Design Teams

Please meet the fabulous ladies of my design teams!!  I am absolutely thrilled to be working with the talented designers who have so kindly agreed to be on my teams!  -- Mitzi

Aurora DT

Donna Mundinger   Challenge Blog Coordinator

"Hi, I'm Donna Mundinger and I'm thrilled to be joining the Aurora Wings Design Team. I live with my hubby of 40 years in the East Bay of San Francisco and our two Pixie Bob kitties, Goliath and Jezebel.

I've been crafting since I was little, but seriously papercrafting since 2008, with the purchase of a Cricut. Since then, I've expanded my horizons and become head over heels in love with coloring with my Copics. I'm especially fond of the versatility of digi stamps and Mitzi's fabulous fantasy designs transport me to a world of whimsy and wonder. I love being a part of the crafting community and sharing ideas with the supportive people I've met through Design Teams, Forums, Blogging and Facebook Groups from all over the world."

Donna's blog

Projects by Donna

Gloria Steiger

"Creepy Glo, here!  I am so honored to be a part of this ridiculously talented team, here at Aurora Wings.

I fell in love with Mitzi's images as soon as I laid eyes on her Day of the Dead inspired artwork. I was completely hooked when I saw she was more than capable of creating creepy and cute, like her Zombie Kitty. 
Hooked, I tell ya!  

I like to create on the darker side of things, and that is where I am the most comfortable. Hallowe'en is my favorite season.Yes, I did say, season. It's more of a way of life for me than anything else.

So, what am I doing here, among all of these beautiful images and incredibly talented ladies?
Heck if I know, but I'm going to try and act like a grown up, and start coloring to the best of my abilities.  Fake it 'till ya make it, right?"

Cards by Glo

Debbie Pamment

"Hi everyone, my name is Debbie Pamment and I am over the moon excited to have been asked to join Mitzi's inaugural DT. I live in Melbourne, Australia and it's an AWESOME place to live...except to the excessive Summer heat and big hairy spiders (shudder) - I don't do heat or spiders very well - LOL.

My family are the loves of my life - I have 2 gorgeous kids - a 21 yo girl and a 15 yo boy - and I am grateful they let me disappear and 'play' in my craftroom because it makes me happy. They will wander in and have a chat at times but know from the sounds within when it's not a good time to visit  ;)

I have been crafting practically all my life and love most types of craft. My kids love fossicking in my craft room at school project time because I have so many odds and ends in there from all my different crafting adventures for them to use - it's like a treasure hunt. My hobby keeps me sane....most of the time :) "

Cards by Debbie

Laila van de Weijer 

"Hi! I'm Laila :) I am sooo spyched to get to create for Mitzi, with the inspirations of this superb team at my sides!
I live in the beautiful Norway, with my fiancee, and our crazy old cat. 

I've been creative and doodling for as long as I can remember, but my first blog-entry was in 2009 - then strictly 12x12" pages! My addiction has come in waves, first came the love for Promarkers, then Prismacolours, and about 1 year ago - Copic Sketch! They are now my most treasured medium. I fell in love with Mitzi's images about the same time as I bought my first Copics, and the love (read: addiction!) is ever growing!

Other than this, my passion is my garden. I have the luxury of a large garden, and I keep expanding my flowerbeds, and flower-genuses every year! I dont think I will ever stop it, and it gives me so much inspiration for colouring! 


Laila's blog

Karola Geiger
"Maybe some of you may already know me from the Aurora Wings Showcase Team.

I was so exited, when Mitzi asked me a few weeks ago, if I would change to the Challenge Team! Of course, I said “YES” – and here I am.

So, what’s to know about me? My Name is Karola, and together with my little family and our old cat, I live in a small village in Bavaria, Germany. I’m 32 years old, married for 6 years now, and mother of a 5 years old little princess, who loves fairytales, elves, unicorns and mermaids – and so do I.  Additionally to that, I also have a little “dark side” (maybe depending on my musical taste) – so no wonder that I absolutely love Mitzi’s artwork.

Crafting and drawing have been my favorite hobbies since my childhood, but then I started with my first attempts on cardmaking in September 2011 for a little balance between my part-time job as a dentist helper and my routine duties as a housewife and mother. First, I started coloring with a few watercolor pencils , and ordinary felt pens with water and a brush. Then, Christmas 2013, I got Spectrum Noir markers from my family for Christmas present, and since this time I fell in love with coloring with alcohol markers (during the last two years I also added some Copic Ciao markers to my stock).

I’m pleased as a Punch on accepting this new responsibility for me, and I hope, I may inspire you a little bit with my crafting examples."

Karola's blog

Silvia Sencaka
"Hello, my name is Silvia Sencaka.  I live in Indonesia with my husband and one cute daughter.

I have been into card and colouring since March 2014. In May 2014, I found Aurora Wings stamp, and have been lost into Mitzi's fantasy world since then.

