Sunday, December 21, 2014

Our 2015 Design Team!

We are pleased to announce our new and returning DT members for our first term of 2015!  It is sad to say good by to some of our wonderfully talented DT members that have grown to be more then friends over the past 2 terms and we wish them well in their future endeavors!  We are looking forward to continuing on our crafty journey with some new faces, here is a little about each of our new DT members. 

Hi, I am Alicia O'Bryant, a mother and wife who also works full time.  I have been crafty since childhood.  I owned a jewelry crafting business for over 20 years and have been paper crafting for almost as long.  I enjoy the city of life of Cincinnati, Ohio where I have lived for 18 years.  My son attends the School for Creative and Performing Arts downtown.    Work, school, restaurants and shops are in such proximity I can go for weeks without even getting on the freeway.  With that said, my family and I enjoy travel very much and love discovering kitschy and exotic places which make for some great scrapbook pages.  I love to create cards and mixed media projects as well.  I am very excited about working with all the great sketches here!

My name is Surama and I live in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with my mom, my sister and two cute cats. I'm single, no children.  I work in publicity at my own company: an agency of events and promotional marketing.  I've been scrapping since 2006 and never stopped. I love colorful papers, inks, stamps and now I'm really enjoying my Silhouette machine. For me, scrapbooking is fun, it is my pleasure and my joy. It is my therapy for sad days. Good memories and special moments of my life with my family and friends are the main theme of my layouts.  In addition to scrapbooking, I love listening to music, making cookies and candies, watching movies and going out with friends. I'm so happy to be here again!

Hi! My name is Leah.  I live in Alabama with my husband, Bobby and our son, Noah.  I work as an aide for the special education department in an elementary school.  It can be a very demanding job at times and scrapbooking is my outlet.  I started scrapbooking after my mom gave me a kit one year for Christmas and was instantly hooked.  That was eight years ago! I never thought I was creative until I started scrapbooking. I love everything about it! My blog is:

This is me.  I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter and a friend.  My days are filled with cleaning dishes, driving kids to practice, kissing boo boos, singing nursery songs, calling a friend, folding mounds of  laundry, cleaning the dishes AGAIN, washing tushies and toes, tucking little ones in bed, and then doing it all again.  But in the crazy, in the busy, in the sometimes unbearably frustrating there is everyday perfection.  Moments where time seems to stop, you take a picture in your mind, and promise yourself you will never forget. Everyday perfection.  It is my hope that I can inspire others to notice those moments of everyday perfection and capture them.  Whether it is through a smile, a journal entry, a thoughtful card or a photograph.  You can see my work at or follow me on Instagram at

We are thrilled to welcome back for another term these returning members:






Stop by and visit these ladies' blogs for some awesome inspiration!  2015 is set to be another banner year here at Sketch N Scrap!  We are excited to change up our fun "bonus" sketch from our 2014 Inspired By sketch challenge to a brand new feature we are calling "Twistback Thursdays".  This fun challenge will feature one of our older sketches (kind of our own version of Throwback Thursday) with a twist added into the mix!  This will be lots of fun and you won't want to miss it, so join us on the second Thursday of each month for this fun challenge starting in January of 2015!  We can't wait to kick off another fun year full of challenges, sketches and inspiration here at Sketch N Scrap make sure and join us on January 1st as our new DT kicks off our first challenge of 2015! 


  1. Congrats to all the new ladies!

  2. thanks so much! I am so excited to join the Sketch N Scrap team!!

  3. Congratulations to all! Excited to see you work in the coming year!

  4. Congrats Ladies :) OH the new challenge sounds like fun, excited to give a try in the new year :)

  5. Welcome to the team ladies!!! Thank you to our friends who served us so well for 2 terms - you will be very missed!!!