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June 25, 2014

Introducing Graphic 45 Ambassador: Jane Tregenza

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Happy Wednesday, G45ers! Thanks for joining us for another day of fun on the blog. Who remembers the wonderful Jane Tregenza? Jane was one our Design Team for three years, she's the owner of Imaginarium Designs chipboard, and an incredible teacher! She also owns Seriously Scrapbooking in Australia. We are so excited to welcome her to our Ambassador Team this year! Today, we will share five projects that so beautifully reflect Jane's signature style - glorious layering, rich colors, glorious texture, and fantastic photos! What a great day this will be.

You may be wondering "What is a G45 Ambassador?" It's a designer we have specifically invited to represent Graphic 45, since they are already teaching so many wonderful classes and workshops with Graphic 45 products all over the world. You will see familiar faces in this group of designers and teachers. This program is invite-only and we asked some amazing crafters for this team. We are so excited to welcome these designers to this brand new program with Graphic 45!


Let's welcome our newest Graphic 45 Ambassador, Jane Tregenza!


"I am the mother of 5 wonderful children, who all feature in my scapbooking projects from time to time. I have been married for over 30 years to a wonderful man who supports me in my journey through life. I am also the mum to a very special young lady who has taught me so much about myself. When our daughter was born with downs syndrome, it was quite a shock. At 22 it was not something I had ever thought about or even contemplated having to deal with. How grateful I am for that special baby. It has taken me on quite a different journey to the one I had planned. Once she finished school, she needed work and so I decide to open my own scrapbooking store and employ her to work for me. I was already teaching scrapbooking at two different stores, but the decision to have my own store was a huge step for me. I re-entered the work force after being a stay at home mum for over 15 years with no experience of running a small business.

What a journey it has been. Scrapbooking has taken me all over Australia and to the USA as well. In my own store, I teach about 10 classes a month, all with Graphic 45. I have been invited to be a tutor at the larges scrapbooking and paper craft expo in Australia for the past 4 years. I always teach Graphic 45 projects. At this event I have met women from all over Australia and New Zealand who are also fans of Graphic 45 – fellow kindred Spirits.

This year my goal has been to get lots of my projects and books into kits with tutorials for those unable to attend my classes. To date I have over 60 different projects in kit form, all using Graphic 45 papers. One of my strengths are my tutorials. I send out 1000’s of kits each year and have no one who can’t work the project out using my tutorial. It is great to be able to provide inspiration, but even better to share, and teach someone one of my projects. My tutorials allow me to do this. Even some of my harder projects still work with a tutorial, as you know from my precious time with you.

I love all forms of scrapbooking, books, altered art, off the page, cards, books and more. It doesn’t matter what I make, when I use Graphic 45, I can always make the papers work for me. I just love the designs, colours and patterns – it is a perfect match for my style of scrapbooking. I don’t tend to use a lot of embellishments but rather use the papers to get the effect I want or cut them to make my own embellishments. I was so delighted when Graphic 45 introduced their own chipboards, diecuts, stickers and staples. It all got easier and everything matched.

My work is classic, (I thinks that’s the word I would use to sum my work up) and my style appeals to lots of ladies. I love the challenge of mixing my Graphic 45 collections and I have a good eye for colour and what works well together.

I still get excited when I see the new collections arrive and my mind goes into overdrive as I look at
each paper and see the potential just sitting there waiting for me to get stuck in.

I so enjoyed my three years on Graphic 45’s design team, and I can’t thank Graphic 45 enough for giving me the honour of being one of their Ambassadors. I am so looking forward to sharing my work with you all this year."

Jane Tregenza's Blog

This is a stunning alterd box by the amazing Jane. We love how she combines the rich pastels of A Ladies' Diary with classic black finishes.

"This is the box that goes with  a book I made for the “Women in our Family”. The book is for the women in my family. I am starting with my Great Great Grandmothers, then my Great Grandmothers, Grandmothers, Mother and myself. I am also doing pages for my girls. This is going to be the perfect keepsake book, full of memories, photos and ephemera. A Ladies Diary is one of my favourite collections. The papers are so beautiful with lovely images that just lend themselves to making a very beautiful book."


