Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Getting To Know You...Part 1

Thank you to all who have expressed interest in the new Play Date Cafe Challenges. I can tell you that the new design team are busy planning and playing to bring you some fabulous and unique challenges. So again, make sure you mark your calendar for Thursday, October 22nd as the first challenge is issued.

For the rest of this week, I will be introducing you to each designer, one by one, so that you will really get to know them....and today, we start with Alison. The projects that you see in this post are just a taste of what you can expect from this talented lady. The card above has been a favorite of mine ever since it won for another color challenge. Unique, isn't it?!
Alison brings quite a creative resume to
The Play Date Cafe
and I am excited to share it.

Alison writes: Wow! Where to begin?

I live in Utah with my wonderful husband, and two beautiful children. Stretch who is 9 years old and Bubbles who is 14 months old… that’s where I got my blog name. Stretch N’ Bubbles. The names came from my dad.. Poppie who gives each of the grandchildren “magic names” after they are born. so those are their magic names.

I have been crafting all my life. Ever since I can remember I have made/created things.

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 enjoy each for different but similar reasons. I love to create, design, and do anything with my hands.

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 truly excited to be starting this new adventure with 'The Play Date Cafe'.

I hope to inspire you and maybe even stretch the use of some of the items you have just lying around your house. I can’t wait to play, and also, I can’t wait to meet and be inspired by each and every one of you.

So...that's a little bit about Alison. I know that you will come to know her and the other designers even more as the challenges begin. Tomorrow, you will meet Sandra!

BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY...Just a reminder! If you haven't grabbed your Play Date Cafe button yet, there is still plenty of time. You will find it to your right, the one that says 'I Play at the Play Date Cafe'. Copy and paste it to your sidebar, leave me a comment and let me know...that's it. The 'candy' is a surprise, but I promise, YOU WILL LOVE IT! Even more importantly, we hope you are planning to play along when the challenges start and PLEASE...share the news with your friends. Deadline for the blog candy is Wednesday, October 21st.


Sarah Anderson said...

Those are both my favourites from Alison's blog. I love the flowers on that lamp!!

CelticWoman said...

That lamp is a beauty and oh the colors on that card. Happy Tuesday, Sandi

Francie G. said...

Wonderful creations! Wow! Looking forward to meeting the other design team members! Can't wait to play on the 22nd! The play date cafe badge is now on my blog! TFS!

*Alison* said...

awww.. You all are so sweet.. thank you so much for your kind words.. :) I am truly blessed to be on such a wonderful DT.. :) I can't wait for the "Play Date" to start. HUGS

Mary said...

Beautiful creations! Can't wait to start playing on the 22nd! I added the play date cafe bladge to my blog's sidebar!


Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh such wonderful creations! love each of them! I hope to have a play date with you soon! :)

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Julie! It was so nice getting to know a bit about Alison! What lovely creations!!!
Hugs, Paulette ;)

Live Love and Scrap said...

Hi Julie,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...I havent had it for very long, so I get soooo excited when I "meet" someone new through it!!! It's nice to meet you =)

Your blog is great and you are so talented!!!

Have a blessed day,

Anonymous said...

How wonderful, a new challenge, and a whole bunch of creative artists ! what a find !
I have posted the badge on my blog and looking forward to the colour combo challenge next week !
best of luck !
Kate x

1CardCreator said...

Julie, this is so nice, getting to know each of your talented designers. Looks like Alison is bringing some fun ideas to the team! ~Diane

Anne Jagger said...

Can't wait to start doing the challenges. Love all the DT blogs.
I've added the badge on my blog side bar and I'm looking forward to next week!
Thank you.
Anne x

Moni said...

So fab projects, I did post it on my blog:
Thanks for the chance! Hugs,Moni