Alex Bleicher - punch-crazy
Alberta, CA
What a wonderful surprise it was when Lydia contacted me with an invitation to be a part of the SCS Dirty Dozen Design Team!
Honestly, she caught me a little of guard and it took a few minutes to sink in. I feel so very honoured to be part of this wonderful group of creative minds.

I live in Alberta, Canada with my husband of 26 years and our three grown (almost, the youngest is 16) kids. Although I work full time I always try to put aside a few hours every week to get creative in my little craft corner. I am an avid crafter and have been for pretty much all of my life. I dabble a little in everything from knitting and sewing to recycled crafts; but my favourite will always be paper crafting, especially punch art.

I discovered scrapbooking and punches when I was expecting my second child, almost 19 years ago, and fell in love with the hobby at first glance.
So much so that I have collected around 700 punches and cannot seem to part with any of them.

Although it has been a few years, I have taught many scrapbooking, paper crafting and punch art classes in the past at local stores as well as at large crafting conventions.
More recently I started my own blog where I share many of my creations along with instructions for my my punch art designs:

I came across SCS a few years ago while browsing online for some new stamping techniques.
I was very impressed with the wide range of tutorials as well as the friendly atmosphere in the forums that I decided to stick around.
It is now pretty much a daily activity for me to stop by SCS and check what wonderful things everyone has been creating and sharing.

I very much look forward to the next 6 months and hope I won't disappoint.