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. :)


chalesek said...

Oh ladies I soooo excited to have a chance to work with all of you!!!!!

Camila Borssoi said...

I'm glad to be a part of this team! Thanks for the opportunity Kristine.

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Nice to put a face with all the names. Kristen picked a wonderful team. I look forward to seeing everyones designs.