Holiday Inspiration & The Next Challenge Design Team

September 12, 2014

Happy Friday!  Are you ready for the weekend?  I sure am!  Today I have two really cute holiday cards to share with you and a fun announcement.   Katie Gehring created this first card using our Noel stamps and Raspberry, Lemon Grass and Cherry pigment inks.  I just love the look of these pretty snowflakes falling!

Karolyn Loncon created this card using our Boo stamps and dies.  I love the way that she used the Circle Tag as the moon.  So creative!! While the tombstone dies aren't one of ours, they fit so well with the fun images!  I love that!

I am so happy to announce the next term of the AEI♥U Challenge Design Team today as well. We have our existing challenge team with us for a few more weeks and I as so thankful that we get to keep working with them for a bit longer!  The following four ladies are the next team that will be taking over from October through March.  I cannot wait to see what they have in store for us!  Our first AEI♥U Challenge with this new team will take place on October 1st!  

Karolyn Loncon

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.

 Lorraine Marasigan

My love for paper and crafting began when my sister took me to a rubber stamp convention over 20 years ago.  Since then I’ve explored the arts of cardmaking, scrapbooking, blogging, and most recently party planning.  Originally from northern California, I now call NYC home.  I work part-time in philanthropy supporting arts and social justice organizations across the country and part-time at a local chocolate shop serving up tasty sweets.  In my spare time, I make, bake, and create all sorts of things from my home in Brooklyn, NY...and my goal is to make sure that love and good wishes go into everything I do.

Heather Hoffman

My name is Heather, and I blog over at Houses Built of Cards. I have been married for 14 years to the man of my dreams, and have two sweet daughters age 11 and almost 10 that I homeschool. I absolutely LOVE making cards – and also enjoy scrapbooking memories of my family. I lived my entire life up until about two years in Northwestern Washington State, and now live in a very small town in Wyoming – although that is about to change. We don’t know exactly when or where we are moving yet, but are sure it will be another great adventure! If you aren’t familiar with my blog name, then let me explain a little! When I started card making, I quickly found that I was making WAY more cards than I could possibly use. Thanks in part to my young daughters and something they both cared deeply for, I decided to direct all the proceeds from the sales of my cards to the building of houses for widows and their children in Burundi, Africa, through a ministry called Sister Connection. Building one house is amazingly just $600!!! I just finished the money portion of my 5th house, and am continuing to work toward a 6th. If you are interested, you can read more about that HERE.

I am super excited to be joining the AEI♥U Challenge team! Starting with the very first time I tried them, I have never failed to be impressed with the incredible quality and perfectly crisp and clear images I get – not to mention the beautiful images, sentiments, and designs!

Lindsay Amrhein

Hi!  My name is Lindsay Amrhein, and you might have seen me around.  I adore making cards, and sharing them on my blog, Note To Self, for going on over 4 years now!  I enjoy many other things besides, like biking, camping, cooking, and soon, farm living!  I am the proud mom of two boys, Jonathan and Dallas, who have an endless daily reserve of energy.  I am wife to the most patient, and loving man a woman could ask for.  I am so glad I am able to provide inspiration for you on the AEI♥U Challenge blog!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!


Virginia L. said...

Congrats to the new challenge team! I am looking forward to be inspired by these talented ladies!

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the new Challenge Design Team members!!!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous cards and yay for the new team!

JJ Bolton said...

Woohoo! Love these ladies!!!

Darnell said...

Congratulations to all the uber-talented ladies for the Design Team appointment! AE is blessed to have you all!! Hugs, Darnell

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