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January 21, 2013

Graphic 45 Featured Artist: Pam Bray

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another splendid week of fun here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you've decided to stop by today! We have so many amazing crafts to share with you! Today we're featuring the work of an incredible artist, Pam Bray! You are going to love her incredible array of Graphic 45 creations! There are so many beautiful crafts that she's created. You're sure to find something to inspire and delight you on today's blog! Plus we have a brand new blog contest happening this week! It's another chance for you to win some fabulous Graphic 45 goodies! This week we're giving away this magnificent prize pack featuring An ABC Primer! You're going to see some amazing crafts today that feature this adorable collection! You could win An ABC Primer 12x12 paper pad, both chipboard die-cuts, Alphabet Sticker Staples, Antique Typewriter Wood Stamp Set, Metal Button Staples and Chipboard Button Staples! Wow! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's comments and announcing them on our blog this Friday, January 25th! So be sure to comment for your chance to win!


We are so happy to be sharing the work of today's Featured Artist, the amazing Pam Bray. Pam has been very active in the Graphic 45 community, posting frequently on our Ning page and being a source of inspiration for so many crafters! Of course we were eager to share her beautiful crafts with all of you! One look at Pam's work and it's obvious that she has a deep love for creating. Each and every one of her crafts is given incredible care and attention to achieve just the right look. Whether it's a card, layout, mini album or altered art, Pam has the technique, style and heart to make each project a true work of art. She also knows how to bring out the unique charm in every Graphic 45 collection. She incorporates beautiful embellishments, handmade flowers and banners and other clever elements to give each creation a truly unique look. She shares her love for papercrafting on her gorgeous blog called Scrapbook Flair. It is filled with boundless inspiration and heartwarming sentiments. It is a true pleasure for us to welcome Pam as our Featured Artist on the Graphic 45 blog. Ladies and Gentleman, say hello to the magnificent Pam Bray!


About Pam Bray:

 My name is Pam but my closest friends call me Pammejo. I am a wife, mom of 4 and grandma to 8 very amazing grandchildren if I must say so myself.  I have been scrapbooking for the last 15 years.  I am super excited to have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Graphic 45 today and I hope you are inspired by my projects. Graphic 45 is  favorite paper company when it comes to doing altered projects but I love to use it in my card making and scrapbooking also.  The last two years I have been published in Scrapbook & Beyond, Altered Arts Magazine, Paper Creations, Scrapbooking.com, Scrapbook News and Review and Ready Set Create. I am also looking forward to projects being published in Paper Creations, Create and Decorate and Cards in the Spring 2013.  I love Diet Coke and chocolate so they must be close at hand when I am creating. I enjoy traveling with my husband of 39 years along with our yorkie “Charlie” and cat “Gracie”. When we travel I always take my scrapbooking with me since we travel in an RV.

Pam's Blog Scrapbook Flair

First up we have Pam's amazing Once Upon a Springtime Easter Letter! This is such a sweet and fun creation! It's just perfect for Easter home decor! Here Pam gives some helpful tips on how she made these fabulous letters! 

Letter "E" -I love making these Roly Poly flowers, they are so easy to do. Punch/cut/tear a circle, start on the outside edge and cut/tear to form a spiral. Take tweezers, starting on the outside edge that you have cut/tore start rolling it around the tweezers until you get to the center. Take of tweezers carefully and glue to the inside center of circle.

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Letter "T" - love hidden compartments and fussy cutting.

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Here is another wonderful Once Upon a Springtime creation by Pam. It's a gorgeous birthday card! Here is what she had to say about this cheerful work of art!

Make sure to always look for details on the paper, you never know when you can make a fabulous embellishments, like the "fairy charm" I made using an Epiphany charm and bubble cap.

Here we have a very clever creation by Pam. It's an Olde Curiosity Shoppe coffee table box! Need a cute place to hide your remote control? Get inspired with this fantastic altered box that's a stylish way to store your stuff! It's such a great idea! Here is what Pam had to say about it.

I made this from re-purposing a medicine cabinet I found at the thrift store. A few more of my Roly Poly Flowers and some flowers I stained with distress stains.  I love to fussy cut, so the Olde Curiosity papers were perfect for my box. Inside of the lid, always remember to decorate all sides, inside and out is my motto. Inside of the box, perfect for our remotes and a fun Pocket Album.



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Here is another beautiful Olde Curiosity Shoppe piece that Pam created. It's a candy jar that she made using  a great Sizzix die and gorgeous Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers! Isn't this wonderful? It definitely brings the whimsical spirit of Olde Curiosity Shoppe to life! 


Here is another superb Olde Curiosity Shoppe creation by Pam. It's a When Pigs Fly Card with hand cross stitching. This is such a sweet card that's just perfect for any occasion. Pam's use of paper layering and beautiful ribbon embellishments is just amazing! 

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Here we have a beautiful Bird Song Layout with hidden tag and fussy cut lanterns by Pam. This LO is a true celebration of the remarkable beauty of Asian style and culture. Look at how perfectly that central photo matches the colors in Bird Song! All the handmade embellishments also look incredible in this tranquil LO. It so lovely!


