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May 14, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team Introductions & Blog Contest!

Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday and welcome to another week of craft bliss here at Graphic 45! We are so pleased that you have stopped by our blog today! There is a lot of fun in store for today. We're welcoming back the fabulous Jane Tregenza for another year on our design team. You'll get to see the incredible creations that Jane made for the final round of the Graphic 45 design team call. Plus we've got a new blog contest this week! Yes, it's another chance for you to win some spectacular Graphic 45 goodies! This day is going to be great! So lets start with this week's contest. All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is to leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time this week. We will be choosing one random winner from this week's comments who will receive this wonderful Ole Curiosity Shoppe prize pack! It includes an Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12x12 paper pad, both sticker sets, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts, a stamp set and Geometric Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples! Wow! We will announce the winner on Friday right here on the blog! We can't wait to read your comments this week! Hooray!


We are thrilled to be welcoming back this incredible artist for her third year on the Graphic 45 design team. Jane Tregenza's dazzling crafts are always such a pleasure to behold. She has her own unique style that is both artistically superb and skillful. She blends radiant colors, patterns and brilliant shapes to form profoundly beautiful works of art. At the heart of Jane's work is a deep love for her family. She frequently creates gorgeous and heartwarming crafts that celebrate the wonderful moments in her and her family's lives. It is this incredible combination of technical and artistic skill as well as emotional sincerity that makes Jane's crafts so deeply impactful. She also loves to share her magnificent techniques in fun and informative tutorials. On her fabulous blog you can see lots of exquisite examples of Jane's work as well as find some of her famous tutorials. We are so happy to have Jane back for another magical year. Please join us in welcoming back the incredible Jane Tregenza!


"I the proud mum to 5 adult children and wife of 30 years to a wonderful husband. I live in Adelaide South Australia, which is Australia’s best kept secret.  I have been working and teaching crafts for over 25 years in many forms. I came to scrapbooking about 7 years ago when I decided to do an album for my eldest daughter’s 21st and in true scrapbooking style it’s  still not finished!  I have a daughter with a disability and needed to find employment for her. I decided to open my own scrapbooking store – Seriously Scrapbooking which is in its 6th year. I get to teach over 10 classes a month in my own store of which most are Graphic 45 projects. I am regularly  invited to teach  master classes for other store owners and teachers and at expos here in Australia. I am the Creative Director and Design Team Leader for Imaginarium Designs.  I love my job, I get to share my passion for this papercraft  art form with Ladies and Gents every day. I get to hear their stories and share their life’s, it is a real privilege and something I treasure  I have had the honour of being on the Graphic 45 Design team for the past two years and was delighted to be given a 3rd term. I am so looking forward to this year  working with Graphic 45 and the amazing talented design team they have put together. It will be a wonderful and creative year for us all." -Jane Tregenza

The stunning project that you'll see today was submitted by Jane as part of the final round of the Graphic 45 design team call. One of Jane's many talents is her skill creating gorgeous books. This astonishing piece encompasses Jane's grand artistic vision and her deep love for her family. Jane used lots of different Graphic 45 collections to create this amazing book including Olde Curiosity Shoppe, A Proper Gentleman, Little Darlings and An ABC Primer. We were obviously impressed by this magnificent piece. Here is what Jane had to say about it!

"For my final project I decided to make a book on my grandmother. I remember her as a child, she passed away when I was 12. I have strong memories of a gracious old lady with a high collar and a brooch. A thick head of beautiful white hair and long thins hands. We would visit her in her nursing home.  We never stayed long, just quick visits. How I wish I could ask her about her life. What it was like growing up and raising a large family?  How she felt about all the changes that happened in her life time. Electricity, the motor car, even man on the moon. I wonder what she would think of us today living an easy life with everything at our finger tips. Although I don’t know much about her every day experiences, I do have lots of wonderful photos. I decided to start the book at the end of her life, because that’s when I knew her and then backwards to the start of her life.  I have really enjoyed making this book and researching all the information on her life." -Jane Tregenza

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza Book

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you so much for joining us. Huge thanks to Jane Tregenza for her fantastic work. We look forward to another great year of her talents on our design team! We hope you all have a great day! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this week's blog prize!

