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August 31, 2015

Monthly Layouts and Layout Tutorial with Graphic 45!

July Right Page

There is so much scrapbook inspiration today on the blog. Jane Tregenza shares two heartfelt and beautiful Time to Flourish monthly layouts, and Robin Shakoor has a great tutorial using our new World's Fair! What a way to kick off the week.

First, Jane shares two incredible double layouts. We'll let Jane take it from here:

"July was month of reflection and reassessing just what I am going with my life after hearing the sad news of the passing of Heidi Swapp’s beautiful son Corey.

I came to know Heidi after she stayed with me for a few days when she was teaching in Adelaide in 2013. I had 3 very enjoyable days in her company. We talked about all kinds of things including our families and just our special all our children are to us.

So I was very sad to hear about Corey’s passing.  It was very moving to read Heidi’s tribute to her son and to see the photos she posted. Her comments about why we scrap and how important it is record the everyday events in our lives is so true.   

Corey’s passing reminded me just how precious life is and not to take it for granted. You never know when your time here will be over. Each day needs to count and not just be wasted. At the end of my time I want to be able to say that I made my life count rather than just having flitted it away.

During our life events happen that make us reflect on how we are going and gives us the opportunity to change our ending. It is up to each one of us to make our life the best we can, not in a selfish way - only thinking of our wants and needs, but rather how we can affect and can help those who come into contact with us in a positive way.

One of my daughters is expecting our first Grandchild, and with Corey in mind I decided to do a layout for Leah and Stuart – my daughter and son in law who are expecting their first child.

It is a very exciting time for our family as we watch this little “bump” grow and count down the weeks until our bub is here.  Lots of preparation is going into getting everything ready. I have even been doing some knitting.  I am so grateful to Leah and Stuart for giving us the chance to be grandparents and can’t wait to be able to hold and love our grandchild.  So our family story continues and the next stage in our life is nearly commencing." ~Jane

July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Left side of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Left close-up of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Right side of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Right close-up of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Supply List

3x G4501041 July Cut Aparts
1x G4501042 July Flourish
2x G4500883 Herbal Infusion
6x Black cardstock
Black photo corners, metal filigree corners, brads from Seriously Scrapbooking

"August is going to be a special month for me.

My Eldest daughter and her partner are getting married after being together for a few years now.  We were very delighted to receive a phone calling telling us of their engagement. The wedding is being held in Sydney so we are all flying there to share in their special day. It is at the end of the month, so I have made the layout for them and will add the photos after the wedding.

I am so grateful for my wonderful sons in Law. After this wedding I will have three of them in my life.  I have four daughters and only one son. So having three more beautiful “sons in law” is just amazing.  Each of their mothers has done an amazing job of bringing them up. They are all so different and come from different walks of life. The one thing they all have in common is that they each love, respect and cherish one of my precious daughters.  I cannot tell you how grateful I am for that. To have your daughters married to men that treat them well, love them and respect them is a real blessing.  To be able to share in their lives and watch them grow closer together is a delight.  For some this is not the case and my heart goes out to any woman in a relationship that is harmful to her and her health. Whether it is domestic violence or mental torment no one should have to face that. Easy to say, but so hard to change. I am so grateful that my girls at this stage in their lives are not facing this trial and hopefully never will." ~Jane

August Double Layout by Jane using Time to Flourish #graphic45

Left side of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Left close-up of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Right side of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Right close-up of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Supply List


3x G451043 August Cut Apart
2x G4501044 August Flourish
2x G4500916 Globetrotter
4x Black Cardstock
2x Dark Teal Cardstock
2x Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Corners IDC0002
Black Photo Corners and lace from Seriously Scrapbooking

Now, check out this World's Fair layout and tutorial from the brilliant Robin! Amazing!

"This quick and easy layout is simple to create, yet packs a beautiful punch.  I used a die cutting technique to create a pretty focal point for my page.  Adding a large decorative image really  brings interest to my page design.  Embellishments are easy to create by cutting images directly from the gorgeous designs found on the pages of this collection." ~Robin

Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Check out How to Create a Layout Using Graphic 45's World's Fair by Robin Shakoor on Snapguide.  

