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September 19, 2013

Layouts You'll Love For A Lifetime


Hello G45ers,

Memories are so incredibly precious. They tell the story of our lives, along with beautiful photographs that we have taken to help us remember the good times. Layouts are a perfect way to reinforce your memories while also celebrating them! Today we're going to explore three beautiful ideas for layouts. With the change of the seasons and the holidays just around the corner, there are going to be so many opportunities for fun and creativity! Today's LOs are just perfect for this festive season! You're sure to find something that inspires you! We've got a fabulous French Country LO by Romy Veul. Then Annette Green will share a joyful 12 Days of Christmas layout. Then we've got a vibrant Mother Goose LO by Arlene Cuevas! Today's crafts are sure to get your creative gears turning. So lets get to it!

We wanted to give you all a quick reminder about this week's blog contest. You could win a 12 Days of Christmas 12x12 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts 1 & 2, cardstock Banners, Tags & Pockets, Flowers and 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad! That's a $60 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win. One random winner will be chosen from this week's comments and announced on tomorrow's blog! Stay tuned!

12 Days of Christmas contest Grpahic 45 prize

We begin today's layout party with this gorgeous French Country LO by Romy. This LO is definitely a celebration of the seasons. The rich colors of French Country are just perfect for Fall photos! You can see how Romy used pretty paper layering, fussy cut elements and lovely embellishments to create a joyful scene. Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads look perfect at the center of those beautiful sunflowers! This is definitely the kind of LO that you could cherish for a lifetime. Here is what Romy had to say about it.

"As soon as I saw the gorgeous ‘French Country’ papers, I knew they would be perfect for scrapping this photo. I decided to print my photo in a rather large size, so it would be the main focus of attention on my lay-out. I further decorated my lay-out with lots of fussy cut sunflowers and some cut out butterflies as well. French Country just makes it really easy to create something pretty and summery" -Romy

French Country lay-out, Romy Veul, Graphic 45

French Country lay-out - detail 1

French Country lay-out - detail 2


French Country patterned papers: French Country, Sunflower, Rendezvous, Bon Appetit, A La Carte, Montage

French Country Banners

French Country Stickers

Frnech Country Chipboard 1

Staples Stamped Metal Brads

Holiday photos are so incredibly special. They capture all the joy and enchantment of the season. What better way to bring your precious memories to life than with a beautiful layout featuring our new 12 Days of Christmas collection! It contains such rich colors and gorgeous vintage-inspired designs that perfectly capture the holiday spirit. Here is Annette's darling 12 Days of Christmas LO! You can see how perfectly she blended the 12 Days of Christmas papers with fussy cut elements and pretty embellishments to bring this adorable photo to life. Here is what she had to say about it!

"I adore the 12 Days of Christmas collection by Graphic 45 because of the deep warm colors, the beautiful vintage imagery, and the vast possibilities with the 12 Days theme. This photo of my daughter was taken many years ago when she was young, sitting with my sister’s dog Nicky. It was a sweet moment that I’m glad I captured. My daughter looked extra sweet with her hair curled and her pretty Christmas outfit and matching headband. It’s gives me great JOY to look back at this time in her life. The layout is a fun mixture of layers and textures, with some of the beautiful images fussy-cut from the papers adorning the upper right and lower left corners. I think this really shows off the gorgeous papers in this collection." -Annette


12 Days of Christmas layout Graphic 45 Annette Green












G45 12 x 12   12 Days of Christmas papers

G45 Core-dinations Signature Series cardstock

Chipboard Letters

White Poinsettia Paper Flowers

Red glitter floral spray (stem)

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Edge Distressing Tool

Holiday Big Brad

Border Punch

Sanding Block


Last but certainly not least is this beautiful Mother Goose LO by Arlene. This is a great example of how you can use Mother Goose to create a huge variety of projects for kids and adults! This collection offers so many bright colors and darling designs. You can have so much fun letting your imagination run wild! Here Arlene explains her inspiration behind this incredible LO. Take a look at her video tour to learn some fun tips and techniques for creating your own Mother Goose layout treasure!


