The Team


(Challenge Creator)

My name is Lesley and not only am I an avid card maker; I seem to be an avid challenge creator as well!! I love to make Christmas cards and I am continually inspired by this awesome team! I teach Grade 1 and I am happily married to the bestest fella. We have 2 furbabies...Rolley the Rocket dog and Penney the Princess puddy. I have been actively paper crafting since 2008. 



 

Lori Turner - Caffeinated Creativity
Challenge Administrator

 Hello everyone! My name is Lori and I live in central Alberta, CANADA and started my paper crafting journey with SU! about 15 years ago. I was a demonstrator for approximately 10 years then decided I wanted to broaden my crafty-goodness horizons! I am also an avid coffee lover, runner/walker, crocheter and love to color with my Copics! I'm so excited to be here at Merry Monday Challenges working along side such amazingly talented ladies! Cheers!



CURRENT DESIGNERS





Colleen Foelker - One Smile Lifts a Spirit

I am a retired school teacher, co-owner with my husband of four Papa Murphy's Take n Bake Pizza stores...but now I enjoy retirement as our two daughters and their husbands are involved in the business...it is truly a "family affair"!!  I live in West Linn, Oregon which is a suburb of Portland to the south!  I get to play as much as I want...well, you know there are things like cooking, cleaning, gardening, reading, babysitting etc! I have 6 grandchildren: 3 boys and three girls oldest is 16, youngest is 6 and three of them live right next door to me, so we get lots of visitors any time of the day. My BFF is right above me, and boy do we have fun when we get together. I am so excited to be on this design team with all these awesome ladies!




Deanne Kay - Three Trees {paper} Creations


Hi! Some of you may know me as Three Trees, but my friends and family just call me Deanne.  I have been paper crafting ever since I can remember.  I made my first scrapbook when I was five (and still have it today!) and haven’t stopped since.I live right smack-dab in the middle of Canada (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to be exact), so to keep warm and cozy indoors I started scrapbooking.  Then I realized that I would rather share my hobby with others and started card creating.  My husband is my cheerleader and Pixie, our newest Chihuahua, is my craft room buddy.  We also own an elderly Chihuahua and two older cats.  What can I say, I LOVE animals and crafting – life is good!






Hi Everyone! My name is Debbie Henderson and I am from Hodgdon Maine. What an honor to be able to design for the Merry Monday Challenge and work with a wonderful team of girls! I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since 2009 and love every minute of it!  I have been married to Dave since July 2008 and have two grown children Jessica & Greg and one granddaughter Kaitlynn who is a joy to have around! We own two kitty cats named Abigail and Katie whom were both acquired through our local animal shelter and a rescue beagle named Ruger. I have been crafty since I was little and stamping is one of those hobbies that I’ve always stuck with as it never gets old. I haven’t purchased a store bought card since I started stamping in 1997! I hope you will enjoy my submissions and I look forward to sharing with all of you!




JoAnn Burnham - Crafty Nana's Blog

Hello everyone.  I am JoAnn and I live in lower Central Florida close to the West Coast.  I have always enjoyed doing crafts since my Grandmother taught me to crochet around the age of 12.  I have 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, some are steps, but they are all mine and I love each one of them.  I started stamping and scrapping in 1998 and really enjoy making cards to give to family and friends.   I am thrilled to be a part of the Merry Monday Design Team.  




Kelly Lunceford - Flutter by Atomicbutterfly

Hello everyone! I'm excited to be here! My name is Kelly Lunceford and I live in Utah with my husband and 5 children. We have been  married for 19 years and our amazing kids are Rockwell (17), Emma (13), Rowan (7), Rhys (5), and Raiden (3). I have a passion for creativity and have been a papercrafter for 20+ years. I started my papercrafting Blog "Flutter by Atomicbutterfly" in 2008 and my sewing Blog "Thimbles and Thread" followed soon after. I have been on the Dirty Dozen Design Team, the "My Timeless Template/Click Simple" Design Team for Papertrey Ink as well as a Distinguished guest designer,The Saltbox Studio Design Team, the SFYTT Design Team, the Tweety Jill Design Team, Verve guest Diva, and a guest designer for Flourishes. My work has appeared in a variety of different publications as well as a handful of idea books sold in Michael's stores in the past. My design work has taken a back burner to motherhood the last few years, but I am excited to be here! I hope that I can inspire your own creativity here at the Merry Monday Design Team and you will get a chance to make the things that bring joy to your life!



