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April 25, 2012

More Happy Haunting Sneak Peeks & A Farewell to Sherry Cheever

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to our happy blog on this fine Wednesday! We are so pleased that you're joining us today. We have more incredible sneak peeks to share with you today from our new collection Happy Haunting. Also we are saying a very fond farewell to one of our fabulous 2011 design team members, Sherry Cheever. We also have 4 new winners to announce for today's "Win It Before You Can Buy It" contest! All this week we're giving you the chance to win the entire Happy Haunting collection before it's even available in stores! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment! We are choosing 4 random winners everyday and announcing them right here on our blog! There's tons of excitement in store today! So let the fun begin!

First we want to announce today's winners! Chosen at random from our blog and Facebook comments, the winners are...

From our blog:

Ramona: "Nancy's projects are outstanding! We all who follow Graphic 45 blog will miss her. Your new Halloween collection is a great addition for the Halloween lovers. I can't wait to see them in person."

Marcy Focht: "absolutely love the new stamps, can't wait to play with them."

From Facebook:

Jeri Trujillo: "So, so sweet...the only thing scray is how much I love this collection."

Tracy Patterson Martin: "OMG!!!!! I MUST HAVE Happy Haunting!!!!!!! ♥ :D It looks FABULOUS!!!!"

Congratulations to our winners! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Yay! We will have 4 more winners to announce on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

Okay now its time for more spooky sneak peeks! Check out these gorgeous Happy Haunting coordinating stickers and chipboard die-cuts! These are just what you need to create unforgettable crafts with this amazing new collection. Just look at all of the wonderful designs and vibrant colors! Wow!





And now that you're totally in the crafting spirit, we're going to show you some of our favorite craft creations from the amazing Sherry Cheever. We have loved having Sherry on our 2011 design team. She has brought so much warmth and imagination to our team. Her style is absolutely one of a kind. You can see how she loves to create gorgeous paper flowers and other organic-looking elements to give her projects a vivacious quality. She also has an impeccable eye for color. She knows just how to add the perfect embellishments to give her projects a truly unique and bright flair. It was always such a pleasure to see Sherry's latest Graphic 45 creations. We know that she will continue to be an influential force in the crafting world. Be sure to check out Sherry's fun and inspirational blog. It is full of amazing tips and gorgeous eye candy!



Here we have one of Sherry's famous altered picture frames. This one is all decked out in Steampunk Debutante. You can see her marvelous paper flowers that seem to be blooming right there on the frame! It's just so beautiful!




Paper:  Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante; Tim Holtz idea-ology GrungePaper
Spellbinders:  S4-328 Foliage; S5-048 Sprightly Sprockets; S5-050 Rose Creations; S5-049 Carnation Creations; F-012 Premium Craft Foils – Precious Metals; Grand Calibur
Ink/Paint:  Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Stain, Lettuce and Meadow Color Wash, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Adirondack Copper Mixative and Pitch Black Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution; Black Acrylic Paint
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz idea-ology Memo Pins; 7 Gypsies Brads; Maya Road Vintage Pearls and Brown and Turquoise Leaf Trinket Pins;  Ranger Black Soot Distress Stickles
Tools:  Ranger Ink Applicators w/Felt (alcohol inks) and w/Foam, Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte; Studio 490 Art Parts Clearly for Art; Black Craft Wire; Sanding Tools; Imaginisce Petal Roller; $1 Wood Frame from Michaels; Foam Mounting Tape; Foam Pad

Here is a fantastic altered cigar box that Sherry decorated in A Proper Gentleman and lots of Graphic 45 Staples. This is a fabulous idea for a Father's Day gift! It's a great way to create a stunning and personalized gift. It even opens up to reveal a little treasure trove!





Next up is this fun and vibrant On the Boardwalk card. This card is so sweet! The colors are so warm and bright! It's like stepping outside on a hot summer day! It is sweet and inspirational!


Graphic 45:  On the Boardwalk
Spellbinders:  S4-116 Small Classic Circles, S4-114 Large Classic Circles, S4-243 Ric Rac Diamond Border, S4-307 Reverse Wonky Rectangle
Stamps:  Sentiment from Stampers Anonymous E1-1384
Ink/Paints:  Ranger Archival Jet Black, Wild Honey Distress Stain and Antique Linen Distress Ink
Tools/Miscellaneous:  Ranger Matte Accents, Mini Mister, Craft Sheet, Ink Blending Tool; idea-ology Memo Pin; Seam Binding; Black and Blue Cardstock; White Shipping Tag

Next up we have two gorgeous creations that Sherry made using The Magic of Oz. This first one is a beautiful card. Sherry also used Graphic 45 Trim Staples to add some stunning detail to this card. This would be perfect as a Valentine's Day card or anniversary card!


