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April 01, 2011

And the New Graphic 45 Design Team for 2011 is...

Hello Crafters,

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 info@g45papers.com 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!

Sincerely Yours,

Team Graphic 45


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I'm sooooooo thrilled!!!!!!! congrats to the others as well!!!

I am excited and honored! Thank you Graphic 45 and congrats to all the others on the new team!! I'm looking forward to working with you all!!


I am so happy that I surrounded my comupter chair with pillows....because I fainted again! Lucky 13! I am beyond blessed to have made this AMAZING team for a 2nd year! Congrats to my other "old" teamie, Jane! And Congrats to all of the rest of the new members. I am still a bit dizzy with joy...so must go rest...

Congratulations!! woohoo! You rock!

WOOOO HOOOOO! CONGRATS to the new G45 team! It is a list with a lot of changes and I can't wait to see the beautiful work you create! Special shout out to my previous G45 sisters, Gloria and Jane! You guys ROCK IT!!! And a very special thank you to G45 for allowing me the honor of designing for you for the past year! Can't wait to see the new releases and the wonderful creations you will all make!!!

Super excited!!! Congratulations to the rest of the team. We will be "blurking" on all your blogs shortly....Thank you Graphic 45! A "Big Shout Out" to the 25 finalists.. We love your work and passion! All the best- Michael & Lesley

I am super excited!! I can't imagine how hard the decision making was. The talent is out of this world!
Congrats to everyone who made the team!!! Can't wait to work with everyone!!
Thanks so much Graphic 45 for this incredible opportunity!!!

You have an incredibly talented team. Congrats to all the DT members and to G45. There are several members that I follow their blog and just love their work. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to all our new Design Team! We are so excited to work with all of you! It was so tough to narrow it down to the final list. Each of our finalists was so unique and talented. Thank you to everyone who auditioned this year! You are all super stars of talent and imagination.

A HUGE congratulations to the 2011 Design Team! Looking forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!

WOW!! CONGRATS to the new team!! I see several names I reconize!! I am so HAPPY for you and I feel for those who didn't make it this time around, but you might just make it next time!! THANKS again for all that you do you are all AWESOME!! Can't wait for the G45!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Congratulations Graphic 45 2011 Design Team! Sending a big "THANK YOU" for everyone who participated in our DT call this year. The joy your talent and creativity has brought us is outstanding, we couldn't do this without you all!
Happy Papercrafting!

OMG OMG OMG!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm soooo excited right now - on vacay just checking in via hotel computer - what an awesome start to my day!! Congrats to all the other wonderfully talented ladies - cannot wait to work with you all.

Super excited to be on this amazing team. Thank you so much. What an honor!

Congratulations to all who made the DT!

Congrats to Michelle, beautiful card!

Wooooohoooo, congrats to you all! Especially a huge shoot out to Tara and Hilde...yay, so happy that you made the team:)

Congrats to all the new Design Team members! A special congrats to Gloria and Jane... my fellow Deign Team members from this year! I hope you are feeling better Gloria ; ) .... silly girl! I am eager to see everyones amazing talents in action!

thank you so much Grapic 45 for allowing me another year of designing for you. Congratulations to the other team members, you are all in for a real treat! feel sorry for those who did not make it, it must have been very hard having to leave off any name from that amazing list. Special Contratulations to Glorious Gloria, special freinds Lynette and Tara. To the rest of the team, looking forward to getting to know you all better.

Special Congratulations to fellow Aussie Mel, so carried away and raving on I forgot to congratulate her!

Congrat's too all the new DT
Tara, special congrat's to the you and you thought i was a follower before, now even more since G45 is my fav.

Congrats to everyone!

I am floating on a cloud! I am truly honored to be a part of this amazing team. I want to congratulate all top 25 finalists and I wish everyone the best! I can't wait to get to know the rest of this amazing team.

Congrats to all the new design team members. I can't wait to see what wonderful things you all come up with to share.

Congratulations Gloria and all of the other G45 Team members for 2011!

Congratulations to the new Design Team. It was especially great news to see Laura Denison winning a spot on this incredible team. She is a very creative and talented crafter and a great teacher.

Congratulations to you all !


Congratulations everyone! I can't wait to see what you'll create this year!

Congrats to you all on such fabulous news, and Mel...woo hoo!! You clever chick you xx

OMG !!!! Such clever girls....
And Mel...YOU ROCK !!!

WOW What a great Team and a special shout out goes to Nickie Eccles. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Crgrats to you All

congrats to the new team!!!

Love the card & wish the new Design Team all the best!

I'm very excited for all of you. I can't wait to see your work! I do see a familiar name or two, and can't wait to see your G45 designs! I just LOVE this paper company and look forward to being inspired by the new creations!


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