Monday, September 6, 2010

Meet the NEW Card Team and School Themed Challenge

Welcoming Back.... RUSHA BORDEN
I am a stay at home mom to 2 exciting little boys who fill my life with joy. My husband is a wonderful man who loves me and supports me in this craft, even purchasing supplies for me here and there just because. I started paper crafting when my oldest boy was born, so I could scrapbook his precious baby moments. I was pleasantly surprised it did not result in former fiascos from my elementary school days such as lopsided pottery (which my dear, sweet father still has displayed in his home office) and unrecognizable stained glass. Two years ago I discovered card making when I decided to make my pastor's wife a card of encouragement. I enjoyed it so much, I knew it was something I would continue to do for many years. I love to create anything paper because it whisks me away from my reality and takes me to my happy place where I can creatively express myself while recharging my batteries for motherhood moments where I might need a little grace. It has also boosted my crafty confidence, I might just try pottery and stained glass yet! If you want to see more of my work, stop on my blog .

Rusha's favorite teacher was her fifth grade teacher, Mr. Strikwerda. She has fond memories of him because it was her first year in a new school and he was so nice to her when her classmates were not! Look at that wise owl standing on those books! I love how Rusha put the "green diamonds" inside her prima flowers and the greeting goes just perfect with the image!

Welcoming Back ...DANI CASELLO
I am 26 years old, I have been married for almost 5 years, to my husband John and we have 2 boxer doggies, Chewie &Stella. I work full time as a hairstylist in a spa just outside of the Twin Cities in MN. When I am not working I enjoy reading, baking and spending time with my family. If I am not doing those things you can find me in my craft room! You can see more of my work on my blog,

Don't you just love Dani's basket of apples and the choice of pattern papers she used.  Looks great with the thread she wrapped around the cardstock.

Welcoming Back...ANITA MULCAHEY
I am married to the love of my life and have been for 25 years. I live in MA.  We have two children a freshman in college and a junior in high school. I work part-time from home and have a lot of free time to paper craft. Although I do scrapbooking and altering of items, making cards is my first love. You can see more of my work at my blog.

Anita's favorite teacher was her French IV teacher.  She had her in senior year of high school. She really made the subject come alive.  I love the country feel of Anita's shaped card and look she even decorated her envelope!!!

Wecoming Back... SANDI JOHNSON
I live near Gettysburg, PA and have been married to my husband Craig for almost 18 years.  He has come to the realization that my love for paper and stamps is just not going to go away.:) I have 3 wonderful children.  Gabrielle is 15, Katarina is 13 and Jeremy is 10.  I am a third grade teacher, so for part of the year I get to be a SAHM.  We have a Golden Retriever named Bentley who gets hair all over my house, but he is sure loveable and my little love bug, Stamper who is a Miniature Pinscher and Toyfox terrier mix.  I love scrapbooking, but cards are just so much more faster and easier.  When I make a scrapbook page I am keeping it, but when I make a card I am giving a piece of my heart to someone.  Here's my blog.

Sandi's favorite teacher was her third grade teacher, Mrs. Bender.  She made learning fun.  She can remember so many things about 3rd grade.  I just love how she embossed her background, added the ribbon and used the felt.  I see lots of texture on this card.


My name is Danielle. I live in Connecticut. I'm 28 and a stay at home mom. My two children are school aged which leaves me a lot of time for scrapbooking. Creativity for me is in my DNA, I loved crafts since I was 5. I joined a weekly kids craft club and have been hooked ever since! I'm a avid team member, I like to get to know other members and help in anyway I can. Currently I am on the design team for Momenta. You can see more of my work at my blog

Danielle's  favorite teacher was Ms. Day, her1st grade teacher. She really stood out throughout her childhood because she took the time to make learning fun and just taught in a special way that Danielle thinks only a dedicated teacher can. Don't you just love the design of her card? So simple, yet very pleasing to the eye!!!

Single, just turned 40 this year and based in sunny Singapore. I love cardmaking, paper construction and crafting altered objects. I'm not working and spend about 3 hours daily on this great hobby (mainly for challenges). Designer since Jan 2010 for Singapore manufacturer KCK.  You can see more of my work at my blog
Sandy's favorite teacher was her Mom.  She sat with her and her sister until they were 12 years old helping them do homework everyday and reading to them every day.  When I look at this card it just shouts vintage shabby chic.  I love how she covered a puzzle piece with matching pattern paper to put part of her greeting on.

Hi! I'm SusieQ! I live in upstate New York! I'm the wife of almost 35 years to my high school sweetheart! I am the mother of 3 grown children, 2 boys and 1 girl. I have 4 grandsons and am still waiting for a granddaughter. I am extremely active in my church and feel that without my faith, I am nothing!
I did not start scrapping till my first grandson was 1 month old and that was exactly 9 years ago this month! June 2001! Boy has my scrapping changed since then! I have been told my scrap style is eclectic! I just do what feels right to me! LOL! I am also a decorative painter so both hobbies in the same craft area which can be interesting at times. I love to be inspired by challenges and I love deadlines because they make me get things done that I would otherwise put off! Here's my blog

Susie's favorite teacher was her  six grade teacher Mr. Aranato. She moved when she was in 3rd grade at Thanksgiving time just as they were beginning cursive writing and then the new school had already finished it. Until Mr. Aranato no one ever helped her with the correct formation of the cursive letters but they sure wanted to complain! He was also an extremely creative and patient teacher.  What a cute back to school card to give to Noah to wish him well!!!

Tanya Lamo is a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful daughters, ages 4, 6 and 8. They are the main focus of her scrapbooking. Tanya started scrapbooking when her first daughter was born and hasn’t stopped. She has been married for 13 years to a wonderful husband, who is the main support for all of her scrapping weaknesses. Tanya’s paper crafting continues to evolve as she is inspired by galleries, and blogs. She is continually amazed by how fabulous this art is and the network of exceptional women who support and encourage, adds another benefit to this hobby.

Aside from scrapbooking, Tanya’s other hobbies include--gardening, singing on the church Praise Team, knitting, floral arranging and traveling. She is looking forward to serving on LCOM’s card team. You can check out Tanya's blog here.

Tanya's favorite teacher was Mr. Shimmel.  He taught fifth grade.  He had a great sense of humor, so it made learning fun.  What an innovative card Tanya made....out of a paper lunch bag. Way...way cool!!

Can you guess what the challenge is for this week? You guessed it! Let's see a Back to School or School themed card.  Also in your blog post or when  you comment tell us who your favorite teacher was, what grade and why they were your favorite teacher just for some added fun! If you are picked as the Card of the Week, you will be our Guest Designer for the week of September 19th and you get 15% off your next purchase at the LCOM store.  We have lots of great things in store for  you, so make sure you check back often and see what's going on here!


RiNNE said...

congrats to the new DT! It is great reading and getting to know them! Beautiful creations, ladies!

melw said...

What a talented team!!!

Sandy Ang said...

I'm so excited to be on LCOM Card Design team.
Thanks for having me.

Bella said...

Congrats ladies! Awesome cards, and a great looking team!

Andrea Amu said...

Congrats, girls!

Jane (J-bug) said...

Great cards - as a teacher I would love to receive ANY of these!! -They inspired me to make my own 'school' card.

AJ said...

Congrats to all the new DT members!