Please make welcome Kaisercraft’s New Design Team for 2010 – 2011!

June 23, 2010

WOW! Thank you too all the amazing and talented scrapbookers, cardmakers and crafters who applied for our Design Team!

We received so many amazing entries and were blown away by your talent!!

This is one of the hardest decisions we have had to make and we had an enormous amount of entries.

This year we’ve chosen a bakers dozen – 13 lovely ladies to inspire you for the next year!

And they are…..









Karen Shady, VIC, Australia

Trudi Harrison, VIC, Australia

Nerrida Mitchell, NSW, Australia

Monika Martinson, Sweden

Vicki Morris, New Zealand

Christy Saeger, USA

Kerryn Lawson, SA, Australia

Kirsty Piper, QLD, Australia

Camilla Ekman, Sweden

Lesley Cooper, New Zealand

Leanne Allinson, QLD, Australia

Danielle Wycough, USA

Lady Grace Belarmino, Phillippines

Congratulations ladies!! Please make welcome to your our Design Team!!

Karen Shady

Hi, my name is Karen, I live with my husband Chris, and 5 children in a quiet little corner of  Western Victoria, where we own and run a large cropping farm. In a former life, I was a Nurse, but I am very fortunate now, to be able to be a stay at home mum. I am completely obsessed with scrapbooking, and spend any spare time I have in my little scrap room, it’s my creative escape from life.

Trudi Harrison

Hi, I am Trudi Harrison and I am so excited to part of the Kaisercraft 2010-2011 Design Team.  I live in regional Victoria with my 2 girls aged 3 and 5 and my ever patient and totally supportive, ‘scrap widow’ husband.  Presently I am a SAHM.  I adore all things beautiful and creative and over the time there have been many hobbies which I enjoyed. But without a doubt, Paper Crafting has become the one which I am truly passionate about. My passion has burned brightly for the last six years and I love absolutely everything about this wonderful craft.  My preferred scrapping genre is 12 x 12 layouts, but I also enjoy creating off the page and cards.  I have a particular fondness for patterned paper and chipboard/ wood products and love combining them together.   When I am not ‘domesticated engineering’ and creating, my world is busy with my young children, husband, family and friends.  I also enjoy photography, camping and reading.

Nerrida Mitchell

Hi, my name is Nerrida and I am so excited about being on the Kaisercraft Design Team.  I have 3 girls – Braylee, Maitlyn and little Indiana and am married to hubby Garret for 14 years. We live on a Stonefruit farm outside of Sydney. I homeschool my 2 school-aged girls, prune & pick fruit trees and, in my spare time, you guessed it, scrapbook.  I love the romantic/whimsical style.  Layouts are my favourite but also enjoy making cards and I am definitely a flower addict.

Monika Martinson

My name is Monika (Moma). I live in Sweden, just outside of Stockholm with my daughter and her father. I work full time at one of Sweden’s biggest companies with communication.
I started scrapbooking shortly after my daughter was born in 2004 and I´ve been totally addicted since then.

Vicki Morris

Hubby (Husband) Jase and I have 3 children, Natasja (10), Mikayla (7) and Jadeyn (4).  I am a qualified accountant by trade and I work from home doing accounts in-between being an taxi-driver/event co-coordinator for the kids – and when that is all done I attempt to scrapbook.

Christy Saeger

Hello!  My name is Christy and I am thrilled to be a part of the design team here at Kaisercraft! My family consists of my wonderful husband and two beautiful children, they are my world!  I am a Radiologic Technologist by day and scrapbooking addict by night.  Scrapbooking became my passion 12 years ago when I created an album for my high school graduation and although my style has changed my passion has not!

Kerryn Lawson

I’ve been married for 10 years to my high school sweetheart, up until this year I was a stay at home Mum to my 2 children.  After a 7 year break, I returned to the work force this year, albeit part time.  I love that I can contribute to the support of our family, but still be there for my children.

I am a self confessed scrapbooking addict, but once upon a time I also enjoyed cross stitching.  I still do really, but there just isn’t the time anymore.  I love reading.  I always have a book (or two) on the go, not to mention a drawer full waiting to be read.

I am absolutely over the moon to be designing for Kaisercraft for the next year.  I cannot wait to get started!!

Kirsty Piper

Hi, my name is Kirsty, I am a wife and mum to 3 kidlets – 2 girls and a boy-  living in a small town in QLD. I work part time as a bank teller and a cleaner and am also studying primary school teaching part time. I have been scrapping for about 6 years now, and love that I now have a room all of my own just to scrap (and make a mess) in!

Camilla Ekman

I’m Camilla Ekman from southern Sweden. I work as a Montessori teacher and when I’m off work I do what I love most – that is of course scrapbooking. I am married to Lasse and we have two children, a girl and a boy. When I don’t scrap I enjoy books, travelling and spending lots of time with friends.

