Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Meet Penny!

This is me, Penny...

A 70's baby

Wife of Farmer Tim

Loves being Mumma to our three giggling girls, Princess Kate 10, Princess Bethany 8 and Princess Mia 6

Lives in NSW Australia on a cattle farm in a rickety 100 year old house

Has a desperate need to record every small part of this crazy busy whirlwind life that flies by way too fast for my liking

Never puts layouts in albums

Loves to don an apron and bake

Studied psychology and philosophy

Cannot resist anything that has polka dots, cupcakes or babushka dolls

Prefers feel-good chick-flicks and soppy tear-jerkers

Spent my entire childhood on horseback

Drinks frothy chai tea and champagne (just not together!)

Never leaves the house without makeup

Demands the return of Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs

Thinks my Dad would be proud of me

Fantasises about glamorous city living but is a country girl at heart

Likes to keep the peace

Would wish for a foot massage every single day

Never misses an episode of Glee, Survivor or Masterchef

Believes everything happens for a reason

Has a thing for double layouts

Never irons.....EVER

Does yoga....ommmmmm....

Collects hoop earrings, winter scarves, cookie cutters and patterned paper

Can spend hours in a kitchenwares store

Has a scrapping style that is cute, playful and rainbow bright

Would love for you to visit my blog Scissors Paper Pen

Is soooooo happy to be here!

Meet Nicole!

My name is Nicole... I am so excited to be a Dollie. I am from California but I live part time in Norway above the Arctic Circle and part in California. I seem to be spending a lot more time in Norway than California these days. I am married to a pilot and we have a beautiful two year old daughter. Right now I am a stay at home mom and I love it!. I have a true passion to create... I love scrapbooking, painting and sewing. I have pretty much been scraping as long as I can remember. I still have my first scrapbook I made when I was about 8. It is a book full of trinkets from summer camp and very odd pictures (people's legs, tree trunks, and the ground). My scrapbooking skills have certainly grown since then... I had to set my crafting aside in 2007 when I got pregnant with daughter due to being very ill. Unfortunately during giving birth I was injured and still could not scrapbook. I missed scrapbooking so much that in April this year I decided to dust off the tools and jump back in. I was amazed to find a whole scrapbooking community online and I just had to be part of it... I joined kit clubs, forums and challenge blogs. My fave challenge blog is Design Dollies so it such a wonderful blessing to be part of the design team. I love visiting blogs because I draw so much inspiration from all the talent out there so don't be surprised to see me drop by. I had to have my own blog and am so proud to have designed it myself. Come on by and see me any time at Thanks for playing along with us at Design Dollies.

Meet Chiqui!

Hi to all! I’m Chiqui Gutierrez from the tropical islands of the Philippines and I’m really happy to be part of the design team! I’m in my late 30’s, married to Herbert for 8 years and blessed with two darling daughters who continue to surprise me everyday. Julia is turning 8 soon and Ally is 4 years old.

I work as a Pediatrician and in between work and mommy duties, you’ll find me scrapping. I’ve been addicted to this hobby for 3 years now and I wish I discovered it earlier. I love scrapping coz I love photos and how a layout tells a story about it. I absolutely adore scrap shopping (I know all of you can relate), & of course all the hard-to-resist scrap goodies. It also amazes me how friendships have formed from all around the globe because of this craft. I’m also blessed to have a group of scrapping buddies in our town and it’s always a blast when we get together to scrap!

I’m not sure if I have a particular style but I love shabby chic layouts as well as clean and simple ones. Having two girls, my layouts tend to be girly. I love layering, hand cutting, & clustering of embellishments.

My scrapping goal is to just continue with this hobby and have fun in the process! I hope you are one with me in achieving this goal!

Feel free to visit my blog (

Meet Karen

Hi everyone. I'm Karen. I live in South East Queensland, Australia, with my husband and 9 year old daughter. We are fortunate to have a 10 acre bush block surrounded by lots of wildlife.

I've been scrapping for almost six years, and in the past few years I've become more confident with cards and stamping too. I’m having fun trying to master the whole stamping-and-colouring thing but I think I’m getting better! Creating brings me peace - it relaxes me, but it energises me too. I'm addicted to challenges of any kind, and I’ve never met a colour combo that I wouldn't try.

My favourite techniques are distressing and machine stitching - I just love 'value-adding'.

My favourite thing about scrapping is that there's NO RULES - inside this quiet exterior lives a rebel ;)

I have a blog at I update every few days, sometimes daily, when I have new creations to share. I hop around the blog-o-sphere at an alarming rate, seeking out new challenges and inspiration. I hang out at a couple of online forums too.

But... my favourite challenge blog is right here - and I'm so thrilled to be on the Design Dollies team for the next six months!