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Meet the Kat Scrappiness Design Team!

Updated:  08/01/2019

We are so pleased to introduce you to our team of talented, creative designers who are working here at Kat Scrappiness. Our team members are excited and ready to bring you inspiration, tips, and tutorials on how to use the Kat Scrappiness line of products, as well as some of your favorite brands of products we carry in the store.    We also have an exciting line of guest designers scheduled for this year as well so stay tuned for more information regarding that!

If you would like to apply for a spot as a guest designer click here.


 

Martha Lucia Gomez

martha lucia gomez

Martha Lucia Gomez. I was born in Colombia, but I live in Miami, USA. My first language is Spanish, which is why my blog is sometimes written in Spanish; but don’t worry, I have a translate button. I studied Social Communications and Journalism, but I’ve loved crafts forever. I used to work with metal jewelry, but one day I discovered stamps, ink and paper, and now it is my passion. I’ve realized that working with paper crafts is the best therapy.

I live with my husband and our two daughters. I divide my time between my family, my work in a Public Relations Company and my passions: my blog and crafting on various design teams. I love to create cards, 3D’s and alter different projects because I love to learn new techniques.  I look forward to working on this Design Team and sharing my passion with all of you.

I love to travel, visit art galleries, try new foods and visit Disney, as a long-time Florida resident. I find my inspiration in simple things. My style is clean and simple but don’t misunderstand me – I love the simple things  plus the techniques and work involved in it. Experimenting new things is my passion and mixing products is my therapy. I love stamps, die cuts, stencils and of course all type of inks. I can tell you that I work on my crafts every single day and this is one of the ways that I found to give thanks to God for all that He gives me every day.

I love to share my creations , so you will always find me easily on Social Media outlets as Martha Lucia or Stampartpapel. Come and join me in my blog www.stampartpapel.com


 Tina Gui Gui DornBaum

Hello, my name is Tina and I am a graphic artist/designer.  I am married and have a son who is all grown up. I needed something to do with my spare time so one day while surfing the net I landed on a website for crafting. In 2008 I took my first card class and never looked back.  I am always trying out new techniques so my style is always evolving, however, one thing never changes…I love to fill my page.  I am super excited to be on the Kat Scrappiness Design Team and share my projects with you.


Caren Bartholomew

Hi, my name is Caren Bartholomew.  I’ve been creating cards off and on for about 20 years.  Ten years ago, I was able to set up a dedicated craft room and have been nonstop card creating since!  My style is clean and simple, and I love cute and punny.  I like to try new techniques and occasionally dabble in other crafts.  I can’t wait to create and share Kat Scrappiness products


Priscilla Joseph

Priscilla Joseph

All of us here at Kat Scrappiness are excited to introduce you to Priscilla Joseph who is our newest designer.  Here is a little more about Priscilla:

“I’m a New England girl who now lives in the Chicago area, with a yearning to retire to southern California. I currently teach middle school and plan to retire someday to pursue my passion for card making full-time

I love black coffee and white wine but counterbalanced by a healthy eating lifestyle. When not teaching (which is pretty time consuming), my husband and I travel all over the country . . .  from spring and summer break trips to the west coast or quick visits back home to the east coast. Finding time to cuddle up with a good book can be challenging — “chick-lit” and mysteries are often treasured reading on a flight to somewhere.

My first back-to-the-working-world job after my two sons started school was in corporate marketing management and writing for a high-tech company in Massachusetts. It was during that time period when I attended my first “Stampin’ Up!” party one evening in 2002. I didn’t realize then that the world of stamps, inks, and cards even existed! I was hooked immediately!

Years later, I moved to the Chicago area and made a major mid-life career change. I went back to school to earn my master’s in education and began teaching middle school Language Arts and Social Studies. Initially my passion for card making had to be pushed aside as I focused on being a dedicated teacher. But within the last five years, it has returned, and as my teaching career begins to wind down, my obsession is steering my journey into retirement. 

