Hi my name is Lynn and I am so happy to have you join me and my fabulous Design Team here at Challenge YOUrself. Most people scrap about everyone else and forget to leave a little bit of themselves in their layouts. It's time to leave your mark! I've had this idea for a challenge blog for a long time and thanks to some encouragement from a good friend ;) I decided to give it a try.
I live in a small town in Northern Ontario Canada with my patient and dear husband, two busy daughters, two spoiled Siamese cats and one lucky turtle. I was intrigued by scrapbooking about 10+ years ago when I seen Making Memories on the Shopping Channel. I knew right then that scrapbooking was something I had to have in my life! I have always been an artsy crafty person. My hobby has grown dramatically in the last few years since I have been blogging. I have a very busy lifestyle and scrapbooking is my getaway and my down time. It's my therapy that keeps me going ;)
I am so happy that YOU can share this journey with me.
Hello, I'm Tracy! I'm from NW Indiana and I live a blessed life with a great guy! Together we've created and raised a loving/happy blended family of four. I started scrapbooking in 2003, by taking a local class, just out of curiosity, and I've been addicted ever since. In the last few years I have been able to spend more time creating and its starting to become more of a lifestyle instead of a hobby. Its hard to pinpoint my "style" since I am all over the place. I love to try new techniques, but I do like a clean look. My weaknesses right now are the wooden accents, I just love them and you will probably see some type of wooden accent on my layouts. And another are alphas, I've got TONS of alphas! You can never have enough of them, right?!
You can see more of Tracy's beautiful creations HERE.
I'm 27-year-old scrapbooker, mother, crafter, horseback-rider, employee and wonderful person from Finland. I've been scrapping for two years now, and I couldn't imagine life without it anymore. Every joke is a possible title for the next layout, and every picture I take is something to play with, scrapbooking is more than hobby for me, it's a lifestyle. My scrap style is quite "scandinavian", lots of straight lines, harmony color themes with good sense of humor. I like to archive memories of my daughters growing, and also every day life: nature, nice little details and moments I want to remember.
You can see more of Terhi's beautiful creations HERE.
I’ve been scrapping seriously for 11 years now. My husband bought my first “kit” for me when our first son was born. That kit has grown and grown requiring its own room. When he complains of the time I spend scrapbooking, I always remind him that he was the one that got me going. It’s nice to flip through older albums and see how my talent has progressed. Being the family historian, I take pride in the fact that I am documenting our lives. I try to document the everyday things that will be forgotten or overlooked.
I'm Shawna and I've been scrapbooking for about 8 years, give or take. I live in NY with my wonderful husband, our sweet and spunky 4-going-on-14 year-old daughter, her big "fur-brother", and our sketchy kitty.
I took a few years off after the birth of my daughter but dove back in head first this past spring. I love how the hobby has morphed from simple photo memory books to such a diverse and widespread art form incorporating so much more than paper and photos. I love working with color and texture and you will often find lots of both on my layouts. I think it's important to include ourselves in our scrapbooks so that those who will be looking at these books in generations to come can know the person behind the camera. We scrapbook to tell our stories, and we are most certainly part of our own stories.
You can view some of Shawna's beautiful creations HERE.
Hi! My name is Sharon. I am a cardiology nurse by day and an enthusiastic scrapbooker by night! I started scrapbooking about 10 years ago when my husband and I adopted our second daughter from China. I got interested in scrapbooking when I learned about "Lifebooks" and adoption, and haven't stopped since. I have enjoyed being on some wonderful design teams, most recently the Color Me Scrappy team! I feel blessed to be a part of these teams and have gotten a lot of inspiration from them! My oldest, "bio" daughter is 19 and is attending college right now.
Hello, my name is Lynne Mizera and I am a proudly Canadian, 51 years young, retired grandmother to four fantastic boys. I love life, love people and LOVE to laugh. I am blessed to live on four beautiful acres snug up against the Rocky Mountains in Water Valley, Alberta and I LOVE food in all its forms (to cook it, to eat it and to feed it to people!) I have been a creative soul all my life and I HAVE to create something with my hands everyday or I become UNBALANCED! It doesn't matter whether I am in my garden, in my kitchen or in my studio I spend my days creating wonderful things! In the paper arts world I tend to gravitate toward vibrant, bright colors and bold but simple layouts. My Eyes are blue, my hair is curly and the REST is subject to change without notice (grin), and I cannot WAIT to share my creativity with all of you!
Hello my name is Kerry. I am a wife and mother to three beautiful girls who are my usual subject to photograph! We live in a small village in the East of England. I have been running a scrapbook club locally for several years and I love to get together with my crafty friends.
Scrapbooking has become such an important part of my life, not only to document the memories for my family but as an enjoyable hobby and a way to make new friends in person and worldwide via the blogging community. I love all the variety of styles, techniques and new trends that are so readily available to try, making scrapbooking such a wonderful hobby to immerse myself in. My weakness is paper, especially if the pattern can be used for making embellishments and my favourite techniques to use in my scrapbooking are hand stitching, paint splats/masking and using glitter!!
Hi there! My name is Cindy Alvarez I'm from Chile and I started scrapbooking a year and a half ago when I made a birthday banner for my little daughter and I couldn't stop! Working with papers and pictures is so much fun and gives me the opportunity to leave my daughter beautiful memories. I really enjoy crafts. I have made dolls, cross stitch, painting and they all make me happy. I'm married with Luis and we have two sweet daughters Sofia and Emilia and a dog name Leon.
My name is Carolina, I'm 33 years old and I live in Santiago, Chile with my husband and our 5 year old little daughter. I started scrapbooking in 2004, I took a break on 2007 after having my little girl and returned to my albums on 2010. Through time my style has evolved a lot, but in general I would say that I like bright colors, grids, textures, layers, mist, watercolors and lots of embellishment. I love fussy cutting and layering and I use these techniques a lot in my layouts. I would define my style as colorful, simple and modern.
The DT call was amazing!! I was overjoyed by the response. There were so many talented scrappers who applied, which made it a difficult decision. I wish that there was room for everyone! I would like to personally thank YOU for your interest in scrapping YOUrself!
If you didn't make it this time I really want you to try again at our next call. Play along and link up and YOU may be featured on our Blog and Facebook Page! And, there will be fabulous sponsored prizes to be won.
I am excited to share with you the very first Challenge YOUrself Design Team! Please give them a warm welcome.