Hi crafty friends! My name is Amanda and I live in Oregon with my amazing husband, our wonderful daughter, and our 3 wild fur babies.
My day job doesn’t have anything creative about it so I really enjoy my time in the craft room. I’ve always been crafty, especially with paper, but started focusing on just cardmaking and improving techniques about 3 years ago. I look forward to the adventures this year brings.
I work full-time as a Graphic Designer/Pre-Press Operator at a small print company. I have been involved in some aspect of art my entire life. From oil paints and watercolors as a child to paper crafting and digital art as an adult, rarely a day has gone by in my world that doesn’t include art. I am an Alumnus of a National Art School, where I graduated with Honors and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications. I started paper crafting shortly after graduating from High School, but I ended up just hoarding supplies and not completing any projects. But, a few years ago, my love of paper crafting was rekindled when I was invited to scrapbook at a friend’s house. I have been obsessed ever since!!! The name of my blog comes from my love of Autumn and everything Fall (and it helps that I have an Autumn birthday, too!).
Hello, I’m Ellen and I live a little further from the USA; I come from Belgium and live with my husband Davey who I recently married.
Like all of us, I love being creative and I even studied arts for a while. Now I make cards to be a bit creative during my free time. I feel so lucky to start with this awesome design team. Therm-O-Web is such a game-changer in this industry! It’s really amazing how you can turn your cards into something special and looking so professional using foils, paste, glitter, flock,… I’m going to have such a blast creating with all the items and I hope to give you a lot of inspiration during this fun journey.
Hi! My name is Heather Collins and I’m thrilled to be designing for Therm O Web!!! I am a wife, and Mom of two uniquely amazing children; an 11-year-old girl and an 8.5-year-old boy. You might know me as the Creative Coordinator and In-House Designer at Brutus Monroe. I enjoy doing a little bit of everything including, but not limited to ‘mixed media’, card making, ATCs, scrapbooking and quilt making. I also enjoy crafting with friends when given the opportunity. I find it very therapeutic and calming. Although I must admit I do collect a ton! I can’t wait to share my journey with you.
Hello! I’m Jessica, from central Pennsylvania, USA. I live on a farm with my husband and two boys. I started scrapbooking in high school making sports albums for graduating seniors and fell in love with documenting memories with creative flair. I try to do something crafty each and every day as it keeps me grounded. I work a stressful full-time job as a financial assistant and also do notary work on the side. I’m lucky to have a space that is also a playroom for my kiddos to play while I scrap. If you watch my YouTube videos you will see their little hands pop into the frame to help every now and then! I would say I’m a grungy cluster scrapbooker and love mixed media and stamping on my layouts. You can find me on my YouTube channel or on Instagram @jessicaemichaels. I hope I can inspire you to create something!
My name is Justin Adkins! I live in the Chicago Suburbs with my Husband and our 2 Pit Bulls. I have been actively paper crafting since 2016 when I bought my first stamping and card-making supplies from a store nearby. I love stamping, ink blending, coloring with Copic Markers, and all things involving foil and flock! I am so excited to be a part of the Therm O Web Paper Education Team and can’t wait to share my creations with you all!
Hi! My name is Katrina and I live in Midwest USA! I am currently owned by four Cardigan Welsh Corgis, who appear in my layouts from time to time (or A LOT of the time)! I’ve discovered as an adult that I love to create and craft. I was never the artsy type while growing up unless you count cutting my doll’s hair. I have been scrapbooking since February 2009, when I decided to make a mini album for a friend. I discovered that I loved it! Well, let’s just say after that I went nuts with the paper, scissors, and glue. I love color, the more the better. Defining my style is hard, as I do what makes me happy. I like to scrap everyday life and things, you never know what the subject of my project might be!
I’ve been married to my best friend Adam for 12 years, and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (11 yrs.) and Greyson (5 yrs.). We live on our Family Farm in Southwest Nebraska with an Entourage of Animals, and I enjoy EVERY aspect of living a rural life. I’m a Certified Surgical Technician. I ENJOY creating in every way, baking/cooking, gardening, singing, nature, and taking photos. I’ve been a creative soul from birth!! I LOVE spending time with my Family and Friends and meeting/crafting with other creative people I’ve found/met online and through other events. I LOVE to try new techniques and experiment with my supplies. I look forward to inspiring you, and I cannot even begin to explain how HONORED and EXCITED I am to have the opportunity to design with this AWESOME Therm O Web Design Team!!
