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Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Design team members!!!!

Yayyy blogger has finally let me on to do this post!!! I am very excited to announce the 4 ladies who will be joining us here. They are all very talented and am sure that will be offering you loads of inspiration.

So here they are, first up is........

Charmane Koch

My name is Charmane Koch, and I have been scrapbooking since May 2004, a couple of months after my son Chei was born. Since then, I haven't stopped! There's not a day that goes by that I don't do something related to scrapbooking {or think about it!}.

After living in Melbourne for the past 15 years or so, I have recently moved to South Australia, with my partner and 3 children, Chei {7}, Harmony {5} and Ryarne {18 months} to be closer to my family and give the kids a new way of living. My partner Ashan, got into Photography around the same time as my scrapping, so we both have similarly related passions!

In the years that I have been scrapping, I have been on numerous Design Teams, published numerous times in Aussie mags such as Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations & For Keeps {when it was around!}. I have also taught online classes from 2006, which has been rewarding and challenging too!

Currently I am on the Handmade By Suzanne Design Team, and a couple of other Blog Challenge Creative Teams too! I have set up a forum specifically just for the blog challenges that you can find not just in Australia, but around the world. This makes it a lot easier to keep up-to-date with them all! You can check out Chat with Charm here - We have a fabulous group of girls there, come and check us out!

I have also just started creating Handmade Embellishments called Lovely Lollipops, which I really enjoy making - and also seeing on other scrappers pages!!!

I'm looking forward to being part of the Show Us Your Stuff Team and can't wait to be challenged and to see what creations everyone comes up with too!!!

xoxo Charmane

Next up is.................................

Crystal Goulding

Hey all, I’m Crystal Goulding (though you may know me as Bowman but I've recently married!) and I currently live in Ipswich, QLD. I am lucky to have three beautiful children who are definitely not camera shy, perfect for a scrapaholic like me!

I have only been Scrapbooking for about 2.5 years but have been lucky to be published in both Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations, as well as being part of a few Creative/Design Teams. You could describe my style as minimal, with lots of paint, rubons and a “must have” for me, doodling! I hope that I can inspire you all here at Show Us Your Stuff!

Then, not only do we have this very talented lady inspiring layouts but she will also be offering a sketch each month........

Sara Noendeng.....

My name is Sara and I am 24 years old. I live in mostly sunny Brisbane, QLD, with my husband, Nathan, and our two boys, Jet who is nearly 4 and Max who is 20 months. I started scrapping several years ago and fell even more in love once Jet was born. I have had the pleasure of serving on several design teams and also running my own sketch blog for the past 3.5 years. I was a 12 x 12 scrapper until a few months ago when I decided to play around with 8.5 x 11 and I think that I have now switched. I still don't think I have a certain style but I love to use a single photo, with great patterned papers and a splash of embellishments, especially those of the handmade variety. I am looking forward to providing inspiration as a DT member for Show Us Your Stuff.

And lastly, but certainly not least is a lady who also taking on the role of the 2nd challenge co-ordinator, as well as helping me out around here is

Marelle Jackman.......

Hi everyone - Marelle here.

I live outside Geelong Victoria in a small town and I am surrounded by farmlets, vineyards and the beach! I am married with two daughters Mia 10 and Ella 9 and have a stepson Greg who is 27.
I have been scrapping for 8 years, and have been published in Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations, and soon to be in Creating Keepsakes. I am yet to identify my "style", as a scrapper I am flexible and like to try new techniques, and I usually scrap in 6x12 or A4 size. recently I have been dabbling with canvasses, texture paste and paint!
I am a Design Team member at scrapbudz, and a socialite Team member at The Color Room, and now I am thrilled to have joined such a talented group of ladies here at SUYS!
I look forward to seeing you complete our challenges set by the fab DT .

Well i hope you all are looking forward to seeing what these ladies will come up with,as i certainly am.

See you in a couple of days with junes challenge...and dont forget you still have a couple of days to get your may challenge in.


  1. WOW WOW WOW.... how exciting - congrats to you all and I cant wait to be inpired by you all!!!

  2. Woo Hoo! Congratulations ladies..x

  3. WOW! 4 INCREDIBLY talented, lovely, amazing, inspiring women!!!!! congrats!! x

  4. Congrats girls :) Just wondered if you had received my email re April's prize. I haven't heard anything so wanted to check, thanks :)

  5. Sara, Marelle, Crystal and Charm.....
    Welcome! I am so excited to remain on the DT and work with you lovely ladies. Sara and Charm - I know and love your work. Crystal and Marelle - I look forward to being inspired by you as well. See you around! Penny x