Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Graphic 45 & ScrapbookSteals.com Blog Hop!




I have a super fun post for you all today! Graphic 45 is teaming up with ScrapbookSteals.com to bring to you an AMAZING showcase of Graphic 45's Communique and Playtimes Past collections... brought to you by the creative talents of participating Graphic 45 designers!

But that's not all... Graphic 45 is offering up a BLOG PRIZE... yes, you heard that right! What can be better than a prize full of Graphic 45 goodies?! All you have to do is comment at each of the blogs along the hop to enter you chance to win the prize below! Participating blogs are linked at the bottom of this blog post.


Here's a peek at the Graphic 45 prize up for grabs...

$40 USD retail value!

Drooling yet? LOL! Well, be ready to get your drool on! 

Some of the members of the Graphic 45 design team created some unbelievably, spectacular projects that will be sure to leave you inspired! Are you ready?? Well... let me get you started!

For today's project I created a 12x12 scrapbook layout of my 4-year old son Logan. He graduated from pre-school last month and Graphic 45's Communique papers are so fun and versatile... they were PERFECT for this project!

Here are some photos of this special and unique scrapbook layout of my son!









For a tutorial showing how this scrapbook lay-out came together, 
check out my video:
*Click on bottom right of the video box to watch on YouTube for full screen.



Be sure to check out ScrapbookSteals.com for some awesome deals on Graphic 45's Communique and Playtimes past collections!

Now to get you on your hopping way! Here is the list of participating members for this hop! Don't forget to comment and show some ❤ LOVE ❤ along the way for your chance to win the blog prize up for grabs!



hugs! ❤



Products:
Graphic 45 Communique Papers
Staples Envelope tags
Staples Chipboard Buttons
Staples Black word trim
Staples Metal Tags
Staples Metal Brads
Staples Metal Flowers
Flower Staples 
Staples Metal Clothespin
Graphic 45 Staples Packaging (recycled!)
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Alphabet Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Alphabet Cardstock Stickers
Tim Holtz Ideology Muse Token
Floral Sprays
Black doilies from "Owl & Thistle" on Etsy
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray - Dark Chocolate Truffle
Recollections Black Pearl Bling
Want2Scrap small shipping tag (not shown - inserted in envelope tag)
Black Soot Ranger Distress Ink

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Carol Mitchell said...

Incredible layout! I love the papers! Wonderful job Arlene.

Konnie with a K said...

Love all of the detail! It is so intricate. Gorgeous little man as well!

webgranny19 said...

just a beautiful layout,the papers were perfect.

bbsox55 said...

This is so masculine for your little guy. I love the layout! Thanks for sharing.

Mardi said...

Nice lay out. Thanks for sharing

Tarnished Rose said...

The layout is awesome! I'm loving all the layering you used. Thanks for the video too. So informative.

Smiles~
Marilyn

kay said...

love all the layers! This is awesome!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Gorgeous! I love how you are able to combine a lot of elements, yet keep a good flow on your projects. All the fussy-cutting is amazing, and I love your flowers!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee all the doilies and the flowers!!!

barbara johnson said...

I really enjoy your work and your videos!!! I'm so glad you're on the G45 team. Look forward to seeing your awesome work!!

Colleen C. said...

Beautiful layout.

Linda from Lockbourne said...

I will be sure to stop back on by. Thanks for the inspiration and I am going to scrapnap this design.

Theresa (A Happy Scrappy Life) said...

This is awesome!!!

xo

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

This is gorgeous! Love your work!

Renee said...

Adorable layout!

Athanasia said...

Beautiful Layout!

Barbara said...

Love the layers and the use of color!

laurie said...

Very Beautiful I love the flowers and black doilies.... I couldn't get the video to load but I will check back later it could be my internet.

KJ said...

Just too cute. So adorable. Love the layout. First time to this blog, but have now put it on my favorites. thanks for sharing.

Beachsidelynn said...

Beautiful scrapbook page with great embellishment.

Cindy Lou said...

Such an intricately detailed LO, and so sweet with the love put into it. These color choices rock with the papers you have used. Great job, such a precious keepsake!

Midnightscrapper said...

This is totally stunning and yes drooling for sure! wonderful layout and I LOVE your flowers

Sharon Y (sharona62) said...

