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I don’t know what it is, but Graphic 45 papers make me pull out my sharpest scissors and start fussy cutting! The images on some of these papers from Botanical Tea collection made fantastic embellishments for my layout. One of my favourite things I LOVE about Graphic 45 collections is that they layer so easily. I think as scrapbookers, especially if new to the craft; layering can be the hardest thing. Graphic 45 has nailed it! Fantastic combinations of large and small prints in color harmony make it simple for everyone to work with. Add to the mix [my title] some Core’dinations Signature Series cardstock; colours designed to work with the Graphic 45 palette and you have a match made in scrapbooker’s heaven! My layout below is an example of how easily these products all play together. I have also distressed the edges of some of my papers with Stampin’…

It is DAY#8 of a Taste of CHA featuring Adornit, Avery Elle and Graphic 45 How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! NO sponsors NO prizes! 2. During the next 12 days (Feb 11 – 22) you need to visit 41 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages and say CS SENT ME. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest product released by each of the 41 sponsors this past Jan at CHA!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! Lets get started! #1 – Adornit – a collection of patterned paper, decorative cardstock, stickers and a wooden frame perfect for home décor. Visit Adornit on facebook – CLICK HERE – say hello from us. *Please do not continually post the same comment on the facebook walls…

Graphic 45 has a brand new collection that features images that are perfect for us that love to cook, garden and farm. When I saw the paper and saw pictures of seed packets with carrots and peas, I went weak at the knees. I have a lot of gardening pictures! The colours are rich and vibrant and so fun to work with. You can buy this collection in individual 12×12 sheets or in three different sizes of paper pads. Graphic 45 has also designed matching chipboard, stickers and stamps. Look for it at your favourite scrapbooking stores – it should be arriving any day. I used the January 2015 sketch from the Canadian Scrapbooker sketchy gallery as inspiration and created this layout. I like scrapbooking summer pictures in the depths of January. It makes me hopeful that winter might end someday soon. Think happy summer thoughts! Then, when I had…

The dramatic displays in the graphic 45 booth at the Craft & Hobby show are always impressive. Each collection is housed in its own display cabinet and area.  There are 3 newest releases….Home Sweet Home is reminiscent of home cooking, gardening and similar vintage images. Precious Memories is a stunning baby collection, with cherubic darlings and soft colour palette, suitable for either boys or girls. Artisan Style is a new Art Deco collection filled with beautiful 1920s and 1930s imagery and patterns. Time to Flourish is their second ‘calendar’ themed collection, which was a successful theme last year. If you love seeing all of these amazing projects on display and the papers, then click HERE to visit the graphic 45 website and blog, where inspiration abounds!

These past week, I remembered. I remembered what I have no first hand knowledge about. I remembered brave men and women I have never met. I celebrated the safety and freedom of my life. Today, my heart overflows with gratitude for the bravery and sacrifice of others. Thank-you. A few years ago, we were able to spend Canada Day in Ottawa. What an experience that was! I loved the ceremony and the pride and joy swelling from the crowds. I bet you are wondering why I am reminiscing about Canada Day on Remembrance Day. It is simply because we stopped at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on that day. I guess I just felt the need to look at those photos again. And remember. Lest we forget… Supplies Used: Cardstock- Bazzill Basics Paper  and Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock; Patterned Paper, Stickers- Graphic 45; Dies- Spellbinders; Phoomph under photos and…

Happy Tuesday everyone! Kim here to share a heartfelt layout with you today! It has been ten months since our dear Java left us for “puppy fields in the sky” and I still am surprised to come home and not be greeted by her, 14 years of unconditional love forms routines! My process for this page came together easily, I think because the subject is so dear to my heart. I had saved some of the thoughtful cards sent to us when we had to put Java down. I think originally I couldn’t throw them out because it made her passing so final and I was genuinely surprised that people had sent them, after all to some she was “just a dog”. When I came across the Graphic 45 paper collection “Raining Cats & Dogs”, I knew it was time to pull the cards out to save forever! This paper…

Did you know there is a fantastic blog hop going on this week with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Graphic 45? You can win some awesome prize packages! Plus, you get to visit a whole bunch of fabulous blogs and be inspired by projects made with Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Join in the fun!  Click HERE to visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog and start hopping! Hurry….it ends FRIDAY. GOOD LUCK!

Hello everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share some designing tips using Spellbinders® dies.  I created this vintage layout by layering Spellbinders die cuts behind my photo. I used the beautiful graphic 45 “Botanical Tea” collection, which I thought was perfect for this photo of my mom and her friends having a casual tea party back in 1953. This gorgeous Spellbinders Nestabilities® set called “Elegant Ovals” (S4-425) die cut beautifully with this cream card stock (which came in the graphic 45 paper pack) Just look at those intricate cut designs! You cannot get that result from an electronic cutting machine. I used the dies themselves to trace the same shapes from patterned paper to fit inside each Elegant Oval. All of my embellishments are either graphic 45 stickers or fussy cut from the patterned papers. I can always count on Spellbinders dies for intricate cut designs that really pop…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Colleen McKenna – this weeks lucky winner! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away the Good Ol’ Sport Collection from graphic 45!!!!!  This prize could be yours! Why not eh???? To enter to win this contest 1. Visit graphic 45 on facebook – CLICK HERE – Tell them CS sent you! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday July 11th  at midnight to enter! TIP TO ENTER – You just need to check the box that says “I’d rather post as guest” and then you don’t have to do anything but put in your name and email address. Good luck everyone!

Check out Desiree Saskiw’s take on the April sketch featuring graphic 45 SUPPLIES: graphic 45 patterned paper and stickers, Dollar Store doily, Prima Marketing floral embellishment, My Mind’s Eye transparency, American Crafts cardboard alphabet, Zip Dry glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Desiree based her layout on this sketch. We would love to see your take on our monthly sketchy challenge!  CLICK HERE to join the fun! Have a wonderful week!

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