Sunday, January 15, 2012

Meet our Wonderful Design Team!

This is the first time I have every had to select a design team and I have to tell you that it is stressful.  Everyone of the applicants are fantastic designers and have wonderful blogs.  With so much talent to choose from it is difficult to pick only 6 DT members.

Please help me welcome our wonderful new design team.


I have been married to my husband Bob for 14 years.  He is the most wonderful and supportive husband, my biggest fan and my most honest critic.  He knows stamping is a very important creative outlet that helps reduce stress from my job in medical management.  I have worked for Florida Hospital and Florida Hospital Medical Group in Orlando, Florida for 34 years.

I was first introduced to stamping in August of 2004 and was instantly intrigued.  My mother was a florist and taught me floral design and I think that creative process has been very helpful to me with card design.  I attribute my creative growth in paper crafting to Splitcoaststampers, the wonderful community of sharing and talented people there and the daily challenges.  I have gained so much from trying new techniques; making myself think outside the box of my comfort zone and doing things with paper that I never dreamed were possible for me.

I have a small line of stamps found at Rubbernecker Stamps called Kittie Kits “Cause a Scene” and currently serve on the Rubbernecker design team.   I have served in the past as a designer for the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen, Stampavie,  Hanna Stamps,  My Favorite Things and as a guest designer for Whipper Snapper.  You can visit Kittie's blog at:        


My name is Sharon, usually known as Shaz, I am 56 years old, and live in the West Midlands, in England.

I am happily married (for the second time) to my Beloved Husband, Doug, and although we have only been married for two years, we have been a couple for 18 years. Just took us a while to get round to getting married!  I am a heavy metal fan, and a bit of a Goth at heart- you'd never guess from the photo, would you? The photo is a wedding picture, by the way.

I also enjoy reading and gardening, I just need more hours in the days. Oh, and I work as a centreless grinding setter, manufacturing fasteners for the aerospace industry. This means we manufacture the bolts that hold airplanes together!

I have done all sorts of crafts over the years, cross stitch, embroidery, glass painting- card making came along about 12 years ago, and then I discovered rubber stamps, and I was hooked. Like most of us, I never considered myself particularly creative, and I really could not draw a straight line let alone anything more complicated, but stamps mean we can create the most amazing pieces of artwork with very little effort- what’s not to like? When I first came across the Stampscapes line of stamps, I was completely blown away by them, and never expected to be able to create anything like the work I saw on Kevin’s site, but after some trial & error (a lot of those), I began to get pieces I thought were not too bad. Then Beloved Husband kept telling me I should do a blog- so eventually I did, almost two years ago now- and I was so amazed that other people really liked what I did. About 12 months ago, Kevin linked my blog on his gallery page, and recently he also linked my Stampscapes tutorial page on his lessons page- I can't describe how I felt being considered good enough for that accolade! And now I have been lucky enough to be chosen to be a part of this DT- alongside Sandy Hulsart, whose work on Kevins Stampscapes site so inspired me when I started! That’s just so cool! I am looking forward to 'meeting' lots of new friends through this, and ’exploring’ scenic stamping together.  You can visit Sharon's blog at:


How exciting to be chosen for this new scenic adventure on Craft a Scene.  I began as a scenic stamper the summer of 2005 when I happened upon a simple Stampcapes card in a magazine.  My scenes are very true to Nature, inspired by the beauty I see all around me.  I teach scenic classes locally as well as online at My Creative Classroom.  I also teach Copic, Parchment and Digital Stamping classes.  I just love to craft and am happy to share my passion with you all.  You can visit Sandy's blog at:


Hi I'm Lisa and I am from Ontario, Canada. I am a mother of 2 and I started scrapbooking when my first child was born 10 years ago.  My crafting then evolved to card making 3 years ago and I started my blog to show case them. 

I am fairly new at using the Stampscapes images but I do love them, I also enjoy making scenes with digital images too.  I am so happy to be part of this fun new team.  You can visit Lisa's blog at:


My name is Anja and I am thrilled to be part of the design team for Craft a Scene!!

