Meet the Poppy Stamps Design Team
Birgit NortonCrafting While I Wait
Hello crafty friends, I'm Birgit Norton and I live in the beautiful state of Maine with my hubby of 34 years. We are empty nesters and recently became adopted into the grandparents league, with two beautiful grandbabies, both born in 2022, just three months apart. I've always enjoyed crafting of all kinds since I could hold a crayon, but my passion is working with paper. I started my paper crafting blog in 2012 and have never looked back! Dies are my "go-to" tools and I would say that my design style is clean, layered and I adore anything cute! When I'm not playing with paper and ink in my craft room, I enjoy gardening, furniture restoration and DIY projects. I'm super excited to be joining the Poppystamps team and hopefully inspiring you along the way!
Candice CrawfordPaper Crafting Elegance
My name is Candice Crawford and I am from Southeast Michigan. I enjoy making dimensional handmade cards using stamps and of course, lots of craft dies. I began my paper crafting journey in 2011 as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, then later expanded my craft supply collection and creativity with various other brands and mediums. I am really excited to join the Poppystamps design team and to share my love for paper crafting with all of you. When I am not in my craft room, you can find me working as a full time Human Resources professional.
Janet KatzTiny Paper Blossom
Hi there! My name is Janet Katz. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, our two old dogs, and a pond full of koi. My long-ago professional background is in publishing, video production, and marketing. In the midst of my career, I joined a video dating service where I met my sweet husband, Steve. We are now empty nesters with two daughters who live about 3 hours away. We enjoy traveling in our 5th wheel RV and visiting state and national parks. My love of papercrafting started in kindergarten in Miss Ellen's art class. As an only child with little interest in sports, art was my favorite pastime. In my teens, my dad introduced me to 35mm photography and that became a passion too. I had few reasons to craft in my 20s, but after I got married and our first daughter was born, I was introduced to scrapbooking and it was an epiphany moment. In 2002, I was introduced to stamping and cardmaking and added that to my short list of passions. In 2003, I joined a local group of ladies who scrapbook and stamp together twice a month. For 18 years I’ve enjoyed crafting and traveling to retreats with these women, many of whom are now dear friends. I am thrilled to be a member of the Poppystamps Design Team. I love playing with paper, ink and dies, and really diving into the details of a card. I’m excited to share how much fun Poppystamps products can be.
Jeanne JachnaA Kept Life
Hi! I live in Northwest Indiana near Chicago with my DH Roger, and Akita dog Miss Moriko. My hobbies include reading, gardening, and cooking, but my obsession is paper crafting. And my favorite craft product to play with is CRAFT DIES! I love clean graphic designs, color block and adding blingy extras. I have been crafting for as long as I remember, trying everything from candle wicking and leaded glass to jewelry and crochet. I can’t resist a rainbow of colorful ink, paper or markers. My time crafting is a sweet escape and a fun way to express myself. 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.
I'm a passionate card maker with a love for creativity and crafting. My card-making journey began in 2013, and over the years, I've continuously refined my techniques and ideas. In 2017, I embraced the world of Instagram, where I discovered a wonderful community of cardmakers that inspired and elevated my craft. While I juggle a full-time job, card making has become my therapeutic escape, allowing me to express myself and spread joy through heartfelt designs. My cards are a reflection of my unique style and attention to detail, capturing the essence of every occasion. With an unwavering passion for creating and an ever-growing dedication to my craft, I'm eager to share my creative journey with you all. Let's inspire and uplift each other as we celebrate the art of card making together!
Hello! My name is Lisa Elton, a wife, mom and gramma from Ohio. When I'm not making cards, I enjoy photography adventures with my husband (his hobby!) or baking with my granddaughter. I'm a former floral designer/instructor. I think that love of creating, color and mixing elements spills over into my cardmaking and often steers the direction of my designs. Blogging began for me in 2011. It's been a wonderful journey making many crafty friends along the way. It's exciting and an honor to be joining the Poppystamps design team! I hope I can bring a bit of inspiration to your day!
