Saturday, January 30, 2016

Design Team 2016

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


 Leslie Rahye - Senior Design team coordinator Team 1
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!
See more of Leslie's work at her blog Leslierahye

 Chrissy - Senior 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

Amy - Designer 

Hi, my name is Amy.  I am a stay at home mother to three amazing children.  My daughter will be 18 next month and my two boys are 16 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 and of course learning all styles. I'm very excited to be part of the team!!!  

Visit Amy at her blog AO creations
Dawn - Designer 

I am a Maryland born girl who now calls Pennsylvania home. I am the wife of a retired Navy Chief and a mom of three adult children. I love all things "paper and ink". I acquired a love for stamping and creating cards about 6 yrs ago.. I enjoy all styles and look forward to trying new techniques/challenges. I'm very excited to about being a part of the DT and look forward to my journey on the DT.

Visit Dawn at her blog Dip 'n Dots creations


Shirley - Designer 

  My name is Shirley Mastie and I am a retired elementary teacher. I live in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan with my very patient husband and our two little fur babies. I have one grown son and two beautiful granddaughters who are the inspiration for a lot of my craft projects. I have been crafty all my life, and have tried just about everything, but my greatest passion has been paper crafts. I have just recently discovered coloring and digi stamps, and have quickly become hooked. I am thrilled to be a part of the Digital Delights by Louby Loo Design Team and look forward to sharing my new passion with you all.

Visit Shirley at her blog Scrappy Sam Designs
Shani - Designer 

 Bonjour! I’m an all-around lover of pretty things and if I’ve made some of those pretty things myself, so much the better. Paper crafting is my passion and I enjoy all aspects of this wonderful hobby. It would be difficult for me to choose a favorite technique, but if asked I’d have to say coloring; it’s so rewarding to see an image take form on paper with color and shading. Digital stamps make this process even more enjoyable, no more messy ink pads and botched rubber stamping attempts, no more nasty cleanups or trying to find storage space in my craft room. I'm definitely a digital convert. My husband and I are at home in France and Switzerland.
Visit Shani at her blog Paperesse
Jessica - Designer 
Hi! My name is Jess and I am a wife, mother, papercrafter and business entrepreneur.  I am a craft enthusiast! I love creating cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, 3D paper items, canvases and more. I'm just starting to dabble in sewing and want to learn how to quilt, knit & crochet too!  Yes, I LOVE being CRAFTY! :)

I love to find new craft companies and (well, I hate to admit it) am a bit of a supply hoarder!  I'm learning to use it up, not store it so I can make room for new products!  I love to try new products and am always excited when the happy mail comes :)  I'm learning how to use and manipulate digital images as well as new coloring mediums such as watercolor, paint, alcohol markers and pencil crayons.
Visit Jessica at her blog Fresh by Jess

Larelyn - Senior Design team coordinator Team 2
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
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

Shell - Senior Designer
Hi, my name is Shell (shellshearer in blogland) I am a happily married mom of two beautiful teenage daughters, a 10 year old greyhound, a 4 year old leopard gecko & a 1 year old skunk!

I started crafting 20 + years ago, I started with cross stitch. I then progressed to card making through it. Just doing decoupage to begin with. But when the phenomenon that is digi images started I was hooked & invested so much time into learning to colour. I wouldn't say I'm an expert by a long shot but I do love it, its so relaxing! I have lots of different colouring mediums & amp; love them all. I prefer cute & cuddly images to work with, but will always give anything a try.

I want to say a huge thank you to Wendy for having me back on Digital Delights DT, I just love her images & had really missed working with. I have seen so many new ones that I just can't wait to colour.

Hugs Shell xx
Visit Shell at her blog the camels hump
Sheena-  Designer

My name is Sheena and I have been with my partner John for 17 years. We also have a 15 year old daughter Breanna who is not only growing up to fast but is my whole world. The other member of our family is a crazy Jack Russell Terror named Smudge. 

As long as I can remember I have always been arty, at school I was always getting top marks but instead of going on to college I entered the workforce instead. When my full time job turned part time I needed something to fill the gap in my days and that is where crafting came in, that was well over over 8 years ago now. I started off with card kits but found them too limiting, I then moved onto CDs and stamping. I then discovered the unlimited possibilities of digital stamps and here we are. I'm very passionate about what I do and I hope that shows in my work. If you would like to see more of my work please head over to my blog at Cards by Sheena

Katie -  Designer

Hello, my name Katie and I am Katie Sr. from the blog 2CraftyKaties.  I am married to my best friend and we have two amazing kids and two adorable furbabies.  I have been crafting for many years, starting with rubber stamping, moving to scrapbooking, then on to 3D paper crafts and now coloring.  I am super excited to be a part of Digital Delights. 
Visit Katie at her blog 2 Crafty Katies

Helen -  Designer

My name is Helen and I live in the north west of Britain in a small town called West Kirby.  I work for a charity which provides care for older people and I'm an Activities Coordinator for residents in a care home and a supporting living house.  I also teach weekend card making workshops once a month for a local stamping/papercraft company.  I've been making cards for many years and particularly enjoy stamping and working with digi stamps.  I also love patterned paper and my trusty Promarkers!"
Visit Helen at her blog Made by Helen
Sue -  Designer
Married to a very understanding man for nearly 44 years, two grown up sons four grandsons and two grandaughters .been crafting for a long time started with stamping then decoupage which I still love then came  digis a few years ago and I am hooked went from promarkers ,Spectrun Noir then ended up with copics and love them
Visit Sue at her blog Crafting Suzie

Delightful Wednesday Designers

Christine -  Designer
Hi, I am Christine Garner.  I have been making paper projects for many years now.  I am glad to be back on the Digital Delights By Louby  Team again.  I use different types of coloring of my digis coloring pencils, Spectrum Noir Markers and Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I like doing Paper Piecing and SVG Cut Files also.
    I am 51 years old, and enjoy doing all kinds of paper crafts.  I have been married for 25 years, to the most loving man anyone could ask for. My children are 19 years old and 18 years old.  We have 4 guinea pigs in our house Buttons, Cookie, Little One, and Ashes.  They are the very loving and funny to watch.  I look forward seeing all of your creative and awesome projects
Visit Christine at her blog Sweet Pea cards

Janis -  Designer
Hi, I’m Janis from Pause Dream Enjoy. I’ve been crafting all my life and started blogging in 2009. My first crafting love is scrapbooking. I love using my Cricut for scrapbook layouts, cardmaking, tags, cards, and 3D items. I’m also an avid reader, love to travel, and love the snow.
Visit Janis at her blog Pause, Dream, Enjoy