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April 19, 2012

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Hilde Janbroers

Little Darlings keepsake box

Hello G45ers,

Happy Thursday and welcome to our blog! Today is a bittersweet day as we say farewell to our wonderful design team member Hilde Janbroers. Hilde has been a remarkable member of our 2011 design team and we have loved having being able to share her talents on our blog. Today we're going to give her a very fond Graphic 45 farewell and share some of Hilde's most inspiring crafts. You'll get a great overview of Hilde's incredible style as well as get lots of wonderful ideas for projects! But before we get to that, we wanted to remind you all about this week's fabulous blog contest. There's still time to leave us a blog or Facebook comment telling us about your favorite idea for a handmade gift. We will be choosing a random winner and announcing them on Friday. So be sure to leave your comment for your chance to win! Here is the fantastic prize you could win this week! We're offering a fabulous kit so that you can create this gorgeous Le Romantique necklace in a box! It's just perfect for a Mother's Day gift! You'll receive all the supplies you need to create this fantastic box along with fun and easy instructions! Fun!



It has been an incredible year with our 2011 design team. We have seen so many amazing crafts, learned lots of fun and clever techniques and enjoyed tons of inspiration. Today we are honoring the marvelous work of Hilde Janbroers. From the very first time Hilde was on our design team we knew that she had a remarkable talent. Each and every project she creates is filled with so many exquisite details. She really knows how to add gorgeous flair to her projects through the use of vibrant embellishments and paper layering. Her eye for color and texture really shines through in everything she makes. Not only does Hilde have an amazing artistic vision but she also has a warm heart. She puts so much love in her crafts, often drawing upon the inspiration of her beautiful children in her layouts, cards and mini albums. It is this brilliant combination of beauty and warmth that make Hilde's crafts such a huge success. We have loved having her on our team and we know that she will continue to create stunning works of art in the future. You can see more of Hilde's crafts on her beautiful blog! 


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And now it's time to enjoy some of Hilde's incredible Graphic 45 creations. Here is her amazing Le Cirque layout. This LO really captures the essence of Hilde's sweet style. The beautiful embellishments, paper layering and precious sentiment make this LO an instant classic!

Le Cirque Layout Graphic 45

Le Cirque Layout Graphic 45

Le Cirque Layout Graphic 45


Coredinations cardstock
Tim Holtz rossette die
Prima Marketing flowers, say it in crystals
American crafts thickers

Next up is this exquisite Steampunk Debutante LO. Here you can see some fabulous uses for the Graphic 45 Metal Staples. The adorable central photo helps set the stage for this enchanting piece. There is something so fresh and dreamlike about this pretty LO. It's just remarkable!

Strampunk Debutante layout Graphic 45

Strampunk Debutante layout Graphic 45

Strampunk Debutante layout Graphic 45

Tattered Angels glimmermist Apple
Fiskars border punch
bazzill basics cardstock white
My Little Shoebox alphabet stickers
scor pal tape
scrabble letters
Prima Marketing flowers

Here is another gorgeous LO by Hilde. This one features The Magic of Oz. Hilde really got into character with this LO. Everything about it captures the playful magic of Oz! Again you can see how Hilde loves to use pretty embellishments to create a real sense of movement and direction in her LOs. Plus you can see how well she matches the color themes in the papers as well as the embellishments. Simply stunning!

Magic of Oz layout Graphic 45

Magic of Oz layout Graphic 45

Magic of Oz layout Graphic 45

'want2scrap' crystals
Clearsnap smooch luscious lime
kraft cardstock
flowers petaloo
scrabble letters
American Crafts Thickers
Graphic 45 

Here is another one of Hilde's Magic of Oz creations. This is a sweet mini album that is pure whimsical delight. There is something wonderful to discover on every page! There is such a gorgeous and wholesome quality to this adorable mini. Discover the magic!

Magic of Oz mini album Graphic 45

Magic of Oz mini album Graphic 45

Magic of Oz mini album Graphic 45

Magic of Oz mini album Graphic 45

Magic of Oz mini album Graphic 45

Want2Scrap chipboards, pearls and crystals
ditto felt buttons
Petaloo flowers
Prima Marketing flowers
American Crafts Thickers
My Little Shoebox alphabet stickers
Webster's pages flowers

Here we have an incredible LO by Hilde featuring An ABC Primer. This LO is brilliant for so many reasons. The central photo is so precious. When combined with beautiful paper layering, blooming embellishments and a sweet and simple sentiment, this "Just You" LO is pure perfection. This is a great example of Hilde's knack for capturing a true loving spirit in her crafts. A+!