This is Sherry's super fun Magic of Oz trick-or-treat bag! Also imagine what kind of fun trick-or-treat bag you could make with Happy Haunting! After all, if you go through all the effort to have a cool Halloween costume you might as well have an awesome trick-or-treat bag! Take some inspiration from Sherry! The possibilities are endless!





Here is a marvelous piece of home decor featuring Curtain Call. Again you can see how brilliantly Sherry used the Graphic 45 Metal Staples to give this piece weight and beautiful dimension.


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SherryCheever Closeup Frame

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GRAPHIC 45 PAPER:  Curtain Call CollectionApplause, The Cinema, Top Billing, Pantomime, Tour de France
GRAPHIC 45 STAPLES:  Flowers, Metal Flowers, Metal Buttons, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES:  MyStik™ Permanent Strips
SPELLBINDERS:  S4-246 Labels Eleven, LF-246 Grand Labels Eleven and S4-328 Foliage
RANGER INDUSTRIES:  Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive Distress Stain; Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Inks; Peeled Paint Distress Stickles; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Charcoal Black Acrylic Paint; Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE); Melting Pot
WANT2SCRAP:  Chipboard Embellishments Style A
MISCELLANEOUS:  idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon and Memo Pins; 7 Gypsies Paper Fasteners; Hot Glue Gun; Corsage Pins; Printers Chipboard; Hobby Wood Trim; Sanding Tools

This piece is out of this world! It's an altered bird house featuring An ABC Primer! This project is so incredibly sweet and colorful! It is a great example of the fun and true beauty you can create with altered art!





Graphic 45:  An ABC Primer, Metal Tags
Spellbinders:  LF-005 Grand Peony Creations, S5-051 Fanciful Flight, S4-328 Foliage, P5-002 Petal Pack, Presto Punch, Grand Calibur
Paint/Inks:  Ranger Archival Jet Black; Ranger Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Stains; Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Black Acrylic Paint
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous Swirls
Embellishments:  Maya Road Pearl Trinket Pin and Mini Clothespin; Black Artistic Wire; Corsage Pins; idea-ology GrungePaper; Wood Birdhouse
Tools:  Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte, Glossy Accents, Matte Accents, UTEE and Melting Pot; Hot Glue Gun

Here we have three lovely Christmas Emporium tags that Sherry created. This is a great example of how well Sherry combines color and contrasting color patterns to create extraordinary works of art! Plus all those beautiful May Arts ribbons look wonderful when combined with Graphic 45 papers. Simply stunning!





Last but not least is this wonderful altered cork board that Sherry created using An ABC Primer. This is another marvelous example of Sherry's inspiring altered art. Just imagine how sweet this would look in a kitchen or office. Again you can see Sherry's famous paper flowers! This piece is so fresh and pretty!







GRAPHIC 45 PAPER:  An ABC PrimerCalico Kids and Bedtime Stories
GRAPHIC 45 STAPLES:  Metal Flowers, Metal Buttons
SPELLBINDERS™:  S4-328 Foliage, S4-112 Classic Ovals SM, LF-005 Grand Peony Creations, Grand Calibur
HAMPTON ART:  Studio G – Flourish Background
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES:  Repositionable E-Z Dots
CLEARSNAP:  Colorbox – Chestnut Road Chalk Ink
RANGER INDUSTRIES:  Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Bundled Sage Distress Stains and Inks; Matte Accents; Mister; Blue Patina and Forever Green Perfect Pearls and Brush; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Charcoal Black Acrylic Paint
STUDIO 490:  Art Parts – Dress Forms and More, Leaves; Stamps – I Am My Art
MISC/OTHER:  Junk Store Bulletin Board; Hot Glue Gun; Maya Road Brown and Turquoise Leaf  and Vintage Pearl Trinket Pins; Jewelers Pliers, Proedge Matte Knife; Plaid Folk Art Vintage White Acrylic Paint; Sookwang 1” Scor-Tape; idea-ology GrungePaper; Manila Tag

We hope you all had fun today! We will have more wonderful sneak peeks on tomorrow's blog along with more "Win It Before You Buy It" winner announcements! We want to thank Sherry Cheever for an amazing year of inspiration on our 2011 design team. Her talent is out of this world! Thank you, Sherry!

