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May 01, 2012

More Sneak Peeks of A Ladies' Diary & Introducing Arlene Cuevas


Hello G45ers,

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to another delightful day of sneak peeks an inspiration here at Graphic 45! We are so excited to bring you more images from A Ladies' Diary. Today you'll see the gorgeous new cling stamp designs that you're sure to love. Plus we've got another new 2012 design team member to introduce to you! Her name is Arlene Cuevas and her work is out of this world! Also we've got some winners to announce from yesterday's Ladies' Diary "Win It Before You Can Buy It" contest! This day is going to be such a fun day! So lets get to it!

First we want to announce today's winners! Remember that you can enter to win A Ladies' Diary all this week before it's even available in stores! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment! We are choosing 4 random winners everyday this week to receive this elegant new collection. So get your comments in for your chance to win! Today's randomly chosen winners are...

From our blog:

-Johni Komisak: "The new paper creation line, A Ladies Diary, is absolutely beautiful. The colors and vintage designs are stunning. I envision using on heritage pages of my grandmother and mother. What can I say about Albert.... for starters, creative, innovative, amazing, a wonderful artist and I look forward to seeing many more of his designs in the future!"

-Joe Morgan: "Wow, I love the new collection, and I am also loving Alberto's projects! I just happen to love the collections he used because of the vintage artwork and all of bright colors. They are amazing. Thanks for making and sharing!"

From Facebook:

-Dawn Hausladen Edwards: "Oh wow! I couldn't wait for today because I was excited to see this sneak peek! I think A Ladies' Diary Is a Gorgeous collection and a Must Have! I wish it was already available."

-Joyce Saxen Kowalczyk: "Love it love it."

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Yay!

Okay G45ers, here they are, the stunning new coordinating cling stamps for A Ladies' Diary! Check out these beauties! Oooh!


A Ladies' Diary Cling Stamp 1


A Ladies' Diary Cling Stamp 2


A Ladies' Siary Cling Stamp 3


Wow, wow, wow! Look for A Ladies' Diary to start arrving at your local scrapbook stores in June. And now it's time for more 2012 design team introductions! Today we are very excited to introduce you to an incredibly talented artist, Arlene Cuevas. You are going to love her fabulous style. One look at any of Arlene's amazing crafts and it's clear that she combines impeccable techniques with clear artistic direction. She loves color and knows just how to combine gorgeous papers and embellishments to create just the right look for her projects. Her work is also wonderfully balanced with just the right amount of elements to make it incredibly gorgeous but not too over the top. It is this combination of qualities that make Arlene's work instantly alluring. Take a tour of her marvelous blog Butterfly Kisses Designs and you'll see what we mean. Her work will instantly make you smile. Today you will see the stunning projects that Arlene submitted for her Graphic 45 design team call. Get ready to be wowed! Ladies and gentleman, say hello to Arlene Cuevas!

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"Hi, my name is Arlene and I am a Bay Area native living in the beautiful sunny state of California. I’ve been married to my soul mate for 11 years and together we have 3 handsome little boys– age 10, 8 and 4. I am a Product Manager at an Internet company by day, and an avid crafter by night. I’ve been dabbling in arts and crafts for as long as I can remember, but my love for scrapbooking didn’t bloom until 1995 after a friend invited me to my first crafting party. I began with card making and scrapbook layouts. In 2005, I discovered the wonderful world of Blogger and later YouTube and found it was much more fun to blog and create videos myself instead of merely stalking the wonderful community of crafters who peaked my love of mini-albums, altered art, art journaling and much more. I’ve been honored to design and guest design for several companies in the past few years and it is a crafter’s dream… MY dream… to be sitting on the Graphic 45 2012 Design Team! I am beyond excited and honored at the opportunity to work for the company that hooked me into crafting for good! In my “spare” time when I’m not working or creating in my studio, I love to travel and spend quality time with my family. I’m also an official chocolate and coffee enthusiast – I absolutely cannot live without my 2 evils!"

We can definitely agree with Arlene's love for coffee and chocolate! Yum! At this very moment there is a box of delicious gourmet chocolates here in the Graphic 45 office. We're all trying our best not to eat them all at once. It's quite a challenge. To help destract us from eating all the chocolate lets all watch Arlene's video for her Graphic 45 design team audition! It's lots of fun as she takes you on a tour of the gorgeous projects pictured below.


Here is the fantastic layout that Arlene created using An ABC Primer. You can see how well she uses open spaces and more busy spaces to create dynamic movement in this LO. The embellishments are beautiful and so is her wonderful paper layering! There is such a sweet sentiment to this heart-warming LO!

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Next up is this magnificent Tropical Travelogue shadowbox that Arlene created. You can see all of the delicate and meticulous cutting she did to create the gorgeous botanical frame for this shadowbox. Plus she created a wonderful sense of dimension with all the different layers. This piece is so full of love and impeccable style.

