Design Team 2013

Jane Tregenza - In House designer

Australia

"My name is Jane Tregenza. I have five children, ranging from 18 to 30 years of age. This means I have lots of photos to scrapbook (although I’m sad to say I don’t have any lovely close-ups of baby feet and hands). I have been teaching and selling a wide range of crafts over the years, even supplying David Jones Australia wide at one stage. I came across scrapbooking 2004 after walking into a scrapbook store looking for ideas for an album for my oldest daughter who was turning 21. After having a free beginner’s class and deciding I could do better, I had a go at some pages and was asked to teach. It all went from there. I love to scrapbook and teach. It is so much fun to share each others experiences, but also a privilege as I get to share in lots of peoples lives, hear about the highs and special moments, and also sometimes the sadder times.” Jane is on the Graphic 45 Design Team for 2010, the owner and operator of Seriously Scrapbooking store in South Australia and founder of Imaginarium Designs. Jane has recently been published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine, Scrapbook Creations Magazine and Scrapbooking and Beyond.

Jane's beautiful Scrapbooking Projects can be seen here.

 

Natalie May - Design team Coordinator

Australia

Hi there ... I'm Natalie May. A 37 year old mum to a gorgeous 9 year old daughter, Jessica, a wife to a very supportive hubby and I love working in this industry!
I have been a card maker for about 10 years and discovered Scrapbooking late 2006. It’s such a brilliant creative outlet, with no restrictions as to what you can do and VERY addictive! My family is my main inspiration obviously, but I love scrapping any photos. If I like the photo, I’ll scrap it! I also love to create mini albums and “Off the Page” projects.
I don’t believe have a particular style - I love to experiment and try new things but most of my LO’s are unorganized and casual. My theory is…. “ If it looks good – Stick it down!”  I love to work off a sketch or page map but also enjoy letting my creative juices flow and let the paper guide me!
I love using a variety of techniques on my pages from dry and wet embossing, Glimmermist, inking and more recently I have become addicted to my Cuttlebug again. I have a soft spot for chipboard and really get so much fulfillment from teaching and making sure that my students walk away from a class having learnt something new.
I have been published in all three Australian Scrapbooking magazines and have recently written a couple of magazine article for the Australian magazines.
I love this industry … the opportunity to teach a new technique…. Meeting so many amazing people…..and to be able to CREATE everyday is quite a blessing.

Nat's gorgeous Scrapbooking Projects can be seen here.

Louise Nelson

Australia

Louise has been an avid and passionate scrapbooker for the last 7 years. 

During that time she has been fortunate to have been a Creative Design Team member for Scrapbooking Memories Magazine in 2009 and to be a Creative Design Team Member for one of Australia's leading wholesalers, Aussie Scrap Source. Louise is regularly published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine and was recently featured Somerset Memories with a technique article and layouts in the reader gallery. Louise is a keen fan of Australia's fabulous and inspirational scrapbooking challenge sites and is a current design team member for many of these. Lou has a creative style that has been described as Unique, deceptively simple, and arty! Her style is truly inspiring and creative. Louise is very much looking forward to sharing her creative scrappy passion with you all

Amy Voonrthuis

Netherlands

I'm Amy Voorthuis wife of Jeroen (we got married on the 20th of April 2012 after being together for 13 years)"he is my soulmate for life" and mom to Kevin!

I got introduced with scrapbooking about eight years ago by my aunt Ellen who lives in the sunny state "FLORIDA" and guess what.......I'm hooked for life....

I see my myself as a romantic scrapper would love to think outside the box.

Hope I will see you again xox Amy

www.amyvoorthuis.blogspot.com.au

Carole Maurin

France

"I like to use chipboards in all differents ways i can, as you could see on my
blog: just like they are, with paint, papers, glitter, embossing powder and more. I also like to find new ideas or misuse of chipboards.

I'm an eclectic scapper! I can scrap any kind of stuffs, any style, any colors! I like to try new stuffs, to share my art with people. Scrapbooking is my passion since 7 years and i am already a proud designer in many DT."

http://scrapalolette.canalblog.com/

Evegenia Petzer

South Africa

"My name is Evgenia Petzer, i am 28 years old and currently we live in South Africa, but i am from Russia initially.

