Friday, December 14, 2012

Meet our New Design Team:

WE are so excited to introduce our NEW DESIGN TEAM:

Terri Sproul - our Team Leader

Terri Sproul is the force behind a fun paint called “Terri Sproul Mixers” from Sakura Hobby Craft and of a DVD called "MasquePen Magic" to see more of her video check out her Youtube Channel at and a Tuesday Night Live stream.
She is a diverse and experienced designer, design team leader  and instructor for multiple companies in the paper craft world including “ Robin Nest” “Creative Paperclay®”, “Sakura Hobby Craft” and Amazing Mold Putty ” to name a few.  Terri and her husband Marc have the pleasure of living in San Diego County On top Of Palomar Mountain. She has received a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts from Creating Keepsakes and Bachelor of Scrapbooking Education from EK Success. Terri’s passion is teaching fellow Scrapbooker’s and Stamper’s new techniques and to think ‘out of the box’ and ‘off the Page.’  Visit her website and blog to see all the exciting stuff she does at – link to blog is also there.  

This team will be posting on Mondays

Hello! My name is Juraci, formed'm in advertising, do i have wonderful
children and a grandson who is my passion. I live in Ribeirão Preto São
Paulo where they encounter some difficulty buying material for scrap. I do my
shopping on the internet and I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the
couriers. I have great interest in the arts. In 2008 he painted screens and
scrapbooking when I met it was love at first sight. I left the paint and
handed me the papers. Love photography which brings me great inspiration. My
favorite blog is my little corner where I made several friendships and
love having visitors.

Danielle May:  I live with my husband, and three furbabies on acreage just outside of Casino part of the beautiful Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia. Since 2009 I have been a stay at home wife and more recently I have become a part-time carer to my aging parents (my mother has Alzheimer's) and they now live with us.
When I discovered the world of papercrafts about 10 years ago I immediately knew it was a hobby for me. There isn't a day that goes by that I do not spend time in my craft room. I am card making ATC's, passionate about Stamping (a huge fan of Red Rubber) and I dabble in scrapbooking.
The most wonderful thing I have found about sharing my passion for papercrafts and blogging is the wonderful people you meet along the way.

I'm Marilia, mother of Gabriel and Marina, married to Peter.  I am an extremely passionate about life and people, adorooo life stories.  I'm electric, anxious in the extreme and I talk too much!
  I live in a town called Paraisópolis, located in southern Minas Gerais, where the fresh airand nature are present in my daily life I am a woman who likes simple things!
I love dogs, full house and be around people that make me happy.
I've always done crafts from menina.Sei ... do a bit of everything!
I found the comment to three years and it was love at first sight!
The wealth of materials associated with our memories and our stories have made the comment my favorite hobby. Ja made ​​mini albums, I'm crazy about recycling! The idea of transforming what was going to waste on something different and beautiful ... fascinates me.
I have seen my LOs evolve and still have a long way to go, but I think the magic is right there.
I live a different life, I live in a town with my son and my husband and my daughter in another.
Every week there are people who stay and people go!
The comment is a way to relax that became a passion.
I only brought good things ... wonderful friends! "

Hi! I'm Genevive Badilla - Rulona, a Filipino based in Singapore, wife to my very supportive and loving husband Benjo Rulona, and mom of two adorable boys Rujim and Miguel.  I am a teacher by profession but motherhood and scrapbooking changed my career plans. I am now a busy stay-at-home-mom, maintaining an online craft store.

This Team will post a project on Sundays

Brenda Lee Henkel Burfeind
I have been scrapbooking and card making for about 16 years.  I am married, have three children and three grandchildren.  I love creating with different mediums and am so blessed to have been chosen for the Robin's Nest Design Team.  I have been dabbling in Altered Art for a couple of years, starting with the Creative Paperclay® DT I was on and truly enjoy the projects I have made.  Joining the Robin's Nest DT was one of my goals as the products are fabulous.  I will be able to think outside the box more and with the great products Robin's Nest has to offer that won't be a problem at all.  So I hope you join me and my fellow DT members and come back and check often.  I know there will be something for everyone.  You can also find me at my blog at 

