Saturday, November 6, 2010

Meet the Team

My name is Jenny Åhlund and live in Sweden together with my husband, our doughter,son and two guinna pigs, witch are my doughters dearest thing.

I have been hooked up for scrap since 2007 and it was my dear freind who introduced me to this fabulous world. I love challenges and like to try new techniques and often read the internet blogs to look for new ideas. In maj 2010 we moved in to our dream house where my husband build me my own studio in our living room, so I always can be near them, even when I scrap.
Everyday, I try to find some time and space for my self. I think it's important for everyone to find something that they do, just because you love it and for no other reason.
My own space is my scrapbooking and I always say:

- Scrap is like BALM to your SOUL
I'm so happy to be a part of this team and have the opportunity to scrap about my self. Looking forward to inpire you all together with this wonderful team.

I'm a 25 year old Norwegian woman. No kids, but three cats. I am doing my masters in Art- and Cultural Sciences, and this year is the year I'm supposed to write my thesis, the topic of which is the science-fiction series Caprica - relating it to cyborg theory and feminist theory (more details when it's done).
Scrapbooking was introduced into my life two and a half years ago. At first I thought of it as a "housewife's hobby" and didn't really wanna try, but a friend convinced me and I love it! I've been working at a local scrapbook store for the past year, but just resigned this week because I got a temp position at a high school, teaching Norwegian and English, starting next term! (I sure hope I get my thesis done on time...)
My style is very eclectic, but I guess it could best be described as "graphic". I'm a bit scared of using flowers on a page, and although I have been to classes teaching the vintage style, I don't use it myself. I like every style of scrapbooking, though, and I love the notion of scrapbooking yourself. It's important not to forget ourselves and how we experience our life while we are so busy scrapping everyone else!
I also design for and Gutter Girlz, and you can find my blog at

Hello! My name is Alia, and I am beyond thrilled to be back crafting and creating for a second term here at Scrap Yourself! I am 28 years old and 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 scrapbooking, photography, reading, organizing, traveling, decorating, and studying Arabic.

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. The rest is history! I am primarily an 8.5x11 scrapper who loves to creatively document travel adventures as well as favorite every day moments and special times with friends and family. My top three favorite scrapping items are bows, Thickers, and border punches.

I hope you'll join us here at Scrap Yourself to take on some of the great challenges we have in store!

Hi!My name is Yuko Tanaka.
I live in Japan with hasband and two cats.
I began scrapbooking taking advantage of having got married in 2007.
My hobby is scrapbooking and going out with a hasnband and taking a photograpy
We have no children.
So I like letting a layout reflect about "myself"

But it is sometimes stimulated in a pretty smile and a wonderful expression of the children of my younger sister and can make layout
I like cutting a paper delicately and used a mist and acrylic paints .

Scrap booking is one part of my life.

I am the addict of that!
I regard getting used to Scrap Yourself at a member as honorable!

My name is Cindy. I am married to a photojournalist, Bob Gay. We met in the darkroom 37 years ago.
We have 2 sons, Greg (23) and Chris (17). I am a registered dietitian and manager of the Healthy Cafe
at university hospitals. I love to scrapbook.
I made my first scrapbook in the 50s, cutting pictures of movie stars out of magazines and pasting them onto pages.
I still love to cut and paste. I am a hybrid scrapbooker, using digital elements like journaling blocks, frames and brushes on my layouts. . . . and lots of pictures!
I am pictured here with various scrapbooks from the decades. The one I'm holding was from summer of 1964.
My blog is:

I have been with my partner Aaron for seven years and we have a beautiful son. I am a professional Full Time Glass Artist currently living in Salt Lake City. I do gallery openings to show my work as well I am commissioned nationally for my large scale works. I also teach Kilnformed glass classes with the University of Utah continuing education as well in my private studio.

I have been "scrapbooking" most of my life in the form of journaling and my sketch pad. I have to say that I enjoy Scraping and tend to have several styles that I work in. I really love making backgrounds in ink and watercolor then layering images by applying paint and ink to drawings or doodles on the surface. I also love to make pop ups with paper, 3D flowers and such.

