Sunday, December 28, 2014

Meet our New Design Team

Now here is our amazing team:  Each name is a Link to their personal blogs, stop by there too and congratulate them

Terri Sproul is a Mixed Media artist who like to think out of the box and off the page.  She has a live Art Show on Google Hangout/youtube on Tuesday Nights.  As a CHA designer she has lots of experience in lots of different products.   

I am a wife, a mother of 7, an artist, photographer, and business woman.  I love to create, and share my creations along with loving my camera, and taking way more photos than I will ever use.  2 of my daughters, now angels living in heaven, touch my life.  I love to share about them, and as I create bring them into my style.  I have 14 grand children, who touch my life everyday, there are many photos of these little angels of everyday life. 

Hello! My name is Veronika Galenko. I am 31 years old. I live in small town Simferopol in Crimea (now it is Russia). It is the most beautiful place in the world! I am also a happy wife. My husband give me a great support in my creatively life! In scrapbooking I came 4 years ago. And now it is an important part of my life, as a hobby and a style of living. My love are bright cards and layouts with many details, I love to use a lot of dew drops of The Robin's Nest in my work and it makes me really happy. And I am proud to create as a part of International Team of The Robin's Nest and stay here for a third term!

Shari Welch
I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. I studied graphic design in Portland,Oregon before moving to Denton, Texas and putting all my focus on mixed media art. In addition to being on The Robin's Nest Design Team, I am an article writer for mixed media art, and a blogger for DecoArt. I strongly believe in giving back. I volunteer at Scrap Denton Creative Reuse Center where I teach workshops, art camps, and perform art demos. I am very passionate about mixed media art and helping others discover their creativity.

My name is Kasia, but  I use a nickname Frezja.
I fell in love with scrapbooking and mixed media almost 2 years ago. I
create  mixed media on canvas mostly, but I do like smaller projects too.
I like contrasts, mess and many details.:) I'm glad to be on Robin Nest   DT

and I hope I'll share with you my love for these products!

I was new to online scrapping since Apr 2009. There are so many sites. My name is Bev Code and I have been scrapping about 4+ years. I am a wife, mother and gramma that loves being retired and now have time to scrap to my heart's content. I love scrapbooking along with fun things it entails with online friends, forums and FB. The learning process has been interesting and creative also. Other crafts I love also are needlepoint, sewing, knitting, crochet and taking lots of photos. Family and friends are the subjects of my scrapping along with nature, ancestry and vacation sites. I live in Conestogo, Ontario and spend some time in Florida where I take my scrapping with me for the extended time.

My name is Steph Ackerman and I live in New York with my husband, our son and one photogenic pup.  I have been creating for as long as I can remember.  I got involved in all things paper related 20+ years ago and I haven't looked back.  I enjoy creating cards, mini albums, scrapbook layouts and off the page projects.  My day is jut not complete if I haven't spent some time in my studio creating.  I discovered a number of years ago that I love to teach and I now teach a wide variety of projects and techniques at my local store as well as in my home studio.  I have a great following of students who seek me out because I challenge them to create projects they have never attempted before and create with products they may have never used before.

I am a CHA Designer Member, am Copic certified, Zutter certified and Ranger certified.  I have had the privilege of being on a number of design teams and have been published in a number of magazines.
I am thrilled to be designing for the Robin's Nest.

Betsy Skagen (use your noggin and remember the name rhymes with toboggan) is a paper crafter, altered art artist, writer and graphic designer, who brings a fresh approach to the crafting world by infusing her blog--Paper Calliope--with  slightly irreverent humor and a little bit lot of angst. In her more grandiose moments, she thinks of Paper Calliope as the impossible love child of Tim Holtz, Jenny Lawson and Oprah Winfrey.

Jessica Madaglia

Hi, I'm Jess. I love to craft. I bead, solder, scrapbook, rubber stamp, and alter pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I am also voracious reader. I live in Arizona with my husband, daughter, and four cats. 

