Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CWS Design Team Artist: Billie

Hello, dear friends!

Meet our last, but not the least, DT member!

Blog: Ink on My Fingers

My name is Billie Anderson – I live in the Pacific Northwest in Washington State in the southwest area of the state and out in the country.  I am married and we have grown children between us who have given us grandchildren and great grandchildren.  We have one little four legged dog who has us wrapped right around her paw.  I am looking forward to retiring at the end of October 2016.  I have been crafting all my life. My biggest current passion is quilting and paper crafting. I have been making cards since the early 90’s.  I love the flexibility of making card and giving my cards out to friends and family.

Stop by her blog and leave her some love!

And don't forget...April 1st is our first challenge!!! It's almost here!!!

Monday, March 28, 2016

CWS Design Team Artist: Katy D

Hello, dear friends!

Please, meet Katy!

Hi! My name is Katy, and I am so excited to to be a part of this new team! I have been scrapbooking and making cards for over 10 years. Also, I like to do mixed media projects and other crafty things. I love all styles from clean and simple to grungy and steampunk and in between. I have been blogging at I Like to Cut and Paste since 2011 (wow - that even surprised me!). When I'm not doing crafty things, I'm eating, watching TV, or shopping for crafty things! ;)

Please, stop by her blog and leave her some love!

Friday, March 25, 2016

CWS Design Team Artist: Dotty Jo

Hello, dear friends!

Please, welcome...

Dotty Jo
Blog: Just a Dotty Pudding

Hi, my name is Jo, I live in England and I blog as Dotty Jo. I first started card making about 15 years ago but didn't begin stamping until a few years after that. I bought my first stamp to make our wedding invitations and I'm happy to report that both the marriage and the card making are still going strong! I live with my husband, Custard the cat, a huge number of rubber stamps and my husband's pet tarantula, Dotty. However, this is not where my blogging name comes from.

I'm so pleased that Monika asked me to join the team and I can't wait to see what the next year brings as we all get 'Creative with Stamps' together!

Stop by her blog and leave her some love!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CWS Design Team Artist: Eunice

Hello, dear friends!

Please, meet Eunice!

Blog: Creative Clutter Box


Hallo, mein Name ist Eunice (Jahrgang 1984) und ich lebe mit meinem Freund und 2 verrückten Katzen in Krefeld, Deutschland.
Hello, my name is Eunice (born 1984) and I am living with my boyfriend and two crazy cats in Crefeld, Germany.Ich habe erst im letzten Jahr meine Leidenschaft fürs Papierbasteln entdeckt, bin aber schon seit meiner Jugend kreativ – ich schreibe, zeichne, male und bastle für mein Leben gern.
Last year, I discovered my affinity to paper crafts – expecially card-making. Since I was a kid, I spend my free time to be creative in any way – writing short stories, drawing, etc.Challenges habe ich schon kurz nach meinem Blogstart im August 2015 kennen und schätzen gelernt – ich liebe es, mich mit anderen zu messen und immer wieder neue Blogs zu entdecken.
I discovered challenges shortly after I started my blog in August 2015 and I love to battle with other creative ladies and gents. There are so many beautiful blogs, which I do not know yet ;)Seit ein paar Monaten habe ich einen kleinen Shop bei DaWanda und biete dort meine Karten zum Verkauf an.
A few months ago, I started a little shop at DaWanda to sell my handmade cards.Ich freue mich sehr, dass Monika mich gefragt hat, diesem Designteam beizutreten und bin sicher, es wird eine spannende Zeit :)
I am so glad, that Monika ask me to join this design team and I am sure, the future is going to be really exiting :)Zeit um kreativ zu werden!
Time to be creative!

Please, visit her blog and leave her some love!!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

CWS Design Team Artist: Helen F

Hello, dear friends!

Please, welcome Helen!!!

Helen F
Blog: Handmade Cards by Helen

Hello there, my name is Helen. I live in the sunny state of Florida and have been here for almost 25 years, originally from Boston, MA. Now retired from the Corporate world, I fill my time with volunteer work, going to the gym 4 times/week and of course, paper crafting. I can't remember not being involved with some form of crafting since I was a young girl ~ I think it started with cutting out paper dolls and drawing clothes for them :-) My love for card making started in 1997, when a co-worker invited me to a Stampin' Up party...which reeled me in, hook, line and sinker! I created a Blog to enter Challenges in 2009 and have been obsessed with stamps, dies, inks, patterned papers, ribbons, embellishments, etc. etc. etc.
Well, you get the picture and I am sure you all understand. ;-)

I am very excited and honored to be part of the Design Team for this new Challenge.

