Saturday, January 30, 2016

Design Team 2016

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

DIGITAL DELIGHTS BY LOUBY LOO DT TEAM ONE



 Leslie Rahye - Senior Design team coordinator Team 1
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!
See more of Leslie's work at her blog Leslierahye


 Katie - 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!!
 

 

Lisa F - Senior Designer
I've been paper crafting since 1999.  My favorite things to make are cards and scrapbooks.I love to color too! That's one of the many reasons I love Digital Delights....Wendy's stamps are so fun to color!  I have the "Best Ever" husband, 2 children, 4 grandchildren (and one on the way) and 2 cats that always hang out with me in my craft room. I also enjoy ridding my motorcycle on nice summer days with my hubby.
Visit Lisa at her blog Twelfth Hole Creations
 Chrissy - Senior 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



Wendy- Senior 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


 
Christine - Designer 
I have always been creative and been able to draw and paint from very young age..I have done most crafts at some stage including sewing ,knitting etc..But Drawing was my main love..I started making cards about 10 yrs ago as I could never really find what I wanted and when I started only did decoupage and paper piecing..But I have taught myself colouring both in Pen and Pencil,but Pencil is my favourite medium..I love the look when People open a card I have made them..Its worth the hours of colouring..That's why I love making cards.
Visit Christine at her blog at Just Christine's creations
 

 
 

Amy - Designer 

Hi, my name is Amy.  I am a stay at home mother to three amazing children.  My daughter will be 18 next month and my two boys are 16 and 13, they keep me full of life and very busy at times. We live in Georgetown, Texas which is right outside of Austin, TX.  After growing up in a military family it is nice to stay in one place for awhile.  I love to travel and of course craft.  I started scrapbooking 16 years ago and have been making cards for 7, I love both but right now card making is my favorite.  My style is more CAS then anything but I love trying new techniques and of course learning all styles. I'm very excited to be part of the team!!!  

Visit Amy at her blog AO creations
 
Dawn - Designer 

I am a Maryland born girl who now calls Pennsylvania home. I am the wife of a retired Navy Chief and a mom of three adult children. I love all things "paper and ink". I acquired a love for stamping and creating cards about 6 yrs ago.. I enjoy all styles and look forward to trying new techniques/challenges. I'm very excited to about being a part of the DT and look forward to my journey on the DT.

Visit Dawn at her blog Dip 'n Dots creations

 

Shirley - Designer 

  My name is Shirley Mastie and I am a retired elementary teacher. I live in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan with my very patient husband and our two little fur babies. I have one grown son and two beautiful granddaughters who are the inspiration for a lot of my craft projects. I have been crafty all my life, and have tried just about everything, but my greatest passion has been paper crafts. I have just recently discovered coloring and digi stamps, and have quickly become hooked. I am thrilled to be a part of the Digital Delights by Louby Loo Design Team and look forward to sharing my new passion with you all.

Visit Shirley at her blog Scrappy Sam Designs

 

DIGITAL DELIGHTS BY LOUBY LOO DT TEAM TWO
Larelyn - Senior Design team coordinator Team 2
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
 
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
 
 Nick -  Senior Designer
My name is Helene Siermans. I am 37 years old. I live in a little village called Askeby in Sweden with my husband and my two children. They are the main reason I scrap. I love to scrap the fun and everyday moments as my children grow and change. I also love to scrap about travel, nature, animals and everyday things (like dishwashers, yes they are the best!). I do a lot of different type of paper crafting as cards, mini albums and alter items. I got a really bad paper fetish and can´t help to buy some as soon as I see something that I like. I also got a pretty bad coffee addiction, lol. Love to sit by the computer looking through my blog list with a coffee beside me…
I have been paper crafting for about 7 years but has always enjoyed to create since I was a child. Tried a lot of different things like cross stitches, knitting, painting, doll making, sewing but paper crafting is something that got me real hooked!!! Now I can´t vision a life without it. I have made some new great friends through different design teams and challenge blogs. I am now looking forward to make some new friends here at Digital Delight.

