Niccole Kulig

INSPIRATION TEAM COORDINATOR

Hi, my name is Niccole Kulig and I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I live in a small town in Wisconsin. I have a very supportive husband and three amazing children. They range in age from 25 to 13. I also have an amazing granddaughter who is almost two. You will most definitely see photos of my tribe popping up here or there. I also have 3 fur babies; one dog and two cats.

I am a social worker by day and card making is a major stress reliever at the end of the day. I would live in my craft room if I could. I would say my style is more along the lines of clean and simple. I love to learn new things and share what I know with my friends.

Amanda Stevens

I’m Amanda of Pear Blossom Press. I’ve been a cardmaker for over 25 years. I enjoy creating my own backgrounds and creating cards with lots of layers. My favorite cards are interactive though!

Aya Elshestawy

I am Aya, I am from Egypt. We moved to the USA 3 years ago, since my husband got invitation from Yale university to work as a research scientist in Electric Engineering Dept. I have 3 years old son and 8 years old daughter. I started crafting in 2014. I love creating mixed media, art journal, card making and making resin coasters. I have TV show/ program called “scraps” broadcasting from Dubai on Beity TV channel.

Cindyellen Robinson

Hello, all y’all! My name is Cindyellen and I am a crafter from Vermont and Florida. I’ve been papercrafting my whole life and making cards specifically for the last 10 years or so. I am a thrifty Yankee transplanted to the Deep Deep South and now enjoying the warmth of Central Florida. My favorite crafts involve thinking outside the box and developing multiple uses for the same supplies – Yankee ingenuity! My other love (besides my childrens and my hubby) are the 3 little parrots that live in my craftroom, Summer, Skye and Pascal; you’ll probably see them in videos.

Emelie Hessler

Hi, I´m Emelie I live in Stockholm, Sweden with my family – Andreas and our two kids. I work as a teacher and practice basketball as often as I can. But of course my real passion is card making and papercrafting in general. I have been making cards for the past five years and I love it. I would describe my style as Clean & simple yet innovative. I constantly try new techniques and love to create my own background patterns and work with dies.

Jennifer Paar-Gross

Hello crafty friends! I am Jenn Gross (aka @journeycoachjenn). I live near Chicago, IL and have been crafting and creating since I can remember. I am mom to a soft little furbaby – a Yorkie named Tye.

I love to color and paint, so paper has always been a part of my life. I am super intrigued by interactive cards and paper-crafts. My style is whimsy and fun with an occasional bit of sassy added. My day job is in higher educations, but creating is my balance. I look for inspiration everywhere and try to make my card easy for others to create.

Lauren Lafond-Zertuche

Hi, my name is Lauren Zertuche. I am originally from Canada, but I now live in Texas with my husband, 2 kids, 2 pampered pups, a temperamental cockatiel and a cute yet feisty young cat.

I have been interested in all kinds of crafts since I was a child, but I developed a love for paper crafts when I discovered stamping and cardmaking about 16 years ago. Lately, I have been able to devote more of my time to cardmaking and I really enjoy creating interactive cards and scene building.

Lynnea Hollendonner

Hello! I’m Lynnea Hollendonner. I’m from Scranton, PA and I’ve been making cards for 17 years – since I was a teenager! I have a wonderful husband who oohs and aahs at all of my cards and a 4 year old son who crafts as much as I do.

I love to create clean and simple cards that have a little something extra – maybe a pop of color, a fun technique, or added shimmer and shine. My hope is to bring you inspiration so that when you see my projects you think “hey I can make that!” and you sit down and get crafty yourself!

Marcia Caradinta

Hi, my name is Marcia Caradinta.  I was a Biology major in college and still love watching National Geographic and reading about new developments in science.  In order to keep the scientific, analytical side of my brain balanced, I have dove head-first into allowing my artsy-fartsy side to blossom (and I’m loving every minute of it).

Melissa Craig

Hi, my name is a Melissa Craig. I live in Deltona, FL and I’ve been a papercrafter for over 20 years. I went to my first stamp party just after my daughter was born (she’s now 23) and I never looked back! And then I discovered die cutting and it was another world. I enjoy creating beautiful cards and gift packaging to share with family and friends. I like discovering new techniques and different ways to use my supplies. I would love for you to visit me at my blog stampitscrapitshareit.blogspot.com or Facebook/Instagram I’m stampedbym.

Monica Edwards

Hi my name is Monica and in the social world I go by Simply Monica. I have been crafting ever since I can remember. I love all sorts of crafts!! I have been blessed this year with my first grandson and he is the apple of my eye. First, thing I said was oh wow someone who I can make Valentines cards for, but hmm not sure if they do that in school anymore… I hope to inspire others to take a walk down crafty lane with a touch of color.

Nancy Penir

Happy Card Making Greetings, friends! I’ve been a paper crafter for over a decade and adore creating with each new ‘thing’ released. We all share this passion and my joy is to inspire you with what I create.

Nicki Baxley

Hi! I’m Nicki Baxley. I’m a mother of two boys and a nurse practitioner by trade. I love card making, new craft supplies, and finding new uses for older supplies. I have been making cards for over a decade. We moved to the Midwest for a short period of time and I was able to commit full time to my card making journey. Now that I am back home in Tennessee, I am continuing on this full time mom and card making journey and couldn’t be happier. I want to spread my joy for card making to others and share some of the tricks, techniques, and my favorite tools. I love ink blending, die cutting and interactive cards but will try any technique.

Rachel Winn

Hello! I’m Rachel Winn! I am lucky enough to be a member of both the i-crafter’s Social Media and Inspiration Teams.

I grew up scrapbooking with my mom, and moved into card making in 2013 after I got married. I have dabbled in several types of mediums but always seems to return to coloring with alcohol markers and creating cards around my colored images.

I have been fortunate to meet and create friendships with many different paper crafters and love the community that there is in card making. I met Lynda through Amanda Stevens, and am so grateful for both of their friendships!
My favorite part about i-crafter is that there is always another way to use these products. I am a bit of a novice when it comes to some of the interactive dies, but the projects you can create with them just blows me away.

Shanna Slater

Hello, I am Shanna from Caffeinated Craftiness. I am a true crafter at heart, but paper crafting is my passion. I live in Northern California with my husband and three children. I also work full time as a nurse. Crafting is my therapy—be it paper crafts, quilting, or home decor projects I love it all! Add in coffee and all is complete. You can follow my caffeinated adventures on my blog instagram, Facebook, and even a little bit of YouTube!

Terri Kelly

Hi! I’m Terri from the UK. I have health conditions, work part time in the NHS and crafting is my therapy and love (along with my supportive hubby). I have always been creative and gone through phases of knitting, crochet, acrylic paintings etc but when I found card making and paper crafting some years ago that was it – I had found my calling. I don’t have a set style, its more Clean and Simple than some, but I love patterns and stamping and colouring cute images and creating cards in a variety of media. I’m not a huge fan of loads of ribbon and cards you can’t fit into an envelope. I also love die cutting, both in my cards and also creating 3D projects like memory books, boxes, Christmas decorations and interactive cards.