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April 09, 2012

It's the Graphic 45 Scrap Off!


Hello Fabulous G45ers!

Happy Monday to you all! We hope you had a great holiday weekend and got to enjoy some feasting and festivities! We are obviously huge fans of family holidays and sharing wonderful times with loved ones. And speaking of sharing, we have an incredibly fun blog and contest for today! You all know the fabulous Laura Denison from the Graphic 45 design team. Well she teamed up with another brilliant crafter, Kathryn from Life on the Scrap Beach! Together they came up with a fabulous idea for a project that's kind of an "Iron Chef" of crafting. Here, Laura Denison explains all the details! 

"Kathryn Kreiger (Life on the Scrap Beach and Kathryn Scraps) and I first "met" via the internet a few months after I started paper crafting in 2009. We were both involved in Mini album swaps...though ironically we never were swap partners. Kathryn was a trailblazer in using Ustream to hold live crops and classes. I followed her lead about 5 or 6 months later and started teaching my own live Ustream classes. Today, we are two of the most watched Ustream paper crafting educators. In 2011, we teamed up for a National Scrapbook Day Ustream hop....we had so much fun! Kathryn also joined me on New Years Eve for my second annual New Year's Scrap Blast. Between us we had over 12,000 viewers over the two day extravaganza! We met in person at CHA in Anaheim in January of this year. While chatting one evening, we decided we wanted to do another collaboration, one using the exact same materials to create a project. I mentioned this at dinner with Diane, Charee, Aimee and the rest of the gang from Graphic 45. They jumped on board and provided the materials for us to create with. In the spirit of Iron Chef, we decided that we HAD to use one of the items.....the Secret Ingredient" which was chosen to be the 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box." -Laura Denison

Want to win some of the main ingredients that Laura and Kathryn used for today's project? Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time this week! We will choose one random comment from either our blog or Facebook page and announce the winner this Friday! Check out this great prize! A Curtain Call and Olde Curiosity Shoppe 8x8 paper pad, Olde Curiosity Shoppe Alphabet Stickers and 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box! Wow!


Laura Denison's Vintage Movie Camera:

Laura Denison Head Shot
Here is my Scrap Off Project. We decided the Altered Box was our "secret ingredient" that we both had to use. Since I hadn't done much with the Curtain Call papers, I leaned it in the direction with the Olde Curiosity Shop papers and stickers adding pops of color.

Graphic 45 generously provided each of us with a Curtain Call paper pad,  Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper stickers, and chip board tags, as well as the 5x8 Altered Box, and assorted other Graphic 45 staples. Here is my "entry" into the Scrap Off, a Vintage Movie Camera. The back opens up to reveal an accordion Mini Album inside.

This was a fun project to work on and we both thank the always awesome people of Graphic 45 for their support and encouragement. We had soooo much fun!

Curtain Call Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vintage Movie Camera
Curtain Call Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vintage Movie Camera
Curtain Call Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vintage Movie Camera
Curtain Call Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vintage Movie Camera
Curtain Call Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vintage Movie Camera
Curtain Call Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vintage Movie Camera
Curtain Call Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vintage Movie Camera
Curtain Call Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vintage Movie Camera
Curtain Call Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vintage Movie Camera

Graphic 45 5x8 Altered Box
Graphic 45 Metal Film Canister 
Cardstock:  Paper Accents
Film Strip ribbon: Idea-ology
Fabric Ribbon:  May Arts
Gears: 7 Gypsies and Idea-ology

 Assorted accessories form the local hardware store

Laura's Scrap Off YouTube Video


Next is the fabulous project that Kathryn created using the same materials. You may remember that we had Katheryn as our Featured Artist on our blog last year. Well she's still just as amazing and creative as ever! Kathryn used the same supplies as Laura to create these two incredible pieces: an album-in-a-box and a boxed set! Get ready to fall in love with these fabulous works of art!

About Kathryn from Life on the Scrap Beach:

Kathryn Krieger is a professional scrapbooker, mixed media paper artist and online educator. She strives to create unique works of art and practical tutorials to inspire paper crafters and memory keepers to create beautiful works of art worthy of their precious photographs and memories.

Check out Katheryn's blog!

I used the 5"x8" Kraftboard Altered Art Box w/ Album to create an album in a box. I decorated this box with the "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" papers and embellishments. I really enjoyed the whimsical images and bright colors of this collection. It's perfect for creating a box of treasures!

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art Box

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art Box
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art Box

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art Box

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art Box

To use the Curtain Call papers, I decided to make a set of three hardbound photo albums from scratch using these warm and neutral pages. The three books fit neatly into a chipboard sleeve, creating a boxed set of albums to display on a shelf. They look so polished sitting there!

Curtain Call Box Set

Curtain Call Box Set

Curtain Call Box Set

Curtain Call Box Set


We hope you all had fun today! We want to thank Laura Denison and Kathryn from Life on the Scrap Beach for their fabulous work today! This was such a great idea and we were thrilled to be a part of it! We will be bringing you lots of stunning craft inspiration all week long. We hope you'll come back and see us tomorrow for more craft bliss! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win this week's awesome prize pack! We wish you all a magical Monday!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45






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These ladies are out of this world.. Projects are fabulous!! Thank you so much for being such an inspiration, girls!!!

