Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Dream Team

Amy Sheffer
I live with my husband and three children in Virginia on the far outskirts of Washington, DC. I've been dabbling in anything and everything artsy and crafty pretty much all my life, so when a friend introduced me to scrapbooking in 1997 and then rubber stamping in 2002, I was instantly hooked both times. I spent a few years stamping for classes, workshops, and sales as a Stampin' Up demonstrator, but it wasn't until I started my blog in the Fall of 2007 that I discovered the joy of stamping just for the pure fun of it. Stamping has been a big part of my daily life ever since. At the same time, I discovered that the online stamping community is much more fun to participate in than to merely stalk , and I'm truly grateful for the wonderful friends I've found through stamping, including Michelle and my fellow Dream Team members. I'm so honored to be a part of this group of amazingly talented designers! Thank you, Michelle, for this fantastic opportunity!

Arlene Cuevas
I am a Bay Area native living in the beautiful sunny state of California with my husband of 11 years and our 3 sons. My love of crafting and art began at a very young age. As a little girl, I remember taking my Mom’s medical notepads, cutting them up and binding them together to create a “journal” I could draw and paste pictures in. My love of scrapbooking peaked after attending my first Stampin’ Up party in 1995. I started with card making and lay-outs. But in 2005, after becoming more involved with Blogger and later YouTube, my love of crafting expanded to mini-albums, altered art, art journaling and so much more! I’ve been honored to guest design for a handful of online scrapbooking companies and am proud to be currently designing for two others. When Michelle asked me to join her Dream Team, I was so ecstatic and honored at the opportunity to work with such a wonderful, talented group of ladies! In my “spare” time when I’m not working or crafting, I love travelling with my “boys” (yup, that includes hubby!) and hanging out with my family and friends. I’m also an official chocolate and coffee connoisseur – can’t live without my 2 evils, LOL!

Christina Fischer
I am married to a very supportive husband, and I am a busy mother of four children. I am a teacher by profession, but I've been a SAHM for the last 18 years. I began stamping about 10 years ago, and I haven't looked back since! In my "spare time" I also enjoy gardening, tennis, walking and reading. I am so blessed because this "hobby" has given me many wonderful opportunities and fantastic friends, and it has taken my life in directions I never imagined! I am thrilled and honored that Michelle has asked me to work with her and her amazing Dream Team!

Jessica Diedrich
Hi, I'm Jessica and I am thrilled to be a part of Stamper's Dream! I live a blessed life as a wife of an amazing (and hilarious) husband, four incredible children, and three rambunctious dogs :) When I'm not driving Mom's taxi between dance, girl scouts, basketball, and karate, you can bet I'm somewhere with paper, stamps, scissors, and a sewing machine! I have been stamping for a little over seven years now and loving every minute. My hobbies outside of paper and ink include writing, music, cooking, and anything with sand and surf! I'm so excited to be working amongst such talented ladies on the "Dream Team", Michelle, and all of you! I look forward to lots of fun and inspiration!

Joanne Thompson
I live in sunny Southern California with my husband of 2 years. I was first introduced to scrapbooking by my sister in 2005. From there my passion for crafting took off. I dabbled in jewelry, then I ventured into card making and the love of stamping. I took a giant leap into the blog world in 2008. The blogging community helped to expand my craft into other mediums. There was so much inspiration out there, I just loved soaking it all in and trying new techniques and products. I later began my adventure on YouTube in 2009 that has brought so much knowledge and lasting friendships. I've been blessed to have had worked with fabulous companies in the crafting community and continue to do so. I'm excited to go forward with my creative adventure on the Stamper's Dream Team. Thank you Michelle for this fabulous opportunity!

Lea Lawson
My name is Lea Lawson, and I reside in beautiful Missoula, Montana. I have
been married to my wonderful husband, Josh, for 8 years, and we have two of
the cutest dogs in the world- a yorkie named Bailey and a cocker spaniel named
Sadie. I am a professional photographer, who focuses on weddings and senior
portraiture, but also throw my hat in on some families and babies at times. I
have been crafting in some shape or form for as long as I can remember! While
I used to scrapbook more than I made cards, the tables have completely turned
and I actually barely scrapbook any longer. I almost 100% exclusively make
cards now, and I love it! The card making community is wonderful, and I have
met some amazing women through it. You can see my work on my personal blog, or
in publications like Paper Crafts Magazine/Special Issues, and Cards Magazine.

Leslie Miller
I'm a stamping fanatic living happily on the southern Oregon coast with my husband, Rich, and our (precious) Golden Retriever, Wally. Our son, Isaac, is all grown up and I'd love to say that I'm now a lady of leisure, but I just keep getting up and going to work every day. Old habits are hard to break. I find time for the things I love most, though, and that would be family (including Wally), friends, gardening, reading, movies, and exploring the great outdoors. And then there's stamping... Well, who would have thought this little hobby of mine would grow into such a passion? I started stamping long about the turn of the century (this century!), but got truly swept off my feet when I discovered Splitcoast and all the folks who understand how this can possibly mean so much to me. I'm now a Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Design Team alumn, and have had the honor of serving on several other design teams, as well. Today, I'm thrilled to be saying I've joined Michelle's amazing team -- truly a Dream Team! Thank you so much for having me, Michelle!

Teresa Kline
I live in the beautiful state of Virginia with my husband Gary, we have a four legged friend; a Boxer named Jesse. I have been crafty for as long as I can remember. I was an Art student in school and had a fascination with paper back then, I even had a small card collection. I started out scrapbooking about eight years ago and quickly turned to card making. I was introduced to Stampin Up by a friend and was given lots of ideas. But, when I found SCS it went to a new level, I was hooked on the daily challenges. I am driven by a good challenge, you can find me on SCS or Challenge Blogs through out the week. I could spend my days creating and look for every opportunity to create something each day. I have been so blessed to be apart of several design teams; being asked to be apart of the Dream Team is another huge blessing and it brings me great joy! When I am not creating I enjoy riding the motorcycle with my husband, weekend getaways, and hanging out with friends chatting, and savoring a good cup of coffee.

Tosha Leyendekker
I’m a SAHM to two children: a son who’s a Freshman in College, and a daughter who’s a High School Sophomore. My husband and I own and operate a dairy in the Central Valley of California and have been married for 19 years. As far as stamping goes, I’ve been stamping for about 13 years and am hopelessly addicted. I owe my addiction to Splitcoast, which I’ve been a member of for a couple of years now. They have a plethora of fabulous stampers, ideas, and challenges, which have helped pushed me out of my comfort zone. That, in turn, has helped me improve. I even have the privilege of being a Dirty Dozen alumn. I’ve been on a couple of other DT’s, but am currently designing exclusively for Michelle here at Stamper’s Dream. She’s fantastic to work for, has a phenomenal store and her team is fabulous! I don’t scrapbook, but besides stamping, I love to read and take pictures of God’s wonderful creation!

My Dream Guests

Mariana Grigsby
I live in Northern Illinois with my husband and our two sons. I am originally from Mexico where I was raised and went to College. My mom was the one who introduced me to the craft world many years ago, but it wasn't until 2006 that I became addicted to it. I started blogging a year ago, just because I wanted to participate in challenges, and since then I have had a lot of fun. I think I am very lucky to have a supportive husband who knows that I love crafting, and encourages me to do so. Currently, I am proudly part of several design teams, but now I am also thrilled and honored to be a Guest Designer of the Dream Team. I have one more wonderful reason, to keep myself creating... And I love that!
Mariana Grigsby's Blog


Amy said...

verrrrrry cool!!!!! Love the new design team page!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome ideas and inspirations!
thank you so much!