Those who visit my blog often know that I LOVE Graphic 45!  I have enjoyed being on their amazing design team since right after they released their first two lines, Baby 2 Bride (still my favorite) and Times Nouveau. Sadly, I am moving on and did not try out for the Graphic 45 2011 Design Team. It was a very tough decision because I absolutely love the product and the lovely family-owned & operated company. I adore Diane Shultz and her lovely daughters, Amiee and Charee. Although I dislike the idea of no longer playing a part in the Graphic 45 Company, I am confident that I will have much more time for a variety of important things…family, travel, home schooling, etc.

In honor of my time with spent Graphic 45

I’m going out with a BANG!

BANG meaning that I am giving away


Provided by yours truly



Chipboard Button Staples, Envelope Tag Staples, Flower Staples, 8×8 Once Upon a Springtime paper pad, 8×8 On the Boardwalk paper pad, 12×12 Steampunk Debutante paper pad, 12×12 Hallowe’en in Wonderland paper pad, 12×12 Proper Gentleman paper pad and 12×12 Graphic 45 Core Impressions from Core’dinations paper pad. PRIZE PACKAGE VALUED AT $115



Sticker Staples, Alphabet Sticker Staples, Flower Staples, Chipboard Button Staples, Envelope Tag Staples, Black Policy Envelope Album Staples, Craft Envelope Album Staples, Hampton Art Graphic 45 Le Cirque Cling Stamps and Hampton Art Graphic 45 Vintage Ladies Cling Stamps. PRIZE PACKAGE VALUED AT $60.00



8×8 Hallowe’en in Wonderland paper pad, 12×12 On the Boardwalk paper pad, 12×12 A Proper Gentleman paper pad. PRIZE PACKAGE VALUED AT $50.00



8×8 Le Romantique paper pad, 12×12 On the Boardwalk paper pad, 12×12 A Proper Gentleman paper pad. PRIZE PACKAGE VALUED AT $50.00

How do you enter to win?

Tell me which of the following of my Graphic 45 projects is YOUR favorite:

Only one comment per person, per day please.

Comments will close on March 31st, 2011.

All for WINNERS will be announced on APRIL 1st, 2011.

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  • Carmen says:

    WoW, Christie!! That’s a massive giveaway. Sorry you’re stepping down…but I”m sure you’ll be featuring more G45 projects! Oh man…I like almost all your work…so, to pick just one, I’ll pick the Le Cirque album. It’s awesome!!

  • Sue says:

    no you are kidding – I am gutted you are stepping down I love your G45 projects

    …..and to choose mmmmm not really sure I can – I LOVED Le Romantic the Bride LO and the gorgeous dainty chandelier, and of course The Travel banner with all the circles oh my goodness how do you chose?

    Ok well I adore the tiny Domestic Goddess mini banner – just so cute and I am sure looks even better in real life so yes that is my choice – I think lol xxxx

  • Cynthia says:

    I’m so sorry to hear you are stepping down, but sometimes we all must do what is best for us and our families! I hope that this gives you more time to do those things you enjoy and spend more time with your family. Best wishes!!!

  • How could i pick just one? So i will just HAVE to comment every single day until March 31st! Today, i pick your Le Cirque minibook because i just LOVE the Le Cirque collection. The color combination of blue, yellow and black is so appealing to my eyes! I have been following your blog for a long time and you are so very talented and you have been a big inspiration to me. You are even part of the reason why i decided to start my own blog. Hopefully one day i’ll be able to be part of a prominent design team also. I am sure that everyone at Graphic45 is sad to see you go too.

  • Sue Root says:

    All of your projects are great, but since you asked us to pick one, I’m going to say the Timeless Beauty page. Good luck as you move on from here. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!

  • Paula Larch says:

    All of your projects are my favorites, hard to say! Sorry to see that you are stepping down, but we understand!

  • meital says:

    I adore the groom layout. I just love the colors and composition.

  • Emily T. says:

    ooohh….Christie!!! I would have to say the lil darlin layout is one of my top faves! Closely following is the le cirque album 🙂

  • Jing-Jing says:

    I am not entering your giveaway my friend, but you know how much I think of your projects and certainly for Graphic 45!!! amazing body of work here! On a second thought, why don’t you send me that birthday hat?! LOL

  • marie-anne raeman says:

    Hmm, it is hard to choose…so i will pick the lil darling layout because i just so love the steampunk debutante paper

  • Dear Christie, Wow, what a great give-away! I love everything you do with the products of Graphic 45! But if I really have to choose it must be the Graphic 45 chandelier. It was a such a stunning project with lots of work to make it. Breathtaking beautiful!!!!!!

