Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Time has Come

I'm am so excited to introduce a fantastic team of designers who will be sharing their talents with you for the next 9 months ..... 

"Hi ....  I am Kim Kendell and have been scrapping for over 7 years now I am
addicted to paper and what you can do with. I love doing sketches as they
offer some amazing ideas. I look forward to inspiring you with my work.

I’m Julianne McKenna-De Lumen (otherwise known as Jules, The Bling Princess). I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. I am married to Antonio, and we have two darling daughters, Malayla and Keana. Fortunately, they love being in front of the camera and are both willing subjects for my endless photos and scrapbooking. You will find them featured in most of my layouts (along with my two cats - Othello and Jellybean). I have been published numerous times in Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations. 
I love to design with beautiful, quality products that are versatile and unique. I have a very identifiable scrapping style - romantic, beautiful, bright and girly. And my focus is on the details. I don't feel a page is finished without those all important details. There are a few techniques/products that can be found on most of my layouts “bling, glimmermist, sewing, masking tape and flowers.
In addition to scrapbooking, I am a gym junkie, bookworm, karate student, movie lover, traveller, and wannabe photographer. I will also admit to being an organizing diva and Twilight addict.

Hi girls, my name is Eve Sheppard I live in the seaside town of Nowra on the NSW south coast of Australia and I am a mum of 5 wonderful kidlets.
I have been involved in a wide variety of crafts over the years from painting to knitting, and dressmaking just to name a few; 2001 I discovered scrap booking in 2001 and I have not looked back.
My kids are the main subject of my layouts, I also enjoy card making as well ...
I look forward to working with this great group of fellow designers.

 My name is Aki Iinuma. I live in Tokyo, Japan.
I work full time at a software company.
I like to collect vintage items such as lace, sewing patterns and postage stamps to incorporate into my layouts.
My scrapbooking subjects are mainly my children - Yae (3) and Zen (5 months).
When I scrapbook, I love to coordinate many pieces of paper from different manufacturers.
And machine stitching is also what I love to do on my layouts.
I'm so excited to be a part of such a great DT. 
Hi everyone! I’m Narelle Riley, known to my friends as "Relsi", from Sunbury, Victoria.
I am particularly thrilled to be selected for the Crafty sketches Design Team as I love to use sketches!  Most of LOs start with a sketch (although the end product often looks nothing like the original sketch!).  I have been scrapping for about 6 years now and the main theme of my pages are my family (DH, DS 13 and DD 10), and our adventures!  We love to travel with our campervan and have just come back from 2 weeks in Tasmania where I took in excess of 2100 photos!  I guess you could say photography is a hobby of mine too!
I've dabbled in lots of crafts over the years and prior to scrap booking I loved to do cross-stitch.  I completed lots of lovely pieces, but found the framing costs very expensive!  Now my embroidery threads get used on my Layouts instead!

I’m Kirsten Michelson and I live in the western part of Denmark. I’m happily married
to Bernd, and we have two adult children. Scrapbooking has been my great
passion during the last 6 years and today I can’t live without spending time
on the most wonderful hobby. I love scrapbooking because I’m able to combine
thing that I love to do; photographing, travelling and being creative.
I have no grandchildren so far, so I’m often making pages from our vacations
and field trips, our wonderful dog Caesar and my daily life. To me
scrapbooking is a matter of maintaining the special moments, and I don’t
necessarily make layouts with beautiful portraits and so on.
It’s very important to me to catch the colors and atmosphere in the picture
when I’m creating a layout, that’s why I can’t say that I have a specific style.
IRL I’m a fulltime medical secretary at the hospital here in Esbjerg, Denmark

I'm July Gaceta from Philippines.  I started traditional scrapbooking in 2008 when I wanted to document my 10-year marriage.  I wanted to make a mini album for all travel photos we have collected. Since then I was hooked. I love the creative process of scrapbooking.  My scrapbook style is mostly freestyle, I love misting, cutting, flowers and ribbons.  I get my inspiration mostly in the papers and the materials I worked on.  It’s an honor and pleasure for me that I'm able to share my passion, the newly learned techniques and discoveries by mistake with my fellow scrap bookers who also share the same passion on this craft. Thanks for the opportunity of sharing my work with you.
My blog is

 Hello... my name is Annette, I live in Brisbane, Queensland Australia...
I have a wonderful supportive husband of 31 years, married adult children & 6 grandchildren ,This wonderful passion, craft,  past-time  was introduced to me about 8 years ago..
I have played in many types of craft, from ceramics to embroidery,
however its scrapping that has captured me, LOL!!!
....  I play with paper most days LOL!!!
I enjoy all aspects of the scrapping... layouts, multimedia and cards...
and most of all the great friends I have made through this craft

I thank each & every person who applied for a spot on the DT .. 
So much talent it was so difficult to choose ....I wanted to say yes to all ... 
however I couldn't !!!!!
To the new team I say thankyou for your enthusiasm & encouragement ... 
I know we are going to have a fab time together ....
Cheers for now


  1. Congrats to everyone!
    Looking forward to seeing everyone's takes on the sketch tomorrow!

  2. Congrats - what a fab DT
    cannot wait to see the sketch tomorrowxxxxx

  3. Congrats girls.
    I look forward to 9 exciting months on the team with you :-D