Monday, March 28, 2011

Welcoming Steph Devlin to our Design Team + meet Carole Janson, LG Belarmino and Helen Tilbury....

The super talented Steph Devlin, of Australia is joining has joined our Design Team!!

I am sure you recognise this name and beautiful face but just in case, here is her blog....visit her and get to know her. This girl is amazing!

WELCOME Steph!!!

and this is what Steph says about her self...
  • I was a full time dancer, who has a degree in choreography, a diploma in Interior Design and Certificate in Color Consulting.
  • I am obsessed by color, and I think that is what drew me to scrapbooking, being able to express my love of color in a creative forum using pictures of my kids.  Perfect.
  • My birthday is February 27 same as Elizabeth Taylor.  If only we shared the same bank account.
  • I am a full time mum, studying Graphic Design.
  • My family consists of 2 gorgeous girls, Emma (7) and Madison (3).  They are like Day and Night both in looks and in personalities.   A gorgeous spouse who i love dearly and a very neurotic dog named "Shakespeare".
  • I prefer to scrap during the day in natural light.  I am absolutely hopeless at night.  Its my computer time !!!!
  • My scrapping style is very feminine, eclectic and hybrid.  I love using digital images on my work, especially text, and have a obsession with blooms and all things pretty.
  • I scrap as an expression of my art, but REVEL the fact that my artwork can surround images of my girls who I adore.  Being on this team will really stretch my storytelling, and I'm still so looking forward to that aspect of this genre.
  • My biggest scrapbooking influences have been , Rhonna Farrer, Cari Fennell and recently Christine Middlecamp .  These ladies jointly reflect everything I would love my scrapbooking to be.
  • I am a contracted writer for Scrapbooking Memories, and my artwork has been published in CK both in the US and Australia and just recently S.M.M. Scrapbooking in Sweden, Scrapbooking Russia and Scrapbooking Trends UK.
  • Currently, I'm a DT member for Websters Pages and am on the 2011 GDT for Pink Paislee.  I am also a Co-Founder & Designer of The Color Room, a challenge site designed to challenge visual artists through color challenges and Designer & DT member at Imaginarium Designs, an exciting new chipboard company in Australia.  
  • Can't wait to work with these amazing artists.  I relish in new challenges, and meeting new empowering women.  It seems we have a group of them here ....

Now moving on to some more introductions....

Introducing ......

Carole Janson - Australia

This is what Carole says about her self...

I am more than excited to be on the Once Upon A Sketch Design Team. I live in Central Queensland with my 2 children Sarah 15 and Chaise 5 and my darling Husband Michael, we have been married now for 23 years.
I love being creative and designing with paper so Scrapping just seem to fit for me I love designing pretty and masculine projects and I love anything cute, bright and fun especially embellishments and most of all stickers. I have been scrapping now for more than 8 years and still love it, I love to create layouts, card basically anything that inspires me.
I am a 3 dimensional scrapper but I also love creating my on embellishments and fun bits and pieces for my projects anything busy in a clean way.
I am currently designing for Aussie Scrap Source wholesales and Pinkpaislee Karen Foster and Petaloo manufacturers.

I also love spending time with my gorgeous family, jogging and Jet Skiing with hubby when I can.

Introducing .....

LG Belarmino - The Philippines 

This is what LG says about her self ...

My name is Lady Grace Belarmino but everyone simply refers to me as "LG". I live in Manila, Philippines and have been married to Regie for 3 years. I am blessed to have a family who is very supportive of my craft to the point that they too, dabble with scrapbooking. We currently have one gorgeous 2 year old daughter Hannah, who serves as my model for most of my pages. I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and I Majored in Advertising Design.I currently work from home as a full-time Training Manager.
I started scrapbooking on December 2008, just a few months after my daughter was born. I was searching for the right hobby that incorporates my family and my passion for arts. It took me a few months of researching and reading about this hobby before I decided to give it a try. My first works were definitely a far cry from my current ones. It was the challenge of making a better layout that kept me going on. There was no looking back since then. I was hooked and I don't intend to stop. I have already created more than 500 layouts to date and it will continue to grow.
I started this hobby to preserve memories in an artistic way. It was not for fame or recognition, but simply for the joy and fulfillment that the craft brings. Being accepted in design teams, winning prizes, and being published are only additional perks. What I am really passionate about is telling MY FAMILY'S STORY in the best way I know how, and that is through scrapbooking.
I am currently designing for Kaisercraft, Cosmo Cricket, Pebbles Inc, My Scrapbook Nook and Scrapbook Circle. You can learn more about me by visiting my blog at


Helen Tilbury - South Africa

This is what Helen says about her self...

My name is Helen Tilbury & you can find my blog @
I live in Durban, South Africa.  The weather is more often than not hot & humid & you can find me tinkering away in my little home studio with my air-conditioning set to 21 degrees celsius!  I have a wonderful & tolerant husband who allows me to pursue my vocation liberally & we share 4 precious children aged 17, 16, 13 & 10, plus 3 over-indulged fur babies (cats!).
I am currently part of the Challenge Design Team over at Scrapbook Challenges  - a wonderful Ning community full of supportive fellow papercrafters.
I am a work-at-home mum & could always make an extra buck as a taxi-driver as my kids have me driving all over the province regularly for sports matches & social activities!  I am a fashion designer by profession but my love of scrapbooking & photography has long since super ceded my love of fabrics.  I have enjoyed an enduring affair with pretty paper & embellishments for 7 years now & can't imagine a life without the smell of new papers & the anticipation of my next delivery of scrapbooking goodies in the mail!  I don't believe in labelling my style as I design to suit the mood & subjects of my pages but I endeavour to always push my creative limits & constantly grow with my craft.

I will be back tomorrow with some more introductions.

There are only 4 days left to take part in our giveaway....see below or click here...

And stay tuned for the announcement of our first GUEST DESIGNER....and our FIRST challenge which will go live on April 1st!


  1. Wowwww...sejam todas bem-vindas, talentosas scrappers!!!
    Aguardo seus belos e inspiradores trabalhos...e ansiosa pelo 1º desafio!
    Abraços a todas!

  2. Congratulations to all of you ! And long life to your blog !

  3. Hey thats cool!!Steph's work is amazing!!
    And Helen,she is the sweetest!!!Have fun ladies!!

  4. What an amazing team!!! Can´t wait to see the first sketch!!