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Paper Craft Designers


Wendy Cuskey and GidgetWendy Cusky

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I was born and raised in Southern California; and have lived in South Orange County for 20 years.  I have been paper crafting for over 15 years but love art in any form. I really enjoy mixed media because of the versatility and the “anything goes” nature of it but I will always enjoy creating mini albums as unique gifts and to showcase summer beach days and the family vacations I enjoy with my husband, two boys, and Yorkie. I draw my inspiration from family first and then from things around me in my everyday life. After working in the legal field for over 20 years, I transitioned into a job in the crafting industry, working for Sizzix. I know that I am truly blessed to have found employment where I can practice my passion each and every day!


Deb Riddell

Deb Riddell

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Hello, my name is Deb Riddell and I live in British Columbia, Canada on a small acreage with my hubby and our beloved rescue dog.  I started my creative journey as a watercolour and decorative painter but once I discovered mixed media and paper crafts I was hooked and am having so much fun exploring these art forms.  I have been fortunate enough to be on several design teams and to have had my work published in a number of craft magazines and am really looking forward to being a part of this amazingly talented design team here at Therm-O-Web.

 


Daniela
Daniela Dobson

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My name is Daniela and I live in Dallas, TX. I am married to Peter and we have a little boy, Alex, who is 4 years old. He keeps me busy and my days are filled taking care of him. I have been scrapbooking and stamping for over 10 years. I really enjoy challenges and strive to be innovative. I love recording everyday moments, especially now, with my son. I like using a variety of products and techniques to create lasting memories.



Chrissie Tobas

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I work full-time as Graphic Designer/Pre-Press Operator at a small print company. I have been involved in some aspect of art my entire life. From oil paints and watercolors as a child to paper crafting and digital art as an adult, rarely a day has gone by in my world that doesn’t include art. I am an Alumnus of a National Art School, where I graduated with Honors and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications. I started paper crafting shortly after graduating High School, but I ended up just hoarding supplies and not completing any projects. But, a few years ago, my love of paper crafting was rekindled when I was invited to scrapbook at a friend’s house. I have been obsessed ever since!!! The name of my blog comes from my love of Autumn and everything Fall (and it helps that I have an Autumn birthday, too!).


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Shemaine Smith

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Hello from sunny Southern California. My name is Shemaine, and I am a work at home mom to two wonderful kids. I’m lucky to be married to a great guy who gets my wicked obsession for creating with paper and doesn’t mind me leaving a trail of scraps all over our home.
A few things you might not know about me,  I love Good & Plenty candy, walks along the strand in Manhattan Beach on Sundays with my family and I’m a crime show junkie to boot!  If my dreams of paper and glue forever were to fade, I can always become a profiler with all the knowledge I have gained from my obsessive watching.  Music is a must in my life, nothing inspires me more. I’ve been so blessed this year with exciting opportunities and great friendships, life is good.



Rebecca Keppel

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My name is Rebecca Keppel and I have been scrapbooking in the modern sense of the word since 2005. I have a daughter (age 7), a son (age 5) and a husband who is (for the most part) supportive of my scrapbooking. Although I have been “journaling” and taking tons of pictures my whole life, it wasn’t until I saw scrapbooking as a whole that everything clicked for me and the obsession began! Besides recording memories and playing with the fun products, I love to learn new techniques and learn more about photography. My favorite way to add texture and dimension to my projects is by sewing because I love the homemade, unique touch it adds. Besides making layouts, I love cardmaking and making gifts for family and friends.



Nicole Nowosad

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Hey there! I’m beyond excited to be joining the Thermoweb Team! I’m Nicole Nowosad from Winnepeg, Canada.


Katrina
Katrina Hunt

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Hi!  I Katrina and I live in Midwest USA! I am currently owned by four Cardigan Welsh Corgis, who appear in my layouts from time to time (or A LOT of the time)! I’ve discovered as an adult that I love to create and craft.   I was never the artsy type while growing up unless you count cutting my doll’s hair.  I have been scrapbooking since February 2009, when I decided to make a mini album for a friend. I discovered that I loved it!  Well, let’s just say after that I went nuts with the paper, scissors, and glue.  I love color, the more the better.  To define my style is hard, as I do what makes me happy. I like to scrap everyday life and things, you never know what the subject of my project might be!


Juliana-Michaels
Juliana Michaels

Blog: http://www.17turtles.com
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Juliana grew up in a creative household loving art, design, and making things with her hands. She gives all the credit to her creative mother who loved to paint, sew and draw. Her mother also photographed her daily life and kept all of these photos stored and displayed in photo albums. Nearly 15 years ago she found her true passion in paper crafting and scrapbooking thanks to the combination of being exposed to these creative activities and photographic documentation of her daily life. Since 2008 she has been creating and sharing paper crafting projects on her blog.

She has been a project designer in the papercraft/scrapbook industry since 2007. Juliana has been fortunate to work with many top manufacturers including BoBunny, Bella Blvd, Elle’s Studio, SRM Stickers, Provocraft, Pebbles, and Jillibean Soup. Her projects have been published in a variety of magazines and idea books and she has had projects displayed at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. Most recently she has begun creating graphics and product design as a graphic artist for Jillibean Soup.

