Mar 1, 2014

Welcome To Our New Blog

We are super excited to unveil our new blog and brand new Design Team. We are looking forward to inspire you and show you how versatile dies can be.

Please take a moment to congratulate our initial Design Team members. Here is a quick introduction by each of our wonderful members. Make sure you click on their pictures to the left to visit their personal blogs.

Finally, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our store. There will be a total of 10 winners!!

Alicia:
I live is the gorgeous Adelaide Hills in South Australia & am married to a remarkable man. I'm a mother of 2 small precious people & a part-time worker. I started scrapbooking in 2005 after attending a friends hosted scrapbooking party. I didn't know what I was in for & walked away with a new love. I moved onto digital scrapbooking when my daughter was born in 2007 (& still do) as it was easier, quicker & both grandparents wanted scrap pages too so it was easier to do one page digitally & email it to everyone.

I needed to use my paper up so I started playing at card making. I had always admired all those beautiful coloured images (Magnolia, La La Land, CC Designs etc) so I bought a few stamps & used my pencils to start with. Pencils just didn't have the wow factor I was after so I decided to pick up my first Copic in 2011 after visiting a craft fair & self taught.

My sister-in-law introduced me to the world of online card making challenges late last year, so I started my blog in October 2013 & have not looked back!

Darlene:
Hi! I’m Darlene Pavlick from Akron, Ohio, USA. My husband, Mark & I are originally from Pittsburgh, PA and that is where our families reside. We have one daughter who is married with two children, Morgan (21) and Jonathan (16) and has her own accounting business. She is the one who got me started in paper crafting about 10 years ago. To make a long story short, once she introduced me to scrapbooking/card making, I’ve been paper crafting every day since. It is my passion and mental therapy!

I am retired, have the basement of our home set up as my ‘crafting cave’ and spend lots of time there spreading my creative wings! I’ve been blessed to meet so many wonderfully talented people from around the world through this craft and many have become personal friends!


Mikha:
My name is Mikha Adriani, but you could simply call me Mikha :) I studied Interior Design and I am an interior designer to be soon; I've just graduated last year. I live in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.
I've been in love with art since I was a kid. My father and my brothers love playing guitar and drum while  my mother loves knitting. So yes, we have art in our blood, LOL.
In late 2012 I was asked to attend q card makers gathering. That's the moment I totally fell in love with this world!! What I love most about being here is meeting new friends world wide, inspiring others, exchanging ideas, getting life experiences, etc; things like this made me get hooked in this world :)
I love to make cards, 3D projects, scrapbook for any occasions (usually I make scrapbook for gifts), and I love to explore new things and techniques!
Robin:
My love of crafting started when I was 8 and my aunt taught me or at least tried to teach me to knit.  Over the years my creative outlet has always been some form of needle, fabric or paper crafting; I always had something going on.   Most of my design and composition  were learned in college. From there I spent many years in the photographic printing business and then into computer printing.  I was pulled back into paper crafting, more specifically card making, when I saw a die cutting demonstration about 2 years ago, I was hooked.  Since that time I have amassed an impressive collection (100's) of dies; they are addictive and make it very easy to create a card or paper project.  My husband and I have been married almost 28 years, he has always supported my need to craft  and built the most amazing craft studio for me.  I am a personal trainer in the mornings which leaves me the rest of the day to have fun in my studio and play.  

Sherri:
To help you get acquainted, let me start out by saying I am a mother & grandmother who lives in Iowa with a “fur-person” named Brady. I am newly retired (YEAA!!) after working as the export “expert” for a large chain of cold storages for 33 years. While I loved my job, it was very stressful at times & I took up card making as a hobby to help me relax. That hobby quickly turned into an addiction, which my daughter assures me even a 12 step program would not be enough to fix!

I’ve always been involved in crafts of some kind with knitting, tatting, tole painting, oil painting… But I think card making has given me the most joy! And the best part for me is all the fantastic people I have met on line through my blog! I’ve made some life-long friends because of it.

89 comments:

  1. So happy that my friends Mikha part of this amazing team...she is so talented cardmaker :) and congrats for all the girls too!!

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  2. Congrats on your new blog and to the dt!!

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  3. Fabulous new blog!!! And wow just checked out the store and I'll be back :) I'm a total die addict!!!

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  4. Congrats on the new blog and to all the DT members too.... looking forward to seeing lots of fabulous ideas shared here, and lots of inspiration!

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  5. Congrats on the new blog. Great selection of dies. Wonderful!

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  6. Congratulations on your new blog. I am very happy to have just found you. I purchased a die a couple of days ago and just happened upon you through a search of a particular die. I'm sure I will be shopping regularly and subscribing to your blog.

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  7. So happy to see the blog! I can hardly wait to see the dt's work!

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  8. Congratulations on the new blog and to all the DT ladies!