Robin's Layout Snapguide Tutorial

Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List


Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Flower Power – 4501171
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Ticket to Ride – 4501170
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Inspiration Station – 4501173
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Wonder Works - 4501169
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Journaling Chipboard - 4501180
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Envision Expo – 4501172
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair –Balloon Bouquet - 4501174
Other Supplies
Anna Griffin – Lace Cards and Embellishments Cartridge
Cricut Die Cutting Machine

Let's see who won last week's blog hop giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Judy Bock

Congratulations, Judy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for taking part in our awesome blog hop with Clearsnap!

Didn't win? Don't even worry! We have a new giveaway sure to make you smile! Check out this Home Sweet Home prize pack! Enter now:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to head over to the Paper Crafter's Library blog for extra inspiration from Robin Shakoor. You are going to love this project!

Card sneakpeek

Visit the Paper Crafter's Library Blog!

Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! We hope you have an awesome week. Thanks for kicking it off with us!

Happy Scrapping,

The G45 Family

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Beautiful layouts!!

What amazing layouts!! LOVE Jane's backstory also! TFS!

Don't do Pinterest. Sorry that the contest is so limited.

I don't do pinterest either and am sorry I won't have a chance to win the prize pack.
I love your blog, though, and really loved the ABC primer gift 'bag'. It is a great idea!

Love these layouts!

Loving your page layouts , i think ones roots are very important to us i am always scrap booking photos of my family , for the future generation. x

Those projects are very beautiful. And congrats to last week's blog hop winner.

I absolutely love the layout with the sunflowers, just gorgeous!

Beautiful layouts!

love the layout very pretty

I do not scrapbook but I sure can appreciate the love and creativity that went into these layouts. Also pick up some neat techniques and ideas for card-making

beautiful layouts

Love it so pretty

So pretty, love em

Beautiful layouts

Love all the graphic 45 layouts. Wish I could win just once so I would have the papers to do the layouts. Beautiful!!

Beautiful. Shows such talent. How does Graphic 45 make such wonderful paper designs? They are all so awesome.

Beautiful. Nice techniques.

Very Beautiful Layouts!

These layouts are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your creative inspiration. And how lovely for Jane to pay tribute to Heidi's son. Beautiful.

Being the biggest lover of 'fussy cutting' Graphic 45 is my dream choice of product!! Would be over the moon to win this fabulous package!!

Gorgeous as always

Love this line!!!! Love Graphic 45!!!!

I love Heidi also, I've had the privilege of working with her many times! She's a very special person & the news of her loss has been heartbreaking!

Love these G45 designs. I make cards and can certainly see these on some cards!

Always inspiring!!

Love to learn these new techniques. Thanks for sharing.

This layout is really inspiring. :)

Beautiful layouts!

I will look for the materials tomorrow. Love it!!

My! These are all beautiful.

Prayers for Heidi, Jane family & friends <3 .

I simple want to make each of these layouts presented. Cute little tut ! Thank you for all of these.

And good luck to all on the give-away :)

Thanks for the beautiful ideas for layouts, etc. Love the guides.

Beautiful layouts! And a big congrats to Jane on the upcoming awesome life moments!

Beautiful layout. Many talented people

I started out as a scrapbooker so I really love seeing layouts that document all those moments that make up a life. Because of the bold designs that Graphic 45 uses it's great to see how your DT uses them effectively so that they still allow the photos to shine.

ABC Primer is in project box waiting for me to finish Junk Journal. spending evenings hunting blogs and Pinterest for ideas. Making this for Great Grandson to use as his first School Journal and repository for school treasures. Most darling paper.

thanks for the opportunity to win.
I love Graphic 45

Amazing! :-D

I love those Sunflowers. Am getting a bit up tight because I have just used three sheets of G45 and now I must have a lie down.

Love love love

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