Design Team

 OUR JANUARY – JUNE 2017 DESIGN TEAM

Marci Bensing

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Hello! My name is Marci and I live in New Jersey, USA with my husband George. We

have 3 children between us, all grown and gone, as well as 2 adorable little grandsons who

end up being about 90% of my scrapbook pages!

I work just very part time now in a job I have held for 35 years. In addition, I babysit

the grandsons once a week and volunteer at the local college teaching a card making class

for a 50+ program. I love scrapbooking everyday moments and making and trading artist

trading cards all over the world! Thanks for stopping in at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!
Lisa Moen
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Hello!
My name is Lisa Moen and I have been scrapping almost 20 years.
My husband Greg and I live in central Wisconsin. We have 2 children- Sierra is a freshman in college and Austin is a junior in high school. These 3 are the subjects of most of my layouts. Besides scrapping, I enjoy camping, reading and spending time with my family.
I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and working with these awesome Creative Embellishment products!
Heather Thompson
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Hello, My name is Heather, I am a mother of 2 beautiful young children Olivia and Maksim, who are the inspiration to a lot of my art. I live on a small piece of my own heaven with my husband and the kids.  Along with my gardens, ponds and crafting, I have been a trauma nurse for 17 years.   I am passionate about my family, my art and my nursing.

 When I am not creating in my studio, you can find me outside creating in my gardens.  Along side my supportive husband Adam (both in the studio and outside) and the kids, we are enjoying time outside either on the water or out in the yard. I often bring my studio out in the gardens to create in my own serene environment. 

          I have dabbled in arts and crafts through out my life, and started scrapbooking when my daughter was born in 2008. But I really dove into the depths of crafting and mixed media in 2014 when I discovered textures, dimensions, mixed media and alterable art. 

France Ringuette
franceMy name is France, I am a French Canadian originally from a small town in New-Brunswick. I’ve spent the last 20 years in the Montreal area. I am blessed to have two fantastic young men and my husband in my life, you’ll be certainly seeing them as they are a main focus of my work. I discovered scrapbooking over 15 years ago thanks to a good friend of mine.  My Scrapbooking style has greatly evolved over the years, and now I love to dabble in the mixed-media world as well.  Scrapbooking has been a means of relaxation from the busy work schedules of everyday life. I like putting on paper our magical family moments spent together and really enjoy flipping through my albums. It’s my way of enjoying those moments a little longer. I enjoy challenging myself by trying new techniques, new styles, not all pages are masterpieces, but each one holds a special place in my heart. I am lucky to have made many friends that share this passion, so I hope that I’ll inspire you to try new things and that we can get to know each other along the way.
Nadine Carlier
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 Hello, my name is Nadine and I have been crafting for about 19 years now with scrapbooking, handmade cards, mixed media and altered art projects being my favorite things to create although I have done and love all things crafty. I would say my style would best be described as eclectic with a mixed media twist. Almost all my craft projects have some kind of mist or paint on them. I love getting messy and trying new techniques. 
Creating videos and sharing how I create my projects is something else I love to do! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on all my videos. You can also follow me on My Scrap’n’Stuff blogFacebookPinterestInstagram or Twitter.
Now onto our returning DT.
Bev Code
bevI was new to online scrapping since Apr 2009. There were so many amazing sites that were my learning curve to this amazing world of scrapbooking. My name is Bev Code and I have been scrapping almost 8 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 and crafting 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 presently live with my mom in Kitchener while looking for an new place after we sold our home of 27 years in Conestogo,Ontario. We spend extended time Oct – April in Florida except for our return to Canada for Christmas with family. While in Florida I take my scrapping stash with me for some crafty time too…. I don’t leave home without it?
 Stop by her Blog to see all her amazing work : http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/

Nanne Harry

nanneMy name is Nanné and I live in Finland, where we relocated to 20 years ago from the USA, with my husband Mike and our three children.. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, but paper crafts has definitely become a way of life for me for the last 6 years.. I’ve met some amazing people and made a lot of friends through this wonderful hobby..I am excited to be part of the CE design team and hope I can inspire you to get crafty.

Laetitia Pauchet

laetitiaMy name is Laëtitia PAUCHET, trinity on the blogosphere. I’m French. I live in Dunkirk, in the North of France with my concubbin and my two boys (3 years and 1 year).

I started doing pages in 2012 further to the birth of my son but I really began at the end of 2013 during my maternity leave. Thanks to my parental leave, I have time to scrap.

