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June 22, 2016

"P" is for Pam Bray with Olde Curiosity Shoppe!

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 1 (1) 

We are so excited to welcome our new US team member, Pam Bray! You have probably seen Pam's awesome work on our Social Media sites - she has been a G45er for many years and we are so excited to have her on our 2016 Design Team! All of her projects are just gorgeous. She shares some of her favorite works today, and then shares a brand new tutorial with step-by-step instructions to create yourself. Her idea is perfect for our June #UniquelyYou challenge! You will love it. Let's let Pam introduce herself:

Pam (1)

"Hi Pam here from the Memphis TN area….home of Blues and BBQ!!! We have lived in Memphis for almost 15 years and have just recently retired!!! Our life has been a journey as we lived in different states during our working careers. We have 4 married children and 9 grandchildren.

I began the love of crafting as a small child helping my grandma making her flea market pieces. My sister in laws  taught me how to sew as a young mom.  I always found great joy in making items for my home and family.  We were transferred to Nebraska when our youngest was a baby and there I learned the art of tole painting which I truly loved until I discovered the art of paper crafting.

Our first grandson gave me the love of paper crafting….layouts. As I got more comfortable in my own being I discovered fussy cutting paper, working with inks and paste.  I find it so relaxing to take paper along with some ink or paint, a needle and thread or even by itself  to make extraordinary pieces of art.

I love that in this time...in this moment I create. I can spend time in my studio, with my family, to relax, to read, to cook, to sew, etc. The sky is truly the limit to my freedom to be me.

My Motto: “Remember Each Moment Is A Memory!”

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Now, Pam shares some of her favorite G45 creations with links back to her original blog post. So fun! Take a look at these 3 projects:

"I love spring time....SO...I decided to grab some chipboard I had laying around and make me a happy spring time wall frame from scratch.  I love how it turned out!!!

All details on how it came together can be found at this link…

Love frame giled lily

 Supply List

Graphic Gilded Lily
Craftwell Memories Pocket Die Set
Sizzix Doily Die
Sizzix Doily Die 2
Sizzix Ornate Frame2
Corrugated Paper
Chestnut Roan Ink
Blending Tool
Xyron Adhesive
Pop Dots
Beacon Liquid Glue
Approximately 7” x 12”

"I love making shadow boxes from chipboard and paper using Xyron Creative Station!!!
It goes together so quickly and makes a wonderful home decoration for any room in your home or to give as a gift anytime of the year. 
All details on how it came together can be found at this link….
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Shadowbox
Supply List

Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe Pattern Paper
Xyron Adhesive
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Random metals
The final project measures approximately 8” x 14”.

"I am heading to Florida at the end of the month and will be gone for a few days so I know I am hearing the waves of the water calling me. SO I EXCITED TO SHARE....'The Sea is Calling and I Must Go Canvas'. 

All details on how it came together can be found at this link….




Supply List

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Texture Sheet Gears
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Steampunk Fan Blade
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gears, Borders and Corners
Stampendous Rust Embossing Powder
Stampendous Boss Gloss
8" x 8" Canvas
Sizzix Doily Die Cut
Chestnut Roan Ink
Blending Tool
Xyron Adhesive
Beacon Zip Dry Glue
Pop Dots
The finally piece measures 8” x 8”.

Now, Pam shares a brand new project with us that can inspire our #UniquelyYou challenge. Isn't this awesome?

 "Tip: To add dimension to your flower: Ink edges of petals; roll each petal on a soft mat using a stylus. Bend petals with tweezers, layer together and secure with brad. Mist lightly with water. Make sure to squish slightly to give a scrunched up look. Allow to dry completely before placing on your projects.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 1

Pam's Step-by Step Tutorial

1. Paint frame with black ink, dry.
2. Adhere inked paper strip to inside of frame.
Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 2
3. Border punch small strip of pattern paper, adhere to border strips. Ink edges. Adhere to frame. Cut smaller squares, ink and layer together. Adhere to frame.

4. Apply Metallic Lustre to chicken wire and peacock.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 3 (2)

5. Adhere chicken wire to pattern paper, trim. Adhere to inside of frame.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 4 (2)

6. Die cut three doilies  from pattern paper, adhere two to inside of frame.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 5

7. Cover chipboard letter with pattern paper, trim with Xacto knife, ink edges.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray Photo 9

8. Adhere “Old Curiosity Shoppe” journal block behind chipboard embellishment. Add to top of doily die cut. Adhere to top of letter. Adhere to inside of frame.

9. Adhere pattern paper and border strip to Graphic 45 packaging. Add picture of self, adhere prepared packaging piece to inside of frame.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 6

10. Adhere metal door plate to frame.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 19

11. Fussy cut two of each of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe images from pattern paper, layer together with pop dots. Adhere to frame. Add key.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 21

12. Adhere prepared peacock feathers to frame.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 8

13. Die cut flowers, ink edges. Roll flowers with stylus, pinch edges with tweezers to shape petals. Place flower parts together securing with brad. Mist flowers with water lightly, crunch up. Allow to dry, adhere to frame.  