Lesley Cooper

I am 45. I live in Auckland with my husband Ricky and two wonderful children Simon (10) and Amanda (8). I love photography and scrapbooking and the process of being creative. I am a Stay at Home mum and sometime workforce participant. I am a caffeine addict and reformed sweet tooth (for now)! I love to go for walks with my family (and camera).

I am absolutely thrilled to be on the Kaisercraft’s Contributing Design Team.

Leanne Allinson

I have been married to my “University” sweetheart for 11 years and we are the parents to four precious children. DD aged 10, DS#1 aged 7, DS#2 aged 4 and DS#3 aged 1!!! We live in beautiful Queensland, Australia, half way between the Sunshine Coast and the state’s capital. I am totally obsessed with scrapping the details of our family; documenting our history for our future generations and recording all this through the means of words, pictures and pretty paper!!

Danielle Wycough

My name is Danielle Wycough.  I live in Texas with my husband and our 5 children. I am a stay at home mother, and obsessed paper crafter. I started scrapbooking in 2008. In January, I was published for the first time in Cards Magazine. I would describe my style as clean and whimsical. I don’t like for any of my work to look over done, so it tends to be simple. I love patterned paper because you can do so much with it! I like to paper piece, use border punches, and I burn up my die cutting machine.

Lady Grace Belarmino

I am a scrapper from the Philippines with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts Major in Advertising Design. I am married to my very supportive husband, Regie, for 2 years now and a mother to a 2year old baby girl, Hannah. I started scrapbooking almost over a year ago (December 2008) a few months after I gave birth to my daughter. I decided to enter into scrapbooking to preserve my family’s memories and to express my creative side.

My style differs from one layout to the other. I love experimenting and trying out new techniques as I create a page. I am into handcutting, distressing, photo editing and layering. My pages are simple and I always make sure that the photo is always the focal point on my layout.

Over the next couple of weeks our 2009  – 2010 DT will be finishing up their last projects, and you will also see blog posts from our new Design Team featuring their submitted blog post (as part of their application)!!

For those of you who have missed out on our Design Team, this is where our online community (our forum, gallery and blog, twitter and facebook) can be used – to share your work and love of scrapbooking with other Kaisercraft fans. Just because you’ve missed out on our Design Team, doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate your inspiring designs – we are constantly looking through our emails, the online gallery, blogs and on facebook for designs that make us smile!! :)

We highlight your designs at trade shows, on our facebook page, in our monthly e-newsletter and also on our blog.

So please continue to keep sharing your amazing work with us!

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  • Reply Anne June 23, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Contratulations Ladies and I can’t wait to see what you create to share with us over the coming 12 months, to inspire us all.

  • Reply Rona June 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Woo hoo congratulations ladies, you are in for the ride of your life, so sit back relax and enjoy the ride………………Hope you have as much fun as I did this year.
    2009-2010 Kaisercraft DT Member

  • Reply Carole House June 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Congratulations ladies! Your work is awesome!

  • Reply Raewyn A June 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    what a fantastic line up!! Congratulations ladies and wahoooo! to Vicki and Lesley from NZ!

  • Reply Kathie June 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Enjoy your time ladies…..gee Trudi….guess you will find it easy to work with Kaiser’s product after all…..so glad you applied and got in :D Looking forward to seeing all or your wonderful creations ladies….have the bestest year scrapping ever!!

  • Reply Sarah McKenna June 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Wow congrats Ladies, they all look great!!

  • Reply Julie Hill June 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    WOW WOW WOW you have picked a hughly talented bunch of ladies Kaiser.. Congratulations too you all and can’t wait to see some of your inspiring creations..A HUGH Congrats to my cyber friend Trudi Well done.

  • Reply Christine June 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Woo hoo girls, a huge congratulations to you all, your projects are completely stunning! Have a wonderful year!

  • Reply Sandra June 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats everyone!

  • Reply Marcia P June 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    A massive congrats to everyone on the new DT, I am especially delighted to see LG’s name up in lights – way to go!!

    :) Marcia

  • Reply belinda June 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Congrats ladies!!! SOme awesome work there!! Look forward to seeing your creations over the next 12mths!!

  • Reply Renee June 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    A big congratulations to the new team. Your work is all amazing and I can’t wait to see what gorgeous creations you create over the next 12 months!!!

  • Reply Danielle June 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    EEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!! So excited :) HUGE Congrats to all the ladies. I am really looking forward to a fantastic year!!!

  • Reply iheartscrap June 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Congratulations to the new design team. Looking forward to you all inspiring us for 2010/2011.

  • Reply Donna Hourigan June 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Congratulations to all. What an amazing assortment of ideas and creations. Looking forward to upcoming posts and inspiration.

  • Reply Kerryn June 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    OMG this is so exciting :D. Congratulations to the rest of the team. I am so happy to be on a team again with Kirsty and to be on a team with Trudi too!! Can’t wait to get to know the rest of you girls over the next year!!

  • Reply Jona Panesa June 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    congrats Ladies!!! special shout out to LG for representing Philippines!

