Hi, my name is Catherine, and I live in the great state of Maine, nestled in the beautiful western foothills. I am a married woman of 35 years to a wonderful husband with four grown sons and 6 wonderful grandchildren. I am a paper crafter and have been for 5 short years, although I have been a crafter most of my life. I love trying everything crafty at least once. I have crocheted, knitted, crafted with felt, wood, scrap pages, painting, embroidery and many, many more crafts. I think of all the creating I have done over the years, paper crafting is my favorite. I have made mini albums, tags, gift bags, boxes, cards, scrap pages, paper piecings, tear bear piecings, and shadow box frames. My husband has primary progressive M.S. and is wheelchair bound and needs care at home so I am retired to care for him and in my down time when I am not babysitting grandchildren crafting is my number one thing to do to relax.
I’m Lydia Gibson, a 14 year old creative teenager who has a huge passion in documenting her every day. I live with my mum, dad and younger sister in a small country town in south-east Queensland, Australia. I was first introduced to the scrapbooking industry at a young age from my scrapbooking mum, starting with stamping and that’s how I got to what I love to do today. I currently love to document my everyday through my love of photography with Project Life, Traditional 12x12 layouts, Mixed Media and lots more. You can find me on these social media platforms: Periscope - @LydiaGi1010, Instagram - @lyd_gibson and Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lydiascrftyroom
Hi I'm Sue from Victoria. I've been scrapbooking for nine years now. Since our youngest son, Harry was a baby. It started with baby books and then I visited my first scrapbooking store and I was hooked, it's my time out and truly soothes my soul. My husband Rob and our three children, Callum who is twenty one, Daisy who is eighteen and young Harry are the people I scrapbook the most. I also scrapbook extended family and friends, everyday moments, milestones and just for fun. My style is playful, I love ephemera and texture. I love trying anything new. From time to time I like to do off the page projects and art journaling too. I’m so excited to be a part of the Helmar creative team and I’m really looking forward to starting my first project.
Hello, my name is Donna Lueders. I am married to a wonderful man, have 3 beautiful (grown and on thier own) children and also 3 grandchildren. I love to craft. I started with cross stitch and went to making cards, from there I have ventured out into mixed media, watercolors, drawing and many other crafty things. I work full time but still find time to do the things I love which is crafting. I feel so lucky to be one of the chosen people to be on the Helmar Design Team. When I am off work and not doing anything, I often watch my grandchildren whom I have gotten into LOVING art and making things they always want to "craft" when they are at grandmas house (smile). I am also a designer for a paper making company and I love making things from not only the paper but the pulp also.
HI! My name is Jean and I live just outside of Grand Rapids, MI. I have a twin sister and for the majority of our lives, I was the math and science one. I stayed far away from anything that involved art or being creative. Once I had children, I started scrapbooking. This was back in the days of colored cardstock and deco scissors. Two things last year brought me to where I am today. I unexpectedly lost my job and my second child was married. With both children grown and out of the house, there was only so much I could scrap. And yet, I had a room full of paper, stamps, ribbons etc. Last year I took an art class and am now using those supplies along with paints and pastes to create mixed media canvases, mini albums, and frames. Most days you will find me experimenting and learning and I look forward to having you join me on this journey. I am excited to be showcasing Helmar products!
Hello I am Rachel from Perth, Australia. I am married with four children. I am nurse by profession. Arts and crafts have always been apart of my life. Scrapbooking is my passion and it is a wonderful way to document my family/events through the years. I would describe myself as a classic scrapper, being a lover of clean lines, negative space, layering and embellishment clustering. I also love making cards and gift wrapping/tags for others (any excuse to make something pretty). I can’t wait to show case Helmar products. You can find me here on Facebook; www.facebook.com/rachel.lowe.94 and Instagram rachellowe___.
Martha Lucia Gomez
Martha Lucia Gomez. I was born in Colombia, but I live in Miami, USA. My first language is Spanish, which is why my blog is written in Spanish; but don’t worry, I have a translate button. I studied Social Communications and Journalism, but I've loved crafts forever. I used to work with metal jewelry, but one day I discovered stamps, ink and paper, and now it is my passion. I've realized that working with paper crafts is the best therapy. I live with my husband and our two daughters. I divide my time between my family, my work in a Public Relations Company and my passions: my blog and crafting on various design teams. I love to create cards, 3D's and alter different projects because I love to learn new techniques. I look forward to working on this Design Team and sharing my passion with all of you.
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.
G’day! So Cliché I know. LOL. My name is Krisy and I am from sunny Queensland, Australia. I am a full time stay at home mum to three, Poppy 3, Leo 2 and Autumn 1. I have always been creative but decided to really focus on sharing what I create the year my youngest daughter was born. I set myself some creative goals and the next thing on my list was an International Design Team. So here I am. My first art love is Scrapbooking. I love documenting memories but not in your traditional scrapbooking way. Scrapbooking for me is about being able to incorporate art into the process. I didn’t really discover my true style until I realised you can really do what your heart desires. There are really no rules you have to follow. I create under the name Popleopod and I am all about Art Meeting Memories. I have a very eclectic style and approach to my art so I will try anything that tickles my fancy. I keep journals of idea sketches that are just waiting to be created. So expect a range of different projects from me.
Hello my name is Sarah Rosse and I live in Victoria, Australia. I am married with two boys and am an fanatical scrapbooker! I work full time but every spare minute I have is doing, thinking or creating something crafty. My boys are legely my inspiration for scrapbooking, however I love mixed media and getting messy on my pages. Scrapbooking provides a creative outlet for me – a perfect partner with my love of photography and memory keeping. I enjoy creating in mostly a 12x12 format but also pocket scrapbooking. I love creating my own backgrounds and enjoy lots of colour! I am currently a design member on a number of teams – please be sure to check out my Facebook page at https://facebook.com/myscrappingspace to see my work and also at my blog. I am so excited to be joining the Helmar creative team – the amazing product lines are key to any creative project and as they say, ‘it’s the glue that holds it all together!’.
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.
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! 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.