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 Designing
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Daily Inspiration: Scrappin' Saturday 
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

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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: Spotlight Sunday

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: 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: 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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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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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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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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Daily Inspiration: Thursday Tutorials
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
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