Juliana is married to Danny, her best friend and the love of her life. She is also mom to a Golden Retriever named Lincoln and an American Paint Horse named Woody. She has a fondness for coffee, Mexican food, turtles and antiquing. In her spare time, she enjoys running, working out, cooking, and reading science and historical fiction.

 


Gracie Chavez

Gracie Chavez

Website: http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/
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Born in Brazil and raised in Central America Gracie Chávez is a passionate crafter who enjoys all things paper. From cardmaking to mixed media, her blog –Graciellie Design- is an inspiration to many and a window to her creative soul. Although she went to Law and Business school, crafting had always been a part of her life and after graduating, getting married and becoming a mom for the first time, the opportunity to stay at home gave her the chance to finally dedicate her time entirely to what she loves, papercrafting. Eventually stamping led her to releasing a few stamp sets in the industry and opening her own digital stamp shop, which allowed her to explore her craft even more. Nowadays she continues to build content for her readers, making tutorials and sharing ideas to boost their creativity. In the end, she believes, it’s all about spreading kindness whenever possible.


Heather Collins

Heather Collins

Hi!  My name is Heather Collins and I’m thrilled to be designing for Therm O Web!!!  I am a wife, and Mom of two uniquely amazing children; a 11-year-old girl and 8.5-year-old boy.  You might know me as the Creative Coordinator and In-House Designer at Brutus Monroe.   I enjoy doing a little bit of everything including, but not limited to ‘mixed media’, card making, ATCs, scrapbooking and quilt making.  I also enjoy crafting with friends when given the opportunity.   I find it very therapeutic and calming.  Although I must admit I do collect a ton!  Can’t wait to share my journey with you.


Larissa Heskett

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I’ve been married to my best friend Adam for 12 years, and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (11 yrs.) and Greyson (5 yrs.). We live on our Family Farm in Southwest Nebraska with an Entourage of Animals, and I enjoy EVERY aspect of living a rural life. I’m a Certified Surgical Technician. I ENJOY creating in every way, baking/cooking, gardening, singing, nature and taking photos. I’ve been a creative soul from birth!! I LOVE spending time with my Family and Friends and meeting/crafting with other creative people I’ve found/met online and through other events. I LOVE to try new techniques and experiment with my supplies. I look forward to inspiring you, and I cannot even begin to explain how HONORED and EXCITED I am to have the opportunity to design with this AWESOME Therm O Web Design Team!!



Fabric Designers


Carol Swift
Carol Swift
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My name is Carol Swift and I’m retired from office administrative work. I live in Southern Utah, but also spend time in Nevada where I grew up, worked, and have family. My blog was started in 2008 just to keep track of my sewing projects, but I soon stepped out of my comfort zone by participating in sew-alongs and blog hops. With the encouragement of others, it opened up a whole new world of sewing for me and enabled me to be more creative and think outside the box. I’ve also created a few patterns and enjoy trying new sewing techniques and products.

Being married and the mother of four children, three girls and one boy, I sewed a lot of clothes and household items over the years. I also sewed a few wedding dresses and designed hand quilted tricot quilts. Now I’m the grandmother of five grandsons we call the Monkey Boys, who earn their name by never stopping for more than a few minutes and climb on everything. They will stop long enough to sit on my lap or beside me while I sew and a couple of them have designed their own quilts and labels with my help. Being a part of the Therm O Web team is a whole new and exciting adventure for me!



Jenifer Cowles

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My name is Jenifer Cowles and I live in a small town in Middleton, Idaho. I work in the IT Department for a small city by day and Scrap and Sew after the kiddos go to sleep by night. I have 3 cutie pies who give me tons to scrap about, Caleb (12), Madison (10 going on 16) and Hunter (6). I have been doing some sort of crafting my entire life and my day just doesn’t feel complete without making something. I love a challenge and can make just about anything. I am so excited to be working with Therm O Web, it is perfect for any type of project.



Jane Makuch

Website: https://www.janemakuch.com/

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Hi, I’m Jane Makuch.  I’ve been sewing, quilting, paper crafting and putting glitter on things most of my life.  In fact I started so young it didn’t dawn on me to expect perfection… and that, I’ve found is the secret to being a happy and creative crafter.  I live in a cozy house in Michigan where I’ve made over 500 quilts and pillows and thousands of paper crafts.  I’m grateful to have had some of my quilts displayed at The International Quilt Markets, and to have clients from all over the world.  I’m also an organization specialist and have spent hundreds of hours organizing and re-organizing my studio to find what works best for me and am happy to share my tips with you.  


Amanda
Amanda Niederhauser

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My name is Amanda Niederhauser, aka Jedi Craft Girl.

I am a Southern California girl who loves anything creative.  I am the mom to 3 darling children and wife to one darling hubby!  I have a passion for all things creative, chocolate, and cats!!  I have been sewing since I was 12 when I learned I could sew my own shorts.  I have been quilting for 15 years and have the fabric stash to prove it.   I love sharing my ideas and giving my projects as gifts.


