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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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I love the match from the beautiful pictures with layers and layers of stunning graphic 45 papers!
Hava a nice day

Fantastic layouts!

Lovely collection. Fabulous layouts.

Lovely, lovely laysouts. Thank you for wonderful inspirations.

I have only just discoverd Graphic 45 papers - they are exquisite! All these creations are really beautiful. Nicola x

What awesome layouts!!

Inspiring layouts!

beautiful layouts and love the colors.

Those children are so cute and look so happy - just like the layouts. Thank you Graphic 45 for sharing .

Gorgeous layouts. G45papers make all the difference!!

Wonderful & beautiful projects! I especially love the Secret Garden purple layout!! Of course, I love all of the Graphic 45 papers!!!

Such great LO's!! And Jane just never ceases to amaze me with her work!

each of these layouts is a wonderful tribute to special people! :)

Beautiful LOs

Beautiful, beautiful layouts!!!


Lovely layouts

Just beautiful - love Secret Garden!

Stunning! So detailed.

This defintely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All your layouts are gorgeous and inspiring. Thanks.

Fabulous layouts, really inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Beautiful projects.

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