Meet Our Design Team

Below, you will find the names and bios for each of the members on our current Design Team.
When Lisa talked to me about being on the design team for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog, I got very excited. Yeah! What a great way to have fun, be creative, AND get a jump start on my Christmas cards all at the same time! Sounds like a Win-win event to me!

My name is Julie Odil, and I am a paper addict. I love to collect all those pretty papers. Just recently, I have discovered the joy of digital papers. Imagine! Love a beautiful pattern? Just print more! I also have a bit of a collection of stamps (rubber, digital, clear), embellishments, ribbons, dies, markers, die cutting machines. Yeah, you get the idea. I love to create — cards, 3D projects, home decor, I never know what direction I am heading in next. Christmas cards, though? I always need those. So, I am very excited to be a part of this team. Maybe this year, I’ll be ready for Christmas? Nah!
My name is Helen and I live in a small town called West Kirby which is in the north west of Britain - the nearest big city to us is Liverpool.  I work for an organisation called The Abbeyfield Society which is a world-wide charity providing care for older people.  I'm an Activities Coordinator and I work in a care home and two sheltered houses providing activities for the residents.  We craft, play dominoes, do crosswords and do chair exercises as well as enjoying music and films together.  I've been making cards for many years and love stamping, working with digi stamps and colouring with Promarkers.  My favourite card making time is Christmas and I'm really looking forward to being part of the team.

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!

 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.
Hi, I'm Sherry, I was born in Kentucky but have lived in Washington for 17 yrs. I am happily married, have three children and four beautiful grandchildren. I have enjoyed all types of arts and crafts ever since I can remember. Now I have found that I really enjoy creating cards. I am so very excited to be a part of the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
Hi my name is Lisa, I am a craftaholic, I live in Cramlington, next to Newcastle upon Tyne .Best of both next to the city or close to the countryside and the sea xx

I was born in the Midlands , did art at school that was my favourite subject a long with home economics (cookery). Always loved to play with craft stuff.

I live in the north east with my husband and my two daughters and two cats. I work part time for a cleaning company so that gives me time then for my family and my crafts. Love to make cards , jewellery making, scrap booking. I love to craft as you forget about all your worries and keeps my mind happy and very relaxing.

I have made lots of friends on social media , and have a chat with a few on a personal messages. I am on a couple of Design Teams , my dream job would be to take my craft into a job.

 Edwina is currently on medical leave....
I am Edwina Brown. I was born in Kentucky, moved to Georgia for 23 years on January 8, 1978 and then moved to New Jersey on February 21, 2001.

I learned about scrapbooking from a friend at church. It was the beginning. I made scrapbooks for different people when they moved away, including for the friend who taught me about scrapbooking.  I started making cards around 2006. Digis came into my life when I finally figured out how to set up a blog in 2011. I never knew that I would spend so much time with it and enjoy it so much. I started with the Robyn’s Fetish Design Team in January 2012. I have learned a lot while on this team and have enjoyed every creation I have had the honor to make. I started doing the RF tutorials in February 2013. It is a lot of work, but very interesting and inspiring.

I am 52 years old. I have 3 brothers, 3 nieces and 3 great nephews. I live with my parents and our cat, Goldie, who was a stray, hurt and cold when we brought her in and took good care of her. Cold, you ask? Yes! It was ZERO degrees outside! What a lucky cat she is now!
Hello! My name is Suze and I live in New Zealand.

I have been card-making off and on for a number of years since a friend introduced me to rubber stamps although I now work mostly with digi stamps. My style is mainly CAS but I'm trying to learn new techniques. I first started blogging my cards in February 2012 so that I could enter some challenges. I initially started with mainly Christmas challenges to take the pressure off at the end of the year but have since found several others that have appealed to me. Since I live on the other side of the world, so many of the challenges are the opposite season to ours which certainly makes things interesting!
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!
 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.

Hello its Diane Louise here... I am delighted to join this wonderful design team. I live in the North West of England with my lovely Hubby and 2 fabulous grown up children, along with our beautiful big bundle of gorgeousness, Mutley, our black Labrador dog, who brings so much fun to our household.

I have been paper crafting since 1998 when a friend introduced me to the world of decoupage, I fell in love with card making and very quickly became addicted to my hobby... The best thing though was opening my Blog called Diane Louise's Favourite Cards & Gifts and finding Blogland and Challenge Blogs, which inspired me to try new techniques and styles of cards. I have made so many lovely crafty friends along the way. I own so much crafty stuff now that we really do need to move into a bigger house :o) I also belong to design teams over at 'Crafty Friends', 'Moving Along With The Times', 'Scribbles Designs' and Classic DT Challenge.

I always said that I wasn't creative. My mother and sister were always busy knitting, sewing, making cards and other stuff. But I hated it all! But then I met a clown and he made balloon animals, I Loved it so much that I learned it myself and after a short while I made my own creations and didn't need examples anymore, I was creative!!!

So a few years later a friend of mine told me that she had something I would ike also, it was a Silhouette Cameo. I said what?? What should I do with that? I went to visit her and we played with the Cameo, and I liked it a lot, I had one a few days later also. I made lot's of things on shirts, I made stickers of vinyl and I made cards. Then I met the mother of my daughter's friend. She had problems with her Cameo, I helped her and we became friends also. She was making cards as DT for blogs and I said, for what?? Why would you do that?? I don't think I need to explain what happened next do I?

So here I am, addicted to making (Christmas) cards, colouring digi's, having multiple DT jobs and I have my own blog. Because I am a DT for Sherri Baldy I made a lot of cards with Besties, so I'm looking forward to work with all new digi's. It will be a fun challenge!

My name is Helen, married and mum of 2 teens and I live in a small village in the southern part of the Netherlands. I work at an export department for about 25 hours a week. As long as I can remember I am crafting in all different ways. But the last years I find time to relax with paper crafting, colouring stamps (rubber as well as digi), making cards, etc.

One of my best friends has her own webshop with craft stuff and whenever she has craft fairs in my neighbourhood I am there as well to help her out.

Christmas, next to summer, is my favourite time of the year, so love making Christmas cards and decorations. I am delighted to be part of the team, thanks Lisa and Pat for the opportunity.

Pat and I are extremely fortunate to have these ladies with us. You will see projects from The Sleigh Belles during the Challenge Start each month and you will see projects from The Merry Maidens during the Challenge Midway; so, get forward to being super inspired by this talented group of individuals. Each of these lovely ladies would be happy to have you visit them.  Clicking on each of their pictures will take you directly to their individual blogs.

1 comment:

Lori m said...

Welcome to the new DT ladies, I can't wait to see all the beautiful designs, hugs, Lori m