Design Team

 Melissa Chipperfield

I'm thrilled to be a part of CASology! Being a clean and simple kind of gal, this is a dream come true! I am a dental hygienist by trade, but am currently a SAHM to four children (ages 4-13) with a wonderful DH of 20 years. I love spending time in the great outdoors with my family and doing creative activities such as card making, digital scrapbooking and quilting! Photography is one of my passions and I'm slowly building a business as a child photographer (Fox & Me Photography)!  When all is quiet in the house, I usually find myself in my craft room with inky fingers or editing photos I've taken throughout a week. I love making cards and then sending them off to unsuspecting mailboxes. After all, everyone needs happy mail from time to time! I'm so excited to be working with this talented group and love seeing all the inspiration they dream up each week!


Deidre Payne 

Can I just say, “Mind. Blown!” I'm Deidre (last name Payne) and I’m beyond thrilled to join CASology and this fantastic host of card artists. I currently live in Hampton, VA and work as a pharmacy manager. I create at all hours of the day and night, and my doggies (Scribble and Wifi) sit at my feet and make me hop around them to get to all my supplies. Teaching, sharing, collaborating, and meeting new crafters are passions of mine. I started with paper crafts in 2011, dabbling in scrapbooking. The whirlwind of the crafting world snatched me up and I just went with it. I love graphic designs and bright colors; the unexpected; and lots of techniques, but a CAS result. I hope to bring you some sparks of inspiration here at CASology and be inspired by you as well!


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!


Nancy Elrick

My name is Nancy and I am from Calgary Alberta Canada.  I have been married for 28 years and have two grown sons who still live at home.  I started stamping and card making thanks to my Mom, the queen of all crafts, in 1996.  My first big stamping projects was creating my youngest son's birth announcements.  I have embraced a lot of styles in 23 years of crafting but I find myself being pulled towards the clean and simple for a while now.  When I'm not spending time in my craft room (or at work), you'll find me watching TV, going for walks, reading or out adventuring with my hubby on our motorcycles.  I am super excited to be joining the CASology Design Team!!

I am honoured to be joining the CASology Design Team. I love in London and my blog is London Days where you will see I am very much a 'Clean and Simple' designer. In fact I am happiest just using stamps and inks and making one layer cards! I call it 'stamp and go'! 
 I delight in visiting other crafter's blogs and seeing what an amazing creative community I now feel part of. I have made friends from all over the world through crafting.


Sue Symens

Hey there. I am super excited to be a part of the CASology design team. I am a mom, wife, farmer and an administrative assistant living in Iowa. Stamping has been a part of my life for twenty plus years. Creating gives me balance in my life. I just NEED to do it. Lol. One of the biggest inspirations for me is a card challenge. I love how it stretches us to areas we might not have tried before or new ways to look at our supplies. I am looking forward to seeing how the challenges stretch all of you.

I’m so honored to be joining the CASology Design Team. I have played along with the challenges for several years, so when Melissa asked me if I wanted to be a part of this amazing team, I was super excited. I’m very much a CAS girl and just love the clean look. I’ve been making cards since 2007 and I started my blog in 2012. I love to take part in different challenges and to be inspired by other card makers. 

I live in a village in the middle of Sweden. I have a house that I share with my twin girls (14) and my son (19). I have worked as a teacher for 22 years now. I love my job because I need to be creative and open minded. 

I'm really looking forward to being inspired by my team members and all of you who play along with us.


  1. Good to meet you all. Looking forward to the new blog starting up soon


  2. *waves* at everyone! Looking forward to the first challenge!

  3. So nice to meet all of you! This is going to be so much fun!

  4. Yay!!! Can't wait to see what y'all create!!!

  5. Loved reading each and every bio. Congratulations to all of you. I'm sorry I won't be able to play this challenge until August. My husband and I are about to enter a new season of our lives. We will be leaving Phoenix on Monday as parents and will return as GRANDPARENTS! I will be cheering you all on though. And be assured I will be leaving love for everyone. So go forth and create!!

    Hugs to all
    Susie ~

  6. Looking forward to seeing your creations :) :) :)

  7. YAY! Looking forward to seeing your blog develop :)

  8. Great to meet everyone! looking forward to the challenges!

  9. Just found out about this blog. I like any thing CAS. Congratulations to all the Design Team members and yay! for Tracey (wave!) Love the idea and cannot wait to play along :)

  10. I already knew you were a special lady from all of the kind and encouraging comments on my blog as well as so many others that I also visit. I just heard today about your new challenge and wanted to congratulate you and wish you well. I hope to participate and enjoy the ride with you!