Here is some more Bird Song inspiration by Pam! This is a Thanks a Bunch Card that utilizes paper layering and handmade rosettes to create heartwarming card that everyone will love! 

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Next we have some more amazing cards by Pam. Here we have three remarkable cards featuring A Ladies' Diary. You can see how Pam used paper layering along with more gorgeous ribbon, metal embellishments, chipboards and pretty inked borders to create these gorgeous cards for any occasion. Look at how different each of these cards are and yet they all were made using the same collection! It's amazing what you can do with pretty papers and a great imagination! 

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Now it's time for some fun holiday themed crafts that Pam made! Here is her Happy Haunting Birdhouse! This is such a fun creation! You can see how beautifully she covered this birdhouse in Happy Haunting paper and also added some fun metal embellishments and fussy cut characters. All the cute and quirky fun of Halloween really comes to life in this adorable creation. We also love that it's on wheels, so if the birds don't feel like flying they can just cart their house around town with ease. What a great sight that would be! So cute!

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Next we have this amazing Nutcracker Sweet gift box that Pam made! This is a splendid idea for personalizing any holiday gift! We especially love that amazing handmade poinsettia flower! Inside the box are some fun treats that include a Nutcracker Sweet wrapped candy bar and a cute gift bag! What a joy this would be to receive on Christmas morning!
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We hope you all had a super time exploring today's wonderful crafts by Pam Bray! We highly recommend that you check out her beautiful blog Scrapbook Flair for more inspiration and great ideas! We really enjoyed having her as our guest on today's blog. We want to thank her for her incredible work! We also want to thank all of you G45ers for joining us today! Come back and see us tomorrow. We will be bringing you more amazing inspiration to brighten your day! We wish you all a very happy Monday!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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How creative. What inspiring creations. Love Graphic 45!

Wow pam all of those makes are fabulous. Very talented indeed. Thanks for sharing x

Beautiful projects!

wow awesome work love all of it the g45 designers are such a big inspiration and i am always amazed at what they come up with

So many fabouluse projects :)

Pam is ultra talented. I am amazed at all of her projects. Right now though I am interested in duplicating her Easter letters. They will make a gorgeous decoration.

Pam has made some fantastic projects that have given me lots of ideas for the things to make. thank you Pam

wow! Pam's projects are beautiful!!

THE projects are gorgeous. I absolutely LOVE the ABC Primer collection. I was only able to find one pack and used every single inch of it. Would love another one!

What a fantastic imagination Pam has, all these projects are so diverse but all are stunning xx

Absolutely STUNNING!!!

Wow! What creativity and imagination! The ABC Primer collection is one of my favorites, and it's always great fun to see what others have made from it. Thanks Pam for sharing your creations!

I'm truly inspired by Pam's work.. just beautiful!

Pam is absolutely over the top. These are just beautiful. Very creative!! Thanks for sharing, Pam...I am so inspired!!

Wow! Pam's creations is just amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

What beautiful works of art, thanks for the inspiration.

Really love the Easter letters. Great idea.

Oh, my! I am incredibly inspired! So much altered goodness. I've just only gotten my feet a little wet doing things like that, but I'm definitely inspired to take the cigar boxes I've been hoarding and using the new French Country line to decor them up! Thanks!

My goodness. I just keep going back and looking at Pam's projects over and over!
Such imagination and creativity!

Beautiful work and so much inspiration! Absolutely love the Halloween Birdhouse!

Beautiful, amazing projects. Really great ideas and thanks for sharing them.

That's one talented lady!

I wish I could be as creative as Pam!!

I love every project Pam made. I often use lots of layers in my cards so seeing all the layers and great embellishments were especially appealing to me. More, more!!! Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

Oh my! What amazing works of art! You definitely do inspire!

I think I just found a new blog to add to My Favorites! Simply outstanding work, Pam!

Brilliant projects, Pam - especially liked your mini book and the decorated box where you keep your TV shooters!

What a wonderful inspiring Monday!! Wow!! So fun to see all these creative projects!!And wow. Thank you for a chance to win ABC Premier.

Oh my goodness! That Pam is amazing! Who could pick a favorite? I would see one and think how much I loved it and then would scroll to the next project and be even more amazed! Graphic 45 has absolutely the most amazing design group ever!! Love, love, love everything!!!

I'm so pleased that Pam has shared her fabulous G45 creations. What talent! Each of the elements make her projects over-the-top gorgeous.

Oh my gosh Pam! Wonderful work. So many great ideas. Thank You sor sharing.

Lovely projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Awesome projects..off to see your blog!

Wonderful creations

Congrats on your guest post Pammiejo! the projects are awesome. Word to G45 ... bring back Once Upon a Springtime ... I need more faeries! LOL

Love all the projects!

Pam is so amazingly creative. I love her details which really add so much to each design! Truly beautiful work!

Would love to win this!!! I just love Graphic 45!! Pam did an awesome job on all of her projects!!!

All of the projects were so beautiful. What talent she has !

Wow, these projects are all amazing!! Such superb work....

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