Our Besties Design Team Members



"My name is Cindy and I am 42 years old. I live in the Netherlands, in Hellevoetsluis, A town near by Rotterdam.
I live here with my boyfriend, we have no kids. I have a very busy job. I am appointed as trustee by the District Court of people with large debts.
During three years I have to  accompany them to set things right. After work, making cards and coloring stamps is the utmost way to relax.

Ever since I was a little girl I was crafting, knitting, sewing and embrodering. A lot of it, I learned from my mother. A long time ago I started making cards.
I like all kind of techniques. I love making cards and coloring stamps. Most of the time I use copics, but I also color with pencils, sennelier and distress. I love my Besties. I am very proud to be a member of the Designteam of My Bestie International.
I have my on blog where you can find a lot of my creations: Cindy's Creations

Hope to see you in one of our challenges! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!"
 


Delfina
My name is Delfina Moretta, I'm from Ecuador and now I live in Venezuela with my husband and my two daughters.  I graduated in chemistry in college and am also Artisan.  I love doing crafts and especially working with paper.  I enjoy creating and sharing my work from home.  In the scrapbook my style is diverse, but I love the Shabby Chic ... I like to research new techniques and always learn something!





My name is Maritza Rios. I live in the city of Maracaibo in Venezuela. I am married for 28 years, and I have a daughter.
I am a doctor, but from very young I have loved making crafts , it's something that I enjoy a lot. I started doing ceramics, then I did some oil paintings and wooden projects. Right now I make some cross stitch embroidery , traditional embroidery and ribbon embroidery . Several years ago I met the Scrap and I really fall in love with this art , it is fascinating because it allows you to create beautiful projects and combine several techniques , I love painting digis, especially digis My Besties Sherri Ann Baldy, because they have a lovely sweetness that make to want to paint all of them.
I do not have a unique style Scrap worker, I love Shabby, Vintage, Steampunk. I like them all, I love coloring.  It is my honor to belong to this wonderful team with such talented people

My greatest achievement is being a proud mom of three amazing children. Currently living in a small town in Minnesota, I enjoy papercrafting, camping and walking. I love to create all kinds of projects including cards, scrapbook pages, and home décor items.  My papercrafting journey began in August 2010 and I have loved every minute of it. I love to see all the different ways I can create with paper, dies, punches and ink.






 Sue

I am a wife to a very understanding man and mother to a delightful young man. I live in Milton Keynes in the U.K.  I love to craft and like many have dabbled in most things. I have been card making for about 18 years now and can while away the hours in my craft room quite easily only surfacing for a coffee or two. I enjoy scrapbooking and attend a crop regularly. I have enjoyed using My Bestie images for sometime after being introduced to them by my friend in the U.S. I like to play along with challenges and love nothing better than a good sketch challenge.

I am so delighted to be part of this team and look forward to the challenges to come. I hope you will come along with me to on my                                                         new journey.


 Sandy

Hi, my name is Sandy Palmer.
I am married to the most wonderful husband of 35 years, who is very supportive of my crafting addiction, lol. We have 4 children,10 grandchildren, two dogs, a bird, and a miniature horse.
I was born and raised in California, but have lived in Texas going on 21 years.
I think I was born with a crayon in my hand, lol. I absolutely love to color. It's so peaceful and relaxing. I think I have been paper crafting for over 4 years now. It started with my eldest son buying me a Cricut and it went from there.
Being able to work with My Besties images is such an honor. It happens to be my most favorite images and inspires me to create the most. Being on My Bestes DT, and making such wonderful friends through crafting, life doesn't get any better than this.
Hugs, and hope to see you ladies/gentlemen through the challenges!
Sandy.

  Larelyn


I'm Larelyn Sartini.  I live in the small town of Galt in North Central California.  I began crafting in 2008 after retiring from teaching.  I started with scrapbooks that I made to trace the journeys my daughters' collegiate athletic careers.  Then I discovered some online card making groups and I was hooked - so many techniques, so many tools, such fun things to use!  I slowly began purchasing Copic markers when I discovered the wonders of digital stamps.  I've designed for several digital artists and love the uniqueness of each one. I taught Copic coloring for over five years at a local store.  I'm always trying to improve my craft and learn new styles and techniques.  My next challenge is to master colored pencils and try my hand at watercolors.  I am thrilled to be a designer for the Bestie's Team.  Sherri's images are a new style for me and I hope to do them justice.

 


Hi, I'm Thera Rolleman, 48 years old. Just under half of my life I have been married to my lovely husband Edgar. Together we received three beautiful children: our 18 year ols son Timon, out basketball player Koen who is 16 and the youngest princess is Inge who just turned 9 last week.

