Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Welcome to our new Design Team!!

April 1st marks the start of a brand new term and a new Design Team. We are pleased to announce that we have three new members joining us as well as two of our existing members who will be continuing on for another term.

I am thrilled to announce that Deanna & Regan will both be staying on and joining them is Anne Marie, Mellissa & Tracey.

Now, let's meet the team....
Hello!!! My name is Anne Marie, AKA “ Sisterbug”. I am a SAHM. I have been married to a wonderful man coming up 15 years this July. My son Cody is 13 and my daughter Darion is 12 years old. My family is the most important thing to me. It is a challenge everyday as is scrapbooking!

I love to spend time at our cottage. We all four wheel, dirt bike, snowmobile, hike, boat, fish and lots more. It is my time to enjoy family and friends there.

I have been scrapbooking for many years. It all began at a home show and progressed from there. I enjoy my scrappy time with my daughter, sister and niece. I also love to scrap with others either in person on on-line. It has been so wonderful to meet lots of new friends. I really enjoy preserving memories and the joy on peoples faces when they see my LO’s.

This is my first opportunity to be a Design Team Member and I have to say I am so excited to be a DT member for the Scrapping Turtle. I have been very active for a couple of years now on different boards and forums and I must say the TURTLE and TURTLE GIRLS ROCK!!!!!!

Looking forward to spending the next 6 months with everyone and let’s have fun!!!!!


So I am Deanna, Dee, DeeWoodland, I am super excited to be invited back for a second term on the Turtle Design Team. They are a fantastic group of people, awesome selection in their store not to mention hilariously fun people on the forum and all are great scrappers!

I started scrapbooking almost 4 years ago now and I have not looked back. I especially love making cards and 3D items! I don’t believe I can say I have a favourite line of products as being on the Turtle DT has opened me up to so many new products that I would not normally have picked for myself! I loved everyone of them!

Expect some changes to the way we issue challenges on Turtle Soup forum, we are so excited to be working together and have tons of fun planned for the next 6 months! You won’t be sorry you popped in!

Look forward to seeing (chatting with) you at the Soup!

My name is Mellissa. I have 3 children, 3 step-children and 7 grandbabies whom I totally adore. Having that many always gives me many pic opps, lol. I am raising 2 of my grandbabies so there is never a dull moment in my home. I have a wonderful man in my life that supports my love of scrapbooking completely. He started me on this addiction, lol and is my enabler. I have a job that I love. I am a furniture finisher. Working with wood is much like scrapbooking as I see how my efforts have made something beautiful. I started scrapbooking about 3 years ago. From there on it's been like a whirlwind for me. I jumped right in and started compiling my scrapbooking collections. Now that I have a huge supply of just about everything and anything I am starting to really look at what I have and try to make the most of it. I have learned alot these last few years and am learning more every day. My new years resolution this year is to try something new every month and stick to it until I feel comfortable with it and learn as much as I can with it. Im very excited to be a part of the Scrapping Turtle Design team. I hope to teach others some of the things that I have learned and hopefully gain more knowledge myself through doing that. I am a very passionte person and I have been able to put alot of that passion into my scrapbooking. I welcome the opportunity to share that passion with others and inspire them to put their all into their love of scrapbooking.

My name is Regan D’Agostino, (Regs)

This is my second term with the Scrapping Turtle and I have to say it is a really fun place to be!!
I live in Waterloo with my Husband Sonny and 3 year old daughter Lola and 15 year old son Isaak. They are my scrapping inspiration.
I’ve been scrapbooking and cardmaking for about 5 years now.
I love all things whimsical and I am totally addicted to paper, ribbons and buttons!! I love making cards and I do something crafty most everyday!!
I hope you all enjoy my creations this term, I love blog surfing and I am always finding new inspiration from the work of other scrap addicts!!.

I'm Tracey and I'm a Turtle junkie!! Wow, that sounds like I'm in a 12-step program although thankfully there is no cure for this addiction. I love all things scrappy and Scrapping Turtle is my happy place. I am incredibly thrilled to be a part of this team. I hope in my time here I can provide just a little bit of inspiration for you. I might not be up on all the latest products and trends but I put my heart into each project. During my term I hope to 'scrap outside of my shell' just a little and plan to have some fun while doing it!

