Sunday, December 24, 2006


G'day my name is Kate and I live in Australia. I am 25 years old in April and I have two beautiful daughters who love the camera and hence why they feature so often in my layouts.

I was introduced to scrapbooking about 4 years ago but my addiction really started 2-3 years ago. You will find many scallops, clustering, flowers and everything outlined in pen on my pages. I have a fetish for pom pom trim and flowers.

I have always loved art & craft, and even as a little girl my most cherished possessions were my Crayola work station, my sticker books & my novelty eraser collection. The process to me is just as important as the finished page that I can look back on in years to come.

I am very enthusiastic about being a Dollie for the next three months, as I enjoyed my guest dt position for the month of March. What a great bunch of Dollies to play with and I cant wait to share my creations with you all.

You can find Kate's personal blog HERE!


Hi everyone! ^-^

Metal_Minish here. I'm a comic artist/illustrator from Sweden.
Never really growing up, I'm still being a big dreamer at heart, playing videogames, and love to draw... I love to create and get inspired by everything I experience, feel and see.

Scrapbooking came into my life in 2007, when a store opened in the town I lived in. I became curious, and stepped in. I realized that with this new hobby I could showcase my bunches of photos without them being just a boring slideshow on my computer, and at the same time bring out the best sides of the photo and tell the story behind it, all in one!

I like trying out new styles, always trying to develop my style and learn more.
Most of the time, you can tell it's my work from the combination of colorful details and dirty grunge, both in my art and my scrapbook layouts. And of course, you can tell it's my scrap from the photos...

My favorite photo motifs are my two BJD's (ball jointed dolls) boys named Nintendo and Konami, but they aren't the only thing I scrap about; many things from my nerdy life get a round at the scrap table when I'm at it! From dolls to cosplay, from picnics to a snapshot of today...

I'm always glad to have people visiting my blog, come take a look at my creations at! ^o^


My name is Melissa, I am almost 42, was an accountant previous to having my little boy 3 years ago, I am now a Stay at home single mum, I have been scrapping since I was pregnant, I loved the idea of documenting Nate’s life and giving him an insight into what his mum was like also.

I just love everything about scrapbooking, cutting up those gorgeous papers (which only recently has become easier) I used to think I can’t cut this, but have realised I can most times get another piece later, my style is very hard to define, I sometimes love negative space and other times fill the page with embellishments, so I guess it must be a mood thing for me.

I was so fortunate to find Design Dollies through Sarah-Lou who was a guest designer with them, I immediately related to the sketches and enjoyed the different challenges they do and well when the DT call came, I thought wow – I would love to be on this great team.

I have just had several submissions accepted with Scrapbook Creations so this is all very exciting, my dreams have always been to be on a fantastic Design Team and be published, 2010 seems to have started wonderfully for me. I am so looking forward to being on the Design Team here, the inspiration I receive from all the wonderful entries and of course the amazing Design Team members makes me want to start creating straight away.

I hope I can give you some inspiration with my contributions to this fantastic Blog, keep in mind that I get just as much inspiration from your gorgeous designs also.

Melissa's personal blog can be found HERE

Dana (Datatar)

Hi! My name is Dana, aka datatar. I'm 28 years old, a retired biochemist, and full time stay-at-home-mom. I live in Florida with my husband of 6 years, my 2 daughters and my basset hound. I started scrapbooking a little over 3 years ago, after the birth of my first daughter, as a way to preserve memories, and now I'm totally hooked. I love to mix products from different manufacturers on my layouts and I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. When I'm not scrapping, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors.

Dana blogs HERE.


Hey there! My name is Heidi and I live in sunny Gilbert, AZ. I'm the proud mommy to two and wife to my hubs that I've been with for 19 years. We also have two spunky fur babies, my "first kids".

I got into what I call "simple scrapping" about 6 years ago but took a hiatus for a few years. Since jumping back in with both feet almost a year ago now I have discovered my quirky style, which is to say I really don't have one. I love to try new techniques and incorporate "non-scrap" items. (I'm formulating how to take on Leah's CHALLENGE that I could scrap with chicken bones...oh, yes, I will do it and I've already got an idea, ha ha ha!!!) I find I scrap best under pressure and with a challenge, which led me to partner with my good friend Diana for our Sketchy Thursdays sketch challenge blog. I'm an ALMOST daily blogger and LOVE to share my projects with others! I'm so excited to be a part of the Design Dollies' Design Team - it's just brimming with some of the most amazing scrappers and crafters out there and we are going to ROCK IT for you!!


Hello everyone. My name is Nicole, I am 27 years old, and I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee with my husband, Linton, and our 2 crazy munchkins. Braden is 4 and Mackenzie is 7. I am currently a part-time paralegal and full-time student.

I have always loved doing crafty things. I mean hey, I took Basket Weaving in high school. You may laugh, but really…I did, and it was cool. I would describe my style as bright and simple and I get my inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. It could be from a color combination that I saw on a shirt at the store, magazine ads, other art work, or something one of my kids did or said. I also love using weird stuff on my layouts and try to reuse and repurpose things. My all-time favorite scrapping item is American Craft Thickers...LOVE them...ALL of them!! I scrap because of my kids and for my kids. I want them to have memories and be able to share those memories with their families one day.


Hello! I'm Ellen Cristine Ogata Nomura, 27 years old, scrapper. I´m a fake (hehe) version of japanese because I´m a descendant of 4th generation ... I was born in Brazil, I live in Brazil, I enjoy staying in Brazil, I speak portuguese, but my genetic inheritance and culture came from Japan. I’ve been married to my sweet husband AndrĂ© for over 9 months, and we have a lovely puppy, Yully (this is my cute little family and they give me all the contentment in my life). I work part-time in a Private University as a Clinical Research Pharmacist.

I've been really into scrapbooking since 2006, when my dog (Lucc) died and I wanted something to keep him in my memory forever. I wanted to combine the memory of his love, the beautiful and fun things he taught me, and the same time feels around him. And I found something that perfectly combined all: the SCRAPBOOK. And sure enough I was addicted to scrapbooking from the moment I started working on my first layout...
The scrapbooking has become my way of preserving my fave photos and memories, which I personally consider it a treasure. They give me all the content of my life.

I usually start out my projects by chosing fave photo(s). I always start my LO project, drawing (pencil and paper). I put my ideas on a piece of paper and after that I develop. In my opinion, the planning is the main step but the most difficult, and execution is the most enjoyable and easier. I never finish a layout at one sitting... I like to leave it overnight and come back to it the next day or night with fresh ideas. Journaling is the last step in my creations. I love to use alternatives materials and techniques like fabrics, felt, sewing machine, buttons, acrylic paint, and colors, colors and colors (5 at least hehehe) on my pages.

Anyway, my craft space is in the closet and includes a bench, several shelves, organizers, a sound and a super large window. I define my craft space as something of heaven, a place where I feel light, quiet and mainly where I can forget the world ... No matter how stressful life gets, when I walk into my scraproom and start creating, all the worries of the day just wash away.