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October 01, 2012

Get In the Halloween Spirit With Cheerful Home Decor Ideas!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday and welcome to another grand week of gorgeous crafts and fun! We are so pleased that you are joining us today! Autumn is in the air and stores are already stocking up on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations. We are such big fans of Halloween! It doesn't always have to be about frights and ghouls. There's also a sweet and playful side to Halloween that our Happy Haunting collection captures perfectly. Today you will see some beautiful Halloween-inspired crafts that are sure to fill you with delight! There's an incredible 3-D piece of home decor by Laura Denison and a beautiful altered keepsake box by Alberto Juarez. Get ready to be totally amazed and inspired by today's crafts. They are a Halloween dream! We also have a new blog contest this week! We're giving away a very special prize, a very rare and beautiful Hallowe'en in Wonderland 12x12 paper pad, Graphic 45 Black Policy Envelope, Flower Staples, Metal Tag Staples and 2 chipboards from Imaginarium Designs! All you need to do to enter to win this amazing prize is leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's comments and announcing them on our blog this Friday, October 5th! Behold this fabulous Halloween prize pack!

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And now it's time for some gorgeous Halloween inspiration! Even though Halloween is still a few weeks away it's the perfect time to start thinking about home decor! Decorating for Halloween is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy! Why not have some cheerful handmade pieces of home decor that will add a personalized touch to your Halloween festivities? Handmade home decor is also a great way to preserve your memories for years to come! So lets begin with this absolutely remarkable wall hanging by Laura Denison. This stunning piece is a true work of art. It's not just great for Halloween, it's also perfect for Autumn and Winter decorating. Another fun feature to this piece is that Laura blended lots of different Graphic 45 collections together. You can see how beautifully Graphic 45 papers blend to create a truly unique and beautiful craft. Here is what Laura had to say about this splendid creation.

"Before I entered the world of paper, I designed  a lot of pictorial applique quilts. For quite some time I have wanted to translate this style of my past work into paper.....sort of like painting with paper. I started out with a general idea of what I wanted this owl to look like and then freeform cut the pieces, building layer by layer. I love the dimensional quality of the paper pieces vs. the flatness of the fabric in my past quilting work. The vintage flavor of the Graphic 45 papers worked well to give this owl its air of mystery." -Laura Denison

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ABC Primer  School Days

The Magic of Oz  Poppy Fields
Other Products Used:
District Market Burlap Panel Memoirs
Distress Ink Black Soot
Distres Ink Vintage Photo

Next up is this lovely altered box by Alberto Juarez. Altered boxes are great at Halloween time because there are perfect for storing Halloween's top commodity, candy! You can also use them for other fun objects and treats. Think about what a great addition a sweet box like this would make to your Halloween home decor! With Happy Haunting papers it's easy to create a marvelous treasure that will last a lifetime! 
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happy haunting paper
hallowe'en greetings
jolly jack-o-lantern
pumpkin time
happy haunting chipboard 1 and 2
happy haunting alphabet sticker
happy haunting sticker
ornate metal label holder

olde curiosity cling set 1
May art black ribbon
Studio calico wood shape
Folck Art Acrilic paint Pumpkin color
Staz on ink black

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for joining us! We hope you have a fantastic day! Huge thanks to Laura Denison and Alberto Juarez for their incredible work. Don't forget to leave us a blog of Facebook comment this week for your chance to win our fabulous blog prize! We will have more inspiration and fun on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll come back and see us!

Warm Autumn Wishes,

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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Laura - your owl is magnificent! What absolutely beautiful work - it really come to life. Thank you so much for sharing this masterpiece with us.

Amazing work, the details are stunning!

Love Happy Haunting, & these samples are stunning. Thanks for sharing them here :)

I just love that collaged owl, amazing!

Wow..Laura's work is amazing. Wonderful artist. The altered box is adorable. Wonderful way to start the week G45.

My goodness!!! Excellent works!!!

Fabulous projects! I love the Owl from Laura it is breath-taking gorgeous!

Cutest box I have ever seen!

WOW, what a gorgeously awesome piece, that owl is amazing, love the intricute detail and the use of a variety of prints. Love the altered box , so fun , the characters are cute, love how they are layered ( those fussy cuts pop! ).

Beautiful projects! The Owl wall art is phenomenal! And that altered box is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

I in awe of these projects. Thank you for sharing. They are so inspiring.

beautiful projects and tons of inspiration :)

wow now that is original from the norm wicked cool projects

Amazing projects! That owl is super cool! Happy Haunting is an awesome collection. Love it!

Laura....the Songbirds were adorable, the Macaw was awesome, but this Owl is unbelievably, OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! You have inspired me to create one of these myself using my own Green Cheek Conure as my piece. Thank you!! ~Patti~

Amazing projects today!! Beautiful.

Wow! Amazing projects! Love the owl and the altered box. Just beautiful! I can't wait to make these projects.

THey are both wonderful I watched Laura on ustream do a parrot picture with the same canvas technique.I follow the paper trail daily as well both talents but Laura is past talent and into true genius with this art form having a architecture background I believe is vital to her work
Kudos to them both

The owl looks like it can fly off the page!

That owl is fantastic and what a great way to use up scraps! Can't wait to try this out - maybe with my goldfish. I can think of several holidays that I could make pieces for and change them out.

The owl is so cute. Love it so much. Laura you are great!

wow Laura, that owl is amazing! And Alberto I love your box especially the spine! Way to go!

LOVE the fabulous owl ! Great job Laura! The altered box is gorgeous, so whimsical! Way to go Alberto!

Amazingly talented DT members! I can't decide which project I like better! Would LOVE to win the prize package!

OMG!!!! Laura, your owl is phenomenol, you have an amazing talent. Choosing which papers alone would daunt me - so clever. Alberto's box is way cool too - love it! Hugs xx

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I am IN LOVE with that owl!!!!!

The owl is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The box is really cute!

What talented artists you have to showcase your paper! Beautiful!

Laura's owl is gorgeous and unique, very inspiring!

Beautiful projects, Laura you amaze me!

Laura's owl is awesome! She is such a talented lady. Alberto's box made me smile, it's got such a great vintage feel. Both these projects are so inspiring.

Amazing projects. Wow... the owl is so lifelike, just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, very inspiring.

There is just nothing like G45! Amazing art here again today, such inspiration, and the owl is more than amazing.

love the projects and the images are so adorable!

The owl is amazing...way beyong my talents. I love Halloween colors.

Wow, amazing projects, that owl is just stunning and the box is superb!

Awesome and a must have!~

This owl is truly one of the most spectacular thing's I've seen with paper. Everything about it is amazing. The layers and papers give it such life. I hope to see more from this artist. WOW JUST WOW!!!

Love all projects!!!


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