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January 14, 2013

New Layout Ideas For The New Year & CHA Highlights!

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Grow Layout French Country (detail1)

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another beautiful week here on the Graphic 45 blog. We have so many treats planned for you this week. We've got incredible new crafts from our design team that feature our brand new collections French Country, Secret Garden and new Tag Album Staples! Plus we've got highlights from our adventures at CHA in Anaheim, California! There is so much inspiration to behold this week. You are guaranteed to get a daily dose of happy when you stop by the Graphic 45 blog! Today we are celebrating the wondrous art of layouts! You will see three incredible creations from our design team! There's a fabulous Place in Time layout by Denise Hahn, a French Country layout by Sharon Ngoo and a Secret Garden layout by Gloria Stengel! This is your first glimpse of the fantastic crafting possibilities with some of our brand new collections! But first we have some winners to announce from Friday's Secret Garden blog contest! These winners were chosen at random from comments left on our blog and Facebook page on Friday. And the winners are...

-Laura Karaba: "Happy Birthday to Joanna! As I scrolled down on this post and came to the first pic of her, I had a feeling she might be from a theatre and acting background and sure enough, she is! LOVELY photo. LOVE Secret Garden! Thank you for your peeks at CHA. I would LOVE to go there someday! It would be heaven!"

-Brooke John: "would love to win this line! It is so pretty! I love the flowers and banner pieces!!!!!"

-Jean Warren Cavalier: "fantabulous!!!!"

-Tammy Dee Perko Marchant: "Would love to win Secret Garden! I have sooooo many creative ideas and I can't wait!"

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. We will be mailing all of our prize packs out in early to mid February. We want to thank everyone who left us comments during our sneak peeks! We had such a great time reading your feedback. We appreciate all of your kind and inspiring words!

And now it's time to share some of our grand adventures from CHA in Anaheim, California! We have had such an incredible time at the show! It is always such a joy!

The team is in full swing! Aimee and Meggan Howell are making the magic happen in our booth at CHA!


Here is Graphic 45 Design Team member Laura Denison teaching a Graphic 45 class with 101 students!


This is Kay Churchill who was a star student who finished her place in time mini album created by Laura Denison for our class.


This is Susan who won our grand prize from the g45 class! New collections are now in her possession!


Now it's time for some layouts! Get ready to be wowed, G45ers! Here we have a gorgeous Place in Time layout by Denise Hahn. This sweet winter-inspired LO has so many pretty embellishments! Just look at those beautiful flowers, chipboards, Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder and more! This is a great example of how you can create fun and gorgeous seasonal layouts with Place in Time! How adorable!

Denise Hahn CHA 2013 Place in Time 12x12 Layout - 1-imp

Denise Hahn CHA 2013 Place in Time 12x12 Layout - 2-imp

Denise Hahn CHA 2013 Place in Time 12x12 Layout - 3-imp

Denise Hahn CHA 2013 Place in Time 12x12 Layout - 4-imp

Denise Hahn CHA 2013 Place in Time 12x12 Layout - 6-imp


Place in Time January Foundation Page

Place in Time January Cut-Aparts

Place in Time 8x8 Cut-Aparts

Staples Metal Label Holder

Chipboard Imaginarium Designs

Ink Colorbox Pigment Ink

Punches: Fiskars

Glitter: Stephanie Barnard Chunky Glitter, Clearsnap Winter Frost

Flowers: Fancy Accessories

Adhesive: Tombow Crafters Collection, Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer, Xyron

Next we have this magnificent French Country layout by Sharon Ngoo. Just look at all of that fantastic fussy cutting! It creates such breathtaking dimension and detail in this sweet LO! Sharon also had fun with Graphic 45 Staples to add even more vintage charm to this wonderful work of art. Plus that central photo is just too cute! Here is what she had to say about this lovely creation.

"The beautiful foliage and warm colours of the French Country collection make me think of home and garden - especially since my hubby is an avid gardener, we are always surrounded by plants.  This layout showcases a precious moment of my son 'helping daddy out' in the garden when he was a very little boy. I used the papers to try to make it feel like he is in a lush garden." -Sharon Ngoo

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Grow Layout French Country

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Grow Layout French Country (detail2)

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Grow Layout French Country (detail1)

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Grow Layout French Country (detail3)

Papers from French Country Collection
1.  Montage
3.  Deja Vu
8.  Buttons, String - my own

Next we have another glorious layout. This one was created by Gloria Stengel and features our new Secret Garden collection. This lush collection is inspired by all the beauty of Spring. Gloria's layout is a true celebration of nature with its incredible central photo, floral embellishments and fabulous paper layering. One can't help but feel calm and happy when looking at a layout like this! Here is what Gloria had to say about the inspiration behind this tranquil LO.

