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May 08, 2012

More Fabulous Graphic 45 Design Team Introductions!

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to our blog today! We hope you are all having a lovely day and we want to thank you all for stopping by our blog today! There is so much excitement in the air right now! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and inspiration is in season! Today we're introducing you to more of our 2012 design team! You'll meet Kristin Wilson and Laura Denison! Kristin is new to our team and we just know you're going to love her incredible style. Many of you know Laura Denison who was on our 2011 design team. Well she's back for another year of fun! We are so happy to welcome these fabulous ladies to our new team! Today you'll get to see the marvelous creations they made for the final round of our design team call. Get ready to be wowed because these crafts are out of this world!

But first we just want to recap the winners from our Happy Haunting and A Ladies' Diary sneak peeks. We still have a couple of winners who have yet to claim their prizes. So if you see your name on the list and you haven't contacted us yet be sure to email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Prize packs will be mailed out in mid to late May. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Ashley Newbert
Carmella Warfle
Gerriann Reeves Armstrong
Marcy Focht
Jeri Trujillo
Tracy Patterson Martin
Christine Maupin
Lindsey A
Dana Cavanaugh
Deb McCoy Chisum
Chris Dring
Jean Marmo
Rosemary McReynolds Brooks
Sheila Bacon
Lillian Child
Emily Todd
Billie Jahyn Harris Granneman
Peggy Snodgrass
Johni Komisak
Joe Morgan
Dawn Hausladen Edwards
Joyce Saxen Kowalczyk
Linda Dillman
Edee Gill
Pam Taylor Nutting
Holly Pfarr Moore
Tammy Whitley
Marie Bowdoin
Tammy Valley
Nyoka Smith
Jane Gaitnis
Dorothy McCarthy
Kathy Clement
Helen Hauze
Arielle Berceau
Gerrie Johnnic
Sue Carolfi
Lilian Baker

And now it's time for some fabulous inspiration! We are very excited to welcome Kristin Wilson to our 2012 design team. She has an exceptional eye for color and fun embellishments. One look at her blog Kristin Wilson Handmade and you'll understand the allure of Kristin's talent. Her crafts have such a vibrant and a fun-loving spirit. She definitely has a gift for capturing the classic vintage look of Graphic 45 in her fabulous crafts. Plus you can tell that she absolutely loves what she does. She puts so much love and imagination into every one of her creations. It is this great combination of qualities that made Kristin an obvious choice for our new team. We are very excited to welcome her aboard! Please join us in welcoming her to Graphic 45!


"I live in Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago. I live with my very supportive hubby, Dave, and our son Quinn. I am a stay at home mom and I have been paper crafting for a little over 3 years. I feel I have finally stepped into my design style and now it's time to get into the action! My design strengths are that I can fit a whole lot of embellishments into a small space without it looking "over done". I use colors that normally wouldn't go together... but when I am done it all matches beautifully. I am shabby chic mixed with eclectic. There is never a loss of mojo when I am designing with Graphic 45 collections. They inspire me all on their own. I do not need to search for inspiration in mags or on the web... just the  beautiful Graphic 45 product is all I need. The colors and the way they carry the theme throughout the whole line is amazing. There are little pieces of gold to be snipped and added to just the right spot in every paper pad. Whats not to fall in love with? I love Graphic 45! It speaks to my soul and I hope that shines through in my projects." Kristin Wilson

Here are the gorgeous projects that Kristin submitted for her final round of the Graphic 45 design team call. This first creation is just lovely! It's an Olde Curiosity Shoppe remedy jar! How perfect! Kristin even made videos to correspond with each project. What fun!

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art


This next piece is so fabulous! It's a stunning card. You can see how well Kristin layers various paper patterns and designs as well as fun embellishments to create something exquisitely unique! This card combines Steampunk Debutante, Kraft Reflections and beautiful Graphic 45 Metal Staples. It's hypnotically gorgeous!

