The New AEI♥U Challenge Blog

February 21, 2014

I am so excited because today is the start of our new AEI♥U Challenge Blog
Karolyn Loncon has been working behind the scenes to set everything up and has done an outstanding job.  I know that you are going to love the challenges that she has picked out!!  We are so so lucky to have her and these other talented ladies on our team!  Let me introduce them to you.

Karolyn Loncon - Design Team Coordinator

I’m a retired Legal Assistant, married to Garry since 1980, and mom to Amy (newly married to Joe) and Ashley (married to Blake and the mother to my grandsons, Brecken and Brenner.)  I’m blessed to live in Issaquah, Washington in the summer, and Chandler, Arizona in the winter – the best of both worlds!  I love all things paper crafting, but especially stamping and card-making.  I love to laugh, shop, travel, and play BINGO (don’t judge!  LOL)  I would describe my personal crafting style as a mix of clean and simple, graphic, and a bit of fun and cute thrown in for good measure.

 Donna Mikasa

I was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. I am married to Keith, my high school sweetheart, and we have two grown daughters. I've always loved paper crafting and have been stamping for a long time--long enough to have accumulated thousands of stamps! Besides crafting, I love to travel and check out food blogs for healthy recipes. 

Katie Gehring

I live in Northeast Ohio with my husband, our two lively and creative daughters, four cats and countless antique automobiles.  By day, I work in the Human Resources department of a large bank, and by night, I am a paper engineer, DIY enthusiast and all around crafty gal.  I started scrapbooking in 2001 and decided to try card making a few years later.  Little did I know that stamping would take my crafty passion, enthusiasm, and stash of supplies to a whole new level!  My style has evolved over the years and will continue to evolve as I learn and grow. I love to try new things and try to do something creative each and every day. 

Yana Smakula

I live in Ukraine together with my husband and two cats.

I love to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. So far together with my husband we’ve been to a few places in Europe, Africa, Asia and USA. Our next dream destination is Madagascar, I hear the nature there is simply breathtaking!

I used to live in USA (in Las Vegas, NV) when I was teen and I fell in love with this country (I was a foreign exchange high school student).

I enjoy scrapbooking and I mostly scrapbook about our travels. My other passion is cardmaking – I enjoy trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. I’m very much into stamping although I never really thought I was until I took a closer look at my cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps!

Diana Fisher

 I live in Rochester, NY and work as the Marketing and Brand Director for Next Step Education Group. I've been with the company since 2001. I love my job and am so glad that I get to wear so many hats — from graphic design to print publishing to social media.

I married my husband, Brad, in 2004. Our son, Nate, is 7 and plays year-round travel baseball in an Under 8 League. He has baseball 2-3 days a week even in winter. It always sounds silly to tell friends and family I'm taking him to baseball practice on a Wed night in the middle of a snow storm.

I love to read, binge-watch TV series on Netflix, craft (obviously) and try new recipes. I am gluten free (for health reasons, not as a diet) and I'm always on the look out for things I can eat and my boys will eat.

I would describe my crafty style as artsy but clean. 


Head on over to the challenge blog to check out all of the details.  This first challenge is a great one and the design team's projects are truly awesome!!  

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!


Marianne said...

Yep! The projects are awesome indeed!

D- said...

Yay going there next to check it out.
Looks like a wonderful team!
Crafty hugs,

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