Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Design Team Members

Hi everyone! Its time to announce to you the new people that will be joining our team here. 

Please give them a warm welcome! I am so excited to announce these ladies. I know they will be PERFECT for our diverse style here at Once Upon A..Sketch and I know they will provide a lot of inspiration for you too. 

Pamela Young  from the USA

I am SO thrilled to be a part of the Once Upon a Sketch team. My main passion is scrapbooking, although I do other projects as well.  I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years. My style can only be called the "Pamela style"...not really defined by any other so called style. You can find my work in several different magazines, including Cards, Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, Scrapbooks and Cards Today, Scrapbooks Etc, Scrapbook Trends, and more.

  I am currently designing for BasicGrey, Fancy Pants Designs, We R Memory Keepers and The ScrapCake.  I live in the US in beautiful Colorado, and I am a stay-at-home mom to two wild boys, ages 8 and 6, and a 2 year old girl. They grow up so fast. I am enjoying life right now, even though it can get a bit chaotic. 
Here is my blog Pamela's World of Scrap

 Larissa Albernaz from Brazil

Hi, I´m Larissa Albernaz

As a paper crafter, I have been scrapbooking for six years. Along these years, scrapbooking has provided me a great sort of artistic possibilities. In fact, I love scrapbooking because it provides me to  express myself in style, mixing paper, embellishments, colors, memories and a message.
So, scrapbooking to me is not only a way to preserve my memories but, it's the way I do Art.In making Art I pursue something that has sense to me, which inspires me and that can be different, interesting, cute, creative, colorful and fun!  I adore papers and creating page layouts or 3 dimensional pieces. One of my life’s little pleasures is to cut, tear and distress them, creating anything that translates the story I want to tell. A scrap of paper is the perfect place for my dreams and impressions.My style is eclectic, crafty.

I´m on the design team at Hambly Screenprints, Basic Grey, Webster`s Pages, The Color Room, {Entreartistes} French magazine, 4 heures 37 and Yummy´s, a Brazilian online store.

You can check out my works at my blog:

10 random facts about me:

I love chocolate.
I love Paris.
I love to read.
I love cutting paper.
I love taking a shower with water in abundance and burning hot.
I don´t like coffee.
I don´t watch TV.
I hate to go out on rainy days, so, I´m glad I live in Brazil!
I love laughing. Life is too short to take completely seriously.
I´m an early bird! I love to create when everybody else is sleeping and they can´t bother me! This is the perfect time to spread things on the floor all over the place until it gets completely surrounded by papers, tools, paint and pictures.
I love colors. If I were a color, I´d be turquoise... or the rainbow. I´m not sure, I´m a woman and I constantly change my opinion.
But it´s true... seeing a rainbow makes me as happy as if I had found that pot of gold! "

Lene Neby from Norway
My name is Lene Neby and I'm 37 years old. I live in Hamar / Norway with my husband Knut and our 5 children ( 3 boys and 2 girls).
When i don't drive my children to activities and practise, I love to scrapbook - that's my passion! I have always been a crafty person but I really got addicted to scrapbooking in 2007 when I was home with our youngest daughter. You will probably seen pictures of our 2 girls on my layouts, the boys in my familiy tend to flee when they see me with a camera.I love the creative prosess from taking the picture to find the right paper and embellishemt to match it ! For me this is therapeutic ! I often use a lof of embelishment and I'm totally adiccted to details.
You can see my work at: www.lenemors.blogspot.comI am a designer for Pion Design - a swedish manufacturer, and I'm in the Design Team for Manor House Creations. 
I'm so happy to be in the designteam for Once Upon A...Sketch !

