CY Design Team Bios

Ann Seleshanko

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Hi my name is Ann and I’m very pleased to be a part of the Creatively Yours team. I’ve been married for 10 years and I’m a stay at home mom of two boys almost 6 and 8. They are the subject of most of my layouts. I live in Calgary, Alberta and there is no where else I’d rather be. I love being so close the the mountains. I’m a big history buff and have a degree in History. I’ve been scrapbooking almost 10 years and making cards for about 5 years. I’m totally addicted. I love sketches as a starting point for creating. I love how one sketch can take on so many different forms. I’m on the design team at Savvy ‘n’ Sassy and I also sketch/design for SheetLoad of cards . I’m starting to dabble in photography and I’m hoping to take some courses now that the kids are back to school. I started a writting on a blog this spring and you can find me here http://adayinthelifetoo.blogspot.com/.
 

Merrilee Wheaton

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 Hi, I’m Merrilee and I am a wife and SAHM of 2 living in beautiful Nova Scotia. Both my son
and daughter play hockey and I manage and help coach their team. I love being a hockey Mom
and one of the reasons I scrapbook is to keep track of all their sports photos. LOL
I have been scrapbooking for almost 7 years and I love the inspiration I receive from sketches. I
started out as a paper scrapper, then tried digital and now consider myself a hybrid scrapper. I
design digital kits and I love printing out elements from them to use on a paper layout. My
favourite papers come from Basic Grey and I love Primas, chipboard, buttons and bling. I am
excited to be a part of the Creatively Yours team. 

Jenifer Cowles

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My name is Jenifer Cowles and I live in a small town in Middleton, Idaho. I work in the Finance Department for a small city in Idaho by day and Scrap and Sew after the kiddos go to sleep by night. I have 3 cutie pies who give me tons to scrap about, Caleb (8), Madison (6 going on 16) and Hunter (2). I have “officially” been scrapbooking 8 years, but I have done some form of it my entire life! I don’t know if I have a scrapbook ‘style’, I just do what I love and it’s just… me! I love sewing; it’s my favorite technique. I think it can add such a cute look to a page and it also is perfect when glue dots just won’t work. I have a background in Fashion Design and I tend to use a lot of fabric on my pages as well. I love the challenge of taking something not so nice and turning it into something beautiful. I am so thrilled to be a part of the Creatively Yours Design Team and I cant wait to get started with all of these wonderful sketches.

 

Jana Fail

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Hello I’m Jana a wife of 9 years to a fantastic husband Bryan and a SAHM of 2 great boys, Quinton (age 5) and Zane (age 15 months), who are my main source of scrappy inspiration. I have been scrapbooking since just after high school, when I went with my sister-in-law to a Creative Memories party and was hooked. I have been taking scrapbooking a bit more serious and learned to love it more over the past 5 years, since the birth of my first son. When I’m not scrapping I love to play with my kids, go out to eat and go camping in the summer months. I also enjoy playing online games to waste my time and love to cook. My favorite thing is to work from sketches and so I am very excited and thrilled to be working on such a fantastic team with great sketches to use. I am so honored to be chosen for this team and look forward to getting to know everyone and hoping my work will inspire others.

 

Helga Payawal-Vergara

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 Hi! I’m Helga Payawal-Vergara and I’m a scrapaholic since 2003. I am married to Gilfred and we have a 1 year old son who is the subject in many of my scrap pages. My husband very much supports my addiction to this craft. According to him “Scrapbooking is actually the only craft that I have
really sustained.” I can’t blame him for saying that because I have invested in other crafts that I didn’t really continue. I’ve been into sewing,
painting, cross stitching, ribbon embroidery, crocheting, name it I’ve done it! But it is only scrapbooking that I really continued. Thanks to my
scrapaholic friends who have continued to inspire and encourage me to continue with this craft. This craft may be expensive, but who cares it is worth every penny. It is my creative outlet. It also serves as a
stress buster after a day of working as a preschool teacher and Preschool coordinator.

Evelien Verschelde

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Hello, my name is Evelien Verschelde, I am 26 years old and live in Belgium, a little country in Europe.
My passion is photography and as a result I discovered scrapbooking in 2003, since 2004 I started with classes of scrapbooking in my mom’s craftstore.
Encouraged at a young age by my mother I made a lot of cards and also painted a lot, and when my mom started her craftstore when I turned 16 I also realised that I could make my hobby my work!
Scrapbooking is now one of my most enjoyed hobbies.
My favorite scrap subject is my little dangle Julie, °2007, which you will see, however, on my layouts.
I also love to scrap with bright colour combinations and flowers.
You can find my creations and online gallery’s on my blog .
I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Creatively Yours design team.
Evelien.

Liz Weber

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I am a 40 year old SAHM to Zane (6) and Sabrina (3) and my husband Jason and I have been together for 16 years. We have 2 fur kids and one feathered kid.
I live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
I have been scrapbooking for over 4 years and feel I waited my whole life to finally find “the” perfect craft for me.
I am a paper scrapbooker but am dabbling in the digital layouts and sketches.
I have found the most wonderful group of friends through scrapbooking and treasure these friends very much.
I became addicted to sketches just over a year ago and just about every layout I create starts from a sketch.
I am fortunate enough to work in my local scrap shop and I enjoy meeting other scrapbookers and sharing this passion with them.

I am looking forward to creating with “Noella” sketches and working with the CY Team, thanks again for this fun opportunity.

Beth Price

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 Hi, I’m Beth Price, a stay-at-home mom, married to my husband Steve for 10 years. Our family includes 3 girls named Claire, Jillian, and DeAnne, plus two fur-balls named Peaches and TJ. We live in Indiana where we enjoy the changes in seasons and being close to my family.

I started scrapbooking after I found out I was going to have our first daughter. I became more active about 4 years ago, when I joined the Design Team of the local scrapbook store nearby and met some great friends who introduced me to the world of online scrapbooking.

I have been published in Cards Magazine and a Pinecone Press publication, as well as some online magazines, but really spend most of my time on the boards posting. I’ve also enjoyed participating in several online design teams, including About Scrapbooking.com, ScrapbookerOnline.com, Everyday Digital Scrapbooking Blog, and Scrapperie Paper Kit Boutique.

I can’t wait to create some projects using Noella’s sketches and be inspired by all the talent here at Creatively Yours.

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