Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Time to Meet Our New Team Members

Hello everyone.  In just about an hour we will be posting about our new challenge but first I wanted you all to meet the newest Design Team Members of The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  As many of you know we recently had a DT Call and we were very lucky that a few inspiring individuals heard our call and tried out for the team.

So it is with great pleasure that I get to introduce you to four very lovely ladies.  Each of whom is uniquely different and very talented.  Let's get to know them a bit, shall we?

 Joining the The Sleigh Belles we have...

I am honored to be joining the talented 12 Months of Christmas Link Up design team. Originally from Massachusetts, I now live in sunny Southern California. I'm a kids entertainment/toy marketing professional by day and paper junkie by night, but let’s be honest… I love paper at all hours of the day! Paper crafting is my creative escape. I am always on the lookout for new crafting tools, techniques, and fun paper & stationery trends in general. I LOVE Christmas all-year round, so love the idea of making holiday cards throughout the year is well… fa la la la la… la lots of fun! I can’t wait to create with all of you!

Crafting has always been my hobby – in fact my husband would say it’s my obsession! I enjoy all sorts of crafts but my current passion is paper crafting. At the moment I live in the UK but for the previous 17 years I have been an expat, living in Australia, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and India. Whilst overseas I always managed to find friends who also wanted to craft! Now back in England I spend a lot of time in my craft room. I like to play with different techniques, making both mainstream items and more left of centre projects. I use a lot of digi images but also like getting inky…and I love different folds, ATCs and fat pages!

Joining the The Merry Maidens we have...

 Hi I'm Helen. I live in the UK with my golf fanatic husband and soppy dog.

I've been crafting for more years than I care to remember and like many started with cross-stitch. I am now an avid paper-crafter and love to colour using alcohol markers, pencils and distress inks. If it doesn't move I'll colour it! I like to create my own backgrounds but can't resist all those beautiful papers and dies out there.

I also like to knit and have recently learnt to crochet and do rag rugging. I even made a rag rug Christmas tree last year. I love to learn new techniques for crafting of any description and love mixed media. I had a go at Fimo once, needless to say slight disaster making a little Alice in Wonderland who looks more like a bumper car. I keep her for reference, must practice!!

I've been making cards for over 20 years, I love all crafts but paper is my first love. I am a stay at home mom to a feisty 5 year old. She keeps me busy and we enjoy crafting together. I live in Central Florida, been here almost 30 years!

Please join us in welcoming Christina, Susan, Helen and Marji to the team. You will get to see Christina's and Susan's first creations later today and then Helen's and Marji's in a couple week's time.  To visit any of our new teammies beforehand, just click on their names above.

Well, that is it for now folks.  I hope that you will join us again at 6:00 p.m. to find out what the optional theme of Challenge #9 will be.

See you all again soon!

1 comment:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congrats to your new designers!