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19 posts from June 2009

June 29, 2009

Guest Designer Call


Want to be a Guest Designer for Graphic45?  Wonder what you have to do?  Upload your layouts and projects in the Community Gallery and our Design Team members will be secretly voting for their favorites.  On July 15th, we will announce the winners and send out the newest Graphic45 Collections to work with to show of in September, October and November!


June 26, 2009

The spotlight is on for Teresa Manchas!


This is a pic of my daughter (right) and myself.

I started scrap booking about four years ago, with the encouragement of my daughter, who bugged me a couple years to get started! But back then, I worked 12 hr. days, and knew I would not be able to spend  time scrap booking, so waited till I quit work, and have been scrapping ever since! I LOVE the vintage style, it’s my first love! I bought chalk and inked my paper edges since day one, and also tore a lot of my papers too! I have advanced to a lot heavier distressing method for an even more vintage feel! I am always willing to try new ideas, but always go back to the vintage style! I love the fact that you can tell a story with creative journaling and pictures! Scrap booking and gardening are my two passions aside from family!






June 25, 2009

Drum Roll Please....

So we teased with a description of the upcoming new collections, and boy did we hear about it.  So to make it up to we are going to share the signature page from each collection.  We really hope that you like them.

Domestic Goddess

The Domestic Goddess Collection is a playful celebration of women's traditional roles drawn from the days when they proudly wore aprons and vied for blue ribbons at the county fair.  Designs featuring a rich mix of reds, yellows, blues, and greens, were inspired by vintage tea towels, table linens, food labels, and images of cooking, sewing, laundry, and other household chores.  For collage, paper crafting, cards and layouts, this collection is endlessly versatile, offering a smile and a nod to the Domestic Goddess in all of us.

Domestic goddessblog 

Renaissance Faire
The Renaissance Faire Collection is a sophisticated journey to the golden age of fabulous art, music, and literature.  Designs combine famous paintings, architectural elements, opulent textiles, wallpaper, and old text to create images worthy of royalty.  An antiqued jewel tone color palette adds to the elegance of the motifs and patterns. This beautiful collection is perfect for collage and paper crafting, holidays, weddings, special occasions, heritage projects, card making and more.  Renaissance Faire offers a fresh approach to timeless treasures.

Renaissance faireblog 

Christmas Past Collection
The Christmas Past Collection evokes memories of Grandma’s house, with the heady fragrance of gingerbread baking in the kitchen, a Christmas tree decked out in its holiday best, and carolers at the door. Angels, heirloom ornaments, Rudolph, Santa and the elves— they're all here, wrapped in a heartwarming color palette of red, green and gold with the patina of age.  Holiday images seeped in Christmas Past—a terrific way to share and celebrate Christmas Present.


And if that were not enough, we will be releasing our three new collections in paper pads that contain each paper and a die cut set!  All three collection will be available and shipping early August!

Meet our talented Sasha Holloway!


Welcome to my all about me.  I am pretty plain to those that know me and to others, they might think that I am a bossy, sassy, opinionated and outgoing individual that means well and has a heart of gold.  At the end of the day, everything I do is for my kids. My name is Sasha Holloway.

I have been scrapbooking for 3 years now. I love this hobby; it is fun for me and very relaxing. I just love sitting around and using my glue gun to hold all my elements together. I love all things buttons and circles. I am very big about journaling on my layouts and or trying different styles to work in. I am still growing and learning from so many talented individuals out there.  I currently design for Graphic 45 manufacturer, and 3 Challenge Blogs: The Design Experiment, Forward Progress Now and The Story Matters. I am currently re-hosting Wacky Wednesday Challenges on my blog every Wednesday with cool and funky prompts.

I have been a part of the military lifestyle since I was a baby. My mom and dad were both Army and I myself am active duty Air Force alongside my fabulous husband. We are both going on 15+ and I am very blessed and happy to be able to provide a different avenue and or adventure for my children as I was shown, by traveling the world and teaching them different cultures. 

Aside from scrapbooking I have several other interests and another hobby. I make baskets; I took a basket weaving class while stationed in Japan.  I am a reality T.V junkie; Phase 10 lovin, Jenga winning and Monopoly losing nutso.  I just love having a great time with family and friends.  One of our new favorite past times is the Trike .. I have my Masters Degree, but not the best speller and I use comma’s in places they do not belong. I am me and I am human.  I totally excited about being apart of Graphic 45’s Design Team.





June 24, 2009

wednesday sketch

This week we have a sketch DT member Stacy created. It's such a lovely sketch you really should give it a try. Love the circle shape!

DT member Susan Dupré got her Graphic 45 papers and created a wonderful layout. Isn't it amazing?!

Stacy sketch April 2009_0001