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April 04, 2013

Graphic 45 2013 Design Team 30 Finalists Announcement!

Graphic 45 Design Team Call 2013

Hello G45ers,

It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Today is the day when we announce our 30 finalists for the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team Call! The decision was not easy! We had so many incredibly talented artists audition this year! We had more international entries than ever before! We received auditions from all over the globe including Thailand, Netherlands, South Africa, Costa Rica, Argentina, USA, Spain, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Belarus, United Kingdom and more! We also had a wide range of women and men of all ages try out for this year's design team, including our youngest applicant ever, an amazingly talented and mature 13 year-old girl from New Jersey! We were amazed by the level of talent and creative spirit spanning the internet! We want to thank all of you for the incredible representation of Graphic 45 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Flicker, Ustream and all over the blogosphere! We received hundreds of applications and it was so difficult to narrow it down to just 30 finalists today. We laughed, we cried, we were moved by each and every one of your incredible stories, we met your dogs and we thought they were adorable. We were overwhelmed with gratitude to see what your amazing minds and lovely hands (with pretty manicures) have created with Graphic 45 products. 

We have so much respect and admiration for all of you incredible G45ers out there. We want to thank all of our applicants for putting forth so much time, effort, talent and heart into their Graphic 45 design team application. We are honored to have such beautiful individuals trying out for our team. You are all superstars in our book! Thank you!

Okay, here it is! The 30 finalists (in alphabetical order) of the Graphic 45 2013 Design Team are...

Click on the hyperlinks below to check out our finalist's Graphic 45 design team auditions!

1.     Alberto Juárez – Spain

2.     Amy Voorthuis – Netherlands 

3.     Andrew Roberts – Australia

4.     Ann Charoonpaisal – Thailand

5.     Anne Elisabeth Rostad -Norway

6.     Annette Green – USA

7.     Arlene Cuevas - USA

8.     Arumdati Wardhani – Indonesia

9.     Candy Rosenberg – USA

10.   Chie Nakao – Japan

11.   Clare Charvill  - United Kingdom

12.   Denise Hahn -  USA

13.   Denise Johnson – USA

14.   Evgenia Petzer – South Africa

15.   Gini Williams Cagle –USA

16.   Karen Shady – Australia

17.   Maiko Miwa – Japan

18.   Maria Cole – USA

19.   Miranda Edney – USA

20.   Monica Edwards – USA

21.   Nichola Battilana – Canada

22.   Olga Struk – Ukraine  

23.   Rhea Freitag – USA

24.   Ria Nirwana – Indonesia

25.   Romy Veul – Netherlands

26.   Patti Senter – USA

27.   Sabrina Radeck - Canada

28.   Shell Carman – Australia

29.   Stacy Rodriguez – USA

30.   Susan Lui – Singapore

Congratulations to our 30 finalists! We are so excited to see what the final round will bring! Here are the instructions for what is required for the final round! We are thrilled to see your final projects and we wish you all the best of luck in the final round!


We have another big announcement to make today, G45ers! We are teaming up with Echo Park to bring you Photo Freedom! It's a brand new and fabulous collaboration in the world of pocket scrapbooking! Stay tuned for more details and sneak peeks about this incredible new product!

To kick off the exciting collaboration, we are giving away 4 Graphic 45 and Echo Park prizes (a $35 value)! That's right! We will choose 4 winners in total from the Graphic 45 blog, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram! We will announce our winners on Monday, April 8th! So many prizes! So much inspiration! So many reasons to smile! Definitely stay tuned to our blog to find out if you are one of our lucky winners!

Graphic 45 Echo Park

Well, G45ers, it wouldn't be a normal day here at Graphic 45 without some beautiful craft inspiration! Here we have a gorgeous Secret Garden 8x8 stack book and tutorial by Sharon Ngoo! Enjoy this gorgeous creation that's just perfect for springtime! Take it away, Sharon!

Here's a simple way to transform your 8X8" paper stack into a mini album.  Its a great way to make use of your entire stack!  It will work with any 8X8" Graphic 45 paper stack, but for my tutorial, I used the lovely Secret Garden collection.

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Secret Garden 8X8 Stack Book

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Secret Garden 8X8 Stack Book inside

And here's a tutorial to help you have fun making your very own 8X8 stack book! Hope you have fun making your own!


Graphic 45 Supplies:
5.  Secret Garden Stickers
Other Supplies:
1. Ribbon - May Arts
2. Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Tattered Rose


Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Secret Garden 8X8 Stack Book Tutorial

We want to thank you all so much for joining us on today's epic Graphic 45 blog! We had so much fun bringing you the 30 finalists for our 2013 Design Team Call, Echo Park and Graphic 45 collaboration announcement and that gorgeous Secret Garden creation by Sharon Ngoo! We want to again thank everyone who tried out for design team this year! Stay tuned as we announce our brand new 2013 Design Team on Thursday, April 25th. Join us tomorrow as we announce this week's blog prize winner along with more gorgeous Graphic 45 craft inspiration! And don't forget that we will be announcing our 4 Graphic 45 and Echo Park prize winners on Monday's blog as well! Big thanks to Sharon Ngoo for her fabulous work today! And big thanks to all of you for joining us! Have a very happy, crafty day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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love this idea. need to use my paper.

Congrats to all you talented people your work is amazing. Miranda I am rootin for you. Go girl!!

Congrats to the finalists! Great simple project with the paper pad!

Lots of stuff on the blog today. Loved Sharon's 8 x 8 paper stack album. Looked easy enough for me and totally beautiful. INGENIOUS!

Congratulations to the talented finalists.
Love the Stack Book idea.

Congrats everyone! Miranda (usa) and Chie (japan) are my 2 favorites. Good luck!

Congratulations to the finalists. And happy crafting to me, because I am thrilled with the tutorial for the 8x8 pad. There is no end to your abilities to break down great projects into clear steps for the beginner!

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