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November 18, 2012

Handmade Holidays Hop Day 3!


Hello G45ers,

It's another glorious day here at the Graphic 45 blog! Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We are continuing this splendid event with even more crafts from some of your favorite craft manufacturers! So many amazing companies are participating in this event today! It's going to be amazing! Today we've got two marvelous handmade crafts to share with you from Arlene Cuevas and Susan Lui of the Graphic 45 design team! These superb creations were made just for today's blog event! There is so much to see and so much to enjoy! Have a fabulous time hopping!

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2012 - FINAL 

Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! 

To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors!  

Here is the super deluxe prize pack that Graphic 45 is offering for this amazing Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! To enter to win this incredible prize just be sure to leave a comment today on the Graphic 45 blog along with today's featured design team members blogs, Arlene Cuevas and Susan Lui! Leaving a blog comment is the only way to enter to win this incredible prize! So don't forget to comment for your chance to win!



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Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

Nov 16

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 -  http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jennie Garcia - Tombow -  earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art - http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://Sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
DeeDee Catron - Globecraft Memories - http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://michellejbg.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -http://www.createserendipity.net
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers - http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com
Natalie Clause – The Twinery -  http://www.southernbellescharm.com/
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/

Nov 17 

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Diana Gonzalez – Clearsnap – http:// www.arteypoemas.com
Monika Wright – The Twinery - http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/
Gretchen McElveen - Hampton Art - http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Megan Aaron – Clearsnap-  http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel – Graphic 45 - http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin – Clearsnap - http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Shellye McDaniel – Authentique Paper - http://paperedcottage.blogspot.com/
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://www.moments-of-tranquility.com
Jen Carter – The Twinery - http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison – Graphic 45 - www.lauradenisondesigns.com
Candy Spiegel – Globecraft Memories - http://candyspiegel.wordpress.com/ 
Nov 18

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Dana Warren - Hampton Art - http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories - www.stephaniescraps.blogspot.com
Arlene Cuevas – Graphic 45 -  http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui – Graphic 45 -  http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Ashley Bores – The Twinery - http://www.heartmadelife.com/
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs - http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com
Nina Yang - Hampton Art - http://waffleflower.com/
Angie Blom – Authentique Paper - http://angieblomdesigns.blogspot.com/
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap – http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers - www.mycraftyadventures.com
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper - http://guiseppagubler.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fick – The Twinery - http://iembellish.blogspot.com/

First up is this incredible creation by Arlene Cuevas. Check out this fantastic sneak peek image! Just hop on over to Arlene's stunning blog to see this project in its entirety. It is simply dazzling! Be sure to leave a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win!

Arlene's Blog:


Next we have this stunning handmade craft by Susan Lui. This is such a gorgeous work of art! Hop on over to Susan's amazing blog to see the full project. Get inspired by her marvelous ideas and be sure to leave her a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win that marvelous Graphic 45 prize pack!
Susan's Blog:

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Paper Bag Mini 4

Don't forget, G45ers, the deadline is approaching for the Graphic 45 November Craft Challenge! Be sure to upload your Graphic 45 thank you cards to our Facebook page before the November 29th deadline for your chance to win a wonderful $50 Graphic 45 prize package! Read all the details below!

Graphic 45 Facebook Page:


We want to thank you all so much for joining us today! We had such a great time getting to participate in this fantastic Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! Huge thanks to Arlene Cuevas, Susan Lui and all of today's participating manufacturers! Stay tuned to see if you were the winner of any of the fabulous prizes from this wonderful blog hop! We hope you'll all come back and see us tomorrow for more fun and craft inspiration! Have a terrific day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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WOW - both projects are BEAUTIFUL!!!
Arlene's ornaments are gorgeous, especially the pink & blue one, great tutorial too :)
Sue's recipe book is a wonderful way to preserve (& share) family favourites :) ... unfortunately I couldn't access the link or leave a comment on Sue's blog, so I will go back & visit tomorrow.

I love the recipe book. However, it seems to stop at "like what you see? Here.....", can't see continuation & no place for comments??
My comment is therefore here....
Would love to see how this book is made, beautiful! :)

The recipe book is awesome. And those ornaments are gorgeous. You did an awesome job! :)

Gorgeous projects! especially love the recipe book.

omg i love the round nutcrackers ornies, so pretty!

what fab ideas - thanks fpr sharing - I love the recipe book

such cute projects!

Both of these projects & their tutorials are beautiful and top notch! Gorgeous use of G45 & friends products!

WOW! That's quite a prize! Love blog hopping and all the fabulous gift ideas from the design team!

Stunning projects, as always - what an extraordinary hop!
Alison x

I loved and watch Arlene's ornament tutorial! I will be doing this one!! Thanks G45..you are fabulous! And great prizes...to die for!!! A Ladies Diary?! Can you stand it!! My fave!!!

Love all the ideas and Graphic 45! Fantastic prize too:) Thamk you.

There is no way to leave comment on Sui Lui site .. or if there is I could not fiind it ;) but I love her project.

Great blog hop thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Thank you for sharing such great projects during the hop. I have saved so many ideas and need to narrow down what I will make... But the recipe book is at the top of my list.

Such creativity. I fell in love with the ornaments the minute I saw them, and I am delighted by Sue's paper bag album. Thank you both, ladies!

Fabulous creativity!!

Very, very creative...I continue to be amazed at what everyone has created!

Love this project

More and more beautiful projects. Thank you.

These are beautiful projects!

Thank you Graphic 45 for being a sponsor of this blog hop. There has been so much inspiration throughout the 3 days and everyone has been so generous with their ideas and how they made the projects.

Wonderful projects and great ideas too. Thanks for a wonderful blog hop.

As usual everything is over the top. Love it all.

Gorgeous projects!


Another great visit with you this morning. Thanks. I made notes and hope to try some things today in studio.

Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoying the hop!

since I started scrapbooking I began looking into blogs for inspirations, Graphic 45 has always been on the top of my list. You guys and your designers do WONDERFUL work. Always beautiful!

Beautiful Thanksgiving card!

Both are so beautiful. Thank you for all your inspiration.

Love these sneak peeks! Off to check out these talented ladies' blogs!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas you soonsored during this holiday blog hop. Graphic 45 papers are my favorite, and just scream for a project to be made from them. Keep up the good work!

Just gorgeous!! I love the sneak peeks! I"m off to see more!! How exciting!!

This DT rocks again! Great work, now off to see more on this hop!

So beautiful!!!


Amazing Projects :)

These sneak peeks are great! Off to see the full projects!

Beautiful work! I especially love the touches of The Twinery added in with Sue's paper bag album! Thanks for even more blog hop goodness!

The hop had been a lot of fun! Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration.

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