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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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I look forward to seeing your posts each day. Can't wait to recreate your inspirations.

Absolutely love this line of paper. Would love to use it. CDahlgren at live dot com


Fabulous projects once again. The mother goose collection is so much fun!

ohhhhh so pretty! I'd love to make some nice cards and scrapbook pages with this set!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!! Love the layouts!

Love Graphic45, the layouts are gorgeous

Yes please would love to win this! Happy scrapbook day.

This is my third or fourth try for this prize. My fingers are crossed!! Thanks so much!

I love it all ... Please, please unretire Ladies Diary and ABC Primer. I bet I'd love many of the retired papers as much as I love the current ones!!!! Just think of us newbies .. We make you millions ... LOL

Awesome layouts! So beautiful!

What better way to celebrate NSD than with Mother Goose!

Beautiful layouts!...Love the Mother Goose collection!

As always gorgeous paper. Would love to win this collection.

Love working from sketches and challenges...these layouts are lovely. Just go ahead and sent Mother Goose my way ;)

Oooh, this would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win. Gorgeous page with the little girl by the way.

thanks for all the great tips

Beautiful Mother Goose give away. Your papers are beautiful.

Thank you for having such beautiful items posted on my Birthday!! Okay, I know it's for National Scrapbooking Day, I just like to see pretty things on my Birthday and you did a great job!! Love them!

Happy National Scrapbook Day to all my fellow crafters! Awesome inspiration - beautiful scrapbook pages! Thanks G45 for the chance to win!

Fabulous layouts to compliment a fabulous giveaway!

I love everything graphic 45!!!!!!!!!!

Gorgeous layouts! Thanks for the chance to win.

Those are beautiful layouts! A great pattern to keep in mind for a simple yet well balanced design. Happy National Scrapbooking Day to all!

As always you all have out done your selves again. I love everything you do. Over on the SCT facebook page they asked what we would do if we could spend a day with them. I would love to spend a day with all of you. You inspire us every day and it seems that you love what you do and it makes you happy. What more can we ask from our lives is those things. Doing what you love and loving who you do it with, it's what we all hope for.

Beautiful! Happy National Scrapbook Day!

I am quite lucky. My husband loves Graphic 45 as much as I do. I own most of the collections but not this one. I am working on a baby book for him (his mother never made him one) and would love to surprise him with this beautiful Mother Goose Collection.

Scrapbooking Day. So fun, let's do this!

I would love to win this giveaway Mother goose collection...Happy National scrapbook Day...oh i only my baby would be steady i would be scrapping all day long...sniff needing it

Amazing layouts! What fun it would be to win the Mother Goose prize package!

Beautiful layouts! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Can't wait to start on my tags. They are gorgeous!

Beautiful pages. Cannot wait to try the layout myself. Happy NSD!!!!!

would love to win the prize package--Karen Seidlitz

I would love to win Mother Goose! We have two new grandchildren, Emma and Sammy!

These LO's are beautiful. Happy NSD right back at ya.

Such beautiful layouts

Honestly anything mother related still tears at my heart but I have been wanting to create something about my mother since her passing. This will help me get started.

What a great variety of layouts using your great papers. That's why I love your paper lines - they are so versatile for any kind of photo!

Love the layouts! Thanks for the chance to win!

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