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September 08, 2014

The Petaloo & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 1


Welcome to the Petaloo International and Graphic 45 blog hop! We're so glad you joined us for this fun week. We will be hopping along with Petaloo all week, so get ready for some amazing autumn and Halloween decor. It's going to be such a fun week. Have you used Petaloo's gorgeous flowers? They are simply gorgeous and the perfect addition to any project. The best part is that they perfectly match Graphic 45 collections! Follow to the end of the blog, where we will have the blog link to Petaloo's blog to continue hopping along! Today, we will have three amazing projects from Annette Green, Rhea Freitag, and Yumi Muraeda. Stay until the end, we have some great photos from our South Africa classes with Charee and Jeff. What a great day it will be!



We also have a grand $55 giveaway of Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale supplies and beautiful Petaloo flowers. If you would like to win, comment on both our blog and Petaloo's blog for the blog hop. If you have issues commenting on the blogs, please comment on our Facebook page and Petaloo's Facebook page (tell them Graphic 45 sent you!). We will announce the winner of the contest on Monday, September 15 so you can hop along with us the full week. Have fun hopping along!



First, we have a brilliant altered An Eerie Tale cake from Annette! She even has a Snapguide tutorial for this fun project.

"I’ve always made my own cakes since I can remember and have since seen so many great paper-crafted cakes, I knew I just had to make one some day. My home is filled with great Halloween decorations during the season, but I am lacking a fun centerpiece so I decided on my mini three-tiered cake. The black Petaloo flowers were the perfect complements to An Eerie Tale collection of papers and stickers." ~Annette


Check out How to Create a Spooky, Faux Cake Centerpiece by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's Snapguide Tutorial




Love how she used the flowers as icing on the cake - so clever.



Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12 x 12 paper collection:
“Run & Hide”
“Grand Illusion”
“Gone Batty”
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Core-dinations Signature Series cardstock for Graphic 45
Petaloo Flowers:
Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms, Black
Burlap Blossoms, Black
Floral Ephemera, Pistachio
Round Wood Plaque, 7 inches
Wood Candlestick Holder
Black acrylic paint
Spider punch, Martha Stewart Crafts
Bat die, Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers
Waxed Twine, black
Rosette ribbon, black, craft store
Mini pumpkin, craft store
Craft wire for bats
Seam binding, sprayed with Dylusions Black Marble
Various adhesives: glue stick, foam squares, hot glue, wood glue, tacky glue

Next, we have this gorgeous altered shadowbox from Rhea Freitag. She covers this project in autumnal and floral beauties. Wow, this is stunning!

"I just love it when a project comes together so easy! I made this fun little assemblage over the course of an afternoon. The colors in the An Eerie Tale paper were just perfect with the Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers. In order to plan out a shadowbox such as this, I typically choose my focal for each little square and work from there. This allows me to be sure to have a contrasting paper for each respective background. By simply layering and layering lots of embellishments and junk, I come out with an interesting assemblage every time. There is certainly a lot to take in. I hope you enjoy! Cheers!" ~Rhea









Rhea's detail in every tray is simply beautiful.




Supply List

12 x 12 An Eerie Tale Paper
An Eerie Tale Stickers
An Eerie Tale Chipboard Journaling Chipboard
An Eerie Tale Decorative Chipboard
An Eerie Tale Alphabet Stickers
Ornate Metal Keyhole
Ornate Metal Keys
Petaloo Flowers
Embellishments: mushrooms, pumpkins, pears, bottle, greenery, owl, bat, brass spider webs
Distress Stain Black Soot
7 Gypsies Letterbox Tray, wood stain
Zots Adhesive Dots, singles
Beacon Zip Dry Glue

Finally, we have a purrfect mini album for our pet lovers from Yumi! She beautifully uses Petaloo flowers on this amazing mini album. Can you find the peek-a-boo dogs and kitties? She provides a PDF Template and How To at the end of this project (look for the links!)














Download G45 Raining Cats & Dogs Peek a Boo book Template

Download G45 Raining Cats & Dogs Peek a Boo book How To

Supply list

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs 12’ pad

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs   6’ pad

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Stickers

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Alphabet Stickers

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock flowers

Graphic45 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Tag 6 pockets

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Banners

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Ephemera Cards

Black Chip Bord  12’x12’     1sheet

Core'dinations Red paper 12’x12’ 2sheets

Petaloo Botanica Collection (large and small)


small one, I dyed with Tattererd Angeles Glimmer Mist


Continue the hop! Don't forget to hop over to Petaloo's blog to get more beautiful inspiration!



