Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Design Team

Today it's my pleasure to announce our 2014 Design Team members.

New members are

Alicia Barry

I've been scrapping for well over ten years now. In that time I have worked for a number of retail stores, online kit clubs, wholesalers, manufacturers and magazines both in Australia and overseas. During this time I have also taught in both regular and guest roles. I have been published numerous times in both Australian and overseas magazines (both print and digital), including Scrapbooking Memories Masters magazines (HM's). I am very privileged to have had my work on display for a number of companies at various CHA shows in the States. In 2013, I won the Spellbinders Craft to win competition.

I am a married mother of 3. I work part time as a primary school teacher. I also like to dabble in cake decorating. 

I think my style is best describes as floral and dimensional. I think Shabby chic is the closest label for it, but I like to experiment with all sorts of things. Having three small children, they tend to be the main focus of my work. I mostly tend to work on single photo, single 12x12 layouts. Flowers, either handmade or pre-made are almost always a big part of my work. I like to work with lots of flourishes and swirls, and lately seem to gravitate towards soft pastel palettes. I've been experimenting more and more with mixed media techniques on my pages. 

Cassandra Bright

I am married to a wonderful man who let me pinch the master bedroom as my
craftroom and then gave me his garage to transform into a classroom! I am
the mother of two furbabies. Missy Precious and Belle Precious who are
Labradors. They are my sunshine! I work on a casual basis as a Personal
Care Attendant with Uniting Age Well (formerly known as Uniting Age Care)
and I love my job! Previously I worked at a major scrapbooking store
called Chandon Craft in Geelong. And although I loved it, it is nice to
have a different profession then my hobby. I find I am more creative this

I think I have been scrapping/creating for about 7 years now. I began with
layouts, then cards, then beyond the page, then mixed media and next who
knows. I love to keep learning and I love to teach. I love sharing and
showing people things. I don't think I have a certain style, as the style
depends on the project I am working on and what I am trying to convey.

I have been lucky enough to work on Design Teams such as Kaisercraft, Mad
for Markers, Bizzy Bec's Cardmaking Scrapbooking, Chandon Craft and also
to teach classes at Chandon Craft and Create On Ormond and I am currently
on the Lulu Art DT. I also have a youtube channel :
And last year I was lucky enough to be published in a Scrapbooking
magazine for the first time, in Scrapbook Creations March magazine.

I'm a scrapbooker that lives on the West Coast of the South Island, I moved here from Auckland a few years back and am slowly getting used to the lack of shops and shopping, with the help of the internet that is!

I am an avid project lifer too which is a great outlet for all the photographs I take, the landscape here on the coast is stunning so I studied for and received a Diploma in Digital Photography in 2012 and am slowly building a business focusing on wedding photography and my background in scrapbooking is so relevant to organising wedding albums and books! 

I have been featured regularly in Up2Scrap and Paper Chase and have recently been published in Scrapbooking Memories.

I love using all sorts of media on my layouts, definately a lumpy bumpy scrapper, and enjoy having a really messy space to create in!

Kim Kendell

Hi my name is Kim Kendell and I have been scrapping now for approximately 16 years plus, I am totally addicted to scrapping. I am a mum to Malina and partner to Donald whom both appreciate my scrapping and Aunty to many whom are all subjects of my scrapping.

I don't slot myself into a set style but would rather say that I love to try everything that is happening I think and believe this is how you grow and develop. I am currently loving the new crazy of mixed media as I feel there is just so much that you can do with it.

I am a lover of Graphic 45 and Prima papers or any papers that can be successfully cut up and layered. I am also currently enjoying the file folder systems of Heidi Swapp.

I have been on many various design teams over the last 10 years and love sharing what I do with followers in the hope that I am able to inspire them. I look forward to sharing my creations with you over the next 6 months and thank the team at Memory Maze for the awesome chance. Kim

Returning members are

Donna O'leary

I have been scrapbooking for a number of years now, but only in the past two years put myself out in the big wide world. In doing so I have gained a number of design teams spots. I teach and work locally at our scrapbooking store which I love. I have a busy life with 6 children and foster children to. I'm a mum/wife friend by day but once those kiddies are all tucked in I'm found in "my space" crafting. I love it, I love challenges. I can do clean and simple to detailed and totally over the top, but I LOVE ink and off the page projects.

Tracey Campbell

Hi I am Tracey Campbell and like many of you I am a total scrapbooking addict. Both my husband and I are in the Navy so we get to travel a bit, so right now Darwin is home, but we are Queenslanders at heart. I have been scrapbooking for close to ten years now and I seriously don't think I will stop any time soon. I have two beautiful but totally mischievous daughters, Bronte who is six and Paige who is three. So most of my scrapbooking is very feminine. Around full time work we have a house hold of animals - cats, dogs, fish and birds....we just need a bigger house and land to keep more. I don't think I have a set scrapbooking style, I call my style eclectic.... as I tend to change from layout to layout or product to product....I love to get mess and I love to create. If I am not playing with the kids (both human and animals) or working I am at my scrapping desk and I love it that way.

Linda Thompson
 DT Co Ordinator

 A bit about me, I'm Linda 40, I married my soul mate in 1997 and we have 8 children, 7 girls and a boy ranging in age from 2yrs to 21yrs, we still have 6 girls living at home and celebrated the birth of our first grandchild 15 months ago a little boy. I have been scrapping since 2004 and in that time I have been on a couple of design teams and had a few items published in Scrap mags. I've owned my own scrapbook store for the past 6 years. My style has changed a lot over the years but I mainly do layouts however I LOVE the world of BTP and mixed media. My favourite products have to be Flowers, Chipboard and spray mist.


  1. Congratulations Cassie, you have a talent that needs to be share x

  2. Congratulations Danice.

  3. Anonymous1/31/2014

    Well done to all new members but especially to Cassie your a real talent