Thursday, September 18, 2008

Meet our designers

Welcome to Inspired Blueprints! We're so glad you found your way here so allow us to give you a very warm 'welcome'!! :)

We're a group of ladies, passionate about life and scrapbooking, who inadvertently found our paths crossed on the world wide web. We instantly found a common bond and our friendships have since blossomed. It is wonderful to be able to share life's journey and our love for scrapbooking with one another as well as with you! We hope you will join us on this amazing journey. :)

Here's a little more about us...

Anne-Marie Teo

Hi! My name is Anne-Marie and I'm a SAHM living currently in Switzerland till Dec 2008. My family and myself are from sunny Singapore but we've had the awesome opportunity to live in Switzerland the past 8 months. My two children, Ethan (8 years) and Hannah (6 years) are my constant inspirations.

I have been scrapping for close to 5 years now and I'm still enjoying every single moment of it! I love that it is such a creative outlet for exploration and personal expression. I like that there is no right or wrong, no 'should's or 'should not's... just personal, heartfelt artistic expression. I feel a sense of release and accomplishment when I create and all the more, when my creations are able to inspire others.

I like to capture the 'moment' in my scrapbook pages. As such, my photos and the story I want to tell are usually the starting points for me. I love mixing colors and patterns and adding an eclectic mix of embellishments. 

Anne-Marie's Blog

Christy Davis

Hi, my name is Christy Davis, and I am from Florida. I have a wonderful husband, Bryan, and am a stay at home mom to Hannah, age 3, and Logan, age 1 1/2. I have been scrapbooking for about five years and consider myself to have a pretty simple, clean style. My favorite scrapbooker that I am also most inspired by is Kelly Noel, and I think I can also kind of connect to her style. I do love to try new things though, even when they may not turn out as well as I plan. :) I'm thankful most of all for the opportunity to creatively capture memories for my family to remember!

Christy's Blog

Lisa Warren

Hi, I'm Lisa Warren - a 34 year old Aussie girl, married to my bff Andrew. We have 2 fun-loving and mischievious ratbags (oops-children) Seth (5) & Emeline (3). I work full-time (finance/admin) and scrapbook everyday. I have been scrapbooking for 5 years and I just love it...I honestly don't know what I would be doing with my life if I wasn't scrapbooking (I'd probably have less to pay on my mortgage - how boring (lol)). I've always loved writing, photography and art and craft, and scrapbooking combines it all together perfectly.

I find inspiration everywhere - whether it be an ad in a magazine, blogs, sketches, music, movies - you name it. My main inspiration comes from my children and our life - they will say something that touches my heart or is funny and I just need to record it. I also love taking photos, so when a special photo comes my way, I just have to scrap it. Sometimes I'm driven by the photos and sometimes by the product - it just depends on the scrappy mood I'm in. I always include some form of journaling on my layouts - they say a picture is worth a thousand words...but they're worth nothing if they're not written down!

Recently I had a scrapping epiphany - I don't have to match my photos to the products - I just use what I like and it works for me!

Lisa's Blog

Kim Arnold

I am married to my wonderful husband Gary and we have one son, Benson who is three. We live in the northern beaches of Wollongong in Australia – I think one of the most beautiful places on this earth. I discovered scrapbooking when I was pregnant with Benson and my first project was his birth announcement cards. I was so proud of them then, but now look at them and think of what I could have done!

Scrapbooking to me is a wonderful combination of story telling, beautiful photos and creativity. I am fortunate that both my husband and I have a keen interest in photography so there is never a shortage of photos to scrap. I love to use handwritten journaling and layers of patterned papers. I am a huge fan of new products and have the stash to prove it.

As a way to record my stories for when I have time to scrapbook them, I started blogging. I love this means of sharing stories and ideas with family and friends as well as keeping memories to inspire future layouts.

Kim's blog