The Team

(Challenge Creator)

My name is Lesley and not only am I an avid card maker; I seem to be an avid challenge creator as well!! I love to make Christmas cards and I am continually inspired by this awesome team! I teach Grade 1 and I am happily married to the bestest fella. We have 2 furbabies...Rolley the Rocket dog and Penney the Princess puddy. I have been actively paper crafting since 2008. 

(Challenge Administrator)

 Hello everyone! My name is Lori and I live in central Alberta, CANADA with my hubby and 2 teenage kiddos, Calvin and Kimberly. I started my paper crafting journey with SU! about 13 years ago and was a DEMO up until a couple years ago, when I decided I wanted to broaden my crafty-goodness horizons! I am also an avid coffee lover, crocheter and love to color! I'm so excited to be here at Merry Monday Challenges working along side such amazingly talented ladies! Cheers!

Linda Snodgrass

I am a retired grandma of 6 from Maple Valley, Washington and have 2 wonderful sons.  I think I started stamping about 15 years ago but more seriously 2011 when I set up my personal blog (Lin's Craft Corner). My BFF, Colleen, (One Smile Lifts a Spirit) and I enable each other but it is so great to have a friend of 58 years to share stamping with and even though we live in different states, we will Skype and play along together.  I am so ecstatic to become a member of these talented ladies. 

Colleen Foelker

I am a retired school teacher, co-owner with my husband of four Papa Murphy's Take n Bake Pizza stores...but now I enjoy retirement as our two daughters and their husbands are involved in the is truly a "family affair"!!   I live in West Linn, Oregon which is a suburb of Portland to the south!  I get to play as much as I want...well, you know there are things like cooking, cleaning, gardening, reading, babysitting etc!
I have 6 grandchildren: 3 boys and three girls oldest is 16, youngest is 6 and three of them live right next door to me, so we get lots of visitors any time of the day.
My BFF is right above me, and boy do we have fun when we get together.
I am so excited to be on this design team with all these awesome ladies! 

Hi! Some of you may know me as Three Trees, but my friends and family just call me Deanne.  I have been paper crafting ever since I can remember.  I made my first scrapbook when I was five (and still have it today!) and haven’t stopped since.
I live right smack-dab in the middle of Canada (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to be exact), so to keep warm and cozy indoors I started scrapbooking.  Then I realized that I would rather share my hobby with others and started card creating.  My husband is my cheerleader and Pixie, our newest Chihuahua, is my craft room buddy.  We also own an elderly Chihuahua and two older cats.  What can I say, I LOVE animals and crafting – life is good!

Debbie Henderson--Debbie's Designs

Hi Everyone! My name is Debbie Henderson and I am from Hodgdon Maine. What an honor to be able to design for Merry Monday and work with a wonderful team of girls! I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since 2009 and love every minute of it!  I have been married to Dave since July 2008 and have two grown children Jessica & Greg and one granddaughter Kaitlynn who is a joy to have around! We own two kitty cats named Abigail and Katie whom were both acquired through our local animal shelter.  Dave and I were self-employed business owners in fire prevention but sold our business in 2014 so that Dave could retire. I have been crafty since I was little and stamping is one of those hobbies that I’ve always stuck with as it never gets old. I haven’t purchased a store bought card since I started stamping in 1997! I hope you will enjoy my submissions and I look forward to sharing with all of you! 

Hi, all!  I'm Kathy Schweinfurth and am beyond excited, honored and humbled to be part of Lesley's Merry Monday Team!!  Born and raised in Queens, NY, I moved to Columbus, OH in 1980.  I live near Columbus, OH with my fab hubby, Mark, of 19 years and our wonderful teenage daughter, Danielle.  I'm an Events Manager during business hours and a card maker every other waking hour I can find!  Crafting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but when a friend of mine invited me to a Stampin' Up! workshop in 1997, a love affair with stamping began and has been my passion ever since. I LOVE that I can share my obsession (umm, hobby) with so many others all around the world and I think if I were president I'd settle disputes with a card challenge instead of war (wouldn't THAT be something?!)
I hope you'll find some inspiration from my cards and try your hand at our weekly challenges.  I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely creations!

Hi, my name is Nina Forsyth and I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I was introduced to card making when a friend had asked me to go to a stamping workshop in 2006 and I was hooked! I look at each and every card as a miniature canvas and if I can inspire someone to create, then I am happy. My blog introduction was a gift from my sister in 2008; it is a journal of sorts for my cards. I love being a part of Merry Monday Design Team.

