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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

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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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awesum layouts!!!

I am new to scrapbooking, so these ideas are so inspiring to me. Would love to win.

great gifts

Beautiful layouts! Love the layering on Romy's. Also love the Mother Goose collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Yummy! I would love to win this collection. Thanks for the chance.

Happy NSD. I love the Mother Goose paper pack. I already have one, but would certainly welcome a 2nd one. Love it!

I absolutely love Graphic 45 paper, and these beautiful layouts showcase your products brilliantly! Thanks Graphic 45!

I want to win all of it!
they are all gorgeous!

Tudo muito lindo! Adoraria ganhar! Celebreanting NDS in Brazil! Parabéns G45 you are the Best!

I luv graphic 45. Your collections are so beautiful and versatile. I would love to use the mother goose collection on some baby photos. Keep up the great creativity.

I love the Mother Goose paper and accessories!


I would love to win this prize. I am hosting my niece's baby shower in July and would love to make one if both of these layouts with prize pack. I would make one of the layouts about the two of use because she asked me to be the Godmother. I want to show her in pictures what an honor it is to be asked. Of course I said yes!!!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win. I love all the inspiration you get to your fans. Thanks again.

What great pages! It is always a treat to see how others interpret a sketch because each one is definitely different! This helps others to really think out of the box- delightful! I love the Mother Goose papers- so nostalgic for me- many good memories from my childhood.

Each layout is amazing..your DT are amazing artists!! Mother Goose is one of my favorites..it makes me giddy!! lol Happy NSD!! Hugs

Very inspiring, beautiful layouts! I recently ordered a few of the Mother Goose items and would love to have the other components to go with them. Thanks for a chance to win!

These layouts are amazing. I am feeling inspired... Thanks for the fabulous giveaway .

I have seen so many projects made from this paper and couldn't get any!...Bobbie

there are really amazing and beautiful LO!!! I love all details in there!

Thank you for entering my name in the National Scrapbooking Day draw! Thank you, also, for a great website - full of inspiring ideas.

Glorious layouts! Another terrific prize too! Thanks for sharing!

I love the inspiration from the sketch and layouts. Mother Goose is great!

GREAT LAYOUT! Love to win it.

I love the darker paper layout! all of the layouts are wonderful! I would love to win and start scarp with it. please let me win.

Love it all. What fun we (my granddaughters and I ) could have!!!

Beautiful layouts! Your blog always give me so much inspiration.

Gorgeous layouts! Happy National Scrapbook day! Love you guys!

Love the layouts and ideas! I had a great day in my craft room after church! And it's continuing today! Happy National Scrapbooking Day (yesterday lol) Thanks for the chance to win!!

As a newly-retired teacher of K-8, I would be tickled pink to win anything from your MOTHER GOOSE set!! And, I remember being read-to so much from Mother Goose as a little girl from my big, old orange cloth-covered book...my mom and aunt would spend so much time with me! But, alas, I took it to class to share with my students years ago, and a student decided he or she needed it at home more than me, so it disappeared... I never got it back :( I would so LOVE to find one again some day, or have the original returned to me!! :) Thanks for the MOTHER GOOSE memories, G45!

Love Graphic 45! Would love to win any collection!...Bobbie

Very talented design team! Thanks for bringing us so much inspiration and great giveaways.


OK, this is kinda funny. Last night I had a dream about scrapping with G45 paper and I realized I needed some ideas! I HATE cutting up the paper and covering up the paper and this sketch is perfect for showing off the paper and these 3 layouts are perfect how to-s! Literally a dream come true! Love me some G45!

Awesome giveaway! The Mother Goose prize pack is sweet :-)

Would love a chance to win; unfortunately, I always receive these blogs a full 24 hours later, so I guess I am pretty much out of luck!

Lovely layouts, more things to try. There aren't enough hours in the day!

Beautiful layouts! Great prize package too! Thank you!

Hey! diddle, diddle that Mother Goose would make me jump over the moon. You give us all a prize every time we gaze on the G45 designs. Pure stunning delight. Thanks for the gorgeous layouts!

My most favorite childhood memory is of my Granny reading a Mother Goose book made of cloth to me. Thanks, G45, for the chance to win a walk down memory lane!

I LOVE the Mother Goose line and would love to make an album for a friend who just had an adorable little one. G45, you ROCK the paper world!

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