Sunday, September 30, 2007

Meet The Week Two Judges

It's time to meet this week's group of amazing and talented judges. Last week's team had their work cut out for them and all of us know that it won't be any different this week. The work shown so far in the Stand Up Gallery for Week 2 is incredible and all of you should be applauded for making this so incredibly hard to judge! Introducing...

This week's celebrity guest judge is the fabulously talented Janet Phillips. We are thrilled that Janet was able to join us as a judge for Week 2. She has just returned from Memory Trends 2007, where she was celebrated as one of 10 finalists in this year's Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooker of the Year contest. What a well deserved honor to a great scrapper. Janet is a wonderful representative of what is special about our community. As for her style, clean lines, strong design, heart-felt journaling, and a touch of fun is the best way to describe it. After more than two years scrapping digitally she is forging a path trying to encourage others to scrap their life, their way. Her passion is to help others scrap -- easier, faster, better, more genuinely. With her daily blog posts, her template business at Scrapbook Graphics, and her creative team work with some of the top teams in the community, she strives to put herself fully into her art and to let others come in and take a peek at who she is. "If I can show someone that their life is beautiful and worth recording, then I am happy" she says. Janet is wife to husband Jason and mother to three preschoolers - Alaina (4), Caleb (3), and Levi (1) and one more on the way. They live in Orlando, Florida where Jason and Janet serve as house parents to ten boys in a residential facility. Want a real treat, listen to Janet's interview on DSTR, you'll be truly inspired.

One of the Dream Girls at Little Dreamer Designs, Tiffany Tillman is a brilliant digital artist. Tiffany fell in love with patterned paper in May of 2005 when she casually peeked into a scrapbooking store one year after her daughter was born. A regular Friday crop-night with friends turned into a passion once she discovered digital scrapbooking and how to mix digital techniques with paper products. Her colorful and playful designs always feature her fervor for storytelling. Tiffany won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame contest in 2006 and was a finalist for 2006 Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooker of the Year. She contributes regularly to Simple Scrapbooks Digital Magazine, designs for ScrapNFonts, Little Dreamer Designs and writes hybrid tutorials for Tarisota Collections based in Australia. Read more about Tiffany by checking out her blog, SimplyTiffany, where you'll find links to all her wonderful work and activities.

A founding designer at Sweet Shoppe Designs, Amanda Slagle, known to the community as MandaBean is not only a trendsetting designer, she's a brilliant scrapbooker too. She resides in Northeast Georgia with her adorable husband Jules. Although Manda has no children of her own, she absolutely adores her nieces and nephews. Aside from digital scrapbooking, Manda loves completing 1000 piece puzzles and preserving them, cooking up southern cuisine and shopping at some of her favorite places like Hobby Lobby and Marshall's. Manda is insanely fond of tacos and goats..something that her friends never quite understood, but it's good for a laugh. Her favorite sweet treat is a nice thick slab of NY style cheesecake with caramel or strawberry topping. She collects 80's memorabilia and is especially fond of her Miss Piggy collection. Manda currently designs products for Paper Salon and is also a proud member of the Scrap Gypsies team.

Joining us this week from the Disc Talk Radio team is one of the producers behind the scenes, Bree Clarkson. Bree started scrapping back in highschool, when she realized that she wanted to document what was important in her life and things that she had done. It was never a serious hobby, though, until Bree had her first baby, Mason, in November 2002. Once her second baby (Natalie) came along in April 2004, little fingers were into everything, and she became reluctant to pull out all her paper supplies from their hiding spots. Still wanting to do SOMETHING, friends convinced her to try drawing sketches. Bree got the hang of it quickly and started uploading them to her favorite galleries, and soon after realizing the success of it, launched Learning to do sketches digitally opened the door for digital scrapbooking when it was introduced to her in June 2004. 11 months later, in May 2005, she decided to take a shot at designing. September 2006, Bree launched a new line of sketches and layered templates, which are appropriately named Launch Pads, and has expanded from just layouts to printables and hybrid classes! When Bree is not busy creating amazing templates and other wonderful goodies, she finds herself holding down the job as Producer of Inside The Scrapper's Playhouse and Admin. Assistant at DiScTalkRadio. You can check out Bree's Launch Pads in her Studio at Scrapbook Graphics.

Another of the dreamily delightful Dream Girls at LDD, Tana Coleman has been an accomplished member of the community for a long time. Tana has been a digital scrapper for two years, thanks to the introduction and beginning lessons from a good friend, Michelle Coleman! It completely captivated her and she often finds herself thinking about this crazy hobby every day. Tana also loves to play board games, baseball, garden, read a good book and volunteer in her children's classes at school. She is also known as an adrenaline junkie to her family and close friends. Her motto - "I will try anything once!" Tana is an amazing scrapper and we'd love to invite you to check out her gallery for some real inspiration.

Finally, we are so excited to introduce you to one of the sweetest SugarBabes of the lot, Aggie Aviso. Aggie is a non-practicing registered medical technologist and licensed nurse currently living in Manila, Philippines. She is a happy and loving wife to a man she has been with since she was 15 and a doting mother to two adorable kids, Matthew and Martha. She was lured into digital scrapbooking in December 2005 and has not stopped preserving memories since then. She loves the ease of scrapping without the mess and the wonderful community the digital world has. She is now involved with an online Filipino community which motivates fellow Filipinas to try digital scrapbooking and hopes to get digital scrapbooking into the mainstream of scrapping in her homeland. She is a self confessed chocoholic and pink and brown addict, and is now trying to not drink Coke like water.

As a reminder, the results from Week One's challenge will be aired on this week's Dishin the Digi Coast to Coast show at DiSc Talk Radio first thing Tuesday morning. So if you havent registered at DSTR to listen, we would strongly encourage you to do so sometime in the next 24 hours! Good Luck : )

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 10:31 PM


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