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March 24, 2011

Radiant Inspiration: Featured Artist Life on the {Scrap} Beach

Hello Happy Crafters!

We have such a treat for you today! Oh my goodness! If you love LOTS of beautiful Graphic 45 projects, tutorials, and tons of inspiration then this is your day! We're featuring the work of an amazing artist, Kathryn of the Life on the {Scrap} Beach blog. Kathryn is a prolific and tremendously talented crafter. Her blog and youtube pages are packed full of amazing ideas, presented with so much overflowing positivity and skill that it makes you want to run straight to your crafting table and get to work! We were so ecstatic when we saw her blog, having been tipped off by one of her fans. In fact, there were so many amazing Graphic 45 projects and videos that she'd created that we decided to give her two full days in the spotlight on our blog. We are sure you will all enjoy the fantastic works of art by the spectacular Kathryn of Life on the {Scrap} Beach. So get ready for some warmth and sunshine today and tomorrow. Ladies and Gentleman, we are proud to introduce you to the fabulous Kathryn! Here she is! Ta-da!


"I fell into scrapbooking by accident about four and a half years ago. I had never been what you would call a "crafty" person, but I have always been very interested in art and photography. I took art classes at a studio near my home & started shooting with my first SLR camera when I was fifteen. When I got engaged, my mom {not a crafter herself} gave me one of those scrapbook kits that has everything in it you need to create a themed 12"x12" album. I put it away at the bottom of my linen closet and forgot all about it until the Fall of 2006 when my husband and I were combining our households after our wedding. I found the kit again, and decided I'd better complete it or one day I would be in trouble with my mom! I didn't ever expect to enjoy scrapbooking so much, but I am thrilled to have found a hobby that combines my love for photography and my love for art. And I eventually got my mom into scrapbooking, too. The thing that I love most about papercrafting is cutting up paper and using it to embellish my pages and create interactive elements. I find that the large, gorgeous images on Graphic 45's papers lend themselves so well to this particular type of scrapbooking. I love to cut out these images, alter them with inks, mists and other mediums, and then layer them to create embellishment clusters, tags, pockets and other interactive elements for my scrapbook pages. For someone who loves nothing better than to cut up paper, the Graphic collections are perfect!" -Kathryn from Life on the {Scrap} Beach

We thought we'd start our tour of Kathryn's work with some of her fantastic videos and tutorials. Here is her Policy Envelope Pocket Tutorial that coincides with the amazing Steampunk Debutant 8x8 album that we're also featuring below. Enjoy!


And here we have Kathryn's video of her gorgeous Steampunk Debutant 8x8 mini album! Here she takes us on a page-by-page tour of her beautiful creation. We also have some fabulous photos of this album for you to enjoy as well! Soak in the crafting splendor!


Here are some close-up images of this wonderful mini album. You can really see all the brilliant details in this beautiful album. It's just breath-taking! 








The craft goodness just keeps on going! Here is another fantastic tutorial from Life on the {Scrap} Beach where you can learn how to create a beautiful Chipboard Gate Fold Album. Kathryn used our Once Upon a Springtime collection to make this amazing album. Check out this terrific tutorial, and then have a look at her "Sisters" Gate Fold Album that she created using this amazing method. You can learn her wonderful technique and then see the beautiful crafting possibilities! Behold!


Now have a look at this beautiful "Sisters" 6"x9" Gate Fold album featuring Once Upon a Springtime. Oh so pretty!


Here is a beautiful card that Kathryn created using Once Upon a Springtime. This card is so vibrant and stylish. I love all of the wonderful layers she's created here. Any friend would be honored to receive such a wonderful card!


Join us tomorrow for part two of our artist spotlight on Life on the {Scrap} Beach. There will be just as much wonderful work to inspire you. Kathryn has created some very special projects which will make their world premier here on the Graphic 45 blog! We're very excited. Also tomorrow we will also be announcing a winner for this week's blog prize! We can't wait!

We want to extend a HUGE thank you to Kathryn for her wonderful work and amazing energy. She is a shining example of everything we love about our crafting community. She is bright, innovative, creative, and she loves to share her passion with her fellow crafters. It is such a joy to have been introduced to her work and to be able to share it with all of you today. Thank you Kathryn! Be sure to check out her blog Life on the {Scrap} Beach and youtube page to see more amazing craft creations. And thanks to all of you who joined us today. We look forward to seeing you again tomorrow for more craft inspiration from Kathryn.

Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45


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fabulous projects Kathryn!!! congrats!! :)

Kathryn, you really are a creative person.... good eye G45

Amazing projects...but that's Kathryn!

