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May 19, 2014

Graphic 45 Featured Artist: Aideen Fallon

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This is going to be a wonderful Monday on the blog. We are celebrating the incredible work of featured artist, Aideen Fallon! Aideen is an active G45er on all our social media sites and her work is so innovative and absolutely gorgeous. In today's blog, you will see great examples of altered art, mixed media, out-of-the box projects (you are going to love it), and more! You will fall in love with her whole family from this post. We are so honored Aideen agreed to join us today, and we absolutely cannot wait to introduce you to her fabulous work.

But what is Monday without a new Graphic 45 giveaway? Below, you will see a beautiful set of Typography goodies - including Typography Hampton Art Stamps! Wow, don't you want to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win!


We are going to let the lovely and talented Aideen take it from here! Enjoy her tour of her incredible creations.

"Hello lovely graphic 45 friends, my name is Aideen and I am coming to you today all the way from Ireland. To say I am beyond excited and delighted to be here is an understatement. It is every crafter's dream to be involved with such an amazing company as Graphic 45 right?! So thank you to everyone at Graphic 45 for making me feel so welcome.

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So… who am I? I am a busy mom of two wonderful kids Oisìn and Caoimhe working two jobs but always making time for myself to get crafty. I am a huge lover of all the Graphic 45 collections and my first ever project was a Halloween in wonderland mini album for my sister. This and all my other projects can be found over on my blog www.piecesbyaideen.com. I just love to craft-creating handmade gifts for people and seeing their reaction when I give them the gift is always such a great feeling. I have also made so many friends through crafting which is not as easy as we get older but my bestie Emily and I made friends through a love of crafting for which I will be forever grateful.

Today I have a new project to share with you all which I made from a very generous batch of goodies received from the amazing crew at Graphic 45.

As I said I love to create projects for others and this one I made for my daughter and she loves it. I created a fun and adorable altered mini porcelain tea set and matching storage boxes. The collection I used was the very pretty and girly Botanical Tea - this was my first creation with this collection and it was just perfect for it.

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I would also like to say a big thank you to my mom who helped me by making up the picnic blanket to match. I had ordered the beautiful fabric which is also by Graphic 45 online from Hawthorne threads. My mom then ran up the blanket for me-I have a goal to take some sewing classes this year!!

Here is my daughter when I gave her the present-just look at that little face!! She couldn’t wait to open it and see what was inside…. She’s very much the girly girl and the colours and florals of botanical tea made her so happy.

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And here she is having her teddy bears picnic, I am so happy with this project as I feel it is a great keepsake for her to have. I still have a little tea set I received from my grandmother many years ago…

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I have a quick little video of the process of me making the tea set and boxes if you would like to check that out.


Aideen's Botanical Tea set Video

I would also like to share some of my other projects using Graphic 45 goodies.

Here is a Mother Goose jigsaw puzzle complete with nursery rhymes and needle felted sheep. This is such a fun and interactive piece again created with my children in mind and anther keepsake for sure.

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And this is my first ever mixed media piece-it is an altered Tim Holtz configuration book box and mini using Steampunk Spells. I have to say I have a soft spot for this collection  and all the fun characters in it...Graphic 45 collections have the ability to take you into the world created by the beautifully designed papers.

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One of my personal favourite makes of mine and one that I just had to keep for myself is this Nutcracker Sweet configurations box. I love this piece and it has even started me on my nutcracker collection obsession!!!

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Mini albums were my first love in the wonderful world of paper-crafting and are still one of my favourite projects to do for sure. This one is made using the Graphic 45 altered art box and mini and the Little Darlings paper collection. I created this for a friend of mine on the birth of her baby girl...so sweet...

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A special project to me and one that is so important for me to make is a heritage album for my kids so they know all about the family from which they come from. Using the Graphic 45 for Echo park Photo Freedom Transatlantique collection I have started collecting photographs and stories and creating layouts for my album.

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Thank you so much Graphic 45 for having little ole me here today and a huge thank you to all the lovely readers and followers for reading my story...

Hugs to you all-see you on the Graphic 45 Ning site!!" ~Aideen

Visit Aideen Fallon's Blog

Huge thanks to Aideen for sharing her incredible work with us today! Isn't she wonderful? We hope you have a fabulous Monday inspired by her great work.

Before we head out, we wanted to share with you our fun weekend at Scrapper's Playground in North Babylon, NY teaching a great Botanical Tea mini album to our amazing class.

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This is the beautiful Botanical Tea mini (above) that we made with our wonderful class!

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Charee and Jeff had the best day with Scrapper's Playground!

These are just some of the amazing students in our class. We were having so much fun!


Thanks for the most wonderful day, Scrapper's Playground! We loved your Graphic 45 window display.

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate our 2013-2014 Design Team!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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How creative! Graphic 45 inspires great projects!

Great feature artist Aideen work is so special and the class sounded like fun looking forward to the next post

Oh I love that adorable Tea Set! What a great idea! So many things possible with these great G45 papers! Thanks for sharing!

Definitely incredible.

Wow! These projects by Aideen are all amazing! What inspiration!

Beautiful works!!!

love the projects, the tea set is so cute!

Aideen, you are truly talented. The tea set is a beautiful keepsake for your daughter to share with her daughter.

Love all the beautiful inspiration with these projects, gorgeous!!!

Oh my goodness so much beauty here today. You almost don´t know, where to stop or begin today, everything is so gorgeous and sooo well made.

So many lovely projects. The puzzle book for children is incredible. Love the tea set project and the spell book!

LOVE Typography and Hampton Art Stamps! And these projects are beautiful!

I LOVE Typography - my favorite!!!

Typography looks amazing!
Gorgeous projects and always inspiring.
Thank you for sharing...

I loved the Tea Party ♥

Love all the projects especially the Mother Goose jigsaw puzzle!

That Potions & Charms book box is my favorite...so much detail!

Love the Typography collection!!! Today's feature projects are so beautiful! I can't wait to get some G45 papers!!

Fabulous projects. TFS

Fabulous creations! The tea set is wonderful. I would love the goodies to arrive in my mailbox!

The tea party is adorable. And I love the Typography collection.


How beautiful!

Aideen's projects are amazing! Thanks for showing them to us.

I love Graphic 45 products!!

Oh. I would soooooo love to win some G 45. Thanks again.

So many wonderful ideas!! Thanks for sharing them all.

Her work is A~M~A~Z~I~N~G!!!
I wish I was a 1/10 of that talent.. Thanks for sharing it with us.. and the give~away as well.. WOW.. Love that too!!!

WOW! Aideen has made some really awesome projects!! Love the puzzle and her daughter seems very pleased with her special gift!!
Looks like you had a great time at class this weekend!! Someday I will be able to attend one and learn from the pros! TFS!

Cute projects...and what a great giveaway...love those stamps!!

Loved all your projects, Aideen! And loved the variety, too. And love Graphic 45! :)

The jigsaw puzzle is so cute and so is the Potions and Charms. Your daughter is too cute for words! Thanks for sharing.

Such great projects and inspiration!

Typography is my favorite!!!

Aideen is so creative in her work. Love how she involves the children using their creativity too.

Love the Typography products. Love the projects made with it.

Typography is one of my favorites to mix with other collections. Missed out on these stamps so would love to get them.

Love it..........so beautifull.....I like Graphic 45

I love your desiners. They are enablers!

Wonderful ideas!

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