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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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Congratulations to all of you that were chosen!!! Also big Congrats to G45 and EchoParkPaper...pocket scrapbooking, sounds exciting!!

Holy Moly I had to pinch myself it feels like I'm still dreaming! I'm ON the list yeahhhh! It feels so good that somebody appericiate your work thank you so much Graphic 45......Congrats to all the other 29 taleted artists and a special congrats to the Imaginarium DT members who made it Miranda Edney,Evgenia Petzer,Shell Carmen, Maiko Miwa!
I think it's so cool you guys are teaming up with Echo Park......hugs Amy :)

Congrats to the finalists and good luck to you! I am totally in love with the 8x8 album! I absolutely will have to make one!

And I just wanted to say love to see Romy and Karen made it too......a bit sad to not see Tara Orr up there love her work xox Amy

I am so happy and grateful to see my name here and to have made it so far! Congrats to everyone who made it. So much talent and and creative people :-)

Congratulations to the finalist. A world full of creative talent.

That is the coolest, cleverest idea for the 8x8 mini. What a fun way to use "everything" and it makes such a fantastic mini.

Congrats! Gorgeous Album!!

OMGoodness !!!!!!!!!!! Its 7 am here in Australia, Ive just woken up to the news that I have made the top 30 !!! I am beyond excited to say the least. thank you so very much Graphic 45, I am honoured to have made it this far. and a huge congrats to the other finalists. xxxx

Lovely Secret Garden book ! I am also so anxious to see who will ultimately be on the new DT !

Congrats to all the finalists!! So happy and honoured to b on the list!! Good luck to everyone xx

I've subscribed (or was already previously subscribed) to everyone on this list!

I'm blown away by the talent that can be found within such a short list of people. Mind blowing!

Thanks so much for all the details
in how to make the album. I will have
to try this. Thanks for the giveaway.
Carla from Utah

Each and every day brings such wonderful inspiration from your site!I love the ideas and detailed instructions. Thank you!


Congratulations to the finalist and best of luck in the next round!

Thanks for a chance to win some fabulous goodies!

Carol B


Thirty fabulously talented individuals! Congratulations to you all. Wow teaming up with Echo Park...this is going to be great! Can not wait..

Beautiful 8x8 album. It's a must do. When is Echo Park coming out? I haven't seen it yet. Love it.

Congrats to the 30 finalists and Good Luck to all of you!!!

Loving this mini album by Sharon....totally fabulous!! Can't wait to see what the wonderful new Photo Freedom line is going to look like. I'm so excited to see my name on this list and can't wait to see and go through all of the submissions. Congrats to all and good luck on the next round.

Congratulations to all the finalists and especially to my team mates, Arlene, Alberto, Clare, Maiko and Denise.

Love the Secret Garden book and tutorial.
Congrats to everyone!!!


Congrats to all the top 30!!! There is some amazing talent and you do have your work cut out for you!!! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy goodies too!!!!

Best of luck to the finalists, you all do beautiful work!

Sharon came up with another fab idea. Her imagination is incredable. I love Sharon's project, can not wait to make one. Congratulations to the finalists. Good luck to all. Lanna

How are you ever going to choose among the amazing talent? They have created some incredible projects.

A Big "Congratulations" to each & every person listed in the Final 30!! I am so happy & excited for you all!!

Really LOVE this Secret Garden Mini Album! Great job Sharon! Just love visiting anywhere on Graphic 45's site! They are all wonderfully full of so much Inspiration!


congratulations finalists!!! I see quite a few that always do inspiring work crossing fingers toes and eyes for you all

Wow....so many wonderfully talented ladies lister here! Good luck to you all for the next round...and a special woot woot to Evgenia! ;-)

Congratulations finalist and I wish you luck! I can't wait to see your projects which I know they all will be lovely.

I'm glad that I am not the one that has to choose! Whew!!

Congrats to all he winners! You are all so very talented, gorgeous projects! Cynthia


I have just finished looking at all of the finalist blogs and adding them to my favorite Graphic 45 file. So much talent and expertise that it makes one dizzy! How I wish I could be there to see one of these wonderful projects created! The tutorial project is perfection! Wonderful! I love it! Thank you for always sharing such fantastic inspiration! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Love that 8 x 8 paper pad journal idea. Thanks for sharing!

Congrats to all the finalists. Beautiful book. Thanks for the chance,

How exciting - I'm SO going to enjoy checking out all the auditions! Good luck everyone :o)

Congratulations to all of the finalists!! Such amazing creativity!! It is so inspiring to see all of the beautiful works of art!!

Congrats to all the finalists. Can't wait to find out who will be on the design team. Such amazing talent to choose from.

The new partnership sounds awesome AND exciting; Graphic 45 never disappoints. Can't wait!

Looking forward to the beautiful collaboration with Echo Park! Always so much to look forward to on the G45 blog!
Congratulations to all the finalists!!

Nothing but good stuff here!! Can't wait to see what this new collaboration with Photo Freedom brings about... Count me in for a chance at the goodies!!

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