Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2017

Today we are honoring our beloved Designers!
They are always looking at my designs in such beautiful and innovative ways.  Ways that when I designed them, I never thought of! I love how each designer has their own style which is such a compliment to our line of Stamps and Dies!  We are truly BLESSED by these ladies!

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Lisa Hoel
My name is Lisa and I'm blessed to be married to the greatest guy in the world and have two dynamic boys.  I'm a graphic designer and I've never met a craft I didn't  like and paper crafting is no exception!  I'm inspired by my family, life and God's creation all around us. I hope I can have a small part in inspiring you!
Blog/Social Sites:Creative Juice, @creativejuicefreshsqueezed
How did I get into cardmaking:
I started with scrapbooking and of course started accumulating all sorts of art supplies. I felt that I couldn't justify spending money on store bought cards when I had all this stuff. Plus it's fun!Favorite cardmaking season:
Fall and Christmas although I like making cards for all occasions.
Favorite AJVD stamp:
Happy Birthday Stamp Set because it is so versatile with the variety of sentiment fonts. Very handy!
Favorite AJVD die:
Quatrefoil Cover Plate
What other hobbies besides papercrafting do I do:

Shelly Kurth
Hey y'all! Shelly, here.  
I live in a little slice of paradise (Florida) with my husband, our four kids and our dog, Angel. I'm pretty laid back and like to fun and smile. As well as making other people smile, too. :) My time is spent with my family, going to the beach, playing outside, and just hanging out. Of course, I always try to sneak in some crafty time, too! ;) (I love to get my hands on paper and stamps!)
Blog/Social Sites:
My blog is Simply Sweet Greetings. You can also find me on some social media sites, like Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.  
How did I get into cardmaking:
I started off scrapbooking in 2003/2004...and shortly after found my true passion was making cards. :)
Favorite cardmaking season:
All of them! I like to make cards for all seasons/occasions. I'll even make a seasonal card before and/or after the season is over. lol It keeps things exciting, to say the least! heehee. 
Favorite AJVD stamp:
This is a hard one...I'll have to say the Beautiful Rose set is one of my favorites! 
Favorite AJVD die:
Oh, you've checked out my projects lately on the AJVD blog then you'll probably know! Hands down, I'm loving the Stitched Fringe Border die! You know why?!...Pinatas! Lots and lots of different pinata cards! lol 
What other hobbies besides papercrafting do I do:
I love to skimboard and surf! (Explains why my family and I will spend anywhere from 4 to 8 hrs at the beach!) I enjoy decorating the interior of our home...there is just something fresh and relaxing about it. I also enjoy gardening with my family, as well. 

Rosemary Dennis
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (Washington State) with my husband and two boys.
Blog/Social Sites:
Hey There... rosigrl; 
How did I get into cardmaking:
I had originally started scrapbooking when my oldest was about 2 years old, but turned my attention more to cardmaking after a very good friend took me to a local rubber stamp store.   Initially I combined my love of cross-stitch with cardmaking, but within a few years had to stop cross-stitching due to an injury to my shoulder.   I discovered the online papercrafting community in 2007, started a couple of galleries (Splitcoaststampers and Flickr) before starting my blog in 2010.
Favorite cardmaking season:
I like to make cards all year long, but do really enjoy making Christmas cards. 
Favorite AJVD stamp:
My favorite AJVD stamp set is the Simply Said: To the Moon & Back. 
Favorite AJVD die:
Hands down the Stitched Dot Rectangles are my favorite dies.  I use them all the time!
Favorite Candy:
I love chewy candies like Haribo Gummy Bears and Dots. 

