Friday, June 29, 2012

Meet our FABULOUS new Sketch Team!!!

We are so happy to have such a wonderful group of ladies joining our sketch team. We are looking forward to sharing their fantastic creations each and every week! Let's get to know them a little better, shall we!

Please welcome...

JJ Sobey - Sketch Designer

My name is JJ Sobey. I live in Montreal with my husband, two kids and three cats. I speak two languages. I am an unabashed geek and a coffee fanatic. I have been scrapping for about 6 years, and my kids are the main subjects (though not the only subject) of my work. I switch between shabby and more artsy/mixed media/freestyle depending on what project I'm working on. I love to use embellishments and colour, and if it's not moving, I will mist it.

Natalie Roy - Sketch Designer

I am Natalie Roy, i live in grande cache Alberta. i have an awesome hubby and 2 great kids. i have been scrapbooking for about 8 years. i am a use everything and anything kind of scrapbooker, i don't usually buy scrapbook supplies i use what i find around the house and outside. i have a grungy, dirty kind of style that sets me apart. i also love anything to do with photography but my real passion is horses. i love everything about them.
here is my blog even it is not very often about scrapbooking
http://littlemosquitoes.blogspot.com/

Nicole Nowosad - Sketch Designer

Hey everyone! My name is Nicole Nowosad and I live in Winnipeg, MB Canada! I've been married for what seems like forever - lol, and we have two boys (9 &6) and one princess (3), not to mention our fur baby Kirby. I first started scrapbooking in 1999 - shortly after I was married. I have been very luck to be published in Canadian Scrapbooker, Scrapbook Trends, and Paper Creations magazines. I also design for a few kit american kit clubs, Creative Scrappers and Jillibean Soup! When I am not scrapbooking, I am a type A soccer mom/taxi driver and full -time government employee! I am very excited to continue to be apart of the LCTS Team!
Please check out my blog at:

And our Layour Designers are...

Alison Krogsgaard

Wow, what an incredible privilege this is! If you've been thinking of applying to a design team call, I strongly encourage you to do it. You may be pleasantly surprised- just like I was!
Scrapbooking and I had a rocky start. I was introduced to it by a friend that had a Creative Memories party way back in the late 1990's, and after that I half-heartedly dabbled in it until 2008, when my dear husband (now) and I made an epic move from Alberta to Saskatchewan. I wanted to document our move, and that's where my love affair with this craft truly began.
This honest to goodness, can't get enough of it obsession of mine was put on the back burner again in 2010, after the births of my twin daughters. They are now busy two year old toddlers,who keep me hopping. Although they keep me busy, I'm still able to find time in the evenings, after they're tucked safely into bed for the night, for a little creative therapy!

Aurelie Cormier

Aurelie originally hails from Cheticamp, a beautiful Acadian village right on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, NS. Studying in Moncton, she quickly fell in love with NB and has been a permanent resident since 2005. She now resides in Dieppe with her husband, Mathieu, and their almost, but not quite, four-year old son, Louis-Olivier.
Scrapbooking has become an integral part of Aurelie's life. She tries to do something scrapbook-related every day, may it be working on a layout, browsing through online galleries or reading scrapbook magazines. Published in a few editions of Canadian Scrapbooker, her style has been known to be called "rustic", which is fine by her as it enables her to relish in fattening things up with dimension, tearing and texture.
Other than scrapbooking, Aurelie has recently rekindled a romance with reading through a monthly book club she joined at work in February 2012. She also tutors, teaches voice classes and sings most weekends at a few church services around the area.

