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January 07, 2011

A Collector of True Beauty: The Fabulous Creations of Robin Shakoor

Hello Crafters,

A very happy Friday to you! This is going to be an amazing day of craft inspiration as we are featuring the work of Robin Shakoor. But really quick, we wanted to announce the winner of this week's blog contest! We asked you to tell us what you do to stay in good spirits during the cold winter months. We got lots of lovely responses and as usual we had to choose our winner at random. This week's winner is Carol Thompson. This is what she had to say about her favorite winter activity.

"During winter....After the kids are out the door to school...Put an old movie on...and sit at my desk and scrap in peace........ DELIGHTFUL !!!"

Carol Thompson, please email us at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to everyone who participated this week! And now we're off to the brilliant world of Robin Shakoor!

Every now and then we stumble upon a shining talent that enlivens our imaginations and warms our hearts. Today's featured artist exemplifies the kind of artistic technique and classic nostalgia in which Graphic 45 paper designs are rooted. Meet Robin Shakoor, an accomplished scrapbooker and artist to the core. Her work is lively, beautifully textured, and a perfect blend of vibrant color and form. Take a look at her blog or online gallery and you'll know instantly that she's a crafter of the highest caliber. Here is what Robin had to say about her work.

"Since February, 2008 I have been an avid paper crafter.  I have done arts and crafts and floral design for over 10 years.  Inspiring others by sharing paper crafting techniques has always been my passion. I would describe myself as a multifaceted scrapbooker.  I love everything from vintage to shabby chic.  I like to bring out the design details and beauty of the papers and embellishments I use.   I discovered Graphic 45 at my local scrapbook store in the spring of 2009.  I inherited quite a few family heirloom photos and thus my vintage journey began.  The color palette and vintage designs of the papers I used for my heritage projects really brought out the beauty of my photos. It is the beauty and intricate designs of Graphic 45 papers that have kept me a fan year after year.  I have quite a large collection of Graphic 45 papers, some to use and some to keep!  I guess you could call me a collector of true beauty."

-Robin Shakoor

Have a look at this tremendous collection of gorgeous work that Robin has created using Graphic 45 papers. The work speaks for itself. It overflows with beautify, tenderness, and just the right amount of artistic experimentation. It's obvious that Robin has a distinct vision which is  astonishingly beautiful.

   Thank You Card

Card created with our Steampunk Debutant.

Bridal Card

Layout creating using Le Romantique

Uncle Bill

Layout created using Playtimes Past

High Style

Layout created using Fashionista


Layout created using Renaissance Faire, Le Romantique, and Playtimes Past


Layout created using Steampunk Debutant

Wild Life

Layout created using Playtimes Past, and Botanicabella

  Sweet Cheeks

Layout created using Once Upon a Springtime


Layout created using Le Romantique


Layout created using Botanicabella


Layout created using Playtimes Past, and Botanicabella

We want to thank Robin Shakoor for her tremendous talent and willingness to let us share her work with all of you today. We hope she helped inspire some fantastic ideas. Be sure to check out her amazing blog for more gorgeous crafts. We hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Happy Days,

Team Graphic 45


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Some of her layouts really capture the time period in which the photos appear to have been taken. Beautifully done!

Absolutely beautiful layouts- great mixture between your great papers and Robin's talent. Feel the need to scrap now!!

Ok Robin, you are WAY to talented!
I am in LOVE with every single detail, and EACH g45 line you used! These are all dropdead, GORGEOUS! My 2 fav details, are the "zipper fan, with tassel. And for sure the fairy, making the little daisey chain flowers,adorning sweet cheeks! What a truly divine collection! Thanks,much! Moe

Beautiful layouts loved them all!

OMG what great layouts.

I love what you have done with your family heirloom pictures! You have a rare talent for showcasing the main element, black and white photos. Eash project is beautiful

Beautiful work Robin! I love all of the gorgeous details and balance of your work. We would love to see you try out for our upcoming design team call!

These are gorgeous! I am so in love with Graphic 45. It gets my creativity flowing every time I see it.

Your cards and layouts are beautiful! Love seeing the vintage pictures too.

Stunning work. All those vintage photos and lovely flowers and fussy cutting! Robin is an amazing artist!

Robin's work is absolutely fabulous.

Your work is STUNNING! The curtain border and the flower layout... and the darling fairy that looks like she is putting the flowers in your daughter's hair... WOW, WOW, WOW! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and inspriation with us!!!

I love Robin's work!! I've been following her blog for a while and I'm always inspired by her creations!

Robin you are truly gifted at what you do. Every single detail on every page, was absolutely perfect. Gorgeous work!!!

these are amazing layouts! you coordinated them so well! I love the use of the non-typical embellishments, like the feathers and zipper! WOW!!!

All I can say is wow! Wow! WOW!!!!!
Absolutely stunning work Robin!

WOW!! Amazing and beautiful!

Ok, this girl needs to be published in a Graphic 45 magazine publication, hint, hint. Oh my, what stunning layouts and the photos.... just brilliant.
Please consider publishing a Graphic 45
cardmaking/scrapbooking magazine,
publish this girl and I will be on your subscriber list!!! :)

These are just amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. i have gained so much inspiration. Robin...off i go to check your blog!!

I am in tears now. lol. Thank you so much everyone for the beautiful compliments and encouragement. I cannot express in words the way you all have made me feel today.

What beautiful layouts and cards. Your talent is amazing and I am bookmarking your blog and will return often. Love Graphic 45 paper.

oh my goodness!!!!!!!!! these are absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!!
beautiful, inspiring!!!
thank you

Wow, Robin, your work is absolutely stunning!! It is clear that you and Graphic 45 are BFF. A match made in heaven I say. I am off to check your blog. And, Graphic 45...thanks for the introduction.

Truly stunning-these should be hanging in a museum for all to enjoy. What an astounding talent you have robin-thank you for sharing such beauty with us!

I just loved "Sweet Cheeks", I was at a crop when I saw it and had bought the paper the week before. I started work on it right after seeing it! Your work is gorgeous the layouts and cards so inspiring...
Thank you! :)

Simply Stunning!

Your work is just stunning! The pictures look as if they were made for the paper! What a great expression of your family with Graphic 45 papers. I love the papers and love your work. Please continue to post more!

BEAUTIFUL work! I am in awe...

Robin, you are one incredibly talented woman—thank you for sharing your stunning layouts!

Your work is fabulous!

Wowza! So breathtaking!


Wow, I love the mixture of vintage photos with vintage graphics! These really inspire to me to work on my parents albums!

These are absolutely fabulous!!

Robin's layouts are inspiring! Such wonderful pictures, enhanced by G45's papers. Wonderful combinations and some of my favorite layouts ever viewed, just AWESOME!

I loved reading that some of your paper is for projects but some is just to keep! I've also been guilty of over-buying for a project because I wanted some left over "just because"!

BTW-your work is really nicely done! Hard to believe that you have only been doing this for a few years!

That embroidered piece is a thing of beauty! Is there any chance of getting that as a logo?
Great article - I really enjoyed seeing the "Walton Relatives" as well....
Thanks for sharing,
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Hi Kelly- thank you so much for sending me this link...I had not seen it and am just drooling! Love that Robin used such a diverse amount of G45! She is pretty talented and inspirational.

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