Thursday, 31 October 2013

Farewell & Hello.....

It is with much sadness that we bid our old 
design team farewell. They have all been such great inspiration
 to us all & a great pleasure to work alongside. Thanks ladies for
 being such wonderful ambassadors for Green Tara.

It is with great excitement that we formally welcome our
NEW design team as well as some returning members too.
Our new team hails from all over the world & between
 them, they  bring so much talent & diversity.
They start showcasing their beautiful work, both here
 on the blog & facebook  in November.

So without further ado, please welcome the
Green Tara Design Team.

Jelissa Mei - Singapore

My name is Jelissa Mei and I hail from sunny Singapore where it's
summer nearly all year round. I work full-time as a forensics scientist 
and as a mother of two rowdy boys aged 1.5 and 3.5. I started
 out by taking photos when I scuba-dived and that evolved into to
 taking pictures of my sons when they were born. That was when
 I discovered scrapbooking as a unique and beautiful way of preserving 
those cherished childhood memories. I hope to make wedding gifts 
out of these creations to give to my boys one day, to remind them
 that they are precious and to hold on to the important things in life.

 Maria Featon - Australia

My name is Maria Featon & I am a wife and mother from lovely
 Southeast Queensland, Australia. I discovered scrapbooking when my
 daughter was born in 2008 and it quickly became an obsession!
 I loved it so much I went on to work in the papercrafting industry in
 various roles including retail management and teaching. I am now happily
 employed at The Scrap N Patch as a retail assistant and teacher of
scrapbooking, card making and mixed media classes. My style varies
 a bit, but the common theme is texture and dimension. I love the
 versatility of Green Tara products to suit my different creative moods.
It's a real honour to be joining the design team and I look forward to
 creating alongside such an inspirational group of ladies. 

 Pascale B. - France

"Hi, my name is Pascale. I'm live in France, near Tours, 
with my two teenagers. I started scrapbooking at the end 
of 2010.  One of my hobbies is photography and over the
 years I've taken a lot,  really a lot, of pictures, but they always
 stay in my computer.  I've always like handicraft. So scrapbooking is
 just a way to combine two of my hobbies. A way to express my 
creativity and to showcase my photos. Since I began to scrap, flowers are
 part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. 
I don’t know how to define my own style,  perhaps something like
 free vintage shabby style could be a good definition.
 But it’s up to you to judge :) "

Sandrine Dawes - Australia

“My name is Sandrine, I am French but call Australia home, I live in 
Western Queensland in a little town called Roma.I have been 
scrapbooking for 6 years, it is a very important part of my life, it is a
 great creative release, I love creating memories of my family especially
 my children. 12×12 layouts and mini albums are my favourite things
 to create! My style is definitely shabby, love love love soft colours and
 designs, I love incorporating lots of different textures in my work.
 I also design for Scrapping Outack and Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.
 I am very proud and honoured being on the Green Tara Design Team!”

Shinobu Hiramatsu - Japan

Hello everyone!!
My name is Shinobu Hiramatsu.
I am so excited and happy to be here on the Green Tara Design team!!
I am 35 years old and I live in Chiba Japan with my 4 beautiful
children and wonderful husband.
I'm not good at English, but I am studying it with joy.
I discovered scrapbooking in 2006, but was unable to scrap so much
 because my physical condition was not good for three of my  pregnancies.
Now, I'm very well and addicted to scrapbooking so much!!
I love to use flowers, lace, trims and misting with some photos of my children.

Susan Longman - Australia

My name is Susan Longman and I am from Tasmania Australia.
 I am a SAHM that runs a couple home industries while  my children
 are at school. I am a professional face painter and I have a handmade
 embellishments business on FB.  I have always indulged in a creative
 past time and love that my artistic side is now something I can do fulltime.
I have 2 amazing children, Ashton my boy who is 9 and Eve my daughter
who is 71/2. They are my whole life and the subject of almost all of
 my layouts. My man, Rob and I have been together 12 years and he is
 amazing about my love for this craft and supports me in every part of it,
 including my spending. I am really excited to be on the Green Tara DT
 and look forward to sharing my creation using their gorgeous products.