Chantal Anderson

My name is Chantal Anderson (Tootall on the Boards) and I am 40 years old. I was a French grade 8 teacher for 10 years.  I stopped teaching 5 years ago to stay home with my 6 year old son and to be able to do all the accounting work for my husband’s family physician business.  I have been happily married for 8 beautiful years.  We have been living in St George, NB since August 2006. 
I was introduced to scrapbooking in the summer of 2003 when I was visiting a few friends in Sh├ędiac and have not stopped since.  Scrapbooking and Photography are my passions.  I truly love taking pictures of my beautiful son and husband, especially when they play together.  Scrapbooking is a lot more than a great hobby for me.  It enables me to capture and preserve all of our precious memories together.  I love that I can be creative without making any mistakes, and also to teach others how to express themselves.  After being a school teacher for over 10 years, I thought I was ready for a change and a new challenge.  I have been teaching scrapbooking classes for almost 5 years now.  I had my own scrapbook store from Dec 2008 to Sept 2010.  I really loved it but when my son started kindergarten I decided to close my shop because it was taking too much of my time.  I still love being able to share this passion I have with others. 
I don’t really know how I would describe my scrapbooking style, but I can certainly say that you will see lots of inking, distressing on my layouts.  I love to be able to inspire others with my projects.
I am really honoured to be part of the "Let's Capture our memories" Design Team.  Thank you so much Tanya for the opportunity to inspire others!!!!

Erin Morehouse

Currently a stay at home mom of 3 boys with a bachelor's degree in fine arts,I have a strong background in drawing, painting, fibre arts and art history. I spend most of my creative time in my basement studio off the playroom; creating scrapbook pages, cards, mixed media canvases, and now some art journaling and ATC's. I love a challenge, and love to find creative uses for tools and products. I am thrilled to be part of the sketch team, and the LCOM family for another term!

Genie Smith

Hi, I'm Genie. I'm a wife, mommy, and part-time photographer who's gotten totally addicted to this crazy scrapbooking world. I was lucky enough to marry my best friend nearly 12 years ago, and we have two beautiful little girls; Evie is 8 and Ellie is 2. I started scrapbooking in high school with magnetic albums that held my snapshots along with all the bits and bobs I'd kept or picked up along the way. I gradually evolved, and here I am today. Scrapbooking is my way of escaping my hectic routine here and there, but it's so much more--being creative is as necessary as breathing! I am honored to be a part of the Let's Capture These Sketches DT and look forward to lots of fun!

Guylaine Seyer


I am the mother of 3 beautiful children; David, Ariane and Valerie who are between the ages of 6 - 11 years old. They are of course my first source of creativity. My day job is a project planner in the administrative field.
I discovered scrapbooking in September of 2006 during my last maternity leave. It was a wonderful way to fill my days and create beautiful memories for my children.
Since then, this hobby has become a passion. Scrapbooking enables me to develop the creative side of my personality. I alternate between scrapbook pages to cards and mini albums. I also enjoy creating my own sketches.
I am still evolving as a scrapbooker observing all the inspiration on the internet. I know that scrapbooking will always be part of my life.


Isabelle Doucette

HI! My name is Isabelle, but my closest call me Iso. I live in the beautiful province of New Brunswick with my hubby and our 2 amazing children. The love for card making started as a LOVE note for my husband... literally! I made him a card for Valentine's Day a few years ago and fell in love with card making! I've become some what of a crafty nerd, trying everything from card making, layouts, tags, etc. I've recently tried mixed media and really love it!! I even make jewelry! I'm very excited to be part of the LCTS team and can't wait to have some fun with you all!!


Jaclyn Rench

My name is Jaclyn Rench and I’m a stay-at-home mom to three sweet kiddos – TJ, (nearly 7), Justin (3 ½), and our new baby girl, Emerson (7 months). I have been married to my husband, Tom, for nearly 11 years and we live in Maineville, Ohio - a northern suburb of Cincinnati. When I’m not busy taking care of my family I love to sneak in some time to scrapbook (obviously!), bake, decorate, read and catch up on some of my favorite blogs. I have been scrapbooking for over 13 years and don't see myself stopping anytime soon!
Jocelyne Roy

My name is Jocelyne and I'm a scrapaholic... I'm also Maman to two beautiful, very intelligent daughters and wife to the love of my life and best friend. My scrapbooking addiction started about 8 years ago when my mom introduced me to it not long after my first daughter was born. At first it was an excuse to get me out of the house and occupy my time when I was on maternity leave but it quickly turned into my sanity saver. I'm never as calm as when I'm cutting paper, stamping, and gluing pictures and pretty embellishments to layouts. I love the social aspect of it too and love all the friends I made in the scrapbooking community. But most of all, I love how my girls get to flip through the scrapbooks I made over the years and know the stories behind the pictures.