Happy Papercrafting!



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What an amazing album to celebrate a wonderful lady.

What a beautiful tribute to a great grandmother. Love how you incorporated the various G45 papers.

Gorgeous!! What a beautiful tribute!

Gorgeous creations Jane! Just beautiful!

What an amazing album for a very special person! Love your work!

The creations are just beautiful. Love the G45's. Just beautiful.

Wow Jane those are beautiful!

Oh so beautiful, thanks for sharing your talent. What a wonderful way to feature your grandma!

Wow! Gorgeous layouts by Jane!

Your design team members are so creative and talented! Keep up the great work graphic 45 design team!!

I just love the Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Those flying pigs make me giggle every time I see them. And what a sensational album!

What an amazing album, Jane is so lucky to have so many wonderful old pictures of her family.

love the project, what a great dedication album to your grandma! thank you for the chance to win, love the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Line :)

What an absolutely amazing album! Jane is an absolute master at showcasing Graphic 45 products! Can't wait to see what she comes up with this next year!

That is quite an album. I really like the double page layouts and how she placed pockets. The colors remind me of Victorian designs. Very, very creative and inspiring!

Gorgeous combinations of papers in this album, and such a wonderful keepsake for your daughter. Graphic 45 lines always give us the opportunity to create amazing things!

What a lovely album! I love all the pockets and the mix of all the patterns. Beautiful, inspiring creation!

Beautiful book and a wonderful tribute to her grandmother.


Fabulous tribute! How smart to start the album from the present and go back, I need to do that. I've learned so much thru the presentations of the designers...the most important is to use the G45 paper I buy...don't be afraid to cut into it, go for it!

Absolutely stunning album Jane, so deserving of a spot on the G45 team!! I will have the special honour of joining in one of Jane's upcoming classes at the Brisbane Scrapbook Convention coming in June to Australia.....I can't wait!!!!

Tarrah :)

I love the album Jane! It's nice to see such a beautiful tribute to family. You used quite a collection of G45! Olde Curiosity Shoppe is perfect for my family! We are a bit on the 'odd' side! Loving the blog today!

Such appropriate papers for a wonderful project. Beautiful attention to detail.


Gorgeous heritage book and tribute!

I am so inspired by Jane's beautiful book and love her work, so glad she is back on the team as we get to see more of her fantastic creations!!

Glad you're going to be on the team for another year, your work is beautiful! I love the simple, but effective, use of the different Graphic 45 paper lines that you used in this album. Beautiful!

Completely amazing. Such wonderful photos and I love the textures. The way the papers made everything more interesting (well it is G45 after all) SO lukcy to have those photos to show the story of your family and ancestors! Very very nice!

Congratulations Jane! That Scrapbook is stunning! How lucky you are to have such wonderful photos of your Family!

Jane's been a source of inspiration since I first laid eyes on her work. I'm so glad she'll be back for another term.

Stunning album,the papers are just perfect with the photos and theme of it!

We are so lucky to be graced by this woman !! Wow..Jane , your work is so beautiful. Thank you for all of your hard work.

Love the Antique and quirky art work on this set!!

Congratulations! Your work is beautiful!

I loved Jane's book about her grandmother. I have done a similar one for both my parents and am now going through and sorting all the old family photos. Jane's project gave me some great ideas to use with my own photos.

What a gorgeous tribute to your grandmother!

I just got curiousity shoppe for my birthday. I love that I somehow get graphic 45 every year on my birthday!

Oh my! I am enamored of your work. Thank you for sharing and teaching a newbie like me.

Lovely work, Jane!

WOW!!! What an amazing work of ART! Love it! I am so totally checking in more often - Graphic 45 is a great line and the designers? Just WOW!!!

Love the flying pigs my all time favourite scrapbook paper - wish I could paper a whole room in it!! Thanks for such lovely products.

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