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March 27, 2014

Announcing the 30 Finalists for the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team!

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Hello G45ers,

It's a day of big news today here on the blog! We are announcing our top 30 finalists for the Design Team! Then, we have our 45 giveaways still going strong and a brand new blog contest. We'll have some great project shares later today. Karen Shady has a wonderful Mother Goose layout tutorial. Clare Charvill shares a beautiful By the Sea LO. It's a huge day!

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Top 30 Finalists for the Design Team

This year we had the most amazing applicants, and this was the hardest year yet to narrow down to our Top 30 Design Team Finalists! Thanks to everyone who submitted, and we can't wait to see your next round of submissions, Top 30! Congratulations!

Top 30 Design Team Finalists (in alphabetical order)

1. Andrew Roberts - Australia
2. Angelica Stark - Sweden
3. Annette Green - USA
4. Bobbi Smith - USA
5. Donna Espiritu - Saudi Arabia
6. Emily Martina - USA
7. Erica Houghton - USA
8. Evgenia Petzer - South Africa
9. Ginger Ropp - USA
10. Ginny Nemchak - USA
11. Gunn-Eirill Gjelseth-Rauan - Norway
12. Jarrier Angélique - France
13. Katie Zoey Ho - Singapore
14. Keri Sallee - USA
15. Lora Mahaffey - USA
16. Lori Williams - USA
17. Lydia Bernard - France
18. Maggi Harding - USA
19. Maggie Armstrong - New Zealand
20. Miranda Edney - USA
21. Nadya Lifa - Russia
22. Nichola Battilana - Canada
23. Raquel Martin Fernandez (Tati Scrap) - Spain
24. Rhea Freitag - USA
25. Romy Veul - The Netherlands
26. Solange Marques - Brazil
27. Song Li - USA
28. Tanya Dudkina - Ukraine
29. Trudi Harrison - Australia
30. Yumi Muraea - Japan

Graphic 45 Ambassadors

31. Jane Tregenza - Australia
32. Laura Denison - USA

Congratulations! Here is a reminder of the Design Team Application Round Two. Email your Round Two submissions to submissions@g45papers.com.


We can't wait to see the next round of submissions!

G45 Giveaways


The 45 giveaways continues! Let's announce the winners from yesterday's 45,000 Facebook Fans giveaways! Our randomly chosen winners from the contests yesterday are:

Blog Winners:

1. Mary Puskar
2. Shellie Geigle

Facebook Winners:

1. Jean Bullock
2. Lois Key
3. Robin Gentry

Instagram Winners:

1. RJ Avery (username thriftycraftermale)
2. Username divalenz145

Twitter Winners:

1. Janis (Username JanisinIdaho)
2. Sherry Hartsoe (username BRCSHERRY)

Congrats! Winners, please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for joining in our social media party, there are NINE more chances to win tomorrow - so join us here on the blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Here is today's blog contest. This is a great prize pack full of Good ol' Sport goodies! Just comment here on our blog to win. We'll announce two winners tomorrow.


This vivid and vibrant Mother Goose layout is by the talented Karen. She shares a great step-by-step tutorial. Isn't this wonderful?

Graphic 45_ Mother goose layout_March family friendly step x step, karen Shady

Graphic 45_Mother goose_layout_ closeup 1_march_karen shady

Graphic 45_Mother goose_layout_ closeup 2_march_karen shady

Materials list: Graphic 45 ‘Mother goose’ paper collection – Mother Goose, Storytime, A Pocket Full of Posies, Little Boy Blue

Other: Manor House Creations flowers and leaves, Magnolia doo-hicky die, black card, foam tape.

Karen Shady's Mother Goose Layout Tutorial


1. Cut the frame from the ‘Mother goose paper


2. Turn the paper over, and use reverse side of ‘Mother goose’ paper. Adhere both to cardstock backing.


3. To create the sun, cut a circle shape from ‘A pocket full of posies’ paper, roughly 14 cm (5.4 inches) diameter. TIP: I have used a die to cut the circle, but, you can use any small round object, such as a plate, a lid or similar.


4. Draw and cut out 1 ‘sun ray’, then use that as a guide to cut 5 more, the same size.


5. Cut a rectangle to size, from ‘Story time’ paper, and assemble as shown above. Add your photos, and a die cut fence, cut from black cardstock.




6. Fussy cut above images, mount onto foam tape, and adhere, as shown onto layout, along with your choice of flowers, and leaves.

Graphic 45_ Mother goose layout_March family friendly step x step, karen Shady

Clare brings the beauty of the sea with this By the Sea layout. Such great fussy cut elements and framing!