Wonderful! Love that it still looks masculine even with doilies and flowers.

Melissa Merritt said...

The layout is wonderful. I like all the layering and cut outs.

Molly B ee said...

Very nice layout. Wouln't it be lovely if they went togeter as fast as they do in the videos???

kimmie said...

Beautiful layout. The flowers are very pretty! Thank you for sharing.

Jaime G said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Such a beautiful layout, I love how you used all the elements to create your page. Ohhh, momma....the girls are going to love him! lol

Miriam Prantner said...

This layout is wonderful! I LOVE the black doilies and that great ribbon. so many fun elements and a great photo!

Sari said...

Yes...drooling lol. You made a woderful Lo.
Hugs, Sari

Dee said...

I love this lay-out with all the little details and so well balanced, it's absolutely perfect! And I love the doilies in the background!

gail said...

Great layout! I like how you incorporated all the layers and textures, especially the bit of Graphic 45 packaging!

Donna R said...

Great layour...I forgot how great this paper is especially for a male, getting some great idea regarding a mini I am doing for a friends son

Sara P said...

Great layout!

Sara P said...

Great layout!

Kimberly said...

Love all the layers on your layout...TFS
Kimberly

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous layout! Love all the elements and how eye catching it is!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Your Layout is just gorgeous!! I love all of the layering you've done and those flowers...WOW!

Sara Russell-Clark said...

This is such a gorgeous layout - the communique papers were perfect for your theme, the images set off the cute graduation photo brilliantly! And I LOVE the flowers!

Julia said...

Fabulous layout Arlene.Love everything you do you are sooo talented. Thank you for your inspiration!

Kelly Sas said...

So much amazing detail in your wonderful LO, but then again that is what is great about Graphic 45; they make and therefore have the best selection of detailed embellishments!

scrapadabadoo.com said...

Beautiful layout ! Love all the detais and what you have done with the flowers most of all !!

Anonymous said...

So pretty, I have many pictures and stories waiting to go inot scrapbooks. This is the push I needed. Love your handy work and the way you used the Graphic 45 paper line.Margaret

Debi W said...

Like this.
Can use for all grads from K through College.

Pat Christiansen said...

Beautiful!!! Love it!

Maridee said...

Adorable layout! Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us!

Rainy Day Scrapper said...

Gorgeous layout - I love all the layers!

Bonnie in SC said...

The splashes of red really make this page shine. Good job.

achairnadream said...

I posted under my name Donna R. but created a blog to make things easier when posting comments and such so not sure if I needed to post again.

Frances said...

I Love all the little details on the LO.
:) Fran Smith

Naomi said...

This is a wonderful layout. I love the way you combined doilies
with the papers .

KC said...

this page is beautiful! the doilies, the flowers, all of it...so inspiring!

Drifty Wright said...

Wonderful Layout!! I Love how you used and balanced all of the elements and how Logan and his beautiful smile is still the main focus. Glad you are putting it into a shadow box--I was thinking it definitely needed to be on display! He will treasure it when he is older. Thank you for your video--very inspirational!! Take Care.

KathyK said...

I always love your layouts! Those doilies are sooo cute! And I love that they are black! And I love what you did with the envelope! I love it all! TFS:)

Cheryl M. said...

What an amzing layout! Can get lost in the moment for sure.

Becky Dunham said...

Wow, Arlene! This layout is over the top gorgeous! So many great elements, I could look at it for hours! Thanks for the video on how you put this together - I definitely need a lot of help in the area of layouts :)

Debb Reid (Tawe Guild ) said...

popped over from Laura's, lovely work..especially the flowers.

Kathy said...

I love your creation using the Graphic 45 collection. You are very talented and hope to see many more of your lovely creations in the future.

heidig said...

Gorgeous layout!

Anonymous said...

love the clothes pins and black doiles used in this layout. Ella C.

Serina said...

I have been inspired how you utilize different embellishments and incorporated them together so nicely, no matter in card-making or layouts. Thanks for sharing.

Jenna K. said...

What a sweet tribute to your son!

Greg and Tammy said...

Gorgeous page!!! Love all the detail!

happyscrappy007 said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Love 2 Scrap-N-Crop said...

Great layput. You have a cute son.

Naomi said...

Love the layout!

texasbarb said...

