Design Team

Jessica Larios

My name is Jessica, preferably Jess, also known as Matter of Crafts, a mixed media artist. First off let me just say, I am honored to be a part of the team amongst such inspiring ladies. I am a mother to two fun boys, a wife to a wonderful husband and a full-time employee.
 *Insider* Being a mother you’d think I’d be better about taking photographs but, I am one of the worst.. something I need to work on.*
In my spare time, I love to get lost in my craft room creating all different types of art pieces from scrapbooking, canvas, card making, to altered furniture. I pride myself in be able to up-cycle whenever possible. I love working with flowers and creating lots of interesting textures and layers. This is going to be an exciting year!

 

Maggi Harding

Hi, I am Maggi Harding, and I am really excited to be part of the Creative Embellishments Design Team! My home is in Tennessee, but I claim the world as home. I have spent most of my life wandering, as a child with my parents because my Dad was in the Army, and, as an adult, because I wanted to

My husband and I share our home with our two standard poodles, or spoos as we call them. We love to travel and do so mostly in our RV so that our spoos can accompany us wherever we go. We have been from Key West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and from the Pacific shores of California to the Atlantic shores of North Carolina in our well traveled motor home!

I discovered scrapbooking in 2005 when I decided to make scrapbooks for my two best friends from college. It quickly became my passion and something that I spend hours doing and never grow tired of my efforts.

My style is eclectic, I do a little bit of everything but if pinned down, I would say vintage styled layouts are what I love the most. I love color, and red, black and ivory always bring me joy. For me, scrapbooking is an artistic adventure, what can I create, how can I make this piece of paper come to life? Scrapbooking has awakened my “inner artist” and satisfies the creative side of my brain that was long neglected during my career as a CPA. I am really happy to be a stay at home retired crazy scrapbook lady!

Lisa Moen

Hello! My name is Lisa Moen and I am excited to be back designing here at Creative Embellishments!  My husband Greg and I have 2 children- Sierra, 22 and Austin, 20. Both are attending college and live at home. We live in central Wisconsin. I am the Food Service Director at the school and love having most of the summer off! Besides scrapping, I enjoy camping, gardening and reading.
I am looking forward to working with Nicolle, the rest of the design team and all of Creative Embellishments products!

You can find me here on my blog:

Heather Thompson
Hello, My name is Heather, I am a mother of 2 beautiful young children Olivia and Maksim, who are the inspiration to a lot of my art. I live on a small piece of my own heaven with my husband and the kids.  Along with my gardens, ponds and crafting, I have been a trauma nurse for 20 years.   I am passionate about my family, my art and my nursing.

 When I am not creating in my studio, you can find me outside creating in my gardens.  Alongside my supportive husband Adam (both in the studio and outside) and the kids, we are enjoying time outside either on the water or out in the yard. I often bring my studio out in the gardens to create in my own serene environment.

I have dabbled in arts and crafts throughout my life, and started scrapbooking when my daughter was born in 2008. But I really dove into the depths of crafting and mixed media in 2014 when I discovered textures, dimensions, mixed media and alterable art. 

Nadine Carlier

Hello, my name is Nadine. I have been crafting for about 20 years now with scrapbook layouts, handmade cards/tags, mixed media, and altered art projects being my favorite things to create although I have done and loved all things crafty. I would say my style would best be described as eclectic with a mixed media twist. I love getting messy and trying new techniques. Inspiring others is something I love to do by creating videos and sharing how I create my projects. I feel crafting is an art that is supposed to be fun, to learn from others, to inspire others and to share our love of crafting with one another.
You can find and follow me on:
Laura Gilhuly
Hi! I am Laura and I am so happy to be returning to Creative Embellishments as a DT member.  I am a stay at home mom to 2 fantastic and fun loving young men – Cody is 18 and Ty is 17.
I am happily married for 19 years to my best friend and awesome husband, Jon. He is hardworking, ambitious, determined and loving…I am creative, enthusiastic, emotional and passionate – together we make a great team!  We own our own transport truck and he is a long haul driver so during the week, It is me and our boys, our two fur babies and my scrappy stuff!!! I started scrapping years ago when my sister took me to a Creative Memories beginner class and I although I really enjoyed it I just wasn’t a Creative Memories scrapper and soon struck out on my own. I found a few very helpful and friendly sites on the web and have been trying new things and learning ever since.  I really enjoy trying new things and creating projects!  I create mostly 12×12 layouts but I do really enjoy creating off the page projects, cards and canvases…anything were I can ink and paint and play and get my hands messy!
My family is the focus of my life, my inspiration, and my motivation to scrapbook. 
Sandi Clarkson
Hello, everyone! My name is Sandi Clarkson and I excited to be a Design Team member here at Creative Embellishments. My husband and I live in north central Texas, USA and have 3 grown daughters, all married and blessing us with lots of grandkids.
In 2006 my sister-in-law introduced me to scrapbooking and it’s been a whirlwind of fun and creativity ever since! Crafting of any sort has intrigued me since I was young, so scrapbooking and mixed media work have become a natural extension of my need to express my ‘inner artist.”  An audiologist by profession, it’s nice to have a right-brain sort of hobby.
My “style” varies but most would call it romantic, shabby chic … usually with some sort of mixed media. At other times, I scrap a little cleaner but almost always, I go for “pretty.” I love lots of layers and am obsessed with mixing texture! The occasional girly grunge also shows up on my art table and I love when that happens.
Hopefully, my work will inspire you and give you some creative ideas about how to use your Creative Embellishments products!
http://softsideofsandi.blogspot.com
Debbie Sherman

Hi!  I am Debbie and I am so excited to be a designer for  Creative Embellishments!

