Saturday, July 31, 2010

Meet & Greet

Alia Mohammed
Hello! My name is Alia, I am 27 years old, and I live in Massachusetts. I am an elementary school teacher, currently teaching fifth grade at the school I attended as a child. When I am not teaching, I enjoy photography, reading, organizing, traveling, and studying Arabic. Most importantly, of course, I love to create scrapbooks to preserve my memories!

I began scrapbooking in 2005 when I returned from one of many trips to visit my family in Egypt. I had taken a few hundred pictures and decided I wanted to do something special with them. I roamed into a craft store and came out with lots of goodies to make my first scrapbook. My style has changed and evolved since this time, but my love for scrapbooking has remained. Today, I am primarily an 8.5x11 scrapper who loves to creatively document my travel adventures as well as favorite every day moments and special times with friends and family. Bows are my favorite embellishment and I tend to include them on almost every page I create. I also love bright girly colors and patterns, ribbons, buttons, and fancy border punches.

I am thrilled to be a new member of the Scrap Yourself Design Team! It's important to remember to take the time to scrap yourself, and I am looking forward to doing so in many new ways!

Camila Borssoi
My name is Camila Borssoi, I'm 26 years old and live in Brazil with my husband and my dog.

Scrapbooking became my favorite hobby and art in 2006, since that year I love to be inside on what’s hot and new trends in scrapbooking world, so often I have classes with 'scrap' experts, in order to improve my skills and learn new techniques. Also I had the opportunity to teach some techniques of scrapbooking to beginners.

Actually my scrapbooking subjects are more about myself, trips, wedding, childhood and my family. I like to do several styles of scrapbooking, but I often use paints, superimpose elements, chipboards, die-cuts and more, that gives a crafty and colorful look. I love to put a lot of details and techniques in my work.

Cathy Bautista
I'm a scrapper addict from the Philippines. Married to my childhood sweetheart for a year and a half now. I've been scrapping for almost two years now and this hobby keeps me sane from all the buzz in the corporate world and helps me keep / journal the memories I don't want to forget. Me and my husband loves to travel. We make it a point to go out of the country at least once a year and so most of what I scrap are our adventures. I cannot wait to get our little prince and princesses for I surely will cherish each moment through scrapbooking.

My scrapbooking style keeps evolving as I discover new products and materials I can work with. I love to use different techniques as I often look for new things to try that keeps this hobby very interesting. I love to cut different patterns / designs from papers and can live with just paper, scissor and glue. But I also love to distress and layer stuff together. I tend to also do shabby style layouts from time to time.

Chalese Knight

Hi, my name is Chalese Knight, I am married to the wonderful and amazing Andre Knight. We have four children and we reside in Brooklyn Center, MN.

I fell in love with the Art of scrapbooking 10 years ago!! Everything about this hobby makes me happy and I love to create and share each moment of my family daily lives through this ART form!!

Excitement is an understatement, I feel so honored to work with such talented ladies on SY!!

I look forward to being inspired and having fun scrapping ME!!!

Debbi Tehrani
I'm Debbi Tehrani. I live in Maryland with my husband, Farzad, of 28 years. We have no children, but we have three cats and two bearded dragons. The beardies accompany me to school, where I teach fifth grade.
I've been scrapping for almost a decade. I love telling stories on my pages, so Scrap Yourself is a perfect fit for me! For me, scrapbooking is a creative outlet and a way to capture and celebrate all the random little things that make my life special and meaningful. To me, scrapbooking can be defined by this wonderful quote from Brian Andreas:
"These are little scraps of magic & when you paste them together you get a memory of something fine & strong, she said. Sometimes it takes till you're 40 to see it though."
I love the concept of this new challenge blog, and I am so thrilled to be a part of it!

Issa Lucido
I am Issa Virtucio-Lucido from Laguna, Philippines. I am a better half to Dodo who is an Aquaculturist and a scrapping mommy to Luis Lauro Antonio, 16 and Lucian Lorenzo Roberto, 6. After working as an Accounting Assistant and managing my own craft store, I decided to be a full time mom when my youngest boy was born in 2004. Now that he is in pre-school already and my eldest is in high school, I went back to school and got another course. I am taking units on Education hoping to be a teacher someday and wanting to share this deepest passion on scrapbooking.

