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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Meet the Designers~ A Warm Welcome~

Hello friends!
I am super excited to share today's post with you all. Today you will have the chance to meet the designers and get to know a little bit about them. Each week they bring you inspiration and hope to help motivate you to get crafty and I hope that you will give them a very warm welcome and stop by their blogs to see more of their amazing talent! The ladies that have a little asterisk next to their name are the new gals that just joined us this past week. Some of the designers wanted to keep their privacy so they chose logos in place of their photos. 

So let's meet the designers, shall we?

Team "A"

"Am Amanda and I am a stay at home mom of 2 beautiful  daughters who keeps me on the go with school and dance. They are my life and wouldn't have it any other way, When not busy with them I enjoy crafting, and photography"

"I live in Sydney, Australia with my husband Tony. I have 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters.I am 70 years old and retired (Will be 71 in April).  I suffer from Fibromyalgia, bad arthritis and eye problems so spend my days making cards and talking to my cyber friends on the internet.   I started stamping and making cards in 1995, scrapbooking in 1999 and ATCs in 2005.I started my blog in 2012 with the help of a cyber friend so I could join her challenge and then joined more challenges and then a few design teams.I have made lots more cyber friends since starting my blog.My eldest daughter and I are both cancer survivors and thank God for every day.I am delighted to be on Jo’s design team and look forward to working with you all." 

"My name is Michelle, I live in New Jersey and I have been Scrapbooking since 1996.  The most important part to me about scrapbooking is telling the story of my photos.  I have grown tremendously over the years and continue to learn and explore new techniques.  I try and incorporate as many techniques as I can as I plan my challenge projects.  Please comment and ask questions!"

"I started scrapbooking in 2007 when 2 coworkers/friends took me to my first crop, one of the girls said all I needed to bring was the pictures and anything special to go with them, she provided me with my first album and I had access to her supply of paper. I fell in love with the hobby that day and have been doing it since, that year for Christmas they gave me my first tote-bag kit that I still use when going to crops. I love to scrap in my Scrapcave (scraproom) it gives a chance to relax and enjoy the process of preserving memories. I scrap, make cards, smash and project life.I live in South Williamsport, PA. I am married to a wonderful man now 22 years between the 2 of us we have 8 kids, 17 Grandkids, 4 Greatgrandkids :) We are the owners to 1 fur-baby too, Buddy an Australian cattle dog (Blue Heelers) and has been part of our lives since 2005."

"My style is very much clean and simple with the added flower, ribbon here and there. I am loving the diversity and styles of the digi stamps out there right now, so relaxing and easy to get lost in the colouring with my Copics my new passion!"

Team "B"

"I began scrapbooking in 2002 when a friend invited me to a CM party...and the rest is history! I love scrapbooking, card making, papercrafting, and anything crafty! I think one of the things I love best is the amazing friends I've made along the way. I live in Somerset, NJ with my elderly mom and my fur-baby"

"Hi, my name is Heather and I live in Southern Rhode Island, USA. I'm a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to my three wonderful little girls, one dog, and three cats and I've been married to my amazing husband for almost 17 years! I started stamping about 13 or 14 years ago when a friend of mine was a Stampin' Up! demo, but I really got serious about it 7 years ago after my twins were born. Since then I've been completely addicted!! I'm so excited to be joining this fabulous team."

"I have been crafting for over a decade plus. 3 years ago I began competing in the online challenges. I am on several DT's including : Outlawz, Beccy's Place and Melonheadz Friends. I use different mediums when creating: Colored Pencils, Crayola Markers, Primsa Color Markers and Watercolor."

"I'm Darlene Pavlick from Akron, Ohio U.S.A.  I'm a retired computer operator who loves being crafty in some way every day!  I've been dabbling in some form of crafts for many years and it just keeps getting better with each passing year.  I'm thrilled to be a new member of the Jo's Scrap Shack DT and look forward to creating for you!  I hope you'll also come visit me at Dar's Crafty Creations."

Kellie-DT Coordinator
"Hi I'm Kellie - I live about an hour south of Sydney NSW Australia.
I am an Enrolled Nurse and work part time at a local hospital on the Vascular Surgery ward and I’m also a carer for my Dad who has Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. I started Scrapbooking about 17 years ago and although I still do scrapbook I dabble more in card making and recently Art journalling. I do love trying out new techniques and getting my fingers inky when I can get time."

"Hey there, I'm Joann aka Jo. I live in along the beach coast in New Jersey, USA. For the past 8 years I have been disabled due to many health issues and this has allowed me much more time for my art and to homeschool my tween daughter. I have been doing crafts for the past 18 years, originally starting in scrapbooking. My love for crafts has evolved into my passion and my therapy. I am a mixed media artist, designer, Paper craft artist and blog journalist. I do answer to "Mom" :).  I have one son, one daughter and a very spoiled doggie, an 11 year old Shih Tzu male named Tiki.  In my spare time away from my art, I enjoy spending quality time with family, sitting on the beach listening to the ocean, watching a great show or reading a great novel." 

I hope you have had a great time reading a little bit about these talented ladies! Please take a minute today to stop by their blog and see some of their beautiful work! Subscribe and leave some bloggy love too! Just click on their names above their photos and it will take you directly to their blogs!
 Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Great to see all our smiling faces

  2. Congratulations on your new DT, Jo! Congratulations to the new DT too! I look forward to seeing everyone's work!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! It's always lovely to hear from you! :o)

  3. Congratulations to your new DT!! I look forward to seeing their amazing projects!! Good luck with your stamp sale, too...many tempted me but I'm going through a major craft room purge myself :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Congrats to all the new ladies joining the team :) It's a great looking group and so diverse too, can't wait to see the new creations :)

  5. Congrats Ladies! So happy for you Jo and for each of the new members! :)

  6. Congrats to the new DT members! Always love seeing your creative projects on the blog!

  7. Congratulations, y'all. We are looking forward to your creations.

  8. Thank you for your welcome Jo. I look forward to starting on 15 April.


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