Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Meet our October Guest Designer - LG

I am LG from Manila, Philippines. I have been scrapping since October of 2008 and I am very much addicted to this new found passion since then. I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, used to be a Computer Graphic Artist and an Art director at McCann-Erickon Advertising Agency. I have found the love to scrapbook immediately after when I gave birth to my 1st baby girl last year. I am happily married for 2years now with a very supportive husband, Regie, who scraps with me from time to time. Feel free to drop by at my blog would like to thank Butterfly Crafts for giving me this opportunity to be their Guest DT. I love challenges and definitely Butterfly Crafts blog has been my regular visit since I started when i need inspiration and some ideas

Challenge 21....

Hi Everyone,
It's time for Challenge 21, this is the first challenge for our new 15th of the month DT and big thank you to Guiseppa for coming up with this challenge:

We all have a time in our life when we have had a moment that changed our life for the good or the bad. I want you to scrap that defining moment, a moment that changed your life. It could be the birth of a baby, when you met your significant other or a career change. Tell us about it. Help us to learn a little more about you!
Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to by 31st October to be in with a chance of becoming our November Guest designer and winning our October RAK.
Here's what our fantastic DT came up with:


I knew in that moment as I held you and watched you take your last breath of life, I knew that I needed to live my life in such a way that I would be worthy to see you again in the next life



Title: C is for Change & Chiquitta Credit: Grungy Geometry by JW-DigiScraps (Janice Ward), available at, Font - Arial


The hidden journalling tag reads "I really enjoyed my four years as a student, along with my fun part time jobs, but graduation meant that I had to now go out into the real world. Although I didn't really have a clue what I wanted to do (and still don't really). But I do now have a good life with Gareth, a mortagage, a great hobby and a job I enjoy so I can't ask for much more really (except maybe a lottery win!)"



I used my Scrapshotz kit and the 52 Sketches along with the Butterfly Crafts challenge for this week.


I decided to go with my uni graduation. It was a long road, which included me dropping out when I was almost finished, but in the end I got there.


October Guest Designer - LG

Eversince I was young, I never imagined myself having a child of my own. I am just too scared of all the responsibility. I am very attached to everybody and get easily jealous if the attention was taken away from me. I just didn't think that I am the mother type. My husband was aware of it.But then last April 19, 2008, a miraculous thing happened, I gave birth to my lovely daughter Hannah Dominique. I did not touch her for 2 days, too scared, too confused but when I finally got to hold her, I cried. I have never felt that joy before. I was so happy, so contented. And from that day on, I have never loved anyone more I love to my daughter. I will do everything for her. I am her MOTHER.

We can't wait to see your creations....

Friday, 9 October 2009

Meet the 15th of the month team.....

Say 'Hello' to the 15th of the month team.....

Guiseppa - Assistant DT Coordinator: 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!

Beki: I am 25 and have been scrapping for almost 5 years. I'm hoping to train to be a Teacher next year but at the moment am making the most of having lots of time to scrap. I love to be as experimental as I can, trying everything once and always trying to improve my layouts. I love bright and busy layouts but try to be as versatile as possible and use whatever suits the photo best. I love to scrap about my family and friends, and I try to make my titles and journalling reflect myself and my sense of humour as much as possible. I'm really looking forward to being part of the Butterfly Crafts team and can wait to get stuck in!

Claire: Hi, my name is Claire, I'm 26 and I live in South Wales, UK with my other half Gareth. I work as a television subtitler, and my great shift pattern means I get lots of days off for my favourite hobby scrapbooking which I've been doing nearly 2 years now. I mainly scrap old family photos and memories, along with the more recent, and love a good challenge, an occasional sketch and new stash for inspiration. I also really love funny films, Ugly Betty and holidays abroad. I'm very excited to be a part of the design team at Butterfly Crafts! You can visit my blog at

Cheryl: Hi! My name is Cheryl. I'm 31 years old from Manila, Philippines. I'm happily married to Ed and is the mother to a little chihuahua named Chiquitta. I work in the financial industry as an auditor.
I've been paper scrapping since 1999 and dabbled in digital scrapbooking in 2006. I would flip around between the two types of scrapping but currently, I digi-scrap more since
I scrap my friends and family members especially my nephew, JJJr. I hoard pattern papers and enjoy playing with anything embellishment.
My scrap style is more of a fully embellished look with stitches and pattern papers but do go occasionally minimalist, whether it be paper or digi-scrapping.

