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December 18, 2013

Layouts, Tags & Altered Art By Robin Shakoor

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Hello G45ers,

We've got the most incredible variety of crafts to share with you today including layouts, tags, altered art and more. It's another bittersweet day as we bid a very fond farewell to our Special Projects Designer, the amazing Robin Shakoor. Robin has contributed so much to Graphic 45 over the years and today we're going to pay tribute to her incredible talent. We have cherished every moment with Robin on our team. We know that you G45ers are going to love the gorgeous array of crafts that we're going to share with you today. Please join us in bidding a very fond farewell to Robin on this special day.

From the first time that Robin was our Featured Artist on the Graphic 45 blog it was obvious that she was a gifted papercrafter. Robin went on to be a member of the Graphic 45 Design Team in 2012. Then she became one of our Special Project Designers along with Gloria Stengel in 2013. She has contributed so many gorgeous layouts to our Place in Time calendar tutorial series, along with breathtaking tutorials for cards, tags, altered art and more. Robin's classic style matches perfectly with the vintage-inspired look of Graphic 45. Her crafts exude elegance and joy. As you'll see today, Robin's stunning style is instantly inspiring. We are so grateful to Robin for everything she has done for Graphic 45! Ladies and gentlemen, please join us in celebrating the magnificent talent of the amazing Robin!


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About Robin:

I have been fortunate to meet so many new friends through crafting over the years. I have been an avid scrapbooker since February 2008, but I have done crafting and floral design for many years.

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We begin with some of Robin's classic layouts from our Place in Time layout series. Here is her December layout that highlights some of the gorgeous uses of our Place in Time collection and Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holders. This LO is so elegant and festive! Robin has such a talent for creating wonderfully balanced backgrounds for her layouts. You can see how beautifully she layered the lovely Place in Time papers. This LO is so much fun to create and it's the perfect way to commemorate your favorite holiday memories!

Graphic 45 Place in Time December layout robin Shakoor


Place in Time 12x12 Paper Pad

Place in Time Chipboard 2

Place in Time Alphabet Stickers

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Here is another classic beautiful layout by Robin. This LO is a true celebration of winter! The beautiful papers from our Place in Time collection help give this LO the perfect vintage look. Pretty paper layers and a stylish banner add so much cheer to this lovely work of art. One of Robin's many talents is knowing exactly how to combine colors to create the perfect artistic statement. This LO is a wonderful example of Robin's amazing eye for coordinating colors in Graphic 45 collections. It's a true celebration!

Graphic 45 Robin Shakoor Place in Time January Layout


Place in Time 12x12 paper pad

Place in Time Chipboard 2

Place in Time Alphabet Stikers

Our team at Graphic 45 recently taught some classes in Belgium and this is one of the gorgeous projects that we shared. This is Robin's magnificent French Country altered 12x12 Matchbook Box. Robin used the fun coordinating cardstock Flowers and Banners to give this creation added color and dimension. This is a wonderful example of how all the papers and embellishments from French Country effortlessly blend together. Robin has such a talent for creating crafts that may look difficult to create, but they're actually very fun and easy! This was a wonderful class and we couldn't have done it without Robin!

French Country Graphic 45 Robin Shakoor matchbook box layout altered art

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Matchbook Box 12x12 4500544

French Counry 12x12 Paper Pad

French Country Chipboard Tags1 4500646

French Country Cardstock Flowers 4500642

French Country Banners 4500641

French Country Stickers 4500645

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Next we have this stunning Secret Garden altered Small Matchbook Boxes with drawers that Robin created! This was another fabulous project that we taught in Belgium this year. All the wonder and joy of Secret Garden springs to life in this lovely work of art. This is such a fun creation! It can be used as a decorative storage piece or given as a thoughtful handmade gift! Plus it comes with a special surprise, six handmade tags inside the drawers! We loved Robin's use of the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys and Ornate Metal Keyholes. The combination of elegant papers, layered coordinating embellishments and Graphic 45 Staples makes this an exquisite work of art!

Graphic 45 Secret Garden altered small matchbook box Robin Shakoor

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Graphic 45 Altered Art Matchbook Box 4500542

Graphic 45 - Secret Garden 12x12 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 – Cardstock Tags/Pockets 4500665

Graphic 45 – Secret Garden – Chipboard Tags 1 4500668

Ornate Metal Label Holder – 4500547

Among Robin's many talents is her amazing ability to create beautiful tags. Here is one of her elegant tags that features our collection A Ladies Dairy. This tag definitely brings this marvelous collection to life. Lovely paper layers look incredible with A Ladies' Diary Chipboard, Metal Butterflies and some pretty ribbon. This tag is filled with sophisticated style and charm!

Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Robin Shakoor Tag


A Ladies Diary 12x12 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Metal Butterfly #4500420

Chipboard Die Cuts 1 #4500514

It's been an incredible journey with Robin on our team. We feel so lucky to have had her dazzling talents to help bring Graphic 45 collections to life. She is such a gifted artist and a true friend. We know that her amazing crafts will continue to inspire people for years to come. We can't thank Robin enough for lending her magnificent talents to our team over the years. We will miss her very much but we know that she will continue being a strong and inspiring force in the world of papercrafting. We will always cherish the breathtaking crafts that she has contributed to Graphic 45. We are deeply grateful to Robin and we know she's going to be amazing at any of her creative endeavors in the future! We encourage all of you G45ers to check out Robin's beautiful blog for more dazzling inspiration!

We've got one more special treat for you G45ers today! Susan Lui of our Design Team is being featured on today's Papercrafters Library blog! Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful 12 Days of Christmas project that she created for today's fun feature! Hop on over to the Papercrafters Library blog to see this amazing creation in its entirety! You're going to love it!




We hope you all enjoyed today's marvelous crafts by Robin. We've got more crafts, fun and inspiration in store for you on tomorrow's Graphic 45 blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us again! We want to thank all of you G45ers for joining us! Enjoy your day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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This is sad! Very talented lady as well! I'm scraplifting all of these....

Always sad to say good-bye......Love her projects and hopefully she will stop in for a guest appearance.

Such beautiful projects! I'm sure we will see more of her work! Once you are a G45 addict, you stay that way! Thanks for all the inspiration, Robin!

Inspiring artwork Robin. Thanks so much and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Gorgeous projects....just love the tags.

Robin is such an amazing artist! She was truly one of the reasons I wanted to be a paper crafter. I love her style and talent and have learned so many things from this beautiful lady! Good Luck Robin and Thank you for the never ending inspiration....Jim

Robin's work is absolutely breathtaking. Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration.

Beautiful projects!!

Beautiful layouts and I love the tags! The Secret Garden altered match box is stunning! Is it 2 matchbox together? TFS!

The most beautiful items I see are always made with Graphic 45. It is amazing.

Very beautiful projects! Robin is so talented and unique.

Great projects!

Robin is such a talented lady and she has inspired me so much throughout the years.I just love her work!

Gorgeous projects. I love them all especially the Matchbook box. Robin is so amazingly talented.

awesome for a hump day

..great give-a-way this week.. so many ideas..

Amazing talent! Best wishes in your future endeavors. Thank you for sharing your talent with us Robin!

Robin's exquisite tags melt my heart with their beauty!
<3 J

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Robin + Graphic 45 = equisite. Good luck to you, Robin, in all your endeavors. Much thanks for all of the inspiration you gave me!

Lovely pages and projects. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. You will have me out searching for some of this lovely paper.

Beautiful projects Robin-the layout with the little girl & horse is precious. I also love the tags-too pretty.

Very lovely !!

Robin, your projects are fantastic. Very beautiful.

Fantastic projects!

Gorgeous. I may copy some of these ideas!!! I love Graphic 45 designs!!

I am such a fan of Robin's work and her ultra amazing photos! I know G45 will miss her! Best wishes, Robin!

So sad. Please come back to visit sometime, and bring something to share with us. You will be missed Robin. Thank you so much.

Robin, you are incredible. Awesome!

Love those tags contained inside the 2 drawers...beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing all of these projects. Sure would be a joy to win this week's product pack! Merry Christmas!

Hard to say good-bye to another amazing artist - thank you, Robin and G45!

I loved seeing all of Robin's projects. They were always amazing. Graphic 45 is so lucky, all of the best designers want to design for you!

Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration Robin! You will surely be missed here. I have enjoyed all of your beautiful creations and will continue to follow you on your blog. Good luck to you.

I love the stacked small matchboxes. So inventive. Beautiful work.

Such wonderful talent!!

It's like a trip down a beautiful memory lane...
Absolutely adore the altered match box & tags. Thank you :)

Robin made some lovely, feminine projects. All were inspiring.

Thoroughly enjoyed!

I like Robin's style...not too fussy. Will tutorials be offered on the layouts?

Wow wow wow! These are gorgeous!!!!

Wow, those layouts are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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