Saturday, March 19, 2011


Huge welcome to all our new followers and readers WOW have we had a great responce to the re-launch of BW2 .
We have aquired over 30 new followers and i truly hope some of you will play along with us each month .
We would also like to welcome aboard 2 new sponsors ...Brittannahlee stamp and scrap ..and The scrapbooking Hut thanks for your generosity .

Now without further adoo i will introduce you to our 10 Designers for 2011 we had so many girls apply and i would have loved to have you all on the team but i couldnt , so if you didnt make the team this time round please try again when we have our next DT call ,  so go make a coffee cause i think you will need one to read this very long list of talented ladies .
Welcome aboard girls

                                                        Eve Sheppard ...Founder
Hi girls my name is Eve Sheppard i live in the seaside town of Nowra on the NSW south coast of  Australia and i am a mum of 5 wonderful kiddlets .
I have been involved in a wide variety of crafts over the years from painting to knitting , and dressmaking  just to name a few but it 2001 i discovered scrapbooking and i have not looked back .
My kids are the main subject of my layouts , i also enjoy cardmaking as well ...
I look forward to working with this great group of fellow Designers .
                                                               Annette Gearside
Hello... my name is Annette, I live in Brisbane, Queensland Australia...
I have a wonderful supportive husband of 31 years,married adultchildren & 6 grandchildren ,This wonderful passion, craft,  past-time  was introduced to me about 8 years ago..
I have played in many types of craft, from ceramics to embroidery,however its scrapping that has captured me, LOL !!! I play with paper most days LOL !!!
I enjoy all aspects of the scrapping... layouts,multi media, and cards...I am delighted to have been chosen to join this amazing team .
Thank you so much ...
Cheers for now
                                                                  Sylvia Galindo
My name is Sylvia Galindo. I have a sassy 12 year daughter, 2 dogs, and a bunny. I live in Central Texas and have been scrapbooking since 2010. I thought I would just try it out and was immediately hooked. I try to do something scrappy everyday because I feel like it's a great stress releaser to be creative. I don't believe that I have any particular style. I think I scrap more around a picture and where it leads me. I love the friendliness and willingness to help others that all of the scrappers I've meet possess.
                                                                   Megan Black

Hello, my name Is Megan Black! I am 35 and have four children (B12, B8, G5, B3) and am married to the most wonderful man.
I am the kind of person who has done every kind of cottage craft and fashionable hobby since the day I could let Mum know what I wanted! For alot of years I did art journals without knowing what they were or that other people were doing them. I was given all my great grandmothers photos and papers some 15 years ago so when a few years after that I went to a Creative Memories party it all made perfect sense to me. Taking my cardmaking and scrapbooking, I have in the last 6 years embraced all things creative and love not only paper craft but all mixed media art. I simply couldn’t survive my hectic life without art as an outlet!
I don’t think I have a style! When I am creating for my children’s albums I tend to change alot from layout to layout because I am creating for that person with their personality and tastes in the mix. However I would say that most things I do are bold! And usually very layered!
I now live in Newman, Western Australia, which is a small Pilbara mining town and I am sincerely in love with it! And I love that since I have been here I am not working out of the house anymore and can wallow happily in my art a lot more often!!
Megan B xx

                                                              Christine Rayner

I live in Baldivis, WA with my husband Jeff and 2 teenage daughters (our adult son lives on the Sunshine Coast). I work during the week managing a child care centre and on weekends we are respite foster carers for children aged 0-5 (we give regular carers a break from fostering).
I have been scrapping for 12 years (started with Creative Memories) but only really discovered scrapbooking 6 years ago. My husband and I have a great deal - whatever he spends on fishing equipment, I can spend on scrapbooking :)
Scrap Style: I like to scrap 8.5x11 or 6x12 layouts (with the occasional 12x12). I like a clean simple design with the photo being the main focus.

