Thank you to each and everyone that applied and re-applied for a position on our Design Team. You made the decision very hard, but I think you will agree that we have a pretty rocking team.
Let’s make them feel welcome
Firstly introducing our
Wilma Voermans (Switzerland)
My blog : http://swissdutchy8.blogspot.ch/
Hello, my name is Wilma Voermans, born in Amsterdam, but I live in the Swiss alps for many years now. Mother of 8 children ( 6 boys and 2 girls).I have a busy job in local hotel .Addicted to: children & grandchildren, my dogs, music , scrapbooking, colour, coffee and smoking. I live my life as uncomplicated as possible and enjoy every minute of it.I scrap without too much thinking and this works for me. I start with the picture, look at it and feel the mood. Then on goes the music & the fun begins. I lam looking forward to be part of this team, lets scrap those boys!
Lisa Griffiths (USA)
Hello my name is Lisa Griffith and I live in the United States with my husband and my seven year old son, Liam, who inspires me every day. I started scrap booking when my son was born and I have been doing it on and off since then. Last spring I started noticing a lot of mixed media and I became totally hooked on layouts using inks and paints, I started to enter challenges and create my own blog. I have loved photography ever since I can remember and I am a serial photo-taker ;). I love scrapping as it combines my love of photography and my love of paper. I love to create girly layouts with lots of flowers and gems but I also love to get really grungy with lots of mediums, stamping and splashed inks. I currently design for Blue Fern Studios and The Scrapbook Diaries. I love to look at all the wonderful and creative blogs out there.
Sarah Groen (New Zealand)
I am so excited to be on this awesome DT - I live in Auckland NZ with my hubby of more than 20 years (Mark) and my 6 gorgeous kids (who range in age from 5 to 23). I have 4 boys Chris 23, Jaime 21, Adam 20 and our 'baby' Benji 5 . I am a stay at home mum and since I discovered scrapbooking I have been a hopeless addict. I am currently on the design teams for 2Crafty chipboard, CSI, Stuck? sketches and 1,2,3,Challenge blog I have been published many times both in NZ and overseas and in 2009 I was lucky enough to be chosen as an Elite Team member for Up2Scrap, NZs premiere scrapbooking magazine.
I am really looking forward to sharing my work with you at STB and hope that I can inspire you a little along the way.
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I live in the Swan Valley region of Western Australia with my husband, Aaron, and our five children ranging in ages from 22 to 5.
I have always loved paper and pens, I have always been a collector of ephemera and I have always kept some sort of diary or journal. So I think I have always been a scrapper of some description... but I’ve been scrapping as I know it now since around 2005. Since then I have been a member of several design and creative teams for online stores and... challenge blogs. I have also worked on a manufacturer design team. I was a Scrapbooking Memories Master and my work has been published in several magazines. Presently I am a teacher and design team member at Tomorrow’s Memories in Bassendean, Western Australia.
I still have trouble describing "my style" and I like it that way. My taste in scrapping is much like my taste is music, a little bit of everything, so perhaps you could call me “eclectic”. I do like to include embellishments on my LOs that are relevant or symbolic to the story and I try to always include journaling on my pages. For the last five years I have fallen more and more in love with the whole concept of getting back to the very basics of scrapbooking, pictures and stories. I love recording our family history and all the perfectly delightful, every day moments of our lives. Hence my passion for Project Life and the pocket page style of scrapbooking. I do still love being creative and playing with paints and ink and texture and technique. The two live perfectly happily sided by side for me.
I am so excited to be back on the Scrap the Boys DT.
Hi my name is Agnus and I’m a 38 year old mumma of 3 gorgeous boys aged 4, 11 and 17 who keep me on my toes and make life interesting the say the least ;) I have been scrapping for around 9 years and love capturing all the little moments that make up our daily lives.
I discovered scrapping around 9 years ago and still love recording all of my boy's adventures through my layouts. I have also recently started using Project Life to capture all the little moments that make up our daily lives, and let's just say I'm hooked!
I like to experiment with different techniques but my scrapping style has remained pretty simple. I mainly use clean lines and layers and try to keep my photos as the main focus on my pages. I love using embellishment clusters to help tell the story, and often make my own embellies for a bit of extra detail.
I am very excited to be back on the STB team and look forward to playing along with all the challenges :)
Hi my name is Sue Plumb, and I am a SAHM of 3 (daughter Brielle, 6; and twin sons Hunter & Kaden, almost 2) and we live in the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains in Qld.
I have been scrapping for almost 6 years, having begun shortly after my daughter was born. After the (very premature) birth of my twins and our extended stay in hospital, I had to take a break from scrapping (which lasted for almost 18 months!) and now I need to make up for lost time!
I can't tell you what my scrapping "style" is, as my layouts often look very different to one another. A few constants usually remain though - my use of some form of messy medium, and my love of bright colours & layering. (Although be warned, I can steer off the path at any given moment!)
I have been lucky enough to have been published numerous times both Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations; and have also served on a few CTs & DTs. I am currently designing for online store Wild About Scrap, and challenge blogs Show Us Your Stuff and Off the Rails. I am very excited to be joining the team alongside this amazing group of creative girls, and look forward to SCRAPPING THE BOYS!
