DYSU Design Team

Alison  – Owner 

I really started “Scrapbooking/Card making” in 1996 when my dear friend Lisa Bearnson introduced to her new magazine Creating Keepsakes.. after that I was HOOKED!.. I do both scrapbooking and card making.. I have been published in many magazines, worked for Creating Keepsakes as a designer for products sold on QVC, and won many contests.. I am the creator of The Alley Way Stamps a new Acrylic Stamp Company!! :) , Free Digital Stamps, and DYSU Blogs.. :)


                          Joan- DT Lead
My name is Joan, and I’m 42 years old.  I live in Puerto Rico with my husband Miguel and my three “girls”.  Two cats named Cremora and Merengue and one African Grey parrot named Lola.  I have a full time job in the Accounting area and this hobby is my stress relief .  I am so happy to be selected as part of the Design Team of Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog.  I was introduced to this fabulous world on 2006  when a friend invited me to a Creative Memories Party but it wasn’t until 2007 that I started making cards and stamping and since then I hardly make scrapbook anymore.  I have a passion for this hobby and love to learn new techniques and work with different materials and textures.  I love to work with bright colors and love to paper piece and add layers and texture to my images and cards.  I love digital images because they are very versatile and I can manipulate and combine them with ease.  You can find more about my work visiting me at my blog http://mirincondepapel.blogspot.com/.  Bye!!

                         Ren-Yi -Co Lead
Hi there - my name is Ren-Yi, and I am a foodie and craft addict. I love making things with my hands, be it baking, cooking, knitting, crocheting, or paper crafting. I am a Software Engineer by day, but a "Jill of All Trades" by night. My vices include TV, music, blog hopping and retail therapy via crafting purchases. I currently live in New Jersey with my two cats and love to go hike, kayak & play outdoors when the weather is just right. I am amazed every day by the crafting online community and am lucky to have met so many great people through paper crafting. Feel free to stop by my little blog space "Smallhanded Adventures", and I will be sure to come say hi. 

Hi, my name is Denise and I live in Surrey, England. I have been card making for about 5 years now but was heavily into cross stitching before that. I love creating with digi stamps as they are so much more versatile than rubber (still use rubber though). My favourite colouring mediums are ProMarkers and Distress inks although I do sometimes use Coloursoft pencils. I also enjoy trying out other crafts such as serviette decoupage and scrapbooking. I am so happy to have been chosen to join this wonderful DT and look forward to seeing all your wonderful entries into the great challenges we have lined up for you. You can find my blog at http://www.densinkyfingers.blogspot.com/.

After having taught in the public and private school systems for years as a Kindergarten teacher, I am now a SAHW in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Living in the desert has proven to be very interesting.  I started scrapbooking when my grandson was born 6 years ago, and have most recently done more card making than layouts. I love getting out my glue, scissors, die cutting machine, embossing tools, and Copics and making a huge mess!  I guess that comes from the years spent with the five year olds!  My husband supports my “habit” completely and is my number one fan. I spend my days at home with my little Yorkie, Lizzy, and seeing my grandson when I can.   I look forward to being on a Design Team and learning and experiencing new friends, new techniques and new styles! You can find my blog at http://scrapnsurprise.blogspot.com/

Hi everyone, my name is Mary. I'm a married SAHM of 2 teens, a boy and a girl. I have lived in colorful Colorado since 1978. I have been crafting from childhood, and have tried everything from sewing to lapidary. I started scrapbooking about 7 years ago and eventually became aware of the wonderful world of card making. Card making led me to the amazing world of blogs, challenges and this incredibly fantastic opportunity to be a part of the DYSU design team. One of my favorite things about DYSU is the wide variety of styles I see in the submissions. It always amazes me that one idea can be interpreted in so many ways. I hope to share my creations with you, inspire you and be inspired by you, and have a lot of fun! I am going to relish seeing your creations for each challenge. As a fairly new blogger, I love seeing visitors and am amazed by how connected our world has gotten in my lifetime with the merging of creativity and technology. My blog is http://scrapmystash.blogspot.com/

Hi, I am known as Kitten - I am a calligrapher and crafter, have been forever. I have always been into making stuff myself, and come from a family that stitched and knitted. Poor health made me give up going out to work a few years ago - and my crafting gives me a job keeps me sane. You will find my work full of colour and texture - loads of glitter and gems, layers and texture are all my favorites. I am more than happy to chat craft - and if you want to know how I do something - just drop me a line at my blog http://princesskitten-calligraphy.blogspot.com/.

