Announcing the 2016 CutCardStock Design Team!

Please welcome our new, 2016 CutCardStock Design Team! Over the next year, you will see lots of projects from this talented group of designers. Some are familiar faces, some are new to the team. Join us in welcoming them to the blog!

Hi, I’m Amber Lawrence and so happy to share that I’ve been working with CutCardStock for over 5 years now! I live in the Flathead Valley of Montana with my husband of over 16 years.  I’ve been papercrafting for over 14 years and have quite a stash built up, if you can imagine!  I love working with CutCardStock and the design team as it brings together all that I enjoy…. design, papercrafting and working with other talented crafters.  In my “real life”, I am a freelance Graphic Designer and teach Graphic Design and Web Technology students at our local community college.  Oh, and not to mention chase after my husband, our two boys, our Goldendoodle Bella, and help tend to our 100+ fruit tree orchard!  I work to find time in my schedule to create for others, something that brings me a lot of joy!  I looking forward to seeing all the fantastic work from the new Design Team!  

 Hi, my name is Annie Williams and I am currently living in Tennessee with my husband, two cats, and soon enough, a little boy too.  I am a scientist by day and papercrafter by night.  Although I have been crafting for most of my life, I only started my blog a few years ago.  Since then, I have enjoyed sharing a mix of home decor, handmade card, and gift ideas…many of which incorporate the use of my electronic die-cutter.  My projects often reflect my other interests which include outdoorsy things like hiking, biking, and canoeing as well as a love of travel, small towns, and nature photography.  I am thrilled to be a part of the CutCardStock Design Team and can’t wait to see what all of these talented ladies come up with!  Annie’s Blog: Lab Hands

Hello! My name is Lisa Lahiff from lovely southern Ohio, where I have lived my whole life. I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two small children, Aiden (6) and Madeline (4). I have been doing some form of crafts since I was a little girl, but finally found my passion in paper crafting around 2005. When I discovered Blogging in 2008 I was/am a hopeless addict to all things paper! I have had the honor of having several of my projects published in print and online Magazines. While I tend to create with a Clean and Simple feel I hate to label my crafting and you will often find me dabbling with new styles and products. I am so excited to be a part of the CutCardStock Design Team and to work with such amazing talent! Lisa’s blog: Lisa’s Creative Niche

Hi, my name is Alexia and I live on Long Island, NY. I had fell in love with papers since I was a child but never had the chance to explore it due to specific reasons. And ever since I became a full time care provider to my children, I was given the opportunity to see this magical side of crafting world. My style is usually clean but every once in awhile I’d try something completely different, or somewhere in the middle. I’m very grateful for the opportunity that CutCardStock offered me and I hope by sharing my projects with you it will inspire you to create as well. Alexia’s Blog: Picture Life

In the year 2000, Kathryn was asked to address her brother’s engraved wedding invitations.  As a stay-home wife and mother of three young children Kathryn welcomed the idea and signed up for a leisure class at Louisiana State University to learn the traditional tools of the trade.  Having a degree in Interior Design from LSU already under her belt, learning this new hand would come almost effortlessly.  Her calligraphy business quickly flourished as the locals embraced her talent and kept her in constant demand.

With the increased desire for her lettering a need for quickly turning out envelope addressing became a priority for Kathryn.  She knew that by creating fonts with her own handwriting, she’d be able to satisfy her clients’ needs for addressing large quantities of envelopes while preserving her time to design and calligraph original invitations and specialty items she was solicited for.  She answered the call by painstakingly creating a series of fonts in her calligraphy handwriting.  She was granted copyrights and patents on them and offered the use of them as an alternative for her hand-calligraphy for envelope addressing.  Her discerning clients not only welcomed the idea, but embraced it and began requesting it.  The fonts have been so well received that stationers began reaching out to her asking to purchase them for use with their own bridal clients.  Kathryn’s perfectionism kept her from selling them until she found the right partner to bring them up to the utmost quality and craftsmanship.  In 2014, she joined with Delve Font Foundry to expertly bring her calligraphy to the printing world for mass production.  
Besides designing and creating, Kathryn enjoys being a spectator with her husband of 25 years.  Their two oldest children play collegiate sports (Lacrosse and Baseball) and her youngest participates in competition cheerleading.  She also enjoys reading, writing, marbleizing paper, painting, meditating and spending quality time with her parents, friends and extended family.

My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in beautiful, southern California. I am a wife of 28 years, the mom of three kids, and the owner of two cats.  We are a homeschooling family, having homeschooled two kids all the way to college with the last one now in homeschooled high school.

I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life. I have always loved to color, play with paper dolls, and create “projects”! In 1990, I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996, I stumbled across “modern” scrapbooking. I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It’s the cleaning up part that I don’t care for!
I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, and I am very excited to join the CutCardStock team! I am looking forward to a cardstock-filled year! I have a blog, a Facebook Fan Page, and a YouTube channel in order to share my creative work. Gloria’s blog: Scraps of Life  

My name is Lisa McGushion. I live in Northwest Indiana with my husband of 27 years and our daughter. I have been doing crafts of one sort or another as long as I can remember. I began scrapbooking over 24 years ago when our daughter was born. I retired after 28 years of teaching to pursue my passion for paper crafting. I have been designing and teaching classes at our local scrapbook store, Cafe Crop for the past 3 years. When I’m not playing with ink, paint and paper, I might be sewing, quilting, or working on my daughter’s wedding. I am excited to be part of the CutCardStock Design Team. Lisa’s blog: Lisa’s Ink, Paint and Paper

My name is Agnes and I live with my family in the northeast. I consider myself as an adventurous avid learner who loves paper crafting, mixed media, sewing and gardening among other things. My love for creating will continue forever.
I am also known as flowerdisco and I have been in various design teams since 2009, blogging since 2007.
I am very excited for the opportunity to share my paper craft creations with you. Agnes’ blog: FlowerDisco’s Scrap Hut

I don’t think I remember a time in my life when I wasn’t creating something. I think the first things I remember making were mud pies decorated with flowers, rocks and sticks-I still love to play in the dirt so I tend to have hundreds of flowers in my front yard.  I even chose fine art/graphic design as my major in college after years of art classes all throughout my life.  I still love most crafts but always found myself drawing, painting and making things out of paper.  I have been a freelance designer and have designed for several companies in the scrapbook/papercraft industry over the past 10 years and have been published several times. I was a serious, hardcore stamper before that. Recently, I went back to dabbling in mixed media, which goes back to where I started my creative journey in the first place.

I was born in Hawaii; the oldest of 7 children in a large Asian/American family.  I am a mixture of Japanese on my father’s side and a whole bunch of assorted European ancestories (Scotch, Irish, Dutch, Danish, German and Czech) on my mother’s side.  My husband and I have 2 amazing (adult) children and 2 dogs (who are generally attached to my side). Lara’s blog: Hapa Girl

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