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Design Team Members

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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.
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Hi everyone, I’m Cindy. I live in Southern California with my two kids Tyler and Lily. I have worked for the past 19 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, 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!

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 L's blog: DL.ART

Hi friends! I'm Karla Yungwirth, 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. 
Diana M's 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

Linda started using Cricut when the Personal Cutter was released. Learning how to use the device without anyone to go to for help wasn't easy. Later the Expression and Gypsy was released and that made things so much easier. For Black Friday 2016 Linda was able to get an awesome deal on the Cricut Explore Air and now loves using the Cricut Design Space. Ciruct has come a long way from those early stages. Linda joined the Design Team in the hopes it would challenge her to learn more about how to use her cutter. And in doing so she could share what she learned to help others.

Linda is a self taught multi media artist from Oklahoma. Currently Linda and her Husband Henry reside in Yukon, Oklahoma with their three dogs. She grew up on a small farm where she learned how to be creative with the materials that she had on hand. Back then craft stores were not easy to get to or find.

Being clever she was featured on the HGTV show "That's Clever" in 2010 with two projects. Because of the TV show Linda created a youtube channel where she features videos of items she makes. Teaching others how to make art is one of her passions. Linda said, "I think everyone is creative, we just need to build confidence and have encouragement to create."

My name is Penny Light, I live in Texas now, but we've lived all over the world.  I've been doing personalized cards since I was in my teens and it wasn't the popular thing to do.  I've expanded my paper crafts beyond cards, but they are still my favorite to do. I was late to learning stamping, I'm still a beginner in that field because paper piecing is my favorite.  I have 5 grandchildren and a wonderful husband who buys me paper!
Penny's bloghttp://lightwhimsy.blogspot.com

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.
Carol's Blog - Carol's Creations

 Hi there, I'm Dorlene! My seamstress mother encouraged creativity to me and my sisters at a young age.  I started paper crafting since 2000 when I was introduced to scrapbooking.  Scrapbooking led to stamping and all things paper.  I bought my first Cricut in 2006 when I worked part time at a local scrapbooking store.  I now own three!

I am a wife and mother of four young adults and have one granddaughter.  I love all things crafty and love to push myself to try new techniques and projects.  Joining Design Teams helps me think outside the box and work on projects I may not have even thought of.  I love all things paper but especially decorating for parties and special occasions.  I'm looking forward to working on the FCCB Design Team and meeting new friends.  Check out my blog to see some of my work.

Hello, my name is Jamie Arthur, I am a stay at home mom of two from Coeur d'Alene, ID. I have 2 children, a girl and a boy, and I am blessed to have been married to my soul mate for 11 1/2 years now. A friend brought me to a Creative Memories crop when I was in college and I was hooked. Some of my favorite memories are of my girl friends and I sitting on the floor in my apartment scrapbooking and watching chic flicks. We did this often and I have been crafting for over 17 years now! My husband bought me a Baby Bug for Christmas two years into our marriage it was love at first cut! Since then I've upgraded to an Expression, then to the Explore, and now the Explore Air 2. I am obsessed with paper crafting and I think it's pretty safe to say that my Cricut gets used almost daily. Besides scrapbooking and card making I am an avid reader. My books go with me everywhere and since the invention of the kindle and the kindle app taking them has only gotten easier. And speaking of apps - how fun is the design space app they created for android?! All I have left to say is that I am truly blessed by God and absolutely spoiled by my husband!

Hi! I'm Sheila. My husband and I moved from California to Georgia in 2006. After taking a class at a local college, I discovered that card making goes hand in hand with scrapbooking. I’ve been hooked on paper crafting ever since.  In 2012, I started my blog and later joined a design team. I had to learn to use digital images and color which was not easy for me. I am finally comfortable with coloring, although I’m far from being an artist. I got a Cricut Expression after a few years of crafting and love it. Even though it would be nice, I don’t see myself upgrading to a computerized machine. I have enough problems with computers, cell phones and tablets-LOL! I love making cards and scrapbooks for family and friends.
Sheila's Blog: La La Crafts

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