Thank you Lilian and Monika for your creative inspiration and designing this blog!

Don't forget to visit her blog and leave her some love!

Friday, March 18, 2016

CWS Design Team Artist: Mary V

Hello, dear friends!

All right! It's time to meet our Design Team Artists!
First up is:

Mary V
Blog: Scraps Da MaryV

"I am a paper lover and a blogger whenever I can find the time. I'm married and I have 2 teenage daughters. I live in the North of Portugal. My paper crafting hobby started about four years ago with some scrapbooking but it was when I discovered that I could make cards, among other things, like
boxes, bags, tags and anything my imagination allowed, that I became addicted. There is so much to learn and I feel humble when I visit other blogs and see wonderful projects.
When I created my blog, back in 2012, I only had a few visits, some time later, I decided that I was ready to show my projects to the world. It was when I started submitting to challenge blogs. And I'm glad I did that! I've learned so much with so many wonderful crafters out there!"

Visit her blog and leave her some love! =)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CWS Design Team Artist: Monika

Hello, dear friends!

Meet co-creator of the Challenge, Monika!

Monika (co-creator)

"Hi, my name is Monika. I came from Indonesia and have been living in Germany (Munich) since 2001. I married my lovely hubby in 2001, and my lovely sons are Kevin and Adrian. They are 9 and 11 years-old. 
I started to make cards in 2002, as I was taking my German course. I needed cards to celebrate birthdays of the course friends. I have bought only puncher, glue and paper. That was all. But then, in 2009, my hubby bought me my first Stamp set, black ink pad, and a set of watercolor pencils. I then joined FLICKR Group from Hero Arts. After that, I was addicted to buying Hero Arts stamps and joined the challenge on their blog. I wish I could win some shopping vouchers to buy more stamps (LOL). 
Then in April 2009, I found out there were more challenges out there…I bought not only Hero Arts stamps, but I bought stamps that I loved to join challenges here and there. 
I never bought any Cuttlebug or Big Shot machine. My hubby said it is expensive. But lucky me, in April 2015, my friend in Blogland (Petra) sold her Cuttlebug - only 50 EURO…oh, I was over the moon. 
Now besides stamps, I also collect Embossing Folder and DIES. 
I love making CAS cards - it is simple and easy and faster. I still have little boys and making cards with so many embellishments is not my style. If you see my Blog, many of my cards are not bulky and a lot of them are with white cardstock. 
I met Lilian at a challenge blog - we were on the same DT team. 
She asked me if I wanted to start a new challenge blog...I couldn't say NO…I liked Lilian's idea and wanted to help her."

Please, stop by her blog and leave her some love!

Monday, March 14, 2016

CWS Design Team Artist: Lilian

Hello, dear friends!
I'm glad to see that some of you joined us already! Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!

We'll be introducing our Design Team Artists throughout check back to meet our lovely designers!

Today, I'll start with...myself! =)

Lilian (co-creator)


"Hello, I was born in Taiwan and grew up in Brazil. Currently, I am a SAHM (used to work full time) and I live in Maryland, USA. I learned to stamp in Taiwan - with a group of ladies from church (2004).
I started my blog back in was my "public-personal-photo gallery" for my published artwork and personal projects. Then, I had my first baby, and I was only blogging sporadically. 
Two kids later...I joined a direct sale stamp company in 2013 for a couple of years. That's when I found out about Challenge Blogs! (slow learner, I know...)
Since then, I've started entering my projects in challenges, joined a few Design Teams and made new friends in Blogland. 
I've always dreamed of hosting my own Challenge Blog, and now, with Monika and the DT's help, my dream has come true!"

Have I mentioned that I'm addicted to stamps? =)

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Coming soon on April 1st!!!

A new challenge will be starting on April 1st (no jokes here)! And we'll also have prizes!!! =)

Two Blogland friends, that love stamping, decided to join forces...Lilian, a rubber stamper who "discovered" the world of Challenge Blogs in 2013...and since then, have been dreaming about hosting one of her own.
(you can read more about her HERE)

Lilian asked Monika if she wanted to join her...and luckily, Monika said "Yes"!
(read more about Monika HERE)

During the month of March, we'll be introducing our Design Team Members!

Meanwhile, feel free to join us, grab our badge and spread the word! =)

Thank you and... Hope to see you in April!!!

Creative With Stamps Team