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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Meet the Design Team!

Finally! The time has come to introduce the newest addition to Die Cuts R Us- THE DESIGN TEAM! The past few weeks have been filled with applications, AMAZING cards, layouts, and altered projects, and many hard decisions. Believe me the job of choosing a DT is not an envious one at all! You want EVERYONE because each person is so unique! After many hours of pulling my hair out review, the design team is now set and ready to roll! I have seen their plans and let me just say that there are some amazing things to come on the DT blog! I am talking about product reviews, features, tutorials, challenges, giveaways, and that's just in the first 2 weeks! There will be a place for every type of scrapper and card maker, from the elaborate to the simple, from the novice to the "Martha-In-Waiting". SO, read their bios, visit their blogs, shops, and more, become a follower of their blog and don't forget to sign up as a follower for the DT blog. There just might be something special in it for you! The fun starts now and happens daily at the DCRU DT Blog! Come join us!

Meet our Design Team Coordinator!
Greetings from the Bluegrass State! I am a twenty something wife, mommy, and self proclaimed Southern Belle who has a passion for paper crafting & sweet tea :) I love the quick satisfaction of completing a beautiful card, the methodical planning of a scrapbook LO, and the creative venture of altering items! My style is simple, bright, clean, and fresh. I love any opportunity to meet others, create, learn, and to be inspired!
Come visit my site for my shoppe, blog, gallery, and more! www.62cards.com

Meet the Design Team!

I never considered myself to be artistic, then I went to a Stampin Up party in 2001and realized I didn't have to be able to draw a strait line to be creative and make beautiful cards. Ever since, I've been hooked on making cards! I love great paper, tools, ( my Wizard, Cricut, Zyron ) ribbons (I have way too many!) a good sale (which is why I have too many ribbons) and my family. I've lived in Michigan with my wonderful husband of 25 years who supports, encourages me, and is always willing to make whatever crazy idea I think I need to house my ever growing supply of card making "Stuff"! I have a 24 year old daughter who is searching for a teaching position, and my 19 year old son attends community college. Along with card making, I love cooking and reading the antique cookbooks I collect. I have participated in card clubs, card swaps, and contests. I was a winner in the World Cardmaking Day contest at PaperCraft Magazine and my card was published in the March/April issue.

I have a card shop at www.1Cardcreator.etsy.com. because I can't possibly keep or give away all the cards I make. I have a blog at www.1Cardcreator.blogspot.com.
where I often give tutorials on the cards I make.
I am really excited to take this opportunity to share my passion for handmade cards with all of you.

Hi, my name is Margie, I'm a SAHM to Nicky and Matt, married to hubs for almost 6 years... together with our parrot, Nemo and new puppy, Miley Rose, we live on Long Island. I was introduced to 'scrapbooking world' a year and a half ago by my sis and have been stamping, cardmaking and blogging for a year now... and yes, I am the obsessed 'vampire' girl, lol! I'm so happy to be here, surrounded by so many talented ladies... Thank you, Claudia!

Hi, I'm Jessica! I have been stamping and scrapbooking for 6 years now, where it all started at a little at-home party I attended with a friend. Since then, I've jumped in with both feet and am loving every minute of it! I am blessed with a husband, Chris, who supports my cardmaking and provides for me to be a stay at home mom of our four beautiful children. They are my inspiration in everything I do. I am enamored with butterflies, cupcakes, and pretty things like makeup and perfumes. When I'm not in Mommy mode or creative mode, I enjoy watching Lost, Heroes, and Grey's Anatomy! I also enjoy reading when I can. I also love Thai, Mexican, and Chicago style Pizza and listening to lots of fun music I am always changing on my iPod. I am very excited to be helping Claudia on her new venture and look forward to getting to know all of you better! Thanks for having me!

Hi, I'm Carol, also know as "Cara." I live in NJ and have been happily married to my husband who has had me laughing for over 15 years now. I'm lucky to be a stay-at-home-mom to 2 lively little boys. We recently adopted a 2 year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and life has been even crazier but loads of fun. When I'm not doing the domestic goddess thingy, I enjoy card making, scrapbooking and sell my paper designs at www.CarasScrapNStampArt.etsy.com. You can also visit my blog www.CarasScrapNStampArt.blogspot.com. I'm honored to be part of the Die Cuts R Us first Design Team and my hope is to inspire you to create unique paper designs.

