Thursday, July 5, 2012

More Design Team Introductions

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Hi everyone!
This is the last of the new team members introductions. . I hope you have enjoyed getting to know them a little bit more.
Elena Stefanidou (Greece) 
I am Elena Stefanidou and I live in Greece.I work as an English teacher in a state primary school.I like taking photos,reading and surfing the intenet.Last year I discovered scrapbooking and I 've been  really obsessed with my pretty papers ever since.I am really really  happy being a member of OUAS DT.Actually I still can't believe it.This is a big thing for me and I intend to enjoy it as much as I can!Here is my blog: In Between Days
Eila Sandberg (Sweden) 
Hi! My name is Eila Sandberg and I live in Sweden's capital called Stockholm on the east coast by the Baltic Sea. My family is a small one; it's me and my very supportive and patient husband Bengt and our 3 cats - Max, Alice and Elsa. I have a grown-up stepdaughter Emelie, whom you will see in some of my layouts. My friends kindly let me scrap their children if I need willing guinea pigs for a layout.My roots are Finnish but I was born and raised in Sweden.I've been sort of dabbling with scrapping since 2009 but more seriously so since 2010. Scrapping is a wonderful way for me to gain balance and happiness in my otherwise very stressful office life. I work fulltime outside of our home.I scrap mainly 12 x 12 layouts and you will always see fussy cutting and flowers on my pages. I devour English crime novels and love BBC TV series and milk chocolate. Inspectors Morse and Lynley are my kind of coppers! If I don't get a big mug of coffee with milk in the morning I get very cranky.I have the privilege of being a DT member of the Australian challenge sites The Color Room and Meg’s Garden, and CSI Color..Stories..Inspiration in the US.  I am honoured beyond words and rather nervous to be part of this awesome team!
Melenia Agapides (Greece) 
Hello everyone! I feel honoured and very happy to become part of this wonderful team (thanks to Nadia)!  I’m Melenia Agapides, I live in Greece with my DH and two kids!  I work at the local airport as an airport authority officer.  I got into the magical world of scrapbooking back in 2009 and from then on I have been scrapping like crazy!  I am a DT member of Bird is The Word, Get Creative and Memories Trend, and some of my creations have been published in magazines and ebooks.I love colours and shapes, which I always try to combine harmoniously!  I also love to tell stories and to express thoughts and dreams, through my pages.  In this way I seek to store all the precious memories that can so easily be forgotten over time and in the stress of everyday life.  My purpose is always to achieve balance and harmony in everything I create!  

Jolaine Frias (USA) 
Hello! My name is Jolaine Frias. I am a school teacher and mom to a 3 year old sweet little boy and a 7 year old delightful little girl. They sure keep me busy but I love being a mom and wouldn’t trade it for world! I have been married for 11 years to a very loving and supportive man, and together; we live in the beautiful Hudson Valley region in New York. I have been scrapbooking since my daughter was born and I’m now absolutely in love with this wonderful hobby. Paper crafts have allowed me to combine my love for crafting and photography while documenting unique family memories.I guess I can describe my style of scrapbooking as eclectic, sometimes shabby chic and romantic, sometimes vintage and a bit grungy, but I always like to include lots of layers and details in my pages.  Besides making layouts, I also enjoy creating mini albums and altered art.I’m currently in the Design Teams for My Creative Scrapbook kit club and Glitz Design. I am so excited and proud to be joining OUAS, a huge thank you to Nadia for welcoming me into this amazing and creative community.My Blog:
Solagne Marques (Brazil)

I am Solange Marques, and I live in Curitiba, Brazil,  with my husband, João, and some of my children. I have five children : Camila, Alexandre, Bruno, Gabriela, Miguel and two  grandchildren: Clara and  Samuel. They are always present  in my creations. I am graduated  in architecture and fine arts, but I have been  working in a Bank for 23 years as an appraiser of jewelry.I have  been in  love with Arts and Crafts since I was a child . I discovered  Scrapbooking in 2004 and today I am totally crazy about it.I love to use paints and texture in my layouts and I melt the photos with the background. I love mixing  a lot of techniques  and products in my pages  such as acrylic paints, watercolor, stamps, modeling paste and acrylic gesso.I love the artsy style! My Blog : Solagne Marques
Renata Moni (Brazil)
My name is Renata Moni Bidin. I am Brazilian, married and mother of a 6 year old boy named Guilherme, and he is my inspiration. I started scrapbooking after my son was born. Since then, I am in love with scissors and papers! Now I am a SAHM and I feel so blessed to be able to spend so much time with him. Scrapbooking for me is more than a hobby. It’s my therapy.Of course, I love to create something memorable for my family, but I must confess, the creative process is the best part for me, because that is when I can play and have fun! I adore trying new techniques and new products! So glad to be in this amazing team!My blog: Keeping My Memories

Romy Veul (The Netherlands)
My name is Romy and I'm a 19-year-old scrapaholic from the Netherlands. I study Dutch language & linguistics in Amsterdam and when I'am not studying, I love to be creative in some way. Since primary school I have always had a creative hobby (making jewelry, 3D cards, flower arranging), but after a while I was always looking for something new. That was until I was put in touch with scrapbooking. What a wonderful way to combine my love for creativity and my passion for photos. I am still hooked to creating both layouts and cards and photography has grown into a hobby too! I love to try different styles: from shabby chic & vintage to bold & colourful, though I tend to love the shabby chic/vintage style the most lately. No matter what style I try, I almost always incorporate lots of layers and details in my work. I think they are my signature. I am currently designing for Bo Bunny, My Creative Scrapbook, Scrap for Help, Scrapping Outback and Simpel Scrappen. I have been a fan of Once Upon a Sketch since the very first challenge. This is such an inspiring and encouraging challenge blog. I feel truly honoured to be part of such a wonderful and talented group of ladies and I can't wait to get started.My Blog : Scrapstuff And More


  1. Looking forward to tons of inspiration from this amazing team of talented ladies! A big shout to my dear friend, Eila :)