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  9. I love the great selection of dies you have...now I'm looking for the wisdom of those tried and true scrappers to guide me! Glad to see this blog up..

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  10. Congrats to all the new designers. Looking forward to you sharing your expertise with us!

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  11. Congratulations on this blog! Can't wait to see all the great projects everyone dreams up!

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  12. Its great to see the new blog. I love dies so it will be interesting to see what the DT Members will be creating. Congratulations to all of them.

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  13. I'm really looking forward to all the great projects from the new design team. Congrats to each of them, and I hope they have a great time creating for Dies R Us.

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  14. Sounds like a wonderful mix of geographic locations. I am looking forward to all of your ideas. (Being from Iowa, I might have a tendency to play favorites.) Best wished to you all.
    Jo M.

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  15. Congratulations on this blog!!!! It's really great news!!!

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  16. Welcome to the design team members. Visiting your blogs has made me decide that this is going to be a lot of fun! Hope I am....
    Lucky Lynn

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  17. Congrats on the new blog and the very talented design team members!

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  18. Oh this is so cool. More things and ideas to get my creativity going into high speed. Congratulations on your new blog.

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  19. congratulations on the new blog
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  20. How exciting!! New blog, new design team and a chance to win some fab dies!! Doesn't get much better than that!! Congratulations :) StampinDiva at yahoo dot com :)

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  21. Congratulations on the new blog and to the design team!

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  22. Congratulation on the new blog, and also to the new design team members. I love die cutting and use them in my cards and also incoporate many into my quilt making. Always fun to find a new place for inspiration. Looking forward to spending time here.

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  23. Hello, I'm Mateja from Slovenia. I love scrapbooking and I adore your store and the DT. Just fabulous ;)

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  24. Big CONGRATS with your new blog here and a big WELCOME to all the girls here on the new designteam too. It was really nice to read a bit about, who you are, even I did missed to see thoug, where you are from Robin?? I´m a complete die addict, so I´m really looking forward to see, what you ladies will have in the sleeves for us here soon. It´s so exiting, I think, and I can´t wait to learn lots of new tricks and ideas from you hopefully. I´ve already signed up for e-mail updates, so I hopefully don´t miss a thing here.
    Best of luck to everyone here with this new venture.

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  25. Congrats on the new blog and to the new DT. I am a die addict so am looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us!! I also am hoping to see a challenge appear using all the wonderful dies...keeping my fingers crossed for that!!

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  26. I'm new to using dies so this is really exciting to see what you are going to be sharing with all of us!
    Congrats to all of the members of your DT and best wishes for much success.

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  27. Thank you for all the inspiration and ideas I'm sure we'll receive from your new blog and design team. Can't wait! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Great news! Sounds like a super team. I am always looking and learning and who knows.....maybe, just maybe some day I will enter a card making challenge. Good luck ladies!

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  29. Congrats on your new blog. Congrats also to the ladies for making the Design Team. Am looking forward to see what you've got in store for us.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  30. So after buying 3 die cutting machines I have discovered that I love just running dies threw my big shot and done. I so happy and can't wait to see all the great projects you bring to this great new blog...

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  31. I'm always happy finding a new source for dies!

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  32. Congratulations Design Team members! I have been crafting all my life and started papercrafting about 14 years ago. Dies are fun and an interesting way to add some dimension and a little extra "wow" factor to my projects. Excited to see new products, which of course means new fun!

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  33. Congratulations on your new Blog and Design Team. Looking forward to see some fabulous creations.

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  34. What a group of interesting women! I am looking forward to seeing their work.

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  35. Congratulations to the newly created design team! You sound like a very experienced group with a healthy addiction.....that most of us have! I am super excited to see all of the new designs you create:-)

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  36. How exciting! I love using dies, and I'm looking forward to see what this talented design team comes up with!

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  37. Congratulations on your new blog and to the new DT! Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creativity from this group! I'm a big fan of Dies R Us and all your fabulous dies - at fabulous prices! So happy when I found your store! All the best to you on the new blog!

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  38. Looking forward to some amazing creations from the DT and your wonderful products!

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  39. Congrats to this new team and I am waiting to see some great inspiration.

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  40. Congratulations! Can't wait to see all your unique creations!

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  41. Am loving all the dies, can't wait to see the many different designs. Congratulations to the design team

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  42. Congratulations. Can't wait to see all your wonderful cards and pages. Thanks for a chance to win some great gifts.

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  43. really excited for you and me, I can't wait to see the cards. I'm a card maker, and it's always great to see new ideas

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  44. Shoppingannie March 2, 2014 at 9:34 AM est

    really excited! Congrats to this new team I love to die cut can't wait to see all the new ideas

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  45. How nice to meet you design team members. I have been stamping for over 20 years and am always finding new cards to create.
    best wishes for the new blog, looking forward to future editions. STAMP ON!!
    Cathy Krynski, Arizona, USA

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  46. I love using my die cuts for Christmas gift tags and cards. My friends and family seem to love the results. I'm eager to see how you use all those fabulous dies.

