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Friday, February 22, 2013

Meet our new Design Team!

I'm super stoked to introduce to you the new Design Team for the new Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who applied! We had quite a few very talented applicants and narrowing it down to these nine was not easy! ;)

We are so looking forward to bringing you some really fun challenges with some amazing DT inspiration projects! Be sure you come back at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 4th, for our first challenge! We know you're gonna have a good time! ;)

Now, drum roll please...



My name is Angelique Avis, 42 years, 2 children. When I became pregnant with my oldest I started crafting. Like many of us, I started my crafting "life" with cutting pictures for 3d cards. In the mean time 23 years has past and I've done many different things. From cross stitching to pop art painting and everything in between. A few years back I got introduced into the stamping world. Bought a box with 72 Derwent Coloursoft pencils, odorless turpentine and smudge thingies :P Cause I'm absolutely horrible when it comes to stamping, I gave up. However now with the revolution of digi stamps, I started makin cards again and enjoyin it to the fullest. I'm very excited to be part of this team and looking forward to a fun and creative time.




Hi, my name is Cathy van de Bruinhorst. I live in Yuba City California with My Adorable husband Marcel. We have been married 14 yrs and have 2 amazing boys, a beautiful daughter-in-law and the yummiest Grandson Preston who is 4 months old. I have been scrapbooking since 2000 and I am still totally hooked on this hobby! I have 2 scrapbooking rooms in my house, teach classes thru our local foster care agency twice a month, host 1 crop a month in my home, I do one big local craft show every November and I am also very active in a few online scrapbooking communities. I really do love this hobby, love the feel and smell of the papers, love seeing a project take form... love the whole creative process! I've been told that there is help out there for my addiction.. but you have to admit you have a problem first!!




My Name is Connie "Cherished" Hall. I am 42 years young. I am wife to the love of my life Robert. Mother to 6 beautiful Children. I work outside the home as a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I currently Supervise a Child Care Center. I have been submitting my work to forums for about 1.5 yrs. But I have been a scrapper for 10 years. I am addicted like most scrappers. I love sketches and challenges that allow me to experiment with different techniques and styles. From Sadness came an amazing desire to capture the beauty of one moment in time. I lost my Mother in April 2011 to lung cancer. The loss changed me and I use scrapbooking as a way to relive each moment. I have also tried to move on and capture new moments for my family to Cherish. I have started to make friends and I enjoy learning new techniques. Now I want to share with other scrappers. Motivate and Inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and try something new or different that will develop their scrapping skills. I Love to make flowers. I love Texture Paste and Masks, distressing, 12 x 12 layouts and mini albums. My other hobbies include camping and boating, I also attend a crossfit gym. My children play soccer and volleyball. They also participate in hoop dancing, smoke dance and theatre arts. I am so glad to be here because I truly Love to scrap.




My name is Karen Zabuska but I go by Karen aka Soccerboyzmom on the internet. My blog is: http://www.calmcreations.blogspot.com/ come check it out.

I am a retired High School teacher who retired in June after 32 years of service. I used to scrap at night, but now I can scrap whenever I want to and have become a night owl.

I was a single Mom who has raised MY MEN on my own, since they were toddlers. I love to scrap them and my 2 adopted Beagles, Jager Meister and Brandi. My Men are now 26 and 27 and I am about 15 years behind. It doesn't matter because I also make cards and gifts to keep me busy.

I live in Southern California and enjoy scrapping with my friends to get some much needed girlfriend time.


Blog Owner/DT Coordinator


My name is Leslie, I'm married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in north Florida. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland - before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 18 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I also enjoy making paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags, and have been known to alter a few tins and boxes. I started blogging and entering challenges about a year and a half ago, and just recently decided to start this new challenge blog! I’m really looking forward to working with all these talented ladies on my design team!



Hello! My name is Mari and I'm very pleased to be a part of the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog Design Team.

I work as a computer programmer by day and scrap after work and during the weekend. I'm totally addicted! I've been scrapbooking almost 2 years and having my own blog for about 1 year. I love layouts, create colorful backgrounds in my art journal, make cards, shadow boxs, albums, Artist Trade Cards... I enjoy doing differents projects!

I love meeting other scrapbookers and sharing this passion with them. When I'm not scraping I spend time with my friends. I like reading books and cooking.

I'm very honored to be chosen for this team and I can't wait to get started with all these wonderful projects.




Hello scrappy friends! I'm Michelle McClure and I reside in Temple City which is a small suburb in Southern California with my hubby and two doggies. I taught elementary school for sixteen years and just love those third graders. I'm currently taking a break from education and am using the time to develop as a scrapper. I've always loved scrapbooking, even as a kid I made my own Smash type books using my notebooks. I seriously started crafting when rubber stamping was all the rage and later transitioned to scrapbooking. I also love traveling and volleyball. I look forward to seeing all your challenge entries during our time together.




Hi, I'm Tina DeMarche, the Domestic Engineer of my home of four boys ages 18, 16, 8, and 2. I'm married to a wonderful, supportive husband (who sometimes gets crafty too). I homeschool my two youngest boys and enjoy learning with them. I started cross-stitching at age 6 and have loved keeping my hands busy ever since. Cooking is another one of my favorite things I like to do to keep my hands busy (and has a second benefit of feeding the family, which all my boys love). My husband says he married a trophy wife that could also cook, because he knew he would always be hungry.

I took a calligraphy class in 2001 and we would make Christmas cards to swap amongst ourselves. Thus began my love for card making, but I really didn't get into stamping until years later. I guess I have been stamping for 9 years now, but over the last 5 I have started to collect stamps and they have taken over my crafting closet.

I'm really excited to be chosen for this new design team and can't wait for the new challenges it will bring. There are so many talented, crafty women out in the blog world I hope I don't let them down.




Hello everyone, My name is WenLing Massey, aka, Valerie. I am originally from Taiwan. I moved to California after marrying my wonderful husband nearly 10 years ago. I was first introduced to scrapbooking in 2005, when I started to take photos and to record my life in the US to share with my family in Taiwan. My beloved dog, Shiao Mei Tan (Little Charcoal) is my main element for my scrapbooking layouts. I am very thrilled and excited to be on the Love to Scrap challenge team.




My name is Valérie ALLARD, more known under the pen name valou250809. I lived in Belgium just next to the big city of Chaleroi and in 40 kilometers from Brussels.

I have 5 children from 3 to 12 years old. I scrappe since 2006 and my style is the “Shabby Chic Style” but I know also how to create in a vintage style or C&S without any problem. I create a great deal of cards and of projects home decoration. I thanks Leslie for my integration on her team DT.