Our Design Team

Introducing The Mixed Up Girls...

Click on the designer's name above her photo to be taken to her blog!

G'day from Melbourne, Australia! 

I am a very creative person who is passionate about papercrafts. I love creating mixed media items, and to date I've dabbled in art journaling and canvases, as well as journal covers. Recently I made my first ever mini-album. 

My main craft is cardmaking, and on average, make anywhere from 20 to 40 cards per month as I supply a flower shop and gift shop. (Even though it sounds like a job, it's not. It's more like stress therapy!) 

In between all of that, I write romantic suspense novels with three published, and more on the way. 

I have been married to my husband Alan, for 42 years. We have two adult children, and six grandchildren. 

Ours is a multi-generational household, as well as having two cats and an almost two year old attention-seeking puppy. 

I am looking forward to playing along.

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My name is Cindy Messer and I live in TX with my wonderful husband of 15 years and my two, beautiful kids. I'm blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. Before becoming a mom I worked for JPMorgan as a staff accountant.

I've been crafting in one form or another since I was little. My mom taught me to sew, crochet, embroider and counted cross stitch. My true love has got to be paper crafting though. I was invited to a friend's Stampin' Up party about 20 years ago and that is where my love of paper crafts began. I love to make cards, mini albums and home decor projects.

I'm super excited to be joining The Mix It Up challenge design team. You can visit my blog at http://inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/

Crafty hugs,

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My name is Irena Stefanova.

I am a loved wife, a mother of 3 children and grandmother of a beautiful girl. I am living in a small town in North-East Bulgaria. I am a very happy woman, because I have the opportunity to do what I'm interested, what I love and what fits my values and my lifestyle. I have a volunteer's soul.

I started with cards at the end of 2013. In the fall of 2014 I was hooked to mix media and since then it remains my preferred style. Actually It is difficult for me to define my style, because I want to try everything. The challenge to go outside of my comfort zone inspires me so much. I am a fearless and curious person. My favourite media are acrilic paints and modeling paste, but you may find that I love recycling, altered stuff, gelli printing and Art Journaling.

Links to my social media & galleries:

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Hello! I hail from south central Pennsylvania where I've lived all my life & have been married for over 25 years to my high school sweetheart. I am momma to two terrific young adults who no longer live at home, but we do share our lives with many fur babies of all shapes and sizes (15 at current count)...the smallest being a Roborovski Dwarf hamster (since I participate in small animal/pocket pet rescue, more than half of the fur babies reside in my "rodent room", lol) and the largest being a 12 year old Chocolate lab. I am primarily a rubber stamper and card maker...I've enjoyed paper crafting for over 20 years now and it just never gets old! I am in my happy place when I sit down at my stamping desk to create. I can't wait to get started creating and sharing with you all here.

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Leslie, Owner
DT Coordinator
My name is Leslie, I'm married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in beautiful Colorado. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland - before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I'm addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects and altered items, and I've been bitten by the mixed media and art journal bugs! I started blogging and entering challenges a number of years ago, and loved it so much that I started the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog in early 2013. It's been an awesome journey... so awesome and so much fun that she now has two sister blogs - Love To Craft Challenge Blog and Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Looking forward to crafting with these amazing designers! :) 

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My late grandfather was a self taught artist and as such, taught me a lot of what I know now.  I have always loved being creative and tried many different art forms - but it was scrapbooking that REALLY grabbed me in 2007.  I've never looked back!  I love photography too - so it's a great way to combine my two loves!  I like my scrapbooking to tell a story, so the majority of my work will have a little 'history' to it.  I'm a widowed, stay-at-home mom; and I do have an amazingly supportive life partner.  They are both my world and I am building more and more memories with them to scrap!  I love doing single page layouts and mixed media canvases; more recently, I've been bitten by the art journal bug and I am officially HOOKED!  I'm looking forward to working on this team, alongside fellow talented artists!  What a privilege it is for me to serve on this team and to, hopefully, serve as an inspiration!

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I live in the UK and have been crafting for around 7 years. I don't really have a favourite craft, I just like to be busy and spend time playing around.
I love being a member of my Design Teams and I have made many friends from all over the world. I also own and run my own challenge blog which I love!
I love to craft and spend many hours watching videos on YouTube and other places learning new techniques, though I don't always put them to use.
I am afraid I am addicted to pretty papers and dies. I also like to colour and have a huge collection of digi, rubber & clear stamps.

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I'm Sherry, I was born in Kentucky and moved to Washington. I am married, I have three children and four grandchildren. I have enjoyed all types of arts and crafts ever since I can remember. Painting, needlework, scrapbooking, crocheting, cross-stitch, drawing and coloring - paper and pixels. When my children where little I enjoyed creating cards with a computer program, now I really enjoy making cards by hand. I am so very excited to be a part of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog Design Team! 

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Tina, Co-Owner
Facebook Coordinator
Hi, I'm Tina DeMarche, the Domestic Engineer of my home of four boys. I homeschool my youngest son and enjoy learning with him. I started cross-stitching at age 6 and have loved keeping my hands busy ever since. Cooking is another one of my favorite things I like to do and it keeps my hungry boys happy. 

I took a calligraphy class in 2001 and we would make Christmas cards to swap amongst ourselves. Thus began my love for card making, but I really didn't get into stamping until years later. I guess I have been stamping for 9 years now, but over the last 5 I have started to collect stamps and they have taken over my crafting closet. I'm excited to be joining Leslie on another Design Team adventure :o) 

Let's start this next adventure....

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