Monday, June 4, 2018

Welcome Ann, Anne, Cathy and Sue!

OMG, that was probably the fastest DT Call I've ever seen, lol! I'm super stoked to announce our new design team members - Ann, Anne, Cathy and Sue!

Hello everyone! My name is Ann Chuang. I'm so delighted to be a part of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog Design Team! I live in Taiwan. I am a junior high school math teacher and a mom of 3 children Hedy, Vivian and Eason. I started crafting about 2012. I love sharing my love of stamping/ cardmaking with everyone and also love to dabble in Mixed Media. I always believe that "Handmade crafts are warm with love." I'm really looking forward to sharing my creations with all of you! 

Links to my social media:

I’m a retired public servant now escaped to the countryside in New Zealand. A serious card maker for over 10 years and a crafter for life, I was making pressed flower paper products in the 1970’s !! In recent times my focus has changed to die cuts and fabulous papers as new supplies have become more accessible. My style is a bit feminine and needs to be more two dimensional than some current trends as I mostly post them in the mail to my family and friends. At holiday times and to provide personalised gifts I make banners, wall art and other paper products. A local Museum gift store sells my cards which I customize to identify the place for the tourist market. Paper crafting is my indoor hobby when I am not in the garden. :)

HI everyone! My name is Cathy Frailey and I call West Virginia my home. I've been married for almost 34 yrs (yikes! 😃) to a Marine and have 2 grown kids: a son (32) and a daughter (28). And then those grandkids: a grandson, 2 granddaughters, and 2 step grandsons. 

I've always been crafty, going back to grade school. I started with those doll kits back in the 70s - they had the foam body with all the sequins and trims to create a masterpiece! I still have them all! But I consider my first love to be decoupaging. And from there, I got into the crazy world of mixed media. I'm a mixed media artist, art journalist, & watercolor enthusiast. Grungy, vintage, steampunk is my main style but I love experimenting. Anything outside the box or weird and wonderful and I'm there! 

Currently, I design for the 2018 Canvas Corp Brands Creative CrewEyeConnect Crafts and the Blank Page Muse Stamps company, where I also design stamps. I'm a previous DT for The Male Room Challenge Blog and MixedUp Merchandise

I hope you'll visit me on social media! 
FB page (Cathy Frailey)
Instagram (cathyfrailey)

I discovered stamping over 20 years ago while watching the Carol Duvall show. She had a guest on her show from Hot Potatoes stamp company, Mary O'Neil. That was it I was hooked and never looked back. I am self taught but have taken many classes from some of my favorite stamping instructors who taught me that there are no mistakes in stamping just happy accidents. I like to make all types of cards … cards with background techniques, cards that shake, slide or just have a fun fold. Now over 20 years, hundreds of stamps, and supplies later I'm still enthused with stamping.

Be sure to visit these blogs and leave some mixed up love for these ladies!

Mixed up hugs,

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