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December 22, 2011

Fun and Inspiring G45 Crafts & Tutorials!

Hello G45ers!

Happy Thursday to you all! We are so glad you're taking the time to join us today! By now you're probably putting those last minute holiday plans into action. Those last few days before Christmas can be pretty exciting to say the least! Well today we've got some special treats to help sooth your holiday heart. Tara Orr has created an awesome layout and paper game creation. Also, Gloria Stengel brings us Part 4 of her December Daily Journal Tutorial! Today is all about fun! And don't forget that today is the last day to leave a comment on the Graphic 45 Facebook page for your chance to win this week's blog prize! Check out this fabulous prize! We will be picking a random winner from our Facebook comments from this week. Tomorrow is the day when we will announce our winner so be sure to get your comments in before it's too late!


This first fabulous project is by Tara Orr. It's a fun and inspirational On the Boardwalk layout that she made for Cabadian Scrapbooker Magazine! This wonderful creation has an uplifting message and lively look. It is nice and minimal but obsolutely eye-catching. Take a look at this stunning LO by the amazing Tara Orr!



Life is a Game, Play It by Tara Orr
Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 Papers
On The Boardwalk Collection: She Sells Seashells, Borders, On The Boardwalk
Curtain Call: Curtain Call
Hemptique: Hemp Cord
Stampin' Up!: Build a Brad in Antique Brass
Stampin' Up!: Mini Circle Punch
Kiki Art: Fun Tape in Antologia Familia
Ranger: Distress Ink in Black Soot
Tombo: Permanent Adhesive Tape Runner
Doodlebug Designs: Cardstock Alphabet Stickers in Hopscotch
Next up is another clever creation by Tara Orr. It's a fun School Square Game made from our ABC Primer collection. How perfect! This adorable game is fun to make and fun to play! Tara has even included some instructions so you can create one of your very own! Thanks, Tara!

Graphic 45 Papers:
Tombo: Permanent Adhesive Roller
Scor-Pal: Scor-Tape
Ranger: Distress Ink in Vintage Photo

Next up is Part 4 of Gloria Stengel's December Daily Journal tutorial. Every Thursday for the past four weeks Gloria has featured a new installment of this wonderful tutorial series. Today she takes us through the final steps to creating this awesome altered journal. It's a lot of fun and just perfect for the holiday season. Be sure to venture on over to Gloria's blog Scraps of Life for the full tutorial instructions. Here she gives some tantalizing sneak peek images of this week's fabulous tutorial. Take it away, Gloria!

December Daily Altered Journal

by Gloria Stengel

Part 4: Creating Journal Pages for December 22nd-December 31st

Welcome to the last part of my December Daily project! Thanks for joining me! Last Thursday we created pages for days 11 through 21 for our Graphic 45 inspired December Daily Journal. Let's keep going today and create the last 10 pages! See the full tutorial here:

Scraps of Life:


Figure 3

I hate to see the project end, but let's get started so you can complete your project before the 25th!

Day-24-sneak Day-25-sneak Day-31-sneak

Thank you for taking this journey with me for the last four weeks! I hope you had as much fun making your December Daily as I did making mine! Visit my blog, Scraps of Life, for step-by-step directions to this last segment of the album. 

If you missed any of the posts for the other segments of the album, I have links on my blog, on the right sidebar! I'll keep the links up through January 7th. For a complete supply list, see Part 1.

Thank you all for joining us today. We hope you'll stop by and see us tomorrow as we bring you more inspiring crafts and announce this week's blog prize winner! We hope you had fun today! Big thanks to Tara Orr and Gloria Stengel for their amazing work. We hope you all have a terrific Thursday!

Happy Holiday Crafting!

Team Graphic 45


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great projects ! I feel like a child !

Great projects todayL love the LO.

So much inspiration...so little time! I only have time to say one word: LOVE!


Just loved the blog today.. School Square Game is something I use to love as a kid.. feeling nostalgic seeing it.. :)

When the pic of the prize came up on my screen it took my breath away! Love the colors, love the theme. To sum it up in 3 words---I LOVE IT!

awesome! especially love that top layout-so unexpected!

We played that at school!
In the year 1950 ... 1956.
Very nice!
Greetings Mieke'S

What a stunning layout! Love that red background in the pic! Cute little album too!

How fun! I remember playing that in the 70's! How long has it really been around? Yours is MUCH fancier of course!

Such awesome projects. Just love Gloria's December Daily and all her wonderful tutorials. Happy Holidays everyone.

Love your layout, such rich colors !
aah the game brings back memories ... love that paper collection too ( actually have not found a Graphic 45 collection I don't like )!

Great projects, and I love the school square game. I use to play that for hours with my friends when I was a little girl. The graphic on the paper is just perfect for it too.

That school square game sure does bring back memories!! I love the mini album and that layout is superb. I'm loving the background on the layout photo as well, it's fabulous!

Coucou, c'est super joli comme tous les jours, bises

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