Monday, January 23, 2012

New Design Team


Welcome to Love to Create Challenges!! We are so excited you have joined us for our new adventure! With Great Pleasure & excitement, we are pleased to announce our first Design Team! 
(You are able to Click on all the pictures to check out these lovely ladies blogs!)

Hi everyone, first and foremost I am super excited to begin this journey of creating my own challenge blog with Tina,  and I'm thrilled you are here visiting. I sure hope you will become a follower and join us each week as we share inspiration, to enrich our creative minds.  I am so thrilled and honored to have some very talented ladies join us on this adventure! Be prepared to be WOW'd each week as they each share their incredible talent!

A bit about me!! I am an addict!! Yes I admit I have a serious addiction! My addiction ranges from pretty design papers to beautiful ribbon, fun and exciting tools, to my beloved Copic –  not sure I have found something I don’t like J  (well okay me and a hot glue gun just don’t get along). I tell you it’s a passion and obsession! That I {heart}!  I am married to a wonderful man who puts up with my addiction (not that he has a choice) and we are blessed to be raising one of our grandchildren Hunter who is 12 years old and definitely keeps us young and active. We have 4 full grown children (Nicole, Jenn, Josh and Amanda) and 8 beautiful grandchildren – being blessed with our first 2 little girls just recently and I might add enjoying every minute of buying the frilliest and sweetest cute girl clothes!
Hi!! I'm Tina (aka Crafty and Green)! I'm so excited & happy to be able to co-own Love to Create Challenge Blog & Design Team with my Super Special Crafty Buddy Jackie! We are thrilled to have such a Great Design Team to start off with!! We look forward to all the challenges & all of you playing along with us! We have some AMAZING Sponsors and can't wait to create with all of their images!!  

A Little About Me: I'm an energetic SAHM of two active Kiddos. My daughter Lizzy  is four and my son, Jimmy is three. I've been married to my Disabled Veteran Hubby for five and half years and we bought a new home in Marlboro Township, Ohio last Winter. I originally started scrapbooking 8 years ago when my hubby and I were just engaged and he was in Iraq. It's something I did with the other moms, wives & Girlfriends to pass the time while the guys were deployed.  Once I got married & Pregnant, I stopped crafting since I was so busy. I Just started crafting in June again and that's when I started my blog.I have now fallen in love with Stamping, card making and of course my new found obsession with Copic Markers. When I started back to crafting in June, I started with just Cricut Crafting, but found that I love coloring stamps & digi stamps. Everyday I'm learning! I just love seeing what others make and taking an idea & tweeking it to be my own! I do have a busy life outside of the Crafting world as well. I Organize a Large Mom's Group, I'm involved in a Book Study and also co-chair a Music Ministry. (My other passion besides crafting is SINGING!! Thanks again for joining us! I can't wait to craft with you all!!

 Hello everyone. I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful design team! My name is Susan Bermudez and I have been papercrafting for almost 4 years now. I started with rubber stamping for cards and then became a scrapbooker. Although new to papercrafting, I have been crafting since a very young age. I started sewing little felt frogs and then progressed to various types of needlework, then knitting, crocheting and quilting. Digital scrapbooking and Digital stamping have joined the ranks now.  I am the wife to my wonderful husband, Alex, who wholeheartedly supports all my creative endeavors. I am also mom to my 3 amazing two legged children (Melissa, Alex Jr and David) and our four legged one (Tina). I am also a grandma to Elijah who is 3. My family gives me the best scrapbooking material and I could not do it without their love and support. I hope you will come by my blog (Susana's Scrappin' Corner) and see what I have made recently. Until next time, I wish you a scrappingly good day :)

Hi!  My name is Ashley and I live in Delaware.  I'm happily engaged to my best friend and we've been together for 10 years.  I've been crafting my entire life in some way shape or form.  My most recent focus has been on papercrafting.  I like to color with my copics, make cards and alter things.  My fiance bought me a Cricut in June of 2010 and I use it every chance I get.  When I'm not creating, I enjoy reading, dancing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

My name is Jo and I'm 31 years old from South Wales UK, I have facial/shoulder dystonia a movement disorder but learning to live with it as everyday is different! I'm crazy about crafting a real passion of mine that keeps me occupied on a good day and I dream of on a bad day....  Been crafting as far back as I can remember, from knitting, crochet, tatting  to glass painting, rug work, cross stitch, decoupage & card making!

My name is Melissa Craig and I was born in Denver, CO but I live in Sanford, FL.  I am a single mother of 3 amazing children.  I have two boys and one girl and they keep me busy but they're a lot of fun.  I have been in the papercrafting world for nearly 17 years having first been introduced to scrapbooking when my oldest son was a month old.  A few years later when I was expecting my daughter I put a stamp in my hand for the first time and it exploded from there.  I don't really have a particular style that I favor, I love trying new things which is why being on a design team for a challenge blog and owning my challenge blog is perfect for me.  I look forward to this new journey with Love to Create.

