Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Res-Q Crew Resumes

Denise (AKA Resqbarbie on SCS, PTI and Stamp TV):

I have been crafty all my life. Ever since I got my very first pack of 64 Crayolas I have been hooked. I started Scrapbooking when I got married back in 2001. I have completed seventeen 12 X 12 albums of my kids, wedding and family but believe it or not I am STILL behind!

I started stamping and card making in 2005 when I attended a Crop for Breast Cancer and met my dear friend Toni who introduced me to Stampin' Up and cardmaking. I was hooked. I found Splitcoast Stampers shortly after that and got involved in Virtual Stamping Night. I have made so many dear friends through VSN, my Res-Q-Crew members being only a few!

My favorite products to use are buttons, acrylic paint and ribbon. I love finding and learning new techniques! My favorite stamp companies right now are Papertrey Ink, DRS Designs, Gina K, and Artful Inkables. This changes practically every week but I am always on the lookout for new companies!

In my previous life (meaning before I had kids), I was a NY City Paramedic and loved my job. I injured my neck and back shortly after 9-11 and have been unable to return to the profession I loved so dearly. This is how the name for this challenge blog came to be. I hope you enjoy it and have fun with it!

Past Guest designer for H&M Stamps and DRS Designs

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My Personal Blog- Handmade by Me

Jean (AKA naturecoastcrafter on SCS and Jean C. on StampTV):

As the daughter of a floral designer, creativity is in the genes and I’ve enjoyed doing anything (short of gardening) with my hands! Over the years my creative outlets have included making dollhouse miniatures, needlework, beadwork, wirework, decorative painting, clay sculpting, and whatever was new and trendy. For the past 4 years, I have been expressing my creative energies in papercrafting, especially cardmaking and rubber stamping. My best friend since 1971 (Patricia or casep) led me in this direction when she became a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. Due to her expert salesmanship, we had to move to a bigger house to accommodate my addiction and I’ve been totally immersed in the insanity ever since! I became involved in Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers and made many great friends in that forum as well as on Gina K’s StampTV. I love doing card challenges on SCS and StampTV and am always looking for new, fresh, and different ideas. Some of my favorite designers are Karolyn (Paper Therapy), Denise (Paper Landscaper), and Amy (Pickled Paper Designs), along with my Res-Q-Challenge friends, of course. I’m in the process of developing my own blog, but I’d love for you to check out my gallery on Splitcoaststampers:

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Pat (AKA casep on SCS and Poppy on StampTV)

Whenever I was bored when I was a child, my mom would pull out The Make-It Book and we would make something. Thus my love of crafting began. I crocheted and did counted cross-stitch and embroidery. I sewed clothes, costumes, dolls, and animals. I did wood crafts, made miniatures, and built dollhouses. I began making cards about 12 years ago when I first saw a book about cardmaking. At first, I mostly made cards from kits and I didn’t use rubber stamps. Then a friend invited me to a Stampin’ Up! workshop. I started buying stamps and paper and started making my own cards. Eventually I found Splitcoast Stampers and became part of the stamping community. I have made so many friends there, including the members of the Res-Q Crew. Although I still like to do other crafts, cardmaking is my favorite. I love to create a small piece of art and then send it off to someone. Scatter Joy! is my motto.

My favorite products to use are decorative paper, brads, and ribbons. I joke that I have more paper than most scrapbooking stores, but I think it’s actually true! I just can’t resist a beautiful piece of paper.

In real life I am an elementary school teacher. I have taught for 35 years and have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.

I am very excited to be part of the Res-Q Crew!

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Michelle (AKA Eliotstamps on SCS)

I've been crafty all my life, though I didn't always know it or admit it! I got my start putting together crafty stuff such as invitations and party favors for events such as wedding showers, baby showers and birthday parties. Over the years, I've dabbled in candle-making, handmade potpourri, holiday ornaments of all kinds and much more. But for the last 10 years or so, my primary focus has been on stamping and scrapbooking, and my interest in stamping really took off when I joined Splitcoast in 2005.

I use mostly Stampin Up ink and paper, but I love lots of different stamp companies - Stampin Up, Gina K, Unity, Lockhart, Rosie's Roadshow and Inkadinkado to name a few. When I win the lotto, I'll be spending some of my fortune at Papertrey Ink and Taylored Expressions, too. My other cardmaking favorites are ribbon, Kaisercraft rhinestones and pearls, Copics and Nestabilities. You can find at least 3 of those 4 on just about everything I make!

To pay for my crafting habit, I work in the media industry. I'm single and live with my cat, Eliot, who can often be found nosing around in my ribbon or trying to lay on my cardstock. When I'm not stamping, I love to read and go for walks on the beach.

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My Personal Blog- The Craft Cat

Jacqueline (AKA jacqueline-I know, real original)

Artsy-fartsy! That’s me…I’ve always been involved in something crafty – it just comes naturally for me. In Kindergarten, I painted a picture and brought it home to my mother every single day. As I grew up I dabbled with different mediums; charcoal, oil and acrylic paints, watercolors, ceramics, pottery, candle and soap making…you name it, I tried it. I’ve always been fond of pretty stationery, note cards, and stickers too – I love to write letters and have pen-pals. A few years ago I began scrapbooking. My BFF invited me to a Stampin’ Up! Party and I reluctantly went. I remember saying, “I do scrapbooking, I’m not getting into all these rubber stamps – I’m not buying anything”. Well, call me a liar…because, here it is almost seven years later and I am obsessed with rubber stamps! I can’t get enough. And, because the stamps are so versatile and convenient, it’s easy for me to sit down and whip up a card in a matter of minutes. I still scrapbook and love arranging my photos, but I love the instant gratification of card-making just a little bit more.

I use primarily SU! Cardstock and ink and have lots & lots of stamps but there are way too many delights out there to be exclusive. I just can’t wait to get my hands on new goodies. And, those that know me know that I’m the one who will “push-the-envelope” (so to speak) so I’m always on the look-out for off-beat, sassy images and sentiments. A few of my fav companies and stamp lines include: The Greeting Farm, I Brake for Stamps, Gina K., and Pink Cat Studio. I tend to lean towards open images that I can watercolor or use pencils but I haven’t met a stamp I didn’t like [yet]. I just adore ribbon and glitter (Stickles in particular) and you’ll find them on almost all my creations. Oh, and I {heart} patterned papers…I could sit for hours and just look at paper. My alter-ego is that of Water Conservation Specialist for the Water/Sewer Authority. I promote water conservation by developing programs and teaching people about the value of water and importance of efficient water use. Personally, I am totally in-love with my boyfriend, Joe (to the point of being giddy) and my trusty side-kick, Piper (my Pomeranian) is never far from my side. Both Joe and Piper make me laugh every day and make my life a little brighter. Ain’t love grand? I am thrilled to be a member of the Res-Q Crew…these ladies are a hoot!

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1 comment:

  1. Mr Linky & Mr Blogger must be hanging together!

    Hope you all are having a great holiday weekend!
    Blessings, Maria


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