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May 23, 2013

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Jane Tregenza

Place in Time calendar

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to a very special day of layouts, cards, altered art and so much more! Today we are saying a very fond farewell to the fabulous Jane Tregenza. She has been a part of our Design Team for many years and we have loved every minute of it! This year she brought you her famous Book Tutorial Series in which she took you step-by-step through her book-making process. She has also created countless layouts, cards and gorgeous works of altered art during her time on the Graphic 45 2012 Design Team. We are overjoyed to have had Jane's incredible talent and imagination on our Design Team for so long. Today we wanted to give her a fitting tribute and wish her all the best in her future creative endeavors, of which there are many! We've picked out a few of our favorite creations by Jane from her term on the 2012 Design Team to share with you today. All of today's crafts are overflowing with beauty and love, just like Jane! It has been such an incredible joy to work with Jane over the years. We only hope today's blog can try and express how much gratitude we have for everything that she has contributed to Graphic 45!

Before we get to Jane's amazing crafts we wanted to remind you all that there's still time to enter to win this week's fabulous Place in Time and Secret Garden blog contest! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this fantastic Secret Garden and Place in Time prize pack! It includes 8x8 paper pads, chipboard die-cuts, and stickers from both Place in Time and Secret Garden. It also includes Secret Garden Flowers, Metal Tag Staples and Flower Staples! A $50 value! Be sure to leave your comment for a chance to win! A random winner will be announced on tomorrow's blog!


And not it's time to begin our fun and fabulous tribute to Jane! Lets begin by getting to know more about the magnificent Jane Tregenza!


About Jane:

I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. Mother to five beautiful children and married to an amazing man for 27 years. I own and teach at Seriously Scrapbooking. I have the perfect job. Each day I get to share my passion for scrapbooking and paper crafting with many many people, and I get to share in their lives and hear their happy and sometimes sad stories. I am a shoulder to cry on, and someone to laugh with. I have a wonderful team of people who help and inspire me. As I said the perfect job. Every day brings more people into my life and every day I get to "hopefully" inspire someone else. How blessed am I.

You can view more of Jane's gorgeous crafts on her amazing blog:


First up we have some gorgeous examples of Jane's famous layouts. Here is a bright and wonderfully geometric LO featuring Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Jane always has such a knack for creating masculine crafts. This is a heartwarming photo of Jane's son. The beautiful chipboard and clock gear embellishments look amazing against the splendor of Olde Curiosity Shoppe. It's the perfect LO for such a precious moment in time!

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Layout Jane Tregenza Graphic 45

Here is another breathtaking layout by Jane. This one features our Bird Song collection and lots of pretty Graphic 45 Metal Staples. Jane's classic borders and paper layering are in full effect in this amazing LO. It absolutely captures the vivid color and serene feeling of Bird Song!

Bird Song layout Jane Tregenza Graphic 45

We asked Jane to design the cover page for our 2013 Place in Time Calendar tutorial series. This was the beautiful result! We loved this timeless calendar cover that really set the tone for a wonderful new year!

Place in Time calendar

This project was one of Jane's crowning achievements this year, her famous Book Tutorial Series! This was the front cover of her book. This was an amazing 9-part series that took you through the creation of one of her gorgeous books. It including book-binding, tag-making and incredible tips for creating lavish layers. What an epic project! We were thrilled to be able to share it!

Book Tutorial Series Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza

Here is one of the beautiful pages from Jane's book tutorial. It features our Secret Garden collection and lots of pretty chipboards and fussy cutting. This page is a shining example of the love that Jane puts into each and every one of her craft creations!

Secret Garden book layout Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza

Here is another stunning page from Jane's book tutorial featuring An ABC Primer. The colors in this page are so fabulous. Jane really captured the charm of this vintage schoolhouse-inspired collection. What a wonderful treasure!

