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!

I'm Aimeslee and I live on the upper Texas gulf coast about 30 minutes east of Houston. My husband and I are the very proud parents of a grown daughter who is getting married in 2 months. We are also owned by a community cat named Carmella who hangs out in our backyard a lot. Honey is an ExxonMobil retiree and I'm a retired tax accountant whose first love was and still is writing. I've been a passionate hobby artist since 2004. I am quite eclectic in my tastes, style and crazy ideas. I began like so many others with scrapbooking, but have since added card making, art journaling, collage and mixed media to my art adventures. I am very excited to join this wonderful team of designers who have inspired me while I've played here at LTCCB. Here's to lots of art play fun in 2020!

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I am a wife of 33 years, mother to four young adults, and grandmother of one. I have loved to create my whole life and was lucky enough to have a mother who supported it. I started scrapbooking in 2000 and never looked back. Scrapbooking introduced me to stamping and paper crafts and so much more. I don't have one set style since I love experimenting with new mediums and techniques. I do love to get my hands messy! There's not much better than inky fingers! When I'm not in my craft room, I love to read and watch tv with my family.

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My name is Helen and I live in the north west of Britain on the Wirral peninsula. I'm a full time Activities Coordinator for a charity which provides care for older people. I spend my time organising activities, entertainment, trips out etc and can often be found calling bingo, leading chair exercises, singing or playing dominoes! I also work part time for a local stamping firm teaching regular workshops for them. In my spare time I'm a card maker and I love my Promarkers and patterned papers. Looking forward to creating with the Love To Craft design team!

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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. 

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Irena
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My name is Kim. By day I am a K-8 teacher for iQ Academy. By night I am a crafting machine. I am very much a paper addict. I can't go into a craft or scrapbooking store without buying paper. I love anything that has to do with paper. Paper comes in all colors, patterns, sizes and textures. Paper can be cut, folded, crimped, embossed, glued, and stitched, just to name a few. I love to see what new things I can do with paper. My second passion is rubber stamping. I love to create cards using stamps. My next favorite thing to play with are dies and punches. I love to see what new techniques I can find using punches. Come follow me on my paper stamping and punching journey!

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Leslie 
Owner
Hi, I'm Leslie! Hubby and I have four grown children, three grandsons and three granddaughters, all scattered around the US, and we live in beautiful Colorado. I began scrapbooking about 45 years ago - so long ago that all the fun papers and embellishments we use today hadn't even been thought of. I'm a crafting junkie and really enjoy creating all things paper - handmade cards, 3-D projects, mini albums, gift bags and paper shoes. I started blogging and entering challenges in 2011, 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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Lisa

Hi, I’m Lisa and I’ve lived outside of Detroit, Michigan all my life.  I’m an 80s music lover, a 90s tv addict and a proud Twihard.  I’ve actually been making cards over thirty years, I got started when my mom brought home some Hero Arts stamps and inks from a party. My love for crafting has only grown over the years, and I try to do something crafty every day.  I like to say that making cards is my job, but in actuality I babysit my niece most days and it’s the most rewarding, exhausting and amazing job I’ve had.  When she’s napping, I work on my cards, many of which I donate to our deployed service members.  I'm so excited to be joining the team!

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Lou

I'm mother to a beautiful girl (nearly 14) and handsome boy (11-1/2) and wife to a loving and supportive husband. I have been crafting since I was a girl, but it really took off when I was living in the States and wanted some "cheap" gifts - so I started collecting crafting materials and tools. I got into digital scrapbooking in Germany just before our little boy was born and documented the first two years of his life, including the rest of the family. We started a family website and so all the blogging on there is about the family and what we are doing (it desperately needs some attention, and I am going to try and get the kids involved this year)! When we finally moved back down to Australia, all the craft stuff had travelled from the States to Australia via Germany - so then I got into making cards and colouring with Copics and other mediums. I started my card shop on Etsy in 2011. I enjoy colouring (I have been a member of Kit and Clowder's monthly classes since the beginning) and trying to use my stash, although I am still collecting (lots of Power Poppy stamps and La-La Land Crafts stamps and dies!) and I need to start listing some items on my shop!

 I am on the Winter Wonderland and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DTs, and Colour Crazy as an extended guest DT member. I have also been on the creative team of Weeds and Wildflowers Designs which was a digital scrapbooking company. I was also on the Merry Christmas Challenge DT and the Not Just Cards DT.

 I post on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JemLouProducts/ and need to get my Instagram up and going. I also have Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com.au/jemlouproducts/ but it needs an update!

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I’m Miftail Ahmed, 20 years old, graduating at University. I live in Bangladesh.

Crafting is my passion which always makes me comfortable. I started my crafting journey in 2018.
I love paper crafting, card making, scrapbooking and doing mixed media art. I don't have a style that I always follow!!
I love to experiment with new ideas and techniques.
As a team player and a passionate crafter, I love to inspire people.
It is a great opportunity and a wonderful experience to be a part of the Love To Craft Challenge Blog design team. It inspires me a lot.

Blog: https://mskraftstore.blogspot.com/
YouTube: (MS Kraft Store) https://youtube.com/channel/UCQgbq6eLKS16WXPd60LqimQ


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Tina
Co-Owner
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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