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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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Great first day of the blog hop - love the combination of beautiful papers and flowers

Love the projects especially the imaginative mini album! The Petaloo flowers look wonderfully together with the all the projects1

all 3 projects are fantastic. i especially like the cake.

Wonderful projects!

I love them all. Nothing new there! Such amazingly talented artists.

Awesome projects for day 1 of this hop..G45 and Petaloo..what a fabulous combination :) Time to get my craft on!!

I am loving the paper cake, it looks fabulous!

All these projects are fabulous. I especially love the peek-a-boo book.

What amazing projects! Can't wait to start on mine!!

I just love how rich the color is in all these gorgeous projects,thro in some amazing petaloo which brings out all the focal points of these crafts an wahlah,the most amazing designers an projects I've ever had the privledge to see.Thank you for your amazing inspiration.

The projects are just amazing. Love everyone of them. Thank you for the inspiration.

What amazing talent you showcase and the Graphic 45 products are so artistic and detailed and beautiful. Thank you for everything!

An Eerie Tale and Petaloo...perfect combination!n. Loved seeing all these lovely projects...well done, Design Team!

Rhea's printer's tray is amazing!! Love the Raining Cats & Dogs mini also!!! So many awesome creations to inspire us!! LOVE the collaboration of G45 and Petaloo! A match made in Heaven!!

Beautiful projects!

Wow...Amazing projects. Thanks Graphic 45 for continually inspiring us!

Would be fantastic to win!

This is an amazing collection. I would love to work with these papers. thank you

Awesome and oh so creative projects!!

Love the projects. Thanks for doing the blog hop. Love them.

Awesome projects and amazing prize!!!

Absolutely stunning projects! Such beautiful inspiration.

OMGoodness I love all the projects. Always such rich and vibe-rent colors.
Love everything that was made great combo with G45 & Petaloo
Thanks for a chance to win such great goodies

Great projects.....lots of inspiring ideas thanks....I would love to win this prize pack.off to Petaloos now....

I should be so good! I'll keep trying. Graphics makes me look good but not like some of these projects. Time I need more time! Love love love graphics 45!!

Wonderful projects made with wonderful collections, but why am I surprised? I have yet to meet a graphic 45 that I don't love.

I just love the mini album. Must have the "Rains cats and dogs Collection".

All amazing. That shadow box was so cool, think I want to try to make one with the Graphic 45 Majic of Oz paper I have. Would love to win the giveaway. Graphic 45 is my fav.

Awesome projects!!! Love all three.....so creative!
<3 J

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Wauuuuuw amazing...

Such fun projects!

Would love to win...

Stunning, stunning, stunning..............

Gorgeous projects! Love the color combo! Thanks for such a great product! All the best :)

Clever and creative. Thanks for the inspiration.

I was so excited when I saw the notice on Saturday about this blog hop. Of all the hops you do I love it then you hop with Petaloo. These projects are just so amazing the level of creativity is so far over the top. I pinned the painters box.
www.pinterest.com/pin/391813236305168134/ and the album at

What an awesome combo gift pack. Gorgeous colors.

This is such an amazing "cake". Would love to win & give it a try!

Can't wait for it's raining cats and dogs to reach Cape Town shores

I love all the projects and thank you for the chance to win with the blog hop

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