Friday, June 22, 2012

Meet Our NEW Design Team

Design Team Announcement  2012-2013

Well we had applications from all over the world, even places that I’d never heard of,  and the incredible range of talent was truly inspiring.

I feel so very  honoured to have received so many outstanding applications and it was extremely difficult to choose – however a choice needed to be made, so it is with extreme delight that I announce  the
 2Crafty Design Team for 2012-2013.

Vicky Alberto – Canada (Guest Designer)
Linda Eggleton – Australia (Design Team Member)
Kelly Foster – USA (Design Team Member)
Marilia Lopes – Brazil (Design Team Member)
 Leonie Neal-Dawson – Australia (Design Team Member)
Elena Olinevich – Belarus (Design Team Member)
Keren Tamir - Canada (Design Team Member)
Chantal Vendenberg- Australia (Design Team Member)

Returning DT Members

Di Garling – Australia (Design Team Coordinator)
Fiona Johnstone – Australia (Design Team Member)

I would like to send my sincerest thanks to all who applied – we had to overlook some great talent, so I hope you will reapply next call, as it was a really  difficult choice.

I’d also like to thank the current Design Team for their inspiring contributions and commitment to the Team, and I look forward to seeing their last few projects.

The new Design Team will start from the 1st August and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us all.        Vanessa   x

Meet the NEW DT.

Vicky Alberto (Guest Designer)  Canada

 Hi, my name is Vicky Alberto (aka Simply Paper on some gallery sites) and I live in Alberta, Canada with my husband and three children. Almost 4 years ago, after having my last child, I decided not to return to a corporate marketing job so I could raise my three young children for a while. After ten years in the marketing industry, scrapbooking was a natural extension of my work world to fill a creative void... and I was instantly hooked!

I describe my style as “a little shabby and a lot of chic”, LOL. For layouts,  I like each one  to look like a piece of art so I keep my titles short and journal on the back (sometimes) - to keep a clean look to my pages. I enjoy working with vintage/romantic style papers and adore adding distressed layers, doilies, chipboard and flowers to my projects. Some of my projects feature handmade flowers and my tutorials are all listed on my blog (quick links in the right sidebar).
I am thrilled to have been asked to design for 2Crafty and can't wait to start playing with their amazing chipboard! I also have an Etsy shop ( ) where you will soon be able to purchase some fantastic 2Craft designs.     Vicky
 My blog address is

Linda Eggleton    Australia

 Hi everyone....My name is Linda Eggleton & I'm so excited & honoured to be chosen as a member of this amazing 2crafty design team!  I've been scrapping for approximately 10 years, and!  I am currently serving on a few other design teams at Handmade by Suzanne,  Lil' Red Rocket & Sketchabilities Sketches.....and have had numerous layouts published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine.  I'm not sure if I have a particular style of scrapping, but I do like to attempt a variety of styles & techniques with my layouts just to mix things up a bit....and my most favourite photos to scrap are usually outdoorsy & nature type pics.  I love to use chipboard on my layouts & I like to experiment with different ideas and techniques using Gesso, mists, inks, paint, crackle paint, and at times just leaving it raw.  I am really looking forward to creating with the amazing variety of 2crafty products & also working with this wonderful team.
 My Blog

Kelly Foster  USA
Hello!! My name is Kelly Foster, and I am from Minnesota (USA). I have been scrapbooking for about two years now.
Over the past two years, I have grown tremendously..I am always learning, and my style is continuously changing...I love to try a
 little bit of everything!!! In the past I have designed and guest designed for multiple sketch challenge blogs, (I LOVE working  with sketches!!) a kit club, and am currently designing for Sketchabilities, Once Upon A...Sketch, and now 2Crafty!!      Kelly
My blog: 

Marilia Lopes  Brazil
Hi! "I'm Marilia, mother of two.  I am  extremely passionate about life and people & love life stories.  I 'm electric, anxious, extreme and I talk too much!  I live in a town called Paraisópolis, located in southern Minas Gerais, Brazil,  where the fresh air and nature are present in my daily life.  I am a woman who likes simple things! I love dogs, a  full house and to be around people that make me happy.
.I 've always done crafts! I found  scrapbooking  three years ago and it was love at first sight! The associated wealth of materials with our memories and our stories have made it my favorite hobby.
I also love to make mini albums &  I'm crazy about recycling!
I think  Scrapbooking is a wonderful way  to relax.  I am also on the DT for Bird is the Word, Helmar & Scrap for Help.       Marilia
   My blog

Leonie Neal-Dawson Australia

Hi, my name is Leonie Neal-Dawson and I’m so happy to be on the
Design Team for 2Crafty chipboard. After sticking with it for ten years I guess you could say that scrapbooking has forever changed the way that I record and preserve my family’s stories. It started out as a hobby but has evolved into my creative passion! Mostly I scrap 12x12 pages but I also enjoy creating mixed media canvases. My favorite thing at the moment is to create fun backgrounds for my scrapbook pages using inks, paints, sprays, masks and stamps.
I am on the creative teams for several challenge blogs including; Show Us Your Stuff, Scrap the Girls and Daring You To Scrap.
I’m really looking forward to creating with all the 2Crafty chipboard products and more importantly sharing and hopefully inspiring you with all the ways that I like to create with chipboard. Pop over to my blog to if you’d like to see more of my work.       Leonie
 My Blog

