The Design Team


Theresa

Wife, mother of two beautiful girls, professional photographer and paper crafting addict.


Hi, I'm Theresa, the blog creator and I've been playing with paper for more than 30 years.

I started in high school creating scrapbooks. You know the kind where you cut out 
pictures and articles from newspapers and collect ticket stubs and paste them in
a notebook or big acid filled black paper scrapbooks. 
I got into "modern" scrapbooking about 18 years ago when my girls were little.
I've collected thousands of sheets of paper and more scrapbooking supplies than
you can count.  I like to shop. :)
I started really creating cards about 2 years ago and since then I've joined lots of card-making
groups on Facebook and online and I've created not one but two Facebook groups where
 you can swap your cards and paper creations. More info on that can be found on my blog, Scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
I hope you find inspiration in the challenges and cards we create for you.
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Denise
Design Team Member since April 2015

Hi, I'm Denise. 
I am a treasurer and office manager for a construction company.  I have been married 25 years and we have a son and daughter who are both now graduated from college.  I officiate volleyball and love to travel along with belonging to a book club and a golf league.
 I became interested in scrapbooking about 6 years ago when the cheerleaders at my son’s high school did a scrapbook for each of the senior football players and had the moms help.
 I saw a Cricut being used and decided I needed one. 
 Six years, three machines and many cartridges later, I am hooked. 
 I still do some scrapbooking, but card making is what I really like doing.  Making cards that are unique to each person in my family and my friends is a real joy to me.  I also make birthday cards for my church family and I know they all appreciate it.  I dabble in some home d├ęcor along with party decorations for family members.  I enjoy learning new techniques and hope to have more time in the future to devote to my crafts.  





Kathy
Design Team Member since April 2015

Hi, I'm Kathy
I’m a single mom of an adult daughter and a grandma to the best boy in the world.  
I work in Commercial Real Estate and spend my off hours doing genealogy and making cards.
I have only been making cards for about a year or so, but I enjoy it so
much and learn from everyone else.  I participate in swaps every month and host a monthly swap as well. I love learning new techniques and seeing all the fun new products out there. 
I can’t wait to work on new things with new products, of course!




Gracie
Design Team Member since April 2015

Hi!  I’m Gracie McDaniel from Coldwater, Mississippi. 
  I am first and foremost a servant of my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.  
I am also a mother of one daughter, a teacher, with three children
 (one grandson and two granddaughters) and one son, a chef, with two children (two granddaughters). 
  I am Gray Gray to my grandchildren.  I am also a mother to two very spoiled rescued house cats.
I have been a scrapbooker since the mid 90’s working on books for my children and now for all five grandchildren.  I also have a second love – cardmaking!  I am a disabled registered nurse and now spend most of my time in my craft studio.  I love, love, love SVG files and use a Silhouette Cameo for my cards, scrapbooking, tee-shirts and all sorts of vinyl projects.  I also dabble in acrylics.  I really enjoy making projects and happies for friends and family members.




Anna
Design Team Member since June 2015

Hi, my name is Anna Carpenter and I live in a suburb of Toledo Ohio. 
I am the mom of 3 grown sons and Grandma to 2 beautiful little girls. 
I was married to my childhood sweetheart for 23 years before he passed away 
in 2005 from Colon cancer so PLEASE get tested! He was only 45 yrs old.  
I started papercrafting after my husband died. It started with an album that I wanted to 
get done before my son graduated from USAFA in 2006. Well it still isn't finished ... sigh
but I blame that on the girls. Over 20 years of boys and suddenly my world is PINK! 
Who wouldn't ignore the blue?? 
I am now hooked on card making, I blame Theresa Knopf!!!  
My Cricut Explore is now my 4th child and I just LOVE it!! 
I am half owner in The Wedding Moms (shameless plug) and we do wedding planning, 
coordinating , and decoration rentals and set up. I also make wedding cakes.
After my husband died I lost 30 lbs and took a job with a production company and became a "Roadie" what a life/mind altering experience that was!!! 
But I can now wire a 56 channel soundboard, and wire a stage for a concert!  
While on tour I did digital scrapbooking to keep me from going crazy on the tour bus. I am not fond of it but the crew didn't like being covered in glitter!!!  Why I have no idea! 
I do miss the job and travel (and the income) but I am glad to be home with my girls.  
They need grammy and I need them more than my next heartbeat. 

Anna's creations can also be found on her blog, http://grumpygrandmacreations.blogspot.com/




Kim
Design Team Member since January 2016

Hi, I'm Kim.
I've been involved in paper crafting for many years, having been introduced to it when a friend visited me in the hospital and brought her scrapbook along. I was so impressed with that scrapbook, it inspired me to begin scrap booking while recuperating, but what started out as something to fill empty hours turned into a real passion and I have been playing with paper in one form or another ever since. I live with Katy, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who supervises my comings and goings and is the namesake of my blog, Katydidcards.




Amy
Design Team Member since January 2016

Hello! My name is Amy. 
I am a wife, mother of 5 and a licensed educator. 
 I have always crafted in some way or another and enjoy making lots of DIY items.  
In 2007 I began cake decorating and bought my first Cricut machine to cut sugar paste. 
About 1 year later I decided to delve into the world of paper crafts. 
I've been scrapbooking about 6 years and card making about 5 years. 
When I began card making most of my cards went to a non-profit organization 
called Operation Write Home who sent handmade cards to soldiers overseas. 
I then graduated to participating in challenges, creating a blog 
and becoming a design team member for several challenge blogs.
 I guess I consider myself an artist; an artist of 12 x 12 and 4.25 x 5.5 canvases. 
You can find me on my blog at http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com.




Jennifer
Design Team Member since January 2016

Hi, I’m Jennifer Restivo.  
I have a blog - www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com and an iPhone app that is for card makers to get inspiration - Crafty Card Gallery (and it has it’s own Facebook page).  
I started out as a scrapbooker but started stamping & making cards and they are much more up my alley.  I have been experimenting with other crafts as well (etching, home decor) and find that all of my crafty tools help out a lot!  I am an accountant by day so this is my creative outlet.  
I’m married and have two adorable cats that keep me busy.  
I like to get all the new shiny toys and play with them!



Denise
Design Team Member since February 2016

Wife, Mom, card maker, and love of all things crafty.