Kelly: Hello! I'm Kelly and I am 31 years old. I live in Liverpool, England although I am orginally from South London. I am a stay at home mum to 2 beautiful children. I had to give up work after having my first child, and as a way to fill time I started making my own greeting cards. I then saw an article on Scrapbooking in a craft magazine four years ago and I have been hooked ever since. I don't think I have a certain style of Scrapbooking, just a whole heap of randomness with how I feel on the day! I mostly scrap about my kids but I am really starting to discover scrapping myself... Eeeek! I am addicited to pretty paper which I hoard and mostly cannot bear to cut! I also enjoy knitting, sewing, making cards and playing silly games with my kids. My favourite colour is green and I have a very eclectic taste in music!! I am so honoured to have been asked to join the Butterfly Crafts Design Team!!! I am really excited to be working with some very taleted ladies!!!!
Laurel: I am married with 2 girls ages 14 and 11. I teach grade 1 full time and my hobbies are paper crafting (especially card making and scrapping), photography, blogging and painting. Although the job and family life keeps me busy I try to make time for myself daily by going for a run and of course playing in my craft room.
I have recently been published in Cards magazine, have been Guest Designer for Inspirational Card Sketches and am currently on the Design Team for Card Patterns, Get Sketchy, The Scrappiest and Practical Scrappers. My passion right now is anything using paper. My girls are the inspiration for my scrapping but I tend to do more card making as I love how quick, easy and satisfying they are... not to mention I am addicted to Challenges!!!
I have now taken the plunge and tried my hand at making mini albums, I can see myself making more!
Did I say I LOVE paper crafting?

Tamara: My name is Tamara, and I live in Perth, Western Australia with my husband and our 2 ½ year old daughter (who is the main focus of my layouts). At the moment I am a stay at home mum, but I am also a qualified Marine Scientist. I have been scrapbooking for about 18 months now, and I love everything about it.

Terria: Hi, my name is Terria and I am from Fort worth , Texas where I am a wife and mother to a beautiful family, I have 2 wonderful boys, a beautiful little girl, and a supportive fun loving husband! I am currently working towards my degree to became a registered nurse so I spend a lot of time with my family, especially my children taking photos and enjoy one another.I have been scrapbooking since 1997! I started my scrapbooking adventure as a high school student although I didn't know what I was doing in my binders was concerned scrapbooking until 2004 when I attended my 1st crop,and I have been scrapbooking ever since! My family and ,my life experiences are my biggest inspiration these days and I plan to continue telling our story.I am so excited to be invited to join the Butterfly Crafts DT and am looking forward to all the fun that soon to come for us all.

Thank you Ladies! You can se everyone's work on 15th Ocober - Challenge 21....

Meet our 1st of the month team.....

Say 'Hello' to our 1st of the month team....

Karen (Me): Hi My name is Karen Watson, I have been running Butterfly crafts since December 08. I am 28yrs old from Essex in England. I have been married to Martin since September 2005. I am currently a housewife.
I am lucky enough to be a DT member at a great site called More than scrapbooking and recently had a lay-out published in a UK scrapping magazine.
I love to travel, read and watch way to many TV shows lol.
I look forward to working and getting to know the new DT and I thank everyone for supporting Butterfly Crafts over the last year xxx

Avina: Hi! I'm Avina from the sunny (but currently rainy) island city of Singapore where scrapbooking is a national hobby! I started scrapping to kill time after stumbling upon the LSS about 2 - 3 years ago and everything is now history! A definite addict! I love that it is a hobby that allows me to combine my creative side and the need to document my family (and my) life. It's been an honor to be asked to join the Butterfly Crafts team and I look forward to meeting all of you and being inspired by what you guys will do with the challenges!

