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.
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Blog Coordinators and Design Team Members

FCCB Sponsor Representative
Hi everyone!  My name is Jilliene Isaacs, aka jillienedesigns on 2peas and the Cricut MB.  I am so excited to be a part of the Fantabulous Cricut Design Team.  We are going to have so much fun together!
I live in San Jose, CA, I have 2 remarkable children and hunk of a husband who treats me like a princess and truly supports my obsession with all things crafty.  I am coo-coo for co-co puffs about scrapbooking and try to do something creative every day. I am a creative soul. My base line, my resting point, my place of comfort is when I am accessing the creative part of my brain. That’s just how I roll.
I spend a lot of time maintaining my blog, Jilliene Designing, which houses a complete Cricut handbook library as well as numerous comprehensive Cricut cartridge overviews.  Why?  Because I am a passionate Cricut user! I started with a baby bug when they first came out, upgraded to an Expression and for the last few years I have been a proud owner of an Imagine. 
Professionally, I have been a working Memory Artist (scrapbooking-for-hire and photo archiving) for 8 years.  I was a Fellow for the Institute for Innovation in 2010 which led to the design of Create and Innovate an after school and summer camp program I teach to K-6th grade children.  It is art, repurposing, critical thinking and team building all rolled up into 2 hours of messiness and unharnessed creativity.
I can’t wait to post my first challenge and to see all of your incredible designs.  This website is a magnet to so much talent!  My hope is that I can offer some inspiration and encouragement for you to explore your Cricut cartridges in new ways.
Jilliene's blog: Jilliene Desiging
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Daily Inspiration: Quick Tip Tuesday
Hello everyone! My name is Angie, aka TiffysMom on the Cricut MB. I am super excited to be a part of the wonderful design team here at FCCB! This is where I would come to get inspired when I first started using my Cricut a few years ago and now I’ve come full circle and I hope to inspire others now.
I live in North Texas, I’m a wife, mother of a son and daughter (ages 30 and 21), and a new Grandmother! I’m also a retired Flight Attendant after almost 20 years in the air.
I started my crafting ‘career’ many, many years ago. My first introduction to crafts was when I first saw Capt. Kangaroo pull out his shoebox full of craft supplies and created something out of nothing on T.V. (I’m sure that most of you don’t even know who Capt. Kangaroo was, lol!) Over the years I have sewed, knitted, crocheted, cross stitched, made jewelry & quilted. But then I started scrapbooking in the early 90’s and never looked back. From scrapbooking I got into card making, stamping, and anything else that has anything to do with paper crafting. But after I got my first “Baby Bug” my paper crafting passion multiplied by a thousand percent and it just keeps growing! I now have 6 Cricut machines, a Gypsy, a Cuttlebug, and too many cartridges to count. I love creating and sharing my passion with others. I’ve taught scrapbooking classes since 2002 and now teach Cricut classes at my local scrapbook shop. I am very excited and blessed to have this opportunity to share my Cricut & paper passion here at FCCB! Happy Crafting!
Angie's blog: Angie's Paper Passion

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Daily Inspiration: Wednesday Winners
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 
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Daily Inspiration: Thursday's Tutorials

My name is JoNeita Kelly, and I love photography, card making, and scrapbooking.  I live in Denton, Texas with my husband, Vertis, and our son, Dallas.  I work for the Texas State Historical Association as their Adult Program Coordinator, and help with programs such as teacher workshops, Texas History Day, and Webb Society.  I also work part time at Showtime International, as a Sr Staff member and the Dallas/Fort Worth contest administrator.  I think that scrapbooking and card making is the best possible way to share our life stories with future generations.
 

