Meet the Design Team

Meet the Inspiration Team

I am a primary teacher and I enjoy paper crafting with friends! I am happily married to Corey and we are expecting our first child in April 2017! We already have 2 furbabies...Rolley and Penney. I have been crafting online since 2007 but did not start a blog until 2009. I have started a few challenges in blogland...Freshly Made Sketches, The Paper Players, FUSION, The Card Concept and Merry Monday. I am thankful to my many dear friends who have taken over the challenges for me in the past and now while I am off. My blog is for joining us at Inspired by!

I am a clothing designer that retired a few years back when I started my family.  I was a stay at home Mom for years until I became a part-time home stager, and now am working at our local library.  My husband and I are new empty nesters, with my son in 3rd year University, and my daughter in her 1st- both studying business at different schools. I've been a crafter all my life, trying just about everything!  My two main passions are knitting and cardmaking, which take up most of my free time.  I have a weakness for patterned paper, and you'll find my design style to be bright, with lots of colour and patterns happening.  I adore colouring with Copic markers, and am working on improving my skills with watercolours.  I love participating in challenges, and enjoy being on several design teams.

Hi, I'm Tracey McNeely, and my blog is In My Creative Opinion. I am a Canadian girl that lives in the beautiful Muskoka's of Ontario . I taught high school for 18 years before my MS made it too difficult for me to do my job, so I left my job to become a stay at home mom . I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 25 years  and we have two fabulous kids Ben who is 21 and Brooklyn, 18. We are empty nesters now as both kids are away at University. I have always enjoyed crafts and I have been making handmade cards since I was in my teens. My craft of choice now is playing with paper, stamps, dies, ink and Copic markers. More recently I have fallen in love with watercolours! I am so excited to be a part of the new Inspired By team. Lesley and I go back a way now and I am thrilled to be designing with her again!

Kimberly Lackenbach-

Hi, My name is Kim and I'm from Connecticut,USA. I've been married for almost 35 years, have 2 wonderful daughters and the sweetest grandson in the world. I started playing with paper when my daughter made a scrapbook of her a trip to Europe and I wanted to try it. I quickly switched to card making and love to create cards for family and friends. I enjoy reading all avenues of social media related to crafting. When not in my craft space I like dining out, movies, home decorating and travel.

Hello! I've been making cards to retain my sanity for the past 4 years. Truly, an introvert, addicted to creating with Floral stamps and dies. Learning new techniques shared by other bloggy crafters and on youtube is a passion. I LOVE Instagram too. Happily married for 24 yrs. SAHM to 6 kids, living in Illinois near St. Louis. Baking, Crochet, Homeopathy, Homeschooling, are a few of my other interests.  Looking forward to playing with all my toys together for the Inspired By all the Little Things Challenges:)

Leigh Penner -  

I’ve been married to my husband for twenty years and we have three awesome kids. I work as a substitute teacher in southern Manitoba, Canada. I've been scrapbooking since 2003 & started stamping/making cards five years ago. When I'm not working or stamping, I love spending time with my kids -- either cuddled on the couch watching Netflix or reading books aloud. 

I also love riding my bike, going to the beach and doing taekwondo
(I’ll be testing for my 3rd degree black belt next month!)

I'm a fun-loving, outgoing card-maker living in rural Ontario that also loves to read, socialize and in general, enjoy life! Currently I am lucky enough to be able to stay at home with my kiddos while hubby travels for work. This leaves me plenty of time for creating. If I'm not making cards I can be found geocaching with my family, curled up with a good book and leading the monthly book club at our local library, or happily daydreaming.  

Hi! My name is Sheri and I live in California just north of San Francisco.  I have been married to my best friend and high school sweetheart for 22 years and we have a 16 year old son.  I am a SAHM who loves to create!!  I was first introduced to stamping when my sons babysitter invited me to a Stamping Up! Party…I was immediately hooked.   I love spending time with my family when I’m not hiding out in my craft room.

 Hi everyone! I'm Wanda Cullen and am so excited to join the Inspired by team as a challenge designer!  I live in Stuarts Draft in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in VA and my spare time passion is cardmaking when I'm not working full-time as a vocational rehabilitation RN.  My style is typically clean and layered with lots of color and florals.  I'm also a pun lover as evidenced by my blog name: Cullen-ary Creations.  I look forward to inspiring others to play along with this fun challenge blog! 

Howdy friends! I'm married to the best husband ever and we have three beautiful girls together.  We also have a boxer pup named Luke. We currently live in the State of Texas. My crafting time is definitely an escape from my busy life with the girls. I started stamping a little over 10 years ago. If you like, you can check out my ideas on my blog,  “My Life”. When I’m not crafting, I like to hang out at the pool, grill, bake and travel around the country. I’m super excited to be part of this awesome team and I’m looking forward to sharing my creations with you!

Past Designers

Hi!  I’m Jeanne Jachna.  I’m a married, stay at home mom of two young adults, and one very active Akita puppy. I live in Northwest Indiana near Chicago.   I like to read, garden, and cook, but I have been completely captivated by paper crafting.  I can’t resist a new set of stamps, bling, big bows and colorful paper.  I love to layer on lots of die cuts and mix different patterned papers together.   My time crafting is a sweet escape and a fun way to express myself.  I started my blog, A Kept Life (link, in 2011.  It’s been so fun to express myself through crafting, and I’m blessed with the many friends I’ve made who share my paper crafting obsession.    I’m so excited to share my creations  with you!

Hello, My name is Keeway or some of friends also call me “kiwi”.  I’m a Southern Californian gal that loves drawing, painting, and crafting. I've been in love with arts and craft since I was just a little girl, but I started my adventure into paper crafting in 2015 when I stumbled upon some youtube videos that really sparked my interest. Since then, I have become obsessed! When I'm not working or crafting, I make frequent visits to Disneyland, the happiest place on earth!

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