Hello, I’m Tracey and reside in northeast Ohio with my amazing husband, Gary. Our family and faith have always been an important part of our lives. We have been blessed with four wonderful children, and with two weddings in recent years, our family is growing. I'm a shabby chic mixed media artist and enjoy the creative outlet of paper crafting. I've been creating and crafting for as long as I can remember and use many of those skills on my projects. I adore learning new techniques along the way and enjoy sharing my projects along with tips and techniques on my blog.I also design for Donna Salazar Designs, Leaky Shed Studio, and am a Scraps of Elegance Educator. I’m a huge fan of Helmar products and am so excited and honored to be a part of the Helmar team!
Hi, I’m Sandee and since childhood, I have been happiest when I have paint and glue on my hands! Playing with new products and getting messy is time well spent in my book. I create a variety of mix media signs, cards, and altered art, and my creative style ranges from cute and fun to clean and simple which I sell in a local gallery called the Art MoB. My latest passion is art journaling, lettering, typography and collecting quotes. My grandest achievement so far, has been my being commissioned to paint a huge fiber glass bear which was auctioned off for charity in the end of the 2014 summer for $4,000.00. I am painting another Bear Footin' Bear to be auctioned off in August 2015. When I am not painting or making paper in my art studio, I am photographing wildlife and hiking through our lovely North Carolina mountains. I am 56 years old, single and deliriously happy checking off my bucket list as I go along in life.
Hi, my name is Vicki-Ann or as most people know me Sandy Beach. I live in a small town in country Victoria, Australia. I am a mixed media artist featuring collage as my main medium. I love infusing bright colours as well as Zendangles into my whimsical pieces. When my hands are covered in glue, paint or ink I am at my happiest. I like to incorporate sewing into my art as I received my first sewing machine at 16 and it’s still the one I use today. You can find me over at instagram @sandybeachart.
Hello my name is Sharon, I live in the Midwest state of Missouri. I am a great-grandmother of three, and I have a great husband we have been together for 50 yrs. My life has been related to the art and craft business in some way or another, I majored in art in high school and some in college and being a mother of three boys. I was the craft leader in an organization they belonged to and a Vacation Bible School craft Leader for many years. This pattern continued with my three grand kids. I have been a craft store owner and Painting teacher, Home-school art teacher and I took a break for about 5 years. About 18 months ago I found Facebook, some great people and started with mixed media, journaling, stamping and I fell in love with the layered look of the steam punk/grunge and Victorian fluff/altered books and boxes. I have been my own designer all my life, I knew what I liked and that is what I did. I am basically self-taught and have always dreamed of being a designer. Thanks to some great friends I took the plunge and I am now a Helmar Design Team Member.
Hello, my name is Nicole. I live in northern UT with my husband Brandon and our two boys Wesley (11) and Thomas (2). Yep, you read that right my boys are nine years apart in age. It has its challenges at times, but it's so much fun to have another little person running around here. I work part time in the mornings as a cake decorator and the rest of the day I'm the regular SAHM. I found scrapbooking when my oldest son was about 7 months old and have been addicted since. I never ever imagined I would be a scrapbooker, but here I am combining my love of color, design, photos, and memories into one love. I've been doing design work in the scrapbook industry for about nine years. I've worked for several scrapbook manufacturers, monthly kit clubs and have been published in quite a few major scrapbook magazines.
Hi! My name is Kathleen and I hale from the great state of TEXAS! I live just outside of the Dallas with my hubby of over 20 years and our two Boston terrier babies. My three children (loves of my life) are all grown up and flown the nest. My oldest child, Brendan, and his wife finally graced me with a grandson! I started scrap booking over 12 years ago and fell totally in love. My style has change through the years. I love to explore new mediums and techniques. I love to play with paints, stenciling, and fussy cutting. My hobbies aside from scrap booking are photography, gardening and traveling.
Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am a multi-passionate blogger and artist who believes in the power of creativity, cocktails, (parenthetical references) and having a good laugh (generally at my own expense). A creative dilettante (in the best possible sense of the word) and diy-er for life. I flit between 2-D, mixed media, and fiber arts, cycling through as needed to keep the inspiration fresh, the ideas clicking along and avoid the dreaded creative block! Most of all, I enjoy learning about new-to-me techniques, art-related or not and applying them in new ways. I create from my home studio, aka The Abyss, now in its 4th location in the back parlor of a Victorian home.
