Sunday, September 25, 2011

Announcing the Obsessed with Scrapbooking Dream Design Team!

I have been contemplating having a design team for awhile and thought this would be a fun way to talk about and show new items, as well as showcase some fabulous talent!  But I wondered if anyone would be interested. So, when I contacted some of my favorite designers, I was nervous about their response.  I was so thrilled when they all said "yes!".  YAY!

Without further ado, in alphabetical order, here is the Obsessed with Scrapbooking Design Dream Team:

Susan Edwards


I am Susan Edwards, wife, mother, artist, and scrapbooker.  I have been married to a wonderful man for 30 years and we have three grown/college age children.  I have always found creating art to be fulfilling and relaxing, and for me scrapbooking is an archival form of art. I am an avid collector of Cricut machines, cartridges, and tools, as well as cardstock and embellishments. I am a huge fan of Cricut Design Studio and the endless possibilities for creating designs to cut with my Cricut machines.  When not in my scrap room, I also enjoy decorating, reading and spending time with family and friends. 
Susan's blog is called Busy with the Cricky!



Nadia Herbst-McConnell

My name is Nadia Herbst-McConnell. I am a paper crafter whose first love is fabrics!  I have a degree in art with a concentration in fiber from the University of Louisville. I worked for nearly 18 years managing, teaching, selling, sewing, and doing visual merchandising for a huge, three-floor, family-owned fabric store. For a time, I created juried art dolls that sold in galleries with the "Kentucky Crafted" certification.  I have been working for the past 12 years with my entrepreneur husband (who is also my best friend) on our businesses.  I am the mommy to a brilliant, artistic, beautiful, and hilarious little girl.

Until recently, my Cricut and work with paper have largely been for package decoration or simple cards. It is only in the past year or so that I realized I could really diverge from the art on the cartridges to get the image I wanted. I do so primarily by manually cutting away or adding to the paper die cut form. Each project that I complete helps me to learn a bit more. By adding detail, even when not altered and simply cut as rendered, the scene is so much more interesting to me.

My primary interest in using my Cricut is to have fun! I get the biggest kick out of creating little vignettes, and have so enjoyed the reaction from other Cricut enthusiasts! The ease and speed of using die cut forms keeps it fun for me!
I like to challenge myself to learn as I do projects and I have been having a great time with my Yudu! My favorite kinds of projects involve whimsical vignettes and gift sets where I can combine paper crafting, silk screening, cooking, and other hand-crafts!
I am so excited to be a part of the Obsessed with Scrapbooking Design Team!
Nadia's blog is called With Glittering Eyes! 


Christina Thomas

Hi, I'm Christina Thomas from Creations with Christina (www.creationswithchristina.com) I've been paper crafting for many years and I love sharing my ideas, insights and tips through my website. From simple cards to videos with step by step instructions. I started scrapbooking when I married my husband Scott and fell more in love with anything paper related when I purchased my baby bug (AKA Original Cricut) a few years ago. I have one amazing son Ethan and work full time as Head of Circulation at the Scranton Public Library. 
Christina's blog is called Creations with Christina

Shirley Thompson

Hey ya'll! I am Shirley Thompson, also known as okieladybug. I now answer to my real name or "okie" without even a second thought. I have one gorgeous daughter who is 19 and she is the light of my life. When I am not paper crafting I work full time as a Mental Health Therapist and tell my clients it is important to have hobbies for achieving and maintaining happiness. I have accumulated a number of hobbies over the years but nothing has come close to my love of papercrafting and the Cricut! It's hard to believe how a little machine can change your life. Not only does papercrafting have my mind racing constantly about new projects but it has blessed me with making numerous friendships that I cherish. I am honored to have Joy ask me to be a member of her Design Team and look forward to sharing projects with you over the next few months.
Shirley's blog is called Okieladybug's Scrap 'n More!

I can't wait to start featuring their projects!  Please give them a warm welcome!


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43 comments:

  1. Congratulations to everyone! What a great design team!

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  2. Wow! Almost all of them are blogs I visit daily. I can't wait to see what you design.

