Design Team

I live down the Jersey shore with my husband, and am the mother of three grown daughters. I've been crafting most of my life and discovered scrapbooking and card making about 15 years ago. My other hobbies include genealogy, cooking and hoarding craft supplies. As the co-founder of Crafting By Designs, I've met some of the most talented people and continue to learn as I go along.

I am married to a wonderful man and am mom to three young adults, all are college students. From a very young age, crafts became my thing, that special moment where you are alone, with yourself, your thoughts and your dreams.Didn't study arts, instead became a Chemical Engineer. Love my work, but have to admit I enjoy more my time crafting. My beautiful family is very encouraging and is always telling me that I should continue with my love for crafts.Recently discovered paper crafts. Have to admit that I didn't imagine that this was going to become one of my favorite crafts. There's so much space for creating and so many possibilities, so many beautiful ideas and projects and best of all so many talented people willing to share their knowledge.

I live happily single in Cape Town, South Africa, the most beautiful city in the world. I work full time and am a part-time artist & crafter. My favourite hobby of all is reading and I read anything & everything. When I don’t read, I like to think up things to do/make or keeping myself busy doing/making it. I dabble in different crafts including cards, sewing, crochet, knitting and beading. My style in cards leans towards Clean and Simple, but I think Eclectic is the best description. Interesting folds intrigue me and I like to try new techniques at least once. A firm favourite of mine is making ATC’s and tags, where a small canvass can turn into tiny art. My cutting knife and tiny scissors are my favourite tools.

My love for paper began in the mid 90's when I was introduced to rubber stamping and embossing. Around 2003 I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love again. Cardmaking soon fell into place.
I like to refer to it as my Mental Therapy.

Hi my name is Carole and I live in the North East of England with my husband and best friend Michael. I have a son Martin and a beautiful daughter-in -law Fiona they live in Manchester. I have always enjoyed crafting especially sewing ,cross stitch and scrapbooking. When I retired 5 years ago I joined a great Craft Group and I’m now addicted to card making especially stamping. I do love to have a go at new crafty things as often as I can. I have made boxes, decorated candles and made stitched and beaded cards. I started my blog The Things I Love a year ago and I have really enjoyed becoming part of the great craft blog world. When I’m not crafting I am a school governor, enjoy travelling a lot and lunching with my lovely girlfriends. I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to become a designer for Crafting by Designs I really thought this was the sort of thing that happened to other people.

CraftyGirl Cards and Crafts

 Hello, my name is CraftyGirl (not my given name lol).  I am originally from New Jersey but now live in Virginia Beach Virginia, with my loving husband for over 30 years.  We have two yorkies (Chewbacca and Princess Leia) and a huge Maine Coon cat (Goliath)  I think I was born crafting and come by it honestly since my Mom was the queen of crafts.  She taught me most of what she knew and all of what I know about life and crafts.  I love working with paper and trying new techniques.  My hobbies include and are never limited to: Card Making, origami, tea bag folding, beading, polymer clay, crocheting, ham radio, balloon animals and much more.  I am super excited to be one of the newest design team members and look forward to seeing all the lovely creations.  So let's get crafting!!!

My Merry Card Corner

I live in the beautiful Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia. I began crafting as a child with help from my Mum, I have dabbled with many crafts over the years and have made cards for the last 20 years. I am beginning to branch out with some stamping, love to colour digi images and create special one of a kind cards for friends and family. I don't think I have a particular style, I bounce around with different techniques and styles to suit what I am making and who it is for. My other hobbies include genealogy which has become a family affair, making beaded decorations,I am learning to cook differently on a special Auto-Immune Protocol diet, anyone for some Cherry Coconut Ice-cream and growing our own organic produce at home. I am excited to be joining a lovely and inspirational group of crafty ladies. 

Mustang Creations

I am lucky to call Colorado home, though I am a Buckeye through and through. I am married to Jeff and have two beautiful adult daughters. I have done some form of crafting my entire life. My paper crafting started with scrapbooking and one day, I begrudgingly went to a Stamping Up party….that was it. I was hooked. I am an active member of Splitcoast Stampers, have been on a few design teams, had my own design team blog for a short while and am now a lucky member of Crafting by Designs. My style is…I guess I don’t really have a style…I like mixed media, shabby chic and whatever floats my boat. I look forward to sharing my passion and creativity!

Laura's Craft Closet
My name is Laura and I live with my love in Pennsylvania with our cats, Mei Li and Kimber. I have been crafting and DIY-ing since I was young thanks to my mom, and after college I learned how to quilt, began stamping cards again, and made my first scrapbook! As a scientist, I craft to relax and express my creative side. It just feels good to create something. I love trying new techniques, strive to put trendy twists on classics for a modern look, and enjoy sharing my passion for crafting with others.