Saturday, June 29, 2013

Designers

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

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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
Dianne - Senior Designer
My name is Dianne. I have a partner Mark and two children,17yr Daniel and15yr Lauren.I live in Doncaster in England,and i work part time at a care Home,
I have been making card for about two years but before that enjoyed other crafts such as cross  stitching ,knitting etc.But card making has taken over now and I  am addicted to stamps and digital stamps. I love to use my promarkers ,copics and occasionally my water colours. To see more of Dianne wonderful work visit her blog at her "Crazy Craft Shed"

Nancy - Senior Designer
Hello everyone, my name is Nancy Dawes. I love crafting of all kinds, especially working with the incredible variety and textures of paper products available today. I started collecting stamps and making cards over 20 years ago when there were only a few companies offering stamps, and digital images were not even a possibility. What I like best about digital images is that I can download them right away and get started making a new creation. I don’t have to wait! I am passionate about many things; my family, my relationship to God, and my many crafting pursuits. I am a wife of 34 years to a great guy who supports all that I do. I have four grown children and five wonderful grandchildren. While I live on Vancouver Island British Columbia, I am a born and bred American from California. Don’t be surprised if you see a little of my patriotic nature come through on my design team submissions. 
Visit Nancy at her blog Crafting Passions 

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

Jan - Designer
Hi my name is Jan known as Scatty Jan , I live in South West in the UK. I live with my Husband and our 3 mad cats. We have a beautiful Granddaughter who we see as much as possible. I love card making and paper crafts - I love using promarkers and most afternoons I can be found colouring away in my craft room. I am super excited to be back with Wendy and the team ( I was in the DT for a year some time ago)
Visit Jan at her blog Scrappy Scatty
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Deborah - Designer
Hi my name is Deborah and I live in Northumberland which is on the North East Coast of England.  I’ve been married for 20 years to David and have one teenage son.  I work full-time as a PA/Secretary. I began crafting about 18 years ago when I bought my first cross stitch kit.  Many cross stitch projects later I turned more towards paper crafting – decoupage, stamping and scrapbooking.  My favourite technique at the moment is creating cards with stamped or digital images, but I love to play and try out different things. At the end of 2011 I discovered the fabulous world of blogging and eventually plucked up the courage to give it a go and created my own blog “TigerStripes” at the beginning of 2012.

Vicky - Designer
I'm an accountant working full time and a mother of 4 great kids.  I have an amazing husband who understand that in order to keep my sanity through all this I need to craft ;) I live in Quebec, Canada, so a lot of my crafting is done with French sayings. I have been crafting over 21 years and tried my hands at all kinds of techniques over the years.  I started blogging in March of 2012 in order to join challenges.  I became totally hooked!!!!  I can't believe this world existed and I only found out about it then.  I see blogging as a wonderful opportunity to improve my card making abilities. I have realized that through the web I get to meet amazing people from all over the world and learn from them.  I'm in awe of all the wonderful blogs that I see and I hope that one day my blog will be up to that level.
Visit Vicky at her blog Crafting Vicky
 

Bonnie - Designer
I am a grandma to 4 grandchildren...my full time job. In my spare time i LOVE to craft. Card making has become a fast love of mine. I love to sew, scrapbook...pretty much try any craft. I have been fortunate to have my cards published in the Stamper's Sampler and my altered clothing in Altered Couture by the same publisher. The blogging world has opened up a new world for me, i get to share my creations and drool over others creations. I look forward to meeting the new faces here as well.
Visit Bonnie at her blog Grandma Bonnie's Place

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

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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

Carol - Designer
Hi, my name is Carol (AKA Caz) and I live in the UK, but spend a lot of time working abroad with my job. I have a very understanding partner who knows how much crafting means to me as it helps me de-stress after working long hours with my job. I miss him very much when I am away, so its always nice when I am at home and I really enjoy the weekends, even if it means shopping for craft items, clothes, shoes, bags and anything else that takes my fancy. I am so excited to be joining the design team at Digital Delights.
I started crafting in 2010 and really enjoy it. I love anything to do with art and originally studied it at collage before I embarked on my degree in business studies. I am always at my PC, or iPad either blogging, sketching in graphic programs or just searching the net looking at different creations.
I love all things pink and I have to try and stop myself from making pink cards all the time. I have a room which has been converted into a craft room which is jam packed full and always needs tidying. I sell all of my cards to raise money for charity and have a number of outlets that sell them for me. I hope you will find inspiration from my projects. Please visit my blog   PAC Handmade Charity Cards

