Sunday, 24 May 2009

Meet our 15th of the Month Team......

Please say Hello to our 15th of the month DT:
Vicki - Assistant DT Coordinator: Hello! I’m Victoria Murray, although no one ever calls me Victoria (except my Mom, when I was four and in trouble!)…so call me Vicki, please! I’ve always been a creative person; I even had my own jewellery studio until my daughter was born. I’ve recently started working part time a jewellery boutique. I live in Toronto with my husband, five year old daughter and our guinea pig.I discovered scrapbooking almost four years ago at a home party and it felt like a match made in heaven. Scrapbooking is now my passion and my family is my inspiration. I love experimenting with new techniques and ideas. I work in traditional, digital and hybrid methods. I've been lucky enough to have been published a few times and have made some great friends, all thanks to this hobby. I’m so excited to be on the design team here!
Adeline: I am Singaporean and a stay home mum to 2 beautiful ‘monsters’. I had resigned from my job when I was expecting baby number 2 so that I can be with my kids through their early growing years and I have not regretted my decision. Shortly after our second child was born in 2006, my husband was posted to work in Shanghai and we re-located with him.
I have always had a strong interest in scrapbooking but I started the hobby seriously when we moved to Shanghai. I needed something to keep myself occupied and distracted from the frustrations of adjusting to an entirely new culture. It has been very therapeutic for me and now I am happily scrappin’ whenever I have some free time from the kids. I usually scrap in the nights and despite the tiredness of chasing after 2 very active kids, I actually find much inspiration in these wee hours. I do not have a fixed style of scrappin’, but I like the distressed look a lot and tend to incorporate that into my layout. I have been scrapbooking for 1.5 years now but am still exploring and learning new techniques all the time!
We visit Singapore regularly where I get to restock on my supplies and now we are planning to re-locate back home for good as we hope to let the children pursue their primary education back home.

Georgina: Hi, my name is Georgina and I'm 29 years old. I live in Surrey in England and have been scrapping since about 2005. I stumbled upon it one day when I saw it on an American TV show and being curious I surfed the net to see what I could find out. Thats when I discovered a whole new world - the wonderful world of scrapbooking. I just love looking at other peoples photos and hearing the stories behind them on layouts that have been lovingly slaved over. I have always loved taking photos and creating things from paper and putting the two together seemed like a natural progression. During the day I work in the insurance claims industry as a technical expert and in the evenings I teach line dancing a couple of nights a week - thats another of my passions! I am so excited to be invited to join the Butterfly Crafts DT and am looking forward to future challenges.

Guiseppa: Hi! I am Guiseppa. I am a 33 year old Mom of three and have been married to the man of my dreams for almost 12 years. I live in the scrappy state of Utah (a very talented state, might I add). I love the outdoors and spending time camping with my family. I have been scrapbooking for over 13 years and in that time have created over 60 albums. So, I guess you could say that I am obsessed! I have recently taken an interest in publishing my work and have had some success. Becoming a member of a design team was on my list for my next adventure! I am so excited to have this opportunity to inspire and created with my fellow scrappers. Happy scrapping everyone!

Jocelyn: I am married to a wonderful man who supports me in every endeavour of my life!!!! I have a daughter and son in law who have given me the most wonderful gift..... two Grandsons!!! Evan Matthew is 6 years old and Gavin Joseph is 20 months old!!! These two boys are my inspiration to scrapbook!!! I started this wonderful craft when Evan was born, and I have never looked back!!!
Paper Crafting is so very rewarding!!! When I enter my scrapbook room, the world goes away, and I can take time to sort through photos, create pages, bring back memories, make a card for a friend and alter anything that I can get my little hands on!!! It brings a smile to my face and a sense of accomplishment!!!!
I have met so many wonderful friends through this craft!!!! I have several very close friends that I meet with once a month to socialize and create together. I cannot tell you how many wonderful friends I have met through my Blog!!!! Some of us call one another once a week, just to check in and see how life is going!!! I plan on making some trips to visit them and they to visit me!!!!
I am so excited about this endeavour. I look forward to working with the team and meeting all of you!!!! This is such an honour and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Now let's get busy and so some creating!!!