Love how you've put this layout together! Thanks for sharing with the video, too!!

sleigh said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout! Love everything about it - colours, design and there are lots of elements to it just done beautifully! TFS with us today :)

Deborah Johnson said...

Wonderful layout and I LOVE the fussy cutting!!!

Jen said...

What a fabulous Layout - the way you have used papers is simply fabulous!!

Super Anisoptera said...

So much detail! wonderful!

Mom Cheryl said...

I love all the layers on your layout! Lovely! Do you put your layouts in albums? I was just wondering with all your embellishments. Thanks!

scrapncathy said...

Beautiful page Arlene.... Love all the detail. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Love this layout. The doilies and packaging rese really jumped out for me. Always enjoy looking at your work. Looking forward to seeing more.

Lisa T.
(guylandgal)

Toneisha B. said...

Awesome layout! Love the detail!

kkmadre said...

This is so cute.

Suzanne said...

I love the layout you made! I especially love the flowers.

weeziechk said...

Arlene - Your work has be an inspiration to me from "way back" in the GGS days.
TTFN - LL & P,
Weezie

Carole said...

Just love all the layers !!!

mhodges said...

Wow I love the layout! I love that it is for a boy and yet all the embellishments look fantastic!

crafting to stay sane said...

What a Gorgeous Lay out of your son Arlene!
TFS
hugs Aly x

craftgirl007 said...

Beautiful layout...love how there are so many embellishments & details, yet the layers keep them all balanced & not overworked at all. This is the kind of work I aspire to do!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love your beautiful layout, Arlene. Of course I'm drooling. Graphic 45 does that to a person. :)

shari said...

What a great layout I love the pop of red and all the layering. Thanks for the great tutorial. Shari (cricutrookie)

Rea' said...

Arlene your little scholar is adorable! You rocked this layout, love ALL the detailed work, the flowers, the bling, the packaging WOW... even the ink spots, this is so cool how all your elements worked together...love the paper combinations

Marcia Neat said...

What a cutie. Absolutely gorgeous layout full of all sorts of detail but not busy in anyway everything just sits together beautifully. Stunning detail

Ms Scrapmess said...

You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing!

Nad├Ęge said...

What a detailed layout! So rich! Love the doilies, they are so pretty.

Gail said...

with all the different dp and elements you still did not take away the main part of this l/o that sweet little man..tfs..loves ya

Sara Nell Langland said...

I am really interested in all the detail and how you accomplish the layering on the page to make the end result spectacular--so thanks for the great video. I learn a lot from these!

The Frightened Gardener said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing.

W Hill said...

Beautiful. Love all the layers but it's still clean and the picture just pop's. Thanks for sharing.

Grace said...

Love your layout and love that paper!! The colors are perfect and go so well with your handsome little guy. Grace Shaw

Krystal O'Neill said...

Fantastic layout! Thamks for sharing! :)

Sandra Askew said...

Love your designs. So many great ideas that you share! Thank you!

Bobbi said...

Gorgeous layout Arlene, love all of the detail, and how you used the paper for embellishing....beautiful

lutingobelin said...

your layouts are always amazing and this one with this picture of your little boy is really beautiful !

Jean said...

Wow!! Love the flowers and all the little details!!

Marilou said...

I love your blog Arlene ! Is one of my favorite. I love coming to inspire me !!your layout is gorgeous !!! kiss from france ;)!!!!

di said...

Love the Flowers Di

happyscrappingirl said...

Arlene you do such amazing work! I love to see it in motion.

Jann said...

Beautiful layout & great video

Judy Webb said...

Love your layont and love Logan

Val said...

I love how you can use a 'vintage' look with contemporary pics and still have a great page!

Nan G said...

Fabulous layout! Love all,of the minute details.

Raven said...

What sweetie...you sure put a lot of work into this page.

kim said...

Your layout and video were awesome. I love G45 paper and sometimes have a hard time trying to figure out how to use it for a layout. You just don't want to cover anything up. Your layout was inspiring.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Kwilt said...

Amazing job!
Love the paper...Love the inspiration!
Hugs...Kathy

tblue said...

What a unique graduation page! Love it!

Teresa Blue

Lexi said...

Just Beautiful!

Lexi said...

Just Beautiful!

Jocelyn said...

