Thursday, February 28, 2013

Goodbye to some good friends and Welcome to our new DT members

I am sad to say goodbye to our old design team...We have truly enjoyed their work and they are all amazing in what they do.

Thank you again ladies for the inspiration and all the beautiful projects you've done to share and inspire.

Cathy Cafun-

Gayle Price-

Romy Veul-

Sandi Taloumis- DT Coordinator

We will continue to follow your journey in this crafting world.....

As we say goodbye to old friends, we will meet new ones along the way.  Crafting and blogging world is very small and we will always come across each other somehow, someway so it is never a goodbye...

Now I would like to formally introduce our new DT members. As of tomorrow, you will start seeing their work.

Dana Tatar
Sponsor Coordinator

Bio: My name is Dana Tatar and I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Florida with my husband and two daughters.  I have had many hobbies over the years, but scrapping is the one that really gives me satisfaction. I started scrapbooking to preserve memories after the birth of my first daughter and now I enjoy the creative outlet. I love to mix products from different collections on my layouts and I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I love fussy cutting and flowers and both can be seen on the majority of my projects. My dominant scrappy styles are clean and simple and pretty chic, but I do like to mix things up a bit, depending on the paper or photos I want to use.  I create a little of everything, including layouts, cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items.  When I'm not scrapping, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Zeus and Zoe team and I'm looking forward to sharing my work with you! I'd love to have you stop by my blog:

Yvonne Yam
DT Coordinator

Hello there! I'm Yvonne and I live on a tiny island in Asia called Singapore where it's hot and humid all year round (no real need for a heat gun here since everything dries up really

I love to make stuff! Layouts, cards and altered projects. I get giddy with anticipation when I discover unexpected "found" stuff around the house (or someone else's) that I can incorporate on my creations. Old vintage photos. Cute kawaii things. Pretty trinkets. I love them all. So you can guess how excited I was when I saw the product offering at Zeus and Zoe *wipes off drool*. Just totally yummy. I can't wait to create with them! Meanwhile, come visit me at my blog Do More With Less where I share weekday inspiration, tutorials and tips.

Denise van Deventer
South Africa

I am a devoted mother, giving wife and happy creator!  I am a very happy scrapper and love creating layouts, as well as cards and altered projects. I am not sure that I have a particular style, probably somewhere between classic and shabby.   I love chipboards and embelishments, and I am always keen to try new things and once I have an idea, I really have to run with it, and must get to it as soon as I possibly can! I give classes at two local Scrapbook stores and love sharing my ideas and creativity with others.

Many things inspire me and my son and family are definitely two of those things.  I also love colour and layering, but sometimes clean and simple does the trick. I love photography and really enjoy taking good photo’s that can later be scrapped.  I truly believe that great photo’s make for great projects.

I work in the IT department at South African Airways and this really keep me busy.  I work with a really great bunch of people and I really enjoy what I do. So I am blessed to have a great job as well as my passion for paper crafting!

My blog address is and I would really appreciate it, if you would pop by and say HI.

Thanks to Marivic for this wonderful opportunity at Zeus and Zoe and really look to this DT term!

Hi! I'm Janel the author extraordinaire (ha! that makes me sound fancy) at NellieBellie. NellieBellie is a creative blog with a little bit of crafting, a little bit of cooking, a little bit of DIY, and a whole lot of giggling. My goal is to empower others to practice creativity in their homes and relationships. I believe creativity teaches individuality and worth. . I want to inspire personal creativity in my home and yours. I love teaching, sharing, and gabbing about my projects, recipes, and life; with the goal that it encourages creativity in yours. My hope is that you and I become friends in our creative messes. Friends that gab and share are the best kind, don't you think! 

My name is Norma Gomez.  I'm blessed with a wonderful husband and three sweet boys ranging from 26-10 years of age.  That's quite a gap right?!  We're a modern family of his, hers and ours.  I also have two adorable grandchildren whom I love dearly.  I work from home while babysitting my grandson, four dogs and trying to maintain the household.   Aside from all that, I'm a mixed media artist and I sell my art at a local antiques and craft mall. I've had a life long love of anything and everything creative.  I've been sketching and playing with different art mediums for as long as I can remember.  My style and art focus has changed many times over the years but I think that mixed media best reflects who I am.  I really love the freedom of expression that I get from the limitless material possibilities.  Anything you can dream of can be used to create something beautiful.  If I had to describe my crafting style, I would say it's vintage artsy full of color and contrast with loads of layers.  My hope is to create something beautiful that also inspires.  I want to make people smile when they look at my artwork and maybe even take away a little something that they needed to hear that day.  I'm honored to be joining this group of extremely talented designers and look forward to sharing my love of art with you.

Riika Kovasin

Hello! I am Riikka Kovasin from Helsinki, Finland. I am married and have two daughters. They are a constant source of inspiration to me and also are the reason why I started scrapbooking in 2009.

My style is colorful and rich in detail. I'm happiest when I can combine my love for the beautiful products with the possibility to get messy with different paint media. I love to combine different products and techniques to express my feelings and to preserve the everyday life for myself and my family. 

            I'm honoured to join the Zeus&Zoe team!

My name is Rosangela Philippsen, but all people call me only by "Ro". I live in a beautiful city called Curitiba, in the South of Brazil, with my beloved hubby and my 16 old year son, Rafael. I´m graduated in Philosophy, and today I live among papers, scissors and inks! I scrapbook every day, I give lessons; I travel with my courses in my country and go to fairs too. I am passionate about creating and inspiring different people and I love trying new and interesting materials in my designs.

I also love to travel and experience new cultures. I like reading and cinema is also a passion. Sunny days make me happier, and when spring comes my soul vibrates! It's me!

Sandie Edwards

Hello!  I’m Sandie and reside in Geraldton, Western Australia with my partner John who works in the mining industry (FIFO), along with our son, Jesse who turns 3 in March, 2013.  We are older parents, and also have grown up children, as well as Grandchildren.  I am currently a stay at home Mother, with my previous employment being law enforcement. 
Creativity has been part of 'life' for as long as I can remember.  It has been an amazing journey and one that has continually evolved.  My scrapbooking journey started in 2010, seeking to create memories for my children, and document ‘life’ for future generations.
My creative motto is to continually push boundaries and comfort zones, to share, create, be an inspiration to others, and of course create everlasting memories. My creative style is not set in stone, though I tend to lean heavily towards, vintage and shabby chic.  


Lizzy Hill said...

I just LOVE it when I see familiar faces pop up on 'hi' pleased you're here & really looking forward to seeing more of your fab work....& checking out some new faces.....& what y'all will be doing....such fun for you guys!!! Have a ball with Marivic's AMAZING embellies:):):):)

Denise van Deventer said...

Thanks Marivic for this wonderful opportunity! ;-) I am getting to know the ladies on the team and they are all so super...really a lovely bunch of ladies and super creative! Looking forward to this DT term with you all and with Marivic!!! ;-)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I'm thrilled to be a part of this team! A big thanks to you Marivic for this amazing opportunity!

Tracey Sabella said...

Congratulations to the new DT. Some amazing talent lined up here, and I can't wait to see your creations with Marivic's fabulous Zeus and Zoe products! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Keren Tamir said...

Wow a great lineup!!!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Welcome ladies, great team!hugs

Riikka said...

I'm so excited and honoured to be part of this team! Hugs to you all!

Norma Gomez said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity Marivic! I'm really looking forward to working with you gorgeous kits. I'm truly honored to be joining such a talented group of designers. :D