Welcome to the WWYS Challenge Blog!

Hello everyone and welcome to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog! Among my group of stamping friends, we are always searching for ideas for the stamps we own... creative ways to use them, to get every single last idea we can from them! And lots of us love the weekly challenge blogs that challenge you to use a particular color scheme, theme, or sketch. So after brainstorming, I realized there isn't one out there that challenges you to create based on a particular stamp set... and we thought it would be fun to host a weekly challenge for anyone who wants to join us!

The Rules:
Our challenges will be posted every Monday beginning March 2nd, 2015 and you will have until Saturday 5:00 PST/8:00 EST to join the fun. Anyone and everyone is welcome to play... you just have to use the designated stamp set for the week! You can also combine with other challenges if you like. To play, just upload your creation using the sketch to your online blog, gallery, or instagram, and then leave a link to your creation in the InLinkz section on that week's post. When you leave your link, be sure to link directly to the post, gallery page, or instagram photo, where we can comment on your card.

Weekly Winner: 
There will be a weekly winner, selected at random! That winner will be announced on Sunday and invited to join in the next challenge two weeks in advance... if they have the stamp set and would like to participate! At the very least, you will have an awesome winner's badge to display on your blog if you win and you will be featured as the winner for the week here on the blog!

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The WWYS Design Team: 
And last, but certainly not least, here are the fabulously talented ladies who contribute around here each week and work hard to make sure there are fun things to inspire you to ink up those stamp sets....

Amanda Sevall
She dreamed up this whole crazy thing and then talked everyone here into joining her... mostly to force herself to use what she buys! Amanda has been crafting since she could walk, has been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since November 2010, has been happily married to Brian since 2005, mommy to her handsome son Matthew since February 2016, and adores her spoiled little black & white furballs, Scarlet & Molly.
You can find Amanda here:  blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Ashley Fifer
Creative from the start, Ashley has always had some form of creativity in her life. From scrapbooking her children’s every moment, crochet, knitting, hand lettering, photography, drawing, and baking. Crafting as therapy has been her tagline with longstanding depression and chronic physical pain for the past couple of years, she moved from knitting to cardmaking and became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in July 2017.  

You can find Ashley here:  blog | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram

Beka Laing
She was coerced into joining Amanda in this crazy scheme during an Orlando leadership conference, but mainly agreed to force herself into her craft room at least once a week!  She has been crafting since she could crawl, has been happily married to Mark since 2001, and dotes on her spoiled little 4-legged children.  

You can find Beka here:  blog | Facebook | Pinterest

Carolina Evans
She has been papercrafting since she was a child. Married to Ryan & mother to 2 young boys, she keeps busy running a household, working part-time in Banking and sharing Stampin' Up! She joined as a demonstrator in 2011 and loves the flexibility of running a business at her own pace. In her spare time she runs classes with over 55's and holds her own monthly craft classes. 

You can find Carolina here: blog | Facebook

Charlet Mallett
She's always loved to make things. An avid crafter, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010 and all around maker. This year she and her husband are celebrating 20 fabulous years together. They parent three very active boys ranging from 5 - 16. CHARLET LOVES TO STAMP!  In her free time you will find her stamping (of course), thrifting, reading, binge watching TV, starting random house DIY and snapping pictures. Life is good.

You can find Charlet here: blog | Pinterest

Dena Rekow
She has been a demonstrator since February of 1999 (!) when clearly she was only 5 years old! :) She has a passion for sharing her love of paper crafts and creating amazing projects to share with others!  She is married to Andy who describes her as delightful and has 2 kids, Ella, a teenaged girl, and Carl, a 10 year old boy, and a Golden Retriever named Sophie who has become The Creativity Cave ambassador.  When she is not stamping, blogging, or shooting videos, she loves to knit, relax on the beach or at the pool, and memorize movie quotes!

You can find Dena here: blog | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Jenny Hall

Jenny has been a craft enthusiast as far back as she can remember. Now, as a Mom of two young boys and a wife to her loving husband, she finds all new avenues to unleash her creative potential! It is easy to get excited when helping someone discover a new use for a product in their lives that will enhance their artistry. Joining Stampin' Up! in early 2016 made it easy to work from home and manage a busy homelife.

You can find Jenny here:  blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube

Marcy Denning

I am married to my amazing husband Brad and we have three grown children, 2 sons and a daughter. I have always loved being creative, exploring many ways to express my creativity. I signed up to be a demonstrator in the fall of 2013 when my office job was coming to an end. I knew I would have the time to devote to building up a business using the products I loved.

You can find Marcy here:  blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Nicole Wilson

Nicole has been a cardmaker/crafter for over 20 years so she decided to become a demonstrator in 2011 so she could get herself a little discount on the products she loves. Her very understanding husband is Brad and they have two beautiful children, a daughter and a son. She is from the South West of Western Australia, currently living near Perth. She has worked most of her life in the tourism industry but nowadays her children and her awesome hobby keep her busy!

You can find Nicole here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest 

Su Mohr
Su was introduced to Stampin' Up! in Nov. 2015 as a way to make a recipe book for her essential oil business. It grew to a re-birth of creativity she'd been missing in her life. She loves designing cards, blogging, and communicating with her new crafting friends, She is blessed to be married to Neil, and has two, married daughters, and a grandson.

You can find Su here: blog | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram

Sue Vine
She has always enjoyed art and craft, from sketching and drawing to knitting and sewing. She joined Stampin’ Up! in 2015 to get discount on supplies and fell in love with Stamping, and even better gets to share and inspire others.  She loves Pink and all things that Bling! Married to Craig with a lovely daughter, life is busy between working and crafting.