We moved to South Africa about 2 years ago and I love it here so much, I have a son, that is 4 years old. SO my layouts are most about him, while my cards are mainly more feminine.

I have publications in US Cards magazine, Australian ScrapBooking magazine, UK magazine as well as russian and south african magazines '.

You are going to love Evgenia's work and I can't wait to see what she shares with us this year.


evgeniapetzer@gmail.com

http://evgeniapetzer.blogspot.com/

Evegenia Sokolinskaya

Russia

"I'm have been scrapbooking since 2010.

I was designer for several Russian challenge blogs, I also have couple of publications in the most popular Russian magazine "Scrap Info".

One of the projects I mostly proud of is card where you can switch on true light (I used light diode) and I believe that this is my "know how" because I have never seen something similar before :) I made a tutorial that was published in this year's Christmas issue of "Scrap Info" magazine".
To see more of her work visit
Evgena's Blog


http://eva-inspiration.blogspot.ru

  

Gerry van Gent

Netherlands

My name is Gerry van Gent.

I `m 39 years old Bulgarian woman, married to Arjen, my supportive Dutch hubby, and together we created ;-) two gorgeous kids - Alexander (8) and Leanne (4).


I`m so lucky to be a stay-at-home mom who loves taking care of her children and has enough ;-) free time for her hobbies - photography and scrapbooking.

 

 

Ingrid Gooyer

Netherlands

"Hi there!
My name is Ingrid Gooyer and I'm living in the Netherlands.
Married to the best hubby, Rob and together we have 2 beautiful daughters, Tessa and Yiscka.
I'm working part-time as an analyst in a lab.
After a long day working with numbers and all kind of analyses, it's great to clear my head and be creative.
Started scrapbooking in 2006 and now I can't imagine my life without it!
Love to make lay-outs, cards and altered projects. Also love to work on canvas.
I'm very excited and honored to be asked to join this fabulous team!
Can't wait to share my projects with you all!
Ingrid xxx"

http://www.ingridgooyer.blogspot.com/

Kaori Fujimoto

Japan

My name is Kaori Fujimoto.
I live in Japan with my family and I have been enjoying Scrapbooking for 5years. I love to create my layouts dimensionally.
I love chipboards very very much!!!!!
My favorite way to use chipboards is applying ink, paint, Glimmer Glaze,mist,glitter, glossy accent....and so on.
I'm also interested in mixed media recently, I take the chipboard in it with modeling paste.
The Chipboard is indispensable for me to create my pages!"

 http://scrapgarden-kao.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

Sandrine Dawes

France

"Now a little bit about myself: I live in a small country town called Roma in QLD, I am married with a 6 year old boy and a 2 year old daughter.

I run a mechanical workshop with my husband where I work full time. I enjoy the country lifestyle as I originally come from a tiny village in the North of France! I met my husband overseas and he was from Roma! Photography and scrapbooking are a big part of my life, I really enjoy the creative release it provides!!! I also really enjoy traveling, visiting new places with my family.

I have been scrapbooking since end of 2006 thanks to a friend who showed me her work. My style is vintage with a splash of grungy elements, I do love inks and stamps and circles!!! I mainly get my inspiration from my children and the photos, the papers, colour scheme etc. I sometimes start a layout with a new technique in mind, I do love to use products creatively especially chipboard! I am currently on 3 Design Teams: Scrapping Outback, Fat Cats Card Corner and Meg’s Garden. "

Sandie Edwards

Australia

"I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with Imaginarium Designs, as part of their creative design team for 2013. I a Criminologist (with an artistic flair), though currently a stay at home mother, to our son Jesse who turns 2 in March, 2012.
I originate from an extremely artistic family, which extends through many generations. For as long as I can remember, I have dabbled creatively in a wide variety of crafts. My paper-craft journey began over a decade ago, however, I only briefly ‘played’ up until the birth of my son. The last 12 months has seen my love of paper-crafts grow to the extent that my ‘hobby’ has over-taken the house, and our Burmese cat, Malinki has developed a major paper fetish!
I am completely passionate about this industry, and enjoy "all forms" of paper-craft, with my preferred style leaning more towards vintage/romantic/shabby chic, though not always. The goal I have always set myself is to: stretch the imagination, push boundaries by stepping out of my comfort zone via any means possible to create something different and unique....and of course be inspiring to others.
I look forward to the year ahead, working with this amazing creative team, and sharing my creations of Imaginarium Designs with you..."