I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Wyoming! I’m married, a mother of 3, grandmother of 8 and my family is usually a focus on my projects.  I have 2 Chocolate labs, Mojo and Rage, both named after musical bands or songs. They own a big piece of my heart and you will be seeing them on some of my projects.

My style varies as I let the product dictate the finished project. I love mixed media on my projects however the past year I have been working with dies, stamps, stencils, acrylic and chipboard mini albums.  I love  I’m an amateur photographer with a press pass so I take lots of photos.  I love landscape photos,and living in Wyoming I’m able to satisfy my love for that. I mat and frame my own photos for my home and for gifts.  My passion is Art and it doesn’t matter what genre. I oil paint and make beaded jewelry.  I sew, and make my own home decor .  I’ve been crafting since I was 5 when my mother taught me to embroider and crochet.
My style is anything goes, meaning I do everything!  Scrapbooking, is my first love but closely following is cards, stamping, chipboard, die cuts, mixed media, vintage altered art, and decor.

I’m looking forward to working with this fabulous company and all the great products Creative Embellishments has to offer!
Kathy Mosher
I’m Kathy Mosher and have lived in the Great State of Alaska since 1971 (I did move to Denver for a year and then high-tailed it back North lol)! I am a US Navy brat, so I moved around a lot when I was younger. I can proudly say that I have been to every State in the US and lived in Rota, Spain for 5 years. I met the man of my dreams in Juneau, Alaska and have been in love ever since. This year it will be our 46th Anniversary…can’t imagine being with anyone else. I have 2 grown children, Jennifer and Patrick, who both live in Anchorage. I also have 2 grandsons Chase and Cameron. My family is the focus of most of my work. I have an eclectic style, both grungy and shabby, depends on my photo, and I enjoy creating using both concepts. I have been into scrapbooking off and on since 2003. It’s a great passion of mine. I am also a professional seamstress, quilter, and an instructor for both. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing Design Team and want to thank Nicolle for choosing me to share her fabulous products with you.
Jennifer Snyder
I am a paper crafter living in NY. I live with my husband, my cats, and my many boxes of crafting supplies. Papercrafting is my beloved creative outlet after a day at work. I have a full time job outside the house analyzing natural gas and electricity so it’s easy to understand why I love paper crafting so much. It’s such a wonderful way to relax and free my mind from the workday stresses and complexities. I am overjoyed to be part of the Creative Embellishments team and I look forward to this new year.
Nanne Harry
My name is Nanné and I live in Finland, where we relocated to 20 years ago from the USA, with my husband Mike and our three children.. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, but paper crafts has definitely become a way of life for me for the last 6 years.. I’ve met some amazing people and made a lot of friends through this wonderful hobby..I am excited to be part of the CE design team and hope I can inspire you to get crafty.
Debbie Burns

Hi everyone!  My name is Debbie Burns and I live in Gaithersburg, Maryland, just outside of our nation’s capital.  I have two adult children, a boy and a girl.  By day I’m an assistant project manager for a commercial interior general contractor.  I’ve been scrapbooking for 20 years, and I love to create layouts, tags and canvases.  My style is shabby chic with a touch of mixed media. I love layering and mixing papers on my projects.  I hope I inspire you to create.  I’m excited to joining the Creative Embellishments team and can’t wait to share my projects with you. You can find me here at my blog:  Love Life’s Little Pleasures.

Tracy McLennon

Hey guys! My name is Tracy McLennon and I am so very excited to be designing with Creative Embellishments. I live my crafty life in beautiful Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Canada. I’m pretty sure I have salt water in my veins, an east coaster to the core. I’m married to my partner in crime and talented band teacher husband Sean and I have 2 beautiful step-daughters. One living and working in Switzerland and the youngest is in University. Rounding out our little family is our crazy rescue pooch Kya.
I’m a life long crafter thanks to my Mom, and then started scrapbooking about 20 years ago, and MY have things changed!
My creative style evolves from classic, clean and dimensional to vintage, distressed mixed media. I have a background in photography, so I love to have the perfect photos for my scrapbook creations.
I just simply LOVE to create, and can’t wait to share my creations with all of our Creative Embellishments friends.
Doris Widder
I am a SAHM of 5 wonderfully active and creative kids who inspire me every day…when they’re not driving me insane. :-D I love everything to do with paper crafting and enjoy creating tags, cards, layouts, altered art and mixed media projects. I’m an eclectic scrapper and I vary styles regularly since I love everything from CAS to grungy and distressed. Some of my favorite manufacturers are Webster’s Pages, Prima, October Afternoon, Graphic 45, Bo Bunny, MME…the list could go on! lol
 Nicolle Kramer
My name is Nicolle Kramer (part owner of CE) and I have been scrapbooking for around 16 yrs. I am a stay at home mom of 4 children. I have 2 boy ages 26,25 and 2 girls as well ages 22 and 16. My hubby Michael (other owner) . ;)  of 26 yrs is extremely supportive of my hobby. We both love the arts.  I enjoy creating layouts using many different styles of scrapping. The internet is where I look for inspiration through sketches, color challenges and browsing some really talented ladies blogs.  I find it fun to learn new techniques and follow trends. I’d like to think I am an ever evolving scrapper who loves using bright bold colors, textures and lots of embellishments to enhance the story being told on my page in a unique and creative way that keeps the viewer continually discovering new details every time they see one of my pieces. I also love to alter different mediums and create tags. I also make the occasional card.  I love everything paper or paper related.