  • Charis Mouritsen says:

    Bummer that life is getting too busy! Smart of you to take care of yourself! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Char says:

    It’s just to hard to decide…I love the beach mini..Ive seen it in person and it’s spectular!!! But then the bride one calls to my shabby side…and I love banners toooo…..so, I guess I’m a three favorite picker 🙂 I’m sorry that your leaving…but it is very time consuming and I love that your home schooling. That is so important. My DIL is going to home school my grandkids, and of coarse it will give you time to come to California (Wink) Im sure you will be greatly missed at Graphic 45 🙂

  • courtney says:

    WHAT!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!? I don’t know what I am more shocked about, that you are stepping down or that you are giving away so much awesome stuff!!!
    It would be impossible for me to choose just one of your projects because honestly I’ve never seen anything you’ve made that I haven’t ADORED beyond belief… like trade my first born for any one of them! Ha ha. But I will have to say the SHOES are the best because you gave them to me and I look at them daily and love them SO MUCH. Wow I hope I win 😀

  • lorip says:

    I poured over the contents listed and really are you kidding me! Any package would be awesome! But after much thought and deliberation I have chose…package 2. I am all about embellishments!

  • Sorry to hear your stepping down – glad you have a blog we can still follow! 😉
    Favorite?? Really! I really like the bride lo and the princess hat with butterflies… Then again, Darling is a cutie LO!

  • They are all so beautiful… Please don’t enter me. I have no creativity and would ruin whatever I would win. Just stopped by to say hello. I’ve been so busy with work lately that I rarely have time left for blogging.

  • Babe O'Mara says:

    They are all awesome. It’s hard to choose just one. I love the beach mini and of course the princess hat is adorable. Everything you do is special and so original. Great work. I’m sure you will be missed.


  • ayako says:

    Due to terrible disaster back home, I once again, had to think about most important things….my family. My creativity mojo seemed to have gone forever but after seeing your projects I would like to make one myself. My favourite is Darlin layout at the bottom.

  • Sue Root says:

    They all are great, but I’d say today’s favorite is the baby page (or is it a book). I’ll have to look back through your blog for it — way cute!!

  • Darlene says:

    Hate to see you go. I love all your work. If I have to pick one I think it would be the Le Cirque album.

  • Joan Borgelt says:

    Oh my! . . . to pick just one fav!? I’ll say the beach album . . . LOVE IT!
    Your work is just stunning!

  • Oh my that is an amazing giveaway! Ok I love them all but if I have to choose just one. The baby layout is adorable!! you have some beauitful work!!

  • Courtney says:

    I have to enter again because SO many of them are my favorite. Today I choose the Vintage Ladies album. I was secretly hoping that one wouldn’t sell so I could buy it! I love all the vintage touches you do! In my shadow box layout especially!

  • Lynette says:

    It is so very difficult to choose a favorite, they are all so beautiful. But I will choose two from the Le Romantique Line…Bride and the chandelier that you made….both stunning.

  • Becky says:

    I love the charms you made out of old fashioned shoes.

  • Sandy Ang says:

    You know I love your style and how you make G45 your own. It’s often so easy for the wonderful papers to completely overwhelm a designer’s style. So I’ll miss your regular G45 creatiions.

    My fav is your curtain call card //prettypaperbook.com/blog/2011/02/07/graphic-45-curtain-call-cards-and-layout-2011-cha-projects/ with that beautiful frame.

    And thanks for being so generous with your giveaway !

  • Natalie says:

    oh my goodness!!! absolutely LOVE them all! the shoes are adorable, along with the halloween tree!!! fabulous stuff!

  • SuZeQ says:

    Oh my. What a delicious and over-the-top generous giveaway. Thank you so much. Gonna miss you, but family first, right?

  • Natalie Laney says:

    So hard to pick a fav, but the Timeless Beauty page has to be one of the top for me.

  • Wendy says:

    I started visiting your blog because I saw you’re beautiful layouts on Graphic 45’s blog. I’m sorry to hear you are stepping down but glad that it is because you want to spend more time with your family. I know we will continue to see beautiful designs on your blog. So I’m not too disapointed. If I had to chose one of your designs I like the best I would say the “bride” layout. The colors and the overall layout are just beautiful. Good luck with any new endevors.

  • Wow! Your work is amazing! Love so many of your projects, but I guess I’d have to go with the Groom layout since I find masculine layouts to be the most challenging for me. 😀

  • Devanie says:

    I love everything you do! I’m going to miss seeing your work on the design team 🙁

    — Devanie

  • Sue Root says:

    Today’s favorite is the shoe charms and the key. Adds a really cool touch.

