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April 26, 2012

More Happy Haunting Sneak Peeks & A Farewell to Yuka Hino

Hello G45ers,

Happy Thursday to you all and welcome to our happy blog! Wow, what a wild week we're having! We are loving all the great feedback you've all been sending us during our Happy Haunting sneak peeks! We've got more incredible sneak peeks to show you today. Also we'll be saying a very fond farewell to Yuka Hino of our 2011 design team. Today you'll see some of Yuka's most amazing creations from this past year. Plus we've got 4 new winners to announce today for our "Win It Before You Buy It" contest! All week we're giving away 4 Happy Haunting prize packs everyday from comments left on our blog and Facebook page! So be sure to get your comments in today for your chance to win tomorrow's prize packs! Indeed, today is going to be action-packed! So put on your dancing shoes and lets party!

First we want to announce today's big winners of the Happy Haunting prize packs! Chosen at random from our blog and Facebook page, the winners are...

From our blog:

-Christine Maupin: "Sherry, your work is inspirational! You'll be missed. I am already so inspired by the new Happy Hauntings line. I can't wait to see what your fabulous design team comes up with."

-Lindsey A.: "This line is so boo-tiful!!! I can't wait to get my hands on it!!!! I adore Halloween paper lines and this is my favorite!"

From Facebook:

-Dana Cavanaugh: "So many ideas for this new collection!"

-Deb McCoy Chisum: "This is so terrrrrriiiffic!!! I love G45--MY VERY FAVORITE!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Hooray!

Okay G45ers, you've waited long enough! Behold, more gorgeous double-sided papers from Happy Haunting! Oooh!

"Jolly Jack-o-Lantern"



"Man in the Moon"



"Word Play"



"Jeeper's Creeper's"






"Fright Night" 



Are you in the Halloween papercrafting spirit yet? We hope so! Now it's time to say a fond farewell to the amazing Yuka Hino. We have adored having Yuka on our 2011 design team. Her beautiful and whimsical crafts have been such a joy! She has such a splendid imagination and a stunning style. Her creations are filled with curiosity and wonder. You get a sense that Yuka really loves the creative process and she puts so much care and attention into creating the perfect work of art. Here you will see some examples of Yuka's amazing work. You can see more of her crafts on her gorgeous blog. We highly recommend it if you want to get super inspired!



Here is one of Yuka's elegant and adorable layouts. She always uses the most precious photos in her LOs. This one features Kraft Reflections and Olde Curiosity Shoppe. The lovely flashes of color in this LO really make it stand out. Plus all of the sweet embellishments really pull it all together. It's just breathtaking! Yuka even made a fabulous sketch to show you how to make one of your very own!

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Graphic 45-Kraft Reflections-layout-YukaHino-2

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Graphic 45 Papers
Kraft Reflections: Feminine Heart, Straight to the Point, Bed of Roses, Elusive Wings, Bits and Pieces, Before your Time
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Butterfly Specifics
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Clothespins, Stamped Metal Brads, Metal Button Staples, Chipboard Button Staples
Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: 3D Foam Squares - Black, Small
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard
Want2Scrap: Chipboard
Prima Marketing: Flowers, Leaves, Trim
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Stickles, Crackle Paint
Tattered Angels: Mist, Mask
Tsukineko: Ink
Martha Stewart: Punch
Art Institute Glitter Inc.: Vintage Glass Glitter
Sewing Machine, Hot Glue Gun

Next we have this wonderful Olde Curiosity Shoppe card that Yuka created. She did a great job of layering papers with contrasting patterns and colors to create a sweetly alluring all-occasions card. You can also see some more fabulous uses of Graphic 45 Staples to create weight and dimension. Gorgeous!

