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March 14, 2012

A Week of Lovely Layouts With Graphic 45: Day 3!

Hello Incredible G45ers!

Welcome to another happy day of craft bliss here at Graphic 45! We are so glad you are joining us for yet another day of our layout celebration! This week has been such a blast and there are more stunning projects to share with you today! Gloria Stengel and Tara Orr have created the most gorgeous and inspiring layouts with our new paper collections Topical Travelogue and Little Darlings! In addition to today's stunning layouts we're celebrating a very special birthday here at Graphic 45! Our beloved design team member Laura Denison is one year wiser today! We wanted to take a moment to wish her a very happy birthday and share some of our favorite Laura Denison creations with you. Right now Laura is hard at work creating her final submission for our 2012 design team call. We are super excited to see what she'll make! In the mean time we have these stunning creations to share with all of you. Laura is such a valued member of our design team and we are so happy to have her amazing talent on our team! Happy Birthday, Laura!

Laura Denison Head Shot

This is Laura's gorgeous Steampunk Debutante clock! Just look at her gorgeous use of the Graphic 45 Ornate Door Plate and Knob Staples and Metal Button Staples. Simply stunning!

Graphic 45 Laura Denison Steampunk Debutante Metal Door Plate Clock

Here is Laura's brilliant Once Upon a Springtime birdhouse clock. This was one of the pieces that Laura submitted for our 2011 design team call. The moment we saw this gorgeous piece we knew that Laura had a very special talent!

Graphic 45 Laura Denison fairyclock1

Here is an adorable Little Darlings cabinet that Laura created. It is full of cute little treasures and shows magnificent use of Graphic 45 Metal Button Staples, Hinge Staples, Metal Butterfly Staples and Metal Tag staples. This beautiful and unique creation would look just perfect in a nursery or child's room!

Graphic45 Laura Denison Little Darling Cabinet

And now it's time for some gorgeous layouts! This first creation is by Gloria Stengel and features our Tropical Travelogue collection. This fresh and vibrant LO is like a huge dose of happy! All of the lavish colors and intricate floral embellishments make this layout a huge success! Here is what Gloria had to say about it.

"This is my youngest son, Jonah, when he was 9 months old. He loved monkeys, especially the little green and yellow one. He carried it with him everywhere! I adore this photo of Jonah. I used Photoshop to turn the photo to black and white, and then some photo editing techniques to "colorize" the little green monkey. I wanted the monkey to "pop" off this jungle-themed page." -Gloria Stengel

Tropical Travelogue Layout

Tropical Travelogue Layout

Tropical Travelogue Layout

Tropical Travelogue Layout

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 papers:
Tropical Travelogue: Paradise Postage, Rainforest, Island Jewel, Seaside Holiday (8x8), Exotic Destination
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Stickers
Core'dinations: Signature Series Graphic 45 Cardstock: Bon Voyage
Clearsnap: Colorbox Decades Graphic 45 Antiquing Ink: Dark Cashmere, Bon Voyage
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz: Ice Rink, Splash, Vanilla Shimmer, River Mossy, Tea Party, Green Olive
Imaginarium Designs: chipboard numbers
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: foam squares
Neenah: Natural White cardstock
American Crafts: Black cardstock; Precision black pen
Want2Scrap: Chipboard corners
Wild Orchid Crafts: flowers
Prima: branch
Copic: Markers
Craft supply: twine
Adhesive: white glue, Scotch 3M tape runner

Next up is this marvelous Little Darlings layout by Tara Orr. This LO is just wonderful and has that classic shabby-chic look that Tara is famous for. Here you can see her fabulous paper layering and distressing techniques that help make this LO so charming. Here is what Tara had to say about this sweet work of art!

"Here is a layout I created with the Little Darlings Collection. It is a photo of my daughter last fall - wearing a jacket that my mom had kept all these years (it use to be mine when I was the same age). Just love the soft, pastel tones in these papers.  I decided to keep the look a little more monochromatic so I only added some vanilla hues, paired with the pink/peach tones in the beautiful papers.  I also used one of the pages from an envelope album, painted it with acrylic paint to match the colours in the papers and transformed into a little pocket within the layout." Tara Orr

Little Darlings Layout

Little Darlings Layouts

Little Darlings Layouts

Little Darlings Layouts

Little Darlings Layouts


Graphic 45 Supplies:
Flowers & Leaves: ZVA Creative
Chipboard Alphas: Bo Bunny
Edge Scraper: Making Memories
Misc: Doilies, Paint

We hope you all had a lot of fun today. We will be celebrating our love for layouts all week long so we hope you'll join us! Huge thanks to Gloria Stengel and Tara Orr for their beautiful projects today! And once again we wish Laura Denison a very happy birthday! Thank you all for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Gorgeous layout today! & Happy Birthday Laura!

Your designers have done wonderful work AND they have fantastic product to inspire them! Love to look at your site.

I love everything steampunk! This is fantabulous Laura....Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Laura!!! Her stuff is amazing and thats why I follow her wherever she goes.
The LO's are lovely, especially with the use of all the flowers. I like the photo with the colorized monkey. I like to colorize photos also, but I like to do them with chalks!!!! Everything is wonderful today!

Laura "ROCKS"! happy birthday. I sure hop the that the girls will do a class on their LO's. For I LOVE them and would enjoy sitting in on a class and would buy a kit too. Hint Hint. Keep up the great work Everyone. I love coming here to get inspired!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday, Laura! Love today's work! Just amazing!

Happy Birthday Laura!!! I loveeeeeee her GORGEOUS projects!! And LOVING the lo's today too!! Sooooooooooo inspiring!!!!

Happy Birthday Laura!

Amazing layouts once again.

WOW! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! I hold each one very near and dear to my heart! Love you all! Thank You!!


fabulous creations, especially the steampunk clock !!!

Happy Birthday to Laura! Her projects are over the top creative and unique! And today's layouts are BEAUTIFUL!

Happy Birthday Laura!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy Birthday Laura! Have a wonderful day!! Gorgeous work as usual and, as usual..so are Gloria and Tara's work!! Well done again ladies!!

Happy Birthday Laura!

Wow.. that's a lot of awesomeness to take into my brain this morning. I don't think Laura can make anything that is less than awesome. The layout pages are beautiful.

Hsppy Birthday, dear Laura! Have an amazing, craft-filled day!

Happy Birthday to Laura !
I've got to agree with Jocelyn,I've been admiring Laura's work for quite sometime. And Tara and Gloria, these ladies are AMAZING ! Seems like I use these works so often "amazing and awesome" , but seriously there aren't any words to describe this creativeness

Happy birthday, Laura! And thank you so much for showing such gorgeous creations on your B-day:)

Wonderful designs!

Oh my! That birdhouse! Thank you so much!

Stunning creations!

All of today's projects are stunning! I must say G45 has the best papers and embellishments. Every time I see these beautiful projects, my wish list for g45 products grows...LOL!

Truly stunning creations from all three ladies!!!! Just amazing how their paper projects seem to come to life with all the precious details :) Happy Birthday to Laura! Hope your day is wonderful!!

Awesome creations!
Graphic 45 products gives us unlimited opportunities to create and it shows here by the designers! Thank you for all your hard work and time.

Happy Birthday Laura!!
I love...love...Tara layout....beautiful!!!

Happy Birthday Laura....All these projects are Stunning. What Talent. Wow.

Awesome projects and layouts, thanks for sharing.

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