The Lifeguards

Amanda Frankel - Our Crafty Playdate

 Welcome!  I am a life-long crafter of all kinds - loving paper, fabric, fibers etc.  I am also a mother (to four crazy kids), and lucky to be married to my best friend.  We live near Chicago, and I have a day job in advertising, so low-stress is speaking my language!   I am excited to be a small part of a team with such fun and creative people, who all are just as busy as I am, and I am excited to help share the inspiration that keeps us creative types up all night!  You can see my relatively regular posts on my personal blog: Our Crafty Playdate

Leslie Mahon - Ink, Paper, Scissors-Stamp!
My name is Leslie Mahon and creating in my 'Lady Cave' is my passion...especially when I'm with friends!  I reside in Jackson, NJ, home of the best beefsteak tomatoes!  I am so blessed to be married to a wonderful man who thinks I am 'all that and a bag of chips', have two incredible children of my own and three wonderful step-children.  Oh, and let's not forget to mention Ruby, the best dog in the world!  When I am not crafting, reading, cooking or riding my motorcycle, I am a special education teacher to a bunch of second graders.  I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful team of ladies who share the same love of crafting as me, and I look forward to sharing that love with you!  
Please visit me at Ink, Paper, Scissors-Stamp!

Diane Ison - Teach To Stamp
My name is Diane Ison.  I live near Vancouver, BC (yes, that's in Canada!) with  my husband and our three children.  I love to papercraft as a way to tap into my creativity and unwind.  During the day I am a Kindergarten and Special Education teacher.  Many evenings you'll find me stamping with other women who need a space to access their creative side, we often refer to these evenings as stamp therapy!  When I'm not working, crafting, or hanging out with my family I can be found reading, testing a new recipe, or learning something new.  I am honoured to be a part of the design team with these amazing women, and I can't wait to see what we, and you, create in the upcoming challenges!
Check out my blog: Teach To Stamp

Laura Haffke-
Hello!  I am Laura, a wife, a mother of 2 sons & 2 wonderful daughter in laws, & "Grammy" to 2 grandchildren that have stolen my heart! I've always loved being creative and have a passion for crafts & hobbies of all kinds.  It must be in my blood because I have 3 very talented sisters that love crafting too.  Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator has fueled my stamping & punch art addiction!  I've gotten by for a long time telling my husband it was my "therapy" and cheaper than "therapy"!  If he only knew! I am happy to be on a design team with Amanda & her swim team!   We hope to inspire you to join us on our challenges and in return, inspire us! Please visit our blogs and let us know you stopped by!

Helen- Blue Dahlia Designs
My name is Helen Burnley and I live in Spring City, PA.  I am married and have two grown children.  Our daughter is a nurse and is married to an executive chef in Brooklyn, NY.  Our son holds a degree in Building Construction and Design and works for my husband in our stair contracting business. I am a Client Manager for the power industry, but I stamp every opportunity I can.  Paper crafting is my passion!  I joined Stampin' Up! five years ago and can't say enough about the company or its product.  Best of all, I have met the most wonderful, talented and sweetest friends through stamping.  Nothing measures up to that!  I love sharing my gift and cherish the inspiration I get from my dearest friends!