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November 01, 2013

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Day 1


Hello G45ers,

Are you ready for some wonderful inspiration for the holidays?! Welcome to the Third Annual Handmade Holidays blog hop!! The best crafters, designers, and makers have come together to create and share a series of thoughtful, handmade gifts for the holidays during this 3 day blog hop. Our goal is to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season as well as share how to use our products in fun, innovative ways. We intend this hop to serve as a resource to you for this holiday season and for years to come.

First up we wanted to announce the winner of this week's blog contest! Today's winner was chosen at random from this week's blog comments. And the winner is...

-Linda Wilcott: "I'm a great Graphic 45 fan and I don't have this collection yet. Beautiful projects! Thanks for the chance to win."

Congratulations, Linda! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. This is the prize that Linda won this week! We have a new blog contest every week here on the Graphic 45 blog so stay tuned for your chance to win some amazing goodies from Graphic 45!


And now it's time for the Handmade Holidays Hop! Hop along to each blog in the list below. Each day, from November 1 through November 3, 2013, we’ll be posting a brand new list of blogs to hop to. Comment on each blog, share your favorite posts over social media, and then use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of each post to enter to win the Grand Prize, a gift basket filled with crafty swag from the companies on the hop! We’re ready to inspire, share, and create – are you ready to hop?

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2013 Logo


Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

Hop List:
November 1:
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Donna Salazar Designs - Mistra Hoolahan http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com/
100 Proof Press – Elise Durenburger http://mamacowcreations.blogspot.com/
ICE Resin – Lexi Grenzer http://iceresin.com/icequeen/
Graphic 45 – Rhea Freitag http://starrgazercreates.blogspot.com/
Clearsnap – Debbie Cole http://www.debbiecole.com
Smoothfoam – Vicki O’Dell http://www.vickiodell.com
100 Proof Press – Teresa Abajo  http://thetamarisk.blogspot.com/
Sizzix –  Amy Bowerman http://pluckingdaisies.com/
ICE Resin – Jo DeSerio Jones http://shopjomama.blogspot.com/
Smoothfoam – Lisa Fulmer http://lisalizalou.blogspot.com/
November 2:
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Graphic 45 – Romy Veul - http://scrapstuffandmore.blogspot.nl/
Clearsnap – Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/
Sizzix – Tami Mayberry http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/
100 Proof Press – Vicki O’Dell http://www.vickiodell.com  
ICE Resin - Cindy Cima Edwards http://www.cindycima.com/
Donna Salazar Designs – Nadia Canizzo http://samnadia.blogspot.com/
Graphic 45 – Susan Lui  http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Sizzix - Lorine Mason http://lorinemason.com/blog/
Smoothfoam – Lindsay Obermeyer http://loops.typepad.com/serendipity/
Donna Salazar Designs – Tracey Sabella http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/
Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com/
November 3:
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Nathalie Kalbach www.nathaliesstudio.com
Tanner Bell   http://www.craftteen.com
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com

And now it's time to get inspired! Here we have this amazing sneak peek of a Typography gift by Rhea Freitag. Just hop on over to Rhea's blog to see this gorgeous creation. Be sure to leave her a comment while you're there for your chance to win a fantastic prize pack!

Rhea's Blog:

Typography Rhea Freitag Handmade Holiday Hop Graphic 45

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Be sure to hop on over to all the blogs on today's Handmade Holidays Hop list for more incredible ideas for handmade gifts! We will have more fabulous inspiration for you to enjoy all weekend as we bring you more fun from the Handmade Holidays Hop! Big thanks to Rhea for her fabulous work today. We hope you'll stop by and see us tomorrow. Have a delightful day and a fabulous weekend!

Happy Hopping!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I love all your paper and kits. I would love to have the pleasure of winning.Grafic 45 is my favorite paper.

this is so exciting and such a boast at the right time of year to get those creative juices flowing

Gotta getta hoppin

WOW! That's a lot of blog hop inspiration coming our way. Thank you.

Lots of blog hop inspiration heading over to hop.

What a great hop you are sponsoring. Thanks in advance for all the inspiration.

Wow, tons of inspiration, thanks.

Your papers are fantastic! Thanks for doing the fun blog hop!

"thanks for another great day" full of great ideas, now I've gotta go hop down the bunny trail..lol

WOW! what an awesome project and hop. I love your papers and would love a chance to win. Thanks!

Loving this blog hop. I'm collecting so many ideas for handmade gifts. Thanks for getting my creative juices flowing.

Love the blog hop. So many great idead. My family loves to recieve handmade gifts for Christmas. I'm excited to mske them with Graphic 45 paper and Sizzix.

Better get hoppin!!

no need for brain freeze when we have so many ideas and blogs to oggle over and get some great inspiration, my behind is staying firmly planted at my desk for.... ages thankyou x


This is so exciting I can't stand it! :<) I LOVE Graphic 45! I am going now to start the blog hop - thank you!


Barbara Diane

Such a fun hop. I've been loving all the projects that I've seen so far.

You're always a winner when you use G45 papers for your projects.

WOW Thanks for the great hop...so many fabulous ideas.

Hop! Hop! Hop! I'm off.

Looks like a fun and creative 3 days for us.

WOW! Sensory overload!! So many awesome ideas on this hop! I am going to go broke buying all the supplies to make them!! :-) Off to hop some more!

Long blog hop lists! This will be interesting.....Onward to Thanksgiving and Christmas!

I am so excited by all these amazing gift ideas. I love giving and making my holiday gifts. G45 you are just the best. Your products are so beautiful and your blog hops and projects are incredible. Thank you for everything you do for your Facebook fans.

You have so many projects and clever ideas. I'm so glad you shared them with us.

G45 papers and go togethers are my fave,papers thanks for the chance to win

Great projects - love them!!!

Thank you for sharing these great projects and ideas.

i Love it all!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Oh My! I keep trying to win your Awesome Papers..."Anything" Graphic 45... You Guys are the Best!! #1 and I want to Thank you for being so Awesome,and for all your Giveaways... Im Never giving up! I wanna Win!!! Happy Holidays!! {{{Hugs}}

Great project, but then again, all your projects are great. Love G45!

Having so much fun on the blog hop!

I love these 'discovery trips' to various blogs, though I always have trouble trying to figure out how to leave comments on each one. I'm confused, but happy, lol

It's a great day for a blog hop of interesting ideas.

Unfortunately I don't have Facebook but can't wait to hop to see what everyone has created!

YUMMY, would love to win!

Great hop! Can't wait to get started on some of these great projects.

This is awesome. So much inspiration. Thank you. X

So much inspiration - I'm off back to the hop!

Love the great ideas from the blog hop!

Great hop! Thanks in advance for all the inspiration!

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