Supply List

Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Collection Papers
Garden stroll, Focal Point, Afternoon Tea, Lasting Impression
Imaginarium Designs:  Custom Made Box, Frame and assorted words
Velvet flowers from Miss Rose, Sister Violet
Color Box – dark brown
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Vintage photo
Assorted Metals from Seriously Scrapbooking.

Jane is a master of masculine crafting! We adore this layout, don't you?

"A perfect layout for the males in your life, with lots of metals, chipboard and papers. I think this layout will work with any photo. I love the way all of Graphic 45 papers work together. I love the fact that I can mix the collections to get just the right colour combination for me."


Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
Emerald City, Beware, Frightful Folly, Inscribe, Tick-Tock, Uncommon Nonsense.
Black & Green Cardstock,
Assorted Metal charms and Brads from Seriously Scrapbooking.
3L Black Photo Corners.
Imaginarium Designs title – IDP0065 “It’s a Boy Thing”. IDS001 Large Cogs on a board. IDT0004 Tinnies cogs on a board.

Jane has the most beautiful family, and she finds the most gorgeous ways to celebrate them through her scrapbooking.

"I love this photo of three of my girls. My eldest daughter decided to take Anna on a Harry Potter Tour of England as she is a huge fan, ending up with a visit to Orlando to visit to the Harry Potter theme parks. Anna’s younger sister when along for the trip."


Supply List

Emerald City, Sunflower, Grandeur, Domestic Goddess Alphabets, Race for Time, Rendezvous.
Imaginarium Designs – IDS0071 25 Flags in a board, IDS0021 fence, IDS005 Clock Face.
Assorted Metals from Seriously Scrapbooking
Black and Cajun Cardstock

Weddings are such joyous events that lend themself perfectly to scrapbooking! Don't you love this layout using the rich colors of various Graphic 45 collections? Jane is a master of mixing and matching to reach the perfect color palette. She reminds us to "think outside the collection"!

"This layout is of my four beautiful daughters, take at my youngest daughter’s wedding. It is not often I have all my girls together, so this photo is very special."


Supply List

Graphic 45 Print Papers.
Teamwork, Endless Spring, Typography, 
Black Cardstock. Whirlpool Cardstock (Blue)
3L Photo Corners.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: IDT0031 Monarch Butterfly, IDS0026 Flower and Bird, Twig, IDFL0013 Twig and IDFL0010 Kerri Flourish Small.
Colour box -Lime Pastel, Dark Brown and Prussian Blue ink pads.
Flowers and leaves from Green Tara.

Couture is a brilliant collection to scrapbook a wedding. How beautiful is this photo? Only rivaled by the magnificent layout!


Supply List

Couture: Stunning, Couture, Fashion, Fabulous  Black Cardstock
Metal Embellishments
Imaginarium Designs "A Moment in Time"

We are so happy to welcome back Jane to the Graphic 45 Ambassador Team! Has Jane inspired your crafting? Which project stood out to you above? Welcome Jane in the comments below. Many thanks for joining us today, and see you tomorrow for another very exciting Ambassador introduction!

Happy papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Truly magnificent work, Jane!

Very nice layouts. It will be exciting to see Jane creating new projects with the new lines.

Such beautiful things Jane. I adore G45 and can only hope to acheive something even near to your creations!

It was lovely to read a bit about you and your family. My Aunty is Downs Syndrome and I know what a challenge, but ultimately what a joy they can be, I love her dearly although don't get to see her as much as I would like.

Thank you for sharing and giving us so many ideas and inspiration.
Michelle x

What an inspiration Jane is to all of us. I also love her work.

I not only enjoyed seeing Jane's projects, but also reading about her. Sounds like she's a busy lady!

Jane is so inspiring!

What a wonderful journey! I Love that you were- ARE a dedicated Mom and that from there you went on to become a successful shop owner and teacher! I'm always more impressed with this than the usual graphic & educational backgrounds that usually get all the press.
Super Kudos to you! Love your projects!

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