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Blog: http://www.createinthesticks.com
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My name is Carla Henton and I am thrilled to be part of the Therm-O-Web team. I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by talented women all of my life starting with my mom and grandmother who taught me to sew and later with the great group of women who shaped me into a successful hairstylist. So that’s me, deep rooted with an artsy side.
You’ll find me blogging about family and sewing adventures at Creatin’ in the Sticks. I live in a cabin in the country close to Dodge City, Kansas. That’s where the blog name came from. I’m the mother of two musical kids and the wife of my iron man (he’s a metal artist). I love the online sewing community where there is always a challenge or quilt along to join. I design sewing and quilting patterns along with tutorials and have organized blog hops and designed Blocks of the Month. I’ve been a free motion quilter on my domestic machine for 15 years, but have just added a long arm to my arsenal.
Let’s go on a creative adventure…



Kim Coffin

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Wife and mother to three by day, quick-stitching seamstress by night. Kimberly is the “sew”cialist behind the blog Sweet Red Poppy (http://www.sweetredpoppy.com). She is a fabric-hoarding, embellishment loving, color enthusiast, who enjoys putting her modern spin on sewing. In her spare time, you can find her dreaming up her latest design, stitching away like a wild woman and taking way too many photographs of her children, all in an effort to avoid the menial daily household tasks of motherhood. Take a look behind the seams at her refreshingly honest posts about the daily challenges of motherhood, the chaos of three children under four and her passion for fashion and sewing on Instagram. (@sweetredpoppy)



Amy Chappell

Blog: Ameroonie Designs
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I’m Amy Chappell, a mother, wife, and creativity junkie! I started crafting as a way to stay sane in the early years of motherhood when it seemed I would never survive the endless diapers, sippy cups and tantrums. And while I still have diapers and sippy cups around (I have six children, ranging in age from 16-2) creating has become much more than a survival mechanism. Sewing and crafting fill my life with inspiration and joy and I love sharing that joy with others.


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Kim Lapachek

Blog: http://persimondreams.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PersimonDreams
Twitter: @persimondreams
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I am a mother, wife, artist, apple orchardist, retired civil engineer, and entrepreneur.

I’m a HUGE fan of online quilt alongs. Participating in them has really helped me hone my piecing skills and encouraged me to try things I never thought I would try (ie: New York Beauty Blocks). Also, they’ve been great for helping me use my scrap stash!

In 2010 I dreamed up Project QUILTING, and since then hundreds of quilts have been created and thousands of dollars worth of prizes have been awarded.

I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm about creativity through teaching, lecturing, and blogging.


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Jacquelynne Steves

Website for lots of free patterns, projects, and inspiration: http://jacquelynnesteves.com/
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Hi! My name is Jacquelynne, and I just like to make stuff! I am an artist and illustrator, and I design fabric and quilt & sewing patterns for the quilting industry. I like to sew and cook and decorate and paint pretty pictures… and, oh yeah… eat too much chocolate! I believe that you don’t have to be an artiste̓, or a chef, or a professional photographer to live a creative life.

One of my favorite things to do is to put together my free emagazine, called The Art of Home, about 4 times per year. In it, I share simple sewing and craft projects, fun and easy recipes, interesting designer and artist interviews, and cute art. In addition to that, I also host a free Block of the Month quilt event on my blog each year. My work has been featured in the American Patchwork and Quilting Calendar, Quilts & More Magazine, and Quiltmaker magazine.

Come along with me, I’d love to “meet” you!


Amy-Warner
Amy Warner

Blog:  Sew Incredibly Crazy

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Hi All!! I’m Amy.  I am a stay-at-home mother of two.  I have enjoyed creating ever since I can remember.  I have fond childhood memories of painting Christmas ornaments with my family or learning a new crochet stitch from my grandmother.  Creating carried over  into my adult life.  I started quilting and blogging in 2012 and I have loved it ever since.  I always try to do something a little different each time I cut into a piece of fabric.  When not creating in my sewing room,  I enjoy spending my time camping, fishing, working in my yard, and making my kids laugh.  I look forward to this new adventure working on the Therm-o-Web design team.


Kristen Wright

Kristen Wright

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Alicia Steele
Alicia Steele
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Alicia is a wife and a mother and a jill of all trades! She loves to sew and craft, she loves yoga and running, and is a hard working momma to two special boys! She can usually be found at the sewing machine or at yoga class…haha just kidding she is usually chasing her two boys around and squeezing those other things in whenever she gets a chance, which is not as often as she would like!

2 Comments on Meet Our Designers

  1. Debbe McLaurin
    April 10, 2017 at 9:23 am (1 year ago)

    I would love to try the new Thermo-Web foil tecnique. It looks like a lot of fun to embellish designs with.

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  2. Connie Brooks
    December 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm (5 months ago)

    Congrats Design Team. I’m not familiar with any of you except for Chrissie Tobas but, I’m looking forward to all of your works of art.

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