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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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Jane's gorgeous creations have truly been a joy to learn from!! Thank you! And I just Love the beautiful paper collections!!

I love all her works and followed the book making. Thank you so much for sharing.

These are really beautiful projects.

Best wishes to you Jane in whatever you choose to do. Your works are all stunning.

Good luck to Jane and all that she accomplishes. Love all her projects. They are simply beautiful!

Such beautiful, creative projects. Jane's projects always had me in awe. Thank you for all the sharing and instructing you have given us here on the blog. Good luck in your future projects.

Gorgeous projects!

hiya all
what a great projects you'll made
i just love the new, paper line
thanks for the chance to win
i hope i will win, i can't wait to play with it
hugs angelique

Good Luck to you Jane and thank you for all your wonderful creations, and for inspiring the rest of us.

Jane's projects are awesome . I love the sunflower pop-up .
Thank you Jane for your inspiration.
I would love to win ...

Beautiful work, Jane! Good luck in all your endeavors!

Jane, YOU were my inspiration for buying more and more and more Graphic 45 after the first A Proper Gentleman Tags sheet I bought. Now I have a 2 to 3 foot stack of G45. Your layouts helped me learn that, yes, a simple scrapbooker CAN create simple projects with gorgeous designed paper. You rock. I'll continue to follw your blog.

Enjoying the farewells to the design team members. Lovely projects all!

To Jane: Thank you for all the beauty and inspiration you have shared with us during your tenure on the G45 Design team. Your projects never failed to thrill and inspire me. Your tutorials were so meticulously written that success was guaranteed. I shall miss your lovely, lovely work...and wish you well in all future ventures. You are a treasure!

Her work is stunning and only enhances the gorgeous papers.

I would love to be entered into the drawing for the papers. . . I have recently discovered them and I am totally enraptured by them!

She does such remarkable work.

Oh Jane, I will miss your projects and inspiring art. Thanks.

Thank you Jane for sharing such amazing projects with all of us. Love your altered art box !!

Wishing you the best. Will miss you. Beautiful work.

Fabulous projects that are works of art! Mahalo for the generous sharing and teaching.

thanks everyone for the wonderful comments, I have so enjoyed sharing my work with you all, Special thanks to Graphic 45 for three amazing years. I will still be your Number 1 fan!

I must go back and review Jane's book tutorial... how did I miss that? Thanks for the review of this beautiful work. Jane has really made the most of the various Graphic 45 collections. Best of luck for the future, Jane!

Beautiful work.

All of this artwork is so inspiring ! Thank you to G45 and your wonderful artists !

So sorry to see these talented artists leaving and will miss them, beautiful work Jane!

I loved Jane's creations and her book series - she always amazed me!! I will miss her creativity. Thank you for inspiring us all, Jane!

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