It is an honour to become AW Showcase Blog designer and work among talented ladies. And... I love to play with Mitzi's new digi's before they are released to the public! It is fun to tease and make curious all AW fans lol. 

xoxo, Silvia"

Kevin McKrafty
"Hi, everyone. My name is Kevin, AKA Kevin McCrafty. I live with my wife and our 3 cats. I started crafting when I had to pack up working due to ill health. I started card making in 2007, and I have never looked back. I am delighted to be joining the team of Aurora Wings as I love all of Mitizi's images, which are always so much pleasure to colour. It does take me a bit longer to colour the images and create my cards as I only have one eye, But I wont let that stop me, I also paint and make salt dough figures and enjoy all things crafty."

Kevin's blog

Teresa Morgan
"Hello! I am Teresa and I live in Staffordshire, England with my partner, my daughter and her partner and our two cats! I have been crafting in one way or another for most of my life and started card-making around 12 years ago. I decided to start blogging a few years ago, and this led to me being invited onto a couple of design teams. 
I love to think outside of the box, and have fun trying out new products and techniques. I enjoy altered art, journaling, and mixed media, as well as card making, and I am thrilled to be joining the amazingly talented team here. I have been a huge fan of Mitzi's artwork since I first came across it - I love the intricacy and detail of her larger designs, and the wonderfully whimsical sprites!! 
When I am not covered in paint and glue, I love to get outside and enjoy the countryside. I am an avid photographer, always looking for interesting details or beautiful plants to photograph. 
I have made some wonderful friends on social media through my crafting, and it is lovely to be working alongside some of them in this team!"

Teresa's blog

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Stella DT

Julie Reed
"Hi everyone, my name is Julie and I live in the south east of the UK with my Hubby of 8 years and our little boy who is 7. 

I have been a part of the Aurora Wings team for the last two year on the Showcase blog and more recently I was delighted to join the new Team Stella.

I have been card making for many years, but only began my colouring journey in 2013, when I chanced upon one of Mitzi’s images coloured up by one of her design team members. I think it was a mermaid, I was mesmerized by the beauty and detail in Mitzi’s fantasy images and vowed that someday I wanted to be able to colour like that and maybe be on the DT and here I am, amongst such talented colorists, it really is a dream team to belong to."

Julie's blog

Marion Lones

"Hello, everyone!  My name is Marion Lones.  I live with my husband and two darling black cats in the Netherlands.  The black cats are sisters, and they are called Moppie and Droppie. The Aurora Wings images are one of my favorites to colour. They are so detailed, and it is always a pleasure to colour up one of them. Especially cat images are my favorite, but in general, animals are my favorite coloring subjects. I started making cards in 2000. Back then it was 3D. The coloring of images came afterwards. I love to colour with different mediums. Copics and pencils are my favorite mediums at the moment. Most days are filled with colouring, even though it is just a little bit of time I have, as it is so relaxing. Usually my creations are hand stitched and contain a little black cat somewhere. Making creations as a member of the Aurora Wings DT truly was a dream come true."

Marion's blog

Sara Pyper
 "Hey there!!  You want to know alittle about me?  Hmmm... I'm a mom of 2 beautiful little girls. My wonderful husband and I have been together for 10 years and married for 7.

I have been creating since I was a young teenager but only really got to be serious since my daughters were born. I work part time evenings so I can be home raising our daughters in the day time and creating beautiful things and make alittle spending money in the evenings to pay for the supplies to create the beautiful things! LOL

Hubby is crazy supportive of the new roles I have developed in the online crafting world and is always so proud of the things I create! I am so blessed to have him and little girls that squeal "Mommy its perfect!!" supporting me on my creative journey!

I am so thrilled to be on the Aurora Wings Design Team and I cannot believe she has allowed me to stay so long! I cannot wait to keep working with the amazing images for a very long time!!"

Sara's blog


 "Hello, everyone.  My name's Aurora Aurelia.  Prefer to be called RoRa.. because I thought my full name is too romantic for me lol.  I'm a freelance tour leader living in Jakarta Indonesia, one of the most beautiful tropical country in the world <3.  My hobby including enjoying art (music, dancing and drawing), history, archaeology, mythology and of course travelling.
I start to know paper crafting since 2013 started with scrapbooking.. then I focus in card making and colouring, sometimes also making altered and mixed media project.  At time being I use Copic mostly in my colouring, sometimes also using distress ink and coloured pencils, but since Copic is faster than the 2 other, I prefer Copic hahaha.

I felt in love with Mitzi's images .. specially the Orientals and gothic style ones (ou yaaa I loveee making dark, gothic and Halloween project fufufu).  They are soooo awesome. Sometimes I also felt a bit nervous that I will ruin the beauty of those gorgeous images, but as time goes I feel a bit more confident to colour them :D 

It is really an honour for me to be part of Mitzi' Stella team. I'm sooo excited to have fun with those gorgeous images as well as working with other talented ladies here.. thank you Mitzi *mwach* .. "

Myndi Fraser
 "Hi, everyone!  I'm Myndi, and I live in Alberta, Canada, with my husband, four of my five kids, and one Ragdoll cat.  I have lived all over the world, from Guam to Germany, and lots of places in between.  I served a few years in the U.S. Air Force, and worked for a construction company before having my last four children.  Now I am a SAHM and loving it.  It is the best job yet!

