The Design Team

Stacey Rumsby-Store Owner and Design Team Member
Hello and welcome to Scrapbook Essentials BC Challenge Blog!

I am so excited to share with you along with my team, the many products available at my Scrapbook Essentials BC on-line store as well as my very own stamp line "Essential Stamps".

Although I have done my share of scrapbooking, my real passion is creating cards!   I received my first stamp as a gift from my friend Krista in 1995.  I remember her telling me, " if there's anyone who will do anything with this it will be you!".   She was absolutely right, I have not stopped stamping since and now I own my own stamp line!  I have been teaching stamping and papercrafting classes since 2006 and have enjoyed every minute.  I have taught classes out of my in-home studio, privately in people's homes, for groups of Girl Guides, have designed stamping birthday parties, and also taught at scrapbooking retreats at Tigh-Na-Mara.  I absoutely LOVE blending techniques and COPIC markers are right up my alley.  I also find that my certificate in Floral Design comes in handy when designing both for placement and colour scheme.  I look forward to the many rewarding memories I will make through Scrapbook Essentials BC and look forward to getting to know each and everyone who drops by my studio or through communication on-line!

Creatively yours~

The Design Team
Nina Forsyth
“I started cardmaking almost by accident; I had already tried scrapbooking and was not very successful. A friend had asked me to go to a stamping workshop in the winter of 2006 and we made the most amazing cards...I was hooked! I try to spend a little time in my craft space every day. I look at each and every card as a little mini canvas. If I can inspire someone to create a piece of art for others to enjoy, then I am happy.”
Lesley Croghan
My name is Lesley and I am a primary teacher. I am happily married and we have one sweet furbaby named "Rolley the Rocket Dog". Crafting has become quite the obsession for me! I have been blogging for 3 years now, posting my cards and recently I created the challenges called The Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches . I was so excited when Stacey asked me to be a part of her team! I am looking forward to this adventure!

Angela Thomas
My name is Angela Thomas and I live in Nanaimo, BC.  I've been cardmaking for the last 5 years and consider it my therapy (not sure which is cheaper, LOL).   I started stamping after attending an SU workshop and subsequently wrangled my mom and a close friend into helping me make my wedding invitations.  I'm a lover of all things "Sparkle and Bling" so you'll often see my cards all fancied up.  I never thought that my obsession with stamps, DP, ribbon and embellishments would give me the opportunity to create valuable friendships through various Design teams.  I am honoured to be part of the inaugural DT for "Essential Sketches" and to be able to design alongside Island ladies and a local company.  Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!!!

Teresa Winstone

Hello, my name is Teresa Winstone. I am thrilled to be illustrating for Stacey's stamp company "Essential Stamps" and look forward to sharing my illustrations for you to use through the format of rubber stamps.  I have been teaching scrapbooking, cardmaking and papercrafting classes since 2010.   My paper art has been sold over Vancouver Island and enjoyed by many.  I look forward to inspiring you with my papercrafting creations as well as my illustrations.