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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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Graphic 45 is a great sport to offer Good Ol Sport prize package, and I would love to win this. Love the Page layout as well and congratulations to the Graphic 45 Team finalists. I wish them all luck.

Lovely Mother Goose layout. Such talent G45 has on their team.

I love love love this sports theme I have so many great ideas in my head using this set so please please pick me :) Good Luck everyone.

Typography for 3/27/14 contest.

Congrats to the finalists. Thanks for the lovely projects and the chance to win!

Love my Good Ole Sports - making some great cards for my guys!

Yay! Congrats to all of the finalists! I am very happy for them!

Another day of fabulous projects at G45! So inspirational!

Congratulations finalists! I love the Graphic 45 paper lines and the layouts using them.

I am so excited to see the new design team projects. There is always so much talent. I am glad I don't have to make the decision!

Congrats to the finalists! Loved looking at all their projects!

That mother goose layout is so adorable!

I'm still temporarily hoarding mine, so I can REALLY appreciate it once I start cutting into it. :D

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

Congratulations to all the finalists! Wonderful projects today and thank you for the chance to win!

Great layouts, and congrats to the top 30. I can't wait to see more of their creations.

Congrats to the finalists! Love the Mother Goose papers!

I like the Mother Goose -fun stuff-but By the Sea is still my favorite!! Congrats to the finalists!!

Love the Mother Goose themed layout.

These layouts are so beautiful! I love the layering.

Congratulations to all the 30 finalist, good luck on the road ahead

Congratulations to all the finalists! Two great projects again today - what a cute layout!

LOVE the papers and projects

I keep thinkin' "that one" is my favorite line, and then I see another one... I tink I just love them all! Good Ol' Sport is awesome!

The good ol' sport makes me want to create something my husband would love!

Congratulations to all the finalists would like to enter to the designer team contest in some time jejeje would be a great experience.

Great layouts. The sun behind the pictures makes a pretty highlight. Love the water scene. The kid kind of look like the Campbell soup kid.

What a great day at G45. Loved the projects and DT announcement is always fun. Shout out to Laura and Jane too!

Congratulations to the Design Team Finalists.

Love today's pages.

Love the Mother Goose collection, cute for grand daughters photo journal.

These are beautiful and colorful layouts ! I was considering using Mother Goose for a book about my son and now I am convinced that it will be perfect for what I want to accomplish. ..THanks for the inspiration !

Congrats to the Design Team finalists!

Love the layouts!

Congrats to the winners! I love these layouts!

Congrats to finalists. Love the graphic 45 papers and all the wonderful layouts. Good job!

that is some really cute layouts ..thanks at another chance!!!

Holey Toledo!! There is so much goodness going on! Congratulations to the TOP-30, and thank you G45 for the continued amazing contests!

I Love Graphic 45 and I Love the "Good ole Sports". Thanks for another chance to win cool prizes, y'all are so generous .

Congrats to the winners and congrats to the finalists. can't wait to see what they come up with.

congrats to the 7 finalists :)

I am loving all of the wonderful projects on your blog!

Love the By the Sea and Mother Goose layouts. I will be scrap lifting those!

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