Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Announcing our newest design team members!

Good evening!  I am thrilled to say we have chosen our newest design team members for the Summer-Winter 2017 term!  Thank you to all who applied, it was a very hard decision to just pick a few.  We had so many very talented people apply it made the decision a very hard one!  So without further ado here is our Summer/Winter 2017 Blog Design team:
 My name is Christine (Chris) and I am recently retired. I have been married to my wonderful husband since June 1988 and between us we have a blended family of four children and five grandchildren.  I have been scrapping for almost 17 years and I have the stash to prove it!  My scrappy style has changed quite a bit over the years - I started with 8 1/2" x 11" single pages, moved to 12" x 12" double pages and now I mostly scrap 12" x 12" single pages.  I am super excited to be a new member of the Sketch N Scrap Design Team.  I love sketches and look forward to sharing my layouts and cards with everyone.  You can find me at  My Blog or on Instagram @chriscassidy84. 

 My name is Joanna Ford and I live in The sunny state of Queensland Australia. I first found Scrapbooking on a trip to the US about 15 years ago, and I have been hooked since then. I like scraping in many different styles but my fav would be clean and simple with the photo being the focus of my page. I work as a chef in aged care home and I am also a Cub Scout Leader with the local sea scout pack, So all of this gives me lots of photos to scrapbook. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for Sketch n can see more of my work on my blog:

 My name is Naomi Kamifuro.  I am from Japan.  I am very happy to be part of the design team for Sketch N Scrap.  I like flower arranging and traveling.  My family consists of myself, my husband and my niece and nephew. To see more of Naomi's amazing work you can visit her blog.

Hi! My name is Stacey and I am so happy to be a part of the Sketch N Scrap team! Let me tell you a little about me. I have been married to my best friend for 26 years (this month!) and together we have two amazing children and a yellow lab that pretty much rules our house. We currently call the beautiful state of Virginia home. I started scrapbooking in 2005 and discovered cardmaking during one of my husband's deployments. Slowly cardmaking took over and I seem to create more cards than anything else. Besides cardmaking and scrapbooking, I also like to create mini albums, alter items, make 3D projects, and am also discovering pocket style scrapbooking and loom knitting. You can find me at my blog Stacey's Creative Corner.

Returning members of our Blog Design Team are:

We are also introducing a new team to Sketch N Scrap!  In order to keep offering fun online crops for our followers as well as to continue to inspire and challenge not only our blog readers but our Facebook followers we are introducing our first ever Social Media Design Team! 
 Here is our first Social Media team:
 Julene Matthews lives in Sydney Australia and has been scrapping for 16 years. She currently is on 3 design teams and enjoys scrap challenges as well as card making. Her blog is

 Hi, I'm Meena from India. I'm a differently able person (bedridden from past 11years). I have started doing Art and Craft from childhood as a hobby. I got interested in this by seeing my aunties. When I was diagnosed with Spinal muscular atrophy type 2 when I was 12 years old my life stopped there because this disease has no cure. I was broken and all my dreams were also broken. At that time I didn't know what to do and how to come out of that. At that time my mom pushed me completely into the craft world. I did one year course in art and craft. I wanted to learn more in craft but no one was ready to teach me because I was differently able person, but I never gave up. I learnt everything from YouTube and from books.   I took my hobby as my professional from year 1999. I make fun fold cards, watercolouring, mixed media, DIY, altered work, scrapbook layouts, hand embroidery, soft toys, decoupage,  etc. I started blogging in February 2016. I don't have any particular style. I love working on every style and try new techniques and things. To me crafting is everything because through this I see outer world and can keep in touch with them. It is the only one thing which makes me to forget my disease and worries.  To see more of Meena's work please visit her blog

Hello, my name is Sharon Fontenot and I live on the north side of Houston, Texas. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren (which you will soon be tired of seeing in my layouts). My dog, Riley, is in charge of the household.
My blog is called Higgledy-Piggledy Crafts. Each time I start a project the paper starts flying. Hence, the name Higgledy-Piggledy, which means in confusion or disorder. My craft room gets a little trashed during projects, but I straighten, organize, and clean, then start all over again. When I am not crafting, I enjoy riding my bike and spending time in the pool. I am beyond excited to be joining the Sketch N Scrap Design Team.

And of course our Senior Design Team will continue on as well with sketch artists: Lisa and Heather  and Social Media Coordinators/Design Team Members: Lori and Angela!  While we welcome new members it is always hard to say good by to our old friends and team  members.  Please join me in wishing a fond farewell to DT members: Karen and Brandy as they move on newer adventures!  A HUGE thank you to these inspiring and creative ladies who have been such a valued part of my team and become my good friends!  Tune in July 1st to see our new team in action and thank you for supporting Sketch N Scrap!