I adore scrapbooking and papercrafts! I am currently on the Die Cuts R Us and Cuttlebug Challenge Design Teams. I am happily married to my husband, Matt. We live nestled in the mountains of Kentucky on a small farm. I am so excited to be a part of the first Die Cuts R Us Design Team.

Hello all, I'm Gwen. I was born and raised in Ohio; currently residing in a small farming community with my family. I am the SAHM of three lovely girls and a proud step-mother to another wonderful young lady. They are Brooke, 16; Anna, 14; Bekah, 3 and Aubrey 1. My husband is a wonderfully patient man. He is also one of my biggest supporters when it comes to scrapbooking. Todd has even taken time off of work to make sure that I can get to a crop while he watches the girls...how's that for a KEEPER!

When I was introduced to scrapbooking about ten years ago, I knew I was on to something great. Little did I realize the impact this hobby would have on me. It has been a great way to express myself, highlight special moments in my children's lives, share our family history and celebrate the everyday moments that build a life experience. Scrapbooking has been an activity that I can enjoy with my mother, best friend and sister-in-law. Getting together to crop is what I call a modern day quilting bee. Its an opportunity to socialize, create and bond.

Wow! That sounds so serious...so, here are some little fun facts that you should know about me: It took me ten years to finally do a lay out about myself. I'm very indecisive. I hate to wash dishes. I have a toilet paper phobia, I'm terrified that I'll run out of it! I love to laugh. Firmly believe that a smile can change some one's day. Think that one of the greatest inventions was self-adhesive postage stamps. My favorite season is autumn. Spelling is not my strongest subject. My children make every day a day to celebrate.

Many thanks to Claudia, Sammye Jo for the opportunity to be on the DT. I'm so looking forward to working with all of the amazing women who are part of this team.

{Gwen is our Quickutz "go to" Gal!}

Hello. My name is Carole. I have always been an artist of some sort. When I was in kindergarten I was the "class artist" and I whipped up fantastic posters and wonderful art on the class chalkboard. In 1971 I became a single mom to a 2-1/2 year old son and his life was dotted with handmade cards and scrapbook pages with handdrawn art. Now I have the world at my fingertips with the Cricut, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, Quickutz machines. I have written children's books loaded with wonderful die cuts to enhance the stories.

I am fully retired after 50+ years in the mortgage lending/banking industry. I spend my days going from card making, scrapbooking, beading, quilting, sewing and I am so blessed and grateful to have these fun filled days. My 13 year old Springer Spaniel dog, Heidi Sweetface, keeps close guard on my wanderings.

I am so excited to be part of the Design Team for Die Cuts R Us. I hope that I create some inspiration in my designs.

{To visit each of their blogs, please click on their photos on the left column of the page}


Cara said...

Great team! So happy to be a part of it ;O)

Birdtracks said...

I got up early this morning, going on vacation. After looking at the site, told my husband, we will be a little late. So much to read and look at. Some of the most beautiful cards. I get so inspired. This is a great site. I love to see the faces of the ladies that do the work. I love to put a face with the name and work. My birthday is on the 12 and my family asks me what I want. I usually as for a gift card to the craft store, but now I want to order and order and order everything from Die cuts are us HHAA. Have blessed day. I'LL BE BACK......

CelticWoman said...

what a great group, good luck to you one and all. Sandi

Gwen said...

WOW! Kudos to the blog designer...this looks great! Looking forward to many wonderful posts with you all...

Yvette said...

How exciting! Looks like an amazing design team! Cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Karen said...

Wow, this team seems very talented! Can't wait to see what they come up with! Love Die Cuts R Us and good luck to the Design Team!

Julie Camacho said...

Nice to meet you all.

Ali said...

Talented team! I can hardly wait to see their creations! Die Cuts R Us is great.

Margie said...

Wow! The bloggy looks awesome!!!
So happy to be a part of this team!!!
Can't wait to get started :)

... starting to unpack now ;) See y'all soon :*)

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

The DT looks fantastic! Love getting to know a little about them! Love their creations so far and cannot wait to see what all they have planned! The blog looks great too! Way to go Claudia!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Just found this blog. I am becoming a follower.

Amber said...

Love how the DT blog looks and can't wait to start the tutorials, challenges, giveaways....and all the other fun stuff we have up or sleeve!

Crayola58 said...

This is awesome...what a wonderful line up!

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