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October 01, 2015

Spellbinders & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Whimsical Woodland Blog Fest!

  Oct Hop Social Media

Happy October, G45ers! We have so many goodies in store for you today! We are joining with the amazing Spellbinders for a blog hop that is going to be oh-so-fun. There are tutorials, giveaways, and more! But first, we want to tell you more about a very special event that's happening in Spring 2016!

Graphic 45 Cruise Caribbean Flyer

After having call call earlier this week with Jim West of Craftours, we can say we are more excited than ever!  We hammered out a lot of details, and can't wait to share in the good times, create some memories, and get our craft on with you! It is not very often we get face to face creative time with our G45ers, since we are such a small family business, so you can imagine how special it is for us when we do. 


Just some of the highlights:


  • 4 incredible Ports of Call!
  • FOUR incredible, in-depth classes covering all the craft bases - Mixed Media, Mini Albums, Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Home Decor and More!
  • Make n’ Takes!
  • A 1920s Costume Party with a fabulous photobooth for your great costumes
  • Show n’ Tell where you get to show off your incredible Graphic 45 creations!
  • An auction that benefits a cause dear to our hearts that’s filled with Graphic 45 Samples, product, and more!
  • Sign up by October 15, 2015 for a $150 Tote Bag full of Graphic 45 goodies!*


Give yourself the best Christmas gift and join our Creative Cruise in Spring 2016!

Get Information Here!

 We can’t wait to take to the High Seas with you,

Diane, Aimee, and Charee!



Graphic 45 Diane Schultz, Aimee and Charee Filimoehala
Diane, Charee and Aimee (Henry, the office dog, will sadly not be able to attend due to a scheduling conflict.)

*You’ll receive this tote on the ship!

Cruise Ports of Call!


We sail from the beautiful Fort Lauderdale, FL!

Fort Lauderdale lies along the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the New River, 25 miles north of Miami. Its warm tropical weather attracts many people throughout the year. For sun-worshippers, the city has six miles of beaches. There are also many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities, access to every conceivable watersport, a variety of fascinating museums and trendy restaurants, and an array of entertainment venues.


Labadee, Haiti

Only Royal Caribbean can take you to the private beach destination of Labadee. Our private paradise sits on the north coast of Haiti, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, incredible thrills and spectacular water activities. Regardless of where you go, you'll find yourself embraced by the beautiful landscape. Labadee's native charm, along with its natural beauty, make this a destination not to be missed. It's impossible to choose just one thing that's special about Labadee. The inviting beach, coral reefs and exciting amenities provide a perfect place to relax and have fun.




San Juan, Puerto Rico

Behind stone walls, Old San Juan charms with 500 years of history, colorful colonial buildings and streets lined with shops, galleries, and cafes. Experience Puerto Rico's enchanting natural side in the nearby rainforest.


Basseterre, St. Kitts

St. Kitts was a tropical prize over which the European powers fought for more than a century. Discover French and British heritage in Basseterre and the complex colonial legacy amongst the ruins of fortresses and once-grand estates.


Philipsburg, St. Maarten

When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Philipsburg displays its Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscaping. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes and great shopping.




Oct Hop Social Media

Now, it's time for a brilliant blog hop with Spellbinders! We are in love with Spellbinders incredible products and we love their Woodland dies! Lori Williams and Katie Zoey Ho have two amazing projects in store for you today. Let's jump into the fun!

First, Lori shares the most gorgeous altered Mixed Media Box using Spellbinders and Botanicabella. Let's take a look:

Lori Williams Botanicalbella Box Spellbinders designed for Graphic 45 close up one

Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 & Spellbinders Mixed Media Box by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial

Lori Williams Botanicalbella Box Spellbinders designed for Graphic 45 close up one

Lori Williams Botanicalbella Box Spellbinders designed for Graphic 45 close up one

Lori Williams Botanicalbella Box Spellbinders designed for Graphic 45 close up one

Lori Williams Botanicalbella Box Spellbinders designed for Graphic 45 close up one

Lori Williams Botanicalbella Box Spellbinders designed for Graphic 45 close up one

Lori Williams Botanicalbella Box Spellbinders designed for Graphic 45 close up one

Supply List

Botanciabella DCE
Secret Garden
Garden Suite

Birds in Paradise
Dragonfly Duet
Vintage Vignette
Graphic 45 Staples
Mixed Media 5 x 5 Box Black
Botanical Tea Stamp Set IC0297
Label One
Etched Dies Shapeabilities Die D Lites Woodland Pinecones Die
Other Products Used:
Dries Clear Glue
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
May Arts Ribbon
Foam Tape
FSJ Black Ink
Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Embossing Powder Gold
Heat Gun
Versa Mark Ink
Golden Fluid Matte Medium
Tissue Paper
Gold Paint
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle

Now, we just cannot handle how adorable this nightlight is by Katie! Take a look and try her fabulous tutorial!

