Friday, September 12, 2014

Announcing the New AEI♥U Challenge Team!



Hello Friends!!


We are so excited to introduce you to the new crew of amazingly talented ladies that have agreed to create projects in response to our upcoming AEI♥U challenges, and I know they will inspire and amaze you!


Lorraine Marasigan
Created By Lorraine

My love for paper and crafting began when my sister took me to a rubber stamp convention over 20 years ago.  Since then I’ve explored the arts of cardmaking, scrapbooking, blogging, and most recently party planning.  Originally from northern California, I now call NYC home.  I work part-time in philanthropy supporting arts and social justice organizations across the country and part-time at a local chocolate shop serving up tasty sweets.  In my spare time, I make, bake, and create all sorts of things from my home in Brooklyn, NY...and my goal is to make sure that love and good wishes go into everything I do.


Heather Hoffman
Houses Built of Cards

My name is Heather, and I blog over at Houses Built of Cards. I have been married for 14 years to the man of my dreams, and have two sweet daughters age 11 and almost 10 that I homeschool. I absolutely LOVE making cards – and also enjoy scrapbooking memories of my family. I lived my entire life up until about two years in Northwestern Washington State, and now live in a very small town in Wyoming – although that is about to change. We don’t know exactly when or where we are moving yet, but are sure it will be another great adventure! If you aren’t familiar with my blog name, then let me explain a little! When I started card making, I quickly found that I was making WAY more cards than I could possibly use. Thanks in part to my young daughters and something they both cared deeply for, I decided to direct all the proceeds from the sales of my cards to the building of houses for widows and their children in Burundi, Africa, through a ministry called Sister Connection. Building one house is amazingly just $600!!! I just finished the money portion of my 5th house, and am continuing to work toward a 6th. If you are interested, you can read more about that HERE.

I am super excited to be joining the AEI♥U Challenge team! Starting with the very first time I tried them, I have never failed to be impressed with the incredible quality and perfectly crisp and clear images I get – not to mention the beautiful images, sentiments, and designs!


Lindsay Amrhein
Note to Self

Hi!  My name is Lindsay Amrhein, and you might have seen me around.  I adore making cards, and sharing them on my blog, Note To Self, for going on over 4 years now!  I enjoy many other things besides, like biking, camping, cooking, and soon, farm living!  I am the proud mom of two boys, Jonathan and Dallas, who have an endless daily reserve of energy.  I am wife to the most patient, and loving man a woman could ask for.  I am so glad I am able to provide inspiration for you on the AEI♥U Challenge blog!


This group of adorable designers will be sharing their first AEI♥U Challenge projects with you starting on October 1st!  So hold on to your hats, ladies – you’re about to have a great time with them!!  We still have one more challenge with the current team – woohoo!!  And there’s still time to play along with our current AEI♥U Challenge – you can find all of the challenge details and the link up tool HERE.  We’d love for you to come play!! Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Congrats and welcome to the team, Lorraine, Heather and Lindsay! So happy for all of you!

  2. What a lineup! Loved the last DT and will surely love the next!