An ABC Primer LO Graphic 45

An ABC Primer LO Graphic 45

An ABC Primer LO Graphic 45

papers: Graphic 45 An ABC Primer
chipboards: Graphic 45 An ABC Primer Chipboard Die Cuts 1 and 2
Punches: Fiskars Border Punch Notebook, Border Punch Stamp, Squeeze Punch Extra Large Scalloped Square
Scissors: Fiskars
Chipboard word: Imaginarium Design
Flowers: Petaloo, Prima Marketing
Butterfly Stamps: Hampton Art
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

And last but not least is this wonderful Little Darlings keepsake box by Hilde. She captured such a sweet sentiment with this box. The fabulous embellishments seem to spring to life with pure delight. This was a wonderful way to use the Graphic 45 5x5 Kraftboard Altered Art Box to create a one-of-a-kind gift.

Little Darlings box Graphic 45

Little Darlings box Graphic 45

Little Darlings box Graphic 45

We want to thank Hilde Janbroers for her incredible talents on our 2011 design team. We deeply appreciate everything she's done as a member of our team and we will miss her very much. Of course we'll still be checking out her new creations on her blog. We know her talents will continue to inspire others for many years to come. Thank you, Hilde! You are incredible!

We also want to thank all of you G45ers for joining us today. We will have more fabulous crafts to share with you tomorrow as well as a winner to announce for this week's blog prize! We hope you'll stop by and see us. We hope you have a lovely day!

With Hugs and Metal Butterflies,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Good luck on your new endeavors Hilde Janbroers! Your work is absolutely inspiring!

Your work is very creative and detailed. You are a beautiful designer. Wishing you the very Best.

I will miss seeing Hilde's creations here! But I also follow her blog, so I will still see her beautiful creations there! :) I absolutely loveeeeeeeeee her creations and was so lucky to work with her on Nikki Sivils DT! She truly is amazing!

A favorite idea for a handmade gift is this beautiful gift box as an example. Giving someone something they can use that is handmade by yourself shows you took the time for them.

Good luck on all of your new adventures, it has been an pure pleasure to be on this amazing design team with you.

Thank you Hilde! My favorite idea for a handmade gift is one I made last year...a double pocket "card" with dried lavender pouches I made for the bedroom drawers.

Happy Journey Hilda and thank you for the inspiration!!!

My favorite handmade gift to give is Mini Albums...a lot of love can be packed into one :-)

What wonderful projects she created! I love to make cards for gifts and tuck a little gift card inside. I also love to do basket gifts. Find out what the person enjoys or hobby and create a wonderful gift basket. Fill it full of goodies, tools, etc. that they do not have yet and include a beautiful card.

Beautiful work and talent. The best to you and your future.

Love the layouts shown today.. beautiful and inspiring...

such beautiful work and so inspiring! thank you for all of your beauty.

Hilde, we will miss your sweet layouts and minis. They have been an inspiration for us all over the last year. Good luck! And thank you G45 for sharing this wonderful talent with us all.

Hilde, you work inspires me so very much. I can always count on you to add a pop of red or an interesting detail. I am so happy I get to create with you on the Imaginarium Designs team! You are a wonderful desiger and friend!

Hilde it has been my great pleasure to serve on this years design team with you! I look forward to seeing what you do next!

Your work is so amazing! I wish you all the luck in the world on whatever path you choose next.

My favorite handmade gift to make are mini albums or crocheted blankets & hats. I love any kind of handmade gift, they mean so much more to me then anything store bought. Hilde, your work is beautiful, I will be following your blog.

I love your work. All the detail and creativity is so amazing. I am always inspired.

Beautiful works of art. You will be missed. Good luck to you. Thank you for your inspiration.

Best to you, Hilde!
Oh my ! I love this necklace box! It's on my "To Be Cased" list! How fab to have a chance to win it!

I have enjoyed your creations so much. We will all miss your talent and ideas, thanks so much for sharing your art with all of us! Best of luck and come back soon!]

Love ya,


This afternoon I started doing a new project.. I am making a wind chime.. I am making one huge flower with heavy material and making smaller co-ordinating flowers to go on the sides.. I am using Tropical travelogue for this project.. :)

The project I had started 2 days ago and still working on is a key holder.. I got this huge wooden lizard.. I am using different papers (tropical and stempunk) on its body.. I am using a brad for its eyes.. I am just waiting to get some pins fixed so that it can go on the wall.. :)

My favorite idea for a homemade gift is a small band box filled with moonstruck chocolate!

My favorite idea for a gift is a container that can be used for crafting supplies. My mom loves to sew, so I like to make her things that she can use!

Another awesome designer... Hilde love all your creative designs, love thedetails, flowers, butterflie. Thank you for all the inspiration.

I've always loved looking at your work. You're GOOD!

We will miss you Hilde! Your designs are always incredible and I looked forward to your layouts showing composition, texture and attention to detail.
Best of luck in the future Hilde!

Hilde, Your designs are amazing and awe inspiring. Make the most of your craftastic days!

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