Design Team Members

 I'm so happy to introduce FCCB Fantabulous design team to you, thank you for taking a few minutes to get to know our creative inspirational team.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog creator 

Hi, I’m Robin, a military wife to my best friend and handy-man husband, who is currently active duty Air Force.  We have three wonderful daughters -(love and have fun with your babies, they grow up ever so quickly).  Ever since I was a little girl I was always creating something. When there were paper and scissors handy I loved making paper dolls. And in the summer when my family went camping I would create the most magnificent jewelry with the ''old'' pull tabs from soda pop cans, do you remember those {smile}.   Now days I love paper craft and creating using my cricut machine from 3-d projects to shape cards and everything in between. I hope you enjoy my projects as much as I love to make them.
 Design Team Members

Hi everyone, I’m Cindy. I live in Southern California with my husband of 9 years. We have a 7 year old son Tyler and a 4 year old daughter Lily. I have worked for the past 14 years as a high school librarian. I have always loved everything crafty and started off as a stamper. I bought my first Cricut, a baby bug, at a Black Friday sale where it sat in the box for almost two years until I got my Gypsy which changed my life.  I have been blogging for almost 5 years and try to find time to craft every day. I love to share and inspire others to craft through my blog and by creating YouTube videos for Cricut lovers. When I am not crafting, I am a baseball and dance mom, taking care of my family and always thinking about my next crafty project!
Cindy's blog: Creating with the Heart


Hi, my name is Lynn and I'm really excited to be here! (I go by Lynn B. when I sign things so you'll know it's me.) I was raised in Wyoming but have lived in Central Florida for a long time now. I'm a single mom of 2 adult children. One graduated from college about a year ago and the other will graduate this spring, yea! I am a high school special ed/math teacher by day, crafter by night. I have been crafting as long as I can remember. My mom taught me to hand sew when I was five and it just took off from there. I have knit, crocheted, tatted, painted, sewed (a lot), cross stitched...well, you get the idea. I don't scrapbook much, but I do love to make cards! I got my Cricut 3 years ago and have used it regularly since. When I'm not crafting I love to read. I'm really grateful to have the opportunity to join this great group of crafters!   
Lynn's blog: My Cards N Stuff


Hi, I'm Michelle! I got started with Creative Memories probably 10 or 15 years ago to scrapbook my husbands sprint car racing. I still haven't got all of the memorabilia into the albums! Then about 3-4 years ago I wanted to use up my scraps from scrapbooking and I started making cards to sell as a fundraiser for Sparrow clubs-it all snowballed from there!
I love to make cards. Now my friends and family get disappointed if they receive a "store bought" card! It's also one of my favorite gifts to give-a dozen cards of various themes (Thank You, Wedding, Sympathy, etc) in a gorgeous reusable box. And I still scrapbook and make home decor items.
 I counted my cartridges-I have over 80! I use them ALL. Some I use more than others-Damask Decor, Paper Pups, Plantin Schoolbook, Creative Cards, Walk in My Garden, Flower Shoppe. I did teach Cricut classes at the local scrapbooking store until I got so busy building our new house-maybe I'll go back to it.
Spare time….I sew, read, upholstery, and refurbish furniture. I work on our classic car collection-not turning a wrench, usually tracking down parts & pieces! I will recover the seats if I have to. I even help a friend show her Murray Gray Cattle at various fairs and specialty shows. I don't think I sit around bored-there's always something to create!
Michelle's blog: Just ANutter Paper Crafter

Diana Larson: The name of my blog is DL.ART,  I also have a You tube channel DLART1, which I love to create videos for and an ETSY store, which I really didn’t do anything with until this summer. 
I started scrapbooking/ paper crafting, when I was fairly young and being an artist was my dream. Well dreams come true; I have exhibited my paintings for over 20 years while having a career in teaching photography and graphic design.
If you have visited my blog at all, you know my favorite paper-crafting projects are multiples of anything, 3D projects and cards.
My favorite products are Close to My Heart, Echo Park and Graphics 45 papers, CTMH liquid gloss, 3M quick dry glue and my ATG gun. I go through a lot of tape and glue.  If I could only have one cartridge, I think it would have to be the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, because it has so many elements to it, but I love them all at different times for different reasons and I am so glad I do not have to choose. 
Diana's blog: DL.ART


Hello there my fellow Cricuteers! I am so excited to join the FCCB team. My name is Elizabeth ( aka Liz) from Unikbyyes. I am  a Midwest SAHM who enjoys paper crafting, Jewelry, candle and soap making, sewing, and most recently learning to crochet :.

My crafting journey began a few years ago when I went to the Grand opening of a Hobby Lobby near  my home. As a former Engineer inevitably feel in love with all things crafty. I started on candles and soap making and moved along the isles of the store ;)... I think I became officially a craft addict when they opened a Michael's and an AC Moore near by. One thing led to another and before I knew it I was enchanted by the craft world! Then a couple of years ago, Cricut came into my life and changed it completely! I love experimenting with new techniques and products whenever possible. I enjoy working with Cricut Craft Room ( I love my Gypsy, but CCR is growing on me), I love to create designs from simple forms or combining cuts to give them a new look. I hope you will stop by and visit my blog from time to time and that together we can keep embellishing our world one Cricut cut at a time :).
Liz's blog: Unik by Yes


