Jan 20, 2011

January Announcement

Hello Everyone, well it's that time again - when Announcements are made that can both excite and sadden us.  It is time once again to make some changes to the CreativeTeam with one Member being farewelled, and another welcomed onto the Team.

Firstly, I would like to announce that we will be farewelling the amazing Marg Oliver from our Creative Team.  Marg has been with us for the better part of 12 months, firstly as a Guest Designer, then onto the Creative Team.  During her time with us we have been fortunate to see some of Marg's most beautiful work, and enjoyed the privilege of seeing her gorgeous grandchildren grow and blossom through the eyes of a loving and adoring grandparent.   We at Scrapville sadly farewell our friend, and wish Marg the very best scrapping and card making bliss anyone could hope for, and send her much love for being a part of the Team, she is such a gem!

As requested, I have put a 'Reserved' sticker on her seat for RetreatVille in September, and stocked up on the earplugs!  Marg will still pop onto the Blog from time to time, and we wish her all the success and happiness she so deserves.

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Secondly, we can now Announce our newest Guest Designer to the Creative Team.........
please welcome a Wodonga local, Sam Epps.  I have provided a little questionnaire from Sam below so that you can get to know a bit more about her. 

Name: Sam Epps

I live: Wodonga, Victoria

I have been scrapbooking and /or card making for:  I started scrapbooking about 8 years ago to make a birthday gift for my mother-in-law, but was hooked after my first page!  I decided that I had to do an album for my baby boy Joshua and haven’t looked back.

The type of style I like: I think my style is fairly clean. I enjoy fussy cutting and layers and I tend to hand sew on a lot on my layouts, LOL!

The colours I love to work with are: Depends on my photos and the papers that take my fancy at the time. Having boys though, a lot of my pages are boy themes in blues, browns, Kraft, reds, yellows, oranges and greens. I have been a little more adventurous of late and used bright, fun and pretty colours, which I never would have dreamed of using with boys before - and I loved them LOL! 

The products I love to work with are: My favorite products at the moment would have to be ……… Inks, pattered papers, a needle and thread, gems/pearls, my new i-top and punches! 

My favorite patterned papers are: Depends on my mood really, but lately I am loving….. Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park and October Afternoon, bright and fun papers! 

People I love to scrap most are: My 2 beautiful boys are my main source of inspiration. 

I scrap at: Home mostly, but I enjoy scrapping with friends when possible and catching up with Janet and the lovely ladies that attend the crop nights when time permits. 

I do/don't attend Retreats each year with: I have been lucky enough to be invited to a few weekend away with the girls I have met through scrapbooking, and I had a blast at Scrapville’s Retreat last year.

I have been published in: Stamping and Papercraft

I am excited to be a Guest on the Scrapville Creative team because:  I love scrapbooking and have been blessed to meet so many lovely ladies through our shared hobby, many of them have become true friends.  I enjoy sharing and learning through others and hope that I can bring something new and a little different to inspire others and have some fun along the way, and I look forward to working with Janet and the very talented ladies on the Creative Team.

Here is Sam's interpretation for Scrapville's current layout Sketch Challenge.
 Gone Fishing by Sam Epps (Guest CT)
A very clean cut layout, with Sam choosing to use framed circles instead of the squares.  The stitched picture frame and title are tied in with fishing line, giving the layout a sense of movement.

Please join me in welcoming Sam to Scrapville's wonderful Creative Team, and feel free to leave a comment!



Kim said...

Congrats on your DT position!! I absolutely love your page!!!

Sal said...

Sad goodbyes as Margie leaves the 'official' Scrapville family...BUT the warmest of welcomes to Sam on her Guest Creative Team role!

Nikki xx said...

Wishing you all the best with your creative endeavours Margie :)
Congrats on your new possie Sam :)So happy for you! Can't wait to see more of your stunning work :)

Sam said...

Wishing you all the best Marg:) Thankyou ladies for such a warm welcome, I look forward to working with you all and I'm sure we will have plenty of fun along the way!

Marg said...

Thanks for the warm wishes of goodbye:-).... I have had an awesome time on the CT team so thankyou everyone especially Janet. All the best in the CT guest role Sam, cant wait to see more of your gorgeous work. luv marg xx

Melinda Spinks said...

Farewell Margie girl and thankyou for sharing your gorgeous grandchildren with us through your beautiful pages.
Welcome Sam, I'm sure you will bring a whimsical and fun attritube to the team which your delightful layouts. Congratulations and all the best!

allana said...

Will miss your beautiful work Margie, all the best and see you at retreat.
Welldone Sam your work is always beautiful can't wait to see more.