Ardyth Percy-Robb
I started cardmaking in 2006, at a Stampin' Up! Party and have never looked back. Before that, I would not have claimed to be crafty or creative at all - I'm an accountant (a profession where creativity is frowned upon)! 
I live in Toronto, Canada. I have an 18 year old son and a 14 year old daughter.
I love clean, graphic design with bold colours and lots of white space. My favourite cards are the ones where stamps are used in unexpected ways to create something completely different.
Blog/Social Sites:
MASKerade (Facebook), ardythpr1 (Instagram)
How did I get into cardmaking:
(See above)
Favorite cardmaking season:
Favorite AJVD stamp:
Flutters and Flowers/ Picking Daisies
Favorite AJVD die:

Helen Gullett
I was born and raised in Indonesian, then moved to live in Ohio after I got married to my amazing husband, Dave. We are blessed with 2 daughters. I am a stay-home mom,  a volunteer translator for Love God Greatly, a online women ministry that provides Bible study journals for women in many languages, and also for YouVersion. During my free time, I love making cards, mixed media projects, and other DIY projects. My favorite crafting tools are stamps, die sets, pretty papers, dye inks, archival inks, distress inks, die cutting machine, Silhouette Cameo, Gelatos, Distress Crayons, Prismacolor Pencils, Watercoloring Brushes and Pencils, and adhesive.  I always have a cup of coffee, dark chocolate, and a bottle of water on my craft table with me.                                Blog/Social Sites:

Living My Given Life
Facebook Page: @helengdesigns Twitter: @helengullett Instagram: @helengdesigns Google+ : +HelenGullett Pinterest: helengullett28
How did I get into cardmaking:

It started when I needed invitations for our first daughter’s second’s birthday party. I made the invitations with scrapbook papers, cardstock, kid’s wavy scissors, paper punch, and foam glitter stickers.   I enjoyed the process of making cards and since that day, I keep making cards until now :)
Favorite cardmaking season:
I love making card for any season.
Favorite AJVD stamp:

I love all the AJVD Coffee Collection stamp sets for sure!
Favorite AJVD die:

My favorites are the Minnie Pearl Bookmark Die Set, and all the {DIE}alogue Word Dies
What other hobbies besides papercrafting do I do:
I like wood-burning and making hairclips, too.

Kecia Waters Bio:
I'm a literacy coach for an elementary school during the week.  I'm a weekend stamper and colorist, as I love coloring with Copic markers and/or Prismacolor pencils.  Most importantly, I am mom to the Sloopy the dachshund who happens to mean the world to me.
Blog/Social Sites:
The Stamping Deets
Instagram @osukecia
How did I get into cardmaking:
 I wanted to stamp a cactus on the back of store bought Christmas cards to celebrate my beloved Ohio State Buckeyes upcoming trip to the Fiesta Bowl way back in 2002.  Little did I realize that desire was going to start something that would last for many years.
Favorite cardmaking season:
Halloween and Fall
Favorite AJVD stamp:
Simply Said: Moon & Back
Favorite AJVD die:
Grand Leaf Trio Die Set

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Amy C. said...

It was fun to learn more about the design team ladies! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Amy C. said...

It was fun to learn more about the design team ladies! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Janis said...

Happy World Card Making Day to everyone!!! It is so nice to read abt your creative team. Thank you for the chance to win!
<3 J

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Mary Holshouser said...

Enjoyed meeting the designers.
Happy WCMD.
thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing this info about your wonderful design team.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Happy World Card Making Day and thank you for introducing your fine designers! It was nice to read all about them. I look forward to seeing their creations with your products!

Connie Mercer said...

Looking forward to your creations ladies!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Happy WCMD! I enjoyed meeting your DT gals!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Always fun to get to know the designers better -- you've got an amazing line up!! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

McStamper said...

Happy World Cardmaking Day. So nice to meet your team. Thanks for a chance to win. said...

Am an avid follower of yours on IG, Twitter, Pinterest, FB as well as most of your designers. You have great products and am in love with your "nested" dies especially!! Such a staple in a cardmakers arsenal! Am in love with how clean they cut!

Sandi C said...

Love, love your products. I am making my "witch" bookmarks and cards this week. Will send you pictures. God bless!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That's nice to know a little bit more about your team members.