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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.

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 2nd challenge

Hi. The 2nd challenge for this month is an easy one. This gorgeous sketch that i found over at page maps.

Again the girls had some gorgeous stuff from bibbys to play with.

Here is what ebony came up with.......

Gilly used the flower on a gorgeous card for mothers day..

I love how bridge has used the flower and the felt buttons and circles...

Just gorgeous leanne...she has used the butterfly as well.....

I love this penny....She has pulled apart the flower to use on her banner. Very clever..

Wow, lots of inspiration for you all. Dont forget to go and check out bibbys embellishment kits, i heard a little whisper that next month is a boy kit!!!!

That is also the last month for ebony and bridge. Thankyou very much girls for your inspiration, we have all loved seeing your work.

You will get to meet our new team members very shortly........

Have a great day

Kerry xx

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Hi everyone, here are the winners for may. We had some gorgeous entries this month and lots of them, so thankyou everybody!!! I love seeing all your creations. I may not get time to comment on them all but i do look at them all!!!

The winner from the first challenge this month is

Sharmaine Kruijver......

you have won a prize pack from the greatest view........

The winner of the second challenge is marg oliver....

You have won a $20.00 gift voucher from kim archer...

Thanks girls, if you could email me your details i will get your prizes out to you....

I will be back later with the next challenge.....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Guest Designer for May......

Happy Mothers day everyone!!!!!

Its time to share with you our guest designer for may!!

Its Tamara Wade.................................

My name is Tamara Wade or aka Stepfordwife!

I’ve been scrapping for about 8 ½ years now, and during that time have been on 3 different design teams as well as a part owner in an online scrapping store which I owned for just over 12 months.

I traditionally scrap 12 x 12 but also like to mix it up with cards and off the page items too..I wouldn’t say that I particulary have a style but do like to add lots of things to my layouts to give it texture, almost every layout I create has been distressed in some form and also have a slight addiction to ink!

I loved the lace criteria and felt it gave a softer edge to my layout of my niece..

Tam used bibbys felt buttons as well. Its a gorgeous layout tam, thanks for joining us this month.

Find out more of tam here

Hope you all have a great mothers day!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Challenge #1.

Well hi, sorry i am late with this today, its hard to find some time on the weekends!!

Well here is our first challenge for may;

Trims, ribbon and lace!! How do you use it?? Something simple or more elaborate. We want to see....

The design team were lucky enough to be sponsored again this month, this time by Bibbys one of a kind!! Check out what the girls have done with her goodies.

This is just so gorgeous!! Sam has used bibbys large flower as the base for her cluster of flowers. She has used ribbon and twine.

Nadia has used the large flower, butterfly and the felt buttons by bibby. This is really beautiful nadia. Love how you have used your twine.

Kim has used the flower on a card. I love this kim.

I decided to attempt a boy page with this theme and have used bibbys felt buttons on the page.

Well sadly this is the last month for kim and nadia, they have given us plenty of inspiration and i am sad to see them go. Hopefully they stick around and do a challenge or two every now and then. Thanks girls.


Really??? May??? I cant believe it!!! How is this year going sooo fast?

Here are the sponsors for may. As usual we have some awesome prizes lined up. First up is lovely bits and bobs. The winner can choose 5 sets of buttons!! How cool is that??

Next up we have Lime Tree Creations, and they have put up a $20 prize pack. Becs work is just gorgeous so anyone would be lucky to win this!!

And lastly but certainly not least we have a $15.00 gift voucher up for grabs from wicked princesses!! Someone will have a great time choosing what they would like from krissys shop!! Its full of kits, of course her MVB flowers and critters, and lots of other stuff!!

I will be back later with the challenge!!!