I have branched out from buying and using only “Stampin’Up!” products to dabbling in inks, paints, stamps & card stock from a multitude of favorite on-line retailers. When I am designing my cards, I always try to direct my creatives juices in a direction I have not seen done yet. I’m not sure if I could categorize my “style” . . . some cards are clean & simple; others a little more bold and busy.

Please join me in my new journey as I play with stamps, ink, paint & paper . . .  one project at a time.”

You can Find Priscilla online at:


Introducing our Newest Members!

Dawn Soto

A little about me…I believe in fairy tales, happily ever after, magic, miracles, Middle Earth, and Hogwarts. I am perfectly imperfect, get lost in my craft room, and design in my sleep. I married my Prince Charming 22 years ago, raised 5 beautiful kids, and 3 fur babies. I have always loved creating but just in the last few years found that I love sharing my creations even more. I am very excited to be a part of Kat Scrappiness and can’t wait to start our adventure together!


Jessica Shier

Hello everyone! I’m Jessica Shier. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband, dog and cat. We love to travel and camp when we can. I started my crafting journey back in 2008 when I was making a scrapbook style guest book for my wedding. I fell in love with how I could express myself and customize my projects. This passion slowly turned into card making and focusing more on coloring and color combinations in general. In 2018 I started my YouTube channel, which led to sharing more and more. I look forward to creating and getting to know everyone here.  I’m so excited to be apart of the Kat Scrappiness team.

Blog: https://www.JessicaMayDay.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuht7rAWMQe3gqzmMRdzRw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessica_shier/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaShiersPage/


Jo Thompson

My name is Jo, I live in sunny California with my husband of 10 years and my 3 year old son. I’ve been crafting/creating for 11 years. My style varies from CAS, Shabby Chic, Mix Media…no style is exempt. Recently I got into the planner craze and love incorporating my stamps and digital images. I love to share my projects on all social media platforms in the hopes that I can inspire others.


Jessica Lynn Mould

My passion for card making, art, and crafting can be traced by to my pre-kindergarten days with my mother who got me started. I have always been interested in art and creating things that inspire others. Fourteen years ago I started a stamp company, I love designing and working with people around the world.

I am fully committed to education and learning and have really tried to change my tone and build up my skills with card making and crafting. I am so excited to join my first design team as a designer and for that I thank Kat Scrappiness for the opportunity. I am so excited to be on the other side of this amazing process and I can’t wait to share all of the stamp launches with you. I am currently working on a children’s book and spending time with my family.


Adam Karle

Hello, my name is Adam Karle and I started crafting 8 years ago. My background is in marketing and that led me to card making while working with a small start up company. I love traveling, cruising and all things nautical. My design style is clean and simple but I do love mixed media. I am looking forward to sharing my crafting journey with all of you.

  • Facebook- Adam Karle
  • IG- ark513

 


Team Management

Designer and Social Media Director – Meghan Kennihan!

Meghan is not only a designer but she is also our social media director and monthly challenge manager!  Her energy and enthusiasm keep us all on our toes!  Let’s get to know her a little better:

Meghan Kennihan

Meet Meghan, A Personal Trainer and Run Coach who has a nasty craft habit on her “rest” day and loves all things crafty – especially card making and scrapbooking. She says her life has always revolved around creating!

Her style is BRIGHT colors, pattern papers, CUTE, and whimsical creations. Although she scrapbooks,  card  making  has become her focus this past year as she has really gotten into all the various techniques with cards and coloring. She loves her Copic markers, using Distress inks, die cuts, and stencils.

As you can tell from her profile picture, she is  a dog mom to Maddie, the love of her life. Please visit her blog and check out her “Make Crafty Friends Q & A” on all the posts to get to know her better!


Maria Russell – Design Team Manager

 

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.


Kathleen (Kat) Driggers

Kathleen Driggers

Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to learn more about our talented team of designers and managers.  I’m Kat, (the name behind Kat Scrappiness) and this is our family business.  I live near Seattle, WA and I am a mom to two wonderful and amazing sons, (27) and (22).

I turned my love of this paper crafting into a business and enjoy every day that I get to spend creating new products and finding ways to bring you the latest, greatest products on the market.  I’m surrounded by talented crafters and crafty products, who could ask for anything more?

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