Card Design Team
May Sukyong Park was born and raised in South Korea, and moved to Southern California with her husband in 2009. She had not enjoyed any arts and crafts until she was first introduced to stamping in 2010. Then she started scrapbooking and slowly moved in to making cards. It became her biggest hobby where she found her passion when she started blogging in 2012. She loves to create clean and simple cards based on creative designs and clever ideas. She is also able to tell a whole story with a single image. Her projects are just witty, catchy, original, and fun!
Originally from Taiwan, Virginia came to Canada for grad school and received her Master’s degree in Education in the mid-80s. She ended up marrying a physician and becoming a Canadian citizen! After managing hubby’s medical office for over 20 years, she now devotes all her time to stamping and blogging. Virginia discovered stamping when her son was a baby and has always loved the aspect of creating something original, authentic and handmade. Virginia’s love for a paper was deeply rooted since her favorite pastime when she was young was to frequent local stationary stores in Taiwan. Virginia loves to try out new techniques and products. Her card-making style is fun and simple, yet polished with a WOW factor. With her language skills (Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, and German) and passion for stamping, Virginia hopes to inspire and encourage card makers all around the world.
You can find Svitlana's creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram, Flickr and Facebook.
Lydia lives in Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales, Uk with her husband and their two little ones. She has a degree in English and Media and always wanted to be a children’s TV presenter when she was younger. She has always been crafty, from ever since she can remember she has been cutting paper and sticking things. She got into stamping through scrapbooking, she stated scrapbooking in 2009 when she had her little boy and then wanted to take her pages further and make her own pattered paper, stamping helped her do just that. Her passion is for CAS style cards, she sometimes likes to add lots of techniques into her cards but there is always a clean look about them. Lydia has been published in a number of magazines, she teaches card classes, and represents Altenew on UK's Create and Craft channel.
Aga is a short form for her name, Agnieszka. She was born and raised in Poland and moved a couple of years ago to Manchester, England. She always loved being creative and about 6 years ago she started her paper crafting adventure by making cards for family and friends. She has been hooked on card making ever since. During this time,Aga has served as a member of several design teams and has guest designed projects for a number of others. She has been published in numerous craft publications and contributed to several craft related classes. Among other honours, she was also chosen as one of the 10 finalists in the Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol Contest. She describes her style as clean and simple with a touch of ink splatters and messy thread tangles.
My name is Sveta Marchenko (blogger nickname – Fotinia), I’m 30, living with my hubby and abyssinian cat in port city of Odessa, Ukraine. I have a master degree in economics but work as a marine crew coordinator. I’ve discovered cardmaking about 2,5 years ago, since that time I can’t live without stamps, inks, paper, my new friends and blog. My main hobbies before it were travelling and photography, so I also like to make layouts and mini albums to keep my memories in a beautiful way. Still cardmaking is the main passion for me: stamping, die-cutting, watercoloring and trying new techniques is a pure magic! The main inspiration for me when I start my project is supplies itself: when I take stamp set or a new die my brain starts create lots of combinations and pictures. After hard working day this is the best relaxing therapy for me. My dream is to have own crafty space, as now all my crafty things live in a few boxes while we reconstructing our apartment.
Her friends call her E.T. She hails from Karachi, Pakistan. She started blogging in 2008 and named her blog "VIBGYOR Krafts" because she loves rainbow colors. Her crafting style varies from shabby chic to CAS and she can accomplish both looks beautifully. She loves to color be it watercoloring or pencil coloring. Her friends motivated her to start selling her work so in 2010 she launched her brand Glitter & Swirls where she sells her work and also takes on commission work. When she is not crafting she is rescuing injured or abandoned pets. She has a house full of cats of her own too; she loves them unconditionally.
Therese lives on the Gold Coast in Australia with her husband and two precious cats, she has also lived and worked overseas a few times in the UK and in Guernsey. She has always enjoyed many kinds of crafting and all that was put aside when she found her love of card making over 10 years ago. She wanted to share the joy and so created her Youtube channel 3 years ago and along with design teams, magazine publications, swimming, camping and travel (oh, and full time shift work) she manages to keep quite busy. She likes to try out many different styles and techniques, but especially loves to create with flowers.
Yoonsun is a South Korean-born Australian. She moved with her husband to Australia in 2006 and they currently live in Hornsby, Sydney. She works as a graphic designer by day and card maker by night. She loves to create watercolour cards with flowers, cheerful and bright colours.
Yana is a passionate cardmaker who cannot imagine her life without coffee and stamping. She has been married for a little bit over three years and is living happily with her husband and two black cats! Yana loves to travel, meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. She has been to a few places in Europe, Africa, Asia and USA. Her next dream destination is Madagascar, the nature there is simply breathtaking!
Marika lives in Oulu, Finland with her husband and her two lovely, little girls. At the moment she is a full-time-mom for her girls and she loves to escape into her craft room when ever it is possible. She has been crafting with different mediums for all her life but a few years ago she found paper crafting and colouring to be her passion – and her therapy for her hectic life. Marika loves to create cards with flowers and at the moment she is utterly and completely lost in the world of watercolours and she is loving it!
Amy (aka Aimes) is a self-confessed tea, toast and papercrafting addict living in Sheffield, England. She took a leap of faith in 2014 and embarked on a new career as the Editor of the UK magazines, Simply Cards & Papercraft and Creative Stamping. She considers herself extremely fortunate to be surrounded with papercrafting supplies both in and out of the office! Amy found her passion for stamping and cardmaking after starting her blog in 2008. She has worked on various design teams and has her work frequently published in a range of papercrafting titles. Although she adores clean and graphic designs, she isn’t afraid to try various styles from time to time – so long as she’s having fun in the creative process, then she’s happy!
Anna lives in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She is married to her classmate, and they have a very active three year old named Alice, who serves as her main inspiration.
Anna has been scrapbooking since August 2011, when she created her first card for a friend. Ever since then, she hasn't lived without paper. She loves to work with bright and clean colors, when all attention goes to pictures and memories. And that is why she scrapbooks – to keep the memories for a long time to come, not only in the hearts or gigabytes of pictures – but to have something that one can touch and feel.
Card making has been her passion for the last year – it is her way to relax, and try some new techniques.
Melania Deasy lives in Surabaya, Indonesia with her husband and 6 years old son. She loved drawing ever since she was a little girl and eventually took Visual Communication Design as her major in University. She started paper crafting in 2011 after seeing many amazing cards in the internet. She was very excited to try stamping and never stopped until now. She works as a photographer, and loves music and movies.
Jocelyn Olson lives with her husband and two children in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She started paper crafting over nine years ago when her oldest child was born, and she made handmade birth announcements. A couple of years later, after discovering a local stamp store in upstate New York, she began stamping and making cards. Since then, Jocelyn has worked on several design teams, taught classes, and published in paper crafting and stamping magazines. The majority of her projects are cards, but she also makes mini albums, 6×8 layouts, tags and wrapping, and altered projects/gifts. In addition to paper crafting, Jocelyn works as a research and evaluation consultant to states and Federal centers.
You can find Jocelyn's creations on her blog.