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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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Love seeing your
projects ever day!
Thanks for the
Carla from Utah

Such a sweet LO with the Mother Goose paper. Adorable sun and son!! :)

Magnificent ocean LO. A cliff walk sounds scary to me, but I do love to beachcomb.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Congrats to the finalists!! Love the Mother Goose layout...........too sweet for words!

Congrats to all that have made it this far and to those that tried.I believe everyone is a winner.Never stop doing what you love.

Congrats to all the finalists and congrats to the winners of yesterday. Beautiful projects. Thanks for the chance.

I always want more and more G45 papers when I see other peoples work.

Please, please, please, Pick me! Working on a shadowbox using Ladies' Diary! Lovin' it.

My goodness, I'm wanting to purchase my first pad of Graphic 45 Paper, but I LoVe them all. I'm having a hard time choosing. Everyday I pick a different one.
The projects are all so great. I love the Mother Goose project.
Thanks for the chance to win!! ;0)

Love the, by the sea LO...

Beautiful works of art and so much inspiration to be had.

Good Luck to you finalists! Thanks G45 for the great giveaway today. Sure would look good in my son's graduation scrapbook this May ;)

Love Graphic45 paper&products! Best wishes to the finalists!

Congrats to all of you Top30. Wish you look! What stunning layouts!

Congrats to all the finalists

Congrats to the finalists!! Woot woot!

Congrats to all the finalists!

Awesome layouts, both Mother Goose and By the Sea are favorites. Thanks for sharing!

What JOLLY layouts! Such fun - love those papers.

Congrats to the finalists, can't wait to see who makes it!! Awesome layouts today too :) thanks for the chance to win!

So much talent in the list of Finalists. Good luck to all. Peace

Heja SVERIGE! Congratulations to ALL!

What a jam packed blog entry! Just had to follow every link to the top 30 finalists. It's going to be really hard to eliminate anyone...they are all so talented! I really feel honored to be a G45 fan...I am treated royally by the content of this site!

Congrats to the top 30 Finalists for the Graphic 45 Team!
Fingers crossed to win the Party Giveaway today~ I NEED Good 'Ol Sport for my athletic Uncles' 70th Birthday this summer...he is the ultimate Old Sport : ) ~Thank you for the chance!

I love Good 'Ol Sport! I have 3 sons and a grandson and have such a hard time finding papers for their books. Thank you Graphic45!

Congrats to the Top 30! Great projects again today.

What fabulous projects today!
Congrats also to the finalists.

Love the Mother Goose layout! I have a new grandbaby that will have to be scrapped with this layout! Thanks Karen.

I'm excited to see someone I'm rooting for as a member of the top 30! Congrats to all of them. Thanks for the chance to win some Good Old Sport.

Beautiful lay outs!

Congrats to the talented finalists, they are all awesome!

love the two projects,given me some great inspiration!Well done to the top 30.

I love the By the Sea collection!

Wow! Love the layering and colors on the Bye The Sea layout!

Beautiful layouts! The Mother Goose has me smiling. May have to dig up some old baby pictures o me and play.

Fabulous layouts from Clare and Karen!

Grats to the winners and Finalist- loved the mother goose layout- And that little boys smile is priceless-- just makes me smile too! Again everything is beautiful- love all the pretties

Congrats to the finalists and what sweet layouts today! TFS!

Congratulations to the finalists! Love Graphic 45!

Super cute L/O's, love the sun.
PS - Congrats to the finalists (GO Miranda).

Great layouts!

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