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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 love all of these layouts! Thanks for the inspiration.

These are beautiful layouts and very talented designers. Thanks for the giveaway!

Happy NSD!! Such inspiring projects!!!

Stunning layouts!! I am almost out off Mother Goose papers so this would ROCK-A-BYE-Baby my world! Thanks for your generosity!

Happy Scrapbooking Day to you, too!

Fabulous layouts!!! So inspiring!

And a very Happy Scrapbooking day also. I shall be playing with some Good Ole Sport! Thank you for the chance to win and all the gorgeous product you design for us !

Pick me - Pick me - would love to win Mother Goose!

What awesome layouts! You always bring us the best. Happy Scrapbooking Day!!!

Happy NSD!! Love it all!,


Cool projects - love the colors in the "Mommy"!!!

Happy NSD!!! I would love to have the Mother Goose to make decorations for my classroom!

Love the capturing the moment.

I'd love to win the mothergoose pack- I will be using it for my children's first scrapbook and compilation of favorite nursery rhymes!

Such lovely layouts today! I'd love to win some Mother Goose papers so that I could make something for our grandsons - thanks for the chance!

wow so many beautiful projects! I would love the Mother Goose collection...have a 4 yr. old who's pics would be perfect with that line!!

Wow love this giveaway what an awesome array of supplies for card making & scrapbook pages for all ages!!!! Thanks for sponsering national scrapbooking!!! Totally enjoying Working on cards today, hope your doing the same, happy scrapping

Happy Scrapbooking Day!! Gorgeous layouts!! Love the sketch and I just might try it!! Have fun everyone!!

I love your scrapbook stuff. It is so amazing.

My favorite colors, beautiful. Great layouts and prize! Thanks G45!

Beautiful projects, I love them all!

Fabulous layouts! I love them all and would love love to win Mother Goose collection thank you so much for the opportunity :)

Fabulous layouts and creativity. The sketch is impressive and I love, love, love The Mother Goose line (and Graphic45, too, of course!) ALWAYS!

beautiful Layouts love then, thanks

I don't think I could scrap without Graphic45. Love the layouts today. Happy Scrapbooking Day to all!

Happy NSD! I love these! Thanks for the giveaway, very generous!

Beautiful pages today. And what a great prize!

These layouts are so beautiful. Very talented artist. Love your paper. Happy National Scrapbooking Day everyone. Sincerely, Elaine Rico

Great prize pak and great ideas thank you

Lovely inspiration! Happy NSD!

Carol B

So lovely!

great projects

Thank you for the great ideas. Happy Scrapbooking.

So many wonderful artists out there, thanks for showing us! I would love to win this paper collection!

Beautiful layouts and great sketch. I don't have any of the "Mother Goose" collection so would love to win. Happy Scrapbooking day.

Love to win.....I can make a whimsical layout or mini album for my first grandchild!

Beautiful layouts!!

Gorgeous paper as always.

Happy National Scrapbook day!

Incredibly beautiful pages! Love the layout so feminine!

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