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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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Thanks for day 3 of the blog hop. Beautiful projects.


So many beautiful creations! Wishing you a sunshine day!


Barbara Diane

Off to see the full projects by your design team. The teasers look amazing. :)

What a wonderful hop. I have so many ideas to get started with my Christmas gifts. -Amy

Great hop!!! love the new ideas!!

Projects were beautiful. I really liked that recipe book.

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Absolutely love the tea album!

... the inspiration on the hop is just over-flowing.. so inspiring...

I love all of your ideas!!!

This card is beautiful, I like the colours and the embellishments.

what a fun 3 day hop.. its been great.. ty

great hop, folks!


I wish I had time to visit everyone - but I do make sure to visit every Graphic 45 artist link! The projects and creations are so beautiful and inspirational! Wishing you a sunshine day!


Barbara Diane

Beautiful projects! I might have to rethink my tree this year and make ornaments. I like the receipe book on Sue Lu's blog and could not find where to blog. I did join her blog. This has been fun today.

I am having fun on this hop. There are so many talented people out there.

Absolutely gorgeous projects!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

The projects are wonderful!! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the hop!!

Wow, those ornaments and the recipe book are beautiful!!! I'm loving this blog hop.....oh, and I'd love to win a prize! :) ~Kathy

Just gorgeous, such amazing creativity here!

Indeed an amazing prize! For someone, christmas will arrive a bit sooner!

Thanks for the opportunity, good luck everybody!

Wow, amazing projects! This is such a nice blog hop. I have stumbled upon many inspiring places that I didn't know before:)

WOW what fantastic projects, love them xxx

What a wonderful set! The projects look terrific!! We don't have a local source for the Graphic 45, so I am really looking forward to seeing more!!

Great ideas and prizes!

Thank you for your wonderful ideas and projects. I lovely.

The Nutcracker ornaments are beautiful! Great projects. Thank you for the inspiration.

awesome prize.. I would love to win... can you imagine my Christmas cards and tags would be awesome and unforgettable...

Great inspirations!

Wow! such cute projects!

wonderful projects.

so beautiful !

Gorgeous projects and a great blog hop! Can't wait to see more!

So much wonderful creativity! I have loved the blog hop! Thank you for sharing all these beautiful projects. Happy Thanksgiving!

Fantastic prize and beautiful inspiration

What a great online shop hop! And what great items for a giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Beautiful project

Love the Graphic 45 vintage look! My wedding album has a lot of papers form different collections!

Gorgeous projects always are with Graphic 45!

Интересно !!! У всех дизайнеров одинаковый набор продуктов , а в итоге у всех совершенно разные получились работы !!!
Много идей , много вдохновения , много эмоций !!!

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