Hi friends! I'm Karla, a mom to 3 beautiful girls with a fantastic, supportive husband. We all live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but I'll always be a Maritime girl at heart, as I grew up on the East Coast. My days are filled with Playdoh, tea parties, sticky fingers and swim lessons, but I always manage to fit in crafty time for my sanity! I've been crafting as long as I can remember. My mom was always recycling something old into something new for my sister and me, my grammy knitted and my nanny sewed and crocheted. I'm so blessed to have had their influences in my life. About 14 years ago I was introduced to scrapbooking and it was a whole new world! This led to card making and then I discovered the Cricut! I love how versatile the Cricut can be - from cards to embellishments, 3D projects, fun with fabric and creating scrapbook pages! I am so very excited to be on the Design Team here at FCCB and I look forward to even more creating, sharing and learning.
Karla 's blog : Creative Love Affair


Hi! I'm Diana Lynn Martin of Leelee Card Designs. I'm a stay at home dog-mom of 3 adorable canines: Lexi (14), Hugo (8) & Haylee (6). I've been married to my amazingly supportive husband, Vinny for 8 years. We live on a 300+ acre ranch & vineyard in the mountains of the world famous Napa Valley Wine Country, between Santa Rosa & Calistoga, CA. I have 3 adult stepchildren (ages 30, 24 & 22) & 4 grandbabies. I've been making cards & paper crafting since 2009, when my husband bought me my first Cricut. Since then I have developed & nurtured a full-blown Cricut & crafting obsession! My main focus is card making, but I love all paper crafting. I joined the FCCB Design Team in May of 2014. 
My blog:  Leelee Card Designs


Hi, I'm Marie! I have lived in New Jersey my entire life and am a retired physical education teacher, avid golfer and papercrafter.  I have 2 adult sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 1 adorable grandson who is5 years old already.
I became addicted to rubber stamp art 22 years ago when I attended a D.O.T.S. demonstration (what CTMH was called originally—Dozens of Terrific Stamps—they changed the name in 1996 when they added a scrapbooking line). I can remember thinking that “I can do that!” with each item that the demonstrator, Karen, showed us. I spent $100 that day (and still have all of those old wooden stamps and markers!) In 1996 I heard that Karen was moving away and signed up to become a consultant to make sure I could get these great supplies.
When I retired from education 5 years ago to help care for my first grandson, I also became more involved with my Close To My Heart business and began blogging and sharing more of my artwork. I also love to scrapbook although I don’t do it as often as I would like. I love the quality of CTMH products, the ink colors and coordinating papers and markers and ever changing embellishments. The addition of the Cricut cartridges really jump started my creativity and excitement for creating. I’d say that 95% of my supplies are from CTMH. I am enjoying the blogging experience, entering card challenges, posting my artwork, reading other’s blogs and being inspired by other’s artwork. I look forward to working (really it’s playing LOL) on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge team. 

Marie's Blog - NJ Stamping Queen

Hi! I'm Lilian! I was born in Taiwan, grew up in Brazil and I've been living in the US for 9 years now. I have been married for 11 years and I have two little boys, a Sheltie (Jazz, the dog) and a Ragdoll (Angel, the cat).  

I started rubber stamping in 2004, when a friend invited me to make cards with some other ladies. I enjoy making things, rubber stamping, card making, scrapbooking and photography.

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Hey Everyone!! I'm Sara! I'm a mommy to 2 beautifully little girls, 4 and 2. I am wife to the most special man I could every ask for!

We live on a beautiful acreage about 20 minutes from the nearest town which leaves me lots of down time. I never believed people when they said life moves slower out here but it really does!! When you take the quick trip to this or that store for 1 thing out of your day you have loads more time! I fill it with cooking, cleaning, gardening, preserves food, playing with my babies, camping, baking and lots of crafting!!
My mom started scrapbooking back in '99 which got my sister and I into it to. I made my first album for myself and one for my best friends as a grad present in '03. I have been hooked ever since!! I currently do 3 albums a month; 1 for each of my girls depicting what their months looked like and try to limit it to just pictures of them. And I do 1 family album for me that has everything in it!! 
I also like to do a lot of mixed media work. I've just started doing some glass frosting with my handy Cricut. And I'm still learning a lot about different mediums for canvas' and art journals and all that. Pinterest and I are friends! I have recently gotten really into my copic coloring as well!! I love the extra touch it adds to each thing I create!! 
Its a crazy busy life we live here on the Pyper Acreage but we love every second of it!! I look forward to having each of you a part of it in your own special way!! Pop by anytime to see what the girls "helped" me make in the scrap booking room!! 


Hi, I'm Kristina! I'm 29 years old. Born, raised, and still live in the moderately small town of Commerce Township, Michigan. By trade, I'm a real estate agent currently working as the marketing & closing coordinator for a top producing agent. I'm a dog mommy to my beautiful Cocker Spaniel Bella, who enjoys playing in my paper scraps all over the craft room floor. In addition to crafts, I would have to say my other passions are cooking, music, and nail polish!! My crafting style tends to lean towards the "clean and simple", the opposite of what my craft room looks like ha-ha!


Hi, my name is Carol. I grew up on the east coast but moved to Arizona in 1997. I watched my first Martha Stewart show just before Christmas of 1998 and I was hooked on crafts, of all kinds, ever since.  I am a mother of 4 children: 2 who walk beside me and 2 who soar above me. My children are my world. They are the air in my lungs, I could not live without them. In January 2005 I was just 29 weeks and 6 days pregnant when my son was stillborn due to a complete placental abruption. During that first year without him I began scrapbooking as a form of remembrance but also as a kind of therapy. I have continued since then began to learn many forms of paper crafting, especially after getting my first Cricut. I now own 4 different Cricut machines, plus the Gypsy. I also own over 100 Cricut cartridges and continue to build my library. Paper crafting is my addiction and I am always looking for my next project.