Friday, February 28, 2014

Our Sponsors!!

Hello and Welcome to CSAYL Challenge Blog!!!
Today we'll  share  our 2014 sponsors for this year and the rules to participate on our challenges. 
 So get your cup of coffee {long post ahead!} 

 Here's our 2014 Sponsors who gladly will be participating this year, 
some new and some returning....
...and more to come!!
Welcome and Thank you for let us to share your work!  
  All of them you can find them later on our sidebar.
If you would like to participate on our Challenge please read:

Our first challenge will go live next Friday, March 7th, at 9:00 a.m. EST and 
every friday at the same time after that all the way thru November 28nd.

Our rules:
  1. Create a new project according to the challenge details, post on your blog and link back to CSAYL challenge Blog.
  2. Add your entry (Inlinz) to the CSAYL challenge post, with a direct link to your project post NOT to your whole blog, please! .
  3. One entry per participant. Repeat entries will be delete.
  4. The challenge closes on Wednesday at midnight EST
  5. Winners will be announce on Friday before the next Challenge posting, on some week we will have more that one winner!  
I'm really excited about this year with our new Sponsors & Divas, can't wait to see what you all do!! 
Thanks for stopping by today
Ill see you next Friday!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Meet the Christmas Stampin All Year Long Design Team!!

We were delighted by the overwhelming response to our call for application to our Design Team. Thank you again to everyone who applied -- the talent and creativity displayed made this decision very difficult. After many hours of long deliberation, we are thrilled to announce our New Team!

Please join us in welcoming 
Angela Bastelwelt , Barb Deichl, Gail Scott, Helen Nile, JoAnn Burnham and Tracey Fehr to the 
Christmas Stampin All Year Long family!

Angela Bastelwelt
Europe – Germany
Blog: Wilkommen Auf Love -

I’m 48 years old and I live with my wonderful hubby and my dog in Berlin/Germany.At the moment I'm doing a re-training, so I can later work in my husband's office. In my previous career as an educator, I can no longer work due to health problems. A long time ago i came through a friend to craft with stamps and since I am infected by this wonderful virus. I really love to craft and it’s a really big part of my live. I love to work with stamps, papers and different embellishments; this is so relaxing for me. I like it very much to make Christmas cards or other Christmas projects and it is a great honor for me to work in this fantastic team.


JoAnn Burnham
USA – Florida
Blog: Crafty Nana’s Blog - 

I am thrilled to be on the CSAYL Design Team. I love making Christmas cards.  I live in a small town in Central Florida, USA.  My husband and I just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in 2013.  I have always loved to do crafts of some kind since I was a young girl.  I have been scrapbooking and making cards since 1998 when I attended a scrapbooking/cardmaking class. I really enjoy making cards for family and friends, and preserving my memories in scrapbooks.

Barb Deichl
USA- Wisconsin
Blog: Barb’s  inking into retirement -

I'm  from Waukesha, Wisconsin.  I am retired from teaching since the fall of 2009 and I was also a high school Athletic Director along with teaching the last 17 years.  I love to garden—both vegetables and flower—so we built a greenhouse in 2011 to enjoy our hobby even more!
I remember always stamping the front and back of the Christmas Card Envelopes with some cute image or a saying and at that time was able to keep ALL of my stamps and ink pads in a shoebox!  My, how far have I come!  I often visited a local stamp and scrapbook store that a friend owned in the town where I taught and my card making grew.  She also introduced me to Stampin’ Up and Splitcoast Stampers in 2004—and the rest is history!
  My craft room is now much larger than a shoebox and since I am retired, I am able to spend much more time creating cards!  I was chosen to be on my first design team 2 years ago and I am excited and honored to be a part of the Christmas Stampin All Year Long Design Team!

Tracey Fehr
Blog: Todays beautiful Moments -
I live on a small acreage in Manitoba, Canada with my husband, our two wonderful children, our Norwegian Elkhound, and several cats! I am a stay at home mom who is kept busy with cooking, cleaning and chauffeuring our son (8) and daughter (10) around. When I have a moment alone, or need to relieve some stress, you will find my hiding out in my basement craft room. I have been card making and scrap booking on and off for about 15 years as time allows...but card making is my true passion. I am so excited to be joining up with Christmas Stampin All Year Long, and am looking forward to sharing my creativity with you and preparing for the Christmas Season all year long!

Gail Scott
USA- Michigan
Blog: I like Paper-

I am a Christian that likes to paper craft. Jesus is the Lord of my Life. I am married to a wonderful and amazing Christian husband, Richard. We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
I started paper crafting in 2011 and opened a blog in August of 2012. My blog has taken me on a wonderful adventure in Blog Land - not only have I been introduced to various crafting supplies and technique, I have met many very creative crafters from all over the world. In addition, I have become very close friends with several of my Internet crafting buddies.  My crafting passion is tags and cards, but I also like to create projects such as mini albums when time permits.
I feel honored and blessed to be selected to join the Christmas Stampin All Year Long design team. Thank you for the invite.
I wish above all else, that each of you be in good health and prosper.

Helen Nile
Europe – Britain

I've been a card maker for many years.  I particularly love stamping and Promarkers and my style is mostly clean and simple.  I work for my local Abbeyfield Society as an activities coordinator and also teach card making workshops for Little Claire at weekends.  As well as Little Claire, I'm also lucky enough to design for Pink Gem, Nutcrafters and Card Creations Plus and I'm part of the team for several challenge blogs.  I love making Christmas cards and am very excited to be joining the team at Christmas Stamping All Year Long.

As we're welcoming our newest design team members, we thought it'd be a great time to introduce our returning designers: Fabiola Jaques, Heather Mills, Jenny Stergermaier and Patricia Chalas

Fabiola Jaques
Blog: Mon p’tit monde -


Heather Mills
Blog: Wire Wrapture -

Jenny Stegermaier

Blog: Dolphine’s Blog -

 Patricia Chalas
Caribbean – Dominican Republic
Blog: Mis Creaciones by Patricia Chalas -

We will also have some great Guest Designer along the way.
Please let's give all of these ladies a warm welcome and  
take some time to get to know them by visiting their blogs
 Next Friday I will let you all now who our sponsors will be working on this year and be sure to come back on Friday March 7th as we will start with our first Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Week!!