  • I really like your fairy ornament. So much creativity!

  • Amanda Baloun says:

    You are so kind and generous with these amazing giveaways. I have seen Graphic 45 products before but have never played with them, they are gorgeous! I would have a hard time cutting up the paper. LOL
    Looking at your photos I love the “Le Cirque” mini album, that is adorable. I also love the colour of those little tiny green shoes, what FUN! Best Wishes to you and your future endeavors.

  • SuZeQ says:

    Another day, another dollar (I mean submitted comment with fingers crossed) … you have no idea just how honored and delighted I would be to win this. The possibilities with G45 is endless, as you well know. Thank you again for this opportunity.

  • Courtney says:

    I love the vintage “homemaking” ladies banner. This is the one I gave to my friend for christmas and she has it hanging in her kitchen and I think of you every time I see it! Love you!

  • Sue Root says:

    I love the Domestic Goddess mini album. You have so many wonderful projects. I am really inspired by your blog. (You said we could enter every day and I hope you meant that because I am — I really want to win!! Those papers are fantastic!)

  • Your work is gorgeous, and what a wonderful way to say farewell.
    I am in love with your little shoes and key charms from collage #1
    Keep smiling and creating

  • Love the Domestic Goddess tags! Your work is beautiful! I sure hope that even though you’ll no longer be on the G45 DT, you’ll continue posting your fab work with their products!!!

  • Becky says:

    Can I have some prizes? Please and thank you!

  • Kimmy says:

    Wow!! Thanks for the chance for this AMAZING giveaway! I recently received my FIRST Graphic 45 papers and I am hooked! So beautiful! I LOVE every single one of your projects, but if I HAD to pick it would be the Bride layout. Perfection. =]

  • SuZeQ says:

    Ohhhhhhhh, if you only knew how badly I would love to win this. This is an amazing and wonderful and exciting giveway. I cannot even tell you where I’d begin creating with this loot. LOVE it. Thank you!

  • Wow! I can believe these giveaways they are just as amazing as all your work is!! so awesome and inspiring!! Thanks!!

  • courtney says:

    I love the wedding page you made for Emilee. I could not believe how beautiful she looked and how wonderful the layout was. Like it shouldn’t have been made with paper it was so perfect! I was officially addicted to your crafty ways after seeing this layout!

  • Wow, how can I pick one when they are so wonderful? I guess I will have to let my heart rule and pick the Judy Garland piece. You see, I lost my mother and best friend last August. She lived with me for the last 11 years of her life and I had the honor of caring for her in her last hours. We shared a love of musicals and anything with Judy in it was a favourite. Anytime I hear “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” it takes me back to happier times when she was young and strong and I was her little girl. Cathy R.

  • Becky Monmaney says:

    comment hoarder.

  • Sue says:

    The Bride page is just beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win such awesome blog candy!

  • Glen says:

    That is very generous of you Christie. *Ü* I will miss your beautiful creations but am sure that you will still be creating with future Graphic45 papers. It’s a very difficult task to choose just the one favourite project of yours but ‘Timeless Beauty’ has to be my favourite. It reminds me of my dear old mum who is going to be 97 in May. *Gasp*. She is still beautiful to me and she was a ‘classy’ lady in her prime. Thank you for the opportunity to win. ~Glen~

  • Just found you today 🙂 as I am researching my first 12×12 wedding album project-and after seeing your bride & groom layouts I am just so inspired I can’t wait to start!! Your work is amazing & so beautiful, I just love all the little details!

    You have just made my day & as a newbie your inspiration on here is just so important to me so thank you,

    Aideen 🙂 x

  • Becky says:

    Christie, are you staying on other design teams?

  • Another fave…not sure what it’s titled, but it’s the layout in collage 1 on the bottom right. Gorgeous! Love the folded paper, the flowers, the frame. Fabulous inspiration!

  • Emily T. says:

    ok ok…i love the birthday hat too 🙂

  • Hi Christie, I loved the bride layout, it is so hard to choose just one, they are all gorgeous. Sorry you are leaving G45. 🙂

  • Kate says:

    Wow, what an awesome selection! Prize pack three is my fav because of all the stamps and embellisments. I love all your creations. It is sad that you are leaving Graphic 45 but I know you will still be creating awesome stuff!

  • Aluap says:

    Wow!! Great projects! It’s difficult to choose one of them… I love the fairies! I choose the project of the collage 2 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win!!

  • ruki says:

    awesome candy!! thanks for the chance to win! sorry you are leaving G45

  • SuZeQ says:

    Christie, I thank you once again for the chance to win. This is a to-die-for giveaway. Thanks!