Steampunk Debutante Card

Next up is this Little Darlings altered art piece that is so adorable! You can see Kristin's wonderful eye for color and texture. This piece is so sweet and it looks so authentically vintage. We also love all of those fun ribbons! It's so dreamy!

Little Darlings Altered Art

Little Darlings Altered Art

Little Darlings Altered Art


This next incredible crafter is someone who you may already know, the fabulous Laura Denison! We are thrilled to welcome her back for her second year on our design team. Laura's work is full of imagination, expertize and beauty. Her blog The Paper Trail is loaded with gorgeous ideas. Laura definitely knows how to think outside the box. Her creations combine a highly refined artistic vision with technical ingenuity. She brings a clever and unique vision to the world of crafting with her hugely popular Ustream classes where she shares her fabulous ideas. Not only is Laura Denison a gifted artist but she is also a warm person who loves to share her passion for crafting with her community! We are so excited to welcome her for another year on the Graphic 45 design team. Please join us in saying hello to the fabulous Laura Denison!

Head shot

About me:  I am a married mother of two kids, aged 11 and 13. I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and have lived in the Seattle area since 1989. I have a BFA in Interior Design (Calif. College of Arts and Crafts) and MA in Architecture (Univ. of Oregon). I worked as a Interior Architect in Seattle for over 10 years. After my children were born, I decided to stay home with them and started a business designing and selling quilting patterns. I have taught around the country and on several quilting cruises. During the spring of 2009, my son went through a difficult health issue and I had to give up much of my quilting business. During this time I discovered paper crafting and scrap booking. I felt that I had found my medium! Over the years I have dabbled in almost every craft out there! But paper! Ah, paper is sings to me and I love it. I made my first mini album in May of 2009 (it even had Graphic 45 paper in it!) Since then I have made and designed well over a hundred mini albums. I have become known for my innovative mini album and paper crafting  construction techniques. My background in Interior Design and quilting has given me a strong ability to use color, texture and pattern. I like to think outside the box...but I also say "Keep the box and make something out of it!!" I bring a unique viewpoint to all my work. I also love to share what I do and I am considered an excellent teacher. I teach a weekly Ustream show on Friday nights and Wednesday afternoons with a large audience from around the world  I also sell my tutorial patterns and kits on my website. Since that very first mini album, I have been drawn to Graphic 45 paper. This past year, as a part of the 2011 Design Team, I have not only had a blast, I have stretched as a designer. I am impressed with the quality of not only the design team but with the company itself. That only pushes me to create the best that I can. To date, I have designed for Graphic 45 (hey, only the best!) and for Tim Holtz.

Here is the video that Laura submitted for the final round of our design team call. You can see her impeccable style shine through in each and every one of these pieces! They are super inspiring! Behold the brilliance and inspiration!


We hope you all had fun today getting to know Kristin Wilson and Laura Denison. We are so excited to see what they'll create on our new team! Big thanks to Kristin and Laura for all of their hard work on today's projects. We want to thank all of you for joining us today! Have a great day and we hope you'll come back and see us tomorrow for more design team introductions and craft inspiration!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Welcome Kristin and welcome back Laura! Stunning and creative work!!

Looking forward to another year of inspiration of Graphic 45 from these two.

Welcome Kristin!! You look like a perfect fit for G45! Thrilled to see Laura is back, I love her creations!!

Kristin, that baby girl tin is absolutely the cutest thing I think I have ever seen! That was lovingly crafted I know. Laura's designs continue to amaze! Congratulations to both ladies.

Stunning work. Wow !!! Perfect fit. Thanks for sharing and welcome . I can't wait to see more !!

Gorgeous projects from the DT today! Just fabulous!

FANTASTIC WORK! Extremely inventive!!! Of course....G45 papers help ALOT!! Thanks for showing us your work!!

What a fantastic projects! It looks absolutely stunning, I can't wait to see more!

Fabulous projects!!! Thanks for sharing!! Congratulations on being a DT.

What amazing projects. I can see making the jar as gifts for Christmas. And as always Laura's projects are fantastic.

