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January 30, 2012

Fun With Tropical Travelogue, CHA Pics and Contest!

Hello G45ers!

Welcome to another grand and exciting week here at Graphic 45! We have so much fun stuff to share with you this week. If you need some inspiration to get you through the week, our blog is the place to be! We've got stunning new design team projects, behind-the-scenes CHA images and a great new contest! It's going to be a lot of fun! First lets talk about this week's contest. We're giving you a chance to win one of our brand new collections! All you need to do is change your Facebook profile picture to one of the banners pictured below. Just right click on the image to save it to your computer. Got a Mac  computer? Here's a great explanation on how to right click using a Mac! Then just upload your favorite banner image to your Facebook profile picture and tag Graphic 45 or leave us a Facebook comment so we know you changed your photo! That's all you need to do to enter to win your favorite new collection. We will be choosing 4 random winners and announcing them here on our blog and in our newsletter on Thursday, February 2nd!

Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Banner




Next we have some great images to share with you from our adventures at CHA. We are having a great time and we wish you could all be there with us! Instead we thought it would be fun to share some of our adventures with all of you!


CHA Day 1: Little Darlings

Jeff, Aimee, Charee, Diane, Joanna, Jenay, and Stan the Man



Little Darlings Raffle Winner: Michelle with Everything Scrapbook & Stamp


Charee prepping for the Design Team Daily Demos

A big part of what makes our CHA booth so amazing are all of the gorgeous and unique crafts that decorate it every year. We start working on our booth well in advance so that we can have the most inspiring space possible at CHA! Our design team works hard too, creating lots of stunning projects that give our CHA booth that unique and timeless Graphic 45 look. This week we are showing you some of the gorgeous creations that our design team has dreamed up exclusively for this year's CHA! Today we've got stunning creations by Tara Orr and Hilde Janbroers that you are sure to love!

First up is this vibrant and sunny layout by Tara Orr using Tropical Travelogue. This collection is so warm and inviting, like a wonderful island breeze! Tara used lots of gorgeous layering and paper distressing to create this layout. It has a lot of dimension, as though it could spring to life right off the page! It's so pretty!

Tropical Travelogue layout

Tropical Travelogue layout

Tropical Travelogue layout

Tropical Travelogue layout

Tropical Travelogue layout


Graphic 45 Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Botanica, Jungle Fever, Island Jewel, Hibiscus Heaven, Paradise Postage: Tropical Travelogue
Chipboard Tags 1: Tropical Travelogue
Cardstock Stickers: Tropical Travelogue
Alphabet Stickers: Tropical Travelogue
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Misc: Doilies

Next up is this sweet and exquisite layout by Hilde Janbroers. This is another example of wonderful paper layering. Hilde also uses contrasts of open spaces in this LO to give it a flowing form that really catches the eye. With such a lovely central photo and loving sentiment, this LO is so heart-warming. Those vibrant colors and patterns in Tropical Travelogue look astonishing in this terrific work of art!

 "With this layout I layered lots of pieces of paper. Some vertical, some horizontal. With a file I distressed the edges a bit. Add lots of cute chipboards to get the shabby chic look." -Hilde Janbroers

Tropical Travelogue layout

Tropical Travelogue layout


partner products: Imaginarium Designs chipboard, Petaloo flower
other items:
Martha Stewart punch
Tim Holtz alternations rosette die 
Glossy Accent
glimmer mist

Next we have this lovely Tropical Travelogue card also by Hilde. This sweet and simple card is perfect for any occasion. The bright colors and stunning patterns radiate with joy! And that gorgeous Petaloo flower works perfectly with Tropical Travelogue!

