Thank you SOOO much to everyone that applied for our Social Coordinator spot here on our team. As always the choice is difficult so instead of 1 I decided to ask 2 people to join our team. The hardest word in the English language for me to say is "no".. I just cannot do it, so please understand how hard it was for me to have to NOT accept everyone that applied :(
But anyway, please help me welcome .....
Tracey Sabella (USA)
My name is Tracey Sabella. I reside in northeast Ohio with my amazing husband, Gary. Our family and faith have always been an important part of our lives. We have been blessed with four wonderful children, and with two weddings in as many years, our family is growing. My life has been centered around our home and family. I stayed quite busy home educating our children for 19 years. One of my goals was to create a scrapbook of memories for each our children by encouraging them to delve into special passions including fishing,, music, art, writing, dog training, and debate.
In 2007, I started putting those memories into real scrapbook form when our church formed a monthly scrapbook night. It didn’t take long to realize that while I appreciate the value of archiving our family history, scrapbooking is a wonderful artistic outlet for me. I'm a life long crafter and use many of those skills on my projects. I adore learning new techniques along the way and enjoy sharing my projects along with tips and techniques on my blog. I am blessed to be designing for Donna Salazar Designs, Really Reasonable Ribbon, and Scrapping Everyday Miracles. I am so excited and honored that Nadia has asked me to be part of this amazing team of talented OUAS scrap artists.
My blog is Garden of Grace.http://
Now, you need to keep an eye out for these ladies at our Facebook page HERE because starting from this month we ask you to upload your entries to over there and at the end of the month 1 winner will be chosen JUST from the Facebook page who will win a prize from our newest permanent sponsor ...
13 arts - Polish company created by Aida Domisiewcz aka Ayeeda. We provide original scrapbooking papers and mixed media products: water inks, pearl and chalk mists, water paints, many types of microspheres, acrylic mediums. We constantly work on new products to give you best scrapbooking and mixed media supplies for your artwork. Please visit our online shop (we ship internationally): http://13arts.pl/ and our blog: http://13artspl.blogspot.com/
Now just have a look at what one lucky RANDOMLY chosen participant will win this month!!! 10 colours of YOUR choice from the just released Ayeeda Paints. Guess what? I am on the 13arts Design Team and I have these paints and I can tell you they are AMAZING!!! SO you do not want to miss out on your chance to win these.
So all you need to do is play along with our challenges each month and when you upload your layout here on the blog, please go on over to our Facebook Page and upload it there too and your name will be in the draw to win a 13arts prize at the end of month! And remember it is a random winner.. so anyone can win :)
Now to get your creative juices flowing, here is September's challenge and the Design Team's gorgeous creations :)
Journalling Theme: "Lucky"
You are free to interpret our theme any way you like but please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes some journalling (hidden journalling is fine)
Please welcome back the winner of July challenge and former Design Team member
Hi, I'm Georgia, I'm 37, from Tasmania Australia where I live with my husband, teenage son and furry cat child, Oscar.
I would describe my style as modern grunge with a real love for art mediums and stamping. I create mostly 12 x 12 layouts and journals with the occasional off the page project and canvas.
I currently design for Ingvild Bolme, 2Crafty Chipboard, Australian Scrapbooking Memories Magazine, Scrap365 magazine in the UK and Paperhaus magazine as well as running and designing for my own small online scrapbooking storeI am very excited and honored to be back at OUAS as a guest designer. OUAS is very close to my heart as was one of my very first design teams.
To check out my more of work: www.startingtoscrap.blogspot.com
Now here is what our Design Team came up with. Please click on their blogs for more details on their creations. I am sure they would love to hear from you !!!
* Using September's Scraps Of Elegance kit*
Svetlana Austin (South Africa)
Kim Price (Australia)
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard frame and lettering
**Scrapbook Fantasies ribbon/trim
Cathy Cafun (Australia)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard title (cut apart)*
** hidden journalling on 2 tags**
Chantalle McDaniel (Australia)
Kelly Foster (USA)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard butterflies*
Melenia Agapides (Greece)
*Imaginarium Design chipboard clock used*
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard: Double Oval Frame with Dragonfly, Photo Frame 1, Circle Frame with Brackets, Heart***
Anna Zaprzelska (Poland)
Our main sponsor for September is
Scraps of Darkness kit club kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to another level. We strive to include the latest and greatest items on the market that will enable you to create not "just a layout", but a piece of art. And don't let our name fool you - while we regularly include items for those who like to create "darker" layouts, we also want to inspire you to venture into what we consider Alternative Scrapbooking, such as Steampunk, Grunge, and Technique based layouts and projects.Each month, we offer a Main Kit and several Add On Kits that coordinate with the Main Kit.
In addition to offering monthly kits, we have an online store, and offer free shipping to kit subscribers for store purchases that they would like shipped with their Main Kit. We also have an amazing and diverse Design Team that never ceases to inspire with their gorgeous creations. Our forums are a lively warm community of supportive scrappers and unique challenges. Stop by and visit our gallery where you can see work from both our Design Team and our subscribers!
Scraps of Darkness is donating their September main kit valued at US$35.95 with free shipping (picture to follow) for our September winner
Now here are the prizes from our monthly sponsors!
Imaginarium Designs chipboard, is donating a chipboard pack full of their newest releases valued at AU$50.00 , with free domestic and international shipping
Scraps of Elegance kit club is a store credit voucher valued at US$35.95 value, with free Priority shipping within the USA, or free First Class shipping for international winners!
The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$25.00 gift voucher to spend at their store with free domestic and international shipping !
Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking is donating a patterned paper collection with free domestic and international shipping
Sassy Scrappers is donating a AUS$25.00 prize pack with free domestic and international shipping
Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack for 2 winners valued at over AU$10.00 each plus with free domestic and international shipping
Njoyfull Crafts is donating one of the above prize packs or similar valued at AU$20.00 with free domestic and international shipping
Get Creative Embellishments is donating a prize pack valued at 15.00 Euro, shipped free anywhere in the world
SA Crafters is donating a prize pack valued at US$15.00 , shipped anywhere in the world.
The deadline for this challenge is midnight August 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time