Wednesday, 23 August 2017

We have a team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have a team!!!

6 Wonderfully Creative Aussies
1 Fabulous International Designer
1 Amazing Regular Guest
 6 Awesome Special Guests   
(these will be revealed over the next few months…)

But, firstly I would like to sincerely thank each and every one of you that applied for the design team.   I had a much bigger response than I expected and with so much wonderful creative talent out there it was a very hard decision.  
I have tried to choose a team that not only compliments each other and the Scrap Matrix products…  but are also diverse in their styles.

And the day has finally arrived to announce who they are.
So, without further ado… I would like to welcome and introduce the (awesome, fabulous, amazing and wonderfully creative) Inaugural 
Scrap Matrix Design Team!

My name is Tammy and I live in the beautiful Clare Valley in South Australia. 
I have 3 amazing children (a 13 year old stepson, a 14 year old son, and a 16 year old daughter) who bring me so much joy.
I love to scrap the stories of our lives. It's where I find my peace and joy and my sanity.
I've been scrapping for about 12 years and scrap both Project Life and 12x12 Layouts, and lately I've been having a go at painting too. 
I would describe my style as colourful, painty, and layered.  I love mixed media, paint and journaling.  For me scrapping is about both the arty play and the stories.  It's my therapy.
I'm thrilled to be here and can't wait to share more.

My links are:

Hi, I’m Lynn and I live in the on the North West coast in the beautiful state of Tasmania with my very supportive hubby.  My two boys (22 & 21) both now live on the mainland but continue to be a source of my creative world.  
I have been scrapping since about 2005 where I was introduced to Creative Memories. I do mainly 12x12 layouts as well as art journaling, mini albums, canvases, tags and ATC’s.  I don’t think I have a “style” but love paint, texture, bling, chipboard. As I work full time I find scrapping is therapeutic and relaxing – I should probably say “addictive”!!!!!

I am super excited to be a part of the inaugural Scrap Matrix team and hope along the way I can inspire you in what we create.

Hi I am Elisa, I live on the mid north coast of NSW with my Hubby and two boys and i have been art and crafting for many years. I majored in Art in college and I have a great range in my style from Mixed Media Art to Scrapbooking to Watercolour painting, Home decor items, Canvases, Natural Wall Hangings, out of the box items, mixed media pieces to Art Journalling and a combination of the lot at times. If I had to describe my style I would say eclectic, different and colourful and a little cheeky sometimes. I love to use loads of different mediums on my projects and my hubby thinks I have an unhealthy addiction to stamps, stencils, inks and paints. I also have a penchant for using up-cycled or re-purposing items for my projects, from natural items to hand dying fabric, wire, feathers, toilet paper and other unusual items. I am so excited to design for Scrap Matrix and I can't wait to get started!

Links to my Blog and social media - 

"Hi I'm Monique and I am from Mackay on the Tropical Queensland Coast. 
My partner and I downsized last year to move into an apartment at the Mackay Marina.  It is the best thing we have ever done - we wake up to glorious sun rises over the ocean and I can fulfil my love of walking along the beach any time I want.  An added bonus is apartment living allows me more time to indulge in my passions of scrapbooking and mixed media art!
Besides my wonderful, patient and supportive partner I am blessed to have a 12 year old son who brings me much joy, but with whom at times I feel the usual frustrations that a pre teen boy can bring!  Our 3 year old Ragamuffin cat Harry completes our little family.

During the week I work as a Year 3 teacher at a small school just outside of Mackay.  Teaching is another passion of mine, and this year I have been teaching in one way or another for over 25 years.

I took up scrapbooking just after my son was born and it very quickly became an obsession.  I started dabbling with mixed media in my scrapbooking about 4 years ago when I was looking for a way to change my style a bit.  Now mixed media has pretty much taken over my life.  I create in a variety of ways - art journaling, canvases, tags .....but scrapbooking still remains my first and foremost love.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Scrap Matrix Design Team and I am looking forward to sharing many projects with you using the gorgeous products available in the store."

I’m Lydia Gibson, a 16-year-old creative teenager who has a huge passion in documenting her every day. I live with my mum, dad and younger sister in a small country town in south-east Queensland, Australia. I was first introduced to the scrapbooking industry at a young age from my scrapbooking mum, starting with stamping and that’s how I got to what I love to do today. I currently love to document my everyday through my love of photography with Project Life, Traditional 12x12 layouts, Mixed Media and lots more.

