DESIGN TEAM


TENISHA FURLONG
(OWNER)
Hi, my name is Tenisha Furlong and I am the creator and owner of Colour Blast.
I am 39 years old who is married and the mother of a 9 year old energic boy.
We live on a rural property, where I have several horses that I breed and show – so my time is very limited trying to juggle my busy personal life and my scrapbooking adventures.
I have been scrapping for over 10 years.  Prior to scrapping, I worked as a professional in the legal field.  About 5 years ago I decided to leave behind my career and created an online scrapbooking store called ‘Scrap Elegance’ which is still operating today. Recently I was given the opportunity to branch out into the manufacturing field, resulting in the Colour Blast brand being established – to date this adventure has been extremely exciting and I am excited about the future of this brand.



MELISSA STRUHS
(DT CO-ORDINATOR)
Hi, my name is Melissa Struhs. I am a wife to a Cabinet Maker husband ( and yes, he is extremely patient with my never ending updates to the craft room) and a mum to a teenage son. He is the reason I began scrapbooking over 15 years ago when I was on maternity leave and I never intended for it to become a career change.

I have been teaching in local Gold Coast and Brisbane stores for nearly 15 years now and am currently teaching at 
Scrapulous in Shailer Park. I am also on the Design Team for Scrap the Boys.


My scrapbooking style could be best described as traditional, as I still love double layouts and combining gorgeous patterned papers. What I love most is incorporating hand stitching, laser cut chipboard and mixed media techniques to create the textures and layers in a streamlined way.


I am so looking forward to joining the Colourblast team and creating some inspiring projects and classes for the year ahead.



KAYE HALLS
(BLOG COORDINATOR)
I'm Kaye from Queensland, Australia where I live with my very patient husband and a hoard of animals that I'm sure think they are human!
I've been a keen scrapper since 2002, and love all things mixed media. I love experimenting with new products and techniques. While I have taught previously this is my first design team position and I am very excited to be part of this wonderful team.

Blog: Kaye's Scrappy Place
Instagram: Kaye Halls



AMANDA HARTMANN
I have been scrapbooking for many years, as evidenced by my well-organised large stash and shelves full of albums! My life is always about the balance and juggle – as I divide time between my gorgeous family (husband and 3 girls), my rewarding work (full time as a Speech Pathologist) and my "me" time (Scrapbooking and Jujitsu). I have worked on a variety of Design Teams as well as Teams for challenge blogs over the years and have been published in Scrapbooking Memories. I love to use patterned papers, but also combining mixed media to create interesting backgrounds. Embellishment clusters are part of my signature style!



AMY CHURCHWARD
I'm Amy from Victoria, Australia. I have been Papercrafting for the last 6 years. My journey started from cardmaking to scrapbooking. Which I very much enjoy. I am married to a very supportive and patient husband. And we have 2 active and gorgeous boys. I divide my time from part time work in Physio to crafting and keeping fit. I’m excited by this wonderful opportunity to joining an inspiring team. I do look forward to sharing my creations with you. 
Ciao, Amy


LOUISE TURNER
I'm a mum to four year old twin boys and I work full time in allied health care - hence the blog name Timeless Craft Mumma!
In 2014 I discovered the online scrapbook community and decided to start my own blog and enter challenges.
As a way to learn and improve I watched YouTube videos - this inspired me to share my style and knowledge - so I started a YouTube channel and hope to inspire others to Scrapbook.
I love the creative outlet that Scrapping gives me + the memory keeping element is also important.
I describe my style as paper + medium. I love to create backgrounds and play with all kinds of mediums - paint, paste, ink, mists, water colour ... love them all!
My favourite creations are layouts but I also dabble in off the page, canvas and tag creations!  




MELINDA SWEETMAN
I am a mostly SAHM to 2 little boys and live in the beautiful south of Perth with said children and my awesome, supportive husband! I am also a Weight Watchers coach; after completing my own weight loss journey I wanted to help others and love my job!

I started scrapping around 2011/2012 with my biggest boys baby album. I started as a card maker and remember very clearly saying "I'll never scrapbook, I don't see the point!!" I heard of Project Life while pregnant with our 2nd in 2012 and started PL in 2013. I found my feet with PL and my confidence. Fast forward to 2016 and I am a scrapbooker, project lifer, card maker, art journaller and copic colourer!! I love to play and have found a love in mixed media over the last 12 months and am super excited to be a part of this awesome Australian DT. Thanks for having me Tenisha!

Youtube:  Melinda Sweetman


RACHEL DUTKO
Hi! My name is Rachel and I live in Adelaide with my husband and our 2 young boys.
I first started scrapbooking about 10 years ago, but after a big break I rediscovered it with a life-changing passion about 3 years ago.
I love the fact that scrapbooking allows me to express my creativity and document my precious memories at the same time.
I'm lucky enough to have had a career in the television industry for the past 16 years, and I am in my craft space most nights for some 'me' time after the daily demands of work and family.
I am currently on the Design Teams for several challenge blogs as well as the Creative Kit Club.
I have been published in Jot Magazine and Scrapbooking Memories (including the cover).

I really love using mixed media, texture, and learning new techniques and just having fun.

I'm so excited to be joining the Colour Blast team!

 Instagram:  www.instagram.com/rachel_dutko




SELENA STEVENS
Hi, my name is Selena Stevens.  I live on a rural property in Queensland with my husband, and two small children.  I have been creating mixed media paintings, predominantly in art journals, since 2013.  Prior to that I was scrapbooking, and I have dabbled in macramé, pottery, sewing and anything that I can have a go at, but mixed media has been what I have always been looking for.
I have begun teaching mixed media art classes locally this year and this is my first time being a member of a design team.  I am looking forward to embracing the exciting times that this year has ahead with the Colour Blast team.
Blog:  https://selenastevensart.wordpress.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/selenajstevens/?hl=en
YouTube:  Selena Stevens Art 



SUE PLUMB
Hi I'm Sue. I am a SAHM of three (daughter Brielle and twin sons Hunter and Kaden) and we live among the beautiful Glass House Mountains in Queensland.
I have been scrapping for over 8 years, having started shortly after the birth of my daughter. I took an extended break after the premature birth of my boys but since my return, I find it need it more than ever - it's my "sanity saver".
My style can best be described as varied - sometimes it may be clean and linear, and at other times messy and eclectic. Feminine, masculine, grunge, floral...I like a bit of everything. What can I say? I like to keep things interesting! I mainly create 12x12 layouts, but do like to dabble on the odd canvas and in my art journal as well.

I am currently a design team member for Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Flutterby Designs and am so happy to be joining Colour Blast to represent another great Australian brand. I am passionate about supporting Australian companies, and I believe all Aussie scrappers should support our local industry.

Looking forward to sharing all my Colour Blast creations with you - let the fun begin!



SUZY LOUDON
I am a mother of 3 and work full time as a Pathology Assistant. 


Life is full on but I always find time to de-stress in my Scrapbooking. I wouldn't say I have a style...I go with whatever I feel like at the time.  I love getting messy with my mixed media. Lots of colour and flowers.





4 comments:

  1. Congratulations ladies - looking forward to seeing where this journey takes you all :) xx

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    1. Thank you! Its gonna be FUN!! Hope to inspire as I travel along!

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