Jody Rogers

I live in Friendly Winnipeg Manitoba with my DH, my DS and our two big dogs. I have been scrapping for over 12 years now and evolved from not only a scrapbooker but a card maker. I work for the City, however I also teach card and layout classes at my LSS here in Winnipeg. I adore checking out all the latest trends, fabulous blogs and new techniques that are so ever changing in this creative world! Challenges are my favorite to take pare in and therefore sketches are at the top of my list! I am looking forward to this fabulous opportunity of being on such a great sketch design team! I love to blog, blog, blog - check it out here www.creativeauthority.blogspot.com

 
Kelly Carroll

Hi, my name is Kelly Carroll and I was born and raised in Miramichi, NB. I recently moved to Napan, just on the outskirts of the city. I reside with my husband Joe of nearly 6 years and our two boys, Aaden (3 and a half) and Jarett (13 months). I also have a beautiful stepdaughter, Kristie Lee and stepgranddaughter, Chloe, who I adore!
I was always deemed 'the crafty one' by my friends and immediately fell in love with scrapbooking when I first saw it about 7-8 years ago. I was hooked ever since a co-worker introducted me to classes at a local scrapbooking store and never looked back!!!
I joined the LCOM family in January 2012 and was asked to be a part of the sketch team near the end of last term and an thrilled to be here for another term.

Lee-Anne Thornton


My name is Lee-Anne Thornton and I live in Alberta, Canada. I am married to my best friend Rick and have three great kids ages 27, 25 and 12. My older two are married and my 12 year old is still at home. Scrapbooking is my passion but also love photography, cooking and baking. I love to do something creative everyday and find scrapbooking therapeutic. I usually scrapbook whatever is on my mind that day.


Leila Cassimira


I'm 35, I am married and have two beautiful children who are my greatest source of inspiration, love being in touch with nature and also am passionate about pets, dogs, cats, turtles and many others.

I live in Arararuma, a beautiful region in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil,where we have beautiful beaches and lagoons to enjoy and relax.

Lisa Wilkinson

Hi Everyone! My name is Lisa Wilkinson and I feel so blessed to be chosen to be on the Let’s Capture These Sketches Team. I am busy home schooling mommy to 6, and the wife to the man of my dreams. I am always creating something with all the inspiration my family gives me. I have been scrapbooking for over a dozen years and my style has slowly evolved into what it is now... layered, lumpy, bumpy, misty, sewed on, with a lot of white space. It is "organized-messy". I feel each day is just a little sweeter when you have a little crafty time. When I am not crafting I can be found outside enjoying all of the beauty around us and taking lots and lots of pictures (so I can get crafty again...lol).
 You can check out more of my work on my blog

Melissa Williams
I am a 30-something stay-at-home Mom of 2 boys, living in Michigan, and currently taking classes to get a second associate's degree. I've been married since 2003, and that's pretty much when my scrapping addiction started. I made a gift album for a friend who was getting married within weeks of me, which pretty much equated to deco-scissor cut photos and sticker sneezes, but that was enough to kick start an avenue of creativity that I've not veered away from (much) since. I scrapbook both digitally and with paper, though I prefer the tactile experience that paper scrapping provides. I've been on several design teams in the past, for both paper and digital teams, and I am really excited to be a part of the LCOM sketch team!

Michelle Gallant



Hi everyone, my name is Michelle Gallant and I live in NB Canada with my hubby of almost 12 years and 2 beautiful kids. I have been scrapping for about 6 years and I've recently started to get interested in photography as well. I try to scrap at least a few minutes every day (sometimes on my lunch hour). It truly makes me happy!

