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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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Very cute, love the new by the sea!

With such miserable weather, what a cheerful & bright array today! Love the wheels on the box with key hole staples, great idea...
The Typography really is a collection I would love to win, thank for opportunity G45 :))

Hoping my "By the Sea" paper arrives today!!! Since I do live in Oregon, this paper reminds me of our many hours at the beach and exploring the lighthouses. Love the samples.

What great projects!!! Love the "By the Sea" Collection....

Oh my! Just love this paper! So want this paper. All the projects are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

G45 colors are beautifully shown in these latest collections. I can just see beautiful cards and mini albums filled with family photos. Thanks for this opportunity to win a product package!

Great paper! Can't wait till my store gets it in.

I love the shadow box made with By The Sea...You have the greatest paper collections, i wish i had all of them! I can't wait to see the Typography set.

I absolutely adore this collection! Today's projects are an excellent showcase for By The Sea. Thanks for the great products and inspiration.

Just love all these papers. Can't wait for them to be available.

I love the shadow box, is so beautiful!

This might end up becoming my favorite G43 papers (right beside all the other favorite G45 papers).


this collection is fantastic love the blues

I adore all these projects! The blues in this line is gorgoeus :)

Thank you for the inspiration each and every day!

Fun creations. I
do like the glitter
on the starfish
and sand dollar.
Wonderful looking
shadow box.
Carla from Utah

Two reasons to be very excited, the By the Sea collection is finally available and another great prize package from Graphic 45. Can't wait to make something with these incredible papers and stamps, I just wish I had to talent of today's great artists.

Just gorgeous! A day at the beach.

Omg, I am in awe of By The Sea. I have to have it all, and some! Really!

Wow, Nichola you did it again, just an amazing creations. So beautiful and fun with stunning cuts and embellishments. Love the Seaside Match box picture a perfect décor if someone has a seaside theme. :D
Thanks for the inspiration.

Maria, What a fabulous wall hanging this totally awesome. I would love to hang this in my laundry room. :D Stunning.
Thank you for the inspiration

The colors of By The Sea are eye candy. Takes my breath away!

Just love this new collection and sure would be tickled to win the giveaway.

By the Sea makes me feel like I'm on vacation. Beautiful projects!

Love the beautiful colors and the retro feel to this awesome collection. Michelle t

More pretty projects!

I love By the Sea. It seems the uses for it are infinite. Great projects.

Lovely projects and beautiful collection

Love this collection!! Wow. Creative and gorgeous projects!!

What a gorgeous collection! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

I love, love this collection!! I am a beachy kind of girl and have this theme in my house. Can't wait to make some of these projects--- adorable!!

By the sea is a STUNNING line!

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on these goodies. Love the project.

I love this By the Sea Collection. I think it is my favorite. Oh wait, I have said that about all of the other collections too. I too, enjoy the Oregon Coast. I don't think there is anything more beautiful and this paper will fit with all the photos I have taken, plus make fantastic gifts for friends and family. Both of these samples are fantastic, but I am really impressed how Nichola used the Ornate Keyholes. What a brilliant idea.

Such beautiful papers! It would be great to win them.

By The Sea is so beautiful! I want to paper a whole room with it!

I can't wait to get this paper collection!! I LOVE today's projects THE LIFE PRESERVER WALL HANGING is calling my name!. FABULOUS!

I can not wait to get By the Sea! It is beautiful ♥

What a fantastic collection by the sea is, it actually made me feel warm and sunny. Wow to the designers and thank you as I will have to buy this now x

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