Kim Heggins - Cupcakes, Cards and Kim

Hello...My name is Kim Heggins and I live with my sweet hubby of 26 years and daughter in San Lorenzo, Ca (30 mile drive from San Francisco,CA). I am a retired preschool teacher and love to be crafty. I spend most in my time in my Disney themed craft room. In addition to making cards I love to sew my own clothes and sew gifts for my friends. I am so excited to be party of the Merry Monday Design Team. 


Leanne Elliott - Banking on Crafts

Hello friends I am from North Central Alberta Canada.  I am married to my
husband Brian, I am a Mortgage Specialist Assistant (banker), and I get to
work from home, so with crafting it works out wonderfully.  I also love
reading, crocheting, and spending time with my friends.  I started
scrapbooking with my friend Lori in 2002, and then it turned to into card
making and other paper crafts.  I still like scrapbooking, but love making
cards.  I started using copic markers a few years ago, and once again love
the art of coloring and now I am a Certified Copic Designer.  I enjoy
learning new techniques, and trying different things, sharing my joy of
paper crafts, meeting new friends and having fun!


Linda Snodgrass - Lin's Craft Corner

I am a retired grandma of 6 from Maple Valley, Washington and have 2 wonderful sons.  I think I started stamping about 15 years ago but more seriously 2011 when I set up my personal blog (Lin's Craft Corner). My BFF, Colleen, (One Smile Lifts a Spirit) and I enable each other but it is so great to have a friend of 58 years to share stamping with and even though we live in different states, we will Skype and play along together.  I am so ecstatic to become a member of these talented ladies.





Hi everyone.  My name is Marcia Hill, and my husband and I live in a small suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We have 3 daughters, 2 son in laws, 1 granddaughter, and 2 dogs.  I am basically retired and spend most of my time stamping, reading, knitting, and of course spending time with our granddaughter, who is just an absolute delight!  (she's almost 2)   I have been hooked on stamping since I first attended a SU! party back in 1999, and making Christmas cards is one of my favorite things to do!  Being a part of Merry Mondays is a dream come true for me and I am SO excited to be a part of this fabulous group!!




Hi, my name is Nina Forsyth and I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I was introduced to card making when a friend had asked me to go to a stamping workshop in 2006 and I was hooked! I look at each and every card as a miniature canvas and if I can inspire someone to create, then I am happy. My blog introduction was a gift from my sister in 2008; it is a journal of sorts for my cards. I love being a part of Merry Monday Design team.



Susan Joyce ~ Cat's Ink Corporated

Hi Stampers, I am Susan Joyce from Moora, Western Australia.  My husband, Graham and I have 3 adult children Natasha, Mark and Fiona, all married and they have delighted us with 4 gorgeous Grand daughters Kaela, Jessica, Keira and Jenna and 1 very cute Grandson Curtis. Maisie is our fur baby although she is almost 14 years old. I was introduced to Paper Crafting by a friend in 1999 when I took some lessons and have developed a passion for all things paper, rubber and bling. I joined Stamping Up! in 2006 when they came to Australia and created my blog Cat's Ink Corporated in 2008. I have worked with Lesley for a few years on different Design Teams. I love creating for Merry Monday and knowing I will have a stash of cards ready to give by the end of each year.





GUEST DESIGNERS



Hello! I'm Charlotte a.k.a Lady Joyful. I'm a Brit living in Finland with my husband and our three cats. I am a nanny to two little boys, and when I'm not working I spend most of my time card making! I started at the beginning of last year and quickly became addicted. I still consider myself a newbie with a developing style, but I lean towards CAS. I'm very excited to be guest designing for Merry Monday, and looking forward to working with this fabulous team.



