We're doing this extra Wednesday post to introduce the Simply Create Too Design Team's newest members. We hope you'll enjoy their art works in the upcoming challenges. We are truly blessed to have these creative ladies.
I am 45 (will be the 20th of this month anyway) married with 1 grown-up daughter. I have been card making for about 7 years and love it except when my mojo goes on it's hols lol. I can't say I have a 'style' as I will try anything, and it also depends on what or who the card is for. As for what I like--well, I like cute stuff but I also have a passion for the darker side of crafting too. My favorite colour combo is black & pink. I am also one of those crafters who has to have something in every colour just in case(well, you never know). Also I have a weakness for freebies if they are out there I will find them.
LISA GRACE STEPHEN:
Hello! My name is Lisa Grace and I am 26 years old. I live in Aberdeen which is in bonny Scotland! I have loved art since school and enjoy drawing & painting, but it wasn't until a year or so ago that a work colleague (and friend) got me into card making and I have been hooked since! My favourite technique is rubber stamping (I love colouring in with my Pro Markers!). But I enjoy learning new skills which I am sure I will pick up some whilst in blog land! I also have started making jewelry which I hope to progress with. I am excited to be a part of Simply Create Too and to meet some new friends!
Namaste everyone!!! I am an avid crafter from India. I dream, breathe and think crafting. My blog Pink Paper Castle (PPC) is the brainchild of two overworked, neurotic designer sisters with excessive levels of creative insanity. We pride ourselves in developing products that blend design and function to make scrap booking and paper crafting easier. It’s my younger sister Tanvi who made me more enthusiastic about crafting!!
I'm Dewi Lestari, a housewife with two lovely boys. I live in Bandung, city that is called Parijs van Java, Indonesia. My hobby is crafting, especially card making and bentoing that is decorating food in my kid's lunchbox as Japanese mommies do.
My name is Angie I'm a happily married mom of 2 boys ages 12 & 15. We recently moved to Florida from Indiana about 2 months ago and we love it! I've been scrapping for over 8 years and making cards for over 2. I also make jewelry, altered items, and more! I'm a very crafty person or at least I think so! (LOL) I sell my items on Etsy & Artfire.
My name is Gerda and I live in the Netherlands, in a city called Maastricht. I'am been married with a wunderful guy for almost 28 years. Together we have a daugther. I'am crafting now for many years. A few years ago I bought my first cricut expression and started to explore. It's wunderfull to craft with it. There are so many possibilities and combinations with all the cartridges. All my crafting projects now where based on the cricut. I love to create all sorts of cards with it. Some projects I make together with my daughter for her school. In 2011 I started my craftingblog "cardscreations" to share my creations with other crafting people. A new world was opening for me. My hubby assist me with the photo's for my blog.
My name is Cornelia – otherwise known as "Fun Stamping", which translates into "Stempel Spass" – the name of my blog. I live in New Jersey with my husband. We have two children – our son is in Middle School, our daughter is in college. I am working full time and like to spend my evenings creating cards. I am originally from Germany, but have been living in the US now for 21 years. I always enjoyed working with my hands, but a few years ago I slowly started making a few cards. My production increased and I completely got hooked in 2012, even more so after I started blogging at the end of October 2012. Besides card making I enjoy photography, baking, cooking, hiking, biking, reading, classical and all sorts of ethnic music. In addition, I love to travel! Somehow my days are always too short...
Hi, I'm Lynne and I live in Ayrshire in Scotland. I am first and foremost mum to a gorgeous one year old. I also work part-time in housing. I have been a crafter on and off for ten years but my passion was reignited in 2012 when I was on maternity leave. I set up my blog, joined lots of crafting groups in Facebook, and haven't looked back! I am constantly amazed at all the wonderful work I see on blogs and I love to be inspired and am always learning. It's a dream come true for me to be part of this wonderful team. xxxx
Hi, my name is Barbara Thompson. I live in Arizona and when my husband retired I quit my job and we moved to a smaller town and I soon realized I needed a hobby. My sister has done cards and scrapbooking for years and gave me a few lessons and a kit to get me started. As they say I was instantly hooked! I started my blog back in December and have never looked back. I love making cards, dabble a bit in minibooks and love to do stash to treasure projects to keep things interesting. There are so many talented people out there in blog land. I am always inspired by all the great art I see out there. I am so thrilled to be a part of the Simply Create Too team. I hope to inspire you!
NanaConnie: My own children are grown and I’m a proud Nana to 6 and a Great-Nana to 2. They all live so far away that some travel time is required for annual visits. I’m a child of God and a Christian, and my faith is the only thing which comes ahead of my family. I’m widowed and I rattle around in an old Victorian home which my 3 feline, fur-babies have agreed to share with me. I’ve been a crafter since childhood, but only started card making 3+ years ago and now, it's a full blown addiction!
