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 three boys & one girl with a wonderful DH of 19 years. I love spending time in the great outdoors with my family, reading a good book and doing creative things like photography, card making and scrapbooking! When all is quiet in the house, I usually find myself in my craft room with inky fingers. 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 can't wait to see all the wonderful CAS creations in the weeks ahead!

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!

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.

I am so excited to be joining the CASology team as it was through playing in their challenges and their amazing cards that I discovered my love for Clean & Simple design. I am a South African, married to a wonderful Mauritian gentleman, an empty nester of 3 adult children, and live on the small island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.  I started stamping over 20 years ago but it was when the internet, blogging and on-line challenges took off with the all wonderful sources of inspiration and teaching that I started to hone my style and design. I love playing with different techniques from distressing & watercoloring to layering stamps and resist embossing. So I enjoy the challenge of keeping it CAS while incorporating some kind of technique. Looking forward to sharing my joy of inks, stamp and paper.

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!

Joyce Mehrberg

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.  

Judy Marino

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.


  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!


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