Monday, January 31, 2011

Scrapbooking Who is who with Joyful Scraps

Welcome to our very first Who is Who?

This is so exciting, each month we are planning on bringing you a new Who is Who, letting you get to know the fabulous talent that abounds :)

 And best of all you get a chance to win a prize, whooo hooo!

All you need to do is leave a comment for the Who is Who post and you will be in the running to win a prize from the featured person. (The prize is only available to Australian Residents.)

Our very first Who is Who is (drum roll please.....) Sherry Mendoza.

 Sherry is a whirlwind of creativity and for those of you who are on face book Sherry has set up a silent auction to raise money for Queensland Flood victims. Your Creative Journey Silent Auction for QLD flood Victims. A great cause and a wealth of talent that you can bid on :)

 Tell us a bit about your self Sherry?
I have just started my own business venture called ‘Your Creative Journey’ which allows me to bring International and Local artists to stores all over Australia and New Zealand. The response has been amazing and I am looking forward to the Journey!
I am also currently designing for Tattered Angels, Helmar Adhesives, Punky Sprouts and a fantastic challenge blog White With 1.  I love the challenges that being on design teams provides, with Tattered Angels in particular I have really had to think ‘outside the box’ but I love it! I am also on the editorial team of an American online magazine called Scrap N Art.

How long have you been scrapbooking?  I have always done some kind of craft, but I have been scrapbooking for about 12 years now.

What inspired you to scrapbook?  I wanted to make something for my eldest daughter’s 21st birthday (which at that time was still a number of years away) and I had a friend who scrapbooked so thought it would be a great idea to make an album for her.

Can you describe your style? Changeable…It really depends on my mood, for pages I tend to do clean style but for Off the Page I am do tend to shabbiness.

What are your favourite tools?  My misting mats and Tim Holtz scissors…I am still looking for the perfect 12 x 12 trimmer or guillotine…

What do you wish that you knew when you were first starting out? That I don’t need approval from anyone else if I am happy with what I am creating!

What is the biggest challenge you face?  Negative people, they can really bring you down if you let them.

Do you create every day? Yes I am keeping an Art Journal so even if I create nothing else all day I do something in my Art Journal.

Describe your perfect creative area?  Lots of space and storage for product!

Does that resemble where you actually create?I am very happy with my scrap room, I have a lot of storage space and two huge desks, enough room for a friend to come scrap with me!

Do you prefer to create in a group or by yourself? Mostly alone or with one friend, although I do have a monthly gathering of girls at my house, we usually talk more than we create J

What inspires you? Everything, life, nature, moods, colours…

What do you do for fun? Apart from creating I love photography and music.

Can you finish this sentence: a happy day for me is....keeping the creative life balance!

Sherry used the February Monthly Embellishment Kit to create this wonderful mini album...

Joyful Scraps has a Value Packed Embellishment kit each month.  So if you would like to get great value for money and kick start your creative journey each month, then sign up for our Embellishment kit for 3 months and SAVE HeApS! You can find the Embellishment Kit Club here.

 Joyful Scraps monthly Embellishment Kits offer great value for money and lots of creative inspiration, Check them out here.

Now to win this months fabulous prize of a Twiddleybitz train, covered in texture pasted and Tattered Angels Glimmer glam. Just leave us a comment here on this blog :)

You can find Sherry at

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I hope that you have enjoyed our first Who is Who, don't forget if you are living in Australia, to leave a comment so that you will be in the running for the prize. The winner will be announced when our next Who is Who goes up on March 1st.



  1. what a great post. its always nice to find out a bit more about our scrapping "stars"

  2. love the album you made, gorgeous!! :)

  3. Loving reading about Sherry, she's one very creative lady that's for sure.

  4. What a great person to start off a 'who's who' with. I just wonder this tho ..... does sherry ever sleep? She's one busy girl.