Design Team Bios & Intro

Design Team Introductions…
Last week I announced the new Crafty Card Gallery Design Team, and now I want to help you to gt to know them all.  I’ve been very impressed with how nice  and helpful and talented they all are, just in the past week.  I look forward to this experience!

Sean Fetterman

Is a member of the StampTV Cast and Crew as a StampTV Moderator. 
Sean has been stamping and making cards for three years.  In addition to
stamping, Sean is a contributor to several publications, designs for
various card making projects and sites.  Sean is the operator of Card
Crafty Club.  You can find Card Crafty Club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CardMakingMN  .
You can contact Sean through:
Blog at at: http://cardcraftyclub.blogspot.com/
StampTV at: http://stamptv.ning.com/profile/SeanFetterman

Regina Hardy
Hi, I’m Regina Hardy and currently live in St. Louis, MO, with my
husband and 3 dogs. My passion is card making, which I have been doing
for about 1-1/2 years. I’ve been selling my cards for about a year. I
recently became the proud owner of a Cameo Silhouette which is now my
favorite crafting tool at the moment. You can contact me through the
following ways:
blog: http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/wannabcrafty (Cards By Regina page on Facebook)

Rachelle Larsen
Hi! My name is Rachelle Larsen, I am a homeschooling Mom and
Homemaker. My family and I live in North Idaho. I love to do other
crafts as well , love making baby afghans and knitting scarves. I have
been scrapbooking for about 16 years but, I love card making and I have
been doing that for at least 5 years or more. I have my own greeting
card business that I started and have a blog online for that. I don’t
think I really have a favorite technique but a few of my favorite tools
are my Cricut and my ATG Gun, I love my cuttlebug too.
Blog: http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/

Susan Bermudez
I work for a mortgage lender by day and am a papercrafter by night.
It all started with my reading blog 5 years ago and it has transformed
into anything paper related. My good friend taught me about stamping 7
years ago and then scrapbooking right after. They say they have created a
monster! I am the proud owner of a Cricut Expressions, Pazzles
Inspiration and now a Cameo Silhouette. I primarily make cards (for
business and pleasure) but do some pages as well. I am also a Creative
Memories Independant Consultant and love to share new things with
everyone. My favorite technique is anything involving different card
folds and lots of BLING! Favorite tools would be CM Frosted Segments
tape runner and border maker system. You can contact me through the
following ways:
Blog: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
CM Website: http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/susanbermudez/
Happy Scrappin’

Tonya Wilson
I work full-time at a major insurance company. I have the most
wonderful boyfriend, Greg, who is very supportive of my creative habit. I
have one son, Zach, who is 23 years old and I’m very proud of. Also I’m
also “owned” by eight cats…all outside I might add.
Ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon, I have been creating. I
have won various awards for drawing, from elementary school and into
college.
I went to Chattanooga State Technical Community College on a Art
scholarship with an Associate’s degree in Commercial Art and I designed
for Vintage Heartfelt Designs DT from June 2011-December 2011.
I discovered scrapbooking 15 years ago which evolved into paper
crafts which lead to altering/up cycling found objects. I love to learn
and share ideas with people. I have met a wide assortment of folks
through doing swaps like Papercrafts Magazine, Swap-bot, Facebook, and
through different individuals’ blogs. My style is shabby chic with
vintage and a little bit of whimsy thrown in for good measure.
Blog: http://creativeaddictiontopaper.blogspot.com

