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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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All of your designs are so pretty it's hard to pick a favorite!

What beautiful layouts! Thank you.

Great inspiration!!!

Congratulations to all the finalists. Thank you for the tutorials and the chance to win all these awesome giveaways.

Congratulations to all the finalist and good luck for the next round.
Beautiful layouts and tutorial.

I love you guys....

Congratulations to the DT finalists and good luck! Great prize,thank you !

Hi would love to win Good Ol Sport collection...have a couple of cherished photos of my Dad playing tennis back in the 1930s..he has passed away now. thought of these pics as soon as I laid eyes on this wonderful collection.

Love the layouts!

Congratulations to the finalists- can't wait to see their work! Great layouts, especially like the Mother Goose layout!

With 3 sons that played baseball...just love the Good Ol Sport !!!....not to mention I literally met my hubby on 2nd base at a game !!! I always look to G45 for a line to use for layouts...I know I won't be disappointed !!

Marvelous giveaways! Thanks so much

Thank you for all of the opportunities to win and for sharing the list of finalists with us for the G45 design team. I have a favorite that I am rooting for.

i don't have any of the sport stuff...would love to win this - thanks! and congrats to the design team finalists!

Congrats to the finalists! Good luck all.

Nice layouts and Congrats and best of luck to the final 30

My goodness I get such great inspiration from your site. Thanks!

Beatufiul project.

Great layouts! Congrats to the finalists!

love nautical, postcards and stamps and
Humpty Dumpty. How cute. The papers are fabulous. I especially love your sun! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Thanks for more wonderful ideas and tutorials! Would love to win this set. One of the few I having purchased yet! Thanks!

Totally love the good sport papers! I want to win!

Congrats to you all. This is so exciting.

Congrats to the winners,thank you graphic45 for the chance to win your beautiful paper and goodies,you rock

Love all your designs. The Mother Goose is adorable.

What a wonderfully diverse group of finalists - good luck to you all!

That was fun - visiting all the blogs and seeing the creative talent displayed. I'm looking forward to seeing more of their work.

Congrats to the 30 finalists and good luck in the final round! Will be exciting to see who the new Design Team is! Congrats to the winners of today also! Graphic 45 never disappoints!

These layouts are just amazing. The Mother Goose is so fun and love the bright colors. :D

Congratulations to the top 30 and to the two ambassadors! Also the layouts were downright awesome and enjoyed looking at them! Loved the blog post today!

Awesome layout ideas. I'd love to win the sports prize so I could use it in my husband's college memory album.

congrats to the finalists. lovin' these paper collections and the fabulous samples!

Nope! I don't see my name on the "giveaway" winners list yet. Maybe tomorrow! :)

Congrats to the finalist!!!
Also love the mother goose papers!!!

Thanks so much Graphic 45 for the honour given to me. Congratulations to the finalists, so many familiar names there. Can't wait to see what you all do for your final project. Good luck - Laura, it will be nice to catch up again!

More great ideas!!!

Congrats to those in the second round of the DT selection. The layouts today are so cute.

Very cute page Love that paper. Thanks for more chances to win. Maybe one day :)

Looking forward to seeing the work of the finalists. Love the layouts and the new prizes!

Congratulations to finalists. Shame no one from UK though. Mother goose papers are great kids love them.

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