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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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Jane, I love the album. The pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Thanks graphic45 for such great products, and for the chance to win.

What a wonderful desigher! And third year on the team? She is really a star

The album is so striking. Great heritage book!

Fun and trendy stuff!

Carol B

I love the album! What is the backing? Did you make it?

What a great tribute to your Grandmother. How did you make the book part?


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