Hi, my name is Hannelie Bester. I am a South-African living in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) for the last 7 years. We moved to this part of the world because of a job opportunity that was offered to my husband. I started blogging soon after we moved here... hence the title of my blog! Living so far away from my loved ones made me realize how much I love them. Card making helps me cope with being far away from home and challenges my right brain since I am a left brained, logical and analytical pharmacist at heart! Graphic, bold and creative are words I come across when people describe my style.
Cue word: ECSTATIC! Joining CASology’s inspiring Design Team is a dream come true! I live in sunny, beachy Western Australia, with my three young energetic boys and endlessly tolerant and supportive husband. I currently work part-time in marketing; however my stock trade is health promotion / public health. I have always had a passion for paper but didn’t really know what to do with it. It wasn't until I teamed it with rubber stamping that something clicked! This, coinciding with the discovery of card blogging in 2013, and I suddenly had an extremely satisfying and highly addictive hobby. CAS designs rapidly became my favourite style of card-making, with CASology’s evocative cue words filling my head and my blog!I am ecstatic beyond measure to be part of this amazing team! I hope that my love of the creative and (ever-evolving) process shines through in the projects I share with you. I KNOW that I will be inspired by your projects every week!
I am so excited to be joining the CASology Design Team and working alongside these extremely talented and inspiring card makers. I came to card making through scrapbooking and was immediately hooked when I discovered the online challenge world and blogging. Although I've played with a few different styles, CAS is what I love most. Long ago I worked in the corporate HR world but for the last 18 years I have stayed at home with our daughter (18) and son (17). We have been lucky enough to make moves with my husband's career that have taken us from Vancouver BC to Seattle to our current home in paradise, also known as San Diego County. In addition to paper crafting, my other passion is volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) through Voices for Children and advocating for foster children in the San Diego County juvenile dependency court system.
Hello everyone! I am so excited to be joining CASology - my very first design team! I live in Bermuda with my hubby and two crazy hounds, Atticus and Jem, and work part time at a veterinary hospital. I started dabbling in card making in 2007 but it wasn't until I discovered this crafty blogging world that I really fell in love with it. I spend as much time as possible creating in my Craft Cave and love all the sharing of ideas and meeting of new people through our blogs. I can't wait to see all the talent and ideas that come through CASology!
I am so happy to be joining the CASology design team. This is my first design team and I am in awe of the company I am keeping. I started stamping in the summer of 2010, when I had my youngest daughter's birthday party at Paper Source. Once I discovered clear stamps and the on-line blogging community, I was hooked. I live in a small beach town in San Diego County with my husband, two teenage daughters, our new puppy and a sweet little pet rat. I worked in the corporate world for many years before retiring to spend more time with my family. My other interests include spinning, reading and playing with our puppy.
Hello, friends! I am so excited to be joining the CASology Design Team! I am married to my high school sweetheart, mom to four awesome kids and am employed as a school psychologist. My other hobbies include singing, gardening, reading, and occasional scrapbooking. Life here in New Jersey is very busy and very fun! I was introduced to rubber stamping over ten years ago when my best friend sent me a hand-made Christmas card, and I have been hooked ever since. I love clean and simple cards, and am thrilled to be part of the CASology team!
If I'm dreaming please do not wake me. I'm so excited to be joining the Casology Design Team. I am a single mother of two wonderful children who are 8 years apart. My 16 year old son is a true self-made jock who plays every sport you can think of ! My 7 year old daughter is a real life princess who loves anything crafty and girly and absolutely hates anything related to sports. Talk about yin and yang! …but I love it!! Besides running from one activity to another with them, I work full time at a hospital (public health background), facilitate a reading group at work, teach high school students on the weekends and have a huge love of learning new things. I’ve taken classes in photography, web design, knitting, scrapbooking and card-making. I love them all, however, my true passion is card-making. I was introduced to card making back in 2004 and haven’t turned back since.
Hello! My name is Rachel Bergfeld and I'm a 30-something who started crafting around 20 years ago. It started with some thread and a cross-stitch pattern, but soon morphed into paper and ink. I live in Utah with my husband and five furbabies - 2 dogs and 3 cats. All rescues! I just can't say no to a furry face! When I'm not in my craft room working with paper, I'm settled in with a good book or out exploring our new city with my husband. (We just moved here 2 months ago and I haven't gotten to explore everything just yet!) My style is usually clean and simple, but I occasionally stray into other styles just for fun. I can't live without my Copic markers and cute critter stamps! I'm super excited to have been asked to be a part of such a wonderful design team and I can't wait to start creating!
I am thrilled to join the CASology team in 2016. Since I was a little girl, I’ve been a fan of pretty stationery, colorful paper, and art supplies so it was wonderful to find this hobby of card making and paper crafting 4 years ago. I started making cards out of necessity but once I got messy playing around with stamps and inks I couldn’t stop. I’m from NJ and am blessed with a wonderful husband and three daughters very supportive of my creative outlet. Nothing makes me happier than to see my girls pull out the scrapbooks on their own just to see their photos and read their stories or to put a pretty handmade card in the mail. I am humbled to be amongst this group of creative crafters who have inspired me on many occasions and look forward to spreading the love of all things CAS.