Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Meet the Dynamos!

Meet the Dynamos! To visit our blogs, please click on our names below our photos.

Hello, my name is Allisa Chilton.  I live in southwestern Wyoming.  I started scrapbooking in 1995. I became a Close To My Heart Consultant shortly after.  Scrapbooking soon lead to card making.   I think I have now reached paper hoarder, stamping addiction status!  I started blogging last year, which has lead to my new addiction of entering challenges.  I love meeting all of the like minded crafty people and sharing creations.  I can’t wait to see all the creations that everyone comes up with for the Dynamic Duos!

Hello...or should I say "Howdy", from the great state of Texas. My name is Anne Marie Hile and I am super-excited to be a part of the Dynamic Duos Design Team. I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator  since 2008 and have been a crafting ever since I got my tiny hands on my very first box of crayons...way back when. I picked up my first stamp in 2007 and have been completely hooked, ever since. I live in sunny San Antonio, Texas with my wonderful husband and our sweet "fur-kiddos".  I am really looking forward to creating with this amazing group at Dynamic Duos and being inspired by everyone's colorful creations! 

Hello, I am Anika (aka Anni or Annikarten) and I’m from Germany. For 15 years now I´ve lived in the beautiful city Berlin and I am married. I work as a math-teacher at a vocational college; to perform handicraft work is a perfect compensation for that.
From the cradle I grew up in a family of creative hobbyists, whereas I always only loved working with paper – I am wasted on needlework.
Into stamping I am since 2008, I love clean and simple cards, and yet eventually my cards often turn out to be somewhat more complex. I love the soothing paper piecing and resist techniques.

Hi.  I live in the beautiful state of Tasmania, Australia with my hubby of 27 years and our two gorgeous grown up children, who are both studying at University.  I have been paper crafting for four years and was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for three.  My day job as a Prep/One teacher keeps me super busy but when I do snatch some time to craft, you’ll find me in the rumpus room stamping and die cutting, finding different ways to make an easel card, deciding on what challenges to do or writing the occasional tutorial to help fund my paper craft obsession.  I have had a few guest designer gigs, presented Workshop Wows and was a DT Member of Just Add Ink for 2 years.  I’m so excited to be a part of this newly formed and talented DT at Dynamic Duos.
I am thrilled to be a Dynamo for Dynamic Duos!  My style is clean...not necessarily simple...and this two color challenge will be so fun to work with. The majority of my cards go to our church card ministry. Making cards for the church is truly the perfect ministry – I love designing the cards, the card group loves the fellowship of gathering and making the cards, the congregation loves selecting cards for their friends and family, the recipients know they are loved and cared for…and the church receives the card donations! I live in Parker, Colorado with my husband of 22 years, my two sons – 16 and 12 – 1 dog and 2 cats. We lead a very active life with sports, music, school and church activities and as much time as possible hiking, biking and skiing in our Colorado Rockies

Hi! My name is Lesley. I am a Canadian Stampin' Up Demonstrator!! I love making cards and spending time with my wonderful husband. I am the creator of the challenge blogs; The Paper Players, Freshly Made Sketches and now Dynamic Duos. I also host a weekly Christmas Card Challenge on my blog called "Merry Monday". My passion is card making and I am inspired by all the crafty people I meet!! I am thrilled to be working with this fabulous group! 

What a joy and blessing it is to be working with this talented group of Dynamos! I'm a former floral  designer/instructor who fell in love with rubber stamping and became a card maker/instructor! I love pretty papers, am smitten with polka dots and all of those great little paper crafting what nots just waiting to be hoarded! I am married to my high school sweetheart, we are blessed with an amazing son and his beautiful wife. I am also the mommy of a ridiculously adorable mini schnauzer ~ Max!

I'm a happily married, SAHM to three children and also work part-time as a dental hygienist.  I have lived in the Midwest for most of my life and love it!  Since being introduced to card making by some girlfriends in my college days & then to the online stamping community by my best friend, I've evolved into some sort of paper hoarding, stamp obsessed individual.  My stamping style tends to be clean and simple, but once in a while, I take a leap of faith and venture into new creative adventures!  I'm enjoying the learning process as time goes by and I'm so thrilled to be a part of Lesley's new DT for Dynamic Duos!

Hi There!  My name is Paige and I live in a small community in southwestern MN with my husband of 33 years and our two cats.  We are empty-nesters, as our three adult children, one daughter and two sons, are making their way in the world.  I retired from 35 years of teaching and now enjoy the extra time I have for reading and my favorite hobby: stamping!  I’m excited for this opportunity to be a part of the Dynamic Duos Design Team!

Hi Friends! My name is Sue and I live in Moora, a small rural town 200km north of Perth in Western Australia.  I have been stamping for just over 12 years and I am totally addicted to this craft and in love with anything to do with stamping.  I like to be challenged and will try any style or technique to complete a project.  I am married to Graham and we have two Daughter's and a Son. We are very blessed to have four Grand-daughter's and a Grandson.  Maisie Raine is our Cat who constantly visits my desk for the required amount of attention before she will leave.  I am delighted to be on the Dynamic Duo's Design Team with this very talented Group of Ladies.


  1. Hi, Ladies! I look forward to the first challenge!

  2. Looking forward to this new challenge and the design team creations.

  3. Woooohooo .... what a fabulous Design Team, so many of my favourites here ....
    Congrats ladies and looking forward to playing along with you all!!!

  4. Love the concept for this blog! I hope to play along once in awhile with you!