Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Amazing Design Team

Our blog would not be possible with out our talented Design Team .  Here is a little bit about them. Please click on their names and visit their blogs.


Five years ago, I decided to make the invitations for my daughter's bridal shower. Little did I know, a new obsession of mine was about to be born! I quickly discovered the world of scrapbooking and my Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug are now two of my closest friends, along with a gazillion other paper crafting items. I have four grown children and three beautiful grandchildren and I started a scrapbook for each of them. The scrapbook have been e a bit neglected these days because, I must say, card making is what I enjoy the most. I am always on the lookout for new techniques, tools and gadgets and I confess, I think I may have a serious addiction to craft "stuff"! When I am not crafting, I keep busy with my family and you will never find me without one of my cameras. I don't think I have one particular style... after a day or two of working with whatever it may be, I'll get bored and move on to other techniques or styles. Im thrilled to be part of the Gypsy Design Team and sharing my creations with this wonderful new toy. 


I am Susan Edwards, wife, mother, artist, and scrap booker.  I have been married to a wonderful man for 28 years and we have three adult/teenage children.  I have always found enjoyment and gratification in creating art, and for me scrapbooking is an archival form of art.  Scrapbooking allows me to chronicle the stories and events of our lives, capturing the memories in print and photos, while creating heirlooms of the future. 

I have enjoyed scrapping for the last dozen or so years, but the introduction of the Cricut turned a boarder-line scrap addiction into a full-fledged scrapping obsession!  I love my Cricut Expression and now it has been joined by the Gypsy!  The Expression machine combined with Gypsy allows such freedom and flexibility, I can create art anyplace.  I hope that you find inspiration and perhaps learn something new as I share my work with you.

Hi I am Jeannie, married 28 years to the love of my life Robby who thank goodness supports my card-making obsession. We have two wonderful kids Madison and John-Robert. Madison is 24 and married to Cory, they live in Memphis, TN. Madison has a Masters in Accounting and works as an accountant for International paper. Cory is working on his Masters Degree at Memphis State and works part-time. John-Robert, 22 is at Auburn working on his Secondary Ed degree in History and is an RA Camp Director in the summers.

I started doing paper crafts when Hobby Lobby came to my town 3 and a half years ago... then I got my Cricut!!...and paper crafting turned into card making which is my passion!


When I was 16 my mother went to a Creative Memories party and took me with
her. I had always been into paper and crafty stuff and I was instantly in
love with scrapbooking! I was intrigued by all the stickers, punches,
markers, paper and more!! I have been scrapbooking ever since! It is a
creative outlet for me and really lets me have some ME time! Well GIRLY time
for that matter.

I was 19 when I was married to Mike. We will be celebrating our 11 year
anniversary December 22! WOW. Time goes fast!! (and in that sentence I also
told you how old I am!! HA!!) We have 3 boys (which was why this site caught
my eye in the first place!). Derrik is 9 (we got pregnant on our
honeymoon!), Hayden is 7, and Tanner is 4. They keep us pretty busy!! We
live in Wasilla, Alaska. I teach scrapbooking classes at my Local Scrapbook
Store - "The Scraptique" and I am the Design Team Coordinator at (most of the papers and fun goodies I use come from
the fab kits I get from this site!!)

A few fun facts about me: I LOVE to play with Toys! I mean kid toys! I am
100 percent addicted to Mr. Potato Head. I have a HUGE rubbermaid tote FULL
of parts and pieces that I have collected and over 25 bodies. The kids and I
will sit and play for hours!! It is a blast! AND I honestly could sit and
play with Tanners GeoTrax train for a while. There is just something about
putting the train tracks together that fascinates me!

I have FIVE sisters and one brother. I am the oldest and it is funny because
my 2 oldest children are OLDER than my brother. (Heck I am 23 years older
than he is!!) He will be 7 in January! My youngest sister will be 13 in
January. There is a big gap in ages. It's definitely fun when they all get
together!  My parents have been married for 31 years now!! They got married
when they were 17! That is awesome!


My name is Vicki Purdham and I recently got married.  Together Todd and I have 5 children.  A daughter, Susan who is 20 and is a college student.  We have 4 boys, Jake-12, Brandon-11, Nick-10 and Luke-9. I have been making crafts most of life.  I love doing all kinds of crafts too.  I think I have tried just about every kind out there.  I have scrapbooked for years but only recently started making cards.  That is my true love.  When I first bought my "E" I thought it would be one of those things that I would love to start with and then tire of it and want to do something different.  But that is not what happened at all, instead with every card I make I want to make more and more.  It is almost like I am in competition with myself to make a better card each time.  I love love love making cards.  Then when Provocraft started advertising the Gypsy I just knew I had to have one.  I absolutely love my gypsy.  I am able to do things with cards that I never was able to do before.  If I have a card idea I can put it in my gypsy and then cut it out at a different time.  The versatility of being able to use my gypsy ANYWHERE is so amazing.  I just love it.  I am so excited to be a member of this design team and look forward to sharing all of my creations with out.  I am so excited to see what all Nilda finds for us to create. 



My name is Marci and when I was little girl my nick name was Marci Pie. When I create and play I am that little girl again. I‘m married to a wonderful husband who appreciates my creative spirit! I have 3 teenagers and work outside the home in the Human Resources field. I love crafts and love a rubber stamp, scrapbook, sew, quilt, cook, and do anything creative.


I'm 28 years old and live in Utah.  I've been married to my incredible husband for over 8 years and we have 4 beautiful dogs.  I've been scrapbooking since I was a teenager but I only started doing other paper crafts after I got my Cricut in early 2008.  I love paper crafting, shopping, photography, videography, movies, music, board games, card games, video games and spending time with family & close friends.  Humor and laughter are as important in life to me as air and water.  I'm a people person and I love being social.  I have learned SO much from the online crafting community and look forward to learning even more!  


I've been scrapping since Sept 08 and was hooked almost immediately! I love exploring all scrappy styles but by far my favorite is to use my cricut and really embellish. I have a 3 year old son, a supportive husband, teach the Cricut at my LSS and have a full time job on top of it all (which is really just to finance my addiction to scrapping). Life is good!

This is going to be fun!


Wife2TJ said...

Wonderful design team!!! Can't wait to see what everyone creates :-)

Live Love and Scrap said...

CONGRATS LADIES....YOU ALL DESERVE THIS!!! I am so looking forward to see your talents SHINE!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been hopping around to everyone's blog and all I can say is "WOW!!!!". What an explosion of talent! I'm and honored to be included amongst such fantastic designers!