Leanne L: My name is Leanne and I live on the beautiful Gold Coast in sunny Queensland (Australia). I am married to my best friend Stuart and we have been married for 14 years. We’ve been blessed with three children, Mishae 21yrs, Jacob 11yrs (who is obsessed with pulling electrical items apart!!) and Emma 9 yrs (going on 18). We all enjoy spending our spare time camping and 4 Wheel Driving or just having fun. I have been scrapbooking now for a period of about 5 years. My styles have changed considerably over that time but generally I would say that I tend to lean more towards classical, straight lines. I love that I am recording my thoughts for my children to read and share with their families long after I have gone. I am lucky enough to have children who love to be in front of the camera so am never short of a subject to photograph.
Lou: 'Hi, I am Lou. I am a twenty something, married with 2 gorgeous little ones and 2 older stepkids.I started Scrapbooking in October 2008 after reading a scrapping magazine on holiday when the local shop had no card-making mags available. I have since progressed to trying to scrap every day, and 99% of my pages are about my children! My style has been changing and developing as I am still finding my own personal style, but at the moment I love clean lines and bold colours. I seem to be very drawn to cute animal embellies too!?!I am thrilled to be accepted as part of the Butterfly Crafts DT, and along with this I am part of JAD's Team, the Inspirational Team, and Scrappers Block Challenge Blog.I have had a few pages featured in Readers Galleries, and more recently have done quite a few pieces of paid work for UK magazines. More of my work can be seen on my blog Scrapprentice'

Marlene: Hello, I’m Marlene. I have two awesome boys and I work full time. I really got into scrapping a little over two years ago and I absolutely love it. I also love altering items, working on my art journal, doodling and drawing, anything crafty and artsy! I love being creative and making things that are pretty to look at. I’m also a scrapbook supply addict LOL I really like checking out fellow scrappers blogs, there is so much great work and inspiration out there. I’m always working on my never ending pile of old pictures and I love to scrap everyday moments also. Happy scrapping!

Sandra: I am a mum of 2 kids (aged 5 and 3) and live in Brisbane, Australia. With my corporate life in on-hold since having kids (and maybe even permanently J) I discovered scrapping at the beginning of 2008, and haven’t looked back. I also love to make cards and OTPs (albums as well as making things from scratch). As I find myself loving scrapping more and more, I don’t think I’ve got time to go back to work – he,he,he!!).
Aside from my love of scrapbooking, I also enjoy making beaded jewellery, learning languages (Italian and German presently), travelling (need more time and money though – LOL – don’t we all??), crosswords and Sudoku, and going to the beach, bushwalking and BBQs or picnics with my family.
You’ll find me on forums as Sandra D or on my blog at

Tara: I fell into scrapbooking last fall while trying to write & design a personalized book for my son's 4th birthday gift. After visiting my first real scrapbooking store I was in awe and completely overwhelmed with the amount of different papers, embellishments and products to choose from. I completed my first layout in November of 2008 and have been addicted ever since. I would describe my current design style as rustic-grunge with earthy colours that pop. I love my edge distresser - maybe a little too much! I am inspired by wonderful photos (of my kids mostly) and awesome paper. I am honoured to be working on the Design Team for Scrapbook Star beginning in July 2009. I have been fortunate enough to have several of my layouts published as well as having my blog featured as well. To view more of my work, please visit my BLOG at:
You will be able to see the ladies first DT Lay-out's on 15th June - Challenge 14....
Karen xxx


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...


Jocelyn said...

Love you Julie!!!! Thanks so much for the love!

Julie said...

Congrats to those making the team. Yeah Jocelyn and Sandra too.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...
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sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Congrats to ALL of you! And a special YaY for Jocelyn & Leanne!!
Very exciting!!!!!!!!!!

Jen Martakis said...

Congrats to the team!! Yay Jocelyn!!! :P

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to get creating along side such a talented group!
Lou XX