Thursday, 19 January 2012

Introducing our lovely Guest Designers for 2012

Welcome aboard Sara Zenger and April Walker from the US, and Jessica Toulmin from NZ!!

Hi I am Sara Zenger and I am honored to be working with the Scrappin' Patch!  I live in Northern NY with my husband, our one 7yr old son (Cole) and our new puppy (Bauer). 

I have been scrapbooking for about eight years and have loved every minute of it!  I dont think I have a particular style but I do gravitate to making things with dimension - I go to through pop-dots and foam tape like you would not believe!  My favorite manufactures are Sassafrass Lass, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee just to name a few.  

I am a craft alcoholic!  I love creating scrapbooking layouts but that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my crafty love.  I love to make cards, home decor, gift bags, banners, playing with fabric and more!  I am blessed to say that I have made many new friends both locally and online since my crafty days started! These friendship mean so much to me! There is nothing better than sharing something your passionate about with others that share the same passion.

I organize monthly craft days at my home (Scrap N Chat Days is what we call them) for a group of about 20 local girls.  Then once a year I organize a weekend long (Friday- Sunday) retreat where we all stay over and all our meals are provided there are goodie bags and prizes galore!  This past October I hosted my 8th Crop Til You Drop Retreat to 79 girls!  I love doing this for them!

I wish I could say I crafted all day but  I do have a 'real world' job as a manager of a convenient store.  When I am not working or crafting I enjoy being outdoors with my family, working out, reading, baking/ cooking or taking photos!  
Check out Sara's blog too!!!

Welcome aboard Jessica!!!
Hello, my name is Jessica Toulmin and I live in Bulls, New Zealand, with my wonderful fiancé. Together we have a very boisterous two year old son, who I am a stay at home Mum for.

I have been a crafter since I was born, making all sorts of embellished pictures, books, cards, paintings, cushion covers, clothing and decorations, to name just a few. I have tried almost everything crafty there is to try, but have settled predominantly on 12x12 layouts and cards in the last five years or so.

I do like to experiment and try new things; however my typical style is clean & simple.

Craft is my passion – every available opportunity I get I am creating something.  I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen for a guest designer spot for Scrappin’ Patch in 2012.  You can see more of my work on my blog.”

And a big welcome to April!!!
Hi there!!  My name is April Walker and I’m 34.  I’ve been married to an amazing man named Mark, also 34, for 13 years and we have two beautiful daughters, Emily and Madison.  We live in the gorgeous mountains of western NC and absolutely love it here! 
I’ve been a scrapbooker for 3 1/2 years now and I seriously can’t imagine my life without this amazing hobby.  I’ve always loved taking pictures ever since I was a little girl, and once I was married with kids, the urge to take them grew even more!  I felt like the amazing memories I was capturing needed to be preserved in a better way than just being stuck into photo albums though, so I looked into how I could change that.  I searched around online, came across a scrapbooking site, and was instantly hooked!  To me, there’s nothing quite like taking a picture, pairing it with some amazing supplies and a story, and creating a memory that’ll last a lifetime.  I’m thankful every time I create something new that I found this part of my life and I know I’ll never quit!

Check out April's blog for some lovely inspiration.

Keep an eye out for these girls work during the year and be sure to check out their blogs and leave them a lovely comment :)



scrappyhappymom said...

Love all of your designs ladies and can't wait to see what you create! Fabulous work.

Nina said...

Ladies, your work is so amazing. I'm happy to see you here on Scrappin'' Patch !!!

JessicaT said...

Thank you Adrienne for giving me this opportunity. I am excited to be part of the team for 2012.

April said...

SO excited to have the chance to be a guest designer! Thank you again Adrienne. :)


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