JoNeita's blog: Create With JoNeita
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Daily Inspiration: Spotlight Sunday.
Hi there, crafters. My name is Faith Wallace. I have been a crafter since I was a teenager, and believe me that was a long time ago. In 1995, I started getting serious with scrapbooking, but there were so few products available then. I’ve watched trends come and go. I’ve expanded my supplies to the point where I sometimes buy two of something. Crafting is such a huge part of my life, that I now run the ScrapbookerPhD blog:  
  My first entry to a challenge blog was FCCB. Imagine my surprise when my entry was in the Top 5, and then I learned that I had won! It was at that moment I set a goal to be part of the FCCB DT family. Thanks to a loving husband, I have over 50 cartridges to work with to create new and exciting projects to stretch my overall style.  
Don’t be surprised to see plenty of dog-related projects since I have two German Shepherds that compete in a number of dog sports. 
Faith's blog: Scrapbooker PHD 




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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 décor, 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
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 Daily Inspiration: Scrappin' Saturday
Hi, my name is Jackie. I am a wife and a homeschooling stay at home mama to 3 boys!! Life is crazy at our house as you can see, so crafting is my "relax time". I absolutely love creating!! Cards, mini albums and altered projects are my favorite.
I've been making handmade cards since I was a little girl and have just never stopped. I got into scrapbooking over 9 years ago when I was pregnant with our middle son. He was born prematurely and it was a way for me to document his progress and then it just exploded from there into an obsession!!
I haven't looked back since!!

 Jackie's blog: Luv 2 Scrappp

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Daily Inspiration: Thursday Tutorials
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 kew 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
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 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
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I have been married to my wonderful husband for 25 years, and we have a 15-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter.  I work full-time as a perfusionist, which means I run the heart-lung machine during open heart surgery.  I started stamping and scrapbooking in 2001, and I got a Cricut Expression for Christmas 2009.  I love to create all kinds of projects with my Cricut and stamps.  I'm really looking forward to designing projects for FCCB!




Amy HS's blog: The Stamping Tree

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Hi, my name is Amy and I live in California with my husband of 18 years, 3 kids, and 3 dogs. I am I started off scrapbooking about 16 years ago when my oldest was a toddler. I tried keeping up with it but life took center stage and scrapbooking took the back burner. About 3 years ago my husband surprised me with a Cricut Expression. It opened up a whole new world for me. I now make cards, page layouts, home décor, albums, etc. I enjoy all things paper. I love trying new things and I am certainly my worst critic. I now own a Gypsy (which I love to use) and a Cricut Imagine. I am super excited to be one of the newest members of this team. This will give me an excuse to get crafty. I get a lot of my ideas from Pinterest, videos, and blogs.  My world is family, dogs, and crafting.
Amy T's blog: Crafting with Amy
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FCCB Sponsor Representative
Hi, to all you Cricut fans!  My name is Clare Dempsey and I am married with 2 boys.  I also come from a family of 11, with 6 sisters and 4 brothers.  I have worked in fashion design industry and saw digital cutters used to cut apparel long before the Cricut became available for the home crafter.   Imagine my excitement when I saw I could cut paper, fabric and more with my own machine!  I have crafted all my life and love to paper craft, sew as well as many other crafts.   I started my Cricut life with an Original Cricut and upgraded to the Expression.  I now have two Expressions, an Imagine and a Cuttlebug.  I love to use the CCR to preview my cuts and weld existing shapes to form more shapes!  There is nothing like the Cricut to make my projects look professional and coordinate my embellishments with my paper!  I have been on the design teams at The Robin's Nest and at Art Glitter and love embellishing my Cricut cuts!  I am a scrap booker, who sometimes makes cards, party decor and home decor.  I also have an Etsy store where I sell a few custom order sewing items (including Cricut dust covers).  I am a member of a paper crafting guild and often hold classes, demos and crops with my crafting friends.   I love using a challenge to get a crafting goal finished.  Looking forward to joining you all in the challenges at the FCCB!

