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March 17, 2014

A Beauty with By the Sea & More!


Happy St. Patrick's Day, G45ers!

Did you all have a wonderful weekend? We certainly hope so! This brilliant week is beginning with a bang this wonderful St. Paddy's Day and the beginning of the third week of National Craft Month! We have an altered By the Sea frame by Alberto Juarez Diaz and a great project from Annette Green from the G45 Vault!


Who wants to fight those Monday blues with a great giveaway?? We do! Here's another jam-packed prize pack with fantastic products from Clearsnap Inc, Core'dinations Cardstock, Echo Park Paper, Petaloo, Spellbinders, and Tombow USA! All you have to do to win is comment here on our blog or on our Facebook page. Deadline is Thursday, March 20 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be announced on Friday here on the blog. Ready, set, comment!


Alberto has made a beautiful By the Sea framed wall hanging that is perfect for your beach home decor, your beach party, as a summery welcome on your door, or just to hang out around the house! He even provides some picture collages to show how he created this beauty and you can, too!




Here's some great collages to show you how to make this yourself!





Supply List

Kraft basic paper
By the sea 8x8 paper pad
Ginas design die cut
Prima Marketing Flowers
Ornate metal label holder
Baker Twine
Double side glue

Now, we have a great set of party favors from the G45 Vault by Annette using Place in Time. There's even a tutorial on the blog post from last year. Go take a visit and get great ideas for your summer barbecues and 4th of July parties!


Visit the Blog Post with Annette's Tutorial from the G45 Vault!

What a fun day full of inspiration! Love these projects, and don't you just want to try them all? Big thanks to Alberto and Annette. Don't forget to take part in this week's contests full of so much papercrafting fun!

Summer Dreamin',

Graphic 45



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What a great prize package and awesome ideas. Gets me in the mood to go to the Ocean.

Just love the collection you've put together for this week's contest!!

Beautiful project ideas, and of course a generous giveaway, thanks!

Super prize package. We need summer!

What's not to LOVE? Amazing creations!!

Fabulous projects and a fabulous prize too! I love G45!!!

Fantastic art as usual!!!
I love the new paper By The Sea!!

Your blog always makes my day. A-Mazing tutorial from Alberto.

Love that altered wall frame. Since I live on the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida, I need to make one of these for my home. Thanks for the inspiration.

Loving all the projects. I can't wait to get my hands on a few stacks.


This is a great giveaway! I would love to win! Thank you for the lovely tutorial! Wishing you a happy Monday!


Barbara Diane

Oh, I have some of those tins. Got to go alter!

Merci pour ce tutoriel , j'aime beaucoup les créations . je croise les doigts pour gagner :) . bises



the july 4th projects!

My son is a july 4th baby so I'm always on the lookout for anything relating to it!!!!!!!!


and Top 'O the Morning to ya!

I'm so happy that I found this website, lots of good Ideas for a newbie like me

Happy Creation :)

Awesome prize package! Love all the projects!

Wow - these are amazing. I'm not very artistic but with these items I think I could actually make something worth keeping :)

Thank you for all the info, the project photos, how to's, etc....Super talent on display every day!

I just love the by the sea paper collection slot of great projects here.thanks for the chance to win some fantastic products

Lov the chance to win

Beautiful projects! And love your products!

Love the collection!!!

Wowza, great prize...all of which I could use!

I think the Botanical Tea paper project is adorable!

What amazing creations, Very fun!!! Just in time for summer.

"By the Sea" is a hit with me! Love the things that everyone is doing with the paper. I love working with all things G45!

I'm 4th of July baby--so was immediately captivated by the 4th of July candy holders--How cute are they! Thank you for the great giveaway! My fingers are crossed.

WOW! these projects are amazing! Great giveaway! Happy St. Patricks Day!

Lovely project! Thanks for the inspiration!

Loving the projects today!! As always I love everyday here with Graphic 45 and the inspiring creative projects!! Happy Monday everyone!!

Makes me wish I lived 'By The Sea'

I am going to try the collage tutorial! That looks like so much fun to make. Thanks for such a generous giveaway! What a great way to celebrate Craft Month!

I sea it's a beautiful package! Pick me!

Love the layering on the collage frame. What a nice decorative touch this would make for a beach house!

You always have such wonderful giveaways. Oh the things that I could make with all this beautifulness!!!!

Love "By the Sea" line. It is so beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

Love all of your stuff. It's like you are inside my head. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

An other great prize pack. Thank you for entering my name in the draw.

What an absolutely fantastic prize. Thank you for the chance to win :)

LOVE By the Sea and LOVE those projects!

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