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Introducing The Merry Little Girls...

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Hello everyone!  My name is Brenda and I love everything Christmas!  I’ve been a crafter most of my life, from sewing and quilting to scrapbooking and cardmaking.   The most fun is combining this love of crafts with my love of Christmas, so I am really looking to being a part of the Merry Little Christmas challenge blog and seeing everyone’s projects!

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My name is Cindy Messer and I live in TX with my wonderful husband of 15 years and my two beautiful kids. I'm blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. Before becoming a mom I worked for JPMorgan as a staff accountant.

I've been crafting in one form or another since I was little. My mom taught me to sew, crochet, embroider and counted cross stitch. My true love has got to be paper crafting though. I was invited to a friend's Stampin' Up party about 20 years ago and that is where my love of paper crafts began. I love to make cards, mini albums and home decor projects.

I'm super excited to be joining the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog design team. You can visit my blog at http://inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/

Crafty hugs,

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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 (26) and Jonathan (21) and has her own accounting business. She is the one who got me started in paper crafting about 14 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! 

I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years and I am very excited to join the Merry Little Christmas team! I hope you’ll come visit my blog: Dar’s Crafty Creations

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My name is Helen and I live in the north west of Britain on the Wirral peninsula. I'm a full time Activities Coordinator for a charity which provides care for older people. I spend my time organising activities, entertainment, trips out etc and can often be found calling bingo, leading chair exercises, singing or playing dominoes! I also work part time for a local stamping firm teaching regular workshops for them. In my spare time I'm a card maker and I love my Promarkers and patterned papers. Christmas is my favourite card making time and I love making cards for Christmas all through the year!

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Hi, I'm Leslie! Hubby and I have four grown children, three grandsons and three granddaughters, all scattered around the US, and we live in beautiful Colorado. I began scrapbooking about 45 years ago - so long ago that all the fun papers and embellishments we use today hadn't even been thought of. I'm a crafting junkie and really enjoy creating all things paper - handmade cards, 3-D projects, mini albums, gift bags and paper shoes. I started blogging and entering challenges in 2011, and loved it so much that I started the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog in early 2013. It's been an awesome journey... so awesome and so much fun that she now has three sister blogs - Love To Craft Challenge BlogMix It Up Challenge Blog and Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! Looking forward to crafting with these amazing designers! :) 

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Hi, I’m Lisa and I’ve lived outside of Detroit, Michigan all my life.  I’m an 80s music lover, a 90s tv addict and a proud Twihard.  I’ve actually been making cards over thirty years, I got started when my mom brought home some Hero Arts stamps and inks from a party. My love for crafting has only grown over the years, and I try to do something crafty every day.  I like to say that making cards is my job, but in actuality I babysit my niece most days and it’s the most rewarding, exhausting and amazing job I’ve had.  When she’s napping, I work on my cards, many of which I donate to our deployed service members.  I'm so excited to be joining the team!

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I'm mother to a beautiful girl (nearly 14) and handsome boy (11-1/2) and wife to a loving and supportive husband. I have been crafting since I was a girl, but it really took off when I was living in the States and wanted some "cheap" gifts - so I started collecting crafting materials and tools. I got into digital scrapbooking in Germany just before our little boy was born and documented the first two years of his life, including the rest of the family. We started a family website and so all the blogging on there is about the family and what we are doing (it desperately needs some attention, and I am going to try and get the kids involved this year)! When we finally moved back down to Australia, all the craft stuff had travelled from the States to Australia via Germany - so then I got into making cards and colouring with Copics and other mediums. I started my card shop on Etsy in 2011. I enjoy colouring (I have been a member of Kit and Clowder's monthly classes since the beginning) and trying to use my stash, although I am still collecting (lots of Power Poppy stamps and La-La Land Crafts stamps and dies!) and I need to start listing some items on my shop!

 I am on the Winter Wonderland and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DTs, and Colour Crazy as an extended guest DT member. I have also been on the creative team of Weeds and Wildflowers Designs which was a digital scrapbooking company. I was also on the Merry Christmas Challenge DT and the Not Just Cards DT.

 I post on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JemLouProducts/ and need to get my Instagram up and going. I also have Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com.au/jemlouproducts/ but it needs an update!

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Hi, I'm Tina DeMarche, the Domestic Engineer of my home of four boys. I homeschool my youngest son and enjoy learning with him. I started cross-stitching at age 6 and have loved keeping my hands busy ever since. Cooking is another one of my favorite things I like to do and it keeps my hungry boys happy. 

I took a calligraphy class in 2001 and we would make Christmas cards to swap amongst ourselves. Thus began my love for card making, but I really didn't get into stamping until years later. I guess I have been stamping for 9 years now, but over the last 5 I have started to collect stamps and they have taken over my crafting closet. I'm excited to be joining Leslie on another Design Team adventure :o) 

Let's start this next adventure.... 

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