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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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Once again, beautiful projects. Really love these papers.

WAUW these projects are absolutely awesome, and what an amazing idea to use these keyholes for the wheels, that truly is a clever idea, and everything just looks soooo fantastic.

These papers are so beautiful and I LOVE that amazing shadowbox project. WOW

Stunning projects !! fantastic fussy-cutting, I'm loving the wheels too, fabulous papers, Graphic 45 you are 'awesome' xx

I think By the Sea may be one of my favorite collections so far! Beautiful colors and amazing projects by the DT!

yumm. wanna have this and start creating!


Oh beautiful creations, and I just love this collection and have to pick it up.

I just love the By the Sea collection,and the projects are beautiful.

I can't wait t get my hands on this collection! Great projects on your blog and in my head!

Love this paper!! I need the whole collection. Gorgeous.

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