There are so many talented instructors out there, and when I went looking for some creative people to join me in teaching this class I knew I wanted a diverse group from around the world. What I love – and what I believe that you will enjoy as well – is that each contributor to this class will bring something unique to offer. From techniques to new project ideas – you’ll be able to learn and be inspired by each of these lovely ladies. I’m excited to introduce them to you, and I can’t wait for class to begin so you can see their work!
In the meantime, you can visit their blogs and get to know them a bit better as well. I’m thrilled to be working with this talented group.
About the instructors:
Hello! My name is Anna-Karin and I have been doing arts and crafts my whole life, but papercrafting is the one that has totally captured my heart and mind. I started making cards in 2002 and can still remember the exact moment when that brilliant idea popped into my head. Two years later, I also began to scrapbook and I enjoy switching between the differently sized space of a card and a layout. I also do 3-D projects and home décor/gift items. I love stamps, dies, ink, paint, stencils and paper. My hands are inky most days. I particularly love to try out new and old techniques and experiment. Building scenes, playing with texture and colour are some of my favourite things. I also like to include little meaningful details in my projects. It is wonderful to think about all the things you can create out of only stamps, paper, and ink. I am happy to be on some great design teams, namely Sizzix, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Darkroom Door, the Craft Stamper and CSI:Color, Stories and Inspiration.
My name is Janna Werner, I am a scrapbook designer, writer and instructor for in-person and online classes. I live in in the North of Germany, together with my husband Jesper and a few animals.
My love for papercrafts and mixed media art evolved in 2010 when a friend of mine introduced me to scrapbooking. Since then I have been working together with various companies, magazines and designers/artists from all over the world.
I am also a blogger – I started my blog in June 2010. Originally it was called “Papiersalat und Wollmäuse” (“paper salad and dust bunnies”) and was ment to be a blog about my papercrafting and sewing adventures. As it turned out, I am too impatient for sewing and the “dust bunnies” were promptly decomissioned 😉 Papiersalat is now a place where I share comissioned and “just for fun” work, as well as cooperations, private insights, tutorials, videos and art.
You can find me and more about my work on my blog jannawerner.de, Instagram , facebook, Pinterest, youtube and twitter.
Lisa Dickinson is a graphic designer living in Colorado with her husband, Mike, and children, Hayden and Riely. She is the owner and creative director of Blue Star Design, a graphic design firm specializing in the marketing and advertising needs of non-profit and charity organizations.
Her scrapbook designs have been published in various magazines and she is the author of the ebook, Design Workshop from Ella Publishing. She currently designs for Jenni Bowlin Studio and Basic Grey. She’s also a Garden Girl for Two Peas in a Bucket.
Nichol Magouirk has been scrapbooking, stamping, die-cutting, teaching, and inspiring other crafters for fifteen years. A former CK Hall of Fame winner and Scrapbooks Etc. Creative team member, she currently designs projects for Simon Says Stamp, Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn, Studio AE for Technique Tuesday, Simple Stories and kerribradford.com.
I’m a Finnish mixed media style scrapbooker. I live in Helsinki together with my supportive husband and our two lovely daughters. My family is a constant source of inspiration and our daily life gives topics for my pages.
I’m happiest when I can get messy with different paint media and create a piece of memory keeping at the same time. I started scrapbooking back in 2009 but it wasn’t until start of 2011 when I started finding my style and passion for inks, paints and layering. I love creating my own backgrounds, leave my own hand print in them and experiment. I also adore creative play and often let the project to lead me, not the other way around. For me the process of creating is equally important than the end result. Besides layouts I also love to create minialbums, cards and canvases.
I am the Creative Director/Product Manager for Simon Says Stamp. I am fortunate to have joined the Simon family in June of 2013 where I design stamps, stencils, dies and Flair all for sale in the Simon Says Stamp store.
Previous to joining Simon Says Stamp, I was a designer for Hero Arts Rubber Stamps Inc for 24 years.
My preferred style is light collage. I say “light” because I like to use papers and images to create layered effects. In 2006, I authored a book called “Layers” which depicts simple projects using my signature style.
I live in the Village of Somonauk, a small farm community in Northern Illinois with my hubby Tom of 27 years, our two sons; Brooks and Scooter and tortoise Chester.
I am a lifelong artist and crafter. I grew up in a home full of arts and crafts supplies with very creative parents. I love all types of crafts but find my true crafting passion in papercrafts, ribbonwork, and sewing. I love to combine elements of all three into my projects.
I have been an instructor and project designer in the papercraft/scrapbook industry since 2005. I have been fortunate to work for many top manufacturers including: Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Ranger Ink, BasicGrey, Pink Paislee, and Therm O Web. My projects have been published in several books, magazines, and product catalogs and have been featured on television. I teach technique based classes at stores, conventions, and online. I am an active blogger, blogging on both my own blog (tammytutterow.com) and on the Sizzix blog (Sizzixblog.blogspot.com). I am also the Design Team and Community Manager for Sizzix.
When I am not creating, I am a wife and mother of three who loves anything and everything shabby, chippy, and vintage. I love to scour flea markets for old treasures. I am also a fair weather gardener so if the spring breezes are blowing, you will probably find me playing in the dirt in my flower garden.
I am a Northern California girl who lives a grateful life with my supportive husband, and Buddy the wonder cat. I believe in the motto “do something creative every day,” and I try to have my eyes open to the beauty that surrounds us. I have been a photographer for 35 years (my first love). I have been stamping and paper crafting for 20 years and have had the joy of teaching craft classes for about 12 years. I am very lucky to collaborate and serve on many different craft company design teams. My entire crafty universe changed four years ago when I started blogging. I could never have imagined the joy, blessings, opportunities and friendships that would come from being a blogger. My main creative endeavor is card making, but I have been known to alter a book or make a scrapbook too! If you would like to read more about me and follow along in my creative journey, you can find me at www.ablogcalledwanda.com, Facebook , Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram
I live a happy life in California with my daughters and husband, where I enjoy cooking, reading, and doing a good puzzle. When it comes to the craft industry I feel blessed that I’ve been working for companies (and now myself!) for more than a decade, and that I can share creative ideas with wonderful crafters all around the world. Scrapbooking is my main love, but I enjoy branching out into cards, mixed media, sewing, and more. From staining my fingers playing with inks to capturing a great story onto a scrapbook page, I simply love to create. If you’d like to read more about my crafty adventures you can check out my blog here.