unique papercrafting graphic 45

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


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Graphic 45 2013 Design Team 30 Finalists Announcement! :


WOW! What a tough decision choosing from some an awesome group of papercrafters!!! I believe any one of them will represent G45 with shining colors. Thanks for the inspiration also. Graphic 45 is the best!!!

Congratulations to all the finalists,,amazing talent!!! and exciting news that you and Echo Park are teaming up..sounds exciting!

Congratulations to all the finalist.
I love the 8x8 mini album, what a great way to recycle and reuse the front and back of the paper pack and any leftover pages. I'm going to bookmark this page as I have a few 8x8's that I can make into minis.

Go Arlene. You do amazing work. Always an inspiration!!!!

Congrats to the finalists! Can't wait to see their upcoming projects!
Today's stack book is awesome!

Congratulations to all the top 30!

Best of Luck to all the finalist!
Great project and tutorial Sharon !

Congratulations to all those finalists.
Love the Secret Garden 8X8 book.

congratulations to all of the finalists! so much talent in that group! best of luck in the next round! :)

Congrats to everyone, esp. my team mates Alberto, Arlene, Clare, Denise, Maiko, and Susan. Special woooohoooo to my friends Candy Rosenburg and Gini Cagle.

Congrats to all the finalists, good luck in the next round.

Love the use of the 8 by 8 pad, it makes a great base. Good luck to all 30 of the finalists! Can't wait to see the products to come.

Congratulations to all of the finalists! Great announcement about teaming up with Echo Park!

Congratulations to all the finalist! There were some outstanding submissions!

Congratulations to the finalists...so many beautiful projects!

Congratulations to the finalists.
Could you please print the March challenge winners here too please? Thank you.

Love that stack book!!! Love your contests!!!

Gorgeous project and fabulous tutorial Sharon. Congratulations my teamies and all the other DT finalists announced today too Bw Clare

Wow! Just wow! I don't envy the folks at G45. How on earth could you pick from all of these talented people? Congratulations to all the finalists. The projects were a joy to see and I got some great inspiration!

G45, please bring back Steampunk Debutante!

Congratulations to everyone that made the final stage and best of luck to you all.

Well done to the 30 finalists ! Looking forward to the collaboration with echo park. And to top it off an amazing tutorial. Happy thursday !

Good luck to everyone!!! Thank you Sharon for the great tutorial!!

I am so excited for dear Anne R. if anyone deserves to be on there it is her. Her items are stunning.

Thank you so much for picking me amnog the top 30 finalists! Now I need to make a video:) Good luck to everyone! and congrats to many friends on the list:)

Thank you so much for picking me as one of the 30 finalists! Good luck to everyone!

Congratulations to all the finalists .. I can't wait to see your creations .. I am sad not to see a few of my favorite people on the list :(

Love the book tutorial thank you for sharing.

Congrats to all the finalists and good luck on the final round.

whoohoooo for Amy and Romy!! You go girls!! Congrats to all the others too!!

Congratulations to all the lucky 30! I enjoyed browsing the auditions projects from each blog. Can't wait to see the final team.

Congratulations to the finalists. Good luck!

Thanks for that wonderful tutorial. The project is gorgeous!

Congratulations on making it to the 30 and I wish you success in final round!!

Good luck to all. And thanks for the 'how to' instructions, I need all the help I can get. The album is gorgeous.

Wowee, I'm jumping up and down now! What a nice surprise to see my name in this list among so many talented artists.
Thank you so much!
And huge congrats to the other 29 finalists too. Good luck, everyone!

Congratulations Finalists! Thank you for the great tutorial today! Beautiful book. I love the Secret Garden papers. They are so pretty. The colors are lovely and the pictures are gorgeous. So many wonderful, creative possibilities! Thank you for the inspiration. Congratulation on your partnership with Echo Park!

Congrats to all 30 of the finalists! What an amazing Secret Garden book,beautiful!!

Oh my word! I am so honored and thrilled to see my name on this list with so many other talented designers. Thank you so much!

Yaye Stacy R!

wow!congrats to everyone that got through!

Hearty Congratulations to the 30 finalists, I don't know how you will pick from these fantastic peeps.
The girlfriends album tutorial is stunning, and the details are fantastic xx

Older Comments Newer Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.