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I’ve been paper-crafting since about 1994 in some form. I started scrapbooking when my boys were young and stamping about a decade later. I love all of the innovations and new products through the years and love to play with mediums in lots of different ways! Always learning and happy to share what I discover. So excited to join the Therm O Web team!
Hello from sunny Southern California. My name is Shemaine, and I am a work-at-home mom to two wonderful kids. I’m lucky to be married to a great guy who gets my wicked obsession for creating with paper and doesn’t mind me leaving a trail of scraps all over our home.
A few things you might not know about me, I love Good & Plenty candy, walks along the strand in Manhattan Beach on Sundays with my family and I’m a crime show junkie to boot! If my dreams of paper and glue forever were to fade, I can always become a profiler with all the knowledge I have gained from my obsessive watching. Music is a must in my life, nothing inspires me more. I’ve been so blessed this year with exciting opportunities and great friendships, life is good.
I was born and raised in Southern California, and have lived in South Orange County for 20 years.I have been paper crafting for over 15 years but love art in any form. I really enjoy mixed media because of the versatility and the “anything goes” nature of it but I will always enjoy creating mini albums as unique gifts and showcasing summer beach days and the family vacations I enjoy with my husband, two boys, and Yorkie. I draw my inspiration from family first and then from things around me in my everyday life. After working in the legal field for over 20 years, I transitioned into a job in the crafting industry, working for Sizzix. I know that I am truly blessed to have found employment where I can practice my passion each and every day!
Belinda Karls-Nace picked up a needle at the young age of six and never looked back. She has excelled in handwork for most of her life and has been a professional in the needlearts industry for almost twenty years. Belinda started Blue Ribbon Designs in early 2004, specializing in original counted thread cross stitch designs, quilting and sewing patterns, specialty hand finishing of needlework smalls, custom sewing/quilting, and teaching handwork techniques across the country. She regularly appears in a variety of publications and her charts and patterns can be found worldwide.
Before starting her own design company, Belinda worked in the mortgage industry as an executive assistant. Currently, she resides in Spring Hill, KS with her husband and two canine companions. Belinda has a passion for anything created with a needle and many afternoons you can find her in her home-based studio, playing with fabrics and threads, sketching, stitching, sewing, quilting, and/or machine embroidering.
Hi! My name is Dori Troutman and I’m so excited to have the privilege of being in the lineup of talented designers here at Therm O Web. I never remember a time in my life when creating wasn’t a part of it; from paper crafting to sewing to quilting and all things in between. I’m passionate about keeping the craft of sewing and quilting alive for the next generation.
On the personal side of things: my husband and I have a farm in the gorgeous rolling hills of Tennessee where we raise cattle. Our daughter and her darling family live nearby so we have the privilege of being a huge part of our two grand-girls lives! My daughter and I have a cut flower business where we grow our own flowers and sell them all summer from our darling roadside stand… another creative passion! My husband and I also have a son that lives in Arizona with his precious wife and baby girl!
I enjoy life, I love to laugh and can find humor in most things. I love my farmhouse that my husband and I built together and I’m passionate about most everything I do! I’m thrilled to be a part of the talent in Therm O Web.
Jennifer Long has been creating artistically her whole life!Throughout her schooling years, she trained full-time to be a professional ballet dancer.During all those years of training in the Ballet world, she also dreamed of designing costumes!Everyday she would walk by and peek into the Ballet Costume Wardrobe – what a MAGICAL space!She learned to sew from her mother and grandmother (who owned a fabric and knitting store) and Jennifer began sewing and designing dance skirts, costumes and knitted ballet legwarmers for herself and other dancers.
Fast forward, Jennifer and her husband are raising their 4 children on a country property outside a small, rural, farming town on the Canadian Prairies. She began designing dolls for her own children 15 years ago when she was looking for a healthy and positive role model doll!Growing up in the professional ballet world, she experienced an eating disorder, so it was extremely important to her to teach her own girls to love their bodies and play with dolls that promoted healthy body images!Soon, others began requesting these handmade dolls, and so she created BEE SEW INSPIRED!