Sherri Welser is owner of~ IndigoEarth~ Artisan Studio and Wild Heart Art  in Upstate NY and enjoys creating unique artisan jewlery and mixed media.  She is a nationally published Jewlery  Designer and is a Design Team Member for several on line creative companies.She offers a multitude of On line workshops  herself as well as travels the East Coast offering  hands on workshops.
“I have always love the idea of beauitul colors,textures and designs coming together in a unique creative manner whether it is through jewlery or mixed media artwork. Just as important is the meaning behind the” creative expression of ones self”. Much of my jewlery design and  art work  has a positive meanings and hopefully has a lasting impression on those who enjoy my work! Whether is something that is worn everyday or looked at everyday on the wall… to me it isnt just the beauty of an item, but the message it sends to others.We all walk a difffernt journey but hopefully holding hands together… If I can add to someones day in beautiful way… my hopes have been achieved… and by all means I am hoping they pass it on to others and choose to change someone elses day ,week.month or  their life! It is  important to find what you love and what creates” passion” in your life and  to share with others!”

Jamie had her first scrapbook in elementary school even though it didn't have any designs to it, just important papers adhered to paper in a book titled "scrapbook." Real scrapbooking began about 13 years ago and has since evolved and progressed and is a continually growing and evolving experience for her. She began cardmaking about a year ago and loves trying to delve into altered items as well. She is a mother of two boys, 18 and 11, and been married for 13 years now. She loves crafts as well as reading in her free time. During the school year she is a substitute teacher who colors with her copic markers in her free time at work. She feels so lucky to have been selected for this wonderful design team. 

Tanya Wilson

Who knew my love of those little dew drops would one day land me on the Robin's Nest design team which I'm so excited to be a part of!!! At the moment I work full-time at a major insurance company. I have the most wonderful boyfriend, Greg, who is very supportive of my creative habit and one son, Zach, who is 23 years old and engaged. Also I’m also “owned” by eight cats…all outside I might add.

Ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon, I have been creating. I have won various awards for drawing, from elementary school and into college. I currently am on the Crafty Card Gallery DT and I pervious designed for the Vintage Heartfelt Designs DT.

I discovered scrapbooking 15 years ago which evolved into paper crafts which lead to altering/up cycling found objects. I love to learn and share ideas with people. I have met a wide assortment of folks through doing swaps like Papercrafts Magazine, Swap-bot, Facebook, and through different individuals’ blogs. My style is shabby chic with vintage and a little bit of whimsy thrown in for good measure.

Our Layout Team 
This team will post on  Wednesday and Saturdays
 Michelle Hodges

I live in South Texas.  My husband and I have a seven year old daughter.  I’m a SAHM and I help with various volunteer work at our daughters school.  When I’m not scrapping I enjoy spending time with family, being outdoors, Church activities, and traveling.  I started scrapbooking twelve years ago and started spending more time scrapbooking 7 year ago!  My scrapbooking style is shabby-chic, artsy, simple with clean lines and some vintage. I love adding layers and details to my projects!  When I’m not creating LO’s, tags, and cards I love to alter items, and create Mixed Media projects!
Wendy Cuskey  

I am a wife of 22 years and a mother of two boys (8) and (15) and a teacup yorkie (1 year). I am a paralegal by day and an obsessive scrapbooker every other minute (and lets just be honest . . . sometimes I find ways to sneak scrapbook projects into my paralegal job). Fortunately, I have an awesome boss who puts up with me and even seems to like me. I live in Aliso Viejo (So. Orange County, in Southern California) and love it here.  I am so excited to again be a part of this creative group! My style tends to lean towards inky, grungy, vintage . . . but then add glitter. I can’t wait to dive-in and create some fun new Robin’s Nest projects.

Clair Dempsey 

I am the eighth of eleven children, seven girls and four boys.  My husband and I have been happily married for 19 years and have two boys.   I have an Associates degree in fashion design, a bachelors degree in Apparel Design and Aesthetics and a Masters degree in Family and Consumer Economics.

  After graduating, I worked for several apparel manufacturers in the Chicago area for short periods, as manufacturing continued to move overseas.  Most of my experience is in retail  apparel product development.  There I helped develop and implement a computer aided design/spreadsheet software program that is used in apparel product development.

