April 27, 2011

Introducing Our Design Team for Pieces of Ali n' Me Challenges: May thru July 2011

Hi Gang!! We have finally narrowed down the search of our lil' Design Team here on Pieces of Ali n' Me. We the help of these talented ladies who will create and promote the challenges on this site, we will be able to bring you more ideas to motivate you to create weekly. We have divided the team into 2 groups, "Team Monday" and "Team Friday".

And here we are:

{{ Team Monday }}

Pene (pronounced Penny):

  • Blog Addy: obitemehere.blogspot.com
  • How long have you been crafting? Since I was a kid. My mom was a seamstress specializing in one of a kind wedding gowns so I learned to sew when I was young. I've done many different crafting medias from painting, drawing (not very well), beading, jewelry to stain-glass windows. I discovered papercrafts when I had my appendix out and wanted to make thank you cards for the ladies at church that brought meals in for me and my kids.
  • What motivates you to create? No 1 certain thing motivates me it could be a color, a pattern, something that catches my eye, or even something someone says. Also, when I see a card or layout I like I will draw it in the notebook I always have with me. My creations rarely ends up looking like my drawing or the original inspiration.


  • Blog Addy: www.expressivelyme.blogspot.com { You R Here!! }
  • How long have you been crafting? I've been crafting for about 7 years...and other people's beautiful creations motivates me to create..
  • What motivates you to create? Other people's beautiful creations motivates me to create, and when I see color combos that I really like, I get inspired to create.


  • Blog Addy: www.expressivelyme.blogspot.com { You R Here!! }
  • How long have you been crafting? If you count from the time I was stamping images unto my penpal letters, then I say since I was 7 years old. I loved stamping images, and cutting them out then mailing them to my penpals. However, it wasn't until I was about 19 that I learned how to actually create a handmade card with my own rubber stamps and heat embossing powder. Oh boy, those were the days. 16+ years later, I am in the biggest heap of paper that I would never thought I would get myself into. I am praying that the projects that I am creating I can use to Glorify the Lord with.
  • What motivates you to create? Seeing projects made by others on the web. Friends that come over n' hang out and share their ideas. Coloring of talented people online. Love seeing new ideas out there. Oh and we can leave out books and magazines, of course!


{{ Team Friday }}

My name is Toni Perez and I have been scrapbooking and making card for about 15 years. I enjoy going in to my scrapbook room and creating it's very relaxing for me. I continue to be motivated by reading my crafty friends blogs and by my friends and family, there's nothing like recieving something that's been hand made. After reading so many crafty blogs, I decided to create my own, so in August 2007, I started my own blog: Whimsical Thoughts (http://whimsicalthoughts-toni.blogspot.com/), be sure to stop by and say hello :)



Hi my name is Heather Flaherty. I've been married to my husband for 14 years. We have 2 beautiful daughters ages 13 and 11, we have our hands full.
We recently purchased a home in Florida after our 7 year tour in Japan, we are EXCITED to be stateside once again.

How it all began:
In 2006 I picked up a crafting Magazine to find something to pass the time after I left my full time job, in this magazine I saw a Cricut. I quickly ordered it and did not immediately fall in love with crafting.
While my DH was deployed which required a SAHM for my 2 DD's I delved deeper into the crafting world, discovered blogs, message boards and all of the fun things crafting has to offer. I haven't looked back since!

I am honored to be part of the Die Cut Challenge Team and I look forward to sharing my projects with all of you!
Happy Crafting!



I started stamping when I did my baby invites in 2009 and have come to LOVE it. I have a son, Max, who is 16 months old. I am a Billing Specialist by day and a stamper at night.

Woo Hoo!! Looking forward in working with these talented ladies!! Thanks for checking out who the newest DT's are for the month of May - July!! Blessings, Jen

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