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October 07, 2013

DIY Ideas For Family Photos & Fun


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another fantastic week of inspiration and fun! Today we're celebrating all the amazing ways that our families inspire us to be creative. As a family company, all of us at Graphic 45 are reminded on a daily basis how incredible family can be. So many of us have lots of lovely family photos that are just waiting to be used in a special craft project. Today we're going to share some wonderful ways to let your precious family photos inspire your art! We've got an adorable layout by Karen Shady that features our new Mother Goose collection. Then Arlene Cuevas is going to share her gorgeous family photo carousel and video featuring Bohemian Bazaar! Don't let your beloved family photos linger in an old box. Use them to inspire a beautiful works of art with Graphic 45! You're sure to cherish them for a lifetime!

First we wanted to let you all know about this week's blog contest! We're giving away this amazing prize pack that features both Mother Goose and Bohemian Bazaar! It's a beautiful combo that you're sure to love! You could win a Mother Goose 8x8 paper pad, Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 paper pad, Bohemian Bazaar Stickers and Tags & Pockets, Mother Goose Chipboard Die-Cuts and Graphic 45 Metal Key Hole Staples! That's a $42 value! Just leave us a blog of Facebook comment this week for your chance to win. A random winner will be announced on our blog this Friday! Stay tuned!


Layouts are an incredible way to bring your family photos to life. Here is a gorgeous example of a family-inspired LO! Karen created this sweet layout with our new Mother Goose collection. Just look at all those dazzling colors and joyful designs! Mother Goose is perfect for children and babies! You can layer all the pretty patterned papers and add darling embellishments to your layouts to create a one-of-a-kind work of art. Layouts are a great way to celebrate your love for your family. Get inspired to create a cheerful LO like this one with your favorite Graphic 45 collection. It's fun, easy and a fabulous way to let your love inspire your art!

  Graphic-45;Mother-Goose-layout, Karen Shady, family




Mother Goose paper collection

-Mother Goose

-Twinkle little star

-Nursery Rhyme

-Spot on

-Playful postage

Next we have a fantastic idea for family-inspired altered art! Here is Arlene's amazing photo carousel featuring our Bohemian Bazaar collection. You can find inexpensive items like this in any thrift store or consignment shop. Graphic 45 papers and Staples are just perfect for adding new life to an ordinary object. This bright and colorful piece is a true celebration of family. It would look amazing in your home or office. Altered items like this are a brilliant way to bring cheer to your day. Family-inspired altered art also makes a magnificent personalized gift for the holidays! Take a look at the fun video that Arlene has created. She takes you on a tour of this joyful work of art! Take it away, Arlene! 

“I had this raw wood photo carousel in the corner of my closet full of “alterables” and I thought it would be fun to create a desktop photo carousel for my office using Graphic 45’s new and fun Bohemian Bazaar paper collection. One is immediately drawn to the eclectic new color palette and the colors just scream summer time! The photos I chose for my carousel were taken of myself and my family this past June for Father’s Day. What a great way to commemorate a family memory AND have a functional desktop storage solution (the lid pops off so you can use it as a caddy to store pens, pencils, and other office writing supplies!)” -Arlene

Video Tour:



Arlenecuevas_aug2013_BohoBizaar_AlteredPhotoCarosel_family, home decor, gift









Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 paper pad, Sticker Sheet, Chipboard 1

Staples: Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Keyhole, Ornate Door Knob, Stamped Metal Brads, Metal Clothespin, Metal Drawer Pull

Coordinations Signature Series cardstock

Raw wood Photo Carousel from Michael’s

Petaloo Flowers

White paper doilies

Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Acrylic Paint in Vintage White

Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers

Momenta Metal corners

May Arts ribbon

Apple Green toole


We hope you all had a lot of fun today. The next time you're going through some old family photos, think about how great it would be to use them in a gorgeous work of art with Graphic 45! It's so much fun! Big thanks to Karen and Arlene for their fantastic creations today. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that wonderful Mother Goose and Bohemian Bazaar prize pack. We hope you all have a beautiful day. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog.


Happy Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I so enjoy stopping here every day! Love seeing the DT projects and inspiration! And, of course, the paper collections are amazing!

Thanks for the chance the win the awesome prize pack this week! :)

Both of these projects are wonderful!! I would love to win this paper collection, it is one that I don't have yet :) Thank you so much for my daily inspiration.

Beautiful projects! The carousal is amazing !

lovely, lovely idea. I love all things G45. Pick me, pick me.....

Absolutely adorable projects! Thank you for sharing. I just want to pass on this deal on a Silhouette portrait machine at http://www.fotobella.com/Silhouette_Portrait_Digital_Electronic_Craft_Cut_p/qk-portrait.htm

Fabulous projects! I love the photo carousel!!! Arlene's designs are always so beautiful! Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration!!

THe carousel is just beautiful. Love all of today's projects. Thanks so much for sharing.

ALWAYS great inspiration and great projects and designs...just marvelous! THANKS!

Beautiful and inspiring projects. Thanks for sharing.

What a pleasure to stop by and see all the beautiful projects! It is a bright spot daily! So much inspiration and creativity every day!

What gorgeous projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

LOVE the vibrant colors of both collections, and the projects are amazing!

Love the carousel, cute family too!

Loving ideas from Mother Goose papers

Beautiful projects. Thanks!

Lov that darling Mother Goose layout, and the altered photo carousel is a great idea! Judy D.

Amazing projects today wow and what a great blogprize this week!
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Xxx Amy ;-)

I love these bright cheery colors! You can't help but smile :) Oooooo, the prize pack, devine. Did I mention the prize pack lol

Beautiful family project ideas. Love both the layout and the carousel. Great inspiration!

cute projects! thanks for the chance to win

I love the baby layout it's so bright and cheerful! Would love to have some Mother Goose for my layouts.

What a lovely project! I love the door handle and key hole!

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...did I mention that today's projects are beautiful!!

would love to win and add to my paper stash!

Love Graphic 45!

Love this project. Thanks for sharing.

I have been mesmerized by your product lines. I will purchase Mother Goose for a scrapbook for a new little friend that I'm waiting to meet in the spring! You guys are amazing.

Wow is all I can say! Thank you to for giving us the opportunity to win such a lovely prize!

this is another amazing project of you! Love the idea and the result is just breathtaking! thanks for the chance to win and possibility to try to make a similar project!

Would love to win this week since we just had a new baby in the family. Both paper collections are fabulous, as are today's projects! Yhank you G45!

Oh my gosh wht an adorable little boy and they page layout is such a beautiful way yo honor this little cutiepie. I just love the papers you used. So to then scroll down and find this beautiful box with wonderful family pictures and amazing Graphic 45 products. All I can say is W O W!!!

Love the colors! Beautiful collection.

This set is so adorable!!

I love the carousel and want to make one for my office desk.

I just adore this collection. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Just love all your projects...they are all so creative! Would love to win your beautiful combo prize pack!

Love both projects, but especially the photo carousel! Would love to win this paper pack! Thank you ladies for sharing.

Oh the things I would make for my girls' new room. Love this!

I've been using the Bohemia paper for some page planning for a 4 day crop coming up, but now I can't wait to get the Mother Goose paper! G45 is just wonderful!!

the projects are awesome the layout is so bright and colorful...love it..and thanks for the chance to win some great goodies....

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