Monday, April 21, 2014

Welcome to Our New and very first Sketch Design Team!

Hello all!

Please allow us to take a few minutes to introduce you to our inaugural Sketch Design Team!  But first, we would like to thank the many of you that applied for a position on our team.  We are humbled by your entries.  It was so hard to choose this team, we wish we could have chosen everyone. We are sure you can tell that we ended up inviting more designers than we had originally anticipated - the decision was just that difficult.  In the end, we chose designers with a wide range of styles, hoping we will have reveals that will inspire all!

Please join us in welcoming the following ladies to the ScrapMuch? team.....

I participate in the Scrap Much? challenges as often as I can so I am thrilled to be on the design team! I've been scrapbooking since I was 16 but have collected ephemera and taken tons of photos for as long as I can remember. I turn 30 this year and that seems impossible to me. My day job for the last seven years has been a registered nurse. My boyfriend is an attorney and we adopted a black Lab three years ago. He keeps us busy. My other hobbies are running, reading, and working on my never ending To Do list on the home I just purchased in November.

Ashley's take on the DT Sketch

I am a thirty-something wife, and mother of one girl (who is the subject of most of my scrapbook pages). I live in Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada. I am an Optometrist, working full time.  I have been scrapbooking since around 2003. I never know how to describe my scrapbook style, and it evolves constantly! I always feel the need to leave white space, and I love incorporating mixed media into my pages, whether it be mists, watercolours, modeling paste, etc, etc… I just love to get inky!

Karen's take on the DT Sketch

My name is Jackie Plank and I have been scrapping for approximately 10 years.  My style is constantly evolving as I am always learning new techniques and trying new materials, tools and mediums.  Sketches are ever present when I am working on layouts or cards, I don’t think I have ever started one without a sketch.  I live with my husband of 41 years, a Shih Tzu named Jack, and a feline named Lucky.  I am disabled so I spend most of my days scrapping.

Jackie's take on the DT Sketch

Hello! I am Laureen Baskerville.  So thrilled to be here on the Design Team for ScrapMuch?.  My FIRST scrapbook was on Princess Diana's wedding: I clipped and pasted all of the newspaper clippings (I was 11 years old).  It was fun!  I always wanted to do scrapbooking but always had this excuse that I have a husband and four children (2 girls and 2 boys), so I did not have time... REALLY I ALL NEEDED TO DO WAS TO MAKE TIME
FOR MYSELF!  I love to do double page layouts because they hold more photos.  I do single layout and cards too.  I truly love to scrapbook the memories that we create daily!  I easily am inspired by so many avenues, Pinterest, blogs, fellow scrappers, magazines and pictures.  Feel free to visit and follow my blog.

Laureen's take on the DT Sketch

Can you pinch me.....hello there,  Danie Ramirez-Diakun (Scrapaholic) here from Huntsville, Ontario. I think I'm still on the moon.  I am happily married to the love of my life and a mommy to my son, Joaquin.  My boys are very supportive of my paper crafting addiction!!   I started my scrapbooking journey almost three years ago with ScrapMuch? at a fall weekend retreat, and hooked ever since.  Very fitting, I now start my Design Team journey with ScrapMuch? as well.  I am so blessed to be part of this amazing ScrapMuch family and to call these amazing, talented girls FRIENDS!  Here's to the next amazing six months xo  To see more of my work please visit my BLOG
Danie's take on the DT Sketch

I have been scrapbooking in various degrees since I was a young teen. I attended the first retreat hosted by the ladies of ScrapMuch?, 4 years ago and there has been no looking back! I work at a very technical job, so crafting allows me to express my creative side. I love to take photos of my family, which results in a tonne of photos for inspiration. I enjoy all types of crafting, but scrap booking and quilting are my favourites.

Sandy's take on the DT Sketch

Jayne Morgan
I started scrapbooking approximately 7 years ago after the birth of my second child, and have never looked back.  My tolerant hubby and two energetic girls are of course the subject of most of my pages, although a newly acquired puppy is making his way comfortably into the picture! I tend to wake up thinking of my next scrapbook page - I'm one of those! I truly  do love this craft and often wonder what I did before scrapbooking. Joining Scrapmuch?! is another venture I'm excited to begin.

Jayne;s take on the DT Sketch

Tiiu Jaanusson
Hello! My name is Tiiu, I’m 36 years old, and I live in small town South-Western Ontario with my husband and 2 awesome cats.  Other things I love include; traveling, a great mug of coffee, yoga, Hello Kitty, HBO shows (like Game of Thrones, True Blood, etc.), orchids and basically all things cute! My days are spent working as a Paramedic, so I definitely need a creative outlet like scrapbooking. I started scrapbooking 8 years ago, and I’ve been known to make many mini-albums, the occasional card and altered decor project too. My first exposure to working with sketches was 7 years ago when I was lucky enough to make an album at CKU Detroit with THE Becky Higgins. Since then I’ve made at least one big scrapbook trip per year; this year I’m so excited to be returning to Teresa Collins’ Inspiration Unlimited in Henderson Nevada. I am soooo flattered and excited to be chosen for the ScrapMuch? Design Team. This is my first design team assignment, and I’m really looking forward to sharing my creations over the next 6 months.

Tiiu's take on the DT Sketch

I am so excited to be joining the ScrapMuch? Design Team.  I have been scrapbooking on an off for about 15 years.  However, I have made it a weekly habit for about the last 3 years.  Scrapbooking as become not only a fantastic creative outlet but one that allows me let go of everything else while I'm in my zone.  I love creating and preserving our families memories.  I currently work full time as an interior designer so most of my scrapbooking happens late at night once my two beautiful daughters are asleep.  I have a five year old and 20 month old.  They keep me hopping and moving, but make life so much fun!  I am one of the lucky ones to have an amazingly supportive husband.  We have been married 8 years and I can't imagine my life without him.

Jessica's take on the DT Sketch

Just for fun, here is a reminder of the DT call sketch......

 Welcome to the team ladies, we are thrilled to have you join us!

Thanks for visiting us today!  Pop back tomorrow for our Kit Club inspiration post, Wednesday we will have a new tutorial, inspiration on Thursday and a brand new sketch on Friday.  A week from Friday you will get your first reveal from 1/2 of the new DT!

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  1. Congratulations to all the DTs. Looking forward to work with you all.

  2. So excited to have all of these talented ladies on the design team! Welcome! I can't wait to see all of your creations and inspiring takes on Laura's sketches!

  3. Hello Sketch Design Team. As a new scrapbooker, and someone who gets most (well more than most) of their "jumping off" points from sketches and the interpretations others take from them, I'm really happy to have aTeam to borrow from on ScrapMuch.

  4. Welcome ladies. You have joined a wonderful group of ladies at ScrapMuch?

  5. Congrats to all of you! I am looking forward to a lot of motivation from your up-coming layouts and designs. Way to go!

  6. Congrats ladies! I'm so excited to have you on our team and look forward to seeing what you create!! Thanks to all who applied. It was a very difficult decision!!

  7. Congratulation to the team! All of your creations are FABULOUS .. The sketch is lovely and I d love to play.