Thanks Christine

                                                                   Emily Pearce

Hi Everyone
My Name is Emily Pearce.
I'm from the outback, country NSW!
I live with my 2 children, Jaxon 10, and Jayda 6, and my Hubby Jason of 11 years.
My passion is photography, and of course scrapbooking! I also do a little card making.
I find that my scrapbooking mojo thrives on challenges and enjoy them alot
I'm very much looking forward to working with Eve and the DT for Black with 2

Thanks Emily

                                                                   Karen Grose
Hi everyone, I'm Karen and am excited to be a part of the BW2 team. I live in downtown Melbourne and have 3 boys who are my trusty scrapping subjects. Have been scrapping for almost 5 years now but have only had more time in the past 12 months to actually do it !! I am a SAHM, who works part time as a swimming teacher. I am also studying bookkeeping and dabbling in cake decorating.
I don't really know what my style is but I love color and paint. You will always see paint on my LO's and the more the colors the better. I love to layer as well and use lots of embellies on each page. Looking forward to getting started on BW2 journey and hope you can all play along.
Thanks Karen

                                                                Nicole Knopke
Hi all, my name is Nicole, better known around the wide web as Nick or Nikko. I am mum and stepmum to 6 boys - 4 at home (14, 12, 11 & 4), one that lives in Brisbane (22) and one watching over us (6 weeks forever). They make life fun, hectic, chaotic, and sometimes totally gross. Hubby works away most of the time so I do most of this parenting thing on my own, which I don't mind. I live in a little town outside Kingaroy where the LSS is my second home. I started scrapping back in 2006 after resisting it for many years - I knew that once I started I would be hooked. I love doing shabby pages, bright pages, grungy pages....ok I'll give any style of page a go. I love to be challenged and pushed outside my comfort zone and will give any technique or idea a try.
I am very excited to part of the BW2 design team, I was a regular participant for a long time and always love the challenges that were presented every month. I look forward to working with all these talented and lovely ladies and am excited to see what they challenge us with.
Hugs, Nick xxx

                                                                   Narelle Riley
Hi everyone! I’m Narelle, known to my friends as "Relsi", a “30 something” from Sunbury, Victoria.
I have been scrapping for about 6 years now and my favourite subjects to scrap are my family (Husband of 16 years Steve, son Tom aged 13 and daughter Meg aged 10), my niece and our pets! I was never going to take up scrap booking.... but I did....and I was never ever going to do those lumpy bumpy pages.... but I did.... and I was never going to meet up with anyone I met online... but I did... and I am so glad I did! The friendships I have made through this craft are one of the things I love most!
I seem to do something scrap related everyday- even if I’m not actually creating I am browsing scrap magazines, reading blogs and planning the next layout. I scrap in 12x12 format and occasionally make a few cards. The only word I can think of to describe my style is “evolving”- I’m always trying new things. Most of my layouts tend to feature some “fussy cutting”- I find that very therapeutic!
I work part time as the Parish Administrator in the local Anglican church, and am very blessed to have a job that I love! I’m also a Guide leader and first id trainer. As a family we love camping and try to get away at least once a month. And I am passionate about following my favourite sport- V8 super cars!!!
Thanks Narelle .

                                                              Tracey Campbell

Hi My name is Tracey Campbell, I am a wife, Mum to two beautiful daughters and an Officer in the Navy....scrapbooking is my creative outlet that allows me to have some time to myself and to make
a mess, it is my stories, thoughts and feelings all parcelled up onto a page as a history for my girls.
Currently I live in Western Australia, but being in the Navy I am sure that will change. Our house is
a crazy house full of fun, laughter and animals, which makes for great scrapping layouts. My scrapping
style is a bit eclectic I change styles to match my photos and products, but I do love to use paints
pens, mists and doodling often on my pages which makes for some interesting artwork. I look forward to
sharing my interpretation of Black with 2 with you all.
Thanks Tracey

WOW what a team we have now stay tuned for the first challenge launch on the 1st of April wait till you see what the girls have done their work is stunning .
Till then take care
Hugz Eve and the Designers


  1. Great to read everyone's bio's and find out that little bit more about each other. xx

  2. Congrats to all the girls! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. Congratulations to all of them,especially Emily and Christine who I know from other blogs. Enjoy your time on the D.T.

  4. Congratulations to all the ladies, (especially Relsi - waving madly at you). Great bios and looking forward to Challenge 1

  5. congrats everyone!! what a great line up!!! woooo

  6. Congrats girls, looking forward to seeing your work.