We have also been inviting one active member of our forum each month to join us as a Guest Designer. We began this in November 2008 and are pleased to be continuing with it.

Allow me to introduce Heather as our GDT for April...

Greetings fellow Turtles!!!!!! I’m Heather, aka SaraSamsMom, and I’m delighted to be your Guest Design Team member for the month of April. I am deeply honoured that I was asked to be a part of the awesome Turtle Design Team this month. I live in Cambridge with my hubby Gary (my soulmate) and the greatest joys of my life - Sara who is 3 and Samuel who will be 18 months. I feel that my life truly began when I became a mom and I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything in the world. My sweet babies are my main scrapbook inspiration -- not only because I want to preserve the memories and moments for them, but also because they make the most adorable photo subjects. I first developed my scrapbook addiction in 2002 while planning our wedding. The moment I purchased my first piece of paper I was hooked! I loved everything scrapbook related from that moment on. But it wasn’t until I was expecting Sara that I feel I truly became a scrapbooker (the layouts I did before that weren’t very impressive). I certainly had a lot of supplies to choose from by that point!!!! Gary is extremely supportive of my scrapbook passion, although I’m sure he wishes that I would “scrap more and spend less”. LOL. Scrapbooking is truly one of the joys in my life, and also serves as a form of therapy for me. I love that it is a continual learning process and always holds something new and wonderful, while allowing me to share what is in my heart. I am so pleased to be a part of The Scrapping Turtle pond, to be able to spend time with everyone and to get to know so many wonderful people. You have all inspired me immensely and I am immensely honoured to have this opportunity to hopefully inspire you.


Well, I hope you are still with us here since I have a little something special for one lucky blog commenter!! To celebrate the beginning of a new Design Team era we are giving away TWO tickets to the Saturday Marketplace at ScrapFest!! That's right, you and a friend, can come out and join in all of the fun & shopping that is this fabulous scrappy event! You don't want to miss out! Leave a comment on this post and we will randomly select one winner one week from today (April 8th). Good luck!!


Jennifer Roach said...

Congrats to the new team. I can't wait to see what you do in the upcoming months!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah new DT! So great to see some familiar faces returning and some other familiar faces joining. We look forward to what you have in store for us over the next six months!
Deanna U

Tanya C said...

Congrats to all the new team members and good luck with your term!

Tara said...

Looks like a great team. Congrats to my girl Anne Marie!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the new and previous design team members. Im looking forward to your great creations.
Deb B

carpediem said...

Congratulations to the Turtle DT! Looking forward to seeing their new creations each month! Thanks for offering the chance to win Scrapfest tickets!

Regan said...

so excited!!

Cathy L. said...

Congrats to all of the design team members. Looking forward to some creative scrappiness from you guys!!

Claudia and Luke said...

Welcome everyone.. I must say the work just keeps getting better and better.

PamD said...

What a great team! I'm excited to see what they have in store for us!! :)

QueenBee Rowe said...

I'm so excited about the new Turtle Team!! I can't wait to see all the great and inspiring work. Congratulations, everyone!

Oma said...

I would love to win a ticket to Scrapfest! Never been to a show before and even if I don't win; I will be there.

Looks like you have a great team there and will have to tell my daughter to check out your blog as she loves to scrap. I enjoy card making.

Jen said...

Congrats to the new design team! Can't wait to see what you create!

Wendy Su-Cole said...

Congrats to you guys. I'm looking forward to seeing some more of your designs.

Wendy Su-Cole

Anonymous said...

Your website is awesome, your designs are great. Friends & I a going to the scrapfest & hoping to see you there. Hoping also to visit your store on our way back home to Windsor. I have been in your store, but its been a while. I heard it has grown & is full of wonderful ideas. So can't wait to check both out. In Windsor we don't have any scrapbook store left so this will be a treat.
Tammy Richard