I really want to welcome our July's GDT Members. But unrotunately, this weekend I didn't have any internet access. No internet for almost 3 days was no fun for me. I do everything on line, I used my phone for email and it was terrible, I wonder how can people manage to do business with just a phone. I even had an ipad to use and it was a complete waste of time. So I hope I won't have to encounter the same problem again. So now I will be suspicious when they do road work again because I know for sure they will not only mess with the traffic, they're also messing up the DSL lines...I just don't understand why they just thought of widening the roads just now after the fact that they built subdivision after subdivision years ago knowing that there are only 2 roads each way and that this area is going to get populated...Okay, enough griping..
On a lighter note, I'm happy to have Alma, Lacey and Emily join us this month as GDT members.
Here they are:
I've always been a pretty artsy person. I mostly loved to draw but never pursued that interest in school. For me, the papercrafting phenomena all started back in July 2006. It took about a year after attending a Stampin Up stamp-a-stack before realizing that papercrafting was my passion and a way to indulge the inner artist in me. At first, I was addicted to collecting all of the basic necessities using every Michael's or Jo-Ann's coupon I could find including the many stamp sets my budget would allow me to purchase. It's been a privilege to have so much inspiration from many talented artists. I am still kind of finding my place in the papercrafting world, but I tend to gravitate more towards the vintage shabby look but like to have my cards to have a clean look to them as well.
I find that creating projects is a time I can spend thinking out of the box and a time to create gifts for those special people in my life. It gives me great joy to see the look on someone's face when I have given them a handmade gift. It becomes a truly remarkable memory. I have had the privilege of working in several wonderful design teams in the past and ready to get back in the saddle again. Come and visit me at my blog Me, Myself and I-N-K.
I'm Lacey....aka Craft Donkey. 27 year old single mother of two great kiddos. (but we all have to say that right?) Desiree just turned 6 on July 4th and my son Taylor who is 11. I work from my home running a preschool of 12 kiddos ranging from 2 to 5. I have two pups.. who both weight over 100 pounds each. I have crafted for about 9 years. i enjoy teaching others to do things that they were always too intimidated to try. I love to blog and write, so often journaling is a huge part of my layouts. I also love diving into anything altered. Hmm what else: fave tv shows lately have been House MD, The Voice, Bones and Army Wives. I love finding motivation anywhere I can. In the colors or patterns of a shirt, the display signs in a store and so forth.
Here are Lacey's projects:
My name is Emily and I am a SAHM, and I guess you can consider me a WAHM since I spend so much time with this new venture :) I have been doing arts and crafts all my life. It all started with construction paper. I had to be the only kid walking outside with a complete outfit made out of it! Yes, I do have pictures to prove, lol. I have two kids who are also creative and love to draw and paint. As far as paper crafting goes itself, I started about 11 years ago and it has since grown from there. Because I've always been creative, my love for altering things, making handmade gifts, sewing, crocheting and all those wonderful things are popping up with my paper crafting. I love doing new things and trying new techniques.
Thank you Alma,Lacey, and Emily!
Visit their blogs by clicking their names so you can see their other gorgeous projects.