Graphic 45-Olde Curiosity Shoppe-Card-YukaHino

Graphic 45 Papers
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Counting Down, Parlor Wall, Butterfly Specifics, Bazaar of Wonders
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Alphabet Stickers, Olde Curiosity Shoppe Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Butterflies, Core'dinations SigSeries G45 12x12 Asst Pack 30/PKG*
Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: 3D Foam Squares - Black, Small
Want2Scrap: Black Pearls
May Arts: Ribbon
Prima Marketing: Flowers
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Stickles
Martha Stewart: Punch
Hot Glue Gun 

Here we have another marvelous card by Yuka. This one features Tropical Travelogue and it's so bright and cheerful! You can see how Yuka combined the beautiful flower designs from the papers with flower embellishments to create a real sense of blooming and movement! This is a wonderful technique to give your crafts that authentic and natural look.

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Graphic 45 Papers
Craf-T Products, Inc: Chalks
Ranger Industries: Stickles
Tattered Angels: Mist
Tsukineko: Ink
String, Sewing Machine, Hot Glue Gun

Here is another one of Yuka's classic layouts. This one features Olde Curiosity Shoppe and it is just brilliant! Yuka really highlights how wonderfully the contrasting paper patterns blend together. This LO is colorful and playful but also maintains that classic vintage charm. We adore all of the beautiful embellishments too! This LO is a true craft treasure!

Graphic 45-Olde Curiosity Shoppe -Layout-YukaHino-1

Graphic 45-Olde Curiosity Shoppe -Layout-YukaHino-2

Graphic 45-Olde Curiosity Shoppe -Layout-YukaHino-3

Graphic 45 Papers
Petaloo: Flowers
May Arts: Ribbon
Prima Marketing: Flowers, Crystals, Metal Embellishment
7gypsies: Leaves
Tattered Angels: Mist
Tsukineko: Ink
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Stickles, Crackle Paint
Sizzix: Alphabet Die
Circle Ccutter, Sewing Machine, Hot Glue Gun

Here is a precious Little Darlings card that Yuka created. It has a beautiful ribbon rinding and such beautiful soft colors. You can see how well all the different papers blend together so make something simply wonderful! Yuka even created a lovely sketch to go with it. What fun!

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Graphic 45-Little Darlings-Card-YukaHino-2

Graphic 45-YukaHino-sketch-April
Graphic 45 Papers
May Arts: Ribbon
Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: 3D Foam Squares - Black, Small
Scrap FX: chipboard, Heart Lace Paper
7gypsies: Ring
Prima Marketing: Flower
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls
Tsukineko: Ink
Hot Glue Gun

This is a coordinating envelope that goes along with Yuka's amazing Little Darlings card. Handmade envelopes are a great way to go the extra mile when giving a handmade card. There is so much love and cheer to behold on this wonderful envelope. Plus they are so much fun to make!

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Graphic 45-Little Darlings-Envelope and card-YukaHino

Scrap FX: chipboard
Prima Marketing: Mini Flowers
Crate Paper: Trim
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls, Stickles
Liquitex: modeling paste
Martha Stewart: Punch
Hot Glue Gun

We hope you all had a great time today! Please join us tomorrow for more fun treats and prize winner announcements! We also want to thank the wonderful Yuka Hino for her remarkable work on our 2011 design team. It has been so great to have her talents on our team. We know she will continue to be a truly inspiring force in the craft world. Thank you, Yuka! You are amazing!

We wish you all a terrific Thursday! Thank you again for stopping by our blog today!

With Love and Pretty Paper,
Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Oh my gorgeous, this collection keeps getting better and better by the day. I can barley wait to see what tomorrow holds. Thank you for this collection. :D

You are killing me with all this GREAT paper!!!!!!!!!!! I can not wait to get my hands on this collection!!!!!!! and I am sorry to see all these Designers go but looking forward to all the new ones coming in. Oh ya Please pick me!(like this will help?) Love all of you at G45!!!

Gorgeous work Yuka.
I am loving this sneak peek of Happy Hauntings. I love that shade of blue with the orange and purple. This line will make some wonderful Halloween pages and mini books.

As always the more I see the more I love! It is going to be incredibly hard to wait until June to get this line, it is amazing!

