Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Welcome to Shell, Amy, SandIe, Solange

Hello Everyone

I can't believe it nearly the end of the month and I still have more team members to introduce to you. So lets get on with it.
First up is Amy Voorthuis,

Here is what she had to say about herself
"Hi there.......I'm Amy Voorthuis, a 34 year old (scrap addicted) mom of our very handsome 7 year old son Kevin!
I got married in April 2012 to my very supportive hubby Jeroen..he made me this gorgeous scrap room where I can be very creative and he always helps me out if I get lost on a page I'm working on. I've been scrapping for over eight years now and I got introduced to this amazing lifestyle by my sweet, sweet aunt Ellen who lives in the sunny state Florida...I do mainly lay outs but sometimes I like to make off the page projects or cards too. I don't have my own style but I really love to sew on my lay outs and use all kinds of mediums. I'm always trying something new. I like to think my style is romantic. I really love to make lay outs based on sketches. I design my own sketches too and I really enjoy being creative and all...Imaginarium Designs is my first Design Team I will be working for and I'm very excited because I think it's an amazing company.I've been a guest designer for a couple of companies before and I loved it! I can't wait to work next to so many talented ladies"
You are going to love seeing what Amy creates for us this year. I am really looking forward to having her share her work with us.
To see more of Amy's work visit her blog
Next in line is Shell Carman

Here is what she had to say about herself.
"I'm Shell Carman, Mum to 3 kids: Hunter 7, Kayla 4 & Evie 2.
I married my high school sweetheart Craig in Fiji 8 years ago. 
My style is an eclectic Shabby Chic/Vintage mix. Sometimes I like it to be clean & straight lines & sometimes really distressed. All my pages have lot's of layers & embellies. My favourite part of scrapping is using lot's of pretties on my page especially flowers & chipboard.
I started scrapping to preserve our memories. I still like to do this but I think now I scrap more for the creative outlet & the chance to chat & make new friends! Scrapping has given me a chance to 'meet' people from all around the world.
I currently design for American Kit club My Creative Scrapbook & Australian Manufacturer Meg's Garden. I have been published in Australian Scrapbooking Memories & Scrapbook Creations ."
I blog at http://www.anotherscrappyday.blogspot.com.au/

You are going to love Shell's projects and  I can wait to see what she creates for us this year.
Now it's time to re-introduce two of our design team who are staying on with us
First up is Solange
Solange is a mixed media artist, who does the most amazing work.
Here is what Solange had to say about herself.
"I am Solange Marques, and I live in Curitiba, Brazil,  with my husband, João, and some of my children. I have five children :  Camila, Alexandre, Bruno, Gabriela, Miguel and two  grandchildren: Clara and  Samuel. They are always present  in my creations.  
I am graduated  in architecture and plastic arts, but I have been  working in a Bank for 21 years as an appraiser of  jewelry.                                                                                                                                   
I have  been in  love with Arts and Crafts since I was a child . I discovered  Scrapbooking in 2004 and today I am totally crazy about it.  I love to use paints and texture in my layouts and I melt the photos with the background. I love mixing  a lot of techniques  and products in my pages  such as acrylic paints, watercolor, stamps, modeling paste and acrylic gesso.    I love the artsy style! "

You can see Solange's love of mixed media from the two samples I have chosen. This Layout has so much work done to the foundation page before Solange even started working on the layout. You can see the layers and layers she has done
 She is quite the master of mixed media it, and  she always does projects that are one of a kind. This one is a canvas done back to front. Solange has created a shadow box with her canvas.
So if you are wanting to have a go at doing something quite different or what to have a go at mixed media then Solange is the lady for you.
I can't wait to see what Solange had for us this year.
To see more of Solange's work then visit her blog
Last but not least is Sandie
Sandie does beautiful projects for us, I love her Vintage projects best. She is a master of this form of scrapbooking and altered art. 

"I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with Imaginarium Designs, as part of their creative design team for 2013. I a Criminologist (with an artistic flair), though currently a stay at home mother, to our son Jesse who turns 2 in March, 2012.
I originate from an extremely artistic family, which extends through many generations. For as long as I can remember, I have dabbled creatively in a wide variety of crafts. My paper-craft journey began over a decade ago, however, I only briefly ‘played’ up until the birth of my son. The last 12 months has seen my love of paper-crafts grow to the extent that my ‘hobby’ has over-taken the house, and our Burmese cat, Malinki has developed a major paper fetish!
I am completely passionate about this industry, and enjoy "all forms" of paper-craft, with my preferred style leaning more towards vintage/romantic/shabby chic, though not always. The goal I have always set myself is to: stretch the imagination, push boundaries by stepping out of my comfort zone via any means possible to create something different and unique....and of course be inspiring to others.
I look forward to the year ahead, working with this amazing creative team, and sharing my creations of Imaginarium Designs with you..."
 Here is a layout she did for us last year. This one is has lots of detail to it. Sandie has layered all the elements together beautifully.
A sample of her vintage work - a card for mothers day. So pretty and delicate. Sandie is the master of this form of scrapbooking.
I can't wait to see what Sandie has for us this year. You are going to love what she has for us this year.
to see more of Sandies work visit her blog
well that's it for today, I will be posting tomorrow.
Remember to leave a comment, I will be choosing one from each post to receive a bundle of chipboard to play with.
thanks for looking


  1. What a great post Jane....it's so funny to see my face up there *grin* xxx Amy

  2. Oo amazingly talented ladies here! Congratulations girls, and a big shout out to my friend, Sandie - WTG!

  3. Замечательная команда! Желаю много времени для любимого творчества и моря вдохновения!!!)

  4. I agree Amy...still feels a little unreal doesn't it? Love the card that you posted of Sandie Jane....sure is a pretty example of her work!

  5. WOW! I am SO excited for you!!! I know you will do a fantastic job at inspiring me! :)

  6. Huge welcome Shell and Amy .... and thanks to everyone (especially Kim) ..xx

  7. Welcome ladies and looking forward to your creations! A special woot woot to my friend Sandy!