"In this project, I wanted to show you how versatile the new Mother Goose paper collection can be. It’s not just for children’s projects (although I have to say I’ve had a BLAST creating projects for my little boys with this paper line!) I created this page to commemorate a photo that was taken of me in the courtyard at Castello di Amorosa winery in Napa, California. The color palette of the Mother Good papers compliment the flowers behind me in the photo very nicely!" -Arlene





Arlenecuevas_Sept2013_MotherGoose_NapaLO_layout, Graphic 45
















Mother Goose 12x12 papers

Staples: Antique Metal Door Pull, Ornate Metal Key Hole, Ornate Metal Keys, Stamped Metal Brad, Ornate Door Plate

Alphabet stickers: French Country & Olde Curiosity Shoppe

Imaginarium Designs chipboard frame

Petaloo Flowers

Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D foam square

Black Recollections card stock

Stampin’ Up Scallop border punch

Cheery Lynn Designs - Francesca border die

Prima Junkyard findings

Want To Scrap black bling

Martha Stewart trellis border punch

Sky Blue Pink: swivel clasp

Ranger Distress Ink: Black Soot

Diamond Stickles

Glossy Accents, ScorTape, E6000, hot glue


We hope you all had a lot of fun today. We encourage you to let your precious photos inspire you to create a one-of-a-kind layout with Graphic 45! It's the perfect way to get creative and warmly sentimental. Big thanks to Romy, Annette and Arlene for their fabulous work today. We hope you'll all join us tomorrow for more fun craft inspiration and a new blog prize winner announcement. Have a delightful day, G45ers! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog.


Happy Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Lovely layouts! The new papers are great--saw them in person yesterday! Would love to win some.

There is no better paper than G45! LOVE French Country and the 12 Days of Christmas is just gorgeous!!

Wow. Beautiful layouts. So creative and inspiring each and everyone of them.

Beautiful. Would love to win :)

Great layouts and wonderful papers!

Oh my God, what a fantastic LO, how many details!!! lovely, lovely!!!

Beautiful layouts. I would love to win this beautiful collection.

All of these layouts are beautiful! I especially love the Mother Goose LO! Gorgeous!! It made me look at that paper line in a whole new way, thanks!

Beautiful layouts today! I'm always so inspired by the G45 design team.

lovely layout by arlene

Excellent layouts!!! Thank you!!

My three favorite collections nicely displayed.

What a gorgeous set of LOs! I love the little banners and the popped up sunflower arrangements on the fall one.
Beautiful work designers! :)

a lifetime of LOVE

Absolutely stunning would love to win this for my mum who's in hospital.One of your biggest fans
Love your projects fingers crossed
Thanks for chance to win !
Sophie ( Jude's daughter)

Fab projects, ladies. I love seeing how the papers can be used in new and exciting ways!

Wonderful! My fav is the French Country.

beautiful layouts; gorgeous papers

Those LOs are all so gorgeous, I am especially drawn to the French Country LO as that is probably my favorite collection ever!

Love all of the layouts. Will have to get going on some new projects.

Love the "grown up" uses for Mother Goose!
<3 J

Love all the layouts - thank you ladies for sharing your talent and for your inspiration!!

All the layouts are gorgeous. Great job ladies.

Great layouts. What a way to keep memories alive.

Graphics 45 really makes the layouts sparkle!

I just loved the layouts today! They have inspired me!

Wonderful layouts. Such creativity. You always give each of us great ideas to work with.

SOOO inspiring Romy, Annette and Arlene!!

The autmn Colours are so beautiful. The layout with the old tree is pure romantic.
Love it.


Beautiful layouts!

What's not to love about G45!? Thanks for the contest.

Fabulous projects again! Really love the new paper collections!!

oh, they are all so pretty! TFS!

Sometimes there aren't enough big words to describe your blog. That's how it is today for me. What a wonderful trio of inspiration. Thanks designers and Graphic 45 for making my day!

I love the French Country layout! I am using this collection as the basis for my kitchen redo. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Wow!! Beautiful layouts!!! I can't wait to see what you have created for us and I want to thank you for all of the amazing inspiration day after day!

I really look forward to what you've got to share with us each day. Such beauty and inspiration!

Great projects....lovely give away!!!!!
Hope to win that great prize!

I absolutely love both of these layouts. I love the way you mix up the products and supplies. The way you layer different punched papers and textures is amazing. Just Beautiful!!!

These are absolutely beautiful layouts. I love Graphic 45 and would so love to win the 12 Days of Christmas collection! Thank you for the chance!

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