January 31, 2009

Guest Designers “Announcement” Redo

Posted in Contests, Creatively Yours Announcements, Creatively Yours News at 6:58 pm by Noella

Hi everyone, I have decided to delete the original post that Ali and I have tried to fix..there were just too many errors.. So without further Ado:

Noella and I are pleased and very proud to present to you our four new Guest Design Team Members for the months of February and March 2009:

Ching Phillips

Lindsay Gannon

Karen Aldrin

and… Rowee Ortile!

Now let’s have a look at the “beauties” these ladies created for the CY-GDT member Contest, and learn a little bit more about each of them. Links to their Blogs are also provided! Be sure to check them out: a worthwhile activity if you like ideas galore!!
Without further ado, I introduce to you:


"Love is Forever"
Feb-Mar2009CY Contest Entry: “Love is Forever”


Ching’s Bio:

Hi, I’m Ching Phillips, a stay-at-home-mom, married to a wonderful man for 10 years. I have a 16 year old boy, who loves to attend weightlifting and wrestling at school. We live in the central part of Florida, USA where we enjoy the warm weather. I have been scrapbooking since 2004, when my sister introduced me to it. I became addicted when I started to join challenges in 2008 and won several prizes. I made mini-albums, designed greeting cards and altered projects for my family and friends. I love to make spread layouts with 2 to 4 photos per page. This is my first time as a Guest Designer and I am excited and honored to be a part of Creatively Yours as a Guest Design team member. Thank you for the opportunity!

Ching’s Blog can be found here.


"Preschool" layout for the CY Feb-Mar 2009 Guest Design Team Contest


Lindsay’s Bio:

I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for Creatively Yours! I am a SAHM and live in Maryland with my husband of six years, my four year old son, and twins – a boy and a girl, who are 18 months old. I started scrapbooking in high school, after I could fill my bedroom with not one more photo collage! I have been scrapping as a serious hobby for about 14 months now. I love having a creative outlet to turn to throughout my day. As a child, I loved reading journal entries my mom wrote about me. I see each LO as a little gift I am tucking away for my children to open someday – something that will help them see themselves through my eyes. My favorite supplies to use are ribbon, baker’s twine, Thickers, tiny alphas, pretty patterned paper, and Hambly screenprints. Here’s a link to my BLOG (still a work in progress).


"Water Playmate"

Feb-Mar 2009 CY Contest Entry: "Water Playmate"

Karen’s Bio:

Hi my name is Karen, I am 45, married with 2 grown up children. I live in England as a SAHM and we are renovating a large Edwardian house.

 I have thousands of photos, going back

over a hundred years. My parents recently passed away and I found that a lot of our family history to go with them is lost. To ensure this doesn’t happen for my children, I am retying to catch up on decades of photographs.

I first saw scrapbooking in America. For many years I would go to Archivers and look in awe. Two years ago, I saw a scrapbook with embellishments in a shop, reduced. I bought it and have never looked back. (Particularly to that scrapbook! Ergh!) My style is very eclectic.. I love bright layouts with lots going on.

Everyone is amazed that all of my scrapbook stash is carried in a wheelie tote bag and a box. Check out my layouts on my Flickr site.


"Mom's Reading Glasses"

Feb-Mar 2009 CY Contest Entry: "Mom's Reading Glasses"

Rowee’s Bio:

 Hi, my name is Rowee Ortile from the Philipines. I’m 7 years married with a very loving and supportive husband, named Terence. We are blessed with the prettiest, smartest, sweetest 6-year old gal who lights up our lives in ways we never thought possible. She was the reason I started scrapping, and she is also the reason I continue doing so. My sister Cel introduced me to this hobby. She provides me with the latest materials & scrapbooking mags. For the record, I can finish 5 LOs a day and still crave to do more! LOL! I love to use my dependable trimmers, scissors and Zip-E-Mate (Thanks Abby!) on my creations. My dream is to be published in a magazine. I also enjoy baking, cooking and blog hopping. My family is my inspiration. You can check out my creations here.


Thanks to all the wonderful entrants! Aren’t these pages beautiful?

We had many layouts entered in the Contest but of course could only choose four.

The above represent a variety of gorgeous styles and strengths, and we are thrilled to showcase these winning CY-Guest Design Team layout entries. Thanks for checking them out.

Look for their beautiful work in the next months right here at CY!

If you entered the GDT Contest, you know how much fun it was! Please feel free to enter next time, when we will host a contest seeking CY-Guest Designers for April and May 2009!

And now, for a little celebratory Ribbon RAK our wonderful visitors!

Leave a note for our new Guest Designers in the Comments section, and your name will be placed in a draw for a Ribbon RAK from Ali, delivered right to your door via the mail!



  1. alimom4 said,

    My Heavens~ what a day! Thank you Noella, Thank You.

    WordPress, on the other hand, was being a TOTAL beast!

    The LO’s are wonderful Ching, Karen, Lindsay and Rowee. I am so thrilled to have each of you join us at CY for your special month!

    I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with the sketches we’ll be sending! Pretty exciting! CONGRATULATIONS! ~Ali

  2. Merrilee said,

    Fantastic layouts everyone! I’m sure you are going to love working with the sketches Ali and Noella create.

  3. Ann said,

    Congratulations ladies, your work is beautiful. I can’t wait to see your creations in the next few months.

  4. Trina said,

    Such wonderful work ladies!!! I am looking forward to seeing what you have for us to see the next couple months! Congratulations on your wins!!!!

  5. Jana said,

    Fantastic work on all of these pages. I love the flowers on Chings. I love the the papers and the stacked up ribbon on Lindsay’s. I love the colors and design on Karen’s and I love the colors and title on Rowee’s.
    Congrats to all guests. I can’t wait to see more of your work.

  6. Vivs said,

    Congrats ladies for making the next GDT for CY! Loving each of the interpretations made by you ladies there… fabulous work girls!

  7. Liz said,

    Congrats and welcome to Creatively Yours, Ching, Lindsay, Karen and Rowee, your layouts are so very pretty.

  8. Sookie said,

    Congratulations to the GDTs! Your layouts are just awesome, can’t wait to see your creations in the next few months!

  9. Linh C. said,

    Congrats ladies! What an honor!

  10. kaleidoscopelife said,

    Congrats ladies! I’m looking forward to seeing your creations. I’m sure it’s going to be AWESOME.

  11. ramintessah said,

    Rowee and Ching COngrats girls!Proud to be Pinoy Scrapbookers.

  12. Candy said,

    Congratulations, GDTs! Lovely creations there, very inspiring!

  13. kLavu said,

    big applause ladies, what a big inspirations I gained from ur LOs 😀

  14. Jenifer said,

    All of these LO are wonderful I absoluteley loved looking thru all of them. Welcome ladies, I am so glad you are here to play:)

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