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February 20, 2014

Brilliant Ideas with By the Sea


Happy Thursday, G45ers!

Let's take an adventure to the seaside and feel the salt and wind in our hair! We will get a great tour of By the Sea from Scrapbook Expo and Charee Filmoehala. We will frollick in the waves and explore a fanciful By the Sea wall hanging by Maria Cole, and an altered matchbook box by Nichola Battilana. Oh, what a joy it will be!

A quick reminder before we stick our toes in the water, you still have a chance to win this Typography prize pack! Just comment here on our blog or on our Facebook page. The deadline is tonight, Thursday, February 20 at 11:59 PM PST. So make sure to take part today! Here's another sneaky peek at what you could win:

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What a beautiful new collection from Graphic 45: By the Sea!


This is another Latest & Greatest video from Scrapbook Expo introducing By the SeaScrapbook Expo combines Scrapbooking, Paper Crafting and Stamping and offers YOU the crafter the most amazing crafting experience you'll ever find. They have many shows throughout the year and you can find out more on their website:

Scrapbook Expo Website

The wonderful Charee takes you on a tour of this summery, warm new collection. Take a walk By the Sea with Charee!


Graphic 45: By the Sea Collection Latest & Greatest Winter 2014 Video from Scrapbook Expo

For more seaside fun, let's take a look at this By the Sea wall hanging by Maria.

"When I first saw the sneak peek of this new paper line, my heart skipped a beat! By The Sea is special to me because I lived on the Oregon coast for a couple years. It was so beautiful! And, that’s where my love affair with papercrafting began! To really capture the essence of the ocean, I visited my favorite antique store on the coast and was totally inspired by all the lifesavers, netting, and floaty stuff. I decided to make my own lifesaver from old cardboard, twine, and of course Graphic 45’s beautiful By The Sea papers. I also used some little seashells and fun chipboard shapes by Gina’s Designs. You can make your own lifesaver by tracing a circle onto cardboard, cutting a hole in the center, and decorating the outside! If you love the beach and anything nautical, your mind won’t be able to stop dreaming up tons of ideas for this amazing paper!" - Maria










Maria's subtle touches of glitter really add life to this wonderful piece!











Graphic 45 By The Sea Set Sail

 Graphic 45 By The Sea Splash

 Graphic 45 By The Sea Pier 45

 Graphic 45 By The Sea Sand and Surf

 Graphic 45 By The Sea Gathering Seashells

 Graphic 45 By The Sea My Anchor

 Graphic 45 By The Sea Beachcomber

 Graphic 45 By The Sea By The Sea

 Art-C glitter mix – orange

 Stickles – aqua & platinum

 Gina’s Designs – beach shape set

 Upcycled cardboard

Twine & shells


The fun doesn't end here. Nichola used our 8x8 Matchbook Box to make this absolute beauty! There is so much craft potential for By the Sea and our Graphic 45 Staples! Nichola took this Kraftboard box from this:



And transformed it to this:













 Look at the amazing way Nichola used our Ornate Keyholes - how smart!









Graphic 45 By The Sea

By the Sea

My Anchor


Pier 45

Set Sail

Sand and Surf

Gathering Seashells


Graphic 45 Staples

8x8 Matchbook Box

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Ornate Door Plate


Wooden Craft Wheels

Metallic Mini Brads

Small Wooden Buttons/Wheels



Oh, this makes us long for some lemonade by the sea. How about you, G45ers? We hope this put some sunshine and joy into your day! What a wonderful day it's been - big thanks to Charee, Maria, and Nichola.  Join us next time By the Sea!



With the Sea in our Souls,


Your Friends at Graphic 45



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I love this paper!!!! Everything is so beautiful!

Oh how I long for some warm summer days with sunshine, water and breezes. Instead, I have rain,snow,sleet today. I appreciate the peek at a different climate.

Just beautiful such inspirational work x

My "By the Sea" order arrives today from A Cherry on Top, and no one could be more excited than I am! LOVE every tiny bit of the entire collection! Thank you to the designers!!!

What's not to L.O.V.E.??? Beautiful paper and marvelous creations!!

Love these! The y just make me feel so warm on this cold winter day!

Such fun seeing what the designers make each day! The sea theme is really swell. :)
<3 J

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I love these projects and this paper!

Such a beautiful collection! I can't wait for all the fun in the sun!

Very creative minds for today's projects.

Beautiful projects and I'm hoping I can find the paper somewhere local. In love with it!

'By The Sea' is a very versatile paper collection. Well done! Great colors!

All the collections are awesome!

Such beautiful paper! I have to get some!! And your ideas are beyond amazing!!! :)

Wow! I'm loving By the Sea! Such an awesome colelction

I soooo want this papers,I have so many pictures of my grandbabies at the beach, on the water, on the boat, and this paper will so work for it..!!!
Thanks Graphic 45..!

Love the sea side!

G45 papers always capture the vintage feel of different eras. Love this collection.

I love this collection! I look forward to G45's summer themes each year. The lifesaver idea is wonderful and would make such a pretty wall hanging. Of course I love all of the G45 collections!

I love the Typography Designs! I just bought the By the Sea collection and can't wait to get started on a project. Thanks for your beautiful designs.

this is a wonderful collection with so many possibilities!

It's official - I'm in LOVE. Graphic 45 will you marry me?! I promise we will have a beautiful life together.

What a delightful wall hanging and I LOVELOVELOVE the altered matchbox! So pretty!!! Love By the Sea and can't wait to be able to get it!!! TFS!
Fingers crossed that maybe I will be lucky enough to win the Typography prize package! I am in love with a few of the sentiments in this collection and have plans for them!!

Ahoy..my rowing team would look awesome next to these wonderful pages

Love By The Sea! It is so inspirational.

I appreciate your wonderful contests & thank you for your awesomely creative project ideas!!! Love, love, love G45!!!

Having driven an hour to work on compact snow and ice - these fantastic projects really made me long for summer and sunshine. Thank you for the treat! Love, love, love the paper collection, but I love Typography more and would love to win!

I am so excited about this new paper collection, By The Sea! Today's projects just make me more excited to get my hands on this collection and start creating.

Gorgeous projects.

So many projects ..so little time!! I love these. Thanks for sharing.

Adorable!!! I so can't wait to have this collection. Thanks for the inspiration.

Awesome use of the paper collection and shadow box.

I can't wait to get my hands on the "By the Sea" papers!! And that "Typography" collection has SO many possibilities!!

I wish I could be a winner I love Topography :) And I love all your stuff

Such different but beautiful projects.

This line is definitely growing on me, I thought I liked a couple of other lines better, now I'm not so sure! Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects :)

These are both stunning projects! I can't wait to buy some of this paper. We vacation at the beach a lot, and the style is just perfect for a Cape Cod vacation.

What super projects, love the colors & the details. Thank you so much for creating and sharing them.

Love this design. Now I am going to have to get that paper collection.

By The Sea is my current favourite collection! I love todays projects and especially the glimpse of Jim's incredible lighthouse!

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