An ABC Primer layout book Jane Tregenza Graphic 45

Now we are going to share some of Jane's amazing cards! Here we have her lavishly layered Nutcracker Sweet Christmas card. You can see how the fussy cut characters look as though they could dance right off the page! It's a true winter wonderland of holiday cheer!

Nutcracker Sweet Christmas Card Jane Tregenza Graphic 45

JT Christmas card 2

Here is another one of Jane's fabulous cards. This is a French Country card that she created for our CHA Winter show and it displays some of Jane's famous pop-up elements! We just love how it looks as though those magnificent sunflowers are blooming right out of the card! It's classic Jane!

French Country Card Jane Tregenza Graphic 45


Last but not least is this delightful 5x8 altered art box and mini album featuring A Ladies Diary. Jane has such a talent for altered art. The elegant spirit of A Ladies' Diary comes to life in this sweet creation. It opens to reveal a charming mini album that's out of this world! This sophisticated work of art is yet another example of the wide range of skill and artistic talent that Jane brought to the Graphic 45 Design Team!

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Box Mini Jane Tregenza Graphic 45

Jane Tregenza altered art box  (2)

Jane Tregenza mini book inside box

Jane Tregenza Inside front of mini book   (1)

That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you had fun exploring these grand crafts by Jane. We will miss her so much but we know that her future is so bright! We definitely encourage you all to check out Jane's beautiful blog to see her latest and greatest creations.


We want to wish you all a very happy day! Come on back and see us tomorrow as we bring you more awe-inspiring works of art! Thank you all so much for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Her work is so amazing! I have loved seeing her creations here over the years!!

Beautiful as Always!!

Fantastic projects!!

I loved these projects the first time I saw them. They are still just as stunning this time. Good luck to you.

Splendid projects! I especially like the pop-up sunflowers!

Janes my favourite her work is personal a real inspiration

Graphic 45...
all that needs to be said. Just the best ever!!

Jane will be greatly missed, love all of her work. Truly wonderful!

Fantastic work by Jane, really inspirational, thank you.

Would love to win.

Good Luck Jane - thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

Such gorgeous works!!!

Great projects. Love the astronaut, the telephone, the Christmas gingerbread people - so many wonderful pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Such beautiful, creative projects!

Loved all of Jane's creations over the years! Good luck to her in her future endeavors, whatever they may be!


Jane is so talented! Her creations are magnificent! I love her work and try to look at her blog every day! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Beautiful-I would love to add this to my collection!

Beautiful projects Jane. You'll be missed.

Beautiful Work! Love the book cover, fabulous!

Beautiful projects and tons of inspiration! Thanks!

Love the use of the boxes. Always inspires me.

Jane, your work is simply amazing.Thanks so much for sharing & inspiring us.

Totally amazing projects.

I love your creations Ms Jane and look forward to seeing more through your blog .. you are such an inspiration to all of us .. thank you!

Beautiful creations; she will definitely be missed!

You make such beautiful things. Love your work.

So sad to see you go.
Be healthy.
Be safe.
Be happy
Be creative

You are going to missed so. . . you create treasures that will last a lifetime. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Keep on creating Jane! Thanks G45 for bringing her into my home to inspire me with your awesome products!! All the best!

I have loved so many of Jane's projects. I will miss her work. Such an inspiration!

Oh, Jane. What will I do without you! We have been together at G45 for such a long time! I wish you all the best and do hope to come see you in SA one day! Hugs.

All the very best Jane, you'll be missed :))

Every morning I can not wait to go to this site to see what Jane and others have posted to inspire. Thank you Jane andGraphic45!

What a great selection of projects. Jane will be surely missed. I love the Place in time papers and the French Country and would love the opportunity to win them.
Happy Creafting

Ihave been


Amazed and love the detail!

Beautiful work Jane! I would love to win your new papers and all fun goodies!

Beautiful work! Love the pop up sunflower!! Awesome :D

~Vanessa W

Simply stunning!

Such beautiful projects, thanks for sharing, Jane!

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