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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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Bravo Ladies!!! I admire the work of these two amazing paper crafters SO much! Thank you for the inspiration!

I love these projects...WOW what amazing talent these people have! I dream of bringing my crafting to these standards and apply to the design team next year:)


You girls got it going on! Both projects are equally a-maz-ing!

This two ladies are SOOO talented! All I can say is WOW!

I love this "Iron Chef" technique. I think it displayed both artists talents to the utmost! I don't know how I've missed earlier things they've done, especially Katherine. I know I see Laura regularly on the G45 blog/facebook page. I've signed up for Katherine's blog so I don't miss any more neat stuff! Thanks for sponsoring this and sharing it with us!

Wow. Laura and Kathryn are very talented women. I am glad I don't have to pick a favorite. I love both of their projects. Thanks so much for sharing!


I am speechless!!!!!!!!!! These are AMAZING PROJECTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the movie camera is AMAZING! i am always stunned by what Laura comes up with.

I love that you sponsor these kind of creative challenges. Please continue; we all win!

beautiful projects ladies! Love the idea of a scrap off!! Too cool!

Both of these ladies are brilliant. They did a fantastic job.

Amazing art ladies. I'm working on one of my first altered Graphic 45 projects. It is a large vintage jewelery box. Going with Steampunk and a little Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Will post pictures as soon as it is finished.

Talented, talented paper engineers. I love this challenge and the results.

Beautiful projects. What else need be said!

Had been looking forward to seeing the results of the scrapoff...was NOT disappointed. Both artists have created objects to drool over and I am so impressed. Once again G45 has the best there is to offer not only the lowly crafter, but the true artisans out there. Thank you to all for sharing these FAN-tabulous projects. Now we have to wait for the patterns...lol

I have trouble coming up with original ideas for cards...the "camera" is inspired. I would love to have more G45 products!

Absolutely fabulous projects !!!

That projector is too, too, cool! Love this idea! You should do a big old competition with the whole DT - have rounds and then crown a champion at the end.

What great projects! These girls are fabulous. Can't wait for tomorrow's ideas.

Wonderful projects from two VERY talented ladies!!!

As always, great projects by the talented ladies. Thank you for sharing your talent. We are inspired!!

These projects are OVER THE TOP amazing!!!!

I like the simplicity of Kathryn's project. I like the sophistication of Laura's project. I am not fond of the camera. It look great, but I think for this one and for me it is the Kathryn. Follow both ladies religiously!

Wow, great creations by great crafters with my fav paper peeps! Win Win kinda thing!

I'm so glad I don't have to pick one person as my favorite! You're both so talented and I LOVE your work. These projects are absolutely beautiful!

These projects are so amazing and such inspiration! Two very talented ladies!!

I am speechless after viewing these projects..they are super amazing!! You are all very inspiring! :)

I am a fan of both and the projects are amazing. Laura as usual has the creativity that makes you go WOW did the really come from paper crafting supplies. Kathryn albums are also amazing. Decisions Decisions. I am glad you have the decision to make. Congrats to both very talented ladies.

WOW...two absolutely amazing and creative women!!! I love, love, love, the curtain call paper.

WOWza!!! Kathryn and Laura, you guys did an awesome job!!! I LOVE it all and love following the both of them and watching all their shows has added so much inspiration!!! I have some curtain call papers that I think I know what to do with now, lol!!! Would this be great as an 'annual event'...

These are all so beautiful! We love you Laura!

My jaw is hanging open, drool is dripping! My brain is stuttering with awe! What amazing, amazing creativity. The Graphic 45 papers are so SPECIAL. I love all the projects. I can NOT choose which artist "won"~would not want to even try, tho' I think WE certainly won! Well Done.

wow, wow, wow, both are beautiful! i love the movie camera though! great work!!!

The movie camera is very unique and the book is super cool! Love each project and amazed how two great projects went in such different directions.

Man fabulous projects from 2 FAB ladies..

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wow, fantastic projects from Laura and Kathyrn, they are both so talented, I love seeing what they come up with.

Love both ladies projects! The three albums in a Box are my favorite! Thanks for sharing all the amazing talent!

Kathryn and Laura are so talented. I love their shows and I learn so much.

WOW, these 2 ladies are awesome. They come up with the most amazing designs. I love taking their U-stream classes as well. Great Job Ladies!

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