I am married to my wonderful and supporting farmer, together we have 4 energetic boys who keep me on the go and cooking.

We immigrated to Ontario in 1999 from Holland and we are now proud to be Canadian. I started scrapbooking in 1999 and still do but card making and stamping has completely taken over!!

I even dream about it! I really like that you can do so many different things in stamping and the sky is the limit.  I am looking forward to learn lots of new things and share my passion with all of you! You can visit Anja's blog at:


I am a Christian, Wife, Mother and Nana.  I live in God's country called southwestern Virginia with it's beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains. I still work outside the home full time with Intellectual Disability Adults and have for over 30 years.  They are very special people who have so much to give.  I have been crafting with one thing or another all my adult life and started stamping / scrapbooking in 2000.  I absolutely love it!!!!  You can visit Olga's blog at:


I'm Sheree, the Vancouver Island Craft Junkie!  I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.  I've been doing crafts for years and they include, quilting, sewing, tole painting, flower arranging, crochet, stamping and the list goes on!  My 'rubber room' is crammed with fantastic 'stuff' so that I can work on whatever I like at that moment in time. 

This past year it's been all about stamping!  Card making has taken over my life for the past year.  Since starting Tole Painting and doing Stampscapes scenes I now look at the world in a different light, taking in the colours of nature, depth of field, etc.  Now I'm on the design team and can hardly wait to share my ideas and also learn from everyone else.   This is perfect for everyone who doesn't live near to a store that offers classes!  You can visit Sheree's blog at:


Hi, I am Nancy or NancyD for challenges that I enter.  I love card making and have been doing it starting back in the 80's (with my mom) when there weren't many companies making stamps.  I remember seeing some of Kevin's designs in the early 90's but wasn't interested in making scenes at that time.

My husband of 35 years and I have raised four wonderful children and we now of five grandchildren with one more on the way (due end of May).  Along the way, I sewed, made cloth dolls, cross-stitched, made quilts, knitted and crocheted up a storm.  Now I mostly knit and make cards.

I found Split Coast Stampers about 1 1/2 years ago and started entering challenges.  Then I discovered the world of blogging and decided I needed to join this special group of crafters.  The whole process has improved my card making ability and transformed me from a CASE artist to a designer with lots more to learn. I am currently designing for Digital Delights, and finishing my terms with Critter Sketch and Paper Cutz .

I became re-acquainted with Stampscapes when I won a sheet of rubber (Stampscapes # 8) from my blogging friend Sheree (who also lives about 30 minutes away).  I started making scenes and fell in love with stamping all over again.  Last Fall we were talking about how there aren't any challenges blogs for scenes so we decided to start our own!  You can visit my blog at:

Well, that is the first challenge design team for Craft a Scene.  Please stop by to visit the DT and congratulate them on their new responsibility. 

The next post will include our talented Sheree with a new card to inspire you.  There is still time to make a card for the "Anything Goes" challenge.



Caroline D. said...

Congratulations to all the new DT! I'm already loving this new site and I look forward to all the wonderful creations that I know are to come!

Victoria said...

Lovely to find out a bit more about you all! Look forward to learning from you in future challenges!

Sandie said...

Congratulations ladies, its lovely to see some familiar faces. Look forwards to seeing all your amazing designs....

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Welcome to everyone of you!
And how amazing is that so many have been following for simply ages then rest are new time ones have some to know!The only complete stranger is Lisa - so off to peek at her blog now!
Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration, ladies, for some of you in times past and and for all all in times to come, God willing. Shaz in oz.x

Sheree said...

Congratulaions to ALL of the Design Team Members! Actually, I can hardly wait to see all of the challenge submissions because every follower of ours is an artista!
Well Done!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wooo hooo! look at all the talent! so looking forward to seeing your gorgeous scenes ..hugs to all!

Scrap Affair said...

Nice to meet you all!
Finally, I think I have found what I was looking all my life for-YOUR blog!
I thought I was on my own, all this time :)