Meet the Inaugural Laura Kelly Design Team.
It is with a tremendous amount of appreciation, excitement and joy that I announce my inaugural Laura Kelly Design Team for 2016!
With so many fantastic products in the world spreading Laura Kelly happiness and a deep vault of my whimsical designs, I decided it was time to create a team to grow with on this journey. The process was hard. That is for sure. I am so grateful to all of the many applicants who applied. I feel so supported and inspired. Selecting this team was challenging but through vision and rigor, I did it and I could not be more proud. These girls (and one guy) are all amazing in unique ways and offer so much to the world through the content in their blogs…content that is educational, inspiring and creative. They will be sharing different ways to make Laura Kelly products, designs and even doodles a part of your life. Let’s meet them all…
Jo Packham – Where Women Create – Author and Mentor
Jo Packham has been in the publishing industry for more than 35 years during which time she has authored, compiled, or packaged more than 1.000 titles – authoring more than 40 of her own. In partnership with Stampington & Co., Jo publishes the bestselling magazines Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, and Where Women Create BUSINESS.
Jo has an established imprint: WWC Press, under which she publishes titles with Quarry Books that are authored by the leading how-to, food, and business experts in the world. She licenses her fabric, “Oh La La Fresh & French” with Riley Blake Designs and Sizzix licenses her Where Women Cook line of dies for the new foodie entrepreneur and party planning customers, as well as, Where Women Creates’ line of dies for organizing the studio.
Jessica Roe – Everyday Party Magazine – Party Blogger
Jessica is the founder and editor-in-chief of Everyday Party Magazine. As far back as high school she’s loved to throw elaborate parties. After her sons were born, she went back to her party love and now designs immersive,
themed parties. Jessica enjoys family vacations to their cabin in the TN mountains, as well as frequent trips to The Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, FL. Jessica can often be found in the kitchen baking, cooking and creating to relax. She has never found anything that didn’t look better with a little spray paint, and always has projects lined up.
Midge and Madge – Midge and Madge Mingle – Craft Bloggers
We are two best friends that love all things crafty. We can turn any time into a good time! Grab a cup of coffee, diet coke or your favorite wine and “Mingle” with us! We love sharing with you Project Reviews, Project Tutorials, and The Latest and Greatest in the World of Craft! We are honored and excited to be a part of the Laura Kelly Design Team. We can’t wait to bring amazing “Mingles” your way! Be sure to check out all of our adventures at #midgeandmadgeadventures or on our blog.
Melanie East – It Happens in a Blink – Craft Blogger
Melanie is a craft designer, baker, seamstress, and mom of triplets plus one. You can find her at It Happens in a Blink, a space where she shares crafts, DIY projects, and recipes that can be completed in less time with fewer supplies. Readers appreciate her fun and easy seasonal and faith-based kids’ crafts. Melanie has crafted for several design teams over the years and enjoys sewing, papercrafting, and upcycling items. Occasionally, she’ll share a glimpse into her life as a mom of wild triplet toddler boys. Melanie finds Andes Mints, patterned fabrics, and fun pens irresistible.
Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal – Paper Craft Blogger
Rina Gonzales, the owner of Mothership Scrapbook Gal, is a craft events host in Southern California. Rina began scrapbooking in 2003 and started hosting craft events in 2005. She began a “scrapbook for hire” service to help busy professional moms with scrapbook projects. Mothership Scrapbook Gal hosts craft events throughout Southern California and by invitation to new cities. Mothership Scrapbook Gal’s signature event is “Crafty Happy Hour” and is held at local breweries, coffee shops and restaurants. Mothership Scrapbook Gal events also feature a “Pop Up Gift Shop” that includes a fun and affordable selection of DIY Craft Kits and handmade wares such as Card Kits, Children’s Kits and seasonal gifts. Rina is a member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team and also a team member for CraftyChica.com. Rina lives in Riverside, California.
Kimberly Sneed – A Night Owl Blog – Creative Living and DIY Blogger
Hi there, I’m Kimberly…and I’m A Night Owl. Quite literally. In a nutshell, I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Wife to the most handsome man, and my best friend, Andre. Mother of three precious little boys. I’m a “type A” personality who loves making lists and keeping track. I have a passion for education with a degree in Finance and a MBA in International Business. I also adore traveling, though my expeditions are much closer to home these days to stay close to my boys. I enjoy photography, DIY, crafts, food, Instagram, Pinterest, thrifting, collecting…whatever I can get myself into!
Laura Neiman – Housewife Hellraiser – Lifestyle and Mom Blogger
Laura Neiman is a Denver-based lifestyle blogger & autism mom of 2 sets of twins. She has mad love for crafts, DIY, tacos, craft beer, dogs, little kids, and good music. She loves to make and share things that are awesome and/or delicious. Laura has been writing for the web since 2000, formerly at LaLaGirl.org and now at HousewifeHellraiser.com.
Kara Harvey – Happy Go Lucky – Craft Blogger
Hi! I’m Kara and I blog over at Happy Go Lucky. When I’m not spending time with family and friends, you can find me working on a craft project, shopping at Target with a Salted Caramel Latte in my hand or organizing something. I enjoy sharing easy and inexpensive craft projects, recipes, and printables. I truly believe that if I can do it, you can do it. I hope you’ll join me in creating fun stuff because I especially love inspiring others to get their craft on.
Albion Gould – Albion Gould Blog – Craft Blogger
I’m Albion, the writer behind Albion Gould. I have four daughters and live in the Chicago suburbs with my family. I make traditional crafts with a quirky, modern edge and a little geek culture thrown in. I’ve been described as having “soft edges.” When I’m not running my girls around or working on updating my house, you can usually find me relaxing with some needlework. I believe in glitter, hair dye, and good books.
Christie Troxell – Ritzy Parties – Party Blogger
With a wealth of experience in the event planning and bridal industries, Christie is the creative force behind Ritzy Parties. She develops event themes, color palettes and designs, structures budgets and schedules, sources event providers of the highest caliber and quality, and works directly with clients and their families every step of the way, creating memories to last a lifetime. Christie lives in Orange County, California with her husband and daughters, loves all things vintage, glamorous, and French!
Michelle Stewart – Michelle’s Party Plan-It – Party Blogger
Michelle Stewart is a party-loving mom of three awesome boys as well as a party stylist, party stationery designer, blogger, brand ambassador and craft enthusiast. She loves to share her ideas and passion for all things party; including recipes, DIY, and crafts. Michelle’s work has been featured on large party blogs as well as party magazines and publications. You can follow her work at Michelle’s Party Plan It.
Chad Boender – Male Kindergarten Teacher – Educational Teacher Blogger
Hello, I’m Chad! I am a member of a very elite group of male kindergarten teachers. Yes, that’s right, I teach kindergarten. I graduated from WMU with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Professional Education and minors in mathematics, language arts, and social studies. When I’m not spending countless hours in my classroom, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, spending time at the lake house, and all things related to crafting and videography. Teaching is my passion, and I’m blessed to do what I love.
Katie Berry – A Sweet Berry’s Blog – Craft and Mom Blogger
Katie Berry lives in Apex, NC with her husband, two energetic boys, a pup and a lizard! She is a freelance graphic designer, a crafter, and a room mom to both of her boy’s classes. She also serves at her church in the Children’s Ministry. She loves to travel, take pictures and read. Katie blogs at A Sweet Berry’s Blog, a blog about crafts and recipes and occasionally other topics. She loves to help support her friends by using their products for her blog. She got her love for crafts from her grandmother whom was also working on projects!
And that’s a wrap! It’s going to be one fabulous ride of sharing and learning and growing with this team!