Instagram - @lyd_gibson

Hi I’m Rebecca and creating is my passion, I love to make things, all kinds of things. Positive feedback from the crafting community only inspires and pushes me further to extend my imagination. I am always willing to think right outside the box. I like to create items that are a little different, slightly quirky. My style I would like to attempt to explain as grunge meets steampunk and very detailed. I really enjoy mixed media, making cards, layouts, OTP, small canvas crafts and upcycling old items and turning them back into something beautiful. I guess you can say I game to take on most aspects of crafting, however I do tend to stay right away from anything too pink and pretty, it is just not me (not to say I could not do it mind you, it just may take a little more concentration from my brain). I am a stay at home Mum, I volunteer in my local op shop and spend the rest of my spare time creating and looking after my family. 

Link to my Facebook page -
Link to my Blog -
Instagram - scrappingontheedge

Hello!  My name is Elena Smoktunova.  We with a family live in Russia the Moscow region.  We have three remarkable daughters.  With us there lives 10 years our cat of Simon.  I am 33 years old.  I am engaged in Scrapbooking 8 years.  All inspire beautiful, sincere.  Very much I like to do such projects as mini albums, big albums, canvases, to decorate caskets, a photo of a frame, cards I do more rare and pages.  I am a many sided skraper.  I am happy to be a part of this wonderful team, it is a great honor to me.

 instagram: elena_smoktunova

 Hello there, my name is Anguree, and I am super excited to here. 

I am married to a wonderful guy and as you may know, I also live in beautiful Darwin.

Fun fact: I love to travel but sometimes my all responsible self gets left at home and the crazy 6 year old within me comes along... On one holiday I have bungee jumped with both a pushbike and a scooter. Why, you ask me? Uhmm I wanted the photo... 😉😜
I was introduced into Scrapbooking somewhere in 2005 and have been addicted ever since.  I generally scrap 12x12 pages, but also making cards, tags art journaling and off the page projects. My style vary from grungy to shabby but I dare say no style is off limits. Experimenting with new techniques and products keeps me engaged and inspired. It makes it fun and allows me to jump between different styles depending on the products I choose to use.
I am incredibly honoured and blessed to be chosen as Cardmaker of the year for Simply Cards Magazine and am serving on a number of different design teams. I really treasure the friendships I have been able to build with those who I meet and work with and am blessed to call many of them my friends.
I scrap and craft because it makes me happy. I love to share this love and share the joy it gives me with others in the hope that it will encourage them to play along and find the same kind of happiness. To me it's all about sharing the little things that makes life a happier place.


and finally there is me - 

predominately behind the scenes, in the studio and in the shop but when (if!) I get time I will definitely be getting creative and sharing with you all. 
I started scrapping about 14 years ago, when I was dragged kicking and screaming towards this beautiful 'hobby', convinced it wasn't for me.... how wrong I was.  All these years later, here I am, owning my own gorgeous business, and being surrounded by what I love the most - every day.
I am a double page scrapper, using an array of photos and journaling to help document events, family history and moments -  and not just the special ones.  It's all about 'real life' for me.  Over the last few years I have had a lot to learn about all the products that Scrap Matrix sells, so art journaling started as a way of experimenting and investigating for me... it has now turned into 'another' addiction, and I can't stop playing with paint, texture and new techniques.
I am so excited by this new stage for Scrap Matrix, and am impatient to start sharing some of the creative projects this lovely team comes up with.  Bring it on!

My personal (very neglected) blog:
Instagram: Scrap Matrix
Facebook: Scrap Matrix

Our first challenge will be revealed on 15th September - yes our challenges will run from 15th to the 15th of the following month.  
For now I will leave you to get to know more about the Design Team by following the links they have provided.   See you again on 15th September for our first fabulous challenge :)

Cheers, Vicki xxx
Love. Laugh. Scrap. Shop. 


  1. What an incredible team..

    1. How very lucky am I to have these amazing girls??? So Blessed! Thanks Lisa xx

  2. Congratulations ladies - well done

  3. Fantastic team!! Congratulations to you all 💗

    1. I know, right??? Can't wait for the start of all the sharing! Thanks Emma. xx

  4. Congrats ladies can't wait to see what you create xx

  5. Congrats for all friends!!!!

  6. Congratulations ladies. What an awesome team xx

  7. awesome team, but it would be really nice if you had accepted international applicants too.

    1. Hi Roshini, I did accept international applicants, and as you will notice we have the fabulous Elena from Russia in our new team! I wish I could have had everyone that applied, but I am a very small business, so am only starting off small. I do have to consider all costs (and my budget) when making all sorts of decisions and the high costs involved with international shipping makes it difficult. Hope you can understand this. Cheers, Vicki

  8. Congratulations to all the wonderful crafters that make up your fabulous team!!! This is a team I wish I could be a part of....a guest designer spot? I will just keep my eyes open for the next DT Call :) Hugs...Janie