Shawnee Penkacik
I am a wife, mom, and college student. I live in the beautiful state
of Arizona. I started crafting when watching QVC’s scrapbooking shows.
My hubby bought me a Cricut in 2009. I was immediately hooked. I
primarily make cards. But love to do layouts and home decor projects. I
own a baby Cricut, E2, Imagine, Fiskars Fuse, and Cuttlebug. I love to
share new ideas and encourage others. Besides crafting, I design
websites, love to take photos, and homeschool my kids. My favorite
technique is fun fold cards. I also love to keep things simple as being a
mom of ten I don’t have a lot of time. I love my ATG gun and my Tim
Holtz Distress Ink.
You can reach me at
Blog: http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Beth McGee
Hi, I’m Beth and together with my daughter, Emily we are a Christian
Mother & Daughter team. We live in sunny Arizona which we now call
home after relocating from the Midwest almost 8-yrs ago.
I am a former Social Worker and Reading Specialist. I currently enjoy
watching my kids learn and grow before my eyes on an everyday basis,
as I homeschool them.
We enjoy crafting but especially making cards. I actually purchased a
Sizzix back in 2003 when we lived in the Midwest to help with school
PTA projects. In addition, to our Cricut we have a Big Shot & a
pro-laminator. We find we use our Cricut & ATG gun frequently during
our crafting.
We started blogging the beginning of the year and quickly
participated in our first blog hop. We’ve enjoyed hopping on blog hops
but most of all we enjoy spending time together! ツ
Blog: motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com

Madeleen Field
I’m Madeleen and I am so excited about being on the Crafty Card
Gallery DT! I’m really looking forward to working with the rest of the
team. I’m an elementary school teacher but mainly do subbing at the
moment. The rest of the time I work as a Home Executive (SAHM). I’ve
been married to my hubby for 19 years and we have one teenaged boy (AKA
The Kid or The Teenager – LOL). I was born and grew up in sunny South
Africa, but 12 years ago our little family made the move to the Land of
the Long White Cloud – New Zealand. I’ve always enjoyed creating with
pencils and paper and love doing art with children. I enjoy scrapbooking
and card making, stamping away my time! If I’m not in my craft room,
you’ll find me with my Kindle in a sunny spot somewhere!
Blog: http://madeleenscraftcorner.blogspot.co.nz/

Melissa Pinter
Hey there,
My name is Melissa Pinter and I currently live in Cortland, Ohio. I
am Married and have two beautiful children, Ethan 2 1/2 and Haley 9 and
we also have  a dog named breezy . I am a Home Maker!!!  How I started
in scrapbooking was when my son Ethan was 8  months old and needed a
liver transplant.  I couldn’t work and take care of him so, my husband
worked and  I lived at the Ronald mcdonald House in Cinncinatti for
almost 2 years ( Ethan did recieve his liver at 15 months old) and so to
pass the time by  my husband bought me a Cricut Expression. The best
gift ever! Now soon to be a  cameo “Winking”. I have been doing
Scrapbooking and Mix Media Art for over a year and a half! I love
meeting new crafters and seeing all different styles! I am so very
excited to be part of this TEAM! My dream is to one day be able to sell
my crafts, and be in magazines! I was in the HomeSpun magazine.  I am
part of a lot of swap groups and I am a splitcoaststamper  member!  I
was an Admin for Stamp N Plus Design Team  and I am currently on
CreativeKuts Design Team! I am very outgoing and I have a sence of
humor! I can not spell worth squat lol… so I am just for warning you
all! Well  this is my story and I am sticking to it! ;0)
Contact info:
http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com

Cheryl Wright
I’m Cheryl and I live in Melbourne, Australia.
I’ve been card making for about eleven years, and where possible,
prefer to start from scratch. Where possible, I make my own
embellishments instead of buying them. I get a lot of satisfaction out
of it.
I am a creative at heart, and over the years, have enjoyed many
creative activities such as playing guitar, drawing, painting, web
design etc. My “day job” is writer/author. I write novels, short
stories, and non-fiction books, as well as writing for magazines. I am a
wife, mother to two adult offspring, and grandmother to six.
I do sell my cards from time to time, but mostly make cards for
friends and family. Along with a group of other card makers, I donate
cards to a local oncology ward for patients to give to friends who have
helped them through their illness.
http://ideasforcardmaking.net/

