Design Team

Terri Sproul - Design Team Leader 
Terri Sproul is the force behind a fun paint called “Terri Sproul Mixers” from Sakura Hobby Craft and of a DVD called "MasquePen Magic" to see more of her video check out her Youtube Channel at and on her Tuesday Night Live stream, She is a diverse and experienced CHA Designer, design team leader and instructor for multiple companies in the paper craft world including “ Robin Nest”, “Creative Paperclay®”, “Sakura Hobby Craft” and Arnold Grummer!”. Terri and her husband Marc have the pleasure of living in San Diego County on top of Palomar Mountain. She has received a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts from Creating Keepsakes and Bachelor of Scrapbooking Education from EK Success. Terri’s passion is teaching fellow Scrapbooker’s and Stamper’s new techniques, and to think ‘out of the box’ and ‘off the Page.’ Visit her website and blog to see all the exciting stuff she does at – link to blog is also there.

Carole Lassak - Fan Friday and Kids Projects 
Carole Lassak In addition to paper crafting and mixed media projects, Carole enjoys a variety of handcrafts and fiber arts, including jewelry making, needlepoint, crewel, knitting, crocheting, beadwork, and lacemaking. She regularly travels abroad to study the art of handmade bobbin lace. She incorporates mixed media techniques to create unique jewelry and paper art pieces. In addition to her “real” job as Communications Manager at Delphia Consulting, her “fun” job is working with the Create & Craft team on a variety of creative endeavors. Carole holds Tombow Techniques Basics and Zutter Bind-it-All certifications. Her design team memberships include Sakura Hobby Crafts (Apr. – Sept. 2011), Amazing Mold Putty (Oct. 2011 to Mar. 2012; Apr. to Oct. 2013), The Robin’s Nest (Jan. – Jun. 2012), and Arnold Grummer's Paper Making (Oct. 2012 to date). Her favorite food is sushi, especially sea urchin. “I think any piece of raw seafood on a pillow of rice would delight me.”

Hi everyone, I am Lynda Jeffs - back for my 2nd term on the design team! I am married to a wonderful man named Del - who truly has been one of the best things that has happened to me! We have 8 kids together (4 boys and 4 girls), and just had our 8th grand-child (3 boys and 5 girls), with one more on the way! We currently live in Sparks, Nevada...I've lived in 3 states since June 2012 - I hope this is one of my last and final stops! Creative wise, I have made cards for almost 23 years first project was my almost 23 year old daughters' birth announcements made out of a Disney stamp and cardstock! I have been making scrapbooks now for over 15 years now and love to create one of a kind items! One of my favorite thing right now is using Creative Paperclay® with my scrapbook templates to make one of a kind embellishments for my cards or pages! I also love to alter things, to make them in to something else which you can check out my ideas for all of these on my blog at . On a side note, I love to read, watch HGTV...spend time with my family, bake when I can...and collect fun ideas to create later on! This is me in a nutshell!

My name is Gloriann Irizarry. I was born and raised in the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Ever since I can recall, I always had my hands on crayons, scissors and paper. My parents knew from the start how much I love to create! I remember taking my dad’s catalogues and cutting everything out to play with the pictures and to create collages. I had so much fun doing this. My dad, well, he really was not sure how to place his order from my collage! When I turned 10 years old, I moved to the eastern coast of Puerto Rico to live with my dear Irizarry grandparents. There too I attended Ana Roque High School. My experiences at this school helped to make one thing crystal clear to me: I LOVE ART! I took a freshman art class with a wonderful art teacher. I never left the classroom (or so it seemed!). I became addicted to art and came back every semester for more classes. I could not stop! I loved how our teacher motivated us to create and craft, how he guided us, and how he helped us improve our skills. He also organized expos and fairs so that our art pieces had a place to be shown. Yes! I ended up taking a total of 6 semesters of Art classes with him and graduated the top of the Art class from the Escuela Superior Technologica Humacao in 1996. It was a great learning experience. Once I graduated from high school, I went to the El Turabo University for a year before I moved to upstate New York in 1998 . I now live in the beautiful Mohawk Valley here in central NY with my family. As a mother of three young wonderful daughters, I find myself working, caring for my family, and taxiing kids from here to there for various sporting events. I have to say I’m never bored! I enjoy every little moment I spend with my girls, but will always continue to work time to create art into my daily schedule as that means doing what I love the most. My girls are learning the joys of creating also! I love to sculpt and will never stop creating. I was born this way and for that I thank GOD every day. Art has been a great way to be creative and to express myself. I like to keep my hands busy creating – whether it is unique jewelry, art dolls, ooak sculpture figures, fairy wings for all your project needs, or even wigs and clothing for your sculptures. I love all the variety in art! Why? because ART is so rewarding. Seeing your creation take form is an awesome feeling. All my available items will be for sale at my store.

