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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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My package of Secret Garden products just came today! I can't wait to start playing with it. Today's layouts are beautiful.

Great layouts, love the variety... love how the embellishments "framed" the photo in Arlene layout. Oh and Secret Garden... that lavender paper just "seals the deal" in Tara's layout, love her layers, the fussy cuts, and the variety of finishes to her edges. And Jane made that layout "pop" with the black, and it just pulled the different prints together giving each section a "feel " of different textures !

Wonderful school pages

These are all great, for different reasons. Logan's is very manly--I love the ruler, the twine, the brass piece...And Logan looks like an angel!! The second one has gorgeous colors. The third one is inspirational. Nice.

Two of my favorite colors were featured in the layouts - blue and purple. Great job everyone.

I especially like the first one. The dark colors are great.

Wonderful photos, great layouts - hooray for kids and crafters!! Judy D.

Love all the layouts, they are all wonderful.

Beautiful layouts .. thank you so much for sharing .. I am a big fan of Tara Orr I love the layering and distressing she does absolutely gorgeous!

Gorgeous layouts. Thanks for the inspiration and a lovely range of products

All three layouts are AMAZING. I love the poem on the Logan layout! Congrats ladies on such gorgeous work.

Wow, these are both stunning - full of gorgeous little details!

What fabulous layouts. Love the Logan Layout with all the wonderful layers. Great job done by the DT. Thanks for sharing the fun,

I usually prefer card making over scrapping, but these 3 beautiful pages have made me take a second look. I've just purchased the 12x12 Place In Time paper pad and I'd love to own the rest of the collection!

These are so wonderful and drool worthy. I would have never thought about creating a Harry Potter layout. It really came out magical. Just love it!!!

amazing again today love the layouts thanks

Beautiful layouts! If I had to pick my favorite, I would pick the layout that said Logan. But they are all beautiful.

Lovely layouts! Beautiful color combinations.

What Beautiful LO's, they are all so gorgeous. I get all my inspiration from your blog site, all your Designers are so talented and I love all their creative ideas.

Love this line of papers! Thanks for the chance

Oooh Arlene!! I just put a paper doiley on a card I made and well..now I want to change it as yours is either painted or came black! Great LO and great looking young man I must say!! Tara..what a gorgeous young lady and awesome LO..love the lavendar!! And Jane..fantastic LO!! Love the photo...so happy & sweet and the title is awesome!!

So inspirational and creative. Love these layouts!!

Beautiful layouts! Thank you!!

I love the colors on Tara Orr's layout.

All 3 layouts were inspiring!

Beautiful layouts! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

What fabulous layouts!

Beautiful layouts. Thanks for the great

Beautiful pages.

Beautiful layouts.

These are all gorgeous!!! I love them!!!

The use of metal combined with Graphic 45 is the most beautiful
adventure a person can take. Lanna

What fun layouts - each one has so much personality!

Great layouts and the photo's are wonderful too. Those shades of purple and green just "speak to me".

awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Well ladies you have done it again! Once more you have stunned us with fabulous creations using the Graphic 45 collections, the layouts are amazing, Taras' Secret Garden layout is so pretty and I love that she put the child in the garden, so evocative of summer days and pretty flowers blooming. Arlenes' son Logan looks fabulous on her ABC Primer layout, it was the perfect choice for the subject matter and as always Arlene has succeeded in making a stunning creation that springs to life before your eyes, The Place in time layout is something different, Jane has created a beautiful scene and the sentiment is just perfect for the picture too. Such lovely work that is so full of inspiration for all of us. Thank you Ladies for all your hard work and commitment. xxx

The colors on these projects are so beautiful. Very talented designers. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Once again G45 shows why you are the BEST!

Great layouts!!!

scrumptious as always! a real treat to see after a working day.

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