Monday, February 29, 2016

Time to Meet Our New Team Members

Hello everyone.  Tomorrow our March challenge starts but first I wanted you all to meet the newest Design Team Members of The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  First up though I must share that Sharon will be leaving us.  The March challenge will be her last one.  Sharon has been a wonderful asset to this team and she will definitely be missed!  Please join me in wishing Sharon all the best as she moves on to new adventures in her crafting life!

Now, 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 five wonderful ladies.  As everyone on this team, these newbies are very talented and all uniquely different.  Let's get to know them a bit, shall we?

 Joining the The Sleigh Belles we have...
Mother of 3 kids (2 boys and a girl) and married to my best friend for 39 years. I've been making cards since 2007. My mother inspired me. She never made her own cards but she sent cards to everyone for every occasion. After she passed away a friend introduced me to stamping and the rest is history. I love stamping but I also love using digital stamps. I also crochet and do cross stitch. I hope to retire from my job at Indiana University some time this year. My bucket list is full of crafty things I'd like to try. I want to learn to knit and do quilling among other things.
 My name is Sheena and I have been with my partner John for 17 years. We also have a 15 year old daughter Breanna who is not only growing up too fast but is my whole world. The other member of our family is a crazy Jack Russell Terror named Smudge. As long as I can remember I have always been arty, at school I was always getting top marks but instead of going on to college I entered the workforce instead. When my full time job turned part time I needed something to fill the gap in my days and that is where crafting came in, that was well over over 8 years ago now. I started off with card kits but found them too limiting, I then moved onto CDs and stamping. I then discovered the unlimited possibilities of digital stamps and here we are. I'm very passionate about what I do and I hope that shows in my work. If you would like to see more of my work please head over to my blog at Cards by Sheena

Joining the The Merry Maidens we have...
Hi my name is Christine Garner and I am 50 years old.  I have been making cards for several years now.  I use Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils on my images.  I love doing all kinds of paper projects, including fancy folds and 3Dprojects.  I have been married for 24 years to a wonderful man that encourages me on my crafty things.  I have a son and daughter that are seniors this year yahoo!!!  We have two Guinea Pigs  Coffee and Buttons.  We also have a four legged fur baby Jack.  Looking forward seeing your wonderful creations.
My name is Janet Hines and I've been a crafter from the year dot. I'm married to a great guy who doesn't mind all my craft stash around the house. Over the years I've had a go at most types of crafting, knitting, crochet, glass Painting, jewellery making to name but a few. But I love making card and getting messy with inky and altered things too. I hope I can bring you some good inspirational ideas but joining the talented ladies here.
I am 70 and live in Sydney, Australia with my husband Tony.  I have two daughters and four granddaughters.  My granddaughters and all their friends call me Granmargaret.  I was made redundant at work at the end of January 2013 so after working for 53 years so I am now retired.

I started stamping and making cards in 1995 and started scrapbooking about 1999 and making ATCs in 2005.  I am still a cute stamper and make simple cards.  My favourite colours are purples and pinks. I started my blog in April 2012 with the help of cyber friends and started joining challenges to give me ideas for my cards and then was happy to be invited to join some design teams.  I have lots of rubber and clear stamps but use mostly digital stamps now as they are easier on my sore hands.

I am group Mum on some yahoo stamping groups.  I suffer from fibromyalgia and arthritis and have eye problems so spend my days making cards, a little scrapbooking and talking to my cyber friends on the internet.  This helps take my mind off the pain.

I have made many more cyber friends since starting my blog.  My eldest daughter Lynda and I are cancer survivors and we thank God for every day and for all our friends who pray for us.  I was excited to be invited to be on the design team for 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Please join us in welcoming Donna, Sheena, Christine, Janet and Margaret to the team. You will get to see Donna's and Sheena's first creations tomorrow and then Christine, Janet and Margaret'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 tomorrow evening to find out what the optional theme of Challenge #15 will be.

See you all again soon!


Julie Odil said...

Congratulations to the new DT! You'll love it!

ike said...

WooHoo !!! Welcome to the new 'Girls' - I wish you every success and enjoyment :-)
Very best wishes to Sharon :-)

IKE xx

Donna said...

Thanks for the welcome. Thrilled to be here and looking forward to seeing everyone's awesome creations!