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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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Nice to see pictures actually used in a handmade album. Also, great prize package!

What a beautiful tribute to your Grandmother! Love your book. I also went to your blog and took a little look at all your other amazing projects! You are a very talented lady and I can see why g-45 would want to keep you on their DT! all of your projects are amazing!

Love all of these new lines, can't wait to get them all.

What a beautiful book. It touched my heart and made me cry thinking of my own grandmother whom I love the stories about and have created books on as well. Thanks for the memories and welcome back for another year on the team.

I love the curiousity shoppe paper collection, just beautiful! Jane's artwork is beautiful, love the all the detail that she puts in her artwork.

What a beautiful book! Have fun on the team for this term - can't wait to see what you come up with!


What inspiration for a heritage style album.

What a wonderful way to document family memories, with the most beautiful paper out there : )

Love old curiosity, what a great line


Great pages vintage pictures.

What a Beautiful and Precious Gift to your family. Something that they will Treasure forever. Your Great Grandmother must be smiling right now!

It's been really fun to meet the new DT. Love that album of Jane's that you are sharing today and a GREAT prize too!

I love seeing other peoples creations- Well done! And keep up the good work g45 I cant get enough of you at the moment XX

I can't get enough of Graphic 45 stuff! :)

What an amazingly gorgeous album! And what a treasure to have so many amazing old family photos...

Thanks for the new giveaway and really thank you for another year with Jane. Her talent is amazing and I can't wait to see what she comes up with this year.

Belated Mother's Day Greetings to you all!

Amazing work, I love the old curiosity shop!

An amazing book, Jane! Just love it!

eatiful work of art, Jane! Love it!

Jane does fantastic work! Really talented!

Gorgeous project!!! Love all of the details, thank you for sharing your talents and creativity with us over the last couple years and I know I for one look forward to this year seeing your amazing projects. Congratulations!!!

This book is amazing!! Wow Jane, totally awesome work!

Just discovered Graphic 45 and am loving your products and papers! Gorgeous papers!

Coucou, c'est un beau projet, bises

Looking at these pages in this book by Jane has me drooling at her talent. I love that the book also incorporates several lines by Graphic 45.

Jane's work is amazing! It is no wonder she is on the DT 3 years in a row. Can't wait to see more.

Amazing album and love how there are pockets in there :)

What a wonderful project!

What an awesome artist you have in Jane! These works or art are stunning and oh-so-inspiring!!! Thank you for everything you bring to our crafty lives, G45--*heart* you!!! xoxo

Absolutely beautiful and inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing and Congratulations on the team. I love all these papers just ordered my olde curiosity papers and cant Wait to get started!

Thanks for all the great inspiration, Jane. And thank you, G45, for all the wonderful papers to make those inspirations come to life!

Beautiful album! Looking forward to see what this design team has to show us...thanks G45,

The album is beautiful. Jane is so lucky to have so many photos of her Great Grandmother.

These pages just may convince me to switch to 12 x 12 albums.

My sister lives in Adelaide. I will email her to tell her of this blog. She is also a scrapbooker and I am sure she is a regular visitor of Jane Tregenza's shop. Isn't is just wonderful how people from around the globe have this interest in common. Beautiful work Jane!!!!

Great work Jane! Nice tribute to your grandmother. Graphic 45 products make my creativity explode!

More beautiful designers - love them all and another great giveaway.

What a gorgeous tribute to your grandmother. Graphic 45 papers are awesome for heritage photos and the papers you have used have worked beautifully to highlight the love and respect you had for your grandmother. Love the way you've mounted all the photos.

Wow, nice work Jane, wish I had old family photos, I would love to do something similar.

What fun pictures to work with... I love old family photos. Inspiring and makes me want to find my old photos.

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