We are so excited to announce our 2023 Design Team!
We look forward to sharing all of the creative inspiration that flows from this group of talented designers.
Let’s learn a little bit about them…
Hello! My name is Alison Heikkila and I have been a crafter my entire life. My mom started me off with coloring and stringing beads from a very young age, and I never stopped. I have an art degree with a specialization in jewelry and sculpture, but I love working in many mediums and styles. Getting inky is absolutely one of my favorite things!
I have an amazing husband who loves to see what I create each day (and even crafts along with me sometimes!) and two very creative kids. Sometimes the four of us craft together, which is so much fun. We’ve also got a cat and two dogs, and we reside on Long Island.
I love to create, as I feel it truly feeds my soul. Getting a little “playtime” in my craft room each day is really important to me. I look forward to sharing projects with you.
Blog – alisonheikkila.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/alisonheikkila/
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/AlisonHeikkila
Martha Lucia Gomez
Hi friends, I am Martha Lucia Gomez. I was born in Colombia, but I live in a paradise called Miami, FL USA. I’ve loved crafts forever. I used to work with metal jewelry, but one day I discovered stamps, ink and paper, and now it is my passion. I’ve realized that working with paper crafts is the best therapy.
I live with my husband and our two daughters. I divide my time between my family, my work in a Public Relations Company and my passions: my blog and crafting on various design teams. I find my inspiration in simple things. My style is clean and simple but don’t misunderstand me – I love the simple things plus the techniques and work involved in it. Experimenting new things is my passion and mixing products is my therapy. I love stamps, die cuts, stencils and of course all type of inks. I can tell you that I work on my crafts every single day and this is one of the ways that I found to give thanks to God for all that He gives me every day.
I love to share my creations, so you will always find me easily on Social Media outlets as Stampartpapel.
Blog – https://stampartpapel.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/stampartpapel/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/stampartpapel/
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/marthalucia/boards/
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/malugomez0
Hello Crafty Friends! My name is Katy Ingram. I am a wife and mama to 1 son and 6 kitties. I live in southeastern North Carolina and I LOVE making handmade cards. I started card making back in 2016 and in 2019 I started my youtube channel and blog Eastwicks Paper and Ink. I wanted an outlet to share and hopefully inspire your creativity with my card making as well as give some tips and tricks along the way. I am excited to be back with Imagine’s 2023 Design Team and I look forward to meeting and crafting with you!
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/eastwickspaper
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/eastwickspaperandink/
Kathi F. Rerek
I’m a cat-loving card maker who also creates tags, art journals, and home décor pieces. I love stamping, mixed media, and experimenting with different supplies and techniques. I love to paper craft because there’s something so oddly calming about focusing on a project. My favorite part is when a project comes out the way I had envisioned it in my mind’s eye. I also like to share my creations online and always include full supply lists and detailed instructions on my blog posts.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kathi.rerek
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kathi_r13/?hl=en
Hello crafty friends! My name is Kathy Pisupati. I have always loved art and crafting. I think my love for arts & crafts started the day someone gave me a “how to draw” book when I was 7 or 8. I have tried it all but cardmaking is my true happy place. I majored in Fine Arts & Communications in college. I love designing and blogging. I love all art mediums and cardmaking allows me to create mini masterpieces of all sorts!
I live in Arizona with my husband but grew up in the Midwest. I have been blessed to have traveled all over the globe with my family and live overseas. I also love dogs!
I love sharing my creations with you and can be found in the following sites and would love for you to follow me on my creative journey.
Blog – https://expressivepaper.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kpisupati
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/expressivepaper/
YouTube – https://youtube.com/@expressivepaper
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/kpisupati/
Hi! I’m Linh – or LV Handcrafted on social media. I live in Seattle, WA with my husband and our two dogs. I started crafting in high school as a scrapbooker but these days I also make cards, mini-albums, notebooks and all sorts of crafts. I’m excited to join such a talented team of artists here at Imagine Crafts, which I absolutely love.
It’s such an honor to join this team. There’s always so much to learn in paper crafting and I find these challenges are always an inspiration. I look forward to sharing and interacting with you on all the socials!
YouTube – https://youtube.com/@LVHandcrafted
Facebook – https://facebook.com/lvhandcrafted
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lvhandcrafted/
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/lvhandcrafted/
Hi there friends and fellow crafters, my name is LeeAnn McKinney and I live with my wonderful crafty enabling husband, our 2 pups JJ and Chase, along with our kitty Kit Kat.
We have our “swimmers” as well… Koopa is our turtle, Silver and Apricot our goldfish, Cory and Cody are our cory fish, Gilligan the minnow and Picasso the plecko.
I have 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren and so far my 6 yo granddaughter loves stamping/crafting when I visit.
I am so excited to bring my clean and simple projects and tutorials to you throughout 2023.
I can be found all over social media as LeeAnnGetsCrafty!!!
Blog – https://leeanngetscrafty.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/leeanngetscrafty
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/leeanngetscrafty
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/leeannmckinney
Hi, I’m Nancy May, mother, sister, friend, licensed clinical social worker, creative, but you might know me as Handi Scandi. I have been crafting for many years – since my adult children were littles. It started as an inexpensive way to decorate my home to make it cozy for my family, and when my children loved to get messy with me in the process it became so much more. All of my children are creatives and creativity manifests itself differently in each of us. Stamping became my safe space, if you will, shortly after my youngest daughter passed away. I needed something to focus on rather than grief, and I remembered how much I loved stamping and card making. This crafty life has taken on a life of its own and I have been introduced to the wonderful world of card making on a much grander scale. As I learn more and more about art and the creative process I find myself drawn to mixed media, art journaling, grunge, stencils, sprays, pastes, and inks…glorious inks! I am an intuitive crafter who rarely has a plan, loves to get messy and inky and shows myself grace throughout the process. I reframe mistakes as opportunities and almost never throw things away. Through all of this I am developing my own style that I have coined grungy elegance. I am so excited to be a part of the Imagine Crafts team as it opens another door of exploration, creativity and discovery.
Facebook – Nancy May https://www.facebook.com/nancy.may.904
Instagram –Nancy May https://www.instagram.com/handi_scandi/
Pinterest – Nancy May https://www.pinterest.com/nancymay1965/
YouTube-Handi Scandi’s Crafty Ventures