Saturday, June 28, 2014

Our Design Team

Wendy Hall - Illustrator
Hi there, my name is Wendy (otherwise known as Louby Loo in the creative world). I have been trained in Graphic Design and for a few years now have enjoyed making my own cards and different creations. I have spent most of my life creating all aspects of designs, professionally they were mostly technical. I am now enjoying being able to share with you my illustrations and hope you will all have fun with them. The most enjoyable part for me about illustrating is seeing my creations come to life through your fabulous works. So please don’t ever stop sending me them!! If there is any designs you would like to see please leave a comment with your ideas!! You can see more of my creations at Creations by Louby Loo

DIGITAL DELIGHTS BY LOUBY LOO DT
 
 
Katie - Sponsor co-ordinator and Senior Designer
I'm English but have lived in the US for the last 12 years. I currently live in North Texas. I've been married for 15 years and have 3 children, Nathan 12, Georgia 10 and Carter 3.
I've been scrapbooking for 11 years and card making for 1 year. When I'm not paper crafting I like to decorate, cook and I also love flower arranging. I used to read a lot especially soppy romances but now I only read on vacation! I love the internet and blogging and I love the fact I can have friends for years that I've never met! 
Visit Katie at Both Sides of the Paper and see her marvelous work!!


Joey - Senior Designer
Hi Everyone, My name is Jo, better known as Joey in the crafting world, since when I begun I got confused with others posting on a forum with the same name, so I changed it,lol .
I have always enjoyed all things art and history and I have been crafting since 2005 and havent looked back since. I find colouring up images very theraputic. Since finding Digital Images my wooden stamps rarely see light now, I love the fact you can do pretty much what you like with a digi.
I live in London UK with my hubby and 3 kiddies, ages 10 soon to be 11, 7 and 1.I am a SAHM, My Son Niall is Autistic so that keeps me on my toes much of the time!!! 
Visit Joey at her blog Joey's Stuff

Susan - Senior Designer
Hi my name is Susan Flynn I have recently retired and live in Blackpool England with my husband.  I have two children and one gorgeous grandson.  Now that I have retired I am able to indulge my love of crafts and start to use some of the stash that I have collected whilst I was working.  Actually that was my intention but it is really difficult to use stash, much easier to buy more stash!!  I love card making and particular stamping and have just discovered the freedom that digital stamps can give plus you don’t have to wait for the postman to deliver them!!
Visit Susan at her blog Craftin Suzie
Joann - Senior Designer
I have been married for 32 years and have two wonderful sons ages 28 and 26. I have loved crafting all my life and while living in Denver I owned my own boutique store called "Ragg-A-Muffins", where I hand painted furniture and various tin metal items. I also sewed and made all kinds of "Raggedy Ann's and Andy's". My new love now is card making which I found a year ago and fell in love with. joann aka sassy raggedy. 
Visit Jo at her blog Sassy Raggedy

Gale - Designer
I have always been crafty. I started out with sewing and embroidery, then cross-stitch, and jewelry making. My sister got me into scrapbooking and then I started stamping and making cards. I started out with rubber stamps and have moved onto using digital stamps. I love using digital stamps.  I started using Copic markers and now have my Copic certifications. I love to bring my stamps to life with Copic markers.   I live in Texas and am married with two grown sons.  I have two grandchildren with another due anytime.  
Visit Gale at her blog Gale's stamping corner
 

 
Ria - Designer
My name is Ria van Son, I live in a small town in The Netherlands with my hubby (this year we will celebrate 30 years together) and I am a SAHM to Seven our 6 year old English Cocker spaniel who is a handful of trouble hahahaha guess that is why she picked me as her mommy guess she felt that I was up to no good to if I get the chance ;) hehehehe
I used to sculpt fantasy figures out of polymer clay but CTS made that to hard at the end so I found a new love in making cards. I love playing with my stamps and papers and if I get the chance I am up in my purple craftroom ALL DAY :) 
Visit Ria at her blog The Purpelicious Kingdom

Chrissy - Designer

Hi! My name is Chrissy and I live in beautiful Napier New Zealand..
I live on my own with my dog ‘Harry’ and work full time [plus] as a caregiver..
I have three grown children and four wonderful Grand children..2 of each.
My crafting is my relaxing pleasure at night time and sometimes[ when I’m allowed ] ..on the weekend.. as I do a lot of boy sitting.. [not allowed to call them ‘babies’ anymore..
My style is where ever it takes me at the time..I don’t usually prepare for what happens when I start a project it just.. happens..but I do love doing little animated scenes and just started shabby chic/vintage.
I use Faber Castell pencils for my colouring and add copics from time to time..
Visit Chrissy at her blog Chrissy card land
 
Sarah - Designer
A big Hello from Iowa! I'm so excited to be back creating for Digital Delights by Louby Loo! I have been crafting for a long time and love that outlet. I am an upholster during the day and crafter at night so I create all day long. I consider my style junkie. The more stuff I can get on a card the happier I am with the card.
Visit Sarah at her blog Aunt Bee's pickles