I am so glad to be a part of this new blog about US. Let us continue to discover ourselves, share the different experiences and happiness life brings to US and later, scrap about them.

Kim Arledge
Hi! My name is Kim Arledge. My family and I live in the big ole state of Texas. I have 3 beautiful children and a husband who is pretty amazing. He puts up with me and my endless amounts of scrapbook purchases so he must be a good man!!!!
In 2006, I began to dabble with scrapbooking and quickly became obsessed. Over the past few years I have tapped into a part of myself that I did not even know I had and I am so thankful that I have found something that I am so passionate about. More importantly, I am creating memories for my kids to treasure for years to come. If you don't find me in my scraproom, you will find me online talking, researching, or obsessing about scrap stuff.

My scrapbooking style is still evolving because I am always up for new challenges. For the most part, I want my pictures to tell the story.
I have had the pleasure of working with Kristine before so imagine how thrilled I was to find out that I would have the opportunity to work with her again. So many of us (me included) forget to tell our own personal stories while we anxiously scrap our families.
I hope to challenge myself and others to talk and scrap about the one person we neglect the most....ourselves. Look forward to seeing what all of you have to say!!!!

Melanie Jarocki
My name is Melanie. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My DH and I have lived in seven states so far (we've been married 15 years). We have five children--two girls, three boys--ranging in age from 10 down to 1. I have Bachelors and Masters degrees in physical education and biology. My scrapbooking began after my first daughter was born, although I've always kept journals, saved ticket stubs, postcards, etc. I really enjoy scrapping and love watching my kids look through our albums. Scrap Yourself will be such a fun adventure for me--I'm usually scrapping my kids so it will be great to record more things about me :)

My style is pretty clean and linear. I love using my sewing machine on projects. Journaling is super important to me--if it's not on the front of the page, it's on the back (sometimes I have too much to say to all fit on the front). Most of my scrapping is done in short time snippets throughout the day or in the evening after the kids are in bed.

In addition to spending time with my family (we love to read, play games, and bake) and scrapping, I enjoy playing the piano (I have 11 piano students), going for walks, and chatting on the phone with my sisters and mom.

Monique Fox
I am an American (by birth), a Marylander (by residency), sweet (by nature), ethnic (by design), and blessed (by God). I am a single mother of a 7 y/o son name *Christian* and an 8 y/o cat name *Angel*. I

have been scrapbooking for 7 years. I just love it and expressing my creativity. I am also in love with sketches. I really get excited when I see a sketch that inspires me to create.

I love being on Design Teams and meeting new people. I also am a published Poet.

Zoe Nemburt
My name is Zoe Nemburt and I live in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia, with my husband of almost 9 years and our 3 children Yasmin 7, Aydin 6, and Ceyda 3, I work for Canada Post by day as a casual letter carrier and scrap obsessively on my days off and evenings, My husband is a Carpenter and he also volunteers for the local Fire Department.
I was born in southern England and we all moved here to Canada in 2006 and have never looked back this is our new home and we are proud to call Canada our home!
I've always enjoyed playing with paper and have dabbled in scrapbooking for many years however in February of 2008 I got bitten by the scrapping bug and have never looked back, I am now proud to call myself a scrap-a-holic.

I have followed Scrap Yourself from the beginning I love the concept and I am one of those scrapper who seems to hide behind the pages rather than be in them! Same with the camera actually! I am getting better and have been scrapping myself a lot more, now what a fabulous challenge to be a part of this wonderful design team for the next 3 months! I super excited to get started. I hope I can inspire you to Scrap Yourself. :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thanks DT Members!

Thanks to our current DT members for doing a great job during their 3 month term here with SY! This July 31st will be the last day at SY for these ladies... It was a pleasure having you with us and thanks for giving us a little piece of Yourself !!

HUGS to you all Ladies !

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SY Challenge 13

Good Morning Readers!

{Television Favorites}

What's your favorite TV SHOW? Do you watch Soap Operas, Reality TV, Sitcoms?
I personally love Reality TV! This Summer I am watching ( Thanks to my PVR-TIVO) Big Brother, Hell's Kitchen, Bachelorette, and ... I love Property Virgins!
Let's See what Susan and Karla created --

If you complete a layout with this theme please share it with us by leaving a us a comment!