Hi! My name is Steph and I live in New York with my husband, our son, and one very photogenic pup. I have been creating in some form for as long as I can remember. I love the creative process, am very versatile and love to create an assortment of projects from canvas wall hangings, to tags and cards to mixed media projects and more. My day just isn't complete if I haven’t spent some time in my craft room. I have a dedicated studio where I play and create. I also teach a wide variety of classes in my studio and my local craft stores and I encourage my students to play with their products and tools. I believe that only by playing can you unlock your potential and the potential of the products you are working with. You have no idea what you can create if you don’t take time to play and explore. I am a CHA Designer Member, have the pleasure of being on a number of design teams and have had my work published in a number of magazines. I am thrilled to be a part of the Helmar Design Team.
Martice Smith II
Hi! My name is Martice and I’m a mixed-media collage artist, designer, and instructor.My traditional and digital illustrations are infused with a vibrant mix of fashion, graffiti and soulful affirmations.My highly-detailed art is instantly recognizable. As a woman of faith, I lead a heart-based business as creative director of Martice Smith II - Illustration & Design Studio and owner of Uneek Art Boutique.Where I offer online art workshops so that I can empower artists to live the life they envision for themselves, without compromising their unique sense of style. It's no secret that I’m kind of obsessed with turtles and pandas! My inviting spirit transcends and encourages wild and creative play!
Hi, my name is Veronica alias “Kitsnbitscraps”. I have been doing crafts since I can remember, my mom taught my sisters and I to knit, sew, cross stitch, embroidery and I was always coloring and sketching. I was raised in Southern California in a little town by the beach called Hermosa – then I was transferred to South Florida. I was introduced to scrapbooking by my new co-workers in Florida and that was 12 years ago. I have kept busy by teaching scrap book and stamping classes at scrapbook stores and conventions and love every minute of it. From the first time I walked into a scrapbook store I was hooked! I am definitely addicted to paper. I have a passion for creating and sharing my love of crafting, whether it’s cards, layouts, albums, altered and mixed media; I love doing it all. I also enjoy bringing new tidbits and techniques to inspire as many crafters as I can through color. If I had to name my style I would say “Shabby Whimsy” because I always start projects with lots of color then depending on my mood I will shabby it down with browns, texture and layers.
Hi I am Tamiko, single mom, one beautiful daughter. I am paper crafter first and foremost! I believe all things are possible with paper and good scissors. Add quality adhesive and things to write, draw and/or color with and BOOYAH... We are having ourselves nothing but pure JOY and EXCITEMENT and EVERYDAY can be a HOLIDAY! (ha-ha). I do a little bit of everything (smile), although my concentration as of lately has been towards, mixed media, art journaling. I am a practicing social media junky.. if there is an app. out there.. I've heard of it.. possibly used it or have had an account for it. I believe #sharingiscaring and some folks get the best learning experiences from some of the things. One can easily become an educated consumer with few inquisitive search clicks from pinterest, facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr and bloglovin.
Helmar Guest Designers
Hello, my name is Kisha Walton and I'm beyond excited to become a part of the Helmar DT family. I'm married to the most loving and supportive husband ever, and the mother of two wonderful young men. I work as a Social Insurance Specialist by day and a crafter by night. I dabble in a few different crafts, however scrapbooking has been my heart since 1999 when I first began. I love to create using various textures, mediums, inks and adding lots of layers to my projects. My favourite things to create are cards, layouts, mini albums and altering items.
Hi! My name is Amy, I started scrapbooking in 2001 after the birth of my first born and became quickly hooked. Right now you can find me near Denver with two boys, a Marine, a cat named Pablo and two dogs! From there my passion went to hybrid and digital scrapbooking and designing. I think my style varies from one medium to the next but I try and find balance in every project that I create ;) I've had many ventures from designing products for Dream Street Papers, Pink Paislee, MiDesign@Michaels, PageFrames, Coolihah App, TapNScrap App and Magistical Memories to being on digital/hybrid and paper design teams.