I am currently a stay at home mom who is passionate about using my Cricut and sewing machines.  I started a non-profit scrapbooking guild with some friends and we meet monthly to scrapbook and do a little charity work.  I have two stores on Etsy where I sell dust covers for all types of electronic cutters, you can find them here: and 
I have scrap booked for 13 years, I sew, and do a little bit of all types of crafts.  I enjoy blogging, cut files, scrapbook pages, and learning new techniques.  I love glitter and bling and making my own embellishments for less!
Our CARD Team:
This Team will post their projects on Tuesday and Thursday

My name is Barbara Rankin, and I am so excited to be a part of the Robin's Nest Design Team. I have been a crafter since early childhood... always making things.  After pursuing many different artistic endeavors, such as sewing, needlework, and Pergamano (embossing on parchment), I found my way into rubber stamping and graduated into becoming a self-taught, mixed-media artist.  I have taught classes at my local scrapbook store, as well as teaching the members of my local stamp club.  I have also been a guest instructor at another out-of-state stamp club on several occasions.  I love making cards, tags, ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), as well as making and altering books and mini albums.  My style is usually vintage or shabby chic, with a sprinkling of steampunk whenever possible.  I have been published in Altered Arts Magazine, as well as in a book "Make it in Minutes: Mini Books". I was also recently published in the Just Steampunk Volume II magazine.  I have a wonderful, supportive husband of thirty years, and my two cute little Yorkie fur babies, Chloe and Zoe.

Where most people have a dining room, my house hosts an art room.  Aside from the kitchen, it is the most used common area of our home and open to anyone: kids, friends and adults alike.  I'm a stay at home mom who juggles coaching, volunteering (here/there/and everywhere), and taking care of home-family-community along with ink, paper, scissors, and rhinestones.  Mind you, I'm very careful when I juggle scissors!  I've been told  that "whimsy" or "silly" must be my middle name. (Boy, I thought everyone already knew it was Mercedes!?)  But, who wants to grow up dull and boring? While I enjoy flitttering here and there among various crafting companies, I am glad to have landed in the Robin's Nest and look forward to new adventures with this team!  Try to keep up with me on my blog:  "Sunnyside Up."
Camille Short
Camille and her husband Gene have lived in Sahuarita, Arizona, since 2006 – but are originally from the Thumb of Michigan.  Camille has been Scrappin’ since 2005.  She enjoys making cards most oft . . . but also dabs in scrapbook layouts, mini-albums, globe frames, and paper-crafted gifts and home décor items. Next to scrappin’, Camille enjoys train excursions and the many sites of Southeastern Arizona.  A retired educator, Camille, shares her loves of teaching and papercrafting with classes at AZ Scrapbooking in Green Valley, Arizona.  In addition, Camille’s cards are sold in stores/restaurants both in Tucson and

My name is Mandi. I am twenty-three years old and live in Michigan with my parents, brother and a spoiled dog. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember but really got into it when I was teen.That is when my dad was getting me more into paper crafting. I am sure he didn't realize what a large stash accumulating over the years. I was thirteen when I put together my first scrapbook together and the subject was a tiny, little, fur ball, name Buster. I love to make scrapbook pages, cards and altered items. Besides crafting, I love to spend time cooking and spending time with my family.
Our Friday Girl
Michelle Frae Cummings is a mixed- media artist, instructor and
Freelance writer.

She lives with her husband, Brian and son Dyllan in sunny Southern California.

Michelle has painted sets for local play houses, created costumes,
designed store front windows, taught at local scrapbook stores, public
groups, and sells her art locally and online. Michelle is an organizer
of a local scrapbook/altered-art group, West Coast Crafters, which
meets at her home monthly. She is also the owner of a popular blog,
"Faerie Dust Dreams" where she regularly writes for various craft
companies and strives to inspire others. Michelle's mind is in
constant creative motion. Her specialty is working with wire, beads,
sewing and painting in Color. It’s how she expresses her dreams and
inspirations.  Creating with her fingers is as therapeutic as it is
energizing at the same time.  To learn more about Michelle, please
visit her blog - 
 Well this is our AMAZING Design team for the next 6 months.
we hope you enjoy their projects and visit our blog daily
Terri Sproul  


Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Welcome to the new team!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...


Brenda Burfeind said...

I'm so exited. Congrats to everyone

michelle hodges said...

I'm so excited & honored to be a part of the design team! Looking forward to creating with TRN dt teams they are all amazing & talented designers.
Congrats to each of you!

Barbara Rankin said...

Congratulations to everyone. Looking forward to working with all of you.

Danie May said...

Congrats to all the new team, its so nice to read a bit about you all and I look forward to working with you in 2013.

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