Apr 15, 2010

Today is the day for announcements!

Announcement No. 1
I have been giving the role of Creative Teams considerable thought of late, and what I have decided to do is introduce a Guest onto the Creative Team for a short term role.  This person would kurtow to the many demands of the almighty shop owner ............ oh sorry, that was a dream I had......  but I wouldn't entirely object!  Anyhow, I would like to feature this person's projects on the blog and in-store, and also do a meet and greet in-store (where possible) so that you can also meet them.

My vision here is to introduce the talents of everyday ordinary people, share their project styles and techniques, and diversify the scope of your knowledge with something new or different.  There are many creative people out there who are just like you and me, who play a part in the same scrapbooking, papercraft and card making world, but perhaps just do it a little different to each other.  This is my way of showing you all how at ease you should feel about achieving something you are passionate about regardless of where you think your quality threshold is.

New styles and techniques lead to new challenges, learning new ways to expand on your creativity, or simply just seeing what or how someone else scraps.  I hope this will be as exciting for you all as it is for myself, the Creative Team, and the ever excited Guest....

I would now like to introduce everyone to Scrapville's very first Creative Team Guest Member.
Please welcome to the team...
Marg Oliver
And to help you get to know Marg a little...

Where do you live?
Wagga Wagga
How long have you been scrapbooking and cardmaking for?
Five Years
Describe your style?
I don't really have a style, but I do love the 'shabby' look.
Have you ever been published?
Yes, I've been very fortunate to have layouts and cards published in Scrapbooking Memories; Scrapbook Creations; For Keeps and Australian Cardmaing, Stamping and Papercraft.
Your favourite colour scheme to work with?
I love pink but haven't been able to use it much until the recent birth of my very first granddaughter 'Evie'.
What is your favourite brand of paper?
October Afternoon
Who do you love to scrap?
My gorgeous grandchildren, I have two little grandsons and now a grandaughter.
Do you scrap by yourself or in a group?
By myself mostly, but there are a couple of girls that I get together with but not much scrapping gets done.

Do you go to any retreats?
Yes, I've been to Sydney and Cairns, and will be off to Cairns again next month.
and finally
What product can't you live without?
White, Black and Kraft cardstock.

Welcome Marg, and I look forward to sharing your beautiful work with everyone.

Announcement No. 2
Well it is the 15th of the month at that means a new layout and card sketch for everyone to use as inspiration and to be in the running for a randomly chosen prize just for entering your creation. 
April Layout Sketch

Now, the sketch is there purely for inspiration, you can flip it, alter it however you like, use whatever products you like and any techniques you choose, but the original sketch design must be recognisable. And, if you use it for anything other than to enter the challenge, please give credit to the designer.
Guest Creative Team Sample Layout
- Marg Oliver
 Oh, now isn't little Evie just so precious, no wonder Marg is the proudest Nanna.
Marg has used the beautiful 'My Little Shoebox - Flutterby' Collection which is on order and will be available instore soon! We'll keep you posted!

Creative Team Sample Layout -
Sally has created a very 'French Chic' style layout with gorgeous use of lace and dreamy aqua and cream hues. Love the paper piecing of the flowers and leaves with just a hint of pearly bling.

April Card Sketch Layout
Melinda's Card Sketch Sample
Melinda's card was made using Bo Bunny's 'Kitchen Spice' range which is featured in our April monthly pack - we still have a few packs available instore.
Announcement No. 3
Well after another month of wonderful sketch layouts and card entries we have RANDOMLY chosen a winner for each. So congratulations to:
Congratulations to you both! Could you please send me your details at scrapville@iinet.net.au, or pop into the store to collect your prizes.

That seems to be it for the today!   Until next time.


Melinda Spinks said...

Hooray, Margie is in the house!
Gorgeous, gorgeous layout of the precious little Evie. The Scrapvillians are going to love your beautiful work Marg... welcome!

Rachel said...

Congrats Marg, have fun in your guest role! Gorgeous LO of Evie, she's just beautiful! Loving the sketches Melinda, and your card, will have to get myself a little more organised this month & have a go at them both!

And congrats to Jodie & Roz too!

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Clare said...

WHOHOOO GO MARGI IN DA HOUSE!!!!!!!! wow what a gorgeous pic Margi. Congratulations on the guest role honey!!! can't wait to see all of your gorgeous work at Scrapville. What a beautiful LO of baby Evie, stunning. Gorgeous card too Melinda! congratulations to Jodie & Roz on the March sketch challenge. The April sketches look fantastic Melinda you are so talented. Hugs Clare xxx

Scrapville said...

Oops! I did the wrong post before!.....

Marg, I do love your sketch layout, the colours and flowers especially. All ties in so nicely.

Melinda those BoBunny papers have the best colour tones, your card looks great.

Jodie and Roz, Cong Rats!! I will have a little something when you're next in Scrapville.


Scrapville said...

Nice layout sketch Sal, love the colours you've used.

Your blue hues work in so well in front of that magnificent Grand Canyon.

Marg said...

Thanks girls for the wonderful welcome.....I had so much fun with Melinda's wonderful sketch and am sure I will use this one again......It should be a lot of fun.......BUT I already love this blog anyways.....
Beautiful layout from Sally (love the colours) and another stunning card from Melinda.....
Congratulations to Jodie and Roz......
luv marg xx

DebiJ said...

Wow whee Margi is here!!! Love your fabulous Evie LO & glorious card....congrats are in order for being the guest designer - loved reading your bio too!!! More inspirational work to view.
Love the sketches Melinda!!! Who wouldn't love 'em!
Congrats also to Roz & Jodie..a lovely gathering of work last month hey!!
Great blog Janet!!

Anthea said...

Congrats to you Marg.....love, love, love your LO! Melinda and Sally - your LOs are fantastic too. And Roz and Jodie, congrats on your wins.

AnItA mArIe said...

wow congrats marg lovin that lo just beautiful....hug Anita

Helen Jolly said...

Gosh where have i been?
so well deserved darl
You are awesome!!!!!

Sally Clark said...

HUGE congratulations and warm welcome to Marg...a position well-deserved from the few samples we have seen so far.
Congrats to Roz and Jodie on their wins.
A big thank you to Melinda for another great sketch.
A BIG thank you to Janet for continuing to provide the blog for showcasing all the wonderful talent out there!