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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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It seems that your designers and products inevitably produce gorgeous work. I always love seeing what you will come up with next!

Another day of fabulous projects. I love the gorgeous ornaments and the recipe book is really fabulous. As always, G45 rocks!

WONDERFUL! I love your art and all this blog´s things! I need a whole week to read all! ;D

I've really enjoyed the hop as it's been so inspiring to see all these talented people doing what they do best. Keep the beautiful papers coming Grapic 45

once again fabulous projects love em all

What beautiful projects! You ladies are very talented!!! TY for the chance to win!!!

I love these projects-thanks for a chance to win!

Beautiful projects.

great inspirational design's by the DT. as always thanks for sharing the love G45.
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Love the warmth this card displays!

Wow - such beautiful and talented people!!! I absolutely LOVE all of the projects!!!

Looking forward to more!!

Lorraine - Ontario, Canada

Just lovely . TFS.

Beautiful sneaks...again. Hope Im as surprised as I have been the last 2 days when I see the bigger versions. You have some talented DT's for sure.

Graphic 45 has rapidly become my favorite paper! Thanks for all the inspiration!

cute recipe book

Nothing but happiness here. Love Love Love this giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance.

What a wonderful idea for a blog hop! I can get started on my Xmas gift list right away!

This Hop is so inspiring! I am ready to get busy with the Christmas crafts!

So many blogs to visit for awesome inspiration...so little time to hop!

Both of these are wonderful examples of how to best use the beautiful paper. Enjoying the HOP!!!

This is one of my favorite blog hop events of the year! Can't wait to see today's projects!

Nice projects!!!! I love it!

And thanks for the chance!

gorgeous projects!

Fantastic projects!! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects, I loved the blog hop!!!

This was a fantastic hop with lots of projects, both simple and more complex. I am so thankful for the range of the projects presented in the hop. Thanks for sharing!

Pretty amazing prizes - plenty of holiday gifts could be made with those beauties.

Lovely!Thank you for sharing with us!

The card is beautiful and this hop has been great! Many talented crafters!

Both designers did an awesome job. I wasn't able to find a place to comment on Sue's blog. Loved her recipe album.

love the ornaments! :) great projects :)

Awesome Products and ideas, love them all.

So much creative talent!

Wow both creations are beautiful, such wonderful inspirations.

Beautiful projects!

Very creative projects!

Stunning !! The amount of talent here is mind boggling . Thank you all for all of your hard work .

Beautiful recipe book. I love it.

Just beginning Day 3 of the hop ~ thank you for allowing us extra time to comment ~ I am so truly inspired by your design team and the beautiful Graphic 45 products!

I enjoy making paper bag albums. Thank you for showcasing one.

If the presentation and cover will be like these then rather that reading recipes from the book people will start designing this.

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