Darlene Olivia McElroy

Meri Wiley

I'm an over 50 year old mother of three, I’m married, and disabled since 2003. I grew up surrounded by artists, and crafters and learned many types of medium and I hope to show and help others understand that their fears in the process of creation are needless. Creativity stems from the voice inside of you just waiting to burst outside the shell of fear. Whatever your creative voice says to you is your version of art. My work has been published in various editions of Somerset Studio’s “Gallery” over the past five years. I have been teaching out of my home studio since 2007, and have hosted over 10 special event gatherings in which various projects were completed from shadowboxes, assembling vintage ornament wreaths, upcycled Creative PaperClay doll classes, assembly and décor of Christmas cottage ornaments (putz houses) using Melissa Francis kits, and more.  I recently taught at Art Unraveled, held in Phoenix, my class called “Whimsical Altered Canvas Dolls” and I anticipate teaching again next year.  I’m most fortunate to be in contact with fabulous artists on a daily basis, either through FaceBook, or in person.  There’s always an opportunity to learn and/or teach and I enjoy both.  I’m very honored to be a member of this design team, and I hope I’m able to inspire you to get your craft on and make something.  I also enjoy email and questions, so feel free to contact me at 

My mom said I started drawing and crafting at the age of three, experimenting with every art and craft medium I could get my hands on (and some I wasn't supposed to get my hands on!) As a teen I worked as an illustrator for our school newspaper, and also started my freelance career designing advertisements and business logos. Throughout my adult years, my artistic endeavors have taken many paths, both professionally and privately. I allowed my vision to dictate the technique, so rather than stick with one media, my work included oil painting, watercolors, colored pencil, pen and ink, sculpting, wood carving, metal work, computer graphics, and more. I am still obsessed with creating art, and finding or inventing new ways to bring my ideas to life. I have been a crafts instructor and professional miniaturist for almost 20 years - a job which allows me to work with a wide variety of media! I discovered Creative Paperclay® in 1999, and it quickly became my favorite clay for crafting...well, just about everything! I am extremely thrilled that my horse sculpture was chosen to be on the front of every package! My interests range from steampunk and fairy gardening, to robotics and vintage crafts, but my favorite activity is playing and creating with my grandkids. I also enjoy writing, gardening, photography, camping, dog training, and sock dancing.

I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. I studied graphic design in Portland, Oregon before moving to Denton, Texas and putting all my focus on creating mixed media art. In addition to being on the Creative Paperclay design team, I am a contributor for the Robin's Nest Design Team, an article writer for Mixed Media Art, and a blogger for DecoArt.

I strongly believe in giving back. I volunteer at Scrap Denton Creative Reuse Center where I teach workshops, art camps, and perform art demos. I am very passionate about mixed media art and enjoy helping and watching others discover their creativity.

Ann is a Mixed Media artist who lives near Ottawa, Ontario Canada, mom of two terrific teens, wife of a very busy businessman, and servant to one fluffy cat. From sewing and most needle crafts, stamping, scrapbooking and a lot of paper crafts, to drawing, painting and working with inks, Ann is multi skilled and never bored . She had some formal training with a short stint in fine Arts in College, many many workshops, and a lot of self learning. She also has experience working as a consultant, teacher, and writer of various crafts. Her style is eclectic and vintage, inspired by nature and her collections of found objects and ephemera. She loves to scour the internet, magazines, and flea markets for ideas which she collects in her various notebooks and takes lots of pictures with her I phone. Her favourite place to be is in her home studio with her beloved family nearby. Her family motto is : Live well, laugh often, and love much. Her blog is:

Hi, my name is Donna and I live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This is
where I create all of my art. I love art of all kinds.

Paint, ink, clay, and drawing. I love it all! I have been published and have been
a spotlight designers on many blogs.

I am excited to be on the Creative Paperclay design team for a second term!