Sunday, December 30, 2012

Meet our Design Team

I would like for you to meet our 2013 Design Team!  We have some familar faces as well as some new friends to inspire you!  I asked each Master Forger to take a photo with a scrapbook item that represented them...have fun getting to know our new Design Team!



My name is Andrea Ockey Parr and I reside in the great state of Utah. You can find out more about me on my blog: http://snappingmonsters.blogspot.com/. The scrappy item that represents me is a handful of colorful yarn, ribbon and lace. This says "ME" because I like to take materials that I don't really know how to use in the traditional sense (knitting) and use them for artsy stuff anyway. I believe that you don't have to be trained, pro or "correct" to use all sorts of fun stuff!




Hello my name is Angela, I live in England with my husband and three children, two of them have special needs. I keep sane by crafting, art and scrapbooking. I blog my journey at Toucan Scraps and News [ http://colestoucan.blogspot.co.uk/ ] . I love to teach and write tutorials. A few years ago I decided to move my tutorials onto a separate blog to make them easier to find, they are at Toucan Scraps Tutorials [ http://toucanscraps.blogspot.co.uk/ ] . I craft with paper and textiles, and play with mixed media art, but when it comes to scrapbooking my most important scrapbooking tool is my laptop. Nearly all my scrapbooking is digital.




I'm a Brit in (north-west) Britain and I'm called Jemma but I go by the username Jimjams on various forums (fora?) as wel as on my blog Just-Jimjams. I've picked a rainbow's worth of buttons for my scrappy item as I love a good rainbow and I use lots of buttons on my pages.
 

 
 

Hello! I'm Jennifer Grace, a crafting mum-of-two from Dorset, UK, (and owner of the blog: Jennifer's Jumbles ) and I've chosen gems and pearls to represent me. I like to scatter jewels on my projects, because they help me to feel 'free' - I tend to keep my photos and papers straight, but then I let loose with the jewels, and have fun with it in the moment. That's quite like my life - I'm always trying to be organised and sensible, but then I rebel for a bit and just act silly instead! I also like to add sparkle to the lives of those around me - I like to make lots of gifts and cards for friends and family to share my passion, and I hold bi-annual blog events to spread inspiration, and a chance of winning giveaways, with the online crafting community! I hope you'll enjoy my twinkly projects here at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog!




Hello, fellow forgers! I'm Julie LaKose (aka hisglorygirl or glorygirl), creating and blogging here in the USA (www.hisglorygirl.blogspot.com). SO excited, thrilled and honored to be part of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Design Team! YIPPEEE! It was more difficult than I expected to choose one scrappy item that best represents me. While I use a variety of different items, depending on the project, the one item I can never be without is a set of letters. Words are super important to me in real life and on my pages. I believe there is power in our words and I strive to keep mine positive and uplifting. It's important to me to encourage others with words whenever I have the chance. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be part of this community! I'm so looking forward to the months to come!!!!





"Hi, I'm Libeeti from Israel. I'm a mom of two adorable and energetic boys. I'm a full time working woman by days, and an addicted scrapper by nights and weekends.
I started scrapbooking about 3 years ago, encouraged by a good virtual friend of mine. Scrapbooking became my mental therapy, but I'm not sure it's low cost comparing to psychologist... LOL.
The scrapy tool I chose to take is Prima's distress tool. Distressing is my all time fav technique to use and I distress almost every paper I put my hands on (luckily I don't use it on my boys...). Till lately, I used simple cutting knife to distress my papers, but from the first day I got Prima's distress tool, I can hardly put it down. Sometimes I feel that it does everything except making coffee...LOL."  Feel free to come by MY BLOG to see my work!




Hi, I'm Lisa! Originally from Birmingham in the UK, you can now find me living in a small town called Marl in North Rhine Westphalia in Germany, home to great beer, delicious Bratwurst and traditional Christmas Markets! I moved for love and soon discovered that I also fell in love with Germany! I'm a traditional scrapper, creating mostly single 12x12 pages about my life. I chose the What's Up line by BasicGrey to represent me as I'm a basic kind of gal, there's a whole lot of neutral in my life (grey!) and my number one manufacturer is of course BG themselves. This line (and to be honest, many of their lines) has plenty of pink and anyone who knows me, KNOWS I love me some pink, as well as lots of whimsical patterns and colours which can also be me when I'm not being very grey! I'm full of contradictions ;-) I reach for BasicGrey more than any other manufacturer and it was my very first piece of BG paper that got me hooked. I'm thrilled to be part of the Counterfeit Design Team and can't wait to get going in the New Year with new challenges, new fellow Forgers and plenty of new inspiration!   Check out what I am workin on at MY BLOG!
 
 


 
Hello from Australia. My name is Lisa Johnston and I thrilled to be given the opportunity to contribute to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.
I am a mumma to four boys, wife to my wonderful husband and I squeeze a part-time job in there as well.
I have been scrapbooking for ten years and my stash shows it! I have imposed a scrapbook spending ban on myself for the next six months (apart from adhesive of course) and counterfeiting will be a perfect way to make old supplies seem new again. I can't wait to get started.
I chose a photo with one of my favourite Scrapbook Magazines. I may not scrap everyday but I certainly read about it and plan my next scrapbook project in my head so when that precious time comes I am ready to go.  You can see what I am up to at MY BLOG!




