Each week Scrapbooker’s Club House will choose to spotlight one of our forum members. Beware!! You may be the next to be spotlighted! We will of course contact you in advance so you can share your story, favorite techniques and your favorite creations.
This week’s member spotlight is: Mara aka oceanlover
I started scrapbooking in 8th grade when I got a camera for graduation! I used the old magnetic style albums, cut up my photos, glued down construction paper and that was it. I’ve come a long way since then. About 10 years ago my mom became a Creative Memories consultant and got me hooked on scrapbooking ‘the right way’. I’ve been loving it ever since! Ever since I had kids and met some great scrapping girlfriends, the obsession has just grown and grown.
My favorite techniques include stamping, layering paper and cutting up patterned paper to make my own embellishments. I also enjoy inking, sanding, and distressing. There’s really not anything I won’t try at least once! I love learning new things and trying all sorts of new techniques on my layouts. I am so excited I found SBCH, everyone has been so friendly and there is so much talent. Just cruising the gallery is enough to get my mojo flowing again!!
Here are some of Mara’s awesome creations:
Come and check out more of Mara’s awesome creations in her GALLERY!!
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 SBCH Spotlight – Design Team – Laura C!
I started scrapping in the fall of 2005 after my niece was born. I was collecting all of these adorable pictures and I needed something to do with them. I started reading scrapbooking magazines and idea books and my supply stash began to grow. Then I met a group of women who meet at a local store monthly to crop, and scrapping moved from a hobby to a (healthy) obsession. My love of doing minibooks hearkens back to my college days when I took classes in book arts.
My favorite technique would have to be inking. I love how it makes items stand out and gives a more “finished” look. Also, I’ve discovered how handy and attractive sanding can be as a technique, especially when covering chipboard.
I love scrapbooking for the art and craft of creating, for the companionship of the friends I’ve met along the way (both online and in person) but most of all for the recording of my family’s stories. I like knowing that, when I’m gone, a part of me will live on through my scrapbooks.
Here are some of Laura’s Awesome Creations:
And two creations from the Scrapbooker’s Club House – November Prima Kit!!
Please feel free to browse Laura’s gallery to see more of her awesome creations!
Alrighty ladies, are you ready for another contest?? We want to see what you can create with this 6″ x 12″ sketch. The sketch design must remain horizontal but 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 November 6th. A winner will then be chosen on Thursday November 8th and I will post another sketch contest on the 8th. 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 the “blog contest” gallery or e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicole at email@example.com. Please be sure to also name your entry with “Blog Contest #3” either in the title or description in the gallery. 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 :o)
Have fun and Good Luck to all!!!
And the Winner is PATTI aka. Dawson Creek Girl!!
With this awesome interpretation of the sketch:
Congrats Patti..enjoy your prize from SBCH!!!
Ladies, it is that time again, the time you have all been waiting for. It’s time to pick a new Design Team! I have to say this term is going by pretty fast and I personally had a blast working with the current DT Members. They rocked the Club House!
Make sure you come and check out the Design Team call posted in the “Announcements forum” I hope you will give it a try!! Make sure to get your entries sent in!!
Come and Check out our new “Free Class ” “Never Ending Card” Designed by our Design Team Member Elisha:
Each month we will spotlight our guest designers to find out a bit about them and showcase their awesome creations with the following months kit. I hope you will give our next “Guest Designer Contest“ a try! You could be spotlighted on our blog next month!
Our SBCH Spotlight – October Guest Designer- Jessica Thompson!
I started scrapbooking after the birth of my first nephew. I have always loved to do creative things, and scrapping my adorable nephew was a great excuse to try out this new craft. I scrap to preserve memories for future generations, but mostly I scrap for me. I scrap to destress and for the joy of creating. And I love this hobby more and more as I explore new techniques and products.
I currently live in the suburbs of Atlanta with my husband and 2 dogs. I work as a Market Researcher, but spend almost every weekend scrapbooking with my friends.
Here are some of Jessica’s awesome creations designed with the “SBCH November Prima Kit“!
Please feel free to leave comments or questions for Jessica. And don’t forget to check out her gallery!