Thursday, January 31, 2013

Welcome to Evengia, Sue, Karen, and Natalie

Hello Everyone.
Well this is the final day of introducing our design team for 2013. 
As of tomorrow the ladies will start sharing their projects on the blog. 
They have their own facebook page where they can share their work and chat with each other. It has been lovely seeing them all chat together and getting to know each other. The old team have been welcoming them and the new ones sharing their excitement at being on the team. They have also been posting their projects as they make them. From what I have seen you are going to be blown away by their creativity. 

So first up is Evgenia Petzer from South Africa.

Here is what she had to say about herself.
"My name is Evgenia Petzer, i am 28 years old and currently we live in South Africa, but i am from Russia initially.
We moved to South Africa about 2 years ago and I love it here so much, I have a son, that is 4 years old. SO my layouts are most about him, while my cards are mainly more feminine.
I have publications in US Cards magazine, Australian ScrapBooking magazine, UK magazine as well as russian and south african magazines '.

You are going to love Evgenia's work and I can't wait to see what she shares with us this year.
To see more of Evgenia's work, visit her blog.

Another new Lady to our team is  Sue Smyth from Australia.

Here is what Sue had to say about herself.
"I started my artistic journey, at a young age drawing and sculpting, later going on to Art College and, formally training in Visual Communications, and design. Once I stopped work to raise children, the next journey into paper craft begun. I have has been teaching for well over 15 years first in cardmaking and then Scrapbooking, in many of my local stores, including TAFE, and Paper Trenz. I has been published many times and was the winner in the Scrapbooking teachers section of the Queensland Royal National show 3 years in a row.  Currently I am on the design team for Down Under Direct who distributes Spellbinders, Just Rite stamps and Bazzill cardstock. I also a teacher at Print Blocks, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers, while also filling the role of Commissioning Editor of Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine. My style is a busy feast for the eyes, with lots of embellishment and texture, with a shabby chic look."

Sue is so right about explaining her work as busy and you are in for a feast once she starts sharing her work on the blog
To see more of Sue's work, visit her blog

Next up is Lady Grace.
Lady Grace was on our team last year and her work is lovely. 
Here is what Lady Grace had to say about herself when she applied for our team. 
"I am a scrapper from the Philippines with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts Major in Advertising Design. I am married to my very supportive husband, Regie Belarmino, for 5 years now and a mother to a 4 year old baby girl Hannah my precious model. I started scrapbooking over 4yrs ago (December 2008) a few months after I gave birth to my daughter. I decided to enter into scrapbooking to preserve my family's memories and to express my creative side.
My style differs from one layout to the other. I love experimenting and trying out new techniques as I create a page. I am into misting, stamping, handcutting, distressing, photo editing and layering. My pages are always fun and exciting to do."
I love Lady Grace's work. Her backgrounds are always amazing with so much detail to look in.

This one here is beautiful, look at all the elements and the way she has tied it all together. 

Again another lovely layout, with a pastel tone to it. It looks of fresh with lots of details to look at.
I know you will love Lady Grace's work and I am looking forward to seeing what she creates for us this year.
To see more of Lady Grace's work, then visit her blog

Next up is Karen from USA
Karen is on team again this year from last year. Karen does the most amazing steampunk grungy work.

Here is what Karen had to say about herself.
"I love doing all styles of scrapbooking.  I do a variety of styles from traditional to steampunk and grunge.  I have been scrapbooking for about 4-5 years now and it's my passion!!
I have designed for "Pages In Time" and am on the Design Team at Scraps of Darkness.  I also have been featured on the Graphic 45 blog.
I have a gallery at as "Lost Coast Scrapper" which shows most of my work.
I am a retired 58 yr. old women and mother of 2 daughters and 3 grandsons!  I have lots of time on my hands for projects and to dedicate to being on a design team. "

This layout is a perfect example of Karen's attention to detail and her love of vintage.

This one shows all the fussy cutting Karen does and her use of bright colours.
I know you are going to be amazed by Karen's work, I can't wait to see what she does for us this year.
To see more of Karens work, visit her blog

Last but not least is Natalie May - our 2013 Design Team Coordinator
Natalie is from Australia and is a close friend of mine. 
She has been on our team from the beginning. She also designs for us as well.

Here is what she has to say about herself.

My name is Natalie May.
I am a 30 something mum to a gorgeous 9 year old daughter, Jessica {otherwise known as Happydaks} and a wife to a very supportive hubby.

I am a full time paper crafter, working in Adelaide's best Scrapbooking shop, Seriously Scrapbooking,  teaching around 15 classes a month and designing chipboard for Imaginarium Designs. I am also an Intermediate Certified Copic Designer and love everything inky & color based.
I don’t believe have a particular style - I let the paper guide me ...  I love to experiment and try new things ... and I create what my students are asking for too!   My theory is…. “ If it looks good – Stick it down!” 
I love working off sketches and I am heavily influenced by all the amazing talent in this industry.
I have been published in all 3 Australian Scrapbooking magazines and have recently been part of the Scrapware Design team as well as a couple of online DTs. Currently I am the Design Team Co-Ordinator for Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, on the team for Sassy Scrapper and have just finished with Once Upon A Sketch plus design kits for Blue Bazaar in my spare time!. My time with Blue Bazaar and Sassy Scrapper will be complete at the end of this year leaving me available for 2013.
I have recently taught at a couple of Australian fairs and in the next 12 months, have a couple of retreats and conventions coming up that I cant wait to teach at! I have recently taught at New Zealand’s biggest Scrapbooking retreat, Autumn Escape in October!


You can see more of Nat's work on her blog .....

 So leave the girls some love and make them feel welcome


  1. I have so enjoyed seeing your new Designers! I can't wait to see what they have in store for us. I have not only looked at their creations featured on your blog but have also gone to their blogs and oh my goodness I have just been blown away! The new DT rocks!

  2. Congrats to Karen and the entire team! I am excited to see what you create!

  3. Lovely designers!!! Can't wait to see your creations!

  4. So looking forward to seeing all these ladies projects! All so very talented and creative! A special shout out to my friend Genia!! ;-)