Wow. Just wow. The talent you have accumulated for this year's Design Team is pretty awesome.

I am so loving all the Designer's reveals.. great picks G45! Notified one of your winners :)

Great projects!


Such creativity! Looking forward to seeing more work from both ladies. Welcome and thanks for sharing.

Just dripping with talent! Fabulous work form both these ladies!

These projects are just fabulous. Stand up ladies and take a bow!!

I can see already that I'm in trouble again this year! The talent you have assembled even exceeds last year's I think. Thank you for sharing the talents of the DT so far. Can't waitfor the rest!

What amazing projects. So inspirational!

inspirational and fun projects are your forte. Can't wait to see what happens this year.

Wow! great art from 2 talented ladies. Congratulations to both and thanks for sharing your projects, stunning.

Fabulous projects Ladies!!! Kristin, looks like you will make a wonderful addition to this very talented team. So glad you will be with us this year. Laura, anyone who has been following G 45 already knows how wonderfully talented and creative you are!!!!! So glad you will be with G 45 for another year. You are amazing.

WOW! congratulations girls and well deserved! Cant wait to see more inspiring creations!

What fantastic inspiration!!!!

All projects are wonderful.

Great projects, my favorite of Kristin's is the tin, I am so in love with that paper.
Laura, I follow her on her blog and u-stream and she is one talented lady! My favorite of her's is the telephone. Great job Ladies!

OMG the work these ladies have done is amazing. THe love the little Baby Girl Tin, that's is the most adorable and amazing thing I have seen in a while.
Also thank you for posting the winners list. I am so excited that I won!!!!! Im sorry however, for not getting back with you. I sent you an email explaining why!!!Ya'll Rock as always!!!!!

So excited that Laura is back....she's one of my favies.....and I can tell that I am going to love Kristin's work, too.

I just had to post another comment on Kristins Baby Girl Tin, I do believe it's the prettiest thing I have ever seen made. It took alot of work to make that tin and then the cards on the inside. It's stunning. What a beautiful piece of art. WIthout the G45 Little Darlins paper collection, it would have never been as "perfect". I just can't stress how beautiful this project is. I just love it!!!

WOW, Kristin's projects are amazing, the tin is too cute loooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee ALL that cute detail. Laura, those curios...fabulous!!! That drawer/mini idea ... WOW !! Welcome both of you !

Great projects! I like the Little Darlings box the best.

You must be the most generous crafting company ever! I like her little box. Very cute.

Thank you everyone for your wonderfully kind words. You have made me feel so welcome already. I am so excited for the year ahead.

I am so honored to be returning for the 2012 Design Team! While the PRODUCTS are amazing as we all know, it is the PEOPLE at Graphic 45 that making the experience of being on the Design Team special! Thank you to Diane, Aimee, Charee and the rest of the gang for allowing me to work with you for another year! I KNOW it is going to be an amazing year!

Every time I see some of the design team's awesome work I think 'how can they top that' and every time they top it! Amazing team, amazing paper - well done!

Such cute cards and those birds are just adorable! Thank you so much for another great day of inspiration and the chance to learn :-) See you again tomorrow .

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Im enjoying your awesome new design team projects and the gorgeous new papers!! What an exciting time at Graphic 45!!! Thank you all so much for the inspiration!! I can't wait to go get the new papers and start a project!! You rock!!

... was looking forward to seeing Laura's video of her submissions.. but am I the only one that it wont play for.. it starts for a few seconds and then freezes up...
With all the talent on the design team.. this should be such a fun creative year...

love laura's designs...but had never seen Kristin's...how imaginative both are!
thanks for sharing

Welcome Kristin to the G45 Design Team, I love your style and can't wait to see the amazing projects you share with us!
Also, welcome back to Laura and so glad you're here for another term.

Welcome Kristin - I just recently found her blog and was amazed!!! Welcome back to Laura, her cabinets projects are beyond awesome!!

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