At the moment I teach a year 2 in the Swedish Primary school. I love it!  I also like to be outside in my garden, run in the forest and read books. 
Visit Nick at her blog Nick's Scrap Shack


Shell - Senior Designer
Hi, my name is Shell (shellshearer in blogland) I am a happily married mom of two beautiful teenage daughters, a 10 year old greyhound, a 4 year old leopard gecko & a 1 year old skunk!

I started crafting 20 + years ago, I started with cross stitch. I then progressed to card making through it. Just doing decoupage to begin with. But when the phenomenon that is digi images started I was hooked & invested so much time into learning to colour. I wouldn't say I'm an expert by a long shot but I do love it, its so relaxing! I have lots of different colouring mediums & amp; love them all. I prefer cute & cuddly images to work with, but will always give anything a try.

I want to say a huge thank you to Wendy for having me back on Digital Delights DT, I just love her images & had really missed working with. I have seen so many new ones that I just can't wait to colour.

Hugs Shell xx
Visit Shell at her blog the camels hump
 
 
Helen -  Designer

Hi. My name is Helen and I'm 47 years old. I've been very happily married to Ted for 9 years now. He's my second husband as I was sadly widowed when I was 34. I have two gorgeous daughters aged 24 and 21 and a golden labrador called Lisa. I live in a village just outside of Grimsby in Lincolnshire, England. I've been crafting for about 8 or 9 years, mainly making cards for family and friends. I love colouring with Copics and die cutting. I particularly like colouring cute animals. I'm a lady of leisure so I have plenty of time to indulge in my hobby. I'm really excited to be joining this fabulous team. 
Visit Helen at her blog My Crafty Creations 

Sheena-  Designer

My name is Sheena and I have been with my partner John for 17 years. We also have a 15 year old daughter Breanna who is not only growing up to fast but is my whole world. The other member of our family is a crazy Jack Russell Terror named Smudge. 


As long as I can remember I have always been arty, at school I was always getting top marks but instead of going on to college I entered the workforce instead. When my full time job turned part time I needed something to fill the gap in my days and that is where crafting came in, that was well over over 8 years ago now. I started off with card kits but found them too limiting, I then moved onto CDs and stamping. I then discovered the unlimited possibilities of digital stamps and here we are. I'm very passionate about what I do and I hope that shows in my work. If you would like to see more of my work please head over to my blog at Cards by Sheena

Katie -  Designer


Hello, my name Katie and I am Katie Sr. from the blog 2CraftyKaties.  I am married to my best friend and we have two amazing kids and two adorable furbabies.  I have been crafting for many years, starting with rubber stamping, moving to scrapbooking, then on to 3D paper crafts and now coloring.  I am super excited to be a part of Digital Delights. 
Visit Katie at her blog 2 Crafty Katies

 
Helen -  Designer

My name is Helen and I live in the north west of Britain in a small town called West Kirby.  I work for a charity which provides care for older people and I'm an Activities Coordinator for residents in a care home and a supporting living house.  I also teach weekend card making workshops once a month for a local stamping/papercraft company.  I've been making cards for many years and particularly enjoy stamping and working with digi stamps.  I also love patterned paper and my trusty Promarkers!"
 
Visit Helen at her blog Made by Helen
 
Sue -  Designer
 
Married to a very understanding man for nearly 44 years, two grown up sons four grandsons and two grandaughters .been crafting for a long time started with stamping then decoupage which I still love then came  digis a few years ago and I am hooked went from promarkers ,Spectrun Noir then ended up with copics and love them
 
Visit Sue at her blog Crafting Suzie

Delightful Wednesday Designers

Sandy - Delightful Wednesday 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


Sheena-  Wednesday Designer


My name is Sheena and I have been with my partner John for 17 years. We also have a 15 year old daughter Breanna who is not only growing up to fast but is my whole world. The other member of our family is a crazy Jack Russell Terror named Smudge. 


As long as I can remember I have always been arty, at school I was always getting top marks but instead of going on to college I entered the workforce instead. When my full time job turned part time I needed something to fill the gap in my days and that is where crafting came in, that was well over over 8 years ago now. I started off with card kits but found them too limiting, I then moved onto CDs and stamping. I then discovered the unlimited possibilities of digital stamps and here we are. I'm very passionate about what I do and I hope that shows in my work. If you would like to see more of my work please head over to my blog at Cards by Sheena