Tropical Travelogue Shadow Box

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Last but not least is this wonderful altered wagon and tag mini album using An ABC Primer. This piece is so much fun! Arlene really captured that old schoolhouse charm in this fabulous creation. Just look at all the wonderful details! So sweet!







We hope you all had fun today! Big thanks to Arlene Cuevas for her stunning projects. We can't wait to see what else she'll create on our team this year! And thank you all for joining us today! Remember to leave us a blog of Facebook comment today for your chance to win A Ladies' Diary! We will have more fabulous inspiration and sneak peeks on tomorrow's blog! We hope to see you then! Have a marvelous day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Wow! I've watched Arlenes videos for a while now. I LOVE her work and her adorable personality!! I'm so happy for her to be on your team. I know there's a ton of inspirations coming our way!!!

Love these stamps. Just got my hands on the Little Darling stamps, now to wait months for these.........
Awesome projects

Amazing projects by Arlene! And those stamps are just beautiful! I really love them!

Love, love the new papers & stamps. Happy Hauntings and A Ladies Diary are must haves.

I have been following Arlenes videos for a long time. Love her work.

The altered wagon is just one of those amazing pieces you seen every once in awhile. Beautiful projects.

Love these stamps. They coordinate perfectly with the beautiful paper.

What great stamps and I just love that altered wagon. I am sure there is an old wooden train around here somewhere and I could do something similar, thanks for the great ideas!!

What beautiful work and the little wagon is sooooo to die for!!!

Love, love, the stamps!! I can see myself getting a lot of use from that set. Very versatile.

The stamps are really something to add to my must have list! Looking forward to seeing more of Arlenes creative work.

There is nothing about A Ladies Diary that I don't like. Everything so far has been awesome.

Congrats to Arlene on making your DT. Her layouts and projects are wonderful!


I just love the new stamps. Beautiful. and I just love the new line, a ladies diary.. can't wait to ge my hands on these new products!

Love the Ladies' Diary! Arlene's altered wagon is beautiful!

Wow! First the new stamps...must have! Next, Arlene! What a talent. I don't know what the rest of the new design team has in store for us, but so far I'm blown away! the entire time I was watching the wagon presentation I was thinking what an adorable wedding gift it would make (with appropriate papers, of course!). thanks for sharing

Oh, my heart! Those stamps! Arlene, you are beyond talented! Love the wagon, the frames, the lo's....I am so in love with G45, and the talented DT's! Oh, June...come quickly!

Can't wait to get my hands on your two new releases. You've outdone yourself!

The wagon is adorable and so love what Arlene has created. I started daydreaming about my school days as a result of her work...yes, they were many years ago. Can't wait to get my hands on the new papers.

Congrats to the winners!!

I loveeeeeeeeee Arlene's creations!! WOW!! She is just amazing!

Such amazing art and imagination in the projects Arlene created. I NEED those stamps!!!

First love love love the stamps and this amazing new line...and wow Arlene is amazing artist..love her work.

Beautiful stamps! Your designers are such an inspiration - I need more hours in the day!

Absolutely adore the new stamps! You are so clever and innovative!

Wow I see so many possibilities with these stamps, they are just stunning!

Lovely projects, Arlene - congratulations!

This new collection makes me want to get out that box of old family photos and get busy!

I really, really love these stamps and I need every set. Truly amazing art by Arlene.

Amazing and beautiful art! I love all the layers and fussy cutting, amazing.

Hi!! Wow...I am a huuge stamper and love the {ALL} newest stamp sets for A Ladies Diary!!! Welcome Arlene!! Cant wait to see more of your awesome work!!

Amazing projects today. I love the stamps for A Ladies Diary!

So elegant stamps that coordinate perfectly with the papers. I found stunning all of Arlene's projects! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Loving the stamps, and I just love that adorable ABC Primer wagon. So cute, welcome Arlene!

These stamps are soooo amazingly beautiful, love them all!!

Oh how I wish Michaels carried Graphic 45. So hard to find these quality papers instore. Love the hats. Cathy

Welcome Arlene, I follow you on You tube. Love your work!!

Everyday here at G45 is like Christmas! Today's presents are those fabulous stamps and Arlene and her wonderful creations!


Wow these stamps are great. They will no doubt be fun to use iwth th enew papers and go so well with the other lines too!

Wow ,, such beautiful projects . The new line is stunning ! Thanks for a chance to win.

Thanks for continuing to bring us such beautiful materials to work with! I look forward to each new release like it's Christmas!

the stamps are so wonderful - especially love the frames and script! and arlene's projects with abc primer are so inspirational.

Wow! How talented is Arlene- ?? I love what shes created.
I darent look at the new collection- I want it yesterday XX

Arlene, beautiful projects!!! I stop by each morning as I have my coffee to get inspired, definitely happen this morning. TFS Love the new stamps, they look like they would be fun coloring stamps, can't wait to see them. Hugs pammejo1@yahoo.com

Absolutely love Arlene's work! Can't wait to see more! I love the coordination between your cling stamps and the papers--beautiful stuff!

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