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February 06, 2012

Another Day in Paradise: Tropical Travelogue Crafts & Contest!

Hello Glorious G45ers!

Welcome to another magical week of craft fun here at Graphic 45! We are so glad you decided to join us! We have so many fun things in store for you today. There's a brand new blog contest as well as lots of gorgeous craft inspiration from our design team! This week is very special because it's all about our sunny new collection Tropical Travelogue! So if you've got a case of the winter blues then our blog is the place to be this week! We've got tons of marvelous ideas to inspire you! Today we have stunning layout creations by Tara Orr, Nancy Wethington and Robin Shakoor. Get ready for some serious fun and excitement!

This week we're giving you the chance to win a fabulous Tropical Travelogue prize pack that includes a 12x12 paper pad and both gorgeous coordinating chipbaord die-cuts! All you need to do is leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week! It's just that simple! We will be choosing a random winner from either our blog or Facebook comments and announcing them on our blog this Friday! So be sure to get your comments in for your chance to win!

This first wonderful project is by Tara Orr. This layout is extra beautiful and pretty humurous. Tara used exquisette paper distressing and layering to create this terrific piece. Here is what Tara had to say about her inspiration for this lovely LO!

"I wanted a different spin on this collection and I also wanted to show the darker side as well - in more ways that one - LOL. Here's a photo of my kids fighting one day and I wanted to have a little fun with the title as well..." -Tara Orr






Graphic 45 Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Botanica, Jungle Fever, Rainforest, Paradise Postage, Tiki Voyager, Exotic Destination: Tropical Travelogue
Staples: Metal hinges
Staples: Metal Tags
Staples: Metal Flowers
Graphic 45 Packaging
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Colorbox: Pigment ink in Chestnut Roan
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Making Memories: Edge Scraper Misc: paper and crochet doilies, hemp twine, alphas, paint

Next up is this fantastic Tropical Travelogue layout by Nancy Wethington. One look at this amazing LO and its as if you've stepped into an island paradise! You can almost hear the warm breeze rustling the palm trees. Tropical Travelogue is perfect for these sunny summer photographs! If you have some fun snapshots from your Spring or Summer adventures, now would be the perfect time to bring them to life in a gorgeous LO like this one! 

Tropical Travelogue 12x12


Graphic 45 Papers: Tropical Travelogue: Tropical Travelogue; Exotic Destination; Seaside Holiday; Botanica; Paradise Postage; Tropical Travelogue Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Tag Staples
Partner Products: Core'dinations cardstock, Decades colorbox inks; May Arts ribbon
Other supplies used: Miscellaneous: sea glass; sun charm; sand; shells;

Next we have another breath-taking layout by Robin Shakoor. The colors in this LO are so vibrant and joyful! Robin used some wonderful techniques to give this LO stunning dimension. It's almost as tough the flowers are actually blooming right there on the page! Here is what Robin had to say about her inspiration for this incredible creation! 

"Can you feel the island breeze?  The colors in the Tropical Travelogue collection are absolutely amazing.  I am a fussy cutter and the images of tropical flowers instantly drew me to this collection of papers.  It’s like a playground for fussy cutters! Lol. I cut the main image from “Seaside Holiday” to create a beautiful tropical border. I used a template from The Crafter’s Workshop along with various colors of Distress Ink and Glimmer Mist to create a custom background.  I then began to create a multitude of layers topped with flowers cut from “Garden Isle” paper.  To finish my design, I tucked chipboard flowers from “Tropical Travelogue Chipboard 1” between my fussy cut flowers for added dimension. Be sure to pick up this collection to create beautiful projects of your own.  Enjoy!" -Robin Shakoor

Island Jewel Revised

Graphic 45 Papers
Tropical Travelogue: Paradise Postage; Seaside Holiday; Garden Isle; Tropical Travelogue; Seaside Holiday; Island Jewel
Graphic 45 Chipboard:  Tropical Travelogue 1 
Scrapbook Adhesives:  3D Foam Squares
Fiskars:  Paper Trimmer
Ranger:  Stickles – Diamond
Tattered Angels:  Glimmer Mist – Dragonfly
Bazzill:  Cardstock
Ranger:  Distress Ink - Black Soot, Barn Door, Shabby Shutters, Broken China; Glossy Accents
The Crafter’s Workshop:  Paradise TCW186
Martha Stewart Crafts: Deep Edge Punch - Garden Gate
Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry; Scotch ATG 700

We want to thank you all for joining us today! We hope you were inspired by today's marvelous layouts! We look forward to reading your blog or Facebook comments this week as part of our blog contest! Special thanks to Tara Orr, Nancy Wethington and Robin Shakoor for their beautiful creations today! We wish you all a fabulous day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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the ideas just keep on coming i`ll have shares in Graphic 45 soon if i buy anymore of these gorgeous products

How absolutely lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

loving the layouts. I love this tropical line.

