The Most Influential Scrapbooker Awards BLOG TOUR continues! For your chance to win some of the 100 prizes that are up for grabs this week, Noell and Jenni are your ladies today!
Spotlight on... Noell Hyman
Noell is a self-made scrapbooking personality who slowly but surely carved out a niche for herself online. And now, she hosts an active community of like-minded scrapbookers on her paperclipping.com website. Besides her weekly, live-streamed video show (Paperclipping Live), Noell also creates professional-quality video tutorials, some free, some for premium members only. And new this year, she teamed up with Nancy Nally (of scrapbookupdate.com) to launch the Paperclipping Roundtable, a free panel-format audio podcast featuring all the biggest names in scrapbooking as panelists and guests. Think of it like The View for Scrapbookers, but far less controversial! Noell also blogs at noellhyman.com.
Here's what a few of Noell's biggest fans had to say:
"Noell and her videos have made me think a lot about why and how I scrapbook, how easy is to get out our skills and use them, how to be more confident with the way I scrapbook, and how important it is to experiment and have fun! She shows us how easy scrapbooking can be, without breaking our budgets. And above all, I've learned that everything is fixable."
~Mariangeles Masegosa from Aldaia, Valencia, Spain
"I first discovered Noell nearly three years ago when a friend was trying to introduce me to these things called 'podcasts' which were apparently 'the future'. I was skeptical that I would find any topic that was specifically targeted to my passion for crafting, so I was utterly gobsmacked when I found the Paperclipping podcasts on iTunes! I was blown away by the quality of the videos, not only visually, but also in content. Paperclipping has been bookmarked on my browser ever since that day. I have definitely, without a doubt, grown as a scrapbooker."
~Lesley Oman from Guildford, near London.
"I particularly enjoy Noell's enthusiasm and how willing she is to share her stories, knowledge, and techniques with everyone. In addition, she enjoys sharing about others and bolstering them up in the process. She's influenced my scrapping, too, by encouraging me to be more forthcoming in my own stories. Through her direct support and example, I feel encouraged to share more of my own stories—to push the envelope and tread a little closer to the edge. I think Noell is an amazing pioneer in the industry."
~Liz Ness from Vancouver, Washington
Spotlight on... Jenni Bowlin
Jenni Bowlin is our comeback kid! After being an industry trend-setter for years with other companies, she came back with a splash last year, launching her own kit club (JBS Mercantile) and a new manufacturing company (Jenni Bowlin Studio) that bears her name! Dare we say that she single-handedly brought the rhinestone-studded butterfly into immense popularity? Jenni also travels monthly to teach in-person scrapbooking classes and keeps a blog at jennibowlin.blogspot.com.
Here's what a couple of her biggest fans had to say:
"I discovered Jenni as soon as I started truly getting into scrapbooking (in 2004 or so). I loved the way she incorporated vintage finds into her scrapbook pages and I adored the way she used her handwriting on every page. She is the reason I hand journal on every page. But maybe the most important lessons I've learned from Jenni are to always be down to earth and approachable, remember what this hobby is truly about, and never lose sight of that."
~Stephanie Howell from Fort Benning, Georgia
"Jenni's style has always been her own and has never been the 'norm.' In fact, in my opinion, she is the one who inspired others to use vintage pieces in and on their projects. I believe her style has also inspired companies to design antiqued, aged, and vintage lines. Jenni has inspired me in so many ways, especially after I attended Vintagefest in Tennessee in Dec 2009. Just the way she had her personal booth set up (the packaging, the displays) inspired some of the decor in my home, in particular a vintage typewriter I use to display photos! And the fact that Jenni is still in the business—creating, designing, and selling—just means that she is also very smart."
~Teri Davis from Lafayette, Louisiana
We'll announce the list of ten winners from yesterday's post on Wednesday. (Holy comments, Batman! Thanks for your support, everyone!) So if you haven't yet commented on Monday's giveaway, you can sneak an entry in today. We won't tell!