Thank you for the opportunity. I am excited and looking forward to this experience

Hello ! My name is Winnie Chia and I am from Singapore! I began scrapping a few years back and since then I am very much in love with this hobby of mine! I loves all the pretty papers, ribbons, buttons, flowers and etc. I loves to experiment and to try out all the different styles of scrapping and often not it largely dependent on my mood and the photos that I am scrapping. Sometimes I love it to be super messy with tons of embellishments, misting and paints but yet sometimes I just want it to be really simple and clean! Sometimes I like it to be very girly with many flowers too! So there isn't really a define scrapping style that I adopt, so long as the completed LO is pleasing to my eye and it should be fine! Nevertheless, completed LO makes me happy and I believe that every LO speaks a thousand of words and it brings us back to the memories that we once had.
I am so glad to be part of the team and I can't wait to inspire you to scrap about yourself for the next 3 months. :)

 I've been scrapbooking for about 5 years.  What first drew me to scrapbooking was the paper, they are so beautiful right?!?  I wanted to put a square of each one all over my walls.  I also love to alter different items, so you will see things other than scapbook pages on my blog too.  I have 3 girls, Karma 6, Veraty 4, and Xela (sounds like Shayla) is 2.  I know what your thinking, "ah that poor girl is gonna have a horrible time in school with a name spelled like that," ya i know, blame my husband!  I've been married to my hubby, Micah, for 10 years in March and he is such an awesome daddy and husband.  I absolutely love my family although at time I would like to kick my husband in the shins and sell my kids on Ebay, hahaha!  (who doesn't right?)  I'm so very excited to be apart of this design team, its my first one and I hope you all like my work.
 Happy scrapping!

Name: Gloria Parra

Age: 24 (will be 25 this november 2nd)

Where I´m from: Bolivia (south america)

Occupation: I´m a psychologist and currently work as a councelar at an all american school back here.

Interests: Scrapbooking, Photography, reading, cross stitching, acrylic painting, excersising, spending time with friends, family and boyfriend.

Status: I´m not married but I have dating the same guy for over 9 years now. I have no children, yet. I have 2 dogs and a cat.

I have been scrapbooking since 2007. Until then I had never heard about scrapbooking. On one vacation I went to a Michael´s to get some cross stitching supplies (that used to be my favorite hobby before I knew about scrapbooking), and I was wondering around looking at everything, when I got to this aisle full of amazing patterned papers, stickers, letters, inks...I fell instantly in love with everything! I saw some layout ideas and knew I would love to do something similar. I forgot all about cross stitching and bouth a whole lot of SB materials..Since then I have been in love with scrapbooking. Since this hobby is almost unknown here, I have to do my shopping online or once a year when I go on vacations to the USA
Hi Everyone! I live with my three beautiful children and my husband, in Melbourne , Australia. We live quite close to the beach and spend a great deal of time there, especially over summer. I have been scrapping for roughly 4 years after my friend showed me some of her great pages, and I haven’t looked back since. I love colour, patterns and texture in my pages and I am quite often found playing with inks, paint and any new products I can get my hands on. This is the first design team I have joined and I am very excited to get started and to meet some new scrappers as I go.

Have a happy day!


  My name is Myia Manghum; I live in Las Vegas, Nevada! I am working mother to 3 very beautiful little girls! I have a set of identical twin girls (6) and an older daughter named Dana (8), they are the subject of most of my scrapping and the delights in my life!

I started scrapping when I was fourteen by cutting letters and qoutes from magazines and putting them with my pictures in a photo album. I have been a real scrapper for three years now and I am really addicted... I create 12x12 layouts first and foremost but I dabble in altered art and cards also!
I am a passionate and very dedicated scrapper! I love to be introduced to or find out about the newest and hottest products and trends.I consider my scrappy style to be Pretty Chic! I am addicted to all things bling and flowers! I am an embellisher, love layers and of course a ton of paper! I have a strong knack for detail!
I am so honored and consider myself truly blessed to be among such amazing talent.



Johanne said...

Congratulations to all the DT members!! I look forward to seeing you LO's. Enjoy your term!

Kristine said...

Congratulations ladies!!

Reflective Art Studio said...

Wow what a great Group-!!! Excitement in the air. Do you feel it? I do.