I am really thrilled to share the Laura Kelly Design Team 2017! These amazing designer, teachers and bloggers will be sharing lots of fantastic ways to get creative with the dies that I design for Ellison Education throughout the coming year! I feel so blessed to have each of them on the team whether they have returned for a second year or are new to the team!
Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal
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.
Michelle Stewart – Michelle’s Party Plan-It
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.
Katie Berry – A Sweet Berry’s Blog
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!
Jennifer Gibbons – Teaching with Grace
Jennifer is a Kindergarten teacher in her 10th year of public school. She is also a busy mom of two, wife, blogger, TPTer, and student. Her and her family live in Georgia just outside of Athens. She loves being creative and sharing ideas with other teachers and bloggers! Jennifer attended Piedmont and is working on getting her Specialist at the moment. She is currently teaching Kindergarten but has also taught 3rd and 5th.
Vera – The Tutu Teacher
Vera is amazing. She is a dancing and singing, twirling and whirling, tutu wearing kindergarten teacher. She loves teaching, creating, and spreading happiness and positivity! Vera’s commitment to teaching about diversity is awesome. She even has a scale on her blog to recommend books. I love it!
Jennifer McAdoo – Kinderpond
Jennifer is in her 18th year of teaching. She has taught birth through high school and even some other teachers. She is married to a high school teacher. Together, they have a 4 year old son and a rottweiler. She loves to sing, cook and create. Jennifer has been blogging almost as long as she has been teaching.
Kimberly Sneed – A Night Owl Blog
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!
Jo Packham – Where Women Create
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.
Jennifer Brown – Kinderdrama
Jennifer Brown is the author behind Kinderdrama. She is a kindergarten teacher in the California desert. She is currently in her eighth year of teaching and loving every minute of it. Jennifer is the mother of two amazing children who she loves having at the same school as her. Being in the classroom allows her to create daily, with amazing five year olds! She believes that the arts are important in the classroom. Jennifer enjoys the beach, Starbucks, Pinterest, Instagram, and her family.
Laura Aguirre – Laura’s Little Party
Laura Aguirre is the founder + stylist over at LAURA’S little PARTY – a site for fun party inspiration, DIY projects, recipes, and more! She has a zest for adding charming party details, and unique touches to her styled parties and family celebrations. Laura resides in Orange County, CA with her husband, and 4 children.
Debra Quartermain – Debra Quartermain
Debra is Design Lead and Social Media Co-ordinator for Kunin Felt and a free lance designer. Her design work has a signature stylish charm showcased in hundreds of published articles, seven books and two fabric lines. Debra has worked with several brands including STYROFOAM TM, Sizzix, Beacon and Westcott. Her creativity also extends to home décor, event planning and culinary delights in her heritage five star B & B on the east coast of Canada. It is also known as Mimi’s Magical Mansion where 11 grandlittles are often found in the fairy tale attic or log cabin playroom! Making and Celebrating Heart, Home and Holidays! DebraQuartermain.com
And that’s a wrap! I am really excited about all that they are planning to share this year.
Cheers to 2017,