Clare's blog: Cricut Crafty Clare
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Design Team Coordinator
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

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Daily Inspiration: Fantabulous Friday
Hi, My name is Anita Thibodeau and I am known as ScrappyHappyMommy. I live in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and have been happily married for over 7 years to an amazing husband. I am a mother to 3 amazing but impish children (1 boy and 2 girls). I am a full time elementary music teacher and I LOVE my job. I have been crafting since I was 10, mostly sewing, tole painting and cross stitch, that is until I received my first Cricut, then it was love at first cut. I got into scrapbooking after the birth of my son in 2008 and have since been addicted to it. Besides scrapbooking, I love cardmaking, and seeing what creation I can make from a piece (or more) of paper, and things from my stash. I am also a part of the Paper Playtime and Die Cuttin' Divas Design Teams. I am so excited to be a part of FCCB and work along such wonderful and talented ladies!
Anita's blog: Scrappy Happy Mommy

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Hi! I'm Emily and even though my blog is Mollie's Motif, my real name is Emily.  Mollie is a nickname I picked up long ago and it has just stuck.  I am so excited to be on the FCCB DT!  It's my first DT and I am just thrilled about it!  I live in Saratoga Springs, Utah.  I am married to an awesome guy, he is my complete match. We have a son who is 4 years old and he is crazy, smart, and so much fun to be around! We also have a 10 month old baby girl, who I am absolutely in love with! I am a SAHM, which was a huge adjustment for me after working full time for about 9 years in the business world, but I know it's what I am supposed to be doing.  I have always had a love of paper and have done little paper crafts here and there, but I got really involved after I got my first Cricut for Christmas 2010.  I was finding myself somewhat lost after two years of being at home and not having an "out". I needed to become engaged with something and when I came across a screamin' deal for the "Baby Bug" and 5 cartridges, I was inspired to start crafting.  Crafting has become a big part of my life over the last couple years and I have loved every minute of it!  I added the Cuttlebug within the first few months of my new hobby, and just last year upgraded to the Expression.  I have found that crafting is my escape and I have needed to escape many times the last few months since having my baby and being the caretaker for my husband who is battling cancer.  It's a Crazy Life!  I love making cards, wood crafts, home decor, and fun goodie bags for friends and family.  I also enjoy food - eating, baking, cooking - it's all good, I'm a bowler (yes, as in bowling), I enjoy cross-stitch and sewing too.  Oh, and I LOVE Disney Land!  I look forward to getting to know so many more crafters through this experience and hopefully we can all inspire each other!
Emily's blog: Mollie's Motif
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My name is Felicia and I am excited to be a new Design Team member for FCCB.  I live in the Midwest, am married, and have a boxer dog. I am an Art major who loves to be creative.  My inspiration and creativity comes from my mother.  She is the one who got me started, and addicted, to Scrapbooking.  She is also the one I scrapbook with the majority of the time.  I have been a Scrapper for about 5 years now, and a blogger for a little over a year.  I like using my Cricut, going to Scrapbooking Conventions, photography, and taking classes to learn new scrapbooking techniques.  I enjoy creating page layouts, cards, banners, and albums.

 Felicia's blog: A Creative Mess
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Hello FCCB! I am so excited to be joining you. I am L.B.. I love in Illinois and am a middle school English teacher. I bought my first Cricut machine as a way to spice up my classroom and scrapbook page titles. Now, 5 years later, I have several machines and I love them all. I love to take pictures so when someone introduced my mom and I to scrapbooking in high school I took to it right away.I love story telling with photos and fun layouts. Over the years I have become interested in making gifts bags and cards and my wall displays at school get rave reviews as I always hoped. After becoming a mom myself, keeping these memories became even more important to me and I found that I enjoyed it as a relaxing hobby as well. I also enjoy reading, music of all kinds and the theater. I direct the plays and musicals at the middle school I work at every year and get to share the love of the stage with them. My daughter has caught the acting and crafting bug and we are lucky to spend time doing these things together. My sweet husband of almost 10 years may shake his head at our silliness, but he supports it fully. Together we all enjoy board games, movie nights and anything Disney!
L.B.'s blog: Cool Beans by L.B.

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I love creating with my Cricut. I use my Cricut when making cards, on scrapbook layouts and mini albums. I have the original Cricut that I bought in 2008.  I have been blogging since 2011.  I began blogging to enter my first card challenge and I was hooked.  Now I make all my cards and I use my Cricut to make my own embellishments.  