Wow! I never would have thought about the vintage movie camera. That is really creative thinking!

both projects were fantastic! I love the old fashioned camera and the papers in both albums are beautiful! I love Graphic 45!

Both ladies did a fantastic job. the camera box with book is fabulous.
the books in a box is absolutely great!
stamping sue

My goodness, this is what I call art! Beautiful mini albums & the boxes are to die for. All the details that go into each are outstanding. Love it, thanks for such great inspiration and for the chance to win.

Beautiful projects from both crafters! Very inspiring. Love Curtain Call paper.


Fantastic post today! Love the camera and will be making the triplets! This idea could be used by small groups for a fun weekend as well as this Iron Scrapper challenge. Thanks for hosting it!

Holy smokes...i'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite from these two projects. astounding work ladies!!!

awesome...both projectd are great.... My daughter has a vintage media room I could see making the movie camera mini for her room.

Both ladies are awesome! Love the snapshot books and that camera, wow. Thanks for a chance to win.

Wow! Both ladies are amazing artist.
Love the vintage movie camera and the triple album box. G45 papers are amazing. Thanks.

I am so glad that we don't have to choose a favorite. I would be at a loss. Both of these ladies are so talented. Love, love, love all these graphic 45 papers and with the details they both have used they are both stunning.

Amazing and so inspirational! I'm almost dizzy from all the great ideas now moving around in my head, like the movies! Thanks ladies!

Wowwwwwww! These are both amazing!!! I am in loveeeeee with that movie camera!

Well - how great is it for the "long timers" to have an Iron Scrappers showdown - both Katherine and Laura rock - Graphic 45 is one of my favs - keep on sharing those original ideas.
TTFN - LL & P,

Fantastic work by both ladies! I think I see some projects in my future...

Wondrous and amazing! It's time for me to get busy!

I have been watching both these ladies on Ustream for some time now and they never cease to amaze me. Three more awesome projects to inspire me! Love it! They are both so talented and so generous with sharing their ideas with us. Thanks G45 for sponsoring this scrap-off.

Innovative & creative projects again. Laura & Kathryn always have amazing projects that they share with us. I look forward every week to what I will be adding to my ever growing TO DO List. Gorgeous work as always. TY for sharing.
From Boo52 - a silent participant in the chats - LOL

What a great project to sponsor and special thanks to Graphic45 for doing so...both of these ladies are just so creative and imaginative...it was fun and interesting to see their very different takes of how to incorporate the very same materials....

Wowzer. Both Katherine and Laura did an amazing job. Love the video to see the fabulous G45 papers used and completed projects. I have been so inspired today as I am every day when I come here. The projects keep getting better and better with these fabulous Artists and their amazing ideas. I am truly in awe of their work and creativity. What a great Monday G45!!!

I just love these two talented ladies'work. Both projects were amazing and so different while using the same materials. It just prooves how creative Laura and Kathryn are. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

Wow! Wow! These ladies have so much talent. I loved seeing the different takes from both using the same materials.

Thanks for sponsoring this, it is so much fun to see what two people can do with the same materials. These two ladies are my heros! Fantastic projects.

Wow... Amazing projects! Thanks for the chance to win....

Amazing projects! The camera is SO creative and the books in box are gorgeous!

Great idea & very well done! Fantastic work by both ladies! I love both of these G45 paper lines! Awesome!

I follow both ladies on their blogs and u-stream channels weekly. Great projects ladies, I love to see how you can use the same products and come up with completely different looks.

What a fabulous projects!!!

Thanks again for yet another chonce to win G45. Really do like the altered art box!

Wow! Laura's project is mind-blowing as usual :) I am new to Kathryn's work (don't ask me how because I don't know) but I love both of her projects! The mini albums in the sleeve are calling to me - I have so many ideas tumbling in my brain to use this idea! Thanks for the chance to win some of my favorite G45 goodies - well let's face it - they are all my favorite!

The talent these women have is amazing.

These two ladies are just incredible! What imaginations they have! Can't wait for tomorrow's entries!

Theses are amazing
What mines lie inside they heads!
Wish I could think like this

Laura and Kathryn are so talented. Thank you Graphic 45 for the awesome paper.

Wow, how cool is that movie camera!? It's so cool to see what Laura did with these products. I love that our minds went in totally different directions ~ that's what made this challenge SO FUN! A huge THANK YOU to Graphic 45 for sponsoring and to Laura for the friendly competition!

~Kathryn :D


ho wow quel créativité, tout est magnifique et cette collection est vraiment belle j'espère gagner :)

Thanks for helping make this possible! These ladies are so inspiring!

Laura and Kathryn, you two are rocking the scrapbook world in ways never seen or known before! I love both of these projects. I have learned soooo much from watching both Ustream shows, especially technique and product knowledge and I don't think I would have been exposed to either otherwise.
Every week I can hardly wait to see what the two of you will share with us from your vast wealth of knowledge!
Love you both and congratulations on great projects for G45.

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