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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Can't forget our last two DT members!

Tow last members to meet and then we're on to a new challenge on Monday! Say hello to Carla Ganske from Team A:



Hi Mary, me name is Carla Ganske and I live in Elk Point Alberta. I work full time as a supervisor at a bank and I have been scrapbooking for 14 years!!!!

It all started when my son was born and my sister gave me some cardstock and deco scissors for my birthday!!  I have been published in Canadian Scrapbooker several times and designed for Scrapbooking Fanatics for two years. I run a monthly 10 for 10 club out of my home and teach classes in several of the communities surrounding my town. One of my scrapbooking "highlights" was when I was able to be a class assistant for Ali Edwards at ScrapFest...what a rewarding experience!!!!!

I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband Richard, my 13 yr old son Theo and my 11 year old daughter Hannah. We love to camp and quad in the summer time. Winter is spend quadding on warm days and lots of skating.

To stop in and say Hi to Carla at her blog, go here: http://carlaganske.blogspot.com/      

And last but not least, from Team B, meet Jennifer Zimmerman:



Hello, my name is Jen Zimmerman.  I live in Minnesota with my husband of 17 years and our three children ages 12, 10, & 7.  When I'm not crafting I enjoy reading, gardening and spending time my husband and kids.

I've been paper crafting since 1995, when my friend taught me how to stamp and heat emboss.  We didn't really have the right tools just yet, so we heated the embossing powder by holding the paper over the toaster.  Humble beginnings for sure!  I've also been keeping "scrapbooks" since I was in grade school.  When I'd go visit relatives, I would keep memorabilia like ticket stubs or brochures from places we visited and put it into the old style magnetic albums.  In 1997 I learned the importance of using archival quality materials and albums to preserve my photos and memorabilia for years to come.
Throughout the years, I've used many products from lots of companies.  In 2007 I found Close To My Heart and was hooked on the clear stamps, coordinating papers and the high quality of the products.   Since I wanted everything in the Idea Book, I became a consultant! Teaching and sharing ideas are passions of mine.  This past year through blogging, I discovered a whole new world of inspiration and a community of talented artists to learn from.  I hope to be a source of inspiration to others as well.  I'm really excited to be a part of the H2H Design Team!

You can see Jennifer's work at her blog here: jenzimmerman.blogspot.com

So that's the whole bunch of us! We're all looking forward to getting crafty with you this year so plan on joining in the fun every Monday! See you on the 9th!

3 comments:

Romaine said...

Congrats, Jen and Carla! I look forward to getting to know your work! How Fun!

Paige Dolecki said...

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations girls - can't wait to start playing with you at H2H!

Paige

Army Mommy said...

Carla and Jennifer, I put a link to your pages on my blog. Great News, congrats!