Ever since I can remember, my hands are filled with glue, paper, pieces of fabric, paint or ink. My grandmother introduced me to the world of knitting, my aunt taught me embroidery and crochet. My mother passed on the passion for crafts with paper to me.

After my education as a nurse, I went to the Czech Republic as a missionary with Operation Mobilisation. In addition to my work there, I gave many workshops to the local people. Such a great  experience to pass on my passion in a language that has little similarities with your own.

Slowly but surely I've been focusing more on making cards. With my curious nature, I always try to discover new techniques that I can use on my projects again. More and more I begin to discover my own style. I started off by making  CAS cards, but now use so many different  techniques and use almost everything I can lay my hands on.  It won’t be easy to find one of my cards without the use of  flowers, butterflies and bows or embellishments. Also, almost all my cards have a colored stamp or digi. I truely love the My Besties stamps of Sherri Ann Baldy. Therefore I use them a lot in all of my projects.

On a regular base I try to challenge myself. I try to experiment with backgrounds in different ways and with different materials. Last month, I was asked as a guest designer at My Besties International. I was asked to make an card for June's challenge with a theme "Steam punk".  This definately dos not fit into my comfort zone yet I saw it as a challenge and tried to make the best out of it. In the end, I truely enjoyed making the card and was pleased with the result.

In the past month I tried to set up my own blog. I still try to discover all the possibilities, but I’m getting there. Please feel free to come and visit my blog http://therascrafts.blogspot.nl You will find me on Facebook under the name Thera Rolleman-Boere https://www.facebook.com/trolleman

Making cards is a true “me-time” moment in which I can totally give myself . Besides making cards, I can sometimes lose myself in a good book, I like to sing and enjoy relaxing with a couple of friends. I also like to organize events and cook for large groups of people. Next tot his all I like to all sort of things back in our church.

A long story just to say how thrilled I a mto become part of the My Besties International Design team. I hope to be able to inspire people with my projects and look forward to a wonderful cooperation with the rest of the team.


My name is Corrie van der Velde. I am almost 73 years old. I have two childeren and one granddaughter. She is the love of my life.
I love to create, I knit, I sew and I love embroidery. Cardmaking is another great hobby of me. I love to craft together with my daughter Cindy, who is in this team too.
Together Cindy and I have our one cardmakingblog for embroiderycards and I am in the team of My Bestie Dutch Girls Designs for almost three years. I love the digi's of Sherri Ann Baldy. I often color with copics and pencils. Distress is also a medium I like to work with. I am very honoured that I can be a part of this team. I hope I can inspire you with my creations. If you want to see more of my creations, just visit my blog: http://chvandervelde.blogspot.nl.

Hugs Corrie.

Nolione

My name is Noilone,  I live in Southern part of Sweden. I have 3 grown up boys and 3 grandkids and one crazy cat. 😊 I have always been a creative spirit.
When I was 8 I got this crazy idea to paint our house pink. I love pink. So I started to paint. But when my mom got home from work I realized that not everyone loved pink as I did. 😊 My mom wasn't too happy about it.
I like to make cards and mixed media and boxes and layouts. My latest passion is to make my own minalbum. Oh that was so funny😊
I Always loved My Besties digi stamps so I am so very proud to be a part of this design team.
If you would like to see some of my creations, you can go to my blog here:  
Hugs,
Noilone

Keri
I have been married to my best friend and hubby for 20 years and we have two fur babies.  Zeus is our crazy Weimaraner and he is 12 and Ziva is my sweet little baby and she is a Great Dane and is 5!

I have worked for Kraft Foods in Corporate America for over 25 years, that keeps me extremely busy, but when I am not working I love to Create!

I love everything paper crafting and love all the gadgets and tools!  My basement is my little crafty space and my escape into creativity!
If you would like to see some of my creations, you can go to my blog here:
Furry Hugs,
Keri

Marianne

Hello
My name is Marianne, 59 years old and I live in south  of Sweden. I  have three grown up son´s and 6 grandchildren. I live in a small village with my husband and our dog and I like it here.
Ever since I can remember I have always been creative and I haved  something in my hands. I learned when I was 13 how to crochet and knit.
Then in the year of  2009  I came in contact with scrapbooking and cardmaking and I was totally hooked on it.
I like to create cards, minialbum, mixmedia, layouts and so on.  I color with promaker and distress ink .
I´m proud to be a member of the My Besties International Design team. I´m looking forward to the challenges to come. 
If you would like to see more of my creations, you can go to my blog here:
Hugs
Marianne


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