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March 06, 2013

Celebrate Childhood Memories With Precious G45 Layouts!


Hello G45ers,

Childhood is such a precious time! There are so many incredible moments that we experience as children, but especially as parents, grandparents, and family members of children. We have the splendid opportunity to share in the wonder and elation of our little one's lives. Today's Graphic 45 blog is dedicated to all the special kids in our lives that bring us so much joy everyday! We are going to share three gorgeous layouts that feature some fantastic kids! We've got An ABC Primer layout by Arlene Cuevas, a Secret Garden layout by Tara Orr and a Place in Time layout by Jane Tregenza! All of today's happy crafts are sure to fill you with inspiration for creating your own precious layout for a child that you love!

Don't forget that there's still time to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this week's blog prize! This is the amazing Place in Time prize pack that we're giving away this week. A randomly chosen winner will be announced on this Friday's blog so stay tuned!

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First up is this darling 8x8 LO by Arlene Cuevas featuring An ABC Primer! Here Arlene gives some great tips for how she created this heartwarming and beautiful work of art!

"When you have kids and very little time to yourself, you often find it challenging to get some pages created for your scrapbook. For me, the challenge is being a little "too" detailed with my scrapbook pages sometimes! So it's quite refreshing to take a break from the distressing, painting, and multiple layers. With this 8x8 scrapbook page, I decided to keep things very simple and let "An ABC Primer" papers and Metal Staples do all the work! You can create simple layers by using cardstock, like I did on this page. The black cardstock really makes the papers pop and the layers really define the elements on the page. I tend to keep my embellishments either vertical or horizontal on simple pages. This keeps the eye leveled-out when looking at the page. I love the look of the metal Staples. I really wanted to incorporate the "Remember" clothespin onto the page without clamping it off to the side. So I disassembled the clothespin and just used 1 piece of it. I glued it flat onto the page, then added an ornate key in the "groove." Kind of a neat look, right? Creating a scrapbook page like this took me approximately 1 hour. Can you imagine how many scrapbook pages you can accomplish in 1 day?! So get cracking on that scrapbook that you've been putting off! I hope you give one of these simple layouts a try today." ~Arlene Cuevas








Black doilies
Black twine
Recollections black pearl flourish
Bazzill black cardstock
Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Glossy Accents
E6000 glue

Next up is this super smiley layout by Tara Orr featuring our new Secret Garden collection. Secret Garden is such a lovely and feminine collection that is just perfect for sweet LOs like this one! Tara did some pretty paper distressing and layered her papers, cardstock embellishments and chipboards! Floral embellishments add an extra element of pretty to this LO! Can't you just feel the joy?!

Secret Garden layout Graphic 45 Tara Orr

Secret Garden layout Graphic 45 Tara Orr

Secret Garden layout Graphic 45 Tara Orr

Secret Garden layout Graphic 45 Tara Orr

Secret Garden layout Graphic 45 Tara Orr

Metal Tags

Here is a really fun LO by Jane Tregenza featuring our Place in Time collection. Beautiful borders, paper layers, and chipboard sentiments make this LO a true craft gem. But that adorable central photo is definitely a show stopper! Great photos like the ones in today's featured layouts a a great starting point for inspiration! Just grab your favorite Graphic 45 papers and embellishments and let the magic unfold!

Place in Time layout Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza

Place in Time layout Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza


Graphic 45 Papers

October foundation

October Cut-Aparts x 2

Black and orange cardstock

Chipboard titles and words from Imaginarium Designs

3L photo corners  Classic black

3L foam squares mixed

Stickles – Orange

We hope you enjoyed today's jubilant layouts! We hope they inspired you to create a beautiful layout for a special child in your life! We want to thank Arlene Cuevas, Tara Orr and Jane Tregenza for their gorgeous creations today! There is more inspiration and fun in store for you all on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us! Have a terrific day, G45ers! Thank you so much for visiting us!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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what a lovely layouts

G45 is my most favorite paper line! I LOVE all your products!! And your tutorials are marvelous! Great job!!

Great ideas! Thank you for sharing.

Lovely layouts! I really like Arlene's simple style in her layout. Lets the image shine. Then, Tara builds this wonderful "wave" of elements that lead your eye to that fabulous photo! So gorgeous. And Jane's layout with her signature black matting really packs a punch. Very inspiring!

I love todays layouts. The are amazing!!

I really love the layouts today. Wonderful prize package too. I love your blog, can't start my morning without it.

Gorgeous layouts - you've really given me some new ideas today! Thanks G45 and your DT!

great layouts...I am always impressed by the clever and creative projects your designers produce

Beautiful School Day page! congrats on making it in an hour! Love everything about it :)

wonderful pages! I love ABC primer.

Beautiful LOs! With all the metal embellishments and the beautiful layers, they would look great framed. Too pretty to hide away in a scrapbook!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Really cute layouts today. I am still learning (literally having lessons emailed daily from sb.com) so not quite ready to do any. Lots of inspiration here for when I do... :)

love Graphic 45 paper. great pages.

Great layouts!!!

love all the layouts ! Great job :)

Wow! What beautiful and inspiring pages! Great job :)

Lovely and amazing layouts!

I'm inspired every day after reading this blog. Thank you for showcasing such talented artists.

Gorgeous, yummy layouts! Wonderful inspiration!

Very cute layouts...great inspiration!

Beautiful, creative projects today. I like how Arlene showed, without all the usual fuss we all like to do, that a page can be so gorgeous in a more simpler style. Love it.

Beautiful layouts! Thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful layouts. Thanks for the chance to win.

Love the amazing Secret Garden layout! So beautiful.

Gorgeous layouts, made with lovexx

LOVE the purple layout. So cute for my little girls!

What can I say on this snowy day in Maryland? These layouts really perked me up. Loved them all!

These layouts are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Love the layouts!

Gorgeous layouts! The Secret Garden one is my favourite. I've just received my order of the Secret Garden and French Country colours and solids pads today and can't wait to play now!


Красивые и добрые странички о наших таких близких и родных - малышах и малышках !!! :)

Papercrafters are at their best when they have Graphic 45 supplies in their desk!!! Beautiful layouts and so inspirational!

Stunning layouts! I really love the one by Arlene - so simple and effective. I love Tara's too, but then I love everything Tara creates.

Loving all three styles. I think they are all stunning and amazing!

Great layout ideas today.

Fabulous work by all, great inspiration, thank you.

All such inspiring projects

I love the depth of the first one. It is dark but in a good way! I can't put in to words what I am thinking but really like the first one. The 2nd one with Secret Garden is really pretty! Great projects all around!

Beautiful layouts and beautiful children! Thank you for sharing.

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