Friday, April 20, 2012

Meet our newest Designers!

Our Design Team Call ended on April 15, and wow did we get some amazing entries,  I'd like to thank everybody who applied!

In the end, we had to narrow it down to just 3 talented designers, and while it was a hard decision, I think you'll agree that these ladies will provide lots of inspiration!

I'll introduce our new Scraps of Elegance designer first, and then I'll let you in on the newest Scraps of Darkness designers:

Our new Scraps of Elegance designer is Helena Johansson:

My name is Helena Johansson and I live in Sweden with my dh Martin and our two children, Timmie 10 years old and Linn 6 years old. We also have two cute cats that we all adore - most of the time that is! I'm a socialworker by day and scrapbooker by night, I spend lots of time in my scraproom creating and I often have my little daughter as company. She loves to scrapbook, too (she loves to shop and hoard too, I can't imagine where she got that from!). I've been scrapbooking for more than four years now and I often say it's my passion in life! I love everything romantic, shabby and vintage. I adore beautiful papers, flowers, chipboard and other embellies. I am so happy to be a part of the Scraps of Elegance design team and can't wait to get to know everybody and start to create with these amazing kits!

And we have 2 new designers that will be working with our Scraps of Darkness kits, too:

Elena Olinevich - Designer

My name is Elena a.k.a. Eleele in virtual life. I'm very happy and proud to be a part of The Scraps of Darkness Design Team. I want to thank Melinda, who helped me initially to become a Subscriber ( there were some obstacles) and then gave me an opportunity to show and express myself as a Designer.
So I have been scrapping for more than 5 years, and completely addicted to it past 2 years. I started with the cards, but now my passion is lay outs and altered art. Besides my hobby is batik (silk painting) and water color painting. Now I try to use all these techniques in my projects.
What about my style, so now it is difficult to determine. I am exploring at the present moment steam punk, grunge and mixed media, but being a very gentle person my projects tend to be more feminine. That is why I like also some shabby and vintage. I adore using paints, mists and lace.
My husband is a great support in every aspect of my life, and I'm very happy that he accepts all my beginnings and crazy plans without any objections. My 5 year daughter inspires me to be creative.  I hope I can be creative and inspirational for all of you too.

Michelle Phillips - Mistress of Mayhem

G'day Dark sisters, my name is Michelle aka Bubbachooka, I'm 46 and I live in Sydney, Australia, the Great land down under. I work 9-5 for a global company, and we build ship engines. I have a hubby and 2 beautiful fur babies who you will see in my layouts. I've been scrapping now since 2009, and only last year found my wonderful home here at Scraps of Darkness, until then I wandered aimlessly thru the scrappy world wondering where to begin.
I consider myself to be an eclectic scrapper, I love all styles and Bling, ya just gotta have Bling. I've met so many wonderful people at Scraps of Darkness and made some lifetime friends and I'm totally honored to be the Mistress of Mayhem, Mayhem is my middle name.  See you in the gallery!   Mish

Visit Michelle's blog to see her awesome work!

Sadly, with hellos come goodbyes.  I want to thank Cheryl and Rachelle for all the gorgeous work and dedication they've given us during their terms.  You will both be missed, but we'll all still be following your work!

Cheryl is taking a little break to spend more time with her family.  Summer is coming, and we all know that means the kids are home from school!

And I think we all know where Rachelle will be...  Rachelle's decided to take a break from the DT to spend time in one of her favorite places, the garden!


  1. How super exciting!!! such great talent to add to this amazing kit club!!!! I have always said that you have exquisite taste Mel! :)

  2. Congratulations to all the new DT members, look forward to more crafty inspiration.

  3. Big congrats to Scraps of Elegance and the new design team members. I cannot WAIT to see your wonderful creations!....Patty


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