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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!

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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!

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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! 
 
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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.

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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! 

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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!

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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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Comments

I love all the great projects. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful projects!

Pam Brays' creations are totally awesome. What a creative inspiration she is.

Beaufiful. Love g45 and all ideas thatbrun through my head when i see it.

Wow Pam -- your projects are absolutely amazing! It is obvious you have a deep love for papercrafting. Your sense of design and ambitious projects are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Everything she does is magical. Just love the ABC Primer work.

These are so so amazing and beautiful, so creative.

So many beautiful projects and such amazing creativity!

Pam's projects are just beautiful & so inspiring! I really love her attention to detail. Thanks so much for sharing!

Wow! Such a variety of inspiring projects!

what an awesome projects, and a lot of inspirations. Thanks for sharing

I want to win bad!

What a charming collection! I just love the creative way Pam has used it!

Great projects one and all! Such inspiration.

Amazing projects for fabulous inspiration!!!

Oh how I love G45! An ABC Primer is one of my all time favorites! I would love to have some more! Thanks!

OMG!!! (Oh My Gravy) Pam, you are one of my new FAVORITES!!! I am subscribing to your blog. You are an amazing paper artist. I absolutely LOVE these projects. Now I am going in my room to take some of these ideas and put MY paper to work. Thank you for your talent girlfriend!

Wow! Every project is perfection! I love the colors, patterns, details...everything!

Absolutely inspiring artwork. Love the work done to remake old pieces into something exciting! Tremendous work!

What a talented lady. very inspirational!

Amazing projects! So inspiring!! Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity!

Awesome projects!!! Using G-45 makes everyone a good artist because of the extra embellies and designs!!! WAy to go Pam!!!

What amazing creations! Pam really knows how to get the most out of the beautiful lines from G45!

every one of these projects is pure delight!

Inspirational! It's amazing how many talented people there are working with G45

Wauw fantastic the things Pam makes from the beautiful graphic45 papers.
I like the school thema becausei work as a teacher, very nice for projects!
Have a nice week!
Greetings Maia

Wow! This is a beautiful collection!~ I am just thrilled to have found Graphic 45!~ the BEST I'VE EVER SEEN!~

I'm so excited! I just don't know what to start first. Guess I'll get all of those fantastic papers and embellishments and then get busy. REALLY, REALLY creative works of art. Thanks so much for sharing :-)

Awesome work. Graphic 45 paper is amazing to work with. We have just been evacuated due to bush fires and my husband said to just take what you cannot live without so I took all my graphic 45 papers. Lol

WOW! Having stalked G45 for a long time, I've come to realize that even a garbage can decorated with your papers and embellishments would look good! Love these projects, especially the sweet Easter Letters! Thanks!

My head is spinning from these more than awesome projects! Mahalo for sharing so many ideas, and for the op to win some goodness.

So many different items WOW really STUNNING!!!

The creativity and details on these projects are absolutely wonderful! You could spend a lot of time studying and enjoying them. She makes wonderful use of her materials!

Beautiful projects!

Beautiful cards...makes me want to start right away. I love all graphic 45 paper and would love to with this prize.

Covering those letters is brilliant!

Wow, all the projects are amazingly gorgeous! So many wonderful ideas here to inspire! Blessings! Kathy

great post today with lovely projects by talented DT
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OMG!! These are all GORGEOUS!! Surprised to just see these now. Why isn't this talented lady on the regular design team?? These are all quite stunning pieces!!! Beautiful, every piece is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

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