I'm Aj, I live with my husband and our two youngest girls on the UK's most remote inhabited island, Fair Isle up in the Shetland Islands where I work from my own studio as a full time crafter & tutor.  I'm addicted to all things paper & ink & seem to spend my days with a bunch of copics in one hand and a bunch of pencils in the other. 
Hi my name is Zenita Smith but I'm known around the scrapping world as ScrappinwithZ. I'm a substitute teacher which works great because I have time to do what I love which is Scrapbooking and playing with paper. I started collecting scrapbook products over 10 years ago and then 8 years ago when we received two little boys that we wanted to adopt I started to actually use the products that I had been collecting. Today my 2 older boys plus their wives along with the two boys that we adopted give me plenty of photos to play with. In May we will be getting our first grandchild and I'm sure I will have even more fun there. I'm Copic certified and have fell in love playing with Copic markers and stamps (digital or rubber.)

Hello! My name is Chris & I was thrilled to be asked to be on the Love to Create Design Team!! What fun it will be starting a new challenge blog!!!!  I have been scrapbooking for about 12 years, stamping for about 5 years, and started blogging over  2 years ago.  You can find my blog at   I hope you’ll stop by and visit some time!!    I have met so many incredible people through the blogging & stamping world, and from all over the world (even places I didn’t know existed!!)  I am having the time of my life!!! I am a Catholic school teacher in Canada, and spend my spare time in my craft room, camping, or with my little family.  My DH (Tim) and I don’t have any human children but we do have furry 4-legged ones that keep us as busy as if they had only 2 legs!  All of our animals are rescues so they each come with their own issues:  Brick, is our neurotic 70 lb. lap dog; Minty, our newest addition, is a wild and crazy puppy; Tux, our 14 year old diabetic cat, and our 3 leopard geckos.  I am so excited to share my love of stamping and digis with you!!!

 Hi! My name is Tamara and I am from Minnesota. I am a former police officer and am now a stay at home mom to two beautiful girls, Kaylynn (3) and Kyra (2). I have a wonderful husband who I have been with for almost 8 years. I have been crafting as long as I can all started with my mom teaching me how to cross stitch! I love to sew, quilt, crochet, scrapbook, make cards and mostly recently, I love to color with my Prismacolor colored pencils and Promarkers. I also love to use my Cricut Expression and Cricut Imagine to enhance my cards and scrapbook layouts. 

I am Amanda Phillips  currently living right outside of  Charleston , South Carolina with my wonderful husband Rod.  We have dedicated our home to nothing but our hobbies . My Blog is named after this coming of age because the children no longer require our financial assistance so therefor we are old enough to play like children and  I love every creative possibility out there.  That being said, I am excited to have been chosen to be part of the Love to Create Challenge Team and can't wait to see what we all get to share. Happy crafting everyone and live a life of color.

Hi! I'm Eve! I'm 30 years old and married to the love  of my life for 2 years now. I am a kindergarten teacher and I just LOVE incorporating my love of crafts into my classroom with the little kiddos ;). I have been creating for close to ten years now! I am absolutely without a doubt completely and utterly addicted to paper crafting! I have had the opportunity to be on a few design teams in the past which have enabled me to take my skill level to a whole new level. I love participating in challenges as this also helps me get my creative "juices" flowing. I recently just started a monthly card making kit club at home and it's been a great success, I also plan on hosting art classes for kids once a week - cannot wait for that!. Lastly, I have had a great number of people ask me to create favours and invites for their events which led to the "birth" of my own little "company" called Give A Hoot Designs! It's been such a blessing to be able to design for my little client base and I hope that I can continue to grow in this!

My name is Kelli Jo and I'm a 43 year old mother of 2, ages 20 & 16.  I'm a Correctional Officer by night and a mad stamper by day.  I started stamping back in 1992 when I saw gold embossing powder melt for the first time, Yep, hook line and sinker since then!  I still feel like a beginner everyday I stamp but that presents a challenge that I welcome!  I think this new challenge blog will help me continue to grow!    I am thrilled with the opportunity to work with these other fantastic stampers on the team and of course all of you that will be playing with us!

Thank you for joining us! Don't forget to come to our Grand Opening Challenge on February 6th!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Love to Create DT Call

Love to Create Challenge  DT Call
Love to Create Challenge is a new challenge blog beginning in February 2012

We are looking for a few passionate crafters to join our creative team

Are you a crafter with great enthusiasm who LOVES what they do and puts pride into their craft?
All styles and skill levels are welcome and encouraged to apply!

Are you someone who loves to create using digital images, trying new products, share their projects on an active blog. A crafter who is dedicated and commit to keeping a schedule by turning projects in on time, is flexible and can openly communicate with the DT Coordinator?
Then we would love to have you on our team!

DT Requirements
Submit projects weekly for our blog challenges and commenting on challenge entries
Create projects that help promote our sponsors products
Most of all have fun while being on a Design team

Applying is easy.
Send the following information to

Link to your blog
Online Galleries you post to (links)
Tell us a little about yourself!
What design teams are you currently on?
Past design teams? (none are required)
Past Publications? (none are required)

Attach pictures of 3 projects that you think best represent you and your style
2 Must have a colored image 

This call runs thru January 20th midnight EST