So you know you're an artist if you go through a glue stick faster than a lipstick!? Well that's me!! Hi, I'm Anita. Graphic Designer / Full-time mummy to one boisterous 2yr old boy (& enjoying every bit of it!!). I am passionate about design & visual expression. It is an important part of my life. My love of scrapbooking started about 10yrs ago & I haven't stoppped!! I have however since forgotten all the other basics like vacuuming, cooking etc - but we get by LOL.
Hi I'm Sharryn, happily married mum of 6 gorgeous kids and one amazing little grandson.
We have 1 daughter and 5 sons so as you can imagine, plenty of boy photos to scrap.
I've been scrapping for almost 10 years now and love every minute the journey has taken me on from the people I've met to the many roles I've been lucky enough to experience in the industry.
It's always been a little hard for me to describe my scrapping style as it seems to change with whatever inspires me... on each particular project but I always lean towards a vintage grungy look.
Many things get my creative juices flowing and I tend to just go with whatever works on a project rather than try and force it in to a style.
Sometimes the photos I'm using give me all the inspiration I need or it might be a product I want to use. Sketches are a great 'go-to' for me and lately beautiful Mood Boards are all I need.
I'm very excited to be back playing along with the Scrap the Boys team and I'm looking really forward to sharing my layouts with you.
Staying on with us are:
Hello! My name is Charmane Koch and I am a Scrap-A-Holic! I live in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills in South Australia along with my little family - my partner Ashan, my son Chei and my daughters Harmony & Ryarne. My scrapbooking obsession began two months after my son was born it's been 10 years now! - starting with his milestones and then growing into scrapping about everything! I have been on numerous Design & Creative Teams - Wholesale, Kit clubs & challenge blogs - currently I am designing for Scrap the Girls & now Scrap the Boys! I also have a little handmade scrapbooking business called Charms Creations, which also keeps me very busy!
I am so excited at being part of the team at Scrap the Boys and can't wait to scrap MORE of my "boys" throughout the next 6 months!
I’m a 33 year old stay at home mum to 2 boys, Andrew- 11 & Fletcher- 9. I’m also a wife to a very busy music director husband -DT, we live in QLD, Australia. I have been scrapbooking for around 6 years now, I don’t have an exact style, the best way to explain my scrapping is a bit of everything. I love trying new ideas and techniques.
Hi there! My name is Kerryn, I am a country born girl living in the suburbs of Adelaide with my fiancée Shane and son, Harrison. I was originally dragged into scrapbooking by my Mother nearly 10 years ago and there wasn't any serious creating for the first couple of years. In 2007 I joined my first online forum and have not looked back since, now it is definitely classed as an obsession.
I am currently designing for Scrapbook Savvy, Words or Whatever Chipboard and Stuck?! Sketches, but in the past I have created for Bella Blvd, 123 Challenge, Kraft It Up and a few American online stores.
It's a privilege to be back with Scrap The Boys and be amongst such awesome talent. I am really looking forward to 2014.
Hi my name is Rikki Graziani aka Prissy B1tch (a nickname that was given to me out of love from my girlfriends and has stuck).
I have been scrapbooking for over 12 years but really got into after my first son was born in 2002. I have been madly obsessed by scrapbooking for almost half of my life. I never thought that a hobby that I took up as a teenager would still be fulfilling as an adult, but I continue to be inspired day after day. My children Tristan (10), Ethan (8) and Amelia (3) and I have been trying to make more effort in stepping in front of the camera, and to DH (Scott) disgust doing the same with him!!!
2011 marked my first offer of a place on a design team (LSS), and I am very blessed to be able to share this craft will all the great people I meet. Scrapping has become not just a community but almost a sisterhood - a way to share and bond. Let's just say I get far more from scrapping than beautiful layouts.
My style is an ever changing one, I am naturally arty, I like to try a number of different styles and techniques, I don’t think I have a particular style, as I scrap nearly every photo that I have, (I must say that when I first started scrapping girl pages it was hard to wrap my head around but now I am very proud, that I can do them). I also scrapbook because I love photography and like the idea that future generations will get to know me through my pages.
Hi, my name is Sarah Hemmings and I live on a farm outside of Dalby, a few hours west of Brisbane. I am married to Tony and have two very active boys, Mitchell (11) and Lachlan (8).
My scrapbook albums are full of layouts about the boys’ life on the farm as well as their busy sporting life with many of my pages focusing on their swimming and soccer pursuits. By day I am a high school teacher but I always try to spend part of my nights involved in something scrapping related – from chatting with friends on line, visiting blogs or even playing with pretty paper.
I have had layouts published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine, Scrapbook Creations and Creating Keepsakes. Scrapbooking is my stress release from what is a very busy and hectic life.
MY BLOG- http://my-head-space.blogspot.com/
Hi I am Wendy Smith, and I run this blog.
I’m a Mum of 2 boys (Charles 9y and Angus 8y), Neonatal and Special Care Nursery Nurse, Lover of all things paper and arty! I live in Tasmania, and love the lifestyle it provides for my children, even though it is a little on the cold side, but being a red-head, the sun isn’t my friend anyways!
My Scrapbooking style is like a chameleon, it changes in style frequently and yet predominantly has a masculine grungy style with bright colours and lots of layers. I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years, and enjoy the process of creating, I love everything about paper and find it very therapeutic. I am ecstatic about the friends I have made around the globe all because of this craft, and have met some amazing talented people along the way!