Hi Stampers, I am Susan Joyce from Moora, Western Australia.  My Husband Graham and I have 3 adult children Natasha, Mark and Fiona, all married and they have delighted us with 4 gorgeous Grand daughters Kaela, Jessica, Keira and Jenna and 1 very cute Grandson Curtis. Maisie is our fur baby although she is almost 14 years old.
I was introduced to Paper Crafting by a friend in 1999 when I took some lessons and have developed a passion for all things paper, rubber and bling. I joined Stamping Up! in 2006 when they came to Australia and created my blog Cat's Ink Corporated in 2008. I have worked with Lesley for a few years on different Design Teams. I love creating for Merry Monday and knowing I will have a stash of cards ready to give by the end of each year.

Hi everyone.  My name is Marcia Hill, and my husband and I live in a small suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We have 3 daughters, 2 son in laws, 1 granddaughter, and 2 dogs.  I am basically retired and spend most of my time stamping, reading, knitting, and of course spending time with our granddaughter, who is just an absolute delight!  (she's almost 2)   I have been hooked on stamping since I first attended a SU! party back in 1999, and making Christmas cards is one of my favorite things to do!  Being a part of Merry Mondays is a dream come true for me and I am SO excited to be a part of this fabulous group!!    

Past Designers

Hi, my name is Kristie Goulet and I live in Groveton, NH.  I have been blessed with 4 amazing children, Noah, Hannah, Leah & Jonah.  I am married to my high school sweetheart, Todd.  I love creating cards, especially Christmas cards, when I am not busy homeschooling our children.  I started my blog Kreative Kristie and am amazed at the amazing bond that card makers have and the friendships I have made.

I am beyond excited to become one of Lesley's Merry Monday girls and look forward to creating alongside this very talented design team.

(Guest Designer Coordinator)

Hi, I’m Bonnie Klass.  My husband and I have been married over 40 years and we have 3 grown daughters, 3 sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren.  We take care of 2 of our grandsons during the week.  They keep us hopping!   I snatch any free moments I can to get inky!

I’ve loved crafts all my life, but card making has become my passion.  I've met so many wonderful people through card making and blogging and I’m honored to be a part of Lesley’s Merry Monday Design Team.

Karren Johnson

Hi, my name is Karren Johnson and I live in Christchurch, New Zealand with Pete, my fiance of 22 years (yes, 22 years!) and our two boys, Matthew, 16 and William, 11.  I work full-time as a Regional Finance Manager for CourierPost -  the best courier company in NZ.
My mother introduced me to rubber stamping in about 1999.  She has been stamping for years and I decided to see what the attraction was, so I took a day off work and spent the day with her making Christmas cards.  It was fun, but I wasn’t immediately hooked.  However, when I was on maternity leave in 2002 with my youngest, I got bored so borrowed a few of Mum’s supplies.  And you can guess the rest...  In 2012, I started a blog and quickly got addicted to the challenge blogs!

I’m so pleased to be on Lesley’s Merry Monday team with so many talented stampers.

Wendy Aungst 

Hello! My name is Wendy Aungst and I live in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. I'm a stay at home mom & wife. Married for 23 years to my awesome husband, Shawn. We have 3 grown children, Kirsten, Ryan & Kelsey and recently adopted 2 cute little pooches (Gigi & Bailee) from Operation Paws for Homes. We are not empty nesters with 2 of the kids still living with us and now 2 doggies! My son Ryan was born with Cerebral Palsy and has been thru many challenges in his life. He certainly keeps me on my toes!
I was introduced to Stampin Up! by my best friend, Deb back in 2001 and as they say, the rest is history! I started my blog WeeBeeStampin4fun back in the summer/fall of 2010 as we moved halfway across the country to Joplin, Missouri. That was a life changing experience after the tornado went thru! A year later we packed up and moved back home and I can't tell you how happy I am to be back home with my family & friends! 
I joined Lesley's Merry Monday DT in 2012 and have enjoyed the friendships I've made as well as making Christmas cards each week! You'll see on my blog that I do Christmas all year long and I hope you will stop by for a visit! :)

Hi everyone! I’m Katie, and I live in a small town in Eastern Washington with my amazing husband, my wonderful little girl who is three, and a very spoiled cat.  I’m a part time Lab Nerd and a full time card making and paper crafting addict!  I started making cards with some friends in 2008 and in 2012 I discovered the huge community of online inspiration, challenges and blogging.  I decided to try my hand at a blog and I've been hooked ever since.  I’m honored to be part of such an awesome team of ladies at such a fun challenge!

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