Design Team

Design Team

in alphabetical order:

Hi! I'm Emily and even though my blog is Mollie's Motif, my real name is Emily.  I live in Saratoga Springs, Utah. I am married to an awesome guy; he is my complete match. I am a SAHM to a son who is 6 and a 3 year old little girl.  I have always had a love of paper and have done little paper crafts here and there, but I got really involved after I got my first Cricut for Christmas 2010.  Crafting has become a big part of my life over the last couple years and I have loved every minute of it! I added the Cuttlebug within the first few months of my new hobby, and just last year upgraded to the Expression. I have found that crafting is my escape and I have needed to escape many times over the last year since having my baby and being the caretaker for my husband who was battling cancer; he's cancer free now!  I love making cards, wood crafts, home decor, and fun goodie bags for friends and family. I also enjoy food - eating, baking, cooking - it's all good :) I enjoy cross-stitch and sewing too.  I look forward to getting to know so many more crafters through this experience and hopefully we can all inspire each other!

I am Esther Porter, wife, mother of 2 beautiful daughters, and grandmother to 2 amazing grandchildren. I live in Reno, Nevada, which I moved to 6 years ago after living in Truckee Ca for nearly 20 years. I grew up in the bay area of CA. I have been a crafter my whole life, but got into paper crafting about 20 years ago and it has become my passion. I started my blog about 6 years ago to share my creations with family and friends. Since that time I have been on several design teams. I am thrilled to be a part of Cut It Up’s design team and am looking forward to sharing my creations with you!

I’ve always been crafty.  I knit, was into counted cross-stitch for a few years, made beaded Christmas tree ornaments.  I’ve kept a scrapbook since I was a girl.  It included grainy, out of focus black and white photos taken on school field trips and around my home, locks of hair from when I got it cut, and paint samples from when I painted my bedroom walls (pink and yellow.)  When I discovered scrapbooking, I took that old scrapbook apart and re-made it using all acid-free materials.  I got frustrated with alphabet stickers, though, because I was always running out of the letters I needed.  I wanted the Quickutz, then the Sizzix.  While I was saving my money to buy one, I found out about the Cricut.  The rest, as they say, is history!  I now have two Cricut Expressions, a Gypsy, a Cameo and a Portrait, and use all of them to make scrapbook layouts, cards, and other paper items as well.  I'm honored and excited to be managing the Cut it Up Challenge Blog!

My name is Gerda and live in the Netherlands, a city called Maastricht. I'm married with a wunderful guy for almost 28 years. Together we have one daughter. I'm crafting now for many years. A few years ago I bought my first Cricut Expression and my Cuttlebug and started to explore. It's wunderful to craft with it. There are so many possibilities and combinations with all the cartridges. Some projects I make together with my daughter for her school. In 2014 I bought my first Silhouette Cameo. All my crafting projects now are based on the Cricut or the Silhouette.

In 2011 I started my crafting blog "CardsCreations" to share my creations with other crafting people. I'am not a computer freak so my hubby assists me with my blog and the photos. He loves my hobby.

Hello, my name Katie and I am Katie Sr. from the blog 2CraftyKaties.  I am married to my best friend and we have two amazing kids and two adorable furbabies.  I have been crafting for many years, starting with rubber stamping, moving to scrapbooking, then on to 3D paper crafts and now coloring.

I am so excited to be a part of the Cut It Up Design Team!  I am excited to share some of my “scrappy” ideas with you as so many share with me! 

“Research,” as my son and husband call it, is one of my favorite pastimes; I am entertained and inspired by crafting videos.  I enjoy making scrapbooking layouts, cards, mixed medium projects, sewing, home decor, etc.

My photos come from my “real life” as a mother of two grown children, therapeutic horsemanship instructor of several beautiful kids, and a nana of a lovely little girl named Lucy!  I am blessed with a supportive husband of almost 30 years.  I work as a freelance oboist and private instructor as well as in the therapeutic horsemanship field.  

I adore my family, friends, photography, horses, music, and paper!  When I can combine two or more from that list, I’m ecstatic! 

My favs:  periwinkle, bread, ice cream, coffee, flip flops, jeans, Brahms, Donny Osmond, and a day without a clock———you can fill in the categories!  

I cant wait to get to know all of you through your blogs, photos, and projects!

I've always loved crafts - sewing, knitting, tole painting, etc. but paper crafting became an obsession a year after I retired.  I started by making a scrapbook using all the old-fashioned tools; stickers, fiskars cutting templates, shaped scissors, and jelly roll pens.   Then I bought a Cricut and this amazing journey truly began.  I joined the blogging world in July 2010 and really got into card making and entering card challenges.  I've been on a number of design teams which has helped me grow as a crafter and explore new techniques and crafty tools.  I am a Copic colorist and have taught Copic coloring at a local scrapbook store for 4 years.  But I love my cutting machines (Cuttlebug, eBosser, Cricut, and Silhouette) and also teach classes using the Silhouette.  I'm happiest when I can combine my coloring skills with wonderful papers and fabulous cut files or die cuts to create fun and inspirational projects.  Being on the Cut it Up team is so exciting, especially being able to share the crafts that make me so happy to create.

Sarah (Prize Coordinator)

My name is Sarah. I am married and we have a 21 year old son, who is away at college. We live in Michigan, but I consider myself a Southerner. I work part time at a local public school as a cook.
I have been stamping for over 20 years. I do occasionally scrapbook but I mainly make cards. My style is more cutesy than anything with lots of layers and coloring. I also love different folds (easel cards, flip cards, rocking cards, etc.). I recently bought a Silhouette Cameo and I adore it. It makes card making so much easier.

Former Design Team Members
Don't forget the former members of the Cut it Up Challenge Blog Design Team!
Here they are, also in alphabetical order.  Members of the original team are in ALL CAPS.



Design Team Founders
And, most importantly, the founders:


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1 comment:

  1. Way to go girls!!!! Can't wait for this to get started!!!