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

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Leslie Rahye - Senior 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 Design team coordinator
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

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


Sandy - Designer
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

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




 




 
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


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Lori - Designer
Visit Lori at Scrappin Originals