Wendy- Designer
Hi my name is Wendy I live in the UK with my wonderful hubby and two very special children, who I love to bits and mean the world to mean and not forgetting our new member of the family our adorable Labrador puppy Bailey.
I have been crafting for many years now, I started card making Christmas 2006, and now well and truly addicted. I especially love to stamp and colour with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and got a bit of a thing about buttons and flowers and find it hard not to add them to all my creations LOL...
Visit Wendy at her blog Crazy4flowers Cards


Lorraine- Designer
Hi, I have been crafting for about 10 years after accepting early retirement due to ill health.  Money was (and is) tight and the cost of buying cards was and still is very expensive so after seeing some craft programmes on TV I thought I would give it ago and have never looked back.  I started off with decoupage but found a long lasting love of both rubber and digi stamps, I always loved colouring even when at school so it seemed I had found my little niche in the craft world. I never thought that I would ever become a Design Team member but I have been so honored and proud to have been able to design for many wonderful teams that offer amazing rubber/digi stamps.  Unfortunately I went through a bad spell in 2012/13 and stepped down from  all of the design teams but 2014 brought much more contentment in my life which was transferred to my work with craft, I have once again been blessed with being able to design for and with some awesome people.
Visit Lorraine at her blog Coldwaters2
 
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Leslie Rahye - Delightful Challenges Design Team Coordinator
Hi, my name is Leslie-Rahye. I live in Stephenville, Texas. I have been married 18 years to my soul mate. We have two amazing free-willed beings ages 10 and 4. I've been crafting and creating since I can remember, dabbling in everything from sewing, to oil painting, to scrapbooking, to photography to beadwork to crafty crafts--and many things in between. I create because it's in my soul; it's my passion. I am thrilled to be named to Delightful Challenges Design Team and can't wait to create for you fun cards and paper crafts using Louby Loo's great digital images!
Larelyn - Senior Assistant Coordinator Delightful Challenges
Happy Crafting, everyone. I'm Larelyn, the senior citizen of this wonderful design team. I began papercrafting after I retired. I was a teacher, curriculum and instruction coach, and literacy consultant for 37 years. I loved every minute of it, but now I'm loving this new direction my interests have taken me. I purchased a Cricut in 2008 so that I could make albums to commemorate my daughters' collegiate sport and academic careers. I loved doing those albums, but after spending time on the messageboards, I discovered the amazing world of cardmaking. The guest bedroom quickly became a craft room and the true journey began. When I began blogging last year, I was introduced to so many wonderful designers and began exploring new techniques to add to my repertoire. I'm the type of person who wants all the tools, all the supplies, all the papers! I really just want it all. My poor, yet supportive husband thinks I'm having an affair with the UPS driver! In wanting it all, I found Copic markers and, then, digital images. I guess it all goes back to being a kindergarten teacher, I love to color.
When I first began papercrafting I joined the Cricut Card Fairies. We've sent cards to hundreds of people over the last 2 years, trying to bring joy, comfort, and encouragement into the lives of others. It's a wonderful group of crafters and I'm still very involved. I believe it gives added purpose to the joy I feel as a papercrafter.
I am so excited to be a part of Delightful Challenges. I truly believe that entering challenges and striving to become a design team member pushes you to become a more skilled crafter and helps you find your personal style. My style, although I experiment with different ideas and techniques, is quite straightforward. I love clean llines and finding the perfect papers to accentuate my design. I love adding dimension - more through layering papers than adding embellishments - but I do love ribbon and a little bling here and there.
Visit Larelyn at her blog Handmade from my heart

Christine - Senior Designer
Hi my name is Christine Garner, and I live in Hickory, North Carolina. I have been married to a wonderful man Eric for 20 years. He has never said anything about the dining room becoming a craft room. I have two children which are both in the 8th grade. I am very proud of Josh and Kayla they are great kids. I started doing cards back in June 2011. I colored my first digital stamp and entered a challenge. Ever since then I have been hooked on digital stamps. I love how you can make them any size and combine them with other stamps to make a great card or other paper project. I mostly use colored pencils on my stamps. I got an art degree way back in 1987. That is where I learned how do color with them. I am showing my age aren't I. I hope you with love using the tutorials that will be posted here at Digital Delights By Louby Loo
Hi, my name is Sandy Palmer.
We have four beautiful children, 5 grandchildren, and one on the way to make it 6. I have been making cards for almost three years now. I had a friend from church introduce me to paper crafting and I have been hooked ever since. I am so excited to be on Delightful Challenges DT, and can’t wait to create my first project!
Hugs, Sandy.
See more of Sandy's work at her blog

