And the New Graphic 45 Design Team for 2011 is...
A quick announcement. We've had so many amazing applicants to our 2011 Design Team that we've decided to extend our decision-making process for another week.
APRIL FOOLS! Okay, have you all had a good chuckle? We hope so! Let's get down to business!
First off, thank you all for joining us on this very special day. It's been an amazing process of selecting our brand new Design Team for 2011. From our first DT audition announcement, to the picking of our 25 finalists, reviewing their final project submissions, and narrowing it down to the final 13, from start to finish this has been a challenging and immensely enriching experience for all of us here at Graphic 45. Picking our new Design Team was not an easy task. The incredible range of talents, skills, and imagination displayed by all of our finalists was extraordinary. For those of you who made the list, we want to give a warm congratulations and welcome you to the team. For those of you who who did not make the list, we want to give our deepest and most sincere thank you for all of your hard work and your incredible talents. We can't stress enough how difficult it was for us to narrow it down the final list. We are entirely grateful to have such inventive and accomplished artists trying out for our Design Team. Thank you to each and every one of you from all of us here at Graphic 45.
And the new Graphic 45 Design Team members for 2011 (in no particular order) are...
1 - Lynette Carroll - Braintree, MA
2 - Jane Tregenza - Australia
3 - Tara Orr - Canada
4 - Laura Denison - Maple Valley, WA
5 - Robin L. Shakoor - Fredericksburg, VA
6 - Sherry Cheever - Jeffersonville, IN
7 - Michael Jack Putman and Lesley Fisher - Mesa, AZ
8 - Nicole Eccles - Springboro, OH
9 - Nancy Wethington - St. Louis, MO
10 - Hilde Janbroers - The Netherlands
11 - Yuka Hino - Japan
12 - Melanie Forbes - Australia
13 - Gloria Stengel - Oceanside, CA
We will be emailing our new Design Team members directly to let them know what happens next. We will also be sending back all of our 25 finalist's amazing submissions along with a gift from Graphic 45. Again, thank you all so much for all of your amazing work and talent. We are very excited to see what our new Design Team will dream up this year.
One more quick announcement. We have a winner for this week's blog contest! Michelle Madarieta Price was our randomly selected winner, having submitted this amazing friendship card for this week's contest. This week we asked you to submit your thank you cards or friendship cards to our Facebook Fan Page and we got a lot of beautiful submissions. Thank you to everyone who participated this week. There will be more chances to win next week. We hope you'll join us! Have a look at Michelle's beautiful Curtain Call friendship card! Wow!
Michelle, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! Conratulations!
That's all for today, crafters. Thank you all so much for joining us. Stop by and see us on Monday as we announce a new blog contest as well as lots of gorgeous crafts to inspire you. A huge thank you to all of our devoted readers and fans. We wish you a marvelous weekend!
Team Graphic 45