OUR CRAFTY FRIENDS

Our Design Team

Introducing the Crafty Girls! :)

Click on the designer's name above her photo to go directly to her blog!

Amy
Hi, my name is Amy. I am a stay at home mother to three amazing children. My daughter is 18 and my two boys are 17 and 13, they keep me full of life and very busy at times. We live in Georgetown, Texas which is right outside of Austin, TX. After growing up in a military family it is nice to stay in one place for awhile. I love to travel and of course craft. I started scrapbooking 16 years ago and have been making cards for 7, I love both but right now card making is my favorite. My style is more CAS than anything but I love trying new techniques. 

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Hi my name is Carol from Kingston Upon Hull. I have been married for 46 years and have three grown up children and five grandchildren. I have crafted for many years- knitting, crochet, cake decorating and now card making. I have just also started dabbling in mixed media and loving my watercolours and Brushos. I have also rediscovered my love of stamping too. I am delighted to be joining the other ladies at Love to Craft. 

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Connie
Hello, I'm Connie 
from Connie Can Crop and I am thrilled to be a new DT member here at Love to Craft Challenge Blog. I live in Southern California with my amazing husband of 21 years and my young men (20 and 17). I have 3 fur babies..my cats!! I am also a supervisor for UPS which keeps me very busy, but don't worry I still find plenty of time to craft!

I hope you enjoy what I share and that I can inspire you in some small way. I am an avid scrapbooker and crafty person who enjoys sharing my talent with others by attending crops, teaching classes, and selling my creations. I have been crafting my entire life thanks to my mom and have been scrapbooking for over 21 years. I enjoy creating cards, and other paper projects, coloring, sewing, cooking, and my new passion Diamond painting. I am excited and eager to make new Crafty friends!

You can find out more about me on my blog https://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
or on my facebook page Connie's Crafty Cart  https://www.facebook.com/conniescraftycart/

Scrappy Hugs,
Connie 

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Heather
I'm a married stay at home mom of two young adult children. I've enjoyed arts and crafts for as long as I can remember. 

I'm excited to be a part of this new blog and am looking forward to being inspired by the wonderful team of designers as well as our participants! 

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Hello! My name is Irena and I am from the town of Dobrich, Bulgaria. I am happily married to my best friend. I am a mother of two grown-up daughters and one son. I have a granddaughter and she takes me back in time to motherhood in the sweetest way. 

I feel free to call myself an artist, because I'm very artistic and I enjoy to practice this art ;) I still wonder whether to call my art hobby or lifestyle. 

I started with cards at the end of 2013. In the fall of 2014 I found mix media and since then it remains my preferred style. Although the cards will always have that special place on my work table. I still trying different techniques and in most cases I learn from other masters. 

I create. I’m looking for stories in everything. Sometimes I do found it and sometimes – did not ... but all the time I really enjoy crafting.

It is a big honor for me to be a part of Love to Craft Challenge blog DT. 

Hugs
Irena

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Kathy
Hi there,
My name is Kathy and I’m primarily a rubber stamping card maker who likes to dabble with other things but always seem to come back to that aspect of crafting. I’m a Clean And Simple girl these days!

I’m married to a wonderful man who has his own obsessive hobby so I don’t get to feel too guilty about my own!

I’m looking forward to working with the lovely ladies on the Design Team and thanks for having me.

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Leslie, Owner
DT Coordinator
My name is Leslie, I'm married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in beautiful Colorado. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland - before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I'm addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects and altered items, and I've been bitten by the mixed media and art journal bugs! I started blogging and entering challenges a number of years ago, and loved it so much that I started the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog in early 2013. It's been an awesome journey... so awesome and so much fun that she now has three sister blogs - Love To Craft Challenge BlogMix It Up Challenge Blog and Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! Looking forward to crafting with these amazing designers! :)

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I am Penny Hewitt, known as Pen (Sunshinepens Rambles), and live in a beautiful log cabin in North Devon with my partner Dennis. I am a Partner, Mum and Grandma with 5 grandchildren whose ages are from 4 years to 19 years, where does the time go?

I have always been a crafty sort of person, dabbling in watercolor paints for many years, sewing since I was a child but photography being my passion. Although that has taken a bit of a back seat since starting my blog :)

Being a keen photographer and wishing to share my photos with others I started making Photo Cards and they became a great success. Then around this time a couple of years ago, I thought I am sure I could expand my art work and so Handmade cards developed and have expanded.selling them at our local Village Coffee Mornings and craft fairs.

Maybe I would say I am a perfectionist in my work, if it’s not right with me then it’s not right. But I have learnt over the years that sometimes a mistake is a blessing - if you put your work away for another day and look at it with "different eyes".

I love to try something new, whether it be card making, sewing, painting, or mixed media.

So I am looking forward to sharing my work with you.

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Sam
I'm Sam, I live on the beautiful island of Anglesey, in North Wales with my husband Chris and our Springer Spaniel. I'm Mum to two grown up boys and a Nainie (Granny) to three grand children. I'm taking a break from paid work at the moment and am loving doing the things I want to do.

I have crafted since I was a child. I like to sew, making soft furnishings, clothing, patchwork and quilting. About twenty years ago, I got into scrapbooking which quickly lead to other paper crafting. I tend to make cards and tags, but like to try anything that takes my fancy. My other interests include baking and reading.

I keep a formal blog of my crafting: https://acraftingniche.blogspot.com/ 
and a more informal Facebook Blog: https://www.facebook.com/ACraftingNiche/ 
you can also find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sam_squires_/

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I'm Sherry, I was born in Kentucky and moved to Washington. I am married, I have three children and four grandchildren. I have enjoyed all types of arts and crafts ever since I can remember. Painting, needlework, scrapbooking, crocheting, cross-stitch, drawing and coloring - paper and pixels. When my children where little I enjoyed creating cards with a computer program, now I really enjoy making cards by hand. I am so very excited to be a part of the Love To Craft Challenge Blog Design Team! 

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Tina, Co-Owner
Facebook Coordinator
Hi, I'm Tina DeMarche, the Domestic Engineer of my home of four boys. I homeschool my youngest son and enjoy learning with him. I started cross-stitching at age 6 and have loved keeping my hands busy ever since. Cooking is another one of my favorite things I like to do and it keeps my hungry boys happy. 

I took a calligraphy class in 2001 and we would make Christmas cards to swap amongst ourselves. Thus began my love for card making, but I really didn't get into stamping until years later. I guess I have been stamping for 9 years now, but over the last 5 I have started to collect stamps and they have taken over my crafting closet. I'm excited to be joining Leslie on another Design Team adventure :o) 

Let's start this next adventure.... 

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