Meet the Xyron Design Team
Get to know the talented creators on the 2018 Xyron Design Team. For inspiration and new techniques, check out their blogs and social media accounts.
Morena Hockley, Morena's Corner
Italian born and bred, Morena is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. The daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she excels in creating colorful, bold pieces. As a former teacher, crafting is like her virtual classroom. You can find her at Morena’s Corner as well as on several design teams, including DecoArt, Live.Craft.Love by Darice, Fairfield World, and Goodwill SA. https://www.morenascorner.com/
Jessica Litman, The Organized Mama
Jessica Litman is the founder, editor and CEO of the blog and organizing company, The Organized Mama. She is also the creator of the Organizing Studio, which is a subscription service to help families get organized through videos and e-consulting. Born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, graduated with a degree in elementary education from Indiana University, moved to Chicago and received a masters degree in special education and administration, she is currently residing in a suburb of Chicago; one could say she is truly a midwestern girl! Jessica is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), along with providing organizational services to clients around the Chicagoland area. She is a crafter at heart who loves to decorate, organizing, and create! For great ideas, visit me at http://www.theorganizedmama.com/
Pam Bray - Scrapbook Flair
I live just outside of Memphis TN about 5 miles in the small town of Bartlett. Memphis is best known for being the home of Blues and BBQ. I am a wife to an amazing man that supports my creative endeavors, mom of 4 and grandma to 9 very amazing grandchildren. I love paper crafting, alter projects and making cards. I create at least 4 to 5 days a week; I can do that because I am now retired!!! I am fortunate to have been and am on some amazing design teams. I enjoy working with paper, paint and other mixed media products. I would say my style is Vintage and Shabby with a bit of Steampunk. My other interest besides family and creating involves photography, traveling and other crafty projects. http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/
Erin Reed, Scraps of Reflections
Erin Reed has been crafting since she was little girl starting with fun kids craft and now loves to help create and develop products and samples for various manufacturers. She loves all kinds of paper crafting and home decor projects and her passion is to help educate the world to enjoy and have fun with crafts. She is a lifestyle crafter and her favorite forms of art and crafting include home decor, cards, ATCs, scrapbooking, art journals, party supplies, handmade gifts, and altered items. She is a mother of 4 and her kids love to craft alongside with her every chance they get, you can even see them make fun special appearances in her crafty videos on her YouTube channel.http://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/
Sonja Bakonyi, Sugar Bean Cards
Hello all. I am Sonja originally a South Dakotan girl turned into a Washingtonian who loves to have a light, fun, mostly smart aleck outlook on life. I am a versatile crafter for my blog Sugar Bean Cards. I love anything that can challenge my mind whether it is painting, scrapbooking, card making, 3D paper art, vinyl work, glass etching, and just about anything else that I can put together. I have always had my fingers in something artsy as long as I can remember, but became more serious about paper crafting oh 10-15 years ago. I am a stay at home mom of two, happily married to my love of 18 years who is my biggest fan and support system, and I regularly enjoy torturing him with glitter because he can never get away from it. I really only need three things to get my craft on, music, coffee, and my imagination. When I am not crafting, I am enjoying a good book and family time. http://sugarbeancards.blogspot.com/
Mitsyana Wright, Up On Tippy Toes
Mitsyana Wright here! I am self-proclaimed "CRAFTING NUT" and love many crafts including cardmaking, scrapbooking, mixed media, journal making and... pretty much any and all paper crafting!! I've been crafting professionally for the last 3 years and currently am on design teams for Sizzix, Eileen Hull Designs, Lori Whitlock, Crafter's Companion, Pink and Main, Clearsnap, & Diamond Press. I am married to my best friend for going on 13 years. We have 4 beautiful, energetic, crazy smart, and highly imaginative kids (I think they get it from their mama). They are my crazy and chaotic world that I can't get enough of and wouldn't trade for the world! They are what push me and drive me but also keep me grounded. My family is my center and what inspires most of my work and without their love and support, I would not be able to do what I do. http://www.upontippytoes.com/
Tisa Jackson, Just My Little Mess
Hi! I’m Tisa! (just like Lisa, but with a T) I have lots of fun and usually always laughing, creating stationery and blogging in my studio in Texas. I blog about life at Just My Little Mess. I love to create DIY projects and share about my not so perfect life. I love anything and everything paper and also finding ways to make someone’s day brighter. When I’m not making a huge mess crafting, I love to hang out in cute local shops, travel and enjoy long runs with friends. I also love coffee and I'm 100% sure it loves me back. I’m married to my best friend and is a mother of two.
Nadine Carlier, My Scrap n Stuff
Hello! My name is Nadine Carlier and I have been crafting for about 19 years now with scrapbooking, handmade cards, 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. Getting messy and using different mediums is fun for me, and I love trying new techniques. Being a stay at home mom allows me lots of time to craft all day and film craft tutorial videos which are a new found passion of mine! 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. Visit my blog here..... http://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/
Lindsay Fekitoa, See Lindsay
Hi, I’m Lindsay and I love to create! I started my blog in 2013 as a way to showcase my work and a way to help find my identity again after having children. My most favorite things to create always include some kind of paper so teaming up with Xyron was a no brainer. At seeLINDSAY I’m always striving to show others how easy it is to create without having to break the bank. When I’m not creating, I’m taking care of my four children, three of which were born prematurely and had a rough start. I married the man of my dreams and he’s from a tiny South Pacific country called Tonga. Together we’re in Salt Lake City and we run a window covering franchise. Life is crazy but it’s well worth it. Follow me along to see what I can do and inspire you. https://seelindsay.co/
Mary Prasad, Awash with Color
I'm a professional photographer (15+ years), with interests in art & paper crafting, board gaming, travel, martial arts, and P90X. Another “job” I have is to write reviews and cover conventions for board games. I have a background in art, both high school and college, although my degrees are in Math and Computer Science. I worked in the computer industry for about 18 years. My MS degree is in Artificial Intelligence/Computer Vision. Computer vision is all about intelligent image processing. I worked under the same professor as the creator of Photoshop (who at the time gave me a beta copy - yeah it was a long time ago!). Photoshop was basically a computer vision toolbox. Also, I have a French translation certificate, although it has been so long that I’m really rusty. I recently discovered Duolingo (a free language site and app); I’m enjoying re-learning French and have added German and Japanese to the mix. I really enjoy creating, from learning and using new techniques, to die cutting and coloring of all types. I also like to share what I learn, which is why I used to teach at a Michaels and the reason I started my blog, Awash with Color. http://www.awashwithcolor.com/
Jessica Roe - Everyday Party
You could say my blogging journey is a little bit Erin Brockovich, a whole lot creative mom. Life took a crazy turn with the birth of my third child, who had so many health issues we weren’t sure if he’d live. Eventually he and his younger brother were both diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder that mimics disease found in Asian children exposed to Agent Orange. We believe ground water tainted by a chemical testing facility near our home is likely to blame.
I wasn’t about to let health challenges get in the way of CELEBRATING life with my children and started planning fairly elaborate, themed events in the security of my home. Today I am an established party blogger looking to partner with brands on budget-friendly, DIY home celebrations. https://everydaypartymag.com/
Sue Eldred, Sue's Creative Workshop
I am a mid-western, married, mother of three great kids; two married, one teen. I have three adorable grandsons, which are the objects of my attention, affection and the subjects in a lot of my scrapbooking.
I am a DIY, paper crafting, picture taking, creative kind of gal. (also kind of an organizing nut) I love to find good junk to re-purpose into great treasures. I have an eclectic style. I like clean and simple, shabby, vintage and at times I like to get completely messy. https://sueeldred.com/