Each week Scrapbooker’s Club House will Spotlight one of our awesome Design Team Members. They will share a bit about how they started this wonderful hobby we call scrapbooking and share their favorite techniques! Enjoy!
Our first DT Member spotlight is Nadine H.
Hi everyone, my name is Nadine. I started scrapbooking 9 years ago (wow it’s crazy to see that!) when I was 13. I received a scrapbooking kit from my parents for Christmas, went to a Creative Memories party a couple months after that, and that was it! I was hooked! For the first few years I scrapped using deco scissors and cutting my photos, though I didn’t scrap that often. The summer after my 16 birthday I discovered scrapbooking magazines and the world of fabulous product! My bank account has been in trouble ever since then!
My favorite technique when scrapbooking is probably altering chipboard. I am obsessed with my spray adhesive and since discovering it I use it to cover my chipboard all the time now. It’s something that appears on almost all of my layouts because it takes something that every scrapbooker might have and changes it up a bit. I’m a single gal so most of my scrapbook pages are about my daily life – my family, my friends, my pets and any other crazy thing that happens in my life. I am not afraid to scrapbook it all!
And now I’m off to scrapbook!
Here are some of Nadine’s awesome creations:
If you have any questions for Nadine, please feel free to post them in comments!
Also, if you would like to see more of Nadine’s Creations, make sure to click on her Design Team Gallery link!
Whaa hoo I am so excited and I just can’t hide it…..(I know lame huh?) Anywho, we have received our first entry today!! Thanks Stacy..and good luck.
Also, I would like to mention that Nicole set up a folder in the Scrapbooker’s Club House Member Gallery especially for these contests! You rock Nicole! So you may upload your creations to the following folder “Blog Contest“. Feel free to send them to us via e-mail if you feel more comfortable and we will upload them for you!
Have a great evening and good luck to all participants!
Alrighty ladies, are you ready for a contest?? We want to see what you can create with this sketch. The theme is up to you. We will choose a winner from all entries and you will win a prize from SBCH! The deadline is Tuesday October 8th. A winner will be chosen on October 9th and I will post another sketch contest on the 10th. Scrapbooker’s Club House will continue to hold this contest biweekly. I hope you will give it a try!
When you have completed your Layout you can post it in your member gallery and e-mail the link to me at email@example.com or Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have a member gallery folder, just simply e-mail me the photo. And finally, This contest will remain as a blog contest and not be announced on our forum, so make sure to stay tuned regularly and check our postings daily )
A great time was had by all who attended our Online 3rd Birthday Bash crop. There were awesome challenges, games and online classes. If you were not able to attend make sure you check out the “Online Crop” thread for some inspiration!
Here are a few of the wonderful creations our members created from the awesome DT challenges:
From Elisha’s Crop Challenge – “Quote This” a creation from Nicole:
Dawn’s Recipe Challenge – a creation from Maggi
Nadine’s Challenge – “It’s Birthday Time” – a creation from Elisha
Heather’s Challenge – Ephemera a creation from Nicole
Tammie’s Challenge – Best Gift Ever. A creation from Lynn
Nicole’s Challenge – “Show me your Numbers”. A creation from Noella (I know I figure I have to show my work sometime eh?)
Noella’s Challenge – “Cards, Cards, Cards”. A creation from Lynn
Laura’s Challenge- “Perpetual Calendar”. A Creation from Tammie
I dare say we have some talented members! Don’t you think?
Please feel free to check out the Gallery to see more awesome projects created!!
And on a final note, Nicole, the DT and I would like to express our thanks to all of you who participated at our crop )
To honor Scrapbooker’s Club House 3rd year in business, I have asked Nicole Drewniak(Owner) aka “da Boss Lady” to share with us a bit about how SBCH got started and what it is like to own an online scrapbooking store….here is her story:
How It All Began
We thought you might be interested in finding out how Scrapbooker’s Club House was “born”. Back in 2004, I had my second child and had no interest in going back to my regular job that I had had for the previous 8 years. Both of my children were also ill a lot of the time (we didn’t know why) and I knew my employer would not be sympathetic to me having to spend so much time at doctor’s appointments.
The decision to leave my job was relatively easy but I was still interested in pursuing a career. I thought often of working for myself but I wasn’t sure which avenue I wanted to take as I wanted to be sure I would be able to juggle family and work.
An online business seemed to be the way to go. I could create my own hours and still be at home for the children. With a lot of research and the help of a friend who was already in business, I opened Scrapbooker’s Club House in September of 2004.
I will be honest. I was incredibly naïve about this business. It is not easy. It takes up as much time as any full time job outside the home, the competition is massive, and the hypocrisy is shocking. I have seen several stores come and go in the last 3 years for various reasons and I am thankful that we have such great customers that support us. We are not the biggest store out there but we strive to provide the best service possible. We are learning everyday and hope you will continue to walk along with us in our journey.
I want to take a moment to thank my brilliant Design Team and our amazing DT Coordinator, Noella. These girls make it a pleasure to come to work each day! Your enthusiasm and dedication are to be admired.
Last, but not least, I thank my husband, Terry. He is the love of my life and I couldn’t do all of this without him. 1-4-3!
I hope you enjoy this blog and all the fun things we have planned for you! Pop by here and on the forum. We’d love to get to know you!
Welcome! This blog is designed to be a tool for all members of our club house to shine! DT members as well as regular members will be spotlighted here on our blog! We would like you, our members to contribute as well as Nicole and I. If you have article ideas, tips and techniques you would like to share, please send us a email and we would be happy to post them on our blog!
We will be spotlighting a Design Team Member every few weeks as well as a regular Club House member. Each member will be contacted prior and ask that you send us a bio or an article about yourself as well as some of your creations.
We will be highlighting the Kits of the month, sneak peeks, classes, Sales, Online Crops, weekend challenges to get your creative juices flowing as well as news on new and exciting products arriving at the Scrapbooker’s Club House store.
Here are some of the projects created by our awesome Design Team with the SBCH September Paper Trunk Kit !