Maiko Miwa

Japan

Our two design team members from Japan are truly amazing. I don't know if it has anything to do with their nations history of working with paper, but they are both masters at it.



Maiko does the most beautiful work. It is always detailed and so pretty, whether it is her layouts or off the page projects. Each one is a masterpiece. 

 

Miranda Edney

USA

" My name is Miranda Edney and I am from sunny Florida! I have been crafting for about 2 1/2 years now, and my passion is for altered art! I am a huge fan of grunge/mixed media art. But I am always bouncing around to all of the areas of art and trying my hand at them. Chipboard is a STAPLE in my crafting supplies! I love to alter pieces using crackle paints and mists, but my favorite is to create 3D elements using chippies! I strive to think outside of the box, and come up with unique ideas! When I am not crafting, I am usually spending time outdoors with my fiancee and just enjoying life! I am a very humble, fun loving person!
I love to teach as well! I have a youtube channel where i post tutorials and share detailed videos of my work. I also am an educator for a couple of design teams. . .
I currently design for Swirlydoos Kit Club as an educator, Guest Designing for Shimmerz as an educator, I design for Iamroses flowers, The Piece By Piece Laces, and Discount Paper Crafts Designer/DT coordinator.
I thoroughly LOVE to create, it is my happy place. My craft room is my little sanctuary and I am in there daily working on projects! "

http://mslibertycreations.blogspot.com.au/

Larrisa Albernaz

Brazil

My name is Larissa Albernaz and I´m from São Paulo, Brazil. I´ve been married to my sweet husband Flávio for 12 years and we have an adorable daughter Isabela.
As a paper crafter, I have been scrapbooking for seven years. Along these years, scrapbooking has provided me a great sort of artistic possibilities and a lot of fun! In fact, I love scrapbooking because it provides me to express myself in style, mixing paper, embellishments, colors, memories and a message.
While scrapbooking I pursue something that has sense to me, which inspires me and that can be different, interesting, cute, creative, colorful and fun!
I adore papers and creating page layouts or 3 dimensional pieces!. One of my life’s little pleasures is to cut, tear and distress papers, creating anything that translates the story I want to tell.
My style is eclectic, crafty. I love adding a lot of layers to my collages, including some paints or inks and I pay great attention to the details.

You can check out my works at my blog: http://www.lariscrap.typepad.com

Lady Grace Belarmino

Philippines

"I am a scrapper from the Philippines with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts Major in Advertising Design. I am married to my very supportive husband, Regie Belarmino, for 5 years now and a mother to a 4 year old baby girl Hannah my precious model. I started scrapbooking over 4yrs ago (December 2008) a few months after I gave birth to my daughter. I decided to enter into scrapbooking to preserve my family's memories and to express my creative side.
My style differs from one layout to the other. I love experimenting and trying out new techniques as I create a page. I am into misting, stamping, handcutting, distressing, photo editing and layering. My pages are always fun and exciting to do."

Karen Zueger

USA

"I love doing all styles of scrapbooking. I do a variety of styles from traditional to steampunk and grunge. I have been scrapbooking for about 4-5 years now and it's my passion!!

I have designed for "Pages In Time" and am on the Design Team at Scraps of Darkness. I also have been featured on the Graphic 45 blog.

I have a gallery at Scrapbook.com as "Lost Coast Scrapper" which shows most of my work.
I am a retired 58 yr. old women and mother of 2 daughters and 3 grandsons! I have lots of time on my hands for projects and to dedicate to being on a design team. "

Patricia Basson

South Africa

I have been scrapping since 2006, I only really came to my rights about two years ago when I started visiting blogs and on line galleries and found a few scrapping Idols who's work I admire and get inspiration from...
My style leans towards being Shabby-chic, Vintage and sometimes some grunge thrown in for good measures! I love layers and can not scrap without distressing. That goes for my chipboard treatment as well...I tend to see how far I can push the chippies in painting, misting and even dry embossing! My all time favourite product I use on Chipboard is UTEE. I love the effect I get when either adding micro beads to it or spraying mist into the crevices and have it form puddles of colour on the Chipboard... I have a few favourite techniques that I enjoy using...as I am sure you will see if you visit my blog... which I truly hope you will have time to do...