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  3. Congratulations DT members, looking forward seeing new creations! hugs, Jas

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  4. Wow, Joy!
    You picked the A-Team of designers who will definitely compliment your designing flair. I look forward to seeing their creations along with your.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn
    handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com

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  5. So cool! I love what you do, I can't wait to see what the people you are impressed by do!

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  6. What a great team!! Congratulations to everyone (including Joy!) :D

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  7. That IS a dream team! Congrats! ~shelly

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  8. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with :). I could really use some help with my Gypsy. It definitely has a learning curve!

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  9. Congratulations to all of you! I am looking forward to seeing what you all create.

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  10. congrats, love all their reations

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  11. Love all of you new designers! Good luck ladies, looking forward to more wonderful projects from all of you. Take care.

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  12. Wow! Now that IS a dream team!! Congrats ladies, looking forward to seeing your amazing talent!

    Patty aka SouthernGypsy

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  13. Great design team! I am familiar with all of them through the message board!! You picked a fabulous group of crafters!!

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  14. This IS a "dream team!!" Woo hoo! I can't wait to see the amazing creations that this group shares with all of us!

    Have a fabulous week!

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  15. Yay! I absolutely love all of these wonderful women and visit their blogs daily! Can't wait to see what they come up on Obsessed with Scrapbooking.

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  16. Woo Hoo! I love these ladies! You have certainly picked the perfect DREAM TEAM!

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  17. Nice post on your blog it’s very attractive to visitors and easy to understand any one would like to stay on it for a long time by Revathi

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  18. This should be good!!! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

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  19. Congratulations on the design team! I can't wait to see what they all have in store for us!

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  20. Congrats to all of your new designers! What a fabulous team! I can't wait to see what they all have to share with us!

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  21. OMG! I am so excited about your new design team. I have read many of their amazing blogs and always get so inspired. I especially like seeing scrapbook page layouts, but have recently got into card making too. My plan is to make cards to be distributed by our church for people in need of a little inspiration. I hope to also participate in Operation Write Home for the troops. If i just didn't have to work at my "real job" I would really go to town! LOL

    I saw the new Expression 2 on HSN last night. I would LOVE to have one! The capability to show the overlays on the screen, remember cut settings and be WIRELESS are things that interest me. Keep up the great work.

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  22. Wow what a team, I can't wait to see what you all create.
    Kim xXx

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  23. Very nice line up of crative ladies! C O N G R A T S !

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  24. Wowsers! What a wonderful "gaggle". It's like visiting "family" right in one spot. :-)

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  25. I can't wait to see what you ladys will come up with in your designs.

    Luria

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  26. Can't wait to see all the great projects that I'm sure are coming, and I'm delighted to have great new blogs to follow.

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  27. Welcome Design Team! Congrats, can't wait to see what's in store for us.

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  28. Oh, this will be great fun. Thanks ladies for agreeing to share your talent with us.

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  29. Congrats to the talented design team.

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  30. Welcome Design Team - I'm already familiar with some of you so I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

    Carmen L

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  31. How cool is that - I am excited to see what the future holds for your Design Team!!

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  32. I do not care to do digital scrapbooking or photo books.

    I love your Chrismouse card it is so precious.....Just another card filled with awesomeness gosh girl...you ROCK!

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  33. Congrats to the designers! What a great group!I follow Christina and Okie already. I am anxious to see what they come up with.

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  34. Great line up. Of course, I love anything that includes Chrisina! She's a gem!

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  35. cant wait to see the awsome projects and designs. congrats to you ladies. 1205love@gmail.com

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  36. This is exciting. I look forward to seeing what wonderful projects are produced. TFS

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  37. What a SWEET DESIGN DREAM TEAM!!!Can't wait to see all of the FABULOUS TALENT "WHAT A GREAT TEAM YOU HAVE"

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  38. Congrats on the Design Team - it truly is a Dream Team! I look forward to seeing all of their great inspiration!!

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  39. Wow! What an awesome team.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  40. Interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thank you by Mythili

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  41. Congratulations on the design team Awesome group there!!
    by Mythili

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