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July 16, 2012

Graphic 45 Adventures From CHA & Layout Inspiration!

A Ladies' Diary Layout Gloria Stengel Graphic 45

Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to another wonderful day of inspiration here at Graphic 45! We are so glad you are joining us! We've got so many goodies in store for you today. We've got our final 4 prize winners to announce from last week's Staples sneak peeks! Plus we will be sharing some photos from our adventures at CHA Summer in Chicago! And it wouldn't be a Graphic 45 blog without some gorgeous craft inspiration from our design team! Alberto Juarez and Gloria Stengel have created the most awe-inspiring layouts from our collection A Ladies' Diary! This is going to be such a fun day. So lets get started with some prize announcements! Today's winners were chosen randomly from the blog comments left on last Friday's blog. They will receive a fabulous $25 prize pack of our brand new Staples! How exciting! And the winners are...

-Nancy Yoshimoto: "With every release, I think, "this is it! this is the apex!" and then, by golly, you have a newer release and prove me wrong. The staples are super and I am amazed when I look at the Birdsong collection."

-Cresta Woofruff: "Gorgeous! I love the butterflies with the keys, just amazing! I love G45!"

-Lynn Wild: "What fabulous projects - I want that pagoda! Jane's books are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to her tutorials - thank you Jane."

-Carol Blais: "I wait daily, with anticipation for the releases and you haven't let me down. Gorgeous to say the least! Isn't paper crafting a great passion?"

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prizes! We still have a couple of folks who have yet to claim their sneak peek prizes! This is the list of all of our winners from the past few weeks! If you see your name and you haven't yet emailed us to claim your prize please do so! Thank you all so much for being a part of our CHA Summer sneak peeks! It has been such a joy to share these new collections and we can't wait to see what you will all create with them! Here are all of our winners from this season's sneak peeks!

Aleta Chrisman
Debbie Fabanish
Alissa Luke
Shannon Tuttle
Cynthia Daversa
Judy D
Emily Keaton
Jo Anne Mason
Wendy Maynard
Sandy Jenkins
Jean Marmo
Cathy Osborne
Nancy Sanders
Charlotte Zweigoron
Jessie Large
Jennifer Stahr
Eugene Bellion
Sue Settera
Elissa Lyman
Lady Fair
Judy Studer
Peggy Snodgrass
Kathleen Rimer
Diana Caho
Deborah Decker
Rachel M
Nicole Doiron
Margie Visnick
Marilyn B. Hughes
Chris Dring
Jackie Kraftchic
Maureen Hayes
Chris Cross
Danielle Copley
Nicolle Brown
Julia Pinto
Lois Key
Rea Custer
Marie Seirra
MsScrapmess
Melody Holcomb-Hockin
Susan Bullock
Marcy F.
Barbara Parker
Debbie Painter
Brit Bass
Mary Jane Wilkins
Linda Kobosky
Leesa Barry-Cotter
Alice Hancock
Yvonne Norman
Wendy Crowe
Connie L. Riley
Debbie Russes
April Walker
Amy Kluchesky

EmeralDQueen
Nancy Yoshimoto
Cresta Woofruff

Carol Blais

Lynn Wild

CHA Summer is in full swing in Chicago and we just had to share some of our fun adventures! This year we decided it would be a lot of fun to have an old fashioned photo booth so that anyone who visits us can get a classic vintage-inspired photo taken! We love to go all out at CHA with lots of lavish decorations, fun events, costumes and tons of inspiration. Here are some great pictures from this summer's CHA Summer extravaganza!

Graphic45 Chicago BeanAimee, James, Diane, and Jenay at the Bean in Chicago

Graphic45 CHA Set-up 1
The morning of CHA Setup Day 1

Graphic45 Bird Song Sneak Peek
Evening of CHA Setup Day 1

Graphic45 Crafters Home
Joanna smiles BIG for the camera at the Crafter's Home event.

Next we have some stunning layouts to share with you from Alberto Juarez and Gloria Stengel. Both of these lovely layouts feature our elegant collection A Ladies' Diary. This first LO is by Alberto and it shows some fabulous ways to combine A Ladies' Diary with lots of gorgeous Graphic 45 Staples. Alberto did an amazing job of layering lots of Graphic 45 Flower Staples as well as Metal Butterflies, Metal Tags, Metal Clothespins, Metal Hinges and Metal Brad Staples. He also used some wonderful Want to Scrap bling and May Arts ribbons to create a timeless LO that is simply exquisite!

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Ladies Diary LO 4

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Ladies Diary LO 1

Next we have another classic layout featuring A Ladies' Diary. This one was created by the amazing Gloria Stengel and it definitely captures the essence of this incredible collection. Gloria layered different paper patterns and colors to give this LO an enchanting look. She also added beautiful embellishments like the new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes and Ornate Metal Keys! Here is what Gloria had to say about this wonderful work of art!

