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May 03, 2014

Happy National Scrapbook Day from Graphic 45!

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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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Beautiful, tfs and Happy Scrapbooking Day!

Scrapbook Day should always be on a Saturday so we have lots of time to play, play, play!

Lovely layouts ...love the second and third especially!

The layouts are beautiful. I love how they are all so different using the same sketch ad the starting point.

Mother Goose collection is one of my favorites.

Awesome job!

I really like all these layouts. Congrats to all these talented artists. Would so love to win the Mother Goose package. Thanks for giving us this opportunity.

Great projects. Love the colors.
Happy NSD to you.

Fantastic inspiration for national scrapbook day ! Mother goose would make wonderful pages for layouts of my godchildren

So beautiful, they just get better and better, would love to win so i could create something for my niece who has just had a baby. Thanks for posting these.

Lovely layouts ! So much creatively with such lovely papers.

Beautiful layouts. Thanks for The chance to win.

Such beautiful work!

Beautiful layouts! Happy Scrapbooking Day!

Such gorgeous Layouts. I would love to win. Tfs

Great pages, great prize! Thanks for the chance!

So fun! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Beautiful layouts. Thank you for yet more inspiration

I would love to win the mother goose pack to make a mini scrapbook and box for my little girl.

looking forward to buying the Botanicals.

OMG. Pick me please. I have not left my craftroom today, trying to win something for NSD. These layouts are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Those are very beautiful. Love them. Thanks for the chance.

Happy NSD everyone! Thanks for sharing these beautiful layouts!

I love Graphic 45 for all the awesome inspiration. If any of my projects come away looking just 10% of what I see from your designers, I'm happy!

All the way from adorable and feminine, to masculine and classy, great layouts and papers, etc. Happy to find there's a weekend giveaway, and it's Mother Goose which I love. A great surprise.

Love the Mother Goose papers. Perfect for a fussy cutting project.

Love, Love Mother Goose.

I LOVE Graphic 45 and NSD!!! Great layouts.

Love these layouts and love these products, and would really love to win some products.

All 3 pages are so creative...Botanical Tea really is a lovely collection with which to create. Love that cascading stamp feature! Good luck to me because I think that Mother Goose collection is so cute!

Love all of graphic 45 papers. Oh how I could use these items for my scraping!

Love 'em! Happy NSD everyone! Scrappers are the best!

The layouts that are here are amazing and gives me a lot of inspiration. Love Graphic 45.

Thanks for the sketches & ideas. I'd Love to win.

awesome as usual....but when you have great paper you are going to have a great page

Would love more Mother Goose, starting my 3rd Mother goose album today!!

What spectacular scrapbooking!!! This team is off the chain!!! From gorgeous flower power to masculine charm, it's all good with G45!!! Thanks so much for this inspiration!!!

Love these layouts, so beautifully done. Thanks for the chance to win the Mother Goose. What a great collection.

Thank you for making NSD so much fun!

Love the projects today Happy NSBDay

Love these layouts!

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