Before we announce the New Team (term July- December 2016) I would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply for a chance to be on our team. It is always so hard to pick  through all the talent to add to the new team. I know many have applied many many times. Please don’t give up and try again next time. I wish I could have everyone who applies on the team. Our next call will be at middle to the end of October. I try to have a very diverse team. You may be next if you didn’t make it this time around.
Now onto the new team. I look forward to see what these ladies create this term. So much talent and I feel so lucky to have them on the CE team.You will see the new teams creations starting July 1st. 🙂
Below are the new and returning design team in no particular order.
Kim Heard
My name is Kimberly (Droopidog) Heard. I’ve been married for 19 yrs and we have no children. Since it’s just the 2 of us we travel as often as we like. Most of my scrappy subjects are involve the many adventures of the Mr and I. Boy does he provide me with plenty of fun and funny scrappy photos. Have to love a man who doesn’t mind my scrappy addiction.
I started scrapping in 2001, after my mom died.  I had all these copies of photos and didn’t know what to do with them. I had a friend that was into scrapbooking so I called her. Once I did my first page, I was hooked.

Like any good scrapper, I am never without my camera and am always looking for an opportunity to take scrap worthy pictures. Please visit my blog sometime at:

Marie Claude Rodier


My name is Marie Claude Rodier, aka Nini on most virtual forums. I’m a wife to a really nice man and mom to two very dynamic and smart boys of 5 and 8. We live in a small suburb near Montreal in Québec, Canada. I’m working in translation. I love to solve complex linguistic puzzles every day.

When I’m not working, I’m either cooking special recipes for my little ones or in my scraproom creating layouts. I’ve started scrapbooking not long after my oldest son’s birth in 2008. I took a break for a few years (life could get really busy with a full time job and young kids!!!) and came back in 2011. I’ve been totally committed and addicted to this hobby ever since. It became a real passion and sometimes an obsession!
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.
Ilene Tell
 Hello everyone, I am so excited to be a part of this amazing team, designing for the company with the best chipboard around. I started scrapbooking nearly 12 years ago. I love everything about it, including making layouts, cards, mini albums, stamping, mixed media, and I paint a bit as well. It’s such a great creative outlet and a way to get some quiet “me” time. Chipboard is one of my favorite embellishments to work with – it’s so fun to alter, or just use plain, and it goes with absolutely everything and gives each project that final touch that makes it feel complete.

Laetitia Pauchet


My name is Laëtitia PAUCHET, trinity on the blogosphere. I’m French. I live in Dunkirk, in the North of France with my concubbin and my two boys (3 years and 1 year).

I started doing pages in 2012 further to the birth of my son but I really began at the end of 2013 during my maternity leave. Thanks to my parental leave, I have time to scrap.

My number one topic is my children. I like more particularly the mixed media and the thorough work. When I begin a page, I use systematically the gesso, neocolors II, masks…

I like having my fingers dirty with paints and mists 😀 I also love to make videos and tutorials.

To share this passion with other people passionated like me enchants me enormously. I would like to say thank you to Creative Embellishments for giving me the chance to join the Dream Team !!!

Shona Keehn


My name is Shona Keehn and I am from British Columbia, Canada. I have 3 children, lots of grand babies and a wonderful husband of 29 years.I have been scrapping for many years but have just found my scrappy style in the last couple of years, Shabby Chic with a bit of grunge, and it is definitely something that I change up lots as I am always trying new techniques. OH yes and I am definitely addicted, there is just something about getting my hands all dirty during a project. I am thrilled to be part of the Creative Embellishment team! I get so much inspiration from everyone in the scrapping world and I hope that you can get some from me.
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 eastern North Carolina, but, sometimes 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.  By the time I was 18 I had been to 9 different schools, lived in France, Japan,Germany, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and North Carolina.


My husband and I share our home with our two standard poodles, or spoos as we call them.  We have a 5 year old, Nika, and an almost 2 year old, Tisha.  We love to travel and do so mostly in our RV so that our spoos can accompany us wherever we go.  We have been fromKey West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and from the Pacific shores of California to the Atlantic shores of North Carolina in our well travelled motorhome!


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!

Michelle Phillips


Kelly Rooks

Hello I’m Michelle, I’ve been scrapbooking since 2010, when I saw two ladies in a craft shop sitting and putting a page together. They invited me in and the rest is history.

I then got on the internet and found and well my obsession began.

I have been on a couple of different teams, and I’m also on the Scraps of Darkness team now where I’ve been since 2014. I love working with weird photos, and my work can be described as whimsical and, I love that! Weird is good! scrapbooking isn’t my only passion, I collect Barbie dolls and I do a lot of charity work for Animal charities, and Animal rescue.


My name is Kelley Rooks.  I am single mom from Oregon.  I have enjoyed crafting in one form or another since I was a kid.  My favorite thing to do at this time is altered art.  My style is always evolving and changing and is somewhat eclectic.  I tend to gravitate towards grunge and steampunk, but I also I do love to create and in other styles and mix them together. My favorite products to work with are inks in any form, paints, metals, and chipboard. I am so grateful to be a part of this team and see where this creative journey takes me.

Sarah Routledge


My name is Sarah Routledge and I live in Ontario, Canada. I started scrapbooking several years ago, and was immediately addicted and soon moved into other forms of papercrafting.  I absolutely love the creative process of putting together a scrapbook page, tag, or off-the-page project. I love trying different  materials and new techniques – especially mixed media. I would call by style vintage, shabby chic – but I love trying different things, so I’m not afraid to step outside my comfort zone! Although most of my work is layouts or altered items, I love using my scrapbooking supplies for other crafty projects, including canvases, art journalling, tags, ATCs, mini-albums, home/seasonal decor, etc. If you’d like to see my designs, please stop by my blog: Scattered Pictures and Memories.

Nirvana Peggy


I am Nirvana, I lived in the South of France with my husband and my 17-year-old son!

Since every girl, I am attracted by the manual activities, a passion passed on(transmitted) by my dad who is a painter!!! In nursery school already, everybody said that I shall make the School of Fine Arts, but I always wanted that that remains a passion it is made since November, 2007!!

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 10 yrs. I am a stay at home mom of 4 children. I have 2 boy ages 22,21 and 2 girls as well ages 18 and 12. My hubby Michael (other owner) . ;)  of 22 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.