"I love the rich pastels of the Secret Garden Collection. The colors are so vibrant, but still have the vintage feel we have come to expect from Graphic 45. I used the purples and greens in the collection to highlight this photo of the Misty Fjords in Alaska. This collection works perfectly with the green and the purple-gray in the photo." -Gloria Stengel


Graphic 45 papers:

Secret Garden: Meadow Lark, Springtime, Beautiful Blooms, Sun Kissed, Pretty Primrose, May Flowers, Seed Fairy

Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Key, Ornate Metal Key Hole, Ornate Metal Doorplate

Graphic 45 Stamps: Secret Garden

Clearsnap Inks:

Colorbox Chalk Lavender
Colorbox Pigment Antique Pewter, Sky Gray

Colorbox Archival Seattle Sky 

Hampton Art:

Clear embossing powder 

Cardstock: American Crafts

Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima, The Paper Studio

Crystal flourishes Zva Creative

Crystal tear drop: Connie Crystal

Die Cuts: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Weathered Clock

Chipboard Alphas: Maya Road

Tools: Bow Easy; Sizzix Big Shot

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue

Other: Doilies, Gesso, Brads

We hope you all enjoyed today's fabulous crafts! We want to thank Denise Hahn, Sharon Ngoo and Gloria Stengel for their gorgeous work today. We will have more fun photos from CHA as well as more brilliant new creations from our design team on tomorrow's blog! We hope you'll stop by and see us. It's going to be amazing! Have a great day, G45ers! Thank you again for stopping by our blog today.

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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So wish I could be at CHA!! LOVE these!!

Oh WOW!!! everything looks amazing!!
Wish I was there too :D
julie xx

Really love the Layouts today. Super Awesome. Great job. -Amy

Guess what? I'm hosting four friends this weekend to work on our "Place in Time" layouts! We'll have a blast and create pretty things. Loved today's inspiration.

Such beautiful and inspiring projects on today's blog. Thanks!

I love how frosty and sparkly Denise's layout is. And the way Susan created a frame for that darling photo. Gloria's use of color really makes her photo stand out. Three gorgeous layouts from 3 very talented designers! Thanks!

Thank you for all the wonderful pictures and inspiration using the ever gorgeous Graphic45 collections, I'm hankering after that Secret Garden collection something rotten, I love it so! ;-)

Great layouts! What a lovely way to start the week...with happy layouts!

I can only dream of going to CHA and attending some of your workshops. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your pictures and news.

love the layouts :)

Thanks for all the photos on FB of CHA. The photo booth is always fun. Excited to see layouts with the new collections.


I have been looking forward to this week - what beautiful projects! I love checking out your blog and seeing all of the wonderful inspiration and ideas. I LOVE Graphic 45 products! Wishing you a happy day - you have made mine!


Barbara Diane

Beautiful layouts!! I feel like booking a adventure in Alaska!!!

I just had to let you know - I was watching Diane last night (UK time) on Create and Craft, when she was showcasing French Country and Secret Garden, and they mentioned one of the viewers had e-mailed in "Jane from Scotland" - well, that was me!!!!! I was well chuffed....
Fantastic projects here today, so full of inspiration. OK, I'm off to craft... Hugs xx

looking forward to another week of great inspiration on the g45 blog!

Love all the layouts! lots of inspiration for the new collections.

This is such an incredible line. I love seeing all the wonderful projects you display. Thank you. Hope you had fun at CHA!

Looks like you had a blast at CHA. Thanks for sharing all the great projects from your talented design team.

Beautiful stuff! Just makes me more enthused to get the new collections! Have fun at CHA!

Great layouts and wonderful new products.

Cute, wonderful. Me love.

Todays blog was wonderful. I would love to be thered at the show taking the classes and seeing all the new goodies. The layouts were amazing.

Love these layouts! SO want to go to CHA! Would love to see all this creativeness in person!

Just loving the layouts and how great was it to see Diane on TV here in the UK yesterday when she took part in the Create and Craft live show from the CHA. Just loved your whole ensemble, particularly the hat!

Margaret A

VERY charming layouts. :)

Love all of the purple.

awesome layouts! i really love the Place in Time one.

fabulous layouts!! thanks for sharing!

what a fantastic way to start the week with great creations now for those booth pics please

Oh my I have too much paper already but I think I NEED more!

Love the secret garden collection and those layouts are fabulous. Love the saying that if you look the right way the whole world is a garden. So true!

The fussy cutting just adds so much to the layouts using these papers. Just love them all.

They are all so beautiful thanks for the inspiration!

All looks wonderful and so beautiful! I'm told I don't need anymore 'paper' and I always reply, I have to b/c it's like buying new clothes for the season... who wants to keep wearing the old stuff!!! Thanks for sharing and the chance :)

Love all of these gorgeous layouts! I would love to have been in a class taught by Laura - she is truly amazing!

Do wish I could be at CHA to check out your wonderful booth!

Would have love to see these lovely new collections in person at CHA! Maybe one year! Thanks for all those photos!

Beautiful, love the layouts they are simply fabulous. TFS

Great pictures and beautiful projects.

I am speechless! All of these projects are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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