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September 25, 2014

The Spell of the Beautiful Sea

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"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
    ~Jacques Yves Coustea

Just because it's autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere doesn't mean that we don't long for the escape of the beautiful sea! The majesty and beauty of the ocean is a constant call for us, and that is a year-round love. Today, we have beautiful creations made by Nadya Lifa and Keri Sallee to store the treasures we find at the ocean, and to store the precious memories. It's going to be a beautiful day here on the blog!

Don't forget our contest this week! This brilliant $28 prize pack with some of our older Halloween collections is up for grabs. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. We will announce the winner tomorrow here on the blog on September 26.


First, we have this amazing By the Sea treasure box by Nadya made with our Book Box Staples. Take it away, Nadya!

"Do you like a stones? Do you like walking on the beach, feeling the breeze and looking at the seafood? Stones, seashells, sand - all part of the sensations that we are taking currently. And sometimes there is a beautiful stone and want to take it with yourself! When I lived near the sea, often found rocks similar to heart, I collected them and kept them in a big box. I think it's a good sign - a stone-heart, do you think? I like to bring memorabilia from the sea and I want to keep them in a Box for Stones! It seems you also find that  put in  that box!)) And this By The Sea Collection is absolutely Perfect to do some Sea-Projects including the albums, miniks, project life, cards and other projects."~Nadya

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Check out How to Decor Sea Book Box for the Stones by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial

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By the Sea Book Box for the stones1

Supply List

Graphic 45 By the Sea 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 By the Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45  By the Sea Stickers
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45
Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Book Box
Acrilyc drops
Glossy Accent Ranger
Ranger Ink Pads

Now, we love this set of memory-keeping from Keri! This has a great album idea for those beautiful photos. Great idea!

"I was so excited when I found this little distressed crate on clearance at Hobby Lobby for only $2.60. I KNEW I wanted to use it with Graphic 45’s 'By the Sea' collection to make a beach memory chest.

I added loads of goodies to the outside, including seashells that I brought back from Tybee Island in Georgia. I added Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pulls to the sides and the top.

The inside contains more shells (because we all bring home a ton, right!?) I also decorated a bottle with more 'By the Sea' to hold a sand souvenir and made an envelope album with plenty of room for journaling all my vacation stories and hold loads of pictures." ~Keri







Supply List

Graphic 45 “By The Sea” 8x8 Paper
Set Sail
Sand and Surf
Pier 45
Graphic 45 “By the Sea” Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 “By the Sea” Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45  Antique Metal Door Pulls
Paper Studio Kraft Envelopes
Distressed Crate-Hobby Lobby
Bottle-Canvas Corp

Thank you for joining us today. We hope you're inspired to take a papercrafting trip to the sea. There, it's always warm, wonderful, and filled with creativity!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Just striking as always.I've learned that there's unlimited talent with the G45 designers.Blessings

these are wonderful!

I'm working on a By the Sea project right now so I appreciate the inspiration. Thanks

Great Graphic 45 paper to win. Hope it's me.

There are so many ways to use the Staples book box. Love Nadya's By The Sea version.

Love these amazing projects. I made a box like the By the Sea one but used Couture Collection

I love working with these little boxes, needless to say, the G45 paper makes them wonderful!

Beautiful!!! projects, I LOVE the soft colors of this collection.

Beautiful projects made with a beautiful paper collection!

Would love to win the Halloween collection!!

Awesome projects today as always. I would love to win the Steampunk and Happy Haunting Prize pack that's up for grabs. Thanks for a great day of inspiration and the opportunity to win a great prize from Graphic 45.

Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wow I can't get over what the Design Team can come up with.

Great work - very artistic! Graphic 45 papers ignite the creative spirit and elevate each project.

Both of these are great ideas for storing mementos of a seaside visit!

I absolutely love Kerri's project. I want to make one for myself. In a million years I will never have enough By-the-Sea paper!

By The Sea is such a lovely paper collection...love all those images! Thanks for the chance to win this Halloween package...just in time to start a holiday project!

Thanks for the inspiration! I look forward to your blog and the great projects every day.

Wonderful to have more projects with By the Sea collection - my favorite right now.
Smiled big to see Tybee Island - my family has vacationed there so it feels even more personal
Thanks for the great ideas!

I Love altered boxes they are wonderful! I would so jump for joy to win this prize pack!

Fun and very
creative projects.
Love the box
and the album.
Carla from Utah

Great projects! I wish I lived by a beach so I could walk along it and collect stones and shells. Maybe one day! TFS!

Great projects and great prize. Would love to win.

You know how much I love the beach....and I love this beachy collection, too. Such gorgeous projects!

This prize pack would be awesome to win.

still my most favorite collection and I love the box.

Wow!! To die for!!

Yes indeedy! I'm in love with both Nadya's and Keri's most delightful and inspiring projects!!! Truly wonderful!! !Thanks so much for the showcase today!! :)

Who can go to the beach without bringing home beach treasures and these projects are the perfectly clever, lovely places to keep them. I'm inspired.

Beautiful projects! I really love this line.

Great ideas! And beautiful workmanship.

Oh my gosh, the ideas are flowing....... I love G45 products!

wonderful By the Sea projects. Great inspiration from the Design Team

I love this project! Perfect!

Lovely projects.

The design team is unbelievably creative. I am in awe every time I see their creations. Thank you for bringing us all this talent as our inspiration.

Loving the By the Sea projects....I love Halloween...it would be great to win some G45 Halloween papers. Thanks for the chance to win.

love the collection By The Sea

the colours of your give away are striking and vibrant...the orange and black against the turquoise background...gorgeous

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