This journey has inspired her to make a positive difference by designing Modern Rag Dolls and Doll Patterns for others to be EMPOWERED!She has immersed herself in all aspects of doll design and is the founder of the Modern Rag Doll Membership and Inspired Doll Making.Jennifer has her own line of sewing and embroidery doll patterns and quilt patterns as well as has made patterns for individuals, organizations, fabric designers and fabric companies, authors of children’s books and international companies for mass production.
Hi, I’m Jen and I am a stay-at-home mom to 5 kids- four girls and a boy! I grew up in Idaho and now live outside of NYC. I love the fast-paced city life. I’m married to my high school sweetheart. I love to travel and see new places. As a family, we have enjoyed exploring the East Coast and are now trying to visit each of the 50 states! I believe ice cream should be its own food group. I love to create! With a husband who works a ton and 5 kids, sewing has become my outlet. I found quilting about 5 years ago and fell in love! Now I just want to make ALL the quilts! I am so excited to be designing for Thermo-web! I hope you follow along on my quilting adventures!
My name is Jenifer Cowles and I live in a small town in Middleton, Idaho. I work in the IT Department for a small city by day and Scrap and Sew after the kiddos go to sleep by night. I have 3 cutie pies who give me tons to scrap about, Caleb (12), Madison (10 going on 16), and Hunter (6). I have been doing some sort of crafting my entire life and my day just doesn’t feel complete without making something. I love a challenge and can make just about anything. I am so excited to be working with Therm O Web, it is perfect for any type of project.
My name is Julia Frazier, founder of Bayhill Studio. My mother was a very talented seamstress and had an eye for color and design, but growing up, I never had any interest in creativity whatsoever. It was a sewing class in high school that looked like an easy A that ignited my love for all things sewing and fabric. I am inspired by modern and vintage color palettes, architecture, and nature. My passion for color and creativity spilled over into art, fluid art, to be exact. Experimenting with technique and color brings so much peace while being completely addicting! When not working, you’ll find me hiking in the nearby mountains. I enjoy designing patterns that have a modern aesthetic with a timeless appeal.
My name is Julia Schweri. I am a wife to my childhood friend Sean and mother to my two amazing crafty girls, Dahlia and Melody.
As far back as I can remember (and with the help of all the things my mom saved over the years) I have enjoyed creating things. Due to my love of arts and crafts, I went and achieved my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University where I focused in ceramics and fiber arts. When I graduated I wasn’t sure where life would take me especially when it came to what I got my degree in.
Life eventually lead me to program for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia-a place where my creativity could be used. During my 10 years of working in the industry, I rose from just an activity assistant to eventually become the director of the program with the company I was working for. I then went on to become the director of an adult daycare program that catered to the elderly and those with dementia.
Then 2020 happened. My day care center was closed due to mandates and eventually the company decided that my center would close permanently.
With my gifted time, I returned to what I loved doing. I started my blog Inflorescence Designs where I share sewing and crafting ideas, tutorials and patterns. My tagline is “Starting to bloom by choosing joy,” and that is exactly what I am doing. I love getting to do what brings me joy every day.
Hi! I was bitten by the creative bug early on in life, and have dabbled in drawing, scrapbooking, painting, photography, and fabric. I learned to sew as a young girl, making clothes for my Cabbage Patch Kid, and then got into quilting when I graduated from college. I’m a quilt pattern designer and frequently get caught up sewing my next idea late into the night. My quilting style leans toward modern and improv piecing, finding ways to give traditional ideas a twist. When I’m not sewing and pattern writing, I love to spend time outside hanging with my husband and three wild and crazy boys.
I’m a wife and a mother of three. I love spending time with my family, traveling, working out, and doing any and all craftiness as often as possible. I am a craft blogger and a simple sewing pattern designer. I absolutely love coming up with new pattern designs and making them available for others to sew.
Debbe McLaurinApril 10, 2017 at 9:23 am (6 years ago)
I would love to try the new Thermo-Web foil tecnique. It looks like a lot of fun to embellish designs with.
Connie BrooksDecember 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm (5 years ago)
Congrats Design Team. I’m not familiar with any of you except for Chrissie Tobas but, I’m looking forward to all of your works of art.