Thursday, December 7, 2017

Projects with Graphic 45's Raining Cats & Dogs- just re-released as a Deluxe Collector's Edition!

If you know me at all, you know that a large piece of my heart and soul belongs to my furbabies so it's just natural that Graphic 45's Raining Cats & Dogs would be my all time favorite paper collection.  (Ok I admit I have a few "favorites, but I think this is my MOST favorite.  😊)  One thing I've been longing for is a re-release of this collection.  Well imagine the big smile on my face, and it was on my birthday too, when G45 announced that Raining Cats & Dogs was coming back as a Deluxe Collector's Edition!

You know, this is the perfect collection to craft a gift for your friends that have furbabies.  With that in mind, I t thought I'd share with you some different projects I've made over the last several years with Raining Cats & Dogs.   Soem have tutorials and some don't.  I'll leave the link for the tutorials.

First up one of my favorite projects and this really is easy to make.  All you need is a clean jar, a few different colors of mist, white gesso and Raining Cats and Dogs!  Here's a link to the post with the tutorial.


This dog house is also a favorite project.  Here's a link to the original post with more photos.    Now, if you want to make this doghouse, follow the tutorial for the Christmas Carol House as it is the same house, just made from A Christmas Carol collection.


Here's a little mini I made using the large tag album from Graphic 45.  This is a fun project and doesn't take too long to do.  While I don't have a tutorial, you can view all the pages and read all about the mini here.


Here's another idea for a mini, this one was made with a Clear Scraps Fancy Acrylic and Chipboard Mixable Album.  This fun little mini is vacation memoir, told from the dogs' perspective.  More pictures and a video link here.


One more mini album example, I used Graphic 45's Mixed Media album for this one.  You can view a video flip through linked here.


Does your furbaby have a stocking?  Here's a cute stocking that you can make!  The stocking is burlap from Canvas Corp.  I used the Muddy Paws stencil from Creative Embellishments, then added some design paper, a chipboard poodle, letters from the collection, flowers and trim from Petaloo.  Easy Peasy!  Link to the orginal post here.


Any of your animal loving friends would be thrilled to get a layout with photos of their furbabies.  Here are a few examples.  Feel free to scraplift, (I would appreicate a link back to this post if you do scraplift.)

Oh Henry - Henry is the Graphic 45 office dog and I had a chance to visit Henry in the Graphic 45 office, along with fellow designer Annette Green, this past summer.

I ♡ Dogs - Me at age 4 with my first love, Mary Jane.

All You Need is Love and a Dog

I hope you've been inspired to make a few gifts for your animal loving family and friends.  I have a lot of Graphic 45 projects on my blog.  You can do a search up at the top right or click on the Graphic 45 label, also on the right, but down a bit and find more projects.

I hope that everyone enjoys to love and laughter of family, friends AND furbabies this holiday season!


  1. Stunning creations, each and every one Maggi! I love the 'dog house', the road trip journal is beautiful - and how adorable is Henry!! Anne x

    1. Anne, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!

  2. Maggi, your versatility and creativity never disappoint. Each of these lovely creations is so beautifully composed and loaded with fun. Love each one...and love you, too!

  3. Thank you for sharing all of these fantastic ideas! Your creativity is always amazing and wonderful. Now I can’t wait to try some of these projects.

  4. Thank you for stoppping by and leaving such a nice comment.


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