Please help us welcome back a few previous design team members as well as saying hello to our newest team members! Our new term begins on September 1st. Be sure to bookmark their blogs and social media links because they will have many fun and creative projects to share with you in the coming months!
Maria Russell – (Returning Full Time Designer)
I am married to an amazing husband, with two beautiful and talented kids.
I am an interior designer by trade but I love to craft. I ventured into paper crafting (and stamping) 2 years ago and got immediately hooked.
I love making cards but I also love creating 3D projects and scrapbooking.
- Blog: Maria Russell Designs
- YouTube: Maria Russell
- Facebook: Maria Russell Designs
- Instagram: Maria Russell
Mona Leonard (Returning Full Time Designer)
I am a mother of two grown boys. I have always loved crafting, as long as I can remember. I love spending all my spare time in my craft room (my little heaven) There are not many crafts that I haven’t tried. I love doing anything with my hands.
Art journaling and card making is my new favourite at this time. I also love making new crafty friends and learning new techniques.
Taniesa Vlasak (Returning Part Time Designer)
Hi! My name is Taniesa Vlasak and I have been paper crafting since I was a little girl. What began as a sticker, stamp, and stationery obsession at just 7 years old grew into a love of scrapbooking, art journaling, card making and other paper crafting fun! There is nothing like playing with new art supplies and I get so excited now as I did back then.We have recently moved from California to Washington state and with the wetter weather outside is the perfect excuse for more crafty time inside!
I am incredibly blessed to be designing for Kat Scrappiness!
Cheryl Becker (Returning Full Time Designer)
Hello. I was born and raised in western Michigan and now live in Ohio. Growing up, my parents owned a flower shop. I worked there till after I graduated high school and moved away. I continued in the floral industry until we started a family. I Guess you’d say my crafting ability and style came from years in that industry.
I am married to a wonderful man and we have three children. Two are married and we love their spouses as our own! We have three grand daughters and one grand son, all under 5! I have been the care giver to three of them so their mommies can work. At present, I’m caring for my 5 year old grandson and 6 month old grand daughter. I am beyond blessed!
As far as crafting goes I’d say my style strengths would be in an eye for color and in florals, obviously from floral designing background. I enjoy playing around with techniques and trying new things. My cards probably tend to be more on the simple side. Not a lot of fuss, keeping pretty much a single focal image and a sentiment. However, I do very much love stamping out my own background papers. I’d say for me, when I wanna relax, I head into my craft room and get out my toys!
Angeline Choo (Returning Full Time Designer)
Hi! I’m Angeline. Just a few years ago, I knew absolutely nothing about crafting. And so fate has it that I wanted to make an album and bought my first scrapbook mini album kit. Soon, I was buying tons of scrappy stuff, watching countless crafty videos and reading lots of craft magazines! Now, I love making cards, mini albums, having fun in my planner and trying out new things.
Jess Gerstner (New Part Time Designer)
My name is Jess, aka JessCrafts. I have been paper crafting for about 15 years. I love my day job as an elementary school teacher, but I also love teaching people crafting. I regularly share crafting tutorials on my JessCrafts YouTube channel. My style is clean and cute. I love bright colors, rainbows, and playing with new techniques. I can’t wait to share fun tutorials featuring Kat Scrappiness products!
- Blog: https://jesscraftsblog.blogspot.com/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jesmoyer
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jess.crafts/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShopJessCrafts
Erica Fields (New Full Time Designer)
Hello Crafters! My name is Erica Fields, but many of you know me as Scrapdiva29 on YouTube. I have been crafting for over 15 years! I started in high school not even realizing that I had a passion for scrapbooking and photography. My love for paper crafting has grown over the years.
I am a stay at home mom to four beautiful children! Ages 16, 13, 12, 12 yes twins! 🙂 I have been happily married for 15 years to husband who supports my crafting addiction.
I especially enjoy creating scrapbooks, flip books, handmade cards, DIY embellishments, & HAPPY MAIL for friends. I love to share what I create on my YouTube channel and I love to share my passion of paper crafting with others. Inspiring you to create and play with all your supplies!
Carly Pool (New Full Time Designer)
My name is Carly. I am a mother of five. We have four daughters and one adopted son. I have been married to my husband for 7.5 years and together for 9 years.
I have been crafting since I was 5. I used to spend every summer working to save money for crafts. I mowed lawns, babysat, and watched animals. My family would visit Oregon every August, where I would spend my hard-earned money on stationary sets and beads. Crafts have always been a part of heart and will always be.
When I’m not crafting I am a re-modeler and home decorator. I work 40 hours a week with my hubby and then squeeze in as many crafty hours as I can. I am from California and have lived between there and Washington my whole life! Its time now, for new adventures
- Blog: http://bygodsgracecards.blogspot.com
- Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/carly.phillips80
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/carly.phillips80
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/carlyphillips
- Facebook page for by Gods Grace Cards: www.facebook.com/bygodsgracecards
Hannah Rubenstahl (New Full Time Designer)
Hannah Rubenstahl, crafter at Fanciful Spaces, is mother to a lovely 5-year-old girl and wife to an amazingly supportive husband. She is a life-long crafter who has recently begun to focus on, and hone her talents, in the world of card crafting. Using the skills she learned as a scenic artist, and in her formal education in technical theater, she comes to the world of paper crafting with unique experience and perspective. When not crafting or playing Paw
Patrol with her daughter, she can frequently be found playing board games and watching Star Trek. Captain James Tiberius Kirk is her future husband.
- Blog: Fanciful Spaces
- Instagram: Fanciful Spaces
- You Tube: Fanciful Spaces
- Facebook: FancifulSpaces
- Pinterest: Fanciful Spaces
Heidi Randazzo (New Full Time Designer)
My love of papercrafting began over 10 years ago creating scrapbooks for birthdays and fun events. Then, one day, I picked up a cardmaking magazine and fell in love With all the creative options stamps and dies had to offer. I find inspiration for my cards in all kinds of interesting places and I’m so excited to be a part of the
Kat Scrappiness design team!
- Blog: Blue Scallop Creations
- Instagram: Blue Scallop Creations
- Facebook: Blue Scallop Creations
- YouTube: Blue Scallop Creations
- Pinterest: Blue Scallop Creations
Christie Riley – (New Full Time Designer)
I’ve been stamping/paper crafting since I was a child. For the last 11 years, I was an attorney. I’m now so excited to be a stay at home mom to my 1 year old and my 4 year old. Aside from being a mommy, crafting is my full time job. I love to make cards using all sorts of mediums (copic coloring, water coloring, pencil coloring, etc.) I also make mini albums as well.
Deb Rauch – (Design Team Manager)
Hi! I’m Deb Rauch. I am a retired nurse, mother of two grown boys, and have been married to my best friend for 33 years.
My grand mom taught me to sew when I was 8 years old on her old treadle sewing machine. Throughout the years, I’ve continued to sew and got into other types of crafting.
About 15 years ago, I got hooked on scrapbooking, and about two years ago cardmaking.