Yuka's projects are just amazing! Happy Huntings is so sweet ... Love that Jolly Jack'o'lantern and Bewitched papers!

Happy Hauntings- so cute I can't stand it!

MORE MUST HAVES!!!! Just amazing! Love the inspiring work!

I'm not usually into Halloween, but I LOVE this line. Great papers and, as always, rich colors, witch's hats, cute little witch ona pumpkin, and LOVE that man in the moon!

I am on sensory overload right now with all of the wonderful designs. They are amazing and inspiring.

The paper just keeps getting better and better! I love all the purple, and I keep thinking about the striking witch from the previous pages. I can't wait. Halloween is such fun!! Great to take the trips down memory lane as well. You have a great blog! Thanks.

Congrats to today's winners!!

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the new collection!! The colors are so vibrant and amazing!!

Yuka is WOW!! I love her creations!! I am sorry to see her go!

Wow - love these new papers. The whole collection is just great! Can hardly believe there could be more to this collection. Gonna have to win the lottery!!

I am amazed and inspired daily by your products and artists! Thank you thank you!

WOW! Love the new papers, already have a few ideas :)

Yuka your work is amazing!

The more I see of this collection the more I want it....... think I might need to have at least 10 of everything with what I have got planned for this!!

Just love the Happy Halloween line - nice to have happy papers to use so my little granddaughter can see her costumes in the mini books without getting a fright!

I am a Novice scrapbooker and over the past 1/2 years I have been really drawn in to scrapbooking by all the beautiful paper designs of various companies but it was Grapic45's Once Upon a Springtime (out of print but found some great pieces still to use) and patterns for Paperbag scrapbooks from scratch and I was hooked. Now your releasing this BEAUTIFUL "Happy Hauntings" collection; a Halloween Fanatic's Dream and I really really want to have it!!

OK it is official I am in LOVE with the new line! Yuka is very talented and perfect for Graphic45, I hope to see her designs posted here again!

I haven't seen one thing in this collection that I don't want. It's wonderful.

Happy Haunting is my favorite collection! The more you sneak, the more I love!!

Keep it coming G45! I am drooling over here!!

I am blown away by how much I love this paper! Happy Haunting is now my (new) fave Graphic 45 line!

I love the "Halloween Greetings" page - definitely one to frame!

This collection is the best! Absolutely loving it!Can't wait until June.

The paper is just awesome! Love all the Halloween items you've come out with.

Yuka's projects are all so beautiful.


It gets better everyday. Loving the colors. Yukas designs are wonderful. Thank You.

Love this line of papers -- they just keep getting better and better the more you show of them. I love the moon face that you have sprinkled throughout the collection -- he's one of my favorites! Great job of designing!

Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us this past year, Yuka!! And I am OVER the moon with that new Man in the Moon paper. LOVING this haunting collection!

Oh, my! Oh, my! Oh, my! Such luscious colors, whimsical images and artful graphics. Love, love, love!

And, Yuka will be missed. Her work is always simply elegant!

I absolutely LOVE the paper with the stars, the spiders and the witch hats. Oh and the one that says Halloween Greetings. And...well I love it all!

The paper in this collection is so pretty. IT makes me smile. THanks Yuka for all the amazing projects you shared.

Love the Happy Haunting collection and Yuka projects are simply gorgeous. TFS

I have to have the whole collection, working on Olde Curiosity Shoppe now and the paper is top notch. Thanks Graphic 45.

Boy it just keeps getting better and better. Love the new Halloween!

I love these new Halloween papers...can hardly wait!

Last Friday I took a multi-media class and the teacher used one of the G45 paper packs. I will use that design with the Halloween paper - it will be so cute.

So in love with the moons and stars and witch hats-oh my!

Amazing work Yuka!!! I love the smiling moon - my favorite.

This line will make such a cute mini album!!!

Such stunning designes, I would love to see her take on the Halloween line but then agina, I WANT TO PLAY WITH IT....LOL

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