Nancy Leppek
I’m Nancy I live in sunny Bradenton, Florida.  I am an avid
stamper/scrapbooker.  I love to make scrapbbooks, but for the past 3
years am hooked on stamping and can’t stop! I even find myself dreaming
about card ideas and layouts in my sleep!  Having a finished product so
quickly is so very rewarding! I have been married to my awesome hubby
David since 1992 and have one Fantabulous son named Ty (19) who is a
sophomore at FSU. GO NOLES!  My hubby and I both work in the school
system and enjoy having the same time off together.  Other than living
in my studio or on Pinterest 24/7…. I enjoy reading, shopping, and
baking. My favorite things to use when I am being creative is my
Cuttlebug and my Cricut! So looking forward to working with this
amazing group!
Contact info:http://scrapperatheart.com

Suzanne Roseberry
Hi, I am a mom, wife, teacher and scrapbooker. I have been married
to my high school sweetheart for over 20 years. We have two boys, ages 9
and 11. One is a year around baseball player, and one is an ice
hockey player for the Jr. San Jose Sharks. I am at the ice rink about
20 hours a week. My husband takes over baseball duty. We also have a
wild Chocolate Lab who is also a boy – so, I am the only girl in the
house. I have been a teacher since 1994. I have also been rubber
stamping and scrapbooking for 25 years. It is my creative outlet, and
my escape from our every day craziness. I scrapbook every single day,
even if it is just for a little bit. Beside scrapbooking, I am also in
love with coffee, shoes, nailpolish, candles, chocolate and movies. My
sons are the highlight of my life. We were all born in San Jose, CA.
Now we call Gilroy, CA our home. It is the garlic capital of the world
– and smells like it, too. It is a nice little farming town. I am
super excited to be a part of this group!!! My blog is www.zannieberry.blogspot.com . (sroseberry@ymail.com) Looking forward to creating with all of you!!
http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.com/

Lori Hygrell McAree  
Hi,
I’m Lori and live in a very close suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. By
day I am a scheduler for a large medical provider primarily in the
southern part of the cities. In the evenings
I enjoy card making, moderator work on Stamp TV and volunteer work on
Splitcoast Stampers. Like many, I have been creative in one way or
another for as long as I can remember. I started out scrapbooking about
10 years ago or so and really enjoyed it. A couple of years later while
at work I saw a handmade card and the rest as they say, is history!! My
style has changed over the years and I primarily make CAS type cards
and love my Copics!! I have been married to my wonderful and very
supportive husband for over 19 years. Together we have 5 children and a
granddaughter. My other hobbies include NASCAR racing and
cross-stitching. I’m excited to be a part of this group and creating
with everyone!!!
http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com
Thia Gielow
Hello
fellow crafters! I am currently a stay at home mom after working 15
years in the grocery business and 10 years for the local school district
in intensive behavior intervention for children with autism. I took two
years of art class in high school, thanks to my 2nd year Spanish
teacher who made me promise that I would get out of Spanish if he gave
me a C (he had me do artsy extra credit so I could pass). My card making
started 10 years ago when I had decided to help my brother’s soon to be
wife make her wedding invites. A few months after that, I was making my
own wedding invitations! Then years later came the birth announcements,
scrapbooks, and bday party invites. I got into stamping too. Then I
started making other types of cards. One day, I ran into an old friend
from High School and we started chatting about things we were into.
Turns out she started a card business and talked me into starting Blue
Moon Creation. (I was pregnant at the time I decided to go for it…so
who knows what I was thinking?!) That was exactly 2 years ago, and I’m
still trying to get my business started! Even more so now that I quit my
day job to be a stay at home mom! I love my Cricuts (yes, I have
two…my first one was the original cricut given to me by my brother and
his now ex-wife, as they prepared for their divorce. I loved it so much
that I had to upgrade to an Expression!) My other favorite tools are my
Gypsy, Cuttlebug, TOMBO glue (green caps), and Peachy Keen Stamps. If
I’m not crafting, I’m hanging out with my family (5 year old son, 16
month old daughter, hubby of 9 years). I love going to Disneyland, we
are pass holders. I love watching Dr. Who, Days of Our Lives, Big
Brother, and any Disney shows. I have 2 cats, fish, and a frog (that
doesn’t ribbit, she peeps like a chicken). I love growing edible stuff
in my garden. At church my hubby and I are the A/V crew. I am the V part
of the crew and we get called upon to work weddings. Doing video is fun
but stressful. Okay, enough of this novel…I’m sure I’ve bored you all
enough by now! I look forward to getting to know all of you! I’m so
excited to be on this team…here’s to a great time! Cheers!
http://bluemooncreationbythia.blogspot.com
 