I am excited to be picked as a member of the FCCB Design Team. I am looking forward to sharing my creativity and maybe some tips along the way.


Kim's blog: Kim's Kreations
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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
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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
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Daily Inspiration: Quick Tip Tuesday
Just a little about myself, I have been a stamper for a long time!  I started by going to some card marking classes at our local craft stores which was more then 10 years ago.  And immediately I was hooked.  I love all kinds of stamps and consider my style everything from clean and classy to chic and fun.
I am a stay at home crafter!! I am in my woman's cave for at least 2 to 3 hours a day and believe me I could be there all day but I do have to pay attention to the hubby and feed him on occasion!! 
I am thrilled to become a part of this fabulous challenge site and I am looking forward to working with all the Design Team Members!
Pam's blog: Stamper at Heart
Hello there!  I am so stinking excited to be a part of Fantabulous Cricut!  What an amazing blog with so much to offer to readers!  I am a teacher by day and a crafting addict by night/weekend.  I teach classes locally and do it just for fun. I Cricut anything I can.  I keep joking with my husband that I am going to Cricut his truck but I think he may draw the line there.  I have the Gypsy, Expression 2, Create, and Cake- did I mention I am an addict?  My daughter, 9 years old, has joined me in my crafty ventures and has her very own Cricut Create.  She also corrects me every time I call the craft room mine to let me know it is "ours."  I also have two handsome men in my life- a 11 year old and my husband.  My family is very supportive of all my blogging and the enjoyment I get out of it.  My absolute favorite part of crafting is giving.  I love giving away things and realizing I made someone smile for a moment.  That is what it is all about.

Rebecca's blog: Crafting Misfit
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Hello there! My name is Pamela O'Connor and I live in West Texas with my wonderful husband, Mike, of 22 years. We have three fabulous children...our 18 yr old son, 16 yr old daughter and 6 yr old daughter. I taught myself how to scrapbook in 1997 when I came across a Creating Keepsakes magazine in the JoAnn's Craft Store. I have been passionate about sharing my love of scrapbooking and stamping for the past 15 years as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. I was beyond excited when Close To My Heart introduced their partnership with Cricut back in 2011 with the first Close To My Heart Cricut Collection called Art Philosophy. Since then, Close To My Heart has introduced two more exclusive Cricut Collections, Artiste and Artbooking. I love creating scrapbook layouts, cards and all types of paper crafts using my Cricut Expressions 2 with my exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut Collections. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the FCCB Design Team and to share my passion with you and to inspire you in creating beautiful works of art of your own using your Cricut.
Pamela's Blog: Reflections of my Art and Soul
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Hi, Crafty World! Allow me to introduce myself!  My name is Ro Donner, and I am a crafter.  And I am thrilled to be on this season's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team. 
I have had Cricuts ever since the first edition came out many years ago.  I have changed and upgraded, and currently own three...An Expression in my craft room, an Expression 2 in my office, and a personal size one in my camper...Yup, I even craft on the road!
I am a married mom of three grown children (and a son-in-law), two granddaughters, five furry kids, and two grandpuppies.  All of whom live with me except one.  My daughter, SIL, grandkids and one grandpuppy will be moving into their own house very soon, and my mom will be moving in.  So my house has a revolving door and I lovingly refer to it as Hotel Donner, because you never know who's going to be there.
I work full-time as an Administrative Director for an emergency medicine practice.  In my spare time, I love to read, golf, travel, camp and make jewelry.  But my true passion is paper crafts!
I have had several cards published and have been a guest designer, but this is my first "real" gig on a Design Team.  I am looking forward to getting to know all of you, and hopefully you will enjoy what I have to offer.  My blog is rodonner.blogspot.com.  Please feel free to come by and browse any time and even leave me comments.  I'm happy to hear from you!

Ro's blog: Toodle Noodle Creative
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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
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