OUR MIXED UP FRIENDS

Our Design Team

Introducing The Mixed Up Girls...

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Hi, my name is Amy. I am a stay at home mother to three amazing children. My daughter is 18 and my two boys are 17 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 than anything but I love trying new techniques. 

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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!

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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. :)

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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 Crew, EyeConnect 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)

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Cindy
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,
Cindy

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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.


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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 three sister blogs - Love To Craft Challenge BlogMix It Up Challenge Blog and Merry Little Christmas 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'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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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.

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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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