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Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year, New Guest Designer

It's time to introduce our January 2014 guest designer, Debbie Bonczek!  We're so glad to have her help us kick off the new year.

Crafting has always been a part of my life, with early memories of a potholder loom and door-to-door sales when I was very young in the 70’s.  But there was a day back in 1997 when my sister-in-law’s sister took me to a scrapbooking class, and I was hooked.  It turned into a love of all things paper . . . and stamping is one of those!  I love stamping and ink, and I became a big fan of Close To My Heart shortly thereafter.  What’s not to love about those gorgeous clear stamps? 

I love the entire creative process, and these days it is my therapy and keeps me from quitting my day job, which supports my inky habits.  After a long day at the office, I try to enjoy some time cutting, folding, inking, and gluing.  I’m a big fan of challenges, because they push you to explore creativity from different angles and to think outside of the box.  They also give you the opportunity to look at everyone’s creative designs inspired by the very same challenge.  I hope you will all play along with us this month.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s creativity. 


Katy said...

Welcome, Debbie!!! Glad to have you here..can't wait to see what you share!!!

DebR said...

Love your work Debbie!

Juliana Fernandes said...

What a great way to start the new year! I love your work and look forward to seeing what goodies you've created!

Margaret Consentino said...
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Margaret Consentino said...

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Sandy said...

Your designs are inspirational!

Katrina Brown said...

Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!