Featured Guest Designers

January 2014
Lesley Croghan

Hi! My name is Lesley and I am a primary teacher. I love making crafts and getting inky with stamps. I began card making when I was 7 years old; creating cards for family members by folding a paper in half and drawing the design on my own. I loved it. Now I stamp my images! Coloring makes me happy and I am always playing with paper, inks, stamps and stickers... which is why I called my blog "Always Playing with Paper". I began blogging in 2009 and I have had the opportunity to design for and to create a few of my own challenge blogs since then. I am happily married to a big sweetie of a fella, who understands my obsession with paper! When we go traveling, he asks me for the addresses to the craft stores in advance so he can pre-plan the best route! 

I am absolutely delighted to be guest designing for Colour Me. Thank you to Hayley and Tara for this lovely opportunity. 

February 2014 
Susie Wittwer 

Hi, my name is Susie and I live near a small farming community in north Illinois, USA with my wonderful husband! When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with family, walking and (of course) stamping. Cards are my favorite, but I also enjoy creating photo layouts, altered projects, etc. Just about anything involving paper crafting. I've been stamping for many years, but my hobby became even more fun when I started blogging in 2009. I found challenge blogs!!! It's so much fun to be inspired by, and learn from, other crafters. 

I'm SO excited to join the Colour Me...! Blog as a Guest Designer for February! 

March 2014 
Michelle Bala 

Hello there! I'm Michelle Bala and I live in New York City! I am a SAHM to three children and married to the love of my life! My children are my biggest fans and almost always give their input when I am creating cards! Making cards has become my favourite thing to do... especially stamping and inking up some cardstock! I just can't seem to get enough of sequins... a trend I have fully embraced! 

I am so happy to be here with you for the month of March! Thank you, Hayley and Tara! 

April 2014 
Anita Krul 

Hello! My name is Anita and I am blessed to live in the Fraser Valley in southern British Columbia... one of the most beautiful places on earth! I am married to my wonderful craft-enabler of a husband, Ron, and we have three fun-loving daughters. I started papercrafting about 11 years ago when I walked into a scrapbook store for the first time! That was it for me... I was sucked in right away from the beginning! These days I not only love making cards... but I also adore scrapbooking using MDS to make albums about my three girls. I love to laugh, read, sew American Girl doll clothes for my girls, and I drive a school bus. Fun, fun, fun! And much to my husbands dismay, all three of my daughters are papercraft addicts in the making! 

I am absolutely thrilled to join Colour Me...! for the month of April. Thank you Hayley and Tara for this wonderful opportunity! 

May 2014 
LeAnne Pugliese 

Hi! I'm LeAnne Pugliese, and I live in a rural community in southeast Pennsylvania with my husband John. My daughter Dana has a 3-year-old daughter named Cassidy, who not only supplies my blog with lots of interesting observations and fun pictures, but she is also my crafting buddy as well! I have always liked all kinds of crafts, but in 2000 I discovered rubber stamping and became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in 2002. I always loved sending out cards, and the process of creating them added a new dimension to my mission of encouraging people! I just love paper, stamps, color and embellishments! I began my blog, WeeInklings, in 2008, and through it have met so many wonderful people who have inspired me with all their creativity! 

I am thrilled that Tara and Hayley and the CM team have asked me to be a guest designer this month! 

June 2014 
Shirley Brampton 

I'm Shirley and I live in a beautiful village in north-west England with my husband and our basket-case of a rescue dog (a surprise present from our two grown-up sons who have both de-camped to Australia). We've both retired early, DH loves to do the cooking so I get lots of free time to play. I've been crafting since I was a child and will try just about anything, but stamping is my obsession, especially combined with using Distress Inks. 

July 2014 
Anja Curvers 

Hi, my name is Anja and I live in a small village in the south of the Netherlands. I am a SAHM to four children and married with a very nice guy. 

Somewhere in 2003 I visited a scrapbook fair and I was hooked since then. Although I love making layouts, making cards has become my favorite thing to do. 

I am addicted to challenges of all kind they inspire me a lot and help me thinking outside the box. I just love to play with stamps, ink, paper and embellishments and trying various techniques. 

Through my blog, scrappietoo, I have let many wonderful people who inspired me a lot and I hope I can inspire them with my work. 

I am thrilled that Hayley and Tara asked me to be a guest designer for the month July. Thank you Hayley and Tara for this great opportunity. 