Wow... They are all gorgeous. I so have to get my hands on these papers. A must have collection !

These layouts are awesome! Your paper lines make it so easy to make great layouts. Can''t wait to get my hands on the new papers.

They new papers are amazing (heck so are the older ones). It is so easy to create with G45 papers. Thank you for all the wonderful contests you have been hosting lately.

What lovely,lovely, projects and such great paper. Your paper collection makes it all look so easy.

Love, love, love!!

Adore the layouts. This paper is so much me....colors, theme, ahhh, smell that air, feel the breeze!

Love the paper it's so colorful! Great layouts!

Gorgeous layouts. Love the colors.

beautiful projects, love the papers

Started my Daughters destination wedding scrapbook with this paper. Love it!! Perfect for pics in Jamaica.

You must stop showing these beautiful layouts! I know I can't have all these beautiful papers, but how am I can choose when they are out in the stores???

As usual the DT has made another touchdown (just thought I'd stay in the Superbowl mode...) G45 papers and accessories encourage artistic endeavors, even in me! Keep 'em coming!

Beautiful projects! Love this collection and hope I win so I can start on a page of my own! Thanks!


Such beautiful papers and projects made with them. I have been transported to Tropical lands afar. Thank you for the chance to win. I have hundreds of travel photos to scrap. *Ü* ~Glen~

Awesome layouts! Though they are all gorgeous, I especially love the "real life" layout that Tara Orr created. Super clever title and I love that it's a less than perfect moment captured. :-D

Since I live in Florida and many people think it's Paradise, I can think of many uses for this bright, vibrant and fun new line. Can't wait to see it in person!

I love Tara's clever use of the colection.The picture that Nancy used in her layout was just perfect for this paper, and the technique that Robin used for her backround just brought out all the colors of the paper beautifully. Kudos ladies.

I was a bit ambivalent about this collection when it first came out, but it has really grown on me. The colors are so refreshing...and these layouts really showed off all its wonderful potential. So, I'm a believer!

I can't wait to get this line! I have sooo many photo's from Thailand and Singapore that this paper would go so awesome with!!

Beautiful layouts! really like the photo in the layout of the tropical trees.
stamping sue

Wow, all gorgeous layouts! TFS! I love all the details and am inspired!

Lovely! I can't wait to get my hands on this new set of papers. Tropical Travelogue .. a reflection of my winter dreams!

This collection is gorgeous!

Tara is just an amazing artist! And working with the best ever products doesnt hurt either!!! Well done everyone!!

Love the "NOT" paradise layout. I can relate, my two sons were always fighting. I just went to Nancy W's store in StL and got this collection. Love it, can't wait to play with it. I love the other sets as well, can't wait to get my hands on all of them.

Beautiful lo's! Really love the last one.

I would be in "paradise" if I could get my hands on this beautiful, tropical collection! G45, take me away!


Beautiful projects!

I just love the way your packaging makes its way into projects!

These projects are incredible (and funny). I wasn't sure how I would use this collection. Thanks guys.

Umm...excuse me...but for some reason, my comment would NOT go in on FB.... :(...not sure why..I kept tyring and trying....boohooo.....

I love this tropical line. Graphic 45 papers make it so easy to make great layouts. Thanks for the chance to win.

I love the new Tropical Travelogue line. The color theme is so bright & refeshing. I'm looking forward to use this collection for my summer mini album.

These are really lovely layouts! Great work, ladies!!!!!

hahahaha - love the "another day in paradise minus the paradise" layout. very clever!

The layouts are beautiful. The papers are so gorgeous! Would love to win this prize. You keep bringing us such inspiration and beautiful products! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow so many wonderful ideas. I love all the bright colors in the Tropical Travelogue. Going on a cruse taking my mini album with. Guess I need to go shopping.

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