Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Graphic 45 inspires me...

When I heard Graphic 45 was having a design team call I was so excited! I love G45 so much. Not only is everything they do or create unique and beautiful but it really allows all types of Crafters to use it for a wide array of projects. I quickly broke out my G45 stash to see what I had. After falling in love with all their products all over again I felt very inspired to gather up a few existing projects, create a couple new ones and throw my hat in the ring. For a long time I had strictly admired G45 from afar, in fact for the first year, I think I strictly collected papers, too afraid to cut into the beautiful designs :) However once I dove in and realized all that their products had to offer, I couldn't stop thinking of ways to use them. Below are a couple:

First up, a greeting card created using a vintage Valentines Day postcard and a lovely cut out from the new Curtain call collection....it's quickly becoming one of my favs!

A Layout of my beautiful daughters using the Fashionista collection, perfect for them :)

Al altered canvas with a peak into my Steampunk mind...

A Mini bird house turned Cirque tent, thanks to the new Le Cirque line, check it out, it's awesome!

An altered cigar box I made awhile back. I think this may have been the first time I actually cut up anything and used it, boy was I nervous :)

A few tags inspired by G45 and Tim Holtz, how can it get better than that!

A wall hanging inspired by this Dragonfly Duet paper.

A Travel Album cover using my absolute favorite collection, Transatlantique, a must for any traveler!

An altered purse using the new Curtain call and the Le' Romantique collection, what's more romantic than Paris!

A thank you card for future use, I love this collection too!

An altered gift bag for some unsuspecting friend, I can't wait to fill it up!

This is a new project and I have to say, an instant favorite. The mini album is made of recycled old wood and cork coasters and the close ups of my hubby were taken awhile ago with a project like this in mind.

Another recycled altered item, this time a mini basket became a thank you card/basket :)

A layered Friend card inspired by the new Curtain call collection, I was looking for a reason to use these feathers.

Probably my all time favorite project using G45, a vintage wall hanging inspired by my Grandmother, an avid sewer and lover of fashion. I felt very honored to use her antique doilies and vintage sewing pattern paper.

I hope you enjoyed the collection, thanks for stopping by today :)



  1. WOW! You've been busy! Graphic 45 papers are so beautiful and you've put them to good use with ALL these projects! I know what you mean about finding it difficult to cut into these beautiful papers, I have the same problem even though I know that's what they were bought for. Silly isn't it?!

    ps hoping to make a start on the ATC's this weekend!

  2. I think your projects are all gorgeous!! I have a hard time cutting into it too because it's so pretty. There have even been a few papers that I thought... I should just frame this one and keep it forever! LOL I wish you the best of luck in their call!

  3. Oh my goodness I LOVE all of these!!! The canvas and the purse are in the post at least, aren't they??? loooool
    Beautiful job K :) xx

  4. I just love Graphic 45 papers as well.....but find them quite hard to actually use....so there's just so much inspiration here....you've created some wonderful art.

  5. If you don't make the team, I'm never buying another G45 again! You're a prolific artist, but moreso, your talent is awesome! I love all of your projects. Bravo!

  6. OMG K! all of the projects you made are AMAZING! it's hard to pick a favorite, but I do really love your layout, especially because you normally don't make them, I don't know why since this is proof that you got what is needed to made beautiful lo's ;)The Canvas and the Fan just Gorgeous, G45 definitely scores your creative style :)

  7. Wow you really found inspiration in G45 ! Love the variety of projects you used the different collections on. I've just got Curtain Call and started playing with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Gorgeous projects! I love the wall hanging piece, it's so pretty :)