Brown paper packages tied up with strings...these are a few of my favorite things. And of course, that string MUST be baker's twine! My name is Lynnette Nagle and I'm thrilled to be on the design team of another one of my favorite things: Counterfeit Kit Challenge. Baker’s twine is all the rage these days. Whether used to make a simple bow, wrapped around a photo or used as lines for journaling, this vintage embellishment can add a lot of interest to your page. Originally red and white, it was used in bakeries to secure the classic white bakery box closed. Today, it is available in every color in the rainbow and goes way beyond the box. It seems as though baker's twine and I go together perfectly. It's classic in style with a nod to vintage flair. It's strong and hardworking holding boxes secure or tethering balloons. The twine's colors are well-coordinated and tightly intertwined much like the relationships I have in my life. And most of all, it's just so whimsical that is HAS to bring a smile to your face!


Lynnette and classic red and white baker's twine...so happy together!


My real life home is in Allamuchy, New Jersey which may be too far for you to visit, so be sure to stop by my virtual one at www.sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com
 

 

Hello, fellow scrappers. I'm Milissa from southern Texas and super excited to be on this fabulous team with these wonderfully talented women. I chose this birthday board book for my project for a couple of reasons. First, the colors in the two paper lines I used for it are beautiful and I love them. Second, I don't get to make altered projects near enough and I love making them. And finally, when I was making this I wasn't sure my daughter was going to like it but she absolutely loved it so that made it even more special. I hope to see you around, both here on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and on my own blog, One Happy Scrapper at millermall.blogspot.com.




My name is Rebecca, and I am from Ohio.
I chose my ATG as a scrappy item to represent me. The ATG is a pretty simple piece of equipment, but it gets the job done. I'm a pretty simple  scrapper;I like scrapbooking to be easy. My scrappy time is pretty limited, and while I can be slow and get lost in the details, I generally try to keep things simple so I can get as much done as possible. So that's why I chose the ATG to represent me. I don't think I've done any scrapping without my ATG since I bought it a couple of years ago, and its the only scrappy-related item that actively saves me money as I use it. So I'd say it had definitely earned its keep on my scrapping desk!  You keep an eye on what I am up to on MY BLOG!
 
 
We would also like to say a sad goodbye to Susanne and Margie as they move on to other things!  It has been a joy to work with both of you! You will be missed!
 

23 comments:

  1. *applause*
    Congrats, ladies! Looks like we will be in for a lot of fab inspiration next year :~)
    Btw, I thought it was fun that no one picked the same product. Looking forward to visiting you at your blogs!

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  2. I can't wait to see what the DT has in store for 2013! I visited some of the inspiring blogs. Very talented group of ladies!

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  3. Congrats to this new and awesome team! And you won't have to miss me, I will definitely still be around ;-)!

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  4. Congrats, ladies! It was very cool to read a little about each of you here. Looks like this will be a super fun and exciting year!

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  5. Great way to get to know each of you a little better. Especially Libeeti. I didn't know before that you are such a comic. Looking forward to an inspiring year of CKC and gang!

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    1. :) Thanks! My comic side is well hidden :).

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  6. Congratulations - looks like a great team! Hoping to do less lurking and more playing along this year so I'm looking forward to the lovely inspiration :)

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    1. Yay, Helen! Looking forward to seeing what you create with us!

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  7. Well, this is a creative bunch. Well done introductions, ladies. I can't wait to see what you are doing in just a couple of days. Scrap on!

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  8. What an awesome team! I like the photos of you ladies with your favorite scrappy things, and can't wait to see your creations!

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  9. This is going to be such a great year! Looking forward to working with you girls!!

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  10. Congrats to every single one of you! :) Looking fwd to joining in from Nova Scotia, Canada this year! (Thanks for the heads-up, Lynnette!) :) Looking fwd to seeing the lovely things and inspiration u will all be bringing to us as we "counterfeit" (and scrap) away!

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    1. Ali! So glad to hear you'll be playing along!!!

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  11. oooh!!! I'm so happy!!
    Yay Glorygirl!!! Congrats to ALL the girls!!!

    I relate to so many of your 'product' picks!!! This is going to be a great year ahead!!!
    Bring on that first kit!!!!!
    waiting...... waiting.. tap tap tap (of the fingers)..tap tap.....

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    1. Thanks, Mandy! Only two days and the kit will go live on the 1st! YAHOOOOOOO!!!!

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  12. Congratulations to all of you but particularly Lisa from Australia and Glory girl whose work I've admired for ages.Looking forward to seeing what you all produce.

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    1. Awwww......thanks, Julene! I'm looking forward to lots of fun with this team and the challenges CKC has for all of us!

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  13. OH coolio.... roll on the 1st!!! Oh wait... it is already the 1st here in Oz!!! teehee!!

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  14. Congrats ladies! Looking forward to all the inspiration!

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  15. Great introduction, and I really enjoyed reading about you, ladies.
    I'm sure 2013 is going to be a fantastic counterfeit year :)).

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  16. Congratulations to the new girls AND the returning Forgers! Love seeing everyone's projects throughout the month!

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  17. Wow! What an amazing team! Really looking forward to seeing how the newbies put together their counterfeit kits and getting to know them a little better.

    And, of course, lovely to see some familiar faces in there too! x

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