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

Our New Mistress of Mayhem:  Michelle Phillips

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

And our new Designer:  Elena Olinevich

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.

Our newest Scraps of Elegance Designer:  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!

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. Wow!!, how SUPER exciting, a MASSIVE congratulations ladies, I cannot wait to see your work and learn more from you all.

  2. Congratulations ladies!!!! Look forward to seeing your work and your tuts!!!

  3. congrats ladies! Can't wait to see all that you come up with!!

  4. congrats to all and looking forward to seeing and admiring your work

  5. Congratulations to the newest DT. Looking forward to more crafty inspiration.

  6. Congrats to the new girls, a happy hello, and a sad goodbye to some old friends. Can't wait to get to know the new DT better and to get to see what they do with the kits!

  7. Congrats to our new dark sistas, so wonderful to have you on our team!! And a sad goodbye to our wonderful friends, keep in touch girls!!


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