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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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Love all the projects today, and Rhea's shadow box!! Wow!! i can't stop looking at it, love it!! Thanks for the Hop G45, this is so fun.

What a long yummy post! Love the shadow boxes and the cake the best. Have to try that cake for sure!


Beautiful projects!

The perfect marriage...G45 and Petaloo. Yummy cake, awesome shadow box and can't wait to make the mini album with the Raining Cats and Dogs paper. All gorgeous!

Just amazing! Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful items!

These projects are wonderful. I may be homeless but I can scrapbook in my car!!!

haha! Love the cake project and the snap guide makes it look so easy! Gotta try this one! OH how I would love to win some spooky petaloo-G45 goodies!

These projects are amazing! There is a lot of talent going on in this hop!!

The shadowbox is lovely and the cake looks good enough to eat!!!

What awesome projects! love the cake:-)

How fun to travel and create with beautiful products. G45 and Petaloo are perfect together!!

Talk about jaw-dropping gorgeous!!!!!!

Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous goodies. I am working on a Halloween project of my own and these products would be great. Thanks.

Such lovely projects.
isosica at aol dot com

This is my week! Full of fabulous Halloween inspiration from G45 and Petaloo. Downloaded the pdf's-thinking I can adapt to fit some of my G45 hoard. Thank you for such a great start to my week.

I love these projects! I can't wait to create something with It's Raining Cats and Dogs. The tray art work is amazing!

I love your paers at graphic 45 and Petaloos flowers are simply amazing with them. The pet book is sooo much fun and the cake with the guide even is awesome.I love the shadow collection box for Halloween wouls look great on my wall when I decorate for Halloween. The eerie collection is a favorite!

Beautiful things as usual. I just love the papers. It could be a beautiful album. Love from Sweden

Stunning cake. I really love the fall decor from the tray. And I so love the raining cats and dogs collection!

Thank you Graphic 45! A dear friend of mine, that I introduced to your company and products, just won last week!!! Just absolutely STUNNING... I am having a hard time getting away from LOOKING AT THE AMAZING PROJECTS posted for these blog hops! LoL Amazed!

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


Sencillamente bello. La combinación de colores y la imaginación, ingredientes perfectos para hacer proyectos únicos.

so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!! I can't wait to give that faux cake a try!!

What original ideas: especially that cake!

These items are just wonderful. Something for everyone. I never see anything like this on other sites. G45 has the paper arts tied up...youa re the Cat's Meow

Love it all! Especially the Peek A Boo book!!

What an awesome kit! Thank you for the giveaway :)

This is an introduction to Petaloo;s flower for me and I am smitten. They are gorgeous. The marvelous creation are made more beautiful by the flowers,

The Halloween cake is one of the most if not the most creative Halloween decor items I've ever seen!

Lovin' the projects so far... can't wait for the rest of the week!

Graphic 45 + Petaloo = a beautiful combination! Always enjoy looking at the wonderful inspiration.

Brilliant designs and off the page ideas! Your DT rocks... and the Petaloo flowers go so perfectly well with your papers! Love it!

Amazing projects as always! What a dynamic duo for a hop, so excited! Love Yumi's Peek-A-Boo album!! Such a beautiful collection!

What amazing projects and awesome prize pack!! Can't wait to see more!

Wonderful projects! I especially love Annette's Halloween Cake centerpiece. Just awesome. And, those Petaloo flowers sure make the cake!

I hope to win the blog hop prize packet. I've never won anything before, and I hope this is the one. Thanks.

I have to try that 3 tier cake! Love it!

Get out!! Each project is extremely exceptional!! Bravo to each artist!

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