OUR SCRAPPY FRIENDS

Our Design Team

Introducing the Scrappy Girls! :)

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

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 then anything but I love trying new techniques.

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Hello everyone! My name is Ann Chuang. I'm so delighted to be a part of the Love To Scrap Design Team! I live in Taiwan. I am a junior high school math teacher and a mom of 3 children Hedy, Vivian and Eason. I started crafting about 2012. At that time, I started making very simple cards that would take me hours to make, but the look of pure joy that people give you after receiving a handmade card is worth every second! I always believe that "the handmade has temperature". I love sharing my love of stamping/cardmaking with everyone & I'm really looking forward to sharing my creations with all of you! Thank you Leslie & my other teammates for inviting me to be a part of your awesome team!!

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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 Scrap. 

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I am a stay at home mom to three beautiful little girls. My wonderful husband and I have been married for almost 16 years and we live in Southern Rhode Island. I started stamping about 13 years ago when I was introduced to Stampin' Up! but I really got into it about 5 years ago when I discovered all the challenges and inspiration abounding on the internet. I've never looked back since. I'm so excited to be joining the Love to Scrap 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 realy enjoy crafting.

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

Hugs
Irena

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Leslie (Owner/Coordinator)
My name is Leslie, I'm married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in north Florida. 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, especially paper shoes and gift bags. I've been known to alter a few tins and boxes, and enjoy beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find time. I recently opened an eBay store called Hippie Chick Designs where I peddle my wares, lol. 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 two sister blogs - Love To Craft Challenge Blog and Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Looking forward to crafting with you all! :) 

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Hello! My name is Lori, and I am so excited to be a part of the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog DT! I live in a small town in SW Missouri with my husband, Scott, and we have 3 kids and one granddaughter, whom I get the pleasure of watching during the week while her Mommy teaches! I started scrapbooking in 1998 and card making soon followed. There is nothing that relaxes me more than spending time in my craft room making pretty things! I have a pretty clean and simple style, although once in a while I do like to add a lot of layers to my projects. You can find more of my work at My Happy Life.

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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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I'm so excited to be on the team. I live in Amherst, Ohio. I have two daughters, one in North Carolina (she went there to college and decided to stay) and another on her way to college in the fall. She will be going to Idaho. I told her she can't stay there. My sister got me into paper crafting in 2011 and absolutely love it!!! Coloring is very stress relieving and it's so much fun to win stuff. I have recently started in some mixed media and I'm having lots of fun with it too. I really love all the creativity I see all over blog land and am finding I can be inspired by so many different things in life now. Thanks so much for having me on your team!

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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 Scrap Challenge Blog Design Team!

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Hey everyone!

Shuly here, super excited to be part of this fabulous team! Thank you Leslie for the kind invitation, I’m honored beyond words!!

I’m 44, I live in south east France, I married a man I met at my brother’s wedding some 13 years back; I immediately knew he was the one. He has been my love, my best friend, my support ever since. We are raising 4 adorable girls (3, 5, 9 and 11 years old) in a kind of Everest climb (it’s tiring, it’s crazy (what were we thinking having 4 kids) but it’s our greatest pride and happiness).

As for scrap I have a passion for cute stamps and I love all styles really, from loaded cards to clean and simple. I am constantly trying out new techniques, new ways of coloring or new layout ideas. i use water paint, markers or pencils. I find scrap both exciting and relaxing. But most of all I love how kind scrappers can be and how talented they all are to pick out the most charming details to show how touching and beautiful the world can be.

Big hugs,
Shuly

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Hi, I'm Tina DeMarche, the Domestic Engineer of my home of four boys ages 18, 16, 8, and 2. I'm married to a wonderful, supportive husband (who sometimes gets crafty too). I homeschool my two youngest boys and enjoy learning with them. 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 to keep my hands busy (and has a second benefit of feeding the family, which all my boys love). My husband says he married a trophy wife that could also cook, because he knew he would always be hungry.

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 really excited to be chosen for this new design team and can't wait for the new challenges it will bring. There are so many talented, crafty women out in the blog world I hope I don't let them down.