Hello, my name is Felicita, but my family and friends call me “Lisa” (hint, hint). I live and work in beautiful San Diego, CA, but you can always find me online at lisaluvs2stamp.com. I started my paper crafting adventure back in 2013 when I stumbled upon my first Stampin’ Up card class. I’ve never looked back! Since then, I have become addicted to creating beautiful handmade cards — it’s like food for my soul. When I’m not working or crafting, you’ll find me with my laptop in hand watching YouTube videos and learning new card making techniques. I’m super excited to be guest designing for Merry Monday, and look forward to sharing my creations with you.




Hello there!  I have lived in Washington State my entire life and am happy to call the Pacific Northwest my home.  I have met so many wonderfully encouraging artists and supportive crafters here. I started my blog Wienerhoneymooners to connect with my husbands family in Missouri during our wedding in '08 and little by little my crafting and card making has overtaken it completely!
There are so many of you out there that I have met at challenges, on design teams, and craft companies along the way that I consider my friend.  I've had the pleasure of designing my own stamp images as well as working with some of the best craft companies out there. I'm so excited to share my creations with you and hope that you are able to join us in the fun weekly challenges!



Hey everyone – I live in Minnesota and am retired - free to craft whenever!! I started making cards in 2007 after taking classes at a local stamping store. That’s it – I was hooked!!  I joined the Hero Arts online group in 2009 and served as one of their Hostesses in 2011, participating in several reunion Blog Hops since then. I’ve enjoyed Merry Monday challenges since January 2015 and am delighted to be a Guest Designer for the next four months!!



PAST DESIGNERS





Hi, I’m Bonnie Klass.  My husband and I have been married over 40 years and we have 3 grown daughters, 3 sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren.  We take care of 2 of our grandsons during the week.  They keep us hopping!   I snatch any free moments I can to get inky! I’ve loved crafts all my life, but card making has become my passion.  I've met so many wonderful people through card making and blogging and I’m honored to be a part of the Merry Monday Design Team.



Karren Johnson

Hi, my name is Karren Johnson and I live in Christchurch, New Zealand with Pete, my fiancĂ© of 22 years (yes, 22 years!) and our two boys, Matthew, 16 and William, 11.  I work full-time as a Regional Finance Manager for CourierPost -  the best courier company in NZ. My mother introduced me to rubber stamping in about 1999.  She has been stamping for years and I decided to see what the attraction was, so I took a day off work and spent the day with her making Christmas cards.  It was fun, but I wasn’t immediately hooked.  However, when I was on maternity leave in 2002 with my youngest, I got bored so borrowed a few of Mum’s supplies.  And you can guess the rest...  In 2012, I started a blog and quickly got addicted to the challenge blogs! I’m so pleased to be on Lesley’s Merry Monday team with so many talented stampers.


Hi, my name is Karen Davis and I live in Auckland, New Zealand with Graham, my husband of 20 years, three dear old cats and one darling rabbit.
I have always worked with fabric, first as a dressmaker and later as a quilter. Seven years ago, I started a business designing and making quilts, bags and softies for patterns and teaching.
While I had dabbled in paper crafting for a short time seven years ago, it wasn’t until the end of last year that I had a little spare time to start card making again, and to start a blog, Karen Creates Cards.
I am so delighted to become one of Lesley’s Merry Monday girls and look forward to creating alongside this very talented design team.




Hi, my name is Kristie Goulet and I live in Groveton, NH.  I have been blessed with 4 amazing children, Noah, Hannah, Leah & Jonah.  I am married to my high school sweetheart, Todd.  I love creating cards, especially Christmas cards, when I am not busy homeschooling our children.  I started my blog Kreative Kristie and am amazed at the amazing bond that card makers have and the friendships I have made.

I am beyond excited to become one of Lesley's Merry Monday girls and look forward to creating alongside this very talented design team.







Hi!  I am LeAnne Pugliese, I live in beautiful southeastern Pennsylvania on farmland that belongs to my family.  I am married to my sweet DH John, and have a daughter, Dana, and a granddaughter, Cassidy, who many of you know from my blog, WeeInklings! I was introduced to stamping in 2000 and became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in 2002.  I love making cards and sending them out to my friends and family!  I have many other crafty hobbies too, including cross stitch, sewing, and creating home decor.  I am proud to have taken part in several of Lesley's blogging adventures and am thrilled to be creating with the Merry Monday design team!