Lisa Moen
My name is Lisa Moen. I have been scrapping over 17 years. My husband, Greg and I have 2 teenagers- Sierra, 17 and Austin, 15 1/2. We have a rambunctious yellow lab named Bender. These 4 are the subjects of most of my layouts. We live in central Wisconsin. I work outside the home at the kids school. I really enjoy my summers off!
Besides scrapping I enjoy camping, watching my kids school activities and gardening.
I am excited to be joining this wonderful team and gaining new friendships.

Ann Strecko Koeman
Ann is a Mixed Media artist who lives near Ottawa, Ontario Canada,  mom of two terrific teens, wife of a very busy businessman, and servant to one fluffy cat.  From sewing and most needle crafts, stamping, scrapbooking and a lot of paper crafts, to drawing, painting and working with inks, Ann is multi skilled and never bored . She had some formal training with a short stint in fine Arts in College, many many workshops, and a lot of self learning.  She also has experience working  as a consultant, teacher, and writer of various crafts. Her style is eclectic and vintage, inspired by nature and her collections of found objects and ephemera.  She loves to scour the internet, magazines, and flea markets for ideas which she collects in her various notebooks and takes lots of pictures with her I phone.  Her favourite place to be is in her home studio with her beloved family nearby.  Her family motto is : Live well, laugh often, and love much.  Her blog is:

Hello, my name is Ro Donner and I am an addict.  Yes, I am addicted to paper, my Silhouette Cameo, Cricut, rubber stamping and all things crafty.

I am a married mom of three grown children, four furry kids, and five grandpuppies (4 of whom live with me!). And a happy "Gammy" to Kaileigh Jo and Koralee Rose (and another on the way, ETA 6/1/15).  

I work full-time as an Administrative Director for an emergency medicine practice.  I love to read, golf, camp and make jewelry.  But my true passion is paper crafts!  And participating in blog challenges, especially the ones that give you a sketch to follow, has become a staple in my crafting regime.  It sure helps get the creative juices flowing.

My small craft room is where I practice my "addictions".  It's where I have my "therapy".  And it's where I go to hide from the world and immerse myself in the pleasantries of crafting.

I have had several cards published in Stamp and Scrap Arts Magazine and Just Cards Magazine. I have also been a guest designer for Getting Cricky and Drunken Stampers Challenge and have served on several Design Teams, including Fantabulous Cricut, Action Wobbles, Sketch~n~Scrap, and The Robin's Nest.  

Unfortunately, due to a femur fracture in May, I had to resign from crafting for a while (almost 6 months!), but I am back and raring to start creating and sharing. And I'm very happy to announce that I will be serving on my third term for The Robin's Nest Design Team.

I am very much looking forward to crafting and sharing with the new Design Team and all the fantastic followers.

Elena Lischenko: 
Hello! I’m 31. I  love my family - my husband and two sons; they bring me joy and new ideas for my projects. Even though my profession is an engineer, I’ve always been a creative and art loving person. I really love scrapbooking and card making. I have been scrapbooking for more than a year. I enjoy making layouts, cards, and other art objects.  I love trying new styles and techniques.  One of my favorite styles is MixedMedia.

Tara O'Crowley

Congratulations, again, to this fabulous team!! Be sure to stop by and let what they are creating.
As always, 
Happy Crafting
We Create to Inspire.


  1. Congratulations ladies, so lovely to see a few familiar faces too! I can't wait to see what you all create! xx

  2. Congrats ladies! Looking forward to working with you and getting to know you!

  3. congrats everyone.. can't wait to see your creations

  4. Congratulations to the new team! Looking forward to seeing all your creations!

  5. Congratulations ladies! Go Jessica!!

  6. Welcome! I Can't wait to see what everyone creates!

  7. So fun ladies, so much talent! Can't wait

  8. Can't wait to see all the creativity!