Marybeth LopezMarybeth's Time For Paper
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 lifeguard when the grandkids come swimming.
Meghan KennihanMade By Meghan K.
I am a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Counselor who has a nasty craft habit on my “rest” day. I love all things crafty especially card making and scrapbooking. As you can tell from my profile picture. I am a dog mom to Maddie, the love of my life. I am an identical twin and an Aunt to two nephews and two nieces, my brother and sister have one of each.
Michele K. HendersonCrimson 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!
Nancy PenirArtful Notions
Hi, My name is Nancy Penir, and I'm thrilled to join the Poppy Design Team! I'm a wife, mother, and grandma to 11 joys of my life! We live on 2 1/2 acres in California's Central Valley, and I love watching things grow. We are currently raising 15 chickens, 5 rabbits, 3 cats, 2 ducks and 30 koi, a fruit orchard and a garden full of veggies. I love to sew, draw, paint, and have been fortunate to make a living doing the things I loved. Oh yes, and I love all things paper! Cards, mostly, but have made some memory albums too. It's like Christmas when a new order of stamps and dies arrives. Inking up a new set and joining in on challenges is a way to be connected to some of the greatest most talented people on God's earth!
Patty TanuzCards By Patty Tanuz
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 the 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:)
Rachel DuongFinding Peace Stamper
Hi, my name is Rachel. I live in the Seattle area. I am a wife, a mom of 3 young adults and 2 small dogs. I have fond memories of coloring since childhood. I was introduced to cardmaking almost 25 years ago, but the obsession happened in the past four years! You can find me in my craft room daily. My style is a bit of everything from clean and simple to mixed media! Cardmaking is relaxing, therapeutic and it allows me a path into the world of art and creativity. I think of cards as little pieces of art that can be shared with someone to brighten their day.
SphoortiStamp All The Things
Hello! My name is Sphoorti. It’s a hard name, so please feel free to call me “Sporty”. I’m based in sunny Southern California. I’m a software engineer in the streets and a crafter in the… well, you know! LOL. I started making cards (professional ones, as opposed to the pieces of copy paper I used to fold in half and stuck confetti to when I was a teenager) in 2017 (shortly after I started Calligraphy as a hobby, which led me to serious cardmaking). This is my first full-term design team gig and I’m beyond thrilled and absolutely honored to be a part of the Poppystamps team! I hope I live up to my name (which means inspiration in my native language, Telugu) and inspire you with my cards. My style is mostly clean and simple, but I’ll try to expand my comfort zone and provide different styles for more inspiration.
Lily White Creative by TeresaLily White Creative by Teresa
Hello my friends! My name is Teresa and I was born and raised in Utah, but have lived in NW Washington for many years now. I’m a mother to 3 grown boys and Danté, the best dog ever! I have always loved music and art and have been fortunate to study and work with both of my passions throughout the years. I’m also a Hair Stylist, so you could say I’m really a girly girl and love to play with hair and makeup on a daily basis. I love creating anything with paper and you can find me most days in my craft room. I’m so excited to be part of this team and share my love of card making with you
Tricia BarberDiary of an Inky Girl
I live in Georgia, just north of Atlanta. I have been making cards for over 10 years. I started card making when my two boys were young. It was a way for me to get creative and feel accomplished because I could actually complete a project! I made all their thank you notes, birthday invitations, you name it! I love doing all things crafty and have been crafty all my life (sewing, quilting, crochet, cross stitch – I have done it all) but would have to say that cardmaking has been the one crafty thing that I have done the longest! By day, I work in talent development and I have been with my organization for almost 30 years – so you can say I tend to stick with things! My kids are grown now and card making expanded from my creative outlet to connecting with others that enjoy this craft! My go to form of coloring is alcohol markers but I love to create cards and tags with stamps, inks and dies! I periodically teach cardmaking classes at local stamp store and the enjoy sharing this craft with others! I am excited to share my crafty creations with you!