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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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All of the altered art boxes are amazing. I absolutely cannot believe the detail on the camera box.

Two fabulous projects (well, three) from two incredibly talented ladies. LOVE to watch both of their shows. Cannot wait to make Kathryn's books in a box. What a great gift! Thanks for underwriting their efforts. Great fun for all of us to see!
Sally in California

two fantastic projects from 2 fantastically talented ladies! love them both.

These ladies are something special and their projects are fantastic.
Thank you so much ladies for your inspiration.

A-mazing projects, ladies!

What an amasing beginning of the incredible week! The projects are absolutely unique!!!

WOW! Stunning projects. They're both very talented ladies. I admire their work.

I am new to this blog and Graphic 45 -- but I am going to be a life-long fan, as your designs are awesome!!! I love coming here and I can see I need to start saving my pennies!!

I love both projects, but the Album in a Box is my favorite.

Thank you ladies for sharing with us.


Oh my gosh, I'm in love!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art with us and tutorial!!

Thank you to Graphic 45 for sponsoring the challenge for these ladies to create amazing projects. They both have such talent. I enjoyed their videos and have checked out their blogs. Such great ideas and inspiration for me to want - need - more G45 products !!

Just amazing!!!
Really love your products!!!

Fantastic and fabulous projects. Love the products, love the process, love the results!

Wow! Both of these ladies are just so talented. I am totally in awe!!! Tfs!

HOLY GUACAMOLE! These projects are incredibly creative, and so are the designers! The movie camera is just off the charts of coolness! G45, you totally rock!


Such talent....Laura you out did yourself on this one....I can see now why the hardware store cringe when you walk in....but they have no idea what art work you create with stuff.....
It could go for a movie prop.....tfs

What a great concept for a challenge. Thanks to you all for some wonderful and unique inspiration using gorgeous G45 papers.

Wow, how cool is this, my two fav scrappers creations!! I love them both, so creative are these two ladies.

Wow! What a great challenge! I love seeing how people use the same "ingredients" but come up with different projects that are equally amazing and beautiful!

Amazing works of art. Such talent, and what a wonderful fun idea, "scrap off" who would of thunk??? Thank you G45 for your support of such a talented event.

OH MY WORD!!!! You ladies are extremley talented. I LOVE both projects so much!!!! Thanks for sharing your fantastic ideas with all of us!

WOW!! It's amazing how the same supplies were used to make such different projects. I love them all!

Great work ladies!!

Beautiful work, very inspiring!

Stunning!!! Simply amazing. Each of you are so incredibly gifted with creativity.TFS.

Wonderfull projects, love them. Great job ladies.

Greetings, Nanda

Yubba Dubba Do ... I'd LOVE to win this. Really, I would!

These 2 women are super talented and their projects are always amazing!! Great Paper, G45!

WOW! I loved the paper G45 Both Laura and Kathryn are very very talented! I really love both of your ideas. Great job :) can't wait to see what other great things that they come up with.

OMG! I can't get over these awesome projects! Laura and Kathryn are such talented artists. I follow both their blogs, they are so generous with their knowledge. They have shown Graphic 45 papers to perfection in these wonderful works of art!

Elaine Allen

those projects are incredible, the stunning work.
thank you for the inspiration, now I know how to play with my Oldcuriosity shop

Wow, wow, wow! Just amazing! Both ladies are creative beyond belief. I am in LOVE with the boxed set of mini albums...and I'm off to find the directions on You Tube. Thanks so much!

Wow! I love the concept of showing how two designers take the same products and create such different inspiring projects! Thank you Laura and Kathryn for sharing your creativity with us and thank you Graphic 45 for sponsoring this wonderful "scrap off". I came away from this with some great ideas!

This challenge is fabulous. Thanks G45 for providing your great product. I love Laura and Kathryn and their projects are great, as always. Hope you do this again! Thank you.

Two amazing projects. that camera just screams Laura!!! Love them both!

Laura and Kathryn, You're projects are such a great inspiration. They keep me scrapping! And thank you Graphic 45 for sponsoring this scrap-off

really, really inspiring projects!!!

What a great concept....iron chef with a 'secret ingredient'. These projects are unbelievable!!! How on earth do you come up with this stuff?????

What a fantastic challenge idea. Such amazing projects from both designers.

It was great to see how 2 people with the same products have created quite different projects.

Thanks to G45 for sponsoring this and I hope that they repeat this type of challenge again as it is amazing to see the results.

I have to say it was Laura's tutorial thought me how to make paper bag album and it was great. I just love all the projects she makes. I popped over to Kathryn's blog too and WOW 2 very talented ladies

You guys are way too much fun around here. Awesome projects.

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