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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 the designs the ladies have come up with are amazing!!! Love this line of paper so much!!!

Congratulations to the designer finalists and another opportunity to win great G45 products!

Congrats to the top 30 Loving this week of inspo and prizes!

Congratulations to all who passed Good luck in the second round!

Congratulations Graphic 45 team! Thank you for such great products!!

Congrats to the finalists

congrats to the finalist and the winner from yesterday, and for this day the projects was really awesome!

I love, love, love the new G45 Collections!

Congrats and good luck to all the finalists. Congrats to the winners and thanks for the amazing layouts!

Congrats to all the finalists! Love the blog and tuturials.

The Mother Goose layout is adorable and I love the By the Sea tutorial!! So pretty! TFS!
Congratulations to the 30 DT Finalists and the Nine lucky winners!!

I really like the quality and design of G45 papers lines.

I am so excited to see Ginny Nemchak's name in the finalists list! I love her work! Also, fallng in love with Mother Goose...such a sweet line. And, you know how much I love Clare's gorgeous work. What a great day on the blog!

I would love to win one of your prize packages. I love all your lines!

Congrats to the 30 finalists!

Love the layouts today! And congrats to the DT finalists!

Love, Love, Love By The Sea and can't wait to create with it!

Congrats to all the finalists. G45 projects are the best.

Congrats to 30 finalists!! And I loved the layouts for today!

Darling project today plus one for By the Sea. It's day four of the celebration to honor 45,000 fans of Graphic 45. Honor me with one of your prizes.

Wonderful projects....how did I miss out on this.....my email subs are lacking I think!!! Congrats to the finalists and to yesterdays winners!!!

Another wonderful prize from Graphic 45.

Very cool prize package. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

I am hoping this is my lucky day!

The Mother Goose layout is so cute!

AWESOME as usual...
Congrats to the finalists, what an honor.
Thank you for all the contests.
Amazing layouts!!

Love all the ideas Congrats finalist's and good luck.

Love all the papers! The sports paper would be perfect for my two grandboy's summer activities! Jules

Way to go, top 30! Love the layouts today, especially the By The Sea one. Thanks for another chance to win!

Gorgeous layouts - love that Mother Goose paper - so bright and cheerful.

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Wowbeautiful layouts! I love that sun!
Greetings Maia

Congratulations to the winners!! The layouts are absolutely beautiful!!!

Congratulations to all the finalists! Good luck to all in the final round.

Congratulations to all those who made it to Round 2 of the DT Call!

Fabulous layouts by the current DT too!

Congrats to the finalists and wishing them good luck as they move forward to the next round.

I am so excited to see who will be on the design team and all of the projects they submit.

Congratulations to all the finalists. They all ROCK! So does G45!!

I want to say wooooohooooo! To my special friends, Andrew and Ginny! I was so happy to hold your hands and cheer you on these past weeks! Congrats! And a big high five to the entire list of finalists.

Wow what a day on the blog! Congrats to the 30 finalist as well as yesterday's winners! Love today's layouts!

I love these layouts. Congrats to the finalists.

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