Jane - Designer
Hi everyone, my name is Jane and I live in the beautiful county of Oxfordshire in the UK.  I have been crafting for as long as I can remember and it is my haven and my therapy!  I work full-time as a Civil Servant at a military establishment not very creative I know but it allows me to fund my crafty habit so I won’t moan!!  I started my blog in June 2013 so that’s a whole year I’ve been alive in blogland!! It really has been a wonderful experience and has opened my heart and mind to a whole new world of creativity I never knew existed!  The kindness and generosity of crafters has blown me away. You are all such a fabulous inspirational bunch!
Visit Jane at her blog Paper, Pens and Pretty things

Robin - Designer
My greatest achievement is being a proud mom of three amazing children and married to a fabulous man, my husband  Scott for 30 years.  Currently living in a small town in Minnesota, I enjoy papercrafting, camping and walking. I love to create all kinds of projects including cards, scrapbook pages, and home d├ęcor items.  My papercrafting journey began in August 2010 and I have loved every minute of it. I love to see all the different ways I can create with paper, dies, punches and ink.
Visit Robin at her blog Robins Creative Nest


Julie - Designer
 I have a passion for all things stamping and digital, so being a part of it is a true joy for me!  Let me tell you a little bit about myself:
My name is Julie Odil, and I’ve always been creative.  I make my living as the activity director/music therapist at the local nursing home.  I play many instruments – piano/organ/guitar/bassoon/violin to name a few.  I have 2 Golden Retrievers – one comes to work with me every day.  When I’m not walking dogs, biking, kayaking, or riding on the Harley with my husband, I like to be in my craft room getting inky.  I’m happiest when I’m creating.  Digital Delights from Louby Loo has some of the cutest images out there!  I look forward to having an opportunity to design with them and share my creativity with you in the coming months.
See Julie at her blog Muddy paws and Inky Fingers

 
Nick - Designer

My name is Helene Siermans. I am 37 years old. I live in a little village called Askeby in Sweden with my husband and my two children. They are the main reason I scrap. I love to scrap the fun and everyday moments as my children grow and change. I also love to scrap about travel, nature, animals and everyday things (like dishwashers, yes they are the best!). I do a lot of different type of paper crafting as cards, mini albums and alter items. I got a really bad paper fetish and can´t help to buy some as soon as I see something that I like. I also got a pretty bad coffee addiction, lol. Love to sit by the computer looking through my blog list with a coffee beside me…
I have been paper crafting for about 7 years but has always enjoyed to create since I was a child. Tried a lot of different things like cross stitches, knitting, painting, doll making, sewing but paper crafting is something that got me real hooked!!! Now I can´t vision a life without it. I have made some new great friends through different design teams and challenge blogs. I am now looking forward to make some new friends here at Digital Delight.
At the moment I teach a year 2 in the Swedish Primary school. I love it!  I also like to be outside in my garden, run in the forest and read books.
I´m so happy and proud to be in this fantastic team. Thanks for having me!
See Nick on her blog Nick's Scrap Shack

Kez - Designer
My name is Kerry Louise.  But mostly I'll answer to Kerry or Kez :)
I was born in England but have lived most of my life in Northern Ireland.
I'm a full time carer, for my grandmother, so that doesn't leave me as much free time as I'd like, but when I do get some, I can usually be found either crafting (mostly card making) reading, writing or procrastinating on pinterest!
I also love almost all things geeky, especially in the sci-fi/fantasy genre.  Have a fairly... eclectic taste in music, which I almost always have playing in the background!  And am obsessed with fairies, tigers and coffee – especially coffee!
See Kez on her blog Creative work is play
 
 
TUTORIAL ARTISTS

Christine - Tutorial Tuesday Designer
Hi my name is Christine Garner, and I live in Hickory, North Carolina. I have been married to a wonderful man Eric for 20 years. He has never said anything about the dining room becoming a craft room. I have two children which are both in the 8th grade. I am very proud of Josh and Kayla they are great kids. I started doing cards back in June 2011. I colored my first digital stamp and entered a challenge. Ever since then I have been hooked on digital stamps. I love how you can make them any size and combine them with other stamps to make a great card or other paper project. I mostly use colored pencils on my stamps. I got an art degree way back in 1987. That is where I learned how do color with them. I am showing my age aren't I. I hope you with love using the tutorials that will be posted here at Digital Delights By Louby Loo


Leslie - Tutorial Tuesday Designer

Hi, my name is Leslie-Rahye. I live in Stephenville, Texas. I have been married 18 years to my soul mate. We have two amazing free-willed beings ages 10 and 4. I've been crafting and creating since I can remember, dabbling in everything from sewing, to oil painting, to scrapbooking, to photography to beadwork to crafty crafts--and many things in between. I create because it's in my soul; it's my passion.
I am thrilled to be named to Delightful Challenges Design Team and can't wait to create for you fun cards and paper crafts using Louby Loo's great digital images!

PAPER PIECING DESIGNER

 
Lori - Designer
Visit Lori at Scrappin Originals