Win Stuff from the Most Influential Scrapbookers of 2010!
Our Most Influential Scrapbookers are busy women who invest their time and talent in the scrapbooking industry. They run educational websites, design products, teach classes, and spread the joy of scrapbooking. You can learn more about everything these ladies do by reading their profiles.
During the week of July 19–23, we’ll be celebrating these fabulous scrappers with a fun-filled blog tour. Help us celebrate, and you could win one of 100 cool prizes! Just visit each nominee’s blog on her special day, and leave a comment. Each nominee will be giving away one of each of the prizes described below. That’s 10 winners and 10 prizes on each blog! Here’s what’s up for grabs:
Paperclipping membership from Noell
This six-month Paperclipping membership includes immediate access to the complete archive of past Paperclipping tutorials (about 150 to date), two members-only videos per month, and higher-resolution videos (including many in HD).
Two digital-scrapbooking template packs from Cathy Zielske
Scrap faster and simpler with two digital-scrapbooking template packs (20 templates in all) from Cathy and designerdigitals.com. Just pop in your photos, add a bit of journaling, and embellish—simple as that! Templates are layered Photoshop files that are compatible with both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
A place in
either “Photo Editing: Good-to-Great Workflow”
or “Up & Running with Photoshop”
from Jessica Sprague
Enjoy a spot in one of these video-based classes at jessicasprague.com: (1) “Photo Editing: Good-to-Great Workflow” teaches basic, global editing techniques for RAW and JPG photos, plus lots of extras! (2) “Up & Running with Photoshop” teaches basic skills needed to start digital scrapbooking in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. (Note: Five people will receive a spot in each class. Classes will be assigned randomly by Ella Publishing Co.)
“Play Date” product pack from Jenni
Record your summer memories with the cheerful papers and embellishments in this “Play Date” product pack from Jenni Bowlin Studio. Each product pack includes one set of patterned papers (6 papers in all), one die-cut paper, one package of mini papers, one package of journaling cards, and one sheet of banner alphabet stickers.
A spot in the
“Beginner/Intermediate Online Photography Workshop” from Maggie Holmes
This fun, enlightening six-week course teaches DSLR users to shoot in manual mode and covers the fundamentals of exposure, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and white balance. It also covers Maggie’s best tips on style, composition, lighting, and creativity. Start shooting like a pro in no time!
“Paper Girl” and
“On Holiday” product packs from Margie
Enjoy one complete set of each of Margie’s new lines from The Girls’ Paperie. You’ll love the romantic, feminine touches of her “Paper Girl” line and the playful, upbeat feel of the “On Holiday” collection. These lines will keep you happily scrapping hour after hour.
A $50 gift certificate toward
any class on reneepearson.com
Learn digital-scrapbooking and photo-editing techniques from top digital scrapbookers at reneepearson.com. Use this gift certificate toward any video-based class or tutorial, and make a smooth transition into digital or hybrid scrapbooking.
Two spots in
both “Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages” and
“Journal Your Christmas” from Shimelle
Invite a friend (or two different friends) to join you in two online classes at shimelle.com. “Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages” makes taking and scrapping summer photos a pleasure. And “Journal Your Christmas” helps you preserve those special holiday memories in a stress-free way.
A place in
either “Inspiration Defined” or
“Book of Stories” from Stacy
Enjoy a spot in one of these workshops at bigpicturescrapbooking.com: (1) Elizabeth Dillow’s “Inspiration Defined” workshop will help you gather, organize, and use inspiration from ordinary and uncommon places. (2) Karen Grunberg’s workshop “Book of Stories” will help you develop a process for collecting, organizing, storing, and using your stories. (Note: Five people will receive a spot in each class. Classes will be assigned randomly by Ella Publishing Co.)
$20 gift certificate from Ella
Use this gift certificate toward any of Ella’s eBooks or accessory products, which cover everything from photography and design to time-saving tips and journaling strategies. Own them all? A new book is released every month!