Friday, November 30, 2012

NEW Design Team Members!

Hi everyone!! I am so excited to introduce you to 3 new Design Team members that will join us until the middle of next year. 

Unfortunately we lost the very talented Tina Walker, who had to step down due to time constraints etc so I wish you all the very best Tina!! I have LOVED having you here as part of our little family and although our time together has come to an end prematurely I do understand your reasons :) Good luck with all you do!

So to replace Tina's style, as well as Kim's and Luzma's who left us a little while ago, I was on the hunt for some fresh faces to add to my already amazing Design Team. So after some recommendations, some research and thought into exactly what I wanted to balance out the styles we a;ready represent at OUAS I have come up with some incredible people ! People whose work I am a big fan of, and I am pretty sure you will like to. They all kind of share a similar that I simply cannot ever achieve and not for lack of trying LOL! I am still amazed at how some people can work the "simple" style and make it look incredible..yet when I try it looks like my 4 year old put it together LOL! So yes, I am in awe of people who can create magic with minimal resources. 

SO without further delay, here are the 3 new people who join us for the next few months...Please visit their blogs to get to know these people a little more. You will be inspired :)

Hi ! My name is Athanasia. I was born in Larisa, Greece and for the past few years I live in Chalkida with my husband and my precious 3 years old daughter. I am teaching music in elementary school and in my spare time, when I am not playing the piano, I love making handicrafts, felting, altering things and scrapbooking.
My love for Arts and my cultural worries pushes me constantly into researching and producing new ways of expression and creativeness. My first steps into scrapbooking began with some videos in Youtube. I can't remember exactly what I was looking for, but out of nowhere I run into a 'how-to' video for making a mini album. And that was it! I started searching for more related tutorials (I love watching and learning new techniques) and on the very next day I found myself surrounded by papers and scissors making my first mini album. For the last 6 months I regularly get involved with creating layouts and I think I have found the best way to express myself and exploit my spare time in the best way.
I love scrapbooking because it combines such a vast deposit of media types with memories of my life and my family. Inspiration always derives from the photograph I use and the open choice of combination of mixed media techniques. My favourite style is influenced by Finnabair - she's my muse. I love to use gesso, mists and stamps and I love tearing papers!

Nadia thank you so much for the honor of choosing me to be part of OUAS design team! I' m so happy to be here!!!

 You can find more information and close-ups in my blog Me and Myself 

Here are some examples of Athanasia's work..

Hi, I'm Chantalle
With a background in Graphic Design, I recently discovered the world 
of Scrapbooking.
I am inspired by the everyday antics of my little ratbags and I try to 
convey a sense of fun in my layouts.
A technique I'm really enjoying at the moment is hidden journalling.
I am so excited to be joining my first DT and I look forward to seeing 
your interpretations of the 'challenges' ahead!
You can find me on my blog The Anticlockwise Fish

Here are some examples of Chantalle's work..

This one she did for our challenge here in October..

My name is Kim Price, married to Simon and we live on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia with our two almost grown up teenaged daughters. Having discovered a love for scrapbooking in 2002 during a fabulous trip around Australia for 7 months I have been scrapbooking ever since. I have been lucky enough to have worked in the industry and taught including scrapbooking, card making, mixed media and technique style classes. I have recently returned to blogging earlier this year, and with that I have enjoyed being a part of some great creative and design teams including Green Tara, The Scrapbook Store, Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge, Kraft It Up!, Our Creative Corner, Scrap The Girls and The Studio. I am so excited to be joining Once Upon A Sketch and look forward to getting to know everyone and enjoy this wonderful community.

You can find me on my blog Inkognito

Here are some examples of Kim's work...

and this one she did for Once Upon A..Sketch for August which just blew me away as soon as I saw it..

So please help me welcome these amazing artists :))

See you all tomorrow with December's challenge! Our last for 2012!!


  1. Welcome, girls!! Very excited to work with you all- so much talent!!


  2. Great team, such talented ladies, I will look forward to seeing your work :)

  3. So very excited to be here at Once Upon A Sketch and in amongst such amazing talent. Congratulations girls and thank you for the welcome :)

  4. Thank you all for the beautiful welcome! So excited :)

  5. Congrats to all 3 for making such an excellent DT! I'm loving those layouts and cannot wait to see more!

  6. So lovely to see three wonderful new scrappers added to the team.....really looking forward to their creations...if these above are an example, they'll be sensational:):):):)

  7. Welcome, ladies!!! We are very lucky to have three talented new faces, great choices, Nadia!!!

  8. what an amazing addition to the team!!! can't wait to see all what you will create for OUAS!

  9. WOW WOW WOW what a delish bunch of creative talents ... enjoy the ride girls you will love it here .... I have fabulous memories of my time at OUAS xoxox

  10. These girls are amazing artists, and I look forward to seeing them create here!!

  11. Congratulations ladies!!! I am so happy for my friends Athanasia and Kim and I am also happy to see Chantalle's work! They are all very talented!!!

  12. Toot toot!! what an amazing addition to our OUAS family, you totally rock Chantalle, Athanasia and Kim!! So very very happy to welcome you onboard ladies!! xoxo

  13. Huge huge congratulations ladies!!! You are all so talented, enjoy the ride!!!!

  14. Yay, I'm so excited to have you, three amazing artists, joining our team! Welcome aboard, girls :)

  15. I would like to say I'm sorry to see the other girls go, they will be missed. Also I am happy and excited to get to know the new girls, welcome and I think Nadia has made some awesome choices, this is THE best team to be on!!!! Congratulations and welcome.

  16. Huge congrats girls.. you are all so amazingly talented!! Can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations!! :)

  17. Such beautiful layouts! Inspiring ! Congratulations!