"The Night Owl is one little petite chap who loves to stay with the light… Over here, creating this simple little candle cover using the latest Whimsical Woodland owl dies as well as some of Spellbinders’ Nestabilities and Card Creator dies. Get ready to shine with glaze this Halloween!!!" ~Katie


Check out How to Make an Rare Oddity Night Owl Candle Cover by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial




Supply List

Rare Oddities 6” x 6” Patterns and Solids
Rare Oddities Stickers
Spellbinders Nestabilities (Fleur de Elegance)
Spellbinders Card Creator (A2 Scalloped Borders One)
Spellbinders Whimsical Woodland Owl
ColorBox Graphic 45 Decades Ink (Dark Cashmere)
Mulberry Lilies
LED Tea Light

 **Don't forget to enter Spellbinders Contest! You could win an awesome prize pack! 


(Visit the Spellbinders Shop!)

Visit the other amazing blogs taking part in this hop today! The inspiration does NOT end here - how fun!

Keep Hopping!

Stampendous Blog
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Make sure to check out the Spellbinders contest rules for all the details to enter this great giveaway!

Spellbinders Contest Rules

We also have a great giveaway this week ourselves. Enter both contests for fabulous giveaways!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 




I love the candle holder and it looks like (in the tutorial) easy to make. Thanks

Sorry that this is limited to following on Pinterest. Love G45 but it makes me sad that I can't participate.

Both of these project are amazing!

Very cute owl project!

The owl is very cute and the box is so gorgeous

Great projects today especially the cute little candle holder!

Amazing projects! Creative and inspiring as always. Thanks for sharing!

These are such awesome projects! The box is so pretty and the Nite Owl light is perfect.

Amazing box. Would be great to put stationary and give it as a gift.

Lori's mixed media box is amazing and I love Katie's Owl Candle cover!!! So pretty and functional too!! Awesomeness! Wish I could go on the cruise but my doctor wouldn't allow me to travel unfortunately! :-(

Love the box and the tea light is a lovely idea.

What a lovely box and I LOVE that adorable nightlight! Wish I could at least come and see you off as I live just 1/2 hr from the port. sigh. Have fun!

That is such a beautiful box, very intricate. And the Owl candle is darling.

Looks like there will be some traveling for fans of G45! Looking forward to every day of this current blog hop!

Wonderful projects today and I would love to duplicate them. Thank you so much for the directions.

Both FABULOUS projects, but that little woodland owl has my heart, as we have a burrowing owl who winters in our front yard here in AZ. I'm anxiously waiting for our temps to cool so he'll return soon! Must have this little guy!!!

What awesome creations...love...love...this nightlight....tfs

Unable to Enter. Don't pinterest, don't tweet, and don't instagram. I Facebook only. Tired of being discriminated because of it.

Absolutely love that adorable little owl candle decoration! So fun!

I love owls in every shape or form, and this cute owl project is my favorite! It's cute and spooky at the same time..and would make a great table decoration for Halloween.

Wow, what gorgeous projects! I love the flowers and butterflies on the mixed media box.

WOW! The box is absolutely stunnig. What a wonderful gift it would make. the night owl light is so cute. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

The Mix media box is gorgeous and the little owl is solo cute! Thanks for sharing

LOVE this vintage feel of the Graphic 45 products! Just beautiful!
Take Care!

Your OWL nightlight is super cute and I know exactly what little owl loving girl I'm goinna make it for! My granddaughter has always loved owls. Thank you for the tutorial! I'm in very wet SC.

So much creativity out there! Love these wonderful projects today.

Oh my! I would so love to make the beautiful box! I love it! And, the owl light? What talent you guys have! TYFS!

P.S. I would sure love the cruise! That would be an opportunity of a lifetime! :-)

DELIGHTFUL projects!!!
THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION and tutorials :)

Great mixed media box idea and darling owl night lite. Such creativity!

The box is so lovely...but I really love the candle cover! What an unique idea!

Stunning creations!

I have to make the owl night light-guaranteed to make me smile. Fantastic tutorial-thank you Katie.

Gorgeous projects. That box is stunning! And I just love the owl night light.

What great projects the colors and the vintage look is perfect. love love the Tutorial thanks for sharing

Whooo hoooo! I love the owl candle cover! Hooters are my favorite bird!! Compliments of my late grandmother! Thank you fopr sharing the how to videos with us hoppers! I am having a BLAST!

Love Katie's owl light ! The colors in the box and those flowers are so awesome on Lori's project.
Hope to do blog hop later !

Stunning projects!!

the nite owl light is so cute. :)

wnderful and awesome projects, thanks for saharing this tutorials!

The owl is so unique!! Love it!!! The photo gift box is so amazing!!!!

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