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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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I never tire of looking at all the talent and such awesome paper collections. Graphic 45 is my go to place to start a project of any kind. Thank you!

Wow rally lots of amazing crafts. What should I say? Just wonderful inspirations. Thank You Pam for sharing. I'm a new G45ers and just finished my first G45 project. Well, thank you for today and I'm excite to pop in tomorrow for more...yes, yes, yes.

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Wow! Can't believe how much inspiration Pam had for us today! I especially love the idea of decorated letters to spell out the holiday. I would love to win the ABC Primer package...can't find it in the stores anymore.

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Your creations are so beautiful Pam - every time I looked at a new one and said to my self "that's my favorite" there was another as wonderful! You are truly a talented artist! I love the Thanks a Bunch card - so colorful and fun! Thank you for sharing your fantastic creations! I will go now to check out your blog! Wishing you a happy Monday!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Oh if only I could win this beautiful set...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Graphic 45!!!

I was so impressed with Pam's work I jumped to her Blog and subscribed. She need to apply to be on the DT for next year! I'm inspired yet again by the creativity of your contributing artists!

There is so much lovliness to look at, I will need (and this is a wonderful thing) to come back several times to take it all in. Wonderful projects--so clever.

Absolutely gorgeous! I am so glad you featured Pammiejo in today's blog. Her work is so meticulous and whimsical.

I LOVE the Beatrix Potter. Such nice projects, all of them!

Fantastic work. I will be referencing today's blog entry often...

Wow Pam, you have quite a collection of stupendous G45 projects! They're all so beautiful!

Hi yet more fantastic inspiration!
Jan Hill

Thanks for bringing us Pam's work. They are inspiring and wonderful.
Would love to win the ABC Primer set. I have some pictures that will work perfectly with it.

Thank you Graphic 45 for having me as your Guest Artist today, I so love all of your papers, embellishments, staples, etc. This is one of the highlights of my scrapbooking/paper creations dreams and I am so excited to have been asked. Again, thank you Pam

what a talented, creative woman; very clever use of the beautiful G45 papers, etc.

Beautiful creations! My brain jumps from inspired to overwhelmed & back to inspired!!

Great projects. Love them all.

Oh how beautiful everything was, all the beautiful projects. What great talent! My favorites was the "Once upon A Spring Time"...Loved all the fairies!! wish we could have it back and the "Ladies Diary" Beautiful work!

Gorgeous work and so talented! Thanks for sharing Pam's creations... really loving the 'EASTER' decor! :)

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. I need to work on my bedroom and now have some really good ideas. Thanks again.

What a super projects have been dreamed up.

What incredible work by Pam - all stunningly gorgoeus!

Love the school days album and holder. ABC Primer is my favorite line-would love to know how to make this.

Thank you Pam for sharing your beautiful projects. They are all wonderful. Graphic 45 papers lend so well with the paper crafter's art.

OMG she is so talented! I love the Halloween birdhouse. Very fun. I would love to use the ABC Primer goodies to make something for my daughter. She is a 5th/6th grade teacher. She would love it.

Oh my goodness ~ Pam is such a creative artist and you can tell she puts her heart in all her projects ~ all of them are amazing! Pam you are such an inspiration to all of us

Wonderful, Creative, Inspiring! These projects are fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

Pam..... WOW great job, such inspiration! love every single one of these projects!!! you are so talented. Thanks for sharing. loves,
Scrappin Madge

I'm blown away!

Wow such beutiful pieces! I love the coffee table box what a great idea!

Pam Bray you are one talented lady!!! I love all of her projects,

Wow Pam - those are awesome! And thanks Graphic 45 for the chance to win - beautiful product!

Beautiful, would love to win this giveaway. Amazing .

Some great ideas to get the creative juices going.

Gorgeous projects! Heading to my craft room. Inspired to create with my G45 paper stash that I have been saving up!

Wow! I'm amazed by Pam's creations!

Absolutely goregous. Each one of your designs is more wonderful than the previous one.

Everything is just amazing! Such a talented lady! I especially love the clock!

Such a gorgeous projects - especially I love those ABC primer -projects :)

Awe inspiring work! Thank you so much for sharing. I wish you lived close by so you could inspire me to have fun every day using G45's beautiful products.

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