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June 24, 2013

Altered Art For All Occasions By Olga Struk


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another wonderful week of fun and inspiration! Get ready to turn those Monday blues into smiles and delight with your pals at Graphic 45! To quote the writer Ray Bradbury, “Creativity is a continual surprise.” Don't you love that feeling of elation and excitement that comes when you're on a creative kick?! We can often surprise ourselves with our own abilities when we just let the creative process happen and not over-think it! Today we are going to share some wonderful examples of creativity at its finest with the work of Olga Struk! She's one of our new 2013 Design Team members and her work is simply astonishing! You will see some fabulous works of altered art, videos and even a fun tutorial! This is going to be a great day!

Lets begin with this week's very special blog prize! We're giving away this enchanting Steampunk Spells prize pack this week! You could win a Steampunk Spells 8x8 and 6x6 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cut 1, Banners, Tags & Pockets and Antique Metal Door Pull Staples! That's a $43 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time this week for your chance to win! A random winner will be announced on our blog this Friday!

Steampunk Spells Contest Prize Graphic 45

We are overjoyed to be welcoming the amazing Olga Struk to our new 2013 Design Team! Olga is from the Ukraine and her crafts are absolutely breathtaking! She definitely knows how to think outside the box. Her crafts display an incredible range of skill and boundless imagination. She dreams up ideas that are so clever and intricately designed! She also knows how to bring all of the Graphic 45 collections to life with charm and sophistication. Her amazing blog is filled with so many fun ideas, beautiful photos and videos. Her love for crafting shines through in everything she creates. It is her superb talent and joyful enthusiasm that makes Olga's work so magnificent! Please join us in giving Olga a very warm Graphic 45 welcome to our new Design Team!


About Olga:

My name is Olga Struk, I am from Ukraine. Scrapbooking is my lifestyle! I try to introduce something new and unique into this hobby. I develop my own ideas, challenge myself and design exceptional and out-of-the box projects.

Olga's Blog:


We begin today's introduction with this incredible card house that Olga created with Hallowe'en in Wonderland. Wow, this is such an innovative work of art! This clever piece of home decor would look great year-round but especially at Halloween! We love Olga's fun use of embellishments that help add to the charm and curiosity of this wonderful piece! Here Olga takes you on a video tour of this whimsical card house!



Hallowe'en in Wonderland Altered Art Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Altered Art Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk

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                                                        Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonerland
                    Graphic 45 - Domestic Goddess - Double Sided Paper - Farmers Market
                                                Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman - Collection Pad

Here we have another enthralling work of art by Olga. This is her gorgeous Place in Time calendar that fits inside a small altered circular box. This sweet creation can hang like an ornament and can be used as a diary, photo album or perpetual calendar. Many of Olga's crafts have multiple uses! She definitely knows how to be versatile when it comes to crafting! Just imagine what a wonderful gift this would make for the holidays! Enjoy this sweet video tour that Olga created for this splendid creation!



Place in Time Calendar Ornament Olga Struk Graphic 45

Place in Time Calendar Ornament Olga Struk Graphic 45


Place in Time Calendar Ornament Olga Struk Graphic 45





                                                        Graphic 45 - Place in Time - Paper Pads
                                                                Graphic 45 - Kraft Reflections

Next we have another multi-purpose craft that Olga created. This amazing piece of altered art features our Curtain Call collection. It is a smart-phone stand that can also be used as a picture frame for a desk or wall! Isn't that clever? We also love Olga's use of the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holders! This project is so much fun and easy to create! Why not try making this as a gift for someone you love! Here is Olga's video tour of this fabulous work of art!



Curtain Call Smartphone Stand Graphic 45 Altered Art Home Decor Olga Struk

Curtain Call Smartphone Stand Graphic 45 Altered Art Home Decor Olga Struk

Curtain Call Smartphone Stand Graphic 45 Altered Art Home Decor Olga Struk




                                                           Graphic 45 Paper Pad - Curtain Call

                                                                    Ornate Metal Label Holder 

Last but not least is this adorable creation featuring An ABC Primer. This superb piece of altered art can be used as a book stand, calendar, photo frame or school organizer! The vintage school-house charm of An ABC Primer comes to life in this marvelous creation. Here is Olga's video tour of this sweet work of art. Want to create one for yourself or a loved one? Follow along with Olga's video tutorial! It's so much fun!

