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.
Blog Coordinators and Design Team Members

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

Hi FCCB friends and followers...
My name is Nikki aka Calamityxx
I’m mum to 2 beautiful daughters, 21 and 17, who share the chaos and mayhem my crafting creates and occasionally play along with me !!
We live just outside Lincoln in the UK with our cats, fish and rabbit. I have a challenging and sometimes heart rending job as a ward sister on a very busy acute psychiatric ward for older people...Crafting has become my therapy!!...x
Although I have always loved crafts such as cross stitch and sewing I didn’t discover paper crafting until 2008. Having visited various craft shops I decided to make a scrapbook for daughter JoJo’s 18th birthday, said scrapbook is still a “work in progress” as card making quickly took over big style. I started out with a little box of goodies from e-bay and now there is crafty heaven everywhere!! I sell some of my cards by word of mouth finding that people love the personalized elements - I love the look on people’s faces when they realize their card was made just for them.
I follow lots of the truly inspirational blogs flying around in cyber space and started my own  “baby blog” in September 2011 because I wanted to join in the fabulous challenges, just 11 months later here I am on the FCCB DT !! “Super excited” doesn’t begin to describe it !!
Crafting with the Cricut is my idea of heaven as I love the clean, precise lines and symmetry it creates; Not that I suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (much) you understand and sadly it only relates to the card, not the mess around me !!
Nikki's blog: Crafty Calamities 

Hi my name is Avril Tanner and I am new to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!  I live in a little small town outside of Kitchener, Ontario in Canada called “Ayr”.  While I do not have any children, Wayne and I have 3 cats named Miko, Casey and Felix who take up just as much time as kids do!  I work full time at a municipality in the area but love to make things out of paper in my spare time!  I own a number of Cricut machines and cartridges and my friends would say that I am slightly addicted to all things 3D! I have been scrapbooking since before you could readily purchase supplies and I have been published a number of times in Cricut Magazines and Idea Books with Northridge Publishing.  I am looking forward to the challenges on this Design Team and will hopefully inspire you to use your Cricut machine as much as I do!
Avril's Blog: Totally Scrap Addicted
Daily Inspiration: Fantabulous Friday
Hi! I’m Missy from Quick Chick Designs. I started scrapbooking back when I was in elementary school. When my husband gave me my first Cricut 3 years ago, I really fell in love with paper crafting and all things crafty in general! I enjoy making cards, layouts, home d├ęcor, and handmade gifts for people. I also enjoy the online paper crafting community! There is so much inspiration and encouragement to be found out there. By day I work as a high school teacher. I’m married to a wonderful, supportive husband and we have a little boy. When I’m not in my pink scrap room, you can find me either spending time with my family or running. A lot of my ideas come to me when I’m out on a run! I’m really excited to be joining the FCCB team, I can’t wait to work with such a talented group of ladies as well as challenge participants!!
Missy's blog: Quick Chick Designs

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
 Cricut Crawl Coordinator
Hi!  My name is Heather and I work in the IT field in the Midwest.  I have been married for just over a year to a man who is incredibly supportive of not only my paper crafting, but also of my love for long distance running.  
I began paper crafting when I got my first Cricut about 5 years ago.  I originally got my Cricut for scrapbooking but it didn't take long for me to get hooked on card making as well.  About two years ago, a good friend of mine introduced me to blogging and the online crafting world, and WOW what an adventure that has been!  I am so excited to be a member of the FCCB design team and am looking forward to sharing my creations as well as viewing those of all the challenge participants!                 
Heather's blog: Scrapping Runner Creations


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!

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 with 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

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

Hi friends! I'm Karla, a stay-at-home mom these days, with three wonderful girls ages 25, almost 7 and 2 and 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 12 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 join the very talented Design Team here at FCCB and I look forward to even more creating, sharing and learning.
Karla 's blog : Creative Love Affair

I am Laura, a native New Yorker and now a New England transplant. My husband and I are married for over 15 years and are raising our two boys and two cats. I feel so blessed to be doing what I love as a SAHM. I do freelance writing while the boys are in school, and scrapbooking is my creative outlet. I have an old-school Cricut expression and have become a Cricut cartridge collector, so I am always looking for an opportunity to use my Cricut investment. My blog is  CraftyChicksCreating, and I share it with my crafty Californian friend Christina.
Laura's Blog: Crafty Chicks Creating

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