 

I am currently on the DT for Scrap Africa and was on our own producer Enmarc Crafts DT from May 2011-2012 and have been asked to return as DT as from January again. I was also on the DT for a Scrapstore/kit club, Scrapbook Studio."
I am sure you are going to love what Patricia designs for us this year. I am look forward to seeing her work this year.
To see more of Patricia's work visit her blog
Patricia Basson

 

Sarah Routledge

Canada

"My name is Sarah and I live in Ontario, Canada. I am a married, working mom to one beautiful little boy. I started scrapbooking a few years ago, and immediately fell in love with it. I absolutely love the creative process of putting together a scrapbook page. I love trying different (non-traditional) materials and new techniques; one of my favourite things to do is to make handmade embellishments, particularly flowers. Although most of my work is layouts, I also enjoy using my scrapping supplies for other crafty items (e.g. holiday and home décor). I currently design for ScrapThat! Kit Club, The Paper Mixing Bowl Challenge Blog and the Scrap for Help Challenge Blog. You can see my scrapbooking creations on my blog:"

Shell Carmen

Australia

"I'm Shell Carman, Mum to 3 kids: Hunter 7, Kayla 4 & Evie 2.
I married my high school sweetheart Craig in Fiji 8 years ago.
My style is an eclectic Shabby Chic/Vintage mix. Sometimes I like it to be clean & straight lines & sometimes really distressed. All my pages have lot's of layers & embellishments. My favourite part of scrapping is using lot's of pretties on my page especially flowers & chipboard.
I started scrapping to preserve our memories. I still like to do this but I think now I scrap more for the creative outlet & the chance to chat & make new friends! Scrapping has given me a chance to 'meet' people from all around the world.
I currently design for American Kit club My Creative Scrapbook & Australian Manufacturer Meg's Garden. I have been published in Australian Scrapbooking Memories & Scrapbook Creations ."

 

Solange Marques

Brazil

"I am Solange Marques, and I live in Curitiba, Brazil, with my husband, João, and some of my children. I have five children : Camila, Alexandre, Bruno, Gabriela, Miguel and two grandchildren: Clara and Samuel. They are always present in my creations.
I am graduated in architecture and plastic arts, but I have been working in a Bank for 21 years as an appraiser of jewelry.
I have been in love with Arts and Crafts since I was a child . I discovered Scrapbooking in 2004 and today I am totally crazy about it. I love to use paints and texture in my layouts and I melt the photos with the background. I love mixing a lot of techniques and products in my pages such as acrylic paints, watercolor, stamps, modeling paste and acrylic gesso. I love the artsy style! "

Sue Smyth

Australia

I started my artistic journey, at a young age drawing and sculpting, later going on to Art College and, formally training in Visual Communications, and design. Once I stopped work to raise children, the next journey into paper craft begun. I have has been teaching for well over 15 years first in cardmaking and then Scrapbooking, in many of my local stores, including TAFE, and Paper Trenz. I has been published many times and was the winner in the Scrapbooking teachers section of the Queensland Royal National show 3 years in a row. Currently I am on the design team for Down Under Direct who distributes Spellbinders, Just Rite stamps and Bazzill cardstock. I also a teacher at Print Blocks, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers, while also filling the role of Commissioning Editor of Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine. My style is a busy feast for the eyes, with lots of embellishment and texture, with a shabby chic look."

Sue is so right about explaining her work as busy and you are in for a feast once she starts sharing her work on the blog
To see more of Sue's work, visit her blog

 

Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Australia

I'm a not so typical scrapbook addict! My name is Julieanne McKenna-De Lume (otherwise known as Jules The Bling Princess) and I reside in Adelaide, South Australia.

I'm a strong-minded, creative, passionate, loyal, fiercely protective and curious scrapbooker, and mother of two darling girls. I have a wicked sense of humour, humour, and I don't spare the sarcasm. I'm over the whole political correctness crap, and if you ask my opinion about something, be prepared for the truth - I don't sugar coat anything. This is me Real.

I will also admit to be a Twilight addict, organising Diva, and a Mama-rizzi photographer.

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