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Spotlight on our November Contest Winner: Joann!!

This month, for our contest, Scrapbooker’s Club House members were challenged to “Think outside the Box!”

Joann (josask), a SBCH member hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, was our winner with this beautiful creation:

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Joann's Winning Box Creation

 Joann’s box contained a gift of notecards for a family member. I bet she will be thrilled to receive THIS gift!

Here’s a view inside the box:

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Christmas Notecard Treasure

Joann has been a member of the Club House since April, 2008. She can always be counted on for a cheerful word. Her creations are beautiful! She has recently been chosen to receive “SBCH Kudos of the Day” for several of her cards and layouts.

Joann,  we love having you with us at the Club House- another friend with talents to share! It’s exciting having you with fulfill the role of SBCH “Morning Cheerleader” this week, too… a lot of fun having you open up the day for us on the Forum. We can feel your friendliness right through the computer! LOL

I asked Joann to share a little bit about herself with the Blog followers when we featured her winning box entry. Here’s what she told me…

“I started ‘officially’ scrapbooking about 12 years ago when my oldest was born but I’ve been making scrapbooks my entire life. About 10 years ago, I got involved with a Design Team based out of California and did some design work for a company website, company ads and, as a team, we published three idea books with PineCone Press. Shortly after this, my third child was born and I took a five-year hiatus from scrapbooking. I’m still “getting back on the horse” so to speak, but I find that my clean, simple style has always stuck with me. In addition to creating layouts, I also love tocreate cards and gifts. I have yet to meet anyone in my area to scrap with, so I have come to LOVE the Club House as it provides me with a lot of inspiration, challenges and a wonderful group of ladies to chat with.”

Congratulations Joann on a fabulous gift box creation and a well-deserved win: such excellent work! Looking forward to the all beautiful things you’ll be creating in 2009!

(Note: Joann would like to extend a special thanks to Lisa Stenz in relation to this creative idea.)

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SBCH Spotlight – Member – Sherry!

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: Sherry Owens

Sherry aka ‘FunAuntSherry′

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I remember growing up, asking my grandma all kinds of questions about the times she’d seen. She grew up in the teens and was a mother in the twenties and again in the forties. She saw so much history and I was always curious about how she dressed, entertained and lived. She never answered my questions, whether it was unpleasant for her or she just found it uninteresting, I’ll never know.

I got a box of photos after she passed and I was left with a lot of the same unanswered questions. Some photos labeled such as “Mother and Me, Yesterday” drove me to be more attentive to the details in my own life… and were screaming to be identified and preserved.

Being a crafter at heart, finding out about the world of scrapbooking I knew that this was the best solution to the problem of identifying and preserving those old photos and keeping track of current photos as well. I’ve since evolved from just preserving old photos to creating new memories of every-day life with the art of scrapbooking.

I love being able to delve into my art and immerse myself in the feel of the paper and all the textural trendy supplies. I really get into the physical aspect of sanding edges and the visual trick of using ink to add dimension.

I notice my style evolves as the industry does and from being surrounded by so many talented scrapers with such great ideas. I have been so inspired by challenges and members since joining SBCH that I’ve been able to produce some extremely memorable “memories” and I really enjoy the camaraderie that can be found here at any hour on any day.

Here is some of Sherry’s awesome work:

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If you would like to see more of Sherry’s work, Please visit her SBCH Gallery!

SBCH Spotlight – Member – Ali!

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: Alison MacDonald

Ali aka ‘Alimom4′

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A crazily addicted scrapper since 2002, I lead a fulfilling life that includes freelance writing and autism advocacy work. I’m Mom to 4 kids and 4 rescued critters…with the recent addition of a pony!! I’m an RN and proud Air Force wife to my soulmate, Pete, whom I met when I was 16, right across the street! Our family is based in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.

Combining my love of writing and “playing with paper,” scrapbooking provides me with a rich experience every time I journal a story and gather my paper and ‘embellies.’ (It’s also given me an excuse to collect buttons!)