  • Thanks for the chance to win this amazing blog candy!! YUMMY!!

  • Carmen says:

    I was going to post every day…but I guess that didn’t work out! 🙂 Oh well, I’m here again, and today I pick the Timeless Beauty! Just want to reiterate that I love all your work. You make it hard to chose just one!

  • Your work is fabulous!! Do we Have to choose? I love the newest project you posted with the banner. That is sooo innovative. I’ m also partial to the cone with the fairies flying about!! That is fabulous!! Thanks for a chance to win such an awesome Blog CANDY!!!!

  • Sharon Ulstad says:

    What a blessing to be part of such a company. You will be missed I’m sure. I love the Once Upon a Spring Time. So sweet and pretty. I love of their products. Take care.

  • Love the bride layout too! 😀 Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Such inspirational projects…I wish you’d decided to stay on the G45 DT since your projects are so fab, but I have a feeling you’ll still be sharing G45 creations on your blog, right?!! 😀

  • Réka says:

    My favourite of your projetcs is BEACH. So vintage, so inpirational and it is a real VINTAGE REBORN thing. Sustainable and it is totally on trend, hotter than ever … … because it is about beach. 😀

  • SuZeQ says:

    I said it before and I’ll say it again … “Thank you so much for the opportunity to become the new owner of all of this greatness!”

  • Ok so this is my last chance to post to win this AWESOME blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win. I have to say that you have done awesome work and I look forward to see what new stuff you have to come!

  • Emily T. says:

    That timeless beauty layout is so gorgeous!

  • Julie H. says:

    Wow – so many wonderful projects you have created.. but my favorite is the communicate mini album. I love the attention to detail that you have it’s amazing. LOVE IT!

  • avag says:

    Wow, your work is beautiful when you see it altogether like this. My fav is the ‘Groom’ layout. Thanks for your generous goodbye gift. All the best in the future and I am sure we will see you in the future ……..

  • Astrid says:

    OMG, I saw this just in time, what amazing prizes!
    So sorry to hear you are leaving Graphics 45, but very understandable, it must be a huge commitment.
    I think all your work is amazing but my favs are the card and layout to the left of the birthday hat.

  • Samantha says:

    Sorry to hear you are leaving G45, your designs are amazing, love your groom layout, the colours are lovely. Good luck and much happiness to you and your famliy.

  • Joyce C says:

    They are all beautiful, but for me it is the beach mini album

  • Sue says:

    I’m picking the Baby book today. Too sweet! It’s all great, so picking a favorite wasn’t easy. Thanks for offering the fantastic blog candy. Good luck as you move on from this venture.

  • Amanda Baloun says:

    You most definetly are going out with a BANG!! I would say that I absolutely love the Bride layout. STUNNING!


  • Sue Root says:

    Last day to enter. Maybe this will be the lucky one 🙂 Although all of your projects are great, since you asked us to pick a favorite, I’m going to say the Wish book. The colors are some of my favorites and I like the way you put it all together. Thank you for offering this blog candy. It’s very generous of you. Good luck in your future endeavors.

  • Marielle says:

    What a pitty that you are stepping down, i realy loved you’re work, but to choose a favorite that’s difficult, then a pick the groom layout

  • Samantha says:

    Love the groom layout, thanks for the chance to win, very generous of you.
    Sorry to hear that you are leaving GF45, your designs are wonderful!

  • i love steampunk, renaissance faire (i bought a long time ago and i have not opened it!!), a proper gentleman, and my latest favorite collection is once upon a spring time!!! thank you for this huge giveaway!!! you are generous!!

  • Sandy Blank says:

    I like the Bride Layout. All look great.

  • SuZeQ says:

    Sigh. Last day, last chance. This is certainly one of the most generous giveaways ever. Thank you so much! Crossing my fingers here …

  • Teresa says:

    I choose the 2nd one, the circus mini!! love it!!

  • Sandee says:

    Im not just saying this because I want what you are giving away, but because ITS TRUEE. I think all of your Graphic 45 project is AWESTASTIC (awesome and fantastic together. Thats how AWESOME it is.)
    I lovee every detail of it. When I look at your post and what you have done, I get so inspired that I made my own little scrapbook. With the help of your blog, I can get some ideas to what I can put on my scrapbook. So I want to thank you for your inspiration! And I also have to thank my sister for introducing me to your website, since I am a “noob” at this.

    veryy much appreciate it ! from your new fan,
    -Sandee. MAY GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY !! <3 😀

  • Love love love the le cirque envelope album. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations!

  • Gina S says:

    love the beach project. love your blog!

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