Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Design Team Members announced!!!

Hi there everyone. 

Thank you SO very much to everyone that expressed interest in the Design Team positions I advertised. The roles I advertised were quite specific, but there was still an overwhelming amount of applications that came through but unfortunately there is only 2 spots. 

Initially I advertised a sketch artist position to take over my role of designing the sketches for the challenges. Thank you to ALL that applied, but at this point the interested parties were not what I was looking for and I will continue designing the sketches for the time being. So, because i did advertise 2 positions, 1 sketch artist and 1  regular design team member,  I decided to still invite 2 people to join our team since we got such a great amount of applications.

 I wish I could offer a spot to everyone but with these 2 additions, our teams comes to 20 outstanding Design Team members which for me is great because there I hope there is a variety of styles here to continue inspiring you. . A few people asked me when the next Design Team call will happen, and I wish to tell you that there are no plans for that until at least March of next year. 

So without further delay, and after much consideration I have decided to add these 2 brilliant artists to our Once Upon A...Sketch family. 

Please give a warm welcome to...

Patti Hamil from the USA

My Photo

Hi there! I've been a SAHM for the past 21 years to 3 beautiful children, now almost grown. We only have our 21 year old son still at home, and it won't be long till it's just my husband and myself again! I miss my kids being little, but I know change is inevitable and should be embraced, but it's hard to let go! I love scrapbooking, my family says that I'm totally obsessed! We have 2 dogs, an English Bulldog and a Rottweiler. Besides scrapping, I love watersports and four-wheeling. I love talking about and sharing my hobby with anyone who will listen. I am very excited to be part of Once Upon A..Sketch and I have enjoyed playing along with most of the challenges.  

Here is my blog - My pieces of Time

Jeni O'Connor from Australia/Canada

Hi I'm Jeni. I'm thrilled to be a part of such a diversely talented group of scrappers working with the most wonderful sketches. I'm an Aussie with a Canadian dh, so we get to spend time in two beautiful countries, Australia and Canada. We have twins, a boy and girl who are growing up way too fast for me and my camera, and a dog Buddy.

Inspired by my Grandma's talent for crafts, I've always loved to create in some form or another. I've been a scrapbooker forever,lol. Even as a child I would take photos and write stories about them. I've been scrapbooking as we know it today for about 15 years. Although in the early days all we had were stickers! My style has changed over that time and with so many influences and fabulous products. Today, I guess I have two distinctly different styles Storybook/whimsical style usually in 3d, where I love to extend the photo and create a scene. I also like to create in a Shabby/arty/, sometimes messy kind of style. lol.

I been lucky to have had many opportunities in scrapbooking. For the past 5 yrs I've been a design team member on the Colour Team for Scrapbook Creations. I've authored regular features and three year long series of published articles, "What's Your Style?"and "Scrapping with the Stars" (astrology and scrapping). More recently, "Reality Bites" (scrapping about real life issues). 
I've been published in the Australian magazines Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories and For Keeps. Internationally in Canadian Scrapbooker, Memory Makers, and Creating Keepsakes. I was also a tutor at the Australian Scrapbooking Convention. I've been on a few teams over the years, recently, in 2010, Dusty Attic and in 2011, My Creative Scrapbook.
I'm a Midwife and Teacher by professions when I'm not scrapping. 
I'd like to say I'm a domestic engineer, but I'm not really all that domesticated...I'd rather be scrapping!

I'm so pleased for the opportunity to share my creations with you. Please drop in and say "Hi."
My blog:
 Moments of Time

I am so pleased to have these 2 ladies join us.  Both Patti and Jeni will be designing for us, while Patti will take over the sponsorship/prize coordinator role with the help of Jeni. 

Thank you all for taking the time to apply. 

Bye for now. 


  1. Congratulations! Well deserved!

  2. Congrats Patti and jen! Look forward to seeing more of ur beautiful work!

  3. a big big congrats to the new ladies!!! can't wait to see your amazing work.

  4. wow.. really look forward to being inspired by these talented ladies creations!!

  5. Big congrats Patti and Jen....more incredible inspiration!

  6. OMG, thank you ladies, and I am soooooo honored and proud to be a part of this wonderful team, and to be with Jeni again is an extra added bonus!!! Nadia is the best and her DT is awesome!!!!

  7. Congratulations ladies!! Looking forward to all your beautiful creations.

  8. congratulations to the new dt members !

  9. Congratulations Patti and know I love your work so much!!!!! ~Gerry~

  10. Thanks so much for the welcome. I'm really so thrilled to be here. The team is fabulous and Nadia is such a gorgeous person.
    Can't wait to catch up with all your layouts and check out all your blogs.

    Huge congrats to dear Patti, thrilled to be joining you.

  11. Huge congrats Patti and Jeni! You are both so inspiring and deserving! Can't wait to see more of your wonderful creations!!!!!

  12. Congratulations ladies, looking forward to your inspiration :)

  13. Congrats to our new addition!

  14. weheeeee!! huge congrats to both of you!! :))
    looking forward to your inspirational work!! :))

  15. Gerry~! I will get to be with you again too! That's right, I had almost forgot, I've been scrambled, no computer while I was at CHA, but it was so much fun!!! Hope to catch up some today!!! Can't wait to get started here!

  16. OOOOO you are the best Nadia! so so so many incredibly talented ladies under the one and same roof, AWESOME!! CONGRATS Jen and Patti!!

  17. So very happy for the two of you & so honoured to be working alongside 2 such awesome scrapbookers!! Welcome!!!

  18. That is so awesome!! Congrats Jeni and Patti!! I am looking forward to seeing both your beautiful work here!! And Thank You Nadia for adding 2 more fabulous scrappers to your team!!! I look forward to seeing their work here!!!

  19. huge congrats to you both :)

  20. Congrats to Patti and Jenni! I just adore both of them and can't wait to see their gorgeous creations each month. :)