We have so many things going on for our 5th birthday with the Reunion Tour that we wanted to take a moment to spotlight a few of the several Guest Designers we have joining us this month.
Jennifer Labre Designs
Hi everyone! My name is Jenn of Jennifer Labre Designs. I’m thrilled to be back here at ScrapMatters to help celebrate their birthday! What a fun and exciting time! I loved my time at here and have so many wonderful memories of the people, designers, team and events. Such a fun place to hang out and scrap! I’m excited to be back and get to see so many familiar faces. I’m looking forward to all that ScrapMatters has planned this month and I can’t wait to share some new products with you too! Oh, I totally love the rock theme that is planned for this month because I’m such a rocker chick! I have to say, my favorite bands are still probably the hair bands of the 80s. Since I grew up then, so many of those songs hold special memories for me. I can’t help but rock out when my favorites like Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt and Whitesnake come on. Rock on! You can find Jenn’s store here
Elise’s Pieces Designs
Hi there! I’m Elise Hansen of Elise’s Pieces Designs and I am so excited to be part of ScrapMatters’ Reunion Tour! I was a designer here last summer, and loved all of the amazing scrappers that “live” here. I love browsing the gallery and seeing your layouts is always inspiring. Being back here with some of my favorite designers and scrappers, meeting new faces, and just being part of the fun is so fantastic. And have you seen the awesome team collab? I mean, seriously! It rocks!!
We love traditions and celebrations at my house, and somehow they always seem to center around food! My husband is a bit of a foodie, and we’re both pretty sentimental, so we have special foods and traditions that go with special times of the year. Birthdays are pretty much a day long food fest! Since I’m the only girl in my house, my husband and I have three boys, I pretty much insist that my birthday is the time to treat me like a princess. This year, I even got a crown to go with my yummy crème brulee!
I really love to dance, and I love any music that makes me feel like dancing. My workout mix on my iPod is full of fast, hip hoppy kinds of songs that keep me moving. As far as bands go, I’ve been in love with Harry Connick, Jr since I was young, the same goes for Jon Bon Jovi. And I love Billy Joel and Sting. You know, all the cool guys.
I’ve been scrapping for a long time, so my designs are definitely influenced by ideas and things I like to have when I am the scrapper. I’m also inspired by my family, my life and hobbies, and funky shoes and purses! I love lots and lots of color, so I rarely stick with just four or five colors when I design. I love working with teal, green and blue hues, and I struggle a little bit with really dark shades. My kits are very papery, and you’ll almost always find a hand-drawn heart in there! You can find Elise’s store here
My name is Cheryl Ashcraft and I’m known around the forum and gallery as gonewiththewind, My design name is Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs. I started hanging out at ScrapMatters in 2009 and really became more involved when I participated in and won Queen of Scrap 2010. I had a temporary spot on the Creative Team that became a permanent spot. I was already designing templates at that point and for a short time also had a template store at ScrapMatters. I’ve always loved the variety of challenges at ScrapMatters that focus on helping scrappers create beautiful layouts for their memory albums as well as the friendliness in the forum and genuine love that is spread in the gallery. I’m a huge proponent of celebrating milestones, so I’m utterly delighted to be here to join in the celebration with ScrapMatters.
I design intricately layered but easy-to-use templates to create multi-layered layouts with no fuss. I generally always use the same color scheme for my templates unless I’m collaborating with another designer or group of designers. I’ve gotten so used to creating with these colors that I have to design using them and when I’m done, convert to the colors that match the collaboration. There’s something that just clicks in my head with my signature colors. I’m also inspired by everything around me to design templates. One of my recent sets started with a collage wall I have in my computer room, but I’ve also been inspired by walking down hallways or driving down the road!
My favorite way to celebrate the important events in my life is to surround myself with my big family and delicious food. Then sit and talk while we watch TV or listen to music. Usually if we are at my dad’s, country music is playing. At my sister’s, she plays Jimmy Buffet. At my house, we play a mix of 80′s and 90′s or either big band music. I love listening to Ella Fitzgerald, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and Nina Simone. You can find Cheryl’s store here
Happy Scrap Girl Designs
I’m the gal behind Happy Scrap Girl Designs. My online friends call me Happy or HSG. I am so excited to be a part of the Reunion Tour! ScrapMatters is where it all started for me. I made lots of friends here and I’m excited to spend the month working with them again! I loved working on part of the Rockin’ it Out team collab too! I’m so glad I get to help celebrate ScrapMatter’s birthday with all of you! In my family, we always try to make a big deal about birthdays. The adults always get to pick their favorite restaurant for out whole family to celebrate at. For my kids, I usually like to try to surprise them in the morning with something special, like a room full of balloons or a special birthday breakfast. Then we let them pick someplace to go that day, like the museum, amusement park or a movie. When it comes to music. I’m a little more country than rock n’ roll, I love Zac Brown Band, Blake Shelton, and Lady Antebellum.
I’ve been designing for almost 5 years. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long! I started in digiland a year before that as a freebie hunter and blogger. In 2007 Andrea, ScrapMatters original owner, offered me a spot on the creative team of a new store she was opening! I joined the first CT here and in November of 2007 I started designing. ScrapMatters was my first digi home. I loved being part of the admin team and working hard to help the site grow. I loved being part of the community too! Now I design mostly CU products, but try to make those so that they can easily be used by scrappers too. Quality is very important to me and my customers so all of my CU products are quality checked. You can find Happy’s store here