"This photo of my husband's great aunt's wedding, from 1934, is perfect with A Ladies' Diary Collection. The brown tones of the photo work so well with the soft pastels of the paper. I added a vintage doily and some lace, plus small flower "bouquets" to continue the wedding theme." -Gloria Stengel

A Ladies' Diary Layout Gloria Stengel Graphic 45

A Ladies' Diary Layout Gloria Stengel Graphic 45

A Ladies' Diary Layout Gloria Stengel Graphic 45

A Ladies' Diary Layout Gloria Stengel Graphic 45

Supplies:
Graphic 45 Papers: A Ladies' Diary
Moment in Time
Picture Perfect
Delicate Details
La Gazette
Lasting Impressions
Graphic 45 Staples:
Chipboard: A Ladies' Diary Tags 2
Metal: Keyhole, Key
Bazzill Basics: Cardstock
Webster's Pages: Lace (Everyday Poetry)
Wild Orchid Crafts: paper flowers
Pro 31 Designs: Vintage roses, pearls
Adhesive: tape runner, white glue, Beacon Fabri-tac
Other: brads, vintage doily

We hope you all enjoyed today's dose of craft inspiration. We have lots more in store for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll come back and see us. Big thanks to Alberto Juarez and Gloria Stengel for their amazing work today! We wish you all a lovely Monday!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Beautiful Layouts!! Can't wait to see more of your booth!

congratulations to all the winners. what beautiful layouts with the beautiful papers you've used.

Gorgeous layouts. Looking forward to more pics of your booth.

Gorgeous work, just stunning!!

Have fun at CHA!!

Beautiful layouts!

Beautiful and have lots of fun at the cha! hugs Marley

The CHA photos are soooooooooooo fun!!! You always have an amazing booth!!! I love love love love the lo's today too!!! They are gorgeous!!!!

loving to CHA pics so far cant wait to see more of the booth. Great LO today from both- I loved how great the flowers went with ladies diary Alberto. And Gloria love the pastels in yours- just goes to show how versatile Ladies Diary can be!

Beautiful! Is the first fords that come to mind. Have fun at CHA!

First, let me say congrats to all the winners from the past few weeks! And thank You G45 for your generosity! Love seeing the CHA photos. Last, but not least, todays layouts are stunning. As always, thank you for the inspiration!

Have loads of fun at CHA!

This layouts are gorgeous is amazing, love the paper and the flowers are stunning. I'm in the list and I sent an email yesterday....THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Great to get your news from CHA. I absolutely loved both of the projects you shared today. The look that Alberto achieved with the combination of "A Ladies Diary" and Staples is quite intriguing. Gloria is always an inspiration in her use of color. I am quite taken with her roses and lace and pastels. The LO really set off the photograph nicely!

These layouts are SOOOOO beautiful , i so love them. Such talent here.

Two beautiful layouts.

Gorgeous layouts today. And what a list of winners...you are such a generous company.

The layouts are beautiful.

I cant' wait to see all the booth photos!

Breathtaking!!!! Thank you :0)

Thanks for the generosity, G45.
Congrats to the winners and three cheers for CHA!

woo hoo looks fun !!

Wow, that is an impressive list of winners. Congratulations all of you. Thank you for the pics of CHA--it is always fun to see those. Lovely pages today. A Ladies Diary sure does do wonderful things in the hands of masters.

As always, Alberto is my hero! Beautiful layout with all the staples! And Gloria...what can I say...I was admiring the new G45 banner (beautiful) and found it in Gloria's Layout! So pretty. It looks like everyone is having a good time in Chicago. I'd love it if CHA came to Atlanta someday...

The layouts are just beautiful, I could look at them all day! Have fun at CHA.

Love the projects shown today.. Awesome.. Nice to see the CHA photos..

Just love the beautiful wedding layout, it is gorgeous, so feminine. My it looks like so much work to set up your stall yet when you have finished it always looks amazing, can't wait to see how it all comes together *smile*
Sending love and hugs to all the team...
Lady Anne xx

Congratz to ALL the winners! WOW!! There's a big list of winners!! Enjoy your new goodies! I can't wait to see more picture's of the CHA. And what a lovely lay-outs, just beautifull!

the birdsong display looks fabulous!!! and wonderful inspiration today!

Lovely idea! I found some pretty old photos of my ancesters - Your fabulous work will be my inspiration, thank you all!

Great layouts. So looking forward to experiencing (even though it's only via blogland) my first CHA! Very excited to see what comes out of all those boxes.
Alison x

Beautiful layouts! Love the use of layering and all the great vintage details. Cannot wait to see more. Thank you for the inspiration.

Have a wonderful time at CHA. The projects are outstanding !!

Always amazing. Especially love Albertos vintage look. Thanks again for all the inspiration...

Ok I started collecting pictures of my grandmother for the Ladies Diary mini Album that I am going to make.

Love seeing glimpses of the fun you are having at CHA

Beautiful, inspiring layouts..& congrats to all the winners!!!

Awesome projects! That is a LONG list of winners - thanks for being so generous! Have fun at CHA!

Ooooooh how exciting - I am a winner! Thank you so much - I am thrilled!
Today's projects are gorgeous (as usual) - I love the keyhole with the roses. I'm looking forward to hearing all about CHA and will be checking back in daily to make sure I don't miss anything!

OMG i wish i was with you at CHA! what gorgeous layouts too, i made a beautiful gorgeous tag using The Boardwalk and it opens and you have room to put 2 wallet size pics in it, i was so amazed how beautiful it turned out, it was easy because i used G45, i cant wait for more collections to come out, thank you for your beautiful papers, etc.....

Oh, how I wish I were there!!!!!!!!! Pretty layout, but I want to be at the CHA. I'm not bitter, oh no! Just kidding.

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