We hope you all have a great day, G45ers! Thank you again for joining us!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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love the stickers, but even more have I enjoyed seeing Sherry's work again, it is outstanding.

LOVE that cigar box...and all the Halloween "ghoulies" in the new line.

Love Sherry's work and attitude and will miss her!

Can't wait to get my hands on some "Happy Haunting"- the colors are so vivid!

i love the stickers and the papers so vivid!!!and sherry's work is amazing!!

Oh my gosh, has Sherry been busy. Her projects are amazing. I really want to try that cigar box.
The alphabet sheet along with the tags sheets for Happy Haunting looks fantastic. Can't wait to see this in the stores.

Love the new Stickers and halloween Chipboard dies,,,,I get so inspired with all your new products!

another sad farewell to an amazing talented lady sweetened by a awesome sneak peek of goodness!

The tags are awesome! Those are a "Must Have" for Halloween projects. Graphic 45 has done it again.

I've always loved Sherry's projects. She is one talented lady.


Holy Cow! the new collection is about to ruin my budget! I must have everything!

I know I will miss Sherry's creative genius on the G45 blog. She has been an absolute inspiration for me this last year. I don't think she's done anything that I didn't want to just jump on my craft table and make myself! I know she will do well, and I WILL follow her on her blog. Good luck Sherry!

Loving the new line...and all the 2011 DT farewell projects.

Wow! Sherry's projects are just amazing! And thanks for another chance to win the amazing Happy Haunting collection!

I am so loving the sneak peeks I can see I am heading for trouble and will be stalking my favorite scrapbook store to get this latest release:)

Happy Haunting is my new favorite!

I just can't wait for the new paers, etc to make their way into my crafting supplies!!! Now please excuse me. I have to wipe the drool off my screen.

Good luck to Sherry!

Lots of ideas come to mind with Happy Haunting....love the man in the moon!

Can't wait to get my hands on these

Sherry's creations are inspiring. Love her flowers and foliage. Happy Haunting is so stinkin' cute. Thanks for the sneak peak and chance to win. Congrats to rhe winners.

Congratulations to the winners! And loveeeeee sherry's creations! Just gorgeous!!!

It gets better and better! Day 3's Sneak Peak is my favorite of the collection now. Love all the vibrate colors and vintage goodness! They're absolutely wonderful. Congrats to the lucky winners!

Each day the collection gets better.

Ive only just joined g45 but your works looks lovely- Very Inspirational-
Congratulations to the winners
I love this collection as well XX

All of these projects are amazing, and the details so precise! The wheels are already spinning !!

Coucou, tout est magnifique, bises

Woohoo! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love this new collection!

Wow Sherry's work is amazing thanks so much for sharing wishing her much happiness in her new adventures. Thanks for the chance to win the new Halloween package it is wonderful

Those pumpkin alphas are awesome! These sneaks get better and better! I will miss seeing Sherry's amazing creations on the G45 blog, but wish her all the best!

Great sneek peek today ! I love the new clipboard tags, so much color and detail. Graphic45 designers are so talented..

My husband is going to have a fit! lol
So many pretty things that look like me! Have to get them all.

This collection is too cute! Really love those alpha stickers!

THe Happy Hauntings preview is fantastic! A must have for a Halloween/Graphic 45 fan!

WOW! Sherry's embellishments and unique style really compliments the gorgeous GR45 paper & staple collections. Can't wait for Happy Haunting to hit the stores.

Can't wait to get these...what a great addition to the papers!

Everything about this collection is fabulous!

Really loved Sherry's Tin Man card.

A happy haunting we will go!

Love the new Happy Hauntings papers! Can't wait to use therm!!

Glad to get a look at Sherry's work up close. I love her details and flowers. As to the Halloween release, the colors continue to amaze me. Love the fonts on the stickers!

This Collection is over the top FABULOUS!!! I'm excited about the new DT and sad to see the old DT leaving at the same time. Wishing you nothing but greatness Sherry, thank you for the inspiration!!

I love all this new vintage Halloween stuff! I can't wait to get my own! :-) Sherry, your stuff is amazing too. I especially love your Oz projects and the Coney Island one.

WOW! Gotta love G45. You are never short of ideas or designs and I am LOVING the Happy Hauntings collection. I could create a year's photos with that design. Wonderful work Sherry. You will be missed.

This line is going to be so much fun to work with!!

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