August 2014 
Stephanie Keats 

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with my husband and 3 fur babies known as the Cookie Crew. We have two cats - Oreo and Fudgee-O - and a plump little beagle - Ginger (Snap). I discovered paper crafting about 3 years ago when I attended a Christmas Card class - the bug bit me and I haven't been able to shake it since! I love pretty much all paper crafting but am especially addicted to card making. I recently decided to the blogging world (Steph's Shoebox - yes I also have an addiction to shoes but I don't blog about those! and card challenges and am having a ball with it. 

I want to take a second to thank Hayley and Tara for this fantastic opportunity, I am ecstatic to be joining you for the month of August!! 

September 2014
Holly Endress

Hi.. My name is Holly Endress and I'm so excited to be here as a Guest Designer. I don't know about you but I love color challenges. Some of you may know me as the creator of the Friday Mashup challenge & my blog Hollybeary Creations. I've been a Stampin' Up! Demo for 11 years and stamping for over 25 years. I love all brands and working with different mediums, watercolor is my favorite right now. 

I'm looking forward to working with everyone here at Color Me...! and I'd like to Thank Tara & Hayley for having me!

October 2014 
Jen Mitchell 

Hello everyone! I'm Jen Mitchell and I live in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. I've been making cards for many years and I find the process of creating a card from nothing but some paper, ink and a vague idea to be a wonderful way to end a long day at work. I especially love using a color challenge as a way to spark my creative mojo so when I was asked to join the ladies at Colour Me...! for the month of October I didn't hesitate to say yes! I am looking forward to spending the next month creating alongside this talented group. 

November 2014 
Anita Bowden 

Hi there, my name is Anita and I live in a coastal town in South Devon, in the south west of England. I have a full-time job as an Audio Secretary and in my spare time I love to get creative and find some escapism in cardmaking. I've always been very creative, with cross-stitch being an early addiction, and then in about 2005 I bought myself a cardmaking kit and was hooked. About two years ago I discovered some fantastic blogs I saw advertised in a craft magazine and these inspired me to create my own blog, 'Neet & Crafty'. I've learned so much from my friends in blogland and my stash has now transformed to consist mainly of stamps. I just love stamps and ink, and my other favourite item is my Big Shot, I don't know how I managed without it! I'm so inspired by challenge blogs, whether it be a cue word, colour combo or sketch, they are great to get your creative mojo moving. They really do challenge you to try new techniques, and use colour palettes you would never think of putting together. 

I would like to say a huge thank you to Hayley and Tara for inviting me to be a Guest Designer at Colour Me...! for the month of November. To work alongside this awesome team is an absolute honour.

January 2015

Tenia Nelson

Hello my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 30 something wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, percussionist, music teacher, soccer player and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have two wonderful doggie "kids" Miles and Brillo. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments...and just LURVE to create!!!

I have been making stuff since a little girl and will be doing it till well......FOREVER!!!! LOL!!!!

Thanks again Hayley and Tara for such an AWESOME opp!!!

February 2015
Cornelia W

My name is Cornelia – otherwise known as fun stamping, which translates into Stempel Spass – the name of my blog. I am originally from Germany, hence my blog name, which just means fun stamping. For the last 18 years I have been living in New Jersey with my husband and our two children. I am working full time and like to spend my evenings creating cards. I have been totally hooked now for about two years. I mainly do CAS cards, but occasionally I like to experiment with other styles. Besides card making I enjoy photography, baking, cooking, hiking, biking, reading, classical and all sorts of ethnic music. In addition, I love to travel! Somehow my days are always too short...

Thanks again so much for choosing me - I feel so honored!

March 2015
Joyce Mehrberg

Hi, my name is Joyce and I am so happy to be joining the talented crew at Colour Me...! as a Guest Designer for March. I started stamping in the summer of 2010, when I had my youngest daughter's birthday party at Paper Source. Once I discovered clear stamps and the on-line blogging community, I was hooked. It took me a while to settle into my own crafting style, which is basically Clean and Simple, often with a twist of cute or fun. I have been on the Design Team of CASology for about a year, and I love adding texture and die cuts to my cards. I live in a small beach town in San Diego County with my husband, two teenage daughters, and our rescue puppy. I worked in the corporate world for many years before retiring to spend more time with my family. My other interests include spinning, reading and playing with our puppy.

Thank you Hayley and Tara for the chance to create with Colour Me...! this month.

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