What an amazing layout Arlene. Those balck doilies are really beautiful. And what a little cutie!

Unknown said...

Great inspiration!

Mariebernadette said...

Great inspiration!

Lynn W. said...

What a lovely layout! Your son has a beautiful smile too - you must be so proud of each other!

Lynn Wild

◦◉ Steven ◉◦ AKA Pink Elf... (don't ask) said...

Wow love all of the stuff you guys are doing with G45

loveglitter said...

Super cute layout! You're so creative!!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Lay-out. I love your work and you always have very clear and wonderful tutorials that are easy to understand.Thank you for that.

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning work. And what a cutie pie!

Sheri said...

cute layout! love the Communique papers

Anonymous said...

Fantastic page. Thanks for sharing.
Carol G.

Tonya said...

Great layout, you are so creative, wish I had that bone in my body!!!!

Musicalscrapper said...

What a great layout and he is such a cutie

Jean

Debbie said...

love this LO love the video thanks for sharing, I have pinned this since i have the paper thanks

jengd said...

Such a great layout! Fabulous array of elements!

Justine said...

Gorgeous site. Great ideas!

Margaret Ann Moffat said...

fab layout, love the inticacy of and how you put it together

Jean said...

Fantastic layout .. I love love these papers (i love all g45 papers ;) wonderful job!

Amanda said...

Wow. So wish I had the gift of doing layouts like that. Really wish I could make paper flower like you did on this LO. Love those.

Cathy L. said...

Love what you do with these layouts using Graphic 45

Cindy said...

Love your layout, all of the details are amazing!!

scrappylady said...

Beautiful design showcasing these fantastic G45 papers. Fabulous work!

AbrewFamily said...

What a wonderful layout. It has so much fun embellies and design but doesn't take away from the star of the layout. Congrats Logan!

carol said...

Beautiful work.

Melanie said...

Love the colors and textures and school theme!

lori said...

Amazing work as always! Love G45!

artjunkie2 said...

What an awesome LO! You have used the Graphic 45 paper elements and embellishments beautifully!

Wendy said...

Your layout is awesome Arelene. It looks fabulous on my computer screen so I can only imagine how good it is in real life.
....some more blog hopping to do ;-)

Wendy said...

Your layout is awesome Arelene. It looks fabulous on my computer screen so I can only imagine how good it is in real life.
....some more blog hopping to do ;-)

Anonymous said...

Really special layout. Logan is adorable! I have really enjoyed watching you videos and projects since you have been added to the Graphic 45 Design Team. Your work is beautiful.

Ramona Walter

Kathy said...

Fantastic scrapbook layout. I love the details that you've added, especially the flowers.

Anonymous said...

this is so cute, love the colors and even with all the flowers, bling, and doilies it still works so good for your son's layout. lOVE IT.

SYD EGAN
SYDEGAN@HOTMAIL.COM

Jordanna DiPietro-Vigliotta said...

WOW! I almost died when i saw the houndstooth envelope and paper flowers!!! Did you make the envelope or can you purhcase it already made?

donna said...

Your work is awesome, I have been following you for awhile and you rock~!!

Paik117 said...

Love your project.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layout!

Joanne Turner

Fanscraptic said...

Beautiful. Love your take on the grad/school theme

Purplegirl2009 said...
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Purplegirl2009 said...

What a fantastic layout, I had stop doing layouts, but looking at this beautiful layout you did make me think about tryingthem again Just love all the detail you put into your layouts. You do amazing work. Graphic 45 got another winning team this year. TFS your wonderful talent with us
Annette Alexander

Jackie H said...

I love the special page you made for the Hop!

KazT said...

Great layout and love that timeless peg.

MsDebren said...

Very nice layout, cute son !!!
Debra Renwick

Cpruitt606@msn.com said...

Love what you've done with this paper - it's a classic.

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful layout! The details are amazing!

JamieH

barbwire802 said...

Your project is super. Love the clothes pin. TFS

Kaye said...

Absolutely delightful!

fusiafscrapping said...

I love your layout. Great work! You are very talented :)

happybooker said...

Arlene, how nice to see a video of you creating such a great LO. If only I could scrap that fast I could get some of the project piled on my desk done! I loved the colors you used to compliment the papers. Just fantastic.

Kathy Ancheta said...