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  47. I love the new blog. I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone uses their dies.

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  48. congrats to you all and on the new blog!

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  49. Congrats on the new blog and design team.

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  50. I recently found your shop (yes I too have an addiction) and today was led to your blog from your newsletter. I'm excited to get to know your designers and to glean from them some of their wonderful ideas.

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  51. I recently discovered dies r us and ordered many products with a friend! Congratulations on your new blog. Looking forward to getting wonderful new ideas and using dies!

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  52. congrats on the new blog. looking forward to new ideas for using dies.

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  53. I'm excited to have another place to watch how other people use their dies. Congrats on the new design team.

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  54. Happy to read about the design team and excited to discover DiesRUs as a great source to add to my die collection.

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  55. I love your dies, have a few, but not enough. So excited to be inspired by your amazing design team.

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  56. I have been so very happy with the dies that I have gotten from you. Thank you

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  57. Congratulations on your new blog and Design Team! Can't wait to see all the creativity!

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  58. Congratulations on your new DT!! I just found your store and can't wait for my order to arrive!! I'm looking forward to all the inspiration!!

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  59. Fantastic news and congratulations! Looking forward to seeing all the DT creations using your fabulous die selection.
    Hugs, Katie

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  60. I've just discovered Dies R Us..!! I'm so happy to find that you have a new Design Team to inspire me. Thanks for all your creativity!! I can't wait!!!

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  61. Congrats to everyone on the DT and especially my friend, Robin. Hope to see a lot of exciting designs from all of you. Best wishes.

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  62. Congrads to all the ladies on the design team and also on your new blog. I am looking forward to all the new creative ideas on your cards.

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  63. I am so happy for you and all of us. Your new blog is great. Yeah!!!! Congrats, and I cant hardly wait for the next day I Love It. Sincerely C. Lynch :)

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  64. Congratulations and welcome to the design team. I am a card maker and am always looking for inspiration. Can't wait to see what you have in store.

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  65. Congrats To The Very Talented Team Can't Wait For The First Challenge

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  66. I am very excited about the new Design Team. I enjoy seeing the new ideas that they will introduce for the new products released. Love the store and am looking forward to the new blog.
    Sincerely,
    Karen

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  67. Congratulations to all and I'm looking forward to seeing great ideas from this diverse design team!! Annette P.

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  68. Congrats to you all cann't wait to see your Amazing Creations!

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  69. Love the dies I have purchased from DiesRUs and can't wait to see what wonderfully inspiring projects these talented ladies bring us using these great products. Congratulations and good luck.

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  70. Congratulations on your new blog! I am looking forward to see your many exciting ideas using the dies!

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  71. It is wonderful that you have such a large selection of dies, I am looking forward to continuing to shop at DiesRUs and appreciate wonderful ideas! Thanks!

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  72. I love your selection of dies and I am happy about your blog! Congrats on that. I will be monitoring it and reading to see what happens that is new and interesting.

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  73. I can't wait to see what all of you will create! Congrats on the blog!!

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  74. This is a fantastic sight. Love all your cards & designs. Of course all the Dies from DiesRUs is the greatest place to shop ! Karen

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  75. Nice to meet the design team and I am looking forward to your inspirational projects.

    Joanne from Canada

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  76. Congrats ladies! I cant wait to see your beautiful creations and fall into complete envy because I know I'll never be able to re-create it.

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  77. Nice to meat you all and congratulations on the new blog!Llooking forward to the inspiration!!

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  78. It's always exciting to find a new blog to follow. I am amazed at the number of companies you carry. I spent over 3 hours going through each of the companies, and have a rather large number of items on my wish list. Now I need to go through to see what needs to be purchased first. Oh what fun! Thanks.

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  79. Congratulations on your new blog! I found you through Darlene and am looking forward to seeing all the enabling creativeness that your awesome DT will be creating for us! I love dies and am always looking for new inspiration.

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  80. Love that I have a resource just for dies.... thanks a bunch!!

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  81. Hello to the Design Team !
    And congrats on this blog !
    xx

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  82. Congrats to your new blog and DT!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  83. Just discovered your blog! How exciting and can't wait to see all the creations you girls come up with.

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  84. Love the blog ... can't wait to see more ideas here ... just love the tea pot but I'm a tea collector ...love everything tea realated
    Hope I have a chance for a $10 certificate would love to get a new die
    Darlene O

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  85. I love that there is a blog devoted to dies and that you have 4 such talented design people to inspire us! I look forward to future posts and seeing what you all do!

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  86. I love your shop and I'm happy you have a blog now! Congratulations to DT!
    Best wishes, Maja

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