Hi, my name is Wenche and I'm 37 years old. I live in the North of Norway with my husband, 3 children and two dogs. I have been making cards since 2004 and I'm completely addicted to papercrafting. I love different styles and techniques and always loves to try something new. I love both digital and rubber, they are great in different ways. Digital, well it's easy to store and easy to resize, and well - rubber - it's just something about the ink *lol*. I'm very excited to be a part of Do You Stack Up DT-team and I'm looking forward to work with all this great ladies. You can find my blog at http://www.wenchespapirkaos.blogspot.com/
Hi, my name is Pauline Pollington, and I live in Berkshire, in the U.K. I'm a SAHM to 3 children, 2 girls and a boy aged 12, 9 and 7.
I discovered the fab hobby of card making through a friend in 2009, and began to look at blogs online. I discovered Claire Brennan at Waltzingmouse Makes, and was inspired to stamp! I faltered at first, buying one stamp and one ink pad with dubious results, and put it away for 6 months. Then I ordered one of Claire's stamp sets, and the die was cast! I am now an official obsessed stamper! I love new stamps, learning new techniques, and meeting some lovely people along this little crafting journey. My style is evolving as I still feel new to this hobby, I love pretty papers and ribbon, gems and pearls, and occasionally a bit of clean and simple. I am now on four design teams, and enjoy being part of each and every team.

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Hello! I´m Archana Bhurke.I live in Buxheim,Germany with my loving and supportive Husband and my 6yrs old adorable daughter. I did my masters in Botany but ended up working as a Diamond Jewelry Designer for european market.
I have always had keen interest in Fine Arts and tried my hand at several art forms  from jewelry designing , painting, sketching, paper crafting and card making.I enjoy to create something pretty with papers.
I took card making seriously 4 years back when my daughter started going to kindergarten and started my blog in Jan 2011.I absolutely love to be a part of this crafty global community.
I´m so excited and honoured to be a part of Do You Stack up Team.

I am a 25 year old stay at home, soon to be Mommy and wife to the most incredible man. We live on a little farmstead just outside of Edmonton, Alberta and I couldn't imagine a sweeter life. Paper is one of my obvious delights, but I take great joy in gardening, baking, reading and other domestic privilages as well!
I am so excited about this oppertunity to work with the DYSU team. Paper has long since been an obsession of mine, I can remember starting a scapbook when I was 5! Over time I have discovered my own style and find that the closer I stick to who I am as a crafter, the happier I am with the results. Paper crafting is such a neat way for me to express myself, and my love of family to those around. Between my husband and I we have 25 siblings + inlaws and the next generation. I'm constantly being given fantastic reasons to craft.

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I live, work and craft a happy life from Moncton, NB. My weekdays are spent working in the telecommunications industry. Away from work, creative pursuits occupy my time. I started making cards in 2009 and my lifelong love of paper, ribbon, buttons and ink finally found an outlet! I love the thought of showing my affection for family and friends with a heartfelt, handmade card.
I began blogging about my efforts in 2011 and quickly found online challenges as a tool to improve my understanding of design and techniques. Of course, I'm still learning...and always will be! Cardmaking has brought so many blessings my way. I've been published in Paper Crafts magazine and am honored to be a design team member for The Alley Way Stamps. Now, I'm doubly blessed to be part of the Do You Stack Up Design Team! The opportunity to work with such a talented group of designers is a joy in itself!

My PhotoI have been doing fine art, crafting, sewing, knitting, collaging and photography for as long as I remember.  My style changes as the wind blows.  I used to rage against this while trying to carve my “niche” so to speak but I’ve learned to love how versatile my taste can be, ever changing and ever evolving.  I am a stay at home, 39 year old Mother of two super, extra-delicious, fantastic children ages 7.5 and 6 respectively; I have a loving and supportive husband of 15 years along with an awesome dog named Katie.
I have always loved making things with my hands.  I specifically ADORE making cards, scrappy projects and alterable creations.  I find inspiration EVERYWHERE.  I consider myself very blessed to be able to do what I LOVE every single day!"
So excited to be creating with you all! 
Crafty Hugs!

All the best to our previous Design Team Members !! You will be missed!