Sunday, January 6, 2013

UP CLOSE WITH THE 2013 DESIGN TEAM

Now that the dust has settled and 2013 is under way I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce you to the new Design Team in a little more detail.

(Design Team Co-ordinator Extraordinaire)

Sandra lives on the South Coast of NSW.   She is married and has one POD.  She has been scrapbooking for well over 8 years now, and just loves the creative outlet.  Her style is eclectic with loads of layering and a little bit random. She loves playing with new product and trying out new techniques. Chipboard gives her the opportunity to experiment with loads of different mediums, and she loves the versatility of WOW chipboard. She is also the owner of  Scrapbooking Delights ... please go and visit her!
(Design Team Member) 
Kerryn hase been scrapbooking since her son was born in 2004.  She originally started by creating a memory album for her daughter, but it wasn't long before this hobby became an obsession.
Now 8 years later she could not imagine her life without scrapbooking. Lucky for her, she has an awesome partner who tolerates my addiction.  

She has an obvious love for chipboard, and just loves how easily it can be transformed into something wonderful or be amazing in it's natural state.  Over the years she has been blessed with many opporunities, and has worked on numerous design teams, both here and in the USA, has had her work displayed at 2011 Summer CHA and been published a few times in magazines. All treasured accomplishments.
But most of all, Kerryn just loves to create and capture her families memories. Thankfully she gets to do it using the amazing WOW products.
(Design Team Member) 
Monique lives in Mackay on the Tropical North Coast of Qld. She is married with one 6 year old boy, who is the main subject of my scrapbooking. She started Scrapbooking about 6 years ago, when Connor was about 6 months old, had a break for a couple of years then really caught the bug... and hasn’t stopped since!! She is usually doing something scrapbook related every day – for her it is her down time, a creative outlet and a fantastic way to record family moments. She finds it really really hard to describe her style... It is very eclectic, and she usually just goes where the mood takes her. She tend to use lots of layers and distressing, and her layouts usually end up looking shabby, grungy or vintage. She loves experimenting with different techniques, and usually uses lots of mists, paints or inks.  
(New Design Team Member
Sue is a cardiac technician and lives on the beautiful South Coast of NSW with her daughter (25) and 2 fur-babies. She also has a son (28) who lives and works in Sydney.  Sue has been scrapbooking for 7 years and is hopelessly addicted to this awesome craft. Her scrapbooking style would have to be described as 'linear' but she tends to use lots of different styles and techniques in her work just for the fun of it. Sue enjoys mixed media and loves getting messy with inks and mists of all sorts. She love challenges and competitions and working under pressure. Sue is currently on the Creative Team for Chelleybean Designs and the Kraft-It-Up blog, and has just been named as one of the 2012 Scrapbooking Memories Masters and is really looking forward to joining the WOW team for 2013.

TESS PRETTY
(New Design Team Member)



Tess lives on the beautiful South Coast of NSW Australia. She lives with her gorgeous husband Austin and their Border Collie Echo. She works full time as an Administration Manager for a trucking company.
Tess has been seriously scrapbooking now for 6 years and finds it is a wonderful way to relax at the end of the working day.

Her subjects are the people in my life. Her nieces and nephews, my friends and their children, her gorgeous border collie Echo and her husband Austin, along with the places they visit and the things they do.
Tess loves that scrapbooking is as creative as you want it to be and is forever changing, as is her my style. It gives her a chance to capture her life in photos then tell her story. And Tess's camera or iPhone are never far from reach.

Tess has had layouts published in both Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations magazines, is a current design team member at True XOXO Scrapbooking, and has held previous creative team positions with Stuck Sketches and guest designed for Scrapbook Savvy.

Tess can’t wait to share her story and ideas with you all and is more than thrilled to be working with some very talented ladies.


MELISSA HEATHER
(New Design Team Member)

 
Melissa lives in Launceston, Tasmania with her husband and three girls Chloe, Lily and Harper.  When she is not busy taxing the girls around to school and sports she loves to scrapbook and has been scrapbooking for around 7 years and loves that it is a creative outlet for her.
She loves checking out the internet for inspiration and doing challenges when she has time.   Melissa loves using inks and mists and at the moment tearing and distressing and loves trying new techniques. 
She is so excited to be part of the WOW Design Team for 2013!
   KIM KENDALL 
(New Design Team Member)
Kim is from southern NSW, and is a mum to Malina and partner to Don.

She has been scrapping now for over 10 years and is totally addicted.  Kim loves to try new and exciting things with her scrapping and has been loving mixed media and is not afraid to try anything once!
Kim has a love of chipboard and what can be done with it to create a LO with a difference. 

Kim looks forward to inspiring you with her creations.

(New Design Team Member)


Anita lives in Tamworth NSW, with hubby Chris & cheeky little man, Riley. She is a Graphic Designer by trade, but has taken on the roll of Full-time Mummy for the moment. She has been scrapbooking for nearly 10yrs & has been hoarding supplies ever since LOL!! Anita is one of those creative people, who never turns off or sits still...she is always thinking about her next project. She loves to use lots of layers, paints, distress inks, masks & everyday ephemera on her scrapbook creations. Anita is looking foward to sharing her projects & inspiring you along the way...
and last, but not least, is our FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL Design Team member all the way from America ...
(New Design Team Member)

Gini has always loved everything vintage – and that has really influenced her work. Even as a little girl, she collected beaded purses and antique clothes, and had boxes of old photos and ephemera. And yeah, this was all by the time she was 9 years old. Gini guesses she was that quirky kid that everyone just kind of thought marched to her own drum. That early sense of style lead to someone who has a passion to create, who is confident in her own designs, but who also appreciates the historic influences of the past.

She has been crafting all of her life, in one form or another. She was a very successful bead artist and had her work published in over a dozen books and magazines, and lectured and taught all over the country, but…her beaded pieces took 500-1000 hours to complete. About 11 years ago, she started scrapbooking, when her first nephew was born. She instantly fell in love with the immediacy of the medium (compared to the crazy hours she spent beading!) In the past several years, she has really gotten serious with the craft and loves finding new ways to take her pieces to the next level. Gini says It's really funny to look at any of her work, from bead work to paper and be able to see the same style emerge, regardless of the medium. She has always loved dimension, and color and layers. Paper crafting is really a family thing for her. Gini's sister and her used to get together once a week to craft, but now she has moved right next door, so it's one big paper party! Gini can't leave out that her six year old nephew thinks it's really cool to scrapbook with his aunt and mommy! Gini's husband doesn't ever craft with her, but is her biggest cheerleader, and is always supportive of what I do. I work as a dental hygienist, so creating with paper is always a welcomed release!



So, now you have met all of our new Design Team, be ready to see all of their creations during 2013!! They will keep you inspired I am sure!

Suzanne  

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