"There’s nothing like a cliff walk to blow away the cobwebs, and what better paper collection to capture the memory than By the Sea. I used two of the orange papers for the back ground and then added a mount to the picture and a few cut a-parts to frame it. I couldn’t resist adding the sailing ship on the waves albeit in the shallows lol!" - Clare

By The Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 1

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 2

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 3

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 4

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 5

Supply List

By the Sea 12 x 12 papers
My Anchor
By the Sea
Sand and Surf
Kraft Card
Core'Dinations (Darks) card stock
Vintage photo Ink
Molly Blooms Beach Hut stamp
Foam Dots

What a great day on the blog! Congratulations to our 30 finalists. We are so excited about this year's Design Team Call. Huge thanks to Karen and Clare as well. Don't forget to comment on the blog to win!

Loving Layouts,

Graphic 45


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It would sooooo difficult to pick a favourite G45 paper. I love them all!!!!

Very cool lay outs!

Congrats to all the finalists! I would love to win the Good Ol' Sport prize package!

The two tutorials are fabulous x

Well done to the competition winners from yesterday x

A very big congratulations goes to the lucky 30 finalist I wish them all luck. I am a little upset there us no one from the UK. I was going to apply but time ran out as I was too ill at the time, I cannot wait to see the new team and what they produce x

Congratulations to the top 30 finalist, good luck on the second round.

Congrats to the finalists. Thanks for all the giveaways.

Wow! Big day today! First a big congrats to the team finalists!!!! Gorgeous projects today and an amazing prize up for grabs too! Phew! Another great day at G45!!!

Congrats to everyone who made the finalists list..This week has been fun. Would love to be a winner of the Good Ol' Sport package..

love the blog and tutorials

How exciting!!! Congrats to the finalists and good luck to them all!!!

Such talented artists. Loved all.

Big congrats to all the finalists here. It´s so exiting to see, who´ll be on the next team here, but no matter who, I´m sure, they´ll be fabulous thoug, and make jsut as awesome work as this years team has done, and again today there´s some truly amazing input here, so beautiful creations again.

Congrats to the finalists, and to the winners and finally beautiful Layouts!!

Congrats to all the finalist good luck. Love the fun little sun layout just darling.

If I were independently wealthy, I'd be buying everything G45 publishes! :) Thank you for the chance to win!

Congrats to all the DT finalists...Can't wait to see what exciting & gorgeous projects come up! love the tutorials!

Great tutorials, lovely papers - keep it up!

Congratulations to the design team finalists and good luck in the next round. Great layouts - great prize ..thank you for the chance to win.

What Good Ol Sports you are G45, giving away prizes and sharing the great work of some very talented scrappers. Thanks for the inspiration.

G45 is a fantastic line of papers.

LOVE the layouts!~

OMG!! I'm SOOO HAPPY to see my name in the list! Thank you!!
Congrats to all finalists! You are amazing!
And congrats to girls who I know - Nadya Lifa and Evgenia Petzer!!
Wish everybody good luck!

Thanks for the tutorial. I love the sunburst effect. The By the Sea layout is so beautiful too. Congratulations to the finalists what an awesome achievement. Thank you also for a chance to win. Michelle t

I just love Karen's layout and the imaginative use of Mother Goose papers. That's what is so special about Graphic 45...so many ways to use a collection.

Congrats to all the DT finalists!!! Great layouts - great prize ..thank you for the chance to win!!!

Congrats to the finalists. Great layouts. Thanks for the chance to win!

There's a lot of talent lined up there. Wow.....Congrats to all the finalists!

Love the way the sports paper is being use with the vintage pix. Best wishes to all the finalists.

Love the Good Ol' Sport collection. I have such a hard time doing masculine layouts and this seems perfect. Congratulations to the top 30. Good luck!

another day of great ideas--I never get tired of checking your site for the beautiful ideas to inspire!

Love the Mother Goose layout.

Congrats to the new finalists....
Can't wait to see....
Very tough decesions

Love anything I've seen with Mother Goose.

Beautiful layouts.
Congratulations to all the finalist.

Wonderful prize.

Congratulations to the finalist on your creativity and talent! Good luck!

I LOVE the LO ideas today!!! I must get out my papers and see what I can do with them!
I've been drooling over the "Good 'Ol Sport" papers and accessories. Those would be perfect for scrapping my sons' high school sports pictures! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Congratulations to the finalists! Way to go everyone! G45 you have a tough job picking the team as they are so talented. So happy to see Laura Denison named as Ambassador! Fun layouts today!

Congrats to all the finalists xx

Congratulations, finalists! I love By the Sea and am enchanted with the mother Goose layout!

Especially love the Mother Good theme projects. Another day, another contest......loving it!


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