Wendy Aungst ~ WeeBeeStampin4fun

Hello! My name is Wendy Aungst and I live in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. I'm a stay at home mom & wife. Married for 23 years to my awesome husband, Shawn. We have 3 grown children, Kirsten, Ryan & Kelsey and recently adopted 2 cute little pooches (Gigi & Bailee) from Operation Paws for Homes. We are not empty nesters with 2 of the kids still living with us and now 2 doggies! My son Ryan was born with Cerebral Palsy and has been thru many challenges in his life. He certainly keeps me on my toes! I was introduced to Stampin Up! by my best friend, Deb back in 2001 and as they say, the rest is history! I started my blog WeeBeeStampin4fun back in the summer/fall of 2010 as we moved halfway across the country to Joplin, Missouri. That was a life changing experience after the tornado went thru! A year later we packed up and moved back home and I can't tell you how happy I am to be back home with my family & friends! 

I joined Lesley's Merry Monday DT in 2012 and have enjoyed the friendships i've made as well as making Christmas cards each week! You'll see on my blog that I do Christmas all year long and I hope you will stop by for a visit! :)



 Margaret Moody

  Hello, Merry Monday followers!  I'm Margaret Moody and I'm thrilled to be part of Lesley's team at Merry Monday!  I'm a native Texan and the mother of two beautiful daughters who are students at The University of Texas at Austin.  I've taught in public schools for 30 years and currently work as a reading specialist for a local school district.  In addition, I've done graphic design work for individual clients, churches, schools and clubs for the past 25 years, designing t-shirts, logos, signs, menus, brochures and banners. 
I've been smitten with everything paper from an early age, when a very special aunt would take me to stationery and card shops during our many shopping trips together.  The fascination continued into adulthood and I started scrapbooking when my girls were younger, eventually moving into card marking.  I currently serve on the design team for Pals Paper Arts and create the sketches for the PPA Sketch Challenge each month.  I am so honored to share my cards with you and hope you find them inspiring!




Kathy Schweinfurth

Hi, all!  I'm Kathy Schweinfurth and am beyond excited, honored and humbled to be part of Lesley's Merry Monday Team!!  Born and raised in Queens, NY, I moved to Columbus, OH in 1980.  I live near Columbus, OH with my fab hubby, Mark, of 19 years and our wonderful teenage daughter, Danielle.  I'm an Events Manager during business hours and a cardmaker every other waking hour I can find!  Crafting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but when a friend of mine invited me to a Stampin' Up! workshop in 1997, a love affair with stamping began and has been my passion ever since. I LOVE that I can share my obsession (umm, hobby) with so many others all around the world and I think if I were president I'd settle disputes with a card challenge instead of war (wouldn't THAT be something?!)
I hope you'll find some inspiration from my cards and try your hand at our weekly challenges.  I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely creations!





Hi everyone! I’m Katie, and I live in a small town in Eastern Washington with my amazing husband, my wonderful little girl who is three, and a very spoiled cat.  I’m a part time Lab Nerd and a full time cardmaking and papercrafting addict!  I started making cards with some friends in 2008 and in 2012 I discovered the huge community of online inspiration, challenges and blogging.  I decided to try my hand at a blog and I've been hooked ever since.  I’m honored to be part of such an awesome team of ladies at such a fun challenge!





I have been playing along with Merry Monday since the second challenge in January 2012 and am thrilled to be a guest designer. I live in Colorado with my husband and two teen boys. I am a former actuary; I am now at home with my boys and am studying for an accounting degree. Being surrounded by men and numbers, is it any wonder that I am in love with creating cards - a rainbow of colors, glitter, ribbons and stamps?




Stacey Schafer

I am a wife, mom of three, special education teacher, and avid paper-crafter!  What would I do without my stamping time?!  I am absolutely thrilled to be guest designing here at the Merry Monday challenge!  What a brilliant idea to create Christmas card throughout the entire year!  I'd love for you to stop by my blog, Stacey's Stamping Stage!


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