 Ulrika Blomfelt - Sweden

My name is Ulrika Blomfelt aka LillBlomman.  If I translate LillBlomman
 into English it kind of means Small Flower. I live close to Stockholm, 
Sweden’s capital, with my hubbie Anders, my son Viggo and our dog Molle. 
When I´m not in my studio I love to take care of my family, home and garden.
  I started scrapbooking in April 2006 and love it more and more each day.
 I feel the best when I get to create a few moments each day in my studio
 I love everything about Scrapbooking and all that comes along with it. 
I am a scrapbooker who creates in all genres as alter, layouts,
 cards and mixed-media. I like to set my creativity free and always
 learn more and develop in my art.
I´m really looking forward to working  with all lovely products from
 Green Tara and being a part of this talented Design Team!

Di Garling - Australia
Design Team Co Ordinator

Hi my name is Di Garling. I am married to a very patient man, I have
two grown up sons & unfortunately I am now an empty nester.
 I own a Scrapbook shop called "Di's Scrapbooks" located on
 the sunny Central Coast of NSW in Australia at a place called
The Entrance, where I teach both scrapbooking & cardmaking.
 I do a lot of the design work for my shop too which I started back
in  2006.  I think I am obsessed with all things paper. I am also
Design Team Co ordinator for 2 Crafty Chipboard, so my
life is pretty busy, & I wouldn't have it any other way.
 I have been  DT Co ordinator for Green Tara for two & a half years
 & I am so happy to be back again to hopefully inspire you.

Jan Rankine - Australia

Hello everyone - my name is Janece Rankine, usually known as Jan.
 I live on the Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia with my
daughter and grandson and a Chihuahua who thinks she is a Great Dane.
 I also have two sons and another two grandchildren. I love scrapbooking
 and I teach classes as well as being on the Design Team at
 Di's Scrapbook Shop at The Entrance.   I've been on the
Green Tara Design Team for a couple of terms now and I love
working with their beautiful products.  I've dabbled in lots of craft over
 the years - at the moment I'm into Parchment Craft as well as scrapbooking
 and a little bit of cardmaking. Off The Page projects fascinate me
 as well. I'm looking forward to sharing my work and interests
 with you in the future.

Linda Thompson - Australia

Hi my name is Linda, I married my soul mate in 1997 and
we have 8 children 2yrs to 20ys with only one boy.
 We also have a 1yr old grandson.
We live in NSW Australia and I'm a SAHM. I have been
 scrapping for 9yrs. After the birth of a very premature baby,
a friend took me to a class to take my mind of my sick daughter,
after that I was addicted.  In those 8yrs I have had the pleasure
 to be on the Green Tara DT for 3yrs along with several other
 Design Teams. I have been lucky enough to have a supportive
partner who helped me own my own scrapbooking store for 6yrs.
 I used to only do pages but have recently discovered I really enjoy
altered art and OTP items too. I would have to say I am addicted
 to flowers & chipboard.  I love to use inks & mists on just about
 everything I do. With 7 girls just about all my pages etc are very
 girly but now with a new grandson I can finally throw some
 boyish things in there too, but I do hope he likes flowers!!!
I am excited to be continuing with Green Tara and look
forward to sharing my inspiration with you all.

Rachael Funnell - Australia

Hi there, my name is Rachael Funnell & I am 36 years young......
 I live on the outskirts of Cowra  NSW Australia with my wonderful 
husband Jason.  I have  been with this amazing man  for 18years now 
& together we run a small business..... We have two beautiful children,
 Ethan (almost 11) & Chloee (9)..... Just like you, I am addicted to 
scrapbooking. I started just over 5 years ago & am still loving it!!
 I am super happy  to be staying on for another term & hope I can 
inspire you with all the Green Tara goodness that they have to offer.... x

Well there you have the NEW Green Tara Design Team.
Stay tuned & prepare to be impressed when these
talented ladies work their magic with our beautiful products.

Until next time
Green Tara


  1. Congratulations ladies, I look forward to seeing your fab creations over the coming months!

  2. So so happy to be part of this team, thank you for the warm welcome!

  3. I am so glad to be back again (I have been with Green Tara for two & a half years) & I am looking forward to working with all of our fabulous NEW ladies. Cheers Di xo

  4. So nice to get to know all the desgners a little bit better! And wow Linda 8 children! I have my hands full with one kiddo ;) So happy to be part of this team <3

  5. Congrats to you all....You will love your time with Green Tara and I look forward to seeing your creations!

  6. I'm so happy to be back. I loved reading all about everyone and am looking forward to working with you all.

  7. I'm so happy to be part of this team! Thank again!

  8. What a FANTASTIC line up... SUPER HAPPY to be part of this....

  9. How exciting! Congratulations to all the other team members. I'm so happy to be a part of this!