I taught myself how to crochet about 12 years ago, and after that I was addicted to anything crafty. I started making simple little cards for my family, and it has really grown into something that I just LOVE to do. Aurora Wings was one of the first digital stamp companies that I found when I started coloring with Copics a few years ago, and I fell in love with the beautiful images that Mitzi created. Now I am learning to color with pencils as well, and that is a time consuming challenge. I love the look of the final product though, so the hours of work that go into it are worth it.

I am so excited to be part of the Stella DT with these other uber-talented designers! I hope you are inspired by Mitzi's art, like I am, and by my AW creations as well. xx"

Myndi's blog

Ann-Marie Johansson
 "My name is Ann-Marie Johansson, but my blog is called Annemis.  This name is what my aunt called me since I was a toddler. I'm married to Magnus, and we've got 4 boys together. We live in the countryside in the south of Sweden. I've been crafting all my life with different things, knitting, crochet, embroidery, and pimping my photo albums (Didn't know that was called scrapbooking when I did For some years now, I've mostly colored and loved it. I think I have tested almost every single color medium there is, but for now, I mostly use Copics and pencils."

Ann-Marie's blog

Cristena Concialloni-Bagne
 " I am fiercely committed and passionate about letting all who 'think' they are not creative to achieve opening the creative door and unleash the knowledge that it is okay to copy, it is how we all learn to create and find our own style. After years of being in the transportation industry, everything from being a flight attendant to insurance underwriter for ocean freight, and years of being behind the scenes keeping buyers safe from fraudulent merchants as a fraud investigator for, the thought of a night or day of crafting is relaxing and a lot cheaper than a therapy session. Jobs such as the ones I've had in the past make the thought of mistakes actually fun! "There are no mistakes in stamping, it makes perfect opportunities for more great embellishments", this is coming from someone that thought the first Stampin' Up! Workshop she was invited to was a postage stamp party, and didn't know why she was even going in the first place. I started my love of crafting in Washington where I lived for 14 years. I now live in Southern California with my very supportive husband and 2 wonderful children."

Cristena's blog


Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a talented line up!

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you, Jennie!! I'm a lucky girl. *tears up*

Sheena Mckee said...

What a talented bunch

Aletha J. Williams said...

It looks like you have picked a very talented team. Congratulations to all of you! Have fun!

Cumbrianlass said...

Wow so many talented girls congratulations to all of them xxx

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Aren't they? :D I'm so excited to be working with them. Thank you for stopping by today, Sheena!

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Aww, thank you, Aletha. :D We will!! Thank you so much for following! *hugs* Mitzi

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you for stopping by today in support of my blog and team, Janet! *hugs*

Linda Simpson said...

Talented design team and looking forward to seeing the blog go from strength to strength.

Linda xxxx

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you for your kind words of support, Linda! *hugs* Mitzi

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

congrats and good luck on your new venture - as if you'll need it with this very talented bunch of girls behind you xxx

Catz said...

Congrats Mitzi and the lovely women on the DT, great lineup here! All very talented! :)

CaroleAnn said...

Congrats and good luck to this great adventure! A great group of talented and inspiring artists! I can't wait to see what you all design! So much fun awaits us all. Looking forward to the Challenge Blog!! Hugs

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you so much, Helen!! *hugs* Mitzi

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you so much, Catz!! *hugs* Mitzi

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement, CaroleAnn! Most appreciated. *hugs* Mitzi

Sharman said...

EXCELLENT choices Mitzi. They are going to be such a talented group of ladies for you and for us. So happy that you are doing this and so happy that you have an awesome bunch of gils and so happy that we will be seeing a ton of gorgeous cards on here.. Happy Happy Happy!!!!!!

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Aww, thank you so much for your support, Sharman!! *hugs* Mitzi

Emma Johnson said...

what a fabulous line up! Such a talented bunch of ladies :)

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Aren't they? :D I'm so thrilled to have them on my team!

Katya said...

Congratulations ladies. Can't wait to see your awesome work with these beautiful stamps.

charlene said...

Wow what a great group of talented ladies can't wait for this to get going and see all fo the beautiful creations!

Sandy West said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful group of Ladies you have chosen Mitzi. Can't wait to see all the lovely creations, Congratulations for the future and if you should need more DT's in the future please don't forget me - humble as I am..
Hugs and big warm smiles xxx

Lynsey McCord said...

I have just recently discovered your stamps and just love, love, love looking at all the DT's, also always get such positive remarks on fb. Thank you for making me so welcome