My number one topic is my children. I like more particularly the mixed media and the thorough work. When I begin a page, I use systematically the gesso, neocolors II, masks…

I like having my fingers dirty with paints and mists 😀 I also love to make videos and tutorials.

To share this passion with other people passionated like me enchants me enormously. I would like to say thank you to Creative Embellishments for giving me the chance to join the Dream Team !!!

Shona Keehn

shonaMy name is Shona Keehn and I am from British Columbia, Canada. I have 3 children, lots of grand babies and a wonderful husband of 29 years.I have been scrapping for many years but have just found my scrappy style in the last couple of years, Shabby Chic with a bit of grunge, and it is definitely something that I change up lots as I am always trying new techniques. OH yes and I am definitely addicted, there is just something about getting my hands all dirty during a project. I am thrilled to be part of the Creative Embellishment team! I get so much inspiration from everyone in the scrapping world and I hope that you can get some from me.

Maggi Harding

maggieHi, I am Maggi Harding, and I am really excited to be part of the Creative Embellishments Design Team!  My home is in eastern North Carolina, but, sometimes I claim the world as home.  I have spent most of my life wandering, as a child with my parents because my Dad was in the Army, and, as an adult, because I wanted to.  By the time I was 18 I had been to 9 different schools, lived in France, Japan,Germany, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and North Carolina.

My husband and I share our home with our two standard poodles, or spoos as we call them.  We have a 5 year old, Nika, and an almost 2 year old, Tisha.  We love to travel and do so mostly in our RV so that our spoos can accompany us wherever we go.  We have been fromKey West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and from the Pacific shores of California to the Atlantic shores of North Carolina in our well travelled motorhome!

I discovered scrapbooking in 2005 when I decided to make scrapbooks for my two best friends from college.  It quickly became my passion and something that I spend hours doing and never grow tired of my efforts.

My style is eclectic, I do a little bit of everything but if pinned down, I would say vintage styled layouts are what I love the most.  I love color, and red, black and ivory always bring me joy.  For me, scrapbooking is an artistic adventure, what can I create, how can I make this piece of paper come to life?  Scrapbooking has awakened my “inner artist” and  satisfies the creative side of my brain that was long neglected during my career as a CPA.  I am really happy to be a stay at home retired crazy scrapbook lady!

Sarah Routledge

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My name is Sarah Routledge and I live in Ontario, Canada. I started scrapbooking several years ago, and was immediately addicted and soon moved into other forms of papercrafting.  I absolutely love the creative process of putting together a scrapbook page, tag, or off-the-page project. I love trying different  materials and new techniques – especially mixed media. I would call by style vintage, shabby chic – but I love trying different things, so I’m not afraid to step outside my comfort zone! Although most of my work is layouts or altered items, I love using my scrapbooking supplies for other crafty projects, including canvases, art journalling, tags, ATCs, mini-albums, home/seasonal decor, etc. If you’d like to see my designs, please stop by my blog: Scattered Pictures and Memories.

Doris Widder

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I am a SAHM of 5 wonderfully active and creative kids who inspire me every day…when they’re not driving me insane. :-D I love everything to do with paper crafting and enjoy creating tags, cards, layouts, altered art and mixed media projects. I’m an eclectic scrapper and I vary styles regularly since I love everything from CAS to grungy and distressed. Some of my favorite manufacturers are Webster’s Pages, Prima, October Afternoon, Graphic 45, Bo Bunny, MME…the list could go on! lol

Nicolle Kramer

nicolleMy name is Nicolle Kramer (part owner of CE) and I have been scrapbooking for around 10 yrs. I am a stay at home mom of 4 children. I have 2 boy ages 24,23 and 2 girls as well ages 20 and 14. My hubby Michael (other owner) . ;)  of 24 yrs is extremely supportive of my hobby. We both love the arts.  I enjoy creating layouts using  many different styles of scrapping. The internet is where I look for inspiration through sketches, color challenges and browsing some really talented ladies blogs.  I find it  fun to learn new techniques and follow trends. I’d like to think I am an ever evolving scrapper who loves using bright bold colors, textures and lots of embellishments to enhance the story being told on my page in a unique and creative way that keeps the viewer continually discovering new details every time they see one of my pieces. I also love to alter different mediums and create tags. I also make the occasional card.  I love everything paper or paper related.