Monday, 30 April 2012

Introducing The New Scrap'n With Flair Design Team

OK I am super excited to introduce you all the the new Design Team!!!!  I am very luck to have such a wonderfully talented bunch of ladies join my team.  I would like to thank each and everyone of them for applying!!!!  It is going to be a great year!!!

I won`t keep you waiting any longer....I would like to introduce the 2012 Scrap`n With Flair Design Team!!!!

Hi, my name is Stephanie Stanton, and I have been scrapbooking for about 7 years.  The daughter of an avid scrapbooker and crafter, it is, “in my genes”.  I have always had a passion for art, and have practiced its many form’s, I attended York University to study my B.F.A., with a focus on Visual Arts; painting, photography and art history.  When my son was born with little space to paint in our tiny house, I focussed my artistic outlet on scrapbooking the many photos and special memories of my sweet little boy!

That of course ballooned into a serious passion for creating layouts, cards, altered art projects and perfecting my photography.   I hold monthly classes/crops at a local church and partner with my mother to hold bi-annual weekend retreats.  My most important job is Mom to three wonderfully active and involved children, I love to volunteer for community events and committees and I work full time in marketing for a local manufacturing company.

My ability to celebrate my art would not be possible without the love and support of my favourite scrapbooking subjects; my wonderful children; Carter (7), Sienna (5), my bonus daughter Montana (13) and my life partner John.  

Hi Everyone!

I`m Kiki (Kelly-Ann) Halbert and I live in Ottawa Ontario with my husband, dog and 2 cats.

I`be been involved in digital scrapbooking since 2004, and started designing and selling my own digital scrapbook products in 2006.  I became involved in fine arts and paper crafts in the summer of 2011, first with art journaling, and now with mixed media.  I create mixed media art work, art journals and art journal pages, and hypbrid (digital scrapbook elelments printed at home and used in a project) paper craft projects.  I love to work with different textures (the messier the better) and media in my projects.  I have a weakness for Prima and Basic Grey products, especially pretty flowers and trinkets.

Hey there!  My name is Yvonne Gebauer. I’m 52 years old.  I’m a wife of 32 years, a mother to two wonderful sons (28 & 25) and a mother-in-law to two great daughter-in-laws.  I’m a Grandmother to 3.99 of the most amazing little people on the face of the earth (2 ½, 2 ½ & 16 months).  The 4th is literally due any day now!! 

I’ve been working full-time for Royal Bank for over 33 years (and yes, I started before we had computers to process everything and it was all manual posting!). 

I started making cards over 20 years ago now.  I first started when my mother allowed me to get into her crafting supplies and play around.  At that time we’d go and spend hours picking and pressing flowers to use on our cards. I’m so very blessed to have a crafting mother who encouraged me to experiment and grow in our craft when I first started out.....we had sooo much fun with those pressed flowers!!  

My style, likes & dislikes, techniques, tools and more have evolved many times over in that time.  When my first Grandchildren were born (2 ½ months apart) I started to scrapbook.  I fell in love and have done a few albums since then of the babies and our motorcycle trips.  Lately my passion has swung back to cards and I’ve found myself growing and evolving once again in that craft.  When you can’t find me in my crafting therapy room (which truly does feel like therapy some days......although I think therapy may be or with my Grandchildren, you’ll find me on my Suzuki motorcycle with my hubby, on our quads or kicking back at our cabin. 

I’m sooo very excited to be part of the Scrap ‘n With Flair design team and I can hardly wait to dig into our supplies and start creating for you!  I look forward to encouraging you to branch out and try new things and to experiment in this wonderful craft as well....I hope you too will fall in love with it.

Hello Everyone!!!

My name is Elysia Lebedoff, I'm a 35 year old Mom to a special needs stepson (11 yrs), as well as have a son (5 yrs) and daughter (1 yrs) of my own.  My husband, Scott, and I have been married for 3 years this year, and have been together for 8.  I honestly can't remember us not being together or having our wonderful kids, and would not change that for anything.

I grew up in a small town with a crafy Mom who sewed and made almost anything and everything from scratch.  She gave me a love for handmade items, refurbishing things, making collages, as well as reading  romance books.  Ultimately, she's the one who started me out on my crafting quest!

I am ALL ABOUT COLOR!  I have a bold personality, which I like to let shine through in my scrapbook layout, my mini albums, as well as my junk to treasured projects!  I constantly seem to be looking for something new to try, something to reuse in a different way, and I aim to put a different spin on whatever I make.  I've always been excited by mixed medias and ephemera, and have been loving the new trends with adding bling & flowers to charm up my pages!

In 2005, I started scrapbooking just after my first trip with my DH, and am not sure why I didn't try it before then.  My lovely sister-in-law inspired me by showning me her first book, and the rest is history!  I ran right out and bought some stuff and went to work, spending sometimes what seemed like days on a page.  Now, after taking a small hiatus due to having babies, I'm back at it and doing my best to be (alot faster &) better than ever!

I'm ecstatic that Scrap'n with Flair is giving me a chance to be part of their design team, as this is the first time I have done anything publicly with my scrapbooking, or crafting.  I'm truely looking forward to having the chance to show you what can be done with the great personal kits and products supplied by Scrap'n With Flair and a little time!

Hi my name is Tamara but everyone calls me Tami and I'm very please to be a part of the Scrap'n With Flair Design Team.

I've been married for 8 years and have a daughter who is 4 and a son who is 13 months who are the subject of the majority of my layout/projects.  I've been scrapbooking, card making, crafting for approximately 12 years and started when cutting funny titles out of magazines what how you made titles for your pictures.  Over the years my scrapbooking ways/techniques have grown and evolved and I look forward to continuing on this journey of growth in the future.

I am so excited and honoured to have been chosen by Leanne to be on the Scrap'n With Flair design team for a second term.  I was introduced to so many new and wonderful products, tools and techniques during the first term that I am very excited to see what the second term has to offer.

I am totally addicted to everything scrapbooking has to offer and love challenges and thinking outside of the box.  Other than scrapbooking, I have a full time job as the Operations Manager at Innovative Rehabilitation Constultants and where I have been working for the past 11 years. I am looking forward to creating many projects this tern that will be treasured for a lifetime.  

Friday, 13 April 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

April Kit

Hey all...hope over to the store and store blog to get all the details on the April Kit!!!  It is to die for.  ;)

Here is a peak...