"I folded a piece of the blue papers to a card. I added some kraft cardstock and patterned paper vertical on the card. I cut out the image of the pink flower and placed it on the card. Then I added the flowers and chipboards. As a final touch I sewed on the card." -Hilde Janbroers

Tropical Travelogue card

Partner Products; Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, Petaloo Flower
Other items; Sepia Glossy Accents, We're Memory Keepers Sew Easy, kraft cardstock

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Big thanks to Tara Orr and Hilde Janbroers for their wonderful work today. Don't forget to update your Facebook profile picture to your favorite Graphic 45 collection banner for your chance to win this week's prize! Remember to tag Graphic 45 or leave us a Facebook comment so we know you changed your photo! We will be right back here tomorrow with more fabulous crafts and images from our CHA adventures! It's going to be a lot of fun! Have a great day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Love Tara Orr and her LO's. Love the baby paper soooo much! I don't facebook but wanted you to know anyway that the baby paper line is fantastic.

Little darling and old curiosity shoppe favs.

what great projects.
i just added your picture on my facebook page and left message on yours.
stamping sue

Coucou, merci pour les photos. Dommage je n'ai pas de compte facebook mais ma collection préférée est little darling. Bon CHA, bises

The fact that G45 never compromises on the look and feel of their booth is just one of the things that I love about you! It is like walking into a magical place filled with beautiful people, projects and pretty paper and things! Kuddos!

Will try changing my fb profile....no guarentees....not good at this

Wow these lo's are so STUNNING love the new papers big time...
Hugs Amy :)

I would love to be able to attend CHA and visit your booth! I know it will be unique!

Love your outfits! Very vintage. The projects are gorgeous. Wish I could be there!!!

Looks like so much fun and you all look amazing

I am not technology smart when it comes to changing, sharing, copying, etc. Sorry. I do have a favorite.

Love the new collections

Fabulous piecs! I can spot Tara's work a million miles away...always, always stunning!!!!


What beautiful offerings, as usual. I love the tropical travelogue paper and just having problems using it. Now I'm inspired to cut into it and make something beautiful, too! I did change my profile picture to my new favorite, new line, Kraft Reflections! Hope I win...LOL

Everyone looks like there having so much fun, how I wish I could be there. Love your new collections.

wonderful paper-great designs

Love all the layouts shown here.. its really really beautiful..

Love the tropical line

I love the little darlings collection.

Beautiful, love the layering.

It's a wonderful life! Wish I was there with you because I could spend all day at Graphic45.

great new lines! can't wait to see them in person!

Beautiful projects!! Pics from CHA are so fun!! The Kraft Reflections is on my wishlist. Am going to figure out how to change my profile pic! Have fun at CHA!

Graphic 45 new selections are the
BEST! I really like Travelogue a lot...
all the fabulous colors..

Graphic 45 is so awesome!!! Love the ladies and their beautiful dresses!! The layouts are exquisite!! You guys have such gorgeous crafting supplies!!

I love to go to CHA! It looks like a ton of fun and to see the booth in person would be amazing!! I love your new lines. I talked my local scrapbook store into ordering Travelogue for all us snowbirds :) and have been playing with it for sometime and it is an amazing line!! I would love to get little darlings!! Keep up the fabulous work.

Thank you for keeping your blog updated during CHA....so that we can live vicariously through you!! It's all wonderful to see.

All of you look so cool dressed up for day one. The layouts are very well done as always.

I Have been watching the setup and now the actual days. Your booth is magical and Love all the time you take to make it special. Thanks for making it possible for your fans to get a glimpse what CHA is like.

i have made the little darlings my picture thanks for this chance

Love the layouts - the additional of the "double" photo is a great idea and certainly one I will use...makes me want to cut right into my TT paper and get started on my next creation

Love them all. Can't wait to see all the new samples.

Such fun and your booth looks amazing! I wish I could see it in person, but I will live vicariously through everyone's photos! Can't wait til CS hits the shelves!!

Your booth looks wonderful! I've really been enjoying your tweets and fb posts and photos of CHA!

Love both Tara and Hilde work, such beautifully detailed work.

Fabulous pictures. They take you back in time. Kodak moments. Love the Tropical Travelogue layout. Beautiful job.

wow they are all great, thanks for sharing them.

Incredible projects and photos from CHA! Love the close ups that you have shared at your scrapbook.com gallery!

Beautiful projects, love their layering and distressing!

Bravo DT artistas! Bravo!!!!

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