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Meet the Poppy Stamps Design Team

Ilona Zbieg

Teodorowy Zakatek

My name is Ilona Zbieg but my ‘scrapbooking’ name is Teo. I am 36, and live with my 2 children, husband & cat. I emigrated from Poland to Ireland with whole my family 9 years ago and we are well settled in now.

I love my new home for it's green colour, beautiful mountains, amazing castles and fabulous cliff coasts.

For last 6 years I have been expressing myself mainly through paper work – cards, albums, LOs and so on. Making LOs is a great change from small forms I made every day. It is still bit new for me but I am continuously trying to develop that area of scrapbooking. It's both fun and challenging. 

My dream is that my hobby will become my work one day and also that all my work would be piece of art straight from my heart.

Rudlis - Irena Kowalczyk

Rudlis / Irena Kowalczyk

Love, Life and Crafts

My name is Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis).
I’m a mother to 2 grown children. I live in Poland in Chorzow.
I work as a teacher of technical and artistic activities. I enjoy my work with young people.
I discovered scrapbooking in 2008 and have been getting my hands messy with all kinds of creative fun ever since.
My main passion is cardmaking, which I have been doing for the last 5 years or so. I enjoy other techniques: origami, quilling, iris folding. I love the work in the style of vintage and shabby. But also I like style simple and clean.
I enjoy making cards, albums and home decorations. Now, paper crafting is a complete obsession!


Jeanne Jachna

A Kept Life

I’m a married, stay at home mom of two teenagers, and one very active Akita puppy. I live in Northwest Indiana near Chicago. My hobbies include reading, gardening, and cooking, but my obsession is paper crafting. I have been crafting for as long as I remember, trying everything from candlewicking and leaded glass, to jewelry and crochet. I can’t resist a new set of stamps, bling, big bows and a rainbow of colorful ink and paper. My time crafting is a sweet escape and a fun way to express myself. I have been impressed by the talented designers I've met through blogging and touched by their kindness. I am excited to be a member of the Poppy Stamps Design Team and can't wait to share my love of paper crafting with you.


Jinny Newlin


My family and I live in a small suburb of Kansas City, Kansas, just over an hour and a half north of where I grew up.  I am a former kindergarten teacher turned adoring wife, of 15 years, to BJ and stay-at-home, homeschool mom to Ezekiel (13), Adina (7), and Kaden (2).  When I’m not taking care of or playing with my family, you can find me cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, taking pictures, blogging at Soaring, and of course, paper crafting.  My love for the latter started, over fourteen years ago, at a Stampin’ Up workshop; but I have been creating with any and every form of crafting media that I could get my hands on, since I was old enough to hold a crayon.  I’ve been honored to have had a number of published works of art, as well as to get to design for some of my most favorite manufacturers and challenge blogs, and am just thrilled to have the privilege of joining the Poppystamps Design Team!  I hope that I can inspire you all to get creating.

My name is Lezlye, and I reside in the beautiful county of El Dorado in Northern California. I have been Rubber Stamping since high school, and started to dabble in scrapping then too. It wasn’t until my daughter turned 5 that scrapbooking took over. I now rotate between any and all paper crafts! I have been married for 27 years and have 3 children. I have a Yorkshire terrier named Daizy Bell, she can be found sitting at my feet while I work.

Hi, my name is Marybeth Lopez, I was born and raised in California. I am a wife, mother of 4 grown children (3 daughters and 1 son), and grandmother to 12. I am also one of seven Mary’s (all my sisters) (and 2 brothers). All our names begin with Mary and its one word. I love all paper crafts, gardening, crochet, cross stitch, holiday decorating, and baking. We live at the foothills of Rancho Cucamonga, California with our German Shepard: Major….So the nest is not quite empty yet. He is one amazing life guard when the grandkids come swimming.

Michele K. Henderson

Crimson Owl Creations

Hi folks! My name is Michele, and I am an artist and writer living in a sweet Southern town with my wonderful husband Aaron, and three spunky black kitties, Felix, Max & Omar. I love to work with layers of color, paper and texture. Hand-crafted paper artistry is my specialty, so becoming part of the Poppystamps design team and working with this talented group is a dream come true. When I am not in my home studio, you can find my husband and I traveling around the world, enjoying Southern barbecue, and cheering on our home team and alma mater, The University of Alabama, where I have recently completed my M.A. in Visual Communication! Roll Tide! Live your life in Color!

Mona Pendleton

Cupcake's Creations

I live in Phoenix, AZ with my sweet husband. I’m a Mom and Step Mom to four grown children. We have two West Highland Terriers. I work as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room. I’m an exercise enthusiast and very health conscientious. I enjoy oil painting, creating with paper, stamps, dies, paint, ink, markers and anything else that allows me to express myself. I’m honored to be part of the Poppystamps DT.

Olga Direktorenko

Building Your World

My name is Olga and I am from Ukraine where I live with my dear husband, our three wonderful children and a dachshund. I have always been attracted to visual arts and I have been crafting since five, but paper art became a revelation to me. I like using different techniques, but die cutting is surely my favorite. It is also a great pleasure to realize there are so many talented crafters around the world and I am happy to be the part of this community.


Pam Simpson


My name is Pam Simpson I live in South Yorkshire. England with my husband of 49 years. We have two grown up married adults, they left the nest 25 years ago. They have given us four grown up amazing Grandchildren. As a stay at home wife and mum, I’ve always had hobbies - sewing, knitting, and for 10 years, card crafting. Since finding cutting dies, my passion, I craft every day I can. I love to cut a die shape from card stock and make a card design around this.
I’m honored and excited to be joining Poppy Stamps design team and sharing my love of card making with you.

Hi! I am a Mexican art and computer teacher, professional, wife and mother of 2: Hassive & Alberto, I call them My Tattishos hehehe:)))
My passion for art includes painting, drawing, music, photography and of course scrapbooking and card making.
Taking pictures is something I’ve enjoyed since I was a little girl (and even today). I am the photographer of the family .... If my lens does not capture what my eye sees and feels, then the picture is not right.
I’ve always been a scrapper, without knowing it was really scrapbooking. All my life I had a diary, and that's where I "practiced" my craft with materials that my mother gave me such as little buttons, pins, bits of cloth, etc.
I love to create and capture great moments of my life in my scrapping work... People say that my style is characterized by a number of techniques and details that I apply on my cards and pages.... I love to make cards too. Kisses for all:)

Sue McRae - Poppystamps Bio Pic 2014

Hi, my name is Sue McRae and I live in a small town just outside of Canada’s National Capital, Ottawa, with my husband. I’ve been a paper crafter for over 20 years and became addicted to rubber stamping after I made my own Christmas wrapping paper. I have dabbled in a variety of crafts over the years, including jewellery making, embroidery and knitting but my passion is working with paper. Paper crafting has progressed and changed so much over the years, especially with the addition of die cutting machines, but I am always excited when an “old” product or technique becomes “new” again. I am thrilled to be on the Poppystamps design team and I hope to inspire you to love paper crafting as much as I do.