Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Meet the DT - Part I

Are you ready to learn a little bit more about our wonderful new DT ladies, who - come November 15th - will inspire you to use that stash?

We asked our Queens of Crap to tell us a little about themselves and hope you enjoy learning a little more about them as much as we did.
And when you have the time, don't forget to check out their blogs for some fabulous inspiration.

This time in alphabetical order, here are our first five Queens

"I hail from Maryland. I am married to a wonderful husband of 12 years who happens to be the best flag football quarterback that I know (in my own opinion).I have been blessed with 2 of the most fantastic children (Kyle & Kassie). My family are the reason why I scrapbook. They provide me inspirations for many of my scrapbook pages. I am a diehard Redskins fan! You can always catch me behind a camera taking lots & lots of pictures. My scrapbooking style is just me doing what I love!"
"My name is Dana Tatar and I am a stay-at-home mom. I have two daughters, Claire (4) and Scarlett (3). I married my high school sweetheart in 2003 and have been happy ever since. I graduated from MSU with a B.S. in Biochemistry and worked in that field for about 3 years before I gave birth to my first daughter and decided to stay home full time. I have had many hobbies over the years, but scrapping is the one that really gives me satisfaction. 

I started scrapbooking to preserve memories after the birth of my first daughter. I love to mix products from different collections on my layouts and I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I love fussy cutting and flowers and both can be seen on the majority of my layouts. I would say that my dominant scrappy styles are clean and simple and pretty chic, but I do like to mix things up a bit, depending on the paper or photos I want to use. When I'm not scrapping, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound."

"My name is Jenifer Evans known on many scrapbooking sites as "Jennaroo"! I have 5 kiddos and am married to my high school swetheart! We live in a small farming community....and honestly there's not much to do besides scrap and chase my kids from one sporting event to the next! I have been seriously scrapping now for 2 years but started many years ago when my first child was born. I scrapbook to preserve memories for my children and theirs to come but I also scrap as a creative outlet for myself!

My friends and family make fun of me because I see things differently than they do, I get inspired by surroundings and often wonder how I can scrap them or incorporate them into my crafting somehow, whether it be something that would make a great title or something that could be altered or sqeezed onto a layout. I would say I have more than one style of scrapping because I don't want to limit my creativitey. My dominant style is shabby/pretty chic, but I've been known to produce grungy as well as clean and simple layouts once in a while. I pretty much go where the pictures and paper take me! "

"I am a wife and mother of 3 small children, ages 7, 3 and 19 months. I live in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. I have scrapbooked seriously for about 4 years now, but I have been interested in arts and crafts my entire life. My style is kind of eclectic and a bit cluttered. I’m not a big fan of using a lot of white space, as I’m sure that you can tell. If I see and empty space, I feel compelled to fill it! Fast! My favourite manufacturers are Crate Paper (my #1 fav), Echo Park, Glitz, GCD, Authentique, Little Yellow Bicycle, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket and Sassafras. I have a real love for retro and funky paper lines. 

My real job is freelance Web project management, design and development. In fact, I designed, developed and wrote all the content for my own Blog. I have my own small business – Vickers Media, and I work part-time as a Web Project Manager at a marketing company in Mississauga – Spyder Works Inc. My specialty is open source content management systems like Joomla and WordPress."
"I'm from Quebec in Canada.  I share my life with my boyfriend, my three cats and more scrappy supplies than I'll ever be able to use! I'm particularly addicted to paper, clear stamps and flowers (okay… and glimmer mists, and bling, and chipboard, and … you get the picture! lol!) I love to travel, and scrapbooking fits right into that passion for me. I scrap mostly my trips, and while I'm working on a layout, I'm immersed back into the place I'm scrapping. I forget everything else other than trying to find the perfect papers and embellies to match my photos! It's my escape!
I'm so excited to be on this team! I hope you'll join us! "

Check back next Tuesday to learn more about our other five DT Members

Thursday, October 20, 2011


We are super excited to introduce our new DT Members to you.
I know that we said we are looking to add between six to eight new members but we just could not stop there.

We had OODLES of talent responding to our call and after many a-tantrums we were able to narrow it down to ten new DT members.

So, without further ado here are the new Queens of Crap 2011/2012 (in no particular order)
Please take some time and check out their awesome blogs, these girls rock the crap like mad :)))

Natt Smith:

Regina Castillo

Renee Zieglmeier

Caryn Kidwell

Martine Labelle

Norine Borys

Nitasha Griffin-Johunkin

Jenifer Evans

Dana Tatar

Kate Vickers

And then there are the two Mothers of Crap - who work behind the scenes to bring you the new challenges 

Greta Adams 
(SYC Founder)

Kim Sonksen 
(Blog Admin and DT Coordinator)

Finally we would like to give a very special shout out to all you wonderful ladies out there who put their name in the hat for the team, but who were not successful this time around.
Every single submission was appreciated and you certainly did not make it easy for us.

Thank you so much to all of you for having taken the time and trouble to apply - we are honoured that you wanted to become part of the team and sincerely hope that you give it another try in four months time, when we have another call.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

DT Call - update

Our DT Call is now closed - thank you SO SO much or the many wonderful submissions. It's fantastic to see that you haven't forgotten us during our hiatus and that you are all so excited to see this challenge blog returning.

It will not be too long until we announce our new DT members and I can promise that we will email EVERYONE who applied for the DT position before we announce the team on the blog.

Have a fantastic Sunday everyone!

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