Sunday, October 20, 2013

New 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.

Rachel Whetzel
Rachel Whetzel specializes in creativity and mixed media art through thrifting, up-cycling, re-purposing and new design. She has had the privilege of being published in several Stampington Publications, and is a contributing artist in Seth Apter’s newest Mixed Media book, “The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists”. Rachel owns the art journaling prompt blog, A Year in the Life of an Art Journal and the photography inspired, Monday Mugshots. This is Rachel's third term as a member of  the Creative Paperclay®  team. She loves breaking rules, and is married to a cop. (is that like a double negative?) When she's not obsessively refreshing her Facebook page, Rachel likes to create things with thrift store findings and things other people call the J word… (that’s JUNK) When she's not creating things, she's neglecting her housework, spending time with her family by the river in the summer, playing horseshoes with the kin folk, cheering too loudly and possibly cursing at her kid’s games, and milking her goats. Not necessarily in that order, except for the neglecting house work part. You can find Rachel on line at the following places!
Website: (link to my blog at is also there)

Diane MacNaughtan
My name is Diane MacNaughtan, Owner of Dianie Mac Designs. I live with my husband, in the same small town that I grew up in. Our home is nestled on a quiet street, at the foothills of the breathtaking Wasatch Mountains, in Brigham City, Utah. Alan and I have 3 amazing grown children and 6 gorgeous grandchildren. I started creating as early as I can remember. As a child, I'd rather be home drawing, painting or making paper mache' dollies then being outside playing. Both my parents were very supportive and would make sure an endless of creative supplies were available. in my early adult years, I spent most of my time drawing and painting. Then I discovered clay, and it was love at first touch. I experimented with many a clay, but when I found Creative Paperclay® , I knew instantly it was my clay of choice. I enjoy trying new mediums. I am fascinated with mixed media art, and enjoy learning from other artists. When I'm not in my studio, you might find me thrifting, re-purposing something old to something new, cooking up some delicious food, or being one with nature camping and spending time with my family who love deeply. Oh, and running after those grand-babies!
Find Diane on her blog:

Susan Owenby
Susan Owenby Yep, I do that too and so can you! I have long suspected that there is no one in the universe that defines “Jack of all trades, master of none” as well as I do. I LOVE to create. I know pretty quickly which mediums inspire me.I can always spot a winner when I have a 100 ideas of what I might like to try with it almost as soon as I touch it. I recently had the opportunity to try Creative Paperclay® and knew I had my hands in something special. I'm looking forward to learning the material and sharing my experience with you!
Visit Susan at her website:

Lulu Lancaster
 Hello I am LuLu Lancaster an artist living in rural Northern California. I have been been painting and creating since a small child. It wasn't until a trip to SFMOMA many years ago that I began to create art dolls. An exhibition of Picasso and his sculptures that served as his models for several paintings spurred an idea to create dolls and use them as a model for paintings. Once finished with the painting I found myself overrun with several dolls. Soon the dolls overtook the paintings and launched me into the world of creating art dolls. Since that start into Art Dolls I have created many Dolls with their own stories to tell. I love a good story and you could call my dolls emotional wrecks ;) My art is drawn on both personal history and that of others along with unfulfilled dreams. The irony of the choices in life made along the way and the result of those choices that lead us into situations we find ourselves in as adults. Sometimes not pretty and sometimes a little cheesy mostly all overly exaggerated.
You can find me
My blog:

Carole Lassak
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.”

Lynda Jeffs
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!
Visit Lynda's blog:

Gloriann Irizarry
 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. If you have any questions, email me at Do come and check out my store! Click the different store tabs to view all the items. Commissions are accepted for custom one of kind orders. Right now I’m open for commission: feel free to contact me for details. I hope you enjoy my site and will come back to visit again.
You tube Channel
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LeeAnn Kress
 LeeAnn Kress Hello! My name is LeeAnn Kress. My passion is creating one-of-a-kind holiday folk art for my online sweet shoppe, Charmed Confections. Halloween is my favorite subject to sculpt, but whimsical / fantasy and faerie art is a close second. I starting taking ceramics classes as a child and as my love for art grew, this developed into sculpting my own porcelain / art dolls. I have been sculpting in many mediums over the years - testing out different polymer clays, professional doll clays, and apoxies. I have to say, Creative Paperclay® is my favorite clay so far! (I think, I’m actually addicted to it!) Why? … The possibilities are endless, it’s easy to use, and the results are fast! I am thrilled to have my Creative Paperclay® art dolls published in the August 2013 issue of Art Doll Quarterly Magazine.
For more information on my art, please visit my website at It is an absolute honor to be selected as one of the Design Team Members for Creative Paperclay®. I hope during my time here, you fall in love with this product as much as I have. Get ready to get your hands dirty! We’re about to make some magic!


Barbara Rankin said...

Congratulations to the new and continuing members of the design team. Loved reading all of your bios and cannot wait to see what inspiring projects you share with us.

Dawn Barrett said...

I am eager to see all the projects from this new batch of designers!! You are amazing!!