Tuesday, 16 April 2013

So thrilled to be here...

Hi Everyone... Ann Marie here- it is my turn today to say hello to all of you and tell you a bit about myself.  Before I do, I just want to say how excited I am to be part of such a talented design team.  We have worked so hard to bring you what we think is going to be a fun and inspirational challenge.  Over the past month, we have had the wonderful opportunity to really get to know each other as Jenny and Becky created our team. We come from all over the world, literally, yet we all feel like we have been together forever... I know we all look forward to launching our blog on May 1st...

"I grew up in an environment of "creativity". My father and brothers were always fixing or building something and each has their own talent in carpentry, construction and designing or building some of the most unique items and living spaces.  Even my son, Tim, is making custom woodworking projects as I write this! My mother, who is a meticulous seamstress, crochet and knit artist and quilter, taught me and my sisters to knit and crochet when we were young girls and it continues to bring us great joy. She also introduced me to quilting years later, and I dabbled in creating art quilts. My sisters continue to create beautiful quilts,embroidery, and painted glass, as well as knit and crochet items.  My interest in papercrafts began about 7 years ago when I took a rubber stamp class at my local library. From that moment on, I became completely and totally addicted to cardmaking and rubber stamping. I must say that of all three passions, papercrafting is the one that I love the most.  My craftroom is truly my sanctuary! I am very blessed to have such a supportive family, inspiring teachers, and wonderful friends with whom I share my love and creative expression. My blog, My Eclectic Spirit, really speaks to who I am. It has afforded me the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most talented and inspiring women all over the world.  I am also a design team member for Crafts and Me and Little Darlings Rubber Stamps- very blessed indeed!"

    As you know, we are lauching A Creative Romance by offering candy from each design team member as they say "hello" to you.  Please become a follower here on this blog, then head over to my blog, My Eclectic Spirit, HERE, to link up for a chance to win my candy. If this is the first time you are visiting, you can link up to the following blogs - Jenny, Becky, Fleur and Rebekah - for the chance to win the candy they have listed... and there is more to come!  Have a great day!


  1. Hi Anne Marie! I am looking forward to see your pretty creations. hugs! MOjca

  2. My word this is getting very exciting another fabulous DT member Congratulations Ann Marie xxx

  3. Gorgeous candy Ann Marie. Love the papers and ribbon. So look forward to seeing you makes for the challenge blog. Hugs, Wends xxx

  4. Thrilled to see you here, Ann Marie! I look forward to seeing your DT creations!

  5. Hi Ann Marie,
    gorgeous candy,
    I am waiting to see your DT work,
    hugs Tamara

  6. Congrats Ann Marie I'm looking forward to seeing more of your lovely card
    Good luck
    Hugs Susie xx

  7. Congratulations with your DT position! :o) I have been visiting you! :o)

  8. Hi, Ann Marie, glad to find you here, looking forward fo the first challenge, hugs, Frances