What can I say about Nikala? Her work is outstanding! If you look through her gallery all her pages are done so beautifully and there is so much love there. Her photographs are just as stunning. Here are a few words from Nikala:
Hi I’m Nikala and I live in Brisbane, Queensland Australia where the sun is almost always shinning and the weather warm. I’ve been married to my husband Jason for 9 years and together we have Harrison 7 and Charlotte almost 5. My love of scrapbooking began with the birth of our son. My mum presented a scrapped album of his first 12 months to us on his first birthday. Coming from a Graphic Design background with a love of art and photography…it was the most precious and perfect gift. So then I began, scrapping at night, reading magazines for inspiration, visiting scrap stores as often as the grocery store and surfing the net of my favorite scrap blogs. In the past two years I’ve been fortunate enough to be apart of two design teams in Australia, one in New Zealand and was chosen as an Elite Team 2008 member for “For Keeps Creative Scrapbooking” magazine which has also led to teaching at conventions in my hometown and Sydney in late October this year. Scrapbooking is so much more than a hobby to me, it’s become part of my life…..it’s my therapy. My other love and obsession apart from my family, is my photography. Almost three years ago I took the plunge and began Toffee Photography where I specialize in maternity, children and families. So if I’m not scrapping or taking photos, I’m buying clothes that match pattern paper or vice versa…sad, but oh so true!
I was thrilled when Janet asked me to join Color Combos Galore and I look forward to getting to know everyone better and the challenges ahead.
Belinda Venables lives in Barmera, S.A, Australia. She just joined the American Crafts Design Team and was recently published in Scrapbooks, etc magazine. I noticed Belinda creating her gallery at Two Peas last month, I was just blown away. I love that she uses both kraft and white cardstock, and I just love how she uses color. Her pages are fantastic! Here are a few of her words:
I was first introduced to scrapbooking by my sister nearly 5 years ago, just after my first daughter was born. I have always loved taking photos and creating so I knew this was the hobby for me. Before I knew it, scrapbooking was a part of my daily life and soon turned from a hobby to an addiction, and here I am today! I love everything about it! I love that I can have 'me time' to sit and create beautiful pages. I love shopping for gorgeous products and then going home and using them all. I love sharing with others and having them share with me. Most of all I love that I can scrapbook little moments in time that can be handed down to my children and their children. My favourite scrapping subjects would have to be my two beautiful children Madelin (5.5) and Makenzie (2). The thing I love to scrap the most is little things they say and do, so we can look back on them together in years to come.
I discovered Delphine through the color challenges. Her pages were fascinating to look at, all the layers and textures on every page she made was magnificent. I have never seen her work before but I definitely think she is a wonderful artist. Here she is:
My name is Delphine, but I often go by the nickname Delph57 on the web. I'm from France where I live with my husband and our two children, Chloé and Nathan. I started scrapbooking in January 2005 and scrapbooking has been very important in my life since.
I’m very happy to be a designer in french and international design teams as La Boit à Scrap (a french online scrapbooking store), Au dela des Cimes (a french paper brand), Scrap Idées ( a french sketch inspiration blog) and Say it in Scrap ( a US challenge blog). I've also been published in french magazines : Esprit Scrapbooking and Idée de Scrap.
Congratulations ladies and welcome to the team! We are all excited to have you join us and can't wait for the next challenge! On the left sidebar in the Designers section, you can click on their names for a link to their Two Peas Gallery and below their photos are links to their blogs. Take a look at their work, it's pure eye candy!!!