As a learning junkie, I’ve been absorbing every available “SCRAP” of information about this multifaceted artform. The enriching classes at SBCH have sparked a whole new set of creative ideas.

Combining stories, humour, and photos depicting our life together is such an energizing feeling! Of course, life’s not only about warm fuzzies: I’ve also created pages that acknowledge the “tough stuff.”

No matter what I’m scrapping, I enjoy a sensory treat: the textures, colours and visual input that paper and cardstock provide. WOW!! (I told you I was addicted!)

The gals at SBCH have inspired me to stretch myself, to create more than ever, better than ever: and the camaraderie I’ve found among them is the warmest anywhere. Bravo, SBCH!!

Here are some of Ali’s Awesome Creations:

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Please come over to “Ali’s Gallery “to check out more of her awesome work!

SBCH Spotlight – Member – Mara!

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

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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:

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Come and check out more of Mara’s awesome creations in her GALLERY!!

 

SBCH Spotlight – Member – Pam!

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: Pam Sandy

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I started scrapping over 10 years ago after seeing a friend’s ABC book she did for her dd.  She was a Creative Memories consultant, and I started with CM supplies.  I quickly began looking for more color and variety and my style evolved from there.  My style is pretty linear with lots of color and texture, and a little bit of bling for interest.  Love the shiny stuff!!!  🙂  I love stitching on my projects and am an avid quilter.  That probably explains why I love to stitch on my layouts.  🙂  I also love ink and sanding. 
I have been stamping more lately, I enjoy that as well.   I scrap primarily 12 x 12, and 8 x 8, with some minis too.  I also enjoy card making. 
I love SBCH for the fab members and vast amounts of talent, great ideas, challenges, yakking, and caring and sharing members.  Everybody here is FAB!!! 
 
Have a super weekend- Pam

Here is some of Pam’s Amazing creations!

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If you would like to see more of Pam’s Creations please feel free to go to her “Gallery

SBCH Spotlight – Member – Lynn!

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: Lynn aka Lynner22

I started scrapbooking about 3 years ago. I actually started because of a product I saw in an Avon catalogue. It looked interesting and I was struggling with what I was going to do with the boxes and boxes of photos I had. Well, I got my little kit and I was hooked. I quickly found our local scrapbooking store and spent far too much money! I wanted to try everything! As time has passed, I am still totally addicted (and I still spend far too much money )

Scrapbooking is a total stress reliever for me. No matter what things I’m going through or what is happening in my life, if I sit down and immerse myself the stress just washes away! It truly has been a life saver for me.

My favorite style of scrapbooking is probably shabby chic/vintage. I love this look and love distressing and aging. I have really been pushing myself lately to think out of the box and try more color. SBCH has been such a wonderful inspiration to me!

It’s so hard to pick out my favorite layout! I really do love all of them, each one having its own “special” element. But I guess I would have to say this one of my husband and our four wonderful sons would be my favorite for now.

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If you would like to see more of Lynn’s creations please feel free to check out her “Gallery“!

SBCH Spotlight – Member – Michelle!

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:  Michelle

I started scrapbooking, like all the other things I’ve started, and it never really caught on with me, despite the products I’d purchased. Then a few years later I met Nicole and the Posse through Trina and everything fell into place, I’m addicted now. I do it mainly as a creative release, but it’s nice knowing I’m killing two birds with one stone, my creative impulses are satisfied and my pictures are being preserved and displayed. Multi-tasking, always a good thing. I love trying all different kinds of techniques and experimenting with color mixing. I don’t always use the same line of paper when I mix patterns, it’s more challenging that way. So, my style is always changing. I have so many favorite pieces that it would be hard to say which is most my favorite. But…

my favorite is a recent one.

If you have any questions you would like to ask Michelle, please feel free to submit a comment.

Would you like to see more of Michelle’s creations?  Be sure to check out her “Gallery