open in Annette Green's 2015 Calendar Album #graphic45


Calendars can be beautiful too! By: Annette Green using Time to Flourish #graphic45


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Supply List

 

Time To Flourish 12 x 12, full collection

Time To Flourish 8 x 8 calendar collection

Time To Flourish cardstock flowers

Kraft Mixed Media Album

2 ornate metal keys

1 ornate metal keyhole

1 ornate metal drawer pull

Staples Alphabet Stickers

May Arts ribbon

Core’dinations Signature Series Cardstock, Triumphant Red

 

Today is the last day to take part in our Good ol' Sport giveaway, so enter today! We will announce the winner on tomorrow's blog.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Thanks for joining us today for calendar inspiration. Have you made one yet? Has it inspired you to try one?

 

Happy Calendar-making,

 

Graphic 45

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

Feb 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Two Fantastic Artisan Style Creations

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Welcome to the blog this Wednesday! It is full of amazing Artisan Style projects by our talented designers. Lori Williams and Ginger Ropp absolutely wow with this gorgeous new collection. They also give great tips to use beautiful items you have in your craft room and taking them to the next level. There is an amazing altered art creation and a beautiful notebook. You're in for a treat!

First, let's announce the winner from our Random Acts of Kindness contest yesterday! Our randomly chosen winner is ....

-Diane Fleming: What an amazing way to celebrate "Random Acts of Kindness" day! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I would certainly brighten a few days with the things I will create if I win this prize.

Congratulations, Diane! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part! Spread some kindness this wonderful week!

Now, let's enjoy this great project from Lori, who gives some great advice about finally using a item she was hesitant to use. The result was stunning and shows you should use your stash!

"I have to admit on this project I was a hoarder for a long time and sometimes hoarding doesn’t pay. I had purchased a working alarm clock several years back from Hobby Lobby and had been waiting for the right time to use it. I thought it would be great with the new Artisans Collection...little did I know what a pain it would be to strip it down to the shell, paint and prime it and get it ready to be used and because I waited so long you can now purchase alarm clock shells ready to adorn without all the work, LOL. I do love the way it came out but it just goes to show hiding back those precious scrapbook items for a rainy day is silly and we should use them when we get them." ~Lori

Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams


Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams


Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Artisans Style
Attention to Detail
Craftsmanship
Artisan Style
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ornate Metal Key
Washi Tape
Other Products Used:
Clock
Petaloo Flowers
Spray Paint/ Mat Black
Foam Tape
Xyron Glue
Xacto Tool
Self Healing Mat
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo

Next, here is a gorgeous notebook from Ginger. Love this idea that you can create from something probably sitting in your office right now!

"I absolutely love the designs and color palette of the new Artisan Style Paper Collection. I thought it would look great on the front of a journal. I used a simple journal purchased from the office supply store. Of course I had to add one of the amazing Antique Brass Door Knockers to the front. I did add three simple dividers to the journal as well. " ~Ginger

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

 

Ginger's Altered Journal Video Tour


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Supply List

Artisan Style 12x12 Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Antique Brass Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Black Cardstock
Handmade Swarvoski and pearl Charms
College Ruled Journal - Staples Brand
Dimensional Adhesive
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Go hop over to the Paper Crafter's Library Blog for extra inspiration today from the amazing Nichola Battilana! She always creates amazing projects, so you will definitely want to check it out.

Visit the Paper Crafter's Library Blog to see this beauty!

Hop on Over to the Paper Crafter's Library Blog

Don't forget to join our blog contest this week! There's still a couple more days to win this $41 Good ol' Sport prize pack. Woo hoo! Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us this Wednesday! We hope these projects inspired you to use your stash!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

 

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