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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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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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Oh lovely LO's I like the one with Good Old sport to see other ways you can use the paper.

Love it!

Happy Happy Scrapbooking Day! Beautiful layouts! this is turning out to be a great day!

I love the layouts. Mother goose paper collection is really cute.

So cool the way each layout is different but all started from the same idea.

Happy NSD to everyone .Hope you are finding time to scrap

Love the paper!...Bobbie

What a fun day, to share with a lot of new friends, and old

I'm scrapping b-day cards today - and OMG wouldn't that Mother Goose collection be perfect for the grandchildren's cards!!!!!
~ Terry ~

Beautiful layout and an awesome prize! Who could ask for more?

The Mother Goose line looks so pretty!

Love these! Would love to win too! SO,
pick me please!

Wow these layouts are fantastic. Love the Papers they used!!!! TFS and thanks for a chance to win!!!

Would love Mother Goose !! Mine is all gone !!

Love this design, and love Graffic 45 paper, always.

Great layouts!

pick me!
I love this line

Beautiful layouts! Wonderful giveaway!

Beautiful layouts. Thx for sharing. Great fun today

Just done binding a mini album and this is a good inspiration for me to decorate the front page with. Thanks G45!

Gorgeous inspiration x thanks for a fab NSD x love Mother Goose so thanks for the chance to win, fingers and toes crossed! happy NSD X

Happy Scrapbooking Day! Love everything I see on your blog!

Oh wow wow wow!!! These layouts are amazing!!! Just love all of them. I have to try out this sketch. Your paper is stunning - must get some.

Great inspiration!

Many years from now these beautiful creations will be treasured just like we treasure our grandmothers' quilts and cross stiching.

Happy Scrapbooking Day! Thanks for all these chances to win and your fun blog!

A fantastic giveaway !! I would love to win these goodies.
The layouts are gorgeous, great keepsakes for the future, of the past - making memories !!

Would love to win!

Beautiful ideas!

I couldn't choose a favorite. They are all beautiful.

Just love Mother Goose. Thanks for a chance to win.

I just love all the layouts on the blog! You are amazing!

Happy Scrapbooking Day/Weekend. Working to finish a mini for my niece's college graduation. Have fun everyone. Oh, the mini is being made with An ABC Primer line - she's going to be a special ed teacher. Love the line.

I love all of these layouts! Thank you for all the inspiration.

Very pretty layouts!! I especially like the orange and brown together.

Happy NSD 2014 all my crafty friends! I'd love to win some G45 Swag, I love G45 style! Thanks so much!

gorgeous layouts so inspiring

I love giveaways! And the Mothergoose collection! Thank you for a chance to win! The layouts are great!

Beautiful projects

Love it!! Would love to win!! :)

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