You can find Sue here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

Tami Hewlett
Tami has always loved arts and crafts and craved some creative outlet, whether it was drawing and painting, sewing and quilting, cake decorating, or cardmaking and scrapbooking . She attended her first Stampin’ Up! party in 2002 and has been hooked ever since, finally becoming a demonstrator in 2013. She has a wonderful husband, who understands why she loves to disappear into her craft room for hours on end on the weekends, and two young-adult children -- a son and a daughter. Both Tami and her husband are CPAs, and she currently works as a Controller for a local insurance company. Now that they’re empty nesters, they’re rediscovering their love of travel and outdoor sports, and enjoying the quiet simplicity of being together.

You can find Tami here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

Tracy Elsom

Originally from the UK, mother of 2 grown children and grandmother of one, former teacher Tracy Elsom now lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her husband Alex and two cats, Houdini and Rascal.  She’s been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since November 2013 and is passionate about designing and creating projects using Stampin’ Up! products.  She writes a daily blog with instructions for at least one new project in every blog post and loves sharing her passion with others.  When she’s not papercrafting, Tracy can often be found out and about on their property overlooking the Cobequid Bay.

You can find Tracy here: blog | Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Instagram

Previous Team Members

Brianne Spiersch

She has been a demonstrator since November 2011. It all started when she met Amanda at a mountain bike race in 2010 and found out her husband's name is Brian, they both have Boston's and they lived near each other. She also races mountain bikes professionally with her man Brian and enjoys mentoring girls on bikes and assists coaching the local HS Mountain bike Team. 

You can find Brianne here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Caroline van der Straaten
She loves to craft, because it keeps her sane in her busy life. She started as a scrapbooker many years ago, but fell in love with cardmaking as well. She's living in The Netherlands and is a proud mom of 2 boys. She is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 8 October 2012 and is loving every minute of it.

You can find Caroline here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

Erna Logtenberg
She lives in The Netherlands and has been crafting for more than 15 years. She joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator in October 2012, is happily married to her husband, and they have a 16 year old daughter. Loves spending time with her two dogs and, of course, loves to be creative with stamps and paper!

You can find Erna here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube

Gail Davidson
She has been crafting since she was a little girl and enjoys all forms of needlecraft.  She began making handmade artisan soaps in 2011, and joined Stampin’ Up! in 2013 to get the discount to make soap packaging.  Now, she’s a full-time demonstrator!  Known affectionately in the Stampin’ Up! community as GaGa, she is engaged to David, has two grown children and life has never been better because she gets to do what she loves AND gets to share it with others!

You can find Gail here:  blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter
Lee Conrey

She has been a demo since September 7, 2004 and she is know for doing really big and amazing Charity Events over the last five years…she takes great pride in that and in bringing stampers together for a cause. She has a very supportive husband of 46 years, as well as two sons and two beautiful grandchildren. She started this as a hobby and now finds herself in the top 100 of the company, having earned more incentive trips than anyone can count! Anyone who meets Lee knows that she loves what she does and thinks that the rewards are amazing!!

You can find Lee here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Leonie Schroder
She has enjoyed crafting for as long as she can remember with various crafts including Knitting, Crochet, Applique, Cross Stitch and Paper Tole. She joined Stampin’ Up! shortly after they started in Australia in 2006 shortly after losing a Baby to Trisomy 18 and it’s been the best therapy.  Married to Neil for over 30 years and two teenage girls keep her busy. She previously worked in the finance industry, but loves being a stay home Mumpreneur and full time Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. 

You can find Leonie here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter
Liv Ingle
Liv still can’t believe she is a part of the WWYS Design Team and loves that it challenges her to think outside the square each week (whilst eating lots of chocolate!). When Liv isn’t creating for a challenge she can be found working part time in a local hospital, working for the family building business, getting prepared for an upcoming class or stamp club or busily running around after her 2 sons, aged 9 and 1. Liv lives in Melbourne, Australia with her “boys” otherwise known as Mr INK, Master INK and Baby INK.

You can find Lou here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest
Lou Kitzelman
Lou can’t remember a time when she wasn’t creating and crafting! She loves escaping into her craft room and pottering away – even (or especially) if it means that the housework suffers! She lives on the Sunshine Coast, Australia with her husband and her crafting companion Millie the cat. Lou has been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 2013 and loves sharing her papercraft creations through classes and her blog.

You can find Lou here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest 

Maria Willis
She was introduced to Stampin’ Up! in November of 2013 by Brianne, fell instantly in love with the products, and became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in February 2014. Since then she’s made a habit of trading sleep for time with her paper and stamps. She owns and runs a Bodywork and Acupuncture business, enjoys spending time with her family, and trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

You can find Maria here: blog | CardBomb Facebook | Personal Facebook | Pinterest

Priscilla Thoreson

She is a crafty momma of two awesome kiddos! She runs, works hard, and loves to craft! Oh and she's married to an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan... so on Sundays, you can count on her watching the games with her family!

You can find Priscilla here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

Raquelle Clifton
She is a child of God & a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since 2014 by His grace.  She loves what she does!  Her motto is food, friendship, fellowship & fun! She is married to an amazing man since 2013 who loves her deeply and is so supportive to her crafting addiction! 

You can find Raquelle here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter
Susan Best
She has been crafting since she was a child. She started scrapbooking about 20+ years ago and that led to stamping which then led to Stampin’ Up! and she has been a demonstrator since August 2006.  Susan has been married to Don since 1982 and has one handsome, talented son who means the world to her. 

 You can find Susan here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest
Tammy Fite

She has been a Demo since September 1999... that's sixteen years! She has been married for almost 26 years (Oct ’89), and has two sons, both at the University of Notre Dame!  She loves stamping and making people smile.

You can find Tammy here: blog