Design Team

Cindy Brown (Canada)

My name is Cindy Brown alias Talkis on some Quebec forums. Those who know me say I am a dynamic girl who left to mark the way. Hyperactive by nature I channel my energy into lots of scrapbooking projects. I have a boyfriend that I love and two dogs that I love children waiting Who Will one day. I am very close to my family. I also yours my artist from my grandma talent. She follows me even on Facebook. Scrapbooking entered my life in 2006 because I wanted to make an album of my dogs. I found my shoe off and since then I am a compulsive buyer! I love discovering and trying new products especially. I want them all !!!!! I love watching everything around me and inspires me to create. Making the rounds of blogs and Pinterest is also a joy for inspiration. I started this passion by making pages and then I‘m exploring the mixed media to return to pages by adding a touch of mixed media. I can not say I have a particular style,what I can say is that I like to explore all avenues.

Cindy Catania (France)

Hello guys, I'm Cindy, I'm 34 years old, am French and mom of 3 boys 14 years, 9 years and 6 years ... I have been scrapbooking for almost 3 years and since I discovered mixed media I'm in love ..... I am very happy to be part of this team and this new adventure.
Tusia thank you very much and see you soon guys ;)

Fiona Paltridge (Australia)

Hi! My name is Fiona & I live in South Australia with my husband.
I have 2 adult children who have both moved away to pursue their careers. I have been a scrapbooker for almost 15 years now but I have only recently discovered the online world of challenges & design teams! 

I'm enjoying meeting so many amazing & talented people & having a chance  to share my love of creating as well as being exposed to a never-ending stream of  ideas, techniques & wonderful creations from my online compatriots!!

 Most of my work has a contemporary feel about it & I absolutely love using mixed media on my projects. Since I've discovered modelling paste, gesso & watercolours I love using them on everything I create!!  I currently design for 3 other teams in Australia and 2 International teams. I have also recently been so privileged to have been named as one of Australia's Scrapbooking Memories Masters.

I also dabble in making video tutorials that I like to share on YouTube too & I cannot believe I have been asked to be a part of Scrapki-wyzwaniowo & share my love of creating with you all. 

Hee Sun Kim (Korea)

My name is Hee Sun Kim and I am from Korea.
It was 2009. I found such a beautiful handmade card on the Internet while searching for collage techniques and images I could use to decorate my personal planner.
I was very much surprised to find out that there were so many people in the world making cards.
I have a very unique style-I love to blend vintage elements into my mixed media art.
What I enjoy doing the most, is sharing my ideas, techniques and my love of crafting with my students.
My goal is to express feeling through my art and inspire creativity by sharing my work with others in my classes.
I love crafting and I find joy in it every day!

Jamajka (Poland)

Nazywam się Marta Turska - Grochocka, w scrapowym świecie znana jako JaMajka. Moja przygoda z rękodziełem przechodziła etapy malowania na szkle, scrapbookingu, cardmakingu, zaś teraz na dłużej zatrzymałam się na art journalowaniu i kolażach. Lubię prace mixed mediowe, dwuznaczne spojrzenia na obrazy i słowa, lubię bawić się sensem i przekazem tworzonych przeze mnie prac. Prywatnie jestem wychowawczynią w świetlicy w szkole podstawowej, kocham moją pracę, często tworzę z dziećmi i dla dzieci w trakcie różnego rodzaju warsztatów. Mam 6 letnią córeczkę, męża, dwa koty i patyczaka. 

My name is Marta Turska-Grochocka, in a world of scrapbooking known as JaMajka. My adventure with crafting was gradual, from painting on a glass, through scrapbooking and cardmaking, to art-journalling and collages. I like mixed-media projects, ambigous meaning of pictures and words, I like to play with sense and meaning. In private I work in after-school club - I love my job and very often I teach children to create through many workshops. I have 6 years old daughter, a husband, two cats and a stick insect.

Kasia Bogatko (Poland)
Designer & Pinterest Admin 

Scrapbookingiem zajmuję się od ponad dwóch lat. Jest to dla mnie najlepszy sposób na relaks, na odpoczynek po ciężkim dniu. W tej chwili moją największą miłością są media, cały czas się ich uczę i staram się pokazywać w swoich pracach ich rożne oblicza. Mam nadzieję, że i was zainspiruję do eksperymentów z nimi. 

I am a scrapbooker since over 2 years. For me it is the best way to relax after a hard day. Media are my biggest love right now. I'm still learning them and I try to show their different faces in my artworks. I hope to encourage you to experiment with them.