I love this paper. I especially love how you show it on this layout. I never would have been able to think they would be a good fit.

Katina said...

I love how you used all the black in this layout. And I especially liked how you snuck in the G45 packaging. Fun and clever!

Very21 said...

I love this layout i saw it in yt and is lovely great color combo.Very

Limor Webber said...

Love this paper collection Arlene! and I love your layout!

KnitterPam said...

Great details and layering, Arlene, thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

With G45 Paper, you can never go wrong. All the projects and layouts are fantastic. I am amazed of the unigue talents and individuality that each of the team members brings to us. Thank you so much for the ideas, and the opportunity to win some wonderful products. Goos luck everyone.

Carol E said...

Wonderful layout, love all your elements, thank you so much for sharing it.

Dorina D said...

Oh my goodness! What incredible detail from the beaded flourishes to the wonderful roses. Gorgeous and so fun. TFS

Mylissa said...

I just love your graphic 45 layout.
So much to look at. Thank you for sharing what you love.

Alissa Luke said...

Wonderful project!!

Linda said...

Love your project. :)

Amy Heffernan said...

This is amazing! I love all your layering, and such a cute photo too!

Rusticdiva said...

What an amazing layout...what an amazing team you are part of I am gob smacked. Keep up this wonderful work.

Daisy B said...

Beautiful as always... Love the layers...

Francine said...

Beautiful work Arlene, I love your layout - so much to see! It's my first time to your blog, and I'll be back.
BTW, great choice of name for your son *wink* - my Logan is 10 years older :-)

Vivian Bennett said...

Such a beautiful layout with your amazing attention to detail! TFS!
-V

Adrienne Crist said...

So beautiful! Love it and your videos...I'm a fan!

Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

Wow , luv the layout :) Tfs !
Hugs Rebecca

patriciadavis said...

Love your scrapbook page! and have become a follower of your lovely site. Truly appreciate the video to show me how to do things. Thank you again!

Terry's Blog said...

Way to go! Logan & Mom!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh Arlene this is so pretty and elegant....of course your little man makes it all....love all the details....awesome job....tfs

Lei M said...

Your scrap page of your son is a great use of that beautiful paper!

Anonymous said...

Never thought to use black doilies but they are just wonderful. Love the G45 tag peaking out at top since I love to use packaging also - their tags with the grommet are too nice to waste! Thanks for continuing to be such an inspiration for so many! Mary Werner

cathy said...

Wonderful video! Loved how you were so free to use all the foam pop strips!! The layering makes all the difference - I need to be more bold in the future as I can see how skimping on the foam leads to my disappointment in my layout looking flat.

Linda said...

Loved you layout, thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us. You are such an inspiration.

Brenda said...

Beautiful Layout.TFS

Sheila said...

The array of papers used and the embellishments result in an eyecatching page.

Daisy Vilela said...

Gorgeous! I love how you are able to combine a lot of elements, yet keep a good flow on your projects. All the fussy-cutting is amazing, and I love your flowers!

Hugs and love from Brasil

JBall said...

your work is so creative with using so many things that I would never expect and I love the work posted on the sides of this site.

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

This layout is too cute for words, such a fantastic blend of colors and black lacy elements and so much details. You did awesome! Hugs.

Margie said...

Stunning layout!! Pinned it!

lynneatw said...

You do such beautiful work. Thank you for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

What a great layout!!!!

Charlene

Patricia said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Your work is amazing! I'm so glad I found it. Thanks for a great tutorial also.

Luv 2 Create said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous LO. Love all the details.
Marcie

Dipsynoodle said...

Amazing Layout. What a great memento. Beautifully done.

genagirl said...

This is so super cute. I hate that all my layouts end up looking the same. I need to think more outside the box like you!

Karen said...

This is one of your best layouts,
I enjoyed watching the makings of a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.
Karen

Linda K said...

Great layout Arlene. Anything Graphic 45 is THE best.

Blaze1208 said...

Very interesting. Unfortunately, none of us received our email from G45 until almost midnight on the 5th, so we missed out.

Deb said...

Your work is beautiful. All the people that participate in these bog hops have so much talent. I love your page you made for your son, too. You are going to have a fantstic book of him through his school years if you did one page per grade.

Tanya said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I loved watching you put it together, it was mesmerizing!

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