Without further ado, in alphabetical order, here is the Obsessed with Scrapbooking Design Dream Team:
I am Susan Edwards, wife, mother, artist, and scrapbooker. I have been married to a wonderful man for 30 years and we have three grown/college age children. I have always found creating art to be fulfilling and relaxing, and for me scrapbooking is an archival form of art. I am an avid collector of Cricut machines, cartridges, and tools, as well as cardstock and embellishments. I am a huge fan of Cricut Design Studio and the endless possibilities for creating designs to cut with my Cricut machines. When not in my scrap room, I also enjoy decorating, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Susan's blog is called Busy with the Cricky!
My name is Nadia Herbst-McConnell. I am a paper crafter whose first love is fabrics! I have a degree in art with a concentration in fiber from the University of Louisville. I worked for nearly 18 years managing, teaching, selling, sewing, and doing visual merchandising for a huge, three-floor, family-owned fabric store. For a time, I created juried art dolls that sold in galleries with the "Kentucky Crafted" certification. I have been working for the past 12 years with my entrepreneur husband (who is also my best friend) on our businesses. I am the mommy to a brilliant, artistic, beautiful, and hilarious little girl.
Until recently, my Cricut and work with paper have largely been for package decoration or simple cards. It is only in the past year or so that I realized I could really diverge from the art on the cartridges to get the image I wanted. I do so primarily by manually cutting away or adding to the paper die cut form. Each project that I complete helps me to learn a bit more. By adding detail, even when not altered and simply cut as rendered, the scene is so much more interesting to me.
My primary interest in using my Cricut is to have fun! I get the biggest kick out of creating little vignettes, and have so enjoyed the reaction from other Cricut enthusiasts! The ease and speed of using die cut forms keeps it fun for me!I like to challenge myself to learn as I do projects and I have been having a great time with my Yudu! My favorite kinds of projects involve whimsical vignettes and gift sets where I can combine paper crafting, silk screening, cooking, and other hand-crafts!I am so excited to be a part of the Obsessed with Scrapbooking Design Team!
Nadia's blog is called With Glittering Eyes!
Hi, I'm Christina Thomas from Creations with Christina (www.creationswithchristina.com) I've been paper crafting for many years and I love sharing my ideas, insights and tips through my website. From simple cards to videos with step by step instructions. I started scrapbooking when I married my husband Scott and fell more in love with anything paper related when I purchased my baby bug (AKA Original Cricut) a few years ago. I have one amazing son Ethan and work full time as Head of Circulation at the Scranton Public Library.
Christina's blog is called Creations with Christina!
Hey ya'll! I am Shirley Thompson, also known as okieladybug. I now answer to my real name or "okie" without even a second thought. I have one gorgeous daughter who is 19 and she is the light of my life. When I am not paper crafting I work full time as a Mental Health Therapist and tell my clients it is important to have hobbies for achieving and maintaining happiness. I have accumulated a number of hobbies over the years but nothing has come close to my love of papercrafting and the Cricut! It's hard to believe how a little machine can change your life. Not only does papercrafting have my mind racing constantly about new projects but it has blessed me with making numerous friendships that I cherish. I am honored to have Joy ask me to be a member of her Design Team and look forward to sharing projects with you over the next few months.
Shirley's blog is called Okieladybug's Scrap 'n More!
I can't wait to start featuring their projects! Please give them a warm welcome!
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