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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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I love the mother goose layout. Cute pictures also.

Huge congratulations to all the finalists in this years DT call, and good luck for the next round :-) C

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

Congrats to the top thirty, especially to my friend Ginny!!! See several familiar names so that is super exciting....love the inspiring layouts today...fingers cross to win since this is one collection I have yet to purchase...lol

Both of these layouts are so beautiful. I love all the fussy cutting! Thanks for sharing.

One of these years, I'm gonna go for it. I would love to be a Graphic45er!

Lovely layouts! By the Sea is gorgeous!

Good luck Finalists! Love the Mother Goose layout and cute idea on the postcard layout!!

The layouts are so inspiring and the Good 'ol Sport goodies are just what every grandma needs to preserve her grandsons' sports memories.

Darling layouts upbove...I especially love the Under the Sea line. All G45 lines are awesome. Congrats to the newest winners.

This is a great collection!

Congrats Finalists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats to the finalist

Lovely LO's....love that sunshine on the Mother Goose project!

Congrats to the finalist ... Love the mother goose ... So cute.

Congrats to the top 30 finalist for the design team. Love the colorful, fun projects using Mother Goose. Have a great day!

Congrats ladies!! (and that sports paper -- love love love!)

Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck on the next round.

Congrats to all finalist shame no body from UK!
I was unwell so have not been able to craft would have loved too next time maybe
Thanks for chance to win good luck to you allxx

Congratulations to the finalists and to the winners. Great projects too!

wow what i great day on graphic 45 blog to day wonderful layouts chances to win and the wonderful top 30 finalists of which i am proud to have been chosen to be on that list congratulations to all

great layouts

Congrats to the Finalists !

Love the layouts! Such inspiration!

Congratulations to the finalists - wishing you lots of luck for the final stage. Looking forward to seeing the videos.

Congrats to all the finalists! That baby boy in the mother goose layout is just a doll. The page is beautiful. By the sea is a place I like to be. Great page!

All of your collections continue to amaze me. It's time for me to scrap my life for my kids to see & so many of them would work. Thanks for the inspiration!

These designs are fantastic! Love them!

Great layouts. All things Graphic 45 are wonderful!

Congratulations to the finalists and to the winners from yesterday! so exciting for everyone. I LOOOVVVVEE the good ol sport collection! Would absolutely LOVE to win!!! : )

Congrats to my fellow finalists. I'm beyond thrilled to be among these talented people... Wow...

The projects are stunning as always, love Graphic 45 inspiration!

Congratulations to the finalists! Clare did it again with the sea.

Such lovely lay-outs !

Wonderful layouts, I could just pinch the cheeks of that cute little baby.

Congrats to the ladies and gents!! Some names I know, some are new, so I can't wait to get acquainted with your work!! And thank you Karen and Clare for your lovely layouts today!!

Lovely layouts! Graphic 45 papers are so inspiring to work with. Thanks for sharing all these goodies.

Congradulations to all the finalist I love all of graphic 45 papers the colors are so bright and cheerful all the collects can be mixed together. Thank you for a chance to win

Mahoosive (that's very very large Congratulations to all of the top 30!! So pleased to see to talented Song Li there!!
Adorable beach hut from by the sea. Tfs & chance to win :)

Gorgeous By The Sea layout and what a fabulous Mother Goose LO! I'm still loving Good Ol' Sport too! Congrats to all the finalists--how exciting y'all!!!! Have a great day everyone!!!

Congrats to all the finalists!!!

Congratulations to the finalist ♥ I love the layout using Mother Goose!

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