Video Tour



Multi-purpose Frame Video Tutorial



An ABC Primer Frame Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk

An ABC Primer Frame Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk

An ABC Primer Frame Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk



We hope you all enjoyed getting to know the incredible Olga! We are so happy to welcome her to our new Design Team and we know she will continue to dazzle and inspire us throughout the year! We want to thank her for her beautiful work today. Big thanks to all of you G45ers for stopping by! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win that fabulous Steampunk Spells prize pack! Have a marvelous Monday, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45



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Those are all such beautiful creations Olga!!

Wow .. great creations! Thank you so much for sharing and thank you G45 for offering this great prize pack :)

Creative is too limiting a word for these creations!!!! Olga is outstanding!

Holy smokes!! These are AMAZING!! Totally pinning that Alice project!! WOW!!

Wonderful and different projects. Olga is a great designer. Love the Steampunk Spells prize package, hope I'm lucky!

Работы потрясающие! Очень рада, что наша мастерица в такой команде!

Lots of great ideas, and fun projects. Thanks for sharing.

So cute!!! Super Olya)))

Wonderful projects from Olga, the Alice one is stunning!!

LOVE G45 and all the projects shown! Great inspiration!!

Olga has created some absolutely amazing projects!

Un-Freakn-believable!!! Olga's work is absolutely amazing! I am totally awestruck at her innovation, uniqueness and quality of workmanship! The Alice in Wonderland house of cards really blew me away and then I went on to see all the other items... gob struck!

I start every day with a visit to this blog and today I was blown away by Olga’s art. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

WOW! Olga is absolutely ama-zing! Just may be my new favorite designer. Her creativity is staggering.

Very unique. I like them all.

One of the most talented ladies i know! Amazing projects!

Ab-so-lute-ly fabulous, Olga, the Alice house of cards is beyond words, loving it. Inspired? You bet I am.

Wow - these projects are amazing! Love the prize this week.

WOW...Great creations. Olga's projects are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Wow! Olga is so blessed with such talent! I'm so excited to see more of her projects since she is now on the design team!!!

Wow, Ogla is super talented! LOVE her work.

Olga, you do wonderful work! I'm loving your projects...so inspiring. G45 is really living up to their standards by selecting you for their DT. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win beautiful G45 products.

These projects are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Wow Gorgeous Projects.. love them all.. Don't know which I love the most.. they are amazing..

Wonderful projects! love them all..
I love the new Steampunk Spell collection! I hope I'am the lucky winner!!!

Wow, what fantastic projects!

Olga, your projects just blow me away! I can`t wait to see your future artwork. TFS. you are so talented.

What amazing work by Olga!!! She is one talented designer!!! I would love to win the Steampunk Spells collection... I was only able to find 12x12 papers so far!!!! Been having fun with it. Having the rest of the line would be out of this world!

Wow! The projects are fantastic!!!!

Very clever and amazing works Olga! Looking forward to seeing what you create next.

Olga's projects are incredible. I especially love Alice's House of Cards! Does Olga have instructions on how to make it? Halloween in Wonderland and Steampunk Spells are my all time favorite G45 papers!

These are all truly amazing projects! So creative and unique! Such an inspiration, thank you G45 for bringing all this wonderful eye candy to us all!


Real cool stuff. Thanks for the chance to win

Wow. Lovely. Would love to win, just what I need.

Wow, Beautiful projects. Thank you for the great inspiration.

Wow! Olga is so talented. Love the iphone stand. I don't have a phone like that, but I'm going to have to make one to display pictures on my desk. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize too.

Amazing Projects, she is so talented.

WOW!! Marvelous work, Olga! I love how you've used the metal bits with so much originality! I can't wait to see more of your work through the year ~
Congratulations on being chosen!

And thanks to G45 for the chance to win the Steampunk Spells line!

Most stunning art!!!!!

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