Hop Over to Petaloo's Blog


We also have some great photos from the South Africa Scrapbook Convention. We so enjoyed this great class and ladies from Johannesburg! Charee and Jeff had a blast in their Come Away with Me class.


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Glenda has been the most wonderful host and event coordinator. Big round of applause to her!

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Love these fun ladies and their awesome outfits!

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Loved this beautiful Box Card that this amazing G45er brought to our classes. Amazing job!

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Charee rocked the class! So fun!

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Some of our star students.

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Awesome ladies with their matching outfits! We had a great time in South Africa. What a grand adventure!


What a brilliant first day. We can't wait to enjoy more autumn and Halloween inspiration tomorrow. We love Petaloo and can't wait to keep hopping all week!


Happy Hopping,


Graphic 45

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Simply stunning

What a great way to start the hop. Lovin the projects and I want a slice of that cake. I really love that the bats are the same green as the Petaloo flowers.

This is the kind of craftsmanship I'm striving towards. All the details are incredible.

Beautiful work love all off the creativity shown here from my fellow team mates.

I love these projects! Always inspiring!

Simply amazing projects. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win such a great prize. Cheers.

The Raining Cats and Dogs mini is so interactive I just love it. I'm hopping over to Petaloo now. See you tomorrow.

Love An Eerie Tale Collection!

Absolutely stunning!!

Amazing projects!

Yay!! Blog hop :) Love Petaloo flowers & love love love Graphic 45!! Thanks for sharing these awesome makes & for an opportunity to win

These are awesome! I really love the Halloween cake!

Over the Top inspiration!!! Thanks G45 and Petaloo for the opportunity to win some of your fabulous products.

I adore the halloween cake. I might even have to give it a try!

Stunning! Would love to win and try making the cake!

Amazing projects and a great giveaway. Love Halloween!

Awesome projects, if only I could be just a little as talented as these wonderful people are

Graphic 45 I love your papers, petaloos flowers are a match made in crafty heaven! Ordered lots of your gorgeous goodies from the telly this weekend !(Create and Craft with Clare Charvill) so looking forward to receiving those :-) xx

Such wonderful inspiration ladies! Annette love the Halloween cake. You made it look so easy to create such a wonderful pc. for any home. Rhea love the shadowbox. You really put me in the mood to create one for of my own. Yumi Who wouldn't love showing off that perfect mini album? I know I would. Thanks for taking the time to create and share with all of us G45 and Petaloo lovers...keep up the amazing work!


I am so happy to see these new projects! I LOVE your collections and want so badly to win this beautiful selection! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

They area all amazing! Especially loving the eerie tale printer tray it's fantastic!

Amazing projects all around. These designers continue to knock my socks off with their creativity, although it is pretty difficult for any project to not look good when using G45 and Petaloo products!
Love them!

I love love love Graphic 45 papers and Petaloo flowers compliment them beautifully!! Thank you!!

Love these. Awesome that the Petaloo flowers perfect match the G45 papers. I didn't know that!

I love that faux spooky cake. there's enough time before Halloween to make one of those. The shadowbox is beautiful. that's also on my list of things to make. thanks for having the hop with another great company.
It will be an exciting week.

Fabulous project, seriously love that cake!!! I would love to win, who wouldn't??

What a great combination Graphic 45 and Petaloo :)

Loved the projects. Thank you for all the creative ideas.

The mini album with Dogs & Cats was fabulous!

Oh my goodness ... all the projects are gorgeous!!
I strive for this type of craftsmanship !

Awesome, awesome projects!!!

So much to see today. Everything is so wonderful. Great job everyone.

WOW what amazing projects!! I would love to win these goodies:)

OMG Can't get over all the beautiful projects today. I am going to make the cake some how some way !!!.

If thats the Halloween cake i need to come to the party. lol What grand projects. wonderful job.

Looks like its gonna be a great week!~

Must be fun to travel the world! I would love, love, love to win Eerie Tale! Whoop! Awesome projects everyone....

Love the shadow box and the peekaboo pets. The peekaboo pets is such a clever idea can't wait to try it.


Beautiful - superb projects, now to get to my studio and let them be inspiration to me. Great combo G45 n Petaloo!! Let's get hopp'n.

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