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May 02, 2011

Dreams in Bloom: A Fond Farewell to Laura De La Rosa

Hello Crafters!

Happy Monday to you all! Welcome to another fun-filled week of craft inspiration, prizes, and cheer here at the Graphic 45 blog. We are thrilled that you're taking time to stop by and see us. Today we're saying a very fond farewell to a member of our 2010 Design Team, the wonderfully talented Laura De La Rosa. We were honored to feature Laura's work this year on our blog and we will miss her very much. A very special congratulations to Laura and her husband Bobby who are expecting their first child, a baby girl, very soon! Today we're going to show you some of our favorite creations by Laura from 2010. We know she's been very busy planning for her new life as a mom and we wish her and her husband the very best!

Before we get to the crafts, we wanted to tell all you crafters about this week's blog prizes! Yes, we're giving you two chances to win this fantastic prize pack this week! Here's how it works, just leave us a comment on our blog any day this week, and/or leave a comment on our brand new Graphic 45 Facebook Business Page! We will choose a random winner from the blog and our new Facebook page and announce them this Friday, May 6! Have a look at this wonderful prize: A Proper Gentleman 12x12 Paper Pad, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples, and three gorgeous chipboards by Jane Trengenza's  Imaginarium Designs. You can make some stunning crafts with these products and all you need to do is leave us comments! Wow!


Well it's time to take a walk down memory lane with these wonderful crafts by Laura De La Rosa. Here is a fantastic Steampunk Debutant layout that Laura created. With its gorgeous layers, paper flowers, and lots of amazing embellishments, this LO is a true work of art!


This amazing altered box was a huge hit at Christmas. Created using out Deluxe Edition Christmas Past collection, this lavish box is perfect for holiday decorating! You can tell that Laura put a lot of love and time into creating this wonderful piece. It's so lovely! 

Laura De La Rosa Bird Cage

Here is a fantastic paper flower made with Domestic Goddess. I love all the gorgeous details that Laura created for this project. The flower looks so wonderfully authentic and the paper strawberries are simply fantastic! We just love this happy creation!

Laura De La Rosa Domestic Godess Flower

Nothing says Fashionista better than gorgeous accessories! Here is a fabulous necklace that Laura made with this oh-so-stylish paper collection. So beautiful!

Laura De La Rosa Fashionista Necklace

We saw a lot of fabulous hats at the royal wedding on Friday, but nothing quite like this! Here is a marvelous and whimsical Steampunk Debutant hat created by Laura. With its stunning feathers, fabulous paper flowers, metal embellishments, and black trim, this hat is a dazzling fashion statement! A true example of the grandeur of Steampunk!


This is a gorgeous Le Romantique card that Laura designed. The layers and textures in this card are so stunning! It really is a celebration of love!


Behold this bright mini album that utilizes our On the Boardwalk collection. This mini radiates joy with its vibrant colors and pretty embellishments. Hooray!


A look inside this gorgeous mini is sure to make you smile! Look at those amazing tags! I love how Laura created an ocean wave effect with the paper. She always knows how to take the themes of each paper collection to new and exhilarating heights!


This amazing 3-D wall hanging made with Hallowe'en in Wonderland is simply hypnotizing! I was stunned the first time I saw this. It's so amazingly clever and beautiful!


Once again, we want to extend a warm thank you to Laura De La Rosa for her amazing talents this year. It has been so wonderful to work with her and we wish her the very best as a new mom! We know she'll be fabulous. It was great to reminisce about these wonderful projects on today's blog. Thank you do much Laura! You are a craft super star!

Crafters, you can see more of Laura's fantastic creations on her blog The Vintage Key. It's a wonderful place to get inspired! We want to thank you all for joining us today. Remember to leave us comments here on the blog and our Facebook Business Page for your chance to win this week's prizes! Join us tomorrow for more fantastic craft ideas.

Happy Days!

Team Graphic 45



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Fabulous projects! This designer will be missed...as with all of them. All their projects are so inspiring. Thanks for that!!!

These projects are wonderful! I've been collection the papers just waiting for more inspiration, now found it!

Wow- fantastic woek and thanks for a giveaway..

Thank you! If I only had half her creativity!!! Just terrific.

Laura's work is truly wonderful, and thank you for the giveaway chance.

wow - all those altered projects are out of this world!! Fantastic job on such intricate details!

So gorgeous projects by Laura!! Wishing her all the best with her new life!

I love those projects from Laura, she is a fantastic artist!
Thank you for the chance to win!!!

So beautiful!

Oh my I adore the necklace-I have plenty of G45 to whip one of those up!

Oh boy Laura team 2011 have big shoes to fill after seeing your amazing work! I loooove the hat & strawberry idea truly unique!! Wishing you a sucessfull artsy future ahead & I'm hoping you come back to my favorite co....G45!!

Wow amazing creations full of inspiration!!! :) lauras flowers and embellishments are just FAB and those strawberries look good enough to eat....

Such stunning pieces of Art!! I love this Blog and everything Graphic45!

Such lovely and creative projects! I especially like that fab hat! Sorry Laura's leaving but congrats on the addition to her family! :-D

Very creative projects! Gorgeous work, Laura!

Absolutely stunning!

G45 has such wonderful designers who imagine wonderful projects for your beautiful paper.

Wonderful projects by an obviously very talented artist. Thanks for sharing.

Love it all! hoping to win!

I am amazed at people's creative minds. Makes me want to go get inked up

Fantastic projects Laura! I wish you and your husband many blessings and happiness with your soon to be new baby!

Love it....

Wow so beautiful! Fabulous designs

Beautiful projects!!

I just love your products. They are so wonderful to work with and your design team gives me constant inspiration

I love graphic 45 and all the projects. I look forward to the new group of designers.

I am continually amazed by your talented designers and the ideas that they come up with.

Stunning work! Thank you for the chance to win! Hmmmmmm, what I wouldn't create with a prize like that..........

Thanks for another chance to win another great giveaway. LOVE U G45. I've been hording the Once upon a spring time paper line because I've seen so many beautiful projects out there by so many talented ladies that I just don't know where to start. I have cut up a whole bunch of faires... now what to do with them is the question! Love this blog!

I can never get enough of this product! The projects are endless. Thanks Graphic 45

What can I say. The best giveaway. My type of paper and things. If I could wind I would be so happy

Amazing projects! And amazing giveaway! I just love your papers and other stuff! So great to work with!

I will miss Laura's amazing flowers, most of all. But, I am sure she will be creating new girlie things soon!

Thank you for another generous giveaway. I will miss many of your team who are leaving but I must admit there is a fabulous team coming on board. Their work is beyond gorgeous.


How sad to see these amazing artists
leave the design team, but hopeful that
the new design team can fill their stillettos!!!

I hate to see her go. very talented. I LOVE Graphic 45

Really beautiful creations!

Fantastic Projects - and what an amazing prize pack!

Would LOVE to win these awesome goodies!

WOW!!! Everything's amazing but that lantern/box and hat... WOW!

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