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January 27, 2012

Behind the Scenes at CHA & New Design Team Creations!

Hello G45ers!

Happy Friday to you all and welcome to another exciting day of inspiration here at Graphic 45! Right now we're getting everything set for Winter CHA 2012 which begins this weekend! There is always so much to do to get ready for this awesome event. We just love the process of getting everything set up, decorating our booth and getting ready for the grand gala! Plus it is always so much fun to see many of our old pals again as well as meeting new people in our crafting community! Today we thought we'd bring you some behind-the-scenes photos from our CHA preparation. We also have three random winners to announce for our January Hero Challenge! We also have some super inspiring crafts from Nancy Wethington and Robin Shakoor that showcase our latest collections Little Darlings and Olde Curiosity Shoppe! So if you can't make it to this year's Winter CHA, you can still join us for highlights and craft inspiration right here on the Graphic 45 blog! So lets get to it!

First we want to thank everyone who submitted layouts for our January Hero Challenge. It was so inspiring and heart-warming to see all of the entries for this fun challenge. Thank you all so much for your gorgeous work! Today's winners will receive a package of Graphic 45 goodies with $75 in value! Our three random winners are...

Ava Gavloski



Mimi David Hernandez


Conratulations to our winners! Please email us at info@g45papers.com with your shipping information to claim your prize! And thank you all again for all of your fantastic work!

Now we'd thought we'd share with you some of our adventures setting up for CHA! The Graphic 45 family has arrived in beautiful and sunny Anaheim.  (Aimee, Charee, Jeff Filimoehala, and Diane Schultz, aka mom) Day one of set up: all 10 crates have arrived and the booth set-up is in action.


Diane stops to say hello.

Aimee, Diane and Jeff.


And now its time for some craft inspiration from our design team! Here is an absolutely lovely and adorable layout by Nancy Wethington using our latest collection Little Darlings. This LO is so wonderful and it perfectly captures the preciousness of babies, which is exactly what Little Darlings is all about! Nancy used beautiful layering and contrasting paper patterns to create a sweet little world in this LO. It truly is a celebration of life!

Little Darlings 12x12 LO - Olivia
Partner Products: Decades colorbox inks; Imaginarium chipboard; Want2Scrap self-adhesive pearls
Other supplies used: Americana Celery Green acrylic paint; Ranger Pearlex Spray

Next up is this stunning layout by Robin Shakoor using Olde Curiosity Shoppe. This LO exquisitely captures the timeless beauty of this playful new collection. There are lavish elements of nature with the butterflies and paper flowers. Plus that classic central photograph looks absolutely perfect! Olde Curiosity Shoppe has so many fun image themes to play with. It truly is a deeply inspiring collection. But don't take our word for it! Here is what Robin had to say about her inspiration for this fabulous layout!
"Do you believe in love at first sight?  If you do, then you will know how I felt the first time I saw the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection.  The gorgeous vintage imagery and magnificent color palette will truly make your heart soar.  I found this wonderful vintage photo of Nellie Donegan taken in 1913.  As soon as I saw it I knew she would make the perfect focal point for my design.  I married the old with the new by using Graphic 45's current metal and chipboard staples.  They add just the right touch to this magical page.  Enjoy!" -Robin Shakoor

Olde Curiosity Shoope Graphic 45 layout


Layout Title:  Magic Happens!
Graphic 45 Papers
Olde Curiosity ShoppeOlde Curiosity Shoppe, Bazaar of Wonders, Optical Oddities, Counting Down
Graphic 45 Staples:  Chipboard Buttons, Metal Buttons
 Scrapbook Adhesives:  3D Foam Squares
Fiskars:  Paper Trimmer
McGill Flower Punch – Flowers – Floriano 2 1/8”, Tools
Ranger:  Perfect Pearls Mist - Heirloom Gold, Distress Ink – Black Soot, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain; Stickles – Cinnamon
Creative Memories:  Circle Cutter
Creative Imaginations:  Chipboard Stickers Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Scotch ATG 700

We hope you all had fun today! Thank you so much for joining us! We will be bringing you more behind-the-scenes fun from CHA all next week as well as more craft inspiration. It's going to be a marvelous week! We can't wait! Have a wonderful rest of your day and a great weekend! 

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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One of these days, I will get to CHA! Thanks for the inspiration! Love the new collections...love what you did with them!

Both pages brilliantly gorgeous! WOW!


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