Have a great week

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SY Challenge 12

Good Morning Readers!

This is the last reveal for our team members Kristen, Stephanie, Tanya and Ann Katrin. Thank you ladies for being part of our SY team and Thank you for sharing your stories with us !!

The Topic for this challenge is

This topic was chosen by Debbi she says :
Why did I choose this?
I think it will be fun to see what bugs everyone. We all have pet peeves.

(To view journaling or a supply list please visit their individual blogs.)If you complete a layout with this topic please share it with us by leaving a us a comment!

Have a great week

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Design Team

THANK YOU to everyone that sent in submissions and for your interest in our team. I was initially going to accept 6 members but I`ve decided to add 2 current team members and 8 new designers.

I am sure you'll be happy with my choices and I tried to include all styles of scrapbooking and from all parts of the world.

Our first reveal will be on August 2nd. Please join us in a new format this season... We will not be posting weekly challenges but 5 times per week! The topics will be selected by our designers themselves and bringing you layouts, challenges, quotes, poems, featured members and so much more. I am sure you will enjoy this new format and hopefully it will encourage you to scrap YOURSELF!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

SY 12 - Sneak

New Designers...

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to write a quick note to say THANK YOU to everyone that sent in submissions for our next DT Call...

I will be contacting those selected TODAY and our new designers will be announced on our blog once they have confirmed their new dt positions.

Stay tuned!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SY Challenge 11

Good Morning Readers!

The Topic for this challenge was chosen by Tanya

{Nick Names}

Tanya Says: Do you have a nickname that someone called you that stuck!? I do... I was always called boots when I was younger.... so I got "boots" or "bootsie" ..... and now "Tink" or "Tinkie" has stuck.... what are you called?


What's your nickname??! My hubby calls me Goobus, Baba, and many others... I think our cat has more nick names than anyone ......... Mr Bz, Biddelli, Chub Chub, Boo Boo, Buzz Buzz, Squirty, and many others... will you share yours with us?

If you complete a layout with this theme please share it with us by leaving a us a comment!

Have a great week

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

SY Challenge 10

Good Morning Readers!

The Topic for this challenge is
Childhood Memories

This topic was chosen by Kirsten and she says :
I would like to do a childhood memory - mainly because my son asked me what
my favorite part of being a kid was the other day. I had to think for a
bit, but it was great to do that.

I am going to go through some old photos and when I have which memory I want
to scrap, I can write up some more. I am really hoping to find a photo of
me as Wonder Women.....I played Wonder Women (and Jamie Sommers, the Bionic
Women) ALL the time! Even had myself an invisible airplane! I got sooo
into either one of those characters that a neighbor (school principal type
with a degree in childhood psychology) went to talk to my mom worried that I
had a hard time with my identity! She laughed, and I am glad she let me
just carry on with my imagination. Jokes on him, I am Wonder Women with a
bit of Bionicness thrown in, I am a mom.

(To view journaling or a supply list please visit their individual blogs.)
If you complete a layout with this topic please share it with us by leaving a us a comment!

Have a great week

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Design Team Call

Scrap Yourself is looking for 6 members to join our list of designers

Please answer the following questions and attach 3 of your favorite layouts
(*about yourself preferably but not mandatory)

* Full Name
* Are you on any other design teams?
* Link your blog, online gallery or both

* 1 layout every other week posted on our blog
(You are required to post a layout about yourself or things about you)
ex. favorite foods, inside your purse, new hair color etc...
you'll be doing your own blog posts and selecting your own theme for your page
We're currently doing weekly challenges.. but this will change - you will be posting with other designers either on Mon/ Wed or Friday. You choose your date and your own topic.

* Promote Scrap Yourself where possible
* Commit for at least a 3 month term.

DT Search starts today until July 15th
New Team Members will be announced on our blog July 18th.
DT Positions are from August 1st 2010 until October 31 2010.
First Blog Post will be Monday August 2nd.

A private forum is available for all DT members.

To apply email and indicate SY DT In your subject line.

Thanks for your interest!