Chantal Vandenberg Australia 

Hi, my name is Chantal Vandenberg and I began scrapbooking four years ago and I love it even more now than I did then (and it was love at first sight too!). I love documenting fun little snippets of everyday life and presenting them in such a way to  creatively,  “bring them to life”.  I would describe my style as colorful, fun and funky!  I've been very fortunate to be published regularly in numerous magazines, both Australian and International, including - Scrabooking Memories (AU), Scrabook Creations (AU), Somerset Memories (US), entreARTises Magazine, NZ Paper Chase (NZ), Scrapbooking and Beyond (US) and Scrapbook Magazine (UK).  I am also on the DT for Purple Pumpkin & Flourish with a Bling.       Cheers Chantal
 My Blog

Elina Olinavich  Belarus (Eastern Europe) 

My name is Elena and I am from Belarus (Eastern Europe).
 I'm very happy and proud to be a part of  2Crafty Design Team.
 I have been scrapping for more than 5 years,  and completely addicted
to it for the  past 2 years. I started with  cards, but now my passion is
layouts and altered art. Besides scrapbooking my other  my hobby is batik (silk painting) and
water color painting. Now I try to use all these techniques in my projects.
  What about my style,  well sometimes  it is difficult to determine!! At the moment  I am
exploring  steam punk, grunge and mixed media, but
being a very gentle person my projects tend to be more feminine,  that is
why I also love  shabby and vintage. I adore using paints, mists and
lace. and of course I adore chippies. I am also on the Design Team for Flourish with a Bling, Creative Scrappers & Scraps of Darkness.
I hope to be creative and inspirational for you.     Elena
My Blog

Keren Tamir Canada 
My name is Keren Tamir and  I am a wife to a wonderful husband and SAHM to two amazing kids/ I love to create and experiment with many different mediums and techniques. I believe my style is shabby chic vintage. I love designing with flowers, butterflies, doilies and lace. However, every once in a while I like getting a little grungy and distressing my pages with many paints, mists and inks. My style is always evolving and that’s one of the things I love about this art.
One of the main reasons why I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children and grandchildren, however in this past year, I’ve started to enjoy another aspect of scrapbooking. I love the artistic outlet that it gives me. In the past year I have joined 7 different Design Teams and met some wonderful Designers from many places around the world. I now Design for Scrap That Kit Club, Creative Scrappers, Bird is the Word Challenge, ScrapFit, Berry71Bleu and Scrap for Help. I’m excited to be joining the Design Team at 2 Crafty     Keren
My blog

Fiona Johnstone Australia
Hi I am Fiona Johnstone and I live in Sydney with my two children
 Zane 6 and Lily 5.
My scrapping style is constantly changing as I love to try new techniques, but I try to keep my photo’s  as the main focus and always use them as the starting point for creating my layouts.  I am regularly published in both Scrapbook Creations & Scrapbooking Memories magazines as well as being on the Creative Team at Scrap the Girls.
I am very excited to be returning to the 2Crafty Design Team for yet another term. I look forward to sharing my work with you and hope I can bring you some inspiration for using chipboard.    Thanks Fiona
My Blog
Di Garling   Australia  Team Co-ordinator 

Hi everyone. My name is Di Garling  & I live on the Central Coast of NSW Australia where I own a Scrapbook Shop that I started in 2006. Like most of you I too am a bit obsessed with this wonderful world of Scrapbooking.  I love  the fact that I am preserving memories for my family but I think that it is also  the most wonderful creative outlet. I really think I enjoy the journey as much as I enjoy the destination.
 My style, I would have to say is  a bit shabby chic/vintage, I don't do minimilist, I enjoy this craft too much to cut it short! I love using lots of mists, paints & mediums & I adore flowers & lace but I also love some boy grunge as well.
 This is my second term with the 2 Crafty DT & I am so happy that Vanessa has appointed me as Team Co-ordinator & I am really looking forward to working along side this team of fabulously talented girls.
I am also DT Co-ordinator for Green Tara (Wholesaler of flowers ribbons & lace). 
Cheers Di
My Shop Blog

Thanks for stopping  by.



Sarah-R said...

Congratulations to the new DT members - what a talented group of ladies!

Vicky Alberto said...

So excited! Thanks for the invitation and making this work Vanessa and Di!

Di Garling said...

Welcome to the Team to all our NEW ladies. I look forward to working along side of you all.
Cheers Di xo

Marília Lopes said...

Hello girls!
I come here to thank and say that I feel honored to be part of a team so wonderful!
Thanks Vanessa Di and the confidence in my work!
I am very happy!

Unknown said...

A lineup of lovely ladies, for sure!! I'm so glad to be here and to be a part of this team, thank you!!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Huge congrats to all who made the team....I am so excited & honoured to be joining you all to work with the fabulous 2crafty chipboard! Thanks so much for having faith in my work, Vanessa & Di...I can't wait to get started! :)

Paula said...

Congratulations to the new team...what a brilliant line-up! :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

A fantastic line-up of talent! Congrats everyone and I'm very much looking forward to getting started!!! Thank you very much! :D

Eila Sandberg said...

Woot woot!! congratulations to all ladies but extra specially so to my mates Vicky, Di, Marilia, Kelly, and Chantal! xoxo