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May 03, 2014

Happy National Scrapbook Day from Graphic 45!

Capturing the moment

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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Graphic-45_Botanical-tea_layout_April national scrapbook blog_karen shady

Graphic-45_Botanical-tea_layout_April national scrapbook blog_karen shady

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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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I like working with layouts also, gives me something to actually work toward. You have my mind racing. Gotta go to my studio!

A lot of creativity! Happy scrapbook Day!

Perfect Spring celebration; National Scrapbook Day and a fabulous giveaway, would love to win Mother Goose. Inspiring layouts !

I'm always up for a G$% give-a-way! Thanks for the chance-

ok- let's try that again- I'm always up for a G45 give-a-way! lol

fabulous inspiration for NSD! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

I love the layouts. Just beautiful and creative. Thanks for always sharing

Each one is amazingly creative. I love Botanical Tea - the colors are SO soft and comfy. BUT I'm also loving Good Ol' Sport with the masculine rugged flair!

Love love love it! You have such beautiful paper and fabulous designer. Thanks for the chance to win!

Graphic 45 continues to out do themselves. Every single thing I see, I want! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!! I wish I could play all day lol

All of your papers are stunning! Just love all the designs. How could your project not turn out beautiful when you have such material to work with. Thanks for the give away!

the Mother Goose papers would be perfect for an altered book I am working on

I love the mother goose set! would love to win it.
thanks for the chance

I love everything I have seen that Maiko has done with Graphic 45 and this does not disappoint! Love the masculine use of the Good Ol' Sport paper in the last one and the lovely photos of the girl used with Botanical Tea in the middle layout. Any grandmother would be thrilled to receive a display like these for Mother's Day!

Beautiful layouts. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful layouts as always.

Great ideas thanks

I love Graphic 45! Would love to win a prize, thanks for the opportunity:)

These layouts are amazing and so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize on a great day...National Scrapbooking Day...yeah!!!

Always so beautiful! I would love to have Mother Goose come over for a visit!

Happy Scrapbook Day to my favorite "Scrappy" Designers! Love the different interpretations of the sketch.

I love the simplicity of the sketch and what was done, I love Capturing the Moment!!!! Happy ISD!!!

Fantastic pages. Love the mix of Good Ol' Sport and Typography papers.

<3 the layouts and the paper collection.

Awesome. I love the pastal colors in the first two LO. I love the oranges and the fall colors of the 3rd.

Happy National Scrapbook Day.

Love, love, love anything Graphic 45. I'm always so excited to use Graphic 45 in my layouts.

Happy National Scrapbook Day!:-)

Absolutely beautiful layouts. Thanks for the chance to win the Mother Goose prize pack. Would make a great album for my new nephew.

Beautiful sketch. Love the interpretation that each designer gave it.

Love the layouts today. I enjoy seeing how they come up with them. Thank you for a chance to win.

Yes, would love to win this!

Great projects and thanks for the giveaway. Love the Botanical Tea collection.

I'd love to win the adorable Mother Goose prize!

It wouldn't be national scrapbook day without Graphic 45!! Thanks for the inspiration all year long! :o)

Love all the detailed layouts!

Love all the layouts! Happy Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! The layout are gorgeous and the papers are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Thank you for the inspiring layouts to kick off National Scrapbook Day!

What an AMAZING prize package! Thank you for the chance to win:)

just gorgeous, so much talent!

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