Denise  Ruck
My name is Dee. I live in New Jersey with a wonderful husband that many
woman would love to have call their own. Well after our first date for
breakfast we haven’t been apart since. We got married 15 months later
and in October we will celebrate our 12th anniversary. I ended up being
out of work in 2008 and have not worked since.  I found a
postcard as an ornament in a very high end florist near me which was a
disgrace. It was a vintage santa photo sprinkled with diamond dust over
the santa and multi colored glitter glue around the edges. I saw that photo and knew that
I could do that and make it much better and in perfect condition and
that is it. This has been my journey to creating vintage one of a kind
greeting cards.  I can’t wait to get started. 
http://rosepetalsvintagedesigns2.blogspot.com/

Berni Cuttino
Hi, I am Bernardine Cuttino, kindly called me BERNI. I lived in

Santa Clarita, CA, USA, 40 miles North of Los Angeles. I guess
you could
say, it is the High Desert, weather is triple digi’s in the Summer
and cold
in the winter. In fact, there is snow on the mountains
in the winter, very pretty.
Now if you go South towards the
water, there is the beach. You have the best
of both
worlds.
I am recently retired and single. I retired from Princess Cruises, the
cruise line.
I have traveled the world and visited all seven continents. My
favorite place in the
world is Italy. I also worked in the Motion Picture
Industry for twenty years. I
have worked with many actors and
actresess, producers. I casted Star Trek the
next generations, TV show.
I begun scrap booking and went into card making when I retired. I love
to
create and experiment with different techniques; and enjoy gardening. I
am
involved in the Women ministry at church. Living the life of
the retiree.
Always looking for inspiration and ready for a challenge. 
http://berni46.blogspot.com/

Zenita Smith
Hi my name is Zenita also known as ScrappinwithZ, I’m from Southeast
Missouri and I’m addicted to papercrafting!! Yep that describes me and
no i don’t want a 12 step program. I’ve been scrapbooking forever!!
About five years ago I made my first cards for my grandmother’s
Christmas present and I’ve been hooked on cards ever since. I’ve been
married to my husband for almost 29 years and have 4 sons Chris, Jackie,
William and Kyle, two daughter in laws Kirsten and Marife, and the
light of my life a granddaughter Mackenzie Grace!! These loved ones give
me plenty to scrapbook and photograph. I’m on three design teams and
participate in about three blog hops monthly and try to get out of my
comfort zone when making cards. My passion in the last few years has
been Copics and I have been Intermediate Certified!! (I know plenty of
my friends say I have been certified way before I knew what a Copic
was….lol.) I hope to create some great and awesome cards during my
time with Crafty Card Gallery DT and make many new friends. You can see
more of my work at http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

Christina Sedor
Hi, I’m Christina.
I’ve been creating greeting cards and other crafts for about 17 years and absolutely love it.
During this time, I design cards for challenges at scrapbooker’s paradise and other contests as well.
My art studio is my escape, it’s the only room covered in glitter. Sometimes my cat will lay near me.
Visit my blog – www.princess06workshop.blogspot.com for inspiration.

 

Over the next few months you’ll be seeing a lot more of these talented designers.  This month, I’ll be posting the card they make in the “What’s on your desk” challenge.

And since a post isn’t complete, here’s a card I made (since you’ll be seeing less of them in the future)…