  • Reply Cathy B. June 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Congratulations Ladies!!! Especially to my dear friend LG! Yooho!!!!
    I also love Camilla’s work! Congrats girl!

  • Reply CamillaE June 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I’m truly honoured to be a part of the new Kaisercraft team!!!
    Huge congrats to the rest of the ladies! I am so happy to be teaming up with you. A special hug for my friends LG and Monika!

  • Reply Becci June 23, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Congrats Ladies!
    Awesome work, see a few familiar names too WTG!

  • Reply Renee Geelen June 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, so much inspiration in this one post. Can’t wait to see what you all do during the year. And great to see a variety of styles too.

  • Reply Nerrida June 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Still can’t believe I’m on the team…. congratulations to you all and special shout-out to Karen. So great to be on this team with you. Isn’t this exciting?!

  • Reply Moma June 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Congrats to you al!!!
    I´m so happy an honored to be a part of this team! So looking forward to get to know you and a big hug my friend Camilla.

  • Reply Tanya Tahir June 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Congratulations ladies!!! What an awesome team Kaiser have chosen! I have to do a special shout out to a few of my friends who made the team – LG, Camilla, Kirsty, Trudi and Kerryn…..you girls ROCK and I’m so happy for you all!!! You will definitely enjoy being a part of Kaiser. I know I definitely did!!!! xx

  • Reply Trudi June 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Congratulations all!!
    Thank You to Kaisercraft for this absolutely amazing opportunity

  • Reply Jeja June 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Congratulations everyone! What a fab team! So happy to see LG, Camilla and Monika on that list! WTG, girls!!!!

  • Reply Donna E. June 23, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Congrats LG!!!

  • Reply Karen Shady June 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    WOW, thanks everyone :) And a big congratulations to the other DT members….. I too am absolutely honoured to be a part of this wonderful team. Thankyou Kaisercraft for this wonderful oportunity :) … a BIG YAY to you Nerrida !!! congratulations , and Im looking forward to working with you too :) xx

  • Reply Nikki Antonello June 23, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Huge congratualtions to you all. Your work is just so very beautiful….I can see why you were all chosen :smile: I hope you all have the most fantastic year and look forward to being inspired by your stunning projects. The past year of designing for Kaiser has been absolutely awesome and I wish you all the very best xxx :smile:

  • Reply Samantha Hauzer June 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Congratutlations girls!!! Your work is just amazing, and I can’t wait to see more of it over the next year. You are in for one amazing year. I have loved every second of my year on the Kaisercraft design team and I know you all will too :)

  • Reply Berni June 23, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Well Done Kaiser!!! Your new team looks fantastic!!

  • Reply Maria June 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    congratulations to the new design team :) am really looking fwd to being inspired by you all. enjoy the ride!!!

  • Reply Elizna June 24, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Congratulations to all the new DT Members….!! Wow, your work is absolutely gorgeous! I hope that you will have a stunning year with Kaisercraft – enjoy the ride! I definitely did! I will check in regularly to find inspiration from all of you!
    2009-2010 Kaisercraft DT Member

  • Reply Scoobie June 24, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Congrats to all the new DT members. I know some of you from other places, and Kaisercraft has surely an eye for talented scrappers. Can’t wait to see what you have for us, ladies

  • Reply steph June 24, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Congrats ladies.

  • Reply Pam June 24, 2010 at 6:59 am

    WOW-WAHT A TALENTED BUNCH-THE PROJECTS ARE FANTASTIC!! I’m looking forward to being inspired by you.
    You will love working for KC-It is a great company!
    And what I love is that all you girls are new to me- I’m lookingforward to checking out all your blogs!!

  • Reply Lid June 24, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Hi girlies, well done to all of you .. such beautiful work …can’t wait to see some more … all the best in the coming time at Kaiser .. such stunning products worked with the best of designers!!!

  • Reply LG Belarmino June 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I cant still believe this!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your team!!! I am so grateful, humbled and honored to represent one an amazing company.

    Camilla – YAY!!! I am so happy that we made it both! Congrats girlie!

  • Reply Monique June 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Wohoo!! Congrats to the new team and especially to LG and Camilla!! WTG girls!!!

  • Reply Tracy Gardiner June 24, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    WOW!!! WHat awesome talent … I came here via LG’s blog and I am thrilled by the inspiration …

    Congrats to all of you … your work is amazing …

  • Reply Kirsty P June 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I am still in shock and waiting for the ‘sorry we made a mistake’ email! Congrats to everyone!

  • Reply Lesley Langdon June 26, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Whoa! That is a whole lot of talent! Congrats ladies and Kaisercraft on your new wonderful team!

  • Reply Lorraine July 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    What an awesome array of talent in this new Design Team! Congratulations to all of you, ladies. Wonderful to see that a fellow South Australian’s been chosen – your entries are just magnificent! I wish all of you the best year of your lives, and look forward to seeing your inspirations! Congrats and God bless you all.

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