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


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


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!! 

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!