 Feel free to visit my blog: http://scrapsandpixels.blogspot.ca/

Monique Bourgeois

Hi I’m Monique, from New Brunswick, Canada. I’ve e been shacked up with my DH for almost 20yrs, we have two awesome boys, 18 & 3 yrs. old! Yup, 15 yrs. apart...LOL
I started scrapping with a friend as a way to not go stir crazy while I was taken off work for my pregnancy, and well, it has now been nearly 4 years, and I am ever so addicted to this wonderful craft. I love everything about it, the creating, the friendships, and of course the shopping, but in truth the part I love the most is the dear friends I have made in these 4 yrs...I love you all! I can’t wait to meet new scrappy friends. My style, well, I haven’t quite figured that one out yet, I’m a little of everything, but I guess that’s what I like about this art.
Besides scrapping and my family, I also work full time as a 911 Emergency Medical Dispatcher, I love my job, and the rewards it offers at the end of the day, whether it be saving a life or helping someone deal with a loss...it’s a very rewarding career that I have doing for 8yrs now.
Well, that’s me in a nutshell, I’m very outgoing, ask me anything don’t be shy, I don’t bite...not hard at least!!
Here’s my poor little lonely blog.... http://monique-scrapsofme.blogspot.com

Rosemary Nunn

I am Rosemary Nunn and I live in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. I was born in London, England and I am an only child! We moved to Canada when I was 3 so I don’t have any memories of living in England. One of my life long dreams is to travel to many places!!! I am going to get started on that soon!! I have earned my Bachelor of Nursing degree and am presently working in a private clinic. I have been scrapbooking for 10+ years and it quickly became an obsession!! It brings out the creativity in me and allows me to express myself!! Preserving those special memories means the world to me. I am addicted to it AND to buying lots of scrappy goodies!!! I can't label myself with a particular scrappy style, I just love trying new things and new techniques!!! I am thrilled to be coordinating the LCTS sketch team! I love working with all these amazing, talented ladies!!
Sherri Funk
Hi I'm Sherri Funk, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am a married to the sweetest guy I know, and together we have three girls. It has been 6 years since I discovered the art of documenting my family's story with pretty paper. I enjoy mixing product and playful elements to create projects that are vibrant with a touch of whimsy. Patterned papers, buttons, ribbon, chipboard, doilies, and mists are my go to products when creating pages that reflect the little moments of my life. Scrapping is my way to ensure my girls have access to the real me: the mother, the wife, and the friend. When I'm not scrapping I can be found singing in the band at my church, volunteering in my girls' school, working part time at my LSS, dancing in an Adult Competitive Tap Class, or designing for an on-line challenge site among other things.
I invite you to get to know a little bit more about me, my family, and my scrappy style at my corner of the web http://faithandscraphappiness.blogspot.com
Shirley Tait


Hi My name is Shirley. I am in my early 40's and have three children as well as a fantastic hubby who has always been very supportive of my crafty side. I have been scrapbooking & card making for around 10 years now and whilst I consider these my main vices I like to dabble in Off the Page projects as well. When I first started out I lived in a very small country town with no craft stores at all so I am very much self taught. I'm not sure I have a "style" as such however I do love flowers, bling & lots of glitz so I guess you'd say more often than not *lumpy bumpy*. I have been privileged to have been on a few design teams now and I love being inspired by fellow team members. I can't wait to join the team here at Let's Capture Our Memories. Let the fun begin....

Stephanie Eaken

I am a stay-at-home mom to two kids & have been married to my high school sweetheart for 13 years. We live in Richmond, VA. Our daughter is 9 & our son is 5. We also have two dogs that we adore!
I began scrapping about 9 years ago when my daughter was a baby. I wanted to make a book about her first year but quickly became addicted to this wonderful hobby & have never stopped!
I am so excited to be designing for LCTS!!

Susan McFarlane

I am a Southern California lady, married with children, grandchildren and fur babies. I love to cruise, especially to the Caribbean. I love the warm waters there. Living in Southern California, another of our favorite activities is going to Disneyland (The new Cars Land is the bomb!) Other crafty activities I have developed a love for is quilting. I am excited to be coming back to the Sketch Team for another term!

Welcome to the team ladies!!!
Join us back here next Friday for the teams first reveal!!


2 comments:

Alison said...

Hi girls--its nice to 'meet' everyone! Looking forward to getting to know you all much better over the next few months!

Genie Smith said...

Very exciting to meet everyone! I look forward to everyone's awesome creations :)