Denise - Designer
Hi My name is Denise and I live in Indiana. I have worked full time as a Recreational Therapist and a Dementia Care instructor for the past 24 years.. I married my wonderful husband Bob 25 years ago. I have 2 grown children, Adam who is 23 and owns his own fitness company, (ARC fitness) and Ian, 17 who just graduated from High School and is heading to college this August to study law enforcement. My grandmother taught me to sew and craft when I was very young and I have been crafting ever since! I discovered card making and scrapbooking about 3 years ago & simply love it! I am so excited to be creating with Wendy's adorable images!
Visit Denise at her blog KC242 Designs by Denise

 
Chris - Designer
I'm Chris, from Virginia.  I have been crafting since the summer I turned 12. I had visited my Aunt Betty and pick up her love of all things crafting.  That fall I took sewing lessons.  My dear friend, Dawn,  introduced me to paper crafts and the Cricut about 4 years ago.  Since then I have been making cards, scrapbook pages, and ATCs.
 I have been married to Larry for almost 12 years.  Between the 2 of us we have 4 children.  TJ is married to Lisa and they have our first grandchild, Kylie.  They live in Philly.  Katie and Kevin live locally and attend a local college.  Both hope to transfer to Radford University.  Katie will be a business major and Kevin wants to become a nurse.  Kelly now lives in Alabama, attends Auburn University and will be getting married May 2014. 
 We have 6 cats and 3 birds.  I enjoy reading and bowling.  Katie also bowls on our team, 9 Pins & A Wiggle
Visit Chris at her blog Card-ioligist Chris
Melissa - Designer
My name is Melissa Craig, I am a single mom of 3 amazing children. I have been a papercrafter for 13 years and I love every minute of it. I also "own" challenge blog called Tuesday Morning Sketches. In my spare time, I also enjoy reading, walking or whatever else strikes me at the moment! I am thrilled to be a part of Digital Delights Challenge team and look forward to playing along with you every week.
Visit Melissa at her blog Stamp it, Scrap it, Share it

Jackie - Designer
I have been an avid stamper for over 13 years now and I loved each and every minute of it. Crafts are a wonderful hobby of mine and stamping is my main focus but I also scrapbook, make candles, create floral arrangements and try just about anything crafty! I work in an architecture firm as an intern architect until I get licensed, which I think sometimes comes through in my cards in the precise lines and details I use. I am so excited to join Wendy and the Digital Delights Design Team! These stamps are all just darling and I love working with them! This is going to be a blast!
Visit Jackie at her blog Stamping Sister

Berni - Designer
Hi, I am Bernardine Cuttino, kindly called me BERNI.
I live in Santa Clarita, CA, USA, 40 miles North of Los Angeles. I guess you could say, it is the High Desert, weather is triple digi's in the Summer and cold in the winter. In fact, there is snow on the mountains in the winter, very pretty. Now if you go South towards the water, there is the beach. You have the best of both worlds.
Retired and single from Princess Cruises, the cruise line. I have travelled the world and visited all seven continents. My favorite place in the world is Italy. I also worked in the Motion Picture Industry for twenty years; and casted Television shows and Motion Picture features.
I started as a scrapper and went into card making when I retired. I love to create and experiment with different techniques; and enjoy gardening. I am involved in the Women ministry at church. Living the life of the retiree. Always looking for inspiration and ready for a challenge. 
Visit Berni at her blog Chasing the Dream

Hi, my name is Sandy Palmer. Today I will have been married to my High School sweetheart for 33 years! 
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


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!


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Lori - Designer
Visit Lori at Scrappin Originals