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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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Don't have this set yet, would love win it! Thanks G45!

This is my first celebration for NSD...Makio's sketch will be one of my inspirations...enjoy the weekend everyone!

Gorgeous layouts as always, thanks for the chance to win!

Cute layout!

Lovely layouts! Always a treat!

This is my first celebration for NSD...I am inspired to take on Maiko's sketch as a challenge....enjoy celebrating NSD everyone!

All the layouts are stunningly Beautiful.
Thanks for chance to winxx

Happy National Scrapbook Day! It would be a thrill to win this prize!

I was just drooling over my friends Graphic 45 paper at our NSD crop - beautiful product and collections

This would be awesome to win.. Teach the younger generations the classic stories of my youth.


These are beautiful. A great Scrapbooking Day. Lots of wonderful things offered. Love the Mother Goose collection would feel so lucky to win it.

Thank you for sharing such lovely layouts
I love all your paper lines.

Mother Goose brings back such pleasant memories. I'd love to have it to scrap old photos that were recently discovered!

I love these layouts. Your products are beautiful! (Wish I could get them locally)

Beautiful projects! And I love the idea with cup!

Thanks I would love to win some mother goose... I haven't seen this collection as it isn't in stores anymore :(

I Love all the layouts ! Such a great variety from one sketch.

Thank You for Sharing Your Talent !!

Darn haven't been able to get on to any sites for NSD. Happy to have made it here. Would love to win. Thanks

Beautiful layouts and wonderful creative interpretations!

I would LOVE to win the prize package. :)

Such stunning layouts ..I love the beautiful details on each of them ..Thanks for sharing !!

LOVE the Mother Goose collection with the vintage nursery rhymes! Beautiful projects from the DT as always!

Beautiful and inspiring!

Each of the layouts has interesting techniques to try. Thanks for the chance to win Graphic45 goodies!

Amazing layouts. Thanks for sharing!

Happy scrapy day!Hope everyone be creative and inspired !Hope to win too he he!

The Mother Goose collection is just wonderful fun and I am bowled over by the amazing DT projects! Love Graphic 45!

Love Karen's Botanical tea layout! And Mother Goose would be perfect for photos of my Grandson. I would really love to win this prize package!

Graphic 45 is my favourite paper! Can't wait for the new release

All these layouts are amazing! Thank you for the inspiration. Loving the Mother Goose, thank you for the chance to win xx

OOOOOH! Mother Goose prize package....You are just the cat's meow! Love the sketch and love the Capturing the Moment Layout. Stunning.

Happy NSD!! Stunning layouts!!!

All these creative ideas are wonderful and help get the creative juices going along with the help of all the beautiful papers and embellishments! I love this brand (Graphic 45) above all others.
It's fabulous!

Love this collection and the pages with this layout. Another winner from G45

WOUW wouw sooo much beauty here from the girls, I´m blown away, and I love the Mother Goose collection too.

Beautiful layouts. The Mother Goose papers and embellishments are a great giveaway.

I congratulate happy holidays! Happiness! New creative finds! The fine collection-here to win!

yes I love it

oh please pick me :)
great projects

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