Sunday, May 1, 2011

Welcoming a NEW member to our flock.....

since January I have been looking for a NEW DT member to help get samples done for all the
GREAT new products out that just need to be part of the SFS Deisgner kits
It has been hard as most of the talented ladies I knowand love already have a fab DT spot.

I wanted to make sure the new DT member would be someone who would bring
a different style of samples - someone who is not affraid to look outside the box - someone
whos work was eye catching and would completement but also be a contrast of both Kate & my own work...

I have watched many peoples feelings get hurt thru DT comps and didnt want to run a comp where
I would have to say no to people - it isnt much fun - so I went ahead looking, blog hopping and searching....
It was a long time till I found a few whom I thought would be up for the task
but one really stood out....
and best of all I knew her
someone I had previously met a few times
someone who I had watched develope a style which she can finally call her's
someone who I know will rise to the challenge and bring
samples of the SFS Designer Kits to a new level.

I would like to introduce to you SFS NEW DT Member

Malinda Gardner

I’m mum to Isobel (4) and Beatrix (1) and one on the way - due July 2011 
and wife to an amazing husband and father, Nathan.

I started scrapping about 3 months after Isobel was born, so 4 years ago. Mum told me to “get a hobby” and even though i thought it was the daggiest hobby, I asked a girlfriend to show me what she had done at a class at LSS.

I scrap most days, if I don’t I don’t feel right. It’s my ME time, my sanity, my creative outlet. I never knew I was creative until I started scrapping, and I only now believe that I am quite good at what I do, well actually not that I am good at what I do, but that I like what I do. I scrap for me and for my family. I do do a lot of challenges, in fact I would say 95% of my scrapping is for challenges, but that’s because I love the actual challenge of doing challenge IYKWIM.

I am lucky enough to have a study that has a scrap table and scrap box kind of thing that Nath made for me in it. So I can leave my mess out and don’t have to pack things up.  I am a messy scrapper, on the page and on the desk! I hate to put stuff away!

Obviously my main scrapping subjects are my girls, but I love to scrap about other people as well, especially the relationships they have with each other. I love to journal, even though I hate my handwriting, I try to journal on most pages.

My greatest purchase in the latest 4 years would be my Canon 450D and taking the time to learn how to use it and now how to use PS to edit. It’s amazing how different my photos are and then my LOs.
I've been published in both SC and SM...and now I might try and get something published in one of the OS mags!

I'm currently on the CT at White with 1 and Beyond the Door and run/own Scrap the Girls from June and have been on the CT at STUCK! sketches and 123 Challenge.

You can see Mal's work HERE

here is a sneak peek of what Mal has been working on for SFS

Mal - welcome to the flock -I know you will be a great asset to the team here at SFS
and I look forward to working with you.


Charleegirl said...

Congrats Mal xx

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Sam said...

Congrats Mal :)

Marelle said...

congrats Mal fab newsxxx

michelle said...

Congratulations Mal

Crystal Goulding said...

Congrats Mal!! Well deserved!

Bree said...

Oooh exciting stuff Congratulations Mal :)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Congrats...I just love evrything in here!!!
Have a nice week.
Hugs from Brazil

Giovanna (GiGi) said...

couldn't have said it better Pj.
congrats Mal!!

Kate said...

woohoo Mal, so happy to be working with you!!