Roberta: Konnichiwa! I'm Roberta, I'm 27 but I look like a 16 years old girl ;PI live in Italy with my lovely Boy Gianluca!I really love everything that comes from Japan and one of my dream is to visit it one day!I adore TATTOOS, I really think is an amazing ART!I'd like to learn more about photography, tattoos, scrapbooking and everything's artsy ^_*I am vegan 'cause i love animals. I live into a magical world full of kawaii plushes, cupcakes and rainbows. I really hope you'll enjoy my scrapbook pages xoxo Sayōnara, Roberta

Brenda:I am a lover of all things paper crafting. I got into scrapbooking about 9-10 years ago, soon after the birth of my first child. It became an obsession a few years later when I discovered a scrapbook store close by the new home we had just moved into. My first love is scrapbooking, but I also love to make cards, gifts, and home décor items with my scrapbook supplies. So much versatility in this craft is what keeps me from getting bored. It’s like a million crafts all rolled into one. I can paint, sew, draw, stamp, etc. etc. if I want to. It’s all fair game!
My husband, Eric, and I have been married for 13 years and we have three kids ages 10, 8, and 4. My kids are most often the subject of my pages although I have begun scrapbooking more about myself and have begun an album about my husband and me.
I don’t have a particular style of scrapbooking. I think I am ever growing and changing, still finding my own unique style. I love a good challenge and love working with sketches. They are a great starting point for any page. Sometimes I stray a lot from a sketch, but at least it got me going in the right direction.
I am so excited to be working with the Butterfly Crafts team.

Elina: My name is Elina, I am 27 years old, I am from Athens, Greece and I am a cat lover!! I am a kit club freak, I love challenges and sketches and I have been scrapping like crazy the last 2 years!! I am sooo excited and honored to be here with you!! I promise to have lots of fun and inspiration with my pages!!

Fay: I'm a thirty something mum of two girls, nearly 7 and 5, and live in Leamington Spa, UK along with my husband and 4 cats.
I've been scrapbooking for 2 years now enticed by all the pretty papers! My girls are usually the main focus of my pages but I am keen on scrapping myself and my passions.
I love challenge and sketch blogs, often using these as inspiration and a springboard. I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Butterfly Crafts team - I've been playing along with their challenges since they started. You can see more of my work at

Jeune Girl (AKA Meghan): I am a SAHM living in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley with my husband of 10 years and our 2 beautiful daughters, ages 6 & 4. I have always been a creative person but really began scrapbooking as a way to chronicle the lives of my girls.

Kylie: I'm Kylie from Australia Down Under. I am married to a wonderful husband that supports my scrapbooking when i'm not spending money...ha...ha...I have 3 gorgeous girls-Kayley 10, Emma 7 and Bridget 4.I have been scrapping from 2006 and love everything there is to scrapbooking.I do especially love bright and bold but occassionally i do the "pretty" layouts of my girls! Looking forward to this new adventure and getting to know you all :)
Thank you Ladies! You will be able to see everyone's work from 1st November - challenge 22.....

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Meet our winter DT.....

I have had the hardest job over the last couple of days to try to decide on a new DT from all the wonderful and talented applications we received. I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who sent in applications and without further ado please meet our winter DT....

Joining us again are:

Guiseppa Gubler - USA - Assistant DT Coordinator

Roberta Gallotti - Italy

and here are our new DT members:

Avina - Singapore

Fay Powell - UK

Brenda Weaver - USA

Meghan Currier - USA

Elina Koutsouradi - Greece

Kylie Symons - Australia

Claire Williams - UK

Laurel Seabrook - Canada

Tamara Roach - Australia

Kelly - UK

Cheryl Chan - Philippines

Beki Norman - UK

Terria McNack - USA

Please come back tomorrow to 'meet' our new DT.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

September Winner.....

It's that time again - our September winner is:

Congratulations LG!! Please e-mail me at so we can get you your prize from our September Sponsor Scrapmuse . Come back on the 9th October to meet our new winter DT...

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Reminder and request.....

Hi everyone,

Just a quick reminder, You have until Monday 5th October to get in your challenge 19 and 20 lay-outs. Also Monday 5th October is the closing date for winter DT call applications, so make sure you don't miss out (see sidebar for details)....

I am also currently looking for some sponsors for the coming months, so if this is something you or your company could help me with please contact me at . We can offer sponsors advertising and links for your store or site on our blog and forum and all we ask in return is a small prize or RAK for our monthly winner.

Many Thanks and please come back on the 9th October for the new DT reveal.....