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May 03, 2014

Happy National Scrapbook Day from Graphic 45!

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It's National Scrapbook Day - hooray! We have a great celebration here on the blog today. We are going to share a sketch to get the layout creativity started! Then, we will share how Maiko Miwa, Karen Shady, and Romy Veul interpreted this sketch. It's so exciting to see how one sketch can launch a thousand ideas. Are you celebrating today? Even if you're not attending a crop, make some time in the day to gather some fun supplies and make a layout today!

How about a special National Scrapbook Day giveaway? We thought you'd like that! Who wants to win this Mother Goose $50 prize pack? Well, if you want to win, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! We'll announce a winner on Monday's blog! So, comment quickly. You only have the weekend to win.


The sketch below by Maiko Miwa is what inspired all these amazing projects! Love how these designers make this sketch their own.

Sketch design

Download the Printable Version of Maiko's Layout Sketch

Maiko created a lovely Botanical Tea layout based on this great sketch. So many fun details on this!

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea layout #1

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea layout #2

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea layout #2

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea layout #4

Products List

papers:Botanical Tea Collection
Botanical Tea
Spring Duet
Herbal Infusion
Sweet Chamomile

Other G45 products:
Botanical Tea Banners

Botanical Tea Flowers
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Flowers & Mask

Karen beautifully uses the sketch to create a Botanical Tea layout that looks completely different than Maiko's layout. See how this collection can be used in such different ways.

"I really enjoy working with sketches. I normally use them as basic starting point for my layout, then, flip, turn or change the sketch just a little to make it my own. I didn’t really alter Maiko’s sketch at all, it was beautiful as it was, all I did was make my bottom photo slightly larger than the sketch. I am so happy with how this layout turned out. It was one of those rare times when everything just comes together perfectly. But, Botanical tea makes creating beautiful layouts so easy, I truly can’t get enough of this paper collection; I have already created at least 8 projects from it, and still have tonnes of other ideas. If I was ever to design a paper collection, just for me, it would be exactly like this one." ~Karen

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Materials used: Graphic 45 Botanical tea 12 x 12 paper collection Flora, Herbal infusion, Hello friend, Sweet camomile, Just because. Botanical tea 6 x 6 Patterns & solids.

Romy uses a different color scheme completely for her sketch layout and really creates a stunner. We love the cascading postage stamps. Amazing!

"Maiko’s beautiful sketch inspired me to create a masculine lay-out about my boyfriend with a mix of two collections: Typography and Good Ol’ Sport. Instead of two photos I used only one photo and I changed the second photo in the sketch into a few fussy cut postage stamps. " ~Romy

Capturing the moment

Capturing the moment

Capturing the moment

 Supply List:

 Good Ol’ Sport papers:
Game Day
Number 1 Fan
Typography papers:

Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 1
Staples Ornate Metal Keys

We hope you'll use Maiko's sketch to create a layout this fine National Scrapbook Day. Have fun at your crops, with friends, or just with your fun supplies in your craft room. Celebrate National Scrapbook Day with Graphic 45!

Happy Layout-Creating,

Graphic 45

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Awesome layouts! Love the inspiration here!

Great layouts! Thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful layout! Gorgeous paper line!

I want to win....I have my first Grandchild! Thank you!

Love the fabulous layouts. I'd love to win the Mother Goose products.

Am loving all the projects today.

Would love to win this...it is so very hard to find anyone with any Mother Goose products!!

Love the Mother Goose line!

Great layouts! Thanks for the creative inspiration and sharing your work.

the Mother Goose collection is one of my favorites! thanks for the chance to win it!

Stunning work, G45 makes such beautiful projects.

Mother Goose and Keys are my FAVORITE!!!!

Love the layouts! Thanks for the chance to win Mother Goose- it's so cute!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win your gorgeous product. Happy National Scrapbooking Day everyone!

Happy NSD!!!

Presently, I am working with Graphic 45 's Mother Goose line for my granddaughter's album.Unfortunately, I'm running short, so your giveaway would be welcomed. Love to win it.Thank you for the chance.

beautiful layouts. love the little butterflies scattered on Maiko's, wonderful distressing on Karens, and wonderful layering on Romy's. all are so different and lovely. thanks for sharing and chance to win.

Loving the layouts they are fabulous xx

What a lovely prize. I will definitely be using this sketch.

Happy Scrapbooking Day! I love your project features. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gorgeous layouts!!!

Wow - yet another set of examples that demonstrate why Graphic 45 is one of my favorite lines!

great sketch, it's on my to do list now . great inspiration with the layouts thanks and love mother goose

Fingers crossed... Love it!!!

Happy national scrapbookin Day!

Love the layouts and would love the Mother Goose collection!

I want to win this, I love Graphic 45, I have made a book card of Mother Goos,

Love to scrapbook and this would be great

Nothing better than G45! Love all the collections and the ideas just keep on coming!! WOW!!

I just discovered your Facebook page today. Love your ideas.

Wow all three layouts are stunning

Love these! Well done. Inspiring me to get in my studio and give one a go!

What an awesome giveaway!!!! Happy international Scrapbook day!!

How absolutely gorgeous! Happy scrapbooking day! ♥

Beautiful creations!!!

Wonderful layouts. Love Graphic 45 papers and projects.

I love the mother goose. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set

Beautifully done! Thanks for the sketch!

Great layouts. I love the Mother Goose Paper!

Awesome layouts and so very different! Quite lovely and full of gorgeous details.

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