Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Announcing Our New DT Members!!

Please join us in welcoming our new Playground Girls!

Amanda Berens
I am 32 years old, have been married for 9 years, and have been scrapbooking since 2003. I once swore I would never scrapbook, back when all I knew of scrapbooking was that it was expensive and formulaic. However, out of frustration with a box of random photos and boredom with my current craft endeavors, I took a beginner's scrapbooking class and haven't looked back since. In 2007, I began dabbling in mixed-media techniques and started to develop my own style. My husband calls it "deconstruction". I usually don't use an item the way it is intended to be used, I look at an item and ask myself, "now, what ELSE can I do with this?". My day job is civil engineering, I like to see myself as a kind of personal superhero...."Engineer by Day, Mixed-Media Artist by Night" (complete with costume change from business casual to painty jeans and tank tops).

Michelle Neddo
I am a stay home mom to three boys, and married to my high school
sweetheart. I have been scrapbooking, in one form or another, since the
80's (gosh, does that make me sound old?) I love challenges as a way to
stretch my artistic limits. I am absolutely tickled to be a member of this
creative team, and can't wait to pull out all the stops & have a ball on the
playground with you!

Kimmy Jaster
I am a single, 30 year old, 4th grade teacher. I live in the same small Arizona town that I grew up in. I've been scrapbooking more than half my life.I started way back in junior high school, and boy has my style changed since then! I don't have any children of my own, but my adorable 3 year old "niece" Kaitee, ( who is really the daughter of my best friend since kindergarten) is my pride and joy. I love taking pictures of her and scrapbooking her. I love being messy when I scrapbook: paint, glimmer mist, and glitter are a few of my favorite things. I also love using unconventional things and trying new techniques on my layouts.

Miwako Shinohara

My name is Miwako Shinohara, I'm 39 years old, and live in Japan with
husband, 2 girls twins (4 years old) and 4 cats. I love cats, flowers,
sweets and craft of course scrapbooking is special. I like to create a lots
craft in my dairy life and I want to find a small joy at every single day by
such creations.
I've started scrapbooking in June of 2007, previously my main hobby was
flower arrangement works. So, I try to mix a lots craft works in
scrapbooking freely. Anyway, I'm honored and so happy to join Method
playground DT because I love to try new technique and find a something. I'm
currently on the DT for SUN-K Co.(Japanese scrapbooking shop).

Helga Vergara

Hi! I'm Helga Payawal-Vergara and I'm from the Philippines. I am happily married to my very supportive husband Gilfred. Scrapbooking has been my creative outlet since 2003. I love to scrap photos of my family especially our son Ike. He is so lucky that I got into this hobby even before he was conceived. I was able to document his growth and milestones. As a scrapbooker, I love to layer papers and different elements. I usually hand cut paper designs to use as embellishments. I like to use multi-photos on my pages. Since I usually scrap photos of my son I usually use bright colors. I love to combine red and blue or yellow, orange and brown simply because they are colors that would complement boy layouts. I also love to experiment and combine different techniques just so I won't get bored with my designs. This has also made me a better scrapbooker.


Kelly said...

Congrats to the new girls!! Can't wait to see what you hav ein store for us!

Kimmy said...

I am so excited to be part of this team! :)

Brenda Hurd said...

congrats ladies! You will love working on this team - a great bunch of girls and now some great additions!

elina said...

Congratulations ladies!! Can't wait to be inspired by you!!!