Georgia Heald from Australia
Hi, I'm Georgia. I Iive in beautiful (but cold!) Tasmania, Australia. I run a small business as well as being a wife to Daron, mum to Mitchell (14) and a step mum to Jessica (19) and Tyler (21). I just discovered scrapbooking in March this year and have become instantly addicted! I love absolutely everything about this fabulous hobbie. From the creative side of playing with gorgeous papers and embellishments,  the continual reminder of the things that are most important to me, to the fabulous community of supportive, inspiring and creative women!!
It is insane for me to think that I created my very first page just over 6 months ago and now I have been invited to join what is THE best blog design team out there! If there ever was inspiration for those new to scrapbooking to keep rocking the OUAS challenges, I am it! I feel so very honoured and excited to have been asked to join the OUAS team and can't wait to start creating and viewing all of the fabulous submissions!
I would love it if you dropped by my blog, Starting to Scrap, and say hi!

Vibeke Harila from Norway 

I have been scrapping for 4 years – and I love it. Everything from taking the perfect picture – to the pleasure of making something great out of it.  I really enjoy when I have the time – and the inspiration to make layouts. Lately I have made some cards too;) I am a happy girl from Norway – crazy for scrapbooking! My favourite style is lots of layers, shabby with white and light colors. I am so lucky that I am a member of 3 other Design Teams: Mollys Scrapbooking, Pion Design and ScrappeHuset. I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful team!!:) You can visit my blog here:

Mahlin Wiggur from Sweden 

My name is Mahlin and I live in a beautiful house here in Sweden.
I´m working as a special ed´s teacher for kids with autism and Aspergers syndrome and then I go home to my  2 year old son Vilmer and our siamese cat Andy.

´ve been scrapbooking for about 3 years now, but I´ve been crafting since the first day I got my hands on a pair of scissors.  When I create I use alot of bright vivid colors. I combine them with lots of pattern. One might say I´m somewhat addicted to color =) . I also work with a lot of detail on my layouts and you´ll often find clusters of embellies on my projects. I´m always on the look out for new exciting embellies to create with and I have a huge stash of vintage ephemera to dive in to.

I can´t create without: Color, stickles (or any kind of glitter glue), chipboard and bling.
I have a hard time with: ribbons and visible journaling.

When I scrap I do it as pure art, and mostly just for myself, as therapy. I feel good when I create. The memory keeping is a huge bonus but not my main goal, that´s why you won´t find so much journaling on my pages. I just scribble down a few words on the back. 
Here is my blog:

 Maiko Kosugi from Japan
 Hi everyone! I live in Tokyo, Japan. Also known as mai* I'm married to a professional violinist and together we have 2 adorable sons, 4 and 8 years old. I am currently working as a piano teacher to children at home. I started SB from March, 2009, and it has become my favorite hobby ever since. I am currently on the Design Team for Prima, The Dusty Attic DT and Color Combos Galore.

Here is my blog: Happy Smile 

Welcome girls. I cant wait to see what you create starting November!


  1. Congratulations to the new Designers at OUAS! Pssstt.. Nadia, I am happy that you managed to get all these talented people! OUAS rocks! :D

  2. Congrats!! looking forward to what you come up with!

  3. Congratulations ladies such a great line up. Nadia you have achieved an amazing site with amazing talent :)

  4. a big hello and congrats to you all.. mega talented scrappers i think.. and i look forward to being inspired by your creations in each challenge!! well done!

  5. Congrats ladies!!!
    I am sure you will be an inspiration to all of us!
    God bless!

  6. Congratulations ladies! I am so happy I will be working with you! Your work is really a great inspiration!!

  7. Congratulations....I´m pretty sure wonderful things will show up around here..Larissa Albernaz...parabéns...seu trabalho lindo aqui do Brasil vai aparecer muito mais.

  8. fabulous designers - love this site!

  9. So wonderful to have heaps of talent from all over the world joining us at Once Upon a Sketch - woohoo - welcome girls!

  10. Parabéns a todas. Parabéns, LARI!!!!!!!!!!!

    Talentosas demais, meninas.

  11. Parabéns!!!!!
    Fruto de seu merecido reconhecimento, vc é muito talentosa e merece cada vitória
    Parabéns a todas!

    Rosana Bovolin

  12. Congratulations Ladies!

    Lari, I'm happy to see you here, it's amazing!

    Really? You rocks!