Kavitha (India)

Hi!! I am kavitha from India.
I have been into some form of arts & crafts all the time,but when i found mixed media 3 years i was completely hooked up.Mixed media give me lots of creative freedom and allows me to experiment with different mediums and materials.I love playing with paper,colors and all pretty stuffs.My style is more of vintage/shabby chic with lots of layers and textures but i love to try anything in between.Apart from crafting i love music,sleep,shopping and long drives.

Lena Smoktunova (Russia)
Social Media Coordinator & Designer

Hello! My name is Elena Smoktunova, I am 31 years old. I live with my husband and our remarkable three daughters in Russia, the Moscow region, city of Mytischi. I am engaged in scrapbooking 5 years. I work generally in style a mix media. Any my work doesn't do without sprays and paints! It is my passion!

Christina Lampropoulou (Greece)

Hello crafters!  My name is Christina Lampropoulou and I come from Athens, Greece. I m 35 years old, I work as a teacher in an elementary school, I am married to a very generous and supportive man and we have two daughters 5,5 and 4.

I have been scrapbooking for about four years and my two girls are often my inspiration!  I have tried every style but mixed media has stolen my heart! I adore playing with colours, pastes, textures and layers on my pages and I am always trying new techniques or designs on my pages. When I started this hobby I was mostly creating cards but now I am in love with layouts, especially mixed media projects! I love to express my feelings through my creations and always try to pop up my photo so it is always my focal point... I love my hobby and today I feel so blessed to be one of this team!

Olya Kravet(Russia)

My name is Olya Kravets and I'm so happy that I write this letter!
I love scrapbooking with all of my heart and each day I devote to creativity. I really like interesting challenge blogs where creative design team and strong leaders. But even more I like the creativity and the chance to reveal myself! That is why Scrapki-wyzwaniowo is one of my favorite blogs. I returned to scrapbooking 2 years ago and now have dedicated my life to creating and inspiring! I try every day to be better than yesterday, to always learn and develop. My favorite style of scrapbooking is mixed media. This is where you can reveal their feelings and emotions, to feel yourself an artist and to always do something new. I love to always do something new, to try new techniques and methods and every day I study a lot and try.

My dream is to be in blogs associated with 7 dots studio. This is one of my favorite products in my works on mixed media and not only! And I'm happy to be among such a great team!!

Pinezka (Poland)

Pinezka. Zmienna osoba. Aktualnie uwielbia: nitkę, stemple i akwarele. Nie przepada za kolorem różowym. Relaksuje ją: chlapanie farbami, duźdanie kotów i wpisy do żurnala. Stresuje ją: robienie dwóch (lub więcej) takich samych prac, styl romantyczny i kwiatki. Znana z cynicznego poczucia humoru. 

Pinezka (Pin). Variable person. Currently loves: thread, stamps, watercolors. Does not like pink. Relaxes her: splashing with paints, stroking cats and art journaling. Stresses her: making two (or more) of the same project, romantic style and flowers. Known for a cynical sense of humor.

Sylwia (Ireland/Poland)
2nd Reveal Admin & Designer

 My name is Sylwia Gryczuk and I am originally from Poland but I live and create in  Claregalway Co.Galway.  I work with different mixed media materials such as acrylic, inks, watercolours, vintage papers, beeswax, fabric and 3D elements.

 I am very passionate about creating happy art pieces with a little bit of magic. I love painting Fairies, art journaling, collages, altered items and craft projects. In 2012 I have created TandiArt Studio, where I put my whole heart into white canvas, pages and 3D objects to transform them into something happy and soulful.

Tores (Poland)

My name is Magdalena Pucia aka Tores and I cut, stick and splash in my scraproom for almost ten years. Initially I used to "keep memories" in LO and albums with photos of my family (I have a husband and two daughters), but now I explore art journaling, doodling, collage - for creative fun and self-expression. I like connecting different styles and embellishments, but always use stamps and word stickers (words are really important part of my works). Beside scrapbooking I'm addicted to reading books and watching tv crime series.

Tusia (Poland)
Designer, Founder & Main Admin

Kocham media - jeśli miałabym zdefiniować mój styl, powiedziałabym, że media są w moich pracach jedyną stałą. Ulubione kolory to świeże, wyraziste zielenie, błękity i róże, ale równocześnie kocham delikatne, blade odcienie beżu, różu i biel. Jednakże jest w moich projektach coś, co jest obecne zawsze - pozytywny, kobiecy styl. 

