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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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!