Kathryn is a wonderful inspiration and teacher to so many of us on Ustream and Uture!! I have been following her for almost a year and look foward to every show/video she puts out. She introduced me to G45 and I love your lines and use them alot. Thank you G45 and Kathryn for aiding my addiction.

simply AMAZING!

BEAUTIFUL work, Kathryn. You are amazing!

G45 Your Right Kathryn is a tremendously talented crafter. I LOVE everything she creates. Every project is jam packed with Tons of inspiration and her ability to explain the thought processes and How she created her artwork is top-notch. Great featured Artist One of the Best!

For us she is not only a real good friend, but we adore her work and share her pasion for crafting. She never says no if you ask her to share here secrets about how she makes her art work. We love here work but even more love her.

Congrats Kathryn, we love you!!!

Lots of love, Gina.

OMG! Kathryn's albums are fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE all the little details. Gorgeous work! TFS

I love Kathryn's work and her great energy and personality. She is so creative and so personable and fun! She is a great artist to be spotlighted on G45!

I love Kathy's work and love watching her give life to projects. Not only is she an amazing artist, but a fabulous teacher as well!

Congrats Kathy on your G4 debut!

Everything is wonderful but I especically like that Thank You Friend card!

Oh MY! This is just too amazing to behold. I don't think I could ever do this even with her by my side. She is an amazing artist!

oh these are amazing thank you so much for sharing.....I've always wanted to do a larger album like this but was totally daunted, wonderful work

As a follower of Kathryn's Blog I am quite familiar with her work. She is a phenomenal artist and very generous with her techniques and expertise. She is just such a sweet person and fun to boot!

Elaine Allen

WOW(mouth hanging open for emphasis!)!!! What talent! Thanks for sharing your video tutorials with us, too. :D

Kathryn your work is wonderful. May have to bop down to Miami to see it in person.

Boca Babe......

She really does inspire you to get out the paper and glue and get going. The G45 Circus album she is currently working on is to drool for. She has also been very generous sharing all her techniques and tips. Thanks for featuring her. It is well deserved!!!!

Incredible! Bookmarked your blog. Thanks for the tutorial. I often see such amazing work and can't figure out just how it is done. I appreciate you time to do the tutorial.

Stunning, that is what your projects are! I LOVE them, thanks for sharing and for the inspiration to get busy!

Thank you to Kathryn for sharing her talent with us! So beautiful!

Kathyrn is an incredibly talented artist. She's approachable and such an inspiration to anyone who watches her shows and tutorials.

Amazing work, Kathryn!

Aw, a HUGE THANK YOU to Graphic 45 for writing succh a wonderful blog post about my work & also to all of you, my dear friends, who left such lovely comments for me here, on my blog and on The Beach! I love all of you guys & I appreciate your kind words SO much!!!! :D :D :D I'd also like to thank all of Graphic 45's readers and fans who have left me sweet messages as well ~ scrapbookers are THE BEST people in the world!!!

Thanks again!

~Kathryn :D
a little misty-eyed

wow - thanks - so much inspiration here!
Sandra ltb

Oh *swoon!!* I adore this mini album. Graphic 45 lines are always stunning in the mini book format. Thank you for the inspiration!!

WOW! Beautiful work! I love albums. I've just made a steampunk paper bag album using Graphic 45 papers, you can see it on my blog by clicking my name.

WOW! That album is to die for! I Looooooooooooooooooove it! ;-)

Absolutely stunning work!!

Wow! Kathryn's work s stunning! Her projects are the best and she is really awesome at sharing hercskills. She is a true gifted teacher!

Thank you for posting Kathryn's work. She is super, super talented. She always creates beautiful, quality projects and is so generous to share her work and teach her original techniques. Her work is stunning. Thanks Kathryn!

OOOHHHHH! Simplesmente IMPRESSIONANTE o álbum das fadas de Kathryn... Fiquei maravilhada!!!!

I believe that these are the most beautiful projects I have ever seen! I LOVE Once Upon a Springtime! It's one of my all time favorite collections. Thanks so very much for the videos...I can't wait to try the gate-fold album! I can only say WOW! I want to see more!

WOW! - page after page of great art - supe stunning!!

The best scrapbooker, teacher, inspiration and friend on YouTube, UStream & ning, and blog. We are all truly blessed to have Kathryn in our (virtual) world!
Great feature G45, Kathryn has turned many of us to G45 obsessed scrappers.
TFS, ~Jill

Kathryn, You are extremely talented and a very good teacher. You don't miss any detail in your work or your explainations! Thanks so much for sharing.

Just love these creations! How lovely they are

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