Scrapbooking wypełnia całe moje życie - jest wszędzie wokół mnie - w życiu osobistym i zawodowym. Kocham proces tworzenia - tworzyłam rzeczy od wczesnego dzieciństwa i każdego rodzaju rękodzieło zawsze mnie przyciągało. Nie potrafię wyobrazić sobie swojego życia bez jakiejś twórczości. Nawet jeśli wyjeżdżam na weekend, zawsze zabieram małą "twórczą torebkę" wypełnioną moimi narzędziami i mediami do art-journalowania. Jestem szczęściarą, projektującą dla kilku twórczych miejsc. Uwielbiam pić kawę, czytać książki, spacerować po lesie, patrzeć na łąkowe kwiaty, rozkoszować się ciepłem jesiennego słońca i być zatopioną w moim wewnętrznym świecie. Mogę powiedzieć, że jestem szczęśliwym człowiekiem i nie zmieniłabym w swoim życiu niczego. 

Mam nadzieję, że będziecie z radością tworzyć z nami, na blogu scrapki-wyzwaniowo. 

Scrapbooking fills my whole life – it is all around me – in my private life and in my job career, as I am the owner of 7 Dots Studio and also an eager scrapbooker . I love the process of creation – I have created things since early childhood – all kinds of handmade things always attracted me. I cannot imagine my life without making some art. Even if I leave for a weekend, I always take my small “art-bag”, filled with art-journal supplies.

I love all kinds of media – if I would have to define my style, I would say that media are the only constant thing. My favourite colours are fresh, bold greens, blues and pinks, but at the same time I just love delicate, pale hues of beige, rose and white. However there is something in my projects, what can be found always – a positive, feminine style.

I am lucky enough to be a designer in a few very creative places. I love drinking coffee, reading books, walking through the forest, watching flowers on the meadow, basking in the autumn sun and being deep in my inner world. I can say that I am a happy person and wouldn’t change a single thing in my life.

I hope you will enjoy creating with us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo challenge blog.

Wiosanka (Poland)
Designer, Voting & Winners Post Admin

My name is Ania, in virtual world I use a nick - wiosanka. I live in north Poland, near the Baltic Sea. I'm a wife of georgeous man and mother of two wonderful boys - Paweł (7) and Tomek (5). We spend much time together and we're rather sporty family. We ski in winter, swim and go on bike trips in the summer. My boys and the time that we spend together is a main subject of my projects. 

What I love most about scrapbooking is making layouts and occasional albums. I just love to work with pictures. I can't live without colorful papers, washi tapes, small buttons, fun badges and paint splashes. There is a black ink in almost each of my work. I recently liked chipboards very much and I often put them into my projects. 

Mam na imię Ania, w wirtualnym świecie używam nicka - wiosanka. Mieszkam na północy Polski, blisko morza. jestem żoną cudownego mężczyzny i mamą dwóch wspaniałych chłopców - Pawła (7) i Tomka(5). Spędzamy razem dużo czasy, lubimy aktywne formy wypoczynku. Jeździmy na nartach zimą, a latem na rowerowe wycieczki. I to właśnie moi chłopcy i czas, spędzony razem jest głównym tematem moich prac. 

To, co najbardziej kocham w scrapbookingu to tworzenie layoutów i pamiątkowych albumów. Uwielbiam pracę ze zdjęciami. Nie umiałabym żyć bez kolorowych papierów, papierowych taśm washi, guzików, zabawnych buttonów i chlapania farbami. Czarna ecolina jest prawie na każdej mojej pracy. Ostatnio bardzo polubiłam tekturki i teraz często umieszczam je na swoich pracach.

Yasmin Tolche (Norway)
Instagram Admin & Designer

Designer Hi, my name is Yasmin. I'm a Norwegian girl, born in 1980. Mom to two awesome boys, Felix and Collin. I'm happily married to Kristian and together we live in a small mountain village in Kyrksæterøra, Norway with our Rottweiler, Penny. All of the above is victim of my scrapbook obsession. I currently work for a scrapbook store in Norway, called Bikuben doing postings online. 

I see myself as a fun girl with a good sense of humour and creativity. I started scrapbooking in August 2005. I came across this hobby totally by accident when I was at a friend’s house. I've always loved to cut and paste pictures in albums and doing some type of scrapbooking on a low level. But it was in 2005 when i really got into it. 

I love scrapping pages with paints, mist and getting my hands messy. I don't think I have a definite style, I do everything from vintage, romantic to inky and painted projects.I do love Lots and lots of layers. I'm sooo excited to join the fantastic girls at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo!!

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