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 I moved on to stamping and making cards. I started out with rubber stamps and got into using digital stamps. I really love to use the digital stamps. Then I started using Copic markers and now have my Copic certifications. I am now trying to learn to use the Silhouette Cameo. I can see some vinyl projects in the future. But, cardmaking is my favorite. I love getting a stamp to come to life with Copic markers and then using it to make a card.
Hi Everyone! My name is Jacquel L. Bowman but all my friends call me Jackie. I'm a 40+ married mom of 3 wonderful children & an avid crafter. I was introduced to scrapbooking 20 years ago when I was pregnant with our first child. Stamping came along 7 years ago & I've been hooked ever since!!! It's been quite the journey & I've truly enjoyed watching my design skills grow and change over the years. I'm very excited to be a part of the Simply Create Too Design Team & sharing my art with all of you!!!!!
Hi Everyone! My name is Claire (Claire H in blogland), and I live in Peterborough, UK. I am forty-something, and I have a very understanding partner Graham, two wonderful children, and Daisy the Westie who thinks she's a princess!! Johnathan is in uni studying Photography, and Nadine will be starting uni in September to study Dance. I started crafting when Johnathan was tiny, my first efforts being wedding invitations, and have gone on since then. I took a break for a few years, and started again seriously about two years ago. I started blogging about 18 months ago, and am totally hooked! I make cards mainly, and love stamping and using dies on my cards. I also love baking and cake decorating, which is also showcased on my blog www.hopedale-dreams.blogspot.com. Please stop by and take a look and let me know what you think!
Please make these new members of the Simply Create Too Design Team feel welcome. We are so honored and thrilled to have them in our family.
Please come back here to Simply Create Too next WEDNESDAY, 8 May, for a special post to welcome and visit with all the new members of our Design Team.
We are very glad you have joined us for our "Mid-Post" for Challenge #36 - "All About Babies" and to take a look at some of our Design Team members' inspiring projects--and they are beauties! While you are 'ooohhh-ing' and 'aaaahhh-ing' why not enter your cute baby project pictures too--YOU are the reason we are here!
RUTH [TIP TOP]:
Here are the winners [in no particular order] of our Design Team's Favorites for Challenge #35 - "Use Your Stash":
Starts now [26 APRIL 2013]
Ends at midnight [U.S. CST] Thursday, 9 MAY 2013 SIMPLY CREATE TOO NEWS---Come back by on Wednesday, May 8th to meet our newest SimplyCreate Too Design Team members--we think you'll like them and their creations!
Take a look at some of the Simply Create Too Design Team's projects--they are wonderful! Hope you enjoy their inspiring creations...
RUTH [TIP TOP]:
We 're looking forward to seeing your entries for Challenge #36 - "ALL ABOUT BABIES".
YOU CAN SUBMIT 3 OF YOUR NEW PROJECTS IN THIS CHALLENGE! Your entries should read i.e., Ginger J #1; Ginger # #2; Ginger J #3! Additionally, please re-read the rules [yea, we know; but we all have them!] on our Right Sidebar. Thanks for your understanding and complying with our way of doing business here at Simply Create Too!
Congratulations Elizabeth, Soma and Lena--all your entries were so pretty, and we'd love it if you'd display our Simply Create Too Winner's Badge on each of your blogs:
For Challenge #34 - Animals" we also had a wonderful Youth Favorite. Well, we had one winner with two beautiful entries--and they are by a very talented Matthew who is 11 years old. His art is just as wonderful as those submitted by any of our adult entries! Do you think so too?
Each of our challenges run for two weeks, so every other Friday at 1 a.m. CST [U.S.], Simply Create Too will post a new challenge. The challenge will close at 12 midnight CST [U.S.] on Thursday night two weeks later.
From all of each challenge entries, the Design Team Members will select a "Top Three Favorites" and the "Favorites" will be posted as part of our Mid-Challenge Post, on Friday the week following the close of each challenge. The DT's decision is final. If a prize is offered for the challenge, the winners have one week to claim their prize. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the prize is not claimed within one week, it will roll over to the next challenge.
From all the challenge entries from Youths, 12 years old and under, the Design Team Members will select a Favorite and the Youth Favorite will be posted along with the Favorites as entered above. [Under your entry, please post age, i.e., Ginger, age 8]
Please link up your actual entry using Mr. Blue Frog and always provide a link back to Simply Create Too in your blog post.
We are a family-friendly challenge blog, so ABSOLUTELY NO RAUNCHY, RUDE, NUDE, SEMI-NUDE, OR CRUDE images allowed.
Please turn off word verification. It makes it easier for us to comment on your wonderful creations.
Submit newly created items only--no back-linking! Limit of 3 entries please--IF YOU ENTER MORE THAN 3 ENTRIES, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR THE DT TOP 3 FAVORITES!
[If you enter more than one entry-- add your Entry Number after your name, please!!!-- i.e., GingerJenkins#1, GingerJenkins#2, GingerJenkins#3.]