Friday, August 1, 2008

Brand new Design Team!

I'm so excited to finally announce our brand new Design Team! So many people applied and each and every one of you have phenominal talent! I had originally planned on having only two designers and they would alternate each month. But, with all of the applicants I couldn't narrow it down to only two, so I decided to bring in THREE new designers! Please welcome Juliann Marchant, Irene Tan, and Jennifer McWhirt to the Queen Scraps team! Please check out each of their blogs and galleries to get a glimpse of things to come!
First, welcome Irene Tan!

Here is a little bit about Irene:

"I've been scrapbooking since 2005. But, I've stopped from early 2006 for more than a year and only started to scrap again in March 2007."

"I'm a mother to two of my most loved ones and I have a most wonderful family that had always support me to pursue my passion. Scrapbooking to me is really about family and my life. There's nothing more fun and inspiring than to scrap about photographs captured during everyday life with our loved ones. My motto towards scrapping has always been "Scrap with your heart and remember to have fun too!"

"I'm kind of the 'Ephemera' style but then again, I would love to workwith some fun colours at times. But there's one thing I can be sure of, I'm all about distressing! Lastly, I'm really honored and excited to be part of the the designing team of QueenScraps. Refer the link below to get to know me more."

Next, welcome Juliann Marchant! Juliann has been a frequent Guest Design for Queen Scraps and I had no doubts about asking her to join us full time. Please scroll down to see her fabulous work with August's special project kit!

Here is a little more about Juliann:

"Hi I'm Julie SAHM of Alexa and Wil, and Wife to Bill for almost 12 years now. I have always been a crafty artsy person, from Interior Design school, to working with water colors, pastels, dried floral arrangements, and clay. I have been scrapping for a little over 5 years now, and there is no turning back!! I not only LOVE scrapping my 2 kiddos, my family, and our excursions, but love to alter and create fun projects using all my scrappy supplies."
You can also check out Juliann's work on her blog at

And last but certainly not least, Jen McWhirt! I do not have a photo of Jen yet, but I will post one as soon as I can!

Here is a little about Jen:

"I think I have a pretty simple style and while I enjoy doing layouts with just one photo on them I love doing layout with lots of pictures on them."

"My favorite things to scrap are my two boys and our family adventures with a mix of funny layouts about my dog too. I have been married to my husband who is active duty army for just over 13 years. I started scrapbooking just shortly after getting married basically to meet some other wives but I was hooked once I started making pages and haven’t stopped since."
Check out Jen's other work here!

Welcome aboard everyone!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

August is almost here!

Whew - I am SO GLAD that July is about over! That was a busy month for me! Single mom with three kids at home - then add school for me (summer classes fit the same information as a regular semester into half the time!), a full time business and you've got one crazy lady right now! Let me tell you, I'm so ready for school to start back up! The older two just can't stand each other any more and I'm running out of ways to entertain them! I posted pictures of Juliann's beautiful butterfly album and today I'll show you the kit! Here are both kits offered for the month of August. I hope you love them as much as I do! The Blue Awning papers are so awesome to work with! I was able to get 6 layouts done with the kit and I still have a few sheets of papers left along with the chipboard buttons, a few pieces of ribbon, and a few of the pearls. This is by far my favorite kit ever and I didn't even think I'd like using the papers! Check out the August specials on our homepage at

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

August Project Kit!!!

I am so excited to have this project kit f0r August. The papers and butterfly album are both from Kaisercraft. Previous Guest Designer, Juliann Marchant, did an amazing job with this kit only adding ink, Chocolate colored Glimmer Mist, Stickles, and fabric paint. All other items are included in the kit! The kit sells for $35 and during the month of August, when you purchase this special project kit, you will receive a set of Kaisercrafts newest papers, Flutterby. Purchase both kits and you'll receive free shipping too! Visit to get yours before they're gone!

Back from vacation!

Isn't is good to go on vacation? I took my kids up to Chicago for some very much needed R&R and we had a blast! We went to the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. Both are just awesome! They learned a lot about the dinosaurs (their favorite part of the Field Museum)! Ciara's middle name is Jade so she was thrilled when she saw the Hall of Jades. They had all different kinds of things made from Jade from weapons to jewelry to decorative pots. She spent probably an hour in there reading all about Jade. It was great to see her so interested in something.