Our Design Team

Introducing The Mixed Up Girls...

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Hello from southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada! I live with a wonderful man along with a lovable Mastiff mix, I am a mama to two, and "Glam-MA" to a handsome little boy. When I am having to do "real-life", I work at a small accounting office - but getting inky is my therapy! I am so happy to be a "Mixed Up Girl"! I can't wait to play along with everyone!

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G'day from Melbourne, Australia! 

I am a very creative person who is passionate about papercrafts. I love creating mixed media items, and to date I've dabbled in art journaling and canvases, as well as journal covers. Recently I made my first ever mini-album. 

My main craft is cardmaking, and on average, make anywhere from 20 to 40 cards per month as I supply a flower shop and gift shop. (Even though it sounds like a job, it's not. It's more like stress therapy!) 

In between all of that, I write romantic suspense novels with three published, and more on the way. 

I have been married to my husband Alan, for 42 years. We have two adult children, and six grandchildren. 

Ours is a multi-generational household, as well as having two cats and an almost two year old attention-seeking puppy. 

I am looking forward to playing along.

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My name is Cindy Messer and I live in TX with my wonderful husband of 15 years and my two, beautiful kids. I'm blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. Before becoming a mom I worked for JPMorgan as a staff accountant.

I've been crafting in one form or another since I was little. My mom taught me to sew, crochet, embroider and counted cross stitch. My true love has got to be paper crafting though. I was invited to a friend's Stampin' Up party about 20 years ago and that is where my love of paper crafts began. I love to make cards, mini albums and home decor projects.

I'm super excited to be joining The Mix It Up challenge design team. You can visit my blog at http://inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/

Crafty hugs,

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My name is Ina and I live in Sunny Queensland Australia.
I have been crafting for a several years now and 
and have made many new friends in Blog Land. 
There are so many products to entice us so there 
is always something new to try our hand at.
I have become a big fan of Mixed Media of late and love getting my fingers inked 
in the process. I love working with stamps dies and stencils.
Always fun to try new techniques which sometimes are challenging
and so rewarding to see the end results.
I am so excited to be chosen as part of the Design Team for the
Mix It Up Challenge Blog and look forward to
playing along with the Mix It Up Girls and inspiring members
to participate in this new Blog.
Thank You Leslie.

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My name is Irena Stefanova.

I am a loved wife, a mother of 3 children and grandmother of a beautiful girl. I am living in a small town in North-East Bulgaria. I am a very happy woman, because I have the opportunity to do what I'm interested, what I love and what fits my values and my lifestyle. I have a volunteer's soul.

I started with cards at the end of 2013. In the fall of 2014 I was hooked to mix media and since then it remains my preferred style. Actually It is difficult for me to define my style, because I want to try everything. The challenge to go outside of my comfort zone inspires me so much. I am a fearless and curious person. My favourite media are acrilic paints and modeling paste, but you may find that I love recycling, altered stuff, gelli printing and Art Journaling.

Links to my social media & galleries:

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Hi everyone, my name is Joelle Hancox and I am so happy to be one of the Mixed Up Girls! I live in Northern Ontario, Canada, with my beautiful teenage daughter. I have been crafting in various forms all my life, I discovered scrapbooking back in 2010 and have enjoyed layouts, cards, mixed media and most recently acrylic paintings. I am not completely new to Design teams, a few years ago I spent a couple of terms as a Heartfelt Creations designer, I love sharing my work and tips and tricks that I learn along the way! My style tends to lean more toward shabby chic and grunge depending on my mood. I work full time and love to spend my down time playing with paint and pretty papers. I have always found challenge blogs to be a great way to kick start inspiration so I look forward to seeing all that gets created here!

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Hello! I hail from south central Pennsylvania where I've lived all my life & have been married for over 25 years to my high school sweetheart. I am momma to two terrific young adults who no longer live at home, but we do share our lives with many fur babies of all shapes and sizes (15 at current count)...the smallest being a Roborovski Dwarf hamster (since I participate in small animal/pocket pet rescue, more than half of the fur babies reside in my "rodent room", lol) and the largest being a 12 year old Chocolate lab. I am primarily a rubber stamper and card maker...I've enjoyed paper crafting for over 20 years now and it just never gets old! I am in my happy place when I sit down at my stamping desk to create. I can't wait to get started creating and sharing with you all here.

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Leslie (Owner/Coordinator)
My name is Leslie, I'm married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in north Florida. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland - before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I'm addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects, especially paper shoes and gift bags. I've been known to alter a few tins and boxes, and enjoy beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find time. I recently opened an eBay store called Hippie Chick Designs where I peddle my wares, lol. I started blogging and entering challenges a number of years ago, and loved it so much that I started the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog in early 2013. It's been an awesome journey... so awesome and so much fun that she now has two sister blogs - Love To Craft Challenge Blog and Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Looking forward to crafting with you all! :) 

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My late grandfather was a self taught artist and as such, taught me a lot of what I know now.  I have always loved being creative and tried many different art forms - but it was scrapbooking that REALLY grabbed me in 2007.  I've never looked back!  I love photography too - so it's a great way to combine my two loves!  I like my scrapbooking to tell a story, so the majority of my work will have a little 'history' to it.  I'm a widowed, stay-at-home mom; and I do have an amazingly supportive life partner.  They are both my world and I am building more and more memories with them to scrap!  I love doing single page layouts and mixed media canvases; more recently, I've been bitten by the art journal bug and I am officially HOOKED!  I'm looking forward to working on this team, alongside fellow talented artists!  What a privilege it is for me to serve on this team and to, hopefully, serve as an inspiration!

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I live in the UK and have been crafting for around 7 years. I don't really have a favourite craft, I just like to be busy and spend time playing around.
I love being a member of my Design Teams and I have made many friends from all over the world. I also own and run my own challenge blog which I love!
I love to craft and spend many hours watching videos on YouTube and other places learning new techniques, though I don't always put them to use.
I am afraid I am addicted to pretty papers and dies. I also like to colour and have a huge collection of digi, rubber & clear stamps.

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Hello there y'all! I am a Southern girl (but not a Southern Belle) that loves any and all animals. I have been a Veterinary Technician for over 14 years and my fur babies are my heart, my DH is on that list as well but he is my heart and soul. Awwww! I love being able to help any and all animals (even the slimy ones) stay healthy and live long, amazing lives. 

My go to for my art is anything mixed media but my absolute favorite is making mini top hats. I try to dabble in everything and not stick to one technique or style. I am very excited to be on this new DT and can't wait to see what y'all create! Hugz and Carpe Diem!

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I'm Sherry, I was born in Kentucky and moved to Washington. I am married, I have three children and four grandchildren. I have enjoyed all types of arts and crafts ever since I can remember. Painting, needlework, scrapbooking, crocheting, cross-stitch, drawing and coloring - paper and pixels. When my children where little I enjoyed creating cards with a computer program, now I really enjoy making cards by hand. I am so very excited to be a part of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog Design Team!