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 11

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 11

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 11

14. Fussy cut butterflies from pattern paper. Adhere together at body. (Allow the wings to stay free to give dimension.) Adhere to frame.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 13

15. Curl green wire, adhere to frame.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 1 (1)

Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 21 (1)

 Supply List

Graphic 45: Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45: Botanicabella Pattern Paper
Graphic 45: Playtimes Past Pattern Paper
Graphic 45: Staples
Graphic 45: Package Back
Sizzix: Pansy Die, Lacy Doily Die
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts: Chicken Wire, Peacock Feathers
DecoArt Metallic Lustre: Iced Espresso, Gold Rush, Silver Spark, Elegant Emerald, Brilliant Turquoise
DecoArt Shimmer Mister White
DecoArt Media Carbon Black
ColorBox Chestnut Roan Ink
Xacto Knife
Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry, Glue Dots, Xyron Adhesive Dots, Scrapbook Adhesive Pop Dots
EK Success Deco Scallop Border Punch
3/8” Corner Punch
MonAmi Gabby: Green Wire Gabby
McGill: Flower Mat and Stylus
Metal Brads
Wood Frame
Chipboard Letter

This week we are giving an incredible prize pack with Children's Hour, our Ivory Mixed Media Album, and Petaloo flowers! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner this Friday, so make sure to take part this week! What will you create with this awesome prize pack?

(1) Children's Hour, Mixed Media Album Graphic 45 & Petaloo Prize

Join us in welcoming Pam in the comments below. Her work is amazing! Have a fabulous Wednesday, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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










Gorgeous! So nice to think inside the box! I get stuck thinking I have to add photos, but here you show us works of art with pretty papers! Love these!

Welcome Pam. I would so love to win the prize pack - I can imagine doing a beautiful album with vintage photos. thanks for the chance to win

Love your ideas Pam & so glad to see you here! Can't wait to see more!

Terrific work and neat artwork. g45 is the best paper maker ever!

So happy that Pam is on the DT! I love following her on other blogs and can't wait to see her work her magic with your products!!
Welcome Pam!!!

There's some lovely touches in Pam's work and I love all the little details. x

Pam is such a fun gal, and it shows in her creations! Looking forward to being on the team with you this year, Pam!!!

Love, love, love all of these creations! What great inspiration...thank you. Looking forward to seeing more :)

Welcome Pam! You're going to love it "here".

Love the projects!

Beautiful projects Pam!

WElcome Pam:) Beautiful projects!!!

Old Curiosity Shop has such great images, and I love the way Pam has used them! Welcome, Pam!

A selection of awesome projects, Pam. Always love your work and your new project is just as amazing as the rest! TFS your talents with us! Barbara xo

I am so happy to see my friend, Pam on the DT! She is a mastermind of mixed media project and 3D extravaganzas. I love her use of layering! Welcome to the team, Pam!!!

I am so honored to be a part of the Graphic 45 team....thank so much for having me and for creating the most amazing papers in the "Whole" world!!! I love, love, love my Graphic 45!!! Thank you everyone for such lovely comments.

Love Pam's projects today! Thanks for sharing them.

Lots of great details and dimension on these projects.

Wow! I love how those inked doilies look like coral in her Under the Sea canvas. Just gorgeous and so full of color!

Oh, I just love your work, Pam! You are so talented! Everything here is divine. Hope you have fun in my home state of Florida! :-)

Love all of the fussy cutting.
One of my favorite tasks (really)
thanks faor sharing.

Pam's layering is amazing. I would love to see her creations in person. Thanks for the inspiration and all your wonderful products.

I am so thrilled to see Pam here. I've been a fan of hers for a long time. Old Curiosity Shoppe is my favorite G45 collection-her creation and tutorial is fantastic.
I would make a mini for a dear young friend who recently had a precious "ginger" boy.

Lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

Love those butterflies. They're so beautiful and almost look real. Great projects! Looking forward to seeing more.

Great projects, Pam! Welcome to Graphic 45!

Thanks for today's tips on making flowers...love creating my own blooms! Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Welcome to G45! Interesting prize package...I'm ready to create a mini album!

Pam, I enjoy your use of colors in each of your palettes! Well done--your projects are amazing!

Beautiful projects, Pam! Looking forward to seeing more of your designs!

Wow....fabulous projects!!! Can't wait to see more!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Awesome projects, love the tips for the flowers and the butterflies !
Welcome Pam !!

Gorgeous and beautiful!

Love these projects! Thanks for sharing your wonderful, creative inspiration with us!

Pam, I have to call your work framed art rather than scrapbooking. Beautiful. Sure would like to win the childrens hour and mixed media.

Welcome Pam! Beautiful works of art...looking forward to seeing more.

Oodles of inspiration and ideas here love them all

Oh my goodness! Love the Curiosity Shop creation! Your work, Pam, is amazing!

Wow Pam!!! So pretty!!!

Great presentation of the G45 by Pam. Thanks for the deets on how to get the look.

Such awesome, bold and gorgeous details. Love every use of each piece. Fabulous work!!!

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